May 19, 1914 – January 28, 2013
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Mary (Betty), aka "Tunny" was one of two Tunbridge girls, born in Penticton and raised in the Okanagan Valley, California and England. She was an RN graduate (1936) of Vancouver General Hospital, practising for only a couple of years before marrying New Zealander, Stan Farquharson. Subsequent to Stan's untimely death in 1943 she completed a Public Health Nurse diploma at UBC and took up a position in 1949 at Nanaimo's Health Unit. In 1952 she married Harry Donald, who pre-deceased her in 1988.
Betty was always a cheerful, supportive and unselfish person. She is survived by her son Bruce (Solveig) and two daughters, Bonnie (Michael) and Susan (Kirk). She was Nana to Hillary and Peter and to Anna and Kara, and also to great-grandchildren Cameron, Megan, Ian and Aren. She set a good example for living life and her spirit lives on. Many thanks to the caregivers at Woodgrove Manor.
This obituary was originally published in the Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star (Nanaimo, BC).
Published online on Jan. 31, 2013 courtesy of Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star.