Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Ozanne
May 26, 1932 - August 20, 2017
Betty passed away at the age of 85 in Kelowna, B.C. She lived a full and interesting life with no regrets. She was predeceased by her husband, Ken, in 2010 after 58 years of marriage.
Betty's enthusiasm for snow skiing and water skiing was contagious among her family and friends. Betty and Ken were accomplished in both disciplines and had an exceptional ability to teach others and share their passion for the sports. She was an intrepid traveler seeking adventure, whether it be conquering new mountains, unearthing the mystery of civilization or getting the perfect deal on some trinket at a resort. One thing for sure, she could find a new best friend everywhere she went.
Betty was keenly interested in history, genealogy and her love for gardening was almost unprecedented as she refused to go anywhere until her tomatoes were harvested. Never one to pass up happy hour under the shade of her willow tree in Magna Bay, she relished in gathering together visiting friends and family to enjoy the pleasures of life on the lake.
From North Vancouver to Kamloops, Tod Mountain, Mt. Baker, Mt. Baldy, Big White, Magna Bay and Kelowna, Betty enriched the lives of so many people. Though small in stature, she showed huge strength, courage and perseverance when faced with challenges in life, and will be missed so much by all who knew and loved her.
Betty is survived by her three sons, Ron (Vanessa), Mike (Sandy) and Jay. Her grandchildren, Samantha (Lev), Brad and Lauren. Great grandchildren Jaxon and Kalina. Sister, Pat Gordon.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave., Kelowna, B.C. Light refreshments will be served.
Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.