Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON


Betya Lazarovna Pereslegina

September 26, 1944March 25, 2020

Betya Lazarovna Pereslegina was born on September 26, 1944 and passed away on March 25, 2020.


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Betya Lazarovna Pereslegina

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Ziva Halili

April 3, 2020

The passing of Betya seems so sudden and unbelievable! My sympathies go to her much loved family and her friends.

Betya was a dear friend who gave so much to others, especially about everyday life, and the natural approaches to good health and healing. She was very kind and learned.

Our knitting group enjoyed Betya as a much valued regular member - gathering twice every week. We all laughed a lot together, and always felt the better for it. Betya is truly irreplaceable.

With sympathy,

Ziva Halili

Audrey Verhoog

April 3, 2020


"The search for an answer
is met with a darker day"

Once connected in our knitting group,
so blessed in a simple way.

Betya will be sorely missed
for her kindness and pleasant smile.

Audrey Verhoog

Sandy Storms

April 3, 2020

It is with a heavy heart and sadness that I pass on to you my deepest sympathy for the recent passing of dear Betya.

I will cherish the wonderful memories of the many interactions that I had with Betya.

She was a woman of considerable intelligence, humour, and compassion for others. She was never judgmental or unkind. Betya truly had the milk of human kindness running through her veins.

She was determined and a real fighter. She came to Canada without English or French in her vocabulary, and tenaciously just sat down and studied until she got both languages. In recent years she was teaching French to her neighbors!

The only time I witnessed a heated discussion with Betya was on the topic of politics, where she had very strong opinions.

Betya loved her family and being with them. I had the pleasure of meeting her very impressive son.

My thoughts and sympathy go out to Betya's family and friends. She is a great loss to many.

Sandy Storms

Sue Mander

March 31, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Betya's passing (which, due to self-isolation this past week, I only learned today). I am fairly new to the 31 Tichester community. Betya was one of the first to welcome me and I enjoyed seeing her so often in the exercise and yoga classes. When she found out I had donated an exercise vibration machine to the fitness centre, she was very eager to try it and asked to borrow the manual (which she read from cover to cover). She was so open to trying new things. She had a lovely spirit and warm smile. I will really miss her. My sincerest sympathies to you, her family.

Susan Krongold

March 30, 2020

My sincere condolences over the loss of a remarkable person.

Betya attended my mat yoga classes here at Tichester. She was one of the few people in the building who was brave enough and able enough to get down onto a mat and then get up again! She loved the classes that involved twisting the spine and couldn't wait for the next one. I often saw Betya climbing the stairs and walking the hallways to exercise.

She always had a warm greeting and a smile when we met. I know she was an avid life learner and loved her family. Her death is a shock to all of us. May her memory be a blessing.

Bev Owen

March 30, 2020

I was so sad to hear of Betya’s sudden and unexpected passing. She was a bright shining star among us. I will miss her independent contributions during our exercise classes and especially her twinkling green eyes.
My condolences to her family. It’s good to know we have another angel watching over us

Joyce Hamilton

March 29, 2020

Betya was a valued member of our knitting group here at 31 Tichester. She had just completed a beautiful series of intricate panels to join together for a blanket. One panel was used to cover a small cushion, which, for some unknown reason, she gifted to me. I treasure it... even more so now that she is gone.
A beautiful soul... she will be missed by all who knew her here.
Love and condolences to the family.

Carol Kitney

March 29, 2020

I knew Betya from meeting her in the elevator at 31 Tichester and in other social situations but mainly from the exercise classes held in the building twice a week. These are offered free of charge by ReConnect Community Health Services but like almost everything else have been shut down temporarily by Covid19,
Betya was one of the best students in the class----she seemed to be so agile. She was always quiet, conscientious and independent. The latter was exhibited when she would occasionally branch off into doing her own physical routine when she preferred doing an exercise that was more challenging for her.
Betya was someone I would have liked to get to know better and it is so very sad that this is no longer a possibility. Her sudden passing is truly a tragedy.
May she rest in peace.

Rachel Rzepa

March 29, 2020

Hi, (sorry if you already received this)
Betya. A beautiful complicated flower. Her unexpected death was a terrible shock to me and the other residents of 31 Tichester who knew her.

When I first moved here, she was one of the first people to welcome me. We had much in common. On several occasions we went to the JCC book club together. She always had some thoughtful intelligent contribution to make. Often her perspective allowed her to notice things that others missed.

Betya introduced me to you, your wife, son, and in-laws. I apologize that I have forgotten your name(s). I know how very much you meant to her and that the two of you were very close.

What can I say. Life is cruel.

I hope you will be there for each other.