Elizabeth G Campbell
February 15, 1930 – March 20, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the Cook (Alert Bay), Baker (Squamish) & Campbell Families
Late Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Campbell (nee Baker) Mo'nagilaga - "Loaded Canoe Woman"
Sunrise: February 15, 1930 – Sunset: March 20, 2020 It is with great sadness, we advise of the passing of our dear elder Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Campbell (nee Baker). Betty was born to her parents Christine (nee Cook) and Joe Baker in Alert Bay, BC on February 15, 1930. She passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on March 20, 2020. Betty was born in Alert Bay, BC, came to Capilano, then was sent back to attended St. Michael’s Residential School until she was 16 years old. She went to ‘Sardis’ Chilliwack to work at the TB Hospital, while there, met and married her husband Walter Frank Campbell. Like so many of our ladies she worked in the canneries. She loved her Artwork: from Weaving, Scrapbooking, Beading to Knitting. Later years, she would knit and donate items to community fundraisers whenever she could; she always had a stash of items on hand for donations to help. She knitted ‘special’ purple hats for the newborns at Lions Gate Hospital. She attended all community functions and loved to attend Elder Centre activities.
Betty is predeceased by her Great Grandparents: Chief Joe Capilano & wife, Mary, Grandparents: John Baker & Susan Mathias Joe, parents Joe and Christine Baker; Brothers: Danny, Richard (Dickie), Gerald (Jerry), Joseph (JR) and Sisters: Shirley (Lallie), Irene (Susie), her husband Walter Campbell, her children: Robert, Harry, Babe (Elizabeth), Sharon, & Christine Campbell.
She is survived by and will be dearly missed by her loving family Shirley, Joanne, Nancy (Williams): her siblings Gwen Harry, Robert ‘Bobby’ Baker (Shirley), Diane Baker, Gloria ‘Girlie Thomas, Naida ‘Carol’ Brown, Wilfred Baker (Jan), and many grandchildren, great grand child and many nieces and nephews. & her Special Friend: Lila Johnston.
Following a meeting with family, the following arrangements have been made:
PRIVATE FAMILY FUNERAL: Thursday March 26, 2020
CELBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Following the END of the COVID 19 Pandemic
There is going to be a Webcast of Funeral that family and friends are welcome to watch. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On-line condolences can be found at www.dignitymemorial.ca
- Private Family Funeral Service Thursday, March 26, 2020
Elizabeth G Campbell
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March 26, 2020
Memory of my Late Auntie Betty
I remember when:
Mom use to load up the kids in the Station Wagon and we all go to visit Auntie Betty and family on Christmas Day in North Vancouver. Auntie use to play Christmas music and after our visit we went to Kau Kau Corner for chinese food.
Auntie Betty use to live in Squamish at the Timbertown trailer park. We would go and visit her often.
When I went to Douglas College in New West, I would catch sky train to visit Auntie in Burnaby. She would always feed me. Actually it was Robert would put food together in a frying pan. He wouldn't tell what was in there but it was good.
When Auntie stayed at Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver, I would stay at her house and catch the sea bus to watch a movie at the Capitol 6.
When Auntie finally went back to Capilano. We would stop by to visit with our daughters Gwen and late Raena. Then later we stopped by to visit with our grand children. Auntie would share stories with us! Auntie always knitted toques and scarfs.
We felt really good that we made Aunties 90th birthday party! Lots of families and friends gathered there to celebrate with Auntie.
My Auntie Betty had her door always open for family. She was loving, caring and sharing and we will all miss our Auntie. I will always remember her smile and laughter! Love Dale, Terry Ann, Gwen, Paisley, and Dale. And rest of Harry clan from Squamish
March 26, 2020
Gwen Harry's Memory of her late sister Betty. On Sundays, went on a Sunday drive. Just to drive. The favourite spot Steveston, down by the waterfront. In the summertime, we stop by the fruit stands. Loaded up the station wagon with Gwens and Bettys kids. No seat belts. Go to the A&W drive up. The ladies had roller skates and gave us our food. Our families spent a lot of time together. We went to beaches, parks, and the Stanley Park zoo. Very fond memories. It cost us nothing. Had a big family, and had hardly any money. Just enough to buy food. Went to places where it was free. On Labour Day, Betty and I would go to the PNE. Just Betty and I. Betty and I went to live shows together. We went to see Zorba the Greek, Showboat, Unsinkable Molly Brown, King and I and others! We went to Expo 86. I would visit Betty and family down North Vancouver and Betty would visit me in Squamish. We were together in childhood, because both of us went to Residential School in Alert Bay. We were always close! I love my sister Betty! I will miss my sister! Till we meet again! Love always Gwen M Harry!
March 25, 2020
Betty was a beautiful lady and always had a smile. She is loved and dearly missed. I loved talking to her at the Elders’ birthday lunches and different Gatherings. She loved dancing and having fun. RIP Betty.
March 25, 2020
My condolences to the entire Family. May you rest in peace Betty. Sending love, strength and prayers.