Betty Condon (née DeGroot), passed away peacefully at home Monday, September 19, 2022, with her family and friends around her.
Betty is survived by her husband Darryl, children Teresa and Darin (Kim), and her grandchildren Kyle, Karissa, Shelby (Courtney) and Taylor. She also leaves behind her seven remaining siblings and nine more through marriage, and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Betty was predeceased by her parents and by her sister Corrie and brother Gerry.
Barbara Maria DeGroot was born August 16, 1948, in Amstelveen, Holland. Her family came to Canada in 1951. She attended school in Powell River, where she met Darryl in 1963 and began dating. They were married in 1968.
Betty worked in a dentist office after graduation and later as a mail carrier on Rural Route 2 for Canada Post, but she is more known for her exceptional seamstress skills. She started working from home but in the early 90s opened her shop: Betty’s Dressmaking and Alterations. It was a highly valued shop and remained open and busy until Betty retired. Never idle though, she still sewed for family and belonged to a quilting club she loved.
Spending time with both large families was Betty’s most favourite thing. Any game being played was okay with her.
Betty was active and enjoyed baseball, curling and horseshoes. She loved to camp and hunt, quad and hike.
There was lots of travelling in Betty’s life: Alaska three times, Turks and Caicos, Mexico and Hawaii. Her favourite trip though, was through Europe.
Betty had been fighting Parkinsons since being diagnosed in 2012 and all the things that it brings. Unfortunately, two years ago she was diagnosed with cancer. She fought it aggressively but cancer has won. She is going to be missed by many.
No service at Betty’s request. In lieu of flowers, she said any donations can be made to the Powell River Parkinson Society.