Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Huff

Betty was born in Chatham, Ontario on January 22, 1916 and passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 in Peace Arch Hospital. Betty is survived by two nieces: Sheila (Bill) Logan and Janet (Ross) Hepburn; two nephews; Charles (Phyllis) McBeth and Scott (Cindy) Huff; five grandnieces, six grandnephews, seven great grandnieces, seven great grandnephews. She is also survived by her aunt, Alice Martin, cousin Pauline (Earl) Marshall, and several other cousins.

Betty began her teaching career in Surrey at Grandview Heights School in 1936 and retired as Primary Supervisor in 1974. One of her achievements during this time was the introduction of Kindergartens in Surrey schools. In recognition of Betty’s contribution to education in Surrey, an Elementary school was named after her.

During her retirement, Betty kept active with golfing, swimming, gardening and travelling. Over the years Betty was involved in the writing of educational materials. Her most recent venture was the “History of Grandview Heights School”.

Betty was active in many community endeavours; Hazelmere United Church; First United Church, White Rock; University Women’s Club; Soroptimists; Hazelmere Golf Club, to name a few.

Gatherings with family and friends meant a lot to Betty, especially her annual summer picnic in her backyard.

Betty not only volunteered her time but also gave generous support to many organizations that promoted education, equality of opportunity, and improved health conditions throughout the world.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 15th, 2003 at 11 a.m. at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Avenue, White Rock. In lieu of flowers, donations to First United Church, White Rock or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.