Peacefully, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont. with her family by her side, Albertha (Betty) Vargyas passed away at the age of 75.
Betty was born Jan. 14, 1932 in Pilger, Sask. to the late Aike and Froukina Vanderploeg. Together with her family, they came to the Rainy River District in 1949 and settled on a farm south of Stratton, Ont.
She was united in marriage to Ladislow (Lad) Vargyas on Oct. 22, 1952 and together they farmed and raised their four children. Betty had a great love for her many crafts and enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Lad, of almost 55 years; and her children, Jim and Helena (Ken) McKinley, all of London, Ont., Cathy VanHeyst of Sault St. Marie, Ont., and Ken of Pinewood, Ont.
She is sadly missed by her three grandchildren, Carrie, Andrew, and Tylor.
Betty also is survived by her sister, Marie Long, and brother, Albert (Teena) Vanderploeg, all of the Dutton, Ont,; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, George Vanderploeg.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont., with Pastor George Chojko-Bolec and Pastor Gordon Armstrong officiating.
Interment in Our Lady of the Way Catholic Cemetery in Pinewood, Ont.
If desired memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Balmoral Park Place, 920 Tungsten St., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B 5Z6 or the Rainy River Health Centre, P.0. Box 236, Rainy River, Ont., P0W 1L0.
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