On December 5, 2022, we were saddened by the loss of our mom, Betty Colfer.

Betty passed quietly at her home in Rainycrest following complications with Influenza A.

She was born in the Yukon Territories on October 2, 1930, and lived many years in Lethbridge, Alberta, with her family of two brothers and three sisters. When she met and married Arthur Patrick Colfer in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, they lived in several cities, following his flying career before settling permanently in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Mom loved playing baseball, dancing, spending sunny days at the beach at Pither’s Point Park and working in tourism for Ball Lake Lodge. Later she owned and ran a small tuck shop at the Fort Frances Airport. Betty was known for her beautiful sewing, her love of beautiful clothes, her generous nature and love of animals. Many stray cats would come for treats and all of the squirrels in the yard had names. Many, many peanuts are buried everywhere in the yards on Scott Street and Portage Avenue where she lived.

She will lovingly be missed by her son Patrick John Colfer and wife, Pamela Jayne (nee Calder) and grandson Johnathan Patrick Colfer; and daughter Ellen Lee Colfer.
There will be no services as per Betty’s wishes.
Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home Ltd. Emo, Ontario.