It is with heavy hearts that the family of Betty Anne Kotyk announces her passing on to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Betty Anne was born April 6, 1937 in Fort Frances, Ont. and was the youngest of nine children. She attended both Robert Moore School and Fort Frances High School.
After high school, she was married to David Bell for 25 years and together they raised three children.
Later, Betty Anne travelled, spending time visiting with friends and family, before deciding to make Thunder Bay her permanent home.
Betty Anne was a gifted cook and enjoyed teaching her grandchildren traditional Ukranian recipes she learned from her Baba.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and cherished visits from her family. She was blessed to have her daughter, Debbie, and granddaughters, Michelle, Naomi, and little Keira, close by and kept in touch with the others via the Internet, phone calls, and cards.
Betty Anne was predeceased by her father, Demetro, and mother, Wasylyna Kotyk; sisters, Mary Nind, Dora Fairbairn, Lily Pidlubny, and Olga Rogers; brothers, Nick Kotyk and Nestor Kotyk; nephew, Doug Fairbairn; and son, Martin Bell.
Elizabeth is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Debbie Sinclair; son, Wade (Janet) Bell; daughter-in-law, Leslie Bell; brothers, William (Alice) Kotyk and Ted (Norma) Kotyk; grandchildren, Daniel Sinclair, Michelle (David) Miedema, Naomi Sinclair, Tyler Bell (Carleigh), Meghan Bell (Brent), Mandy Bell (Kris), and Ryan Bell (Courtney); great-grandchildren, Madilyn Dahl, Maddox Bercier, and Keira Miedema; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Monday, June 8, 2015 at The Summit Church, 515 N. Syndicate Ave., Thunder Bay, Ont.
Online condolences may be offered at www.jenkens-funeral.ca
“We hold you close within our hearts,
and there you will remain.
To walk with us throughout our lives,
Until we meet again.”