Betty Yvonne Hilke (nee Schell)
Dec 30, 1933 – March 22, 2015
Betty passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in her 81st year. She was born on her parents’ farm near Tisdale, Saskatchewan. In 1948, Betty moved with her family to Penticton, BC where she completed high school. Upon graduation, she moved to Calgary where was employed as stenographer with the Royal Bank and then Trinidad Leaseholds. In 1955, Betty married Edwin Hilke, whom she had met in high school. They lived in Vancouver for 12 years where Betty was employed as a secretary at Canadian General Electric for 3 years, Sears mail-order for 5 years, and Kelly Douglas for 3 years. In 1966, they moved to Gold River, then to Quadra Island for 5 years. In 1972, Betty and her family moved to Sooke for 16 years where she was employed as a Payroll Clerk at Maplewood Poultry Processors (now Lilydale). In 1988, Betty and Edwin retired to Grand Forks. BC. After the passing of her husband in 2002, Betty returned to the Island, residing in Qualicum Bay. Left to remember Betty are her daughter, Charmaine (Ron) Russell, grandson, Robert (Robyn), great-grandson, Mason, granddaughter, Shelly, and great-grandson Daemion of Victoria; her son, Andrew (Colleen), granddaughter, Farron, grandson, Alex of Bowser; her daughter, Elizabeth (Jamie), granddaughter, Stephanie of Qualicum Beach. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC. No flowers by request. Please consider honouring Betty’s memory by making a donation to the Salvation Army at www.salvationarmy.ca or PO Box 1874, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H6 or the charity of your choice. To send a condolence to the family please visit
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
1-877-264-3848 in care of arrangements.