Betty Prior died peacefully in Victoria at the age of 96, surrounded by her loving family.

She leaves behind her son, Edward Prior; daughter, Teresa Prior (known as Terry to family); daughter-in-law, Jill; grandchildren, Robert and Katie; cousin, Karen (Harold) Smith.  Predeceased by Charlie, husband of 62 years, and sister Mary Hodgson.

Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Betty grew up on a farm and attended a one-room school. Her family moved to Vancouver when she was 12, where she attended Kitsilano High.

During World War 2, she worked in the Admiral’s office in Vancouver (Navy headquarters during the war) and met a young sailor, her beloved Charlie. After the war, Betty followed her job with the Navy to Victoria. Charlie said she chased him but she always said he didn’t run very fast!

Betty and Charlie loved living and walking on Dallas Road for 50 years. They were avid gardeners and travellers, enjoying several trips to Europe.  Betty survived a major stroke in 1999 and was grateful to the Victoria Stroke Recovery Association for their continued support.

Betty adored her family and treasured the many friends she’d made throughout her life. Betty was kind and had a quick mind, a positive attitude and a marvellous sense of humour.  She loved learning and attended many concerts, lectures, painting and exercise classes in the community and at Shannon Oaks.

Betty wanted to thank Dr. Michael Miles and MOA Debbie and her many friends at Shannon Oaks.

No service at Betty’s request.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • McCall Gardens
    November 21, 2018

    Condolences. from. the Joslin family.

  • Lynda and Richard
    November 15, 2018

    Jill, Ed, Robert and Katie,

    Thinking of you today after hearing sad news and sending you wishes for comfort and peace. With love, Lynda and Richard and Frazer

  • Mieke Poll
    November 14, 2018

    Betty took me under her wing at a difficult time in my life. I will not forget her generosity of spirit and her ready smile. My condolences to the family of this wonderful lady.

  • Marjory Jardine
    November 12, 2018

    Truly a classy lady with a lovely sense of humour. Her resilience was inspiring. Sending my thoughts to all of you.

  • Stuart & Irene Stout
    November 11, 2018

    To the Prior family:
    We would like to extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of Betty. I worked for many years with Betty at Evans Coleman & Johnson and remember all the happy times we had. We have kept in contact over the years by attending our annual Evans Coleman luncheon. Betty was always a pleasure to be with.

  • Herbert Steele
    November 10, 2018

    We send our condolences to the Lawrence Smith family on the passing of Lawrence George Smith. He was a good friend when living at Lions Cove in the Town of View Royal, Victoria, B.C. Herbert & Erma Steele.

  • Ken McFarlan
    November 9, 2018

    Condolences to your family on the loss of your beloved mother.
    The memories of many happy shared years will give you strength through the days ahead.

  • Robyn Mudry
    November 7, 2018

    A life well lived. The world is a better place because she was here. All the best to the family she left behind. Know she is remembered lovingly by many.

  • Mary Vassilopoulos
    November 7, 2018

    My deepest condolences for your dear mother and grandmother. She was a great lady and I feel privileged to have know her. May her memory be eternal.

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