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Elizabeth Massen

May 13, 2015

Elizabeth passed away at the age of 89. Born in Belfast,

Northern Ireland, she was the last of 9 siblings of the McKibben

family. She was predeceased by her husband Robert

(Bob) Massen in 1996.

Betty leaves behind her daughter Eileen (Robert

Ballantyne); son Danny (Donalda Serle); grandchildren Lisa

(Monty), Annette (Tony), Tyra (Gede) and Ryan; great-grandchildren

Jacquelyn, Kyle, Samuel and Kensie; two sistersin-

law, one brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews

in Ontario and Ireland. The Keeping family were also an

important part of her life.

Betty came to Canada in 1946, settling in Victoria with

Bob. She was a cashier, store owner and landlord. She went

to school to become a LPN and worked in several area


She was a volunteer with the Red Cross,

March of Dimes, with Cadboro Bay Cub Scouts

as Akela and her church. In 1991, Betty was

a cameraperson at Shaw TV for a local program

called “Managing Your Money”. Mom was a

seamstress, a knitter and a gardener. She learned

her work ethic building the Lancaster Bomber

aircraft in Belfast during WW11.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June

8 from 1-3 pm at the Lodge at Broadmead. No flowers

by request.

Donations may be made to the Alzeheimer Society of BC

or the Broadmead Care Society, in Elizabeth’s memory.

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