Peacefully at her home at the Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 of Zurich in her 86th year. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Donald Charles Oke (2002). Dear mother of Brad and Janice Oke, Wayne and Deb Oke, Randy and Gail Oke, Kevin and Joanne Oke, and Judy and Joost Gragtmans. Special grandmother of Chris and friend Erin, Jeff, Andrew, Courtney and Mike, Katie and friend Derek, Abbey, Brenden and Jennifer, Jessalyn and Dan, Jeremy and Danielle, Josh and friend Jade, Kelsey and fiancé Jarrett, Jarett, Cara and Mathew, Elissa and Danny, and Daniel and Meghan. Great-grandmother “GG” of Imogen, Sullivan, Brody, Jase, Eloise, Charlie, Griffin, Sienna, Beckett, Jack, and Emma. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Helen MacLean, Kay and Morris Webb, Eugene and Shirley O’Brien, Ken Oke, Maxine Gould, and Jim and Joyce Oke. Betty was loved and will be missed by several nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Vera (Richardson) O’Brien, Art MacLean, Dorothy and Ken Weber, Ruth Oke, Bill Gould, and Murray Oke. Betty was well known in the area of business, and her roll as clerk treasurer in Zurich and Hensall. She participated actively in organizations within the community. Betty was also a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy and served in her earlier years before marrying Don in Zurich. The family wishes to thank all of Betty’s Blue Water Rest Home family for their exceptional care and compassion.
Friends may call at Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N., Zurich on Sunday from 3-7 PM. The funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 22 Goshen Street, S., Zurich on Monday, July 30th at 11 AM. Cremation to follow with private family interment Bluewater Bronson Line Public Cemetery.
Donations in Betty’s name to Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, South Huron Hospital Foundation- Jessica’s House, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.