Elizabeth (Betty) Eileen Cameron

CAMERON, Elizabeth (Betty) Eileen (nee McBeath)


Mom passed away peacefully on December 16th at Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care at the age of 90. Born in Golden, B.C., Betty attended Normal School and received her Teaching Certificate. She started teaching in 1946 in Sicamous where she taught a class of Grade One to Nine in a single room school. She moved to Prince Rupert in 1947 and taught there until she retired in 1982. Betty met and married Richard (Dick) Cameron in 1948 and they built a life together while bringing up their three sons.

The years in Prince Rupert were filled with family, friends, and much fun and laughter. She and Dick moved to Sannichton where they enjoyed their retirement life. During this time Betty volunteered for many years with the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary. She will be remembered for her gentle, happy demeanour and her upbeat outlook on life. Betty was a very determined person and she was always proud of her Scottish heritage.

She was predeceased by her husband Dick in 1997 and is survived by her three sons. Doug (Leslee), Alan (Donna) and Keith (Joan), her three grandchildren, Lindsay, Sonia and Charles and her three great-grandchildren. Noah, Olin and Loki. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We would like to thank the staff of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care Unit and Dr. Wray for their compassionate and excellent care of Betty and family members.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. A Celebration of Life for Betty will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10th at the Shoal Centre Auditorium. 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.