Betty Victoria Anderson
Obituary For Betty Victoria Anderson
Betty Victoria Anderson, daughter of John Wesley Anderson and Mabel Matheson Anderson passed away peacefully at Camp Hill Veteran’s Building, Halifax, NS, on May 7, 2021 in her 99th year.
Betty was born in Halifax, NS, and spent her early years growing up on Birmingham Street and her summers spent at her grandparent’s farm at Chapman’s Settlement, NS. She attended Richmond and Morris Street Schools reaching a grade ten level and then studied bookkeeping and office management at the Maritime Business College. Upon graduation she accepted her first employment at Nova Scotia Light and Power for the princely sum of $45 per month.
During the early years of WW2, she volunteered with the Red Cross and was active in helping that organization tend to the needs of Service Personnel leaving for the War in Europe. In 1942 she enlisted in the RCAF (Women’s Division) and served in both Ottawa and Scoudouc, NB attaining the rank of Sergeant. Following discharge at the end of the War, Betty was employed as a stenographer with the Federal Government, working at various locations across Canada, including Vancouver, Edmonton, and Ottawa.
In 1952 Betty reenlisted in the RCAF (WD), and served on the Base at Goose Bay, NL, and later a posting in England, where she watched the Coronation Parade for our Queen Elizabeth and following, a short stint serving in France. Upon returning to Canada, Betty accepted a civilian posting in Ottawa and later transferred to Dartmouth where she was the Purchasing Officer at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
Upon here retirement she formed her own company and contracted her firm to the Halifax Shipyard during the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent midlife refit.
During her retirement Betty spent many days beautifying her Flamingo Drive property, doing a bit of travelling around the Maritimes, playing bridge with friends, and practicing her Tai Chi, which she loved.
In 2020 Betty moved to Camp Hill Veteran’s Building, Halifax. She much enjoyed the company of fellow Vet’s, BL, Maurice, and Ray. Thanks to all for the wonderful care given to Betty while she was a resident.
Betty leaves to mourn her sister, Joyce Bowles and nephew David Bowles and family, all of Toronto, Ont., and many, many friends, and colleagues.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and as per Betty’s request, there will be no formal service. Her remains will be laid to rest alongside her Dear Mother at the Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Sackville, NS.
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