It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother surrounded with the love of her family, at the Sault Area Hospital on Monday, May 25, 2020 in her 86th year.
Predeceased by her husbands Peter Potvin 1978 and Donald Andrews 2012. Beloved mother of Laurie Watkins (Brian), Gary Potvin (Marie Lynne) and Patti Wierzbicki (Donnie). Cherished Gramma in all of their own special ways, of; Lindsay Watkins, Mike Potvin, Joey Wierzbicki, Jamie-Lyn Fewchuk and Emily Potvin. Great Gramma, of Ryder Roo, Leela-Lyn, Ryder Lee, Emma and Peter. Betty predeceased by her siblings Eleanor Wilkinson, Tom Beadman, Bill Beadman, Jim Beadman and Doris Smith. Betty will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Betty was born in North Bay in 1934, as were her three children. Betty and Pete moved to Sault Ste. Marie in 1974 and established their very successful family business ServiceMaster, that operates to this day. She met, married and was fortunate to have Donald Andrews enter her life. Betty and Don enjoyed a marvelous life together experiencing countless new adventures. She was a gentle soul with a calmness that touched and warmed your heart. She did not have a bad word to say about anyone. In her day she was a master in the kitchen, she enjoyed her garden to no end. A Brandy at the end of the day was savored with family.
Her beloved Sammy the cat will miss her terribly. “The Girls” at Collegiate Heights, Dorothy, Evelyn and Betty; she loved you so much as we all did. Lucky you four did not hook up years ago. Father Paul Conway from Our Lady Of Good Councel, we got your best sermon on Sunday as you tended to mom. Thank-you so much. To the Staff at Collegiate Heights, thank you for all you have done and for becoming part of our family. To the staff at Sault Area Hospital, The Cancer Suite for the last year and a half and to, 3C at the end of our journey, we received and thank-you for the best care, compassion and professionalism you demonstrated and provided to us.
A private family service will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522). Friends are invited to view the service online starting at 10:50 am. The service can be viewed anytime up to 90 days. Go to www.funeraweb.tv and select Betty’s name to view the service. Rev. Paul Conway officiating.
In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions (payable by cheque or online to the SAH Cancer Care Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.