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Betty Iversen

July 2, 1928 - November 30, 2021

IVERSEN, BETTY – Peacefully, and surrounded by family, Betty Iversen, passed away at the respectable age of 93. A vibrant, strong-willed woman, who bravely fought against pancreatic cancer, it is no surprise to anyone who knew her that Betty went entirely on her own terms.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Knud “Ken”, and her children Karen (Henry), Karsten “Kas”(Annette), Michael (Laurie), and Gail (Richard). She will be fondly remembered by her seven grandchildren and their partners: Kristopher (Kristy), Dane, Rachael (Brandon), Katherine, Grant (Taylor), Kevin, and Konor, and her three great-grandchildren: Kaje, Knox, and Kree. Predeceased by her parents Karen and Christian, and her sisters: Kirsten, Gerda, Margaret, and Inga. Betty will be lovingly remembered by extended family members in Denmark, her friends, and neighbours.

Born in Denmark, Betty married Ken in 1953, before moving to Canada in 1957. They moved to Saskatchewan before settling in London, Ontario to raise their children. Many wonderful summers were spent around the pool with their family, always with an incredible amount of food.

Betty was a natural caregiver. She was a proud neuro-surgical registered nurse and was the loving, respected matriarch of her family. She loved to play and watch baseball, often throwing around a softball with her grandkids. Betty was also an avid traveler, taking many trips to the Caribbean and Europe.

In so many ways, she was the best of us, and we are all better for knowing her.

Betty’s family would like to thank the Palliative care nurses and doctors at Parkwood Hospital for their endless care, support, and kindness in her last days.

In keeping with Betty’s wishes, a private burial and celebration of life with immediate family will be held on December 3, 2021.

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Gail, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. We are thinking about you. FDR Staff

~ Kayleigh Korakianitis pledged to donate to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Thinking of you all today as you lay Betty to rest. I know she will have a place in your hearts forever. Our condolences. Jeff and Vicki Ward

~ Vicki Ward

To the Iversen & Ward Families Sorry to hear about the passing of Betty, I'm sure the many memories of her will remain in your hearts forever. May her Soul & Spirit rest in peace and comfort with our Lord. God Bless Your Families, Rob, Samantha, Beh, James, Mike

~ Robert Ward

Dear Family, You have my deepest compassion for having lost Betty. Betty supported my mother when they were becoming nurses I Holstebro. They became friends and she was introduced to my uncle Knud (“Ken”). I felt that Betty took care and cared for me. She often asked for the well-being of the members of my family, specially for the weakest. She gave short and clear advice. At the same time she made no fuss over herself only talking very brief about her own blemishes or disease. When I came to London I was invited to great food in Fuller Street, sometimes combined with gifts. Betty arranged nice excursions and lunch meetings. And when I was leaving she always came to the greyhound bus station to wave goodbye. She brought a cool packed lunch for my trip showing her complete care. It contained sandwiches, napkins, soft drink and straw, yoghurt and spoon, cookies, chips, fruit and a letter with kind words and paper money. So touching considerate. She was a generous and outstanding person. I will miss her. Kærlig hilsen Else

~ Else Christiansen

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