Betty Lou Dampier (nee Auger)

Betty Lou Dampier (née Auger)

May 11, 1951-December 8, 2013

Betty Lou passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at Dr Helmcken Hospital, in Clearwater BC on December 8th, 2013 at 62 years of age. Born in Nipigon Ontario, Betty Lou called the North Thompson Valley her home for over 30 years.

Many people will mourn Betty Lou’s  passing, including her sister Paulette (Harold) Carr of Pays Plat ON; her  daughters Cecile (Rob Madigan), Elaine Dampier of Fort McMurray AB, Joyce Dampier (Randy N) of Clearwater BC; grandchildren Candace Vandenborre, Jamie Vandenborre, Jason P of Fort McMurray AB, Melissa Wichmann (Ryan P) of Clearwater BC, Kyle Wichmann of Spruce Grove AB, Desiree Coburn (Brian H) of Clearwater BC, Jessica Coburn (Monty N) of Kamloops BC, Hailey Hohne, Shayla Dampier, of Fort McMurray AB; great grandchildren Julian, soon-to-be baby Riley of Fort McMurray, Austin, Keyanna Pelton of Clearwater BC, Hannah Wichmann of Nanaimo BC, Kyson Hellewell of Clearwater BC, plus many nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Betty Lou was predeceased by her father Fred Auger of Pays Plat on in 1963, her mother Kathleen Esquib of Nipigon ON in 1995, her brothers Roland Auger of Nipigon ON in 1980, Thomas Auger of Vancouver BC in 1997, and Fred Auger of Clearwater BC in 2009.

Betty Lou spent her early life on the reserve at Pays Plat, ON with her parents, her three brothers and her sister. She was particularly close to her Dad, but he sadly died when Betty Lou was a young girl. Several years later, Betty Lou moved to Nipigon, ON and met David Dampier. They were married and started a family of three beautiful daughters.

Around 1980, Betty Lou came to Clearwater, BC to be close to her siblings. She spent many happy years in Clearwater, close to her daughters and her grandchildren. Betty Lou took care of her brother, Fred, during the last few years of his life, and she spent much time with her daughter, Joyce. She loved doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her friends in Clearwater, but she also loved to stay close to home with her best companion, her dog Mitzy. Rest in Peace, Betty Lou.

A funeral service will be held for Betty Lou Dampier at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in the chapel at North Thompson Funeral Services, 73 Taren Drive, Clearwater, BC. The service may be seen online and condolences sent to the family at Cremation will follow, with an interment in the Clearwater Cemetery in the spring time. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, 250-674-3030.

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