Vale Betty Van Der Wilde

It is with great sadness that CIKA acknowledges the passing of Betty Van Der Wilde. Betty will be fondly remembered as a long time member of Focus and the resident poet, story-teller and florist. Her beautiful table arrangements always brightened up the the Focus lunches as well as raising lots of money for CIKA.

The last conversation I had with Betty was at the 2019 Christmas luncheon and, as always, she showed her great interest in the research that CIKA was funding. Betty sold many of her booklets with her poem “You’re Just Getting Old Dear” and contributed much to CIKA via this project. She was joyous and passionate about life and leaves us with many lovely memories.

As President of Focus, Robyn, said “We will miss her company, friendship and stories and we pass on our deepest sympathy to her family.”

Sandra Lehrer.