Elizabeth Louine CODY (Hovan)

Cody, Elizabeth Louine


Betty Cody passed away after a short illness on Monday, January 17, 2005 at the age of 75. Betty was the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Hovan and was predeceased by her parents; her husband Bob in 2001; son Doug in 1983 and grandson Sean in 1998. Betty will be dearly missed by her 3 brothers, Norman Hovan (Maude and family in Lethbridge, Alberta); Jack Hovan (predeceased by Florence, and family in the Vancouver-Lower Mainland BC area) and Doug Hovan (and family on the Vancouver-Lower Mainland BC area); 7 children (Maureen Malowany, Carol Doroshuk (Dave), John Cody (Joyce), Terry Cody (Renita), Lauren Norris, Gerard Cody (Shelley) and Patrick Cody (Sonja); 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Betty grew up in Milk River, Alberta in a small farming community. She was an estalished pianist and met Bob in the Cody 7 band at the age of 14 during the 1940’s. They moved to Victoria, BC in 1953 after falling in love with the west coast on their honeymoon. Together they raised 8 children in a close, loving family. Betty, while performing the full-time job of raising a large family, found time to teach piano lessons and choir lessons (the St. Patrick’s School Choir won many music festivals in Victoria in the 1960’s), and play Friday and Saturday nights with Ken Campbell and Norm Bentley at dinner and dance clubs in Victoria. In 1967 the family moved to Lantzville to Bob’s new job and to have the home of Mom’s dreams: a large home close to the ocean with a 180-degree view of the ocean, in a small town not unlike the one she grew up in. Betty could always be found with a welcoming hand and a smiling face. Many fun evenings are remembered with friends playing bridge or singing around the piano. She loved all company and children especially. Betty and Bob lived out their retirement in Lantzville and Nanaimo. Betty has lived her last few years in the kind and caring hands of the staff at Trillium Lodge in Parksville, BC and Dufferin Place in Nanaimo, BC. A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Catholic Church, 6324 Spartan Road, Nanaimo, BC on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Betty to your local Salvation Army office. Arrangements confidently assigned to

Telford’s Mid-Island

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