Betty Dandy is co-author of Mission’s Living Memorials, published in 1992, with Betty Robertson and Catherine Marcellus; a history of the first Mission Memorial Hospital and stories of early health care, doctors and nurses provide vivid memories of Mission from the early 1900’s through to the 1960’s.
Betty Dandy was born in Ontario in 1919, but lived in Saskatchewan for 17 years before moving to Mission in the 1930’s when her parents relocated to the Fraser Valley. Her father, R.A. Porter, and her husband Ken Dandy were Main Street merchants who were closely involved with local affairs.
Betty was an active member of the Hospital Auxiliary and founding member of the Lifetime Learning Centre Society. She taught creative writing at Fraser Valley College and the Lifetime Learning Centre.
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Source: Mission’s Living Memorials, author’s bio