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HENDERSON, Elizabeth (Bitty)

HENDERSON, Elizabeth (Bitty)

On November 18, 2017 at the age of 46, our most beloved daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend Elizabeth Margaret Henderson passed away at Kelowna General Hospital surrounded by family. Left to carry on, are her two sons John and Matthew Henderson, husband Dave Henderson, mother and father Fern and Jim Van Horn of Kaslo, and siblings Jim (Terry) Van Horn with children Jimmy (Kate) and Madison of Genelle, John (Erin) Van Horn with daughter Ayla of Kaslo and Sarah Van Horn of Vancouver.

Elizabeth was born on March 16, 1971 in Vancouver and spent much of her childhood and youth in the village of Kaslo, located North of Nelson in the Kootenays. Her love of the outdoors led her to a Forestry career based in the West Kootenay and North and Central BC regions, where she specialized in Geographic Information Systems Operation in Prince George. Upon moving to Lake Country with her young family she worked as a CAD designer, producing electrical utility infrastructure and substation drawings. She also took great pleasure in her role as Assistant Soccer Coach and mentor for her son John's team for many years. She had great regard for all her team members, but she never let that soften her expectations for hard work and focus at every practice.


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Condolence Messages
  • Nov 29, 2017
    Elizabeth, I have known you since you were three years old. Even at that young age I can not remember a time when you were anything but a thoughtful, kind person. Maybe your siblings have the odd memory of Bitty being "less than perfect", but our families spent a lot of time together and all I can remember is you being a thoughtful and caring person.
    Dave, John and Matt; Fern, Jim, Jimmy, John and Sarah, my heart aches for you all. Your loss is too hard to fathom.
    Sincere love from Jeannie and Gene Larcombe
  • Nov 27, 2017
    On behalf of John's U16 Soccer Team, Coach Mike and I send our deepest sympathy to you. Elizabeth, Your Mom and Wife was an amazing person and I can only imagine how much you miss her. Please know we are your soccer family and are thinking of you. Sincerely, Mike and Bonnie and Team
  • Nov 27, 2017
    Love and light my friend, we will all miss your smile and laughter. Thinking of Dave, John and Mathew they have the best of you in their hearts and look forward to those glimpses when we see them. It's hard to find words, so I will be thankful in my way being able to call you friend. Hugs to your beautiful boys, The Milnes
  • Nov 27, 2017
    She was such a kind and strong women. Our visits were never short of smiles and laughter. She's one of those individuals you won't ever forget, and will be greatly missed.
    The team at Glenmore Chiropractic.
  • Nov 26, 2017
    Forever in our hearts my beautiful friend. Memories of taking off in the blue Toyota Tercel. Just to go for a Sunday drive and explore old logging roads. Giggling about silly things. I can't think of Bit without smiling. Sitting around the fire on your wedding night. Big rubber boots and wedding dress on. I will always miss you my friend. More condolences to the entire family. So sorry for your loss.
  • Nov 26, 2017
    I remember you, so cute in braids, swinging on the Vimy Park swings in Kaslo. Janice Sinclair
  • Nov 25, 2017
    We danced. We laughed. About a thousand times each!! I'll always remember the man in the mailbox, your infectious laugh, incredible kindness & the CREL Crew (Connie, Roz, Elizabeth, Liz). We still iou someone, I'm sure for those tshirts. You were all of our 'best ' childhood friend- forever in my heart!!
    Rosslyne Campen
  • Nov 25, 2017
    Dave John and Matthew our thoughts are with you. Special people in our lives are never really gone they have a cherished place in our hearts where they will always be remembered.
    Annie Sammy and Matthew Braithwaite
  • Nov 24, 2017
    A good friend, with a good heart, always willing to give her help, gone far too soon. Many young soccer players, without realizing, were touched by her kindness. We will always remember how bravely she fought her cancer, how cool she looked with her shaved head, and her ever present smile despite her difficulties. Dave, John and Matthew, our thoughts are with you. Jim and Maureen Gray.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    You will be missed on this earth, Elizabeth, but I know you are with us. John, Mathew, Dave and all those who were touched by Elizabeth, my heart is with you.
    Robyn Cassan