No Visitation


Private family service


50 Years


Robert Betts

Death Notice

BETTS Robert Holladay Betts, Retired Professor of Chemistry, University of Manitoba (1966-1980) (Head of Department 1966-1975), scientist, Atomic Energy of Canada 1945-1966 (Head, Chemistry Research Branch at Chalk River, 1955-1965, Assistant Director of Chemistry and Metallurgy Division, 1965-1966), at his residence in London, Ontario on Saturday June 23, 2007, age 87 years. Predeceased by his wife Ferol Betts and his brother William Betts, survived by his son Julian Betts, daughter-in-law Carolyn Lee and his devoted granddaughters Phoebe and Ariel Betts, all of Del Mar, California. The family members express their gratitude to Mary Doherty whose expert and loving care allowed Robert to remain at home. They are also indebted to Rob Rice for his faithful visits, Hospice of London, the wonderful nurses and PSW's of VON, Dr. Harle and Potter, the palliative care team at Parkwood Hospital and staff at Community Care Access Center. Cremation was followed by private gathering. Memorial contributions to Hospice of London, Parkwood Hospital, CCAC or VON would be gratefully acknowledged. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)