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Elizabeth Wicken

Elizabeth Wicken

Elizabeth Wicken

Elizabeth Wicken

Elizabeth Wicken

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: (Berthiaume)
  • Nickname: "Betty," "Bobo," & "Wiggles"
  • Hometown: Regina, SK (CANADA)
  • Throwing Hand: Left
  • Batting Hand: Left
  • Born: May 26, 1927
  • Died: April 25, 2011

Elizabeth WickenHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1945 Grand Rapids Chicks Outfield 12
1946 Grand Rapids Chicks Outfield Unknown
1946 Muskegon Lassies Outfield 29

WICKEN, ELIZABETH (BERTHIAUME), peacefully ended her earthly journey on April 25th, 2011, at Brock Fahrni Hospital in Vancouver at the age of 83 years. Born in Regina to Emillien and Edith (Evans) Berthiaume, Betty left home to play professional baseball in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945. She married her childhood sweetheart, Bill, after he left the navy at the end of WWII, and they moved to BC, living in Nelson, Victoria, Williams Lake, and Vancouver. Their 60 year loving marriage lasted until Bill's death in 2005. Betty worked as a newspaper office manager and a school secretary for many years. Throughout her life, Betty was a devoted daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother and grandmother. Her lively spirit, humour and independence were matched by a deep and steady faith in God. She is loved and will be missed by her son Bill and his wife Maureen, her grandchildren Grace, Liam, Lucy and Ian, her sisters Marilyn Wilchuck and Beryl Froehler, many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. The family wishes to express our appreciation to all the nurses and care staff at Brock Fahrni, who knew and cared for Betty. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 29th at 10 am at St. Mark's College chapel. "I will sing to the dawn at the end of my journey". Kearney Funeral Services604-736-0268

Author: Vancouver Sun, B.C., Canada

Contributed By: Carol Sheldon

Copyright: Vancouver Sun, B.C., Canada

LeagueBatting Record

1945 89 319 22 60 7 4 0 28 18 38 31 .188
1946 28 88 10 14 5 1 0 6 8 13 16 .159

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