Jennifer (Royes) Betts 1945-2015
Jennifer was born – 14th November 1945 in Brisbane to parent Clare and Colin Royes
Later when John became seriously ill with Cancer, she was there caring for him up to his death in the family home. While others may have given up, the death of John seemed to awaken in her a new spirit and dedication to friends and family.
I guess it came as a surprise to us all when she confessed just how much she missed John. She always held a candle for him and never found anyone who could sweep her off her feet like he did.
The passing of John awoke in her a new passion in travel visiting places like
Jenni also carried her commitment into her work life, working for companies and organisations as office manager and book-keeper such as:
During her working career, she never complained, never found a task to hard, and always prided herself in keeping up to date with new systems, and software.
Even to the extent of putting herself through many administration and book keeping courses just to make sure she could stay ahead.
No matter who she worked for, she never asked for anything more than she was entitled to, and she could always be called upon when needed.
Traits that we can all agree are lacking in the world today.
It is easy sometimes to remember Jenni in her final days, but I want you to dwell on the other Jenni
Being struck down with dementia was a cruel end to such a selfless life. But even through that she always maintained her kindness, her dignity, and above all her love and warmth for her friends and family.
It can be tempting when you think of Jenni that sometimes her life can seem quite unremarkable, but in reality, her life was very remarkable.
If anything, I want you to remember Jenni as that quintessential Aussie battler who made everyone’s lives around her much better for knowing her.