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DYKE Marie

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12.3.1932 – 1.10.2021 Passed away quietly at Waminda Care Facility, Swan Homes, Bentley. Betty grew up in Lake Grace 1935 – 1955 when her and Mum moved to Perth to be with her brother John. We then moved to Rottnest Island in 1968 when John secured the lease of the Rottnest Island Lodge until 1978. During that time Betty ran the office 7 days a week filling the lodge to capacity with 168 guests through the busy season. Betty took great care in juggling one nice family with another nice family so their children were all happy and the same with the two dining rooms. Betty made friends with everyone, she had that natural ability and I think that everyone loved Betty. After leaving Rottnest Betty became involved with St John Ambulance Association 1982 – 2002 and worked as Secretary in the Commandery office in Wellington Street. When in 1997 Betty was admitted to the Order in the Grade of Serving Sister. For many years Betty organised race days, trot nights, investitures, Church services and Chapter meetings. In April 2005 Betty went before the Governor of WA to be promoted to Officer Sister Commandery of St John Ambulance WA. Betty received recognition from the Penguin Club of Australia for 40 years membership and in recognition of her 9 years 1999 – 2007 as Convenor of the WA Club's Speak Up Award, a speaking competition for students in years 6 and 7 in Perth metropolitan area. For 10 years 1980 – 1990 Betty was leader of the first South Perth Guides. She was also Secretary to quite a few of the State advisers with Brownies, Guides, Rangers, outdoor activities and public relations. In 1999 Betty became Archives Coordinator of Guiding's South West Metropolitan Region and organised a display in the 2010 Centenary Year of Guiding. In retirement, Betty remained with St John Ambulance Ladies Auxilary, St John's Fellowship, a library/ museum volunteer and a Friend of St John's.

Betty was loved deeply by her brother John, sister- in-law Cheryl, Tammy, Steve, Serena and Cruz, Marilyn, Mark and family, Paula and Josie, Helen, Marcus, Jane and family. She is now with her loving mother May, father Noel, brother Richard and Cath. You have always given to others so much dear sister. Let's hope God is as kind to you as you have been to us all. RIP.

A Private Funeral to held by request.

Published 2nd Oct, 2021
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    Marie Elizabeth (Betty):

    Died peacefully on 1st October 2021. Much loved aunt of Marilyn and Mark, Paula and Carol, Helen and Ron, Marcus and Jane. Great aunt to Alex and Mandy, Kate and James, Tom and Alyssa, Josie and Chan, Matilda, Elizabeth and Henry. Great great aunt to Oliver and Lewis.

    Sadly missed.

    Fondly remembered. Always in our hearts.

    Rest peacefully now.

    Monday, 4 October 2021 Published in The West Australian


    Dearest Betty, you were a wonderful person always helping people.

    A Life Member of the Penguin Club and an absolute delight to work with through the Speak Up Award days. A beautiful soul at rest.

    Love Val Witton and Happy Feet.

    Thursday, 7 October 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • DYKE MARIE ELIZABETH We have such fond childhood memories of dear Betty and admired her many achievements and kind heart. Sincere Sympathy to John and Cheryl, Tammy and Steve, Serena and Cruz and all extended family.

    Fred, Pauline, Robyn and Craig Slarke and Slarke families of Lake Grace.

    Wednesday, 6 October 2021 Published in The West Australian


    In respectful memory of Betty and her contribution to the National Council of Women WA. Betty encouraged and promoted women during her time as a member.

    Marion Ward, Member

    and Past President

    Wednesday, 6 October 2021 Published in The West Australian

  • DYKE
    M. E. (BETTY) OSTJ

    A tribute to our esteemed past member, Betty. Her many years of voluntary service and support for the work of the Order of St John will be long remembered. Our deepest sympathy is extended to all family and friends.

    Chairman and Members St John Fellowship (WA)

    Tuesday, 5 October 2021 Published in The West Australian
  • DYKE BETTY Happy Memories of a wonderful leader in the South Perth Girl Guides. Betty was always kind and gentle and an inspiring mentor for the girls.

    Lisa and Kate Chalmers

    Tuesday, 5 October 2021 Published in The West Australian



    The Commandery of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem Western Australia sends its deepest sympathy to family and friends of the late Betty Dyke an Officer within the Order and a long-term volunteer whose service to the Western Australian community was deeply appreciated and is not forgotten.

    Commandery Lieutenant, The Most Venerable Order of The Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, WA

    Tuesday, 5 October 2021 Published in The West Australian