Betty Lillian Purdy (nee Winstanley), a veteran of the Second World War that died in 2018, was a guest of honour and flew in a B25 Bomber two years ago in Penticton on Canada Day. A book is being launched this weekend detailing her life. (Contributed)

Betty Lillian Purdy (nee Winstanley), a veteran of the Second World War that died in 2018, was a guest of honour and flew in a B25 Bomber two years ago in Penticton on Canada Day. A book is being launched this weekend detailing her life. (Contributed)

Book celebrates life of Twin Lakes woman

Book tells story of a woman’s quest to find a meaningful and fulfilling life of her own

The long and extraordinary life of a Twin Lakes woman plays out in a new book being launched this weekend.

Betty Lillian Purdy (nee Winstanley) had a desire for adventure and to change the world that took her from England to serving in the air force in the Second World War.

She became a marriage commissioner for over 20 years and was the second oldest person to zip line at Peachland’s Zipzone at 90 years old. After dying just six days after her 95th birthday, in 2018, author and illustrator Liz Morantz and Carolyn Jager were inspired to tell the story of a woman’s journey to find a meaningful and fulfilling life of her own.

The book launch for Get in line Winstanley! takes place on July 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Frog City Cafe (Linden Gardens) in Kaleden. RSVP to the event by emailing jpnoseworthy@shaw.ca.