Bea died peacefully with family at her side on November 21, 2020 in Victoria, BC. She was born June 10, 1918 in Crane Valley, Saskatchewan.

Bea was predeceased by her husband Sam and her daughter Irene. She is survived by her daughter Joanne (Derek); grandchildren Elisia (Drew), Brennen (Martine), Sean and great grandson Rory.

Bea was a veteran RN who worked in World War II. She later completed her degree in public health at U.B.C, a profession that she was proud of. She always enjoyed caring and sharing with others, something she did so well all her life!

Bea wanted to be referred to as Grandb, so Grandb it was! Her greatest pleasure was sharing time with her family. Words of encouragement or support whenever needed. She will be truly missed, fortunately she left us with many special memories. Grandb also loved gardening and animals.

The family would like to thank the Cedars (assisted living facility) for all the support over the past twelve years. A special thanks to the nurses that also shared with Grandb.

Donations if desired, can be made to the Canadian Hero Fund.

It was Grandb’s request, “no fuss, no service please” Condolences and memories may be shared with the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Mark Buckle

    Jo and family my condolences to you all She did a wonderful job bringing her girls up and is the time I remember. I’m sure you will cherish the great memories and pass down the stories. Mark

  • Donald Stewart, Elizabeth Azmier Stewart

    We send our love to Grandb’s family as they celebrate her long life, strength and dedication to all her endeavours.

  • Gordon Lyseng

    Joanne, sorry to hear the news of your Mother. Deb and Gord send their condolences your way.

  • terry bare

    Sincere condolence to Family and loved ones.



  • Angela Carberry

    Oh my joanne what a beautiful lady. You look so much like her. And what a lovely role model also. I can see why you were so proud of her. Cherish the beautiful memories. My heart goes out to you and all her family. Xoxo

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