It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Grandma, Oma, Nana and Aunty “B”, on Friday, August 24th, 2012. She passed away at Valleyhaven Care Home, surrounded by her family. Beulah was born on June 24, 1922, in Cadomin, Alberta. She is survived by her children: Adrienne (Garth) Campbell, Marion (Mike) Price, Denys (Karen) Beynon and Darlene (Jeff) Spooner; her 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sister, Mora McLeod, countless nieces and nephews, and many friends. She is predeceased by her first husband, Phillip Beynon, her second husband, Maynard Reid, and her grandson, Donald Price.
Mom shared many fond memories of growing up in the coal branch; spending her days riding horses, taking camping trips on horseback with her Dad, and hopping the train to attend dances in nearby Mercoal. She moved to Vancouver in 1943, where she found employment as a riveter and then a waitress. She moved her young family to Ryder Lake in the mid 1950’s, and started working at the Vedder Post Office. She ended her career, after 24 years, at the Main post office in downtown Chilliwack. Upon retirement she joined FSNA and served as President for a number of years. She was also instrumental in starting up the local Senior Resources Society, and in helping other seniors prepare their tax returns.
Mom enjoyed spending her free time knitting, baking, canning, swimming and camping. She also enjoyed square dancing (where she met Maynard) and spent many years traveling around to various square dance jamborees. Mom valued her family, and the friends she made during her 90 year journey, and felt the loss of every one very deeply. We know that she is now free of pain and enjoying many happy reunions with those who went before her.
There will be a Memorial Service held on Thursday, August 30th, at 2 pm,from the Chapel at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack,604-792-1344. Honorary Pallbearers are: Leonard Larson, Bryan Larson, Rick Edgington, Phil Beynon, Colin Beynon, Tyler Owens, Nicholas Owens and Ryan Spooner. There will be a reception to follow at the home of her daughter, Darlene Spooner. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC; c/o J. Armit 9291 Corbould St. Chilliwack, BC V2P 4A6.
Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium Ltd.
45901 Victoria Avenue,
Chilliwack, British Columbia
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