Beverly Irene MacKean

MacKean, Beverly Irene

(nee: Wright)

Beverly Irene MacKean of Comox, BC, passed away at home in her sleep, on Sunday, April 27th, 2003. Bev was born in Minnedosa, MB on May 30th, 1933, but spent most of her childhood in Winnipeg. She developed rheumatoid arthritis as a child, but despite her disabilities, lived a full active life. Bev married Flight Cadet Douglas MacKean, also of Winnipeg, on March 29th, 1956. Douglas’s career with the Canadian Armed Forces took the MacKean family to many places across Canada. They retired in Comox, BC, in 1990.

Bev was predeceased by her brother Sam, and her sister Noreen Judge. She is survived by her brothers Donald (Carole) of Saskatoon and Robert (Cecelia) of Castlegar; sisters Marion and Valerie (Chris De Haan) of Winnipeg, and Laurie (Dennis) Fredricksen of Calgary; daughters Gail (Bill) Brunton of Calgary and Lynne (Stephen) Simonis of Victoria; grandchildren Ellen and Samuel Brunton of Calgary, and Carolyn and Jennifer Simonis of Victoria.

A Memorial Service for Bev will be held at the 888 Wing RCAF Association, 1298 Military Row, Comox, BC, at 1:30 pm on Friday, May 2nd, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bev’s memory can be made to the Canadian Arthritis Society, British Columbia & Yukon Division, 200 – 1645 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S4. PIERCY’S FUNERAL HOME in care of arrangements.