August 28, 1926 – August 21, 2007
It is with sadness that the family of Beatrice Evans announce her passing on August 21, 2007.
Beatrice is survived by her husband of 51 years, Vernon, daughters Nancy (Roy), Helen (Neil), grandchildren Lystra, Hugh, Geoff, Pippa, her brothers Ray (Janet), Ted (Gillian) and Des (Janet), nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Tom, sister Frances and niece Lynne.
Beatrice was born in Bishop Aukland, County of Durham. She trained and worked as a public health nurse in England before emigrating to Saskatchewan, Canada in early 1955. Bea and Vern were married in 1956 and lived in Yorkton and then Saskatoon, before retiring to Comox, BC in 1988.
Beatrice enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and Scrabble, knitting, sewing, watching CFL and curling games on television and following Canadian politics. Family and friends were very important to her. Her bright smile will be missed by all who knew her.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. T’ien, Dr. Neufeld, the staff of Comox Medical Clinic and the caring workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their professionalism and kindness.
Private arrangements are entrusted to Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Home. Donations in Bea’s memory may be made to: St. Joseph’s General Hospital, 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1P2
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Forget if you can
That I ever frowned
And remember only my smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I’ve had lots of fun.
Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I’ve fought some hard battles
And won ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day.
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay.
And come in the shade of the evening
When the sun paints the sky in the West
And stand for a few moments beside me
And remember that I am at rest.