Beryl Eveleen Mottershead

MOTTERSHEAD, Beryl Eveleen

June 26, 1917 – December 11, 2011

Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox on December 11, 2011. Beryl was pre-deceased by husband Noel F. Motterhead, daughter Merilyn Clewett and son Roger Mottershead.

She is survived and will be greatly missed by her daugher Susan South (Dennis Kostyk), grandchildren; Daniella Najda (Nicholas), Mickey South, Tammerra Bodnar (Mike) and Travis Wood (Simone), great grandchildren; Hannah South, Landon Booker, Reese and Peyton Wood and her niece Debbie Kent of Australia.

Beryl was an advocate for social justice and the environment. She was a member of The Council of Canadians, Kiros, CCPA, Unitarians and The Social Planning Committee. Teaching was Beryl’s passion. She took teaching beyond the boundries of the classroom initiating an outward bound program in her community. She was an avid sailor and sailed from Victoria to Australia by celestial navigation with my father (her husband). In her leisure time, she also enjoyed hiking, golf, tennis and good books. Beryl was a vibrant person and social activist who passionately cared about people and our environment.

Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so wish donation in Beryl’s memory made to a charity of your choice, The SPCA or any of the above organizations would be appreciated.


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