Beverly Joan Aitken (nee Urquhart)

July 28, 2019
Surrounded by the love of her family we are sad to announce the passing of Bev at Glacier View Lodge July 28, 2019. She was a beloved wife, mother, friend, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Predeceased by her parents, her sister and brother in-law, Maudy and George Hobson, sister and brother in-law Ev and Doug Zink and brother in laws Donald Gordon, Albert Cessford and Donald Aitken. She is survived by her husband of 69 years Ken, daughter Jill Aitken, son Brent Aitken (Judy) and daughter Joan Rallison (Gord). Grandsons Bradley Aitken (Breanne) and Jordan Rallison (Tasha), great granddaughters Adelynn and Amiah Aitken and great-grandsons Rory and Rex Rallison. Her sisters, Kassy Cessford, Marie Gordon, brother Alec Urquhart (Rene) of Courtenay, sister-in-law Joanne Farwell, sister-in-law Fanella of Campbell River and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Born December 6, 1929 in Comox Hospital, Bev grew up and went to school in Courtenay and was raised on the family dairy farm where the Farquharson farm is today.
She married her sweetheart Ken on September 17, 1949 in the United Church in Courtenay and was an active church member for many years.
Bev was a florist and her and Ken owned the Garden Patch for several years. She also worked at Eaton’s on 5th in the garden / toy departments. She was an avid golfer and a member at Sunnydale Golf and Country Club for over 40 years. She was also a member of the Comox Valley Curling Club and enjoyed curling and was past president of both ladies clubs. She belonged to the Eastern Star and was a Soroptimist member serving the community alongside her sister Maudy.
A kind and loving person she welcomed new members to both sports and service clubs over the years.
Bev suffered from dementia in her later years and had been at Glacier View Lodge for the last year and a half. We would like to thank the staff who took care of Bev and made her last few months as comfortable as possible. A special thanks to Dr. Hunter and staff, in particular Laura, Brenda, Ashley, Aaron, Joanne and Nicole during her last few weeks. An extra special thank you to our cousin in-law, Kathy who cared for Bev like a member of her own family. She would take her out for lunch and drives to visit places special to Bev and of course end the outing with a DQ cone. She was a bright light in her life and an advocate for us.
A memorial service will be held at St. George’s United Church Saturday September 21, 2019 at 2 pm. Refreshments served after the service in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice.
 Piercy’s Funeral Home

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