Edith Beck (nee Williams)
July 1, 1920 – January 25, 2015
The last page turned…. in the life story of Edith Beck. Mum passed away in the early hours of Sunday, January 25, 2015 at St. Joseph’s hospital with family by her side. Mum was proud to come from Cumberland… born in Cumberland to a Welsh coal miner…. Edwin Williams and his wife Catherine Williams on July 1, 1920, lived in the Comox Valley all her life and worked for many years at the Courtenay Post Office. She was predeceased by her parents, our dad Gunnar Beck in 1984, sisters Margaret Levens and Edna Sampson.. nephews Ed Levens, Steve Sampson. Survived by daughters Gloria Tinga – Nanoose Bay, Bonnie Beck (Bill Lumley) – North Saanich, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and nieces and nephews both here and in Finland/Sweden.
Mum loved the simple things in life and always rooted for the underdog. She dearly loved her family and was the glue that held us together. She also loved her home, garden, traveling, cards, games, jumbles, jokes, riding her bike well into her 80’s and her first love swimming!! The colder the water the better !! She had her last swim in Comox Lake this past summer. Like the well worn fabrics of a cherished quilt… mum’s friends and great neighbours meant the world to her.
The chapter ends, the book closes but we will never forget you. Rest in peace mum, you’ve earned it. Until we meet again…..
Gloria & Bonnie
A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held at the Cumberland Legion Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m.
Heartfelt thanks to: Doctors Tancon, Nap, Langhans, Nurse Catherine Korn, Medical Professionals at St. Joseph’s and the ‘wonderful’ staff at Comox Valley Senior’s Village and VIHA
If you wish to make a donation in Edith’s name…. the Comox Valley desperately needs a palliative care facility. Please consider the Comox Valley Hospice Foundation. Thank you.