It is with heavy hearts that we announce our mom, Beverley (Bev) Mae Beaudry passed away peacefully at Jubilee Manor, in Nelson, BC, on the morning of February 25, 2023, at the age of 75.
Although mom has gained her wings and joined the angels she admired so much, she leaves behind her grieving family; daughter Janice (Doug) Pearson, son Bryan Beaudry, sister Cherri (Ken) Carlson, niece Jill (Adam) Winters, nephew Kevin (Amy) and kids Nyah, Lyla, Presley Carlson. Bev’s extended family Beryl Walgren, Dana (Rick) White, Bruce (Karen) Walgren, and David (Brenda) Walgren. She also leaves behind her much loved dog Cali, and her grand puppy Zander.
Mom is predeceased by her parents Llyod (Dec 1956) and Isobel McLellan (Sept 1964), Fred Walgren (Oct 2018), and Terry Walgren (Aug 2003).
Mom had a life full of family, friends, and love with too many adventures and stories to put into words. She touched many peoples lives. From her nursing career to friendships, she was always there to help anyone who needed it and was the friend that everyone in life wishes they had. She was selfless, kind, caring and she will be missed by all who we lucky to have known her.
Bev was the first-born daughter of Llyod and Isobel McLellan, born in Cranbrook B.C. and grew up in Kimberley BC. In 1965 she graduated from nursing school and started her career at Kootenay Lake District Hospital as an LPN where she stayed until her retirement.
After retiring, she volunteered her time at the KLDH gift shop. If she was not there, she was always busy spending time with family and friends doing the things she enjoyed most. She loved listening to the pipe bands, dancing, going on cruises, travelling to her favorite spots in Hawaii, going to casinos, playing bingo, eating out with friends and of course a chocolate milkshake from Dairy Queen.
In her spare time, mom was always knitting making the next baby blanket or outfit. Mom was a talented knitter and won awards for her work. We would always tease her about the boxes of wool up to the roof, but she always needed just one more ball of wool. If you were lucky to receive a baby blanket or outfit from her, you know it was made with love.
We would like to thank Dr Janz and the amazing care team at Jubilee Manor for taking care of Mom. Their kindness, caring, and compassion not just for mom, but our family as well.
A celebration of Bev’s life will be held on May 19 at 1:00 pm at Thompson Funeral Service, 613 Ward Street, Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada in Bev’s name or to a memorial being done by the family to firstname.lastname@example.org