After a brief illness, our dear mother Beverly died peacefully at Springhouse B.C. at the age of 78. She was married for more than 53 years to our Dad, George Butcher who sadly passed away in November of 2012. Cherished mother to her three children, Barbara (Conrad), Bruce (Marilyn) and Beatrix (Howard). Grandma will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Amelia (Liam), Aubrey (Maddy), Jordan (Ariel), Avery (Amy), Felix and Garnet.
Mom is survived by her siblings, Beryl, Dolores, and brother-in-law Jack, and predeceased by her parents Abram and Anne Loewen, sister Bernice (Jack), and brothers Johnny and Peter. She was born in Roseisle, Manitoba July 19, 1937, married in 1959, and moved to Williams Lake in 1966. Mom was a Registered Psychiatric nurse who worked in Brandon, Manitoba as well as the Williams Lake General Hospital for many years. Mom was an active member of the United Church choir, Raptor Rehabilitation Center and spent many hours tending to her blue bird boxes over the years. She was a fine artist, who loved nature and inspired many of us to do the same.
We will host a “Gathering of Family and Friends Party” at the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre, 176 – 4 Ave N, Williams Lake, BC on Friday November 13th at 2:30 pm. As Mom loved nature, memorial donations if desired can be made to either the Scout Island Nature Center www.scoutislandnaturecentre.ca or the Williams Lake SPCA www.spca.bc.ca/branches/williams-lake/.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100