It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Marlene, on November 30, 2015, at the Stuart Nechako Manor in Vanderhoof, B.C.
Mom was surrounded by all of her seven children during her final days.
Marlene was born May 14, 1938, in Midland, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband Ivan Beers in June 2002, her parents Howard & Beulah Bylow, sister Shirley Moore, brothers Fred & Jim and her son-in-law Jerry van Hell. She is survived by her children; Rick (Debbie), Susan (Terry), Lynda (Barry), Karen (Tim), Janet (Loyd), Carl (Debbie) and Sheila (Ross). She is also survived by 14 grandchildren & 11 great grandchildren.
The family moved from Ontario to Duncan, B.C. in January, 1969 where they lived for over 16 years. On November 30, 1985, Mom, Dad and youngest daughter Sheila arrived in Vanderhoof, B.C. to join oldest daughter Susan & youngest son Carl and their families for the next chapter in their lives. Mom passed away exactly 30 years to the day that she arrived in Vanderhoof.
The family would like to thank the staff at the manor and Dr. Coetzee for their care and compassion. We would also like to thank our sister Susan for being there for Mom over the years, especially during the last year and a half. Special thanks to our nephew Chris Hooper for taking care of all the arrangements.
I Have Dementia
My eyes do see, My ears do hear.
I am still me, So lets be clear.
My memory may fade,
My walk may slow.
I am ME inside
Don’t let me go.
A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, December 4, 2015 in Vanderhoof, B.C.