1938 – 2012
Suddenly and unexpectedly Beryl passed away at Eagle Park Care Home, in Qualicum Beach, B.C., on the 7th. December, 2012, aged 74. Beryl was born in Brisbane, Australia and lived all her life with pride and dignity, never forgetting her roots, but becoming a proud Canadian, living in Vancouver & Nanaimo, B.C., almost half of her life, for Thirty-Seven years.
She leaves behind her Husband, Michael, of nearly Fifty-One Years, her Two Sons, Ross with his Wife Salina, and their two (2) children, Nicholas & Alistair, living in Hong Kong, & Neil with his Wife Jessie living in Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Beryl was a charming and gracious Lady, who loved gardening, travelling and cruising. She worked for many years at Woolco & Walmart in Nanaimo, and will be sorely missed by all who came into contact with her.
At the family’s request, there will be no service at this time. Many, many thanks to the caring and wonderful people at Eagle Park, and to the Social workers of VIHA, who were so easy and professional to deal with in her final days.
SHE IS GONE
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you open your eyes and see all that she left behind
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can try and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
(By David Harkins 1959 – )