C. Elizabeth (Beth) MULLIS (nee NOBLE)

Mullis, C. Elizabeth (Beth) nee Noble.

Born in 1915, Beth was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Noble who were original homesteaders near Plato, Saskatchewan. Beth was pre-deceased by her parents, her sisters Madge (Collins) of Dawson Creek, BC, Florence (Moss) of Staffordshire, U.K. and Edna (Lebold) of Victoria, B.C. and beloved husband, Gordon Crosbie Mullis. She is survived by her brother Donald Noble who still works the family farm, her son Donald E. Mullis (Margaret) of Nanaimo, BC and her three adoring granddaughters – Amy (Chris Howard) of Vancouver, Anna (Geoff Petley-Jones) of Little Bufflo, Alta. and Kathryn of Nanaimo. A Canadian pioneer in her own right, Beth married Gordon in 1934. Along with many others, they made the decision to abandon farming at the height of the Great Depression in 1938 and moved to Vancouver to begin a new life. Beth worked on the assembly line at Boeing Aircraft while Gordon was overseas during WWII. After the war, she worked for many years as a retail clerk at Woodwards Department Store in downtown Vancouver while Gordon followed his long and successful career with the Corporation of Burnaby. Beth will be remembered by all who knew her for her unending kindness and caring. Her example of prudence, hard work, sincerity and sense of humour – has proven to be an enduring gift to her family. Special thanks to Judy Parsons and her staff at Dover House in Nanaimo for their wisdom and support during her final days.

Rest in peace Beth.

Sands – Nanaimo

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