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BECKETT, Pearl Diane

April 13, 2024 — January 1, 1970

It is with great sadness that the family of Pearl Beckett announce her passing on August 12, 2019 at the age of 61. She leaves behind a family with whom she was very close: her loving partner Gary; her brothers and sisters, Alan of Calgary, AB, Jim of Saskatoon, SK, Kenny of Garrick, SK, Chuck of Saskatoon, SK, Mary of Red Deer, AB, and Shirley of Calgary, AB; and her many nieces and nephews.

Born in Nippawin, SK, Pearl was part of a large family. She came to Kelowna, BC in the early 80’s and had a 30-year career at the Kelowna General Hospital. She was one of kind, a phenomenal care giver who truly cared about people. Pearl loved so many activities; she loved to travel, and she did – often; she loved to ski, and she spent all her winters on the mountain; she loved flowers and being outdoors; she loved organizing, and she was a great planner; she loved her tablet, and she had great computer skills; she loved flying and being the navigator. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A Service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the MS Society of Canada, mssociety.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


Friday, August 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for BECKETT, Pearl Diane is scheduled for Friday, August 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Sharon and Derrick Elliott says:

    Pearl was truly an amazing women. She was intelligent, hardworking, caring, fun, honest, adventurous . Derrick and I will miss her. It was our good fortune to be able to enjoy her friendship along with Gary’s. Gary and Family we are so sorry that you lost Pearl so early. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Love Sharon and Derrick Elliott

  • Zeno & Sandy Cescon says:

    We remember Pearl moving here and starting work as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at KGH in the early 80’s. She had a very friendly, calming disposition about her. She loved working with patients and we loved working with her. Always had something positive to say. Enjoyed hearing about her skiing trips and travelling stories. Lately, it was soccer field conversations while watching the “kids” play. Gary and Family, our heart goes out to you all and we join you in time of grief by celebrating the woman Pearl was. Our condolences. Zeno & Sandy Cescon

  • Elya Byrne says:

    Gary and family, Jerry and I are so very sorry for your loss. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know Pearl. She struck us as a kind and thoughtful person, taken much too soon. Our deepest condolences. Elya and Jerry

  • Donna Remenda(Beedle) says:

    Sending my condolences to the Beckett family.Pearl a
    And I went to school together in Garrick,Sask.RIP Pearl gone to soon.🙏🏻

  • Ellen Beam says:

    Our sympathies to Pearl’s family, she was an amazing Lady 🙂

  • Barry and Judy Black says:

    Sending our sincere condolences on your loss…

  • Yvette Nault-Swinerd says:

    Dear Gary and family, As a longtime friend of Gary’s, we were so fortunate when he brought Pearl into our group. Over the past 25 years, we shared a lot of laughs and stories. She was such a wonderful companion for Gary and it was great to see how she not only helped him out with the orchard, but also got him away from the orchard on some wonderful adventures in their plane. You were a wonderful person Pearl and taken way too soon. My thoughts and condolences to you all at this difficult time.

  • Carmen and Mark Waygood says:

    Gary and family. Words can not express how sad we are to hear of the sudden passing of such a special, beautiful lady. Although we did not know Pearl very well, when some of the old 745 ers got together with you, she felt like an old friend. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this sad time and we hope that the memories you made together will help you get through. your loss..

  • Tena Godin (Blait) says:

    My deepest condolences. I have such fond memories of Pearl. She was our babysitter and took very good care of us, but what I remember the most is her long hair flying in the wind as she would run to catch the bus. She was so beautiful and a big smile was always on her face.

  • Marilyn & Jeff Wall says:

    Marty and Yvette let us know about Pearl’s passing. We are so very sorry to hear the sad news.. May good memories give you all strength at this time.Memories are precious things….and people will understand it takes a lot of time and courage to deal with loss. You are in our thoughts Gary.

  • Marty Marcus aka Magic Marty says:

    The sudden news of Pearls passing has everyone completely shattered. I can only hope that you can gather some pieces and move on. Pearl was an unforgettable part of your life and other’s she will be missed dearly, take care my friend, I’m a phone call away, RIP Pearl

  • Judy Spees says:

    Gary we have so many good memories with you and Pearl. She is a Pearl if Great Price

  • Irene Christendom Rivard says:

    Sending my condolences to all the family.we were neighbors on the farm at Garrick with the Beckett family for many years

  • Maureen Beckett says:

    Gary, Allen, Shirley, Mary, Jim, Kenny and Chuck.
    I’m saddened to hear of the passing of my cousin Pearl.
    I enjoyed visiting Gary and Pearl during my visits to Kelowna; sitting on the patio overlooking the orchards or going out for lunch.
    Pearl was always up for skiing with me, even though she was by far the better skier.
    I will truly miss her and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Your cousin, Maureen

  • Elizabeth[Betty] Milne says:

    My condolences to you Gary and all your families. Such an unexpected loss is difficult to understand. Friends and family will be there for you. Fond memories give you strength. Love Betty Milne

  • Tracy LK Grozik (RT)NM says:

    Gary and family, I will miss Pearl immensely as I know you will too. She always made time to check up on me, invite me to a movie with Gary and herself, take me out for birthday lunches, or take me with her family to church for the annual Christmas play. She was a very good friend and Co worker in Nuclear Medicine. She took me under her wing and helped me to gain confidence in myself and always had time to listen. She gave good advice, always had a smile and was an excellent hugger! She would always be there to help, offer a kind word or make you laugh. If it weren’t for you Pearl, I never would have made it at work! I will miss you greatly and pray that you are now at peace.
    Tracy LK Grozik (RT)NM

  • Neil and Leanne Booth says:

    Dear Gary Our Deepest Sympathy to you and all your family, so sorry to hear of Pearls passing Sincerely Neil and Leanne Booth

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