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FALK, Beatrice Mariam

May 1, 1933 — December 19, 2016

In loving memory of our dear mom Beatrice Mariam Falk who passed peacefully into the arms of her Saviour on December 19, 2016 at the age of 83.

Beatrice is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Brian), Terry and Sherry (Ron) and her beloved grandchildren, Amanda (Sarah), Lindsay (Ben) and Jason. She is also survived by her sisters Margaret & Elsie (Steve) and brothers Albert & Harold (Angie).

Beatrice was pre-deceased by her husband Benni in 2013, her parents Albert & Elsie Pitman, brother Percy and grand-daughter Elizabeth.

Bea grew up on her family’s vegetable farm in Winnipeg. She married Ben, the love of her life and they had 56 precious years together. She worked for several years at Moore’s and Winnipeg Public Press then stayed home to raise her family. In 1980 she became a Mary Kay consultant and achieved much success helping women look beautiful. She had over 550 customers and earned a Mercury Topaz for her efforts. She travelled to numerous Mary Kay conventions with her loving Benni, who was extremely proud of his Queen Bea. When they moved to the Okanagan to be near their grandchildren, she continued to build her business, retiring after 35 years with Mary Kay.

In June 2015 she moved to The Heritage Residence and quickly joined in their wonderful activities and made many dear friends. She loved living there and especially enjoyed movie nights and the delicious meals in the dining room. Her family is very grateful to Gerry & Diane Mairs for their friendship and willingness to help out at any time. Her family is most grateful to the caring staff at The Heritage. From the management & office staff, to dining room and housekeeping staff, to Jeanette who did our mother’s hair so beautifully.

We extend our thanks to her family doctor, Dr. Florin Covaser, cardiologist Dr. Hooper and oncologist Dr. Dueck for their years of care. We are grateful for the compassionate care given to our mom during her brief stay at KGH by Dr.’s Todd, Patton, Foster, Rolf, Podevin, Respiratory Therapists, lab staff and the nurses from C1 and 4E, especially Nurse Al during her last night.

A celebration of her life will be held on December 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm at The Heritage 3630 Brown Rd, Westbank, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Beatrice Falk to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street www.kghfoundation.com.


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December 29th at 2:00 pm

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The service for FALK, Beatrice Mariam is scheduled for December 29th at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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The Heritage

3630 Brown Rd, Westbank, BC


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  • Eldon and Marilyn Schultz says:

    We were so surprised to see the notice of Bea’s passing. We have such fond memories of Ben and Bea in recent years. May God comfort you in your lose. Blessings!!

  • Gail Barnsley says:

    Dear cousins, Debbie, Terry and Sherry and Family,

    Auntie Bea was so special to us when growing up. I’ll remember and cherish her beautiful smile, laughter and love of life. Family, Religion, and her Mary Kay career. Her love of Uncle Ben and her daughters.
    So glad Mom, Sandy and I had a chance to visit this September, with Auntie Bea, Terry & Debbie. I’ll cherish our time together and all those photo’s taken.
    I’ll be thinking of you all, on Thursday.
    Sending our love, Cousin Gail, Doug, Sarah & Julie

    • Sherry Hoppe says:

      Thank you, Gail. Our Mom really enjoyed your visit too, sharing with me the good times you had together. Wonderful memories for sure.

  • Adeline Falk-Rafael says:

    Bea married my brother, Ben, when I was only 13 years old. In those early days, Bea was like the big sister I never had. I must share one of my favourite memories of her. Ben & Bea had gone to live in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay, ON) after their honeymoon but returned to Winnipeg the following summer. While they were looking for their own apartment, they stayed in my mother’s home with Don and me. One night, a typical Winnipeg thunderstorm woke us all up and we gathered in the kitchen. Bea, who must have been pregnant at the time, decided since we were all up anyway, a chocolate cake was in order. In the middle of the night, she whipped up a chocolate cake, and we sat on the veranda, watching the last of the storm, eating warm chocolate cake. To this day, I refer to a severe thunderstorm as a “chocolate cake” storm, with fond memories of that hot summer’s night and the loving and talented hands that baked that delicious cake.

    • Sherry Hoppe says:

      Aunt Adeline, thank you so much for sharing this fabulous story that I had never known. Chocolate cake sounds like a great way to deal with the fear and sleeplessness of a big storm. I can just imagine our Mom lovingly preparing this comforting delight. Much love,

  • Donna Heatherly says:

    Dear Sherry and Family,
    Please know that your BAYADA family is thinking of you all during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort during this time. Our condolences to you.

  • Patti Payne says:

    Sherry, Ron and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that your Mother & Father are back together for all eternity.

  • Gloria Duncalfe says:

    Mrs. Falk was my Crusader (Christian girls club) leader at the old Charleswood Gospel Temple on Cathcart St. in Winnipeg when my family moved to Winnipeg from Montreal in 1977. She was sweet, kind and gracious to me and made Crusaders fun. She took us swimming and also gave us all good marriage advice! She also did a Mary Kay party at our house once. She was always a beautiful lady with a lovely smile and gentle manner. She was devoted to her husband and her girls. My condolences to all of you. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories of her.

  • Char Milligan says:

    I am so sad to hear that Bea has continued on to her next journey. Queen Bea and I spent many wonderful times together in our Mary Kay Careers. Always a delight and keener in everything she took on. A treasure to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed.
    Char Milligan

  • Angela Melillo says:

    Dear Sherry, Ron and Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Keeping you in my thoughts and sending condolences to you during this difficult time.

  • Corinne Robinson says:

    Sherry, Terry, Debbie and family,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. May her constant love and your years of memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  • Joan Veley says:

    Debbie, Terry & Sherry, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was so pleasant and very much a graceful lady. I have such fond memories of her during our Charleswood Godspel Temple days. My thoughts are with you girls at this time, and condolences to you and your families.

  • Jim,Marguerite Logan says:

    We loved your mom and look forward to rejoicing with Her and Ben when Jesus take s us home!

  • Jim,Marguerite Logan says:

    Our condolences and prayers are with you. What a great lady
    Gone to be with Jesus!

  • Jim,Marguerite Logan says:

    Your folks were great friends and your mom a special lady!

  • David Hall says:

    Bea was such a special first cousin. Always welcoming and happy. She set a bar for the rest of us to aim for. Will miss her dearly.
    Cousin David Hall

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