We Remember

KRENZ, Beatrice Irene (née Findley)

July 23, 1933 — May 26, 2021

It is with heavy harts the family announce the passing of our Mom, Beatrice Krenz, at Piccadilly Park Place in Salmon Arm, BC on May 26, 2021. Bea was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Ruth Findley; husband of eight years, Rudy; and sister Barbara. She is survived by her children Lana (Lindsey) Smart, Robert (Arre) French, Barbara Biccum, and Raymond James; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Born July 23, 1933 in Vancouver Hospital, Bea came to the Okanagan in 1983, where she later met and married the love of her life, Rudy, in 1993. The couple could be found dancing to the Old Time Fiddlers in Kelowna, BC every weekend. Always one to enjoy a joke, her amazing humour stayed with her to the end, and she was surrounded with laughter and love.

Thank you to the staff and management of Piccadilly Park Place for such care and devotion during our mom’s last year.

A Celebration of Life will follow in the upcoming months.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salmon Arm Seniors Resource Centre.

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  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

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