BEATRICE MAY MARCHBANK (NEE BLUNDELL)

BEATRICE MAY MARCHBANK (NEE BLUNDELL)

May 16th, 1934 – March 5th, 2016

From my heart to my daughter’s hands I write these words. I was born in Canwood, Saskatchewan on May 16th, 1934 and raised in the Pentecostal Church. As an adult, I unapologetically enjoyed the freedom to be me while loving the Lord with all of my heart. The love from my beautiful parents, children, grandchildren, husbands, relatives and friends enriched my life and filled my heart with joy!

In my life, I believed we should treat others how we want to be treated. Be happy, kind, love and respect one another, forgive often and easily, be playful, take chances, be silly, laugh out loud, be grateful, smile often, embrace life, travel, create, pray, sing, dance, plant, play, hug, move, eat, rest, breathe and repeat. Know that we are all loved and created equally in God’s eyes and you are never alone. Love and take care of yourself. Dream big. Be accountable. Forgive yourself. Be fearless. Go outside. Be present. Listen to music, birds, nature and to each other. Trust that you can find beauty in all things, people and circumstances through God.

Give and do for others whenever and wherever you can. Spread good cheer and life will be tickety boo! I believe that my memory will live on in the hearts and minds of those I have loved.

I was greeted with open arms on March 5th, 2016 by my son; Rick Bradshaw, my brother; Don Blundell, my husband; Victor Marchbank, my mom; Elsie Blundell, my dad; Reverend Mel Blundell and by my niece; Kelly Fairbanks.

I will be lovingly remembered by my daughter; Rhea (Steve) Brant, my grandchildren; Drew (Mahlinee) Johnson, Marlo (James Wyper) Johnson, Spencer Brant, Vanessa (Braeden Doering) Brant, Taylor Brant, Brandon Bradshaw and Amanda Bradshaw, my daughter-in-law; Judy Bradshaw, my brothers; Ronald (Louise) Blundell, Glen (Paula) Blundell and Allan (Sharon) Blundell, my sisters; Ruby (Bill) McQuhae, Joyce (Garry) Fairbanks, Shirley (Arnt) Pederson and Erma Stothard, my dear friends; Bev and Gerry Needham along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

My funeral service will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating.

A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea Room. Interment will take place at the conclusion of the Reception in the Solsqua Cemetery in Sicamous, B.C.

Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • (250) 542-1187


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