Christina Beck

Christina Beck

Christina (Tina)

Beck (née Reimer)

June 28, 1925 – Oct 10, 2013

Tina spent her final days in Vernon Hospital and Hospice House surrounded by the love of family and friends.

While born in Russia, Tina was raised in Canada. As a toddler, she and her family immigrated to Canada. They first settled in Drumheller, Alberta, then later at the age of eight moved to Vernon. Through mutual friends, Carl and Irene Schneider, Mom met the love of her life, Al Beck. They were married in Vernon on November 25, 1948. Moving to Vancouver Island, Tina and Al purchased and operated a small grocery store in Parksville. A few years later they sold the store and moved to Victoria where Tina worked as a butcher at Safeway. In 1958 Tina and Al moved the family to California. While Mom enjoyed the new adventures that California brought, her heart always remained in Vernon. Summer vacations to Canada to visit family were the highlight of every year. In 1970 the family returned to Vernon where Tina soon found a job at Empire Meats. She will be fondly remembered as “Mrs. Beck” to all those who shopped and worked there. Tina was a proud member of the Vernon Hospital Auxiliary for seventeen years. There she made many close friends and enjoyed spending time knitting, crafting, and selling baked goods.

Tina will be lovingly remembered by: her son Allen (Betty); daughter Kathy (Bob) Galloway; her grandchildren: Ken, Dan, Josh, Marci, Colleen, and Tom; and her seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Al (June 1993) and siblings: Fred, Harry, Jake, and Mary.

Special thanks to niece and best friend, Bernice, for all of the wonderful times she shared with Mom. Many thanks to Stu, Elaine, Robbie, and Jackie for always loving their Auntie Tina. Also thanks to her wonderful friends: Irene, Ann, Ena, Debbie, Perry, Elaine and Lloyd for their kindness over the years.

“There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.” Tina was one of those souls and will be greatly missed. A private family graveside service was held October 16th in Vernon. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at

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