Elizabeth RHOADES

RHOADES, Elizabeth Beulah

September 18, 1924 – June 7, 2015

Beulah passed away at home surrounded by the love of her family after a short illness. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years Albert; children Elizabeth (Bob), Barbara (Yves), Doug and Granddaughters Marissa, Emilie, Alanna, Elise, Kathryn and Cassandra. Beulah was a second mum to many and loved by all. Mum was born in Ontario. She trained as a RN and worked as a public health nurse for the City of Ottawa until 1955. Beulah met Albert in 1954 and they relocated to Edmonton where they married in 1955. Albert’s work took them to Northern BC, and in 1968 to Victoria where they remained until 1980 when Albert was transferred to Burnaby. Beulah was a devoted mother and homemaker. She spent countless hours volunteering with her children’s sporting clubs and she was a CGIT Leader with the United Church and was a UCW member in every community she lived. Mum & Dad moved to White Rock in 1991 where they enjoyed their gardens, seaside walks and frequent visits from their granddaughters. In 2011 they returned to Victoria to be closer to family and they have been living at the Berwick Royal Oak retirement home since then. Mum was able to remain at home during her illness only because of the unending devotion and nursing care provided by Dad. She had a full life and we are thankful for our many wonderful memories. If you are able, please buy your mother a box of Purdy’s Chocolates in her honour. A Memorial Service will be held at Gordon Head United Church in Victoria at 2:30 PM on June 20, 2015. Tea to follow at the church.

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