DUNN Beatrice

Posted: February 10th, 2014

Beatrice Evelyn Dunn, beloved wife of Clio Benjamin Dunn (predeceased) of Lethbridge passed away at the St. Michael’s Heath Center on February 6, 2014 at the age of 94 years. She was the loving mother of D’Arcy Dunn (Gayle) of Summerland, BC, Kevin Dunn (Bonnie) of Coalhurst , AB. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren: Ferda Bayazit, Jim Dunn, Jeff Dunn, Daryll Dunn and Diana Dunn-Kostiw (Lance); Her siblings Ellen Wright (Harry), Ron Nolan (Carla), Rita Pizzey (Larry) as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was also predeceased by her infant daughter Faye Marguerite Dunn and her brothers Bernard (Bub) Nolan and Thomas (Tommy) Nolan. Beatrice was born on July 11, 1919 at her grandparents farm in Picture Butte. She attended school in Iron Springs, Picture Butte and graduated in Coaldale. She helped care for her younger siblings when she lost her mother in 1939 until she married Clio in 1941. The next 5 years were spent travelling with Clio during the war for basic training through Canada, and waiting for him to return from Europe in 1946. On his return they moved to Rolling Hills where they had their two boys and farmed for 26 years. They built and managed the Sunalta tent and trailer park until 1984 when they retired and spent many good years golfing and traveling. They moved to Lethbridge in 2000 where they met many friends at the River Ridge Community. Relatives and friends are invited to the memorial service which will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, February 11th at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Interment to follow. In lieu of gifts and flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #402 – 740 – 4th Avenue S. Lethbridge Alberta T1J 0N9. Many thanks from the family to the Staff of Columbia Assisted Living and St. Michael’s Heath Centre.

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  1. Jill Holmberg says:

    My sincere sympathy to the family of Bea. She was a great friend of my Mom, Anne Brinker. They met when Clio and my Dad, Tom Brinker were in the army together. Such trying and different times. Easy to see why the friendship forged. I lived down south for 10 years (Claresholm) and when my mom would visit, a trip to Lethbridge to see Bea usually happened. They talked about the old days and how lucky they were to have two great husbands. They shared updates on the kids and grandkids, always very proud and satisfied with how things went. They came from an age where a person was satisfied with the simple things and family was everything. Bea welcomed me and my kids when we showed up with mom. My son still remembers his Grandma’s good friend from Lethbridge. I hope the last years of Bea’s life were in comfort. My mom’s last few were in the fog of dementia. We were lucky. She was content, safe and happy not bitter. I hope the good memories will bring you comfort. Jill Holmberg

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