Beatrice Elizabeth Crawford, 89, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., and formerly of the Golden Age Manor in Emo, Ont., passed away peacefully at her residence with her family at her side on Monday, May 15, 2006.
Beatrice was born Dec. 8, 1916 in Shenston Township, Ont. to the late Frederick and Katherine Kehl. Beatrice grew up and lived her early years on the family farm.
On Oct. 8, 1938, she was united in marriage to Clifford Crawford. Following their marriage, they moved to Blackhawk, Ont., where they raised their two children and farmed for many years.
Beatrice was very involved with the 4-H Club throughout the years. She also loved to crotchet for her family, and play cards with everyone. Beatrice loved and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She also attended Knox United Church in Emo, Ont.
In 1978, they moved to Emo when her husband, Clifford, retired. Later in 2000, Beatrice and Clifford sold their home in Emo and moved into Golden Age Manor.
In 2005, they moved to Fort Frances and settled in at Rainycrest, where they have resided since.
Beatrice will be deeply missed by her husband, Clifford of Fort Frances, Ont.; one son, Donald Crawford and wife, Marlyne, of Kenora, Ont.; one son-in-law, Vernon Dungey of Ignace, Ont.; six grandchildren, Douglas Dungey and wife, Andrea, Susan and husband, Vic Gagne, Wayne Dungey, Krista and husband, Miles Purdy, Sean Crawford, and Wayne Crawford; six great-grandchildren, Megan, Katie, Danny, Ricky, Nathan, and Braiden; and two nieces, Patsy Crawford and Evelyn Crawford.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Carol Dungey; one brother in his youth; a second brother, Albert Kehl; one brother-in-law, Norman Crawford; and one sister-in-law. Mabel Crawford.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.
Interment will take place in Chapple Cemetery in Barwick.
The honourary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Sean Crawford, Wayne Crawford, and Wayne Dungey; great-grandsons, Danny Gagne and Ricky Gagne; and friend, Paul Wepruk.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8 or c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.