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BEATRICE LARENCE (published on April 29, 2009)



BEATRICE LARENCE (nee ZEKE) July 17, 1911 - April 25, 2009 Peacefully our beloved mother passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Bethania Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. Left to cherish her memory are her son Kelly and wife Linda, daughters Cookie Ter-Voert and husband Gerry, Esther Carriere, Lena Hildebrandt and daughter-in-law Helen Lawrence, along with-numerous generational grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Beatrice was predeceased by her beloved husband Euclid, daughters Vida, Irene, son Allan and by her parents Henry and Katherine Zeke. Also predeceased were her four brothers Ralph, George, Henry, and Frank Zeke, and four sisters Anne Campbell, Lyda Scarf, Katie Sigurdson, and Rose Chartrand. She was the last surviving member of the Zeke Family. Beatrice was born on July 17, l9l1 in Oak Point, MB. As a young adult of the depression, she learned the lessons of hard work. In 1929 Beatrice married Euclid Larence and together they started a life and home in St. Laurent, MB. Beatrice dedicated her life to her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed large family gatherings and is remembered for her superb cooking and baking skills. No one was ever turned away from the Larence home. Beatrice's favourite pastime was knitting. How she loved to send people on their way with a pair of slippers, mitts or socks. In later years, Beatrice moved into downtown Winnipeg. As long as Beatrice was able, she faithfully attended Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. Many a summer weekend was spent at her summer home in St. Laurent and she looked forward to her quiet time. Mom loved her flowers, and grew many assorted ones throughout her life. Flowers will be welcomed at the funeral service on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. A very special thank you goes out to the staff at Concordia Hospital and Bethania Personal Care Home, for their compassionate care over the last year, and to all her friends and relatives who visited. Your presence brightened her days. Pallbearers will be her six grandsons: Darrell Lawrence, Larry Carriere, Rick Lawrence, Perry Hildebrandt, Darryl Morin, Dino Durighello. A Mother holds her children's hands for a little while .... Their hearts forever. CHAPEL LAWN 885-9715


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