Beverley Nora Geisler (ne Barnard)

September 24, 1923 – December 10, 2021
In loving memory ~
Beverley Nora Geisler (ne Barnard) passed away from a sudden illness December 10th with her loving family by her side. She will be sadly missed by her children: Carolyn Ricker (Eric), Bradley Geisler and Robyn Geisler (Tom Renton); grandchildren: Leanne Brothers, Lori Brothers (Brad Ney), Mia Crouch, Daniel Crouch (Rebecca), Patrick Mylett, Natasha Geisler, Michelle Mylett (Jesse Antler) and Alex Geisler; great grandchild: Bradley Ney Jr. She will be missed by cousins Donald Campbell (Christine) and Kerry Campbell, as well as by her friends, neighbors and many others who knew her.
Beverley / Mom / Granny was loving, strong, loyal, intelligent and empathetic. She embraced these qualities in both her personal life and career. Bev was devoted to her family, spending time with each of us in many special ways.
During her post secondary education, she specialized in Early Childhood Education and Anthropology. She worked as a primary teacher and spent several years teaching in Inuvik. Later she returned to Vancouver to complete her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education after which she became a visiting lecturer at UBC. In 1975 she resigned to accept a position with the Teacher Education Program in NWT. In her own words, “to return to my (her) beloved Arctic”. She and her colleagues designed and implemented a teacher training curriculum for northern indigenous adults with the goal that TEP graduates could return to teach in their own communities. She travelled extensively throughout the Arctic and loved every minute of it. Once retired, she returned to Nanaimo to be close to her family.
Bev loved music, reading, dancing (especially clogging in her later years) and organic living. She was a keen participant with her jazz club, book club and clogging group. She loved to debate. She had a keen interest in the wonders of astronomy and was passionate about genealogy. In her 80’s, her extensive research of her own family inspired two trips to England and a thorough accounting of her family’s history.
She would say, “Take charge of your life!” and “Follow your bliss!”
She will be in our hearts and influence our thoughts forever.
At her request there will be no service.Obituary

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