September 3, 1926 – December 5, 2021
Moms most often asked question in the last two years was ‘Why am I still here?’ Bed ridden, failing sight and hearing and all with no pain – but mom has finished well. In complete peace our mom, Nadine Ruth Beitel, went to her eternal heavenly home.
Predeceased by her husband, George (2004), her sons, Herbert (1956), Dean (2014), grandson Richard Beitel (1998) and granddaughter Candice Beitel (2002).; as well her parents Mary & Herbert Warriner, brothers Ward and Bert, sisters Edna Friesen and Doreen Ovington.
She is survived by her daughter Christina Nelson (Calvin), son Glen, Ward (Julie), and special daughters Bonnie Beitel, Glenna Lupton. 13 grandchildren and 17 great; her sisters Kay (Al), Davina (Norm), Roberta (Bruce); sister in law Caroline Trufimuk, cousins in Ireland and Canada and numerous nieces, nephews.
Mom was 2nd born to Mary and Herbert Warriner in Kamsack, Sask. September 3, 1926. In her youth her family moved to Happy Valley – Cumberland, BC. Her stories included her escapades with her brother Ward, her paper delivery route, delivering milk, learning how to make pies at the Courtenay Bus station café, customer service at Eatons in Victoria and life on the farm in Kamsack. She graduated from highshcool by skipping grade 11! At the young age of 13 mom acknowledged JesusChrist as her Lord and Saviour. After attending Bible School she travelled British Columbia with Esther Adams presenting Daily Vacation Bible School programs and then co-pastoring the PAOC Cloverdale church.
Then life took on the great adventure when she met dad and married May 19, 1951. Dad and mom pastored churches in North Vancouver, Lake Cowichan, Smithers, BC and Carberry, Rossburn, Dauphin Manitoba. Then they moved to Campbell River in 1967, and after a number of years in the Lower Mainland mom moved back to Campbell River in 2005.
Her many talents and skills were evident from an early age. Decorating cakes before she was 10; teaching herself to play piano at 30; the accordion at 35 and the trumpet at 70 years of age! And there wasn’t a job that she was afraid to tackle. Her cooking skills (never used a recipe without putting her creative touch to it) took her to cooking for summer camps – sometimes feeding up to 500 guests and she was never daunted by numbers. We lost track of how many wedding cakes she decorated some as high as 9 tiers and 3 feet wide. Not to mention all the birthday and anniversary cakes. She was proud of making a Trip around the World quilt for each of her children/grandchildren.
Mom didn’t do a lot of travelling but one highlight was travelling with dad to Ireland to meet her moms family.
She met many great friends when she moved into Ken Ford House on Larwood road and spent time teaching her senior friends to sew quilts, which led to a money raising craft and bake sale. Mom moved to Ironwood Place which felt like her castle. She loved her meals that were made extra special with tablecloths and cloth napkins. She was especially blessed with meeting Marg who would come to visit and puzzle with her.
Her final home at Discovery Harbour Care Center, Hornby wing was filled with many caring people – daily care givers, nurses, bathers, hair/nail care providers as well as dental care. They daily heard her sing her HAPPY song.
Mom has finally reached her Eternal Home.
A graveside service will be Hazelwood Cemetery in Abbotsford on Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 1PM.
Memorial service for Nadine Ruth Beitel will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 1:00pm at Discovery Community Church – 250 10th ave. In Campbell River, BC.
In lieu of flowers please give your mom a hug and tell her of your love!
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