Margaret Rose Beesley 1934 — 2019

Margaret Rose Beesley

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Rose Beesley on Oct 7, 2019 at the age of 85. Margaret was born in Edmonton Alberta on Feb 10, 1934 to Edna and David Spink.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Barry McLeod Beesley, her sister-in-law Blythe Spink and her brother-in-law Robert Beesley.

She will be lovingly remembered by sons Doug of Edmonton, Kevin (Debbie) of Kamloops and Daughter Kathryn (Pete) of Kamloops. Margaret was a huge part of her grandson’s lives, she spent countless hours transporting, watching and being involved with all their activities.  Nicholas and Michael Fidanza as well as Robert and Jacob Beesley. Margaret is also survived by her brother David Spink of Ponoka Alberta, sister-in-law Gail Beesley of Regina Saskatchewan, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Margaret was a graduate of Mount Royal College, she taught administration in Marengo Saskatchewan as well as an Instructor, Chairperson and founding faculty member in the days of Cariboo College (UCC) now TRU. Margaret was an active member of Mount Paul United Church as well as in the choir.

Margaret was a very Loud and Proud Kamloops Blazer’s Season Ticket holder  and Booster Club Member for over 30 years. Margaret loved Hockey and spent many winter road trips around BC and Alberta watching her grandson’s play the game she loved.

Margaret and Barry were avid travelers and enjoyed many years seeing the world together.

A Special thank you to the caring staff of Ponderosa and especially to the Pinegrove Extended care staff. Your hard work and dedicated care are greatly appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will take place on October 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.

No flowers by request. If you wish, donations gratefully accepted for a charity of your choice in the memory of Margaret Beesley.


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8 Tributes

  1. Linda Richard (Spink
    Posted October 9, 2019 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    My deepest sympathy to Doug, Kevin and Kathryn and their families on Aunt Margaret’s passing. Thinking of you all at this time.

  2. Karen Repka
    Posted October 9, 2019 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of your MOM’S passing. You are in our thoughts Kathy and family.

  3. Judy Waddington
    Posted October 9, 2019 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m so glad I was able to have a quiet visit with her at Ponderosa. Although she had a number of serious issues, she had a great smile and loved a good joke. We had fun. Take care you three.

  4. Kenda Pauwels
    Posted October 10, 2019 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    She lit up the darkest room with her radiant smile and personality.
    She and “only she” could persuade a cashier out of a limit on turkeys .
    We had many great conversations across s check out counter and a ice rink.
    It was a pleasure listening to her always share her story
    We are all sorry for your loss!!
    With greatest sincerity we wish all of your amazing family sincerest condolences.
    Warmest of hugs
    Ron Kenda Kyle and Kolby Pauwels

  5. Ihlen Family
    Posted October 12, 2019 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Deepest condolences and prayers on your loss Kevin and Doug from all of the Ihlen family.

  6. Carol Frederick
    Posted October 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Margaret was my professor at Cariboo College back in the 70’s. I was taking a Secretarial Diploma. She was a lovely woman and great teacher. I went to her and Barry’s house for coffee one evening. My deepest condolences on the loss of your Kind Loving Mother.

  7. Betty O`Brien
    Posted October 14, 2019 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Marg was my instructor at Cariboo College back in 1985-86. She instructed me in Office Admin and Medical Steno. I was a single mom at the time. She was a good instructor and always fair. Many years later, (2002-2004) I ran into Marg at CDC — we were both doing the grandkid thing. She did this with a smile on her face. It was great to catch up. I am sorry to hear she has passed.

  8. The Hutton family
    Posted October 19, 2019 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Kathy, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you and all your family and remembering your mom as a lovely lady, and so proud of her kids and grandkids. She gave so much of her time driving for so many school field trips and after school sporting events. Kyle always enjoyed getting a ride with Michael’s grandma… God bless her.

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