Bev Palfrey

Obituary of Bev Palfrey

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Our dearly beloved Bev left us peacefully on Friday November 18, 2022 at the age of 91.

Left to celebrate and remember her life fondly is her spouse Nelda, numerous cousins, all of Nelda’s family and a multitude of friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Cecil and Halle, sister and best friend Audrey and brother-in-law Frank Ashworth.

A career paediatric nurse, Bev spent 37 years nursing in various places; Maple Creek SK, Hawaii, Calgary General, Foothills and Children’s hospitals and notably, she travelled to Saudi Arabia to open a paediatric unit in the King Faud hospital.

Even in retirement in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC those attentive nursing skills blessed many people in the Valley.

A volunteer extraordinaire she worked diligently for the Canadian Cancer Society, Fairmont/Windermere Hospital Auxiliary and the Fairmont Lions Club where she was given the prestigious Melvin Jones Award for her time and efforts as a Lion.

Bev was an avid golfer, ardent traveller, and veracious reader. She also loved fishing, and loved cheering on her favourite teams; The Calgary Stampeders and The Calgary Flames.

A life well lived, Bev was loved and admired by all who knew her.

Thank you to Dr. Ross and Dr. Schaffer, the nursing staff at Invermere and District Hospital, Chisel Peak Medical staff and Lambert Kipp Pharmacy.

In living memory, a tree will be planted in Bev’s name at the Fairmont Hot Springs Memorial Park.

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