August 31, 1933 – January 27, 2021
Born August 31, 1933 in Telkwa, BC, to parents Wilbur (Bud) Fox and Muriel (Boyle) Fox, Marie Beckley passed away peacefully at Cariboo Place long term care facility in Williams Lake, BC on January 27th, 2021 at the age of 87 years.
Beloved Mother to son Larry (Sue) Beckley, daughter Linda (Randy) Isfeld, daughter Donna Fortner, and son Roy (Teena) Beckley. Marie was predeceased by her husband Reginald in January 2007 and predeceased by her companion for the last 10 years, Wilfred Haugland in August 2020.
Also, predeceased by brothers Jim Fox, Roy Fox, Len Fox, sister Janet Fox and half-sister Anne (MacKenzie) Parr. Survived by brother Ron (Grace)Fox and sister Dorothy (Fox) Cochrane, half brother Tom (Debbie) MacKenzie and half sister Sheila (Greg) MacKenzie and step sister Frieda (Bob) Lilley and beloved sister-in-law Jean Fox.
Marie will be remembered by her grandchildren including Michelle (Devin) Haftner, Joanne (Jason) Bourguigon, Kristina Beckley, Teresa (Rob) Ettinger, Amanda (Kurt) Ettinger, Deanna (Kevin) Isfeld, Kurtis Isfeld, Carson Isfeld, Lisa (Chris) Leard, Carolyn Gorieu, Wendy Fortner, Shane Surkan, Ryan (Kaitlyn) Beckley, Mara ( Allen) Norlin, Grace-Ella and Jordan Beckley and Keven Yui.
Great Grandchildren include: Bryce Cardinal, Dustin and Tristin Haftner, Ethan and Zachary Bourguignon, Jorja Moore, Parker, Rowan and Griffin Isfeld, Ryder Isfeld, Brooke, Kartter and Cayleb Gorieu, Tyson and Kyle Leard, Oakley Gjerde, Ryka and Macklin Beckley, Brayden Beckley and Maddox Norlin
Marie has many nieces and nephews throughout BC, Alberta, and the USA.
A special connection to 3 nieces, Chris, Brenda and Elizabeth whom were fostered as young girls and sought our their paternal family later in their life and were reacquainted to the family at a reunion in Creston. Also two special nieces from Reg’s side of the family, Colleen Hall and Sharon Beckley, who were always part of the yearly Saskatchewan visits.
Marie loved her community of Terrace and had been in the community since 1958. She was an avid curler in her years in Terrace and also looked after the cooking and baking in the concession at the Terrace Curling Club. She became quite famous for her cinnamon buns and people would line up or phone ahead for orders to ensure they got their buns before or after their curling games.
As a Life Member of the Curling Club she continued to be involved in the annual Ladies Bonspiel by taking registrations, although she really wanted to be on the Ice. Curling on TV kept her busy in the winter and her garden and yard kept her busy the rest of the year. She loved camping and fishing (occasionally caught a bigger fish than Reg! ) with a wonderful group of friends and there was always a deck of cards and a crib board available.
A special thank you to Northern Health Community Care for your compassion and respect while keeping her healthy. She looked forward to your visits everyday. Also a big thank you to the neighbours, you know who you are, for being the watchful eyes and making sure she was always safe. Your kindness was so appreciated.
Her life will be celebrated when we can meet again. Memorial donations can be made to the Terrace Curling Club. Please contact the Club at 250-635-5583
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