Beata Lucia (Longauer) Wilson (1948 - 2017)

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WILSON (LONGAUER)
Beata Lucia
OCTOBER 11, 1948 - MARCH 14, 2017
A woman like no other left this life behind to join the angels in heaven on
a quiet Tuesday afternoon at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.
Beata fought a courageous battle with ovarian cancer and is now resting
peacefully with her mother, Ida Longauer (2003), and father, Josef
Longauer (1978).
Born in Podbrezova, Czechoslovakia, and brought up in Bratislava,
Beata was the youngest of three and adored by all. Fleeing a communist
regime and seeking opportunity, she immigrated to Montreal, Que.
in 1968 where she earned her Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and was
a fashion model. She left Montreal after eight years to make her new
home in Vancouver, B.C. where she soon caught the eye and heart of a
young lawyer, Lyle Wilson.
The pair were wed on New Year's Eve of 1979 and enjoyed plenty of
world travel and a few moves between B.C. and Alberta up until the
arrival of their daughter, Lindsay, in 1983. Most of their marriage was
spent caring for creatures of the four-legged kind, building a beautiful
lifetime of memories through their hard work and care of horses, cattle
and canines, felines and other farm critters at their 900-acre ranch in
Bridge Lake, B.C. which has been their dream and base home since
1989.
Beata and Lyle spent the last 14 years living in Cochrane, Alberta to
be close to their daughter Lindsay (Matthew) Seewalt and three young
grandchildren, whom Beata doted on and cared for endlessly: Lynnae,
Finn and Lucia Beata. She also spent these years working as a substitute
school teacher in nearby Morley, Alberta – a community and a people
she cared for a great deal.
Beata was loved by everyone who ever met her. She was known for her
remarkable altruism, kind spirit, gentle soul and beautiful smile. She
loved to read and devoured books. She possessed a brilliant mind and
valued intellectual discussion on politics and all matters of life.
She is survived by her devoted husband and partner of 41 years in
love and laughter, Lyle Wilson, her best friend and daughter, Lindsay
(Matthew) Seewalt and three grandchildren: Lynnae, Finn and Lucia
Beata (Cochrane, Alberta). Other hearts left behind include her sister
Tanja (Juraj) Kukura and brother Leo, nephews Filip and Leo and
families and niece Petra and family (Slovakia, Germany and the U.K.).
She is also survived by her mother-in law Julie (Gordon, deceased),
sister-in-law Sandra (Vernon, deceased), nephews Clinton (Andrea),
Michael (Charlene), Perry (Arlene) and niece Rebecca (Jarid) and
families (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver).
A celebration of her life will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in
Cochrane, Alberta on Tuesday, April 4th with mass at 11 a.m., followed
by a luncheon and beverage service.
Beata believed in celebrating life, not mourning it. The family is
encouraging everyone to wear a shade of purple to the service or on that
day to honour her creativity, courage and wisdom.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wild Horses Of Alberta
Society, as Beata loved the wild horses: www.wildhorsesofalberta.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sarah Glaze
and the gyne/oncology team at the Tom Baker
Cancer Centre, as well as the nurses and
support staff on Unit 42 at the Foothills
Hospital for their kindness and care.
Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Mar. 23, 2017