GALLEN, Elizabeth "Beth" Alexandria (nee Irwin)
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1916 - 2012
Beth passed away peacefully and quietly at Edgemont Retirement Residence, Calgary after a long and happy life. Her family and friends spent the prior few days at her side.
Beth was born in Springwater, Saskatchewan and raised in Edmonton. She was married to Larry Gallen who predeceased her in 1997 after fifty-five years of marriage. Beth is survived by her son Brian and his wife Kate; her daughter Lennie and husband Les Stastook; grandchildren, Trish Gallen (Corey McFarlane), Jen (Kyle) Job, Michael (Angie) Stastook, Brad (Amanda) Stastook, Meghan (Martin) Balment; as well as great- grandchildren Tait, Rhys and Makenna; and her brother Jack Irwin. Beth was predeceased by her four brothers, George, Harvey, Waller and Mac. It is said that no one had more friends than Beth Gallen.
A celebration of Beth's life will be held at LEYDEN'S CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE (corner of 17th Avenue and 2nd Street S.W., Calgary) on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Please feel free to wear bright colours, as that is how Mom lived her life. A private family interment will take place in Evergreen Memorial Garden in Edmonton.
Our heartfelt thanks for the kindness and respect which has been provided by all the staff at Edgemont Retirement Residence for the past five years. If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, 100, 119 - 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ab.ca), or to the Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation, 414, 301 - 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 2A1 (Telephone 403-270-2158, www.bcscf.com).
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM (304 - 18th Avenue S.W., Calgary AB T2S 0C3) Phone 1-800-883-7702.
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2012