BECK, Jeannette (nee Andriachuk)

With heavy hearts but with the peace that passes all understanding Jeannette’s family announce her passing on Aug 30 after a short battle with cancer.

Jeannette is survived by George, her husband of 63 years, her children Jeffrey (Pat), Gordon (Cathryn), Barbara (Kirby) and Mark (Julie) and by her adoring grandchildren Andrew (Catreana), Michael, Marie-Louise, Tricia, Nathanael, Hannah, Emily (Keith), Daniel, Rebecca, Chloe (Moses), Maxwell and Rachel as well as her brother Victor (Maureen) and sister Juliana. Jeannette was predeceased by her parents Dmytro and Anna and her sister Marlene.

Jeannette was a “coal miner’s daughter”, born in Drumheller in 1938 where her father worked in the nearby mines. While still a young child, Jeannette’s family moved to Glendon where she spent her childhood and youth. In 1955, Jeannette moved to Edmonton to train as a teacher and, while so engaged, met George, who she married in 1959. Jeannette spent the next 30 years raising her family before returning to university to earn her B. Ed degree and resume her teaching career. Upon retirement, Jeannette and George enjoyed many years of travel (Palm Springs was a favourite), golfing (well, one of them) keeping up with the goings on of their extended family and, most importantly, spending as much time as possible at the Moose Lake cabin that was Jeannette’s pride and joy.

A celebration of Jeannette’s life is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 5 at North Pointe Community Church, 14025 – 167 Ave. Edmonton, Rev. Phil Doroshuk presiding.

Thank you to family and friends for the love and support during this difficult time.

Donations may be made in Jeannette’s memory to Moose Lake Pentecostal Youth Camp Society, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die”. John 11:25

Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101

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North Pointe Community Church - Edmonton

14025 167 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6V 1J5

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Anton Powley

Dear George and family. I am so sorry to hear that the love of your life, Jeannette has passes away. I remember working for you for many years and you always talked about the roots around Glendon and Moose Lake.
My sympathy and may the good Lord bless you and give you strength during this difficult time.
God Bless you and your family.
Anton Powley

Nick and Eileen Matichuk

We are shocked and so sorry to hear of Jeanette’s passing. We loved and admired her as a woman of integrity and honour. She will be missed.

Ross & Gail Jorgensen

Shocking news and so sad to hear of Jeanette’s passing. She was always a delight to be around and many good visits at Moose Lake . We always enjoyed hearing about the different things that happened to her and George on some of their travels etc. Jeanette was a great cook had one of the best Pork roasts ever at the M L cabin. Its hard and sad to think of her not being there anymore even though we aren’t and so sad for George and all the family whom she loved beyond word. She is home and waiting for you all in the mean time may you all find comfort and peace in all the memories which I know are countless in number. We extend sympathy and love to each one of you know we are sad and care that you have lost such a wonderful person. Ross & Gail

Karin Walters

So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mother. I remember many years ago being in your home and seeing her at church and how kind and friendly she always was. Heaven just keeps looking better each day as we look forward to our happy reunion with those we’ve lost and our Saviour. Best regards, Curtis & Karin Walters

Allison Glazebrook

I am so sorry to hear about your loss and send you all much love. I have so many fond memories of such a wonderful Riverbend Mom. I especially recall her joyful laugh and welcoming smile, the vegetables from her wonderful garden, and the fun she let Barbie and me enjoy in her home. She even got me my first really good summer job! I was a university student and she mentioned a position with the Ministry of Education grading exams. I applied and got it. “Mrs. Beck”, as I always knew her, was also working there and some days we commuted in together in her car. I remember her confident driving and the fun conversations. I also recognize what a great neighbourhood friend and support she was to my Mum, newly arrived in Canada. She was a wonderful person who brought much joy to many in her life and will be deeply missed. Thinking of you all at this time.

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