Julia BECKSTEAD

BECKSTEAD, Julia Rae Julia Beckstead (Archibald) passed away peacefully on January 5, 2007 at the Ottawa Hospital ( General Campus) at the age of 56. Julia was surrounded by family and many friends during her brief and courageous battle with cancer. Julia is predeceased by her parents Raymonde and James Archibald of Clive, AB., Julia is survived by her loving husband Frank Beckstead of Mallorytown, ON, brother Harry Archibald (Anne) of Edmonton, sister Nancy Archibald of Lacombe, AB. Also survived by her brother-in-law Bill Beckstead and sister-in-law Lynda Beckstead and nieces and nephews Aaron Williams, Matthew Beckstead, Heather Archibald, Laurel Archibald, Danny Beckstead (Sally), Dale Beckstead, Judy Hunt, (Steven), Lisa Beckstead, and Scott Beckstead. She was survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews. Julie enjoyed a long career in nursing leaving a positive impact both in Ontario and Alberta. She worked at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and the Brockville General Hospital. Julia's love for people placed her in the hearts of all those who knew her as reflected by the many cards and wishes expressed. Julia will always be remembered for her love of nature enjoyed by walks in the woods, golfing, skiing and boating in tthe Thousand Islands. Julia was born in Clive, AB. and enjoyed a rural upbringing. She graduated from U of Alberta Nursing School in 1971 and moved to Ottawa. Julia and Frank lived in Alberta for 5 years before moving to Mallorytown, ON in 1986. A special thank you to the staff at the Ottawa Hospital for the exceptional care and comfort they provided to Julia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 13th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Cyprians Anglican Church in Lacombe.