Beatrice RUSSELL

RUSSELL Beatrice Evelyn Russell of Lacombe passed away at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre on May 1, 2006 at the age of 94 years. Only child of Grant and Lizzie (Barnhill) Welton, pioneers of the Satinwood District. Beatrice was born December 11, 1911 and took her early schooling in the Satinwood District, High School in Red Deer, teacher training at Camrose Normal School. She taught at several rural schools until her marriage to Tom Russell in 1934. They farmed in the Joffre district for the next 59 years. In 1958 Bea returned to Satinwood School as a teacher and taught various combinations of grades 3,4, & 5 there for the next 18 years. She's always enjoyed hearing of ‘'her' pupils and where there lives have taken them. After returning to teaching she attended summer school for many years and earned her B.Ed. in 1968. When she had time, Beatrice enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, knitting and some crafts, but mostly keeping in touch with family and friends. She was involved with UCW, church board, farm organizations and retired teachers. When Tom was admitted to Long Term Care in 1993, Bea moved into the Lodge and visited him faithfully for the next 5 years. While at the Lodge she played cards, took in most of the entertainments and especially enjoyed music and videos. She spent the last 2 years in the Lacombe Nursing Home. She is lovingly remembered by daughter, Esther Hutchison who now lives on the home farm and son Bill (Jewell) who live in Edmonton, also by 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, Shelly (Greg) Mahoney, Steven and Amanda; Colin (Christina) Russell, Harley and Maggie; and Diane Russell all of Edmonton, Judy Hutchison (Richard Brown), Andrew and Leah of Midland, Michigan, Ian Hutchison of Oakville Ontario and Brian Hutchison of Vancouver, BC. Funeral services will be held from St. Andrew's United Church Lacombe on Monday May 8, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to Central Alberta Crematorium. If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Lacombe Hospital Extended Care 5430 – 47 Ave. Lacombe, AB T4L 1G8 or to the Canadian Red Cross 3030-55 St. Red Deer, AB T4P 3S6. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to (Subject Russell). WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 or 403 843-3388. "A Caring Family, Caring for Families"

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