May 24, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful sister, auntie and friend, Beverlie Sokoloski (Bev). Angels in heaven are welcoming one of the dearest and smartest people we have had the honor of having in our lives.
Bev passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a courageous 5-year battle with Ovarian Cancer. Bev was easy going and took everything in stride. She had such a positive outlook on life and took on whatever was thrown at her. When you asked Bev how she was feeling, she would always say “I’m Fine”.
Bev was predeceased by her mother Winifred Sokoloski in 2018 and her father Mike in 1991. Bev is survived by her 6 sisters and 3 brothers. Georgia (Bob) Reid, Janet (Rod) Postlethwaite, Fred (Cindy) Sokoloski, Cathy (Carman) Thompson, Stewart (Kandi) Sokoloski, Judy (Brian) Peel, Herb Sokoloski, Carolyn (Paul) Burow, and Eileen (Rob) O’Neill, 42 nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends.
Bev was born in Nelson, BC and had many happy years growing up in Procter with her large family and lots of friends. She enjoyed badminton, swimming in the lake and skating in the winter.
Bev moved to Surrey, BC in 1979 with her Mum and 2 sisters. Bev was a reliable and dedicated babysitter for family and friends as she had a special gift with babies and children. Bev provided daycare as her employment for many years and she developed a strong bond with the families and became an important part of their lives.
Bev and Mum joined a bowling league and made many more lifelong friends. Past times were playing cards, crib, board games, puzzles and word searches. She enjoyed the older TV shows and was a huge Survivor fan and never missed an episode.
Bev was always busy knitting and crocheting; each new baby was welcomed with a delicately knit sweater set. She would continue to knit more as they grew. Bev was very generous, thoughtful and kind. She loved scrapbooking and card making. All the siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, and friends received beautiful hand- crafted cards for all occasions, which we will treasure forever.
Bev was fortunate enough to travel to Hawaii, Disneyland, Mexico, England, Scotland and Alaska. She also frequently travelled to visit her sisters and brothers around BC.
Bev and Mum had a special bond and took care of each other over the years. Bev became the primary caregiver for Mum in her later years and we all knew Mum was in good hands.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in her Memory. A Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. Obituary
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