Beth was born May 25, 1923 at Garden Head, Saskatchewan and passed away January 7, 2014 in North Vancouver BC, at the age of 90; followed quickly by her much-loved cousin Isobel Forsaith. Predeceased by her husband Donald; father and mother Ernest and Margaret Williams; brother Ned; sisters and brothers-in-law Lucy and Bill Sommer, Jane and Buster Winquist, their grandson Travis; and cousins Stuart & Luella Forsaith. Beth will be greatly missed by her daughters Janet and Josephine; granddaughters Allison Dunsmore and Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Desjardins, and great grandson Logan; as well as seven nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Beth attended secretarial school in Regina and later moved to Calgary. After Don’s death in 1963, Beth obtained a teaching degree at the University of Alberta and taught high school business education and computing for many years in Calgary. After her retirement, she pursued her interest in Archaeology and received a BSc from the University of Calgary. She was a valued and active member of the Alberta Archaeological Society and travelled to digs in Alberta, Italy, Peru, Mexico and elsewhere. She also travelled often to the UK to visit family and made trips to Alaska and Australia with her sister Jane. Beth moved from Calgary in 1998 to live with her daughter Janet in rural BC, where she enjoyed gardening, the country life, and serving as dedicated doorman to the cats and dogs of the household. Beth and those who loved her were very grateful to the staff at the Kiwanis Care Centre for their loving care during her final years.
Please join us in a celebration of life honouring Beth MacIntosh and Isobel Forsaith at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the old Williams homestead at Bone Creek (aka the Jim Winquist Ranch aka the Glen Sauder Ranch). Reverend Debra Faulk officiating. For information or directions, please contact Jo at 250-385-1714.
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