Obituary of Beatrice WICKENS
Beatrice Peggy Wickens, beloved wife of Ray Wickens, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the age of 84 years. Beatrice was born in Calgary on October 5, 1926 and grew up and completed her school in Black Diamond. She married Ray Wickens on March 7, 1953 in Edmonton. Bea and Ray transferred with Mobil Oil to many places across Canada such as Drayton Valley, Swift Current, Edmonton, Halifax, Calgary, Ottawa and finally settling back in Calgary in 1982. Bea is survived by her loving husband Ray; daughter Debbie Reinholdt (Howard); sons: Jim Wickens (Jo Ann), Bob Wickens (Avery Jubb) and Jeff Wickens (Susan Ricker); grandchildren: Jennifer Reinholdt (Craig Lentz), Kimberley White (Clint), Chelsey Wickens, Stephanie Wickens, Deena Collison, and Hilary Pegoraro (Tony); great-grandchildren: Savanna and Sierra Collison, and Cameron White; sisters-in-law: Darlene Lanouette (Ray), Carol Paszek (Henry) and Eileen Wickens; brothers-in-law Verne Smith and Bob Boscher; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bea was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Madeline Jarhouse and sisters Dorothy Rubenok and Bernadine Smith.
A Memorial Service will be held at the CALGARY ELKS LODGE & GOLF CLUB, 2502 6th Street N.E., on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 5864, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966.