BEAMAN, Alberta A. "Bert"
"A Grand Lady of the Lake"
Alberta, a long-time resident of Lake of Bays, Muskoka, passed away peacefully of heart failure on May 1st in her 91st year after a very brief decline in health. While her mind stayed strong until the very end, ultimately her generous heart succumbed to age and she slipped away peacefully at Huntsville District Hospital. Thank you to the medical staff for their kind care and consideration.
Born in March, 1930, Alberta "Bert" spent her formative years and career in Brantford, Ontario where her keen eye for organization helped her excel in office management at the credit bureau business. In 1972 she and husband Clifford T. Beaman (deceased) relocated, building a lakeside home near Huntsville where she resided ever since. A passionate nature-lover, she was truly in her element!
Never idle, Alberta was blessed with an active life filled with numerous friends and rewarding hobbies, particularly her beloved gardening, and was fortunate to be able to pursue them right to the end of her life. She taught herself culinary cooking, bowled, enjoyed countless theatre shows, voraciously consumed mystery novels, and for 50 years hosted family and friends in style at her home on the lake. In the off-season, she was a passionate globetrotter who visited scores of countries over the years, first on safaris and touring vacations and then on cruises to far-flung places.
She is lovingly survived by her sister June Cooper, her stepson Roger Beaman (Dana), nieces and nephews Karen Ayles (Steve), Kim Thrush (Bob), Sandra Beamer (David), Barry Cooper (Nola), and Darryl Cooper as well as step-grandchildren Amy Osborne (Josh), Tom Beaman (Andrea), Ian Beaman (Katie) and many great-grandchildren. Countless other friends will miss her timeless elegance and class, her willingness to listen but never judge, and her easy smile.
Alberta was buried next to Clifford at Mount Hope Cemetery in Brantford; a remembrance is planned at a later date. Donations to her favorite charity The Huntsville Hospital Foundation would be welcomed in lieu of flowers. May she Rest in Peace.