Obituary of Kathaleen May Bekar
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Kathaleen May Bekar (Wiebe) formerly of Nipawin on December 28th, 2022.
She leaves to mourn her passing her loving family, Calvin (Susan) Wiebe, Brenda (Alvin) Parenteau, Pauline (Stewart) Combs, and Connie Wiebe. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory grandchildren; Brandon Wiebe, Mikey (Cassandra) Wiebe, Amanda Hue, Rochelle (Caleb) Dmytrow, Adam Dmytrow, Colby Adrian, Whitney (Justin) Adrian, Chelsea (Danny) Mayes, Landon Parenteau, Stephanie (Robert) Osborne, Lauren (Daniel) Radersma, and Allie (Josh) Garton.
Kathaleen had numerous great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren and loved them all. She will also be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbors.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Wiebe, second husband, Tony Bekar; her parents, Seacome and Pearl Church, brothers; Alan Church, Elmer Church, Cairne Church, infant brother Mervin Church, and sister Laura Helm. She was also predeceased by many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Kathaleen May Church was born in 1930 in Nipawin and raised in the Cherry Ridge district with her family during hard, but good times. She went to school there and then took correspondence up to grade ten. While working at Andres Dry Cleaners in Nipawin she met John Wiebe, where they were both employed and married him within a short time.
Kathaleen was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed gardening (she loved roses), sewing, quilting, canning, and traveling. Her Christian faith was an integral part of her life, and she served in various capacities in her church. Prayer was important to her, and she regularly prayed for her family. After John died in 1999, she married Tony Bekar. They had ten very happy years together until Tony’s passing. Kathaleen moved to Prince Albert in 2020 to a wonderful care facility at the Good Shepherd Villa. She made new friends and received wonderful care. She loved to watch Jeopardy, the Toronto Blue Jays and curling. Her leisure time included reading, doing puzzles, and organized activities at the Villa. Kathaleen was a strong supporter of underprivileged children for over 40 years.
A celebration of Kathaleen’s life and interment will be held in the spring of 2023 in Nipawin at a date to be determined. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322