Beatrice May Knippelberg passed away at the age of 78 on October 16, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband Jake.

Beatrice is survived by her loving family, daughters Jean Knippelberg and Pat Van Allen and sons Wayne Knippelberg and Melvin Knippelberg. Also survived by her granddaughter Kristin Van Allen and grandsons Sheldon & Ryan Knippelberg, plus sisters Alice Edmunds and Bernice Duffy. Bea worked in the packing house in Summerland, B.C. for a number of years. Later she worked as a hairdresser and with her husband in his taxi business. A Graveside Service was held at Lakeview Cemetery in Penticton on Oct. 22, 2005, with Rev. Harvie Barker presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations in Beatrice’s memory may be made to the BC Cancer Agency. Special thanks go out to the staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital and Dr. Vera Nyirenda. Mountainside Funeral Home of Hope was entrusted with the arrangements 604-869-8229

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