BEATRICE VERONICA SORENSEN (nee Schultz)
November 21, 1960 ~ June 3, 2012
Beatrice was born in Ashcroft, B.C., the youngest of seven daughters of Raymond and Ivy Schultz. Beatrice is survived by her beloved children Sara Hannah and Zachary Allan and their father Randy Sorensen; her partner Terry Frieberg; her mother Ivy; her sisters Marie (Ken), Betty-Ann (Bill), Terry-Mae (Harry), Sharon (John), Geraldine (Robert) and Jennifer (Leander); her friend Ashley Finnegan; and many extended family members and friends. She was predeceased by her loving father Raymond.
Beatrice had a long and successful career in accounting and finance in Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Vancouver, and on the Sunshine Coast. Beatrice was a much loved member of the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society family, serving as its Director of Finance for the past eight years.
Beatrice was a dedicated volunteer, giving of herself in many community endeavours. She volunteered as a youth soccer coach and in her children’s schools, most recently with the Chatelech Parent Advisory Council and hot lunch program, and supported youth in many ways behind the scenes.
Beatrice was a member of the Gibsons Paddle Club, Dragon Boats, and the Pulling Together Society. She loved the journeys she shared with her canoe families.
Beatrice joined the Station 12 Halfmoon Bay Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue in the past year. She was an enthusiastic and skilled member of the team, loved by all her colleagues.
Beatrice filled every life she touched with light and laughter and caring. She was a devoted Catholic and a very spiritual person, selflessly giving of herself to others. Beatrice was first and foremost a devoted mother to Zach and Sara. She is dearly beloved and will be deeply missed by her children, her mother and six sisters and her extended family, her friends, colleagues, fellow volunteers and countless community members.
A funeral service will held on Saturday, June 9, at 10am at Holy Family Catholic Church in West Sechelt. A memorial celebration of life will be held by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue in the coming weeks.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unit 12 Halfmoon Bay Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, PO Box 2114, Sechelt BC V0N 3A0, or to Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, Box 1069, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0.