Forever In Our Hearts
Beatrice Veronica Sorensen
November 21, 1960 – June 3, 2012
Beatrice Veronica Sorensen (nee Schultz), was born on November 21, 1960 in Ashcroft BC, the youngest of seven daughters of Raymond and Ivy Schultz. She lived in Clinton BC until she moved with her family to Salmon Arm in 1973. Beatrice is survived by her beloved children Sara Hannah and Zachary Allan and their father Randy Sorensen, her partner Terry Friberg, her mother Ivy, and her sisters Marie (Ken), Betty-Ann (Bill), Terry-Mae (Harry), Sharon (John), Geraldine (Robert), and Jennifer (Leander), her friend Ashley Finnegan, many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, extended family members and friends. She was pre-decreased by her loving father Raymond Schultz (2007)
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. She 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. She loved the challenges and embraced the opportunity to assist in rescuing people in dangerous situations.
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 for Beatrice was held on Saturday June 9 at 10 am at the Holy Family Catholic Church in West Sechelt . The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue will hold a Public Memorial Service for Beatrice and her fellow volunteer Angela Nemeth on June 17, 2012 at the Chatelech Senior Secondary School in Sechelt. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Unit 12 Halfmoon Bay Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Box 2114, Sechelt BC V0N 3A0 or to the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, Box 1069, Sechelt BC V0N 3A0.