November 20, 1921 – June 21, 2017
Gent, Beatrice May Elkin (nee Davey) – Peacefully at The Georgian Retirement Home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her first husband Harry Elkin (1992) and second husband Duncan Gent (2014). Dearly loved always by her son Robert (Shelley Scott) of Lynden and daughter Marilyn of Orangeville. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Andrew Elkin and Erin Ferguson (Brian); great-grandchildren Evelyn, Ethan, Addison, Nicholas and Ashley and many cousins, nephews and nieces and lifelong friends. Predeceased by her brother Bill and his wife Helen. Bea was an active and long time volunteer and former Auxiliary and Executive member at Wentworth Lodge, member of Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club, volunteer at the Dundas Museum, founding member and President of the St. James’ WA, and a 75 year member of St. Jame’s Anglican Church. The family would like to thank the staff at The Georgian Retirement Home and Dr. Mohatarem for their kindness and loving care of our Mom. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Service for Bea will take place at ST. JAMES’ ANGLICAN CHURCH, 137 Melville Street, Dundas on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Grove Cemetery. In kindness, donations to St. James’ Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family.
Bea was my mother’s dear friend and table mate at the Georgian. She will be sadly missed. Bea was a lovely woman, a kind soul. Mom, Margaret Dunham, and I wish our heartfelt condolences to Bea’s family.
So sad to hear of Bea’s passing. Bea was a wonderful woman. I liked her very much. She will be missed. Donna Rutherford
Wonderful memories of Bea. Bea had been volunteering at Wentworth Lodge since 1962, a proud supporter of the home and residents. In 2017 Bea continued her volunteer work at the home doing friendly visits and assisting with St. James Anglican Services. A very compassionate and giving person. One amazing lady who will be truly missed!
Dear Marilyn and Bob
Condolences and prayers re: your mother’s passing .
It was so nice I got to see her at the small family reunion
Memories of a wonderful mother will sustain you in the next little while….Big hugs!!
Dear Marilyn and Bob,
I have many fond memories of your Mother. She must be one of the oldest members of St James’ from my parents era. Condolences and prayers as you deal with your loss.
Linda (Haygarth) Goodale
Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady. With deepest sympathy.
Sorry to hear of your loss. She was a lovely woman
I just saw the obituary for Bea. I remember wonderful times that my parents, Dick and Ivy Lord, had with her through the years as they enjoyed a long and warm friendship. As a teenager I shared a memorable trip to England with your parents and mine that will be in my fondest memories forever. Thinking of you.
The Board and Staff of the Dundas Museum and Archives wish to offer their condolences to Bea’s family. She and Duncan were active volunteers for many years and supporters of the Museum. We were always delighted when Bea and the Georgian bus driver dropped in for a visit. She will be missed.
Sincerest condolences to the family for the passing of Bea Gent from:
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