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Born: Jan 10, 1932

Date of Passing: Oct 19, 2021

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Our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma passed away peacefully at Health Sciences Centre Hospital on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 surrounded by family, after a brief illness at the age of 89.
She is survived by her children: Clifford (Carmelle), Raymond (Kathy) and Carol (Tim); grandchildren, Shaine (Carey), Darryl (Candice), Kyle (Tammy), Kaitlyn (Jimmy) and Haley (Dale); great-grandchildren, Kayla (Isaac), Nathan, Alexis, Breanna, Sierra and Lyla; great-great-grandchildren, Savannah and Arianna, and her sister Dorothy (Daniel) Imlah, sister-in-law Elizabeth Stapleton, also nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband James, parents, John and Ella Stapleton (née Birt), and her siblings: George (Edith) Stapleton, Mary (Ralph) Hallett and Wilfred Stapleton.
Mom was born in Fisherton, Manitoba on January 10, 1932. She went to Leroy School finishing Grade 8. Raised on a farm, she worked very hard at home until she was old enough to go out on her own. By 1950 Mom left home to work in Winnipeg for Eaton's and MTS until she met Jim. They were married October 10, 1953 and returned to Fisherton to farm. They built a small log house where they lived until 1959, then they moved into Grandpa Stodgell "Toddy's" home. She worked briefly as a night guard for the RCMP and after the children left home she worked at Dino's Restaurant for Edmond Dandeneau until her retirement.
She was a lifetime member of the Fisherton WI. She enjoyed knitting, gardening, feeding birds, playing cards and bonfires at the hunting camp. She took great pride in her yard and garden, even planting a garden this year. After Jim passed away, she enjoyed dancing all over the Interlake with her friends Jeanne Guimond and Anne Kalyta. She also enjoyed her yearly trips to Folklorama with Cubby, Rosie and Debbie Barrett and Bernice Enstrom.
Everyone was welcome at the Stodgell's, and Mom made sure no one ever went away hungry. Mom and Dad always had a house full of RCMP members, this was their second home. Also, up until six years ago when she had an aneurysm, she would go into the bush with Dot and Dan cutting firewood for her cookstove and splitting hers all by herself. A week before going into the hospital she made 16 dozen perogies with Dot and Irene and Dan was supervising. She made her last batch of bread a few weeks ago, and she made lots of muffins giving them all away. She even went on a wiener roast three weeks ago with Cubby, Rosie and Bernice.
She also held a valid Firearms Acquisition Licence up until two years ago. Approximately 15 years ago she killed a rabid skunk which had chased her into the house, but she came out with her shotgun.
The family would like to thank Fisher Branch Home Care, Percy E. Moore Hospital and Health Sciences Centre; especially Dr. Sonya Bruin and Dr. Monica Dowhanik.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Fisher Funeral Home on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Fisherton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fisher Branch Personal Care Home or Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Only fully vaccinated may attend, but due to current COVID-19 regulations, proof is required.

Fisher Funeral Home Inc.
In care of arrangements.
204-372-6803 or 204-372-6271

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 23, 2021

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Forgive me if I am incorrect but I believe I worked with Beatrice in the summer of 1991 at the restaurant in Kildonan Park (it's still there but has another owner now). I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Beatrice was a very lovely and memorable woman who I am sure is missed by many. - Posted by: Beth (co-worker) on: Mar 24, 2022

  • When my husband, Robert Schneider got transferred to Fisher Branch in 1980 Beatrice and Jim made our RCMP transfer welcoming. Beatrice was the kindest most beautiful soul, and her food and recipes were the best. We have been friends for 41 years. I phoned her every Christmas, and I could sense, she always shed a tear saying good bye to me. Now I shed a tear for knowing this wonderful person in my life. Sending condolences to her dear family. Donna Schneider, Kimberley, BC - Posted by: Donna Schneider (Friend ) on: Oct 28, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss my visits with Beatrice. - Posted by: Lyne Pearson (Friend) on: Oct 25, 2021

  • My sincere condolences. It was always a pleasure chatting with your Mom when we met. She is now having fun with Dad. - Posted by: Jerrry Kolbuck (Friend) on: Oct 25, 2021

  • I have very fond memories of Fisher Branch but no fonder than those of Beatrice. She and her family were very kind to me and many like me just starting out in life. Clifford, Raymond and Carol, I offer you my sincere condolences. Derek Stapleton - Posted by: Derek Stapleton (Friend) on: Oct 25, 2021

  • We will forever hold loving memories of Beatrice. We met in Fisher Branch and we spent many hours at Beatrice’s where she was like another mother to us. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts and in the hearts of our children. Deepest condolences to Clifford and Carmelle, Raymond and Kathy, Carol and Tim and extended families. - Posted by: Larry and Michelle Kucey (Friend ) on: Oct 25, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the family, Aunty Beatrice was such a lovely, friendly lady, I'm so glad I to have known her, it wasn't all that long ago we had a very nice talk together, I'm going to miss your wonderful smile Aunty it's in my thoughts forever, you will be In my thoughts forever. - Posted by: Neil Muzyka (Family friends) on: Oct 24, 2021

  • Beatrice was one of the greatest people I have ever known. She has (along with Clifford and Carmel) always welcomed myself and my father into her/their home since I was 16 for our hunting trips. She and Jim made us feel like family. She was the strongest woman I’ll ever know. Her family are some of the most loving and welcoming people EVER. There’s so much I could say….. I'm going to miss her so much. I miss all of you. My deepest condolences to you all!! - Posted by: Steven Morovek (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2021

  • Beatrice was a very special friend to members of the RCMP that served at Fisher Branch Detachment as all were welcomed to her home for a meal and/or a cup of tea. I was very pleased, accompanied by my wife, Ruth, to visit with her in her home on the farm and then in Personal Care Home in Fisher Branch. I am sure all members would remember sitting by the wood stove in her kitchen to enjoy that cup of tea and a sweet. - Posted by: Turk (M.E.} Caldwell, Sgt. (retired) (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2021

  • Condolences to the family on the loss of your beautiful mother. We will remember her for her big smile followed by a hug..her borscht recipe is still in my cookbook and made and canned every year since I got it. May she dance her way through them Pearly Gates. Hugs all around. - Posted by: Lil Arsenault (Friend) on: Oct 23, 2021

  • To Bernice’s family, we offer our deepest condolences on her passing. I worked with Bernice at Dino’s and she was fabulous to work with, always friendly, always hard working. She will be missed. Pearl Persowich & family - Posted by: Pearl Persowich (Friend) on: Oct 23, 2021

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you our sympathies, love and prayers at this very sad time. - Posted by: Gil & Deb Bernier (Cousin) on: Oct 23, 2021

  • My career in the RCMP took me through Fisher Branch where the Stodgell family was well established as great friends of the "Force". Although my stay in Fisher Branch was short their smiling faces and personalities have stayed with me. My thoughts are with all. - Posted by: Graham (and Linda) GEDDES (Friend) on: Oct 23, 2021

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