Obituary of Beatrice Ada Kvemshagen
Beatrice Ada Kvemshagen
(January 23, 1929 - April 1, 2023)
Beatrice Ada Kvemshagen of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the age of 94 years.
Bea Kvemshagen was born on January 23, 1929, to Esther and Conrad Vikse in Camrose, Alberta. She grew up on the family farm north of Donalda. She attended Camrose Lutheran College for high school where she formed many life-long friends.
She moved to Saskatoon to take her nurse’s training at City Hospital and continued nursing for many years. Bea met her husband Ed through the church youth group and they were married in 1953.
Four children were born to them while living in Saskatoon. Ed’s work moved the family from Saskatoon to Winnipeg, then to Edmonton, after which they moved to Bea’s childhood farm near Donalda, Alberta. She was always active in community and church affairs. Bea enjoyed farm life, traveling with Ed and being with her family.
Bea will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children and their spouses Kathy and Karl Faltin, Grant and Lorna Kvemshagen, Forrest Kvemshagen and Pat Ryland, and Ward and Michele Kvemshagen; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; her sister Berniece Sogge; sister-in-law Shirley Kvemshagen; and many nieces, nephews, neighbours, and friends.
Bea was predeceased by her loving husband Ed; brother Donald; sisters Charlotte and Marian; brothers-in-law Leonard McFarlane, Leonard Sogge, Howard Rasmussen, and Allan Kvemshagen; sister-in-law Evelyn Vikse; and great-grandson Russell Cornelsen.
A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2023, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4810 - 50th Street Camrose with Pastor Jeff Decelle officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Beatrice's name are gratefully accepted to Bethany Lutheran Cemetery Fund, Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute (CLBI), or the Canadian Food Grains Bank.