Maria M Beadle

26 February , 194721 May , 2019

Peacefully at home with her husband and sons at her side, Maria Beadle (R.N. Vic 1969) passed on May 21st, 2019. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 50 years, David. Fondly remembered by her sons Mike (Linda), Mark (Stephanie), and Steve (Jamie). Sister to Bert (Faye) and sister-in-law to Dianne (Gord). Loving Grandmother to Sarah, Emily, Emma, Adam, Joseph, William, Finley and Dallas. Maria was a friend to many. Maria was a registered nurse who found her calling in Palliative Care. She was a kind, compassionate mother, wife, grandmother, aunt and friend. She volunteered her time to many important causes including the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, where she helped author their handbook. Part of the team that developed “EDITH” Expected Death In The Home, that continues to be used by clinicians today. “EDITH” was used at Maria’s passing. It is fitting that she was able to be at home surrounded by her boys. Maria enjoyed life to the fullest despite being affected by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. The family wants to thank all the friends who supported us through this journey. Special thanks to all neighbors and friends in the Riverbend Community and the staff at Country Terrace Nursing Home in Komoka for their care and understanding. Thanks to the women from VON who kept Maria comfortable when she was home. Thanks to Julie Campbell and her team from MAiD program who allowed Maria to leave on her own terms with dignity. Cremation has taken place. We will remember her in special places at the farm, the lake and in our hearts. A celebration of Maria’s life will occur on June 30th at the Riverbend Gold Community Club House 1:00pm to 4:00pm.


30 June

Memorial Gathering

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Riverbend Golf Club


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Chris Tonner

31 May 2019

To the Beadle and Vervenne families....I was saddened to hear of Marias passing. Please know that I’m thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Sue Barnes

30 May 2019

David and family. I am very sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are for you all. Maria and I first met when she was on the Board of Directors of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. I was the Managing Director at the time. We had lots of good times together, separate from the Foundation. I regret that we lost touch through the years. She was a beautiful person, who loved and cared for people.

Betty Tucker

29 May 2019

I worked with Maria for years through Palliative Care at Parkwood. She was a most compassionate nurse with so much knowledge. She took care of my aunt at home years ago and for that I will be eternally grateful. I will never forget the compassion and skill she provided her and our family. She was such an advocate for my aunt to get the best care despite resistance from others at times and she was not afraid to speak up. That is the type of person she was. I will miss her so much. My deepest sympathy to Dave and her family.

Rosemary Goodchild

26 May 2019

Dear Dave and family - Thoughts and prayers with you at this time. Thinking of you as I know Maria will be missed but how blessed was she to have your support so she could leave on her own terms.

I worked with Maria, for a short time on the Palliative Care Unit, at Parkwood Hospital; she was a phenomenal nurse who possessed all the special skills and knowledge. My Mom, who was also a nurse, would often say:"once a nurse always a nurse." Maria was her own nurse too if you think about it, as she advocated for herself so well.

My greatest pleasure was having both Dave and Maria as neighbors and I am glad that our friendship lasted beyond our moves away from Farmington Terrace.

I hope with time,you are able to smile rather than cry when you think of Maria. Take care.


Rosemary Goodchild

Ken Drudge

25 May 2019

I was hired as a Social Worker at Parkwood Hospital January 1987 so Marie and I were in the same orientation sessions for new employees. We worked together on many occasions on Geriatric Rehab Unit on 4A North. I always was pleased when she was on the floor. She knew her stuff and she had strong and vocal support and care for the patients. In my observation, she always put the patients needs in the forefront of her practice all the while with cheerfulness and courtesy.

You have my deepest condolences in her passing far too soon.

Heather Bedford

25 May 2019

To Maria's family, I was deeply saddened by the news that Maria has died. I met her when I was doing Community Nursing. She was so kind, caring, knowledgeable, and thoughtful. Everyone loved and respected her. She was so humble in return. She will be sadly missed by so many. Heather Bedford, Victoria Hospital class of 1966

Cathy Letkemann

25 May 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Maria's illness and passing. I worked with Maria on the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood. She was such an amazing nurse, so full of knowledge, wisdom, kindness and compassion. She was also a wonderful teacher. She taught me so much about Palliative care. She even took the time to write out sample math questions on drug conversions for me and then she would take the time to check them and go over them with me. I learned so much from her and truly feel that she was a mentor to me. When I passed the CNA certification exam on Palliative Care she had me and another co-worker over for a lovely dinner to congratulate us. She also hosted my going away get together at her home when I left Palliative Care. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that I will keep all of her loved ones in my prayers for comfort and peace. In time may the wonderful memories you have of Maria give you joy and make you smile. She will not be forgotten.

Dave Goodchild

25 May 2019

For Dave and family.

Maria was a caring and loving wife, mother and friend. Her time as a nurse truly showed that and that her beauty is more than skin deep, it's in her heart and soul.

Keep this in your mind and know that she is at peace and forever with you in your heart.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dave Goodchild

Pam Del Maestro

25 May 2019

We got to know Maria when she was on the Board of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Her caring and compassionate essence shone through in everything she accomplished while on the Board, especially in her help with the establishment of support groups for brain tumour patients. We are grateful for all she accomplished with the Foundation. Pam and Rolando Del Maestro