Beatrice Marjorie Archibald

9 mayo , 19307 octubre , 2021

Beatrice Marjorie Archibald walked in the presence of her Lord and Savior on the 7th of October 2021 after a short time of illness. Her husband James Archibald passed away in 1992 but she is survived by 6 of her 8 children, Shirley Lemky, (Dave), Thomas Archibald, Randal Archibald (Wencie), Merril Marocchi (Mike), James Archibald, (Cheryl), Grant Archibald, (Ronda) Lorna Rose, deceased, (Wince) and Derrick Archibald, deceased, 37 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She has one surviving sister, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, and nephews Beatrice, or as she was often called Bea, was born, a twin, on the 9th of May 1930 and was the second eldest of 11 children of which 9 survived to Grace and Albert Price of Radisson, Saskatchewan a small homestead farming community. She was very well known by the community for breaking in their horses or helping at planting or harvesting. She loved working along side her dad and would rather be working in the field then going to school any day. She had a very special way with the animals and used her techniques often. At the age of 10, her parents decided that perhaps there could be a better life for the family in BC since some of their relatives had already made the move. So, they moved to Richmond and purchased a small acreage and again she worked alongside her dad in gardening and tending the animals that they had. She was very innovative and had many skills and at a very young age, she worked in a cannery, a furniture manufacturing plant and sewing bathing suits. It did not seem to matter the task she would learn it, excel, and impress those who she worked with She met and married James Archibald, Jim, in 1950 and began a new chapter in her life. She was a busy homemaker and began raising a large family of 8 children. She was never too busy to assist in her community whether that was to baby sit a neighbour’s child or children, cut hair, or feed the kids when it was bread baking days which was often. She was also very busy in her church community as she had a beautiful soprano voice singing in the choir and ensembles. For a few years, she helped work with her husband in a dry cleaning and alteration shop. There never was a task that was too challenging to alter as she could do wonders with a piece of material. We may never have had brand name clothes, but we had stylish outfits as she would see something and then cut the pattern out in newspaper and an old garment was make into something new and fancy. With each new addition to the family or friends a knitting and crocheted outfit was always ready and waiting. As the years past, she continued serving her family and community. After the death of her husband, she would support wherever was needed. She had a servant’s heart and especially to her family. Her joy was watching and seeing her grandchildren grow and always was ready to share stories or advise that she had learned from her life. She had a smile and laughter that would brighten up any room and always made those around her feel most welcomed. She is dearly missed by many and especially her family, but she is now free from her painful body and alive. Due to the restrictions of Covid a decision as a family was made to have a Celebration of Life next summer at which a time will be announced.


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Beatrice Marjorie Archibald


Merril Marocchi

5 noviembre , 2021

Thank you mom for your love and support. You were always there for your big kids and your grandchildren.
You were always the mom I would want to be, you were such a prayer worrier and a humble person. You are dancing in the sky free of pain, I love you mom and miss you.
till we meet again hugs and kisses.

love Merril

Randal Archibald

5 noviembre , 2021

Thank you Mom for your legacy thank you Mom for your love towards the Lord and his ways because of your courage and your love for the Lord I am serving him today I love you Mom and I can hardly wait till that grand reunion with you and Dad and the rest of my family Grandma and Grandpa at that big dinner party and God's Great Dance Floor

Karin Clayton

5 noviembre , 2021

Auntie Bea…always one of my favorites. An infectious laugh and a song to go along with every conversation. When Mom passed (your twin) you kept me sane with lots of long talks and warm hugs.
I’m so excited that you have finally left us for that big reunion in heaven. I can only imagine how joyous it was. There were lots of family and friends waiting for you.
Rest easy and soar with the angels.
Love Chickie