August 01, 2012
August 01, 2012
OKUM, Beatrice “Bea”
Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior while surrounded by love and prayers on Wednesday evening, August 1st, 2012. Beatrice Mary Eva Okum; a lifelong resident of Arnprior passed away at the age of 78 years. Dear daughter of the late Ferdinand “Fergie” Lapierre and the late Delia Kingsbury. Beloved wife for over 53 years of John Okum. Dearly loved mother of Pamela Gavinski (and her husband Dan) of Braeside and John R. Okum (and his wife, Gail) of Arnprior. Special sister of Maurice Lapierre of Arnprior; Sylvia Hogarth (late William) of Massey; Cecile Loock (late Kenneth) of Arnprior; Joseph (Nicole) of Castleford; Norbert (Andrée) and Leo (Lesley), both of Arnprior and Gordon (Yvonne) of Timmins. Lovingly remembered as “Auntie Bea” by her nieces, nephews and the many other children she considered so special over the years. Special sister-in-law of William (late Audrey) and Marjorie Okum ; Mabel Camp (late Robert); Jim Okum and the late Esther Danyluck (late Jack). Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and after 8:45 a.m. Saturday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Saturday morning, August 4th at 10 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Bea, a donation to The Grove Nursing Home or The Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by her family.
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