It is with deep sadness that the family of Bernadette “Babs” Graham (nee Beckett) announce the sudden passing of their loving mother, grandmother, and G.G. at the age of 88 years on October 9, 2011.
She leaves to mourn her loving children, Andrea (Rusty) Trachuk of Edmonton, Brenda (Joe) Tonner of Edmonton, Melanie (Doug) Whetstone of Devon, Michelle (Allan) Nowicki of Stony Plain, Shauna (Rob) Abernathy of Manola, and Tim (Shirley) Graham, of Sherwood Park–semicolon– 13 grandchildren–semicolon– 20 great-grandchildren–semicolon– her dear sister, Elaine Matthews of Edmonton–semicolon– her sister-in-law, Mary Graham of Lethbridge–semicolon– special niece, Melody (Jim) Skladan–semicolon– as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Bernadette was predeceased by her husband, Thomas “Tommy”, on July 1, 1988–semicolon– her brother, Richard “Dick” Beckett in 1996–semicolon– her mother, Agnes in 1999–semicolon– and her father, James “Jim” in 1974.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 13 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 am on Friday, October 14 at St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church, 13120 – 116 Street, Edmonton, with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to the MS Society or the charity of one’s choice.