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Beryl Angela Stremel (Francis)

October 19, 1936 - March 10, 2015


It is with sadness that the family of Beryl Stremel announces her passing at East Kootenay Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, surrounded with the love of family and friends.

Beryl was born to Jean and William Francis in Princeton, British Columbia on October 19, 1936. As part of a pioneer family and the second eldest of five children, she grew up with many adventures and lifelong stories about a small town.

Beryl met the love of her life George and they were married in Kelowna B.C. in 1954. They moved around BC and raised five children in mining communities such as Princeton, Silver Creek, Beaverdell, Riondel and finally stopping in Kimberley in 1972. They shared many happy times in the outdoors, gardening and a keen sense of local and provincial politics.

Gram’s proudest and happiest moments were spent with family and friends around a Sunday dinner table.

Beryl is survived by her four children; Bruce (Janie), Howard (Brenda), David, Kathy (Ted). Nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Sister Anne (Emilio) Brother Glenn (Polly). Along with many extended family members and friends. Beryl is predeceased by her loving husband George 2012, son Colin 2011 and sister Dora 2014The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff and residents of Gardenview Village for their care and friendship. As well as the wonderful team at the Regional Hospital for the compassionate care during her illness.

Gram’s proudest and happiest moments were spent with family and friends around a Sunday dinner table.

A Celebration of Beryl’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kimberley at 10:30 am.  To friends who desire, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in memory of Beryl.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Tami Paul
Relation: Client and friend. Mother of friend

Stremel family, it was such a pleasure to have known Beryl. Her sense of humor was outstanding. I can hear her contagious laugh. She will be very missed by the Daybreak Crew! RIP Beryl

From: Gary and Donna Hill
Relation: Volunteers at Day Break program

Our condolences to the Stremel family. It was such a pleasure for us to get to know Beryl as we volunteered with the Day Break group. She was a really classy person, fun to talk to and laugh with. She will be sorely missed.

From: Leigh & Donna Grainger
Relation: Friend

We are so sorry to hear such sad news of Beryl’s passing. May the memories of the wonderful times for all your family prevail and bring you comfort.

From: Sharon Kucik
Relation: Friend of family

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sadness. Remember that your mom is looking down at you with her beautiful blue eyes and smiling her beautiful smile. She is with her loving husband and son now and in a happy place. Plenty of hugs to all during this time.


From: Gary & Lynn McIndoe
Relation: very dear friend

Our condolences to the Stremel family. Beryl was a great lady. We had lots of good times with her, Yogi & Colin out at Whiteswan over the years. She will be missed.

From: Carrie Vandaelle
Relation: ADP Client and friend

To Stremel Family, Beryl will be sadly missed by the ADP clients and the crew… I had the Honour of knowing Beryl for the last year and she was a joy to have in our program. We all loved hearing her stories about her childhood. Her smile and her laughter was contagious. We’ll miss you Beryl Rest In Peace.

From: Kathy Koochin
Relation: Friend

My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Sending you BIG hugs and much LOVE.

From: Arlene Staples
Relation: Volunteer Day Break Program

Beryl always had a twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes. Remember her Loving you all. With sympathy Arlene Staples

From: Lynne Fedun
Relation: Friend

Our Riondel family has lost a great lady. Heaven is lucky to have her now. Lynne Fedun

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