Obituary – Anne Beamish [Kosar]

Anne Beamish
Anne Beamish

With heavy hearts the family of Anne Beamish [nee Kosar], of High Prairie, announce her sudden passing of heart failure in Sherwood Park, Alta., on June 26, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

She was predeceased by: her husband, Wessely Harold Beamish, and life partner Gordon Rich; parents Nick and Mary Kosar; siblings Matthew Kosar, Helen Kosar, Rose Lizzee, and June Godberson.

Anne is survived by: her son Doug Beamish [Bev] and grandchildren Dwayne Beamish and Dawn Kennedy; son Lloyd Beamish and grandson Christopher Plante; daughter Shirley Rothwell [Doug] and grandchildren Michael Rothwell, Nicholas Rothwell and Nicole Cox; daughter Wanda Sparrow [Kelly] and grandchildren Matthew, Paige and Paris; and son Shawn Beamish [Christine] and grandchildren Nathan, Noah and Annika; and 11 great-grandchildren. Anne is also survived by her siblings Olga Babkirk, Mary Geale [Chuck], Elsie Montgomery [Bill], Minnie Proc [John], Roger Kosar, brother-in-law John Godberson [Heather] and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was born on her family homestead north of High Prairie March 27, 1930, and always had a love for the farm.
Anne worked 30 years in the High Prairie Hospital making many friends and touching many lives. She loved her work, especially the maternity ward and time spent with babies and new mothers.
Of all her passions, her greatest was her family and grandchildren, which were her pride and joy. She was an avid gardener and supported her family with meals from the garden and canning throughout the year. Her meals were renowned and sought out by family and friends.

Anne enjoyed many long tea parties in her kitchen, sharing life’s journey with friends and family, discussing the latest news and laughing until her stomach hurt.

The natural beauty of a flower, the perfume of a rain storm or the majesty of a sunset was her joy. Her energy was boundless, and her strength and perseverance through tough times continues to be inspirational to her family and friends. She was rich with love and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

A celebrating of Anne’s life was held July 7 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

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