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Alice Dina (Bekkema) Wright

July 15, 1931 ~ November 5, 2020 (age 89)


In Loving Memory of 

age 89
beloved wife of the late Robert Wright
Alice is lovingly remembered by her 
children Robin, Joan and Bill 
as well as their families.

November 5, 2020
Tri-Lake Health Centre
Killarney, Manitoba 

In accordance with Alice’s wishes 
cremation has taken place and 
no formal service will be held.

Donations in memory of Alice may be made 
to Murray House 521 Frederick St., 
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5L1.

It is with great sadness that the family of Alice Wright announce her passing at the age of 89 on November 5, 2020. Left to mourn are daughters, Robin Sinkwich, Joan (Merv) Bomford and son Bill (Patricia) Wright.  She is also survived by brothers Bruce (Joan) Bekkema, Jim Bekkema, sisters Joyce Porterfield and Linda (Gord) Moore. Our mother was particularly proud to reach the status of great-great grandmother and so leaves behind a large family of grandkids who will profoundly miss their Nanny. She will also be missed by little Buddy Bomford, the family dog, who she dearly loved.
Alice was predeceased by husband Bob, parents Anna and James Bekkema, oldest brother Herb (Louise), son in-law Craig Sinkwich, brother in-law Bill Porterfield and grandson Richard Bomford.
Mom lived a productive life in Brandon after setting out on her own at an early age. She began working at the age of 14, as she was determined to make a go of it. She worked at numerous jobs before our Dad noticed the pretty dispatcher behind the storefront window of Imperial Taxi. Upon meeting the love of her life in the late 1940’s, the couple married in 1948 and raised their family in Brandon. Alice was a working mom and spent many years in the health care field as a unit clerk at Brandon General Hospital and the Brandon Clinic.
Alice and Bob’s life journey took them to Winnipeg in 1974 where Dad worked at Carling O’Keefe. Bob built two cottages at Clear Lake and upon their retirement decided to reside there. Eventually moving to Killarney in 2002, Mom and Dad loved the small town life where they were surrounded by family and new friends.
Alice was equally at home socializing with friends or spending time on her own. She was an honorary member of the Killarney Crown Jewels. She once helped organize a zip lining trip with the group at the ripe age of 84. Mom had a passion for writing short stories and had an amazing gift for poetry. We were so proud when she became a “published” poet. She wrote a wonderful poem about Killarney called, “Just a Little Bit of Heaven”. Curling was another huge passion and we all learned never to phone when she was watching curling on TV.
Our family will forever be grateful to the staff at the Tri-Lake Hospital in Killarney where for the past 5 months, she was cared for with the utmost compassion and dignity. No service was held, but donations may be made to Murray House, 521 Frederick St., Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5L1. 



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