Obituary of Beverlee (Bee) Joan Lane
October 29, 1934 - Ottawa, Ontario
November 7, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta
Beverlee (Bee) Joan Lane passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2022 in Calgary, AB at the age of 88 years, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Bee was born in Ottawa, ON on October 29, 1934, to Russell and Jean Beckett. She grew up in Beamsville and Ottawa, ON and later, attended Queen’s University, where she met and married Ronald Thomas Lane.
Bee and her second husband, Gustave Pellerin opened an art gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the late 1970’s and ran it for over a decade. Openings, featuring new artists were very popular town events. Later, she moved to the west coast, living on Salt Spring Island and in Sidney where she explored her spiritual side and taught yoga for years.
Bee was a phenomenal cook, and way ahead of her time when it came to eating local and organic. She loved cooking for friends and family and had a lot of fun back in the 70's, helping a friend to review Ottawa restaurants every month. Bee took up hiking and kayaking after her move to the west coast. She was also a keen gardener with a great sense of design. She was very social with a big network of interesting friends from all walks of life.
Bee was the much-loved mother of Leigh McAdam (John) and Geoffrey Lane (Andrea). She is survived by four grandchildren, Matthew, Kristen, Hilary, and Rachel, and two great-grandchildren, Avery, and Scarlett. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Bryce Beckett.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Beverlee may be made directly to The Nature Trust of British Columbia, 500 – 888 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver BC V6C 3K4, Telephone: (604) 924-9771, https://www.naturetrust.bc.ca/
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In living memory of Beverlee Lane, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.