BEATRICE ISABEL THUL
April 26th, 1937 to July 24th, 2023
It is with sadness we announce Beatrice Isabel Thul (née: Ludvikson) passed away on Monday, July 24th, 2023 at Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw, SK with her family by her side.
Beatrice was born near Glaslyn, Saskatchewan on April 26th, 1937, to John and Grace (Kellogg) Ludvikson, and was the sixth of ten children and grew up in the Glaslyn area. After school she followed her sister Myrtle’s footsteps and began work for the Saskatchewan Government Telephones in Marquis, Saskatchewan. It was here she met and married Ray Thul. Ray, Beatrice and their 2 sons, Richard and Michael, remained in the Marquis area, farming and living on Ray’s parent’s home quarter, then moving to Marquis for many years until eventually moving to Moose Jaw after Ray retired from farming.
Beatrice was an excellent homemaker, cooking, cleaning, sewing, gardening, canning, the list goes on and on. She also worked at Valley View Care Center as a housekeeper when the boys were younger. In her “retired” years she worked with Michael at his store for years enjoying the customers, attending trade shows with Michael, and in general the downtown community.
Bea loved family times, preparing and cooking meals fit for kings and queens which were always followed by cards at the kitchen table. She also mastered a variety of crafts, too many to list, but some of them include quilting, decoupage, crochet, flower arrangements, and in her later years at Westpark Village she enjoyed painting.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ray Thul; parents, John and Grace Ludvikson; siblings: Blanche, Myrtle, George, Lloyd, Lorne, Jean, and Yvonne; brothers-in-law: Gene Thul, Gordon Thul, Earl McCartney, and Gill Spasoff; and sister-in-law, Ag Spasoff. Bea is survived by her son, Richard and Kay (née: Lewis) Thul, and their children Christopher Thul (Kylee, Braxton and Macey), Haddow and Courtney (née: Tebbutt) Thul; son, Michael Thul; sisters, Bernice Harrison (née: Ludvikson), and Bertha (Billy) Abott (née: Ludvikson); sisters-in-law, Trudy McCartney (née: Thul) and Shirley Thul (née: Nutzhorn); as well many nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank the staff at West Park Village for the care given to Beatrice over the last 5 years, as well Pioneer Lodge for the care she received from the very caring and compassionate nurses and nursing aide staff at home during her final days.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 30th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Pastor Marvin Seaborg officiating. Those not able to attend may view the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. Please join us with a continued celebration of Bea’s life, sharing stories and friendship, at Michael’s home in the back garden at 1083 Redland Ave, Moose Jaw, SK at 4:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Bea’s name may be made to Five Hills Health Region/Pioneers Lodge for Memory Lane, 1000 Albert St, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2Y2. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Cara Ashworth Funeral Director 306-693-4550