Beryl Marion Henderson (née Minifie)

December 22, 2021
Beryl passed away peacefully on December 22, 2021.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 74 years William (Bill) Richard Henderson, daughter Joan Oystensen (John), grandchildren Jason Thomas, Megan Thomas (Mark) and Brittany Parmentier (Maxime), great-granddaughter Alix Parmentier, sister Marjorie Deg (Walter), and sister-in-law Daphne Minifie (Jim).
She is predeceased by father Richard Minifie, mother Hilda (Hudson) Minifie, brother Jim Minifie (Daphne), and sister Rae Gallagher (Jim).
Beryl was born in 1926 on a farm near Vanguard, Saskatchewan. She attended Malvern Link School and Vanguard Community School. She and Bill Henderson were married in 1948 at the United Church in Vanguard where Beryl was part of the choir. They welcomed daughter Joan in 1952.
In 1959, the family moved to Maple Ridge, B.C. and, together, Bill and Beryl opened the city’s first Dairy Queen.
Beryl was active in ladies curling and was known for her knitting and crochet skills. She also enjoyed cheering on her daughter, and later her grandchildren, at equestrian events and their other pursuits.
In retirement, Beryl enjoyed travelling in the motorhome she shared with Bill, along with trips to Maui and Mexico.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Manor in Richmond, B.C. for their loving care of Beryl.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. in Beryl’s memory are appreciated.

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