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Beverley Baptiste



Beverley Dianne Baptiste passed away after a 4 year fight with peritoneal cancer on February 16, 2016.

Beverley was born to Grace and Richard Baptiste in Didsbury, Alberta on August 29, 1947, the eldest of 3 children. As a child of an air force pilot, she grew up in many locations across Canada. She graduated in 1968 from nursing school in Windsor, Ontario. In 1974, she earned her BScN from the University of Alberta. She nursed in Calgary, Fort Providence NWT, Winnipeg and Edmonton. She was ordained in 1989 with the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches and served congregations in Winnipeg and Edmonton and was also UFMCC’s District Coordinator of Western Canada. In 1991, she earned a BA from the University of Winnipeg and received the gold medal in religious studies. She was the past Board Chair for Knox Metropolitan and was Knox Metropolitan’s presbytery representative for Edmonton Presbytery. She enjoyed cross stitch, travel, and word puzzles.

Beverley is survived by her partner of 26 years Janice Neumann, her brother Terry (Sharon) Baptiste and sister Judith Baptiste; nephews Nicholas (Daisy) Baptiste, Lloyd (Heather McPherson) Baptiste, Christopher Baptiste, Jake (Janna Stecyk) Baptiste, and niece Ruby Mahoney; great nephews Zachary and Austin Baptiste; great nieces Elodie and Thea Baptiste, Aunts Daphne Baptiste and Louella Garner; Uncle Tommy Molyneux; and many cousins in Canada and England.

She is predeceased by her parents, Uncles Jack Garner, Don Garner, Donald Baptiste and Aunt Edith Molyneux.

Thank you to Dr. Amin, Dr. Schepansky, Dr. Dusang, the staffs of the Cross Cancer Institute, Bayshore Healthcare, AHS Southeast Homecare and 2 West of the Lois Hole Hospital who took good care of her during her illness.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Metropolitan Church in Edmonton, with Reverend Steven Johann officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the United Church of Canada.

In Loving Memory of
Beverley Baptiste
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Saturday, March 12, 2016
2:00 PM
Knox-Metropolitan United Church

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