Beatrice May Clough of Rimbey, Alberta sadly passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, a few minutes past midnight on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the age of 91 years.
‘Bea’, as she was known to everyone, was born on January 19, 1929 in Regina, Saskatchewan and grew up on her parent’s farm northeast of Saskatoon, near Brooksby. While growing up in Saskatchewan, the Salvation Army became an important part of her life. In 1948, Bea moved to B.C., along with most of her family, and ended up in Revelstoke. While there, she became friends with a woman named Florence Clough, who became very anxious for her to meet her grandson. Eventually she did, and they fell in love! Bea and Jesse Clough were married on September 14, 1949. She was still in her 20s when she lost her parents. Bea’s mother, Estelle Jones, passed away not long after the wedding, and her father, William Jones, about eight years later. Bea and Jesse raised their family in Revelstoke. She was an active member of the Moose Lodge and never missed a chance to go dancing. In 1972, the family moved to Alberta and began farming in the Rimbey area; where they stayed, were extremely happy in their new life, and made many, many friends. The couple left the farm and moved into the Parkland Manor in October, 2016. Jesse passed away soon after, and Bea remained at the manor. Bea’s family meant everything to her. She worked tirelessly and endlessly looking after her home, feeding the family, and making sure everyone had everything they needed or wanted. Her cooking skills were legendary. Many neighbours were only too happy to stop and help Jesse with whatever project he might be working on, at least in part for an opportunity to be fed at Bea’s table! In addition to a great deal of sewing and knitting, she enjoyed spending many winter hours, along with other ladies of the community, making quilts for the annual Gimlet Rodeo quilt raffle.
Bea was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Jesse Clough on November 26, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Over the years, she lost all but two of her eleven siblings. Bea is survived by her three children: David Clough (Denise) of the Gimlet District; Judy Carlson (Lawrence) of Red Deer; and youngest son, Dwayne Clough, also of Red Deer; as well as four cherished grandsons: Luke Clough of Rimbey; Steven Clough (Trisha), also of Rimbey; Paul Carlson (Keri) of Edmonton; and Carl Carlson (Josie) of Red Deer; and four great grandchildren: Madalynn, Mallory, Zakkary, and Zoey. She is also survived by her eldest sister, Lil Degerness of Melfort, Saskatchewan (99 years old); and her youngest brother, Don Jones of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (81 years old); in addition to many nieces and nephews in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
“Bea will be very sadly missed by many.”
Due to the government gathering restrictions at the time, no service was held. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca
Cremation Arrangements for the Late Beatrice ‘Bea’ May Clough entrusted to the care of