Elizabeth Daphne Davidson
(September 20, 1931 – April 19, 2016)
Beth was born in Wellwood, Manitoba to Jack and Ada Wells. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Jim. She was the sixth of ten children: siblings Winona Taverna (deceased), Dawn Graham, Andy (deceased) [Iris], Jim (Lorraine), John, Charlie, Alex (deceased) [Helen], Frances (Bill) Fraser, and Joan (deceased). Beth had eight children: Bob (Judy), Kathy, Ken (deceased), John (Emily), Paul (Alice), Gordon (deceased), Frances (Mike) and Mary and five grandchildren: Ben, Sean, Daniel, Tyler, and Jonathan. She graduated from Brandon General Hospital Nursing School (Manitoba) with the top marks in her class.
She moved to Smithers in 1955 to work at the local hospital and met local Jim Davidson. They married in 1956 and were together until his passing last June – over 59 years. Beth was a faithful member of St. James Anglican Church. Beth was a dearly loved Mother and a natural with children. She was also very beloved by all her extended family as she had a special knack of being a good listener. Beth passed away after a short battle with cancer. Her family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors that provided assistance in Smithers and at Vancouver General Hospital. A memorial will be held at St. James Anglican Church on May 13th at 2 p.m. In memory of Beth, donations may be made to the Bulkley Valley Health Care & Hospital Foundation PO Box 551, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0, or Camp Caledonia, Box 147, Smithers, V0J 2N0 or a local charity of your choice.