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Elizabeth Ruth (Noble) (Welsh) Rimell

January 4, 1931 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 90)


Beth passed away peacefully at the age of Age 90 in Edson, Alberta on March 22, 2021 at 11am in the Edson Hospital (Continuing Care Unit), with her daughter and grand daughter by her side.

Beth was born January 4th, 1931 in Calgary Alberta to parents Arthur and Lucy Noble. Beth was the second child born with an older brother Jim and two younger sisters Peggy and Jean Ann. Beth Married Glenn Welsh in Calgary, Alberta August 9th, 1952 and had three daughters Patty, Nancy and Judy. Beth was mainly a home maker but had many jobs later in life including a bus driver and a nanny. Beth lived in Calgary until 1987 and then headed west to Chase, BC, where she lived at her beloved Cabin at Adams Lake. Beth met her second husband Richard Rimell and they lived in Enderby, BC until Beth was diagnosed with cancer and moved to Edson, Alberta to be closer to family in 2000. Beth was known for her love of singing. Growing up her father would often play the piano and the family would sing together. She passed on this love to her children and grandchildren, on family trips they would sing the whole way not turning on the radio once the whole trip. Beth was very proud of her Scottish heritage and taught the family songs and sayings she learned from her father.

Most of all Beth was an amazing survivor and fought and won against three different cancers, one resulted in brain surgery, one was a breast removal and finally oral cancer. She had multiple hip replacement surgeries and later in life mini strokes that left her blind in one eye and deaf in one ear, but nothing could take away her spirit, graciousness, kindness and love of life and her family, even through dementia toward the end of her life. Beth was the mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, family member we all aspire to be and we will feel the loss of her loving and kind presence always. Beth gave us a legacy of family, love, singing and dancing which we will continue on, all that she taught and gave us.

Beth is survived by her three daughters: Patty Michael (Laird) of Riverhurst, Saskatchewan, Nancy Welsh of Campbell River, British Columbia and Judy Klyne of Edson, Alberta.

6 grandchildren: Maureen Scovile (Curtis), Black Creek, BC, Michelle Klyne, Calgary, AB, Jennifer Delorme (Kevin), Edson, AB, Ken Michael (Leslie), Edmonton, AB, Lindsey Klyne, Drayton Valley, AB and Shawn Michael, Edmonton, AB.

12 great grandchildren: Kianna, Kayley, Leah, Sarah, Kaden, Liam, Nona, Tristen, Zoey, Domino, Ethan and Zackery.

Siblings: Peggy Holmes, Edmonton, AB and Jean Ann Mahan (Jack), Vancouver BC,

As well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, sister in law Shirley Noble, brother in law Jack Mahan and many friends.

Predeceased by: Glenn Welsh, Richard Rimell, Jim Noble, Arthur Noble and Lucy Noble.

There will be no service, as Beth asked for a celebration of life at a later date. Foothills memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. You can call Judy at 780-712-3843 for more

information. Donations can be made in leu of flowers to The Canadian Cancer Society in Beth’s name. 

The family would like to thank the nurses, home care, Administration, and Staff at the Edson Hospital Continuing Care Unit, and Dr Zdrill for your wonderful care of Beth. 


Until We Meet Again

We will think of you always,

We will talk about you still.

You will never be forgotten,

and you never will.

We will hold you close within our hearts

and there you will remain.

To walk and guide us through our lives,

until we meet again.

Three Words:

Gracious, Loving, and Kind


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