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 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Beatrice O’Krafka (Howse) at the Guelph General Hospital on December 1st at the age of 86. She will be missed by family and the many other people whose lives she touched over the years.

Loved mother of Bill and Janice O’Krafka and Joanne Cornish. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey O’Krafka, Katelyn (Jordan) Kirkeby, Kristine (Chris) Pierog, Daniel (Katie) Hodgkinson, Tabatha (Graeme) McGee, Bobbie (Ethan) Kaethler and Cynthia (Oliver) Dupuis. Great grandmother of Zoey, Annie, Jackson, Charlie, William, Lucas, Chloe, Iris, Jonas and Finn. Dear sister of Laura Spira & Alan Howse as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her beloved husband Roy (2021), parents Russell & Jean Howse, her son Thomas O’Krafka and her sister Dorothy Ferraro.

At Bea’s request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be at Parkwood Gardens Church on Wednesday December 7 at 11:00 am and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 519-822-0051 /

Memorial Contributions to ShareWord Global (Gideons) or another charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


A tree will be planted in memory of Beatrice I. O’Krafka in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.