Verle Halcyon Beaunaux: 1929-2017
On April 3, 2017, Verle Halcyon Beaunaux passed away at Sunrise of Edmonds under hospice care. Verle was born June 26, 1929, in New Denver, British Columbia, to Oscar and Elizabeth Bergman.
She entered St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1949 and later entered the Royal Columbia Hospital School of nursing, where she graduated in May 1952. Verle moved to Seattle and started her career working for Children’s Hospital in 1952, where she work until she retired in 1992.
Verle was very dedicated to nursing and in her supervisory role always loved being hands-on with the babies.
Verle married John A. Beaunaux on Jan. 21, 1954. John and Verle were married for 42 years and made their home in Edmonds. One of Verle’s loves was fishing on their boat, the Halcyon.
After John’s passing in 1996, Verle met Sidney Casey, whom she married in a beautiful setting in Hawaii in January 2001. Verle continued to pursue her fishing ventures with Sid. Sid and Verle have spent many wonderful days traveling the world and going on fishing ventures in B.C.
Verle always said she was so very fortunate to have married two such wonderful husbands. Sid is a loving husband and has always been by Verle’s side.
Verle is survived by her husband of 16 years, Sidney Casey; stepsons John Beaunaux and his wife Sandra; and James Beaunaux; along with five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Hilde Bergman, nephew and niece and their children, all of Canada.
Verle is preceded in death by her parents, husband John, daughter-in-law Arlene and brother Elmer.
Verle will be missed greatly and loved forever. Memorial services are pending.