Obituary for Beverly McLean Rauch
Beverly McLean “Bev” Rauch
1927 – 2020
September 24, 1927 – September 7, 2020
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Bev Rauch.
Dad instilled a true sense of the importance of family and community in us all. Dad never said no to anyone who needed a helping hand, and was usually the first to volunteer to set up or work community events. You could always find him organizing and working at events in Wasa, such as Pancake Breakfasts, Wasa Fun Days, Wasa Historical Society events, always with a smile on his face. He was in on the ground floor of getting the Wasa & District Historical Association Memorial Garden up and running from concept to completion. He was an active member of the Wasa Lions and never missed a meeting if he could help it.
As everyone knows, Dad had a great love of horses. I remember many a quiet and fast drive home from Kelowna with Mom. Dad had this thing where he would phone Mom in Kelowna (the morning we were driving home) to tell her he had bought a horse while she was gone. He knew what he was doing! Her anger had usually dissipated by the time we arrived in the driveway. He spent many a weekend at horseshows with Bay, and has a wall of ribbons to prove what a great horseman he was.
Special thanks to Dad’s Doctor, to the Care Aids and Nurses who looked after Dad with love and great care when he was still at home, and then when he moved to Joseph’s Creek. We appreciate your kindness and compassion very much. Dad and Mom could not have stayed in their home in Wasa for as long as they were able to without the unwavering support from friends in the community. Rides to town, picking up groceries for them, dropping in just for a visit or to see if they needed anything, making sure they were safe – all these moments of kindness were very much appreciated by us all. Thank you.
Bev leaves to mourn his wife of 66 years, Brenda, his children Scott (Sophia) Rauch, Kent (Debbie) Rauch, Lisa (Dave) Hiebert, grandchildren Derek (Sanchia) Rauch, Danny (Dianna) Rauch, Brianne (Memphis) Vondracek, Cameron (Jordyn) Osterhold, Jordan (Megan) Osterhold, and great grandchildren Chase, Micah, Elise and Bethany. He also leaves his sisters Norma (Ken) Dietrich, Ardith Speaker and Betty Richter, and many other family members and friends. He will leave a big hole in our family, but we are so lucky to have had him for so many years.
Immediate family will be putting Dad in his final resting place at the Wasa & District Historical Association Memorial Gardens, and we will be planning a Celebration of Life (Covid permitting) in the summer of 2021. Anyone wishing to can donate to the Wasa Lions Club Scholarship Fund in his memory.
“Rest in Paradise Dad – You are loved and missed.”