With profound sadness we share the news of the passing of Beverly Brenda Rakoczy (nee Burtenshaw) of Stratford on Saturday May 1st, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener in her 67th year.
Darling wife of 49 years to Frank Rakoczy, Mother to Angela (Corey) Lindner, Lisa (Matt) Kuechler, Stefan Rakoczy and Andreas Rakoczy. Loving Nana to her 5 grandchildren Megan, Liam, Carter, Hayden and Marissa. Survived by her siblings Judy (Paul) McColm, William (Sonia) Burtenshaw, and Susan Mills. Beverly is reunited with her parents John James Burtenshaw, Lilian Margaret Burtenshaw/McIntosh and Step Father Russell McIntosh along with siblings Diane, John, Ronald, and Robert.
Beverly was a faithful member of the New Apostolic Church supporting her husband in the pastoral care of the youth, and in their local congregation. Beverly had a unique capacity for loving whoever needed it the most. She excelled as a health care worker where she found great joy sharing her caring heart and helping the most vulnerable. Beverly cherished her family and was the driving force arranging family gatherings and trips to bring everyone together. She treasured every moment she could spend with those she loved. Her legacy of love has blessed us with memories that will carry us through every moment of sorrow.
Visitation at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 7-9 pm. Those wishing to attend the visitation and or service must call the funeral home to schedule their attendance. Provincial regulations will be followed. A memorial service for Beverly will be at the New Apostolic Church, 160 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener on Saturday, July 17 at 11 am. For those that cannot attend the memorial service, a link to a closed web stream can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expressions of sympathy can be made by donating to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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