FISCHER, Beatrice (Shapiro) - 1919 - 2021 - Just shy of her 102nd birthday she died September 20, 2021, peacefully and in her beloved home.
She was a "force of nature and brought new meaning to the cliche 'a life well lived' by actually living it" as her nephew, Danny, said.
Wife of the late Dr. Martin A. Fischer, daughter of Julius and Fanny Shapiro, loving sister of the late Marion Shapiro, Francine Ellman of Florida, Ruth Singer of New York and Jack Shapiro of Regina and Toronto.
Mother of Erica (David), Laura (Stephen), Philip (Ngaire), Steven (Shari) and Caroline Fischer.
Grandmother of her beloved Anna (Felipe), Nicole (Dan), Zara, Judd, Emma, Alexandra, Madelaine, Leo, Eli and Ari.
Great-grandmother of Ava, Ethan, Rafael, Isabel, Aubrey and Sebastian.
She was cherished by numerous nieces and nephews.
They all have treasured stories about their aunt Beatrice.
The family would like to recognize and will never be able to sufficiently thank Laura who passionately and meticulously cared for our mother's needs day and night for many many years. We would like to thank Beth Boclongan from the bottom of our hearts. She lovingly and competently cared for our mother for almost 30 years.
Likewise, Stevie's Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night visits were remarkable. Without them our mother would not have reached this great age.
We would also like to thank her other caregivers, Nancy Ayub, Revelie Duque, Jinny Alberva, Beth Dulatre and Lolita Orines, for their competence and kindness over the last few years of her life.
There will be a Covid-19 restricted graveside funeral on Thursday, September 23 which will be livestreamed.