Beverly Rachwalski

March 22, 2018 6 Condolences Print Obituary

January 26, 1949 – March 16, 2018

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Beverly Rachwalski who passed away peacefully March 16, 2018 at the age of 69.

She leaves to mourn her brother Tom (Marie) Rachwalski; niece Sheila (John) Sinkie, and nephew Craig (Wendy) Rachwalski; great niece Jordyn and great nephews: Ryan, Cole and Jake, as well extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Ruth Rachwalski of Taber Alberta.

Beverly was born in Taber Alberta, and attended the University of Alberta where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and in 1984 received Master’s  Degree in Health Science Administration.

Bev’s contributions go back to 1984 were she was the quality assurance coordinator at Edmonton General Hospital. In 1988 she took on the role as director of hospital services.  Since 1995 she led operations of the Grey Nun’s Community Hospital in the position of Site Administrator and Vice President.  In October 2001 the Caritas Board of Directors announced appointment of Beverly as President of the Caritas Health Group.  Beverly retired in the fall of 2005 but continued to actively better the health care system in a consulting role.

Beverly will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

As per Bev’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral or memorial service, those wishing to make a donation in Bev’s name can do so to the Covenant Health Foundation or the SPCA.

  1. Very accomplished and successful person, far to young to be gone.

  2. Wishing you grace. I had the pleasure of working with a Bev at Caritas Health Group. I remember a day we had a tough, sensitive meeting to negotiate. After, she came into my office to say thank you with a big smile to give me a gigantic hug.

  3. Bev was smart, compassionate and had a great heart. I loved her dry humour and her welcoming smile.

  4. I am so sad to hear about Bev’s passing. She was a good friend for many years when I lived in Edmonton. I last saw her about 10 years ago when I visited from Vancouver with my dog Mr. Ripley; we had a great time reminiscing. Bev was one on the smartest women I knew, she was a good friend to many over the years. One thing I know for sure, she loved her brother Tom and her family. Thinking of you all and your great loss.

    Xo Coreen

    • Hello Coreen:

      I only very recently heard of Bev’s passing. I know she was an important person to you.

      I always enjoyed Bev’s company. She was a remarkable person and I am sure she will be missed by those that knew her.

      I hope life is treating you well on the west coast. If you would like to catch up, I would be happy to hear from you.

      Kathy Baker

  5. Bev was an exceptional individual whose caring nature, quick intelligence and pursuit of answers allowed her to play a series of progressive and influential roles in the Alberta health care system. She was a student of mine in the occupational therapy program at the UA and I followed her career. Unfortunately, we had not spoken for many years as time creates many diversions. My sincerest condolences to her family.
    Sharon Brintnell Professor

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