Beatrice Clarke, 94, is a former long-time resident of Kookaburra Village.
Beatrice Clarke, 94, is a former long-time resident of Kookaburra Village. nicky.norman

Ta ra, Beat from your friends at Kookaburra Village

WHEN the gates of Kookaburra Village Caloundra opened in 1993, a lovely little lady arrived with her husband Alan to spend all these years here up until a few weeks ago.

Beatrice Clarke is known as Beattie, Beat and Little Nana, and is the sweetest, tiniest, funniest and brightest little lady one could ever meet and would get hugs from everyone, young and old.

What a bundle of dynamite.

She loved Care and Share, arts and crafts, bingo and went on many bus tours from here - all of the concerts and anything that went on in our two halls.

Her presence was there always, her faithfulness we all appreciated.

Amongst your Kookaburra Village friends are Mim, Gary and Roy. There were so many others who called in or were at the end of the phone.

As for family, Rae and James, her two big kids were always there, Rae making her lovely meals and James took his mum everywhere - all over Queensland and lately New South Wales.

Her phone would be busy because her grandkids cared. She was so lucky - Little Nana was always there.

For a few weeks, Beat was at the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, her room was called the Penthouse (the view was incredible).

She was still as bright as a button waiting to go into care.

Beat wanted to go back to Bundaberg where her brother and sister live and son James is nearby at Buxton.

Beat has subsequently moved to Bundaberg (her husband is deceased).

So, we say "ta ra, Beat" - don't think you'll be forgotten - the postman will be kept busy.

With best wishes from Shirley and your friends at Kookaburra Village, we will sincerely miss your sunny smile.

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