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Obituary for Lori Marie Beet (Erickson)

With profound sadness, we share the sudden passing of our dear Lori at the young age of 59, from a cardiac arrest.

Our beloved Lori left us peacefully, surrounded by her loving and devastated family. Predeceased by her incredible parents, John and Helen; her remarkable brother, Brian; and her adoring husband, Barry. She is mourned by her loving siblings, sister Helaine (Curt); brother Mike; sister-in-law Karen; sister-in-law Tass (James); nieces Kerstin (Pete), Taylor, Kate and Nicole; grand nephews Aidan and Ben, and her precious cat, Tia.

Lori was a devoted and loving daughter, an extraordinary sister and best friend, a proud and amazing aunt, a faithful colleague, a loyal and compassionate friend, and a doting and affectionate mother to many four-legged creatures. Her love for animals was deep and endless.

Family and friends were exceptionally important to Lori. She enjoyed sharing her summers on the water exploring the West Coast, winters cruising down the slopes of Whistler, countless poolside gatherings, travelling the globe, or just chilling with those she loved. She will always be known for her genuine love for people and animals, her immense compassion, beautiful smile, and tremendous sense of humour; her infectious laugh lit up any room. Lori's caring and positive attitude made everyone around her feel comfortable. She knew how to make tough situations bearable and ordinary ones fun and memorable. Quite simply, she was a joy to be around. She was our light.

Lori attended school in West Vancouver, where she made many lifelong friends spanning from pre-school to high school, maintaining strong ties over the decades. Lori attended SFU and went on to establish a long career at ICBC, again cultivating many dear friends along the way. Lori thoroughly adored her DIVA girlfriends and valued their friendship immensely; she was a loyal and trusted friend.

The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the doctors at Vancouver General Hospital and Lions Gate Hospital; Lori received exceptional care.

Finally, the family is indebted to everyone who played a part in Lori's exceptional life; special thanks to Lenore and Adam for welcoming Tia, Lori's treasured kitty, into their home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Vancouver General Hospital Foundation, the Lions Gate Foundation, or the SPCA would be gratefully received.

A service will be held on January 27th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church, 2347 Inglewood, West Vancouver.

The link to watch the live stream of the funeral mass is below: