Dr. Victorine Yogalosani Beddage (Vicki, Loshani) passed away peacefully on June 22, 2022, in Niagara Falls, Ont., with her family at her side.
Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Vicki moved to England for her medical residency, where she met and married Don (Ratne) in 1977. They emigrated to Canada in 1983, settling in North Bay, Ont., where she practiced as a psychiatrist for more than 30 years. She was known as a dedicated physician with a deep commitment to her patients. In retirement, they moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake.
She was a passionate musician who sang in choirs and played the piano, harp and ukulele. She had a spirit of adventure and enjoyed travelling the world with her husband.
As a true lifelong learner, she attended medical conferences and meetings even in retirement.
Sustained by her faith, she was an active member of the Christian community throughout her life.
She is survived by her husband Don, son Shirantha, daughter-in-law Caroline, sister Rajini, and many family members throughout the world.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the North Bay Regional Health Center - (Mental Health Unit) are greatly appreciated by Dr. Beddage’s family.