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MUNRO, Beverley Ann Marjorie (nee Dewar)

February 22, 1950 — August 13, 2015

Passed away on August 13, 2015 at the age of 65.  She is survived by her loving family and friends of whom there were too many to list.  Bev always made sure everyone she loved knew it. Bev was born in Dawson Creek, BC on February 22, 1950.  Her curious mind was cultivated by her father, Harry Dewar, who was a high school principal and her sharp wit came from her mother, Frances.  The oldest daughter in a family of 5 children and she always aimed to make everyone she met feel like an extension of her family.  She cherished most her relationships with her grandchildren – who always made her happy.  She touched the hearts of people in every community she lived in, whether it was Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Kelowna or any of the RV parks that she called home in the past few years; and also in the places she travelled in Canada, the US, UK and Japan.  Bev loved to laugh and loved to sing, and her voice will live on in the hearts and memories of her loved ones.  Her army, led by her husband Gary, helped her through her final battle with cancer, which she fought valiantly.  Her last days were spent with the kind people at the Central Okanagan Hospice House.  As to her requests, there will be no funeral at this time.  Should family and friends so desire, donations can be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association at www.hospicecoha.org.

God speed, my dear, we love you.

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  • Lorene Milligan says:

    Dear Gary and family… your beloved Bev will always be remembered with kindness and grace for her positive attitude and her all embracing acceptance and love for her circle of family and friends. She was my Aide in Grade 1 for several years and we worked together like peas and carrots… within a few weeks she could read my moves and plans as if they were her own! I always enjoyed my time with her… and I dare say that those blue eyes will brighten the hearts of angels now… as they did for all of us for all the time we had her. It brings peace that she is free of suffering now… and Jim and I both wish for that peace and understanding for you all… in time. Remember the joys… and let her ‘stay with you’… for you know that with her determined nature…she indeed will! Blessings and love… ‘Lorene’ ‘n Jim

  • Teresa Catherine Durdle says:

    My deepest condolences to Gary and Bev’s family… Shannon (Dean & Kegan) Gary and all of those that are missing Bev; may this time of sorrow pass gently by with the memories you made together in the years you shared and loved. Love Teresa

  • Kim Switzer & Dave Loff says:

    And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through,
    how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is
    really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you
    won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm is all about.
    Peace and Godspeed.

  • Dayle Munro says:

    So sorry to hear about Bevs passing. My thoughts are with the family. May you all have wonderful memories of Bev in this time of sorrow.
    Sincerely ,
    Dayle Munro

  • katrina wilson says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful woman inside and out. Every time i talked with her she had a smile on her face and she always put a smile on mine. I agree with all those who say she welcomed you in like family all her friends were family there was no limit to her love and kindness. I may not have seen her in the last while but i am sadend by the loss.

  • Shirley pare says:

    My deepest condolences to your family. I remember when you so graciously took me and treated me like family.

  • Graden McLeod says:

    Our prayers go out to you Gary and the family, we always had so much fun in her company. Those days spent with all the family back at the mill in Chemainus at picnics, dances, will always have fond memories for us.

  • Linda Redd says:

    My condolences to your family at this time. I was on the curling team with Bev in 1971 when we represented BC in the Canada Winter Games in Saskatoon. I remember her well, especially her sense of humour.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you . I am so sorry to learn of her illness and passing.
    Sincerely, Linda (Wilson) Redd

  • Merle Cram says:

    I was sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. She was an early member of our “Inbetweener” group in Ladysmith and was always cheerful, fun and willing to help others. Our condolences to you Gary and your family!

  • Kathy and Joe DiLalla says:

    To Gary and all of Bev’s family. Joe and I send our deepest condolences to you all. Bev was one special lady, full of spunk and laughter but with determination to do the right thing. It was a pleasure to know her and to share the passion Gary and Bev shared in working together on the Chemainus Sawmill’s Return to Work Committee and the Chemainus Mutual Beneftit Assiciation. Take care all of you. Kathy and Joe

  • Alan Fowler says:

    Sharon and I are very sad to hear of Bev’s passing.We would like totake this time to offer our condolences and deepest sympathy. Although our paths have not crossed in recent years we often think about you both and the good times we had. Would love to hear from you sincerely Al andSharon

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