October 19, 1938 – May 12, 2012
at the age of 73 years
Memorial Service: Saturday, June 2, 2012 11:00 a.m.
Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm
It is with our deepest heartfelt sadness that we announce that Beverley (Bev) Eyre of Salmon Arm, BC was called to heaven on Saturday, May 12, 2012, with her family by her side. Bev was born in Victoria, BC on October 19, 1938. She married her husband William (Bill) Eyre in 1958 and thereafter settled in Nelson, BC. In 1979 Bev and Bill moved to Balfour where they lived for many years. Bev graduated as an LPN during her years in Nelson and worked at both the Kootenay Lake Hospital and Mount St. Francis Hospital where her soft spoken gentle nature was gifted upon many. In 1992 Bev & Bill relocated to Salmon Arm, BC where Bev worked at Bastion Place until her retirement.
Bev loved returning to the Kootenays, especially during the summer months spending endless days picking huckleberries with her family. She was an exceptional cook and loved baking for her family and friends. She was also known for her beautiful crochet work and her talent won her numerous awards and ribbons.
Bev will be lovingly remembered by her husband William (Bill), sons Richard and Bill, both of Lethbridge, AB; daughter Katherine Eyre-Huber (Steve) and their children, Cody and Dylan of Armstrong, B.C.; daughter Dawn (Paul) Nedelec of
Balfour, BC and their children, Kristen of Kelowna, BC and Brandon of Lethbridge, AB; also surviving her are her brother Richard (Gloria) Alexander of Salmon Arm, BC; sister Linda (Fred) Messmer of Aldergrove, BC; sister-in-law Ceone Smith of Salmon Arm, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews, along with many close friends.
Bev was predeceased by her brother Colin Alexander, sister Lorna Zalkoski and brother in law Jim Eyre.
A service in Bev’s memory will be held at Fischer’s Funeral Home in Salmon Arm, BC at 11:00 a.m. June 2, 2012. In lieu of fl owers, anyone wishing to honour Bev, may do so by making a donation to the B.C. Cancer Foundation in Bev’s
memory. We will miss you mom.
I had the privilege of being Beverley’s family doctor for the past 6 years. I will remember her as a kind, generous, selfless lady. When I went to see her in the hospital, she was more interested in talking about my growing belly than how we could make her more comfortable. She never complained and always had a hopeful outlook. I went on maternity leave before she passed away but was amazed to find in her last days she knit a beautiful baby blanket for our little one. The intricacy and workmanship is stunning. It is displayed on his crib and I think of her every time I see it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to write a thank you card before she passed on. I hope you, her family, will find some comfort in remembering her amazing generosity with her time and talents.
It was very sad to hear of Beverley’s demise.I had the pleasure of working beside her at the Kootenay Lake Hospital for many years and was always grateful for her support and kindness in dealing with our patients.Remembering you with a smile!