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REID – Beverley Leone

November 7, 1935 – August 9, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Beverley Leone Reid. Surrounded by the love of her three daughters, Bev passed away on August 9, 2010 at the age of 74 years, after a courageous six year battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by her daughters and their families: Cindy Ibach (Darrell), Shelley Schmitz (Ken), and Shannon Newman (Garry). Bev was the proud grandmother to four loving grandchildren, Bradley Schmitz (Jennifer), Lauren Wong, and Barret and Connor Newman, and one great-grandson, Mason Schmitz. Bev is survived by her three siblings, Noel Woolgar (Cheryl Tardif), Larry Woolgar (Sharon) and Brenda Erhardt (Gerry), and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Bev was predeceased by her husband, Bob, her parents Leonard and Beulah Woolgar, and grandson Nathan Newman. Beverley was born on November 7, 1935 in Tisdale, SK. She moved to Calgary after high school and worked at Safeway as a cashier. It was there where she met Bob and they were married on March 14, 1956. Bev stayed at home to raise her three girls and after a long stint as the best stay-at-home-mom, she made a return to the work force in the 1970’s.

Her devoted love and passion for her family will always be remembered. Bev enjoyed the company of numerous wonderful friends and loved to entertain. She loved travelling, reading, crossword puzzles, bridge and card games. Bev always looked amazing, had a positive outlook on life, and was a role model to us all. She had a wonderful sense of humour, even in her final days. Bev lived by her motto “Live, Love, Laugh”. Our family will sorely miss our hero, fighter, our glue, our inspiration, and our best friend. Bev had a wonderful life, full of love and laughter, and we know she would only want us to remember the very good times and to celebrate her life.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre;Dr. Scot Dowden, Charlene Loosley and Wendy Chrystal. The family also wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff and volunteers at the Sarcee Hospice for their kind and compassionate care in Bev’s final days. A Celebration of Bev’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre 1331 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (Telephone 403-521-3433), www.albertacancer.ca).

In living memory of Bev Reid, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. 403-243-8200.

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  1. Ambriss and Michael Clermont :

    Cindy, Shelley, Shannon and Family:

    So sorry to hear about your mom. We were always fond of Bev and enjoyed her company. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ambriss and Mike

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  2. Barry & Kelly Morrison :

    We are deeply saddened by your loss of your mother. Cherish the memories of the times you spent together and know she will always be with you in your heart. We are thinking about you and your family during this time of grief. Sincerely Barry & Kelly Morrison

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  3. "Jimmy" & Marietta Spencer :

    We were very privledged to have met your Mom on vacation with Larry & Sharon 9 years ago. We have kept in contact with her ever since. She was a very,very dear lady. The life of the party and we cannot say enough wonderful things about your Mom. We have many fond memories as we are sure you do also. Take care girls. Our Love and prayers.

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  4. Nina and Colleen (Scotty) Forsberg :

    To the family of Bevy:

    We would like to extend our sympathies to all of you in this time of saddness. Though we only met Bevy a few years ago in Greenwater, her gentle demeanor and positive attitude sincerely touched our hearts. Her love for life, family, and friends could not go unnoticed. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  5. Joan & Maurice Richer :

    We loved Bev like a sister. We had many good times, cruising, playing bridge, a wonderful friend who we will miss dearly, she enriched everyone she met , no one enjoyed life more. We are so sad for your loss.
    Joan & Maurice

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  6. Anita and Steve Warnar :

    Cindy, Shelley, Shannon and families,

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother Beverley. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

    Anita (Erhardt)Warnar and Steve Warnar

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  7. Joan & Elise Spigott :

    It is hard to put into words the sadness we felt to get the news on the passing of Bevy. We were fortunate to meet in 2001 while on vacation in Mexico and have met every year since at the “Happy Hour” in Greenwater. We are truly blessed in the friendship we had and our love goes out to Cindy, Shelley, Shannon and families, Noel, Larry & Sharon, Brenda & Gerry and families. “We Love You All More”

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  8. Earl Misfeldt :

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May she at last be at peace and free from all pain. Growing up in Dahlton, I got to know her father Len as he delivered fuel to my father’s farm. Bev was a bit younger and didn’t come into personal contact until we were both in Calgary. It was at the Tennet jamborie that we met as adults. Afterwards we did a lutefisk supper or two and some infrequent beer and wings. I, too, will miss her but today my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find solace in your memories. My best, Earl

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