Beverley Ann Polan
24 April, 1938 – 31 December, 2020
It is with unrelenting sorrow that we announce the passing of our beautiful Mom, Beverley Ann Polan, beloved wife of the late Leonard Polan. She passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta, with her children at her side. Bev was born in Montreal (nee Monk) and moved to Vancouver and then to Calgary to pursue better opportunities for her family. Bev’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and she was very proud of all of them.
She is survived by her children, Graham (Marie) Laurie (Rob) and Brenda (Wilf); her grandchildren, Danielle, Renae, Andrea, Camille, Greg, Kimberley, Caitlyn and Josh as well as her brother Bob (Cheri), sisters-in-law Peggy, Bernice and Maureen and many treasured nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Len, her grandson, Brandon, sister Lorna, brother John and son-in-law, Rick and numerous other relatives and friends that are awaiting reunion with her in Heaven.
A wonderful life that was cut short by a battle with Alzheimer’s and then Covid-19. Even with Alzheimer’s, she was able to draw on memories from the past and laugh and enjoy recounting times with Len or others. Bev found happiness through enjoying other’s successes and good times more than her own. She loved to hear about any achievements, holidays, adventures or even just plans that friends and family may have and really enjoyed sharing in any pictures or recollections. She truly treasured the many cruises that took her to faraway places and cherished the time with each of those friends that she travelled with. An eager and dedicated sports fan, she was loving and supportive when watching her children, but certainly wasn’t hesitant to share some wisdom and ideas any time she felt it necessary. She enjoyed watching and attending Flames games and truly enjoyed meeting Gordie Howe! She was wonderful to, and accepting of, all our spouses and quickly considered them a part of the family, although they were not immune from receiving her guidance either! Golf brought Bev and Len many years of companionship, competition, joy and frustration but she loved it and made many new friends playing the game. Bev and Len had a cottage at Hidden Valley Golf Resort and really enjoyed their time together there, where they savored visits from family and friends. Bev was an independent and successful small business owner for years and went above and beyond to build relationships and be as good to her customers as possible. Customers often became friends and they had long relationships based on trust and loyalty. This provided Bev the ability to stay in her own home long after Len had passed away and a place where customers could come to pick up product and visit.
Bev was blessed to have some truly wonderful friends. Those that made the effort to visit with her even after moving to her new home were appreciated more than they will ever know, and her weekly hair appointments were very much missed. Her many years of involvement with Huntington Hills Pioneers brought her friendships, card games and wonderful outings. The family is truly thankful for the dignified and compassionate care provided by the staff of Unit 68 at South Health Campus. A celebration of Bev’s life will be held at a later date when friends and family are able to gather. We love you, Mom.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary (www.alzheimercalgary.ca).
“Turn your back upon the shadows and your face toward the Sun” “A heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved” From Ed Sheeran’s Supermarket Flowers
- Alzheimer Society of Calgary
Beverley Ann Polan
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15 January 2021
My sincere condolences on Bev's passing. She was lovely lady. I met Bev while I was working at the Beddington post office. It was always a pleasure to see her and I enjoyed our chats when she came in to mail her packages. She was a dear soul.
May all your cherished memories of her keep her close in your hearts.
15 January 2021
We are truly sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your families are in our thoughts as you navigate through this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences,
The Takaguchi Family
12 January 2021
Caring thoughts to Bev’s family
She has been my “Metrin Lady” for so many years and it was always good to see her friendly face.
It is always too soon to say goodbye. Even though there is relief at the end of great suffering, that does not dim your sorrow.
With Sympathy and Blessings
12 January 2021
Dear Laurie Brenda and Graham
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It had been a long time since we had managed to take her to lunch not without good intentions but the onset of the virus really managed to put a stoppage on that.
Please let me know when you manage to have a memorial for her
With sympathy Raine
10 January 2021
Laurie, Brenda, Graham and family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom and Grandma, she truly was a special person and Heaven gained an angel.
Our hearts are with you❤️
Jolayne and family
8 January 2021
Graham, Laurie and Brenda, my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. You are in my thoughts and am I wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.