OBITUARY

Beverley June Shaver Smith

February 6, 1948May 11, 2013

SMITH, Beverley June (nee-Shaver)

Peacefully with her family at her side, at PRHC Palliative Care on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in her 66th year, after a valiant, graceful, and often successful battle with ovarian cancer. Greatest mother ever of Tim (Marina), Julie, Brian (Staci) and Amy. Beloved ‘Gromo’ and ‘Baba’ of Owen, Leah and Miles. Beloved daughter of Nellie and the late Wilson Shaver and cherished sister of Valerie Vickers (John), Rena Retallick (Paul) and the late Elizabeth Moore. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and a legion of wonderful friends. Bev was a much-loved ICU and Labour & Delivery registered nurse at Peterborough Civic Hospital for close to 35 years, work to which she was joyfully dedicated. Friends may call to COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough) for a memorial visitation on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of Bev’s life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Grace United Church (581 Howden Avenue) at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Grace United Church Food Bank http://www.graceunited.ca/viewcustompage.php?id=8414 or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at www.comstockfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2013
REMEMBERING

Beverley June Shaver Smith

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Helen Joel

May 17, 2013

Truly an angel here on earth and a blessing in all our lives...
Bevy you have left us with a legacy of love and kindness that will never be forgotten...You will always have a special place in our hearts.
Sending love and heartfelt sympathy to all your family and friends.

Helen, Don, Stephanie & Emma xoxo

Karen

May 17, 2013

Julie,

Bev was an EXTRAORDINARY woman. I know that not only because I had the good fortune to spend a bit of time in her presence, but also because of who you are.

Thinking of you, Amy and the rest of your family as you celebrate your wonderful mother today.

Pete Hewett

May 17, 2013

34 years ago I revived from a cardiac arrest to Bevs ' smile. Thanks for years of competent ,caring and compassionate service and a great smile.

Pete Hewett

May 17, 2013

Amy and family, So sorry for your loss. Your mom's kind smile and cheers will be greatly missed at the sidelines of the soccer field.
- Samantha Mills

Valerie Blackmore

May 16, 2013

I remember Bev's smile and cheerful manner. Thinking of her children and family. My condolences.

Ruth Thompson

May 16, 2013

I will remember Bev's kind heart, gentle manner and big smile. My condolences to her family and friends.
Ruth Thompson
PCH Class of '73

Marlene & Don Hunt

May 16, 2013

Tim,Julie,Brian,and Amy;
Your Mom was a truly wonderful lady.She
gave so much to everyone else and expected so little in return.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your
family.
May all your memories bring you comfort.
With love to all.

May 16, 2013

Rena,
Although words are inadequate to alleviate the pain you and your families are feeling, there is comfort in knowing that a lifetime of good memories will always keep Bev alive.
Thinking of you,
Fred

Sonya Kemp

May 16, 2013

We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mom and Gromo. I think that the smiles in her pictures here really capture her beautiful spirit. It's not surprising that she chose Nursing as her profession. While I didn't know her well, I had met her enough times to feel her genuine heart, enjoy her delightful sense of humour and see her caring and nurturing ways. I certainly see all of her qualities in you Amy and I know that your siblings are blessed with her countless qualities too. Her tireless efforts to champion causes for those who are less fortunate and those in need, whether it be her patients or people in any kind of need at all, allowed her children to grow up knowing what is truly important in life. She set the stage for all the wonderful things that her children and grandchildren have done, and will continue to do. I know she is your rock, and she will continue to be. She will be with you always, helping you and guiding you. Moms like yours have a presence that doesn't stop, ever. I know that you will miss her so dearly and you will cherish so many wonderful memories of all the time you spent together. I also know that she has given you strength that you don't even know you have yet, but you will, as you think of her when you're living your life to its fullest. You have her smile. You have her boundless capacity to love and nurture. You have her wisdom and her gentle spirit. You have her in your heart, forever, and she will never leave you. I wish you peace as you move forward and continue to make her proud, being the incredible young woman that you are. She was your first and best teacher and you will share that with all of those you love and all of those that you will meet in the future. So you sing when you're baking her ‘best banana bread ever' and you smile when you're filling jars with pickles that she taught you how to make. You continue on in her tradition with a fighting spirit and loving heart. Please know that I'm always here to listen and to share. I love you girl! The whole Kemp family sends condolences. xoxoxoxoxo

Margo OToole

May 14, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with the Smith and Shaver families. I had the pleasure of working with Bev for several years in ICU. She was the most caring and patient individual I have ever known. Loved by everyone who had any contact with her. We laughed and cried together during our working years....she will be sorrowly missed!