Edey, Beverley Anne

It is with immense sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Beverley (nee Lovatt) Edey at her home in Meaford on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Beverley was a trailblazer in the lumber industry spanning over 40 years. Born and raised in the small town of Meaford, a daughter of the late Darley and Pauline (nee Randle) Lovatt, she became the first female manager of a Beaver Lumber store in all of Canada.  In recognition of her achievements in this industry, including becoming the first female Director to sit on the board of the Lumber and Building Material Association of Ontario, Bev was awarded the LBMAO lifetime achievement award in 2015.

Bev shared her passion of reading by actively participating in the Friends of the Library in Meaford which supports the local library and promotes the advantages of reading.   In her earlier years she participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada which mentors young adults to get involved in their community to create connections and friendships through outings and activities.  Her strong will and dedication to her career and passions allowed her to push through personal health challenges.  Bev continued to go to work with a smile, always putting her customers first, and thus created a lasting impression with anyone with whom she interacted.  Bev is survived by her devoted husband Lynn, her children Sarah and Samantha, and her beloved grandchildren Luke and Liam.  She will be remembered as a loving mother-in-law by her sons Patrick Charlebois and Top Wattanapaiboonsuk.  She was a dear sister of Bonnie and Joe Hawlik of London and Trudy Smith of Niagara Falls and will be greatly missed by her nephews Chris, Cam, Michael, Steve, Scott, Jason and their families.

Bev’s family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E. in Meaford on Saturday November 2, 2019 from 3 until 6 p.m.   A funeral service will be conducted at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford on Sunday afternoon November 3rd at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, as your expression of sympathy, the family wishes to direct donations to the Beverley Edey Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home at www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca or the LBMAO who will administer the fund.

Details

Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home, Saturday November 2 from 3 until 6 p.m.

Service: Christ Church Anglican, Meaford on Sunday November 3 at 2 p.m.

Donations: In lieu of flowers, as your expression of sympathy, the family wishes to direct donations to the Beverley Edey Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home at www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca or the LBMAO who
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Norm Rushton
    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Sincere condolences to you and your family
    Thinking of you at these hard times.
    Norm Rushton
    Turkstra Lumber

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  2. Robert & Joan Collins
    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Lynn, Sarah, Samantha & Family ~

    May loving memories bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Bev will be greatly missed.
    We always enjoyed your company on the Home Lumber Dealer trips.

    Our Deepest Sympathy
    Bob & Joan Collins ~ Gravenhurst, ON.

    Reply
  3. Teresa & Bob Zweep
    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Bob and I are so sorry and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Darlene Weir
    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Deepest Sympathy Sarah, Patrick and family. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time
    Darlene Weir

    Reply
  5. Richard Bayou Hamelin
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    My condolence to Lynn and his Family.

    Reply
    1. Elaine and Brian Dempster
      Saturday, November 2, 2019

      Our deepest condolences to your family Sending prayers of Love and Comfort at this Sad time All our Love Brian and Elaine Dempster

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  6. RoxanePercy
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Sarah, Patrick and Liam
    Always treasure the wonderful memories of your mom. She has left a great impression with everyone who was lucky to have known her.
    Sorry for your loss and condolences to you and your family.
    Dan and Roxane Percy

    Reply
  7. The LBMAO staff and families
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Bev will be missed as she has been part of our LBMAO family and a friend that all of us in this industry have appreciated and loved. Our sincere condolences to the Edey family. May she rest in peace.

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  8. Sarah Milne
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Sarah, Sam, Lynn and family
    Thinking of you all during this time. I heard the news last night and your mom and your family have been in my thoughts.❤️
    Sarah and Ethan

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  9. Robert Prouse
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    We are also sorry we are unable to make it to the visitation and service.

    Robert & Deb Prouse

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  10. Wendy &Willy Brent & Kara
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    So sorry for your loss thinking of you all at this difficult time HUGS !

    Willy Wendy Brent &Kara & Aidynne

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  11. Louise & John Wiebe
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn sincere condolences to you & your family on the
    Sudden passing of Beverley. You are in our thoughts as you go thru this difficult journey.

    John & Louise Wiebe

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    1. Susan Harpur
      Wednesday, November 6, 2019

      My deep condolences. I knew Bev only through the store but also enjoyed having a short chat with her and seeing her wonderful smile. I will miss her.

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  12. Dale MacPherson
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn & family,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Bev. Cherish your wonderful memories and may they bring peace to your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.
    I am so sorry that I am not able to make the visitation and funeral service.

    Dale MacPherson

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  13. Kirk Porterfield
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn and the entire family , I am so very sorry for your the loss of one of the most incredible people I have ever had the honour of meeting and knowing , she was the epitome of what it means to be human , gentle , loving and incredibly humble in all that she did in here life . My heart goes out to all of you affected by the loss of an incredible lady , mother , wife etc

    sincerely

    Kirk Porterfield

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  14. Tracey Sheehan
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn & Family

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your lovely wife Bev. I hope the memories of years spent together will bring you comfort in this very difficult time.

    Tracey Sheehan, Home Hardware Stores Limited, St. Jacobs

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  15. Sandy and Andy Harrington
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn, Sarah, Samantha and family, So sad to hear of this beautiful woman’s passing. She was so wonderful and kind always to us and our family as you two girls grew up together with our children. She will be remembered dearly.
    Love Sandy and Andy Harrington, Kaleb and Angela Michener, Ryan, Jason and Sean Harrington and families.

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  16. Sandy Hamilton
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn,

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family as you go though this difficult time.

    Sandy Hamilton, Home Hardware Stores Limited, St. Jacobs

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  17. Bruce Buchanan
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn and family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Bev..we remember many great LBMAO events and in particular the hospitality at your home when the LBMAO curling bonspiels were held in Medford. We will hold you all close in our thoughts and prayers…Bruce and Susen

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  18. Cheryl Nowosad
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Dear Trudy, Bonnie & Bev’s Family,
    My sincerest condolences to all, too young to be taken from her family.
    Thinking of you all,
    With love and caring thoughts,
    Randy & Cheryl Nowosad (nee Gower)

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  19. yvon massia
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sending all our love and hugs!

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  20. Deb Chapman
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn, Sarah and Samantha ~
    I am very sad to hear about Bev. My heart is heavy for each of you.
    Sincere sympathy to Trudy and Bonnie too.
    Jim and I just left Thursdsy for a vacation in Florida….
    I will be thinking of you all on Sunday and the days ahead.
    Bev loved her family and sure was proud of her grandchildren.
    Sincerely
    Deb Chapman

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  21. Nancy Fry
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Lynn ,Sarah ,Sam and family
    So sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. We are thinking of you all in the days ahead
    Nancy and Rick Fry

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  22. JLohnes
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    So very shocked and saddened to hear of Bev’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts ~ The Lohnes family

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  23. Barb Schering
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Lynn and family

    My deepest sympathy on your loss. Bev was a wonderful woman who will be deeply missed by all she touched. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

    Barb Schering

    Reply
  24. Barb King
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Dear Lynn, Sarah and Sam: I am ever so saddened to hear about Bev . . . she and I had some wonderful times together at the Beaver Lumber store in Owen Sound many years ago. My deepest sympathies and warmest thoughts to you all.

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  25. Marc, Connie, Evan and Adam Hurtubise
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Our deepest condolences for your loss.

    Reply
  26. Laura Dempster
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Sarah, Patrick and Liam
    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending deepest condolences, hugs, and prayers.
    Love,
    Laura and Theron

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  27. Lisa LaPorte
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Lynn, Sarah, Samantha and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. Her bright and kind spirit will be greatly missed by so many. My sympathy and thoughts go to you all during this difficult time.

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  28. Mary Grace Amann
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Lynn and Family

    Words are never enough to express sympathy. May it help to know you are are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Cousin Mary Grace and husband Josef Amann

    Kingston

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  29. Marg Iutzi
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Marg Iutzi
    Saturday November 2,2019

    Lynn and family, so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  30. Sandra Monahan
    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    The “Dales” family send our deepest sympathy to Lynn, Samantha, Sarah, Trudy, Bonnie and families. Remembering all the great times we had when we were neighbours. Bev was always thinking and helpful to others. She will be missed by many. Keep the wonderful memories of her and hopefully this will help ease the difficult pain you are feeling

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  31. Carol and Ken Ormsby
    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    lynn and family. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  32. Margo DeVries-Rizzo
    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    Dear Lynn, Sarah, Samantha and family

    We are so saddened to hear of Bev’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Margo DeVries, Frank Rizzo and family

    Reply
  33. Wendy Boyes
    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    Lynn, Sarah, Samantha and family

    Love and hugs to you all. So sad to hear of Bev’s passing. What a beautiful and kind person she was. Memories remain forever.
    Cousin and friend always
    Wendy Xoxo xoxo

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  34. Brenda (nee Dales) & Jim Kirkpatrick
    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    Sincere condolences to you Lynn and your family.

    Reply
  35. Dennis & Brenda
    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    Sorry for your lose. Bev was a great women.

    Reply
  36. Mike & Cheryl Zammit and Family
    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Dear Lynn, Sarah, Samantha, Bonnie, Trudy and families,

    We were both saddened learn of Bev’s passing. Our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  37. Paul and Janice Hart
    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Dear Lynn, sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    Janice and Paul Hart
    Lindsay, On

    Reply
  38. Malcolm Orr
    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Lynn and Family,
    Words seem inadequate at this time, but we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathy, and may you find comfort in the knowledge that others share your sorrow. We will all miss Bev!
    Malcolm, Cindy and the Orr Family.

    Reply
  39. Krista Voigt
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Sarah, Patrick and Liam

    My condolences to you and the entire family. So sorry for your loss! May your memories be sweet.

    Sincerely,

    Krista

    Reply
  40. Elizabeth&Wayne Park
    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Lynn, Sarah, Samantha and families,
    We just heard of Bev’s passing today and we are still in a state of shock and so very sad. Had we known, we certainly would have attended visitation and Bev’s memorial service. I’ve known Bev for most of my life. She was a very strong woman but I know she was in dreadful pain every day and it was a testament to her strength that she managed to remain an active and valuable employee, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Please accept our deepest sympathies on your great loss. We pray that you will find peace in the knowledge that she is no longer suffering and in all your treasured memories.

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  41. Louise Cholette-Haley
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you Lynn and your entire family. Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Reply
  42. Ross & Sherry
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Lynn We are so sorry for your loss Bev was a very special lady Sincere Sympathy
    Ross and Sherry

    Reply

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