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Old 12-19-2017, 11:50 AM   #1
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Beverley Lightfoot Eyers, older sister of Gordon, died on December 18, 2017.

Condolences to her family at this sad and difficult time.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:24 PM   #2
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This is very upsetting news.
Sincere condolences to the family.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:07 PM   #3
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Very sorry to hear this. It's my understanding that she helped him through some of his rougher moments and helped him on the road to his sobriety, so we have to thank her that Gord is still around. RIP.
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:41 AM   #4
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Very sorry to hear this! May her memory be for a blessing.

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Old 12-20-2017, 08:42 AM   #5
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Sorry to see this. Condolences to all of her family.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
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Condolences to the Lightfoot family.

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Old 12-21-2017, 12:19 PM   #7
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http://www.canadianobituaries.com/si...r-18-2017.html

EYERS, Beverley Joan (nee Lightfoot) - March 23, 1935 - December 18, 2017 -

Bev Eyers, a one-of-a-kind woman. She was perhaps ahead of her time, and certainly of it. A trailblazing spirit, she took advantage of life's opportunities - both created and given - and despite all the odds.

Bev was headstrong, restless, rebellious, fiercely independent, passionate, vibrant, smart as a whip, and even (!) a self-proclaimed 'bitch'. Bev was a lover of all art forms, meticulous with math, an adventurous traveller, and a follower of current trends.

After retiring from the music industry, Bev enjoyed volunteering at the Gryphon Theatre and RVH in Barrie.

Her greatest accomplishment was as a selfless and loving grandmother. To the end of her days, she was extremely proud of her grandchildren, and shared hopeful messages urging them to be happy, to be good people, and to start their own families.

Bev was the beloved mother of Steve (Kathy), Pegi (Robert), Jane (Jim), infant son (predeceased), and 'second mom' to Mike (Rachel).

Adored grandmother of Adam, Jessie, Kacy, Chelsea and Jacki.

Sister to Gordon (Kim), and dear friend of Bob Eyers (predeceased), Susan Cox and Pat Berner.

Much-loved Aunt to her many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Bev's neighbours, Elaine and Gerry Greenwood, and the staff at Whispering Pines Retirement Home and Royal Victoria Hospital who helped her so much over the past few months.

True to form, Bev requested that there be no funeral service, but her family is planning a private Celebration of Life to be held early in 2018.

As a cancer survivor herself, Bev requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Bev was the epitome of a life well-lived, and we will miss her dearly.


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Old 12-21-2017, 04:18 PM   #8
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Awww this is sad to hear. My condolences to the Lightfoot family.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:19 PM   #9
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mid 70's.
Beverley Lightfoot Eyers with her brother Gordon and mum Jessie

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Old 12-21-2017, 11:53 PM   #10
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My condolences and prayers to them at this time.

It reminds me of 11 1/2 years ago when Brita passed away .
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:06 PM   #11
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submitted by Richard Harison - Massey 1975 - Richard, Ian Tyson and Bev Lightfoot
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:04 PM   #12
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another Bev memory from Richard Harison - (Live sound engineer)

BEVERLEY LIGHTFOOT EYERS (December 18, 2017)

Although having met her numerous times beforehand, I never really got to know Gordon’s older sister, Beverley, until she took over the office management of Gordon’s company, Early Morning Productions, after the departure of Al Mair, who, along with Tom Williams, had recently formed Attic Records.

Al tutored Bev in certain aspects of Gordon’s business affairs—especially the publishing end, and in 1976 she started running the office alone—always guided by Gordon’s direction.

So at that point my relationship with Bev changed from being casual acquaintances to fellow workers in Gordon’s journey, and that change totally solidified a very strong friendship.

In reflection, I can definitively say that some of the most pleasant moments I had after the completion of a tour had to be when I would walk into the office to do the accounting of the tour with her.

Returning the concert proceeds and producing all the expense records usually took about ten minutes, but I was usually there for over an hour because Bev—sharp as a tack with an all encompassing sense of humor—wanted to know everything that had gone on—especially anything unusual or humorous.

Needless to say, I could almost always deliver! She would roar with laughter over the pranks that we sometimes pulled and wrinkle her face when I mentioned an incident wherein someone was trying to take advantage of Gordon—calling such ones “pests.”

She didn’t often get the opportunity to join us on the road, but when she did she always enjoyed it. Whether it was her desire to tag along with me to watch the lighting setup at the Universal Amphitheatre or the outrageously hilarious flight to Halifax, she loved being there.

She will be sorely missed by Gordon and his family as well as the rest of us on the Lightfoot team, past and present.
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