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Old 12-21-2017, 12:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: Beverley Lightfoot Eyers


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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