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Born: Apr 13, 1939

Date of Passing: Jun 17, 2020

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April 13, 1939 - June 17, 2020

After a short illness, Beverly passed away peacefully in her home with her daughters by her side, just the way she wanted it.
Beverly had a full life, she had a satisfying career at Regent Park and Joseph Teres Schools as their Librarian. Bev was
remarkable in the Library and brought joy to the children in their pursuit of reading.
Bev was immensely talented and her
creativity shone through in the handiwork that she has left behind. There wasn't a craft or sewing project that she chose that she didn't perfect.
Beverly had a wide circle of friends and she treasured them all. In the last months of her life, all those friends supported her to the fullest, and she was truly grateful.
Over the years, Bev enjoyed many good times through travelling. She saw Canada from coast to coast and was able to visit the Arctic Circle in Northern Canada before she fell ill. She was blessed to be able to travel many places outside of Canada. Trips to
Ontario to visit family were something she looked forward to every year.
The cottage at Caddy Lake was a place she cherished and entertained friends and
neighbours. Her name will live on with Bev's Brook flowing gently along the property.
Other past times that brought her joy over the years were playing the piano, Tai Chi, card games with good friends, volunteering at the Kiwanas Music festival, playing in the Hand Bell Choir at Westwood Church, as well as her love for theatre, music and art.
Bev is predeceased by her husband
Leonard, whom she was married to for 51 years, and leaves behind two daughters,
Sharon of Toronto (Peter Corley) and Diana of Owen Sound (Colin MacNeil) and her two grandchildren, Alexander MacNeil and Mae MacNeil. As well her sister Linda Martens (Winnipeg) and nephews, Steven Martens and Daniel Martens (Julie Acheson) and
numerous family members of the Heichert and Wensel families in Winnipeg and in the U.S.
Special thanks to CancerCare Manitoba staff, Dr. D. Houston and the Palliative care team for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of
Canada 1-833-222-4884
A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. According to her wishes,
cremation has taken place.

"You never really die as long
as someone remembers you."

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 20, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I have such great memories of Mrs Ryman. We had a sleepover in the library one year and there was a flash flood outside. It was scary cause the storm was so loud but we had so much fun. We used to have to read our books and go in and spin to either tell her about the book or write about the book. We always hoped for telling her. I used to read so many books because of how fun she made it. I remember going to her house and making pretzels with her daughter who was also our camp councillor. I had the pleasure of running into her in the last 10 Years and telling her how much of an impact she had on me. - Posted by: Natalie wood (Former student ) on: Jun 29, 2020

  • Deepest sympathies to all of Mrs Ryman’s family. Not only did she make early years of school memorable, she was a dear and very supportive friend of my mother’s. - Posted by: Dan Chetyrbok (Student/family friend ) on: Jun 29, 2020

  • Mrs Ryman was the librarian at Regent Park when I was a student there and I will always remember her for finding new ways to make reading fun & the library a cool place to hang out. She enriched all her students’ lives. Deepest sympathy to her family. - Posted by: Barbara Beattie (nee Tashe) (Former student) on: Jun 29, 2020

  • Mrs. Ryman was our librarian at Regent Park School when I started there in the early 1980's, and she quickly became a favourite of mine (and my classmates) from the moment we met her. There are so many fantastic memories that I've cherished all these years. Reading games with prizes was a favourite of mine. One game stands out in particular. We received "money" in a bank book, that we would build up throughout the year, then there were prizes donated by celebrities that we could bid on, at an event later in the school year. I still cherish my prize 38 years later :-) The reading bathtub was so fun, we had a sleepover once in the library and watched the movie Karate Kid, and so many other fun events that had one main goal in mind - have us read more, develop as students and have fun. :-) My family lived very close to Mrs. Ryman and I was able to catch up with her for a visit several years ago, which I'll have a nice memory of for a long time. I posted a picture on Facebook from her retirement recently, that I found, and the memories flooded in from former students. I emailed them to her, and I know that she read them, which is awesome because I just wanted her to know how much she was loved by so many former students. If somebody from the family would like to text or email me, I'd love to share all those comments and memories with you. Condolences to all the family, she will be missed. - Posted by: Tim Mushey (Former Student) on: Jun 26, 2020

  • Dear Sharon, Peter, Diana, Colin, Alex and Mae, Linda, Steven, Daniel and Julie Sending our heartfelt condolences. Bev was an awesome lady and treasured cousin. So many great memories from being my babysitter when I was young to cousin and family gatherings as we grew older. She will be missed but forever in my heart. - Posted by: Wendy Marsch (Cousin) on: Jun 22, 2020

  • Sending our sincere condolences to Diana, Sharon and families. I was so sad to hear of the passing of your mom. I had so many fond memories going to your home growing up. Your mom was always so kind to me. She made the best Halloween costumes and she was always so creative and talented in so many ways. I also had the privilege of having her as my librarian at Regent Park School. She again, had so many great ideas to get the students to read. We had a bathtub in the library, and Mrs. Ryman held book exchanges as well as many other fun activities. She was way ahead of her time. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. With sincere sympathy, Lisa Rand, Kerry, Liam and Kaitlyn Mitchell - Posted by: Lisa Rand (family friend and former neighbour) on: Jun 21, 2020

  • So sorry to hear about your Mom. We always made sure we visited your home in Transcona on Halloween to find out what your Mom would be dressed up as. Her costumes were very elaborate and always made our Halloween so that much more memorable. She was a very kind, caring person and has created lasting memories. - Posted by: David Bates (Old Neighbour) on: Jun 21, 2020

  • Mrs. Ryman was my librarian at both Regent Park and Joseph Teres schools. She was my favourite teacher and instilled in me a huge love of reading that continues to this day. I was a library assistant in both grades 5 and 6 and so looked forward to after school where myself and a few others could get all the returned books sorted, tidy up the library, and maybe catch a sneak peek at new and popular books. I also will fondly remember the claw foot tub in the middle of the library that a lucky student could lay in to read their most favourite pages. She was an inspirational educator and will be missed. - Posted by: Lindsay (Student ) on: Jun 20, 2020

  • Bev was truly an amazing woman and the students at Joseph Teres School, we’re so lucky to have her. She brought creativity and energy to the library. She will be missed. - Posted by: Laurie Sodomlak (Former colleague at Joseph Teres. ) on: Jun 20, 2020

  • Bev was truly an amazing woman and the students at Joseph Teres School we’re so lucky to have her. She brought creativity and energy to the library. She will be missed. - Posted by: Laurie Sodomlak (Former colleague at Joseph Teres. ) on: Jun 20, 2020

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