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BEVERLY JOYCE BUDDICK (BEV)
Born: Nov 03, 1951
Date of Passing: Jul 07, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
BEVERLY JOYCE BUDDICK
A loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Bev was born November 3, 1951 in Wainwright, Alberta, the third of seven children born to Steve and Christina Buddick. She attended school in Saskatoon, Yorkton, and Brandon, before eventually settling in Winnipeg. She excelled in a career of sales and business administration, and was a longtime volunteer and Chair for the Canadian Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis, and Winnipeg's Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, however her true passion was belly dancing. Active in Winnipeg's cultural scene since 1980, Bev became a master of Middle Eastern dance, choreography, and live performance. Under the stage name of "Jasmine" (or "Jazzy"), she lead several dance troupes, including the Abu Simbal Middle East dance troupe, Desert Caravan, and Turkish Taffy, performing all over Winnipeg for over 30 years. More recently, she was a belly dance instructor for the City of Winnipeg. In addition to dance, she loved her many feline companions over the years, as noted by the numerous cat paraphernalia adorning her home.
She was predeceased by her father, Steve (1981), brother Raymond (1990), and sister Shirley (2020). Beverly was compassionate, warm, humorous, and loving, and will be fondly remembered by her best friend of 42 years, Maureen Scarsbrook; mother Christina Haggerty; brothers, Vincent, Mervin, and Larry (Carol) Buddick; sister Christine (Bob) Scott; brother-in-law Mel Montgomery; nieces, Debb (Colin) and Star (Justin); nephews, Gordon (Lucy), James (Monika), and Jordan; and 'little sister' Marina. Also left to mourn are special cousins, Tilly and Henk Pouw from Holland, many grandnieces and grandnephews, and numerous friends and belly dancing troupe members.
A remembrance service will be held at 2:00 p.m., August 17, 2020, at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home in Winnipeg. Please RSVP by calling 204-885-9715 between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. RSVP will be accepted until August 10, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Winnipeg Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg, and Crohn's and Colitis Canada.
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Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 18, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Beverly not only taught me dance, she taught me the power of sisterhood. She taught me that women empower each other. She educated her students and troupe members with what it meant to be a woman in all forms of culture and time, and how much stronger women are when we are together. Her words and teachings will be with me forever, and will be passed down to all who were blessed enough to study under her. My deepest condolences to all her family. - Posted by: Tamara (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2020
Bev was a wonderful auntie. My best memories are of sleepovers at her house, (or "pig outs" as we called them); eating junk food, playing with her cats, and talking about everything. She was unconditional, nonjudgmental, warm and loving, and valued me at times in my life when I sorely needed that kind of support. I am grief-stricken and gutted with losing her, but find some solace in knowing I was there with her in final days. Love you forever, "Aunty Befy". XO - Posted by: Debb (niece) on: Jul 26, 2020
Bev was a great & dear friend. Words can only express a small part of all my thoughts of prayers & sympathy to friends & family. Rest in peace my friend. Love Jude - Posted by: Judy Towse (Friend) on: Jul 19, 2020
Beverly brought the love of dance to my life 15 years ago at a time when my world was falling apart. Every sundays practice was more about a sisterhood sitting together and sharing stories from each others lives. That's truly what it was a friendship of sisters. My heart truly aches at this time and my condolences go out to her family. - Posted by: Mary (Friend) on: Jul 19, 2020
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