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Born: Mar 07, 1948

Date of Passing: Oct 11, 2020

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In loving memory of Beverley Jean Homewood, who passed away on October 11, 2020, at the age of 72.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Homewood, parents, John and Edna Bowman and partner, Len Kelly.
Left to cherish Mom's memory are her three children, James (Stacey), Kristen (Stephen) and Tyler (Candice), seven grandchildren (who were her pride and joy), Emily, Morgan, Jaxon, Asher, Autumn, JJ and Gabriella. Mom also leaves behind her two sisters, Pat and Brenda and numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Bella.
Mom was born on March 7, 1948, the second daughter to John and Edna Bowman. She grew up in the North end in a peacetime home with her two sisters, Pat and Brenda. Mom attended Robertson Elementary School and Sisler High School. After High School she attended the Central School for Practical Nurses. Through Mom's 30 year nursing career she worked in both Pediatrics and Geriatrics at Children's Hospital, St. Paul's and University Hospital (in Saskatoon), Vista Park Lodge and Meadowood Manor Personal Care Homes.
Mom met Dad through mutual friends of their parents. They were married on September 9, 1967 at St. John's Presbyterian Church. Although Mom and dad had three biological children, there was never a time when there were only three children in our household. Mom and Dad were foster parents to over sixty children. Most were with us on a temporary basis requiring care while receiving medical treatment. The exception to this were, Michael, Noah, Kenny and Ryan, who continued to be part of our family for many years.
Mom and Dad raised our family in Winnipeg and Saskatoon. Before the move to Saskatoon, summers were spent growing up with Mom and Dad at Elenore Lake fishing and boating. Upon our return to Winnipeg, Mom and Dad found a new summer place to make memories in Lac Lu. They cherished the many memories of the good times they had during these summer getaways.
Another important time in the Homewood household was Christmas with family and friends. Whether it was celebrating at the Watson house or hosting, a good time was had by all well into the night singing with the "house band" or enjoying Uncle George's puppet show. A current tradition carried on by Tyler for his own kids as well as his nieces and nephews.
After Dad's death in 1999, Mom was lucky to find love and companionship with Len. They spent many years together and Len was known as "Papa Len" to mom's grandkids. They enjoyed travelling in his motor home, spending their winters in El Centro, California.
Mom's pride and joy were her grandchildren. She loved to spend time with them, going to their various activities and hosting them for sleepovers. Her second bedroom was set up with a crib, bed, toys, books and games. She loved to go to garage sales to find treasures for her grandkids.

In recent years Mom attended a Seniors Day Program through the YMCA. She enjoyed her weekly outings and the good friends she met. She also was a member of St. Mary's Road United Church and attended weekly services and Bible Studies. She made many friends and appreciated their support.

Our family has so many people to thank. When mom's condition became Palliative, her one wish was to stay at home. Thank you to her amazing Palliative Care Team, Home Care Team, all her doctors and friends who supported her. Because of you all, we were able to grant mom's wish.
As per mom's wishes, cremation will take place. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it's not possible for a funeral at this time.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society 45 Hurst Way, Wpg, MB R3T 0R3 or St. Mary's Road United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L8.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences Jim, Kristen, Tyler and your families. I'm so sorry to hear the news. Bev and I go back to Robertson school where we made many memories. We did so many things together and since we lived an arm away from each other, we were always together. I have so many memories of the cabin in Belair and the mischief we got into but your grandparents were like my second parents. Loved them and still sometimes think how they never got mad at us. When we were young we always said that when we get married we would be in each of our weddings. That dream came true. I will miss you Bev, you were my confident, my true friend and will always be my sister at heart. There is no more pain Bev and now you will be with your true love, Jim. ❤💕💞 All our love Ed & Audrey - Posted by: Ed & Audrey Powroznik (Childhood friend) on: Oct 19, 2020

  • Jimmy, Kristen, Tyler & all of Bev's family sending you our sincere condolences at this very sad time. Bev was indeed a very special lady & she will be missed. We have many fond memories to treasure of the Homewood family when they lived in Saskatoon. Your friends Donna & Garth Braid & family - Posted by: Donna & Garth Braid (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • I will always remember her loving smile and how much fun we had together. She was a special person. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. - Posted by: Don (Cousin) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • So sorry to hear about your Mom. Have so many fond memories with the cousins and family picnics we had when we were young with all the Bowmans. Thinking of you keep your memories close to your heart ❤️ RIP Bev ❤️ Love Cindy (cousin) - Posted by: Cindy Skelly (Cousin) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Bev was a terrific lady whose love and pride in her grandchildren and in Bella shone through. We will miss her sweet personality. - Posted by: Lynn` Lylyk` (Recreation Facilitator YMCA) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I have wonderful memories of all the Bowman cousins and the time we spent together as kids. Your Mom had a beautiful loving heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Linda - Posted by: Linda Opalko (Cousin) on: Oct 17, 2020

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