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Born: May 24, 1952

Date of Passing: Mar 28, 2021

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May 24, 1952 – March 28, 2021

With heavy hearts, we announce that Bev passed away peacefully on March 28, 2021, in the Gimli Hospital, at the age of 68 years.
While Bev never had children of her own, she is survived by her nieces, Tara, Krista (Rob), Melissa (Andrew), Janel and Tessa; and her nephew Ryan (Erin) (to all of whom she was an amazing aunt); brother George (Hanna); grandnieces, Alexia, Isabella and Sofia; grandnephews, Bentley and Erik; and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her common-law partner Donnie; parents, Fred (Sr.) and Alice (Riddell); and brothers, Fred (Jr.) and Donald.
Bev was the second youngest of four children and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bev attended the University of Manitoba and obtained her Education Degree. Bev's passion for teaching spanned over 30 years being a substitute teacher for the Winnipeg School Division and the Interlake School Division.
Like her mother Alice, Bev grew up loving the peace and tranquility of nature. With family she enjoyed the family cottage at Otter Falls in the Whiteshell Provincial Park for many years. Bringing the family together and enjoying memories was especially important to Bev. When her mother Alice suffered from a stroke in 1984, Bev stepped up and was a tower of strength and helped care for her mother for over 17 years until her mother's passing. She loved spending time with her nieces including treating them to movies as kids, and carried on the tradition of special times together with brunch and shopping dates.
Bev enjoyed the last 20 years in Matlock, MB, where she was involved in the local community social groups, church and her most cherished passion being a member of the ToastMasters Club. This provided the platform to share her love of writing stories and poetry through her speeches. She loved the relaxed lake life and spending time with her beloved dogs, Caesar and Hero.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Bev's memory to CancerCare Manitoba.
A celebration of Bev's life will be held at a later date when friends and family can gather to celebrate and share all the amazing memories they shared with her. In the meantime, Bev's family encourages the sharing of stories, memories and condolences by visiting her tribute page at A photo-biography, as well as memories and stories published by those who knew her, are available there.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Kim and I had the pleasure of knowing Donny & Bev as neighbours and friends. Bev and I had numerous conversations on her daily walks with Hero (Donny's little poodle). She was a very friendly lady with an air of class about her in her dress and personality. Sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Bev. Say hi to Donny for us. Kim & Lory neighbours - Posted by: Lory & Kim Middleton (Friends Neighbor) on: Apr 10, 2021

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