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Born: Mar 05, 1952

Date of Passing: May 21, 2021

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March 5, 1952 – May 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Beverley (Bev) Ostash on May 21, 2021, at Selkirk Hospital, MB. With her children at her side, Bev passed away peacefully after a 10 month courageous battle with cancer.
An extraordinary mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend; Bev is remembered by her adoring children, son Kevin (Rebecca); daughter Missy (Neal); grandchildren, Jordan, Andrew, Colton, and McKenzie; brothers, Wayne (Karen) Whalen, Garry Whalen; sisters, Joan Schultz, Karen Switzer, and Brenda Whalen and their extended families. She is predeceased by her husband and soulmate, Garry Ostash; parents, Simon and Catherine Whalen; and sisters, Jean LeBoeuf, Gayle Little, Valerie Thiessen, and Sheila Kraatz.
Bev worked as a nursery school teacher at Play and Learn Nursery School in Lockport Manitoba for 30 years. Bev, also known as "Bevy" at the school, loved working with children and her lovely co-workers, who she considered her extended family.
Bev had many great pastimes in her life, through which she made many lifelong friends. Bev enjoyed many sports including slo-pitch baseball with the St. Andrews Slammers and the Cherry Bombs; Tae kwon do where she earned a first degree blackbelt (yes, auntie Bev was tough); and playing in the St. Andrews Ringette league. Her greatest sports passion was for golf. She was a member of the Selkirk Golf and Country Club for many years. She enjoyed the ladies' nights, tournaments, and lunches at the Clubhouse. She would often travel with her friends to neighboring golf courses in the area and golf trips to the US with her husband. Bev also enjoyed her cards, which included golf, cribbage and 31.
Bev touched so many lives and will always be remembered for her outgoing personality, her passion for everything she pursued and her incredible love for her family and friends. Her beloved children and grandchildren were the center of her life, her greatest pride and fulfillment as she would tell everybody. Bev did anything and everything for her friends and family. Her smile was contagious and would brighten any room she walked into.
The family would like to thank all the amazing nurses, doctors and support staff at CancerCare, Selkirk Hospital and Stonewall Hospital as well as the Selkirk paramedics.
At Bev's request, cremation has taken place and a private family service was held at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Beverley's memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (phone number: 204-787-2197; website:
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 29, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Our deepest and warmest condolences to Bev's family. Werner and I have such wonderful memories of Bev and Garry. I first met them playing slowpitch, from there it went to playing Ringette with Bev to golfing. Great memories and laughs on houseboat adventures, after ball games at each others houses, I could go on and on. Bev you were a very special lady and will be truly missed. I know you are shining down on your family and friends and enjoying unlimited golf games and card games with your soulmate and other family and friend that we have lost. You are at peace now our dear friend. - Posted by: Nancy and Wener Latzkitsch (Friend) on: May 31, 2021

  • My greatest sympathies to all of Bev’s family. She truly was one in a million. We often hear that Angels walk among us well, Bev held that title for the 35 years I have known her. Her walk here has been completed she has returned to be an angel in heaven. To continue to spread the love within her. It’s time for a new hole in one Bev. Now you can kick Gary’s butt all over again. May you rest in peace my friend. To her family, always share her memories and let them help you all to heal. Sincerely Heather Ostop - Posted by: Heather Ostop (Friend ) on: May 31, 2021

  • My warmest condolences to Bev's family. I have many fond golf memories with Bev at the Selkirk Golf Club. She made me feel so welcome. Bev had a great sense of humor. Its time to do some golfing with Garry. Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Laurie Barthels (Aquaintance) on: May 30, 2021

  • I was deeply saddened to hear of your moms passing. I fondly remember her warmth and friendliness from many years ago when I worked at the Selkirk Golf & CC. Bev was truly one of the most genuine, outgoing and fun loving people I have ever met. May memories of her comfort you always and may she Rest In Peace. With deepest sympathy, Kirstin Magnusson - Posted by: Kirstin Magnusson (Acquaintance) on: May 29, 2021

  • As the bookkeeper for Play and Learn Day Nursery I have known Bev for well over thirty years. Bev has always shown love, compassion and heartfelt warmth to all at Play and Learn especially the children she cared for. Bev lived life to the fullest and I will always treasure my memory of Bev. To Bev's family and friends you are all in my heart and prayers and this difficult time. Bev will be surely missed. Take care Sandi Solomon - Posted by: Sandi Solomon (Friend) on: May 29, 2021

  • Sorry to hear about your Mom's passing Kevin. Our deepest & most sincere condolences to you & the rest of your family. May Mom rest in peace. - Posted by: Al & Janis Necsefor (Friends) on: May 29, 2021

  • Richard and I have wonderful memories of Bev and Gary as neighbours on Lockport Road. We especially enjoyed playing slow pitch with them on the Cherry Bombs team. The after game parties were the best! We are deeply saddened by her passing and extend our most sincere sympathy to Missy and Kevin and families. - Posted by: Richard and Betty Ducheck (Former Neighbours) on: May 29, 2021

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