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Born: Nov 01, 1932

Date of Passing: Aug 28, 2021

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The family of Beverley Bennett are saddened to announce that after suffering a stroke, she passed peacefully on August 28, 2021 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.
Beverley was born on November 1, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Maria McKerchar, and was sister of Brian McKerchar of Markham, Ontario. She was a dedicated wife to her high school sweetheart, Brian Bennett (also of Winnipeg) who passed on January 7, 2012.
She is survived by two sons, Richard (Sandra) of Vancouver, Gordon (Cathy) of Victoria; two daughters, Jill in Calgary, Lynne (David) of Mississauga; and one grandchild Melissa of Calgary.
She lived through interesting times, as a child during the Second World War and also as a survivor of the polio breakout in Winnipeg. She graduated from Kelvin High School in Winnipeg and then became a member of the International Honorary Business Sorority (Chi Alpha Chapter, Alpha Iota) in 1951.
As a young wife and mother, she organized many family moves across the country and once settled in, became actively involved with the Newcomers Clubs in each city, sometimes being on the Executive and always establishing Bridge Clubs along the way. She enjoyed working at the Mississauga General Hospital and the Royal Bank in general administration roles in the 1970s.
An active lady, she enjoyed cross country skiing, playing tennis, and walking her beloved dog "Monty" down in Fish Creek Park. In her later years she enjoyed reading a good book, chatting on the phone and watching a great tennis match.
She will be greatly missed. A private Graveside Service will be held for the family at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Calgary on Friday, October 8.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I did not personally know Beverley, but my mother Helen (Munro) Patterson was close with Beverley. Their mothers Maria and Mary were sisters. I remember my mum talking about Beverley very fondly. I wish I had known her. My sincere condolences to all her family. She sounded like a wonderful person. I am deeply into the Coates family tree if any of you are interested. Sincerely, Donna (Patterson) Anderson, Tilston, Manitoba - Posted by: Donna (Patterson) Anderson (Cousin on Coates side) on: Oct 17, 2021

  • Bev’s passing is a sad time for me, and my 3 children Kim, Cathy and Marcie … and for her 4 children Rick, Gord, Jill and Lynne. She was predeceased by her husband, Brian Bennett, in 2012. I still can’t believe she’s gone. Because I live in Markham, Ontario and she was in Calgary we talked once or twice a week. I miss those talks. Bev was my big sister, my only sibling. She went to Foothill’s hospital in Calgary on August 18, 2021 with a serious stroke, and passed there on August 18. I'll miss her until we meet again. D. Brian McKerchar - Posted by: DONALD BRIAN MCKERCHAR (Brother) on: Oct 02, 2021

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