It is with overwhelming sadness and broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Beverly Ann Myers on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 2:22 p.m. Beverly was surrounded by her loving, and protective family and is a cherished and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, educator, and friend.
Admitted to Dartmouth General Hospital on Feb 21, after two and half weeks, Beverly lost her strong, brave fight to stay with us. She was surrounded by her loving husband Ronald Myers and daughter, Rhonda Myers. As her spirit left her body and crossed over, guided by the loving arms of her Mother Ena deceased, a candle of eternal flame flickered on her bedside table; one of her favorite songs, Islands in the Stream, by Dolly and Kenny, soothed and softened her departure, as Reverend Mark Kingsbury shared,
‘When you hear this song, close your eyes and open your heart and think of her big blue eyes and smile. May this bring you comfort and know she is not in pain anymore and at peace with loved ones who have gone before her.’
At the center of Beverly’s heart was her family. All 12 were present and gathered around her bedside in a circle of love and prayer.
Beverly was born Beverly Ann Miles in Halifax on August 26, 1946. She grew up in the north end on Gottingen Street where she was educated and graduated from Queen Elizabeth High School. She was a successful graduate of Halifax Vocational School and Miss Murphy’s Business School.
Upon graduation, she began an esteemed 28-year career at Dalhousie University, for which she was the first to be presented with a ‘Gold D’, the highest recognition presented for having an elite level of involvement and achievement in campus life over the course of one’s university career.
Upon retiring, Dalhousie University named a conference room in the Student Union Building, The Bev Myers Room, as an everlasting show of gratitude for her contributions. A plaque reading, ‘This room is dedicated to Beverly Myers in recognition of 28 years of exemplary service to the Dalhousie Student Union. Oct. 31. 1997,” hangs outside the entrance.
Beverly considered her role at the university to be a ‘picture-perfect’ place to work, where she enjoyed working alongside many students and councils over her career, spanning almost three decades.
Beverly met Ronald, her childhood sweetheart, at the age of 12-years-old. They married in 1968. She was a mother to one child, Rhonda Myers, born in 1973.
She was active in her community of Sackville, saying one of her highlights was the Sackville Winter Carnival (cheerleading, snow sculptures and egg toss). She enjoyed organizing and participating as a Block Parents Watch volunteer for youth in distress; fundraising for Canadian Cancer Society; and being part of the congregation of Saint Francis by the Lakes. She was a longstanding member of the Mothers Union.
Beverly and Ronald relocated to Mahone Bay where she continued serving her community through her love of gardening and the outdoors. This love guided her to become a member of the Mahone Bay Garden Society in 1999, where she fed the birds faithfully, year-round, attracting seasonal birds; some of her favorites being Ring-necked Pheasants, Hummingbirds, and Red Cardinals. She enjoyed regular summer boating adventures in Mahone Bay with family and friends.
In the early 2000’s, she became a yearly snowbird, traveling with her husband to Hilton Head, South Carolina, where they met many life-long friends.
But what she relished most of all, was spending time with her four pack; her husband Ronald of 55 years, her daughter Rhonda, and grandchild Mia , whether it be a holiday, a weekend, a vacation or simply a short visit; this was a four pack like no other. Together-time and family celebrations meant the world to her. This is an overwhelming loss, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Especially missed by her sister Janet Hue, married to George Hue, and nephews Joey Hue, Mark Hue, Sister in Law Janice Sheppard married to Dana Sheppard, nieces Erin and Jenna Sheppard. Sister in Law Gloria Myers and nephew Stephen Myers and niece Tina Myers and all their respective families.
A funeral service will be held on March 18, 2023, at Saint Francis by the Lakes beginning at 11:11 am at 192 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville. Reverend Mark Kinsbury officiating. A reception will follow downstairs in the Church Hall, hosted by the Mothers Union.
Bev's remains will be laid to rest at a later date at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
The family invites donations in Beverly’s memory to the Kidney Foundation, Arthritis Society or Canadian Wildlife Federation.
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