July 16, 1932 ~ December 7, 2022
With great sadness we want to share the passing of Beverly Joyce Menzies at 90 years of age.
Born July 16, 1932 in Vancouver, to her parents Stafford and Beatrix Stavert.
Passed December 7, 2022 at the Sidney All Care Facility in Sidney, BC where she spent her last years.
Bev was married to the love of her life John on July 21,1951 and were together 66 wonderful years.
They started their life together in the Cowichan Valley and had their sons Allen and Michael. Shortly after they moved to West Vancouver they had their son Steven, adopted their daughter Suzette and had their last son Ian. They lived in West Vancouver for a number of years, then onto Galiano Island and finally 46 years on Saltspring Island.
Bev was predecessed by her husband John and her eldest son Allan (Margarite).
Lovingly remembered by her son Michael (Valerie), daughter Suzette (Paddy), son Steven (Laura), and son Ian (Denise). By her grandchildren, Jeremy (Danielle), Kyle (Brooke), Chelsea, Russel (Nichole), Michelle, Carson, Jennifer (Ian), Brian (Leah), and Stacey. Her great-grandchildren Cooper, Bronwyn, Reilly, Colton, Wyatt, Casey, Brooklyn, Lucas, Morgan, Rowan, Evan, and Bailey.
Bev did a great job raising a very busy family. She also balanced life beside John in their many ventures. Including catering in Honeymoon Bay, driving for the boys paper routes in West Vancouver, building and managing a resort on Galiano Island and working on John’s numerous home builds, boat restorations, water taxis and endless projects.
Bev and John finally found time to spend the winter months in Palm Springs, where Bev enjoyed the sunshine, swimming, playing shuffle board, golfing and meeting many “snow birds” through the years.
A special thank you to Sidney All Staff for their care and kindness and Dr. Pawlik for assisting Mom in her last years.
There will be no service by request of the family.
First Memorial Funeral Services
1155 Fort St.
Victoria, BC, V8V 3K9