January 29, 1956 – July 8, 2023
Beverly passed away peacefully at The Kamloops Hospice on July 8th, 2023. She leaves behind her much-loved husband, Rob and the light of her life, her son, Ryan. She will be missed by forever friend, Chrystie Stewart and Chrystie’s son, Edwin, for whom she was the best Meemaw ever. She also leaves behind her loving siblings, Mary Ann Williams (Philip), Terry McHale (Evelyn), Jim McHale (Elizabeth), Karen Mallory (Albert), Jane Farnel (Bob) and Jean Dick (Larry), her sister-in-law, Sharon Egan and brother-in-law, Derek Egan (Marcia).
Beverly was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Angela McHale, and her siblings, Marjorie Snow, Patricia Heins and John McHale.
Although Beverly lived in British Columbia, she was a friendly familiar face in the Valley and in particular as a part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at The Douglas Tavern. Whether she was playing the chair like a guitar, tap dancing throughout the Diddley, leading a sing-along of The Unicorn or making sandwiches and Jell-O shots in the kitchen, she brought the party wherever she went. Beverly can be credited with starting the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Douglas when it was just a handful of revelers, and a baby stroller full of beer.
Beverly will always be remembered and loved by her many nieces and nephews who always looked forward to her visits. She will also be remembered and missed by her many, many friends here in the Valley, back in Kamloops and many other places throughout the world.
Beverly touched so many lives through her work at Sears, her golf, her volunteering at the local theatre and raising money for the local SPCA. She loved beer, golf and unicorns and made life better wherever she was and will continue to wherever she is. She led with love and followed it with pure kindness.
“The loveliest of all was The Unicorn”
A celebration of Beverly’s life will be held on Saturday, July 22nd, from 2 – 5 pm, with toasts and tributes at 3 pm, at the home of Jim and Elizabeth McHale, 2779 Stone Road, Douglas. The family encourages those attending to wear green, bring a beverage or two to raise a glass and a toast to Bev. In lieu of flowers please donate in honour of Beverly to your local hospice or SPCA. Lunch will be served and don’t forget to bring a lawn chair.