It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Beverley Dianne Virth, 76, on Friday, May 19th 2023, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She passed surrounded by family.
Beverley was a woman of grace and dignity and had a zest for life. She was always positive when she offered words of encouragement, she would always say “Have faith, things will work out”. Anyone who knew Beverley, knew she was an avid sports fan. She stepped in to coach her husband’s pee wee hockey team and led them to the championship. She also played and coached women’s baseball in Pickle Lake, Ontario and led them to the championship. She loved most sports, and her television was always tuned into a sports channel with tennis, basketball, curling and golf. She always showed great enthusiasm when cheering on her Blue Jays. But hockey was her favorite sport and she specifically cheered for the Toronto Maple Leafs. So if you’re watching a Leafs game think of Beverley cheering and clapping “Let’s, go! Let’s go!”.
When visiting with Beverley, you always knew she had “a good cup of tea” waiting along with warm banana bread or blueberry muffins and a good conversation. Beverley enjoyed celebrating birthdays with close friends Judy, Victoria, and Vivian (predeceased). Their time included lots of laughs over a glass of wine, as well as their yearly Christmas gift exchange. Beverley was always interested in her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and she always offered words of encouragement and celebrated all their accomplishments.
Cherished wife of Geza “Gypsy” Virth (predeceased 2009). Loving mother of Susan (Andre Duranleau) and Pam (predeceased March 22 2023) wife (Vanessa Kirk). Greatly missed by her four-legged friends, the Schnauzers: Olive, Reuben and Echo and her devoted canine nurses Layla and Marlee. Cherished grandsons Evan and Quinn, godchild Samual Geza. Mother Dorothy Jacobs (predeceased), father Nelson Jacobs (predeceased). Sisters Marilyn Bucknell (Jim), Marie Meawasige (Yvon Despatsie), Bonnie Taylor (Ivan), Lori McCue (Mike Moffat). Brothers Joe Jacobs (predeceased), Gary Jacobs (Marjorie). Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by dear friends Michael and Erma, Dan and Tracy, very dear friends Joyce, Mary Beth, Leona, Poni and Hazel.
A child’s first teacher is their mother and my mom taught me many values to navigate through life. I am eternally grateful for that. It’s very hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. We would like to thank the incredibly amazing staff, nurses, PSW’s and doctors at Maison McCulloch Hospice for their tremendous care and support. An extra-special thank you to Amanda who took exceptional care of Beverly while she was at home, and I’m forever grateful for her and so many health care providers along the way, who helped with big hearts. Thank you!
A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 15th, 1-4pm at Beverley’s home. For further details, please contact Beverley’s home phone number. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Beverley’s memory to Maison McCulloch Hospice. In the words of Beverley, “Well Sir it’s time to say, See Ya for now.”