Virth, Beverley

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.”


11 Condolences

  1. Suzie…omg I just saw this notice and followed it. So very very sorry for all of your losses. Your Mom was an amazing woman and always very kind. Both your parents were just wonderful people. Then I see that Pam is gone too…..huge hugs sending you love and healing. Kelly

    By: Kelly Larocque
    June 25, 2023
  2. Susan, we are very sorry for your loss. Although we never knew your mom, if she was anything like you, I’m sure she was a lovely person. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    By: Ashley, Jen and Amelia
    June 14, 2023
  3. So sorry to read of Bev’s passing. She and Geza were friends when they lived in Elliot Lake. Both will be missed. R.I.P. Bev

    By: Doug Soucie
    June 11, 2023
  4. Our friendship started in the early years. We both lived in Curve Lake and went to school together. Beverley made the best egg salad sandwich for lunch and we would trade all the time. Beverley got married and moved away but that didn’t stop her from calling me on the phone every Sunday morning bright and early. We would talk for hours usually in the language and laugh and tell each other how strange it was to be getting older. I was very sad when our calls ended because of her health but that didn’t stop me from telling Bonnie to tell Beverley I loved her and will see her again soon
    Beverley gdi zaagin paa maa pii minwaa g’gaa waabdimin

    By: Mary Taylor
    June 10, 2023
  5. Condolences to Susan and the rest of Bev’s family. She and Geza were great friends to my mom and dad and always so good to me and my siblings growing up. She was always so welcoming whenever we came for a visit. Even after my parents passed away Bev remained a great friend to me and was always happy when I was able to stop in for a visit. I’m going to miss her.

    By: Jason Porteous
    June 9, 2023
  6. A very sad story. Bev was a very kind person and I will always remember her visits and her special cup and saucer for her tea. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Susan and family.

    By: Adam and Jennifer Brouse
    June 9, 2023
  7. In caring for “Tea Granny” I never thought I’d find my best friend! It was my job to provide care and ensure she was safe. Little did I know over our almost four years together that she was providing me with the most love and care anyone could ask for, always ensuring that I myself was safe mentally and emotionally. Beverley I will forever hold you in my heart! We talk about you often and watch the many videos of us being silly! Greyson still knows your voice and smiles. Chanelle thinks of you with every single sip of tea! I’ll never be able to spell it but “ YO BANANA” this always made you laugh!
    It’ll never be goodbye but forever “See Yah”

    By: Amanda
    June 9, 2023
  8. Sorry for your loss. I knew your mom when she lived in Elliot Lake. Great Lady!

    By: Marlene Seymour
    June 9, 2023
  9. Beverley was one of my best friends for 56 years. Although I moved away, we continued to stay in touch by telephone. I will miss her calls and the opportunity to talk about old times. All my love to Susan and Beverley’s family. Take care.

    By: Joyce Sentner
    June 9, 2023
  10. Susan, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Virth growing up. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

    By: Florence Sentner
    June 9, 2023
  11. Memories are all that I have left. RIP Bev. I know you are in a better place, even though my tears still fall. I will never ever forget our laughs and tears together. Your help and guidance will remain. My heart goes out to Susan and your family and friends. See ya.

    By: Ken and Michelle Brouse
    June 9, 2023

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