CARRUTHERS, BEVERLEY JOAN (NEE SHOEMAKER) Feb 14 1929 - March 30 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and Nana, Beverley Joan Carruthers, who passed away at the age of 92. She will be forever and lovingly remembered by her 3 daughters, Gayle (Bruce), Barbara (David) and Jill (Roy). “Nana” will also be dearly remembered by her six grandchildren; Rob (Bronwyn), Jennifer (A.J.), Lauren (Cory), Blair, Kim (Ray), Bryan (Sarah) and her eight great-grandchildren. Bev will also be warmly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and dear friends. Bev was predeceased by her husband Rob and sister Jane Thompson.
Bev was born in Toronto and attended Lawrence Park Collegiate. She performed in the Lawrence Park choir and just before entering the University of Toronto to pursue a General Arts Degree, she was accepted into the prestigious Leslie Bell Singers. Bev remained involved with the Bell Singers for five years, leaving the choir after she had completed her degree and married Rob (1952), whom she had dated while at university. Bev’s love for singing, had her joining the Serenata Singers, a community choir of men and women whose average age was 77, its oldest member being 93.
During the time that she and Rob were raising their three daughters, Bev stayed active in the community. She served as President of the North York University Women’s Club, President of Toronto Ladies Golf Club, Chair of the Fairlawn Avenue United Church Executive Council and volunteered at the Canadian Open Golf Tournament. Bev and Rob spent many winters playing golf at the Meadows in Sarasota, enjoyed the Bridge Group and entertaining their wide circle of family and friends.
We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the staff, nurses and PSW’s at Harmony Hills Care Community for keeping Mom comfortable and safe. We salute their dedication and compassion.
There will be no funeral or memorial service at this time, but we will plan “A Celebration of Life” when it is safe to do so. Cremation has taken place as per Mom’s wishes.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.