Beverley Laverne Berkey (nee Aitken)

December 23, 1935 – August 4, 2020
Bev passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 4, 2020 at the age of 84. Bev is survived by her three children: Karen (Adrian), Bruce (Sharon) and Cindy (Ian) and four grandchildren, Alana (Allen), Zoe (Simon), Stephanie and Kaylee plus two great grandchildren, Ryder and Riley.
Bev grew up at Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island where her parents, Archie and Verna Aitken, owned the local grocery store for many years (Aitken & Fraser). A graduate of Cowichan Senior Secondary, Bev went on to become a teacher in the Cowichan Valley and taught in many of the local elementary schools over the course of her career.
Upon retirement, she enjoyed the life of a snow bird spending the winter months in a place called Happy Trails in Surprise, Arizona. In 2014, her health started to fail which made her winters in the states no longer possible. She kept active through the Duncan Senior’s Center and enjoyed Friday night socials with her friends at the Legion. Bev lived on her own right up until the end spending much of her time working in her yard. She loved to garden and always had a vegetable garden in the summer that could feed the neighbourhood. Mom’s vegetable garden is still going strong and feeding her neighbours even after she has passed.
Family was always a big part of mom’s life. She was Mom, Nana and “GG” (Great Grandma). She hit every dance recital, sports event and concert in support of the ones she loved. Mom you did well in raising us all, and you will be missed.
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