Elisabeth Doreen Bevis
May 26, 1937 – April 16, 2012
It is with great sorrow the family regrets to announce the sudden passing of Elisabeth (Liz) of Nanaimo, BC. Liz was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her life was dedicated to her family and friends and numerous volunteer commitments. Liz was a strong woman who battled decades of illness. She will be dearly missed by friends and family for her stimulating intellectual conversations and caring approach to life and people.
Liz is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Robert (Bob); and her three children Brenda (Don Rodway) of North Vancouver; Wendy (Grant McCormick) of Lacombe, Alberta; and Rob (Shelley Jackson) of Vancouver; and her seven grandchildren, Duncan and Derek (Rodway); Michelle, Allyson, and Nicole (McCormick); and Mathew and Alexander (Bevis).
Liz was born in Edmonton and moved to Winnipeg as a young child. She attended the University of Manitoba where she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education degree and in her early career was an elementary school teacher. She was active in the Junior League and raised her three children. As her children got older Liz’s career took her on a path in business where she became an expert in income tax preparation. She was active with the University Women’s Club and sat as a Director and Chairman of the Board of the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. In 1994, Bob and Liz moved to Nanaimo to care for her widowed mother, Betty Alexander. During her time in the Nanaimo area she was an active member of Probus, a Director on the Board of the Nanaimo and District Hospital (NRGH), and an avid supporter of the Vancouver Island Symphony in Nanaimo. Liz’s passions for life led her on travels to various destinations including summer vacations at the lake with family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Fairwinds Golf Club, Nanoose Bay, BC on Friday April 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm. The service will be followed by coffee and tea.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Liz to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation (www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com) or The Arthritis Society (www.arthritis.ca)
Telford’s of Nanaimo