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Beverley Joyce Laturnus (Bev)

February 12, 1943

September 1, 2023

Beverley Ford, born on February 12, 1943 in Regina Saskatchewan to William and Helen Ford, passed away recently. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jim, as well as her sons David, Russell (Barb), and Keith. Beverley was predeceased by her son Patrick. She is also remembered by her grandsons William and Benjamin, and her sister Jan Harris. After graduating from the Regina General Hospital School of Nursing in 1964, Beverley married Jim and they relocated to Chilliwack B.C. in 1969. Together, they established an Air Conditioning Company, operating it successfully from 1970 to 2004. Beverley dedicated much of her life to serving the community as an RN at the Chilliwack General Hospital. She later served as a Community Health Nurse before retiring in 1994. Additionally, she volunteered with the Chilliwack Community Policing for 10 years and was an active member of the Vintage Car Club of Canada Chilliwack Chapter for 38 years. Beverley had many passions in life including gardening, knitting, swimming, dancing, Tai Chi, and Yoga. She was known for her incredible sense of humor and her tremendous zest for life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC SPCA or the Children’s Hospital. A celebration of Beverley’s life will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on September 14 at the Chilliwack Curling Club, located at 45550 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack B.C.

Beverley Ford was born on February 12, 1943 to William and Helen Ford in Regina, Saskatchewan. Sadly, she recently passed away. Her husband Jim, who she was married to for 58 years, survives her, as well as her sons David, Russell (Barb), and Keith. Tragically, Beverley’s son Patrick had predeceased her. Her sister Jan Harris also mourns her loss, along with her grandsons William and Benjamin. Beverley graduated from the Regina General Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and married her husband Jim in the same year. A few years later, in 1969, they moved to Chilliwack B.C. and established an Air Conditioning Company, which remained in operation until 2004. Beverley dedicated much of her life to nursing, working at the Chilliwack General Hospital as an RN in the early 1970s. Subsequently, she worked as a Community Health Nurse until her retirement in 1994. Beverley was an active member of her community, offering her time and expertise as a volunteer with the Chilliwack Community Policing for a decade. For an impressive 38 years, she was a valued member of the Vintage Car Club of Canada Chilliwack Chapter. Beverley had a variety of hobbies, including gardening, knitting, swimming, dancing, Tai Chi, and Yoga. Her vibrant personality, matched with her great sense of humor, made her a joy to be around. In honor of Beverley, instead of sending flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the BC SPCA or the Children’s Hospital. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Beverley’s life at the Chilliwack Curling Club on September 14, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, located at 45550 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack B.C.

The recent passing of Beverley Ford, on a date that aligned with her birth on February 12, 1943, has left her loved ones and community grieving. She was born to William and Helen Ford in Regina, Saskatchewan. Beverley’s husband, Jim, with whom she shared a remarkable 58-year marriage, remains to cherish their memories together. Alongside Jim, their sons David, Russell (Barb), and Keith must come to terms with their loss. Sadly, Beverley’s son Patrick had already passed away prior to her. It is important to mention her sister Jan Harris, who shared a special bond with Beverley, and her grandsons William and Benjamin, who will always cherish the memories they created. After completing her education at the Regina General Hospital School of Nursing in 1964, Beverley embarked on a lifelong journey of love and dedication. She and Jim were married the same year and began a new chapter in Chilliwack B.C. in 1969. Together, they founded an Air Conditioning Company that served the community diligently from 1970 to 2004. Throughout her career, Beverley committed herself to healthcare by serving as an RN at the Chilliwack General Hospital during the early 1970s. For many years, she continued her invaluable nursing service as a Community Health Nurse before retiring in 1994. Beverley had a philanthropic spirit and volunteered her time as a member of the Chilliwack Community Policing for a decade. She took particular interest in vintage cars and devoted 38 years of her life to the Vintage Car Club of Canada Chilliwack Chapter. Her personal interests included gardening, knitting, swimming, dancing, Tai Chi, and Yoga. These passions gave her life immense vibrancy. Among her defining traits, her incredible sense of humor and radiant zest for life shone the brightest. In honor of Beverley, mourners are kindly asked to direct their donations to the BC SPCA or the Children’s Hospital, in lieu of flowers. To commemorate her life, a celebration will be held at the Chilliwack Curling Club on September 14, between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, located at 45550 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack B.C.

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