April 18th 1928 ~ September 26th 2012
Our Mum, grandmother, great grandmother and friend known as Gigi, BB, Babe, Bevie and Bev has passed away. Beverly died peacefully at dawn on September 26th in the comfort of her two loving children Greg and Michele. She is survived by her loving sister-in-law Mary McKeage, her family and the Bayntons in Alberta, including Bruce and Barb who were all a big part of Beverly’s life, as was her life long friend and bridesmaid Janet Bingham. Beverly was born in Petaluma, California and moved to Vancouver Island in 1942 where she graduated from Strathcona College.
One of Beverly’s great passions was singing, which she did for many years with The Victoria chapter of Sweet Adeline’s. This special group of women filled her heart and life with music as well as wonderful friendships. She also loved the water and became a competent boater. Beverly particularly loved the Gulf Islands. She held a special place in her heart for the care of dogs and was an advocate for the SPCA. Beverly was witty with a great sense of humour and had a wonderful appreciation for the beauty of nature. Not so long ago Beverly said her fondest memories were of her family, close friends, Sweet Adeline’s and the time spent on the water. Although the last few years were tough for her, Beverly tackled everything life threw at her with a smile and a fierce determination that only she could pull off.
Beverly has left us all with an abundance of cherished memories of her love of life and ability to live her life authentically. The family would like to extend their gratitude for the exceptional and loving care Beverly received from the staff at Qualicum Manor in Qualicum Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Memory of Beverly Baynton to the SPCA.
A Celebration of Life will take place
Saturday, October 20th, 1-3pm at the Old Dutch Inn, 2690 Island Highway, Qualicum Beach.
To send a condolence to the family please visit
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.