Obituary of Robert "Bob" Beverley, Glace Bay
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Robert Beverley, age 76, announce his sudden passing on November 3, 2019, at home with his family by his side.
Born Robert John Bzverchney, in Toronto, the Ukrainian family name was simplified for work- related usage.
Robert was the eldest son of the late John and Mildred (Hedges) Beverley, spending his growing years helping on the family farm which is now Whitby, Ontario.
A graduate of Mason City, Iowa Auctioneering School and Kemptville Agricultural College, Bob tested milk across western Canada.
Bob was also, throughout his life, serving as a lay preacher, first in Ontario at 19 years of age, then going to Newfoundland, P.E.I. and Nova Scotia.
During his marriage to Janis Hickman, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, he served in Quebec, Saskatchewan (Kipling) and later on in New Brunswick, after graduating from Acadia University.
While in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Bob enjoyed working for Nello Tomato, driving tour buses for Louisburg Fortress. After four years driving for Acadian Bus Lines, Bob became an office assistant, replacing the late Walter Grue, as Bus and Driver Manager, staying in this position until the Company was sold. Bob often officiated at Sunday Services in the Halifax area.
Retiring to Glace Bay, Bob is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Janis Hickman Beverley; sons, John (Jacquie) B.C and their children, Scotia, Bretyn, Adam (Joanne), Alberta and their children, Iyla, Olin; Angus (Michelle), Ontario and their children, Joshua, Aaron, Breanna, Keigan; brothers, Nick and Ted, Ontario.
A family service will be prepared for next summer. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel and Reception Centre, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.