Bev Shaw

Obituary of Bev Shaw

Elizabeth Beverly (Bev) Shaw, December 24, 1938 – February 5, 2021. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, peacefully at Aberdeen Hospital on February 5. 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Mom was born in Cornwall, Ontario to the late John (Jack) and Edna (Fillion) Kyle on December 24, 1938, the second of five children and the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mom was raised primarily in Montreal, where she worked as a bookkeeper and eventually met the love of her of her life, George, whom she married on July 27th, 1957. Dad predeceased Mom on October 18, 2006. Mom raised her four children as a navy wife and mother in Halifax until Dad retired from the service in 1969, when the family moved to Sydney. In 1977 Mom and Dad relocated the family to New Glasgow and together opened their first Tim Horton Donut franchise in Pictou County. Mom and Dad worked tirelessly as pioneers in what was then a brand new concept, and over the years developed a system of twelve Tim Hortons restaurants in the County. In her retirement years Mom enjoyed traveling by motorhome across North America with Dad and their beloved travel companions, Fred and Geraldine Falconer. Mom also treasured time spent in Madeira Beach, Florida with her dear friends Karen and Gary Wilson and all of their friends at their winter vacation residence. Mom is survived by her two sons, George (Christine), Chilliwack, BC and Jim (Allyson), New Glasgow and her two daughters, Joni (Jimmy), Pictou Landing and Terri (Ivor), New Glasgow along with six grandchildren, Laura, Jason, Michael, Lindsay, Abbey and William, and two great grandchildren, Violet and Leo. Mom is also survived by sister in law Sandra MacLennan and her husband, Sandy, (Cape Breton), nephew Scott Kyle, (Montreal), brother in law Phil Kenney, (Ontario), sister in law Janet Cunningham and husband Harvey, (Maine USA) and brother in law Henk Kooiman, (Ontario) along with many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Aulayne Jeans, Dr. Anne Kwasnick, and all of the health care professionals at the Ambulatory Care and Palliative Care Units at Aberdeen Hospital for the exceptional care, kindness and compassion Mom received over several years. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the team at Careforce Home Care who looked after Mom for the past year and a half and whose efforts allowed Mom to continue to live where she wanted to be, in her own home. There will be no visitation by request and a private family service will take place. Donations in memory of Mom may be made to the Tim Horton Foundation Camps (online or to RR2 264 Glen Morris Rd E, St. George, Brant County, Ontario, N0E 1N0), the Pictou County Food Banks or to a charity of your choice.
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