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Beverley Cowan

January 21, 1927 — February 6, 2022

Bracebridge, Ontario

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mom Bev, on Sunday February 6, 2022, at the age of 95.  She is predeceased by her husband Clifford and survived by her children Debbie and Bob (Debi), and grandchildren David, Emily and Matthew.

Bev was born and raised in Toronto. Music filled their home, as both her parents were pianists and piano teachers. She was an accomplished pianist and music was always part of her life.

After high-school, Bev received a bursary from the University of Toronto. She decided to enrol in the Home Economics program and graduated four years later. She then was granted a scholarship and earned a Master’s degree.

After graduation, Bev married Cliff, a reunion that would last 55 years. She was a stay-at-home mom until the children were of school age, when she decided to become a teacher. She was hired to teach home economics at a high school in Hamilton. Although the first years were tough, she was inspired by the students she taught. Bev later moved to a school in Burlington, where she would become a department head, and evolve the home economics program into family studies. She went on to be a consultant for the Halton board of education.

After retirement, she and Cliff travelled, visited the grandchildren, and became Florida snowbirds, where they enjoyed winter warmth and an active social life.

In her later years, Bev was a resident of Castle Peak Retirement Home. Many thanks to the staff for their care, support, and kindness.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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