WINTER- BEVERLEY ANNEPosted: July 23rd, 2013
June 11, 1955 – July 19, 2013Beverley has passed from us after a sudden but short illness. She was a woman no one will forget. Beverley was born the first child of Emma and Hubert Anhorn, spending her pre-school years at a small farm near Schuler in S.E. Alberta. Kelvin soon joined them and the family moved to the flats of Medicine Hat, where Beverley grew up and finished high school, the School Board taking her as a secretary to commence her career. With Emmas love, guidance and wonderful garden, Beverley grew to be a striking, physically and emotionally strong woman. She craved however the excitement a big city could offer. Beverly was soon in Calgary, working as a legal secretary and driving her favourite light blue Golf. Now Beverley came into her own – a most independent and modern woman of the late 70s. She loved to dance and always encouraged others to join in – to refuse was never an acceptable response. After two relationships with men she forever admired, she fell for Colin Q. Winter: they were married in Medicine Hat on April 4, 1981. While pursuing their careers in Calgary, their friends saw them as an ideal couple, so much so, that they found two babies for them to adopt; firstly, Matthew Everett Louis, born on August 3, 1984; secondly, Katrina Anne, born on December 17, 1989 – their family was complete – that is, so long as you count Beverleys four legged characters: Sam the cat, Arthur and then Ben her dogs. With Matthew, Beverley kept her career as a legal secretary, continuing to assist the barrister, Aleck Trawick, whom she revered and adored. Upon Katrinas arrival, Beverley stayed at home, expanding her culinary and hosting skills for which she was renowned: summer weather and dining al fresco saw Beverley at her very best. She was a people person, always leading others to live life each day to its fullest. Sadly for all concerned, Beverley and Colin parted in May 1997; their mutual affection remained to the end. Beverley realized it best to allow Colin to take custody of the children: her free spirit was ready to rise again as she fell in love with her future life partner, Gordon M. Greenwood of Calgary. She made a new family with his children, Megan Walters, born on October 10, 1982; and Morgan Greenwood, born on May 3, 1985. Now too she could love a new succession of pets, her cats Sam, Monkey and Buddy and her dogs Chewie, Charlie and Barkley. Beverleys goals had changed: she yearned for the peace of the countryside – Gordon was only too pleased to provide her a lovely property with a mountain view from Black Diamond, Alberta: a home to be her favourite. Here at any time of year, Beverley, ever in commune with nature, would find some wonder to excite her that she went out of her way to share with others. At home now away from the city, Beverley shared her love for Gordon from her kitchen creations, and the ever welcome home they had created together. The doctors and staff of the Calgary South Health Campus were fabulous: thank you. Beverleys ashes will be interred with Emmas in Medicine Hat. A service to celebrate Beverleys life will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Snodgrass Funeral Home, 200 Wood Gate Road, Okotoks, AB.Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. Okotoks (403) 938-3111To email condolences please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.comThe bird has flown, though all will remember the brilliant colours and lustre of her plumage – sweet flight Beverley.