BEVERLY ANN VERANKA (nee MACNeil, formerly MCDonald) Passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the age of 73. Predeceased by her first husband Michael MCDonald (1970) and her second husband Michael Veranka (2011). Cherished mother of Karen Espejo (Esteban), Lucene Belcher (Greg), Bradley MCDonald (Laurie) and Duane MCDonald. Proud and loving grandmother of Matthew, Sarah, Alexander, Katherine, Melanie and Rachel. Survived by her brother Donnie MACNeil and sisters Colina Gouthro (Dan), Delores Winder, Catherine Allen (Ron) and Sharron MACNeil. Fondly remembered by her brothers-in-law Edward MACDonald (Imelda), John MACDonald (late Maureen), Jim MACDonald (Judy), and sisters- in-law Lucene MACIntyre, Marie Lorway (Charles), Rita Bozohora (Larry) and Joan Sutherland (Gord). Beverly will also be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and her many friends. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. where a Service of Remembrance to Celebrate Bev's Life will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 4 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to The Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 8, 2012