BEVERLY ANN MACDONALD (nee MARTIN) January 29, 1943 - August 3, 2013 It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic death of Beverly Ann Macdonald who was taken from us suddenly on Saturday, August 3rd and now joins her beloved husband Kennedy. Left to cherish her memory are her children Ann (Dean Mitrovich); John (Debbie Radley); David (Cathy Gibson); Sarah (Mike Wells); and nine grandchildren. Also mourning her loss is Eric Wilson, who Bev welcomed into her family. Beverly was the eldest of four siblings born to the late George and Anne Martin (nee Pollice) of Hamilton, Ontario. She will be dearly missed by her siblings Barbara Willman (Robert) of Edmonton, Byron (Sharon) of Stittsville and Paul (Paula) of Kanata. Beverly will also be missed by her in-laws Bill (Loretta) of Victoria, BC, Donald (Sandie) of Dartmouth, NS, Margaret-Ann of Pender Island, BC and Jim (Donna) of Wolfville, NS and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends across the country. Beverly completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Ottawa in '65. Bev dedicated herself to social services through her volunteerism and her career with the Children's Aid Societies of Hamilton and Toronto and later the Big Brothers Association of Kingston. Beverly's most passionate role was as a wife, mother and grandmother. She loved and was loved deeply by her husband Ken and in their commitment to one another, they set an example for all those around them. She was proud of her children and grandchildren and found true joy in her time spent surrounded by family. Visitation will take place at Wartman Funeral Home, 980 Collins Bay Rd., Kingston, on Tuesday, August 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd., Kingston on Wednesday, August 14 at 11 a.m. followed by interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, 718 Division St., Kingston. A reception will be in the Wartman Funeral Home Reception Centre following interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bev's memory to your local Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization, Almost Home Kingston, St. Michael's Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Aug. 10, 2013