BEARD, Olivia - It is with heavy hearts and a lot of pride that we announce the passing of our mother Olivia Beard on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in her 99th year. Sadness and tears over our loss, pride over how she lived her life and raised us. Right to the end, she lived her life her way. Thank you God for a peaceful passing. Mum will be remembered for her great Faith, her strong independence and her wonderful sense of humour. Predeceased by her loving husband William Beard and her brothers Herbert, Bede and Melvyn Lloyd. Survived by her children Berenice (George Robertson), Bruce (Ann), Christopher (Patrice), Winston (Bonnita), Peter (Donna), Marianne, Priscilla (Alan) and Louise. She will be sadly missed by her 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Joan, and her many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to the SHERRIN FUNERAL HOME, 873 Kingston Road, Toronto, 416-698-2861 (west of Victoria Park Ave.), on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6-8 p.m and Friday, March 28, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. If desired, donations can be made to ShareLife, Campaign Life or Covenant House. Online condolences at www.sherrinfuneral.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Mar. 26, 2014