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BEVERLEY FINGERHUT Peacefully, our remarkable mother, grandmother, and friend to many, Beverley Fingerhut, left us on April 5, 2021. Beverley was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but made her mark in Toronto. She was one of the very first female IT executives in Canada becoming Vice-President at CGI Canada. Later, she became National Program Director at the Centre of Excellence in Business Analysis at the Schulich School of Business at York University. She loved to travel with her late partner, Edward Hagerman, especially to Italy. Other memorable trips included teaching English to new immigrants in Israel, South Africa with beloved friends Lucille and Mickey Narun, many cruises, and to St. Petersburg, Florida with her family. A lifelong learner and hearty appreciator of culture, Beverley could often be found at a lecture, playing bridge, attending a play or symphony, or preparing for her very popular book club which she developed at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Her love of art inspired her to volunteer as a docent at the AGO, to go on painting trips, and to attend weekly painting classes. Beverley is predeceased by her parents, Sonya and Joseph Chula, her late husband, Raphael Fingerhut, and partner, Edward Hagerman. Her curiosity, intelligence, and unconditional love live on through her daughters, Robin Metcalfe (Robert), Natalie Fingerhut (Robert Winters), her three grandsons, Jesse and Joey Metcalfe and Raffi Winters with whom she cheered the Blue Jays and Raptors; her granddaughter, Olivia Winters , a frequent companion to all things musical, and her two loving sisters, Glory Fleisher (Larry) and Marleyne Chula, as well as many, many lifelong friends and relatives who were with Beverley throughout her life. As per her wishes, Beverley will be cremated and scattered in Mount Pleasant cemetery among the roses. A celebration of her unique life will take place when her friends and family can safely gather to comfort each other and reminisce together. Donations in Beverley's name can be made to the Miles Nadal Jewish Community (https://www.mnjcc.org/donate) Centre and to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (https://www.heartandstroke.ca/how-you-can-help/ways-to-give).

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, 2021.
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April 16, 2021
To the family of the amazing and wonderful Beverly Fingerhut.
I met Beverly in 1999 when she attended a yoga class of mine, and for the next 16 years her and her equally wonderful partner Ned Hagerman would come to class every single week without fail, unless they were on one of their fabulous Europe trips. Beverly was so very dear to me and I will never forget her as long as I shall live and breathe. My heartfelt condolences on your profound loss. My heart to yours, Hali
Hali Schwartz
Teacher
April 9, 2021
Dear Natalie, Robin and family,
It is with profound sadness that I learn of your dear Mum's passing. I am retired now, however I have the honour of looking back and having so many memories of the years at Gellman Hayward and CGI. They were wonderful years, made all the more precious because of people like your Mum.....Beverley. Our days were filled with constant motion, challenges and me having the pleasure of working with Bev and her team. I learnt a lot from your Mum, and feel very proud in having the opportunity of knowing her. When I sit back and think of her, it is like looking through a window pane, and remembering those special days. There was such an excellence in your Mum's work, and it taught me never to forget that. Many of us are retired now, but there are days when I can look through my window pane, and appreciate certain special people.....Bev is one of them. Sending my condolences. Rest in Peace Bev.
Valerie Snow.
Valerie Snow
Friend
April 9, 2021
Dear Natalie, Robin and family,

It is with profound sadness that I learn of your dear Mum's passing. I am retired now, however I have the honour of looking back and have so many memories of the years at Gellman, Hayward and CGI. They were wonderful years, made all the more precious because of people like your Mum.....Beverley. I knew both of you Natalie and Robin when you were little kids, and here you are now, adults and with children of your own. My day's were filled with constant motion, challenges and having the pleasure of working with Bev and her team. I learnt a lot from your Mum, and feel very proud in having the opportunity of knowing her.

When I sit back and think of her, it is like looking through a window pane, and remembering all the 'good ole days'. There was such excellence in your Mum's work, and it taught me never to forget that. Many of us are retired now, but there are day's when I can still look through my window pane, and appreciate certain special people......Bev is one of them.

May I send my condolences to you both, and your dear families. Rest in Peace Bev.

Valerie Snow
Valerie Snow
Friend
April 9, 2021
Beverley was a true mentor who impacted my professional career @ CGI in ways I cannot imagine or express. My sympathies to the whole family .
Graham Boundy
Coworker
April 8, 2021
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful mom. She was a special person treasured by so many. I am hoping all the wonderful memories of her will give you comfort and strength.
Marla Wolfe
Friend
April 7, 2021
Dear Ribin and Natalie and family. My sincere condolences for your loss. Bev was a remarkable woman full of spirit and a zest for life. She will be missed. Hope that your wonderful memories will get you throu this difficult time.
Pat Lieberman and Peter Shenfield
Pat Lieberman
Friend
April 7, 2021
I am so deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Beverley. We worked together at Schulich and after had great lunches and great conversations. She will be dearly missed
Elaine Gutmacher
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April 7, 2021
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April 6, 2021
Dear Natalie, Robin and Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the recent passing of your beautiful mom. When I think of Beverley, the image you've attached to her tribute is the one I have of her. There isn't anything I can say that you did not so eloquently describe except she always had a real flair, a great wacky sense of humour and a whimsy. I will always remember and be grateful for her kindness, generosity and hospitality especially during my tumultuous teen years. She always had room at her table and was so welcoming. May sweet memories of a life well lived and the love and support of all those who remember Beverley comfort you always.
Stacey Bernstein
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