January 31, 1937 – March 2, 2021
With a heavy heart I am sad to announce the passing of my mother Beverley McClinchey after a courageous battle with cancer which she fought with dignity and grace.
Mom was born in Victoria and grew up and lived on Vancouver Island where she owned a hobby farm and worked as a Lab technician until she was able to give it all up and found her magical home in Nakusp 30 years ago. There she created her paradise.
Mom was very blessed to be surrounded by family, numerous friends and animals. She had a deep love of animals of every kind and fostered many at her property. She was well known for dressing up as Sylvester the Cat for any PALS event, always bringing a smile to the faces around her. Her and Meeko her beloved Samoyed were well known in the community for many years.
Her home was her sanctuary where she created the life she wanted to live fully and on her terms. She was a very strong woman who has instilled that strength in her family. If she was told she couldn’t do something, the reply was “watch me” and she did.
Mom was able to find joy in everything she did whether it was sitting for hospice, taking in new animals for PALS, working in her beautiful gardens or just going for coffee with the girls on Saturday morning – always with a big smile on her face. She had a special gift of allowing the mystical, spiritual world to surround her and everyone around her which helped make her passing peaceful.
We would like to thank Robyn, Danna and all of the staff of Halcyon House. We couldn’t have done this without you all. Special thanks as well to Flo, Kathy, Ien, June and all of her many friends. You were always there for her and she loved you all. Darren, Neil & Rocky – thank you. You helped keep her in her home.
Bev is survived by her daughter Linda (Brent) Metcalfe, Sheila (Randy) Ash, Tom (Shannon) Fitzsimons and Janice Legros. Grandchildren Calinda, Ryan, Chelsea, Brian, Bradley, Shauna and Charles.
We know you are flying free now mom. You will always be in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to her beloved animal rescue society PALS. nakusp.pals@ gmail.com A memorial will be held in the spring at Mom’s property. Date to be announced later.
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