Beverley Joyce Carpenter died relaxed and peaceful June 26, 2024 at the Berwick Royal Oak, her home after the death of her husband Major Keith Carpenter, the love of her life.

She was 97 years young and eager to join him to celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary, the next day.

Beverley regaled the staff and residents daily with stories of meeting the Queen, her extensive travel and humorous tales of her social life as the military wife of Keith, a career officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. She will be remembered for her quick wit and interest in world events. In her day she was a talented seamstress and cook and later when her eyesight declined, she found joy in her audiobooks and live music. She always had a twinkle in her eye and sometimes a ribald sense of humour.

Keith and Beverley shared an exciting life together with military postings across Canada and in Germany. In retirement they settled in Qualicum Beach where they lived for 30 years. They continued their love of travel, played golf and bridge and enjoyed live theatre and the symphony. They were active participants in their local church and community.

Beverley is survived by three daughters, Stephanie Elkins-Melford (Alex), Colleen Carpenter, and Shelley Wuitchik (Michael), grandchildren Colin Elkins (Bethany), Natalie Hull (Adam), Daniel Wuitchik, Theresa Mathieson and Brian Mathieson, as well as numerous great grandchildren.

Beverley encouraged each person she met to be curious…to learn one new thing every day.

She will rest beside Keith in the columbarium they selected in Qualicum Beach cemetery, the sunny side of number 13.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Laura Hunt

    How wonderful to learn some of the remarkable details of this beautiful woman. Clearly, Beverly’s legacy has had a tremendous impact on those fortunate to have known her. How proud she must have been throughout her life to have been surrounded by such a wonderful, loving, and caring family. An inspiring legacy for us all! Heartfelt condolences to Beverly’s many friends and family members, especially to my dear Shelley!

  • Paul Duggan

    I will miss the friendship we shared over the past 50 years or so. She was quite the Lady. My condolences to Stephanie, Colleen, Shelly, and to your families.

  • Stephanie joyce Elkins

    Hello Shelley and family

    Will miss Mom and all we learned from her every day I look at one of her old recipes.
    she certainly loved to bake cook and sew for the family. I am devastated and we had a
    memorial service at our church to commemorate her death. Will pass on pictures of it
    when I can. I took a picture of her and Dad and lovely bright flowers and we shared
    her life with our faith community. Please keep in contact and I will also love to your family and
    friends your sister always stephanie and Alex

  • Melanie Morris

    The short time I knew Bev I found her life stories interesting, her laugh contagious, her knowledge of world events intriguing and her sense of humour wacky like mine. We had a quick and tight bond and I came to be very fond of Bev and already miss my Monday and Thursday visits. May she now Rest In Peace beside her beloved husband Keith. Condolences to all of the family on the loss of an extraordinary lady

  • Cathy Robinson

    Thinking of you, Shelley, Michael, Natalie and Daniel.
    It isn’t easy saying goodbye to a mother/ grandmother. May her love and wit fill you with wonderful memories.
    Much Love
    Cathy & Neil

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