Bev passed away peacefully on September 19, 2020 in Victoria. She was born in Vancouver to Sidney and Ruth Cave and as a young girl her family settled in Victoria.  She attended Monterey Elementary and Oak Bay High School.

Her husband of 66 years, Jim, predeceased her in 2013. She is remembered with love by her children, Donna (Bob), Ian and David; her granddaughters, Shannon and Kelly (Dale), her grandsons, Jordan (Steph), Drew, Scott (Tyler), Tim (Shanti), Robert and Will; her step-granddaughter Erin and her great grandchildren, Claire, Haley, Connor, Hank and Jack.

Bev was a very kind, generous, understated, perceptive lady with a wonderful sense of humour who enjoyed lunches with her friends (especially her annual February lunch with Mary to celebrate their birthdays), swimming, bridge, visits to Willows Beach with Jim and, most importantly, the many, many family celebrations and gatherings with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed. The family will hold a private gathering to honour and celebrate Bev’s life.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Mark Campbell

    It was good to know your Mom in my early years. I felt welcome in your home . . . and it was always so amazingly orderly! May you all enjoy long and treasured memories of her love for you.

  • Maureen Sturdy

    I can’t really say it better than Dianne and Pam have. Such fond memories of your mom and all of the neighbourhood moms while we were growing up on Sandowne and even when you moved out of the neighbourhood. Sorry for your loss.

  • Geri Hinton

    Dear Donna
    I am so sorry to hear of loss of your Mom. You were so attentive and very present for her when she was here at “Lakeside”
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Geri Hinton
    (Bev’s next door neighbour)

  • Ingrid Anderson

    Dear Ian, Donna & David,

    So sorry about your Mom. However, you must feel good that for the most part Bev had a wonderful life.
    Hugs, Ingrid

  • Julie Hall

    Donna, So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. She was a sweetheart! I always enjoyed talking to Jim and Bev on the esplanade after my volunteer shift at the tea room. Distant hugs to you, a very good daughter!

  • Al and Pam Teasdale

    Donna, Ian and David
    We are thinking of you as you celebrate your Mom’s long life and all the happy family memories. We remember the simpler times of growing up in such a friendly neighbourhood on Sandowne Road. Your Mom’s passing brings an end to that era for all of the neighbourhood families of the nineteen fifties and beyond.
    Heartfelt condolences, Al and Pam Teasdale

  • Dianne M. Humphrey

    So sad to hear of your Mum’s passing. She was the last of the Sandowne Parents and an important part of our neighborhood memories. Likely it was her time to go, but she leaves a big space in your lives. Even now, 3 years after our Mum died, there are times I think about calling her up to chat. Take care. Dianne and Wayne

  • Lynda and Dieter Russbueldt

    Ian, Jordan and family. We are sorry for your lose. It is always difficult losing a mother and grandmother. Big hugs to you all.

  • Harry Hitchman

    Never easy to lose our mom, even after a long life well lived.
    So my thoughts are with you David, Donna & Ian, and may your great memories comfort you in the days & years ahead.

  • Faye Ellingson

    David.. my deepest, heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mother. May her memory live on long and happy in all your memories!
    Love and Hugs ❤️

  • John Damore

    Dave Donna and Ian my thoughts and prayers are with you

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