HERRIDGE, Bev­erly Lou (Leyte)

North Syd­ney

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries/Games -

With such sad­ness we an­nounce the pass­ing of our dear Wife, Mother, Nan, Sis­ter, Aunt and Friend, Bev Herridge, on May 21, 2017 at North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal with her fam­ily by her side.

Born Septem­ber 19, 1936 in Syd­ney, the daugh­ter of the late Edger and Flora (Varner) Hill­man.

Mom was a gen­tle soul with a kind word for every­one she met. Her fam­ily was ev­ery­thing to her. As sure as you heard an am­bu­lance siren we could count on a phone call to check to see where every­one was. On your worst of days she could make you feel good, every­one was beau­ti­ful and ev­ery­thing was de­li­cious. Those that knew her best knew how much she loved a good laugh, no joke was too dry for mom.

Mom loved her sports; she played base­ball, was part of the women’s dart league and was a pretty com­pet­i­tive bowler. She loved her Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs, never miss­ing a game. She knew ev­ery player that ever played and could re­cite their stats, you could never trick mom with sports trivia.

Stop­ping in at Mom’s you would of­ten catch her and Pop (Ge­orge) in a game of Crib or Tar­bish. Al­though she loved to skunk him, it was usu­ally her be­ing skunked, ei­ther way, she would break out in laugh­ter.

We are sure go­ing to miss her and her world fa­mous choco­late cake and boiled ic­ing. We could al­ways count on her to whip us up one!

Mom is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band, Ge­orge, who was at her side as her con­stant sup­port; her chil­dren, Doug (Tri­cia), Lynn (Lloyd) and Bruce (Lisa); grand­chil­dren, Jes­sica (Mark), Coady (Dana), Ash­ley (Bran­don), Kate­lyn (Chris), Brian Adam (Laura), Cory (Shauna), Tyler (Melissa) and Shelby; great grand­chil­dren, Vi­o­let, Kody, Jor­dan, Ryan, Jackson and Se­bas­tian. She will be sadly missed by her twin sis­ter, Dawn Tubrett; sis­ter, Shirley Thurber; broth­ers, Ar­leigh (Elsie) and Gary ‘Sonny’ Hill­man; broth­ersin-law, Wil­fred (Kaye), Clay­ton, Everett (Vange) and Mur­dock (Barb) Herridge; sis­ter-in-law, Mar­i­lyn Hill­man; brother-in­law, Mike Mar­mu­lak; her best friend, Jean Bun­gay and spe­cial fam­ily friends, Brian Drake and Deb­bie Leyte.

Be­sides her par­ents she was pre­de­ceased by the fa­ther of her chil­dren, Lloyd Leyte; her fa­ther and mother-in-law, Ge­orge and Re­becca Herridge; her sis­ters, Judy Mar­mu­lak, Eileen Mac Charles (Babe) and Pearl Ross (Buddy); broth­ers, Edgar, Ron­ald (Beaver) and Dougie Hill­man; broth­ers-in-law, Bobby Tubrett and Rusty Thurber, and sis­ters-in-law, Joan Hill­man, Dorothy Rose and Josephine Herridge.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A cel­e­bra­tion of life for Bev­erly will be Wednes­day May 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Wes­ley Church, Com­mer­cial St., North Syd­ney, NS with Rev­erend Steven Mills of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily would like to ex­tend heart­felt thanks to Dr. Wil­liam Mac Don­ald and all of the won­der­ful Doc­tors and Nurses at the Cape Bre­ton Cancer Cen­ter who cared for mom. To Pal­lia­tive Care, the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, EHS and the amaz­ing staff of 4West North­side Gen­eral thank you.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be made to the North­side Har­bourview Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tionWig Bank Pro­gram, The Cape Bre­ton Cancer Cen­ter or a char­ity of your choice.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at www.wj­doo­ley.com .

“Be care­ful on that High­way.”

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