Passed on April 6, 2023
With heavy hearts, the family of Beverly Sherred announces his sudden passing on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the age of 88.
Left to cherish Bev’s memory are his wife of 65 years, Sheila, son Rick (Val), daughter Carol (Ryan), grandchildren Kayla (Ivan), Charles, Devin, Randy, Tristan, Taylor, Shae-Lyn, Racheal (Jonah) and Kenadi, great-grandchildren Ashton, Jayde and Abigail, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Bev was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Eva, brothers Bob and Pete, and sister Norma.
Bev was born in Wawanesa, Manitoba on May 31, 1934. He loved sports and played a bit of junior hockey with the Brandon Elks (now Wheat Kings) and Dauphin Kings. Dad said he had to quit playing hockey as he ran out of money and needed to find a job. So, while working at the grain elevator in Mather, MB, he met Sheila. Sheila’s father wouldn’t allow her to date Bev at the time, and Bev eventually took a job with Manitoba Hydro and relocated to northern Manitoba for a couple of years. He then moved to Winnipeg to pursue work as an electrician. When we would drive in the city, Dad would proudly point out the buildings his crews wired including all the Safeway stores and Assiniboine Race Track. It always put a smile on his face.
Bev and Sheila were reunited at a Legion dance a few years later in Winnipeg and got married on October 12, 1957, moving to Inwood in 1961 after purchasing a farm. They operated a dairy farm until 2001, when they retired and moved to Inwood.
Bev was heavily involved in the community, having served on volunteer boards for the Inwood Sports Club, Inwood Hall, as well as coaching baseball and hockey. He still enjoyed playing hockey and would suit up to play with the Inwood Seniors team. Bev served three terms as a town councillor and was also a school board trustee. He volunteered with the Inwood Fire Department for 28 years and was instrumental in getting the Inwood Fire Hall built.
Bev loved joking around and teasing everyone. If he called you bourgeois, you were A-OK in his books. Bev will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
As per Bev’s wish, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A private family gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate Bev’s life.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Venter and the staff at Stonewall Hospital for the care Bev received. A special thank you to the ambulance attendants who drove through a snowstorm to attend to Bev, and to Sonny Rohne for plowing a path for the ambulance; we simply can’t thank you all enough.
Flowers gratefully declined; donations can be made in Bev’s honour to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canada or to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Missing you lots; till we meet again.
Condolences from Diana Breen.
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