Beverly Juanita McLean
Beverly Juanita McLean, Kentville - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother on May 19, 2022 in Valley Regional Hospital, with family by her side. Born in Wolfville, she was a daughter of the late Ingles and Florence (Price) Barkhouse. A true Valley girl, Mum grew up in Kingsport, worked for Maritime Tel & Tel in Kentville as a young woman, and after living in several communities across Nova Scotia while raising her family, she returned to the Valley to work in retail in both Kentville and Wolfville. In 2013 she received the Second Man Award from the RCMP in recognition of the range of duties she performed in support of police operations while living in St. Peters in the late 60s. Wherever Bev went, she met wonderful people and cultivated lifelong friendships. Her ability to stay connected to her family and friends was remarkable. She will be remembered for her conversations, her beautiful smile, her "just right" card in the mail (how did she remember everyone’s birthdays?) and her genuine interest in everyone she loved and who loved her. As an avid reader and a news hound, Mum stayed current throughout her life and in many ways seemed timeless. We know she will be so missed by so many! She is survived by her daughters, Charmaine (Roger) Strum, Bedford; Rhonda McLean (Gary Kenny), Halifax; their father, Jack McLean, Halifax; grandchildren, Meaghan Strum (Brett Ruskin), Halifax; Lyndsay Strum (Chris Tharby), Ottawa; Keegan deWitt, Toronto; Riley deWitt, Halifax; brother, George (June) Barkhouse, Kingsport; most beloved nieces, Lillian (Jim) Brown, Middle Sackville; Ella (Gerard) Davidson, Port Williams, plus several more treasured nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Pearl Spidle, brother-in-law, Russell Spidle, and nephew, Stephen Spidle. A special thank you is extended to Medical B, Valley Regional Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Church Street, Port Williams. For those unable to attend, a video webcast of the service will be available on Wednesday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the video webcast and for on-line condolences please visit: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.