Baines, Beverly Noreen

Baines, Beverly Noreen

November 20th, 2019

It is with heavy hearts, we share the loss of our Mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and best friend, Bev. Her passing on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 marks the end of an era. After a rewarding and full life, she has taken the next step in her incredible journey. She unconditionally loved her five children: Lynda Carr (Ken), Kirk (JoAnne), Jeffrey, Debbie (Dan Forbes), and the late Michael (Lynn). She dearly loved her best friend and sister Dorothy Leach (Eva). Her family tree casts a wide net of fourteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Her wish: make her proud, be loyal and LOVE one another. Now reuniting with the love of her life Gerald Baines, her son Michael, brother Donald Newman and parents Arthur and Marjory Newman (née Guest). For 58 years, her beloved cottage was the place where many memories were made, where friends & family gathered and in her 89th year she was able to close it one final time. She was passionate about London’s local history and was a supporter of Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Museum London and London Public Library. Our family recognizes and gives heartfelt thanks to the St Joseph’s Hospice family, University Hospital ER, 6th & 10th floor staff and volunteers. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Bev to any of the organizations mentioned above. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 1:00 ~ 4:00 p.m., with words of remembrance at 3:00 p.m. 

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Julie Simpson Kirk and JoAnne I’m sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your dear Mom My heart goes out to you at this painful time. How blessed you were to have such an amazing matriarch. Hugs and best wishes. Julie
Jane Ross Our deepest condolences to the Baines family. Your mom was a true and well loved matriarch. There will now be a never ending sunset for her to enjoy.
Diane ZimmermanDeepest sympathy to your family
Janet WeberI am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Although I am not familiar with the Baines family I had the privilege of meeting Beverly through my friend Dottie Leach. Dottie will miss her sister very much but she will have the wonderful memories of the cottage,the glasses of wine and their projects that they worked on. May the many memories for all the family members continue as Beverly will live on in their hearts in mind also.
Alisha FindlaySending love and hugs to Kirk, JoAnne and family during this difficult time. “The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found."
Janine CampbellMy heart goes out to Kirk, JoAnne and family for the loss of an incredible leader and giving soul. Beverly will be deeply missed by many. May your fond memories help guide you through the darkness. HUGS
Jeanette ChafeSending my sincere sympathy to everyone in the Baines family. My family and I have many memories of your lovely mother that we will always cherish as I am sure all of you do.
Neil HeneryJeff, Debbie, & Kirk We were greatly saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. You're mom was always so kind and caring a truly great lady. She may be gone but Mrs B will always be a part of me in spirit. Thinking about all of you and sending our condolences, Neil
Sharen&Dave NewmanWe would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother.
Nancy and KarenOur deepest condolences go out to Beverly's family and friends. We only met Bev one time while she and her sister Dottie were vacationing in Florida, and although our visit was limited, we had a wonderful time. I know Dottie will miss her so much. I loved hearing them share some of their memories while they were here. Big Hug Dottie. Love you.
Shannon HillI will always very fondly remember your dear mother . She was so cheery, loving and kind to my sisters, brother and me. Thinking of you, Kirk, Jeff and Debbie and sending warm hugs.
Mary PruchnickiTo the family of Bev, am so sorry for your loss. She lived a rewarding life, and keep your spirits up, she will no longer be in pain. She is now with her loved one's that preceded her. Dottie and Eva I know you will miss her so much. and visiting the cottage will never be the same. You know she loved all the work you did there for here.
Lizabeth NichollsAunt Bev was a loving, caring, thoughtful and kind person. She worked hard to keep the branches of the family connected. I enjoyed working on Family History with her. I will remember her always.
Ron & Linda JohnstonKirk, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Remember the good times. 🌹
Dawn Miskelly, Executive Director - Fanshawe Pioneer VillageOn behalf of the Staff and Volunteers of Fanshawe Pioneer Village I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Beverly’s family and friends. We were saddened to hear of her passing. Beverly was a long-time friend of the Village, providing support for several important projects at the Museum, including the addition of the beautiful “Pioneer Woman” statue that greets our visitors. Her commitment to local heritage, support and generous gifts to our organization will leave a lasting legacy at Fanshawe Pioneer Village and in our community.
Mary Anne Dowding, Board Chair - Fanshawe Pioneer VillageOn behalf of the Fanshawe Pioneer Village Board of Directors I would like to offer our condolences to Beverly’s family and friends. As a great friend of the Village, Beverly made many contributions which reflected her commitment to local history in our community. Visitors to the Village will be able to enjoy her generosity for many years to come.
Rodger and Noreen NewmanSorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady
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