AYERS, Beverly Lou ( nee Thompson)

It is with great sadness that the family of Beverly Lou Ayers (nee Thompson) announce her peaceful passing on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023 in Hamilton Ontario.  She was in her 93rd year.  Predeceased by her husband of 58 years Donald P. Ayers (2012), her eldest son Francis “Daniel”. Ayers ((2021), her grandson Daryl E. Ayers (2022) and her daughter-in-law Phyllis Ayers (2012)  Survived by her children, Carol Millar (Brian), Diane Ciravolo (Frank), Jamie Ayers (Carrie-Ann) and extended family member Cathy Henderson (David). Proud and loving grandma to Dan Jr., Sara, Dean, Melissa, Nathan, Joel, Jamie Lou, Jenna and Hannah who were blessed to have her as their greatest fan.  Their Grandma was always ready with support, advice and an opinion.  She was also strong willed, determined and a great role model on how to keep your mind active and how to keep moving forward in life.  She was a G.G. to fourteen great-grandchildren and more on the way.  Bev was born in Dresden to a family of eight children and is survived by her extended Thompson and Ayers family. She loved getting together with family and sharing her history of growing up as a Thompson.  The most important thing to her was family and in her final days, reminded us to continue to stay connected.  She proudly served her country as a WREN in the Korean War where she met our father. They moved back to Hamilton to start their family and made lifelong neighbourhood friends. She spent her last years at Meadowland Retirement Residence and fully enjoyed the activities and relationships she made with both staff and residents alike. She, and her beloved cat Mason, will be missed by many there. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration will take place at a later date.  If wished, donations in her memory can be made to the Hamilton SPCA at https://www.hbspca.com/donate/give-a-tribute-gift/)

5 replies
  1. Julie Garwood
    Julie Garwood says:

    I got to know Bev while working at the retirement home. Her cheeky sense of humour added much needed laughter during the restrictive pandemic times. Most memorable was Bev’s “jailhouse” Halloween costume. She wore the full jumpsuit and an expression on her face that showed exactly how she felt about lockdowns!

    Bev was not afraid to “tell it like it is” and yet she was equally able to see the funny side (or make one), when she sensed it was needed! Bev was also a fountain of wise advice.

    I’m smiling just remembering.

    My sincere condolences to Bev’s family.

  2. Sarisha
    Sarisha says:

    Bev was always full of stories,laughs and energy. She will be missed and never forgotten.

    Anna and the girls
    Hair extreme


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