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Beverley Mitchell

Beverley Mitchell

Sister Beverley Mitchell known also as Sister Mary Ann Beverley was the only child of George Albert Mitchell and Alma Walker. She was born in Mission City, BC on May 30, 1930. Beverley died, March 18, 2015 at Hospice in Victoria, BC.

Beverley graduated from St. Ann’s Academy, New Westminster in 1949 and entered the Sisters of St. Ann, Victoria. She pronounced vows on August 6, 1951.

Beverley was a talented and creative educator. In her words, her life has been “extraordinarily interesting and varied.” As a teacher for over eighteen years, she ministered at both the elementary and secondary levels in Port Alberni, Vancouver, Penticton, Mission City, Victoria and Kamloops.

Her studies brought her to Seattle University (BA), University of Calgary (MA), and University of New Brunswick (PhD). Her second career began in 1976 as an Associate Professor of Literature at The University of Alberta in Edmonton. Holding this position for 19 years she taught, counseled students and published many periodicals.

After retirement Beverley committed herself to Community ministry and exercised a passionate commitment to social justice and environmental issues. Always positive, whether facing professional or health issues, Bev unites with Margaret Anderson in describing her life, “The blessings I have wanted were love and music, books and great ideas and beauty of environment. I have had them all and to a degree beyond my imagining.”

Her mother died in 1942. Her father remarried and she is survived by her half-brother Jim (Anne), niece and nephew Maria and Jimmy, grandnieces Alex and Katey, grandnephew Nicky, numerous cousins and our own community of the Sisters of St. Ann.

Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on March 25, 2015 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC.

The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on March 26, 2015 at Holy Cross Church, 4049 Gordon Head Road.

Interment at a later date at Hatley Memorial Gardens.


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