Harrington, Beverly June « Bev »… Peacefully passed away after a long journey of care at the age of 60 years with the support of her daughter Melanie. Predeceased by her husband Russ Harrington. Loving and devoted daughter Melanie & her husband Alex of Stockdale. Remembered by her sister Marjorie (Jim) Passmore and brother Bill (Sue) Johnston. Dear aunt to Tommy Passmore, Billy Sue Johnston, Bobby Johnston and Jamie Johnston and the late Josh Johnston. Many people knew Bev through… Read More » the 30 years she spent in our healthcare system in long term care in the Quinte area.
While that journey was a big part of her story, and undoubtedly life changing and impactful across generations in our family, it wasn’t her whole story.
Bev was a city girl with a country heart. She moved from Toronto to the Quinte area to attend college, where she met Russ and fell in love. Together they bought a farm and built a life in the country. They dreamed big and made plans.
When those dreams were cut short by illness plans shifted. Bev threw all of her energy into not only surviving, but into raising myself, her only daughter, from her hospital bed. My mother’s fierce love and determination set in place the foundation that I’ve since built a life on.
Bev was smart, incredibly funny and her own greatest advocate.
She loved to read, she loved flowers, lemon cake and a good hair day and she lived for the moments we were together. Bev’s greatest joy over the last 5 years was watching me turn her farm, and the land she loved so much, into a thriving flower farm.
Bev was the ‘Dahlia’ in Dahlia May Flower Farm.
Bev was my best friend, the greatest source of joy in my life, and the heart and foundation behind everything we have built. She left us with so much love and an incredible legacy to live up to. At Bev’s request cremation has taken place. The family are hosting a celebration of life at the Trent Port Marina, 15 Creswell Dr., Trenton on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1-4 pm. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Beverly June Harrington May 25 1958 February 19 2019..