Bev passed peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on December 11, 2020, at the age of 84. She was born in Montreal on July 7th, 1936 and grew up in St. Jean, QC. After high school Bev attended Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, graduating with a BA, in 1957. She immediately did a tour of Europe
In 1959 while working for the Department of External Affairs Bev was posted to Saigon, South Viet Nam, continuing what would become a lifelong passion for travel. While there she took a side trip to Cambodia and visited the jungle ruins of Angkor Wat which were just beginning to be unearthed.
In the fall of 1962, Bev married Lt. Col George G. Cavaghan in Ottawa, where they would reside. Bev changed careers at this time and became a high school teacher. In January 1967 George and Bev relocated to St. Lucia, West Indies, where they would live for eleven years. After that came quick stops in Florida, Spain, and Costa Rica, before they settled in Victoria, BC. Bev was widowed in 1988.
She carried on admirably, took up golf (got a hole in one), and continued travelling. She rode camels in Egypt and elephants in Thailand. She fed kangaroos in Australia. She trekked up to Machu Pichu in Peru. Somehow she missed getting to Antarctica.
Bev is survived by her stepsons, Peter Cavaghan in Toronto and Tim Cavaghan and wife Diane in Victoria, as well as Tim’s children and grandchildren.
Bev was interred at Royal Oak Burial Park, alongside George, on December 15, 2020.
Fondly missed by all who knew her.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Beverley Ann Cavaghan nee Elvidge July 7 1936 December 11 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Victoria, Province: Colombie britanique