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Beverly Beatrice McConvey
Visitation

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Wednesday September 21st
5:00 - 8:00pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Michael's Catholic Church
379 Division St., Cobourg

Thursday September 22nd
10:00am

Celebration

The Mill Restaurant
990 Ontario St., Cobourg

Thursday September 22nd
Immediately following services at St. Michael's Church

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Beverly Beatrice McConvey

October 26, 1926 - September 14, 2022

Matriarch, Wife, Mom, Business Woman

When asked what our mum’s greatest accomplishment was, she would not mention her community service roles, her success as a business woman, or her multitude of homemaking skills. Rather she would say it was her life as the wife of Alan and as the mother of her five children. Family was her greatest accomplishment.

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Pembroke, Ontario she was a child of the depression, with family circumstances that required her to grow up quickly. This spawned a resourcefulness, drive and independence that would form the cornerstones of the wonderfully full life that she lived. Like so many of that generation, her life was further transformed by World War II. Most notable was the day that she met the true love of her life on the tennis court …a young Lieutenant Alan J. McConvey.

The early years of Bev’s married life took her to several places, however being a Cobourgite was a source of great pride for her entire life. It was in this community that Beverly raised her family, built her business and cultivated hundreds of friendships. A tough and demanding personality, with an unparalleled enthusiasm and work ethic for bringing her ideas to life, she had a great gift for surrounding herself with exceptional people who she was fiercely loyal to.

Bev believed a stylish and well-dressed person was step one in making anything worthwhile happen. From sewing all of her kids clothes, to walking the runway for the Seven Seas, expanding women’s fashion in downtown Cobourg with Beverly’s Ladies Wear, and shipping her hand knit labours of love around the world, Bev spread her enthusiasm for being well dressed far and wide. The day before her death, she made heads turn when she entered the room sporting a well-pressed yellow dress and her signature pearls and red-pink lipstick.

Bev was predeceased by her beloved husband of 72 years Alan Joseph McConvey (“until death do we part” never applied for her), her mom, Bea Clarke; sisters, Doreen (Bill) Skardudas and Louise Clarke; and in-laws, Ruth, Mary, D’Arcy (Margo), John, Carl and Margaret (Tom). She is survived by her children, Paul, Katherine, John, Karen and Margo together with their spouses; her special ten grandchildren, Michelle, Daniel, Alan Scott, Dillon, Tanner, Carter, Payton, Landon, D’Arcy and Grant; and her wonderful five great-grandchildren, Clark, Hollis, Faye Margot, Olivia and Lauren.

A visitation will take place at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. East, Cobourg, Ontario on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 5 - 8pm. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church, 379 Division Street, Cobourg on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 10:00 AM. A Celebration will take place immediately following the funeral at The Mill Restaurant and Bar, 990 Ontario St, Cobourg.

If desired donations may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church via
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Stephanie Gowing - September 28, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

Marlene O'Neill - September 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

SickKids Foundation

Brent Reid and Hubert Bonnet - September 25, 2022

Sincere condolences to Katherine and The family.

Gina Brouwer - September 22, 2022

Rest In Peace. Fond memories of her lovely smile and nature.

Tamara and James Barnes - September 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

Ed and Elizabeth Pursey - September 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

Shirley (Wilson) Neville - September 21, 2022

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. McConvey because that is what I knew her as. For many summers I babysat all 5 children. My family lived just down King Street. I will never forget her or her smile!

Andrea Thomas - September 21, 2022

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Bev was an outstanding and outgoing neighbour and she will be greatly missed.

Mike and Jill Irwin - September 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

The Suchanek family - September 21, 2022

Dear Margo, Michael, D’Arcy and Grant - Condolences to you and all your family on the loss of your Mom/Grandma. Unfortunately, while we did not have the opportunity to know Beverly, she sounded like a wonderful, kind and accomplished lady - attributes which are reflected in her family. May your many happy shared memories help you through. Dave, Janet, Emily, Zach and Hayley

Jim and MJ McLaren - September 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

John & Kathy West - September 21, 2022

Paul, Kathy, John, Karen and Margo... please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Mom. "What the heart once owned will never be forgotten". Take Care.

DArcy and Nonie Mcconvey - September 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

SickKids Foundation

Kathryn Harris - September 21, 2022

So sad that she is gone, such a beautiful soul and amazing woman. Always looked forward to seeing her, she will be missed.

Susan Spicer - September 21, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your Mother. Bev was a vibrant woman and an important part of downtown Cobourg for many years. I enjoyed shopping in her store as she was always honest with her fashion advice - she had great style. I will miss our grocery aisle chats.

Meghan McLaren - September 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

Samonte Family - September 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

Michael Kopser - September 20, 2022

Bev, a true classic!! Thank you for accepting me into the family I’m gonna miss you

Moya Wood - September 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

Brooke Galonski - September 20, 2022

Bev was a volunteer with the NHH Auxiliary from 1987 to 2009. 22 years of amazing service for our community at the hospital. On behalf of the team and volunteers of Northumberland Hills Hospital we are sending our sincere condolences to Bev's family and loved ones. She will be missed by so many of us!!

Rodger Harp - September 20, 2022

What a delightful woman Bev was. She was so proud of her family and loved to share their success. A few years ago I did some painting for her. She liked to keep the cottage and boat house looking good and functional. Bonnie and I are sad to hear of Bev's passing.

ELizabeth Newell - September 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

Kathy Mitchell and Jim Clarke - September 19, 2022

Dear Paul, Katherine, John, Karen, Margo and your families. We extend our sympathies to you on the death of your beloved mother Beverly. Bev was truly one of a kind. Her energy and enthusiasm for every endeavour she embarked upon was inspiring to all who knew her. She will be dearly remembered and much missed not only by you, her children and grandchildren, but also her many friends and aquaintances whose lives she touched.

Christine A Wilson - September 19, 2022

I remember Bev from the Seven Seas Store and the fashion shows with my grandmother Irene Jordan many years ago. We then again met when I worked at the Bulk Barn and every spring Bev would be back to stock up and get flour for her bread. She would always catch me up to date on her growing family and who was coming next to visit at the cottage. She was so proud of you all! Sending condolences to you all. Chris

Margaret Godawa - September 19, 2022

Bev was a very special lady and a gracious friend.Totally busy and raised a wonderful family. She is at peace and missed by many.

Chuck Skitch - September 19, 2022

thoughts are with you all at this difficult time

Miriam Mutton - September 18, 2022

Karen, kind thoughts for you and your loved ones at this time of loss. Your Mom made her mark in this world and on the hearts of those who knew her.

Daniel Emond - September 18, 2022

My condolences to the McConvey family. I have fond memories of your mother. She often stopped into the store in Camborne and had long chats with my father. They both liked to talk. Mom shopped at her store on King Street and was always pleased. I always thought she had style and grace. May she rest in peace.

Nancy (Cockburn) Turpin - September 18, 2022

I’m so sorry for your loss. I can remember walking past your house in King St. every day as a child with my Mom (Ivy) and thinking it was a beautiful mansion. Your Mom would always come out and chat with us and she always spoke to me too, not just my Mom. I liked that. She also helped my Dad (Bill) with his Christmas shopping many, many times. He was one of those guys that shopped Christmas Eve and your Mom always had suggestions ready for him and she wrapped it for him too. She was a terrific lady and I always think of her when I pass the house. Cherish your wonderful memories.

Ralph & Sue (Clement) Buttar - September 18, 2022

Paul, Katherine, John, Karen and Margo and all your families....we are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Your Mom/Grandma was such a lovely, wonderful person. Memories and visits go back so many years. We had a nice chat with her at a recent Harwood Hall breakfast and enjoyed that so much. She is now at rest with your Dad. Sending our sincere condolences to all of you. Rest in Peace dear Beverly.

Ann Marie (Pritchard) McIvor - September 17, 2022

My deepest condolences on hearing of Mrs. McConveys passing. May she Rest In Peace .

RClement - September 17, 2022

Great lady and fellow business lady of downtown Cobourg .She shopped at Primeau Mens Wear on many occasions. Thought of Bev every time we drove by the house on King. Prayers with all the family at this time Bob and Susan Clement

Laurie Clement Caine - September 17, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. A beautiful, kind woman. I have wonderful memories of time spent with my friend Margo - at the house and cottage. Treasure your happy memories. I am thinking of you all. Laurie

Ward & Penny Beebe - September 17, 2022

She was a vibrant business woman of Downtown Cobourg, and helped many ladies with their fashion. Our condolences to the her family.

Judy Hall - September 17, 2022

So sorry for your loss.

Bonnie Van Dusen (Frei) - September 17, 2022

So sorry to hear of Bev's passing. She was a terrific lady and will not be forgotten. May she RIP with Alan. My thoughts are with you. Bonnie Frei

Joan Woods Kemp - September 17, 2022

Sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Always had a smile and friendly hello. You have many memories to cherish.

sandy martin elliott - September 17, 2022

I am sadden to hear of the lose of your mom. It was always a joy to have a visit with her at the store. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Carol Gutteridge - September 17, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. She was a wonderful lady. May she Rest In Peace.

Joyce Pollard - September 17, 2022

My mother, Ethel Winter, whose spirit is also gone from this world, worked for Bev. Mom would want me to send condolences to the family. From one best dressed Cobourg lady to another and to Bev’s family May your memories always sustain you.

Brenda Wright - September 17, 2022

So sorry to hear of the lose of your Mom. She was one of a kind and I think of her often and have missed out chats over the past years. She was one of the best people I have ever been blessed to know♥️

Duane Anne & Rick Hoffman - September 17, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Sacred Heart Church

Felicia Gimza - September 17, 2022

Margo and family - it was such a privilege talking to your mom at all of your family gatherings over the years. We will remember how she commanded a room with her wit, her smile, her ability to make everyone feel comfortable and her lovely sense of fashion. She was a pillar of strength for her family and we are wishing you all that same strength to get through this difficult time. Our sincere condolences, David and Felicia Gimza

Jane McIvor - September 17, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family. Jane (Gutteridge) McIvor

Brian McIntosh - September 17, 2022

A strong, intelligent, beautiful woman ... she impressed me every time we talked .

Pam and Bob Gagne - September 16, 2022

Our condolences to all of you. Your Mom was a huge presence in this life ! She will be missed and remembered, Sincerely, Pam and Bob Gagne

Stephen Redmond - September 16, 2022

Dear Paul, Kathy, John, Karen and Margo: All of us were very sorry to hear of your Mom's death. We have special memories of our time with the McConvey family through the years. Your Mom and Dad are together again!! Thanks Bev for the memories!!! Steve and Glen, Anne and Wayne and Kit and Norm. THE REDMONDS

Anne Dominick (Leonard) - September 16, 2022

It was with great sadness that I read of Bev's recent death. I have so many happy memories of times enjoyed with the McConvey family. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and I hope to see you at the celebration of her life on Thursday.

anita gutteridge - September 16, 2022

My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady.

Bill and Carmel Scott - September 16, 2022

To the children of Bev, please accept our sincere condolences. I went to school at St. Michael's with Karen and Margo. It seems like yesterday. Your Mother and Father were very prominent people in our community. Cherish the memories and may God comfort you through these times., Bill and Carmel Scott.

Jan & Steve Bradford - September 16, 2022

Paul,Kathy,John,Karen and Margot we were so sad to read of your Mom’s passing. What a remarkable women she was, I would love the stories she told of her family and friends. I was so glad I had a chance to catch up with her a couple of weeks ago, we had such a great visit!!!! Please know that we are thinking off all of you and your families. Hold on to all the wonderful memories that you have collected over the years! She is now with her one and only Al❤️❤️

Sherry Gray-DiBenedetto - September 16, 2022

My deepest condolence to the family Bev was a wonderful lady. I’ll truly miss doing her hair every week. she talked about how proud she was of all her kids and grandkids

Carol Farrem - September 16, 2022

So sorry to hear of the loss of one special icon of Cobourg. Bev was always so vibrant and fashionable that it was a treat to spend time with her. Deepest sympathy to the family. Sincerely Carol Farren

Lena Cutro - September 16, 2022

My prayers are with the whole family, she was a wonderful lady. Lena Cutro(Trizzino)