Dewey, Beverley Anne (Hake) Platts -
Left us November 16, 2020 to reunite with her true love, Donald L. Dewey (d. 2002), and adored siblings Richard Hake and Kay Hoag (d. 2017). Born October 6 1931 to Violet Fraser and Richard Hake, Beverley was raised in Toronto, on Carlaw Ave – a lifelong member of the infamous “Carlaw Rangers”. She followed sister Kay to Eastern Commerce High School where she captained the girls’ basketball team and won the medal for mathematics. She loved sports, and throughout her best years, was active in swimming, badminton, skiing, curling and golf. She and Don were Blue Jay fans and often joined Kay and Ben at a game, often accompanied by Jacob.
Bev and Don found each other later in life, and with lots of love, good food, wine, patience and humour, managed to unite six adult “children” and their partners: Karen (Brent Gottfried), Kate (Joe Capogreco), Cameron (Kristin) Platts, Robert (Sonia) Dewey, Ruth Platts, and Ken (Trudy) Dewey. Beloved grandchildren: Rachel Gottfried (Yaniv) Enoch, Nicholas (Hannah) Gottfried, Miya and Sage Capogreco, Jack and Robyn Dewey, Jacob Platts, Adam and Jacqueline. Treasured great-grandchildren Nava and Ella Enoch and Lochlan and baby sister on the way Gottfried complete her gang. Mom loved us all fiercely, delighting in our accomplishments and encouraging us through the challenges. Pre computer days, Don could never understand how we could spend so much time on the phone together...
Kay and Ben Hoag, sister and brother-in-law, and brother Dick and Doreen Hake joined Bev and Don for many cocktails, rounds of golf, sails and travels. Family and friends in MacAdam, NB, Vancouver Island, Maryland, Michigan, Australia and New Zealand hosted them and were hosted. Later on, Mom joined Karen and Brent in Sedona, AZ, then travelled to San Diego to watch Nick play in a golf tournament. Sitting in a cart, she was hit by a ball that then bounced back into play. Shall never forgot Nick sitting holding an ice pack on her arm where his ball had hit her, leaving one of her famous bruises.
Cameron remembers having taken Mom up gliding when, technical difficulties with the tow plane, to which she was oblivious, required a quick turn around and landing. No fear, she was back up again enjoying a memorable flight as soon as the fix was made. In later years, Mom cruised the Mediterranean several times, celebrating her 80th birthday in Istanbul, did a walking tour of Jerusalem in August at age 83 when there for Rachel and Yaniv’s wedding, but sadly wasn’t able to join Sage in Paris, or Jacob in Calgary as her knees were finally rebelling. I always thought Mom had a touch of Auntie Mame in her.
Mom has more true friends than anyone I have known, perhaps because she liked almost everyone she met, and most of them liked her back. Beta Sigma Phi sisters, Totten Sims Hubicki co-workers, Whitby Hospital Auxiliary volunteers (31 yrs), neighbours and her ladies at the drugstore, all were special to her. Know that she, and we appreciate you more than we can share. Many of you are beloved “aunts”, and the rest are people whose kindness we will never forget.
As well as the above named, Mom leaves behind her nieces and nephews, all of whom she felt she had to mother once you were orphaned, no matter how old. Special thanks must be paid to Kyle and Katherine Hoag for all their assistance with Mom during her final year. We could not have done it without you, and she was most grateful. Jacob’s last visit to his grandmother gave her such a boost as they had a special bond.
Mom’s passing was not Covid related, but it was most certainly impacted by it. Ruth was the only one able to share her passing and we thank her for being there when we couldn’t. No funeral due to circumstances. Stay safely in your bubbles, and be kind. Oh, and have some ice cream in Mom and Don’s memory. It helps most everything. Please leave any thoughts, memories to share with www.wctownfuneralchapel.com. No flowers by request.