Beverley  THORNTON

Obituary of Beverley Joan THORNTON

April 17, 1942 – Verdun, Quebec

February 21, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with great sadness that the family of Beverly Joan Thornton announces her passing after a short battle with cancer, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, February 21st at the age of 78.


Bev will forever be remembered by her best friend and husband Gregory Thornton, her daughter and sons-in-law,  Cindy Murray (Nick Bucci), and Avi Singh; son and daughter-in-law Rick (Donna) Taylor, and her ten grandchildren, Kale, Taylor, Zane, Devon, Keenan, Morena, Jaden, Aaliyah, Dallas, and Reed; and five great-grandchildren, Shaelyn, Kade, Kai, Madden and Keeley. She is also survived by her brothers, Bruce Applebee and Bill Applebee; and her sister Judy Davies. She will be greatly missed by extended family and friends.


Bev was predeceased by her daughter Kim Taylor and her brother Mel Applebee.


Lookin' back

On the memory of

The dance we shared

Beneath the stars above

For a moment

All the world was right

How could I have known

That you'd ever say goodbye?

And now, I'm glad I didn't know

The way it all would end

The way it all would go

Our lives are better left to chance

I could have missed the pain

But I'da had to miss

The dance.


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In living memory of Beverly Thornton, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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