It is in great sadness the family of Beverley Joan Dukes of Dorchester, Ontario announce her passing peacefully at Sakura House, Woodstock on October 6, 2020.
Wife of the late Robert Dukes (2013). Loving mother of 3 to Charles Dukes, Andrew Dukes (Tina)and Cheryl Bender (Jim). Proud Gramma to Eric Dukes, Lindsay Wagner (Chris), Meagan Dukes and Danny Bender. Great-Gramma to Hanna, Brook and Maddy.
Mom's passion for the last 20 years was keeping seniors active and healthy through fun movement. At the age of 51, she became a certified fitness instructor and created "Step N' Out", a low impact work out set to great music, which she taught at the Dorchester Senior's Centre until the age of 71.
Always kind and giving to her friends, family and community, she was a long standing member of the Torrance Lioness Club, a youth soccer coach, a member of the Ladies' Auxillary supporting her husband as president of the Bala Legion and dressed up every Halloween to hand out candy to the kids. In 2006, she gave the amazing gift of time to her husband by donating one of her kidneys. This beautiful act gave my father the opportunity to see his grandson and his 3 great grandchildren be born as well as expanding their marriage to 47 years.
Thank you to all the wonderful care givers at Sakura House. A big heartfelt thanks to Wendy of Home Star Service whose care turned into a friendship.
As requested by mom, there will be no funeral or visitation and cremation has taken place. Instead, we ask that everyone take a pause to spend time with their family and do something active together, preferably to great music with a good beat for movement.
In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to services provided within your local community or Sakura House, Dorchester Senior's Centre or to the Dorchester Food Bank.
Online condolences may be made at www.biemanfuneralhome.com
(Bieman Funeral Home, 3970 Hamilton Road, Dorchester, ON N0L 1G2 - (519)-268-7672 - in charge of arrangements)
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