Bev McIver Obituary, Death – Bev passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2022. He was 88. Bev is now with Kay, who passed away in July, and they are together again. Bev spent the first 69 years of his life as a devoted husband and father to his children Gwen (Doug), Maran (Brian), Ben (Danielle), and Dan (Michelle). He was a kind and helpful great-grandfather to Carter, Kate, Liz, Alex, Mel, Vince, Mac, Colin, Michelle, Carmen, Meagan, Kyle, and Kiyomi. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were Carter, Kate, Liz, Alex, Mel, Vince, and Mac. After establishing roots in Thunder Bay, Guelph, and Cochrane, the family finally settled down in Valley East almost half a century ago.
Bev was a person who was able to bring people, ideas, and groups together. As the former recreation director of Valley East, he left behind a solid foundation consisting of a wide range of activities and extensive physical resources. His leadership was instrumental in the establishment of the Valley East Days celebration, the Valley East Minor Hockey Association, and the Terry Fox Run. Bev volunteered his time for the entirety of his adult life in the sport of minor hockey. Among his many roles, he participated in the governance of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association as a board member.
Most notably, he is a hockey coach for both boys and girls, as well as a representative of the NOHA before the Ontario Hockey Foundation. The athletes had a high level of respect for him as a coach, and in 2009, he was inducted into the Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder. Various people had the impression that Bev was larger than life due to the many stories he told and the special way he used language. Bev kept his promises. He was generous, committed, and had ideals in his life. Everyone he met and everything he touched were influenced by him. His presence was felt everywhere he went. We miss him. He will be remembered with respect and reverence. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to Dr. Michael McConvey and the rest of the staff at the Owen Hill Care Community in Barrie.