In Memory of




Obituary for Beverly Roberts (Cowling)

ROBERTS, Beverly Ella

Beverly Ella Roberts entered into rest peacefully at Empress Gardens Peterborough on August 23,2022. Bev was the cherished mother of Kristine Roberts of Peterborough and David Roberts (Kelly Allison) of Vancouver. Twin sister to Barry Cowling of Peterborough. Loving grandmother to Lara and Sam McElrea and Finley and Bennett Roberts. Predeceased by her husband Sydney Roberts and her parents Percy Cowling, Betty Sargent and Agnes Carruthers. Bev will be remembered by her many friends and former students in Kamloops - especially her dearest friends the “breakfast group”. Although she grew up and began her teaching career in Ontario Bev’s legacy in education and coaching is in Kamloops. She was known to be determined, outspoken and feisty however was simultaneously extremely kind and generous. Bev encouraged independence, integrity and kindness and was a living example of these even as her dementia became apparent. Eight years ago Bev returned to Ontario and during her time at Empress became known (again) as feisty and funny. Her passing was peaceful and expected however she will be dearly missed. The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Empress Gardens and to the “breakfast group” for their love and support over the years. A gathering to remember Bev will take place in Kamloops on Saturday October 8 , 2022, 12:30pm - 2:30 pm at Frick and Frack Tap House. 577 Victoria St. Friends are invited to visit with the family and enjoy light refreshments. A toast to Bev and words of remembrance will be shared at 1:30 pm. If desired, donations in Bev’s memory to the Humane Society (Bev was a devout pet owner) or Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.