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Futers, Beverley J. (Bev)

FUTERS, Beverley June (nee Redner) - Was born June 8, 1938, & her earthly journey came to a close Sunday April 5, 2020 at the Village of Riverside Glen in the city of Guelph.

She was the loving wife for 60 years & best friend of the Rev. Fred Futers, mother of Rev. Jeff Futers (Sharon), Bonnie Soule (Mike), & Larry Futers (Mary Lynn). She was grandmother of Austin Futers (Amanda), Alana Futers, Andrew Soule, & great-grandmother of Addison & Abel Futers.

Beverley was a daughter of the late William Bernard Redner & Aletha (Bird), step-daughter of Doris (Hawley), dear sister of Ron, Eleanor, Margaret, Mary, & Jim. She was pre-deceased by sisters Wilma, Marilyn, Sylvia, Joy, & brother Gordon. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, dearest friend of Rose Green & Bev’s Parkview Church family.

Beverley loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved life & laughter, good music, good books, & her Bible is well worn. As a 50 yr Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada credential holder, her kind, gentle spirit was evident in her ministry in the church & in the home. A woman of faith & prayer, her greatest joy was to lift the fallen, mend the broken heart, or find a person’s hidden talent & bring it to its full potential. Active in Christian Ed, VBS, women’s ministries & various other areas of need, she earned the commendation of her peers as one who “served with distinction.” She was a real-life example of the Godly woman described in Proverbs 31. In 2013 she became the centrepiece of Alzheimer Society of Canada’s national awareness & education program, “See Me Not My Disease,” that swept across the country overnight. The lives she has touched during her life are the legacy Bev leaves & she will forever live in our hearts. We say, “well done good & faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.”

Special thanks to Drs Stemerdink, Noor, Traplin, & Kennedy for your wisdom & care on Beverley’s behalf. The Futers family also owes a huge debt of gratitude to the many nurses, care givers, & staff members at Riverside Glen Erin neighbourhood, for your tireless efforts & labours of love, providing Bev the care she needed at this time in her life. May the Lord reward you & keep you safe.

Private family burial has already taken place in Deseronto cemetery not far from the Mohawk Pentecostal Church where the Futers’ full-time ministry began in 1961. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a public celebration of Beverley’s life will be held at a future time.

Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or - Condolences can be sent to the family via funeral home website, below Bev’s notice.

Those wishing to make memorial donations in her honour, may do so at Parkview Church in Guelph, or Wellington-Waterloo Alzheimer Society, & would be most appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of Beverley J. Futers in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm.

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