Beverley-Ann (Bev) Joy English (Woodrow)

Beverley-Ann (Bev) Joy English (Woodrow)

Beverley-Ann (Bev) Joy English (Woodrow) entered into her eternal home on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at KBRH after a valiant struggle with Breast Cancer.

Bev was born in Vancouver, B.C. at the home of her Grandparents on September 9, 1936. She was the eldest of three daughters of the late Rev. Frederick and Madeline Woodrow of Castlegar, B.C. Bev met her husband to be, Kenneth Norman English at Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta where she graduated with a diploma in Bible and Missionary Training. They were married on June 17, 1960 in the 5th Avenue Trail Alliance Church. After completing their mission work in Fisher Bay, Manitoba with the First Nations Community they moved to Montrose, B.C. and lived there until they moved into senior housing.

Bev was an active member and volunteer at the Trail Alliance Church in many capacities including Coordinating the Pioneers Girls for over 20 years. Her testimony, faith and service to her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ was evident in her daily life. Bev loved and was loved by those who came in contact with her: she was known for her legendary hugs.

She is survived by her husband, Ken English; her daughter Geri-Lee de Wit (Ken) and her son, Chad English (Brenda) and her four grandsons, Jeremy and Braydon de Wit and Colton (Veronica) and Tylor English (Kayla) and one great grandson, Phineas. She also is survived by her youngest sister Gwen Davidson (Mal) and her niece Carrie. She is predeceased by her sister Elaine Woodrow.

Celebration of Faith will be held at the Trail Alliance Church on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Service will be officiated by Rev. Clayton Nordstrom and Rev. Ken Siemens as requested by Bev before she passed away.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trail Alliance Church Wheelchair Van Ministry (contact: The family invites you to leave a personal message at the family’s online register at

The family would like to thank the Physicians and Staff of the Beaver Valley Clinic, Dr. Len Scotland and the 3rd floor Medical Staff at the KBRH for their compassionate care.

We know for our Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt and Sister that this is not good bye; rather, just an intermission. We give thanks to our Heavenly Father for His Great Mercy and His Saving Grace.

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