HEAD, Beverly Joan


July 30th, 1934 – August 4th, 2017


Beverly Joan Head (Casselman) died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on August 4th, 2017 at Rockyview General Hospital.  Beverly was born on July 30, 1934 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She attended City Park Collegiate in Saskatoon, and completed her nursing training at the Regina General Hospital.  During her early nursing days in Regina, she met and married her loving life partner, Robert (Bob)  Head. They celebrated 59 years of marriage on May 24th. As a devoted wife, mother, relative, and friend, Beverly also continued her nursing career throughout numerous moves as she followed Bob’s RCMP transfers across Canada. She worked as a nurse in Saskatoon, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Ottawa, Regina, North Battleford, and Yellowknife. Beverly also enjoyed teaching Indigenous nursing assistant students in Yellowknife before her retirement from nursing.

In addition to her parents, Beverly is predeceased by her daughter, Lorelee, and her brother, Brian. Left to mourn her loss is her husband Bob, her sons Timothy and Barry,  her daughters Laurene and Robyn, and son in law, Robert; eleven grandchildren: Tristyn, Victoria, Mahlon, Max, Madison, Milan, Jesse, Gabrielle, Elias, Braden and Allison; sister Bernice; sister-in-law Betty, and brother-in-law Wally; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Beverly made deep and lasting friendships with many special people, who are also grieving her loss. Beverly will be most profoundly remembered as a faithful wife, a loving mother, and a gracious friend. Her dedication to Bob’s career was recognized in 2013 when she was presented with the prestigious Second Man Award by the Commissioner of the RCMP for her steadfast and loyal support of the RCMP and its members.

Heartfelt thanks are sent to all of the dedicated staff at Bethany Care, in Cochrane, where Beverly received outstanding care, as well as the compassionate palliative care that she and family received from the doctors and nurses at the Rockyview General Hospital. Beverly’s family and friends find comfort in knowing she will no longer live with the challenges of Parkinson’s disease, which she faced with grace and strength for 22 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday August 18th, 2 pm at the Bow Valley Baptist Church, 54 W Aarsby Road, Cochrane, Alberta.   Reverend D.K. Hale presiding.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in Beverly Head’s name to Bethany Care Home ,1000 – 32 Quigley Drive, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1M2 , and/or Parkinson’s Alberta Society, 102-5636 Burbank Cres SE, Calgary AB T2H 1Z6


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  1. On August 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    Bob and Family, Bob she was your rock and you were hers.The love you shared shinned through on the roughest days and her eyes lite up when you came so faith full to her every day.Even on the gloomist days a touch ,a smile a kind word made the days better.So many people looked forward to you coming thru the door at he Bethany every time not just for her but they all liked the few minutes you had for so many.We understand on earth there will not always be a tomarrow,As we go thru life we meet people who shows us that love,kindness and even just a smile makes things better.May you find comfort in knowing that she was a very special lady and helped so many.She was one of Gods children and he knew her time on earth she would help and touch so many what a blessing.May you find comfort in your memories of your life together.Take time for yourself it is well earned.

  2. On August 8, 2017 at 8:41 pm Larry & Janice Arbour Said:

    Bob we are sorry to hear Bev has passed. Another angel has gone to sing with all the others that preceded her. Our thoughts are with you and your family as you celebrate the life of a wonderful person.

  3. On August 9, 2017 at 7:17 am Bob and Edna Clubb Said:

    Hi Bob, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We missed seeing you when you were in Regina.

  4. On August 10, 2017 at 8:29 am Rick and Mary Bueing Said:

    Bob & Family: Please accept our deepest condolences for your significant loss. God Bless.

  5. On August 10, 2017 at 11:10 am Lisa Gordon Said:

    Dear Mr. Head, Tim, Rene, Robyn and families,
    We were very sorry to hear about Mrs. Head. She was an amazing, kind, generous woman who always had a smile on her face. Her family was always number one, was so proud of you all and loved you all more than ever. Just thinking of her puts a smile on my face. Please take care and sending love and hugs to you all.
    Lisa, Mike, Hannah and Ella Reece

  6. On August 10, 2017 at 2:56 pm Don and Sharon Gordon Said:

    Dear Bob and family,
    We were very sad to hear of Bev’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many.
    We always thoroughly enjoyed any time spent with Bev. She was always so kind and always
    thoughtful. Her beautiful smile of greeting will always be remembered with pleasure.
    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
    Don and Sharon Gordon

  7. On August 11, 2017 at 7:48 am Edith Wearmouth Said:

    It is with sad hearts that we learnt about Bev’s passing. Bev and Bob spent many times one the WineGlass Ranch with Hugh and Vernice Wearmouth. Bev was always such a soft and gentle soul, ladylike in every way and oh so generous. We were able to visit Bev while she called the Bethany Cochrane home. She left the world a better place. Edith and Vernice Wearmouth and family

  8. On August 11, 2017 at 8:53 am Allen and Nola Lueck Said:

    Dear Bob and family,
    Beverly and I went through nurses training together and we have remained close friends ever since. Betty, Edie, Beverly and I have many wonderful memories since our training days at Regina General Hospital in 1952. It has been a long, difficult journey for Bev. My condolences to you. I know how dedicated you have been, supporting Bev. through her last years.
    She was your support for all of those years during your career and the raising of a family. You certainly reciprocated in every way possible. May you find peace and enjoyment in the future.
    Love, Nola
    Bob. Unfortunately we are unable to attend Bev’s celebration of life. Take time to grieve. It is necessary for your future well being. She was such a wonderful, positive person and we will miss her. When you have the time, please come and visit us.
    Love and hugs, Allen

  9. On August 12, 2017 at 8:18 am Roberta and Jim Pottspotts Said:

    Dear Bob and family. Jim, Kerry and myself were so saddened to hear of Bev’s death. What a beautiful lady she was and we were so lucky to have your family as neighbours in Ottawa. Bev was a caring, positive, fun- loving person who had life’s priorities where they should be. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her but especially your family. We are positive there is a special place reserved for her in the life hereafter. God speed.

  10. On August 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm Edith & Norm Mair Said:

    When Bob was posted to Yellowknife accompanied with his beautiful wife, Beverly, we were privileged to make friends with them both. We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Beverly’s passing. We shall remember her always as a large and gentle spirit whose company we enjoyed at every meeting. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you, Bob, and your lovely family.
    Edith & Norm Mair

  11. On August 23, 2017 at 12:38 pm Ross & Dolina Watson Said:

    Dolina & I are so sorry to hear about Beverly’s passing. When you have time I’d love to have that coffee with you. 403-932-4683.
    Dolina & Ross Watson

  12. On August 26, 2017 at 11:23 am Carol Pantella Said:

    Bob and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Bev was such a lovely, gracious, brave lady and I admired your dedication and commitment to each other. I’ll miss seeing you both.