Beverly Allen Slessor
Dec 21, 1943-March 2, 2021
It is with a broken heart that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father in his 78th year. Cherished father to Kimberley Nesbitt (Adam) and David Slessor (Melissa). Devoted husband of 13 years to Simin. Loving step-father to Elisa Graci (Marc), Arash & Paul Tehrani. Adored grandfather to Cole, Sadie, Naomi, Claire, Ava, Brandon, Chloe, Ava and Angelina. Loving brother to Connie and uncle to Tim Nielsen (Ana), Julie Black (Kevin) and Kevin Nielsen (Deborah). Predeceased by his parents Laurene & Ivan K. Slessor (nee Clark), Monica Slessor (nee Barnard) and brother Freddie.
Dad’s loyalty to family and friends and infectious charisma will be remembered by all those lucky enough to have known him. His full and contagious laugh, beautiful warm and loving smile and enjoyment of constantly breaking out in random song will never be forgotten. He will be remembered as genuine when speaking and a great listener with the ability to light up the room. Dad was strong, athletic, charming and one heck of a salesman! His tenacity and drive was admired by all those who knew him which was demonstrated when he achieved his pilot license in his late 40s all while running his own successful business. His appreciation for a good joke, along with his dry wit and humour will be remembered by all.
Bev’s children and grandchildren were the light of his life. He was actively involved in his children’s many activities growing up over the years. He found tremendous joy in life’s simple pleasures …. playing golf with family and friends, being up at his northern cottage on Lake Temagami, peanut butter and jam on slightly burnt toast with a Tim’s coffee and the newspaper, watching the Boston Bruins beat anyone, loafers without socks, years of playing squash at the Milton Racquet Club, long drives in the country, wildlife of all kinds, indulging in a big bag of arena popcorn at Cole’s hockey games and the infamous Saturday morning breakfast club at Symposium. He loved the classic Corvette, his good old pick-up truck and the freedom to wheel and deal.
To those of you who are reading this, please know you held a special place in dad’s heart. He had so many friends and even customers (Slessor Motors est. 1953) in this town that he would have wanted to say goodbye to before passing unexpectedly today, but God had a different plan for him. Today was the day that God rescued him from his pain and discomfort. Today was the day God reunited him with previously lost family and friends. As a devout Christian believer, today was the day our dad was “saved”. Let’s not forget to celebrate his life’s journey and who he is now in the presence of, while we mourn our loss.
Dad was an angel to us all. He asked for little, but gave so much. His loyalty and sacrifice to his family and friends was second to none. You have left a void in our hearts that can never be filled Dad. May you find a deep sense of peace in the presence of our Lord and Heavenly Father, until we meet again…..
We would like to thank all the amazing nurses and doctors at Milton District Hospital, as well as Dr. Ivan Hunter, Dr. Cole in Milton, Dr. Ghate in Oakville, Dr. Jhas at Trillium, as well as all the special caregivers who gave dad such tremendous love and attention during the last 6 months.
In light of Covid restrictions, a private family service will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021. However, a Zoom link can be accessed here at 11am Saturday, March 6th for live stream access to the funeral.
Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to The Gideons International in memory of Bev.
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