It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Muriel Jeffries at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 8, 2020 surrounded by the people she loved most. Muriel was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She added a sparkle to our world that impacted each of us in a way we were never prepared to part with. Our only solace is knowing she has been reunited with the love of her life in heaven.
Muriel leaves behind her three children Tracy (Serge), Robert and Nick (Leanne), nine grandchildren (Robyn, Whitney, Robert, Tara, Erin, Kendra, Emily, Tyler, and Alex) and four great-grandchildren (Allie, Harper, Hudson, and Grayson). In addition to her immediate family, Muriel is survived by her brothers Danny and Jack, her sister, Tammy as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Bob, her parents Nelly and Bernie Beavan and her infant sisters (Sharon and Karen).
She was born on September 12, 1946 in Bracebridge, Ontario. Fifteen years later she met her soulmate, Bob. In their course of over 50 years together, they instilled the core values in which our family stands on to this day. Muriel was the glue that held our family together, she had a strength within her that only those closest to her could truly understand. She was an amazing woman who found great comfort in witnessing the happiness of those she loved. Muriel was an avid horse enthusiast, with a passion for all animals. She found fulfillment through reading, swimming, bowling, and anything chocolate but most importantly, she was a fulltime "Gram", and constantly showed us what it means to be a family.
In keeping with the Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no funeral or visitation. Instead a small gathering by invitation only will be held on Monday, October 12th. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, contributions can be made to the NBSPCA in Muriel’s name. Personal condolences may be offered through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of 4SW and the Palliative Care Unit at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital for their care and support during this difficult time.
"The laughter that would fill the room in your presence will not be absent without you, but more bountiful because of your soul that will live on within us for the rest of our lives." – Emily Jeffries