Beverley Ryan née Couper


August 8th, 1941
July 6th, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Beverley Ryan, (née Couper) at the Centre d'Hébergement du Comté de Huntingdon on July 6, 2017. Born in Montreal August 8, 1941, the only daughter of the late Dr. William Mason Couper and the late Dorothy Louise Sellars, she was predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend Francis Joseph Ryan. She is survived by her cousin Dr. Douglas Watt, his wife Suzanne and their family. She graduated from The Royal Victoria Hospital Training School for Nurses (Montreal) in 1962, obtained a Bachelor of Nursing thereafter and devoted her working life to nursing children in Toronto and Montreal. Upon retiring from the Montreal Children's Hospital, she continued nursing in various hospitals of the CSSS du Haut St-Laurent. She was an active member of the Légion Canadienne Filiale 81 as secretary and organiser of the poppy campaign for many years. Visitations will be held at Rodrigue Montpetit et Fils, 170 Châteauguay, Huntingdon, on Saturday August 5, at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 am in the Funeral Chapel. Burial at Huntingdon Protestant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Ladies' Auxiliary of the H.C.H. would be appreciated.  Online condolences and tributes may be made at

Condoleances (13)

  • Audrey

    Will miss the fun and great laughs we shared at the Craft Centre. R.I.P Bev.

  • Lindsay Strachan

    It is with such sadness that I learn of this news. Bev was a lovely refined lady, who always participated, as a Legion member, in our Remembrance Day Services at Huntingdon Academy. Both she and her husband were role models for the students, and instilled in them, the memory and the dedication of those soldiers who died for our country. She stood tall in representing the fallen soldiers and spoke to my students with such passion. She will be missed. My condolences to all those who knew and loved her.

  • Jim & Isobel

    She was a great lady with a wonderful sense of humour. She will be missed.

  • Audrey Wilson

    You will be missed dear friend, enjoyed
    our Sundays at the Legion.
    Rest in Peace dear girl.

  • Nathalie Decloitre

    My deepest sympathies to the family,
    Bev was a great nurse to work with...she is a part of of our hospital history.
    May she rest in peace

  • Pat MacWilliam

    My condolences to the family. Bev was a well loved and respected lady. She will be missed.

  • Michelle Roy

    Very sorry to hear she has passed away my grandmother always spoke fondly of her. Xox

  • diane leduc

    Mes plus sinceres sympathies a la famille,beaucoup de plaisir a travailler avec elle un tres bonne infirmiere .

  • Pearl Fennell

    My deepest sympathies to her family.

  • Leboeuf Madeleine

    Sincere Condolences to the Family.
    I did work with Beverly at the Barrie Memorial,she was a good person and a efficient Nurse.

  • Leboeuf Madeleine

    Sincere Condolences to the Family.
    I did work with Beverly at the Barrie Memorial
    Very pleasant person and efficient nurse

  • Jean Lepage

    Rest in peace little cousin, you worked so hard all your life to make people around you happy and well with that smile, you will not be forgotten and Sincere Condolences to the Family.

  • Dan Saunders

    Rest In Peace Beverly from one of you American cousins. Thank you and Frank for all the times you met with my young family in Montreal. We loved seeing and dining with you during those meetings some with Uncle Mason and Aunt Dorothy and several with Auntie Mildred. We will always miss all of you. Love Danny

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