Beverley Anne Blake
July 16th, 1951 to July 14th, 2023
The family of Beverley Anne Blake nee: Perry are deeply saddened to announce her passing on July 14th, 2023, in Fort McMurray, Alberta at the age of 71.
Always known as “Anne” to friends and family she is survived by and will continue to be loved by her daughters, grandchildren, family and a multitude of friends.
She leaves to mourn her daughters, Joy Drover nee: Perry (Steve Drover, the son she always wanted), and Rachel Blake; grandsons, Will and Jack; granddaughter (little buddy) Sera Blake; brothers, Bruce and Kirk Perry; aunt Helen Perry; special cousins, Sharron, Bobby Perry, Dana Perry, Perry Rees, Bobby Bennett, Todd Searle, Susan Searle (Gordie), Chris and Mark Payton. As well as numerous family and friends around the world she gained through her adventures, landscape photography and Christian faith.
Anne is predeceased by her loving parents, Alfred Gordon Perry (2009), Elizabeth Agnes Perry (2010); and siblings, Gordon Perry (2018) and Donna Perry (1969); godmother and aunt, Lillian Warford aka Nana (2014).
It is impossible to describe Anne in one sentence. She was an extremely independent, passionate, adventurous and talented woman that did not allow life’s little bumps break her spirit, faith nor her desire to experience more. She loved to travel all over Canada and the US, making lifelong friends wherever she went. She was always planning her next adventure. Anne was very strong willed. If she made up her mind to do something, well that was that. No sense in trying to change her mind. This was true of the love she had too. If she loved you it was forever and an eternity no matter what. She would hold secrets, truths, hurtful things to those she loved in her own heart and carry them for you, never to reveal them to you. She was a very private person, keeping her thoughts, feelings and affairs very close to her heart. Anyone reading this knows all of this to be true.
She was very loving, devoted and protective of her children and grandchildren. Especially proud of all their accomplishments, no matter how large or small, she continuously spoke very passionately about them right up to her last days. Daily prayers of protection were said to cover them all. Her grandchildren remained the most important to her, continuously talking to the nursing staff about Will with his accomplishments with Motocross, Jack with his creativity and determination learning Spanish; Sera for her well rounded personality and skills. All with equal pride and love.
Over the last two decades, she captured thousands of incredible landscape images, producing framed artwork, multiple series of occasion cards, and compilations with international artists producing textured paintings, books and so much more. Her photography talent was limitless and continuously being selected for virtual gallery shows internationally. She had much to be proud of and expressed the happiness it brought her every day. Always having her camera in tow no matter where she was going.
Anne was a devoted Christian with impeccable faith. She would spend countless hours praying with her peers from Victory Christian Center in St. John’s. They would gather in groups to do annual studies which she really enjoyed. She was selfless when it came to prayer, spending many days compiling or responding to prayer requests for those in need whether they knew it or not. Her family & friends will never know how much she covered them in prayer, protection and healing. She held an insight into most everyone around her guiding her to pray for things that even the individuals themselves did not realise needed tending to.
Anne was a really good, kind hearted person, mother, grandmother and friend. Her sense of humour was outstanding and always brought others around her to laughter with her beautiful smiles. She will be missed by all.
Her final wish was to be cremated and released into the wind in one of her two favorite places along the river, so that she could keep on travelling. This part of her journey may be completed but she had plans to continue on. God bless and Godspeed.
Anne did not want donations or ceremonials. Her favorite flowers were yellow teacup roses, plant one in your garden for her and when a bright yellow monarch visits, it will be her.
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