Beverly Pascoe, who has died at the age of 86, was active in the community, from her involvement in the Knowlton Players, playing bridge at several different sites, running a small business for several years and playing tennis. Beverly was born in Longueuil, Quebec, where she went to school. Her parents were immigrants from Britain who moved to Montreal in the 1930s.
“She grew up on the water,” said her daughter Debbie Rogers of Bondville. “I can’t imagine swimming in the St. Lawrence, but she did as a member of a local boating club.”
Beverly and her first husband, Barry Rogers, came to this area to take their family skiing at the old Mont Echo Hill.
“She just really loved the area and felt it was a great place to come, and so they moved here from St. Lambert,” said her daughter.
Beverly married a second time, Knud Laursen, and they spent time playing tennis and working with the Knowlton Players. She was active in the amateur theatre group from its beginnings in 1990.
“She was the first president,” said Danny McAuley, actor, director and board member of the Knowlton Players. “Bev was really solid and dependable, and she always knew her lines. She had a great sense of humour. Bev played my wife twice, once in Wally’s Café.”
Beverly helped organize the antique show that was held in Tennis Lac-Brome. For many years she ran a shoe store called Town Slipper in the old Mill Pond building. She was also an active volunteer at the BMP boutique.
Beverly was a keen bridge player and was involved in games in Knowlton, Sutton and Cowansville. She had a game planned for Wednesday March 28 but died the night before.
Beverly Pascoe is survived by her five children: Debbie, Marina, Rodney, Dann and Graeme.