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George Beverley “Bev” Plume

George Beverley “Bev” Plume

June 17, 2021

George Beverley “Bev” Plume

PLUME, George Beverley “Bev” - It is with much sorrow and love our family mourns the passing of Bev on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in his hometown of Mount Forest at the age of 82.

His brave battle with health issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile.  Despite the obstacles, Bev fought strong right to the end.  It is now time for his eternal rest.

Bev is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marion (Denney).  Bev has been a supportive and loving Dad to his son, Don (Dee Dee), daughter Kathy (Bill) Reeves and daughter-in-law, Marie.

Very proud Grandpa to Scott Plume, Dana (Greg) Logan, Brett (Caitlin) Reeves, Kaleb (Bailey) Reeves and Connor Reeves (fiancé Laura Carleton).

Thrilled to be Great Grampa to Ella and Nora Logan, Ava and Will Reeves, Theo Reeves and Hudson Reeves.

Survived by his siblings: Norma (Harry) Copan, John (Marion) Plume, Donna (Raymond) Clark and Bonnie (John) Ross. Also survived by brothers-in-law, Jim Stevenson and Jack Denney and sister-in-law Kate Denney and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Bev was predeceased by his parents, George and Gladys (Carmount) Plume, father-in-law and mother-in-law Harvey and Muriel Denney, sister Ivy Stevenson, brother-in-law Wayne Denney and sister-in-law Trix Denney.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Letterbreen and Plumeville communities, Bev was very proud to call these home.  The ongoing care and support to Bev and our family will always be remembered. 

Also, a huge thank you to Dr. Rowley, Kim, Sharon and Linda for their medical support and care throughout Bev’s declining health.  Thank you to Genesis Comfort PSW Caregivers and the Palliative Care Team who made it possible for Bev to remain at home. 

A private family funeral will be held with interment following at Cochrane Cemetery, Plumeville. Extended family and friends are invited to view the service livestream on Saturday, June 19th at 11:00 a.m. by visiting:  https://www.facebook.com/England-Funeral-Home-1863283503935858In lieu of flowers, donations to Letterbreen United Church, Cochrane Cemetery, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 

Video Tribute


So sorry to hear of the loss of Bev. Many memories of our years in Plumeville and the great neighborhood gatherings, we are thinking of everyone at this time. Deepest Sympathy from Willie and Val, Cara and Justin and Corey and Will

— Willie and Val Smith, June 28, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to the Plume family.

— Mona and Mike Jessome, June 26, 2021

My Condolences To You Marion & Family. I,m so Sorry To Hear, this Sad News.

— Marie Renton, June 25, 2021

Marion & Family:

Our sincere condolences to you. May your memories give you comfort now and in the days to come.

Jack & Elizabeth

— Jack & Elizabeth Milligan, June 24, 2021

Marion, Don and Kathy (and families).....we first met Bev on moving to Mt Forest 32 years ago and from there we were introduced to all of you. We have fond memories of Bev, and our deepest sympathies to all of you. Bev was extremely proud of this area of the world, and he worked tirelessly to make it better for all of us. Personally I got to work closely with Bev on the construction of the Sports Complex. Bev poured a lot of energy into that project. Because of Bev and his attention to detail, the Sports Complex was completed ON budget.......what a GREAT facility, in which a room (quite rightly) bears his name. Bev served his community well, no matter what his role, and for that he will be missed.

— Rick & Patty Sinnamon, June 24, 2021

Bev was a community minded man. He devoted many years to the Normanby Recreation Committee.
We are sorry to hear of his passing.

— Marg Rapp, June 22, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of your families. Bev was always a kind and generous man. Your video tribute was simply perfect. He loved his family , his friends and his community. He was always smiling. Sending hugs your way.
David and Brenda

— David and Brenda Holliday, June 22, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to your family on Bev’s passing. Your thoughts are with you. He will be missed.
I’m sure he was warmly greeted by Frank and Doug, and they will be talking cattle in no time.
The Pinder family

— Lori Pinder Solomon, June 22, 2021

To all the Plume's as you mourn the passing of a good good man. Uncle Bev was such a supporting part of my career. From the early years, leaning over my shoulder at the drafting board at Bye's instructing the correct penciled pattern to emulate the block for Wellington Wood to later at Peach's office directing the design and details of such facilities as Long Manufacturing and so many other great projects. He tot me the importance of good design, integrity in client relations and hard work. He directed quietly often with gesture, a nod a facial expression. He never said an unkind word of anyone. He later gave good guidance as Danny entered the manufacturing world. He earned our deepest respect. He took interest in our kids encouraging their endeavors as he did with all the Plume next generation. He will live within us forever.

— Pam and Danny Farrow, June 21, 2021

Dear Marion, Don, Kathy, Marie, Bill, Deedee and your families,
It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing to you. I am very sorry for your loss -- our loss. Uncle Bev will be dearly missed by his family and his community. I have spent the last few days thinking of Bev and the impact he has had on so many. My fondest memories are of: picking stones, the pigs and spreading manure, the pond and how it brought us together, calling up the cows, H Bye Construction and the cement crew. Bev always had time to catch up and often our visits were from the window of his truck.

I am sorry that Covid undoubtedly made the past months very difficult for you but there is a silver lining. Bev's service was beautiful, especially so because it was at the farm. The procession to the cemetery was remarkable and I am grateful that Ray, the boys and I could be a part of it, albeit virtually.

You are in our hearts and we share in your sadness,

Crystal, Ray, Luke, Marc and Jake Angers (Ottawa, ON)

— Crystal Plume Angers, June 21, 2021

Marion and family
So sorry to hear of Bev's passing , our sympathy to you Marion and all your family. You can cherish all the happy memories you have had. Bev will be missed by all who knew him.
Jim and Doreen Harkness

— Doreen Harkness, June 21, 2021

Marion, Don and Kathy,

My most sincere condolences to you and your families.
Bev was a well respected member of the community, he will be missed by many.
May your endless memories give you comfort during this time.


— Sandy Van Dongen, June 21, 2021

To the entire Plume family: All of you have honored Bev's passing in such a memorable and loving manner. He would be so proud of all of you. He left many good memories with all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

— Larry & Wilda Leibold, June 21, 2021

Dear Marion, and family. My deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. I will always cherish the memories of seeing Bev and Marion at dances and concerts in Mt. Forest. I enjoyed seeing them dance across the floor. Bev always greeted me with a smile and kind words. He will be sadly missed for sure. God bless you all. Stay safe and take care...Trina

— Trina Collette, June 20, 2021

Marion and family
So sorry for the loss of Bev Dad always spoke highly of him

— Sandy Spahr, June 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bev's passing! Sending our deepest condolences to Marion and family.
Doug and Joan Woods

— Joan Woods, June 20, 2021

To Marian and the whole family. We are so sorry to hear your loss. Bev always had a smile on his face everytime we seen. He will be dearly missed by everyone.

— Karen Rave, June 20, 2021

On behalf of my entire family l send my sincerest condolences. Bev was a great neighbour and friend and will be missed throughout the community. With regards..Rodney Ross and family.

— Rodney Ross, June 20, 2021

To Marion and the entire family, our sincere sympathy on your loss. Bev was a great guy and will be missed.
Morley and Bonnie Aitken

— Morley and Bonnie Aitken, June 20, 2021

Marion and family, please accept our sincere sympathy on Bev's passing. I spent many meetings with Bev on the Normanby Recreation Committee and always looked forward to Bev's words of wisdom on whatever topic or fund raiser we where discussing.
Always found Bev willing to have a chat when we met in Mount Forest or wherever. Value your memories.

— Harvey & Brenda Maes, June 20, 2021

Sending hugs to Marion & family. Bev was a special guy! Fond memories of Co-op meetings and socials with Bev. Gord & Anne South

— Gord & Anne South, June 19, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of Bev. May he Rest In Peace. It was a privilege to know and work with him.
Murray and Carol Ann Rice

— Murray and Carol Ann Rice, June 19, 2021

— Leslie, M Grice abd Ron Elliott, June 19, 2021

Marion, Don, Kathy and families, sending our condolences on the passing of Bev. What a great man he was and Jim so enjoyed working on his engine and having it working for your anniversary and birthday party back in 2019. A great passion that they both had in common. Rest In Peace Beverly.

— Jim And Jo-Anne Machan, June 19, 2021

Marion and family,
So sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. We had good times camping with you both. His card hames will be missed.
Murray and Audrey Garrett.

— Audrey Garrett, June 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bev’s passing.He was such a great guy. Sure will miss the camping trips with the two of you. We always had so much fun. You sure will have lots of good memories.

— Phyllis Kaufman, June 19, 2021

We're so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. I knew him my whole life. He always had a smile and a kind word for everybody. He was a soft-spoken man that made a huge impact on his family, neighbours, and community. He will be missed.
Kathi and Jake

— kathi padget, June 19, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many memories of a time when we had street parties, and in the times of crisis. My deepest condolences to Don, family, and especially Marion. You were so fortunate to have 61 years together. Sincerely, and with sadness Ruth Gregory.

— Ruth Gregory, June 19, 2021

Our condolences to the Plume family, sorry for your loss. Imagine the stories being told now that dad and Bev are together again.

— Pete and Rhonda Ridgeway, June 19, 2021

Our community has lost a great man. Bev leaves behind a legacy of friendship, kindness and professionalism. There are markers and reminders of Bev all across our area; Mount Forest, Durham, Walkerton and Listowel just to name a few. Bev always put the community and its people first. Our thoughts go out to Marion and Bev's family.
So many great memories of Bev will forever be in our hearts.

Wendy and Larry Vollett
Cheryl and Edward Murphy

— Cheryl Murphy, June 19, 2021

Marion and Family,

My sincerest of sympathy extended at this time of Bev's passing. May you cherish the good memories, and take comfort in the knowledge that others are thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Brenda Harris

— Brenda Harris, June 19, 2021

Sincere sympathy Marion and to the family. Bev. always took time to stop and say hello with a smile - a friend to all.
Blessings Carol Jessop

— Carol Jessop, June 19, 2021

Marion and Family
Our deepest condolences to the entire Plume Family.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Bev. He was a great person and will be thoroughly missed by his friends and community.
Ken and Joan

— Ken and Joan Hayward, June 19, 2021

Marion, Don and Kathy and families. Our sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of Bev. He was a great man with many accomplishments. He always had a smile on his face and always wanted to know what the kids were up to. A great inspiration to all. He will be missed by his church family as well as the community. Hugs to you all at this time.

— Mark and Joanne Byers and family, June 19, 2021

Marion, Don, Kathy and family
Our deepest sympathy - you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon and Randy Warren

— Sharon (Dally) and Randy Warren, June 18, 2021

Marion and Family,

My sincerest of sympathy extended at this time of Bev's passing. May you cherish the good memories and take comfort in the knowledge that others are thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Brenda Harris

— Brenda Harris, June 18, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Bev. He will be missed. Wayne and Sandra Lytle

— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, June 18, 2021

Marion, Don, Kathy and families. Extending our sympathy at this time of Bev’s passing. His support and knowledge were always greatly appreciated. Rest In Peace Bev.
Sincerely John and Phyllis Flanagan

— John and Phyllis Flanagan, June 18, 2021

Marion and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Bev. He was a charming, friendly man with a great sense of humour who will be missed by many. We always enjoyed visits from Bev and Marion at the farm in North Woolwich. Diane and Oscar both enjoyed the exciting card games at the kitchen table as well. May you forever treasure the good memories of Bev, and may you be comforted in the knowledge that others are thinking of you during this difficult time.
-Oscar, Kevin, Jeff and Brent Bloch and families.

— Brent Bloch, June 18, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the plume family
Bev has been a pillar of the community for many years as well his skill as as a carpenter is evident on many streets in mount forest as well surrounding areas
His family has carried on the tradition at same excellence they were taught

— Joan and Gord maccannell, June 18, 2021

So sorry to hear of Beverly passing.Thinking of your family at this ad time.Hemail will be missed.

— Mitch Marchant, June 18, 2021

We will always remember the many good times over the years and our prayers are with you and your family. We miss those games of cards!!!!

— Laverne Stinson and Gloria, June 18, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the entire Plume family.
Bev knew how to get things done both on time and on budget.
He knew how to converse over a drink or two after work. He was a huge asset to his community, his church and his neighbourhood.
For 45 years Bev worked with us at H. Bye Construction, and it is well recognized that this company would not be where it is today without the huge part Bev played in growing it.
Bev farmed, was very active in minor hockey, Letterbreen Church, played cards and seldom missed a community function, all the while running a large crew of men and sub trades at H. Bye.

Rest In Peace Bev, and know your jacket will hang in our office as long as that office exists.

Carolyn and Randy Bye

— Carolyn and Randy Bye, June 18, 2021

Saddened to hear of Bev’s passing. Heartfelt sympathy to you, Marion & your family.

— Georgia Kreager, June 18, 2021

Marion, Don and Kathy and families ,

We are saddened to hear of Bev's passing, the Plume family has always been an extension of our own, growing up
for many years side by side, in Plumeville. Celebrate Bev's life and legacy, and know that we are thinking of you, wishing
we could be there. Gone but not forgotten....

— Bill and Donna Dingwall, June 18, 2021

Sincere sympathy to all of the Family members. Bev was always a friend who had our respect. We will miss him.

— Muriel and Bob Fettes, June 18, 2021


Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Bob and Eileen Renton

— Bob and Eileen Renton, June 18, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Bev always had a conversation up his sleeve no matter where you met him with his friendly smile. Thinking of you.

— Don & Gwen Patterson, June 18, 2021

Marion,Don and Kathy and families.
We have many happy memories of going to dances and pork roasts as well as many card games. Our sincere sympathy to you all.

— Ellen and Jack Watkin, June 18, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Bev
Sincere condolences to the family

— Rhonda Bell, June 18, 2021
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