Beverly "Bev" John Mothersell
December 16, 2022
Mothersell, Beverly “Bev” John – Passed away peacefully at Wellington Terrace, Fergus on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the age of 81. Beloved husband and soulmate of Frances “Fran” Mothersell (nee Lobsinger) of 60 years. Loving father of Lori Forbes and husband David of Fergus and John Mothersell of Mount Forest. Cherished grandfather (Pop) to Scott, Bill and Shelby and great-grandfather to Scarlett Beverly. Brother to Gary and Judy. Brother-in-law to Bob (Wilma), Joe (Barb) and Chuck (Marilee) Lobsinger. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by sisters Jackie and Marilyn.
Bev will always be remembered for his unwavering strength, wisdom, selfless, generosity and support of his family. Bev was a man of many talents he enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical, camping, fishing and loved spending time with his family.
To honour Bev’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Wellington Terrace on Maple Ridge for their loving care and compassion.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bev are asked to consider Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington or Cancer Patient Services.
You will always be missed
sorry to hear of the passing of your dad Lori
As time passes smile at all the memories
Jan & Jerry
We extend our sincere sympathy to Fran and family on the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. Bev will be fondly remembered as a good neighbour and friend and his tireless volunteer work at St. Mary's.— Bill and Karen Osborne, December 22, 2022
Fran so sorry for your loss. It’s been a long journey. Cherish your memories.
Fran and Family,
My sincere sympathy on Bev's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Fran - our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time. Treasure all your wonderful memories!— Paul and Donna Martin, December 20, 2022
We will never forget Bev or the problems you have faced . Your courage and love were his anchor. We are making a small donation to Alzheimer Society in memory of Bev. Your many wonderful memories will always be there.— Wilma and Bob Lobsinger, December 20, 2022
So sorry to hear of Bev's passing, Fran. It's been a long journey. Our prayers are with you.— Wayne and Bev Andrews, December 19, 2022
Terry and I wish to express our sincere condolences to all of Bev's family. He was a kind man and a true gentleman. He will certainly be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. He is now at peace.
Kathy and Terry Blakely
— Dan & Doris Tone, December 19, 2022
Fran and Family
So very sorry to hear of Bev's passing. He was such a nice guy. St Mary's kitchen hasn't been the same since he left.
You will miss him but he is finally at peace and you will have all those great memories to cherish. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
Dan and Doris Tone
Sincere condolences Fran & all your family. Treasure your memories, hugs Shirley.— Shirley Richardson, December 19, 2022
So sorry to hear of your dad and husband's passing Gods comfort wished to you all at this difficult time. Kelley Eves— Kelley Eves, December 19, 2022
So sorry for your loss Fran. Our condolences to you and your family.
Dave and Shirley Bruce.
My condolences to Fran and her family. His struggle is over and while that may
be a comfort, you will reach peace with your loss gradually with good memories
of earlier joyful times to comfort you.
Bev was always a gentleman and a gentle man...I have missed him and will always be grateful for his guidance and friendship. It's been a long while since I last saw him but I have thought about him often...his kindness...sense of humour...I have many things to remind me of him...bird houses (wren, swallow and owl)...a child's picnic table that he built for Sneh...our raised vegetable garden...and a cathouse...lol...a few years back we had a cat come to stay with us outside...I mentioned it to Bev one day and perhaps a month later he delivered a 2 room insulated luxury log home for the cat..."I built you a cat house" he said with laughing eyes...I didn't think he had that kind of humour in him...it sits on my deck and has recently become home to another wandering cat...the last one stayed 9 years.
We shared a love of birding...early one summer morning...quite unexpectedly I spotted one of my life birds, a scarlet tanager...it was bird I had had spent years trying to tick off my list and there it was...I was so excited and there was only person I could share it with...Bev....so I called him and animatedly shared that I was staring at a scarlet tanager...and just as I told him, it flew off...he was excited for me and asked, "Well did you get a picture?" (in fairness this was long before cell phones had cameras)...I felt more than a little silly when he asked....it was something in the tone of his voice...he expected me to have been sensible and taken a pic first before calling...I admitted, "No, I called you."... I could feel him shaking his head as he said with disappointment "Oh Axy!". I'm glad I called him first because the value of the laugh we shared over that one was far more than a photo of the first and only (to date) scarlet tanager I've spotted. Thinking about that morning has made me smile over the years.
I remember the first year we held electives at VCPS. Bev was happy to help us with a wood working elective...the time he spent designing a project (bird feeders that attached to windows with suction cups)... gathering donated wood and cutting the wood to appropriate sizes but still leaving the kids room to learn woodworking skills reflected his intense commitment to community. Sneh had an opportunity to take Bev's elective in the second year and loved it. We still use the feeder nearly 10 years later.
Bev was always part of the solution.
Our love and gratitude to Fran (My Girl), Lori and John. Bev was a great man. He has been missed for several years now. We are very sorry.
Axy, Jaspreet and Sneh
Our deepest condolences Fran, Lori, John & grandchildren. Great memories will keep him forever to close to your hearts. Hugs to you all.
Norm & Janet Freiburger.
Our Sincere sympathy Fran and Family. We remember how much he did for St. Mary's Church in Mount Forest. He took great care of the Kitchen at St. Mary's, helped on the altar and the Priest in many ways. We know he loved his family and as you miss him, you will feel he is at Peace. Treasure your happy memories. Sincerely, Bob and Mary McIntee— Bob and Mary McIntee, December 18, 2022
Fran and family. We are so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.— Verne and Pauline Mills, December 18, 2022
You have my sympathy Fran. I am sure that Bev is in a better place now.— Marg Rapp, December 18, 2022
Fran,I am so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing.
Sincere sympathy Fran and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time during the holiday season. Remember the great times. Wayne and Sandra— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, December 18, 2022
Sorry to hear of Bev's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.— Sue Lawson, December 18, 2022
So very sorry to hear this. Fran, I will be thinking of you and your family and keeping you in my prayers.— Trish Riley, December 18, 2022
My sympathies, Fran. Treasure your memories.— Jeannie Warmington, December 18, 2022
Our sincere condolences. Bev was such a nice man. We enjoyed working with him at events at St. Mary's church and parish hall. My father in law Len Seifried often alter served with Ben at funerals. He will be missed by all his friends and family.— Bill & Diane Dineen Leonard Seifried, December 18, 2022
Dear Fran, Lori and John, I was so saddened to hear of Bev’s passing. He is now at peace. Hold onto each other and the wonderful memories. Hugs Fran,