Peacefully, our remarkable mother, grandmother, and friend to many, Beverley Fingerhut, left us on April 5th, 2021.
Beverley was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but made her mark in Toronto. She was one of the very first female IT executives in Canada becoming Vice-President at CGI Canada. Later, she became National Program Director at the Centre of Excellence in Business Analysis at the Schulich School of Business at York University.
She loved to travel with her late partner, Edward Hagerman, especially to Italy. Other memorable trips included teaching English to new immigrants in Israel, South Africa with beloved friends Lucille and Mickey Narun, many cruises, and to St. Petersburg, Florida with her family.
A lifelong learner and hearty appreciator of culture, Beverley could often be found at a lecture, playing bridge, attending a play or symphony, or preparing for her very popular book club which she developed at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Her love of art inspired her to volunteer as a docent at the AGO, to go on painting trips, and to attend weekly painting classes.
Beverley is predeceased by her parents, Sonya and Joseph Chula, her late husband, Raphael Fingerhut, and partner, Edward Hagerman. Her curiosity, intelligence, and unconditional love live on through her daughters, Robin Metcalfe (Robert), Natalie Fingerhut (Robert Winters), her three grandsons, Jesse and Joey Metcalfe and Raffi Winters with whom she cheered the Blue Jays and Raptors; her granddaughter, Olivia Winters , a frequent companion to all things musical, and her two loving sisters, Glory Fleisher (Larry) and Marleyne Chula, as well as many, many lifelong friends and relatives who were with Beverley throughout her life.
As per her wishes, Beverley will be cremated and scattered in Mount Pleasant cemetery among the roses. A celebration of her unique life will take place when her friends and family can safely gather to comfort each other and reminisce together.
Donations in Beverley’s name can be made to the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (https://www.mnjcc.org/donate) and to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (https://www.heartandstroke.ca/how-you-can-help/ways-to-give).