Mrs Beverley Alexander

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Beverley Alexander 

16th August 1961 - 24th July 2023

Bev, a beloved wife, our darling mother and kindest of friends passed away peacefully in her sleep on 24th July following her short but brave battle with cancer.  

Our hearts break completely for mum, she was too young and had so much more love to give. She was the strongest, most selfless person who taught us all patience and compassion. She has shown the three of us the meaning of family, building us the most magical home, nurturing and loving us fiercely. 

 We know her passing will leave so much emptiness in so many peoples lives. She brought so much happiness and was our hero.  

It was the hardest of goodbyes, with mum being diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer, and then taken from us within a month. She could barely process it and it sent us all into despair. It is such a cruel illness, that has no cure and had spread to many places within her body, leaving us all completely helpless. It is also virtually undetectable until it’s too late.

Mum’s good health and fitness meant that she fought incredibly hard for us, with her being in Hong Kong with us in February and Abu Dhabi with her best friend in May. She never complained, never made a fuss and even up until her very last days, when the Doctors would ask “How are you today, Bev?”, she’d reply “I’m alright”. All of this when the cancer was taking her, each day, for maybe over a year. 

Mum asked for donations towards helping fight this cancer, as always, to help other people.

She never put her head down, felt sorry for herself and was more worried about her boys than her own situation. Perfect is a big word, but she embodied it in every way to us. 

On the night before she passed, we wheeled her bed outside and the sun shone for our gorgeous mum and she smiled back as the sun warmed her skin. That was the last sunset for mum. 

We’ll love her deeply forever. It’s not goodbye. 

Your boys x




We always surrounded Mum with beautiful flowers and she asked for us to make sure there were lots at her funeral. 
If you would like to send flowers, you are welcome to use the Rose Garden or another florist to have them with
Daniel Robinson & Sons, Haslers Lane, Great Dunmow. CM6 1XS by 9am on the morning of 10 August.


Total collected to date: £5,281.67

Charity details

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is the national charity dedicated exclusively to supporting research to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has three main objectives:

To raise funds for research into early detection, new treatments and ultimately a cure for pancreatic cancer
To encourage more of the research community to get involved in pancreatic cancer research
To promote the need for more research funding by the major cancer research funding organisations

Registered Number 1103253

Messages of condolence

Dear Gary, Jack, and Ben. We are truly sorry for your loss and obvious grief on lovely Bev's so very unfair and untimely passing. You have our deepest and genuine sympathies, and ou are all very much in our thoughts at this time. Margot, and Tony.

Mr Antony Wilson

Bev, taken too soon but you have left wonderful memories for so many people you have known and are now reunited with your lovely mum and dad. XX

Mr Stephen Smith

Sending all my love

Miss Eshaa Sidi

Dear Bev - Thank you for always hosting me like family, so many special memories from time spent together with you and the boys. You always set the most inspirational example for how close a family can be and have now forever defined what it means to be brave. I am speechless when I think how strong you are and were when nothing else seemed hopeful. Until we all meet again, I promise to celebrate your life and memories together with Gary, Jack & Ben. I will always be there for them as they have been for me. With love, Alex xxx

Mr Alex Hughes

Thinking of you all and sending you love. Jamie and Sam x

Mr Jamie Rowe

Gary and the boys, nothing we can say that will ever do justice to how lovely Bev was ! Like everyone else who knew her we can’t believe she’s passed ! Ron and Jo

Mr & Mrs Ron &Jo Borland

Sincerely condolences to Gary and boys. Bev was a lovely genuine colleague who I first met in the 90's and we often patrolled together. She was happy, trustworthy and a pleasure to know. We often chatted about all sorts of subjects, great to converse with. I am really saddened by her passing so young, RIP my dear friend.

Mr Derek Wheddon

Sending love and deepest sympathies to you and the boys all our love Jane & Moley xxx

Mr Martin Cole

Thinking of you all with love and care xx

Mrs Wendy & Ellie Darwin

Bev will always be remembered as such a cheerful and positive person.

Mr Andrew Bray

Remembering Bev, a lovely lady. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Nigel, Linda, Sam and Amelia xx

Mr & Mrs Nigel Taylor

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Bev was beautiful lady, a wonderful neighbour and a true friend. Sending all our love to Gary, Jack and Ben. Lots of love Chris, Kelly, Jack and Luke xxxx

Mr & Mrs Chris Grey

Sending you all of our love and keeping you all in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time. We’re sure that Bev will continue to peacefully watch over you all with a very full heart knowing she raised such beautiful sons with her loving husband. We’re all here whenever you need us. Grace, Lucy, Liv, Mia, Hannah & Abi xxx

Miss Grace Fussell

RIP Bev. Thinking of you all at this sad time

Mr Jack Russell

Beautiful Bev. Thinking of you all and sending love. xx

Miss Kim Bowers

Dear Bev…you will be so missed but remembered with great fondness. Rest in peace my friend, Joyce xx

Ms Joyce Burnett

Sending sincere condolences to Gary, Jack and Ben. Bev was a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. She watches over you now and is with you always. Goodnight lovely lady. Rest in peace x

Mrs Julie Richardson

Dearest Bev, your work here is now done, may you forever soar high with the rest of the Angels, God bless your soul Xxx

Mrs Amanda-jayne Howell

Dearest Bev, My deepest sympathy to Gary, Jack and Ben. You are a special friend, who was always full of life and fun, thanks for all the laughs. Thinking of you, Stephen xxx

Mr Stephen Mold

To dear Bev, my beautiful cousin. You left us far too soon, but you left a proud lady knowing you've given your two very special boys the strength to live their lives to the full. They will carry your memory with them, always knowing you wanted nothing more for them but to be happy. There will always be a very special place in my heart reserved especially for you. I will remember you always with a smile and love and miss you for ever. To Gary, Jack and Ben my heart breaks for you all, I can only imagine your pain. Please know if ever you need anything, I will always be here for you. Thinking of you all at this very, very sad time. With all our love Jane and Costa xxxx

Mrs Jane Kyriakides

Not many people are lucky enough to have a friend for over 55 years. I was that lucky and even luckier, because that friend was Beverley. With my love to you and thoughts of many affectionate memories, and my love and thoughts to Gary, Jack and Ben, who were so precious to you.

Mrs Lorraine Callison

I'm so sorry for your loss xx

Mrs Emma Seeley-Bucknell

Bev, You came to us as a lovely and loyal client, and become a good friend to us all ! We will miss seeing your smiling face coming through our door, thinking of you, Gary Ben and Jack, at this time. John and the Girls at Mister Mark Harlow

Mister Mark

Bev you were one of my favourite clients and a friend. I will miss our chats. Especially our doggie chats about Charlie and molly. Another angel in heaven. XXX

Mrs Kim Munro

Forever in our hearts Bev🩷 Sending love, comfort and strength to Gary, Jack, Ben & Charlie xxxx

Ms Lauren Seymour

Beautiful, brave Bev, we love you and will never forget you.

Ms Barbara Scott

In honour of Beverly Alexander, wife of our good friend Gary Alexander. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. With Love Training Team and Vigo

Training Team and Vigo

A beautiful lady inside and out. Sleep well sweet Bev xx

Mrs Joanne Day

Our beautiful sister in law, taken too soon. xx

Family Wendy and Tony Ritchie

Bev my dearest friend, miss you forever. Boys our deepest sympathies to you all love and hugs Debbie, Jon and Tom xxx

Mrs Deborah Best

With deepest sympathy for Gary, Jack and Ben on the sad loss of Beverley. Our thoughts are with you, love from Steve, Jenny, Ellen and Ben.

Mr Steve Gaughan

Thinking of you all and sending our condolences. Rest in Peace lovely lady x

Mr & Mrs Bob and Jacqui Pook

Dear Ben and family, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved mum. She will always remain with you. May she rest in eternal peace. With my deepest sympathies, Molly

Miss Molly Turrell

We never knew you but we feel the pain of our very close friends Wendy and Tony and feel the sadness xx

Mr Brian Parsons

This is sent in behalf of Miss Carol Hobbs . A friend of Liz and I parents Brenda and Derek Childs . mum worked with Carols mum at age 17 years . Bevs fortitude in facing her illness and thoughts of you all Gary ,Jack and Ben plus Charlie dog have been in Carols thoughts and prayers . when Charlie has been on holibobs with auntie Gilly Carol has met and played with Charlie dog XXXX

Mrs Gillian Emberey

Bev you were the best, as my colleague you were always there to make it happen and offer support, with straight to the point words of wisdom. You became a friend, and I met a great family too in Gary and the boys plus the lovely Charlie too. I will miss you every day Bezza thanks for everything you did 🙏 Terry & Nicola xxx

Mr Terry Carney

Deepest Condolences, Gary Jack and Ben x

Miss Shirley Culliton

We were so privileged to have met Bev & Gary in the early 90’s as neighbours. Pre-children, the four of us had some great adventures and became the best of friends. Bev took on the mantle of becoming a Mum with glowing pride, with her boys becoming her’s and Gary’s world. Over thirty years on and we can’t grasp the fact that she’s gone - there were so many more adventures to be had. Bev, to see you surrounded by such tender love and devotion from Gary, Jack & Ben (not forgetting little Charlie) brings comfort. You’ll be forever in our hearts, our dear friend. Sweet dreams beautiful lady. With all our love - Sarah & Nigel xx

Mr & Mrs Sarah and Nigel strongitharm

Jack - sending you, lil Charlie, and the Alexander family all my love!

Ms Gee Nanwani

Jack, Alexander family - thinking of you all and sending our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Wishing you strength during this difficult time. With much love and sympathy, Cherry and Wing Wing

Ms Cherry and Wing Wing Fung

Our dear beautiful Bev, we are beyond devastated to know that you are no longer with us. We promised you we would look after your boys and we will help support Gary, Jack, Ben and little Charlie too in any way we can. We take some comfort in thinking you are together now with your beloved mum and dad, Alec and Alice. Rest in peace now our darling Bev, we love you so much and we will miss you always. Sue, Nada and Des xxx

Miss Nada Grubnic

My darling mum 🤍

Mr Jack Alexander

Rest in peace lovely lady x

Asst Curate David Jones

Thinking of you all at this time of great sadness and sorrow. Much love Catherine and Colin xxx

Mr & Mrs Colin & Catherine Mealing

Stay strong boys, and enjoy a long full life carrying the all the great memories of Bev with you.

Mr RUSSELL Shepherd

Sending all my love in this difficult time💞

Miss Yasmin Brown

Dear Bev .. friend and Sister friend to my dear Liz. Always in our lives and now always in our hearts and minds . With grace and fortitude Bev faced her forever sleep with great dignity. Sending special love to you and know that Gary Jack Ben and Charlie dog will continue to be in our love and care .

Mrs Gillian Emberey

Forever in hearts - Bev Alexander ❤️ We'll never stop missing you and loving you. Kate & James xxx

Mr & Mrs Kate & James Wilson

Thinking of you all at this terribly difficult time, sending so much love, Georgia xxxx

Miss Georgia Kyriacou

I'm so sorry for your loss she was such a lovely woman when I worked with her and always had a smile on her face. My thoughts are with you.

Mr Callum Teader

Bev, you will be sadly missed. I have wonderful memories of working with you, you were always smiling and happy to help anyone. Love to Gary and the boys xxx

Mrs Susan Heaton

Sleep in peace Bev. Be proud, as there is so much love for you. A beautiful lady inside and out. We are so glad to have known you. Thinking of your boys. Always in our thoughts Love Carole and Doug

Mrs Carole Mooney

Bev You were my World, my Inspiration, my Forever, my Everything, my Wife. You gave us everything you could and you asked for very little, you helped but would hardly accept help, you were the kindest person I ever knew and was so happy with what you had, our home our boys and Charlie. I wanted more for you but you neither wanted or needed it and it’s now I fully understand that what we had was more than most will experience ever and you were happy. You made me, Jack & Ben the centre of your life and we were all so proud of calling you my wife & their mum. You were incredible and your love and memories will live on forever with us all. These words account for a tiny bit of how great you were and how I feel about you, I told you a million times how much I love you and will continue to forever. See you soon Chicken x💔x

Mr Gary Alexander

If she raised the two names and fancied Gary - she was a friend of mine. Very sorry for your loss! Xx

Mr Barney Swanson

Sending you all so much love x

Miss Ashleigh Stevenson


Miss Hayley Smith

Such incredibly sad news. Gary, Jack, Ben - I’m thinking of you all everyday. X

Mr Oliver Rodney

Bev, you were the best of friends to myself, Sharon and our boys. We spent such great times at home, and on holidays in UK and abroad together. All we ever did was laugh and enjoy your, Gary and the boys company. We will miss your smile, friendship and love. You have left a huge void in our hearts. The memories and times spent together are precious and you will always have a special place in our hearts. Rest peacefully Bev. Love Scott, Sharon, Sam and Matt xx

Mr Scott Cooper

My dear Bev - I’m so privileged to have had you as my best friend all these years…. I loved you as a sister. Beautiful, vivacious, loving and kind, I will remember you in cherished memories and you will always be in my heart. You were so proud of your boys and as they stand together in grief now so they shall stand together in life embraced in the circle of love you gave to them in yours. Rest in peace my dearest friend Liz xx Steve, Grace & Jason, Jack & Liam xx

Mr & Mrs Elizabeth Coleman

Dearest Bev, I hope that you can see the outpouring of love for you. Rest well beautiful lady xx

Mrs Laura Kemball

Dear Bev, We started and finished our police service working together. Continuing to meet up since we retired. So many happy memories. You have always been a good friend and will be greatly missed. Apart from being a good friend to so many, more importantly, you were an amazing wife and mother and my thoughts are now with Gary, Jack and Ben who were your world.

Mrs Lindsey Cox


Mr Hugh Brady

Thinking of you all, sending love and best wishes to the whole family

Mr Alex Tasker

Thinking of you all & sending lots of love to Gary, Jack & Ben xxx Rest peacefully our dearest Bev ❤️ you will be so dearly missed by so many, never forgotten xxx Love Emma & Andrew xxxx

Mrs Emma Burroughs

Thoughts and prayers to all your family at this time. Xx

Mr Lee Longfield

Service details

Celebration of a Life

10 August, 2023 11:00

Old Park Meadow

Coppice Lane, North End, Dunmow, CM6 3PL
Mum’s wish was that everyone would dress in what they feel most comfortable in, whether that be colourful or traditional. Please join us after the service for refreshments at Old Park Meadow Lodge.