Aloysius Bevis

Aloysius Conley Richard "Dick" Bevis

1932 - 2021

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Obituary of Aloysius Conley Richard Bevis

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our loving father and grandfather on October 31, 2021, at the age of 89. Dad was born in Halifax to Samuel and Agatha (Richards) Bevis, and resided in Brookside. He was predeceased by his dearly loved wife Yvonne (Pearce) Bevis and son Christopher, as well as siblings Warren, Jerome, Carolyn, Doris, Shirley and his fur-pal Nappy. In his younger years, he enjoyed paddling competitively with the Mic Mac Aquatic Club in Dartmouth. He loved the outdoors and made many trips to the camps in Sheet Harbour and Lake Alma, and in later years to their cottage in Mooseland. He had a passion for hunting and fishing, and enjoyed making home movies, snowmobiling, fun times spent with family and friends and a good drink of rum. He loved to tinker and fix things and was a re-purposer before it was cool. He always had a special way with animals and a deep love of dogs. Dad was very fortunate to retire at 57 from a life-long career as the Supervisor of Packaging and Preservation at Halifax Dockyard (DND). He was a member of the Hatchett Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Left behind to deeply miss and always love him are daughters Laura Young (Larry Keizer), Michelle Zareski (Bevis), son Shannon Bevis, daughter-in-law Tina Bevis (Fillmore), Grandchildren: Jacob Young (Hodan), Samantha and Emma Zareski, Lauren and Logan Bevis, numerous nieces and nephews, including his dearly loved great-niece Kelly Engram, and his caretaker and dear friend Yvette Carroll and fur-pal Bubba. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Yvette for the care and support she provided to Dad over the past five years. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors at Hants Community Hospital. Celebration of life to take place on Saturday, November 13, at 1pm, at T.J. Tracey Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent, Halifax, with Reverend Cheryl Rafuse officiating. Following the reception there will be a family interment at Sunrise Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the NS SPCA ( or The Arthritis Society of NS. Due to NS Covid protocols for capacity and food please RSVP your attendance to by Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Proof of vaccination and masks required to attend service.