Beverley “Bev” Ballantyne Kalbfleisch, age 81 of Stratford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Stratford General Hospital.  Born in Stratford, son of the late Bruce and Fern (Hyde) Kalbfleisch.  Survived by his true love and best friend of 59 years, Eileen May (McMullan) Kalbfleisch.  Loving father to Steve (Barb) Kalbfleisch, Deanna (Denis) Dill and Shelley (nee Kalbfleisch) Fleming.  Proud grandfather of Krista (Jeff), Cody, Nathan, Fallon (Blake), Breanna (Justin), Marshal, Kurtis and great-grandfather to Maddison, Evelyn, Theodore, Hurley, Austin and Cole.  Bev will be fondly remembered by his siblings Shirlie Beaumont, Wayne (Betty) Kalbfleisch, sister-in-law Gwen Kalbfleisch, and brother & sister-in-law Bill (Min) McMullan, along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Bruce & Fern Kalbfleisch, brother George Kalbfleisch, sister Barb Knechtel, brother-in-law Bruce Beaumont and nephew Dale Beaumont.  Also predeceased by his in-laws Bill and Agnes McMullan and brother-in-law Jim McMullan. Bev was an amazing, good-hearted man, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was always there to help anyone who needed it, a smile on his face and always a joke to tell.  Everyone was welcomed in his home with open arms, plenty to eat and definitely a game of euchre – which he would play all night if you let him. He has been loved and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

The family would like to sincerely thank the doctors and nurses that cared for Bev.  Your care and compassion was exceptional and our family will be forever grateful.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth through the W. G. Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street, Stratford.  519.271.7411.





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