Beverley Joan Warren McEachern died peacefully Dec. 11, 2012, in Hudson, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Ancaster, Ontario, the eighth of nine children of Frederick Wilson Warren and Florence Annie Bell. She graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, with a bachelor of arts degree in 1954. After moving to Hudson with her family from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, in 1964, she worked for 17 years at the Hudson Montessori School in Children's House.
Mrs. McEachern, known to her friends and family as "Puff," will be remembered for her love of her family, children, gardening and her quick, dry wit. A 48-year resident of Hudson, Mrs. McEachern served on Hudson's Architectural and Historic Board of Review for many years, participated in the original creation of Hudson's Historic District, was a member of Hudson Heritage Association for more than 40 years, and was an energetic and devoted advocate for the preservation of Hudson's historic buildings and homes, Main Street and the Green.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harry A. McEachern of Hudson; children, Alison (Chris) Clegg of Hudson, Andrew of Kent, Duncan (Catherine Reynolds) of Boston, Mary of Durham, N.H., and Catherine (Tom Gardner) of Burlington, Vermont; five grandchildren, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Emily, Sarah and John; sisters, Elizabeth Ford-smith of York, Maine, Florence Dickinson of Burlington, Ontario, and Eleanor Slobodin of Hamilton, Ontario; brother, Robert Warren of Burlington, Ontario; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Frederick Wilson Warren and Florence Annie Bell of Dundas, Ontario; sisters, Mary Warren Moss and Ann; and brothers, Donald and James.
There will be a private family service with interment at Markillie Cemetery in Hudson. A Celebration of Life will take place May 11 at the First Congregational Church of Hudson.
Memorial donations can be made to The "Mrs. Puff" McEachern FUND through the Hudson Community Foundation( HCF 49 E. Main St., Hudson, OH 44236). This new fund will be used to support projects which enhance the beauty and spirit of Hudson - its nature, its history, its art and its children, all important throughout Mrs. McEachern's life.