James "Bev" Beverley Long

Wednesday, August 13th, 1930 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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AUGUST 13, 1930 – MAY 3, 2020
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, May 3, 2020, James “Bev” Long of Tillsonburg passed away at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Janet (Howe) Long. Proud and loving father of Bryon Long of Bahamas, Glenn Long (Christine) of Carlton Place, Debra Long of Tillsonburg, Perry Long (Bruno) of Mississauga, Donna Flett of B.C. and their mother the Late Donna Long (2011). Cherished grandfather of Tara (Darryl), Jeffrey, Alana, Colin (Megan), Marisa (Troy), Bradley (Gelena), Kadegia, Brittany, Amber, Lebron and 9 great-grandchildren. Bev is also survived by his brother Murray Long of Milton, brother-in-law Derek Muir of Brownsville and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Sarah (Moyer) Long, granddaughter Melissa Long, sisters Norma Welt, Shirley Belore, sister-in-law Marjorie Long, brother-in-law Tom Belore and son-in-law Robert Graham. Bev was extremely proud to have served his country in the Canadian Navy. He was also a meticulous electrician who took pride in his work. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, a visitation and Memorial Service for Bev will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to VON – Sakura House or the charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) who have been entrusted by the Long family.
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Debbie Long-Graham

Posted at 11:01am
Happy Father's Day Daddy

James Long

Posted at 05:18pm
Kindly shared from V'nria Robinson in The Bahamas.

Kaitlin Parker

Posted at 09:02pm
Janet, and to the rest of the family, you’re all in my thoughts. I’ll always remember the back and forth teasing with Bev over the silliest little things, especially my name tag. He always picked on me for not wearing that thing. He would always say “how am I supposed to know your name if you don’t wear your name tag Kaitlin?” It was an honour getting to meet such a kind hearted, funny man.

Jacqueline Carroll Goldstein

Posted at 03:44pm
I could not think of our home at 417 Broadway ,in Tillsonburg, without invisioning Bev sitting around our kitchen table with all of us. We all looked forward to his visit. Not only was he a beyond super man he was loads of fun too!
I have very fond memories of him and I must say, he really added to my life and I am guessing for many others as well.
Jackie Carroll Goldstein


James Long Posted at 05:04pm

Thank you so very much Jackie for your kind words and thoughtful remembrances. Dad was always proud, even boastful, of his association with the family of J B Carroll which went beyond a mere working relationship. Please well, healthy and safe. Respectfully with kindest regards, Bryon

Pat Carroll

Posted at 12:58pm
Dear Janet and the entire Long families.
It is with heavy hearts that we learned of "Beave's" passing this morning.
Just last Sunday we were out for a drive to the lake and we passed by your place and I thought that once this Covid thing is through, that I have to get in to see you two.
Then yesterday on the 401, I passed a Trimac truck and thought of Murray as I believe he drove for that company for a time. I wondered if he was still living.Today after reading Bev's obit, I see he is.
I sent the obit to both Jackie and Gay and Jackie responded from Malibu ,Ca. asking me if I knew that our Aunt Teddy, once had a crush on Bev. I responded saying no, but that it did not surprise me ,as they were both the "life of the many parties and BBQs " that mom and dad hosted at the Pt Burwell cottage and at their home in Tillsonburg .
My dad and "Beave", both made an impression on everyone they met. It must have been a Navy thing ? They both had an impact on me growing up,especially in the business.
I will cherish the fond memories of growing up and working with Bev on many occasions.
Whether it was with you two living in Pembroke 1973 , where I was hobbling around the job site on crutches, Beave was always there when things needed to "get done" !
In the late summer of 1976 Beave came up to help in Espanola as the job was falling behind due to the lack of personnel available. One weekend just before the mall opening ,after the guys had already gone home by a car on the Thursday , he realized that I too needed a break from running the job . He drove me out to a dirt air strip outside of town and put me on a small plane so I could fly home to see my bride.
The mall opened on time,as they always did back then and Janet , the four of us celebrated once again
Our hearts are with you all at this time of loss!
Stay safe
Pat & Liz Carroll


James Long Posted at 05:13pm

Thank you Pat and your family for sharing some of the many, many memories we all enjoyed of our time together with Dad. He was highly proud of all the work he did for the company and cherished his personal friendships with your family. I appreciate greatly and will always remember him for the kindness and humility he displayed towards others. Keep well, safe and healthy. Respectfully, Bryon

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