February 19, 2021
On February 19, 2021, Mary Beaton passed away at her home in Saanichton, B.C. at the age of 95 years. Mary was much loved by all who knew her, and she will be missed by her family and many friends.
Mary built a busy life on Vancouver Island, starting in the 1980’s when she and her husband, Al Beaton, first retired to Sidney. She was involved in St. Paul’s United Church in Sidney, singing in the choir and working on many different committees over the years. She was also involved with the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) where she helped raise funds to support young women seeking higher education.
She enjoyed swimming and played a weekly game of bridge with a local club and often attended theatre and musical performances, but she also kept up with curling and football and politics. Everyone who knew her will remember her best for her genuine interest in people and her ability to remember so much of what people told her in conversation.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Al Beaton, and her brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Evelyn Goodchild of Calgary, Alberta. She is survived by nieces Ruth Goodchild of Richmond, and Cathy Wilcox (Bill) of Joussard, AB, nephew Jim Thompson Goodchild (Cyndi) of Calgary, grandnephew Symon Wilcox (Jaclyn) and grandnieces Shannon Wilcox (Adrian), Miriam and Naomi Goodchild.
A memorial for Mary will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Mary’s name.
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