Passed away peacefully in her sleep, at home, at the age of 92 years.
Beatty loved spending time with family, which often included making sure they were well fed. She gave of herself in the most practical ways and her generosity was abundant. She never feared hard work and had more energy than someone half her age, but she also knew the importance of rest and fun. Her hobbies included quilting, rug hooking, reading and doing puzzles and in the summertime she was an avid gardener. She spent countless hours with her daughters and many grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and listening to bluegrass music, some of which she could turn into a destination to fulfill her love of travel (are we there yet?!); these destinations often included casinos and bluegrass events.
Loving Mother of Debbie Miller (Fox), and Sandy Shantz (Dale).
Beloved Grandma to Tammy Frey, Greg Lautenslager, Stacey Boniface, Tricia Burrough, Penny Shantz and predeceased and reunited with Holly Lajoie. Also remembered by nineteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Dear sister of Glen, Wray (Virginia), Nyle (Hazel), Dorothy Jutzi and Audrey Schumm and sister-in-law Louise. Predeceased by parents William Schmidt and Caroline (Westfall) and by siblings Harley (in infancy), Floyd, Reta Kneisel, Ralph, Ward, Ina (in childhood), Cleo and Doreen Jacobi and a number of brothers and sisters-in-law. Also predeceased by her special friend Bob Schmidt.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to The War Amps, Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519-772-1237. Please visit Beatty's obituary notice on Facebook.