Colin Joseph Beaton

March 20, 1987June 30, 2018
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Colin Joseph “Joe Boy” Beaton - 31, Lower Sackville. It is with deep sadness that we announce that our dear Colin passed away in Cape Breton on June 30, 2018. Colin was born in Campbellton, NB, on March 20, 1987. Colin leaves behind his precious son, Maxwell; his parents, Kevin Beaton and Karen (Barrett-Finigan) Beaton (Lower Sackville); his sisters, Sara (Mac) Ashe, Adele, Christine (in Heaven) and Mary (Jono); his brother, Nathan (Aneta); nephews, Madac, Gabriel and niece, Kayleigh. He will be especially missed by Christina and Arielle; and a large family of loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Colin was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ella (Billard) Finigan and Tim Barrett; and his paternal grandparents, Cyril and Kathleen (MacMaster) Beaton.

Colin’s greatest joy was spending time with his son, Max, and teaching him how to play the guitar. He worked as a taper and finisher with his brother Nathan to whom he was very close.

Colin was very creative, which was expressed through his guitar playing, song writing, poetry and drawings. He was interested in Science and Astronomy and a follower of MMA.

Colin will be remembered as a reflective and caring soul. He loved spending time with his family and travelling to Cape Breton. He could be found entertaining the children and was a kid at heart.

The Beaton family would like to send a special thank you to all of those who spent many long hours and days of their time searching for Colin when he was missing in the Port Hood area. We are forever grateful to: Allan MacMaster, the RCMP, Search and Rescue; friends, Robert Morrison and Colleen MacLeod, and all those who offered up their prayers and support.

Colin’s family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Funeral to be held on Thursday. July 12. at 1:00 pm, at Saint John Vianney, Lower Sackville, NS. Father Kenneth Lao officiating. Reception will follow in the church hall. On Saturday, July 14th, family, friends and the community are invited to the Committal in Port Hood at St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery at 11:30 am with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Colin’s memory to a guaranteed fund for his son, please email for fund information.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, July 12, 2018

Colin Joseph Beaton

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Stan and Gert Chapman

July 19, 2018

Karen, Kevin and family:

Our sincere condolense to you on the death of your son Colin. Our heart goes out to all of you. We are suffering from broken hearts at this time also. We understand the pain for sure. Thanks for keeping in touch with our daughter and her family. Take care and we are praying for you as well.

Stan and Gert Chapman ( Kyle's grandparents)

Sue Murray

July 13, 2018

Adele I am so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. You were such a great teacher to my late daughter Kaitlyn. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Barb Cunningham

July 12, 2018

Karen , Kevin & Family I never had the pleasure of meeting your dear son but I can see from his picture what a sweetheart he was. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace sweet Colin. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time.
All my love

Linda Boyd

July 11, 2018

Karen and Kevin, I am so sorry to have read of the loss of your precious son Colin. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through at this time. I only just finished reading the last two days papers and wish I had read it in time to attend the visitation tonight. Unfortunately, I have appts in the City tomorrow afternoon or I would be at the service tomorrow. Know that I will be thinking of you. In my thoughts and prayers, Linda (Smith) Boyd.

Rita Kay

July 11, 2018

Dear Karen, Kevin, and all those near and dear to you: Met Colin when he was just a little boy when you kindly offered such great hospitality to Mrs. Henman and I on a Birthright training trip to Campbellton; and when you came to see us with him at our home. I am so very sad about his passing and want to assure you that you are in my love and my prayers. Our parish priest, Father Raymond, celebrated Holy Eucharist for the repose of Colin's soul this evening at Saint John the Baptist. I know you are very strong in your faith and this will certainly stand you in good stead as you go through this very difficult time.

Just me now...Les passed away Jan. 17, 2016.

In christian love, Rita K.

Amanda Wirtanen

July 11, 2018

Sending all my love and prayers to the family during this difficult time..I haven't seen Colin since we were all little kids but I have wonderful memories of us all playing in the backyard and having fun..your all in my thoughts and prayers <3 xox

Glenna Romeo MacNeil

July 11, 2018

Please know you are very much in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless.

Pam Watts

July 11, 2018

Our sincere sympathy to all the Beaton Family for your tragic loss. I remember Colin coming to our home with Ian many years ago he was such a nice young man. Cherish the memories forever!

Pam Tom Jarret & Kate Watts

Carla Royle

July 11, 2018

Karen, Kevin and family, so sorry for the loss of your precious son, thoughts and prayer's to you all xo
xo Carla & Bobby Royle

Gary & Ellen Stanhope

July 11, 2018

Dear Karen, Kevin, and Family, there are no words to describe the sadness and sorrow we feel for your loss. We are sending prayers of love and support to help get you through this difficult time. With our faith in Jesus, we know that now Colin is at peace with our Lord. May God bless you all. Rest easy Colin.

Gary & Ellen Stanhope