OBITUARY

Theresa Ann Beaton

5 April , 193426 December , 2018

Beaton, Theresa Ann Just as the seeds of a dandelion drift away on a gentle breeze, our mom slipped away early in the morning on December 26th, 2018. Mom walked a long road with many health struggles, but she faced each day with a smile, equal measures of sweetness and stubbornness and a little sass. Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, Mabou. Born on April 5th, 1934 in Portage, C.B., she was the eldest child of Angus and Cecilia Gillis. She left Cape Breton for Boston in 1963, meeting and marrying her husband, Greg. They returned to Cape Breton in 1981 with their daughters K.C. and Florence, making Mabou their home and a wide circle of friends who became family. Mom's kitchen was a hive of activity for the community. Lots of tea, biscuits, and sandwiches flowed out of her kitchen, lots of laughs, joy and wisdom flowed from the command centre in her kitchen. She was a devoted grandmother to Siobhan; and her four-legged grandson Sam. Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, Theresa is survived by her son- in- law David MacKinnon; brothers, Jim (Ada), Don (Mary Lou), Joe (Nancy) and Bobby (Tina); and her sister, Mary; nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers in-law and many good friends. She was predeceased by her parents, her mother in-law, Kathleen; father in law, Angus; brothers-in-law, Joe and Eugene. She's reunited with her sister-in-law and close friend, Ceily. A special thank you to Lori Ann MacDonald and all Home Care support for all your compassion and care given to Mom. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 31st at 11a.m. in St. Mary's Church with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund, Mabou. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Angus Gillis, Father
  • Cecilia Gillis, Mother
  • Gerg Beaton, Husband
  • K.C. Beaton, Daughter
  • Florence (David) Beaton, Daughter
  • She was a devoted grandmother to Siobhan; and her four-legged grandson Sam.
    Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, Theresa is survived by her son- in- law David MacKinnon; brothers, Jim (Ada), Don (Mary Lou), Joe (Nancy) and Bobby (Tina); and her sister, Mary; nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers in-law and many good friends. She was predeceased by her parents, her mother in-law, Kathleen; father in law, Angus; brothers-in-law, Joe and Eugene. She's reunited with her sister-in-law and close friend, Ceily.
  • DONATIONS

  • Contributions in Theresa Ann memory may be made to Central Inverness palliative Care Society. P.O.Box 610, Inverness, Nova Scotia, BOEINO and St.Mary's Cemetery Fund, Mabou, Nova Scotia, BOEIXO

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 30 December , 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, 30 December , 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, 31 December , 2018
REMEMBERING

Theresa Ann Beaton

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K.C. Beaton

26 February 2019

Thank you all so very much for your kind words and memories of Mom. Your support means a great deal to us.

With much love and deep gratitude,

Greg, K.C., Siobhan, Florence, Dave and Sam - Theresa's family ❤

Tara Beaton

5 January 2019

I was only 8 years old but I still remember when your family moved to "back street". KC and Florence, I remember your mother was so kind to me and to my grandma Katie Ann. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Karen Girroir

2 January 2019

Greg and Family,
So sorry for your loss. You know have another angel watching over you.
I remember all the happy times in Watertown and your house was always a gathering place.
Remember all the happy times you shared.


Bill Mac Pherson

30 December 2018

Many prayer,s have been going out to our lovely cousin Theresa the last few day,s.To all the Beaton and Gillis familie,s words are not enough to express our sincere sorrow.Theresa was and always will be a gem.To the world she was one person.To her family and friends she was the world.

Kevin and Therese MacDonald

30 December 2018

To Greg, K.C. and all the Beaton family,
We are sad to hear the news of Theresa's passing and we send our deepest sympathy. From Kevin, a brother Knight, and Therese, who worked with K.C. at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, we understand and share in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin and Therese MacDonald

Finley Roddie Beaton

29 December 2018

My deepest condolences to the Beaton family on your great loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Finley Roddie

Donna Cameron

29 December 2018

My deepest condolences to The Beaton family. Such a beautiful kind woman.
My thoughts and prayers to you all
Donna “Pat”

Pat Mac Pherson - St. Amour

27 December 2018

Condolences to Greg, KC , Florence and all of our Gillis cousins from Pat and Ernie. Theresa spent a lot of time at our house with Mary Catherine and Betty Lou and was loved by all. Great memories of her for sure.

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