Barthel Funeral Home


Paula Marie Beaver

March 4, 1931October 29, 2020
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Paula Marie Beaver passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the age of 89.

Paula was a longtime member of IODE and a lifelong resident of Preston. She enjoyed keeping active by curling, but most of all, she loved to spend time with her family. She truly cherished the 50 years spent with her family at the Six Mile Lake in Muskoka. Paula was predeceased by her parents Harry and Ada Sullivan, husband Albert Beaver, brother Barry Sullivan, sister-in-law Catharine Sullivan, and her brothers-in-law Don Sime, Maurice Beaver, and Orland MacDonald. Paula will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters Caroline Lichty, Suzanne Forler (Bruce), and Mary Ellen Hammer, grandchildren Katharine (Adam), Victoria, Patrick, Carter, Philip, Rainey, and Ryan, and her great-granddaughter Parker. Cremation has taken place and a Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 1st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Barthel Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is limited, and all family members and guests must call Barthel Funeral Home (519-653-3251) to reserve a 15-minute time block in order to attend the visitation. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 2nd at St. John’s Anglican Church (567 Queenston Road, Cambridge) at 11:00 am. You must call Barthel Funeral Home to book a spot at the church service as well, as space is limited to a maximum of 50 attendees. A reception will follow at The Pines (115 Fountain St. S, Cambridge; attendance is limited to 50). As expressions of sympathy, donations in Paula’s memory to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 2, 2020


Paula Marie Beaver

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Frances Gray

November 1, 2020

Dear Caroline, Suzzane and Bibs,
My heart goes out to all of you and your families right now. I have such great memories of your mom at six mile lake and at your house. She was the best mom, and always made us feel welcome and wanted. I cant imagine how hard its been for all of you during this crazy pandemic, with all the limitations and lock downs. I have experienced it myself with my mom, but she is in a much better circumstance.

As with all the other Covid restrictions and rules, I will not be visiting today, but know that you are all in my heart and I will send as much love to you today as possible.

Laurie Peters (Beaver)

October 30, 2020

Aunt Paula was always so welcoming with friends and family at the family home in Preston. She had a way of always finding the good in people and gave solid, wise advice.
I will remember her infectious laugh, sparkling smile, decorating, cooking and baking skills. Boy her pink angels were a favourite. The dog Tara loved them too. Woof!
822 Westminster Drive South and their cottage on Six Mile Lake was always full of fun, pranks, games and laughter. She and Ab were very generous allowing all the boisterous kids visit the cottage.
Godspeed, until we meet again ♥️🙏 Laurie xo

brenda irving

October 30, 2020

I will remember her smile, her laughter.
How she found so much joy and love in her family and friends.
Paula will be remembered fondly by her daughter's friends for her great sense of humour!
Love Brenda

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