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Colleen Beatty

April 15, 1940 - January 2, 2012


On Monday January 2, 2012, Mrs. Colleen Marie Beatty of Oliver passed away suddenly from a heart attack at the age of 71 years.
She was predeceased by first husband Tony Renaud; half sister Mel Haggerty; second husband Herb Beatty; daughter Denyse Renaud; step-daughter Jeanette Schneider and half brother Emerson.

Colleen will be fondly remembered by her loving family including son Trevor Renaud;
grandchildren: Michael, Shawn and Kristine; one great grandchild Kobi; sisters Mary McCarty, Doreen (Ken) Hathaway, Donna Smith; brother Robert Smith; step-daughter Lorna (Dennis) Giggs; foster brothers: Clarence (Kathy), Merle (Joyce) and Gordon (Joy) Taylor
and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends

Collen spent the vast majority of her career caring mostly for older folks, nursing home and individuals, some janitorial, house & dog sitting but always in a “caring” compacity.

Her volunteering was in a similar vein; Food Bank, going to the hospital to feed an elderly friend, helping a neighbour, family or friend with yard work, being the “neighbourhood watchdog”, recycling became a passion.

She had an interesting philosophy about rules: If she agreed with them they were strictly adhered to, if she did not they were made to be bent.

In her teens she learned to play the guitar, crochet and later she started making denim jackets out of old jeans. This is where her creativity really began to shine. Her jackets are worn proudly by family and friends and also by children in orphanages in several different countries.

Colleen was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church where again her volunteering was evident in singing with her sister, helping set up and clear up at church functions, recycling cans and bottles to give the money to the church school teachers to buy extra supplies.

Donations are gratefully accepted to the local food bank or Canadian Cancer Society
Personal thanks to John and the crew at Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service.

A memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Oscar Halvorson at 4:00 P.M. Saturday January 7, 2012 at the Oliver Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Judy Tattersall (Opseth)
Relation: A long time friend.

Trevor, I thought I’d like you to know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. We thought highly of your Mom and would like to hear from you if you ever plan to come to the Provost area to visit. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your sadness.

From: Roy Haggerty
Relation: Nephew

Trevor, we were sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing away. I have many good memories of sitting around the kitchen table with my Mom, your Mom, and you. I hope that you are doing well. I know we are connected on facebook, but I thought I would post a note here as well.

From: Irene Meier (Matuschewski)
Relation: Provost High School-same grade

My condolence to Colleen’s family and friends.Its been a long time but Colleen and I connected through e-mail last 4 years and kept in touch.Will miss her.Was sad to hear the news

From: Eileen Reinhart (Matuschewski)
Relation: friend

Sending my condolences to the family of Colleen. Have known Colleen since high school days. I lived in Provost , so got to see her quite abit. She loved her guitar and accordian. May she rest in peace, Eileen

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 7, 2012
Beginning at 4:00pm

Oliver Seventh-day Adventist Church
10450 - 346th Avenue
Oliver, Select your State or Province V0H 1T0

A memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Oscar Halvorson at 4:00 P.M. Saturday January 7, 2012 at the Oliver Seventh-day Adventist Church.

10450 - 346th Avenue
Oliver, Select your State or Province V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:
The local food bank or
Canadian Cancer Society

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