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BEATON, Virginia “Ginny” (nee Watkins)

July 5, 1932 – Mission City, British Columbia
July 30, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Virginia Beaton beloved wife of Jack Beaton of Calgary, passed away on July 30, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Virginia was a nurse and trained in Essendale, BC. In high school, she was awarded a citizenship award and went onto marry her high school sweetheart Jack Beaton. Virginia enjoyed playing bridge, reading, sewing, knitting, english smocking and homekeeping. She was involved in her Church in many aspects, including choir, sunday school teacher, newsletter editor, official board member, and she and Jack were members of St. David’s Couples/Friendship Club for over 50 years.

Virginia is survived by her loving husband of sixty-five years Jack; her children and spouses, David and Dianna, Kathleen and Gerry Kind; her sister, Marie Belanger; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Virginia was predeceased by her parents, John Robert Watkins and Kathleen Lucy Watkins (nee Church); and her sisters, Roberta Woollven and Shirley Bott.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on August 7, 2018 at 2:00p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Habitat for Humanity Calgary, 05 Manning Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7M8, Telephone: (780) 361 – 1351, website

The family wishes to thank Dr. Marie Patton, Dr. Lester Mercuur, Chaplain De-Anne Smit and the loving staff of St. Marguerite’s Manor. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Virginia Beaton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Art & Avis Roemer :

    Dear Jack and family …
    We are both so very saddened to hear of Ginny’s passing.
    There are no words that capture what loss feels like. There is a place now in your hearts that nothing can ever fill again, except with the joy of warm memory and the knowledge that love truly never ceases.
    You’re held in our hearts and prayers always.

    Art and Avis Roemer

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  2. Dear Jack, Kathyann, David, and family

    Our heartfelt condolences on the recent passing of Ginny. We are sorry that we are away and unable to attend the services today. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you.
    Ginny (or “Mrs. Beaton” to me from the time I was about 7) and your family are one of our best memories of the Charleswood years as we grew up. You were integral parts of a tight community and great friends and neighbours to my mom and dad, me, my sister and my wife Lori. I will never forget one example of Ginnie’s medical skills and help when I took a rather large chunk out of my finger (and still have the scar to remind me 55+ years later!). Although we know that passing is inevitable, it certainly does not lessen the sense of loss of an important part of our lives. Please know that we are thinking of you at your time of loss.
    Shaun and Lori Gray, Kathy (Gray) and Bill Scott, and families.

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  3. Karen Garrick :

    Dear Jack and family:
    Mom and I were very sorry to hear of Ginny’s passing. She truly was a lady of the first order. Mom and I both recall her being impeccably turned out, whether for church or a less formal occasion. And she had a demeanor to match: I always wanted to be better after being in her company.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Karen Garrick

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  4. Dear Jack and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Ginny’s passing. You both were always so kind and such good friends to my parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jack. Ginny was truly a beautiful lady inside and out

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