COLWILL, Beatrice May (née McDougall)

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES/NEWS -

Passed away peace­fully at home sur­rounded by fam­ily on July 27, 2017 in Van­cou­ver, B.C. Bea was born March 25, 1931 in Pleas­ant Grove, Prince Ed­ward Is­land to Ed­ward and Alice McDougall and was pre­de­ceased by her two broth­ers, Lloyd and Fran­cis. She will be dearly missed by Ster­ling, her hus­band of 57 years, her seven chil­dren and their spouses Doreen (Doug), Sheila, Bruce (Laura), Suzanne (Man­fred), Myrna (Gra­ham), Elaine (Peter), Mar­ion (Todd) - and thir­teen grand­chil­dren - Chelsea, Jasper, Rachel, Theresa, Matthew, Michael, Maria, Anna, Sarah, Heather, Kather­ine, Ca­tri­ona and Trevor. Bea lived ev­ery day of her life with un­par­al­leled gen­eros­ity and kind­ness to­wards oth­ers. She of­fered a lov­ing, wel­come and open door to all into her home, al­ways with a lis­ten­ing ear over a hot cup of tea and home­made bis­cuits. Her deep faith, open heart and joy­ful spirit made her a friend and mother to many. She was very in­volved in the life of both St Au­gus­tine’s Parish and School over the years and had a pos­i­tive in­flu­ence on many lives. Her hap­pi­est mo­ments were be­ing with her fam­ily whom she so lov­ingly nur­tured and con­tin­u­ally in­spired. Dur­ing her re­cent health bat­tles, she con­tin­ued to pro­vide strength to those around her and lived with faith, re­silience and un­wa­ver­ing grace. May she be re­united with her loved ones and know how dearly she will be missed by those she leaves be­hind. Prayers were held at St Au­gus­tine’s Catholic Church, 2028 West 7th Ave, Van­cou­ver on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 2nd at 7:30 p.m. (fol­low­ing the 7 p.m. Mass). Fu­neral Mass was at St. Au­gus­tine’s on Thurs­day, Au­gust 3rd at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to Chal­, to help the less for­tu­nate in the world, or to the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety for can­cer re­search. She was a beautiful soul who loved ev­ery­one and ev­ery­thing and was deeply loved in re­turn. We are eter­nally grate­ful, Mom.

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