Mary Lyn (Frederick) Beatty: July 10, 1940 - July 4, 2020
The family of Mary Lyn (Frederick) Beatty are very sad to share the news of her passing on Saturday July 4, 2020. Born in Toronto on July 10, 1940, Mary Lyn was just a week away from celebrating her 80th birthday with family and friends in her home of Barry’s Bay Ontario, where she moved in 2015 with her daughter Claire Ann Beatty. They moved to Barry’s Bay to be closer to Mary Lyn’s eldest daughter Kristan (Beatty) Hamon who lives in Combermere, Ontario with her husband Joseph Hamon and their family.
Despite the challenges of pandemic, Claire and Kristan, son Hank (aka Jonathan) of Brampton and daughter Erika (and partner Michael) of Halifax were able to join Mary Lyn by her bedside in the last days of her life. Two sisters Margret and Susan and sister-in-law Jolanta shared their love by phone from Montréal, while others who loved Mary Lyn added their voices from across the country, and her youngest sister Paule (husband Bala and family) provided local support in Ottawa. The family recognizes the extraordinary stresses of the time and were deeply touched by the care and compassion of the medical team at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, the cancer assessment clinic and Critical Care team at The Ottawa Hospital, and the support received from The Watertower Lodge.
Mary Lyn was faithful wife to Gary Beatty for 40 years until his death in 2005, a delighted grandmother, who loved, and was loved by, thirteen grandchildren and a great-grand daughter: Andrew (Sarah, and their daughter Aria) in Altona, Manitoba; Marissa (Kathleen) in Ottawa; Joanna (Chris) in Surrey B.C.; tree planting brothers Anthony and Isaac in Clearwater Camp, B.C.; Katrina, Francisco, Maria and Miriana in Combermere (children of Kristan and Joseph); and Gwen and Aiden in Brampton (children of Hank and Sandra); and Matthew and Thomas in Guelph (children of youngest son Aaron and his wife Marian).
Mary Lyn is also predeceased by her brother Paul, her mother Mary (Burri) and father Paul.
A graduate of St. Michael’s College, Toronto and the University of Windsor, Mary Lyn moved north to work as a nurse. In Bracebridge, Muskoka she met Gary Beatty (1942 - 2005); they married in 1965. She passed on to her children her love of camping, skiing, canoeing and kayaking, as well as her curiosity, tenacity, humour and love of adventure. She also enjoyed many crafts (weaving, spinning, sewing and knitting), singing in choirs, book clubs and travel, and had a special connection to her maternal grandmother's hometown in Zollikofen, near Bern, Switzerland.
Central to Mary Lyn, she was daughter to God the Father, redeemed by Jesus and infused by the Holy Spirit.She lived a devoted Catholic and member of the Catholic Women’s League. Her relationship with Madonna House in Combermere began more than 60 years ago and led to her marriage to Gary. They were both strong and beautiful advocates for Claire.
There will be visitation at Heubner Funeral Home on Wednesday evening July 8 from 7pm to 9pm with Funeral Mass at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Barry's Bay on July 9th at 10:30 for family and extended family. The service will also be live-streamed at http://www.sainthedwigchurch.com. A burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, 660 Manitoba Street in Bracebridge, on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 1pm.
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