Colin Beaton

Passed 12/09/2022


Obituary For Colin Beaton

With broken hearts, we regret to announce the passing of Colin Beaton on Dec 9th, 2022 in Kentville N.S.

Born in Rear Ball's Creek, Colin was the son of Nelson and Macy Beaton (McInnis) West Bay. Colin farmed most of his life and retired from the Dept of Transportation in 1983. He continued to put in a large vegetable garden every year.

He is survived by his loving wife Margaret Beaton (Nicholson). His sister Ethel Carmichael (Gordon) Florida. Step children, Alex Hill (Colleen) Westhill. Susan Hill (Gordon), Gerald Hill ( Valerie), Albert Hill (Sharon), Peter Hill (Nicole), Son-in-law Eric Lewis.

Colin is survived by numerous grand-children, great grand-children and nieces and nephews. His good friends, Roland Ball, Harold and Isabel Anderson.

Besides his parents, Colin was also predeceased by his sister Marion and brother-in-law Jim Lewis. Sister Nellie and brother-in-law Alfred MacKay. Step daughter Kathleen Lewis.

Cremation has taken place and Colin's final resting place will be with his parents at Leitches Creek Cemetery at a later date.

Donations in Colin's memory may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative care, Cancer patient care fund, or a charity of your choice.

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  • 03/27/2023

    Dear Margaret and Family - my deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Colin. He was my father's first cousin (Robert Adams, Glace Bay), and his father, Nelson, was my grandmother's brother (she was Jessie Beaton Adams, Glace Bay.) I loved visiting Collie in Coxheath when visiting and there was always a warm welcome and a cup of tea from Collie and Margaret, as there was from Aunt Mary in earlier years. I remember Collie's father, Nelson, as well, from visits when I was a child. May Collie rest in peace. He was such a loving and kind man, and I know that he will be dearly missed from your family circle. Lydia Adams

  • 12/22/2022

    To Margaret and family, My deepest sympathy in the passing of a dear family friend. We loved Collie ever since we moved to Coxheath in the early 70's. Our daughter Tricia would ride her bike down to see Collie's cows - especially one called Spook. We would help in hay making also. The end of an era in Coxheath. God bless Collie and all the family. He will be dearly missed. Jane Monaghan

  • 12/22/2022

    So sorry for your loss. Colin was a sweet man and anytime I seen him, he was always very nice and friendly. Have know Collie for many years and he was a good man. RIP Colin. Linda (macdonald) kieley

  • 12/21/2022

    My deepest sympathies to the family especially his wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ruth Carey Brown

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