Posted: July 7th, 2017

December 2, 1932 ~ June 5, 2017

Audrey Edna (Donnelly) Beatch (nee Nott)

Audrey Edna Beatch, beloved wife of the late Ronald Beatch, passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the age of 84 years. She was born and raised in Medicine Hat, growing up in the Ogilvie house in the flats. Audrey had an early career as a Radar / Fighter Control Operator in the RCAF. Her humorous nature always kept everyone entertained. Audrey constantly worried about her children and their well being and she displayed that same motherly instinct with many of the neighborhood children. She enjoyed life and it’s many activities including camping, fishing, crafts, Bingo, walking everywhere, the bagpipes and especially her grandchildren. Ron and Audrey enjoyed many winters in Arizona and the friendships they made there throughout the years. Their membership in the Moose and the Royal Canadian Legion were particularily important to them as well. Audrey’s memory will be forever treasured in the hearts of her children: Chuck (Patty) Donnelly and their two children; Dawn Donnelly; Tim (Cheryl) Donnelly and their four children; Brenda Donnelly and her two children; Kelly (Kim) Beatch and his two children; Gus Beatch and his daughter; Fred (Darlene) Beatch and their five children and Kathy Beatch and her three children as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Phyllis McCleod; brothers-in-law, Leonard Beatch, Tom Yates, Harold (Gay) Beatch, Sharon (Byron) Coxx and Mickey Donnelly. Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Russell and Helen Nott; sisters, Catherine, Helen, Nora, Jeanette and Midge as well as brothers, Donald, Murray, Bruce and Bob. Special acknowledgement to Rae Rae for always being there.

“Mom, hugs to Ron and enjoy Scottish dancing with Netta. We love and miss you greatly. Until we see you again, Love always… Go Easy!”

A Graveside Service honouring Audrey’s life will be held at Hillside Cemetery on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. Those wishing to attend are invited to gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday between 10:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. to join the procession to graveside. A time of fellowship will follow at the Whiskey Creek Pub, located next to Cook Southland Funeral Chapel. Please use the South side patio entrance. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Memorial donations in Audrey’s name may be made directly to the War Amps, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON. K1V 0C4 Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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