Beth Sheehan embodied the idea of doing everything with love and kindness.
Beth was considered a true pioneer of the Peace Region. Her family were some of the first to settle in the area in 1909. Throughout her life here she kept impeccable records and photographs of the history and development of our region, eventually donating all of the information to the South Peace Archives, ensuring the history of our area will be remembered forever.
Beth was a true advocate of our community. Her family helped build this area, and she loved it deeply. Beth gave back generously to the Peace Region always willing to volunteer and support various organizations in need. In 2008, in honour and memory of Beth’s parents and husband, along with her own dedication to volunteerism, Beth established the Sheehan Flint Family Fund at the Community Foundation. Beth desired to create a community legacy that would ensure that where there was need, there was support available.
When Beth passed away in August of 2013, her legacy continued. By leaving a gift in her estate planning to the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, Beth was able to ensure the community she loved so dearly would be looked after long after her passing.
We are honoured to be able to share a small portion of Beth’s story, and to carry on her legacy for her.
Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs® (page 6) shows that communities that thrive encourage a thirst for knowledge – at every age and stage of life. As the world changes, education at all life stages helps Canadians adapt to new challenges.
You can make a difference in our community – not only for today but forever. When you leave an estate gift to the Community Foundation, we invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund and the original gift is never spent. Earnings from your gift are distributed in our community to support all needs in the community. Call your Community Foundation at (780) 538-2820 to find out how.