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Born: Oct 25, 1949

Date of Passing: Sep 04, 2017

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SHIRLEY ELIZABETH PETZ Beth Petz (nee Johnston), of Winnipeg, Manitoba, died peacefully on September 4, 2017 at the age of 67. Beth is survived by her children: Lauren Sadler (Brent Sadler), Kirsten Petz Fraser (Michael Fraser) and Brendan Petz. She will be fondly missed by her grandchildren: Brenna, Cole and Amy Sadler; Kyler, Mackenna and Deklan Fraser; and Blake Ham, and her brothers Richard (Helen) Johnston and Kevin (Theresa) Johnston. Beth was a kind and loving soul who will be remembered fondly by many friends and family. Beth was born on October 25, 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Borden and Nettie Johnston. She graduated from nursing at St. Boniface College in 1970. Beth worked as a nurse at West Park Manor for 29 years. She was passionate about her residents and the staff she worked with. Beth had a wonderful sense of humour, often providing laughs at her own expense. She loved travelling, making friends wherever she went. The family would like to thank the staff at Tuxedo Villa and Shaftsbury Park Retirement Residence for their care and dedication to Beth, her kids and grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 at Charleswood United Church at 2:00 p.m., reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Beth's life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to MS Society of Canada. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 09, 2017

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • So sad to hear Beth's passing today. I had the pleasure to work with her at WPM in 1998-99. We had social contact and visited together. I remember a fun travel to Kenora with her. Beth was a wonderful, friendly and very pleasant person who always have a smile in her face. In short, a lovely person. Somehow I lost contact with her since I moved from Winnipeg. Sorry to missed her funeral service. My thoughts and prayers. I send my sincere sympathy to her family. - Posted by: Edna Aytona-Austman (colleague and friend) on: Sep 15, 2017

  • My condolences to Beth's family. Beth and I met on a "Solo Amigos" group trip to the Mayan Riviera in January, 2006. We were also on three other of these group trips: Greece, Puerto Vallarta, and Costa Rica. In Costa Rica in 2008 we were roommates. These were amazing trips, and I have fond memories of our fun times and lots of laughs together. Karen Thorlakson - Posted by: Karen Thorlakson (Travel friend) on: Sep 12, 2017

  • It was my pleasure to of known and worked with Beth. My favourite memory was how Beth would visit the units every morning stopping at every resident's table to share a short story with them, we all looked forward to her pleasant smile coming down that hallway. My sincere condolences to Beth's much loved family. - Posted by: Marilyn Lemay (Co worker) on: Sep 12, 2017

  • Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working with Beth for many years at West Park Manor. We had many good laughs together. We always enjoyed talking about ice skating. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Lyndis Lewco (Co-worker) on: Sep 11, 2017

  • So sorry for your loss. Beth was such a wonderful head nurse to work with. Always had a smile on her face. Very kind to her staff, residents and families. She will be missed. Condolences - Posted by: Sharon (Friend from WPM) on: Sep 11, 2017

  • So sorry for your loss. Beth was such a wonderful head nurse to work with. Always had a smile on her face. Very kind to her staff, residents and families. She will be missed. Condolences - Posted by: Sharon (Friend from WPM) on: Sep 10, 2017

  • I was more than lucky to have Beth as my friend. Beth was a wonderful friend and we had many happy times together. There was always laughter and there was always a welcome at Beth's house. " I carry your heart in my heart " great memories for me to keep. Wonderful memories of the families spending Christmas together in Myrtle Beach. Dear Lauren, Kirsten and Brendan, you mother loved you all so very much. You were the centre of her universe. She was very proud of you all. You still are a family so look after each other. I know you will. With my love Heather and also Terry Alex Laura and Sarah. - Posted by: Heather Loveridge (Friend ) on: Sep 10, 2017

  • I'm so sorry for your loss Lauren, Kirsten and Brendon. My heart goes out to you all. Xo - Posted by: Karen Hanton (Family Friend ) on: Sep 09, 2017

  • I wish to give my most sincere condolences to the family of Beth.I worked with Beth in 1978-1985.@ West Park Manor.Many fond memoirs of our work together. She was instrumental in my choosing a nursing career&with her encouragement I achieved that goal.My daughter Rhonda&son Geoffrey also convey their condolences She was a sweet& gentle lady who only had a kind word for everyone. She will rest in peace. - Posted by: Judy Schnell (Friend) on: Sep 09, 2017

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