Obituary of Sarah Lin Beaver
September 22, 2000 - Canmore, Alberta
January 18, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Sara Lynn Beaver, on Wednesday January 18, 2023, at the age of 22 years.
Sara was a beautiful, brave woman; she was courageous, and a true warrior. Despite the many obstacles she faced in her short life, she had a very strong character and had countless goals/dreams. She loved all those she met, and was very loved by her family and friends. Sara had this beautiful laugh that filled any room you walked into. Her favourite saying was, “Ew real ugly!” Sara was raised with the traditional knowledge of kinship and always referred to everyone by her respected relationship with family and friends.
She attended Exshaw, Morley Community School, for various training and was employed with the Stoney Nakoda Resort. A fashionista at its finest, she was a talented makeup artist, and enjoyed playing makeup with her aunty/sisters. Some of her other hobbies included beading, dancing and playing with her baby girl. The highlight of Sara’s life was bringing in her beautiful baby daughter. She was so proud and excited to become a mom, prepared months in advance for her arrival, shopped all the time for Braelynn, had birthday and Christmas gifts always, and made sure she was well taken care of.
Sara was born September 22, 2000, she was the only daughter to Mother Mandy Beaver, and her late father Herman Rabbit; Mother to her precious baby girl, Braelynn Beaver; sister to Gage, Blaze and Simon Beaver. She was raised by her grandmother Alice Beaver. She is survived by her spirit sister and cherished friend Shay, and godson Brennen K. She is also survived by her grandparents, Thelma, Verna (Tyrone), Krista, Lorraine, Marlene, Frances, Tracy (Mike), Tilda (Audley), Nigel, Ron, John, Coleman, Lenny, Harlan, Greaves and Connie (Eddie); great-grandmas, Maryjane Beaver and Florence Firingstoney; aunties, Gail (Kendal), Merissa (Roger), Nate, Jamie, Alanna, Alysia, Bree, Aprilvonna, Alieka, Dez, Melvette, Leah, Leilani, Charith, Marika, Marcia, Sunshine, Chelsea, Robin and Ramona-Momo; uncles, Preston, Kenton, Cory, Neil, Kreelin, Keely, Tylen, Albert Jr., Mark Jr., Marlin, Kobe, Emlio and Payden; her special cousins Akiedas, Shidell, Sequin, and Jayden as well as numerous cousins and extended family from the Beaver, Rabbit, Simeon, Kootenay, Poucette, Crawler, Dixon, Wildman, Hunter, House, Susan, Shortneck, Holloway, Powderface, Kaquitts, Crowchief and Manywounds families; as well as from the Mascwacis, Bighorn, Alexis and Paul Bands. We apologize if we have missed anyone.
Sara was predeceased by her father Herman Rabbit; grandparents, Rose, Cecilia, Melvin, Dallon, Jess, Edna, Helen, Ferlin, Stewart, Preston, David, Uncle Monkey, Albert Kaquitts Sr., Gilbert and Arthur Wildman; her maternal great-grandparents, Sheila (Nat House) and Paul Beaver (Caroline) Sylvia Crane, Baptiste Shortneck, and Ada Dale House; paternal great-grandparents Deborah Rabbit, Herman Simeon, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rabbit, Mildred Simeon, Ramona Wildman and Bert Wildman; as well as her cousins Dace Poucette and Memphis Beaver.
Wake services will be held at the residence of Alice Beaver, Sunday, January 22, and Monday, January 23, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the Morley Gym. A Feast will follow at the residence of Alice Beaver. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
Sara’s family would like to thank the McCaig Tower staff in the ICU unit and all of the doctors and nurses that cared for Sara.
In living memory of Sara Lynn Beaver, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.