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Beatrice May Metlin


Beatrice May Metlin

Metlin, Beatrice May, 91, of Truro; With heavy hearts, the family of Beatrice May Metlin announce her peaceful passing surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Born in Gosport, England, she was a daughter of the late John and Daisy (Castle) Hawkins. She bravely travelled to Canada at a young age after marrying the love of her life, the late Lorenzo (Rennie) Metlin. Raising a large family of 11 children, she was a devoted and selfless mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be remembered dearly for her loving hugs, her determined spirit and her smile that could light up any room or heart. She is survived by sons: Raymond (Louise) Metlin, Truro; John (Mary) Metlin, Michael Metlin, Hilden; Toby (Melinda) Metlin, Truro; daughters: Kathleen (Ralph) Forbes, Truro; Linda (Keith) Metlin-Hughes, Barbara (Brian) Marriott, Bible Hill; Constance Metlin, Hilden; Betty Metlin, Onslow; brother: Tony (Susan) Hawkins, England; sister: Anne Salmon, England; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband: Lorenzo Metlin; sons: George and Anthony Metlin; grandsons: Raymond Metlin, Kirk Lorenzo DeBay; great-grandson: Nicholas Lorenzo Forbes; sisters: Patricia Morris, Pamela Worth; son-in-law: Fontaine Hughes. Visitation will be held Friday, November 9 from 12 – 1PM, immediately followed by funeral service at 1PM, Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating, all in the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Private family interment in the Hilden Cemetery, Hilden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Beatrice’s memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Beatrice’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:


Service Date
Friday, November 9, 2018
Service Location
Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.

Nov 9, 2018
Visitation Time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Visitation Location
Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.

Burial Date
Nov 9, 2018
Burial Location
Hilden Cemetery, Hilden, NS.

Requested Charity
Victorian Order of Nurses