Mary Bethina "Beth" Pearo
1934 - 2024
Mary Bethina "Beth" Pearo
Service Information
Service Date
Thursday April 18, 2024
Service Time
10:00 AM
Service Location
St. Andrew's United Church, 55 King Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Location
Lakeview Cemetery, St. Peter's, Cape Breton
Requested Charity
Colchester SPCA or St. Andrew's United Church
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Mary Bethina "Beth" Pearo – 89, Truro, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Born in St. Peter’s, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Beatrice (Morrison) Pearo.

Beth enjoyed various career paths during her lifetime that included working at Morrison’s General Store in St Peter’s, Cape Breton, Forest Biology Lab in Masstown, and Dalhousie University Biology Department. Her teaching career of 28 years began in Bella Bella, British Columbia, then to Willow Street School in Truro and finally at Cobequid Consolidated in Old Barns, from where she retired in 1992. She also enjoyed her many years of work as a Mary Kay consultant.

Beth obtained her Bachelor of Education from Acadia University in 1964, and Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s University in 1978. She enjoyed her work as cub leader at Immanuel Baptist Church and as an Akela leader at First United Church in Truro in the ‘50s’!

Much pleasure was found in her church work and activities with Retired Teachers Organization and her Red Hat group (Red Bloomers). She volunteered at the Hospital Coffee Shop for 24 years, and she especially enjoyed her bridge games with her patient and understanding friends, Jean, Carol, and Betty.

Beth is survived by her niece, Susan Krenek (Steve); nephews, Raymond (Carolyn) Pearo and Ross (Lisa) Pearo. Along with her parents, Beth was predeceased by her brother, W.R. "Bill" Pearo; sister-in-law, Mary; much-loved kitties, Sandy, Beau, Belle Anne, Buffie, Rose Ann, Mini Belle and Abby Anne.

Special thanks to friends Wendy and Heather for their friendship and visits each week, and to the staff at of Victoria Way of Cedarstone Enhanced Care, for their care and compassion.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2024, at St. Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Reverend Shannon MacLean officiating. Reception will follow. If so desired, donations in Beth’s memory to Colchester SPCA or St. Andrew’s United Church are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Tributes, words of comfort and memories may be shared at:

Mary Bethina "Beth" Pearo