KEATING – Alethia Irene, 69, of Beach Meadows, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Born in Beach Meadows, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Felicia (Gaetz) Chandler.
Alethia worked at the Tuna Inn in Hunt’s Point, Ike Seaman’s canteen in Sandy Cove then went to work at the Best Yeast Plant (Standard Brands Ltd.) in Brooklyn for 16 years. In 1979, she went to work as the Rural Mail Courier out of the Brooklyn Post Office. Later she transferred to the Liverpool Post Office, where she worked for almost 30 years until her retirement. She looked forward to talking to the customers each day on the mail route.
Alethia was an active member of her community and Emmanuel United Church in Beach Meadows where she taught Sunday School and sang in the Choir. She was a Cub Leader for many years which she always enjoyed. In her spare time, she enjoyed oil painting, making jewelry and flower gardening. She will be fondly remembered as a loving mother and devoted grandmother and a great listener to those in need. She also loved her dog Holly.
She is survived by her sons Anthony “Tony” (Sherry Roy) and Tim both of Beach Meadows, grandson Tytan Fougere of Bridgewater, sister Laura Chandler of LaBelle, sisters in law Sheree Chandler of Beach Meadows and Ann Chandler of Port Alberni, BC.
She was predeceased by her husband Leonard Michael “Mick” and her brothers Walter and Aubrey.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, where funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Karen Orht officiating. Burial will be in Beach Meadows Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Beach Meadows Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com “I love you more than more.”
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Harry & Cheryl Kennickell
Tony, Tim and families, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a special person and will be missed by many. I hope your memories will help you through this difficult time.
Dawn & Gary
Tony and Tim,
She always had a smile and was a fine lady. Thinking of you both.
Karla,Kendell &Kennedy Colp
Tony and Timmy and Family,
It is with heavy hearts that we send condolences on the passing of your mother Alethea. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor and offered endlesss laughs, jokes and quick wit upon every encounter and visit be it at home or during our numerous church and community hall teas and suppers together. She was a faithful and dependable soul whether referring to her job as Mail carrier,any of the many organizations she was involved in or offering her helping hands every time she was asked. Her strength will be an inspiration to all of her family and friends and she has final found comfort and peace.
The Colp Family
Kurt & Cheryl Kempf
Tony and Tim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. Your Mom was an exceptional Lady. I enjoyed our many talks and visits. She will be dearly missed.
Robert & Sally Fader
Dear Tony & family:
So very sorry to read of your Mum’s passing. She was such a nice person and always smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
To the family of Alethia
So sorry for your loss…I bowled with your Mom for many years,,She was a wonderful lady.
May she rest in pease…God Bless!!
Graham, Charlotte Jill and Jen Parks
We are so saddened by this news… we have lost a member of our extended family… Alethia was a great lady with a big heart.. she will be miss by many and remember by any that knew her… Alethia, you will always be in our hearts and memories, a great lady like you will never be forgotten by our family…Tony and Tim we love you hugs to you both… RIP beautiful lady… xoxoxoxoxo
Belinda and Clarke Delong
To Alethia,s Family:Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each and everyone of you at this sad time.She was a joy to talk to when we met up.
Madeline & Gary Williams
Timmy & Tony,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom she was a very dear person to all. Our sincere condolences at this very difficult time.
Tony,Tim and Family.I am so very sorry to hear about Alethia.She was a beautiful person ,inside and out. May she rest in Peace.
Brenda and Jeff Foley
Tony, Tim and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Alethia’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed. The one thing I will always remember about her was her smile. I don’t think anyone will ever forget that beautiful smile.
Marilyn and Stephen nthony
so sorry for your loss your mom was a great lady to talk to our thoughts and prayers are with you
Jane (Colp) Hansen
Dear Tony and Tim
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother. She left everyone with a lot of great memories. I have a beach rock on which she painted my beloved black Lab, Molly, for me. I will always treasure it and I know many of her lovely oil paintings are spread far and wide so she has left a wonderful legacy.
Take care of each other. She is at rest.
Ira and Brenda (Fisher) Huskins
Archie and family, sorry to read of your sister in laws passing. Sympathy to the rest of the family as well.
I was so saddened to read this. She was such a nice person. I was always glad on the days I was home and outdoors when she delivered the mail and we could chat. She and Mick are together again. RIP my friend
Matthew & Erin Fisher
Tony, Tim, and families,
We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Take comfort in your memories, and each other.
Philip & Rose Mary Decker
TO Tony & Tim and families,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She will be missed by all who knew her. I grew up with her and she was a great person. Our sincere condolence to you at this sad time.
Philip & Rose Mary Decker
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
To all of Alethia’s family we send our deepest sympathy on her passing. She was a friend to all she met and a great asset to her community. God bless all of you at this sad time.
Patti MacKay Blimke
It is with great sadness that I extend my condolences to Alethia’s family and friends. One of Alethia’s many talents was making people fell welcomed. She will be missed but is now resting in peace. This special lady made a difference in every life she touched. God Bless!
TONY & TIM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS SAD TIME
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing;Good-by to a great friend. camping or in church, there was always a smile r i p. untill we meet again.
To: Tony and Tim, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Your mom was a great lady with a big heart and a big smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys during your time of sorrow. Your Mom was an exceptional Lady and will be missed. RIP Alethia..
to Tim and Tony….so sorry for the loss of your Mom…she was a beautiful lady and we are all grateful to have had her in our lives!!
Tim, Tony, also the other members of the family, I am shocked/saddened/ with a heavy heart sending my condolences . Your mother, a beautiful woman inside and out may God accept her with opened arms as she would have done for others. Her smile was a gift. My prayers are with you all, She and Dad ( Mick ) are on their journey together..Love Scherene
Donna and David Dicks
Tony. Tim and Family. Very sorry to hear this sad news. Our sincere sympathy to the family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care.
Pat and Jr. Wamboldt
Tony Tim and family our thoughts are with you Alethia was a wonderful person and great friend she will be missed – She will be missed by all – RIP Alethia.
Tony, Tim and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. My sincere sympathy to the family.
I am shocked to hear of Althea’s passing. She will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her..God bless. Lynda.
To the Keating Family: Alethia will surely be missed. I remember her great smile and her artistic talents. She loved living in Beach Meadows, especially by the ocean. It’s a blessing that she could create beautiful pictures that are shared with so many people who knew her. My sincere condolences.
Shirley & Paul Shot
Tony and Tim: We are very sad to read of your mom’s passing. Her smile and good humor will always be remembered. She loved you and her grand-son to the moon and back. Keep the many memories close to your heart and may the strength of those memories and the love of family and friends get you through this very hard time. Sending prayers your way.
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
Dear Tony & Tim: We extend our sorrow to all the family, on the passing of Alethia. Alethia was one of my cousins, who I admired and shared lots of memories from earlier years with. We will all miss her laugh and good times. God Bless you all. Sincerely Linda & Curtis. RIP Alethia
Gertrude wagner and the Wagner family
So sorry to hear of her passing prayers and thoughts are sent to you all at this time . She will be missed by all that knew her she was a wonderful and kind lady who always had a smile when she would see you . Rest in peace Alethia
Lynn & Jeff Parks
Tony, Tim, Laura and families,
Sincere condolences on Alethea’s passing. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by so many. Hold all the wonderful memories close and know she’ll always be in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Tim, Tony and Family: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Karen Crouse and Lloyd Skinner
Our sincere sympathy to Alethia’s family. Cherish your memories.
Raymond and Muriel Whynot
Tony and Timmy .So very sorry to hear about your mom.She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
Tony,Tim,Laura&family,my thoughts are with you at this difficult time,deepest sympathy&condolences to all of you,from Freda Muise,Danny&Marie Muise&family,and Joanne Muise&John Bridges.
ROSS & HEATHER WHYNOT
TONY & TIM ,WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF ALETHIAS PASSING. YOUR MOM WAS A WONDERFUL LADY ,SHE ALWAYS HAD THAT WONDERFUL SMILE .THINKING OF YOU BOTH , GOD BLESS.
Gail & Robbie Whynot
Tim & Tony &family
Sorry for you loss. She will be missed by many. It was always nice to see her at the White Point functions with Tim. The close bond was very obvious. Take care
Tim & family……my heart goes out to you all.She was one of a kind., a great lady.Hopefully the memories of her will help ease the pain of losing a wonderful mom. Take care…Hugs
Karalee (Colp) Kromko
Tony, Tim & Tytan,
So sorry to hear of Alethia’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care of each other. Karalee & Steven Kromko
Dear Tim,Tony and Sherry,
I was so saddened to hear of Alethia’s passing…she was an amazing lady,loved by so many for so many reasons…I remember her always waiting by the mailbox if she saw the girls running out the door to see her,huge smile on her lovely face,candies in extended hand…then in later years,at gatherings ,where she’d shine with good cheer,jokes and funny stories flowing from her…and then,,in even later, years,we’d get together cut her hair,chat about everything under the sun,but mostly about how proud she was of you-Tony,Tim,and Tytan- she loved everyone- but especially you three!! Hold her memories close,they’ll help you through the worst of her loss…
Brent and Janice Ford
Sorry to hear of your loss .
I am so sad to hear of your mom’s passing….my prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time, .she was a wonderful lady and will be missed, keep your memories close.
Tony Tim and family ….So sorry for your loss God bless
LEWIS AND VICTORIA CONRAD
TONY TIM AND FAMILIES
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOMS PASSING SHE WAS A EXTREMLY WONDERFUL LADY AND SHE WAS LOVED BY MANY SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE SHE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BY EVERYONE WHO KNEW HER. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU .MAY YOU REST IN PEACE ALETHIA . LEWIS AND VICKI CONRAD
Irving /Vida McKinnon
Tony and family so sorry to hear of your mom`s passing….we will be thinking of you……………
lorne and barb redmond
tony and tim sorry to hear of your mothers passing she was always a great lady our thoughts are with you at this time enjoy the good times you had together and the great memories lorne and barb
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
Tony ,Tim & Families :; We send our sincere condolences to you on the passing of your Mother & , Grandmother . She was a lovely person & will be greatly missed by all who knew & loved her. .
Josey Hupman & lenny whynot
Tony ,Timmy & family so sorry for ur loss .She was one sweet women .(((HUGS)) & prayers
I was so sorry to read of Alethia’s passing. She was such a happy, friendly lady. Take care of each other – remember the love she had for her family and the good times you shared with her and your dad.
Tony and Tim … sorry for the loss of your Mom. I worked with her at the Best Yeast Plant for all those years and made a true friend. She was all the other people wrote about her and more.. She was such a great lady and you will miss her dearly..
David & Judy Whynott of mersey point
To Tony, Tim and all of Alehthia’s family we would like to send our condolences at this sad time.
To the Keating Family,
So sorry for your loss, always like my “chats ” with your Mom, she was always so nice to talk to, I’m sure she will be sadly missed , Sincerely, Tish and Richard
Nancy James and Bonnie Clarke
Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Alethia. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. The “Chandler” family became a part of our family many years ago. Alethia was a very special lady , her quick wit and joyful laughter will be remembered by us all. Give each other a hug and know our thoughts are with you all during this sad time.
Delbert & Mary Weare
To the whole Keating Family; We send our condolences to you all. Many families have been helped as they lost loved ones by reading John 5:28,29. It deals with the resurrection that awaits your dear mother, grand mother, sister and aunt. I was her distant cousin and got to know her father very well and met her a few times. Our sympathy to you all, Cousin Delbert and Mary Weare
Tim, Tony & family- thinking of you all @ this very difficult time. Your Mom was quite a lady! Loved to laugh for sure & even @ her own jokes. Was in touch with her during Tim’s hospitalization & enjoyed our e-mails. She was such an asset to the community of Beach Meadows with her vivacious personality! My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Irving and Jeanette Whynot
Tony and tim Sorry for the loss of your Mom .she was a very friendly person. Our thoughts are with the families at this sad time .
Shirley and Paul Neals
Alethia was a beacon of light wherever she went! She will be missed by many..so sorry for your loss.
Johnny Fisher & Debbie Boudreau
Tony , Tim and all the family …..so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom she was a great lady and will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
It is so difficult at a time like this to find the words…alethia you meant so much to so many…such a kind loving gentle soul…your hearty laugh..your bright friendly smile…and caring heart. i have so many wonderful memories of you…and the countless hours i spent in your home when i was growing up.memories that i will always cherish with a smile and a tear…till we meet again pretty lady…love you dearly..and thank you…for being you..xo
so very sorry Tim and Tony for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person and will b missed terribly.
Jim & Beulah Mitton
To all Alethia’s family we send our condolences .She was a very special lady. May all your cherished memories help you through this difficult time. God Bless you all.
Violet Rhyno and Gary Downton
Sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing, She was a wonderful LADY and will be missed by everyone who knew her….God Bless and take care of each other!!
i’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Tony and Tim. I want u to know that i thought alot of her. Alethia i will never forget u and your beautiful smile. I will always remember our talks. R.I.P until we meet again
Jackie, Olivia and Briar Chandler
We are holding you all close to our hearts. Alethia’s kindness and humour will be missed by our little part of the family. She will be missed.
such a wonderful lady ……. so sorry
Tim , Tony , Tytan and family
I am saddened beyond belief with the loss of this beautiful woman. It’s hard to believe that it was only about a month in a half ago when she was here at my house and we were making plans on getting together for a little toast. Alethia…. my BEAUTIFUL … I shall have that toast and it shall be for you my dear friend. Until we meet again. Tim , Tony and Tytan…. she loved you guys more then life and were so proud of her three boys. She shall be forever missed by myself , Mike , Zack and Zoey
Julie and Billy Haughn
Our sincerest sympathies to your family.
Betty Lou Wamboldt
To Tony and Tim:
So sorry to hear of your Mom passing, such a lovely lady. Take care.
tim , tony and family. so saddened to hear of your moms passing . you are all in my thoughts and prayers . john
Ron & Barb Campbell
Tony & Family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences.
Bob and Marjorie MacGowan
Tony we are sorry to hear of your mother. A great person. Our thoughts are with you and the family.
Lil and Borden Colp
Tony ,Tim and Family, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We will miss her along with all of her friends and family. Take care .Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your life.
It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences. A beautiful spirit has left us. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. RIP until we meet again.
Rosalee and Murray Smith
Tony, Tim and families, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
The Lavenders and Laurinats
Sorry to hear of the loss of a great lady she made a difference in many ways to everyone she met . We know now the prayers we wish are going to heaven she is sure to deliver each and everyone as she always looked after everyone around her . Sadly missed by Dennis Gail & Ruth a lady next door we can not forget .
Tony and Tim and family :My sincere condolences to you at this sad time. Your Mom was a special lady and a smile that all will remember .So glad I got to visit with her last time I was home .We always had good time and she was a joy to be around . She is with her loved ones now and especially her beloved husband Mick .They are now together and resting and in peace.
Our prayers are with you . Katherine, Bill ,Eleanor, Colleen and Tina…
Tim, Tony & Family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, she was a great lady.
My condolences to Tony,Tim and family. You boys are a strong pair and will get through this. Hang in there and know that she is with Mic now and the two of them will always be watching over you two.
Tony and family – I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and I’ve never seen her without a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Bruce and Edith Dauphinee; Chris and Tina Whynott
So sad to hear of Alethia’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Owen and Joy Paxton
To Alethia’s family, please accept our heart felt condolences. We are from the West Coast (Port Alberni, BC) and were lucky enough to have enjoyed Mick and Alethia’s company when they have come to visit Walter, Ann and the kids. We first met Alethia approximately in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Over the years we enjoyed Alethia’s company each time she came to the westcoast. A beautiful warm hearted lady with an infectious smile, who will be truly missed.
Bob and Karen
Dear Tony and Tim,
Bob and I send our heartfelt condolences to you as you grieve the loss of your dear mother. She was such a pleasant, friendly lady and Bob always enjoyed working for her. May God comfort and keep you in your sorrow.
Brian & Mary McConnell
Our condolences Tony.
We’re so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Know that you folks are in the thoughts and prayers of many during this very tough time.
Brian and Kim Mansfield
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
wayne and pam westhaver
So sorry to hear of Alethia’s passing,she was a wonderful person with the best smile ever and will be missed by many,many people.
M. Ellen Hicks
Sympathies to you all on your loss Tim and Tony and Laura. Alethia was a great lady and will be missed by all whom she touched
Take care of yourselves and each other as I know Alethia would want you too.
To the family of the late Alethia Keating,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
john and deb mitchell
so sorry to hear of your moms passing. we thought the world of her and enjoyed our visits with her and the family. thoughtfully john and deb Mitchell port alberni bc
Tony & Tim…so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing…she was a wonderful lady and I will never forget her smiling face. I hope you support each other through this difficult time.
Deb ,Chuck Sponagle-Taylor
To Alethia’s family and friends, wiping tears from my eyes as I write this . We Loved you Dear Alethia you always had a smile and laugh, your talent was not only in your wonderful art but your incrediable personality..heart broken to even imagine not seeing you and shareing these things with you again is unbearable. Such a special person/;soul you were and you will forever be in so many hearts and minds as well we can only pray to continue to spread what you gave us to others which was your beautiful smile and bright eyes!. Rest in peace our friend, we Love you forever and may we all keep you near.
Doris Wentzell, Kathleen and Ron Webster
To Alethia’s family. It is difficult to imagine that that warm smile, jovial laugh and thoughtful lady has left us. May you cherish all the memories and hold her close in your hearts. May she rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss . Your Moms kind and happy spirit will be greatly missed !
Mike and Debbie Frelick
Tony and Family.
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Take care.
Kirk and Donna Whynot
Tony and Family, So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by everyone. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Oh Tony so sorry to hear of your loss thinking of you and Sherrie at this
time Louise Tanner
We have lost a kind and gentle soul. She will be greatly missed. Good bye my friend
Linwood & Julie Wentzell
Tony, Tim & Family
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mom. She always had a smile and time for everyone. Take care and hold on to all the memories.
Carol White & Laurie Culhane
So sorry I could not be with you at this difficult time. Our hearts and hugs are always with you. Oh, the countless stories & laughs you shared over the years. Remember those with a smile & she will always be with you.
Sherman and Lyn Oakley
We are so sad to hear of Alethia’s passing and regret we are travelling and are unable to attend her funeral. We loved her smile, her laugh and her genuine care for everyone she knew. She was so proud of her family
Tony, Tim and family,
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special lady always. A smile always and a joke always! So sorry for your loss. She loved her boys.
Tony and Tim,
I was so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a great lady and loved by so many. She always had a smile for everyone she met. I am so sorry for your loss, love you guys.
my deepest sorrow goes out to you all at this sad time,,I’ve only met your mom a couple of time’s and she was a very nice lady to talk to and to be around,, now at least your mom and dad are together again,,god bless you all..
David and Bonnie Flemming
so sorry to hear of your loss…Alethia always had a smile on her face…she will be missed…
I was so sad to read about Alethia’s passing. There was no one who smiled any more than she did. Everyone loved her and she loved them…what a special lady she was! My condolences to her family! She will certainly be missed.
John & Patty McDowall
Tim & Tony and family
John and I were saddened to hear of Alethia’s passing. Your mom was such a nice lady. John is the brother to Ann (Walter’s wife). We met both your Mum and Dad on their trips out west, and we had a great time with your Mum the last time that she was here – for Ann’s 60th birthday (March 2011)..
Patty was a friend of Alethia’s (facebook) – she wanted to keep up with all of Alethia’s news..
Our son Michael and Alethia shared the same birthdate – November 18..
WE will continue to think of your Mum as the years pass.
WE are sorry for your loss, all of you – Tim, Tony and Tyton.. and Laura.
John and Patty McDowall
Helen ( little) Hebb
Dear Tony and Timmy I was shocked and saddened to hear of your mothers passing. I remember her a such a loving, caring and giving person. My sincere condolence are with you at this difficult time. Helen Hebb
Donald and Diane White
Dear Laura and all your family members, So sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you.