Detweiler, Sara Beth (nee
Passed away peacefully, after a brief but courageous battle
with cancer. Sara now watches over her loving husband and
best friend for over 34 years, Ross and her adored children Matthew,
Benjamin (Emily) and Emma. Born to Roch and Audrey Valeriote
and raised in Guelph; she was a dear sister to Jane Mutrie (Dave),
Mark Valeriote (Susan), Anne Beales, Roch Valeriote (Pam) and Jill
Bernhard (Dan). Sara will also be fondly remembered by her
father-in-law, Ross A. Detweiler; her brothers and sisters-in-law
Lynne Black (Bill), Susan Osborne (John), Patti Scott (Dave) and Dan
Detweiler; nieces, nephews, colleagues, friends and extended family.
Sara knew the importance and devotion of family and shared that with
others throughout her life.
Sara received a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1986 and obtained her
Charter Professional Accountant designation in 1989.
From 1986 to 1996, Sara was employed by KPMG LLP in the audit
and income tax group. She was a Senior Manager with the firm when she
resigned to devote her full-time attention to her young family. In
1999, Sara established her own part-time public accounting practise
while still tending to her 3 growing children.
In 2004, Sara joined Bairstow, Smart and Smith LLP, where she
became partner in 2006. In 2016, through mergers, Sara
joined Baker Tilly GWD (formerly Collins Barrow).
Sara’s life can be illustrated as an
ever-blossoming tree; always bearing different fruits and flowers at
the end of every branch. Each branch requiring nurturing and
dependence on each other for continuous growth. Each branch giving
back to the roots of the tree to sustain growth. She truly understood
At the end of each branch, you would find; family, friends,
boards of which she was part of such as Hospice Wellington or Guelph
Community Foundation; groups she participated in, for example, book
club, food group or running group. Her other branches include the
clients she loved to serve, the people she worked with and the many
community charities she was proud to support and be a part
Sara’s tree is every part of who we are as a family
and will continue to grow through all of us.
Due to the restrictions surrounding gatherings during
Covid-19, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of
Sara’s life will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions to Hospice Wellington would be
appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to
GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre
& Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph,
(519-824-0031). We invite you to
leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com
and they will be forwarded to the family.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sara Detweiler 19632020..
Death notice for the town of: Guelph, Province: Ontario