Following her husband’s death in 1919, Minnie continued to live at Beacon House, and in 1927 she had Eden Cottages built for women of the parish. The beautiful building was divided into four houses which were later extended into 2 houses and four flats. Upon her death in 1939 her will left a further £12,000 to the Eden Cottages Trust and on the death of her brother and his wife, her home was to benefit the trust as well.
In her will, many local charities benefitted from her generosity. She was the benefactor of Eden Cottages in Exeter Road.
Benefactor of Eden Cottages, Exeter Road Ivybridge