Minnie Beets is the wife of Tony Beets, part of the Beets family; while she keeps the accounts of the family business at the Paradise Hill And is also the spokesperson and model for Gorilla cookies, Minnie and Tony have daughters Bianca Beets and Monica Beets along with sons Kevin Beets and Mike Beets.

Minnie met Tony in Holland, when he was 17 and she was 6, when his family moved into the farm next door to hers, in Burgwerd, Friesland. They started dating in 1958. When they were dating for 18-months, Tony decided to go to Canada, and she left the Netherlands with him. For her to go with him, they had to get married, she at 13, he at 24. They have been married for 60 years as of season 5. For the last 6 years, they've had a winter home in Maricopa, Arizona, as of season 6, becoming Canadian Snowbirds.