Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Douglas Roy Beale
It is with profound sadness, our family announces the passing of Douglas R. Beale which occurred on Sunday, August 6, 2023, at The Saint John Regional Hospital. He has been reunited with the love of his life, Doreen L Beale. Douglas was the son of the late Roy and Margaret (Shannon) Beale.
Dad spent his early childhood on Grand Manan Island and travelled back to the Island on many occasions with all of us over the years. Dad enjoyed playing cards, 4 wheeling, skidooing, fishing, hunting, and listening to the traditional country music. After leaving Vocational High School, he began his career as a Printing Pressman with Lingley Printing company and retired in 1997. He was an excellent drummer and played with the Jim Morton and the Countrymen Band. Jam sessions in our living room were common. For over 30 years Dad and Mom enjoyed their many adventures at the camp "Inkwell" on McDougall Lake. He was the best listener and storyteller filled with humour and laughter. We are all truly blessed to have such a kind supportive man as our Father and Grandfather.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by, Catherine Beale, Brian Beale (Kathryn) and Heather King (Wayne); His cherished grandchildren, Christa Diamond (Greg), Katelyn Murray (Kirk), Lesley Baker (Levi), Meaghan Melanson, Andrew Beale; great-grandchildren, Graham, Hugh, Wyatt, Lilah and Evelyn; sister, Marcella Osborne; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Woods (Joseph), Emma Beale and brother-in-law, Philip Parker.
He will also be dearly missed by his special friends, Leandre Boudreau, Francis Gogan, David Parker (nephew), Peppy and Ben Carol and Lorraine Ingalls; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In additon to his parents, he was predeceased by his parents-in-law, Bill and Florence (Vautour) Gogan; brother, Raymond Beale; sister, Sandra (Beale) Cormier; sisters-in-law, Anne Marie Parker and Edna Bordage; as well as brothers-in-law, Elzie Bordage and Joe Osborne.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to all who visited, brought meals, and provided support to Dad, NP Erika Macdonald for her outstanding care given to Dad. The Extra Mural nurses who provided great care and to Tammy, his home care worker with Kindred Home Care.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, (506-634-7424). A celebration of Douglas's Life with a Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Holy Spirit Parish – St. Rose of Lima Worship Site, on Thursday, August 10, beginning at 1:00 PM. Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to NB Lung Association, The Denis Morris Memorial Community Centre, and The Bruce Melanson Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.
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