Obituary of Dorothy Eileen Beaman
It is with both a great sense of loss but also profound thankfulness for a life well lived, that the family of Dorothy Eileen Beaman (Golding) announce her peaceful passing on October 16th at Shannex Saint John.
Dorothy was born on March 7th, 1926 to the late William and Tressa Golding. The oldest of four children, she lived all of her life in Saint John. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Don, sisters, Norma and Tressa and nephew, Shawn. She is survived by her brother, Alan.
As a young girl, Mom attended Fairville Superior and Saint John High, graduating in 1943. She then attended Modern Business School, finishing first in her class. Shortly thereafter she began working at Smith Brokerage as a clerical secretary.
Dorothy met the love of her life, Don, at a “Y” dance. They were married in 1950 and enjoyed almost 60 years together before his passing. They welcomed four children, Ann (Anton), Don (Murielle), Wade (Kim) and Sue (Keith). Ten grandchildren were to follow, Heather (B.J.), Kathy, Andrew (Jessica); Jessica (Andrew), Craig (Rachel); Sarah (Jeff), Luke (Taylor); Brett (Rachel), Philip (Caitlin) and Jane (Nahum). She was also blessed with four great-grandchildren, Jazmine, Gregor, Fred and Dave. Mom was never happier than when surrounded by her family.
Mom was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s United Church and was a past choir member, Sunday School teacher, UCW member and played for many years in the handbell choir. She always felt very blessed to have such a wonderful “church family”.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Friday, October 20th at St. Mark’s United Church with visitation from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in the church parlor and a service in the sanctuary at 3:30 PM. Reception to follow in the church hall.
For those who wish, memorials to St. Mark’s United Church or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online memorials may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.
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