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Margaret Beaudry

July 3, 1945 - December 16, 2023

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Margaret Beaudry, born on July 3rd, 1945 in Brighton, England passed peacefully from the aches and pains of her physical body on the evening of December 16th, 2023 at the Cowichan District Hospital. Marg is survived by her partner Bob Patterson, her son Stephen and his partner Carol, her two granddaughters Alanna and Kassidy, and her great granddaughter Jolene, as well as Edwin Beaudry, Carla and Marshall Patterson and his wife Izmet Barranco. Growing up in Kingston, Ontario, Marg loved figure skating. She earned her first accolade as a national figure skating champion, skated in the Ice Capades, and as a bit of fun, regularly performed with her dad on ice as “Mr. Ed, the talking horse”. After moving to BC, she set her sights on Water Skiing. She held a BC women’s water ski long jump record, which she set during her time with the Lake Cowichan Ski club. Marg later focused her athletic talents on Archery, a discipline in which she earned multiple national medals, and two elusive “robinhood arrows”. While managing the family owned and much loved Valley Donuts & Subs coffee shop in Duncan, Marg made a multitude of friends, and she was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. This led to her involvement with Expo 86 and the Islands 86 project with Jim Pattison and Bill Bennett. Throughout her life, her many achievements were always done with class, and a touch of “British flair”. Marg was also gifted the talent of turning an empty house into a beautiful home. After retiring from the workforce, she enjoyed what she described as “a wonderful life”, enjoying boating, camping, backroading and travelling all over North America and beyond. She learned to play guitar to accompany her beautiful singing and participated in a variety of Jam sessions and bands all over Vancouver Island. Bob’s words ring true, “My dearest Maggie B, you are forever leaving a huge void in my heart. You were always there for me, unselfish, caring and loving. My sweet Maggie, rest in peace my love”. A celebration of Marg’s life, achievements and memorable times will be held at H.W. Wallace facilities located at 2853 Roberts Road, Duncan on Friday, January 26th, at 11:00am

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ab and Helen Paquette
Relation: Music Pals

Our Deapest condolences on our friend Marg’s passing we will miss her a lot.

From: Errol Dougan
Relation: knew her many many years ago when she operated a coffee shop on main hiway in Duncan knew her partner years before they met and since been friends with both of them and playing music together in music jams and also summer camping outings a very long friendship with two special people Bob and Marg

I am greatly saddened by the passing of Marg and send my caring condolences to my dear friend Bob her partner and all family members and close friends I will also miss her very much she was a special lady

From: Bryon Thompson & Freda Eckstein
Relation: Musical friends

We were shocked to hear of Marg’s passing. The thing about life is that we get ourselves so busy with everyday events that time passes and we don’t get to see each other as much as we would like to. Marg was a wonderful musician and singer and a great supporter of other musicians. We met her and Bob through a mutual friend and enjoyed playing music with them throughout the years. So our friendship centered around music. We were surprised to read about her athletic accomplishments, but that was Marg, wasn’t it? A strong, self assured woman who never needed approval to do the things she loved. We will miss you dearly.

From: Edward & Jacqueline Ryzak
Relation: friends

We are saddened at hearing of Marg’s passing, and send our condolences to you, Bob, and all Marg’s family. We remember good times shared with you both over our common love of music. A medical appointment prevents us from attending the service today, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Kim McMillan nee Robinson
Relation: Former employee

Working for Marg at the doughnut shop was inspiring to me in many ways. Witnessing her navigate the many roles she played with patience, perseverance & grace but grit too, was very educational for me. It was a privilege for me to see her be a mother, wife, business person, friend & woman. It wouldn’t be surprising to see her crunching numbers by day in her little office and then cleaning the yucky commercial fans & ducts over the doughnut fryer in the wee hours of the night. Her passion for projects was also special. I still have the button she had made for all of us to wear at the doughnut shop that promoted tickets for a chance to win an island to support Expo ‘86. I loved working for Marg and will forever be grateful to have been under her wing for awhile. Rest easy Marg.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
January 26, 2024
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Center

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