Joseph Robert Michel (Michael) Beaudry, of Chilliwack, B.C., at the age of 65, passed at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre on August 23,2012.
Michael leaves his loving wife and companion Dawna Gail of Chilliwack, his son David and spouce Maggie of New Brunswick, son Keith of Toronto, son Kenneth and spouceTanya and grandson Rohann of Toronto, his sister Jocelyne of Montreal, his niece Karina and spouse Stuart Doulas of Toronto and his wife’s son Jason Steinicke and spouce Carol and family. He leaves his many friends in Chilliwack and Washington.
Michael was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He joined the Royal Canadian Airforce at 17 years old and served 4 years. He traveled back to the place he loved in the Fraser Valley in 1998. He owned his own newspaper business in Sidney, B.C., was a Lithogragher for many years and owned and operated his own restaurant “Michael’s Place” in Chilliwack where some of the happiest times were spent. He finished his career at the job he loved driving a semi truck. He was a car racing enthusiast, loved the outdoors camping, long scenic drives, bike riding and was fulfilling his “Bucketlist” of outdoor activities.
He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of B.C. and Yukon, Mt.Zion Lodge #120 having held the Office of Worshipful Master during the year 2005/2006 in Chilliwack, and was a member of Royal Arch, and Knight of the Order of the Temple. He is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chilliwack Chapter #49. He was received as a Noble of the Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in 2002.
He is a Life Time member of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington in Nooksack Valley Lodge #105 and was Worshipful Master for the year of 2008 and recieved the Hiram Award Certificate in 2009. He was a member of Linden Lodge #56 in Washington. He is a member of the Cariboo Lodge #4 in Barkerville B. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chilliwack B.C.
The family wish to express appreciation to Dr. Brown and the staff of the Tertiary Hospice Palliative Care Unit of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre.
In place of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. At a later date a “Celebration of Life” will be announced.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sept. 29, 2012 from
1 – 4 pm at Chilliwack Masonic Hall, 45905 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC