Farming Rural 13

Charles Emile Beaudry

May 8, 1924 ~ March 1, 2022 (age 97)


Hard working hands now at rest. Charles Emile Richard Joseph Beaudry left this world to join his loving wife on March 1, 2022, at the Swan Valley Personal Care Home at the age of 97 years. Leaving behind a legacy of challenges and dreams.

Charles “Charlie” was the eighth child of nine born to Hormidas and Elisabeth (LaPlante) Beaudry on May 8, 1924, in St. Valerien, Quebec. Charlie was raised by his father as he had to bury his mother on his third birthday following the birth complications of his last brother.

Charlie attended school in St. Valerien until the age of 14 years. After school he worked in a tomato canning factory for a short time. He then went on to work for Good Year for one year. In 1942 at the age of 18 years he and his brother Ben set out for the “great” west. Travelling by train they arrived in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, where they went to St. Front, Saskatchewan to work on their uncle's farm.

It was in St. Front where Charlie met his wife, Madeleine (Lanouette). They were married on November 5, 1953. Together they had three children. In 1959 they bought land in Bellsite where they started a new life.

Charlie was a grain and cattle farmer. He worked hard to clear the land of trees to grow his crops, he continued to do this for as long as he could and lost his leg doing this in 1997. He was a hardworking man who fought against adversity and always did it with a smile. He enjoyed working in the garden, he was Bellsite’s finest bingo caller, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a caring man who loved his wife and was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Charlie leaves to mourn his son Marcel (Wanda) and their four children: Richard, children Jasmine, Noah, Jenora and Ridge; Andrew; Jennette, children Damian and Arianna; and Mitchell. Son Denis (Connie) and their four children: Neil (Jeanine), children Lucas and Isla; Nicholas (Elizabeth), children Benjamin and Samuel; Michael (Amanda), her children Ava and Berkley; and Matthew (Kayla), her children Connor and Rhett. Daughter Solange Cowan (Garry) and her six children: Kathryn Church (Allen) children Hasana, Odin and Shanti; Roxanne McCullough (Lavern) children Kane, Levi and Macy; Melanie Weir (Andrew); Stephanie Silva (Andres); Jeffrey Fransoo (Rachael); and Pauline Fransoo (Matthew) and their father Ken Fransoo. Also many nieces and nephews.

Charlie was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Madeleine (Lanouette). His parents; siblings: Olivier; Louis; Beatrice; George; infant Germaine; Laurent; Benoit; Gabriel; their spouses and his in-laws: Sr. Gertrude Lanouette; JeanPaul (Adrienne) Lanouette; Therese (Benoit) Beaudry; Gaston (Juliette) Lanouette; Juliette (Aurel) Plamondon. Also, several nieces and nephews.

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Celebration of Life
April 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Bellsite Community Hall
Bellsite, MB R0l 1B0


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