Gerald “Gerry” Leo BEAUCHAMP

BEAUCHAMP

Gerald “Gerry” Leo

Gerald “Gerry” Leo Beauchamp passed away peacefully in Red Deer, Alberta, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the age of 87 years. He was born in Regina, SK on November 15, 1927. Gerry was predeceased by his parents; Leo Frederick Beauchamp and Ellen Mary Purcell of Qu’appele, SK., his brother, Bill (Shirley), granddaughter, Aimee Thérèse White and son-in-law, Jef Gibbs. Gerry is survived by the love of his life (61 years) Thérèse (Dupuis) Beauchamp and six children; Donna (Bob), Louise, Cathie (Tom), Susan, Daniel (Pam), and Richard. Gerry was blessed with fourteen grandchildren; Stephanie (Scott), Glen (Concetta), Mark, Krystal, Renée, Randall, Dru (Lisa), J.D., Emily, Shayla, Nathan and eight great-grandchildren. Teaching was Gerry’s calling. He taught two years in Saskatchewan (Smokey Ridge and Porcupine Plains), and 34 years in Alberta at Cambria, Munson, Morrin, and 20 years with the Red Deer Catholic Board of Education (St. Thomas Aquinas and Camille J. Lerouge). He then was elected for nine years as a trustee with the Catholic Board of Education. God, his Catholic faith, love for his wife and family were the cornerstones of his life. He was happiest when creating something; a painting, a woodcarving, gardening, community endeavors – just being part of any project that was worthy. Gerry served the community and church in many different capacities; Knights of Columbus, Drumheller & Red Deer ATA, Central Alberta Council on Aging, Alberta Historical Society, Prolife, Church Council, Christopher Leadership Courses, and Union of Apostolic Catholics just to name a few. Gerry enjoyed and was passionate about everything that he put his mind to. He loved nature, camping, fishing, reading, music, history and the arts. He also had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. His enthusiasm often motivated others to follow their own passions. A Prayer Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 202, 5913-50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.

Arrangements entrusted to

EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL

4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.

Phone (403) 347-2222


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