April 21, 1919 – Feb 28, 2013
Maurice Marcel Paul Beauchamp passed away peacefully at Terraceview Seniors Home, Terrace B.C. on February 28th, 2013. He is survived by his step-daughter Cheryl Kilboy of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, his grandson, Brent Kilboy, his brothers, Claude (Laura) of Kelowna, BC, Constant (Joyce) of St. Alberta, Alberta, Raymond of Edmonton, Alberta and his sister, Therese Shultz of Clyde, Alberta. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Ernestine, his wife, Gladys, his step-daughter, Barbara and his sister, Simonne.
Maurice was born on April 21, 1919, at Vimy, Alberta. He was the first of six children and grew up on the homestead, a quarter section of land, at Pickardville, Alberta. He married Gladys Mindrum in April of 1949. Throughout Maurice’s life, he worked as a carpenter, worked in a lumber mill, and became a mechanic achieving several certificates in the trade. In 1965, Maurice and Gladys moved to Terrace, BC. Here, he worked until retirement as a mechanic for International Freightliner in Thornhill.
Maurice liked to tinker a lot and understood the mechanics of things immensely. He loved to explain how things worked in detail whether it was about the farm so many years ago, the machinery and engines, and the spinning wheel that he repaired up at Terraceview. He loved to garden and to share his gardening secrets with others. He was especially proud of his beautiful lilies and his strawberry patch! For 64 years, Maurice enjoyed talking to others about the Bible. He looked forward with all his heart to the promise Jehovah made of a Paradise earth. There, he knew mankind will live in peace and harmony for all eternity.
He will be missed by his family and friends and the staff who cared for him at Terraceview. All us would like to thank the staff at Terraceview for the care, many times going out of their way to take care of Maurice’s needs. A Memorial for Maurice took place on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 2 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Terrace, BC.