Lucien Beaudoin Obituary, Death – We regret to inform you that our lovely father, Lucien Beaudoin, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his children, in the community of New Liskeard, Ontario, at the age of 89. Lou started his work at Canadian Tire before moving on to success in the parts department at Wilson Chevrolet Oldsmobile and Armstrong Motors. Customers would come in with their components on a regular basis, and he knew exactly what they wanted without having to look up a part or item number. Lou possessed a multitude of abilities, including wood carving, which he used to create beautiful and meticulously detailed painted loons for members of his family that we will always cherish. He also erected six swallow-only birdhouses on the New Liskeard Golf Course.
He loved nature and enjoyed feeding the wild birds and other creatures who knew where to find a secret stockpile of food just for them, as well as keeping his yard immaculate with green grass and hedges. Traveling down quiet country roads in his automobile was one of his favorite pastimes, which he began by bringing his children on road excursions to pick blueberries and pin cherries. He adored golf and played until he was physically incapable. Lou was well-known for his love of the blueberry patch, and when blueberry season arrived, he could always be seen in Guerin’s fields, plucking every last blueberry until frost set in. A basket of blueberries hand-picked for each and every devoted customer, “without stems or leaves,” he’d say. He was so pleased with his ability to give baskets upon baskets to his loyal customers that he did it again this year. Blueberry picking with our Dad, Grandpa, and a good friend was not only an annual event for us, but it was also one of many beautiful memories we would never forget.
Lou was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Jeanne Beaudoin (née Gosselin), brothers Andre, Hector, and Gerard, sister Marie Rose, and infant son Pierre. His survivors include his sisters Lucille, Claire Nardini (Late Egidio), Jean Carlton (Late Ed), Denise Bastien (Denis), and sister-in-law Alice Beaudoin (Late Hector). He didn’t say much, but he was a truly compassionate guy who practiced and demonstrated innumerable acts of generosity to those in need. He enjoyed digging through his pockets and offering shiny coins or crisp dollars to his grandchildren. He was quick-witted and never missed an opportunity to scoot around town, startle you, and then scoot away as if he had never been there…. this made him laugh uncontrollably.
On behalf of our entire family, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of the incredible health care, palliative, and home care teams who were so dedicated and compassionate in assisting us in caring for our father; without you, his wishes to be surrounded by family and peacefully in his own home would never have been realized. Lakeview Crematorium in Haileybury handled the cremation. Buffam Leveille Funeral Home, 705-672-3122, is in charge of the arrangements. In August 2023, a graveside service will be place at the New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery, with formal details to follow. Donations can be made in their honor to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.