It is with profound sadness, but also deep gratitude for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of Ron Beaupre at Grand River Health Centre on Sunday June 3, 2012, surrounded by his family, age 67 years.
Beloved husband of Patricia of St. Clements. Loving father of Shawn Beaupre of St. Clements, Sheri Bender and her husband Vaughn of Conestogo and Chad Beaupre and his wife Jennifer of Waterloo. Deeply missed by his grandchildren Hannah, Emma, Maxwell, Jack, Paige, and James, and siblings Kenneth Beaupre and his wife Theresa, Joanne Knorr and her husband Gerald and Lucille Bordman, all of Waterloo. Predeceased by parents Aloyisius (“Ollie”) and Agnes Beaupre (nee Forwell).
Know by long-time friends and teammates as “Fuddy”, Ron was a life long resident of the St. Clement’s community, recently retiring from 30 years of his electrical contracting business, R-W Electric. He was a well-regarded businessman and treated his colleagues and clients with the utmost respect.
Ron was an avid sportsman and loved the game of hockey where he established valued life-time friendships. He started his hockey career as a Waterloo Siskin and completed it as a St. Clements “Old Saint”. He was an integral part of creating and building the St. Clements Minor Hockey Association, honoured for his long service as a board member, convenor and coach. He was a hockey and ringette Dad throughout.
Within the community of St. Clements, Ron was very involved with parks committees, local fundraisers and social events including the annual Santa Claus Parade. Ron’s second home was the family cottage at Bayfield which he built with great care and where lasting memories have been made.
Ron cherished his grandchildren very much and loved to support their sports, music, dance, and theatre activities. He took tremendous pride in all their accomplishments and always had time for each.
You will be forever in our hearts Grandpa.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Ron with his family during the visitation at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Tuesday June 5, 2012 6-8 pm and Wednesday June 6, 2012 2-4 pm, 6-8 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clements RC Church, 3619 Lobsinger Line, St. Clements, on Thursday June 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Hetu as Celebrant. Interment at Saint Clement RC Cemetery, St. Clements. A reception will follow at St. Clements Community Centre.
Condolences for the family and donations to the Elmira and District Association for Community Living or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.