AN­GUS JOHN BEATON

The Casket - - OBITUARIES -

Funeral ser­vice for the late An­gus John ‘A. J.’ Beaton, 79, Troy, In­ver­ness County, was held Au­gust 28 in Stella Maris Ro­man Catholic Church, Creignish, with Fa­ther Al­lan Macmil­lan of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Mr. Beaton died Au­gust 21, 2018, at home.

Born July 5, 1939, he was a son of the late John and Mar­garet Ann (Cameron) Beaton, S.W. Mabou. The son of a farmer/fish­er­man, he be­came ac­cus­tomed to hard work at a young age and car­ried that trait through­out his life. He be­gan school at Baden as a Gaelic speak­ing young boy. Upon com­ple­tion of his school­ing in Mabou, he be­gan work­ing for the newly opened Nova Sco­tia For­est In­dus­tries. His va­ca­tions were spent fish­ing along­side his fa­ther. Through train­ing in Swe­den, he be­came one of the orig­i­nal back­ten­der/ma­chine ten­der op­er­a­tors of PM1 at the mill. He was a pil­lar in his com­mu­nity of Troy/ Creignish. He was al­ways there to help oth­ers, be it at his church or hall, vis­it­ing the sick and lonely, driv­ing some­one to an ap­point­ment, cut­ting a neigh­bour’s lawn or wash­ing their car, or sim­ply re­mem­ber­ing peo­ple in his daily prayer. He en­joyed tend­ing his gar­den and lawn, square dances, home cooked meals and, most im­por­tantly, at­tend­ing mass. He re­spected and en­joyed many won­der­ful priests that lat­est be­ing his good friend, Fa­ther Hughie D. Mac­don­ald.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Jeanette; four sis­ters, Jeanette O’leary, Mamie Macdougall, Min­nie (Alex) Macmaster, Mary Janet (Ce­cil) Mac­don­ald; brother, Don­ald Alex (Loretta) Beaton; three sis­ters-in-law, Deb­bie Beaton, An­nie (Dun­can) Gil­lis, Carol Ann (Ger­ard) Gra­ham; two brothers-in-law, Daniel (Bev­erly) Mac­don­ald, Joe (San­dra) Mac­don­ald; nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews, grand­nieces and grand­nephews; as well as Jeanette’s step­broth­ers and sis­ters in the New Eng­land states.

He was pre­de­ceased by brother, Alexan­der; two brothers-in­law, Jackie Macdougall, Jim O’leary; par­ents-in-law, Michael and Da­nena; step­mother, Kay.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the I.W.K. Foun­da­tion, Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion of Nova Sco­tia, Stella Maris Parish Ceme­tery Fund or to a char­ity of choice.

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