ANGUS JOHN BEATON
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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