OBITUARY

Michel Beauchamp

October 4, 1946June 27, 2020

Michel Beauchamp, 73, of Baie D’Urfé, QC, died peacefully at home on June 27, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Mike was a born leader and gifted storyteller who found humour in every situation and eagerly shared that perspective with those around him.

Born on October 4, 1946 and raised near Lakeshore Drive in Pointe-Claire, Mike was an energetic, curious youngster who found his passion in education and was the first in his family to attend university, obtaining his teaching degree. A devoted husband and father, he married fellow teacher Beverley Doe in 1972 and settled near his childhood home to raise their two children, delighting their Valois neighbours with his legendary backyard rink, elaborate birthday celebrations, and enthusiastic participation in community sports activities. Through family vacations to Fortune Rocks Beach in Maine and an epic road trip across Canada, he fostered a love of nature and adventure in his children. A dedicated teacher for over thirty years at schools across the Island of Montreal, he made every lesson a game and was many students’ favourite, creating memories to last a lifetime through annual trips to Ranch Massawippi and fundraising campaigns for artistic and environmental projects. A dynamic basketball and hockey coach, he pursued advanced certification to hone his craft and led several underdog teams to multiple powerhouse wins.

Shortly after his retirement, Mike moved to Baie D’Urfé, where he was an active member of Municipal Council and of Volunteer Citizens on Patrol (VCOP), initiating a tradition of uninterrupted service that persists to this day. As a volunteer at the local library, Mike took great pleasure in swapping news with fellow patrons and reading his way through the mystery section. Quick to embrace Pickleball as his new sport of choice, he also instituted walks under the Dome to encourage active living among fellow seniors. When he wasn’t leading the pack, he was cheering on the Habs, nurturing his garden oasis, doting on his golden retriever, and carrying out home improvements with gusto. With his wife Bev at his side, Mike returned to Fortune Rocks Beach annually for long walks by the ocean, punctuated by glorious sunrises and sunsets. His greatest joy in recent years was welcoming his granddaughter to the family and guiding her with unwavering attention through the adventures of early childhood, carving out a special place in her heart for her “Mikey” who will be forever cherished and missed.

Mike will be lovingly remembered by his wife Beverley, children Martin (Lindsay) and Laura (Steven), granddaughter Mélodie, siblings Nicole and Jacques, and many other family members and friends. Along with his parents Charlemagne Beauchamp and Thérèse Quesnel, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law Doris Fauteux and his brother-in-law Wayne Doe.

A celebration of his life will be held at a future date. Memorial donations may be made in his name to NOVA West Island, 447, boul. Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4C2 or to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510, Herriman, UT 84096 U.S.A..

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Patsie and Bill Arrowsmith

July 11, 2020

Dear Bev , Marty and Laura,
With a saddened heart, Bill and I offer you and your family our sincere condolences.
Mike was a very special person who will be missed by many.
My last few years at St. John Fisher were most enjoyable with Mike as my teaching partner.
Although our teaching styles were somewhat different we worked as a team doing our best to instill in all our students a love of learning. and touch their lives forever.
Bev ,you were my teaching partner when I returned to John Fisher and then worked with Mike in my last years before retirement I couldn't have asked for two better colleagues.
Our hearts are with you during this time of loss,
Grief isn't a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith it is the price of love.
Rest in Peace , Mike!

Marion&Garth Dockeray

July 10, 2020

Dear Bev and Family,

We were deeply saddened to hear that Mike had passed away. We will miss his ready smile and our friendly chats whenever we met. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
Thinking of you during this difficult time,

Marion and Garth

Cecile Condon

July 10, 2020

Dear Bev
So sad to hear of your great loss.
We remember Michel fondly...his smile, his sense of humour, his enthusiasm .
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Owen and Cécile

Joan Swail

July 10, 2020

Dear Bev and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Mike. My thoughts are with you and the family at this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Joan

Jacqueline Racicot

July 8, 2020

Dear Bev and family,
It is with great sadness that I learned of your loss. I know my words will not be enough, but know that my heart is with you and your family.
My Sincerest Condolences,
Jackie Racicot

Charles Jeannotte

July 8, 2020

Dear Bev, Marty and Laura,
We were very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was a gifted teacher, devoted family man, involved in many of his community's activities, truly giving of himself to others. We have fond memories of good times with him. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Charlie and Susan

Bill Humes

July 7, 2020

Dear Bev and family,

We are very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was a special man who emanated the joys of life. He was of particular help to our Cathy & Peter, who greatly benefited from his excellent, thoughtful teaching.

With our sincerest condolences. The Humes Family

Sherry Penny

July 6, 2020

So saddened to hear about Michel. He was so funny and kind. His students loved him.....our daughter,Sara, being one of the many students who looked forward to going to school because of him. She kept the horse tail from Ranch Massiwippi for many years after that school trip.
I was sorry when he left St Edmund as the school lost someone who really cared about the children and did so much extra with them.
I remember a small, but to me, big thing. It was winter carnival and I had just come back from an operation. It was my turn to go back out as my break was over and I was exhausted and frozen.Michel stuck his head into my class and said he was covering my break. I never asked...he just offered. That was Michel. Sympathies from my husband Will, our daughter,Sara, and myself (Sherry)to Bev, Marty and Laura.xoxox

Anna Jane Ellison

July 6, 2020

Dear Bev, Marty and Laura,

I am very sad to have learned of the passing on of Michel.

I am blessed to have wonderful memories of Mike while we were teaching at St. John Fisher in Pointe-Claire. When he retired I remember him telling me how much he was looking forward to gardening and golf. I always looked forward to seeing Mike, and you, Bev, when I was able to visit for teacher friends' reunions and to catch up on your news.

You have my deepest sympathy.

Sincerely,

Jane Ellison (Kingston, ON)

Anna Ralph

July 6, 2020

Dear Bev,

My deepest, sincerest condolences on the passing of your husband, an undoubtedly kind and gentle soul. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

-Anna Ralph

FROM THE FAMILY