Spr Hugh Joseph Urbain Felix Beaudoin (Ret'd)

    • Sapper Hugh Joseph Urbain Felix Beaudoin (Ret'd)
    • RCE ER II

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Hugh Joseph Urbain Felix Beaudoin (Ret'd), peacefully, on 1 September 2017 in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 87 years.

    Born and raised in Storthoaks, SK, Hughie worked on the family homestead and rode his horse to the one-room schoolhouse. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1958 and was­ first stationed in Chilliwack, BC and then in Werl, Germany.  Returning to Chilliwack, Hughie took his release from the Canadian Army and became an orderly at Chilliwack General Hospital. He graduated in the ­first class of paramedics in the province and worked at the newly formed BC Ambulance Service until retirement.

    A talented jack-of-all-trades, Hughie was an experienced carpenter, electrician, welder, woodworker, mechanic, and more. Always generous in helping others, especially friends and family, Hughie's workshop had pride of place and was open to anyone who had a special project or just wanted to 'putter around the shop.' Hughie was also very involved with the ANAVETS organization and committed to strengthening its community. He received the ANAVETS Award of Merit in 2004 - the Association’s highest honour.

    There will be no service as per Hughie's wishes. Rather, please consider a toast (or two) in his honour. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the ANAVETS Bursary Fund would be appreciated.{khOct17}