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MAURICE (MOE) MELVILLE BEAUBIEN
Date of Passing: Jan 31, 2016Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
MAURICE (MOE) MELVILLE BEAUBIEN Peacefully on Sunday, January 31, 2016, just two months shy of his 95th birthday, Maurice Beaubien (Moe) passed away after a short illness. Remaining to cherish Moe's memory are numerous nieces, nephews, and their children. He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Eugenie; as well as siblings, Raymond, Charmaine, Yvonne, Lucille and Joffre. Moe was a person who could bring an instant smile and laugh from close friends, family and strangers alike. He was a fixture in his adopted community of Beausejour, Manitoba, where you would find Moe driving the streets in his truck held together with bailing twine (and later, an electric scooter), or holding daily court at Vickie's Snack Bar. He was one of a kind, and self-taught in almost everything he did - playing the piano by ear beautifully, construction and carpentry, and in offbeat jobs like vacuum cleaner salesman or piano tuning. "Uncle Moe", as he was known to his grandnephews and grandnieces, was a constant and much-beloved presence in their lives. He took every opportunity to attend a countless number of their sport events, plays and music recitals. Uncle Moe took a great deal of pride extolling their accomplishments to anyone who'd listen. A Celebration of Moe's Life will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Beau-Head Seniors Centre, 645 Park Avenue, Beausejour, Manitoba. Family and friends are welcome to exchange their favourite stories and memories with Moe. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematorium (Serving Beausejour), 204.268.2263 or 1.866.424.6271 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com "Moe's joyful laugh, kind-heartedness and infections joy will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him."
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 02, 2016
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
One day, when I was a young man, a kid really, I ran into Uncle Moe at a local watering hole. My friend and I sat with him and started a conversation. Moe was telling us that he was rebuilding a Dodge Pick up truck that he bought from an Autopac auction. "What about your Toyota pick up" I asked him. It was a very cool small pick up with a cap on the back. Moe had bought it at the Autopac auction and rebuilt it also. "That truck doesn't owe me any thing" he replied to my question. 'When the Dodge is ready I'll just give it away." "If your looking for a someone to give it away to" I said to him jokingly, "I'm your man" . "Your on" he replied. I thought nothing of it , thinking it was just bar room chatter, but sure enough about three or four weeks after when I came home from school one day the very-cool little Toyota pick up was sitting in my drive way complete with a bill of sale for one dollar. Moe had stuck to his word. What an amazing treat for a seventeen year old kid, What an amazingly generous spirit. You will be missed Moe. Mark - Posted by: Mark Glenwright (family friend) on: Feb 02, 2016
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