After a difficult battle with prostate/bone cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles Edmund Beaith, a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother to a large family.
Charlie was born on March 11th, 1939 in Smith Falls, Ontario and grew up in Ontonabee, Ontario. He was second born into a family of six. He is predeceased by his brothers Bill(Gloria) and Al(Rosemary), and is survived by his sisters, Pat(Larry), Eleanor(Bob), and Jeanne. Charlie met his future wife, Bev at Kenner Collegiate High School in Peterborough, Ontario. They married in 1960 and raised their family of four children in the Lakefield area. Charlie liked to be busy and enjoyed many years of playing old timer hockey, snowmobiling, hunting, gardening, curling, fishing, beekeeping, woodworking, and helped build two family homes with his carpenter brother-in-law, Fred Parcels.
Charlie started his career as a surveyor, then worked at the Canadian General Electric plant in Peterborough before starting a construction company, Accurex, with a friend. He retired in 2004, after which Charlie and Bev made the move to Parksville, British Columbia. It was here that Charlie enjoyed his last years being close to family and woodworking in his workshop. He especially enjoyed fishing with his son Brad and grandchildren, Andrew and Ethan.
Lovingly remembered by his wife Bev, children Terri (Dave), Ted(Kelly), Brad(Jaime), and Amy(Mike), six grandchildren, Marissa, Candice, Ben, Hannah, Andrew, and Ethan. The Beaith clan enjoyed getting together and Charlie and his brother Al were always the life of the party at the annual Beaith reunions.
We would like to thank Dr. Rieger, Dr. Love, and the nursing staff in Palliative Care at Nanaimo General Hospital for their excellent and kind care in his final days. No service by request. Flowers graciously declined. Cremation has already taken place. Donations may be made in Charlie’s memory to: North Island Wildlife Recovery Association. Box 364, 1240 Leffler Road, Errington, BC, V0R 1V0. Ph: 250-248-8534. firstname.lastname@example.org