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Born: Sep 02, 1941

Date of Passing: Nov 01, 2020

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September 2, 1941 - November 1, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Beaulieu in Winnipeg on November 1, 2020, at the age of 79 years.
He was predeceased by his newborn son Claude; his parents, Joseph and Bernadette Beaulieu (née Poiron); siblings, Madeleine, René, Léo and Louis; in-laws, René Lavallée, Monique Beaulieu, Georgette Beaulieu and Dr. Joseph Du.
He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Michelle and children, Nicole (Perry), Marcel (Lise), Rachelle (Matt) and Natalie (Eric); grandchildren, Joëlle (Kyle), Jérémie and Colin; siblings, Paul, Thérèse, Marie, Jeannine, Philippe (Rose-Marie), Jeanne d'Arc (Craig), and sister-in law Wendy; his in-laws, Denis and Lorraine Allard, Yvette (Marc), Diane (Gil), Marc (Kristen) and Pauline (Rob), as well as many nieces and nephews. Also mourning Jean are his previous wife Marie (Maurice) and very good friends, Sandy Cushon and Jacques Labelle.
Jean had a long career with the CBC, which gave him the opportunity to travel the world and experience different cultures. Through his assignments, he had life-changing experiences. One of his proudest moments was his story on Mother Teresa, not to forget his filming in Somalia and of various sporting events, such as the Olympics. His work made him appreciate the life that he had here.
Upon retirement, he was able to enjoy his many interests, such as taking road trips and watching any kind of sports game. He also took great pride in maintaining his beautiful property, alongside Michelle; he loved cruising on his lawn tractor and having a beer after a job well done.
Jean was quite the handyman and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed him. He was also very able in the kitchen and was known for his delicious roasts, turkey, and meatloaf. His caring, joie de vivre and endless jokes brought joy in our lives and in our hearts.
His greatest passion was spending time with his wife Michelle and their family. Being the middle child, he was able to experience close relationships with his five older siblings, as well as his five younger siblings. Family meant everything to him; he and Michelle celebrated numerous suppers and special gatherings in their home or on their deck. Jean's family will always remember his love and how proud he was of them and their partners. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren; he was an important part of their everyday lives and leaves them with many treasured memories.
Dad's absence will leave a huge impact on his family and we will miss him dearly.
"Bon voyage Papa et merci pour toutes les belles aventures."
Our family would like to especially thank the Palliative Care Team on the 8th floor at the St. Boniface Hospital for all the compassionate devotion to Jean, as well as special thanks to Dr. Park.
Those who wish may make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5.
Private burial will take place at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2020

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • I did not know Jean well but got to know him as parishioners at St. Timothy Parish. We used to talk about a variety of things but most particular sports, in particular our Winnipeg Blue Bombers and of course out Winnipeg Jets. A very nice gentle man. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Denis Tremblay (Friend and fellow parishioner at St. Timothy Parish) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Hello Michelle; we just want to pass along our sympathies to you and your family in these times of tough closure. Bruce/Deanne Doner and Denise Doner - Posted by: Bruce Doner (friends/neighbours) on: Nov 13, 2020

  • Michelle and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. He was indeed a family proud man! Whenever he spoke of any family member, it was always with a smile and his eyes would light up. He was a great example of what a father and husband should be to his children. Hold onto the many wonderful memories you have of him to help you cope in your grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Robert and Deborah Bonser (friends ) on: Nov 10, 2020

  • I'm so sorry Michelle & family. May God hold you in his arms.. Peace. Judy Thompson, St Timothy's - Posted by: Judy Thompson (St Timothy family) on: Nov 10, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy to your family. - Posted by: Ronald & Shirley Gendron (Cousin) on: Nov 10, 2020

  • We are so sorry to hear about the loss of a very kind person, Jean. He was a fellow co-worker many many years ago at CBC (Lisette) I got to know him there. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Take care of each other in these very difficult times. Hugs to you all. - Posted by: Dan & Lisette Lussier (Friends of Marcel & Lise) on: Nov 09, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to Michelle and family for the loss of their father and husband. We know that he will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Harry and Joanne Roussin (church friends) on: Nov 08, 2020

  • We are so sad to hear of Jean's passing. To Michelle and all the Beaulieu family, we offer our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Simone (Gendron) & Claude Nicolas - Posted by: SIMONE NICOLAS (cousin) on: Nov 08, 2020

  • Michelle & sorry to hear about Jean. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! - Posted by: Barb & Henri Pambrun (Friends) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • Right now, no words will help to heal the pain you're feeling but please try to find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have of your dad and remember that he will always love you and be with you in your heart. Thinking of you & your family during this difficult time and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Our sincere condolences, Danielle Gagnon & family - Posted by: Danielle Gagnon (High School Friend - Natalie) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss Michelle♥ Jean was such a great person♥ My husband and I would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you and your family♥ - Posted by: Mariette Lachance (friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Michelle and family with your recent loss of your husband Jean. Jean was a very kind and caring man and I was very honoured to have known him for many years at Club Regent bingo. I was very devastated to read he had passed away. I will always treasure the wonderful memories of Jean. May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Theresa Leochko (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • I just want to say that Jean will be missed very much. He was a very kind and gentle person, who would help anyone in need with a funny sense of humour. I am extremely grateful to have known him in my life. Luv you Jean . - Posted by: Yvette (Sister-in-law) on: Nov 07, 2020

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