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Bob Beaudry

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ROBERT (BOB) BEAUDRY

February 24, 1943 – June 17, 2024

Bob passed away peacefully on June 17, 2024, at the age of 81. Bob was born in St. Boniface on February 24, 1943. 


He was predeceased by his parents Ferdinand and Iola (nee Chartrand) and his brother Denis. He is survived by is wife Evelyn (nee Guigueno), his children Danielle (Jared) and Paul (Heather), his grandchildren Olivia, Journee, Jordynne, Braeleigh, Aubrie, Keirra, Jude and Ella, his sister-in-law Patti, brother and sister-in-law Don and Pat and his nieces Kerry (Toby), Kim and great-nieces and nephews Brady, Rorey, Caleigh and Reese.


Bob and Ev were married for almost 59 years. He and Evelyn enjoyed travelling, including trips to Europe, Hawaii, Canada and the US as well as several cruises. They especially loved cruising Alaska and the East Coast. Cruise lines both feared and fuelled his passion for endless Steak and Lobster. Oddly enough, cruise lines no longer offer unlimited surf and turf, thanks Dad! Bob was a constant source of strength and support for Ev through her journey pre and post heart transplant. He remained her primary care giver until this spring when she moved to Kildonan Personal Care Home due to her cognitive decline. This was very hard on him as for the first time in 59 years they were apart, but weekly visits kept his spirits up, including most recently as last week.


Bob and Ev were delighted to welcome their granddaughter Olivia and revelled in their role as grandparents. They enjoyed taking her to skating and swimming, picking her up from school for piano and secret trips to Tim Hortons for Timbits. Grandpa’s creativity shined when Olivia would request facepainting. He enjoyed teaching her drawing and painting techniques, sharing his love of creativity with her.


In 2019, a family trip to Hawaii created lasting memories just before covid and declining health challenges emerged.


Bob spent most of his working life at CBC, starting in the mailroom, moving into film editing, then spent quite a while as a Production Co-ordinator and then Floor Director when NewsWorld launched in 1989. Bob retired from CBC in 1994 and quickly grew bored. He then spent several years at Kitchen Craft as a custom products woodworker, his hiring based on pictures of his personal projects shown at his interview.


Bob was a very creative person. In high school he and his group were known for decorating cars for parades and building floats, as well as creating the themes for the school dances. Cars were an early interest including his beloved, but temperamental, Sunbeam and Vauxhall. His mechanical skills came in handy keeping them on the road. His creative interests included stained glass, landscaping, woodworking, plaster/concrete work and extended to designing and creating the kids Halloween costumes year after year. He loved wood working, painting, music, playing piano and was an early Hi-Fi fan. He personally custom designed and built two homes; the family home in East St. Paul in 1975 and then again, their retirement home near Grand Beach in 1998. Friends and Family dubbed him “Bob the Builder” as he never failed to lend a hand with anyone and everyone’s projects from the small to full blown renovations.


Bob had a positive attitude over the last few years even as his health began to decline with COPD and more recently, this past spring with lung cancer. Despite the challenges, he remained independent in his apartment, with the support of the WRHA Palliative Care team. The family would like to thank the WRHA Palliative Care Team and most recently, Grace Hospice, for their support over the last week.


A Funeral Mass to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, July 12th at 11am at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 264 Donwood Drive, Winnipeg, MB followed by refreshments and a light lunch.  A private internment will occur at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society or a charity of your choice.


Bob’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.

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Chassity McIntyre

June 29, 2024 at 12:18 AM

I was honoured and proud to have spent most days able to enjoy some time with Bob at River Ridge 2

He was an incredible man and I cherished our friendship over these last couple years.

My sincerest condolences to all who loved him and will miss him as we all do back at RR2.

Carol Delorme

June 22, 2024 at 5:18 PM

Carol Delorme

So many memories of childhood fun. A true gentleman.

Roseline Carter

June 22, 2024 at 6:11 AM

We will miss our visits and your positive outloo! Rest in peace Bob.

Dave Pataluck

June 22, 2024 at 2:26 AM

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. Always an uplifting guy to be around, he loved his family and he loved life. He lived it to its fullest and left the world a better place and evaround he encountered happier for having been with him. He'll be missed, but he left a huge legacy in memories. My condolences to his family and all his friends for the sad loss.

Terry and Danine

June 21, 2024 at 1:28 AM

What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. I found him so nteresting and easy to talk too. I so enjoyed hearing about his travels and his talents. . Our hearts go out to all of you. I pray the love of family and friends will bring you strength and comfort.

Kim Guigueno

June 20, 2024 at 11:30 PM

15 years ago, when Uncle Bob and Aunty Ev met Reese!

Patti Beaudry

June 20, 2024 at 9:53 PM

A beautiful tribute to Bob who was the brother of my husband Denis ,Bob and his family welcomed me with my 3 young kids in tow 42 yrs ago, he and his family showed me love and support throughout the years were there for me during Denis's transplant and present During his final journey, for all of this and more I send my love and deepest condolences to Ev,Paul ,Danielle and the family,R.I.P others brother.

Patti Beaudry

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