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Malcolm Joseph Beaton

Funeral service for the late Malcolm Joseph Beaton, 68, Antigonish, formerly of Isle Madame, was held February 8 in St. Ninian Cathedral, with Father Joe MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring.
Mr. Beaton died
Funeral service for the late Malcolm Joseph Beaton, 68, Antigonish, formerly of Isle Madame, was held February 8 in St. Ninian Cathedral, with Father Joe MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring. Mr. Beaton died February 5, 2019, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Readers at the funeral Mass were Benjamin Swaikoski, Danielle Goff-Beaton and Glenn Bennett. Dorothy Beaton presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Denise Bennett. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald. Urn bearer was John Beaton. Flower bearers were Benjamin Swaikoski, Alexander Beaton, Gwen Beaton and Myles Beaton. Born February 6, 1950, in New Waterford he was a son of the late Alexander and Emily (Green) Beaton. He was a county councillor in Richmond for nearly 30 years, also serving as warden and deputy warden. He owned and operated Beaton’s General Store in Poulamon for more than 25 years and worked with Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations. He was instrumental in the start up of Strait Area Transit, where he served as manager. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and youth organizations and had served on the boards for D’Escousse Civic Improvement Society, VON Antigonish, Lennox Passage Yacht Club, Strait Richmond Hospital, Arichat Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, Eastern District Planning Commission and Eastern Novability Society. He was a strong advocate for organ donation and w a great cook. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha (Anderson); daughter, Dorothy Emily (Shaun), Riverview, New Brunswick; son, Malcolm Alexander ‘John’ (Danielle), Antigonish; four grandchildren, Benjamin David, Alexander James, Gwen Olivia, Myles Fraser; many nieces, nephews, cousins. He was predeceased by four sisters, Dorothy, Lillian, Shirley, Mary; three brothers, Brian; two in infancy. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation (Rehab Unit). Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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