D. Marion BEAUCHAMP, (nee Heslip)


(nee Heslip), D. Marion

Born February 6, 1923 in Chemainus General Hospital. Passed away September 20, 2013.

Marion was predeceased by her parents Ruth and Harry Heslip, and by her husband Frank Eric in 1991. She received her education at Miss Burnside’s kindergarten in Chemainus, and at Queen Margaret’s School, Duncan and her business training in the Convent Business School, Ladysmith.

She worked for Nanaimo Foundry and Engineering Works in Nanaimo, B.C. during the last three years of WW II. Moving back to Chemainus to join the staff of the Victoria Lumber Company (later MacMillan Bloedel, Chemainus Sawmill Div.) where she remained for 37 years. In 1982 Marion and her husband retired the same day from MacBloedel after 37 & 36 years respectively.

Marion’s interest in keeping the history of Chemainus alive led to her past membership in the Mural Society and current member of the Chemainus Valley Museum and life membership of Chemainus Valley Historical Society and member of the Chemainus Seniors Centre.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Chemainus on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1 pm. Please donate to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers, as we cherish a friend who has passed.

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