Oakley Seaman Beal
Oakley Seaman Beal, 86, of Forest Dale Home and formerly of Salem passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022 with his family by his side.
He was born in Midgic on February 11th, 1936 the son of the late Earl and Ila (Richardson) Beal.
Oakley retired from Lounsbury Furniture after 39 years of service at the age of 57 where he worked as Manager, he was known for his friendly welcoming smile and great customer service. He was truly a jack of all trades and could build or fix anything. He was very community minded and was a former volunteer with the St. John Ambulance while residing in Petitcodiac, a former member of the Petitcodiac Kiwanis and served as a former President of the Hillsborough Legion Branch # 32. Oakley was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and was baptized in the water at Ings Intervale. He was an avid card player and loved to travel. He attended many Bluegrass Festivals over the years and he loved to dance.
Oakley was greatly blessed and happiest when at his home in Salem surrounded by his family. He and his wife, Barb, enjoyed living in the country and took solace in being outdoors and working in the garden. They are known for their jams and mustard pickles, which they supplied to many of their friends and family. He loved his family very much and was very proud of all their accomplishments over the years and who his children had become. He was very proud of his grandchildren as well and was a very hands on Grampy always wanting to know how everyone was doing and always ready to give a helping hand when needed. He had a way of making them think they were all his favourites.
When we think of all the blessings in our lives, he was right there at the very top of the list. His guiding hand will be on our shoulders forever. Your words are our strength, your stories of success in life are our inspiration. Thank you for your love, care and support as the best husband, dad, grampy and great grampy we could have asked for. Until we meet again.
He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 65 years Barbara; his daughters, Janet MacLeod (Nigel) and Heather Melvin (Gordon) both of Salisbury; son, Craig Beal (Althea) of Shenstone; by his treasured grandchildren, Vanessa, Alicia, Isaac (Amanda), Kristine (Mike), Jennifer (Annie), Ryan (Jade), Jacob, Jeremy (Kayla) and Tyler (Kaitlyn) and precious 14 great grandchildren; brothers, Art Beal (Lynda) of Moncton, Gurney Beal (Leta) of Salisbury, Raymond Beal (Beth) of Riverview and Reg Beal (Linda) of Moncton. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews and by many good friends.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by Daughter-in-law, Ellen Beal (2021)
There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday evening at the Albert County Funeral Home from 6-9pm. A Memorial Service and Celebration of his life will be held at the Albert County Funeral Home on Thursday, May12 ,2022 at 2:00pm with Pastor Leonard Geldart officiating. Immediately following the service the family will be meeting with relatives and friends in the reception area for further sharing of memories and for refreshments.
For those who wish donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Albert County Funeral Home
Albert County Funeral Home
Charity of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated.