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Ellen Lynn Beals


Ellen Lynn Beals

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved wife and mother, Lynn Beals, 78, of Stoney Creek.  Lynn passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25th, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Lynn was born in Lower Cape, NB on August 15, 1945 the daughter of the late Jack and Geraldine (Corcoran) Nelson. 

She retired from the Canadian National Railways after a long career at the "Glass House", "Killam Drive" and Intermodal. Lynn was a member of the St. Mary's Anglican Church, ACW, and Legion Branch #32, all located in Hillsborough.  She also served as a director for the Mountain View Cemetery and greatly enjoyed her bowling league. 
Lynn was a strong, independant and determined woman.  She was the caregiver to all and was happiest when giving of herself.  In true mom fashion, right up to the end she was instructing us on how to hold the next social gathering and family celebration.  She was still thinking of others. 
She was a very special Mom and Nanny/Nan.  Mom always supported us, her daughters, she encouraged us to do anything we set our minds to and anything our "hearts desired".  Mom was always active in our school and extracurricular activities.  Our home was a place where everyone was welcome. Family and friends have fond memories of their visits and the many celebrations that took place over the years.
Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and they were fortunate to spend a lot of time with Nan and Gramp. She was always planning time with her grandchildren especially over March Break, summer vacation, Christmas and inservice days.  Nan was always sure to have their favourite treats on hand and always arranged the most fun outings for them.  Making memories was always very important to her.  We will be forever grateful for the love mom gave to our children. 
Lynn will be deeply missed by her husband of 57 years, Gary Beals of Stoney Creek, and her cherished daughters, Jackie Poirier (Paul) of Hammonds Plains, NS and Amber Glavin (Tony) of Enfield, NS; her precious grandchildren, Tyler, Cally and Lyric; her sister, Carolyn Ryll (Eric) of Nanaimo, BC; brothers-in-law, David Beals of Moncton and Bjorn Magnussen of Ski, Norway.  She will also be missed by her dearest nieces Wendy Andrew and Lori Taylor (Carey) of Moncton, great-nieces and nephew, Cassidy, Cali and Calen and many special cousins, Darlene and Edward Douthwright, Allen, Roy, Rae, Faye and Nina (O'Blenis Family) and great aunts, Marie Nelson and Frances Douthwright and her many cherished friends and extended family in Alberta, Cape Breton and Norway. 
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her infant sister, Patricia and sister Sharon Magnussen. 
Honouring Lynn's own wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service.  All are welcome to attend the graveside service at the Mountain View Cemetery, Lower Cape, NB on May 24th, 2024 at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a contribution in honor of Lynn, donations can be made to the SPCA, Hope for Wildlife, Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of the donor's choice.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Darlene and Edward Douthwright, Aunt Carolyn, Kathy and Irving Hawkes, Carole Jensen and Brenda Knight, the Pauley family and the ladies at the Homestead Restaurant for their care, love, and friendship they gave to mom (and dad) during her illness. 
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB E4H-3K2 (506) 734-2780
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Service Date
Friday, May 24, 2024
Service Time
Service Location
Graveside Service- Mountain View Cemetery, Lower Cape, NB

No Visitation

Burial Date
May 24th, 2024
Burial Location
Mountain View Cemetery, Lower Cape, NB

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society, SPCA, Hope for Wildlife or charity of donor's choice