Blake Willard Beamer (Montreal , September 26,1936 – Hawkesbury, January 8, 2021)
Peacefully at the Hawkesbury General Hospital on Friday, January 8,2021 Blake Beamer of Hawkesbury, Ontario passed away at the age of 84.
He was the son of Brig. Willard Chamberlain Beamer, O.B.E., Legion of Merit (U.S.A.), 1901-1977 and Beryl Ada Hogue (1905-1983).
Survived by his sister Elizabeth Ann Beamer (Ottawa) and his beloved companion of 22 years, Jeanne Catharina Berkel, Jeanne’s children, Ryan Lapointe (Beth McCharles) of Rosedale and Anouk Lapointe (Yvan Fontaine) of Brossard and four-footers Henry, Ying and Yang.
Blake had a lifelong interest in academia which included public schooling in Ottawa, Bethesda MD and the Westmount Schools, as well as Loyola College and Sir George Williams, Concordia and Bishop’s Universities.
Blake worked six years in the “Real World” (his words) – the last three in Knob Lake for Iron Ore Company of Canada when, newly married in September 1961, he and his wife Rachel (Celie) Deleu (1933-1997) headed northward to Labrador/Ungava.
Thereafter Blake taught, mostly High School, for 32 years – beginning with Mitchell Elementary, Sherbrooke, QC, followed by Laurentian Regional High, Lachute, QC.
Blake also had an abiding interest in hiking, skiing, cycling, gardening, and camping (Atlantic Provinces and New England).
After a summer in 1954 at the Digby Pines Hotel, he became addicted to Folk Music and spent many happy hours on his circa 1950 Gibson Jumbo Guitar.
He shall be missed by friends and relatives in Canada, Holland, England, Ireland, Norway, Germany and U.S.A.
Life was good to Blake with its attendant ups and downs, but nevertheless rich and fulfilling.
Due to current restrictions a Private Ceremony will take place in the spring.
For those who wish a donation in memory of Blake to the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital Foundation or the Montreal SPCA would be appreciated.
To express your condolences, make a donation or plant a "Tree of Remembrance" for Blake, please visit www.hillcrestfuneralhome.ca