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Smith; Beulah Sophia

Posted By Obits On December 8, 2020 @ 12:43 pm In Obituaries | 61 Comments

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It is with great sadness that the Smith family announces the passing of Beulah Sophia Smith of Hunts Point, Queens County on December 5th, 2020 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Mom was 101 and since 2016 she lived, first at Stonehaven Lodge, Port Mouton and the last year at Ridgewood Assisted Living, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
Born at home in Pleasant River, Queens County on August 28th, 1919. She was the second daughter of Ralph Lee and Eva Sarah (Meisner) Waterman. Mom attended the Normal College in Truro and taught school in Queens County for thirty-eight years in the communities of White Point, Hunts Point, and North Port Mouton ending her career in 1984 after 24 years teaching mainly Primary at the Port Mouton Consolidated School. She touched many lives and was reminded of this on a regular basis by her former students. Mom would reminisce on how she enjoyed working with younger minds. Throughout her life Mom was about hard work, kindness and taking care of others. She was active in the community volunteering in church groups, The United Church of Canada; and community groups, Hunts Point Hall, Oceanside Cemetery, and West Queens Coastal Community Development Association, “ Coastal Queens”, Port Mouton and others. In recognition of her community service at the age of 94 mom was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, she volunteered at a National Curling event at the age of 96.
Mom cherished time spent with family, in her later years she especially enjoyed tending great grandchildren in times of need. They always had fun with” Great Gram”. An avid curler, she was a founding member of the women’s curling club in Liverpool and was an honorary member of the Liverpool Curling Club at the time of her death. She had many talents and hobbies, such as gardening, painting, quilting and knitting. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 51 years George Alfred “Affie” Smith, her sister Eileen Himmelman, brothers Louis and Rodger Waterman and close friend, sister-in-law Edna Smith. She is survived by her two sons, Ralph Glendon, Gatineau, Quebec and Jim (Adele) Pine Grove, Lunenburg County; four grandchildren, Darwin Smith Bedford, Halifax County, Lynn (Danny) Nowe, Dayspring Lunenburg Co.; Amanda Smith(Shawn Wells) Bedford, Halifax County; Tyler (Maria Consiglio) Smith Oshawa Ontario; 7 great grandchildren; Kelsey-Lynn Nowe (Ashton Stephenson), Bedford; Ryan Nowe, Dayspring; Colton Smith, Oromocto New Brunswick; Skyler and Jack Wells, Bedford; James and Lily Smith Oshawa; one great great grandson Ellis Gus Stephenson, Bedford. A debt of utmost gratitude is owed to Deborah and Alexander Doggett who have lent their love, support and care over the past few years. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, Queens County. Burial will take place in Oceanside Cemetery, Hunts Point. A funeral service to celebrate Mom’s life will be held at a later date in the Wesley United Church of Canada, Hunts Point. Reverend Karen Ohrt officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Wesley United Church, Hunts Point or a charity of your choice. To share memories and condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Cathy Wentzell on December 8th, 2020 1:54 pm

To Beulah’s Family and Friends
I am saddened to hear of Beulah’s passing.
She was a lovely lady; a kind and caring teacher
to many, many children in our communities.
Cathy Wentzell

Condolence from Christopher Clarke on December 8th, 2020 2:44 pm

I’m very sorry to learn of Beulah’s death. A huge loss to our community. Certainly, her family can take comfort from her’s was a life very well lived.

Condolence from Wendy & Clyde MacAdams on December 8th, 2020 4:00 pm

Ralph, Jim and families,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Beulah’s passing. So many fun memories to look back upon. Please know that you are in our thoughts and take care of each other. Stay well.

Condolence from Paul & MaryLou Smith on December 8th, 2020 4:09 pm

Beulah’s family

Our deepest sympathy and condolences in the passing of Beulah. She lived a very full life and inspired many others. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. May the blessings be.

Condolence from David and Janet Spicer’ on December 8th, 2020 4:51 pm

To Beulah’s family
We were saddened to hear of Beulah’s passing. She was a dear lady and lived a long , fulfilling life. My daughter was in her primary class the last year she taught. She was an awesome teacher.She will be missed.

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on December 8th, 2020 4:52 pm

To the Family,

We are sorry to hear of Beulah’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from rhiannon fitzpatrick on December 8th, 2020 5:02 pm

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Smith’s passing. She was my primary teacher and one of my favourite teachers throughout the years. I’m sure she made an impact on many of us through her time.

Condolence from Donna and John Murray on December 8th, 2020 5:58 pm

Ralph, Jim and family we were saddened to hear of Beulah’s passing. She was a dedicated teacher to her many students including our daughters. Always involved in the community she was enthusiastic and a leader. Beulah was special……
Sincere condolences

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on December 8th, 2020 6:02 pm

We are so sorry to learn of Beulah’s death. She certainly was a pillar of Hunts Point and surrounding communities.
She was one of the sweetest, dearest ladies I have ever known. I had the pleasure of quilting with her for many years both at Queens Quilters and Hunts Point. She was always doing things to make life easier for others. She was a wonderful quilter and Baker. She had made many crafts and quilts and baked for many Bake Sales at Coastal Queens Place and Hostel. She will be missed.

Condolence from Jan Pottie on December 8th, 2020 6:09 pm

I am privileged to have known Beulah and will cherish my memories of her.

Condolence from Allan&Beth LaRocque on December 8th, 2020 6:24 pm

To The Family,

We are very sorry to hear of Beulah’s passing. She as a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Sandy Stuart Pelley on December 8th, 2020 6:26 pm

Jim, Ralph and families, am so sorry on the loss of your Mom.
She will leave a huge void in so many lives but will leave so many wonderful memories for so many people .Condolences to all.

Condolence from Allan&Beth LaRocque on December 8th, 2020 6:26 pm

To The Family,

We are very sorry to hear of Beulah’s passing. She was a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Cathie Pearl-Wentzrll on December 8th, 2020 6:50 pm

To Beulah’s Family and Friends, I extend my sincerest sympathy and gratitude. As a young teacher at Port Mouton School, Beulah was a mentor and a wonderful example of everything that made, not a good, but a great teacher. Her firmness, kindness, generosity and all round goodness was willingly shared with not only her students and friends, but with anyone who was fortunate enough to come in contact with her. I have many fond memories. I pray that you will take comfort in your memories and the knowledge that she touched so many lives in such a positive way.

Condolence from Andrea Mailman on December 8th, 2020 8:23 pm

Our condolences. Great Aunt Beulah will be missed. She and Gramma were great friends.
Hugs
Andrea and Noonan

Condolence from Lorraine MacGowan on December 8th, 2020 8:36 pm

To the Smith family I send my deepest condolences on the passing of Beulah. She was a wonderful woman I enjoyed working with at various activities with the church and community. Always willing to lead or lend a hand with a twinkle in her eye and an impish grin. Her presence will surely be missed by us all.

Condolence from Bob/Louise Baxter on December 8th, 2020 8:40 pm

Jim and family, please accept our sincere condolences on your mom’s passing. Memories of her life well lived will be a comfort as you go on with your lives. Take care of each other.

Condolence from Catherine Kelly on December 8th, 2020 10:39 pm

To Lynn and family …
I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved grandmother and great-grandmother .
She surely lived a full life.

Cathy

Condolence from Diane Tanner on December 8th, 2020 10:55 pm

Jim, Ralph and families, my deepest sympathy for the loss of Beulah. She was a great lady and so fun to be around at family gatherings at Danny and Lynn’s. She will certainly be missed by all. The video was lovely, so many memories for your family to cherish forever. Hugs to you All!

Condolence from Carolyn Fisher on December 9th, 2020 7:15 am

Rest well sweet Beulah and fly high with the angles. To the family, I am so sorry for your loss she was a major fixture to the community and I am so glad and blessed that I got to glean a bit of her wisdom from her as I was growing up in the church.

Condolence from Roger & Eileen Samson on December 9th, 2020 8:03 am

Jim, Adele & family

So saddened to hear of your Moms passing, we are truly sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and our prayers help comfort you.

Roger & Eileen

Condolence from Paula & Al Doucet on December 9th, 2020 8:44 am

To the Smith Family
Our sincere condolences on Beulah’s passing.She was a strong and vibrant person who was a wonderful volunteer.To have energy to volunteer at The National Juniors Curling at The Emera Center was truly amazing and motivational to all of us who volunteered that week!
She will missed.

Condolence from Terri (Huskins) Longmire on December 9th, 2020 9:04 am

Beulah was my kindergarten teacher as well as my father’s kindergarten teacher. I always was amazed by that fact. I thought she was a wonderful teacher and I can still remember some of the things she did in her class to help us all along in school. Even after all of these years, she still spoke to me whenever I saw her and seemed to remember me even after the hundreds of kids that she had taught over the years. She was a wonderful lady and teacher. Condolences to her family at this very sad time.

Condolence from Nancy and Manson White on December 9th, 2020 9:20 am

RALPH, JIM AND FAMILY.
WAS SORRY TO READ OF YOUR MOM PASSING. I HAD BEULAH AS A TEACHER IN THE ONE ROOM SCHOOL IN HUNTS POINT. SHE CERTAINLY WAS A LEGACY. VERY IN VOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. OUR PRAYERS Are with you.

Sincerely

Nancy and mansom

Condolence from CarolAnn MacAdams on December 9th, 2020 9:48 am

It is heartbreaking to hear that we have lost an icon such as Beulah. I learned so many valuable skills from her when I worked at the store in my early teens. You would often hear me say that I was trained for the workforce by the best! Some of those training sessions were difficult; but lead to much success in my life and work experiences. Thank you Mrs. Smith!! I love you xxx

Condolence from Joyce Bolivar on December 9th, 2020 10:00 am

Beulah was a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor. Was a good friend and fellow teacher with my Mum they had good times together. She will be missed by family and friends.

Condolence from Pat Leonard on December 9th, 2020 10:21 am

To the Smith family,
My heartfelt condolences go out to you at this very sad news of the passing of such grand lady in your lives. This tribute you have created is lovely, and I’m sure when times improve and you can gather to honour her, there will be many beautiful memories to share and have a good laugh over.

Pat

Condolence from Robert/ Marjorie MacGowan on December 9th, 2020 10:32 am

We were very sorry to hear of Beulah’s passing. A wonderful and gracious person who will be missed.Our sincere condolences

Condolence from Diane and Donald White on December 9th, 2020 11:25 am

We met Mrs Smith at Stonehaven Lodge, our Mom Marjorie White lived there for a few years. The twinkle in her eye and sweet smile warmed our hearts whenever we saw her.
Condolences to you all , so lucky to have had her in your lives.

Condolence from Jean Meisner on December 9th, 2020 11:35 am

To The Family,

So sorry to hear about your loss. Sincere condolences to all. God bless and stay safe.

Jean (MacLeod) Meisner

Condolence from Paul West on December 9th, 2020 12:04 pm

Ralph, Jim & family,
We are very sorry for your loss, Aunt Beulah was a wonderful person that brought happiness to all those around her. We always enjoyed dropping in to visit her whenever we made a visit to the east coast.

Our sincere condolences,

Line & Paul West
Comox, B C

Condolence from Doug Skinner on December 9th, 2020 12:34 pm

Jim, Adele and family
So sorry to hear of the passing of Gram. She was a wonderful Lady.
Please except my heartfelt condolences

Condolence from Doug & Dot Winters on December 9th, 2020 2:04 pm

Always enjoyed a chat with your mom she was a great lady. Enjoy all your great memories
Doug and Dot

Condolence from sharon verge on December 9th, 2020 5:47 pm

Ronald and Sharon Verge

Ralph,Jim and Family:

we are so sorry to hear of Beulah’s Passing.
She was a wonderful lady and a Great friend.

Our sincere Condolences to all.

Ron and Sharon.

Condolence from Barbara Goulden (Inness) on December 9th, 2020 7:11 pm

Ralph,Jimmy and Family
I was so sorry to hear of Beulah,s passing,she taught me in the one room school in Hunt,s Point,I remember her making hot chocolate on the stove and all the Christmas concerts.She was a role model to her students,a pleasant,hard working lady.Beulah will be missed by her family,friends and community

Condolence from Laura and Gordon mailman on December 9th, 2020 7:48 pm

Ralph,Jim and families – We were saddened to hear of Aunt Beulah’s passing. She and Mom were such great pals .I remember her from very early years .Our condolences to all .We hope to see you when the service is held .Take care and have great memories. Laura & Gord

Condolence from Debbie (Hupman) Thibault on December 9th, 2020 9:28 pm

Sincere condolences to all of Beulah’s family!! Your first teacher is a special one and ‘Mrs. Smith’ was no exception! I was surprised and so happy to see the picture of Mom, Aunt Amy & Alex in her video keepsake! I was so blessed to be able to attend her 100th birthday celebration! Although she couldn’t remember my first name, she knew I was ‘one of the twins’ and laughed about the day that David, Doug Frellick and I were late for school and wet because we were playing in the puddles after a heavy rainfall! I couldn’t believe that she still remembered that day! May it bring you comfort and peace knowing how much she was loved and what a wonderful gift she was to so many children and adults alike!

Condolence from Janette Bent, Grimsby, ON. on December 9th, 2020 10:43 pm

So sorry to hear of Aunt Buelah’s passing. She was a wonderful aunt, teacher, and community member who touched many hearts. Such great memories of a great lady! Blessings to you all.

Condolence from Pat Patterson on December 10th, 2020 6:45 am

Sending sincere condolences to all of Beulah’s family. The tributes people have written testify to the high level of respect and affection that she earned through her teaching and community involvement. I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet her.

Condolence from R.Keith Wyer on December 10th, 2020 7:06 am

Jim and family……….Can’t remember how I got to know your mom but loved her she was one great lady my prayers are with you all…..Keith Wyer

Condolence from Cathy de Rome on December 10th, 2020 10:29 am

Sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful lady. Beulah was my skip in curling. She exhibited lots of patience and humour with us newbies to the game. Even though I never taught with Beulah, we would meet up at various teacher functions over the years. It was always great when Beulah was able to attend Retired Teachers functions. The video tribute is filled with lots of memories of a life well lived.

Condolence from George and Carolyn Parnell on December 10th, 2020 2:25 pm

Sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Terry Boutilier on December 10th, 2020 2:50 pm

Dear Jim ,Adele and families,
So sorry to hear of Beulah’s passing she was a wonderful person. I enjoyed my chats with her when I worked at BMO Liverpool. God Bless
Terry Boutilier

Condolence from Patricia Mount on December 10th, 2020 4:38 pm

To Beulah Family.

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Beulah , we remember her at Lynn and Danny home at Christmas and other gatherings . She always enjoyed herself and we had many great chats .We enjoyed being at her 100th Birthday it was a lovely event for her with so many people coming to celebrate with her and family. Blessings to all .She will be missed . Our deep sympathy and compassion . Patricia and Paul Mount

Condolence from Bruce Theriau on December 10th, 2020 5:06 pm

To Beulah’s Family

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in these difficult times.

Condolence from Nina & Doug on December 10th, 2020 5:27 pm

Sincere condolences to Beulah’s family. Beulah taught my father, my husband & our two girls. A remarkable lady. A long life well lived.

Condolence from Mike and Donna West on December 10th, 2020 6:20 pm

Ralph, Jim and Family,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Beulah’s passing. She was a pillar of the community in Hunts Point and will certainly be missed by many. She lived a full life and touched many lives. She was a special lady whose kindness and helpfulness will be remembered by many. i will treasure the beautiful quilt on my bed made by Aunt Beulah.

Condolence from Coleen and Pat Ryan on December 10th, 2020 10:15 pm

What a full life well lived and shared by so many! So neat to have her as my Grade One teacher and then as one of Mom’s “housemates” at Stonehaven. She certainly impacted a lot of lives and will be remembered fondly by her community for her involvement. Loved that twinkle in her eye!

Condolence from Gary Doggett on December 10th, 2020 10:42 pm

Beulah was a wonderful person, she loved everything she did, Condolences to her family .

Condolence from John & Nancy LEEFE on December 11th, 2020 9:14 am

Beulah was a whirlwind. She will be fondly remembered by all who shared life’s path with her.

Condolence from Doug and Carol Frellick on December 11th, 2020 10:11 am

We were sorry to hear of Beulah’s passing.She was a wonderful person and teacher,who not only taught me but my father as well.Condolences to Beulah’s family,she will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Brian & Susan West on December 11th, 2020 3:10 pm

To Jim,Adele,Ralph and all the family
Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. We all have such wonderful, fun-filled memories to cherish of Aunt Beulah over the years. A lovely lady with a beautiful smile and a wit to admire. A life well-lived and wonderful times to remember. Happy to have been home to share her 100th birthday last year. Take care.
Love Brian and Susan

Condolence from Judy, Carol, Dotty, Sonny, and Susan on December 12th, 2020 12:06 pm

My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. 0Your parents where always our favorite Aunt and Uncle I remember spending summers up in Hunts PoInt. All the fond memories I have of all of you. Your Mom will be missed by all of our families very very much.

Condolence from Linda Williams on December 12th, 2020 10:55 pm

Dear Family of Beulah Smith, I remember going to her birthday last year in the Hunt’s Point Hall. I knew if my mom hadn’t
passed away she would have taken many pictures of her as she was her teacher, my dad’s and mine. I would always
marvel at the speed of her walking when I met her in town and I always felt she must surely have been drinking from the
fountain of youth, because really, she did not look to be 100 last year at her big bash. I remember giving her a card with a
picture of my mats I used to draw in primary. She always would comment on how she loved them. Someone had mentioned
her having a twinkle in her eye. She certainly did have a sparkle for life. I pray that you let your hearts overflow with the
many memories you had over the years with her. Prayers of comfort and blessing to you all as you miss her and go through
this difficult time. Take care, Linda, Stephen and family

Condolence from Douglas Smith on December 13th, 2020 7:12 pm

Ralph, Jim and families, I offer my condolences to you and your extended families on th passing of your mother. She was my grade 2 teacher in North Port Mouton. I still remember as an excellent teacher and a lovely person. Upon meeting her in subsequent years, she always pleasantly remembered us. She always looked half her years. The last time I saw her, she was on a lawn tractor mowing her grass. A lovely person.

Condolence from D & L MacKinnon on December 13th, 2020 8:03 pm

To Beulah’s Family our sympathy. She was a great lady, who enjoyed everyday of her life to the fullest. It was always a pleasure to see her and have a conversation, knowing you would leave feeling better about everything. Cherish your wonderful memories. Dennis & Linda MacKinnon.

Condolence from Butch and Loretta Cook on December 15th, 2020 2:01 pm

Dear Ralph, Jim, Adele and family – we have very fond memories of your mother. Butch will never forget her kind hospitality on his first fishing trip on the South Shore. We have a beautiful quilt on our bed which was made by Beulah and Mrs. Smith and we enjoyed many of her delicious lemon pies. She was a great lady. We send our condolences on her passing

Condolence from Darren & Shauna Nowe on December 15th, 2020 8:17 pm

Thinking of you all , Beulah was a beautiful lady and loved by many , she was so very proud of her family , we always enjoyed seeing her and chatting with her at family gatherings, she will be missed , you are in our thoughts, Darren & Shauna xx

Condolence from Jim Rofihe on December 17th, 2020 10:46 am

Jim, Ralph and Family

So sorry to read of Beulah’s passing. She was a kind soul and I enjoyed our many chats over the years. She had a fine life and was an asset to her community. She will be missed. My sincerest condolences to you all.

Condolence from Ruth Anne Zwicker on December 17th, 2020 8:19 pm

To all of Beulah’s family

I was saddened to learn of Beulah’s passing. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and I will remember her fondly. Sending sincere condolences

Condolence from Richard West on December 23rd, 2020 7:10 pm

Ralph and Jim : So sorry to hear of aunt Beulah’s passing , I have many fond memories of you mom from my younger years my sincere condolences

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