Murielle “Merle” Beaulieu

A resident of Chatham,Murielle ‘Merle’ Beaulieu (nee Nadeau), passed away peacefully at the Chatham Kent Hospice on Wednesday July 3 2019 at the age of 66 after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. 

Merle was born on September 1 1952 in Grand Falls, New Brunswick to the late Emile Nadeau and Agathe Demers (Godreau- Nadeau). Predeceased by her step father Leo Demers.

Wife of Daniel Beaulieu for 47 years.

Loving mother of Tabitha Boersma (Bill Barnier) of Morpeth, ON and Shawn Beaulieu of Chatham. Cherished grandmother of 5 grandchildren, Terri Lynn Beaulieu (Darryll Harper) of Chatham ON, Amber Boersma (fiance Kyle Hetherington) of London, Mileena Hould-Ohlman (fiance Jordan Carroll) of Chatham, Cody Boersma of Windsor and Shawna Beaulieu of Chatham. Great grandmother of Noah Beaulieu.

Dear sister of Bill Nadeau, David Nadeau, Ron Nadeau, Suzanne Labelle, Nancy Nadeau all of Ottawa. Maurice Nadeau(Mary Tessier) of Deep River.

Predeceased by her sister Jeanne Smith (2010) and her nephew Christopher Howes(1980).

Merle will be deeply missed by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be deeply missed by her best friend of over 40 years, Doris Sutcliffe(Ted Cruse) of Chatham. They have been her rock through her difficult journey. Her other family at Riverview Bingo which she was Manager of for close to 30 years. Merle was an avid bingo player and loved the casino, shopping and reading many books, and enjoyed sitting outside on the swing for hours. She loved country music and Elvis Presley.

Special thank you to the Chatham Kent Hospice staff for their outstanding care and compassion during her stay and a special thank you to Dr. Burgess for his kindness and compassion. Merle appreciated all of you very much as well as the family.

In memory of Merle, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and Chatham Kent Hospice or charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

The family will be having a celebration of life gathering at Aristos in Chatham (back of Smitty’s on Grand Ave) on Saturday August 10th from 1-4pm.

22 Comments on “Murielle “Merle” Beaulieu”

  1. Our deepest sympathies to Tabatha and Shawn. May another cousin of ours Rest In Peace . Paul & Carol-Lynn

  2. Fern and Rita will miss you ! We remember all the good times we had . Sorry for your loss to the family members. I loved her laugh and her smile . Never will we forget you Muriel . Always in our hearts. ❤️ When we would visit her she would always ask for chocolate chip muffin. Oh the smile that would come to her face when she seen fern! Love you !

  3. I am so sorry to hear this sad news of your Beloved Muriel. She was such a warm gentle soul. My Sincere Sympathy to Tabitha Shawn, Danny….May she Rest after this long battle……..Madge Lauzon Kapuskasing

  4. My deepest condolences to Merle’s family.
    Lovely lady I have known for many years and she will be truly missed.

  5. My condolences Muriel was a wonderful person who meet every bingo player at Riverview with a smile, and great service!

  6. My condolences to the family of Merle. She was such a wonderful person . I met her at riverview bingo and we realized we had 1 thing in common besides bingo and that was reading Deb McCombers books. We exchanged books a lot back than. Now Merle you can relax in Heaven with a book in hand and pain free. RIP MERLE You have earned your wings. Joanne

  7. My condolences to the family of Merle. She was a amazing lady. I met her at bingo and we had 2 things in common bingo and the love for deb Mccomber books. We exchanged the and did a lot of reading . Rip Merle you have gained your wings and are now a angel in Heaven. Relax and be pain free . you have earned it. RIP MERLE miss you Joanne

  8. Merle you were a great coworker and friend. You will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family .

  9. Hugs and prayers to all the family. Merle you will be missed by many family and friends. You will not be forgotten, your smile and laugh were special. R.I.P. Merle

  10. I’m very saddened to hear this news thoughts and prayers to all of you she was a wonderful lady. Thinking of you tab

  11. To family of Merle, the Bingo Hall Manager. Spent many days and nights while volunteering for several clubs at the Riverview Bingo Hall under Merle’s watch. Very surprised to hear of her passing. A changing of the guard has come some might say. My condolences are extended to Merle’s extended family.

  12. always so positive i remember when she first started at riverview bingo .she worked hard pushing the cart around hall and waiting on all of us.then she went into management and i pushed that cart around when not running the floor with cards.memories all good as she was always my friend you will be missed my prayers go out to her family.

  13. So sorry for your loss Danny and Nadeau/Beaulieu family You are in our prayers at this difficult time

  14. Merle will be missed by all her family and friends immensely! Always had a smile on her face and kind to everyone RIP Merle!

  15. So sorry for your loss. Merle was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. R.I.P. Merle.

  16. So sorry for your loss. Merle was a great person, loved by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. R.I.P. Merle, you deserve it.

  17. It seems your mom was well loved Shawn by all the comments. Thinking of you and your family. A mom’s love is eternal.

  18. My deepest sympathy goes out to you Tabitha in the loss of your Mother.
    Thoughts & prayers are with all the family. OX

  19. R.I.P. Merle, We will miss you dearly. I loved to make you laugh and listen to your giggle. I love you. My deepest sympathy to Tabby and Shawn and all their family.

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