Mary Ellen Beamish

Obituary of Mary Ellen Beamish

Mary Ellen (Barr) Beamish, 87, passed away on March 17, 2021 at Innisfree House, Kitchener with her four children at her side and the rest of her family there in spirit.

Mary Ellen is survived by her children: Sandra (Greg Hanmer), Susan (Kevin Goheen), Charles, and Stephen (Karen Temple-Beamish). Proud grandmother of Kaitlin, Sarah, Maryn (Matt Shanahan) and Paige Hanmer; Ben, Casey and Josh Goheen; and Megan (Kasper Podgorski) and Nic Beamish.  Mary Ellen was loved by her brother George (deceased), (Peggy) Barr, sisters Margaret Ann (Ross) McFarlane and Alberta Jane (Bob, deceased) McNutt and their families. Mary Ellen is preceded in death by her husband Charles (Chuck) Brouse Beamish.

Mary Ellen was a true educator, spending over 35 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent all within the Northumberland Newcastle/Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. She enjoyed spending time on the golf course, curling and admiring sunsets at her homes on Moore Lake and in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Cremation has taken place. A family memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Innisfree House, Jumpstart Canada or an education charity of your choice and can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at or 519-745-8445. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Clair Hills Retirement Community and Innisfree House for their excellent care and support.  

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