Rhéau Beaudry

It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Rhéau Beaudry announce his peaceful passing on November 10, 2021.

Dear partner of April Nicklen or as he affectionately called her: “Martha”, loving father of Chantal (Richard), Mélanie and Corey, proud grandfather of Iver and Wolfgang.

Rhéau will be fondly remembered by family and his many, many friends as a gracious and accommodating host, proud work site slow-cooker chef, and abundant user of emojis and exclamation marks when text messaging.

Rhéau was a distinguished journeyman steam fitter for over 40 years and an established figure of the Nicolett Inn – of which he played on the curling team, coached the hockey team and was a member of the Rod & Gun Club.

He was a proud francophone, a history buff and a garage tinkerer in his spare time; fond of beer, camping and the company of those he held dear.

He lived hard, died young, and has a good looking corpse.

Rhéau’s ashes will be handled by his family in a private ceremony.

He will be missed.

“Yaa… right!”

A message of condolence may be left on Rhéau’s memorial page by using the comments field below. (note: there is an approval process for external posts, resulting in a delay. Thank you for your patience.)

10 thoughts on “Rhéau Beaudry

  1. Ginette

    Condolences to Auntie and the whole family with Rheau’s passing… I have so many memories from the city to the Ranch growing up with Rheau, all his fun little inventions at the ranch (still the nicest outhouse I’ve ever been into, it had electricity,running water and even candles!) to every quirky little thing he made/created that we didn’t even know we needed yet!
    He will be missed…
    RIP Rheau

  2. Ted Gauthier

    I knew from the very first time I met Rheau, that we would be friends for a very long time. He wasn’t an athlete, but he coached our hockey team for many years…. He wasn’t a fisherman, but he joined us in many adventures through the years with the Nicolett Rod and Gun Club. The man could shoot a shotgun, and skeet shooting and hunting ducks came easy to him. He curled for 19 years with the Nicolett Curling club where he excelled as a curler. In his day Rheau was was proficient in horseshoes, and very skilled at shuffleboard, taking many dollars from his adversaries. He was a very busy guy and always had time to share a beer with you, then another one, and another one….
    RIP my Friend

    • Joyce Wright

      Deepest Condolences 💐 to the family.
      Words are difficult to find to express how sad it was to get the news of Rheau’s passing my heart goes out to you all ❤️ Joyce

  3. Fraser Hyde

    Condolences to Rheau’s family on his passing. He was a great guy, a skilled tradesman and was always good for a laugh even on the toughest jobs. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
    His friends at Testco.

  4. Rudy & Terry

    April & family,
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    It was always nice to visit with Rheau at the campground, lots of stories shared and memories made. Rest in Peace.

  5. Maureen Sorokowski

    Our deepest sympathies to April & family. We are saddened to hear of Rheau’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Jeff & Maureen Sorokowski

  6. Bob Clement

    He was my friend from Grade one on! We were always together for all those year right into high school. Worked together for a bit with another old friend, who has left us way too early, Ernie Rousseau. Unfortunately we had not seen each other for a while but on my 65th birthday , my wife somehow got a hold of him to come and celebrate with me and other old high school friends that evening at the Pony Coral. I spent hours talking with Rheau and was very happy that he was there. We spoke in early October and with his quirky sense of humour, he told me had beat the Dr’s report by 2 months and started to laugh! A la prochaine mon chum

  7. Tyler Zirk

    Rheau was a solid man. He was kind, funny and extremely innovative just to name a few. I’ve been best friends with corey nicklen for over 20 years and almost every other week corey would be telling me all about the cool projects Rheau was working on or have a funny story to tell me about him. I remember going for Argo rides with him at the cabin and definitely had some good conversations with him as I became an adult. Last time I was able to see him was just a few weeks before his passing and even then just as usual the first thing he’d usually say.. ” you want a beer?” ..truely an amazing man. He will be missed.

  8. Michele Rousseau & Rick Asselin

    Sincere sympathies to April and family. He was a very nice guy. I remember flying out to Hello Lake with Rheau & my brother (Ernie) probably 30years ago. I’m sure these two buddies are sharing special moments again. RIP.

  9. chantal beaudry

    Happy birthday Papa. I miss you every day.

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