In Loving Memory of

Carol Beard

1946 - 2023

Obituary of Carol Beard

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Carol Beard on October 3, 2023, at the age of 76. Carol was a beloved wife to the late James. Cherished mother to her children: Jim (Sarah), Stacey (the late Ben) , and David (Elaine). Carol's unwavering love and guidance were the foundation upon which her children built their lives. As a proud and adored Nana, Carol brought boundless love and joy to her grandchildren: Jaden, Luka, Sage, Cameron, and Evan. She was a dear sister to Sandy (the late Don) Johnstone and a sister-in-law to Gwenda (the late Arthur) Marsh. She will also be remembered by nieces Tricia, Debbie, and nephew Scott, and their families. Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Margaret. Carol's memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Carol dedicated herself to a successful career as a Real Estate agent in the Niagara Region for over two decades, beginning her career with Salci Real Estate and later working for Century 21. Upon retirement, Carol embarked on a new chapter in her life, returning to school where she proudly earned her certificate as an Aesthetician. Her talents shone brightly as she shared her expertise at a spa in Fort Erie for many years. Carol had a zest for life that extended beyond her professional pursuits. She found joy in simple pleasures, like playing cards, cribbage, and euchre, and had an insatiable love for reading. Annual trips to the casino with her mom and sister were a cherished birthday tradition, creating lasting memories. She loved dancing and liked to travel, and especially enjoyed visiting her children in Australia.

What truly defined Carol was her kind and loving nature. She also had a wonderful sense of humour that endured even until the end, bringing smiles and laughter to those fortunate enough to be in her company. Her big smile could warm up an entire room, and her personable and outgoing nature made her easy to talk to and helped her forge lasting friendships wherever she went. Carol's ability to make friends easily was a testament to her warm and welcoming spirit. She had a gift for connecting with people, and her genuine compassion made her a trusted confidant to many.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Grand Canal Retirement Residence for their exceptional care.

In accordance with Carol's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at Essentials Cremation and Burial Services, 221 Division St., Welland on Sunday, December 3 from 12-2 p.m. Words of Remembrance will be shared at 1:30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson's Canada.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: December 3, 2023
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Essentials Cremation and Burial Services, 221 Division St., Welland
Words of remembrance will be shared at 1:30 p.m.

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Gareth J. Green
27 days ago

To David, Jim and the family. It’s Gareth here. I have only just learnt of your mother’s passing and wish to offer my deepest condolences for your loss. Your Mum and Dad were very special people who we were glad to call our friends. Our card game get togethers and meals shared were full of fun, laughter and joy. So sorry again – Love – Gareth J. Green.

Mary Giura
1 month ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful kind mother, Carol was one of the best to be around, I had the pleasure of working with her at both offices and shared some outside outings out of office becoming good friends over the years, Truly one of the best,

Colette & Cliff Empey
1 month ago

We would like to express our sincere condolences to your family. I worked with Carol for many years. She was not only a co-worker but great personal friend

Jocelyne Labrèche
1 month ago

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Had the pleasure of working with Carol. She was an amazing person and I was lucky to call her my friend.

She will be missed!

Mary. Bagnulo
1 month ago

I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family she was a good friend she will be missed so much she was my neighbour for along time may she rip

Diana Hicks
1 month ago

Sending my love to all the family. Sadly I won’t be there in person, but I will be with you all in spirit. I didn’t know her all that well but I know and love Jim and Stacey. I’m glad she’s at peace and with her Jim.


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