Marie MacGregor (Beatteay) Patrick
Died peacefully February 17 after a brief illness. Born in Saint John, NB, August 27, 1923 to the late Marion and Allan Beatteay.
She enjoyed an eclectic childhood playing tennis, golf, piano and riding horses. She attended vocational college, Westbrook Junior College, Boston's Chamberlain School of Retailing, Nova Scotia Technical College and worked for Eaton's training store managers.
She lived in Fredericton and Montréal during her husband's university years and moved back to New Brunswick in 1955, first Boiestown and then Fredericton since 1959. She was active in The Salvation Army, United Church Women and Hospital Aid. She was a long time member of the Garrison Club.
Starting with Manpower in Job Relations Training, she moved to KMart as Personnel Manager. She directed the NB Division of Pro Feminae until 1985 and later taught Career Orientation for Women at NBCC.
Devoted mother to her 5 children Cathy Elizabeth, Karen Marie (David Skinner), Peter Allan (Elizabeth Cowan), Paul Murray and Allan Beatteay (Shelley MacDonnell). She also leaves five grandchildren Rebecca, Stephanie, Ian, David and Katherine. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Murray C. Patrick and her daughter Cathy.
She was an avid reader, loving sports and crossword puzzles. She spent summers at her beloved Woodman's Point until her late eighties.
Thanks to 4NE and Palliative Care nurses.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at STU Conference Centre, 368 Forest Hill Rd, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2pm with Rev. Dr. Kelly Burke officiating. Donations in Marie’s memory would be greatly appreciated to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to www.mcadamsfh.com