Irma Beaucage

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Irma Beaucage, in her obituary photo

Irma Regina Beaucage (nee McCallum) (6 November 1931 - 2 July 2019) was a lifelong resident of Thunder Bay, who was a crossing guard at Pine Street School in about 1988.

Early life

Irma was born Irma Regina McCallum 6 November 1931 to Maisie and Stephen McCallum. She had two twin siblings, Edith and Edward.

Irma graduated from St. Patrick's High School.

Marriage and children

Irma married John "Jack" Beaucage (1931 or 1932 - 25 September 2005) in 1951 or 1952 [1] and had six children:

  • Dwight
  • Dale
  • Michele
  • Norina
  • Bill
  • Nadine


According to her obituary, after graduating high school she "worked at various businesses, retiring as a school crossing guard for Pine Street School." She helped children cross the road at Red River Road from Lowery's to the south-east corner entrance of Pine Street School, in the morning and afternoon. She worked there in 1988 while Michael Currie and his schoolmates were in grade one, and possibly in other years as well. She spoke to the children, with a friendly and clever personality, while waiting for the cars to pass.


Beaucage died 2 July 2019.


Mrs. Irma Regina Beaucage (McCallum), age 87 years, resident of Thunder Bay, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Irma was born in Fort William on November 6, 1931 and was a lifelong resident of Thunder Bay. She was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School and worked at various businesses, retiring as a school crossing guard for Pine Street School. She was an avid bowler and her home and family were her main interests. Irma always loved to cook and bake for her large family. On many occasions, in their younger years, Irma and her husband Jack would holiday aboard cruise ships, vacation in Las Vegas and take trips across the boarder to Grand Portage Lodge and Casino. Irma also loved to watch the Toronto Blue Jays on television and could not be disturbed when she was watching them play. Irma was a member of the Corpus Christi C.W.L. and the Women of the Moose Chapter 1212.

Irma is survived by her children Dwight (Evelyn) of Bowmanville, Dale, Michele, Norina Soptiuck (Steven) of Pinewood, Bill (Marlo), and Nadine (Dave) of Kitchener; 10 grandchildren Danielle, Stephanie, Michael, Peter-John, Zachary, Steven, Brittany, Kallem, Brysen and Rachel; 4 great grandchildren, Quinn, Hudson, Maya, and Anabelle.

She was predeceased by her late husband John (Jack) Beaucage, parents Maisie and Stephen McCallum; and twin siblings, Edith and Edward.

The family would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Mary Valente who took care of Mom and always had her best interests at heart. Also, to Arlene Nippard of McKellar Place, thank you for always keeping an eye out for Mom and staying in constant contact with Bill. Your patience and dedication towards the care and best interests of Mom will not be forgotten.

Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will take place in St. Andrew's Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society, St. Joseph's Hospice, Dew Drop Inn, and or the Shelter House would be greatly appreciated.

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Obituary [2]