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Donald M. Beadle, of Peterborough, Ont., passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 61.

He was formerly of Moose Jaw, Sask. and Fort Frances, Ont.

Beloved husband and childhood sweetheart of Carla (Plumridge) for 43 years; dear father of Don (Heather), Mike (Jen), and John (Amber); loving Grandpa of Allison, Caitlyn, Brenna, Cody, Bailey, Kelis, Iliana, and Jaxson; and brother of Norval and the late Glenda McMahon (late Ralph) and Ron (surviving wife, Gwen).

He also will be remembered by many other relatives and friends.

Don was a long-time employee of Nefab and had a prior career as a plumber. He loved hockey (Go Habs!), fishing, boating, playing baseball, and doing all those things with his grandchildren.

Don also was very handy, enjoying fixing things around the house and tinkering with cars.

A memorial reception was held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Ashburnham Funeral Home (840 Armour Rd.), with words of remembrance at 4 p.m.

In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be welcome and may be made online at