Edward Beach

Obituary of Edward Harold Beach

BEACH, Edward (Ed) Harold, 85, born to Harold and Jeanne Beach of Vernon New York April 3rd, 1938, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2023, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ed is survived by his wife, Charlene MacInnis; and her children Ryan and Meghan Stewart; his dear sister, Julie Arnold; nieces, Cathy Mantor (Andy), and Terry Jewell; nephew, Jim Mantor (Marilyn); and great-niece, Amber Jewell. Ed attended VVS High School and went on to manage Marble Hill Inn in Sherrill, NY. He also worked in the Knife Plant at Oneida Limited Silversmiths. He owned and operated a snowmobile business in central New York before moving to southwest Florida. Once there, Ed found work in the construction industry working on condominiums along the Gulf coast. Eventually Ed started his own business as a pool contractor focusing mainly in the Naples and Fort Myers areas, which he operated until 2010. Ed raced stock cars at Utica-Rome Speedway, NY as well as in Miami. This led to his interest in Nascar where he became an avid fan of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty. He had a chance meeting with Richard Petty who commented to him, you look just like me to which Ed corrected him, saying no, you look like ME. Ed entertained us with many stories about favorite drivers and races over the years. Ed’s need for speed led to his passion for Corvettes, purchasing his last, a 2003 bright yellow 50th anniversary edition. Ed, (Eduardo-inside joke), loved being outdoors taking great pride in maintaining his properties, cruising, travelling, walking the beaches of Florida, and enjoying the sunsets with the love of his life Charlene (Darlin). Ed loved road trips and hiking in the State Parks of North Carolina and was a season pass holder for the Biltmore Estates. Ed was forever the gentleman and beautiful soul, picking flowers holding purses and opening car doors, didn’t care what anyone thought, he was comfortable in his own skin. Ed’s quiet demeanor was often contradicted by his wit and dry humor, making his jokes and storytelling so much fun. A special thank you to Chris (the Captain), our Cape Breton angel. You made Ed’s life so much brighter with all your love and compassion. Thank you to all the VON’s for the extraordinary care and kindness given to Ed with a special nod to Leslie, Alex and Ashley for the personal care and delicious treats given to Ed over the years. “And a warm beam shines down upon your face, It’s me reaching out from heaven to touch your cheeks and whisper I’m alright. When a gentle breeze finds you and refreshes your mind and body, it’s me caressing you, you are alright too.”
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