September 11, 1939 – May 17, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we are announcing the passing of Arthur Beaulieu. Arthur passed May 17th at 03:50 surrounded with the love of his family. Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Sharon his children Jason (Tammy), Martin (Ronna Lee) his grandchildren Christopher (Seinead), Elisha (Darren), Justin and his many great grandchildren: Kaitlynn, Miles, Liam, Miley, Lilly, and Kyler whom he adored.
Art was born Sept 11, 1939 in New Westminster, he was a self made man. He did not have a lot of hobbies but he did have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, he was an incredible problem solver and entrepreneur.
In the early 70’s he built the first oversized log splitter operated it on the Fraser River, with his first company AB Contracting. Which led him to design and build the first submersible grid for test scaling log bundles.
He then moved onto building many boom boats, contracting for Crown Zellerback in Goliath Bay. He had his own trucking company for a few years, that he operated himself. In the early 80’s he built his first tugboat the MV Shaymar, and created Pacific Cachalot Ltd. The MV Shaymar was built to tend the first mobile marine chipper on the coast.
He started log towing for Crown Forest which eventually lead to building another tugboat the MV Yucata. At Pacific Cachalot’s prime Arthur owned and operated up to 10 tugs boats, and towed a large portion of the North Vancouver Island’s log booms. He was a pioneer in his industry.
Arthur will be sorely missed by his family and friends, he will be laid to rest with his eldest son Michael Arthur at the Campbell River cemetery. A celebration of life will be held July 3, 2021 between 1-4pm at 3945 Discovery Drive in Campbell River, BC.
In lieu of flowers please donate in Arthur’s name to Small Cell cancer research.Obituary
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