65, Baddeck
It is with heavy hearts, we share with relatives and friends the death of our brother and uncle, Neil James ‘Jimmy’ Beaton, who passed on Dec. 3, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Scotch Lake, Jimmy was the son of the late Duncan Joseph and Elizabeth Frances (MacLellan) Beaton.

To many, Jimmy was known as “The Mayor” due to his huge volunteer contribution in the Baddeck community. He took great pride in serving those who were in need or just to make a difference by making Baddeck a better place to live.

Jimmy was a member of St. Michael’s parish, a life member of Canadian Legion, Branch 53, as well as a loyal member of the Liberal party. After retiring from the municipality landfill in Baddeck, Jimmy devoted more of his time to fishing, darts, cards, dancing and most of all, volunteering his time. Jimmy was good with his hands, for he was a “jack of all trades”. He will be remembered by family and friends for being a good story teller, kind hearted and not to mention, always being happy with a smile on his face. 

Besides his parents, Jimmy was predeceased by a sister, Anne Marie Beaton; sister-in-law, Alice Beaton, brother-in-law, James ‘Arch’ Harvie and grandnephew, Jake Harvie.

Jimmy leaves behind his loving sister, Diana Harvie and brothers, Duncan Robert (Barbara) and Donald Francis. Jimmy will also be missed by his several nieces and nephews.

By Jimmy’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, a memorial service will be held at a later date, which will be announced in the newspaper.

Donations in memory of Jimmy may be made to Christmas Daddies.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                              Online Condolences

Diana, Bobby,and Donald and families. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all at this time. Jimmy was a great guy. I was very shocked to hear about his passing.
Take care; Alex and Charmaine Jones

Diana, please pass along our deepest sympathy to all your family on the loss of Jimmy, we had lots of fun with him years ago and sorry we have not seen any of you since. Our thoughts and prayers are with all.
From:  Faye & Jack Calder

I am deeply saddened by Jimmy's passing. He was a friend to all and left us with many humorous memories.
From:  Earl Timmons

Diane , Donald & Families : Sincere sympathies on your great loss . Jimmie will certainly be missed in the Village of Baddeck and surrounding area. Jimmies " Huge Heart" was always there to help many a person when in need – always done with no expectation of anything in return ! His big smile was one of sincerity !! His knowledge of history was amazing ! His stories were hilarious ! Rest In Peace Jimmie — Those Roads Travelled will never forget you — You were one of a kind .
Sincerely – Sheila Mac Neil – Iona / Antigonish

To the entire Beaton family we offer our deepest sympathy. He was one of a special few genuine "characters" in the best sense of the word, and Baddeck was lucky to have him call it home.
From:  Gordon Matheson

We wish to extend my sincere sympathy to the Beaton family for their loss. Jimmy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. God's blessings be with all of you.
From:  Ian and Marlene MacLean

I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to the Beaton family for their loss. Jimmy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. God's blessings be with all of you. Jacqueline.
From:  Jacqueline MacDonald

The Last Journey The time has come for a loved one to take that long journey. A journey of great distance. A journey of great sorrow and joy. A journey we will all take in time. Sorrow: because they have been taken from us and left loved ones behind. Joy: For they will soon be with the Great Spirit and walk with him…
From:  Bev & Beau Elkins