Beatrice B, Duguay ( lovingly known as "B B") left us on Thursday February 13th , 2014 at 94 years young.
She was born in Rumford, ME August 8th, 1919 to the late Oliver and Cordelia Chenard Legereʹ. She then returned to New Brunswick, Canada where she spent most of her younger years with her parents and 6 siblings living a life by the ocean. I remember some of her stories of how they made their own ice skates to challenge the frozen ocean shores..diving of beautiful rock cliffs into ganglings of jellyfish the quickly welting up from their stings.. I remember going for visits to Canada..picking raw yummies out of the garden, food cooked on the wood burning stove, baths in an old wash tub, picking wild blueberries so my grandmother could make homemade donuts! and the sweet taste of fresh caught lobster.... My mom and dad with my brother in tow came to Oak Ridge around 1943 to work on the Manhattan Project during the Atomic City era as many young people did contributing to the eventual conclusion of World War II. I was fortunate to be able to spend most of my 66 years with my mother's sweet spirit as she walked through time. I remember her jitterbug, her Canadian based cooking, her mix-up of the English language when she met strangers, her love of bingo and donuts. She bartended and loved working at the famed Alexander Motor Inn for many years and met quite a few dignitaries through that journey.. and I will always remember her sweet, sweet smile.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Chester Duguay and is survived by James C. Duguay and wife Mary, son and daughter-in-law; Diane (Job) Omasta and husband Barry, daughter and son-in-law; grandchildren, Jim Duguay, Matt/Cindy Job, Jennifer/David Hudson; great grandchildren, Madeleine, Sophia, Ava, Matthew, Rowan, and Clementine. We will miss you Mom.
A celebration of life will be held for her at St. Mary's Catholic Church Chapel on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 1:00PM with visitation from 12:00 to 1:00PM. All are invited to say farewell.