Beatrice Lake Foote

November 19, 1939 to June 15, 2020


We are saddened to announce her sudden passing in the early hours of June 15, 2020.  She is predeceased by her loving husband William Foote, and daughter Sandy MacDow.  Survived by sons Bert (Noelle), and Billy (Donna); and her grandchildren whom she adored Adam, Alex, Will, Erica, Duncan and Sean.  Also left to mourn is her only surviving uncle, Ed Thornhill and wife Marjorie in Nova Scotia.  She will also be sadly missed by her best friend for over 50 years, Audrey Monk and husband Carl, and her dear friend Olive Carter.  

Born and raised on Brunette Island, a tiny island off the coast of the Burin Peninsula, on November 19, 1939.  Beatrice moved to St. John’s in 1964 and married the best man on the island, Bill Foote.  She raised two sons and her family became her priority.  A doting and loving mother and grandmother is her legacy, but Bea was renowned for her homemade desserts and cherished opportunities to have a grand chat and cup of coffee at the table with anyone.

We would like to thank the staff at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home for their incredible care and compassion towards mom while she was there.  

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. 


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So sad to hear of your mother’s passing. Bea and I would enjoy our walks around the trails near Greenwood Park. I really enjoyed her company and her stories.
Emma Thornhill

I knew Beatrice and William Foote for many years and they were wonderful people – the finest kind.
I was their Family Doctor for some time and it would always lift my spirits when they would visit
.They thought the world of each other and I thought the world of them.
Keith Noble

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who was very proud of you.

Bert & Billie, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Sincere condolences from all of us in the Short Family.

Our Deepest sympathies for the loss of your mom and grandmother. I am sure you have many precious memories. Our brother Howard (Shelia) who has passed was a close friend of Beatrice. Our thoughts are prayers are with you.

Cousins Arthur & Valerie Thornhill
Larry & Sandy Thornhill
Roeann & Aubrey LaGuff

To Bert and Billy and all your families .We will miss your mother Beatrice but not as much as you She was a dear special person .She always like to tell us about you all Alex,s love of horses Erica an aspiring actress along will. She could always tell a good joke some she saved special for her Uncle Ed .He knew her from the day she was born and treated her like his baby sister .I met her in 1960since then we have been friends .Bill and her home always made us welcome in St.Johns We enjoyed many delicious meals and deserts there . Bill adored her .Her Snowball cake was to die for. She shared her recipes with me and her love of Brunette especially when we were able to go to the reunion. She sent me a sun catcher many years ago .it said Good friends are we my Aunt and me .I still have it that says it all . ILove you all and God Bless

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

sorry to hear of Bea,s passing. she was a lovely lady. I lived in Bishop Meade’s Manor and considered her a good friend. m thoughts and prayers are with you,

Fred Jardine

So sorry to hear of Beatrice passing. Our thoughts are with her family.

So sorry for your Families loss

Billy, I have told you already but will say it again. Your mom was a lovely lady. I always saw her with a smile and the willingness to have a good chat. And your parents were always up for a good laugh. It is hard to lose a loved one but we have so many lovely memories of her. Take care and love to you, Donna, Will, Erica and Bert. Thoughts and prayers from Roma, Kent and the boys.

My sympathies to Bea’s family and friends. I had the privilege to have been a friend of Bea and heard her stories of Brunette Island and so many more of her life with Bill and her family. Plus taste her cakes. May she rest in peace.