BEAGLER'S MEMORIAL PAGE
fellow beagler who was an avid woodsman who loved hunting and fishing and it was only natural that he
loved the hounds that he used for hunting. John was a member of the Atlantic Beagle Club. He was a
member you could count on. If something had to be done, he'd be there, "a real worker". During his was
a son of the late William and Blanche (Doucette) Moulaison. John Moulaison was a friend and a short
career as a beagler John owned a few note worthy dogs: FTCH Otterbrook Franko, FTCH Getemout's
Singing Cricket and FTCH Moulaison's Black Jack . Cricket produced FTCH Moulaison's least 4 FTCH's
for Chris and Pauline Pawson.
About four years ago John decided on a career change which traumatically changed his life style. He
did not have the time that was need to continue beagling or many of the other thing he loved to do so
he gave them up. John was a dedicated family man and like all people his family came first but he
deeply loved the woods and all outdoors. Submitted by Jim Merritt and Mike White
Jim Burke, A lifetime member of the Bellevue Beagle Club, Jim was a gentle soul who was almost a senior
when beagling started to catch on in Newfoundland in the 1970's. This did not stop him though, and he
became a well respected member of the beagle community. His happiest and proudest moments were
spent running his beagles at Northern Pond, looking for that elusive "Great One". Jim did finish FTCH
Dusty Road Rex in the 1980's. As his health deteriorated over the years, his son Jim or Tom would
indulge him in his greatest past-time, and he would come to a trial and sit and have a yarn and a swally
with anyone who would listen. He was a true sportsman, who enjoyed the real spirit of beagling. Jim
passed away at the grand age of 85 Feb. 2007. His children said the following about him "Our Dad will
always be remembered for his ability to entertain everyone with his accordion music, his wonderful sense
of humor, and for his greatest passion in life-training the pups and hunting with his beloved beagles."
Michael William Green passed away suddenly on Aug. 12th 2006. Born in Halifax Nov 25/52,
Mike was one of 10 children. Mike is survived by his wife Lorna and two children, Mike Jr. and
John. Hospitable, big hearted and generous are some of the words used to describe "Big
Mike". He always had a twinkle in his eye, a mischievous grin, and a song or story for anyone
who dropped by. Mike was an avid outdoorsman and well know for his champion beagles
Robert (Bob) Youngman passed away March 30/06 at the age of 69 after a lengthy battle with
pulmonary fibrosis. Bob was a well respected CKC beagle judge of both LPH and Brace in the 60's and
70's. Bob was a personal friend of mine and we spent many enjoyable days and nights, running
hounds, hunting and fishing. One of his personal, favorite hounds was FTCH Youngdora's Polly, a Weir
Creek bred bitch. Bob was my mentor as far as hound work went. He was uncompromising and the most
honest, straightforward person I've ever met. Bob always took a moment or two, to answer any question,
and when he replied, you listened, because it was always truthful and usually right on the money. Bob
gave up judging in the late 70's because of his health and turned his considerable talents to antique
and especially decoy collecting. He became a renown expert on Canadian decoys, and collecting was
his passion until his death. Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dora, and 4 loving daughters, as well
as grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bruce Day, Born; Sept. 17/29 Passed away Feb. 22/06
Bruce was a valuable member of The Grand River Beagle Club for 44 yrs. He held various executive
positions in the club including Field Trial Secretary (18 yrs), Vice Pres. (5 yrs) Treas. (5 yrs). Bruce
became a life member of the CKC in 1994. Bruce finished 5 FTCH's over the years. These were, FTCH
Day's Trixie Belle, FTCH Valstan's Happy, FTCH Day's Cher, FTCH Branko's Peggy Sue and FTCH
survived by his wife, Gloria and 5 boys, 14 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.
The death of Robert McGlashing, age 85, of Westford Nursing Home, Port Elgin, occurred at the home on
Thursday, March 9, 2006.
Born in Cape Tormentine, he was a son of the late Harvey B. and Emily (Snowdon) McGlashing. Formerly
employed with the CN Railway as a conductor and brakeman, he retired to Bible Hill with 35 years of
service. In 2003, he came to live with his nephew, Allen and Margaret McGlashing in Melrose, NB. An avid
gardener and beagler, he showed his field trial dogs throughout eastern North America with great success.
By Dan Kane:
I believe Bob could be credited with 49 Ftchs...mostly LPH types even though some may have been titled
when Brace on Hare trials were run in Nova Scotia....Prior to trials Bob was stricley a hunter and he did
show dogs then as well......Bob got his real start in the winners circle after he aquired, from Earl Corish,
and finished SilverCove Beauty She was out of FTCH Scott Hall Buddy by FTCH Silver Cove Sassy. Bob
bred Beauty to FTCH Oakleaf Buddy and success followed. The most noteable from that breeding was
FTCH Robanit's Gruff who produced 12 FTCHs right in Bob's kennel before ever being offered at pulic
stud. In later years he aquired and finished Maple sugar Bugle Ann ( I believe that was her proper name )
from Derril Overitt of Vermont and Bob was off agian with a new bunch of FTCHs.
For someone who could, respectively, be considered a back yard breeder it would be safe to say he did
One wonders how much more he would have accomplished had he been one to broadcast his dogs and
have to-days options and facilities to get dogs out and about the various beagling circuits....Not being a
TREND breeder, I suspect he would have continued to live by his own creed .......Dan Kane
Mike Cooke passed away in Halifax on Jan. 26/06 at 7:30 pm. He had been battling with some
serious health problems for the past few years, one being cancer. Mike enjoyed a number of
sports which included fly fishing, deer hunting and his passion for beagles. I can remember as
a young teenager getting excited to get the chance to go hunting hare with Mike and his
hounds. Mike always had good hounds that were from some of the old maritime bloodlines. He
started attending field trials in the late 90`s and was very proud of his champion hound FTCH
Eastcreeks Pretty Girl Callie. Mike ran Callie in the Canadian Nationals 2 times and she place
had what it takes to do well in LP trials. Here are a couple photo`s of Mike posing the pride of
his kennel FTCH Eastcreeks Pretty Girl Callie at the Canadian Nationals. Rest in peace Mike
and keep them running, You will be with me when I run.
Dewey Piche Dec. 5/05
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I want to thank all the people who have called, sent
cards and letters and emails . It has helped comfort us in these times of sorrow.
My dad was very proud of his dogs....he ran every day and knew how to get the best out of a
dog. When he would show up at a trial, you can bet he had a competitor!...in the 1980's he
finished two hounds..a brother and sister....fc leb city simon(4 wins) and one of his
favorites,...ifc round pond heidi(12 licensed wins and finished 3 times over)...in the 1990's he
didnt really trial much but came back to the trial circuit in 2003...the last 3 years have been
quite a ride for him....we finished ifc sabattus mountain buddha and ifc sabattus mountain
cricket...this brother and sister combo have a combined 19 licensed wins in the last 3
years,both winning on snow.my father measured all his hounds by their ability to run in the
cold and snow...if they couldn't run in deep cold snow, he didnt have much use for them.
my father and my daughter (brittany piche) were very close....she would help him with the dogs
and go to many trials with him...this was always a highlight for my dad to go to a trail with
Brittany, win ,lose or draw...they had many good times together.
He also enjoyed the many trials we attended in Canada...the highlight always being the
Candaian Nationals. - Dale Piche
and will be sadly missed by numerous friends and family and the many beaglers that knew
"Sailor".He raised and finished many beagles.God be with you Sailor
-FTCH SAILORS PERTY STREAK (in photo with Sailor)
-FTCH BO-ROY SLADE
-FTCH KINGWOOD MILDMAY BUCCANEER
-SAILORS EBONY PEARL
The following is a copy of Mr. Frank Strickey's obituary. Frank lived in Cape Breton and was a life long Beagler
CKC Beagle Field Trial
Representative Nova Scotia
STRICKEY (Stryczek), Frank Sr. - 87, Sydney, died March 3, 2005. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late
Jon and Josephine (Kiec) Stryczek. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Ella (MacNeil); children, Frank, Steve,
Connie, Valerie, John; grandchildren, Glen, Chris, Stephen, Joanna, Chris, Sean, Katie, Scott, Stephanie;
great-grandchildren, Jason, Julia, Connor, Gabriella, William; sister, Sally. He was predeceased by brothers,
John, Alex, Mike; sisters, Louise, Mary, Lally, Wanda, Annie. Visitation Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry
Parkview Chapel. Funeral Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Polish Church. On-line condolences:
MacLEAN, Ronald Desmond - It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing
of a beloved husband, father, son, brother and uncle on Saturday, December 4, 2004, at his
home in Saint John, N.B., in his 56th year. Born in Halifax, on November 20, 1949, Ron was a
son of Florence MacLean and the late John Finlay. Formerly of Dartmouth, Ron, his wife, Gail
Irving Limited and was an instructor at the Dr. Robert's College, New Brunswick Municipality.
Ron loved and enjoyed life and he will always be remembered for his great sense of humor
and hearty laugh. He enjoyed all things in life, especially hunting and fishing. As an avid
"beagler", and former president of the Beagler Association, he especially loved the care and
nurturing of his beloved beagles to which he dedicated his life. He is survived by his loving
wife, the former Gail MacPhearson, and daughter, Lisa, Dartmouth. Besides his mother, he is
also survived by his brothers, Michael, David, William "Bill", all of Dartmouth; sisters, Anne,
Halifax; Barbara and Valerie, Dartmouth; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Besides
his father, he was predeceased by his brothers, Duncan and Jim. A memorial gathering has
been planned for Thursday, December 9, from 7-9 p.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29
Queen St., Dartmouth. Condolences may be sent on-line to: firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to SPCA, Halifax or any other
animal shelter of choice.
attack. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jean Jones of Lake Stevens Washington state, and for
the Joy Dog Food Co. Prior to this employment he had served terms as President of the
Eastern Maine Beagle Club, President of the International Beagle Hare Futurity and member
of the American Kennel Club Beagle Advisory Committee[BAC]. During his term as a BAC
member Ross attended a Canadian Kennel Club Beagle Council meeting as a guest of the
Chair, thus establishing a first time event in CKC history.
Ross participated both as professional handler and with his own dogs at CKC & AKC LPH
trials from New Brunswick Canada to Michigan USA for several years before joining the Joy
Dog Food Co.
Ross was an international goodwill ambassador wherever he went. He recently participated in
organizational discussions with the Canadian National LPH Trial Association Committee during
Dan Kane, President of the CDN NAT Trial Assoc., proudly refers to Ross as his best friend in
beagling and who will always remember Ross as a big friendly guy with a gruff voice and a
heart of gold.
Ross's memorial service change of venue: The service will be held at the American Legion 32
Linden St. in Battleboro Vt. at 3:30 PM on Sunday 11 Jan. Donations can be made to Heart
and Stroke organizations.
LAURIER PIEDALUE - Aug. 9/03
It is with great sadness that the family of Mr. Laurier Piedalue announces his death. Mr.
Parkinson disease. Mr. Piedalue was an avid and successful Beagler, prior to his illness. We
can look back in the pedigrees of many of today's hounds to see the results of Laurier's
breeding. He had many great hounds over the years, such as FTCH Melody Line Aruza,
FTCH Melody Line Popeye, FTCH Melody Line Camelia and IFC Concert Bass. For those of
you who are new to the sport and may not have had the pleasure of meeting Laurier, you will
no doubt recognize his son, Yves Piedalue, who has followed in his fathers footsteps in the
sport of Beagling. Mr. Laurier Piedalue's remains have been entrusted to the care of The
Lesier Funeral Home, St.-Luc, Quebec (Fri. Aug. 15). Funeral will be held Sat. Aug. 16/03 at
11 am at the Cathechate -St-Jean, 215 Longueuil, St-Jean Sur Richelieu. My condolences go
out to the Piedalue family. May you have some comfort in knowing Laurier is no longer in pain
and is resting in a better place. (Sent in by Mike White.)
|This page is dedicated to the Beaglers and Friends who have passed on. They are missed and their
participation and contribution to the sport helped shape the path for us and those yet to come.
Special honor and remembrance goes to Mr. Terry McBride, without whose vision and dedication,
BeaglesCanada.com wouldn't exist.
It took one CKC registered beagle purchased for hunting purposes to set into motion a lifetime of
participation and service to the sport of Beagling. Terry McBride entered his hunting dog in a couple of
trials and was quickly hooked. He joined the Oshawa Beagle Club in 1960 and over the years held
In 1967, Terry made a mating that would produce the foundation of his kennel and his pride and joy;
FTCH WINTERBORNE BOOMERANG. Although he was sold as a pup Terry bought him back in 1972 and
finished him in 1973. His breeding carried on through the dogs in Terry’s kennel. Terry became a CKC
approved judge in 1974, but a back injury a decade later forced him to quit judging.
|May your chases be long and your checks be short.
The roots of Beagles Canada can be traced back to 1974 when Terry became editor for the Beagles section on the “Canadian Trial Hound Magazine”.
Terry reported the results and upcoming trials in a couple of pages devoted to the Field Trial Beagle in Canada. When the World Wide Web became a
fixture in our homes by the late 90’s, BeaglesCanada.com was launched, and Terry continued to report the activities of Canadian Beagling on its pages.
Terry was always quick to get involved in any aspect of the sport. He was a CKC Field Trial Representative. He held several executive positions in the
Central Ontario Hare Assoc., as well as Chairman of the Purina All Canada Awards Committee. He participated in the organizing of the Canadian National
Trial Assoc. and was its past President.
Terry’s love for the outdoors went beyond beagling. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, being actively involved with The Ontario Sporting Dogs
Association and the South Central Big Game Assoc. He devoted the same tireless efforts to those endeavors as he did for his Beagling passions. .
Terry was not one who sought or expected praise and recognition for what he did. He just felt if there were a job to be done then someone ought to do it,
and who better than he? He once said he didn’t like Hall of Fame awards and never wanted to be nominated, but when Terry was presented with the 2008
North American Beagler of the year award from the International Beagle Hare Futurity he was quite humbled.