Beatrice L. Drost
1943 - 2021
Beatrice Drost (Nee Moulton) graced this world with that constant smile on November 23, 1943. Born of the late Percy and Nellie (Nee Kirby) Moulton of Burin, who were one of the original settlers of Midland (now Pasadena), she was born in Corner Brook, but had the spirit of an outport Newfoundland farmer. She is predeceased by her brother Curt, and leaves to mourn siblings Tom Moulton (Hazel) Betty Harper (Ian) and a large circle of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Beatrice grew up to share her love of books, antiques, animals and gardening with her darling ‘Eldie’ Eldon Drost formerly of NB and their son and many fur babies. She was so proud of her animals and even entered her prized Basenji’s in Dog Shows. On January 1, 2021, she rung in the new year in heaven and was greeted by Kirby, Dahlia, and Midnight and leaves behind her precious Piper, who misses her terribly, as well as Sasha and Puppy.
She would say she’s lived her happiest years these past 30 years since marrying her sweetheart, fishing, growing and preserving food and farming. She was proud of the peaches she grew in her greenhouse, but her greatest pride is their son Jason Moulton (Andrea) of St. John’s, and her children by choice, Lorraine Barker and Stefan, Kelly, Chris (Melanie) and Jeff Drost. Hampden was her happy place and will look different without her, especially to her best friend and soul sister, Shirley Parsons.
Beatrice had a long-standing successful career in public service having worked as a secretary at the Magistrate’s Office in Corner Brook and Deer Lake and later at NLC, but is most widely known for her entrepreneurship, helping run Willowdown Acres in Goose Arm until 2010. Though anyone who really knew her, knew her best for her smile and her joy.
Beatrice believed God was found in all churches, but especially in nature. There will be no service but a visitation will take place on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Fillatre’s Funeral Home in Deer Lake from 1-2 and 3-4 to a maximum of 20, to comply with Covd-19 government regulations. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that you share your joy with others, smile through life’s hurdles, have more dogs, raise those hens, grow something, live your wildest dreams, and mostly importantly love unconditionally.
The family would like to send special thank you to the staff at WMRH, especially Sheena Hillier who took care of her and kept her comfortable, and Tim (Sherry) Moulton who stayed at her side in ICU.
Services for Beatrice Drost
There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Beatrice Drost.