Clarence Beaton

We rejoice in the 76 years of life of Clarence Beaton, of West Kelowna, BC, who left us to be with the Lord on February 23, 2012. He is preceded by his parents, Ada and Gilbert Beaton, and three sisters (Viola, Irene and Myrtle). He is survived by his loving spouse of 52 years, Rosemarie, his two children & their spouses, Lana (and Les) Skelton of West Kelowna, and Rick (and Cathy) Beaton of Altadena, CA), and his 3 grandchildren (Rylan, Kaeden, and Denae), who were the bright lights of his life. He is also survived by his siblings Mable Both of Claresholm, AB, John (and Becka) Beaton of Blue River, BC, Lawrence (and Myrna) Beaton of Calgary, Shirley (and Arnold) Stange of Claresholm, Lorraine (and Bill) Finkbiner of Drumheller, AB, and Tillie (and John) Werstiuk of Blue River.

Clarence spent his working life within the forest industry and real estate and property development in the Thompson/Okanagan district. He was first and foremost a builder. Whether a project, business, or things less tangible, he was able to see the innate potential and create something where few could see it. Later in life his grandchildren, the ocean environment and salmon fishing captured his interest. He was a gifted man, able to do most things once he set his mind to it. He was active in the local business community, a leader in his congregation & will be greatly missed.

His funeral will be on Wednesday, February 29th at 1:00 pm at Vernon Christian Fellowship, 4506- 29th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5C1. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Kelowna Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6, whose amazing staff provided loving, compassionate care during his final days.

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