FREDRICK ARTHUR BEAVIS
January 29, 1925 – August 29, 2013
Dad passed away peacefully at Parkview Place in Enderby. He will be lovingly remembered by his family: daughter Pam Wilson (Bruce Tearoe), son Kevin Beavis (Tracy), grandchildren Robert Wilson (Angela), Angela Boon (Logan), Joshua Beavis, great-grandchildren William, Nathan, and Hailey Wilson, and Dad’s brother Ben Beavis; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends in BC, Alberta, and Ontario.
Dad was predeceased by his parents George and Edna, brother Albert, sisters Winnifred and Florence, loving wife of 42 years, Colleen, son-in-law Bill Wilson, and great-grandson Corbin Boon.
Dad was born in Toronto, Ontario. As a WWII veteran, Dad served overseas from 1944 to 1946. He was in the Infantry and 12th Field Regiment Artillery as Private and Gunner. Dad was stationed in England, France, Germany, Belgium, and Holland. Upon returning to Canada, Dad worked at Roseland Greenhouses in Burlington, Ontario before coming to BC and joining Canada Post in 1948.
Dad and Mom married in Vancouver on September 24, 1955 and moved the family to Vernon in 1976. Dad retired from Canada Post in Vernon in 1985, after 37 years of service.
Mom passed away on September 13, 1996. Dad was a Legion member, recently receiving his 60 year pin. He enjoyed Viper Games, golfing at Hillview, and was regularly seen at Waddy’s, Denny’s, and Yat Sen restaurants. Dad spent the past 1 ½ years living in Enderby with his daughter before entering Parkview Place in August.
Thank you to Dr. Healey, Community Care, and all staff of Parkview Place. Your love, care, and support was much appreciated by the family.
There will be no service by Dad’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the British Columbia Lung Association, PO Box 34009, Stn D, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.