Roy Nelson Beaton, beloved husband of Diane McFadden, passed away peacefully on April 7th, 2008 at the age of 56 years after a short stay in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
In addition to his loving wife, Roy leaves to mourn his brother Terry (Claire) Beaton of Lethbridge, step-son, Ryan (Melanie) McFadden and their daughter Gwen of Vancouver; niece Tara (David) Beaton-Grover and their daughters Helen and Joan of San Francisco; nephews: Trevor (Annie) Beaton and their daughters, Alicia, Alexandra, Angela and Andrea of Calgary; Sean Beaton (fiancée Laurel Thirlwall) and his son Patrick of Calgary; Shea (Kelly) Beaton and their daughter Mary of Cold Lake. He will also be dearly missed by other family members, friends and neighbors.
Roy was predeceased by his parents Donald and Helen Beaton, his brothers Donald Howard and Murray Joseph.
Roy graduated from NAIT with a Civil Engineering Diploma in 1977. He spent most of his career working as an Oil Well Service Engineer for Schlumberger where he was stationed in several overseas countries. Roy and Diane built their retirement cabin at Parker Cove and enjoyed many hours boating on Okanagan Lake.
The family would like to thank the staff of second floor west of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for the care and attention provided to Roy during his stay. Our gratitude is also extended to Dr. Chai and Dr. Dippenaar for their valiant efforts to support Roy and the kindness extended to his family.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 13th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, B.C. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Cremation. A reception will follow in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roy’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter or Food Bank at 3303-32nd Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 2M7.
Arrangements have been entrusted to:
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home