BEAUCHENE – A well known resident of Brooks and a pioneer of Alberta, Eli Joseph Beauchene died January 30, 1970 in the Brooks General Hospital. He was 68.
Born in Cutbank, Montana he came to Ervine, Alberta in 1905 and to Medicine Hat in 1910 where he attended school. In 1926 he moved to Wayne where he was employed in the coal mines.
He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Service Corps during the Second World War, serving for 5 1/2 years. Following his discharge he returned to Medicine Hat where he was married April 18, 1953 and came to Brooks in that year where he has resided since.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Beauchene of Brooks, one daughter, Geraldine of Brooks and one son, James of Brooks; a brother, William of Lloydminster; two sisters, Miss Vina Beauchene of Lloydminster and Mrs Madaline Johnson of Lloydminster.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Louis and John, who were killed in World War One.
Prayers were held Monday, February 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Funeral Chapel, Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. D. J. Vornbrock officiating, Interment was in the Brooks Cemetery.
Pallbearers were members of the Brooks Royal Canadian Legion; Ben Coombs, Roy Vorra, Ivan Leighton, Denver Hart, Al Reesor and Fred Gratix,
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
Brooks Bulletin February 05, 1970 Roll 19 Image 489