Beck, William Donald

BECK – William Donald Beck died in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on August 10, 1985 at the age of 67 years.

He was born in Montana and moved to Duchess, Alberta in 1920 and worked with his parents and established a registered Polled Hereford business. He moved to Brooks in 1969 and continued his interest in the cattle business with Charolais.

He was a member of the United Church and when health permitted served on the board.

He was an ardent sports fan and kept abreast of current events in spite of his severe handicap. He was able to keep his independence and will be remembered by many in the community for his cycle chair and orange flag.

He was predeceased by his mother, Winnifred in 1982 and his father, William in 1980.

Surviving are two brothers, Carl and his wife, Louise of Brooks, Lester of Cochrane; a nephew, Fulton Beck of Ottawa; a niece, Linda Hinkle of Reston, Virginia; an aunt, Josephine Beck of Portland, Oregon and a very good friend, Kay Blore of Brooks.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 14 (today) at 2 p.m. in, Brooks United Church with the Reverend Yoline Conley officiating. Interment will  follow in the Brooks Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Norval Shuttleworth , Ed Kramer, Alf Lawson, Phil Pritchard, Rufus Chudleigh, Jack Reynar, Ed Enns, Bill Freeman, Bill Tell Sr., Bob Lore and Charlie Douglas. Active pallbearers are Peter Sander, Dale Patterson, Kiyoshi Kimura, Dennis Cleland, Bob Beers and Fred Bertschy.

If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or the Brooks United Church Memorial Fund.

Brooks Bulletin  August 14, 1985     Roll  40   Image  1393