BEECROFT – Donald Bruce Beecroft of Brooks, beloved husband and friend of Mary Beecroft, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side on January 16th, 2004 at the age of 78 years. Born on November 11th, 1925 in Dunwich Township, Ontario Bruce received all his education there. He worked throughout Canada before settling in Brooks in 1979. He was employed with Dowell Schlumberger until retiring in 1985. Bruce and Mary Whitton were married on June 29th, 1985 in Brooks and had resided here since. He loved his family, woodworking, people and the outdoors. Bruce will be remembered for his kindness and for his wealth of knowledge earned through life experiences. He was predeceased by his parents John and Violet Beecroft, 3 brothers and a sister. Bruce is survived by his loving family, wife Mary of Brooks; . children Donna Kehler and her husband Bob of Swift Current, Robert and his wife Kim of Medicine Hat, Tom and his wife Debbie of Medicine Hat, Jay and his wife Jennifer of Belmont, Ontario and Sherry Furet and her husband Cody of Brooks; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 4 brothers; 4 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 22nd from St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Brooks. Rev. Ken Wells officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are all of Bruce’s family and friends. In memory of Bruce, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #102, 1865 Dunsmore Road SE, Medicine Hat T1A 1Z8. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 362-4636 or (666) 3624652.
Brooks Bulletin January 20, 2004 Roll 67 Page 110