Garry William Beeman
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather Garry William Beeman.
Born November 22nd, 1942 in Vancouver, B.C. passed away May 18th, 2007 in the Palliative Care unit at Nanaimo General Hospital. He left behind his loving wife Arlene of 41 years. He was a proud and very special Dad to his two daughters Tracy McCallum of Nanaimo and Lori and son-in-law Jim Lebitschnig of Cedar. He cherished his four grandchildren Shane, Ryan, Stephanie and Mark who will miss him deeply, one sister Brenda (Dave) Vance of Nanaimo and one brother Rick (Joy) Beeman of Winnipeg, MB. Predeceased by his father Bill Beeman in 2003 and his mother Evelyn Beeman in 1996.
Dad was a longtime resident of Cedar for almost 60 years. He met Mom in 1964 and they later married in November 1965. He was an automotive mechanic in Cedar for over 35 years. Dad loved the outdoors from gardening, camping, fishing to keeping his wood pile very full. Dad played on a mens’ cribbage league in Nanaimo for over 30 years and later joined a mixed league at the Wheatsheaf Pub in Cedar with Mom.
He really enjoyed the monthly dinners with the guys, most of whom he has known for over 50 years and went to the old North Cedar School together.
Dad was a very hardworking and caring person who was always there to lend a hand when needed. His greatest joys were spending quality time with his family and friends especially the many camping trips to Nanaimo Lakes over the years. He loved fishing in his boat on First Lake trying to catch that big one.
He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family, many friends and his beloved dog Brandy. Our memories of you Dad will live on in our hearts forever. Thanks for being such a wonderful Husband, Father and Grandfather to us. In celebration of Dad’s life please take a moment to remember him in your own way. No service by request. We love you.
Gone fishin’ with Carl and Harold.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Garry’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Fund.