It is with deep sadness that the family of William (Bill) Beaven announce his passing on May 30, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill died, surrounded by his loving daughters, his sister Peggy and his niece Barbara.
Bill was born on October 8, 1936, the second of eight children, to Robert and Nellie Beaven, in Flinflon, Manitoba. The family moved to North Prairie Saskatchewan where Bill attended school and honed his hunting skills. Bill joined the Canadian Army in 1954 and served with the PPCLI on peace keeping tours in Germany. When Bill left the military, he moved to Calgary to marry Doris.
While living in Calgary, Bill and Doris had four daughters, Wanda, Jacquie, Linda and Teri. The family moved to Quesnel where Bill worked in the logging industry until he retired, mainly as a truck driver.
Bill is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Nellie Beaven, his brothers Bruce and Ernie Beaven and his great granddaughter Chance.
Bill is survived by his sisters and brothers, Peggy Ebel (Milton), Gary Beaven (Helen), John Beaven (Betty), Sheila Simes (Marvin), Beverly Gregory (Norman), his ex wife, Doris Beaven, his four daughters, Wanda Leggett (Len), Jacquie Beaven, Linda Beaven, Teri McLarty (Glen), nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Bill also leaves behind his long time friend Marian.
Bill, Dad, Papa, will be remembered with fondness by his family with whom he shared his passion for cribbage, scrabble, crossword puzzles and throwing rocks into the river. Bill was a hard worker with a quick wit and a wonderful smile and wink for all who knew him.
There will be no service by request. A donation in Bill’s memory to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
“Dad, it was an honour to hold your hand as you passed from loving family here to loving family in Heaven. Rest in peace to the strongest man we know.”