Robert Ray Beech
Mr. Ray Beech passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Saturday, October 18th, 2008 at the age of 73 years. A Memorial Service was held at the Revelstoke United Church on Friday afternoon, October 24th with Mr. Gary Sulz officiating. Cremation.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Cartier Court Foundation, c/o P.O. Bag 5000, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Ray.
Ray was born in Calgary, Alberta on May 9, 1935 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1942. His grandfather Thomas Beech came to live in Revelstoke in 1910, and this was always home to Ray, an area he loved. Ray was an avid fisherman who also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, woodworking, watching baseball on television, listening to music, going on picnics and spending time at his cabin at Mabel Lake. He was an accomplished athlete in his younger years, from playing basketball for the high school team to playing hardball for the Revelstoke Spikes. Ray was a collector of photos, slides and music. He was a very intelligent man who was knowledgeable on most topics. Ray worked the mink farm on his father’s property for a few years, a venture that brought his family closer together. He was always concerned about the welfare of others and very compassionate. Ray taught his family to appreciate life.
Ray was predeceased by his parents and by two nieces, April and Laurie. He is survived by his wife Betty of Revelstoke; four children: Rob (Cheryl) of Golden, Jenny of Vancouver, Jeff (Tammy) of Revelstoke and Keith of Golden; five grandchildren: Sarah, Jake, Jon, Brooke and Brianna; siblings: Lois (Fran) Meunier of Edmonton and Barry (Lorraine) Beech of Burnaby, numerous nieces and nephews, his best friends the Schumacher family as well as his dog Metoo.
Arrangements were in the care of
Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.