In Loving Memory of
April 29, 1922 – January 1, 2007
Reg was born in Kelvington, Saskatchewan to Alfred and Ella Beckley.
Reg worked in logging camps for the winters and for different farmers in the summer. In 1948 he came to B.C. and found a job at the mine in Alice Arm. In 1949 he heard bigger money was had in Prince Rupert, where the construction of the pulp mill was being built. After construction ended Reg tried commercial fishing in 1951 for one summer and into fall. Then went into Kitimat in Jan. 1952 to run heavy duty machines on the dock unloading the ships with material to build Alcan. The family stayed till 1959 when they moved to Terrace. Reg drove cat for Cedar River Timber until he retired in 1987.
Reg is survived by Marie, his wife of 57 years; four children, Larry (Sue) Beckley, Linda (Randy) Isfeld, Donna Fortner, Roy (Michelle) Beckley;17 grandchildren, 1 chosen grand daughter, Katie; 11 great grandchildren; 2 nieces Sharon Beckley and Colleen Hall; numerous great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Alf & Ella Beckley, brother Vic and one niece Betty Anne. Reg will be missed by many long and short time friends and his loving family.
Enjoy your new fishing spot, Hon. Love & miss you, Marie
I pray that I may live to fish
until my dying day
and when it comes to my last cast
I then most humbly pray
When in the Lord’s great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in his mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.
hone calls, card games at home and all the kindness the last five weeks of his life.
Special thanks to Dr. Appleton, Dr. Strangway, the hospital staff, home care nursing, Hospice Society. Reg was well looked after.
After his passing, the phone calls, cards, flowers, food and Ladies who helped out for the tea, Larry for all the paperwork, Shirlee Lindsey for the wonderful service. Thanks to all the people who donated to the Hospice for me.
Special thanks to my & our family for all your support this past year and friends who continue to phone and come for coffee or tea.
Marie and family