Obituary of Richard Wayne Beckwith
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Born on May 21, 1944 in Windsor, Richard went home to his Lord Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family and his loyal dog, Daisy May. He was the oldest child of the late Cecil and Harriett (Greendlund) Beckwith. Richard lived his life in Lockhartville. He achieved his first class Stationary Engineer’s Ticket, Programmable Logic Controlling Diploma, Stationary Engineer refrigeration Second-Class Ticket and Canadian Industrial Supervisors Diploma. He started his career at Minas Basin Pulp and Power in Hantsport and he continued and finished his career at what is now known as Valley Regional Hospital, in Kentville, at the power plant. Richard was a very caring, loving and compassionate son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty (Peach); daughter, Katrina Patterson (Patrick), Hortonville’ grandchildren, Jamie Patterson (Kristen), Hortonville; Stephanie Haas (Matt), Hay River, NWT (great-grandson, Archer); Jesse (Zac) New Minas; son, Darren (Tina); grandson, Colin Beckwith Centerville; son, Anthony (Sandra); grandchildren, Blake (Kara) (great-grandson, Cameron); Todd, and James, all of Nova Scotia; daughter, Lisa Beckwith (Scott Walsh); granddaughter, Lily Wallbrook. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Osho, Dr. Lori Burgess, Dr. Rob Horton, Dr. Karen Burch, Paulette Bennitt, RN, Dr. Julia Merryweather, Dr, Lynne Harrigan, the Victorian Order of Nurses, as well as the staff at Hantsport Pharmasave. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be a private, immediate family-only, graveside service held at a later date with Rev. Father Tom Henderson officiating. Donations in memory of Richard may be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, PO Box 52, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca