Winchester Press – obit – Carl Beckstead

Carl Beckstead

Carl Beckstead of Finch passed away peacefullyat the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Tues., May 27,2008. He was 70.
Carl was born in Chesterville on Dec. 20, 1937 to Burton and Ruth(Darling) Beckstead.
Carl was the beloved husband of Evelyn Beckstead (nee O’Shaughnessy).He was the loving father of Pam (Doug) MacDonald of Munster Hamlet,Sandra (Phillip) Harrison of Monkland, Kimberly (Craig) Carruthersof Morewood, and Carolyn Herfkens of Crysler.
He was the dear brother of Gordon (Marilyn) Beckstead of Ottawa.Carl will be sadly missed by his 14 grandchildren: Taunya, Angela,Kelsey, Joshua, Jenna, Jessica, Cody, Miranda, Austin, Spencer,Nikolas, Elexa, Jade, and Zachary.
Carl was predeceased by his parents, his brother Burt (Joan) Becksteadof Chesterville, and his sister Shirley Kirkwood.
Visitation was held at the Brownlee Funeral Home in Finch on Thursdayand Friday. A service in celebration of Carl’s life was held inChalmers United Church in Finch on Fri., May 30 with Rev. LoisGaudet officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the WinchesterDistrict Memorial Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society wouldbe appreciated by the family.