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SAMUEL JOHN BEAVIS (published on September 21, 2010)



SAMUEL JOHN BEAVIS 1931 - 2010 Peacefully, at Rock Lake Hospital, Sam passed away September 13, 2010 after years of illness. Sam was born in Crystal City, Manitoba on February 5, 1931 the first born son of Sam and Jeannette Beavis. Left to remember Sam are his wife Florence, of 58 years; his brother, Chuck (Elsie) and sister, Libby Laframboise; sons, Ken (Cathy), Ross (Melanie), Glenn, Raymond (Pam) and Ian; grandchildren, Jamie (Jana), Sarah (Tyler), Mark, Meghan (Dave), Allana, Mary-Kate, Jillian, Alysha and Sam; and great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Myla and Payton. Sam was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Jeannette; brother, Warren Beavis and his sisters, Elaine Beavis, Donna Meade, Lena Turnbull and Mary-Joyce Tessier. Sam grew up in Crystal City and attended Huron and Crystal City schools. He started working on the farm at an early age and took over the family farm in 1951. In 1979, he received the Farm Century Award for NE 15-2-11 that was originally homesteaded by Samuel Thomas Treble. He acted as a 4-H leader and belonged to the Canadian Seed Growers Association receiving two major awards: Long Service Award and Outstanding Service Award. He was a member of I.O.O.F for 50 years and a member of the Lions Club for 25 years. He played a major role in the construction of the Crystal City Curling Rink in 1960. Curling was a love and passion for Sam. He started curling at an early age (taking a horse and sleigh to town to curl) and curled in zone championships, Challenge Cups and the MCA throughout a long, successful curling career. He sang in the Crystal City United Church choir for many years. He loved to dance and listen to old time music. Sam loved visiting and sharing his stories with his many friends. He kept in contact with people by phone and through the years enjoyed watching his boys play sports. He loved visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always ready for a hug or a ride on his knee. We would like to thank all the health professionals who cared for Sam and showed compassion to Sam and our family during his years of illness. A celebration of Sam's life was held on September 17, 2010 at the Crystal City Cemetery with Emily Lovell presiding. A celebration of his life was held at Crystal City Community Hall after the graveside service. If friends desire, donations can be made to a charity of their choice. Graham's Funeral Service of Pilot Mound in care of arrangements. www.wheatlnd.com


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