In Loving Memory
BEAZLEY, John Harvey (Big John, aka “Beazer”) – died peacefully Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Welland General Hospital after a lengthy illness in his 84th year. A man of few words, Big John led with his actions, whether it was crushing a fastball over the centerfield fence at Plymouth Park or making a dazzling catch and throw from rightfield well into his 50s in the Welland District Fastball League, or plunking another one straight down the fairways of Pelham Hills Golf Club using one of his bargain-barrel woods. Whether it was working tirelessly for 35 years at the Welland Post Office to provide for the ‘Beazley Bunch’, so they could pile into one of the used station wagons for another family adventure to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati or Pine Lake Court in Muskoka. John was predeceased by his first love Theresa (Marois) and by his lifelong friend, companion, love, soulmate and social convenor Alice (Kereluik). He was the son of John Sr and Mildred Beazley, brother of Tom, Joyce and Betty. He will be dearly missed by sons and daughters: Linda (Bob), Dan (Sue), John Jr (Lisa), Greg (Bev), Nancy (Mark), and will now be reunited with Christine. Fondly remembered by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, especially Debbie (Craig) Watson. Proud grandfather of Jason (Shari), Ryan (Jen), Jake (Vanessa), Alissa (Chris), Robyn, Kevin (Rissa), Matthew, Jessica, Aaron (Aubrey), Daryl (Kaesha) and Amy (Josh). All will have memories of fun times aroundthe pond and back fields at homestead on Quaker Road, or from one of the many hikes through the forests of Effingham. John also enjoyed the love of great grandchildren Abigale, Andrew and Landon. John and Alice are finally together again to rekindle their love on the fairways in Heaven! The Beazley family will receive friends at J.J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence 19 Young Street, Welland on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm and from 10 am on Friday, January 4, 2019 until the time of the service in the chapel at 11 am. Private interment in the family plot at a later date. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital Foundation or the Niagara Health Foundation. On line memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted through The Niagara Woodlands Restoration Program. A tree grows – memories live.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de John Harvey Beazley 2018.