John “Jack” Benjamin Beam passed away peacefully at Wheatland Lodge in Leask, SK. on March 30, 2018 at the age of 95 years.
John “Jack” was born at the farm house on October 15, 1922 to Ben and Myrtle Beam at Kinistino, SK. He had one older sister, Hazel who was 4 years older and one younger sister, Winona who was 11 years younger. He attended Norden School till Grade 10.
In October 15, 1948 Jack Beam married Betty Stephen of Kinistino. They were blessed with four children, Robin, Cherey, Rebecca and Johnny. In August 1961 they moved to the Okanagan area of Lumby, BC and then also moved again in 1967 to the Caribou District of Hixon, BC. Here they established a dairy farm and beef operation which involved the whole family.
A call for change came in 1978 when they moved back to the Silver Grove District in SK, 19 miles south of Shellbrook. Dad stayed at home on the farm until May 2017 and then moved to Wheatland Lodge in Leask, SK where he resided until his passing on Good Friday, March 30th, 2018.
Jack is lovingly remembered by; his son Robin (Joanne) Beam of Shellbrook, SK and family: Amy, Joshua, Caleb (Vicki), Joel, Josiah (Emily) and Melodie; his daughter Cherey Dean of Saskatoon, SK and family: Christa Dean (Colin Gill) and Amber (Justin) Johner and children, Casey, Tate and Tess; his daughter Rebecca Beam of Shellbrook, SK; his son Johnny (Lori) Beam of Shellbrook, SK and family: Joy, Anna, Benjamin (Jill) and Tomas; his sister, Winona Hanover; his brother-in-law, Roy (Doris) Stephen of Melfort, SK as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Beam, his parents; Ben and Myrtle Beam, his sister, Hazel Rose, his brothers-in-law, Manly Rose and Gerald Hanover, his parents-in law, Emma and Otto Stephen; and his infant granddaughter Promise Rose Beam.
The funeral service for John will be held on April 7th, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Shellbrook Pentecostal Church with Murray Hannigan officiating. Lunch will follow in the church hall. Interment will be in the Kinistino Cemetery following lunch.
In lieu of tributes, donations may be made in memory of John to the Wheatland Lodge Foundation, Box 130 Leask, SK S0J 1M0. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Fred Pomrenk, Funeral Director, Shellbrook (306-747-2828).