We rejoice in the 76 years of life of Clarence Beaton, of West Kelowna, BC, who
left us to be with the Lord on February 23, 2012. He is preceded by his parents,
Ada and Gilbert Beaton, and three sisters (Viola, Irene and Myrtle).
He is survived by his loving spouse of 52 years, Rosemarie, his two children
& their spouses, Lana (and Les) Skelton of West Kelowna, and Rick (and
Cathy) Beaton of Altadena, CA), and his 3 grandchildren (Rylan, Kaeden,
and Denae), who were the bright lights of his life. He is also survived by his
siblings Mable Both of Claresholm, AB, John (and Becka) Beaton of
Blue River, BC, Lawrence (and Myrna) Beaton of Calgary, Shirley
(and Arnold) Stange of Claresholm, Lorraine (and Bill) Finkbiner of
Drumheller, AB, and Tillie (and John) Werstiuk of Blue River.
Clarence spent his working life within the forest industry and real estate
and property development in the Thompson/Okanagan district. He was
first and foremost a builder. Whether a project, business, or things less
tangible, he was able to see the innate potential and create something
where few could see it. Later in life his grandchildren, the ocean
environment and salmon fishing captured his interest. He was a gifted
man, able to do most things once he set his mind to it. He was active
in the local business community, a leader in his congregation & will be
His funeral will be on Wednesday, February 29th at 1:00 pm at Vernon
Christian Fellowship, 4506- 29th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5C1. In lieu of
flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Kelowna Hospice House,
2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6, whose amazing staff provided
loving, compassionate care during his final days.