For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
BEAUMONT, William (Bill) - of Truro, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014, in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax. Born in Innisfil, Ont. on May 19, 1930. He grew up in Toronto and Sebright, Ont. Predeceased by mother and father, Victor and Mina Beaumont. Survived by wife, Bessie, of 59 years; daughter, Beverley (Dave); sons, Victor (Colleen) and Darryl (Patti); grandchildren, Lori-Anne Leger, Red Deer, Alta.; Victor, Halifax; Christine, Pamala, Truro; step grandchildren, Michael and Brittany, Halifax; step great-grandchildren, Tyairah and Mahlik, Halifax; brother, Victor (Rita), Brechin, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. Bill joined the Navy in 1949. He served on 13 ships, his most favorite one being the HMCS HAIDA. He traveled around the world twice. He fought in the Korean War on the HMCS HAIDA, was injured, and spent time in hospital in Korea. On his return from Korea, he met the love of his life, Bessie. They married in 1954. During his career, they resided in Halifax and Victoria, B.C. They took their children on vacations every summer in Canada and the United States. Bill and family retired in 1971 and moved to Nova Scotia from British Columbia. They lived in Hilden for 40 years. Bill held several jobs: purchasing, maintenance, and real estate. He also owned his own business, Beaumont Ind. Ltd., for ten years. He was involved in getting a new school for Hilden, a volunteer Fire Department, which he became the first fire chief for four years, and became an honorary member. He had a love for sports, especially coaching hockey and ball. Bill loved to play Santa onboard ships for the young kids and at the Hilden School and others. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, February 10, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service at 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, in St. John’s Anglican Church, 25 Church St., Truro, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Nova Scotia S.P.C.A., or charity of choice. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Murray for his years of dedication to Bill. Also, sincere thanks to the staff of Cedar Crest at Camp Hill Hospital for the excellent care for the past one and a half years. You went above and beyond for Bill and his family.
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