Kenneth Arthur “Buster” Beazley

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Beazley, Kenneth Arthur “Buster” – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend at the age of 87. Ken passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in the Palliative Care Unit in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.

Born in Halifax, he was the only child of the late Arthur and Margaret (Craig) Beazley. Living in Lower Sackville for most of his life, he became well-known as the owner/operator of Beazley Fuels. In 1972, Dad retired to fulfil a childhood dream by purchasing the farm where he spent summers as a child.

He is survived by sons, Derek (Ann), Judson (Cathy), both of Upper Sackville; Kirk (Theresa), Upper Nine Mile River; daughters, Valerie (Ron) Ward, Upper Nine Mile River; Vicki Dickson (Tim), Oakfield; sister, Frances (Brian) Sproat, Stratford, Ont.; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Doreen (Hefler); son-in-law, Kevin Dickson.

Dad was happiest when he was out and about tinkering with things on his farm. He enjoyed playing darts and a good game of cards with Carole and John. Recently he started attending the community card parties, as well as bingo on Wednesday nights. Special thank you to Yvonne Dickson for watching over his cards. He was a Life Member of Sackville Kinsmen Club and Masonic Lodge, Local 104.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m. in Sackville United Baptist Church, 1240 Old Sackville Rd., Middle Sackville, with Pastor Peter Metcalfe officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be at a later date.

Thank you to Dr. Cortney Smith and the nurses of the Palliative Care Unit for your kindness and compassionate care.

Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Wildlife Federation, PO Box 3815 Stn. Industrial Park, Markham, ON L3R 9Z9; or to Nova Scotia SPCA, PO Box 38073 Stn. Burnside, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X2. Both of these causes were very dear to Dad.

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