BEACH, Simon

Posted: November 25th, 2022

Jul. 15, 1952 – Nov. 14, 2022
Simon Beach, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully after a prolonged battle with cancer on November 14, 2022, in Nanaimo, B.C.
Simon, known in his childhood in Edmonton as Gordon Kenneth Clarke, spent many happy years in Lethbridge after moving there to work for CFCN television as a cameraman, and, later, as the owner/operator of The Discory music store. Although Simon left Lethbridge to spend a few years in Kelowna and Vancouver, he was eventually drawn back to Lethbridge to work in the oil and gas sector. Simon moved to Nanaimo nine years ago, where he could enjoy mild weather while riding his motorcycle and electric bike, and snorkeling at his favourite beach.  His other favourite pastimes were playing guitar, listening to music, and socializing with friends and family. While Simon loved his time in Nanaimo, he did miss the good friends, former colleagues, and family members from Lethbridge, Edmonton, Kelowna, and Vancouver.
Simon had stated his preference that there be no funeral service and that his ashes be spread in Nanaimo on a sunny, warm day next spring.

5 Condolences for “BEACH, Simon”

  1. Gary Moxam says:

    Very sorry to hear this. Simon was an employee of mine for a few years. He had spark and ambition and I will miss his humour

  2. Glenn warn says:

    It saddens me to hear that Simon is no longer with us . I worked with Simon in Nanaimo. Always a man with a good heart and very congenial in his ways. Simons understanding and enjoyment of music was evident to anyone who spent time with him . Great sense of humour and quick to smile . The world lost some warmth because of his passing……miss ya Simon

  3. Patricia Williams says:

    I learned today, through this obituary, that Simons’ wish had been fulfilled. We were very close, albeit at a distance, and I have been reluctant to discover that he had passed. I am very saddened.
    He was truly a remarkable man and I will never forget him and all the camaraderie we shared in Nanaimo.

    I would dearly love to be in touch with his brother in Nanaimo if he would care to contact me.

  4. Patricia Williams says:

    This note is for Simon’s brother in Nanaimo.
    I don’t even know your name, but I would very much like for you to contact me, if you wouldn’t mind.
    I don’t know any other way to reach out to you except on this site. Please reply. 🙏🏻

  5. Patricia Williams says:

    I guess I should have given contact information.
    Email is

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