BEACH, SimonPosted: 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.