Glenn Alexander Beckett
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October 2, 1923 – July 12, 2014
A Celebration of Glenn's Life will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at 110 - 3rd Avenue West in Biggar, Saskatchewan. Glenn, was born to William and Achsah Beckett on October 2, 1923, and was the youngest of the three Beckett children who grew up on the family farm just west of Lydden. As a child, he enjoyed hockey and reading and developed a love of poetry that continued throughout his life. His early years on the family farm also established the basis for his lifelong interest in, and dedication to, farming. In 1946, he married his childhood sweetheart Eleanor Wright. After a very brief career in railroading, he and Eleanor took over the family farming operation.They had 4 children Joanne, Bill, John and Ken. During these very busy years Glenn always found time to be involved in his community, as a delegate and director on numerous boards and committees including the Biggar Credit Union and Duperow Co-op.The loss of Eleanor in 1982 was unexpected and it was the support of his children, family and friends that enabled him to weather this very challenging time. In 1987, when Glenn and Mary were married, he retired from active faming and moved into Saskatoon where they lived together until his passing. Glenn is survived by his wife, Mary, his daughter Joanne (Dave White), his son Bill (Marilyn), his son John (Kathy Morgan) and their children Alieka and Mitch (Laura Swerhone), his son Ken (Sherril) and their children Christopher (Christina Barclay), Elyse and Kaitlyn and his step-son James Kalyn (Mika Riglin) as well as several nieces and nephews. Glenn is also survived by Jean Elliot who was both his sister-in-law and a very dear friend for the majority of his life. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Eleanor, his brother Don Beckett, and his sister Wilma Stewart. Memorial donations in Glenn's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation – Saskatchewan (279-3rd Ave N Saskatoon S7K 2H8) and would be appreciated, in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (244-5577).
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from July 30 to July 31, 2014