Benedikt Emil Beeler
April 19/1933- July 2/2021
Dad passed away in the early hours of the morning. He faced issues with Cancer, like everything else, head on. He was a dreamer, builder, farmer. He was a motivator, leader and led by example. He immigrated to Canada in 1953, on a mission to succeed in this new country. After a few stops across Canada, he found himself in Vancouver. Did some logging, pipeline construction, Fuller Brush, salesman, finally becoming a pipeline superintendent in heavy construction. His real dream was to be a dairy farmer. Dad met and married his wife, Elsia, in 1954. Purchased their first house in 1956, in Richmond, B.C. They raised two sons there until 1968 when it happened. Dad purchased a dairy farm in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Only one little problem, we did not know where Pitt Meadows was. It was a life changer. It was a huge challenge, but with my Mom’s help, Dad moved ahead being a farmer. Mom was a natural farmer. In the mid-eighties Dad and Mom sold the farm and moved to Mission, B.C. built a new house and planted 8 acres of blueberries in the hills of Steelhead. As a tradeoff, Mom got her pet goats and chickens. Dad and Mom were very hard workers and were not comfortable sitting around doing nothing. Dad and Mom resided there till dad got really ill and he had to go into care. Through the years he was noted for his love of yodeling, having been born in Schanis, Switzerland. Mom and dad loved to go dancing at the different halls. Dad had a good life and left tired, but he left a mark wherever he went.
Survived by his loving Wife Elsie
Son’s John (Charmaine) Tim (Chris)
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