Robert Gordon “Bob” Beech

Robert Gordon “Bob” Beech

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 28 Mar 2011 (aged 77)
Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
Burial Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 67794950 · View Source
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Robert (Bob) Gordon Beech: Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Born February 1, 1934, passed March 28, 2011 after a courageous 4 year fight with cancer. He will be truly missed, not only by his family but also by many, many dear friends.

Bob was born in London, England. He survived the V2 rockets and the buzz bombs of World War II and could tell great stories about his experiences throughout the war.

He emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was 13. They settled in Vancouver B.C. where he attended King Edward High School. Graduating at 16, he went to work for Marshal Wells, a wholesale hardware company.

He married and had two children, living in Prince George B.C. where Bob traveled extensively for Marshal Wells. In 1962 the family moved back to Vancouver.

He divorced, remarried in 1970, and moved to Bellingham, Washington. There he and his wife, Anne, bought the Rainbow Inn Tavern, remodeled it into the Beech House Pub and ran a very successful business. They sold the Pub in 1996 and put their energy into property management, investing in apartment buildings.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Joan Beech; sister, Dorothy LaBarge; brother-in law, Arthur LaBarge; nephew, John LaBarge and brother-in law, Bill Treadaway.

A service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Moles Bayview Chapel in Bellingham.

Bob's personal request was that in lieu of flowers, donations to two of his grandchildren's school, Whatcom Day Academy in Bellingham, WA, would be most appreciated.

Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel

Published in Bellingham Herald from March 30 to April 3, 2011


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  • Maintained by: Merrily Lawson
  • Originally Created by: Barb
  • Added: 2 Apr 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 67794950
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Gordon “Bob” Beech (1 Feb 1934–28 Mar 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 67794950, citing Enterprise Cemetery, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Merrily Lawson (contributor 47492862) .