Duncan “Allan” BEATON
March 31, 1923 – February 14, 2017
Uncle Allan was born on March 31, 1923 in Briarlea and passed away on Feb 14 2017 in Briarlea. At age 13 he took over the family farm and farmed for the next 80 years until his sudden passing after he completed his chores on February 14, 2017. His only absence from farming was the time he served in the Air Force from 1942 until 1945. He had a great love of his animals and his land and felt he was so lucky to make a living doing what he loved. He was so well respected by the farming community. Uncle Allan maintained a close and loving relationship with all his nieces and nephews and their families. Uncle Allan is survived by his sisters Janet Barnes and Sylvia McLeod; his 20 nieces and nephews and their families; as well as his dog, Spike; and his neighbours and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents Ada and Duncan; his sister Betty McDougall; and brothers-in-law Lorne McDougall, Ray Barnes and Colin McLeod. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Gray’s Funeral Chapel, 575 – 28th Street West, Prince Albert, SK with Pastor Dennis Serfas officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations can be made to the Victoria Hospital Foundation, 1200 – 24th Street West, Prince Albert, SK S6V 5T4 or to Mont St. Joseph, 777 – 28th Street East, Prince Albert, SK S6V 8C2. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306-922-4729).
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