BEATCH, HenryThe family announces, with sorrow, the passing of Henry (Hank) Joseph Beatch who peacefully passed away at home, in his sleep, on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the age of 83.  Henry was born in Cut Knife, Sask. May 23, 1929, second child of Louis Edward Beatch and Marie Theresa Lussier. His mother died January 1931 after which he was taken to live with grandparents Julien & Rosina (Columbe) Lussier at Cabana, Sask. near the town of Meadow Lake, Sask. His dad married Albertine Mary Thibodeau on Nov. 12, 1932.  Henry returned to live with the family in Cut Knife when he was about seven or eight years old, as grandma didn’t think he needed to go to school, but his dad did. The Beatch family moved to Battleford, Sask. in the 40’s where the kids attended St. Vital‘s Catholic School.  Henry left home to seek his fortune in the spring of 1946. He worked for farmers for some time, traveled out to BC. where he met with some of his Beatch and Lussier relatives, and then he joined the services. He was stationed at camp Borden and Petawawa for a couple of years. After his discharge he made his life in Sudbury, ON where he met Armande Giguère (deceased).  Loving father of Nancy Rodrigue (Gaits), Daniel Beatch, Robert Beatch (Bev), Brian Beatch, Sheila Beatch (deceased), Sharon Beatch (Raymond) and Lisa Raymond (Mike). Dear brother of Claire Haubrich (Walter, deceased), Julie (Wies) Nijman (both deceased), Louis (Lucie) Beatch, Jeanette (Leonard, deceased) Wickstrand, and Elmer, deceased (Susan) Beatch.  Grandfather of Bobby (Michèle), Vanessa (Jeff), Derek (Justine), Crystal (John), Charles, Joshua, Marc (Manon), Kristen (Mike), Joey (Christine), Renelle and Cedric, as well as many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Long time companion to Miriam Labine (deceased).  Miriam’s family, Luanne (Mitch) Chartrand, Jeff (Marilyn) Labine, Jessica (Ryan & Ella) Hastings.   Hank will be lovingly remembered by many friends, especially long time friends Clarence (Buck) and Nikki Page.  Hank, an avid bowler, hunter, fisherman and golfer, enjoyed the outdoors.   During his retirement he enjoyed reading western books, woodworking, tending to his garden and building bird houses for his finches and chickadees.  His father Louis Edward Beatch died in Battleford, Sask. March 24th 1946, and his step mother, Alberteen Thibodeau died in Saskatoon, Sask. August 9th, 1983.  His parents are all buried in Cut Knife Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the CO-OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. E. (at Notre-Dame), Sudbury, Thursday, April 25th, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in l’Annonciation Church, 1168 Northway Avenue, Sudbury.

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