Beattie, Charles John “Jack” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of over 59 years of Shirley (Thomas) Beattie. Much loved father of Tom Beattie of London, Michael Beattie (Sharon Zegers) of St. Thomas and Heather Matheson ( Michael) of Kilworth. Specially loved grandfather of Taylor and Jeffery. Dear brother of Gary Beattie (Linda) of Fingal and the late Kenneth Beattie. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Niagara Falls on June 26th, 1933, the son of the late Thomas and Madeline Beattie. He worked as a police officer for the St. Thomas Police Department, then for the Railroad and then became an entrepreneur and builder. Jack built many of the buildings in St. Thomas and district.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday, March 28th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. A celebration of life for Jack will be held at 5:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation and Pets/Friends for Life. A very special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital for their wonderful, compassionate care.