roy beckett 003BECKETT, J. Roy, of St. Thomas, passed into the presence of His Lord at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, December 15, 2013, in his 87th year.  Roy was a former resident of R.R.#4, St. Thomas, the Aylmer area, and Tillsonburg.  Beloved husband of Muriel (nee Sercombe) Beckett.  Dearly loved father of Doug Beckett (Janet) of St. Thomas, David Beckett (Heather) of Sussex, NB, Eunice Beckett of Carvel, AB, and Will Beckett (Krista) of R.R.#7, St. Marys.  Dear brother of Ruth Buell of Espanola.  Also fondly remembered by 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Roy was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Anna (nee Goodfellow) Beckett (1987), an infant son, Charles Isaac Beckett and a brother, George Beckett.  Born in Tillsonburg, ON, March 26, 1927, he was the son of the late William and Frances (nee Locker) Beckett.  A retired employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, he also formerly farmed in the Aylmer area.  Roy was in fellowship with the Christians Gathered in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Gospel Hall), 1 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, December 18th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The funeral service will be held at the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas on Thursday, December 19th at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to The Gideons will be gratefully acknowledged.

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