BEECROFT – William George “Bill” of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Edna Beecroft (nee LaFrance). Bill is survived by children John (Beth) Beecroft of St. Thomas and their children Matthew, Trent and Nicholas; Susan Beecroft of London and her children Stephanie, and Mandie (Dave); Teressa MacDonald of St. Thomas and her children Anthony (Jenn), and Ashley (Greg); Valorie Beecroft-Kechego (Robert) of B.C. and her children Chantel, Corey-Brandon, Courtney, Cassie, Emily, and Julia; Yvonne McKillop of St. Thomas and her children Danny, Dana, and Duncan; eight great grandchildren; siblings Eileen Player, Harold (June) Beecroft, Betty (Dave) Robbins, Alex (Marg) Beecroft, Wayne (Cathy) Beecroft, Evelyn (Brian) Forsyth all of St. Thomas; and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Anna-Belle Beecroft; his brother Lloyd Beecroft; and his first wife Hilda Yvonne Beecroft (nee Robbins). Bill farmed and worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years in Elgin County and in his spare time enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical. He was a member of the St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm and Sunday, January 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm. The funeral service will be held at St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly 144 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Monday, January 27 at 1:30pm. Spring Interment in Cowal-McBride Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Lung Association, or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.