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BEETHAM, Brian

passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at 53 years of age, on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in London, Ontario with the love of his life, Janet Beetham (nee Gowanlock) by his side. Brian will be greatly missed by his faithful canine companion Chloe and the late Tanya. Predeceased by his parents Earl (1991) and Doris (2012) Beetham, his brother John Beetham (2013). Son-in-law of the late Bob Gowanlock (2001) (Betty) and the late Florence Affleck (2013). Survived by his brother Doug and wife Pat, his inlaws Greg Gowanlock, Tim Gowanlock (Kathy), Jeff Gowanlock and Cindy Nussio (Kevin) and many nieces and nephews. Brian and Janet as a team owned and operated Tec Lanes in Tecumseh for over 20 years. He was extremely dedicated in business and was able to enjoy the sport of bowling until illness made him take a step back.  He fought the good fight and always stepped up to face the challenges head on. He was lucky to have so many wonderful friends that supported him through his medical battles.  Janet wants to thank family, friends, medical staff and anyone that put a smile on Brian’s face. He is irreplaceable and will be forever missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday from 2-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held from the funeral home on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm. Linda Blair officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus Transplant Program would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario, Windsor