Robert Franklin Beacon “Bob”

February 4, 1949 - August 25, 2023
September 6, 2023 15 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Robert Franklin Beacon, better known as “Bob,” (unless he was in trouble with my mother, then it was definitely “Robert!”) passed away on August 25, 2023, at 9:15 pm, just in time to make it to heaven for his anniversary. He very peacefully left this earth after saying goodbye to all his children, in the presence of his best brother Gordy and wife Judy, prayed over by his oldest daughter Harmony with Jarett by her side. God took him from a quiet corner in the Athabasca hospital. We will also kindly mention the many wonderful medical staff affording all the comforts they possibly could while being on standby for Bob. We are grateful for all you have done for our family.

Robert was not a hoarder like our mother and for that we are grateful so we don't have a ton of useless stuff to dispose of, endless truck loads of years of things to donate, the government to pay off or some rare art collection! What we are left with, however, are broken hearts.

We are left thinking about our sweet gentle father, who was trying to muster up the courage to tell the world it was time to say goodbye. Robert Beacon was a humble, kind, man whose precious collection of worldly treasures was that of the bible and his love for politics, his children, nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers, friends, and above all his beautiful grandchildren.

So how do we write an obituary for a Great man? We start by saying he will be missed. His legacy is and will always be us, and we will love him for the rest of our lives.

Robert was a millwright by trade. He was resourceful, a mechanical genius. A jokester and a patriot, “a jack of all trades and a master of none.” He was A hell of a guy, everybody loved him. We loved his gregarious nature, ability to lend a dollar, a hand, a story or his time.

He was born in Collingwood, Ontario on February 4, 1949, the son of Clifford and Daisy Beacon, but thanks to Justin Trudeau and dad’s unwavering political beliefs, Alberta will keep his ashes. Let it be known he firmly stated "DON’T TAKE ME BACK TO ONTARIO!" We may not no what to do without him, but we definitely know what to do with him.

If you have time to lend, his treasured family is celebrating his life at the Perryvale Hall on September 16th at 1:00 in the afternoon—a simple goodbye for a simple man. We will offer a few stories, some songs, and a slideshow to make the men uncomfortable and women cry, followed by the classics egg salad and salmon buns, some pickles, veggies, and no doubt the best deserts in the county because Judy will make sure of it. We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate the life of Bob Beacon with our family.

  1. Harmony ( and Jarrett), our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you.
    Paul and Libuse Kuzel

    • Thank you so much for your kind support Libuse and Paul.
      We sincerely appreciate it
      Harmony and Jarett

  2. My deepest sympathies and condolences Harmony and family. I had the pleasure of working with Bob for many years. He was a great man, good friend, coworker and a genuine person. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten… May God bless Bob’s entire family and all the best.

    • Marc

      Thank you so much, dad always love working with you. Lots of good laughs.
      We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share such beautiful sentiments about your friendship.
      Harmony and Jarett

  3. So sorry for your families loss , he was a great man , he will be missed

    • Thank you so much

  4. We love you my brother – forever no matter what. I am grateful you had so much love surrounding you. You left an amazing trail to follow. We hope our visits brought you some peace. Your loving sister Daisy Lee and spouse Mario.

    • Thank you Auntie
      He absolutely loved your visit. You most definitely provided peace, love and support. I’m sorry for your loss. He was an amazing Father. Brother, Son Grandfather and friend.

  5. So sorry for your loss Harmony& Jarrett. It sounds like he was a lovely man & a great Albertan! He will be missed by many!

    • Thank you Hank snd Erica
      He was a great guy, We are very sad to loose him, appreciate you taking the time to pass along condolences.

      Thank you, Harmony snd Jarett

  6. Andy Adam Harmony Melody and Family. I’m sadden that my dear friend Bob has left us. I’m comforted knowing that Pat and Bob are together again. She’s been waiting.
    My deepest condolences to you all.

    • Darryl
      He was a hard man to loose, he always loved you. We are comforted knowing mom and Dad are together. Hope to see you on sept 16th.
      Thank you for your kind sentiments
      The Beacon Family

  7. Our heartfelt sympathy on your Dad’s passing. We hope your many happy memories will help you during this difficult time.
    You are in our thoughts.

    • Darrel and Jackie
      Thank uou for your condolences. Dad was always so fond of your family, and Aunt Nancy’s high spirits and many accomplishments in the horse industry. We are extremely sad to say goodbye to such a wonderful guy.
      Love the Beacons

  8. Dear Beacon children,
    We would like to send our deepest condolences to you all. Bob was wonderful man and exceptional co-worker. Our son Branden spent wonderful times with Gord, Rachael and Mark at your farm. We will never forget the kindness that your parents radiated to everyone they met. Your Mom would be waiting with open arms for her Bob. You are in our thoughts.

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