Victor John McBeth, fondly known as “Joe”, passed away on Jan 8, after a brief illness at MSA hospital. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irene, and his daughter Coral McBeth-Kearns. He is predeceased by his 11 brothers and sisters.
Joe was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan November 4, 1920 and was related to the founder of Prince Albert, Reverend James Nisbet. He worked with the Canadian National Railway and then CIBC before retiring to Abbotsford in 1986. He served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during World War II and was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15. He loved the outdoors and was an avid sportman, president of the P.A. Wildlife Federation, and P.A. Winter Festival Dog Sled Championships. He loved the arts especially music, violin, guitar and singing. He joined the Happy Gang Choir in Abbotsford in 1990 and sang with them until June 2007.
Joe was a devoted and loyal husband, a wise and patient father, a gentle patient man, an eager helpful friend. He was liked by all who met him. He bore his burdens with strength and dignity, never complaining. He will be sadly missed by all. Special thanks to Dr. De Leeuw for his committed care and the nurses at MSA Hospital, 3rd Floor West.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 19th at 2 pm. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent E, Abbotsford.