BEY, John passed away after a brief and courageous battle at Princeton General Hospital on October 30, 2013 at the age of 79 years. John was born in Hazel Dell, Saskatchewan November 3, 1933 and went to school in Allenby, British Columbia. He moved to the Princeton area in 1946 and married Ruby Willis in 1956. John was an accomplished repairman with journeyman tickets as a welder, machinist, millwright, and heavy duty mechanic. He was an active member of the Princeton Racing Days and Princeton Exhibition Association as well as past president of the Interior Horse Racing Association.
John will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Ruby, daughter Sharon Beacom (Mark), son Allen Bey, grandchildren Bill and Mitchel Beacom, Jacob, Jeffrey, and Sydney Bey, sisters Mary Millar (Merv), Lily Bourassa, and Elsie Bey, and brothers Carl Bey (Ira May), Harry Bey (Pauline), Nick Bey (Gail), and Peter Bey (Liz). He was sadly predeceased by brothers Mike and Paul Bey.
A Celebration of John’s life was held at the Princeton Legion Branch #56 on Monday November 4, 2013, officiated by Eric Goodfellow with interment following at Princeton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in person to Princeton General Hospital or mailed care of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 3G6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hansonsfuneral.ca .