Beacom, Michael Frederick

Beacom, Michael Frederick

January 2nd, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Four Counties Health Services, after a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia, on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at the age of 76. Cherished father of Kimberley Goodwin (Mike Goodwin) and Kristen Merucci (Dave Merucci). Loved grandfather of Kandace Gorza, Kristopher Gorza (Chantelle), Katelan Cook (Chris Cook), Nevaeh Merucci, and Jordan Nairn (Tammy Freiburger). Great-grandfather of Britany Sexsmith, Logan, Kasey and Jake Cook, Madison, Kolby, Zachary, Bryceson, and Austin Gorza. Dear brother of Sharon Jones (Jay Jones) and Kathy Miller (Don Miller). Treasured uncle of Patti-Ann Clark, Bobby Redman, Larry Redman, Shean Redman, Jimmy Redman and Lonnie Redman, Kelly Jones, Todd Jones, Angela Heskin and Todd Bogart, and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. Best friend of Buddy, his cherished golden retriever, as well as to Fran Thompson, Karl and Ann Schneider, Bob Huxley, Bill and Mary Fitzpatrick, Gary Cooper and Connie Weber. Sadly missed by Lynne and Glen Hall, Sheila Joyce, and numerous extended family, friends, acquaintances and hockey buddies far too many to name. Predeceased by Patsy Redman Horne (sister), Drayson Nairn (grandson), Linda Cooper (girlfriend), Debbie Burling (best friend), Joe Babcock (friend), and his parents Frederick Beacom and Florence Shade Beacom. A Celebration of Life will be held when COVID-19 restrictions permit. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Michael are asked to consider the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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Gary CooperI have known Michael since he was introduce as my sister Linda's boyfriend. He became so much more. A loving, kind, thoughtful man who always put others first. What he has done on earth will never be forgotten. Rest easy Michael. Fly with the Angels. Gary & Brenda Cooper
Shelley and Gary Williams and Lorraine Thompson Kristen and Kim We are so sorry about your dad. We just can't believe he is gone. He was such a special man and a good friend to my mom Lorraine. He will be truly missed. He fought a good fight with such a horrible illness. Sending our love to you all at this very sad time. Know you are all in our thoughts. Shelley, Gary and Lorraine.
Wanda & Gary HazelwoodMichael was such a good neighbour and we will truly miss seeing him out walking with Buddy. He was such a gentle and caring man and we had some great chats. Our neighborhood will certainly not be the same. I will remember him now every time I see his best friend Buddy out walking with Fran. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s family during this difficult time. Wanda & Gary Hazelwood
Guy and Veda GoodwinDear Kim and Kristen and families: Our deepest sympathy on the death of your father what a sweet and kind person he was to everyone he met. We are glad you were able to be with him during his illness that is a precious time. May your lifetime of memories and close bond you had bring you comfort. love Guy and Veda
Daisy HodgettsThink of you every time I look at the caricature of me you drew for my 70th B-day. Loving you and missing you. Your cousin Daisy
Brenda & Dan TyndallMichael was such a gentle and kind man. Our family will always cherish the time we spent together. Our condolences to his family and may your memories help you through. Love Brenda & Dan
Heather (Hodgetts) SHARP & Robert SHARPOur condolences to Kristen, Kim, and their families. On the loss of your father. To Kathleen, and Sharon, on the loss of your brother. May, you find comfort in your memories and cherish your time spent with Micheal. “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.”. Your cousins.
Rob & Lisa DupeeKim & Kristen: Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad. Mike was such a fun loving and full of energy guy. He will be missed by all who knew him. Always, enjoyed a good visit with Michael. Hold onto your memories. Kathy & Sharon sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Love Rob & Lisa
Connie Weber Michael will be missed by everyone that knew him. It's hard to put into words exactly what he meant to our family. His compassion and love always shone through. He gave his whole heart to everyone and everything he loved. We will miss his smile and his laugh. We hope your memories of him help you through this sad time Connie, Tim, Seth and Charlie Weber
Cathy& Austin LetcherKathy, Don Miller & Family Thoughts are with you & your family. Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Michael Can't imagine how much he will be missed by all Love Cathy, Austin, Michael, Austin
BARB AND TOM SHANNONKim and Kristen, our heartfelt sympathies to you and your families on the loss of your father. We always looked forward to and enjoyed our visits with him. Kathleen and Sharon, so sorry for your loss. may your many fond memories keep him close to you always. Barb and Tom Shannon Michael, till we meet again my friend, Tom
wendy hardingSorry for your loss. I remember him from doing all his drawings of people.
Bill and Mary FitzpatrickOur condolences to Mike’s family and friends on his passing. Mike and Bill had been friends for about 60 years and shared so many good times together. Although there would be gaps between visits the friendship remained steady as Mike would always remember to call Bill on his birthday, possibly reminded as Bill is a Leap Year baby. Many good times were shared and more recently were the boys camping trips at Fanshawe Conservation area. We will miss Mike. He was a kind and caring individual and a true friend.
Sal(vatore) CarduI’ve had the pleasure of calling Mike a friend for almost 40 years. I first met Mike shortly after he left the corporate world at 3M to make a living from his passion for art. Mike was a one of the most genuine, kind, wise, generous and talented people I have ever met. He had many interests and passions which we shared and he made all our chats that much more interesting with his sage views, amusing anecdotes and his philosophy on life. For a man, with as much talent as he had he was very humble and lacked any ego and although the last 30 years I have lived abroad we always kept in touch by phone, email and I visited him often when I came back to Canada to visit. I can’t say enough about Mike he was very much a positive influence on my life over the years and I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace my blessed friend – until we meet again. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family. Love, Sal
Robert HuxleyMy condolences Michael to your family and friends.we have been friends for 62 years ,you have always been there for me through good times and bad ,I will miss you so much good bye until we meet again, best friends forever
Jamye and Brenda DuncanOur condolences to Michael’s family. Jamye and I have very many memories hanging out with Mike and his family members. He will be dearly missed by everyone. Jamye and Brenda Duncan
Eldon WalkerI was very sad to hear of Mike’s passing. I was closely associated with Mike during his many years at the 3M company in London. He worked in the art dept. for many years and later on he transferred to the Commercial Graphics Division. His main responsibility was developing graphic renderings for corporate customers....but many people will remember Mike for his caricatures!! I’m sure that many people throughout Canada have framed caricatures of themselves that were created by Mike. Mike was a fun loving guy who never had a negative comment about anyone. He will be missed,
Mike BaylissMy deepest condolences to the family and friends on the passing of Mike . He was a great man and a good friend. A talented man with always a smile on his face. I knew Mike from our high school days and from hockey at East London Oldtimers League refereeing with Jay. He will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Mike. Mike Bayliss.
Susan and Jamie MordenWe would like to extend our deepest condolences to all of Mike’s family and friends, we are so saddened at the loss of such an amazing, loving, talented man.Mike and my mother, June Maxwell were cousins, and I always enjoyed the stories he would tell whenever we got the chance for a visit. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone grieving for Michael. He will be greatly missed.
John HaytonThe London Senior Hockey League extends condolences to Sharon, Jay and family. Mike was an outstanding hockey goaltender, teammate and friend. Mike was one of a kind as a player. He was always so positive and encouraging no matter what the score. Many hockey friends were gifted with Mike's artistic drawings and caricatures. These works are treasured memories of a time when we were a step or two faster. Mike was a member of our hockey league for many years following an extensive career in London and Middlesex County. We were blessed to share this game we love with such a gentle and friendly man. Keep your stick on the ice. You will be missed.
Gary and Diane EnrightDiane and I offer our condolences to Sharon, Jay and all of Mike's family. Mike was always kind, friendly and smiling whenever you seen him. I have a caricature drawing Mike drew of me many years ago at a hockey tournament that I will treasure for life. Mike was a great person and will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers....Gary and Diane
Colin ReadMy condolences to Mike's family I knew Mike from the East London Oldtimers hockey league, where he stopped many a shot while playing goal. Later, he and Jay ruled the ice, fairly and in good humour, while wearing their stripped jerseys and blowing whistles. He (and Jay) helped mightily to make the league as much fun as it was (and, hopefully, still is.) Besides his on-ice prowess, Mike was a skilled caricaturist, a talent he put to good use at the league's annual dinner. He was a truly memorable individual and will be much missed. -- Colin
irene gorza I Was shocked to hear that Mike had passed away.He was a great guy and will be missed By all who knew him Condolences to all the family and try to remember the good times you had with him Memories will keep you strong and in your hearts forever .At such a sad time know that others feel your loss as well Sincerely Irene and family
Christina,RodneyBeacomMintz&Gerry&Jim Beacom and familyOur deepest sympathy to Mike's daughters ,sisters and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time He will be truly missed at family gatherings
The Schmid FamilyMike was such a kind man ( neighbour) and a talented artist. Thinking of Kim and Kristen and their families at this sad time. The Schmid Family
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