It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Herbert William Becks at age 68, peacefully at home with his family by his side. Beloved husband of 40 years, soulmate and best friend of Bernice Becks of Tamworth. Loving father of Nathaniel Becks of Tamworth, Matthew Becks (Laureen Cooney) of Kingston, and Rachael Hill (Kelly) of Kingston. Brother of Mary Lewis (Irwin) of Kagawong, Margaret Lewis of Sudbury, Alan Becks (Heather) of Lively, Charlie Becks (Faye) of Mindemoya, Floyd Becks (Joellen) of Kagawong, and Christine Lewis (Merlin) of Spring Bay. Brother-in-law of Carolyn Springstead of Hamilton. Also survived by his grandchildren and many neices and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Neil and Frances Becks, and nephew Darryl Lewis. He loved his famliy whole-heartedly. As per Herb's wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his Life will take place at Richardson Warfe, 1066 King Street West, Kingston ON Sunday, August 12 from 1-5 pm
Herb was born in Mindemoya, Manitoulin Ontario and is the eldest of seven. Herb attended Mindemoya Public & High School. He talked often of his family and the life they shared on the farm. He had fond memories of helping his dad with the farm chores, swimming in the lake, playing cards, crokinole, baseball, and cricket with his family in the evenings.
Herb worked for the Forestery Department in Wawa, ON, Firestone and Hargon Compressed Air in Hamilton, TCI Cable in Elkhart Indiana [he recieved many outstanding job awards of which he was very proud of]. He loved working on air compressors and installing digital cable tv, he would happily tell anyone who would take the time to listen how he installed the bubbler system for the ferry in Kingston Ontario.
Herb retired in 2003 to do what he loved best; gardening, woodworking, small motor repairs and spending time with his family. His other hobbies and interest were model trains, collecting lemax christmas village buildings & displaying them every Christmas, steam engines, building model cars, jigsaw puzzles, home repairs, comics, reading, video & android tablet games, playing cards & board games with his family, and anything to do with Weather, Nature, Science, Geography, and National Georgraphics.
Herb was a loving, gentle, kind, generous and compassionate soul. He never asked for much nor did he complained. He would do anything for anybody and never asked for a thing in return. He was the happiest when his children and grandchildren came for a visit, and especially when they surpised him with a Timmies coffee.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Canadian Cancer Society
496 Days Rd., Kingston ON K7M 5R4