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Cecil Bernard Beck


Cecil Bernard Beck

Cecil Bernard Beck, 81, of Forest Dale Home passed away peacefully but suddenly on May 13th, 2024 with his girls by his side.  He was born in Harvey, Albert County, NB on June 5th, 1943 the son of the late James and Dorothy (Douthwright) Beck.

Cecil was a Heavy Equipment Operator and not many could drive the dozer like Cecil, he  was hard to beat.  He worked in lumbering and had rock pits as well.  He was a very hard worker and was always on the move with many jobs on the go.  He served with the Riverside-Albert Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He started the Benefit Jamboree to raise funds for the fire department and he played a major part in its organization every year.  He was very proud of how successful the Jamborees became.  He had a natural talent for music and could play any instrument by ear.  He enjoyed playing various string instruments, the 6 and 12 string guitar, mandolin,banjo, along with the harmonica and even the juice harps.  He owned and tried to play the organ and fiddle but he preferred the other instruments.  He loved to go to music nights and Jamborees.  He and his nephew, Mike were known as Big & Little as Cecil played mandolin and Mike played the spoons, they were very entertaining.  Music was definitely his passion.
He had a great sense of humour and loved to tease and had a special knack to his storytelling. He has told many stories over the years.    He loved children and a big part of that was he was a big kid himself.  He loved waterslides and wanted to go to Magic Mountain when it opened and enjoyed his day immensely. His days were complete when he could get his favorite meal, fried chicken,  especially the KFC and Dixie Lee in Sussex.  
Something that showed his true character was the way he looked after all his brothers and sisters.  Being the baby of the family, he made sure they had everything they needed, and  always made sure they had their winters wood.   
Cecil's main priority in his life was his family.  He loved his children and grandchildren with all his heart.  He would do anything for them and always wanted the best for his family.  He had   saying "If I die before my kids, I've had a good life".   We just want you to know you meant the world to us.  All the times that you were there for us helps us know how much you really cared.  We appreciate all you did do and feel blessed to have had a dad/papa like you.
He will be deeply missed by his children, Sandy Spinney (Pat) of St. Martins, Tammy Beck (Graham) of Alma, Jamie Beck of St.Martins and Daniel McKinley (Amanda) of Sussex; his treasured grandchildren, Kristen (Kyle), Jorden (Kenzie), Mitchell, Chase, Noah, Hailey, Joseph, Jayden and Cheyenne; his precious great grandchildren, Sadie, Jacey and Addison; brother, Raymond Beck in Ontario.  He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sisters, Teresa Kenney-Mercer (Fred) , Solie Barbour (Cecil), Treva Muise (Larry); brothers, Howard, Louis, Clement, Ervin and Stancey and by the mother of his children, Joanne Beck.
There will be no visitation.  The funeral Service and Celebration of his life will be held at the Albert County Funeral Home on May 15th, 2024 at 2:00pm.  Interment will be in the Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB.
For those who wish donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 506 734-2780
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Service Date
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Service Time
Service Location
Albert County Funeral Home

No Visitation

Burial Location
Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB

Requested Charity
Charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated