Obituary for William "Mike" Beck
Beck, William Michael
Passed away in his beloved family home on October 31, 2017, at the age of 58. Loving father of Wm. Patrick Beck and Heather Grace Mercer and her husband Franklin. Proud grandfather of Chad and Lily Mercer. Mike will also be missed by his cousins, Barbara Selkirk, William Fulghum and Benjamin Fulghum, his dear friends Andy, Tim, Kevin, Dave, Raines, and many others. Predeceased by his parents, William George and Beverley Beck, and his sister Susan Beck.
A celebration of life will be held in his honour upstairs at The Penetanguishene Centennial Museum on November 18th at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre or Huronia Animal Control.
"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats—or with boats... In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not. Look here! If you've really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together, and have a long day of it?"
-The Wind in the Willows