Melvin (Mel) Douglas Beckman passed away April 11, 2015 surrounded by family. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Joan, his two sons; Doug (Stacey) and David (Lisa). Mel was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren who will all deeply miss him.
Mel was born on August 7, 1939 in Princeton, BC. He moved to Williams Lake in 1950 where he finished his schooling. He married Joan (Hamel) in 1959 and together raised their two sons. After purchasing a trailer transporting company he eventually saw opportunity for mobile home sales to be established in the Cariboo. In 1964, Mel opened Hamel Mobile Homes with his father-in-law, Fred Hamel. After Fred’s retirement, Mel and Joan continued in business for nearly 40 years expanding into several other locations throughout BC. They were passionate about their growing business and their time spent in the mobile home industry brought many life adventures and traveling. For 15 years, they enjoyed life to its fullness as “snowbirds” in Arizona always returning to their home in Williams Lake.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Deni House where Mel spend his last few years. He received such amazing, loving care and we will be forever grateful.
A celebration of life will be held on June 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Pioneer Complex.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.