Thomas Bernard Axford BEAMES,

passed away peacefully in Ladysmith, B.C. on October 10, 2005, born in Vancouver, B.C. March 1, 1920. Tom spent his earlier years in the Peace River, Revelstoke and Penticton, B.C. He received his B.A. (1949); M.A. (1956); at U.B.C., and M.Ed (1965) Oregon State University and M.A. (1986) from The Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago. Tom served with the R.C.A. 1940-41, R.C.N.V.R. 1941-1945 serving overseas duty 597 days, after discharge Tom joined the RCN; 1948-1953 Tom was a high school principal, teacher, counselor in school districts #66 & 67, Coordinator of Special Services school district #68. Board member and past president of the Adlerian Psychology Assoc. of B.C., member of both the B.C. and Canadian Psychological Assoc., Founder of the Island Adlerian Group.

Survived by his wife Mary, son Denys (Laine), son John (Joan), daughter Ruth (Alan) Brown. Grandchildren: Devin, Tyler, Katherine (David) Gadd, Karen, Nicole and Emily. His sister Carol (Harry) Robb, sister-in-law Eva Beams, also nieces and nephews and may friends. Funeral Service was held Friday, October 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in St. John’s Anglican Church, Ladysmith, B.C., Rev. Canon & R. Westaway officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ladysmith Resource Centre or to St. John’s Anglican Church would be appreciated.


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