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Winston Beckett

December 2, 1941 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 80)


It is with great sadness that the family of Winston “Winnie” Beckett announce his passing.  Winnie passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022, in his 81st year, at Princess Margaret Hospital.  Winnie succumbed to complications brought on by cancer but not before a long fight.  His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile and despite the pain, Winnie stayed strong until the end.

Avid Sailor and retired General Manager (Jempak), Winnie will be lovingly remembered by his son Rick (Gail), Brother Clive (Janet), Grandchildren Greg (Ariel), Hunter (Skye), Maddy (Ty) and great grandchildren Preston and Blair.

Winston led a very full life, lived in, and visited numerous countries, spoke several languages, and was considered by many a good friend.

Winnie will be fondly remembered in a bursary, to be formed, that will provide underprivileged kids, the opportunity to learn how to sail so they may be given the opportunity to find their passion in sailing as Winnie did.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place:

Sunday May 15, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club

30 Ashbridges Bay Park Road

Toronto, ON

M4L 3W6

We would like to thank the incredible staff at Princess Margaret Hospital (Palliative Care) for their unconditional support and amazing care that they provided – you are truly angels in scrubs.

May Winnie rest in peace while his spirit lives on in his stories and adventures.


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