On the evening of Wednesday, January 1, 2014, Mr. Arthur Frederick Victor Beresford passed away peacefully in Cranbrook, BC on at the age of 80 years. He was born in London, England, on April 3rd, 1933.
Arthur worked at BC Telephone as a radio technician until his retirement. He was very involved in the community and served as a member of the Cranbrook City Council from 1971-1979 and was a Minor Hockey coach for eleven years. He also helped with the Kinsmen to build the Hockey arena. One of Arthur’s greatest loves was to sail. He moved to Sydney, BC on Vancouver Island so he could be close to the water to sail his boat. Four years ago, Arthur moved back to Cranbrook and resided at the FW Green Memorial Home where he kept the staff on their toes! He will be deeply missed and forever treasured by his family and friends.
Arthur leaves to cherish his memory his children; Victor (Heather) Beresford, Brian (Carolee) Beresford, Dagny (Don) Kasner and Kelly (Brian) Johnston. Also left behind is the mother of his children; Annabelle and his grandchildren; Liam Beresford, Danielle and Will Reinarz, Jordan & Chelsea Kasner, Lindsey Kasner, Ryley and Maxwell Johnston and great grandson Eli Kasner. Art was predeceased by one son, Eric Beresford in 1978.
A service of remembrance will be held for Arthur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Arthur’s memory may do so with donations to the BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak St., B321, Vancouver, BC V6H 2K2 or the Cranbrook SPCA, PO Box 2, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H6. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.