Jay Beasley

Obituary of Jay Beasley

Jay Dee Beasley was born at home August 31, 1929, to Carl Jones (Pete) and Sarah Beasley of Patricia, Alberta. He died May 5, 2024, in the Hanna Long Term Care Facility at the age of 94.


Jay attended Haddington School then went herding sheep with his dad until the blizzard of 1951 which killed most of the sheep. Then going into cattle, he lived with his dad on the Ryan place until 1957 when it was sold to Stringham’s. Jay stayed with the land, going to work for Stringham’s. He bought the Stewart place in 1961, northeast of Sunnynook and built his ranch from there. Jay also worked for Bogi’s for a few years. In 1976 Jay purchased the Burkinshaw home place and moved there. He was a very hard working, private, solitary man.


He was predeceased by his brothers: Roy, Lee, Verlin, Floyd, Lenard, and Fred; sisters: Erma, Jessie, Joy, Yvonne, Violet and Maxine.


He is survived by one sister-in-law Ann Beasley and numerous nieces and nephews.


There will be a family graveside service at a later date.


Hanna Funeral Services has been entrusted with the care and arrangements, 403-854-5956, www.hannafuneral.ca.


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