BEERS, Austin Ernest - Of Oshawa, peacefully passed away on his 84th birthday, Friday, July 16, 2021 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.
Predeceased by his father Ernest Beers and mother Sara “Sadie” Beers (nee Morris), his sister Joyce Williams, his wife and best friend Shirley Evelyn, his step daughter Kathryn and step son Roger.
Austin will be deeply missed by his sisters Donna (Peter) Stirling of Nova Scotia, Cecil Harris of Nova Scotia, Laveran Young of Ontario, grand daughter Patricia and great grandson Anthony-Aaron.
Austin is survived by his step son Stephen Miller (Denise), daughter in law Katie, step grandchildren Nathan, Shadi, Amanda, Tara, Stephen and their families.
Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Austin worked many years at GM, Oshawa and has been a proud member of the Alano Club for over 50 years with 53 years of sobriety.
Austin will be deeply missed by his best friend and sponsor of 20 years John Oulette (Linda).
Each year Austin loved to go home to the east coast to visit his family and fish for bass with his sister. He enjoyed going on long drives, taking part in Pipe Ceremonies and weekly games of crib with Johnny O. Cherished times were spent playing cards and gliding his wife Shirley across the dance floor at the Alano Club.
In his later years his favourite thing to do was experience life through his great grandson Anthony’s eyes. Curling up on the couch laughing and watching movies or cartoons.
Our family thanks Lakeridge Health Oshawa and the Palliative Team Nurses & Doctors on 4F for your exceptional care of Austin.
Instead of flowers, donations to the Alano Club, Oshawa would be greatly appreciated.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 21st from 2-4pm & 6-8pm, followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel of Armstrong Funeral Home on Thursday July 22nd at 1pm.
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Interment to follow at Thornton Cemetery.
For online condolences please visit armstrongfh.ca .