Daphne Beecham Obituary, Death – Daphne passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023, when she was peacefully sleeping in her Haileybury home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Franks and Beryl (Fodisch) Franks, her daughter Ingrid Ryan, and her granddaughter D’Arcy Ryan. Her husband Arthur Beecham, her son Bryan (Heather) Beecham of Ottawa, her son-in-law John Ryan of Ottawa, her grandkids Kyle (Jennifer) Ryan of Boston, Janna (Brandon) Ryan of Ottawa, Liam Beecham and Zach Beecham, both of Ottawa, and her son-in-law John Ryan of Ottawa survive her.
She is also survived by her spouse, Arthur Beecham. She is also survived by her sisters Maureen (Richard) Steward of Victoria, British Columbia, Patricia Torr of South Africa, and Cynthia (David) Wilson of Ottawa. Her stepbrother James (Jennifer) Franks of Haileybury, Ontario, and stepsister Lucy (Bill) Bilinski of the Midland region of Ontario also survive her. James Franks, her stepbrother, was wed to Jennifer Franks.
Daphne was born in the Rhodesian city of Bulawayo (now Zimbabwe). She attended Townsend and St. Peter’s schools for her secondary education while still an adolescent. She excelled on the swim team while attending Townsend. She pursued a career in nursing in the following years. Bulawayo was the location of her 1965 wedding to Arthur. The couple lived in Uganda, where Ingrid was born, for one year before relocating to Canada in 1966. The pair had previously resided in Kingston, Ontario; Eldorado, Saskatchewan; and Noranda, Quebec before relocating to Haileybury in 1976. Born in Eldorado, Bryan.
Daphne was responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial operations of Art’s mineral exploration business in addition to looking after the couple’s kids. Daphne was seen as a calm and positive individual. She was extremely devoted to her children and grandchildren, whom she saw as her most essential duty. Her role as a grandmother to her five grandkids was the most fulfilling part of her life. She was proud of their moral character and their achievements.
The enormous affection and guidance she gave influenced that person’s personality as well as their accomplishments. A memorial tea will be held in Haileybury’s St. Paul-St. Johns Anglican hall on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. People in attendance will get to know one another and talk about their recollections of Daphne. Daphne was an involved member of the Haileybury St. Paul and St. John’s Anglican Church community. At that spot, a full funeral ceremony will be performed later in the spring.