Obituary of William Warner Beatty
William Warner Beatty passed peacefully on July 28th, 2023, in his 80th year, at his home in Niagara Falls. Survived by his wife Diana “Chum” (Desjardins) of 56 years. Loving husband, son, brother, in-law, cousin, nephew; the cool uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, fantastic neighbour, the big blue guy, man’s best friend’s best friend, Friday lunch companion, oenophile.
Predeceased by his parents William and Valera Beatty. Loving brother of Marion Beam (the late Walter) and Margaret Nunnamaker (Fred).
Sadly missed by family: brother-in-law Gary Desjardins (Carmella), sisters-in-law Lucille Pelletier (the late Guildor) and the late Jeannette Thornton; as well as nieces/nephews living in Ontario, New York State, and New Brunswick in addition to great nieces/nephews and great-great nieces/nephews living in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, New York State, New Brunswick, and Australia.
Warner attended A.N. Myer Secondary School. Surprising to most, he occasionally dropped from the rafters in the gymnasium to perform on the trampoline. He attended the Ontario College of Arts as a Graphic Artist and was employed by Brights Wines Limited, living in Toronto. Warner and Chum moved back to Niagara for Warner to continue with Brights Wines managing their Art Department - developing advertising campaigns, creating successful brands and showcasing Brights Wines at various trade shows. Warner was employed in the wine industry for over 50 years retiring with Trius Winery. He will be missed by the many of the grape growers from the Niagara area.
A great storyteller, with a hearty laugh. A warm, sincere, “give you the shirt off his back”, charismatic, kinda guy. Warner, along with his friends and family enjoyed good times at the Regency Hotel. From the Javelin to Chum’s Heep – Warner embraced fun behind the wheel. A creature of habit – he enjoyed a few glasses of red on the front porch in the summer; and made regular Sunday afternoon phone calls to his sister, Marion.
In addition to a successful career in the wine industry Wm Warner was very active in the Niagara community as a Mason at St. Mark's Lodge No. 25, a fill-in for Santa, and a member of the Stamford Volunteer Fireman's Association.
Cremation has already taken place. Per Warner’s wishes, a private interment at Lundy’s Lane Cemetery will occur in the fall. Arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Online condolences may be shared on Warner’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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