Col J.S. Beeman (Ret'd)

    • RCE Badge circa 1937 - 1952

    We regret to announce the death of Colonel J.S. Beeman, R.C.E. (Retired) on 13 November 2002

    Colonel Beeman joined the Canadian Army in Dec 1933 as a Second Lieutenant with the University of British Columbia contingent of the Canadian Officer Training Corps. He joined 6 Field Company, RCE in 1935 and was appointed Lieutenant in May 1937. During the Second World War, Maj Beeman commanded both 1 Field Squadron and 4th Field Park Squadron in the European theatre. Upon promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, he moved to command the 1st Canadian Engineer Service Platoon (Utilities) of the Canadian Army Pacific Force.

    After the war, Lieutenant Colonel Beeman became District Engineer Officer, Military District 13 in Alberta and commanded 13 Works Company, Calgary. In 1946 he was Director Accommodation and Fire Protection at Army Headquarters and became Command Engineer, Western Command in 1947. Subsequently, in 1950-1952 Colonel Beeman was Senior Highway Engineer of the Northwest Highway System.