John Beedell Obituary, Death – We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of John Beedell of the Desperate Men, who was a guest on Bonzo’s shows in the 2010s. John was a member of the band. John was well-known in Bristol for his performances in street theater, and he had previously been a part of the musical “Stinkfoot,” which was written by Vivian Stanshall. Someone who is both talented and interesting to be around. New Zealand sprint canoeist who competed in the sport in the late 1950s and early 1960s and has since passed away. In 1958, he competed for Canada at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, which were held in Prague. The following year, in 1960, he took part in the Summer Olympics, which were held in Rome. At the 1960 Olympics, he was competing in the Men’s C-2 1000m event, but he was eliminated in the repechage round.
Beedell was raised in both England and British Guyana after having been born in New Zealand. Malaria struck him while he was in British Guyana, and he was taken to Canada to get better there. Beedell brought his wife and children to Canada in 1941, and he ended up remaining there for the rest of his life. After beginning his studies in engineering at Queen’s, he decided to withdraw from the university. In 1955, he tied the knot. Michael was born in 1956, Jeffrey in 1958, and David in 1961 were their three children, all of whom were born after he and Ann started their family.
In spite of the fact that he had a full-time job and was raising a family, Beedell trained as a competitive canoeist and runner in Sudbury, Ontario. He eventually qualified for the Olympic and World Championship teams in 1958 and 1960. After the Olympics, Beedell finished his education degree and started teaching science at Ashbury College in Ottawa. He had been there since before the Olympics. In addition, he made contributions to the field of outdoor education while serving as director of the Ontario Camp Leadership Centre.
He was a passionate runner and skier who had competed in and finished more than 20 marathons in different countries. Due to a serious brain injury, he sustained in 1988 as a result of a fall, he was unable to participate in many outdoor or physical activities. At the age of 81, he was struck and killed by a school bus in the New Edinburgh neighborhood of Ottawa in the year 2014.