SPOTLIGHT, WITH J.D. BOOTH

A local entrepreneur works hard to keep the ‘art of the sign’ alive

Dave Beatty is well known for going 'above and beyond' on his projects

For years, David Beatty has created works of art that double as signs—for various businesses in and around Sarnia-Lambton, residences and elsewhere.

Perhaps one of the most notable was the work he did for Mike Weir Park, a gorgeous sign that went up shortly after Bright’s Grove’s “favourite son” won the Master’s in 2003.

But lately, it was a sign he did for the Deker Bauer Foundation for Suicide Prevention that caught the eye of Lambton Shield editor J.D. Booth and prompted this discussion, which took place on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Beatty credits Don Dease of Art and Letters for mentoring him in the sign profession.

In one of those “eery coincidences” that life presents us with, it wasn’t later that day that we heard the news of Don Dease having passed peacefully, surrounded by family, at Bluewater Health.

We trust you’ll enjoy our conversation with Dave Beatty and be sure to share with your network.

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