Passed away peacefully on March 5, 2014 at 92 years of age. Beloved husband of Doris (Field- 2012). Dear brother of Iris Howell; Derek and Peggy Arkinstall;  Victor and Teresa Arkinstall and their children Peter (Wendy) Arkinstall and Elizabeth Arkinstall. Step-father of Thomas Field, John and wife Peggy Field, Bonnie Field and husband Gordon Pick. Treasured grandfather of Libby Kuharski, Krista Sweet, and Jamie (Brian) Reilly. Great-grandfather of Bryanna, Kiley, Cooper, Keegan Kuharski, Olivia & Bobby Sweet, Quinlan & Bronwen Reilly. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gordon, a veteran of WWII was among the soldier’s involved during the Battle of Normandy (D-Day). Gord became a world traveler after the war and before coming to Canada. He was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion # 201 – Essex. Cremation has taken place.  On Friday, friends are invited to gather at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex after 10 a.m. followed by the Legion Branch # 201 Service at 11:15 a.m. The Memorial service will commence at 11:30 a.m. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation. You may send your condolences online at

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