BOLTON, Neil Joseph – Peacefully on Wednesday May 8, 2013 at the Residence on the St. Clair, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Burgess) Bolton (1971) and the late Audrey (Pearce) Bolton (2011). Predeceased by his parents Neil and Evelyne Bolton and his grandson Brodie Stevens. Loving father of Kathleen McLachlan (Peter), Sandra Smith (Murray), David Bolton (Robin), Stephanie Stevens (Paul) and step-father of Sherrie and Helmut Rastel. Cherished grandfather of Emile Maxwell (Denis), Hugh McLachlan (Kyllie), Brian McLachlan (Miranda), Sarah Kerr (Alec), Kyle Smith, Russell Bolton, Frances Bolton (Simone), Wendy Bolton and Evan Stevens. Step grandfather of Steven Borthwick (Melissa), Kevin Borthwick (Chelsey) and Lisa Borthwick (Rob), and their children. Neil was a mechanical contractor and owner of Calcott Mechanical and partner in RNR Mechanical. He was a key contributor to the formation and ongoing operation of the Sarnia Mechanical Contractors Association holding many executive positions including President. Neil was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy seeing active sea duty during World War II on Corvettes. His enjoyment of the water carried on as he owned sailboats and was a long time member of the Sarnia Yacht Club.
A celebration of Neil’s life will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 with a memorial reception at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca