Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on September 24, 2012.  Much loved and loving husband to Shirley (2009) for 66 years.  Our gentle, caring Dad will be greatly missed by us, his kids … Cheryl Barr of Woodstock, Mary Catherine (Cathy) Atwell of St. Marys, and Harry (Skip) of Calgary; and by Doug, Cheryl’s husband.  He was a proud and loving Grandpa to Scott (1999), Lisa, Janet, Andrea and Melanie, and he delighted in being Big Grandpa/Great Grandpa to their children.  In their retirement years, Mom and Dad loved to travel and shared great times and adventures together … and always, always held hands.  They were a great team and will be happy to be together again.  Although Dad was a quiet man, he was loving and affectionate.  He loved freely and unconditionally, and gave great hugs.  He was always a gentleman and had a delightful sense of humour, which endeared him to all who met him and cared for him.  He touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  A heartfelt thanks to all who cared for Dad throughout his time at Woodstock Hospital, for their affection, care and compassion.  Friends will be received at the Church of the Epiphany, 560 Dundas St., Woodstock, Ontario, on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 10:30 – 11:30 am for a Memorial Service at 11:30 am with Rev. Dr. Stephen Hendry officiating.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated, and may be arranged through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, Woodstock, (519)537-3611.Personal condolences may be sent at

For more information about this obituary visit

Filed Under: London, Windsor, Woodstock