Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Simcoe Hospice at the age of 85 on Saturday May 26, 2012. He will be missed by his loving wife of 67 years, Eleana Ada Grist (Pilson); by his children, Linda Johnston, Jane Lapp-Loik (Ed), Fred Grist, Jr. (Laura), Burney Grist (Benita), Patrick Grist (the late Elizabeth), and Nelson Grist (Kelli); by his Grandchildren, Kerri, Kammi, Kristi, James, Daryl, Shannon, Laurel-Ann, Michael, Chanel, and Matthew; by his great- grandchildren; by his nieces and nephews; and his many friends.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Royal Victoria Hospital, Dr. Hankey, and his Pharmicist, John, and Simcoe Hospice for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The Lung Association of Barrie.
A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 2049 Victoria Street , Innisfil , Ontario in the common room between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.