HALEY, Stephen William Harry…Serenely, in his own good time and after a full life at Victoria Hospital, London on Friday, August 3, 2012 Stephen W.H. Haley in his 91st year. Born in Miri Sarawak Borneo, the son of Albert Haley of Marthaville Ontario and Lucy Stonehouse of Hull England he was educated in Scotland and England. At the beginning of the Second World War he was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Air Force , completing his Spitfire training in time to participate in the Battle of Britain. After recovering from injuries sustained from an attempt by the Luftwaffe to make the “few” fewer he transferred to the RAF Regiment (Iraq Levies) serving in North Africa, the Near East and Meditteranean theatres. Following the war Stephen emigrated to Canada settling first in Toronto where he met and married his beloved Margaret (Fletcher) and then in London where he had a career in automobile sales and as a representative for many years of Corby-Wiser’s Distillery. He was an active member of the London Little Theatre Company, The Baconian Society, The London Automobile Sport Club and the Sponsor’s Committee 614 Forest City Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadet Corps. He was also a Past Chairman of London’s Fortnight Festival and a Director of the Vimy Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. His many stories, dry humour and love will be sadly missed by his sons Chris (Joanne), Ian (Nancy), and his grandsons Derek (Pamela), Drew (Sarah) and Fletcher. He will also be missed by his many friends for whom he was immensely grateful. Stephen would like to thank the London medical fraternity which allowed him to maintain an impressive social schedule to the end and the nursing staff of Victoria Hospital B9 who made his last days so pleasant. He would especially like to thank Dr. Julie Clarke for her years of care and kindness. A memorial to celebrate Steve’s life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 11:00am at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London ON, N6A 3E6. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre, 747 Baseline Road East, London Ontario N6C 2R6 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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