Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, March 15, 2013 in his 78th year. Loving husband of Audrey for 47 years. Devoted father to Dave (Jodi) and Rob (Annette). Loving grandpa to Jason, Crystal, Sierra, Ashley, Jessica, Amber, Brendan and Hayden. Will be missed by his siblings Ella (the late Clarence) Hood, Jack (Doris) and Lois (Tom) Smith and sister-in-law Barb. Predeceased by his parents Hamilton and Alice and his siblings Harold (Laura), Gertie (Gordon) MacLean, Velma (Ross) Patterson, Lorne, Marie (Roy) Coburn, Mary (John) Nicholson, and Russell, who died in infancy. Will also be missed by Audrey’s siblings, the late Joan (Stan) Elliott, Glenn (Jean) Gunby, Stuart (Karen) Gunby and Barry (Betty) Gunby. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Dyub and the caring nursing staff at the Hamilton General.
Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N. Waterdown on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul’s Presbyterian Cemetery. Donations to Freelton United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.