It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the sudden passing of Hal at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday February 15, 2013. Words cannot describe the sense of loss by his beloved wife and soul mate Diane (Ryan) Luker of 35 years. Predeceased by his son John David Luker (1995.) Loved father of Catherine Ann Luker (Vancouver), loved and admired stepfather of Christopher Louis Ryan (Toronto), Jeffrey Michael Ryan (Aimée), Victoria B.C. Hal is the last surviving member of his family, predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Hal was the highly respected owner/broker of Homelife Southwest Realty for 23 years where he worked side by side with Diane. A true gentleman with a sharp wit, never leaving a pun unturned or a joke unsaid. A master of cryptic crosswords and current affairs, Hal’s intelligence fuelled his interest in all things, right until his death. Hal loved his winters and summers at Port Bruce.
As per his request, cremation has taken place, with a memorial celebration to follow at a later date. In Hal’s memory, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Hal lived a full and rich life with no regrets.“Sine qua non.” Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.