At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 of Hensall in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Evaline (Mack) (Whiting) McAllister and the late Alma Skinner (1976). Dear father of Neil McAllister and his friend Sue Riley of Hensall, Dale McAllister of Grand Bend; Melvin and Nancy Whiting of London, Barbara and Lorne Turnbull of Exeter, Ruth Mercer-Ross and Paul Ross of Exeter, Linda and Dennis Hackney of Lucan, Larry and Marlena Whiting of Grand Bend, and Faye and Dwight Kinsman of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Tim, Peter, Brian, Sarah and Christian, Steven, Scott; Teresa and Dale, Chad and Jodi, Jodi and Pete, John; Denise, Rhonda and Dean; Jenn and Mark, Denton and Tina, Tara and Chris; Bobi-Jo and Jace; Jacob and Lindsay, Daniel and Luke and Kelly; and great-grandfather of 33 and great-great-grandfather of 3. John will be sadly missed by the Skinner family. Predeceased by his grandsons, Derik Whiting and Chad Van Meenan, great-grandson Dawson Sanger, son-in-law Bill Mercer, sisters Clara, Dorothy, Pearl, and brothers Albert, Clifford, and Will. John served for 6 years in WW II and returned to Centralia and then Hensall to continue his love of farming.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 22nd at 11 AM with Rev. Pirie Mitchell and Rev. Paul Ross officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to South Huron Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
There will be a Legion Service in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:30 PM with the Hensall Legion.