24221 OakleyOAKLEY, Edward “Ted” George…..

Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father Edward “Ted” George Oakley in his 97th year. Son of George Edward Oakley and Mary Ellen (Murphy) Oakley. Beloved husband of Ruby Lorraine (Gill) (1991). Proud father of Wayne (Cathy) Oakley of Southhampton, Ontario, Debbie (Jim) Somerville of Glanworth, Ontario and Barb (Lorne) Seaton of London, Ontario. Grandfather of Tracey (Mike) Kelly, Tim (Marcia) Oakley, Tina Oakley, Carrie (Chris) Reed and Jamie “Chubby” (Cathy) Somerville. Great Grandpa to Cody Emerson James and Rebecca Ann Reed, Ella Catherine, John Edward, and Brady James Somerville and Kelsey Wilcox-Oakley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Nellie Shearme and Alice “Ciss” Monks. Step brother of Jim and Harry Oakley. Half-brother of Fred Taylor, Walt Taylor, Reg Taylor and Edna Plank. Dad was very proud to serve in the Second World War as a gunnery instructor for the Royal Canadian Navy. After returning home to his wife Ruby, they settled in Old South London where they raised their family. Dad worked at Labatts for 38 years and had many interests including hunting and fishing as well as his boat and trailer in Port Glasgow. One of Dad’s greatest gifts to his family was his love and his zest for life. At Christmas time his standing joke at the dinner table was “please go easy on the butter guys, it’s 5 cents a pound”.  Dad we will truly miss you, your sense of humor and your smile. We love you Daddi-O. Now go drop your line and go fishing “Cheerio and a Pip”. See ya later Daddi-O, love, your kids, grandkids and great grand kids. PS Don’t forget about the bubble gum in your ears! The family would like to thank the staff at Parkwood Hospital, Western Counties, 2-Perth for their care, compassion and friendship. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:30am. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. Those wishing to make a donation in the memory of Ted are asked to consider the Royal Canadian Legion Lambeth Branch 501, 7097 Kilbourne Road, Lambeth, N6P1K5 or the Duchess of Kent Branch 263, 499 Hill St. London, ON, N6B1E8. Online condolences, memories and photographs can be shared at www.amgfh.com

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