Passed away peacefully and is now reunited with his wife Ruby (nee Hunter) on April 8, 2013 at 91 years of age. Loving father of Mary Ellen and husband Bob Bryden, Susan and husband Gerry Armstrong. Dear son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leon Talbot. Cherished Pip of Celina & Aaron, Ryan, and Carl. Loved brother of Leona, wife of the late Fred Paquette and the late Jack, Edward, Sam, Leo, August, Prosper, Alph & Delores Vallere, Russ & Dorothy Lajoie. Brother-in-law of Evelyn, wife of the late Edward Talbot, Madeline, wife of the late Sam Talbot, Barb, wife of the late Leo Talbot, and the late Carl and Evelyn Hunter, Ray and Beatrice Hunter, Mada and Blake Cowan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Austin was a devoted family man. He was an enthusiastic baseball, golf and bowling fan. Austin was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church and the Knights of Columbus # 3305 – Essex. Austin is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. On Wednesday, friends are invited to meet the family after 9 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. S, Essex) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at St. Clements Cemetery in McGregor. Donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation. You may send your condolences online at

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