Weaver, Winston1 (WinCE)Weaver: Winston.  A long time resident of Chatham and area, Winston passed away peacefully at The Village in Ridgetown on March 14, 2013. He was born April 20 1915, son of the late William and Lillian Weaver. Surviving Winston is his wife of 69 years Olive, who he met in London, England while serving as a signalman in the Canadian Army during WWII. Their ten children have found themselves in many places around the country and world. Michael (Audrey) of Paris , Ontario; Robert (Beth) of Calgary; Bruce (Nancy) of Baton Rouge, La.; Patricia Weaver Blonde (Brian) of Erie Beach; Betty (Mike) Lilooet of B.C. , Bill (Suellen) at the home farm near Dresden, Evan (Dorothy) of London, Ont.; Brian of Kitchener ; Tim (Kathy) of Dorchester , and Stephen (Kim) of Cairo, Egypt. 28 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren mourn his passing and celebrate his life. Winston retired from active farming in 1978, though he continued to serve as a consultant on the location of tile drains and the other important farm related information well into his 90’s. He was recognized by his peers in the farm community, receiving the KFA meritorious award and was installed in the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame. After retiring from farming, he had more time for his other two passions, sailing the Wood Duck and creating a wide variety of wood furniture and crafts. He was so pleased to know that his two family cradles are currently being used by young great grandchildren. The family want to thank all who have helped Winston in the later stages of his life. His neighbours on Arnold St., staff at Residence on the Thames, and especially the staff at The Village in Ridgetown who were so helpful in his last phase of life. Winston will now live on in the memories of his family and friends. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday April 20, 2013, at 2:00 pm at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham for a Memorial Service and celebration of Winston’s life. In lieu of flowers Winston, please to consider a contribution to a community organization, or plant a tree in his memory. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario. 519-351-2040

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