Peacefully on August 23, 2012 at 91 Years of age.
Cherished husband of the late Catherine Wellwood (Lepain) for 67 years. Loving father of Carolyn Boychuk and her late husband Ken, Jo-ann and husband Perry Burford, Judy Robson, Jacquie and husband Mike Sharratt, Hal ( Harold III ) Wellwood, Cathie and husband Jim Sykes, and Rick Wellwood. Treasured grandfather of Richard Burford, Tricia Mactier, Robert Burford, David Robson, Carrie Deehan, Mark Sharratt, Austin ( Harold IV) Wellwood, Andrew Wellwood, Katie Robinet, Andrew Sykes, Matthew Sykes, Michelle Pinsonneault, Kyle Wellwood, and Eric Wellwood. Adored great-grandfather of Joey, Meagan, Jacob, Matthew, Addison, Jack, Ava, Colin, Lainey, Emmett, Roman and Atley. Dear brother of the late Virginia Crabbe and the late William Wellwood. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Harold was a man with many passions – his devotions to his wife and family was paramount and was always his first priority. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Maidstone and a former reader at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Windsor. He was a model employee at Ford Motor Company for over 35 years. He was an avid sportsman and his passion for sports overflowed into his family culminating with two of his grandsons playing in the NHL (Kyle and Eric Wellwood). Harold was recognized as one of the top breeders of championship collies in North America; many of which obtained international championship status. His high standards and values were exemplary and a light to the many lives he touched. If you so desire, donations to the Iris House or to the Humane Society of Windsor and Essex County would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Extendicare Southwood Lakes for the wonderful care they gave Dad during the past six years. Visitation hours are on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Monday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, friends and family are invited to meet after 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Parish (12048 County Road 34, Maidstone) followed by words of remembrance at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca