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Walter Willis

Earl Willis

Friday, June 7, 2019

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Obituary for Earl Willis

Willis, Walter "Earl" - passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay in his 76th year. Loving partner of Barbara Gibbins for 41 years. Earl will always be loved and remembered by his sons Warren (Janet), Darren and step-children Twila (Ezio), Dorla (Luke), John (Debbie), and grandchildren Abigail, Amedeo, Domenic, Camryn, and Riley. Remembered always by his sister Mary Dunford, niece Carolyn Jobe, cousins David, Gary, and Daniel "Danny" Moore. Predeceased by his mother Pearl (née Dean) Willis (1990), and father Walter Willis (1947) and loving aunt and uncle Ruby and Stan Moore. Earl was a long-time employee with Trillium-Lakelands District School Board as a school custodian before retiring in 2007. Earl was also a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #67. Earl enjoyed the camaraderie of the fellow members and willingly volunteered to barbecue and deliver poppies to the schools. Earl enjoyed playing hockey with the Old Timers Leagues as goalie, and he was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Visitation will take place at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay on Tuesday, June 11 from 2:00p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 3:00p.m. Reception at the Royal Canadian Legion, 12 York Street, Lindsay to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #67 Poppy Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations may be made through the funeral home or online at www.mackeys.ca. Many thanks to the PSW's and staff at the Ross Memorial Hospital for the care given to Earl. Warm and sincerest thanks to family, friends, and neighbours for their kindness and support during Earl's illness and hospital stay.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home Chapel
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    A Legion Service will take place at 3:00p.m. with regular service after.
    Darlene Hallett
  • Interment

    Riverside Cemetery
    347 Lindsay Street South
    Lindsay, Ontario
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  • Reception

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Royal Canadian Legion, Lindsay
    12 York Street North
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Clarence Keenan

Barb and family kathy and I are very sorry to hear that Earl has passed Earl was a friend nieghbour and a very kind person. We are all better for knowing him. Clarence and Kathy Keenan
Comment | Posted at 09:59pm via Condolence

Rick Eades

Dear Barb and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Earl. He was a dear friend for many years and I will miss him.
Milford Maguire
Comment | Posted at 06:55pm via Condolence

Laurie Drinkwalter

Barb and family thinking of you and the family at this sad time. Big hugs just remember all the good memories. Laurie & Brian Drinkwalter
Comment | Posted at 05:29pm via Condolence

Suzanne Grenier

Dear Barb,
I was very saddened when I heard the news about Earl’s death. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God provide you the strength and courage you need in order to handle this difficult moment. Please accept my heartfelt condolences .
Comment | Posted at 04:47pm via Condolence

MaryLou Tompkins

Oh Barb, I’m so sorry to hear about Earl. He was a wonderful fellow and I sure enjoyed working with him at LFPS!
Comment | Posted at 07:24am via Condolence

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