Roy Wildfong, 92, of Mitchell passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Monday, January 12, 2015.
Beloved husband of the late Wilma Wildfong (2015) for 66 years. Dear father of Marj Ebel (Bill) of Woodstock, David Wildfong (Maureen) of Central Huron and Lois Costello (Ben) of Mitchell. Loving grandfather of Kathy Ellis (Mike), Billy Ebel (Kim), Jackie Gibb (Paul), Danny Wildfong (Meagan), Kerri Catalan (Jody) and Nancy Vanderwielen (Wes). Cherished great grandfather of twelve great grandchildren. Dear brother of Elva Forbeck. Dear brother-in-law of Mildred Petley, Carmetta Hayes and Dorothy McNichol. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents George and Ethel Wildfong, brothers Elliott (Ethel) and Elmer (Lucy), sisters Eileen Dahlmer (Harry) and Margaret Wiltshier (Hugh), brothers-in-law Charles Forbeck, Ralph McNichol (Anna), Glen McNichol, Tom Petley, Con Hayes and grandson Patrick Culligan.
Roy was a Veteran of WW2 having served with the Perth Regiment. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 70 years. He farmed in McKillop Township until moving to Mitchell in 1967. He was employed at Blackstone Industries until his retirement. Also known as “Rainbow Roy”, he enjoyed hunting and fishing all of his life.
Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Tom Dunbar officiating. Memorial donations to Sakura House, Woodstock or Main St. United Church, Mitchell would be appreciated. Online condolences atwww.LockhartFuneralHome.com.