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Marlatt Funeral Home, Swackhamer Chapel

195 King Street West, Dundas, ON

OBITUARY

Richard Thomas Hearn

October 29, 1923August 20, 2019

Richard Thomas Hearn passed away peacefully at the Sunnybrook Hospital’s Veterans Centre in Toronto on Tuesday, August 20th at the age of 95.

Born in Grimsby, Ontario, he was the youngest son of the late Thomas and Gertrude. Richard lived his whole adult life in Hamilton, Ontario. At 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving in the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II. Having safely returned to Hamilton, in 1953 he met the love of his life, Mary (nee Kraynick), with whom he had his son David, and spent many happy years.

Richard worked for over 40 years at the Westinghouse Electric Company from which he retired in 1986. A community advocate, for many years he was an active member of Binkley United Church, where he served on many boards and committees, and of Meridian Masonic Lodge #687 in Ancaster.

A skilled wood-crafter and an avid gardener, he succeeded in growing several now towering trees around our home from seed.

Survived, loved and much missed by his son David, David’s partner Monika Spudas, nieces and nephews including Brian & Beverly Whitworth, Harry & Betty Jolley, Ken & Barbara Gerrard, Wayne & Elizabeth Hill. Predeceased by his wife Mary and siblings Edward, Stanley, Edith and Irene.

Sincere thanks to the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital’s Veterans Centre who provided diligent care and warm community to Richard in the last two years of his life.

Visitation 6-9pm Sunday, August 25th. Memorial service -11:30am Monday, August 26th both at Marlatt Funeral Home: 195 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario. After the Memorial Service, internment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, with reception to follow.

Condolences, memories and photographs may be forwarded through www.marlattfhdundas.com . In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sunnybrook Foundation-The Veterans Comfort Fund 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4N 3M5.

“They were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of their times”

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2019

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Steven Heller

August 21, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Sincerest condolences.

Steven Heller, Denyse Marion, & Rachelle.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY