OBITUARY

Frederick Edward Westlake

March 22, 1932July 3, 2019
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WESTLAKE; Frederick Edward, of St Thomas, Ontario passed away July 3rd, 2019 at the age of 87. Originally from Nova Scotia and a recent resident of Veterans Care Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario. Born in Halifax, NS to the late Clarence (Ted) and Mary (Creelman) Westlake. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with P.P.C.L.I. 2nd Battalion. He was employed for many years with the Children’s Aid Society and Salvation Army Corrections as Executive Director of Wycliff Booth House. For many years he was involved with Boy Scouts Canada, Kiwanis Club, Shriners (Masonic Lodge). He enjoyed camping and taking a ride on his motorcycle with other members of the Christian Bikers Association. He was a Ham Radio Enthusiast and a founding member of the Privateers Campers Club. Dad had a great love of music and taught himself how to play many instruments and was an avid guitarist who played with Alton Britt and Grampa Jones in his younger years. He later helped for the Harmoneers and played at venues for many years; and was also a member of the Bowater Mersey Marching Band. He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Alice (Roberts) and children Deborah, Darlene (Gary), Donna (Terry), Fred (Audrey), Elaine (Henry), Janice (Ian), Carol and Neil, 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, brothers and sisters Barbara (Gordie), Jackie, Diane (Joe) and Reg (Darlene). He was predeceased by his son Edward, Son- in-law Martin and 2 grandsons Jonathon and Morgan; his parents, brothers Ron, Doug and Sister Sheila. Visitation is Monday, July 8, 2019 from 6-8pm and Celebration of Life Service officiated by Majors Gary and Sharon Cooper on Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 2:30pm at Needham Funeral Service, 520 Dundas Street, London, Ontario. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Donations in Fred’s Memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.NeedhamFuneralHome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Karen & Art Verge

July 8, 2019

Dear Janice & Family,
We are so sorry to have read your recent loss of a beloved member of your Family. A prayer has been offered up for your Father & Family, asking for strength in the difficult days ahead. God be with each of you.🙏

Take Care,
Karen & Art

Florence and Don Miller

July 6, 2019

Janice Westlake and Family; Our thoughts are with you in your sorrow. May your memories be comforting for you at this time.

Florence and Don Miller
Halifax

Marianne Dahr

July 6, 2019

My sincere sympathies to my aunt Alice and my cousin's my greatest memory is when we first came to your huge house in Liverpool Nova Scotia for Christmas overnight visit and Elaine and I went up the many stairs and passageways and when I needed to come downstairs I got lost trying to navigate my way and you had to come rescue me and had a great laugh together.

Sharon Westlake-Mattiuz

July 6, 2019

Words cannot express how much I'm going to miss you Uncle Fred you were my substitute dad when my own passed away so young in life I admired you greatly I love listening to your stories every time I visited the world was a much better place with you in it rest in peace until we meet again

Theresa Robicheau

July 5, 2019

My greatest sympathy to the family and and his beautiful wife Alice. I will send my prayers and thoughts to everyone during this difficult time. I will remember many Christmas gatherings when we were young. A great person will be missed by everyone truly.

Natalie Westlake

July 5, 2019

My dear Cousin ., Very sorry we never met and if we did I would have been very very young. I am sorry we never met.But I know God took a Special Angel now u are with family members u have not seen in years.

My Deepest Condolences to all my family.

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