Homer Wilson Foster
April 17, 1924 – March 31, 2021
FOSTER, Homer Wilson - April 17, 1924 ~ March 31, 2021. We regret to announce the passing of Homer, suddenly but peacefully, with family by his side.
Son of John Rutherford “Jack” Foster and Amelia May Christilaw. Predeceased by his brothers Raymond Henry (Laura Gay), Harold Robert (Dilys Matthews), and Leslie Nelson (Alice Jarman), and half-sisters Christina Lee, Anna Gertrude, and Jane Beryl. Beloved uncle of Stanley and Evelyn, Lynleigh (Douglas) and James (Nora), Janet, Pamela, John, and Donald. Great uncle of Kim, Jason (Debbie) and Jonathan (Lisa), Rhiannon (Tony), Caitlin and Amber. Proud Great Great Uncle of Joshua, Chelsea, Charlee, ‘papa’ to Tobi, Jackson, Haleigh and Savannah. Special friend of Mike and Melissa Johnson and family.
Homer was born in Thessalon. He and his brothers served in World War 2. He joined the Sault Star, first as a reporter, then eventually assuming the position of editor, which he held until his retirement. Homer was active in city planning for Sault Ste Marie in recognition of his efforts, the city named Foster Drive in his honour. He enjoyed cross-county skiing in Hiawatha Park, and hosting family dinners at his favourite Italian restaurants. His giving and generous nature impacted many lives.
A private family memorial service has been held. Memorial donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave a message of condolence or a memory as a keepsake for Homer's family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Homer Wilson Foster
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May 2, 2021
So sorry to learn of Homer's passing. When I started out in journalism, my first job was at the Sault Star, and as city editor, he was my immediate boss. In welcoming me both to the newspaper and to the community, he became a friend.
My condolences to his relatives and friends. Treasure your memories of the good times together.
Sincerely, Ed Piwowarczyk
April 6, 2021
We shared time in media and I always regarded him as someone to learn from - he was a master of news and a major contributor to our city’s development with his involvement in the Planning Board .... a tribute here: