Austin A. Pierce passed away at Cedarcroft Place, Stratford on January 20, 2018 in his 95th year. Loving husband of Elsie (Wolfe) McKone Pierce and the late Ann Bannon Pierce (1990). Austin owned and operated Stratford Motor Products until his retirement in 1984. He was a veteran of WWII, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary, an avid golfer and a loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays. Survived by three daughters Patti (Chris) Lowe of Bedford, Nova Scotia, Cheryl Smith of Stratford and Lori (Dave) Kelly of Barrie. Proud grandfather of Shawn (Terra) Lowe, Katie (Jeff) Brace, Jarrett and Spencer Smith, Tyler and Mike Kelly. Special great grandfather of Aidan Sampson and Jasmyn Brace, Isabelle and Annie Lowe. Predeceased by his parents Milton and Winnifred (Briggs) Pierce and his only brother John (Norma) Pierce. He will be truly missed by Elsie’s family, Terry (Tracey) McKone, Jeff McKone, Todd (Tracee) McKone, Rand (Nancy) McKone and their families. Also survived by sisters-in-law Helen (Ron) Salter, Eunice Wolfe, Dianne Wolfe, Muriel (Bill) Scott, Patti Nichols and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Austin’s life will be held at the Stratford Country Club, 53 Romeo Street North, Stratford on Sunday, January 28, from 2-4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital or the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

 

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