Dave Wood, age 68, of Stratford passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus. He was born to the late Gordon and Florence (nee Dennis) Wood on June 23, 1949 and spent most of his life on the family farm in Logan Township. He was the younger brother of Sharon Larsen and a cherished nephew to many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. In 1975, Dave married the love of his life, Gerda, and together they had 42 devoted years, raising four much-loved children: Michael (Christina), Katie (Diego), Derek (Marta) and Christopher (Sara). Dave’s career as a dedicated farm equipment mechanic enabled him to help countless people. He was also a loyal friend and neighbour. Dave had a joyful spirit, a brilliant sense of humour, and he always loved a good get-together. He was a treasured brother-in-law to Wendy (Ben Wiggers, deceased 2016), Josie (Larry) Parker, Mary (Bob) Moffatt, John (Lillian) Wiggers, Cindy (Mike) Eckstein, Bill (Charlene) Wiggers, Bernice (Dave) Latos, and Carolyn (Scott) Gallichan. He was “Uncle Dave” to dozens of adored nieces and nephews, and he took great pride in being “Grandpa” to his six beautiful grandchildren—Gavin, Myla, Kenzie, Lauren, Justin and Logan. The world was a better place with him in it, and our lives were better for having known and loved him. Our gratitude goes to Dr. Lappano and the wonderful doctors and nurses at Stratford General Hospital and LHSC Victoria Campus for supporting Dave. Visitation at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford on Monday, January 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. The service celebrating his life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 23 at 11:30 a.m. with Father Dick Bester as Officiant. Visitation one hour prior to the celebration. Interment at Avondale Cemetery immediately after the service, followed by a reception at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wellspring Cancer Support Centre (Stratford) or Stratford General Hospital on their websites or through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com.
Monday, January 22, 2018
from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:30 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home
W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre
4 Avondale Ave, Stratford
Stratford General Hospital Foundation
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W.G. Young Funeral Home
430 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7
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