Gordon Wilhelm, age 90, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully at the Bluewater Health Center (Sarnia), on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Born in Stratford, son of the late Albert and Edna (Schaefer) Wilhelm. Best friend and true love of 67 yrs. to Millie (McTavish) Wilhelm. Cherished father of Valerie and her husband John Shrumm of Sarnia. Adoring grandfather to Jennifer (Shrumm) Sloan (Todd) of Newmarket and Matthew Shrumm (Heather) of Forest. Loving “G.G.” to Ethan and Adeline Sloan and Autumn Shrumm. Survived by sisters-in-law Florence Wilhelm, Irene Kistner (Glenn), Fern Dietrich, Lois Lennon (Bob) and Marlene McTavish all of Stratford. Besides his parents, Gordon was predeceased by three younger brothers Ron, Walt & Doug and brothers-in-law Lorne McTavish and Gordon McTavish. Gord was WWII Veteran serving in Holland, Belgium and Germany. He played hockey and baseball in his younger years and remained a hockey fan. Gord was a Pattern / Tool & Die Maker by trade. His speaking skills landed him many lead negotiator positions in plant bargaining both in Kitchener and Sarnia. He was a past vice president of the KW Labour Council with an avid interest in politics. Gord could build anything from shelves to sheds to houses. Until recently, his favourite hobbies were gardening, building projects and time spent in his 40 acre woodlot. One of his favourite memories was spending time with his grandparents on the Schaefer farm. He was a devout Lutheran, having volunteered for nearly every position in the church from school superintendent to church council. Friends and relatives are invited to the funeral service on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Bluewater Health (Palliative Care) or your local chapter of the Humane Society through the funeral home. (519)271-7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Funeral Service
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Memorial Donations
Bluewater Health (Palliative Care)
Stratford Perth Humane Society

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