James Donald Oke, age 78, of St. Marys passed away peacefully at the Hillside Manor with his family by his side on December 26, 2015. He was born in St, Marys, April 30, 1937, son of the late James and Emily Oke. Beloved husband for 51 years of Sharon (Beale). Loving father of Shawn Oke (Christa), Melanie Keating (Bill) and Kori Lawrence (Bob). Grandfather to Logan, Kaylee, Brayden, Jorden, Conner, Austen, Riley and Morgan. Dear brother of Leona Oke, Marion Oke, Betty Cockerton (Doug), Bob Oke (Ann) and Gordon Oke. Lovingly remembered by the Beale family, Madelynne, Beverley (Carl), Brian (Jacquie), Claudia (Ron – deceased), Mike, Donna (Jim) and several nieces and nephews and their families. Don worked with the St. Marys Police and later the O.P.P. for 31 years until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of Holy Name of Mary Parish, St. Marys. Don loved volunteering in his community, boating and gardening. Friends and relatives may call at Holy Name of Mary Parish, 149 King Street North, St. Marys on Wednesday, December 30, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 1 p.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society or to the Stratford/Perth Humane Society through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com 
Funeral Mass
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Visitation from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Holy Name of Mary Parish
149 King Street North
St. Marys, Ontario

Reception
Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall

Memorial Donations
Parkinson Society
Stratford?Perth Humane Society

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