Clifford Earl “Kip” Spry, age 73, of Stratford, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Stratford General Hospital. Born in Cobourg, Ontario, son of the late Robert and Tabitha (Smith) Spry. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years Bonnie (Boyd) Spry. Cherished and supportive father of Kelly (Jeff) and Bradley (Bianka). Proud grandfather of Rachel, Kaitlin, Conner, Erick and Laura.  Dearly loved brother of Bertha, Murray (Jean), Jackie, Shirley and brother-in-law Rick (Linda), Betty (Gerry), sister-in-law Jackie along with many great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Cliff was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law Kenneth and Gladys (Chatten) Boyd. Predeceased by his brothers Walter, Gordon, Norman and Bob and brothers-in-law Bill and Walter, sister-in-law Carol and granddaughter Lauren. Cliff was one of Victoria and Grey, National Trust and Scotia Bank’s valued, dedicated, hardworking employees with a passion for pension trust services and life insurance. He was the top Trust Referrer in Canada and in the Top 10 of Canada each year. Past president of Stratford Minor Hockey, coach and volunteer of Stratford Girls Fastball, Boys Fastball, Hardball and Hockey. He coached Stratford Minor Boys Baseball. He loved playing sports, enjoyed curling and was a member of the Lions Club and Toastmasters. He was a mentor to many and possessed a tremendous sense of humour, strength and a positive attitude about life and all its obstacles. Family and friends are invited to call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Canada or the ALS Society of Canada through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Service Information

Visitation
Sunday, January 7, 2018
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Service
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Reception
W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre

Memorial Donations
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Canada
ALS Society of Canada

 

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