Laverne Zimmer, age 81, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, August 2, 2018. He was born in Stratford, son of the late Harold and Fannie (Adair) Zimmer. Laverne was a Superintendent with Ellis-Don Construction for over 40 years and had supervised major projects worldwide. He is the beloved husband of Shirley Yvonne Kemp whom he married September 8, 1956. Loving father of Linda Jacobs (Dale), Gary Zimmer, Vicki Affleck (Tim).  Dear grandfather of Travis Jacobs (Amy), Tiffany Aulis (Mitchell), Richard Zimmer, Brett Zimmer, Alisha McLean (John), Mary Affleck (Jeremy) and great-grandfather of Quinn and Keaton Aulis, Freya McLean. Brother of Jack Zimmer (Betty), brother-in-law of Charlotte Zimmer, Darlene Zimmer, Shirley Zimmer, Louise Zimmer, Betty Cowell, Anne Kemp, Marg Kemp, Vera Kemp and Henry Keller. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister Gloria Keller, brothers Ken, Al, Doug, Bob and Graham Zimmer, sister-in-law Beulah Zimmer. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford on Monday, August 6 from 5-8 p.m. The memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. followed by a reception. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society or the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice Foundation through the funeral home. 519.271.7411

Service Information

Monday, August 6, 2018
from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial Service
Tuesday, August 7th at 10 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre

Memorial Donations
Parkinson Society
Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice Foundation


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