Kenneth Melvin Tompkins, age 89, of Stratford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Stratford General Hospital. Born in Oxted, Surrey, England, son of the late Frank and Iris (Low) Tompkins. Survived by his true love and best friend Lenore (Balzer) Tompkins of 60 years. Loving father of Lezlie Cook and Trudy (Jim) Watson. Proud Poppa of David Cook, Emily Watson and Ben Watson. Ken will be fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Greta Tompkins, Wilma Meyerhofer, Isabel (Ivan) Heidt, Kathleen (Rae) Strathdee, Mary Balzer, his brother-in-law Ken Balzer (Sue) and he will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Ken was predeceased by his father  and mother-in-law Otto and Catherine Balzer, his son-in-law Greg Cook, his brother John Tompkins and brothers and sisters-in-law Alf Meyerhofer, Bill Blanchard, Ruth (Norman) O’Donnell, Glen Balzer and Marion (Don) Soper. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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