William D. Mercer, age 79, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Mitchell Nursing Home on February 13, 2020. Born in Blaketown, Newfoundland, son of the late John Mercer and the former Hannah Suley. Beloved husband of the late Ethel Mercer (nee Vaters) 2011. Loving father of Brenda Hinz (Gordon), Marilyn Otto (Brad), Kathy Root (James), Don Mercer (Kelly), Dale Mercer (Tim Pauli), Glen Mercer (Glenda). Grandfather of John, Virginia (Sean), Brittany (Sean), Ashley (Bevan), Amanda, Steven (Marie), Charlene, Jesse (Anisha), Jeremy (Holly), Miranda (Trevor), Leane (Dan), Zach, Amber, Dustin (Jenna), John Cory and great grandfather of 13 great grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Jean, Stella (Keith) and Gloria (Bob), brother Rudy (Josephine) and by the Vaters family. Predeceased by sisters Viola and Laura and by brothers Reg, Edward, Bob, Clarence and Fred. Visitation at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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