William Monteith Jeffrey, age 100, of Hillside LTC went home to be with his darling soulmate (of 70years) Lyda Mauretta Stephen on Tuesday June 2, 2021. Born in Stratford, January 31, 1921, much loved son of the late William Nelson Jeffrey and ‘Mom’ Kathleen Thistle.
He was known to many as ‘the mayor’ of Harmony after living many years and keeping an eagle eye on the surrounding family farm compounds!! Loving Father of Helen (Terry) Detlor, Marian MacLeod, Bill Jr., Andrew (Tara), Marlene McKenzie, Harold (Deb) and Edwin (Michelle). Proud Grandfather to 19 Grandchildren and 38 Great grandees. William is survived by his siblings Elizabeth (Grey) Montgomery, Robert (Donna) Jeffrey and Keith (Ann) Jeffrey and Sister-in law Audrey (Hugh) Jeffrey, Doug (Dorothy) Stephen and Greta Anderson, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was Predeceased by his children Jane, Preston and Baby Ann, his Granddaughter Yvonne, daughter-in-law Marilyn Jeffrey, son-in-law Andrew MacLeod and his siblings Donald, Margaret, Alex(Wilma), Ken (Rita), Hugh, Evelyn(Oren) and Brother-in-law Bob.
Dad grew up on a farm ploughing with horses, threshing the stokes and milking by hand. At age 19, he bought a studebaker and travelled across the USA. Upon arriving home he married Lyda in 1948 to start a family of his own. The Cockshot tractor replaced the horse to seed the fields and bail the hay.
Visitation was held on Tuesday June 2 by appointment at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. (519-271-7411) Interment was at Avondale Cemetery on Thursday June 3 at 11 am as well as a ‘Sundown’ Committal. A Celebration of Life is planned for the summer. Donate to a Charity of your choice.
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