Kenneth Joseph Thornton, age 56, of Stratford passed peacefully at home on April 7, 2022. Born and raised in Stratford, son of the late Shirley (Smith) Thornton and Wayne Thornton (Joanne) of Stratford. 

He will be missed by his children Holly Cronin (Brad Bowman), Scott Thornton (Shayln Mitchell). Grandfather of Alanna O’Neil. Brother of Brenda Steele (Bob) and the late Connie Marshall (John). Uncle to Heather, Cassie and Bobby. Predeceased by grandparents Kenneth Thornton, Kay and Alvin Hinz, Dorothy and Alfred Smith. 

Ken worked at Canadian Fabricated Products and for the past 20 years at Stratford Memorials Limited. His passion was family and sports and loved coaching baseball and hockey. 

Visitation at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, April 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada or the Canadian Mental Health Association through the funeral home. 519.271.7411

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