At the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, ON N4L 1B9
VAMPLEW, ELDON WILLIAM
Born in St. Vincent Township on May 10, 1927, a son of the late Earl and Mildred (nee Breadner) Vamplew, and a longtime resident of Thornbury, Eldon passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family at Grey Bruce Residential Hospice-Chapman House, in Owen Sound on Saturday May 4, 2019 at the age of 91.
Eldon was the beloved husband of the former Jean Adams with whom he would have celebrated 68 years of marriage in September.
He will be recalled as loving father and Dad of Linda and her husband Don Grant, Terry Vamplew and his wife Noreen and Sharon and her husband Paul Menicanin.
He was the devoted Grandpa to seven and Great Grandpa to eight: Shannon and Tim Nicks and their children Ben and Charlotte, Melanie Grant and Nate Wright and children Sam and Wes, Jodi Grant, Stephanie Vamplew and Tim Denton and children Imogen and Georgia, Emily Vamplew and Jason Rouse and children Ella and Jagger, Josiah Menicanin and Sadie Menicanin.
Eldon will be recalled fondly by his sister Dorothy and her husband Ivan Ormsby and by his many nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Peggy Kipfer will be conducted at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Thornbury on Wednesday May 8 at 1:30 p.m. where family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service.
A service of committal and interment will be held at Union Cemetery in Thornbury followed by a reception at the church where family will share further memories of Eldon with all.
In lieu of flowers and as your expression of sympathy, donations to Grey Bruce Hospice-Chapman House or the Meaford Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.
The family extends a very special Thank You to the staff and volunteers at Chapman House. Words cannot convey how deeply their caring comfort will always be appreciated. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca
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