FACEY, Wilbur Franklin, age 91, passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital with his daughters by his side on July 11, 2014.
Born June 12, 1923 in West Nissouri Township, Wilbur was the son of the late Sam and Clara (Evans) Facey and brother of Stanley (predeceased on Apr. 6, 2014). On September 8, 1951, Wilbur married Margaret Lavinia McGuffin (who predeceased him on June 12, 1999), and together they farmed and raised three daughters: Shirley (Murray) Dufton, Edith (David) Bryan and Joan (Al) Glosnek. Proud Poppa of six grandchildren: Kevin (Sarah) and Ryan Dufton, Mary Bryan, Jameson, Shane, and Brianna Glosnek. Much-loved Great-Poppa of Kyle, Libby, Jordan, Micah and Phoebe. Also survived by sister-in-law Gertrude McGuffin and family of Toronto, and Stanley’s family of St. Marys. Besides his wife and brother, Wilbur was predeceased by brother-in-law Wesley McGuffin (1994).Wilbur was a farmer and he and Stanley worked well together their entire lives. He was a member of Wellburn and North Nissouri United Churches. Wilbur was a hardworking man who taught his family many life lessons by example. He always had many stories and jokes to tell and was always glad for a visit.
Friends and relatives will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Sunday, July 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Art Cholmondeley officiating. Interment will follow in North Nissouri Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Wilbur’s memory to the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society in honour of his wife Margaret.
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