Ford, Cecil Arthur

Cecil Ford of Owen Sound, and formerly of Meaford, passed away peacefully at Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 94.

Born on December 31, 1925, Cecil was a son of the late William and Annie (nee Free) Ford.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen (nee Butchart) on February 14, 2019.

Cecil was the loving father of Janet Van Camp (late Dale). He will be missed dearly by his grandchildren:  Mary Meyer (Sam), Michael Van Camp, and David Van Camp (Kim Rudkin), and his great grandchildren: Mack, Luke and Jake Meyer.

He is survived by his sister Anne Yeadell; sisters-in-law Durene Butchart, Joyce Butchart, and Isabell Butchart. Cecil was predeceased by his brothers; Fred, Frank, Melbourne and Jim, and his sisters Edith Ford and Elsie Caesar. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Meaford United Church on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. with visiting the hour prior to service. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce – Chapman House, 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.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Friday, January 10, 2020
Visitation: Friday, January 10, 2020 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Meaford United Church.

Friday, January 10, 2020 11:30 AM
Service: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Meaford United Church.

Donation: Residential Hospice Grey Bruce - Chapman House or a charity of your choice.
Make a donation in memory of Cecil Arthur Ford


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jan Almond
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Dear Janet and family, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing . He was a quiet gentle man who I knew through curling in Meaford and I cut his hair for years also was your Mother’s hairdresser. Sincere condolences to all.

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  2. Bill and Carolyn Pearson
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Sending you love and sympathy, Janet. We have great memories of Uncle Cec and Aunt Helen at family get togethers. I remember when I was much younger seeing them skating together at the rink in Meaford on Saturday nights. So thankful that he is at peace and no longer suffering.

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    1. JANET VAN CAMP
      Tuesday, January 7, 2020

      They were excellent skaters and loved it! Thanks for your love and sympathy.

      Reply
  3. Deanna Grove
    Monday, January 6, 2020

    What a blessing to have lived such a long life, we are sorry for your loss and keeping you and your family in our prayers.
    Love & hugs to all,
    Deanna & Steven

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    1. JANET VAN CAMP
      Tuesday, January 7, 2020

      Thank you. He did have a long, good life with lots of wonderful memories. And he has left us with lots of great memories as well.

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  4. Dennis & Brenda
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Sorry for your loss.He was a great man he coatched me in Meaford in sports . What a gentleman .One of the nicest coaches I ever had. He will be mist

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  5. JANET VAN CAMP
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Thanks, Jan.

    Reply
  6. Frank Bassingthwaite
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Dear Janet and Family
    I was saddened to hear of your father’s passing. I first got to know him when I was teaching at the high school and our friendship followed over the years. He was very active in our Men’s breakfast group at the church and he and I bought the grocery supplies together for quite a while. May all the good memories of your dad bring you comfort at this time.

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  7. DAVID & MAUREEN VLODARCHYK
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Dear Janet and Family

    Our deepest condolences to each of you on the recent passing of your father, grandfather, great-grandfather.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

    Dave and Maureen

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  8. Maggie Van Camp
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Janet and family,
    I don’t know what to say except I understand what it feels like to be stabbed again and again in an open wound. After the pain subsides what is left is this deep reverence and gratitude for the time we’ve had with the people we’ve loved and been loved by. I think those emotions remain forever in the lumpy scars of our humanity, leaving us more open, compassionate, thankful and, eventually maybe even a little stronger.
    We send your whole family wishes of peace and hopes you have many vivid memories.
    Maggie, Nate, Matthew and Kate

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  9. Barb Goddard
    Friday, January 10, 2020

    Dear Janet
    Saddened to hear of the loss of your dad, Janet. You have lost so many loved ones recently and hope you will take comfort from your memories and pictures and feel blessed in having them in your life.
    Barb

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