Delbert Lanktree passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, January 24, 2021, just two days shy of his 72nd birthday.
Born in Collingwood, ON, on January 26, 1949, Delbert was a son of the late Russell and Reta (nee Fisher) Lanktree.
Del was a very devoted and proud father to Lisa and her husband Mark Cronin of Heathcote, Kyle Lanktree of London and Grace Lanktree of Markdale. Del’s grandchildren were the light of his life; they always found ways to get into trouble together. He is the deeply missed Papa of Rhett and Tahlia of Heathcote and Kiara and Gabe of Markdale.
He was a dear brother to Reg and his wife Mae, Orv and his wife Lois, and was predeceased by his brother Bruce, all of Thornbury. He will be remembered fondly by Bruce’s wife Frances, and by his many nieces, nephews and their families.
Del spent most of his career behind the wheel of a big rig driving through the States and later working various jobs in the Thornbury area, he was truly a ‘Jack of all trades’.
He loved his very early morning coffee at Tim’s to catch up on all of the local gossip before heading out on his daily ventures. In his leisure time, Del loved cheering on his grandkids at hockey, going fishing, and hunting with his son Kyle.
His sense of humour was noticed by everyone he came into contact with; he especially loved to joke around with the amazing nurses and staff at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please), would be appreciated and may be made through Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca