Lanktree, James Delbert 'Del'

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

Details

Due to the present Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of Del’s life will take place at a later date when family and friends are able to gather safely.

Donations: Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please)
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Gwen Hutchinson
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    My sincere sympathy to all the Lanktree family.

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  2. Gale Skippen
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Delbert will be fondly remembered by me. I good man and employee. He drove truck for us and did it very well.
    May he Rest In Peace

    Condolences to all the Lanktree Families.

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    1. Kevin & Theresa Vail
      Tuesday, January 26, 2021

      Sending our sympathies to the Lanktree family. Delbert was a hard worker and a great guy.

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  3. Gary Dillon
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Very Sorry to hear …our condolences to the family ..
    Gary and Bev Dillon

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  4. John and Dawn Lancaster
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Our sincere condolences to Delberts family. He was always friendly to me

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  5. Sandra & Randy Pyatt
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Thinking of the entire Lanktree family at this sad time. We remember Delbert with fondness. I remember him as such a gentle and mild mannered person. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have. To Lisa, Kyle and Grace, talk about him often and share stories / pictures with the children and cherish all the wonderful memories you have of your dad.
    Hugs to all,
    Sandra & Randy Pyatt

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  6. Jim and Kathy Uram
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    We are so very sorry to hear of Del’s passing. We had many adventure years ago and always had so much fun.
    Del will be missed by many.
    Our sincere condolences to the whole Lanktree family.

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  7. Sue Bumstead
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Sorry to hear. Delbert was a fixture in Thornbury!

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  8. Sarah Bates
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    As a psw who worked with Del, his humour was by far one of his best qualities. He always had a smile on his face when i saw him and had some moments to chat. He will be greatly missed not only by his friends at MFLTC but all the staff that enjoyed his good nature.
    My condolences to the family.

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  9. Greg Hewgill
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    My Condolences
    May he Rest In Peace

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  10. Audrey lamrock
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    I enjoyed spending time with del at day away and most Sundays at mltcare our son Steve works with Kyle.A pleasure to have known you

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  11. Morris and Joan Baulke
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Taken too soon, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Always a great guy and up for an adventure!

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  12. Bonnie Hammond
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    My condolences to all of Del’s family. He will be missed by all. Enjoy your wonderful memories!
    Bonnie Hammond

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  13. Nick galbraith
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Del was a great person and was friendly and was so nice. He was a good friend to my grandpa at Meaford Long Term Care and he will sadly be missed and may he rest in peace and my condolences to his family

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  14. Derek
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    My Condolence to the family for there loss Delbert he will be missed.

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  15. leslie knighton
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    As a resident of MLTC I knew Del to have a bit of mischief behind his smile He always had a nod and a wave for fellow residents , and will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy to all his friends and family.

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  16. Rosemary Taylor
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Del’s passing. I went to school with him and remember playing horseshoes with him one time long ago. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.

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    1. Isabell Fiddis
      Sunday, January 31, 2021

      Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the Lanktree families

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  17. Doug and Ruth Edmonstone
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Our condolences to the entire family.

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  18. Linda Teed
    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    My thoughts are with the Lanktree family at this time. Always had a smile and a chuckle. Hi Cherish the memories so he will never be forgotten.

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  19. Joan McLeod
    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Our deepest sympathies to all the Lanktree family.

    From the family of Mel (Ruth) Lougheed.

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  20. Greg & JoAnn Pinder
    Friday, January 29, 2021

    Our sincerest condolences to the the family on Del’s passing. He was great fella, true gentleman, always wanting to lend a hand and had great sense of humour. He will be truly missed by all who knew and met him
    Greg & JoAnn Pinder

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  21. Bob McGugan
    Sunday, January 31, 2021

    Very sorry to hear of Del’s passing.
    Sincere condolences to the Lanktree Family.
    Gone too soon. R.I.P.

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  22. Shirley M Lake
    Sunday, January 31, 2021

    The Lanktree Family…..it was with great sadness I read of the passing of Delbert. Fond memories of him as a young boy . My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    With sincere sympathy

    Shirley(Fisher) and Gary Lake

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  23. Linda Holden
    Monday, February 1, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Delbert.. condolences to the Lanktree family .. he always had a smile on his face..
    Barry and Linda Holden

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  24. Jill Reekie
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Delbert. Our condolences to the family.

    Harvie and Jill Reekie

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  25. Joan Hutton
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Delbert. My condolences to the family.

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