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Item 25984 - Westlake, Robert Henry obituary

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Westlake, Robert Henry obituary

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  • 1980-12-17 (Creation)

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Bradford Witness

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Event Date : Friday, December 05, 1980
Event Type : Death

Description : Former West Gwillimbury councillor and life-long township farmer Robert Henry Westlake died December 5. He was 69. Mr. Westlake also served as the township tile drain inspector until about two years ago. He leaves a wife, Emlyn Turton; children Ken of Shelburne; Kathryn (Mrs. Steve Varga) of Bradford; Doug of Red Deer, Alberta; Betty (Mrs. Carman Buttars) of Cambridge; Lawrence of Red Deer, Alberta; and Diane (Mrs. Ross Caldwell) of Agincourt. Mr. Westlake also leaves seven grandchildren, three sisters: Ethel (Mrs. Frank Hurd) of Caledon East; Lillian (Mrs. Walt Edney) and Ruth (Mrs. C. Kneeshaw), both of Bradford; and brother Ernie of Toronto. He is predeceased by brother Roy. Born in Bradford, Mr. Westlake was the son of Henry Westlake and Annie Morrison. He married his wife in Kleinburg February 20, 1942. He was a member of the Scotch Settlement Presbyterian Church. A funeral service was held at the Lathangue and Skwarchuk Funeral Home December 9. Rev. G. M. McFarlane performed the service, with interment following at Emmanuel United Church Cemetery in Bond Head. Pallbearers were sons Ken, Doug, and Lawrence, along with sons-in-law Steve Varga, Carman Buttars, and Ross Caldwell.Relatives and friends attended from Palmerston, London, Toronto, Red Deer, Alberta, Renfrew, Cobourg, and Strathroy.

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The Witness
Wednesday, December 17, 1980
Vol. 116, No. 51
Page 3
Microfilm Reel # 91

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