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Whitcombe, Harry Martin (Died on 4 May 2014)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 7 May 2014, p. 23

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HARRY MARTIN WHITCOMBE August 21, 1921 - May 4, 2014 Peacefully at Wyndham Manor in Oakville, surrounded by his devoted family at the age of 92. Loving husband of Shirley (nee Paul). Loved father of Christine (Guy Armstrong), Michael (Dianne Lemieux), Sally (Mark Nucci) and Karen (Enrique Lopez). Adored grandfather of Alicia Armstrong, Melissa Nucci, Kaitlin Nucci, Jeffrey Armstrong, Matthew Whitcombe, Andrew Armstrong, Michele Whitcombe, Patrick Lopez, Jeremy Lopez and Emily Armstrong. Son of the late Harry Whitcombe of Toronto and Margaret Olive Hickey of New Toronto. Predeceased by his sisters Marion (Gerry) Newton and Helen (Claude) Heimler and brother Bill (Mary) Whitcombe. Loved uncle of Robert Heimler, Suzanne Heimler, Peter Heimler, Mary-Jane Rawlings, Peter Newton, David Newton, Tom Newton, Paul Newton, Anne Milley, Lynn Adams, and Joan Watt (deceased) Graduated from Western Tech in 1938. Joined Canadian National Railway as Car Man's apprentice. Commissioned as Pilot Officer in November 1943 and served in Yorkshire, England, in 426 Squadron (RCAF Bomber Command) until November 1945. Rejoined CNR and retired in 1986 with 48 years of credited service. Avid sportsman who enjoyed golf, fishing, baseball, hockey and basketball. Coached and managed many CNR and local community sports teams over a 30 year period. Dedicated Toronto Maple Leaf fan and season ticket holder since 1946. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds Street, Oakville, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville. Family thanks the excellent caring staff of Wyndham Manor for making Harry's final years filled with warmth and comfort. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Harry's name to the Alzheimer Society.

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7 May 2014
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4 May 2014
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    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Whitcombe, Harry Martin (Died on 4 May 2014)