Has finally gone fishing on Sunday, February 25th, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (nee Hughes). Cherished father of Lori (Rob) Linton, Jennifer Thompson- Neill and Chris Blum (Brad Cullen). Cherished Grandpa of Andrew, A.J., and Scott Mackie, Grayson and Sterling Neill, Daniel and Shelby Blum, Megan and Sadie Cullen. Brother of Doreen Cosby, Lillian Mannen (late Ross),Clayton (Arlene) Thompson and Margaret Welch (late Len). Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Ellen and brother in laws Wray, Maurice and Allan Hughes, fondly remembered by their families and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by many extended family and friends. He spent his long career as an Optician with Imperial Optical Company Ltd. and spent much of his free time outdoors hunting, fishing and boating. Friends will be received at BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel on Wednesday at 2:00 pm.. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.