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"RJR" 2006 Obituary


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RJR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
STORY, Alfred Edwin
Of Tillsonburg, passed away at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 9, 2006, in his 75th year. Born in Raleigh Township, Kent County, in the Blenheim, Ontario area on August 14, 1931. son of the late Alfred Pardo STORY (May 12, 1973) and the former Lorna (WOODS) STORY (January 21, 1985.) Edwin is survived by his wife Eleanor (HUFFMAN) STORY. They have been married for 53 years. He is survived by his daughter, Janet and her husband Richard GURALSKI and their children Ryan and Brent of Tillsonburg his son, Paul and his wife Susan (VUYLSTEKE) and their children Kathleen and Matthew of Kilworth; his daughter, Karen and her children Mallory and Michael SWING of Tillsonburg; and his son, Allan and his wife Heidi (PETTIGREW) and their children Alexander and Claire of Barrie. Also survived by brother-in-law Ross HUFFMAN and his wife Patricia (HOOPER) of Cedar Springs; and sister-in-law Madge (PLATSCHORRE) STORY of Chatham, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brother Richard (Dick) STORY of Chatham (September 15, 1994,) sister-in-law Marjorie (SNOW) RANCE of Blenheim (November 18, 1993) and her husband Tom RANCE, also of Blenheim (October 8, 1993.) The STORYs moved to Tillsonburg in 1961. Ed was a retired tobacco executive from Canadian Leaf Tobacco Co. (Chatham and Tillsonburg) and RJR MacDonald Tobacco Co. (Tillsonburg, Kingsville and Toronto). In 1984, he went on to become the first and only president and Chief Executive Officer of Canagrex (a Canadian Federal Crown Corporation) set up in Ottawa to export agriculture products. After its demise, he continued in management and export consulting. In 1991, he became part owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Recreation and Industrial Products Corp., Tillsonburg, retiring in 1996. Ed was a Councilor, Town of Tillsonburg, from 1978 to 1980, a life-long member of Kent Lodge 274 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Blenheim, Ontario, a member of Saint Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg, a private pilot and past President of The Tillsonburg Flying Club, as well as an avid trapshooter and member of The Otter Valley Rod and Gun Club and The Oxford Sportsman's Club. Donations gratefully appreciated (by cheque only) to Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation, Saint Paul's United Church Organ Fund or Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2006 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. at Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, Ontario. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Rev. Thomas HISCOCK of Wesley Knox United Church, London and Lynne Allin of Saint Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg will officiate. Interment to follow in Tillsonburg Cemetery.

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