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"HIE" 2007 Obituary


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HIERONS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
HEIRONS, John Stanford Kitchener
J. Stanford HEIRONS, died January 2, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Although in his ninety second year, he bravely maintained his desire to live independently in his country home. Born April 15, 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he grew up in Montreal, Toronto and London, Ontario. As a young man he was involved with the Cub Scouts of Canada where he met his future wife, also a Cub leader. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Goose Bay, Labrador. Sixty years ago, together with his wife Verdun (VAILE, deceased 1978) and young son, he moved to Kitchener where he worked as superintendent of the laundry at Kitchener Waterloo Hospital. A few years later, his second son was born. During his career, he spearheaded the organization of the Ontario Association of Institutional Laundy Managers and began laundry training courses at Guelph Agriculture College. For his own enjoyment, he ran a small greenhouse, attending Kitchener Market in spring with his flower and vegetable plants. More recently, he developed a love for cooking and baking and gave away many dozens of cookies, tarts, pies and cinnamon buns. Surviving are his sons Stanford A. HIERONS and wife Elizabeth (WISMER); David J. HEIRONS and wife Anna JAKUBOWSKI; seven grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren a sister, Mildred LEWIS; brothers-in-law Norman and Bruce VAILE sister-in-law Mary HIERONS. Mr. HIERONS's family will receive Friends and relatives at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church Street, Kitchener on Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 6, 2007 at St. Andrews Memorial Anglican Church, 275 Mill Street, Kitchener at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Robert C. TOWLER officiating. Interment at Kinsie Bean Cemetery, Doon Road, Kitchener. The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by calling the funeral home at 519-742-4481 or condolences at schreitersandrockfh@alderwoods.com

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