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Graham, William Arthur (Art)

William Arthur Graham of Sudbury passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Espanola General Hospital at the age of 97. Beloved husband of Irene Graham (predeceased). Loving father of Dennis of Marathon, Bev Singer (Garry-predeceased) of Espanola, Cathy Petrosky (John) of Elliot Lake, Janice (Denis) of Markstay, and Nancy Fallat (Terry) of Espanola. Cherished grandfather of Greg (Lisa), Graham (predeceased, Sherri), Jeff (Michelle), Mike (Melanie), Holly (Elio), James, Will (Katie), Joe (Jessica), Jon, Thomas (Jaymie) and great-grandfather of Autumn, Violet, Ivy, Everly and Colton. Beloved partner of Rena Bisschops. Son of the late William and Louisa Graham. Brother of Dorothy (Ray – predeceased) Munro and Jean (Eldon – predeceased) Fee of Port Perry. Art was a veteran and worked as a Wireless Air Gunner with the Canadian Air Force. After the war, Art and Irene settled in Sudbury where he was employed in the lab at INCO. He was very involved with his family and his community, when his family was young, he was a scout leader, a ringette coach, an avid camper, and a personal chauffeur for his four daughters. He was a proud and active member of the Minnow Lake Legion, Branch #76. In his retirement, he and Irene loved to bowl weekly with friends, walk their dog, Rascal, and travel. He loved his Toronto Blue Jays and following his grandson’s Espanola Knights hockey team. He later became a mentor to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s. After the passing of Irene, he enjoyed an active social life. At this stage in his life, he found love again with Rena. Together they participated in activities at the Parkside Centre/YMCA, such as cards and fitness classes. They enjoyed their coffee times with friends at the mall, lunches at Pat and Mario’s, and weekly fish dinners at Teklenburg’s. There will be a celebration of life held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #76, 1553 Weller Street, Sudbury, friends and family are welcome at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s name can be made to a charity of your choice, or by spending time with a senior in your life would please our dad greatly.

3 Condolences

  1. Cathy, John, James, Will and Joe
    Our sympathy to you for the loss of your beloved father, father in law, and grandfather.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs to all of you.

    Posted by:Ina, John and Michael McKenna
    February 1, 2019
  2. Condolences to the families of Art, Irene and Rena We have truly lost a friend, mentor and all around good guy. RIP Art and dance with Irene again. We were so happy to have met you both on our Florida trip years ago. Such wonderful memories and wonderful friends.

    Posted by:Debbie and Ray Leighton
    January 31, 2019
  3. Our sincere condolences to the members of Art’s family
    Steve really enjoyed working with and spending time with Art.
    Our thoughts are with the family especially Nancy and Bev.

    Posted by:Steve & Sue McCombs
    January 28, 2019

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