October 28, 1926 – May 6, 202
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Art (Arthur) Stokes. Recently predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years, Lila (Rita) Stokes (Lowden). Father to Pat (Steve Smith), London Ontario, Mike Stokes (Linda), Gravenhurst Ontario, Marian (Kevin Mulligan), Calgary Alberta, and Chris Stokes (Donna), Sudbury, Ontario. Grandfather to Kim (Bernardo Tecpoyotl), Stacey, Christi (Scott Gardner), Ted, Rebecca (Cameron Smart), Jon, Lucas and Kera (Dave Gleason). Great grandfather to James, Camille and Lee. Art was born and raised in London, Ontario. He was the son of Harry and Kathleen Stokes. Brother to John, Mel, and Eugene. Married in 1953, Art and Lila started their family in London and later moved to Brampton. In 1974 they moved to Sudbury. He greatly enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with his children, and later with his grandchildren. He always looked forward to his annual hunting trip. Art and Lila enjoyed many years of camping and outdoor life. They travelled extensively, always eager to learn about new countries and cultures. Art was a Toastmaster and was active in the club for several decades. Art and Lila spent over 30 years volunteering at Sudbury’s Inner-City Home in Sudbury, where he worked tirelessly until 2020. He regularly volunteered at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus. Memorial services will be held for both Art and Lila once it is safe for family to travel. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations be made directly to the Inner City Home of Sudbury.