Winchester Press – obit – Larry Summerfield
Larry Summerfield, a resident of Dixon’s Cornersfor the past nine years, passed away at Winchester District MemorialHospital on Tue., April 10, 2007, following a brief illness. Hewas 52.
He was born in Hamilton on May 26, 1954 to his parents Oliverand Lois Summerfield (nee Lyall). He grew up in the Hamilton areaalong with his 10 brothers and sisters. He moved to the Cardinalarea when he was 17 to live with his sister Marilyn. He foundwork at Caldwell Linen Mills, and then went to work at WoodingsRailcar, where he remained for 15 years. In March of 1992 he startedworking at Iroquois Enterprises, and he was a loyal employee thereuntil health problems forced him to quit working.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and helping his brother Toby withhis hobby beef farm, where he raised his precious cow named Eileen.He enjoyed gardening, and he proudly gave away his produce everyyear.
He loved and enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren,and he had started to teach them the “right” way tofish, hunt, and farm. He had many friends who will miss his dispositionand the ability to have a beer with him.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie Summerfield (nee Link); hismother Lois Summerfield (nee Lyall) of Port Colborne; his sonsTravis and his wife Tanya, and Joshua and his wife Jaime, bothof Prescott; his stepchildren Dan and his wife Pam DeVries ofRR# 2 Chesterville, Mark DeVries of Cornwall, and Julie Sloanof South Mountain. He was a very special “Grampy” toMatthew, Dillon, Spencer, Paige, Hope, Eric, Joseph, and Sydney.He leaves to mourn his Grandma Helen Cochrane of Port Colborne;his brothers Jim and his wife Bonnie of Dunnville, Toby and hiswife Judy of Cardinal, Glen and his wife Marion of Cooks Mills;his sisters Marilyn and her husband Rick Warren of Lansdowne,Bonnie and her husband Noel Martin of Wainfleet, Nancy and herhusband George Barlow of Brockville, Norma and her husband DarrylThompson of Wainfleet, Rose Welton of Port Colborne, Edie andher husband Garry Arenburg of Port Colborne, Brenda and her husbandDale Harris of Welland; and his sister-in-law Betty (Brian) Montpellierof Vancouver. He was predeceased by his father Oliver, and hisnephew Phillip. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles,nieces, and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburgon April 12. The funeral service was held at the funeral homeon April 13 with Rev. Bob Williams officiating, followed by cremation.
The pallbearers were Travis Summerfield, Joshua Summerfield, DanDeVries, Mark DeVries, Barry McDermott, and Larry Merkley.
Donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre or the CommunityCare Access Centre would be appreciated by the family.