Reginald Leroy Strader
Reginald Leroy Strader, of the Hartford Retirement Centre in Morrisburg for the past two years, formerly of Winchester, passed away on Sat., May 9, 2009 at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. He was 88.
He was born on May 26, 1920 in Winchester Township to the late Leroy and Edith H. (nee Beach) Strader. He was predeceased by his wife, Ada Maude (nee Gray), whom he married on April 29, 1941 in Finch. He is survived by his brother G. Gordon (Dorothy) and by several nieces and nephews.
He was formerly a service station attendant, and a salesman/hardware clerk. He worked for the Ottawa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.), was an Ontario Department of Agriculture and Food-Dairy Herd Improvement supervisor, and served as the regional superintendent of Eastern Ontario Dairy Herd Improvement.
He attended public schools in Winchester and Ottawa, and high school at Ottawa Glebe Collegiate. Reginald attended Kemptville Agriculture School (class of ’36). He was a member of the Alumni Association, Kemptville College of Agricultural Technology, (class of ’38). He was also a member of Henderson Lodge No. 383, A.F. & A.M.; Winchester Chapter 310, O.E.S.; Ontario Public Service Quarter Century Club, and a member of the Winchester United Church.
The funeral was held in the chapel of Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain on Thurs., May 14 with Rev. Elaine Beattie officiating, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Tom Henderson, Gordon James, Tom Clapp, Jack Yourt, Cary Churchill, and Lyle Byers.