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A Celebration Of Life: Bill Laking

LAKING, William Emerson

May 27th, 1934 – October 13th, 2020

Bill Laking passed away peacefully at his home in Arkell, at age 86, having lived a full and happy life with his wife, Ruth, for 62 years. Loving father of Scott, and Sue (Rudi). Proud grandfather of Alex (Mina), Reid (Jen), Hilary (Nick), Eric (Andrea), Robert and Ella (Janek).

Bill loved gardening, farming and cherished his family dearly. With an infectious smile and a positive outlook on life, he had the ability to raise the spirits of those around him. He grew up in Mountsberg, farmed in Badenoch and retired in Arkell after 42 years at PL Robertson’s. Bill will be missed by family and friends, may he rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association (https://www.diabetes.ca/) or The Canadian Red Cross (https://www.redcross.ca/donate). Given Covid-19 concerns a private service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or wallcustance.com – Condolences can be sent to the family via the funeral home website below Bill’s notice.

A tree will be planted in memory of William E. (Bill) Laking in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.