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Michael John 'Mike' Hammond

HAMMOND, Michael John 'Mike' - Born in Collingwood on July 27, 1938, a son of the late Murray and Janet (nee Devereaux) Hammond, Mike passed away in his sleep following a brief illness at the Meaford Hospital on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the age of 79. Mike is remembered as a beloved husband of some 53 years by his loving wife Bonnie (nee Kentner) of Thornbury and as a devoted Dad, father-in-law and Grandpa by his sons Derek and his wife Jen of Thornbury and their children Holly and Hope, and Craig and his wife Tracey of Collingwood and their children Quinn and Cooper. He was a dear brother and brother-in-law to Margaret (late Dan) Kelly of Agincourt and Jim Hammond and his wife Sandra of Kitchener and was predeceased by a brother David Hammond of Clarksburg and sister Elizabeth 'Lib' Hawes of Meaford and will be remembered also by their spouses Karen Hammond and Gary Hawes. He will be recalled with great fondness by Bonnie's sisters Sharon Kentner of Thunder Bay and Lynn and her husband George Cornfield of Simcoe. He was indeed a special uncle to his several nieces and nephews and their families. He will be recalled by many in the Beaver Valley communities and area for his dedication to his work and volunteer efforts as a teacher and vice principal at schools in both Thornbury and Meaford, as a firefighter, and as an active participant and member of many associations and clubs including the curling club, the golf club, the Beaver Valley Athletic Association as a coach, administrator, referee and umpire with local hockey and ball clubs, as an administrator and board member from Minor to Senior hockey with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, the Ontario Hockey Federation and the Western Ontario Athletic Association. He enjoyed sport and all the participants of all ages and the respect he offered was mutual. Family received friends at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury on Tuesday, November 7 from 4 until 8 p.m. where funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, November 8 at 11 a.m. with interment following at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. A time of fellowship and sharing further remembrances of Mike followed in the community hall. If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to Grace United Church, Beaver Valley Athletic Association, Ontario Minor Hockey Foundation or Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, The Valley Chapel , PO Box 556, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0 to whom arrangements are entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca13225752
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