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Alphonse "Al" Demarest

DEMAREST, Alphonse "Al" - Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Alphonse "Al" Demarest of Woodstock and formerly of Drumbo in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Julienne Demarest (nee Bossy). Loved father of Robert (Penny) Demarest, Shirley (Ian) Drever and Nancy (Scott) MacDonald. Dear grandfather of Jeremy (Sarah) Demarest, Tawnyah Demarest, Cameron and Hillarie Drever and great grandfather of Madelyn and Weston Demarest. Cherished brother of Roger (Janet) Demarest, Rachel (late John) Lang and sister-in-laws Julia Demarest and Judie Demarest. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Alphonse was predeceased by his daughter Katherine Demarest and his siblings Harry Demarest, Wilfred Demarest and Ronald Demarest. Al was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, Tillsonburg Legion, and the Woodstock Navy Club. Friends will be received at SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME , 69 Wellington St. N, (519-537-3611) on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 1-4pm and 7-9pm with Parish Prayers taking place at 6:30pm in the chapel. The Funeral Mass will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish , 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10am with Father Jude Ogbenna presiding. A spring interment will take place at the Drumbo Cemetery. Contributions to the VON - Sakura House or Holy Trinity Catholic Parish - Building Fund would be appreciated. Personal condolences at www.smithleroy.com13324025
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Posted by Rosie Lang (Sister in law to Shella) On Sunday, April 7, 2019
My heart goes out to all of you! I always thought of the Demarest Family with the highest regard. Shella is the best example of the best sister along with my own.
Rob and Penny and Family
Posted by Deb Gilvesy (Friend) On Friday, February 8, 2019
We send our sincerest condolences and apologize for our late message as we just found out that your dad had passed away. We both always respected the knowledge and wise advice your dad had with regards to the tobacco industry. We always enjoyed his visits and insightfulness. Again we send our sincerest condolences to all of you., Deb and Scott Gilvesy
Posted by Johan & Pat Dekoning (friend of the family) On Saturday, February 2, 2019
Sincere condolences to the Demarest family. Many of the locals learned a great work ethic in the tobacco fields & kiln yard at the Demarest farm.

Great man to work for.

Thinking of you
Posted by Marly and Sharon graham (Friends) On Friday, February 1, 2019
Great guy. Loved the chats during the good ole hockey games. Was a pleasure knowing him. Deep felt symathy to the family
Demarest family
Posted by Sue Heussner (Kaufman) (Friend) On Friday, February 1, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great person and will be dearly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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