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Warren George Zinn

ZINN, Warren George - Of Lucknow passed away peacefully at Stratford Hospital on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Marian E. Zinn (August 5, 2018). Dear Father of Diane (Ron) Ferguson of Blyth, Terry (Colleen) of Ashfield Township and Paul (Lynn Johnston) of Lucknow. Grandpa will be greatly missed by grandchilden Kimberley of Toronto, Jeffrey (Tanis) of Gorrie, Eric of Ashfield Township, Jenna of Guelph, and great grandson Bodie . Also survived by sisters-in-law Margaret Keith of Goderich and Belle Hackett of Lucknow and brother-in-law Murray Tuck of Waterford, several nieces and nephews, and long-time friends. Predeceased by his brother Clarke and sister-in-law Donna Zinn, brothers-in-law Chester Hackett and Even Keith, sister-in-law Gladys Tuck, nephew Blair Zinn and niece Janice Hoffman. Warren was born in Lanesville, Ont on August 31, 1925 to the late Emmeline and Ervin Zinn. He was a long time resident of Ashfield and West Wawanosh Townships, and Lucknow for the past 6 years. In 1951, following his marriage to Marion Graham on June 16, they purchased land in Ashfield where they raised beef cattle and cash cropped. In 1969 they sold their 400 acres and moved to a home south of Belfast. At this time Warren obtained his Real Estate license and carried on to sell many properties in the area. In 1984 they built a home south of Lucknow where they lived until moving to Sepoy Manner in Lucknow in 2013. After Marion’s passing, he resided at Pinecrest. Warren was active in church and community affairs. He attended Crewe, Blake and Trinity United Churches, where he was a member of Session. Warren was on the Board of Directors of the Lucknow District Co-operative for 12 years. In 1968 he became a member of the Ashfield council and served as Reeve from 1974 to 1982. He was a member of Huron County Council from 1973 to 1982. His interest in local agriculture lead him to volunteer with the Lucknow Agricultural Society. Warren’s passion for farming never ended as he assisted his son Terry on the farm well into his 80’s. Warren not only treasured his family, but the many lasting friendships he made through his community involvement and business activities. Visitation was held on May 15, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral was conducted on May 16, 2019, at 11 am at the the Lucknow Community Centre. Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. Donations to Community Harvest (a Canadian Food Grain Banks initiative), Sleeping Children Around the World or a charity of your choice are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the MACKENZIE & MCCREATH FUNERAL HOME, LUCKNOW . Condolences online at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com13336904
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