Suddenly, but peacefully at LHSC- Victoria Hospital, London on Monday, September 7, 2015, with his family by his side, Brian (Spanky) Ankers of Lucan, in his 63rd year. Beloved husband and soul-mate of Janet (Smith) Ankers for 41 years. The amazing and loving father of Brad and Tina Ankers of Exeter, Mike Ankers and Ashley, and Jenn Ankers all of Lucan. Proud papa of Kara, Dannika, Hailie, Darlene, Madison, and Tyler. Beloved brother of Linda Thompson of Lucan. Dear brother-in-law of Jean and Terry Hickson, Linda Snider and Dave Gardner, Marilyn Carter, Pat and John Ward, Dave and Linda Smith, Sheila and Brian Dinney, Doug and Noreen Smith, and Sherrie and Andy Ross. Remembered by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents Betty and Don Ankers. Brian was a dedicated and hard-working member of the Lucan-Biddulph Fire Department for 43 years, serving as Captain, Deputy Chief, and Chief. Brian was well-respected and well-known in his community and will be missed by all who knew and encountered him, especially at the door of the Lucan Firemen’s Breakfast each spring and fall.
An opportunity for any and all firefighters to pay their respects will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7 PM. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday evening 7:30-9 PM and again on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Lucan Community Memorial Centre, 263 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, September 11th at 11 AM. Cremation with a private family interment at St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.
Donations to Lucan Biddulph Fire Department would be appreciated by the family.