At South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Leonard Roger Archibald Noakes of Hensall, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Williamina Sarah “Minnie” Noakes (1994). Dear father of Jean and Murray Park of Tillsonburg, Dr. David Noakes and Pat of Corvallis, Oregan, Bill Noakes and Pat of Hensall, Linda Henry of Sarnia, Brenda McCormick of London, John Noakes and Crystal Weston of Kamloops, B.C., Dr. Don Noakes and Olga of Kamloops B.C. and Robert Noakes and Alicia of Inverhuron. Loving grandfather of Angela, Kathy, Lanny and Mala, Jeffrey, Dennis, Sarah, Barry and Lindsay, Megan, Ryan, Amy, Laura and Justin. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lloyd Noakes, Fran Sieman, Marion Peebles, Janeth Sangster, John Sangster and Vic Stan. Fondly remembered by Lorraine Noakes, Jean Downie and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Archie and Annie (Richardson) Noakes, grandson Michael Noakes (1983), son-in-law Vern Henry (1995), sister Helen McKellar and husband Earl, brother Ken Noakes and wife Pearl, sisters-in-law Joyce Noakes and Laura Stan and brothers-in-law Jack Peebles, Dave Sangster, Dode Sangster and wife Joyce and James Sangster and wife Edna Mae. Leonard served with the RCR in WWII and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hensall Branch #468.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Hensall Community Center, 157 Oxford St., Hensall. Cremation. Private family interment in Hensall Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leonard Noakes History Award-Avon Maitland School Board or the Lung Association.