At Clinton Public Hospital, on Friday, January 20, 2012, Ernest William Talbot, of Bayfield, formerly of Stanley Township, passed away in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Coleman) Talbot. Dear father of Lorraine Bettles of Kippen, Karen Alexander of Exeter and Russell Talbot of Zurich. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Tammy Gunn and Rob, Cheri Leyten and Dave, Terry Alexander and Darlene, Ken Bettles and Karyn, Julie Ladd and Bob, Tracy Rau and Rob, Jann Van Massenhoven and Mike, Aimee Townsend and Matt and Adam Talbot and his 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Melvin and Mary Jane “Mayme” (Keys) Talbot and son-in-law Paul Bettles and one sister Mabel (Chester) Neil. Ernie farmed all his life in Stanley Township, served on Stanley Township Council from 1956-1962 was reeve from 1963-1968 and was a long time member of the Huron Plowman’s Association. He also was a pedigreed seed grower since 1965.
Visitation in the J. M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N, Zurich on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in St. Andrews United Church, Bayfield, Ont. on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. Rev Charles Love officiating. Spring interment Bayfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bayfield United Church, One Care or a charity of one’s choice.
A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ernie Talbot