Peacefully, with his family by his side on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 of Exeter, and formerly of Zurich in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Doreen (Sopha) Dietrich. Dear father of Randall and Marlene of Grand Bend, James and Denise of Zurich, Lorraine and Jeff Forrester of Zurich, Theresa and Stephen Finkbeiner of Crediton, and Doug Simpson-Dietrich of London. Dear grandfather of Derek, Stephanie, Jon-Luc; Jordan; Megan, Justin, Dillon, Ashley; and Jordan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Irene McCann (Grant) of Grand Bend, Dianne and Lawrence Becker of Varna, Joyce Dietrich of London. Predeceased by his son Kevin Dietrich (2015), brother Don Dietrich (2007), and his parents Alphonsus and Marcella Dietrich.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 3:45 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at Precious Blood, 200 Sanders Street West, Exeter on Friday, March 17th at 11 AM with Father Ross Bartley presiding. Interment St. Boniface Roman Catholic Cemetery, Zurich.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.