Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018 with his family at his side, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter in his 92nd year. Loving husband of the late Florence (Luther) Slade. Art or “Shen” as he was known to his family is survived by his children, Cindy (Sid) and Jeff, Glenn and Gia, and Jacqui; grandchildren Jamie, Ben and Camille, Mandi and Marty, Tylar and Shauna, and his two favourite little girls, great-granddaughters Lexie and Cali.
He is also survived by his brothers and sisters Howard and Carol, Nath and Sybille, Mel and Clayton, Georgie and Bill, Ella, Anne and Tom, Renee and Michael, and sisters-in-law Joyce, Shirley, Elaine and Betty. Shen is predeceased by his parents George and Julia Slade, his eldest brother John, and brothers-in-law Ivany, John, Bill and Eric. He is also lovingly remembered his many nieces and nephews, especially Rick and Carol, Sue and Jim, and Don and Helen and by close friends Shirley Hargreaves, Rhonda and Bill Collins, Ken Knight and all his friends at Queensway.
Shen’s family are eternally grateful for the wonderful care and attention he received from Dr. Nicola McLean, Dr. Peter Blake, the loving staff at Queensway Retirement Home and the wonderful staff at South Huron Hospital, especially the amazing nurses for their respectful, attentive care and compassion in his final days.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 2 PM at the Hensall United Church, 76 King Street, Hensall. In lieu of flowers, donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation- Jessica’s House are gratefully appreciated.