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Obituary of Homer Clarence Stennett

STENNETT, Homer Clarence – Homer passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2nd at OTMH in his 90th year. Born in Oakville to James Henry and Hilda Jane (nee Sturch) Stennett. Homer was the beloved husband of the late Barbara "Joan" Chaplin for 62 years and loving Dad to Valerie (Peter) Walker and Alan (Nicole) Stennett. Devoted Grandpa to Danielle (Steve), Ryan (Stephanie), Lindsay (Cam), Eric (Alyssa) and Ashley. Extra proud Great Grandpa to Matthew, Olivia and Kira. Homer leaves behind sisters Florence (late Allan) Bird and Barbara (late Jim Donaldson and Bud) Strain and sister-in-laws Helen (late Dan) Mossop, Doris (late Clare) Doyle, and Eleanor (Kevin) Burke. Predeceased by Harry (late Shirley) Chaplin. Homer was the youngest of seven children in the Stennett Family and predeceased by his older brothers Bert (late Lois), James (late Alma), Bill (Pauline Handy) and his late sister Anne Doughty. He will be missed by his Godchildren, Deb Bird, Gord Burke and Leanne Wight, many cousins, especially Gwen Davis, and special uncle to many nieces and nephews. "Life is the relationships we have with others". (Daryl Stennett - nephew) Homer was a proud veteran of the Lorne Scots Regiment (1948-1953) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (1953 to 1977) whereby he and his family were stationed in Europe twice (Grostenquin, France 2 Fighter Wing and Baden-Soellingen, Germany 4 Fighter Wing) and across Canada until he retired from military service. Homer and Joan settled back home in Georgetown where he worked as a Shipper/Receiver at Sonco Steel, Brampton (1977 to 1996). Homer had many interests and loved to be busy! From the early days of boat building, swimming, lifeguarding, square dancing, and playing hockey to being a founding leader of the 1st Gretna Green Cub Scouts, Douglastown, NB. He also played broomball there. He loved spending time with friends at St. George's Church, the Halton Carving Club, golfing, gardening and vacation life at Klondike Park, Wasaga Beach. Homer enjoyed the last three years with residents and staff at Trafalgar Lodge, Oakville. He was very proud to be their Resident Ambassador. Our very many thanks to Canon Rob Park, Dr. Robert Gabriel, and the exemplary and compassionate nurses at OTMH 5 Centre and 3 North. A special note of thanks to Virginia for her remarkable care. PER ARDUA AD ASTRA Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life / internment to follow once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. George's Anglican Church, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.