Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on July 28th, 2015 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Donna Yvonne (Ridler) for 47 years. Much loved dad of Dawn Bessey-Gans (Adam) and Melinda. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Madeleine and Audra, his sisters Lorna Stewart and Sharon Smith (Allen) and many nieces and nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his brother in law Edwin Stewart (April 2015). Friends will be received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Friday, July 31st, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Masonic Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Friday, July 31st at 6:30pm. Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 2:00pm, with visitation from 12:30pm. Interment at McKee Cemetery in Belwood, Ontario. Memorial donations can be directed to Groves Memorial Hospital Foundation or Grand River Cancer Centre.