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Hammerton, Keith (Died)
appeared in Woodstock Sentinel, 1 Dec 2014, A, p. 9, column 3
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HAMMERTON, Keith - At his residence on Saturday, November 29th 2014. Keith Hammerton of Woodingford Lodge in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Eileen Hammerton (nee Gilbert) for over 64 years. Dear father of Lori (Brian) Armstrong, Murray (Jane) Hammerton and Sheilah Hammerton. Cherished grandfather of Chris (Kelly) Armstrong, Lisa (Sean) Brohman, Sarah (Eddie Crawford) Hammerton, James (Romney) Hammerton and Thomas (Vinka Pirslin) Hammerton as well as five great grandchildren. Keith is survived by his sisters-in-law Dorothy Hammerton and Vivian (Walter) Tanti, along with many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Gertrude (nee Culham) and brother Murray Hammerton. Keith was born in Malton in 1927 and was raised and worked on the family farm in the area. In 1950, he wed Eileen and they purchased their own small farm in the same area. As the family grew with the births of Lori and Murray, Keith and Eileen moved to a farm near Woodstock in 1955. There, Keith initially ran a dairy farm that eventually evolved into mixed grain crops along with the establishment of the grain elevator and Murgo Farms Ltd Co. Keith and Eileen welcomed their youngest daughter Sheilah in 1965 and a few years later discovered the travel bug. They travelled around the world four times; Keith was especially fond of Australia. They made a great number of lifelong friends on their journeys. Keith was a longtime member of King Solomon's Lodge #43 A.F. & A.M. and Past Master. He was a dedicated member of the Woodstock Agricultural Society, Woodstock Rotary Club, Probus and Sweaburg United Church. He was a Foundation Seed Grower, a member of the Ontario Grain Corn Council and Oxford Soil & Crop Association, in addition to being the Tent City Chairman at the 1980 International Plowing Match in Oxford County. Keith was an enthusiastic, hopeful hunter who enjoyed his annual hunting trip, his love of farming and his interest in foreign travel. Friends will be received at the BROCK & VISSER FUNERAL HOME , 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock 519-539-0004, on Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment in the Sweaburg Cemetery. If desired, contributions to the Woodingford Lodge - Palliative Care, Alzheimer's Society of Oxford County, or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.brockandvisser.com. A service under auspices King Solomon's Lodge # 43 A.F. & A.M. will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 4:15pm.

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1 Dec 2014
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29 Nov 2014
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Hammerton, Keith (Died)