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The death of John Grey Fair occurred at Stratford General Hospital on September 11, 2008.
Born at Saint John, New Brunswick on March 27th, 1922, he was the youngest son of the late Andrew Grey Fair and Ida Campbell Harper. He served from 1940 to 1945 with the Royal Rifles of Canada and was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Hong Kong and was imprisoned in various labour camps in China and Japan from 1941 to 1945.
Settling at Stratford in 1948, he first worked for Canadian National Railways and later in the construction trades as an electrician before retiring in 1980. John was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Hong Kong Veterans Association, the Masonic Temple and the Ontario Electrical League. His wife was the late Martha Sarah MacKenzie who died earlier this year after a sixty-one year marriage. He is survived by two sons: Barry of London and Ron of Mississauga, one sister-in-law Dorothy MacKenzie of Ottawa and many nephews and nieces across Canada. He was predeceased by his parents; one brother: Cameron; two sisters: Catherine and Jean and two brothers-in-law: Allan Price and Roger Keays.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430
Huron Street, Stratford where friends may call on Monday September 15,
2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held on
Tuesday September 16, 2008 followed with interment at Avondale Cemetery,
Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made
to the charity of one's choice through the funeral home.
430 Huron Street