Eric Worsley

Obituary of Eric Gordon Worsley

Let us together celebrate the life of a true gentleman, Eric Gordon Worsley, who peacefully passed away on January 9, 2023, at the age of 97, with his daughter by side. Eric was predeceased by his loving wife, Wyn, his sister Dorothy (Dee), and his brother Leonard. He is survived by his daughter Barb Wiseman (Peter) of Amherstburg and son Brian (Karyn) of Thornbury, his grandchildren, Mark (Kelly), Geoff (Melissa), Eric (Gabrielle), Louise Moffat (Sean) and Duncan; and his great - Grandchildren, Arran, Elliot, Eliza, Aurelia, Cillian and Finley. Eric's life started in Bermuda, where his Royal Navy father was stationed at the time, and spanned through the deprivations of the Great Depression and the Second World war, when he was evacuated from London during the Blitz, and where he served in the Home Guard and the Royal Navy at it's conclusion. In Hyde Park, London, he met and courted a beautiful young "dolly bird", Winifred Smith, for whom he bought a sardine sandwich, a tradition that they carried on to celebrate that special day until her passing in 2015. With an electrical technologists' experience behind him and two small children in tow, the family emigrated to Canada, settling first in Erindale and then the town of Thornhill, where they resided until retirement, when Eric and Wyn moved to "Trails End" their little piece of paradise outside of King City. In retirement, Eric and Wyn travelled to many countries including Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Europe. They also liked to tour around North America with their Airstream trailer, and took many trips out to Calgary to visit their grandkids. Eric became an active member of the Oak Ridges Trail Hiking Club, where he led a 12 kilometre hike when he was 80 years young. He also loved creating poetry - much of questionable literary value - to celebrate all his family's important milestones. Eric's family would like to extend their thanks to the wonderful staff of Richmond Terrace, who looked after him for the last six years as if he were a member of their own family, and to the medical staff at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus who cared for him with compassion in his final days on this earth. In lieu of flowers and donations, Eric's family would hope that you could honour his life by just greeting everyone with a smile, as he did.
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