Velestuk, Bernard ‘Bennie” W. of Extendicare, Port Stanley, passed away peacefully, on Friday, January 27th, 2017, at his residence, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Gisele Marie Odette Velestuk (Aug. 17, 2014) and dearly loved father of David of London, Rick (Susie) of St. Thomas, Teresa of St. Thomas, Mike (Billie) of Mount Brydges and Robert (Sara) of St. Thomas. Loved grandfather of Tara, Katie, Ben, Abbey and Jack and great grandfather of Kaleb and Taylor. Predeceased by three sisters, Irene Rawlwek, Victoria Warwaruk and Florence McDonald. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Bennie was born in Saskatchewan on March 7, 1929, the son of the late John and Katherine Velestuk. He worked at Ford Motor Company, Talbotville from 1970-1994. He served in the Merchant Marine. Bennie was a member of St. Anne’s Church.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., Thomas on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin.