It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Oliver “Ollie” Gordon Read. Son of the late Olive (nee Horton) and Gordon Read. Survived by his wife of 53 years Patricia (nee Armstrong) Read, son Michael (Amy) of North Carolina and daughter Cheryl of London, two granddaughters Hadyn Read and Alden Hestikind of North Carolina. Predeceased by daughter Karen Read. Survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Joan Williams, Margaret Russchen, Marie Malott, Calvin Williams and Nelson and Marion Williams. Remembered by a special aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lila and Len Hatt, Doris and Harvey Rabideau, Eileen and Ken Butcher, Lloyd Williams, John Russchen, Len Malott, Brenda Williams, Earl “Sonny” Armstrong, Elizabeth Johnston, Stan Nichols and William Nichols.
Oliver worked for Star Furniture and Harold North Trucking.
Visitation will be December 6, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 at McKinlay Funeral Home 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. Pre-registration is required to attend the visitation. Please register below. A private funeral service will be live-streamed at 2pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 on the Funeral Home website officiated by Rev. Paul McPhail. Interment to follow at Arnold cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice. Please share a condolence online at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com