Obituary of William A. Coultes
William A. Coultes of Belgrave passed away suddenly and peacefully at Maitland Manor, on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the age of 84.
Beloved husband of Muriel (née Davis) Coultes for 61 years. Loving father of Janice & Mark Matheson, Joanne & Steven Robinson, Karen & Paul Cook, Andrea & Scott Stevenson and Alison & Brian Wightman. Cherished grandpa of Lisa & Joe Neves, Laura Matheson, Jonathon & Cheryl Matheson, Jeremy Robinson, Nicole Robinson & Blazej Pellowski, Stephanie Robinson & Jordan Gilkinson, Amy & Rob Johnston, Levi Cook & Jackie Sanders, Sean & Anna Cook, Ellen Cook, Sarah Cook, Rachel Cook & Brandon McGavin, Mathew & Chantel Stevenson, Tyler Stevenson, Spencer Stevenson, Autumn Wightman, Sydney Wightman and friend Trent Bellmore, Mackenzie Wightman and Olivia Wightman. Great-grandpa of Kaden, Emmett and Tyson Neves, Brynlee and Brooklyn Matheson, Rylan Cockwell, Rory Johnston, Raelynn Cook, Paige and Tayt Sanders and Bodhi Stevenson. Brother-in-law of Shirley Davis, Jim & Donalda Davis, Elizabeth Stobo & Ray Pennington, Audrey & Alan Babensee and Dorothy Coultes. Bill will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Robert & Ellen Coultes, brother Glenn Coultes and brothers-in-law Bill Davis and Donald Stobo.
Bill farmed in partnership with his brother Glenn on the Third of Morris where he was born. He managed their Maple Ridge Beef Farms feedlot and was a self-taught gifted mechanic on his treasured John Deere tractors and equipment. An Elder and Sunday School teacher at Knox United Church. Long time choir member as well. A founding member of the Belgrave Men's Choir. A Belgrave girls baseball coach, softball player (Stone School) and was the president of the Belgrave School Fair. A gifted singer with clever wit and quick jokes who used his talents to entertain and uplift his family, his many friends and anyone around him. He felt blessed with his five chosen sons and the grandchildren they gave him.
Visitation will be held at McBurney Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Wingham United Church on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in the spring at Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Belgrave Community Centre, the Knox United Church, Belgrave or Alzheimer’s Society of Huron County would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Online condolences at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com
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