Obituary of Earl Carlyle Heywood
At Huronlea, Brussels on Sunday, September 17, 2006, Mr. Earl Heywood of Wingham, age 89 years. Beloved husband of Martha (Thiel) Heywood of Wingham. Dear father of Patricia and Bob Cook of Kincardine and Grant and Jeanette Heywood of R.R. # 2, Wellesley. Loving grandfather of Kathy and Greg Whitley, Jennifer and Chris Michaels and Janessa and Kianna Heywood. Great-grandfather of Tristan, Blaine, Hannah, Jacob and Natalie. Predeceased by his parents Victor anf Lucinda (Kraft) Heywood and his sister and brother-in-law Marie and Harold Wilton. Canada's Number One Singing Cowboy, Earl worked at CKNX Radio and Television starting in the 1940's. He composed over 350 songs including his signature song Moonlight on the Manitoulin Island. He recorded on the RCA label. Earl was a past Executive Director of the Stratford Musicians Association, a regular preformer on the CKNX Barn Dance and later toured and recorded with the "Heywood Family". One of his many accomplisments was the formation of the Barn Dance Historical Society. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wingham on Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Reverend Bernard Skelding officiating. Interment in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Ontario. Memorial donations to Barndance Historical Society, Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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