Wilf Ashcroft July 1, 2024

Date of Funeral

July 27, 2024

Wilfred “Wilf” Simpson Ashcroft went to be with his wife of 70 years, the late Eileen Helen (Howe) Ashcroft on July 1st, 2024, in his 92nd year at Gateway Haven Nursing Home in Wiarton. He was born August 15th, 1932, the second son of John Royden and Ruth (Lawrence) Ashcroft.
Father of Susan “Sue” Carleton of Georgian Bluffs, Daniel Ashcroft of Limberlost, Jeffrey Ashcroft (Kim Scholl) of Wingham, Timothy Ashcroft (April) of Limberlost, Leona Ashcroft of London.
Grandfather of Corrine Hickling (Craig), Connie Cook (Mike), John Carleton (Claudia), Ryan Ashcroft (Tiffany), Patrick Ashcroft (Roberta), Graham Ashcroft, Ali Ashcroft, Chris Ashcroft (Emily).
Great Grandfather of Cameron and Jenna Cook (Mason), Dawson (Emily) and Alexis Hickling, Tristan and Bianca Carleton, Jory Ashcroft, Bradley, Brigitte, Abigail, Evelyn and Fiona Holley.
Survived by his siblings Shirley Leeder, Freda (Bud) Greaves, John (Margaret) Ashcroft, Mary Stephens, sister-in-law Bonnie Ashcroft. And by his brothers-in-law Archie (Leona) Howe, James “Jim” Howe and David “Morgan” Howe and sisters-in-law Bernadette Howe and Carol Howe.
Predeceased by daughter Kathleen “Kay” Hartsgrove, sons Robert and Edward Ashcroft, sons-in-law Jim Hartsgrove and Terry Carleton, grandson Matthew Hartsgrove, parents Roy and Ruth (Lawrence) Ashcroft, Eileens’ parents Frank and Kathleen (Anderson) Howe, siblings and in-laws Fay Ashcroft, Lawrence “Ladd” (Edythe) Ashcroft, George Ashcroft, Donald Ashcroft, AJV “Red” Leeder, Stanley (Dorothy) Howe, Ron Howe, Barbara Howe & Doreen Howe.
A celebration of life will take place on July 27th, 2024, from 1 to 4, at Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel in Wiarton with a short service of remembrance at 3 PM. The family invite you to come and share your stories about Dad with us.
We would like to thank Dr. Van Dorp and the staff at Gateway Haven for their care of both mom and dad, you made their stay there as comfortable as possible, and we truly appreciate the excellent care they received. So, a huge thank you to everyone.
Arrangements made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, Wiarton (519) 534-5341. Donations to the Friends of Gateway, or to the Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

A celebration of life will take place on July 27th, 2024, from 1 to 4, at Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel in Wiarton with a short service of remembrance at 3 PM. The family invite you to come and share your stories about Dad with us.

Condolences(9)

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    Lynda Hiles says

    Sue, I send my sincere condolences to you and your family.

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    Vivian (Hardman) MacDonald says

    My sympathy to the Ashcroft family. He and Eileen were a hardworking couple in our community. Cherish your memories

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    Larry Sutter says

    To Ashcroft family condolence to you during this time
    Larry & Cheryl Sutter

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    Stan Hoath says

    Sympathy To All Of Wilfs Extended Family . Cherish All The Memories . Stan And Ruth.

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    doug daws says

    We would like to offer condolences to the family of Wilf on his passing.
    From Doug and Connie Daws..

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    Mayor Jay Kirkland says

    On behalf of the Council of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, we offer our sincere condolences. Mr. Ashcroft served on Albemarle Council. At their next meeting, Council will observe a moment of silence in honour of Mr. Ashcroft.

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    bryan pinch says

    Sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts are with all of yous.
    Many fond memories.
    Wilf was quite a character.
    Bryan & Yvonne Pinch

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    Larry & Betty McLeod says

    Our sincere sympathy, Wilf was a fine gentleman. Rest in “Peace Wilf”

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    Glenda Jamieson says

    So sorry to hear about Wilf. He’s back with Eileen. They were such a nice couple and I always enjoyed our chats❤️

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