MOCKFORD, Donald H
September 24, 1946 – December 5, 2020
Donald Herbert “Herb” Mockford
It is with profound sadness and overwhelming grief that after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer, our beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandpa, Uncle, and friend passed away at 74 years of age. Herb passed peacefully at his home in the loving arms of his family. Herb is mourned by the love of his life, his wife of 55 years, Wilma, son Don (Teresa), son Kevin, daughter Michele (Gerald), Grandchildren Ryan, Brenna, Hannah, Sadie, Kyle, his Mother Beatrice, his brothers, Greg, Dennis, Glen, Larry and Rob and sister, Barb, their spouses as well as his many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Fred, Wilma’s parents, Christiaan and Elisabeth, his Sister-in-law, Agatha, and his nephews Johannes Van Es, Kirk Skocylas and Christopher Mockford.
Herb was a kind and gentle soul who was always there for those he cared for, never asking for anything in return. He gave from his heart and made this world a much better place by action and example. He began his adulthood at an early age and through incredibly hard work and unbelievable determination, he built a comfortable life for his family and instilled in his children the value of hard work and perseverance as well as the importance of family and friends . He touched many lives and will be lovingly remembered by those closest to him as well as acquaintances through his many business ventures over the years.
Our family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of the Doctors, with a special mention to Dr. Trent Dusang for his compassion and care, Nurses, Caregivers, Relatives and dear neighbours, Anne and Aruna, who were all there when he needed them the most.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Cross Cancer Institute or the Canadian Cancer Society. Due to current restrictions, and in accordance with Herb’s wishes, a service will not be held. Please honour Herb’s passing in your own personal way and help us cherish the memory of a humble Man who put others needs before his own.
You may be gone, but your legacy lives in each of us and you shall not be forgotten. We love you dearly, deeply, always and forever! Sleep gently kind man.
MOCKFORD, Donald H