Reginald Windatt

December 5, 1940 - March 24, 2014

Strengthened by his faith and surrounded by his family, Reginald Deagle Windatt “went home” on March 24, 2014 in his 74th year after a valiant battle with cancer. Loving husband of Sylvia (nee Gatehouse); terrific dad to Bonnie (Darren), Tara (Mike), Chris (Heather), Nathan (Samantha), and Ben. Proud poppy of 9 grandsons Caleb, Josiah, Micah, Wesley, Jared, Jason, Cameron, Evan & Andrew; and his favorite granddaughter Renae. Beloved brother to Dawn, Jean, Mary, John, Lynn, & Paul; predeceased by brothers Edwin, Charles & Alfred. His teasing will be missed by over 20 nieces and nephews. As a friend and mentor, Reg was known for his humor, hard work and community service: he served as trustee for the PEC Board of Education, municipal councillor for Hallowell township, board member at Sonrise Christian Academy and elder at First Baptist Church in Picton. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and built orphanages, medical clinics, schools and churches on mission trips to Honduras, Grenada, and Haiti with Global Christian Ministry Forum. He worked family fruit farms in Niagara and West Lake, apprenticed at General Motors, and taught technical courses at high schools across the province; finishing his career at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. In “retirement” he worked in maintenance at Omni’s West Lake Terrace nursing home. His family will celebrate a fruitful life at a memorial service at First Baptist Church, 50 King St. in Picton at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014.; visitation at Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. in Picton, on Friday April 4th from 6 to 8 p.m. Please share in Reg’s spirit of giving by making a donation to Sonrise Christian Academy (www.sonrisechristianacademy.com) or Savannah Farmers Cooperative (providing sustainable food sources in southern Sudan: www.calbombayministries.org) , or extending a hand to anyone in need. No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9