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Kingsley Downs, 61

Kingsley Downs, of Pinewood, Ontario passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 in Stratton, Ontario.
He was born on April 28, 1942 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Kingsley had worked throughout the district as a general contractor. He loved people and put a smile in the hearts of all the people he met. He was an animal lover and was especially fond of dogs. He enjoyed playing hockey and golf and also offered his services as a baseball umpire.
He was united in marriage on May 25, 1968 to the former Maureen Wilson who survives along with their two children, Scott of Fort Frances and Stacey (Micheal) Swentik of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also surviving are two sisters and two brothers, Barbara (Bud) Saunders of Thunder Bay, Roger Downs of Richmond, BC; Leslie (Robert) Snyder of Winnipeg, Howard (Pat) Downs of Rainy River, brothers-in-law Gary (Sharon) Wilson of Rainy River, Harry Wilson of Thunder Bay, sister-in-law Pat Walsh, mother-in-law Ethel Wilson of Rainy River, stepmother Jeanette Downs of Winnipeg, his special nieces and nephews Tara Downs of Winnipeg, Jody (Ryan) Verrier of Winnipeg, Jay Downs of BC; Stephen and Jon Snyder of Winnipeg, David (Andrea) Saunders of Thunder Bay, Jane Saunders of Thunder Bay, Jason Wilson of Rainy River, Jennifer(Bruce) Lidkea of Fort Frances and cousins Richard Sellers of Edmonton, Mary Lou Dalgleish of Nova Scotia and George and wife Cynthia Dutton of Winnipeg.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Grace Downs, his aunt Ethel Sellers and father-in-law Leslie Wilson.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo with Pastor Pat White officiating.
The active pallbearers were Bert Seguin, Rene Hogue, Harry Romyn, John Amundsen, Bill Romyn and Don Gale.
The honourary pallbearers were Gus Lindberg, Jay Downs, Richard Sellers, George Dutton, Rudy Sinninghe, Jack Vandenbrand, George Swentik, Ken Buckell, Jack Elliott, Gerald Weilinga, Richard Veldhuisen, Ted Kaemingh, Jack Esselink and George Oltsher.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Rainy River Hospital memorial Fund in Rainy River, Ontario.
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