Richard (Dick) Charles Coe

Born: Mon., Nov. 5, 1928
Died: Fri., Mar. 22, 2019


Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., May 04, 2019
Location: St. Stephens Anglican Church


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COE, Richard (Dick) Charles at age 90, of Stratford, joined the love of his life, Marie (nee Smith), on Friday March 22, 2019, with his loving family and the wonderful staff of Marianhill Nursing Home at his side. Dick dedicated 27 years of service to the Stratford Police Dept., retiring a Sergeant in 1987.  Dick was a committed member of the Stratford Concert band, retiring his Euphonium after 50+ years of service. Beloved husband of 69 years of the late Marie Coe (nee Smith). Loving father of John Coe (Diane Veilleux) of Killaloe. Cherished grandfather of Amber (Corey) Costello of Cobden and Alissa Coe (Matias Silva) of Italy and three great-grandchildren Danielle Swant, Nolan and Lena Costello. Brother-in-law to Thomas (Linda) Smith, Ruth Steinman, Geraldine Jury, Lois Smith, and sister-in-law Bonnie Smith. Predeceased by his parents William and Hazel Coe (nee Davey), 2 brothers William and Percy Coe and 4 sisters Viola Drane, Betty Farr, Helen Page, and Kathleen Coe, Brother-in-law Robert Smith and sister-in-law Fern Gravelle. Dick is also remembered fondly by special nephew and niece Michael (Janice) Gravelle, and numerous nieces and nephews. Respecting Dick’s request cremation has taken place. A Service will be held at St. Stephens Anglican Church, 133 Home St., Stratford on Saturday, May 4 at, 10:00am, followed by the interment for both Dick and Marie at Avon cemetery.  We will celebrate the lives of Dick and Marie with a luncheon following interment at St. Stephens Church.  
Dick’s family would like to send a most sincere thank you to all of the staff at Marianhill Nursing Home for their exemplary care of both Dick and Marie over the past three years. In memoriam donations to Marianhill Nursing Home, Resident Care Fund, would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.

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Sandy (Park) Hutchison
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Dear Coe Family: I worked at the police service with Dick beginning in 1978. I was working in the front office as a clerk and helped him occasionally with property namely recovered stolen bicycles. He valued my work and made me feel like I had purpose and was contributing to the necessary work that often goes unnoticed. He was a very kind man and a good listener. I enjoyed working with him. I’m sorry I cannot attend the service on Saturday but had to tell you he was one of the good ones that I worked with during my 37 years at the police service.

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