Winston Frederick Summers

May 25, 2020

Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Winston Frederick Summers on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the age of 78.  Winston passed away peacefully at the Leonard A. Miller Centre in Palliative Care surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness.  Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Margaret Summers, and his sisters Lucy (David) and Lorraine (Don).  Leaving to mourn his beloved wife and best friend of 60 years Joan (nee Mercer); his two children Reg (Sharon) and Jeanette (David); two grandchildren Samantha (Samuel) and Kelsey; and darling great granddaughter Scarlett Rose. Also left with fond memories is a large circle of family and friends.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Roger Butler and his staff, especially Jennifer Williams, the Palliative Care Unit, St. Luke’s Day Program, Greg Healey, James Drover and the staff at Rosemore who were so kind in his final days.

Due to the current public health concerns of Covid-19, a private family service will take place.  A memorial service and interment will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations gratefully accepted to Heart and Stroke Association or Alzheimer’s Society. 

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Joan and family, I was so saddened to hear of Wince’s passing. I only met you both about a year ago at the Cafe of Memories, but he was a friend of Jack’s from younger years on Forest Road.. We will keep you all in our prayers at this difficult time.

From: Peg and Jack Clarke

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Wince. I remember being in his company with my late husband Boyd Summers on several occasions. Always a fun loving person with a big smile and ready for a laugh.
I remember Lorraine and Lucy as well. Keep your memories close to you.

Sorry to hear about Wince, Joan.

We’re very saddened to hear of Wince’s death, sincere condolences from us. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Thinking of the Summer family at this sad time.
Joan, Reg and Jeanette, our deepest sympathies from the Dowden family.
So many fond memories of Win’s infectious smile and wit.
He will be missed.
Hugs from all of us.
Penny

Reg, Jeanette and Mrs. Summers.
So very sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. Its been a long time but I still remember the laughter and good times shared on Canada drive. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Jeanette,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am here for you if you need anything at all..

Janice

Jeanette
Very sorry to hear that your dad has passed away.
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!

Sincere condolences to you and your family!
MaryLynn

Joan and family,
I was so saddened to hear about Wince’s passing. He was such a lovely man and we really enjoyed getting to know him at the Senior’s group at Saint Luke’s. Thinking of you all during this incredibly difficult time.

Krista Domino

Dear Joan and Family,

I’m so sorry to hear that Wince passed away; he certainly will be missed. Wince was a great guy, a wonderful neighbour, and a proud husband and father; I always enjoyed our many chats over the years. May your cherished memories of Wince bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead; you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Wayne Pearson

Please accept my condolences on Winston’s passing.
Memories of his sense of humour are scattered throughout the years when I was privileged to know his sisters Lucy & Lorraine and their families.

Trudy

Joan & family
So sorry to hear about Winston’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Winston is not suffering anymore. Time will be the healer. Draw comfort & strength from each other at this difficult timr.

Mrs. Summers, Jeanette and Reg, you’re in my thoughts and prayers daily, and I understand the void created by Mr. Summers’ passing. What a gentleman. He always showed a genuine interest for the people in his company and in my children when any of them were in his company over the years. Of course, one of his favorite topics revolved around rowing in the Regatta. I have many warm memories. I’ll be here to support you in anyway you need. Love and prayers to you and the whole family. xo

Condolences to all family and friends of Winston-(of which there are many)–I’ve known this Summers family since the early 60’sAlways found them to be a knowledgably and very understanding crowd. So sorry to read Winst’s Obit. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you at this trying time. .God Bless. All the best into the future–Jim/wife Nelia Campbell St. John’s.

So sorry to hear of Winces passing , our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time . It was a delight to meet you & Wince at St. Luke’s Day Program . Take Care

Joan and Family,
Sorry to hear about Wince’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

So sad to HERE of winches passing RIP

Very sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. He was a great person and friend. He will be sadly missed from Woodie’s shed. Our sincere condolences to the Summers family.

Joan and family. So sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. It’s been many years since I’ve seen him but remember him well. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Keep him with you in your memories.
Joan Monk (ex-Summers)

So very sorry to read of Wince’s passing. Got to know him from St.Lukes Day Program. He always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers go to Joan and Wince’s family. Rest in Peace Wince. Sincerely Hubert and Marg Locke

Jeanette and Family – So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.. You’ve always spoken so highly of your parents, especially your dad. It sounded like he was a lovely man.. Let’s hope those precious memories will help bring you some peace and contentment. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and all your family . This Covid 19 doesn’t make it any easier either. 🙁 Wishing you strength during this time. God Bless – xx

To the Summers Family; So sorry for your loss.!! Deepest and sincere condolences to you at this very difficult time. Wince was a good friend of the family. My mother and Wince worked together at Eastern Health. He was nice guy and a lot of laughs. Always happy and joking around. May your memories bring you peace. God bless.!!

Joan, Jeannette, Reg and family, thinking of you all at this difficult time and keeping you in my prayers. Winston had such a kind spirit and you all took such great care of him. He was dearly loved.
My sincerest condolences to you all.

Joan, Jeanette, Reg and family, So very sorry to hear of Wince’s passing. Our friendship goes back many, many years from Forest Road days.. Wince is now with his buddies, Wayne,, Kevin Snow and Ed Brocklehurst.
You all have so many memories to look back on and hopefully this will help you get through these sad days. Love to you all

Joan, Reggie & Janet we are so so sorry to hear of your loss.
Wins and I go back a long time and had some great laughs. I’m sorry now I never kept in touch as much maybe as I should have.
We love you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Vic & Marjorie

Joan, Reg and Jeanette so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers
Sharon Slaney
Sadie Morris

Joan and family. We were so surprised to hear of Wince’s passing. We remember his kind sprit and loving smile. Our sincere condolences to you all.

Joan, Reg and Jeanette – our condolences to you and your families on the passing of Wince. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this most difficult time.

Joan and family.Doug and myself sent our deep condolence to you all. You,re in our thoughts and prayers.RIP Wince.

Sincere condolences to the Summers family.. Wince was a great neighbor for many years, many pleasant memories. May he rest in peace.

All of our love to the entire family during this time.

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Wince. My sincere condolences to the family.

My/our hearts are broken for your tremendous loss of Uncle Wince. What a gap it leaves for your family. Wince was one the most generous, loving, spirited men I ever knew. Lots of guys are fathers, but he was a real Dad, Poppy, and Joan’s true love.
Our hope is when he left this life, his new life in heaven began. Each of us will begin that new day some time. I want to think Wince will be there saying “I’ve been waiting for you.” God bless you all. Lots of love from North Carolina.

Aunt Joan, Reg and Jeanette and family, so sorry to hear about uncle Wince, he will certainly be missed, I always looked forward to visits with him , he was always fun. I’m so sorry we cannot be there for support but please know I am sending all my love and thinking of all of you in this hard time.
The biggest hugs to you all

Reg, Jeanette and family, please accept my most sincerest condolences at this very trying time. You are in my thoughts.
Cec Young

Aunt Joan, Reg and Jeanette I’m so very sorry to hear of Uncle Wince’s passing, he was truly a one of kind guy and I have only fond memories of him, always with a smile and a laugh. Our sincere thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My deepest sympathies

Joan, Reg and Jeanette Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

Betty Ryan and family

Reg and family. Please accept our heart felt condolences on the passing of your Father. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Dear Joan, Reg, and Jeanette, and families, so sorry to hear of the loss of Wins. Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With kind regards, Rose (nee Young at Cooper’s) and Marc OKeefe

So Sorry for your loss Joan and family.

Jeanette I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. It’s such a sad time for you I know. My heart goes out to you.

Joan and family I was saddened to hear of Winston’s passing. Always a jolly person and a friend of my late husband Bob. Take care, my prayers are with at this sad time.

So Sorry to Hear of Winse`s Passing.,Winse was a Pleasure to work with In Our Ambulance Days.,Our Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To Joan,Reg & Jeanette. & extended Family Rest In Peace My Friend: Curt & Frances Miller

Mrs.Summers,Reg, Jeanette and families.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Summers passing. Thoughts and Prayers to you all at this sad time.

Very sorry to hear of Winston’s passing. I have not seen him for some time. He was a joyous person and liked by all. May he rest in peace.
Cousin Arthur Summers