Eugene "Sonny" Garrod
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Obituary of Eugene "Sonny" Garrod

Garrod, Eugene Raymond “Sonny”– of Highgate, passed away at home on Friday November 11, 2016, age 83. Loving husband of Marion Isabel Garrod (Ford). Beloved father of Denise and husband Don Graham of London. Cherished grandfather of Krystal and her husband Bubba Riley of Ingersoll and of Kurtis Graham and his partner Sarah Organ of London.

Brother of George and Barbara Garrod of Smith Falls, Joyce and Ed Woods of Ridgetown and Gayle and Bill Clarridge of Glencoe.

Brother-in-law to Ralph and Mary Lou Ford of Highgate and Doug and Linda Ford of Highgate.

Son of the late Raymond and Hazel (Ronson) Garrod.

An active member of the community, Sonny received the Agricultural Accomplishment Award from the Highgate Agricultural Society, was Director and Past President of the Highgate Agricultural Society, Member of the Highgate Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, also Past Master of the Lodge, Councillor & Reeve of the Village of Highgate, Warden of Kent County, Chairman of Four Counties Hospital & Board Member, and Board Member & Chairman of Four Counties Villa. He was an employee of Badder Bus Lines driving school bus and highway coach, farmed in Orford Township and also owned a Backhoe Service.

Visitation will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. E., Ridgetown on Monday November 14, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:45pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 11am. Burial to follow in the Duart Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Eugene may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home

76 Main St. E.,Ridgetown, On, 519-674-3141

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