Warren George Zinn
Warren George Zinn of Lucknow passed away peacefully at Stratford Hospital on Friday, May 10, 2019. He was 93.
Warren was the beloved husband of the late Marian E. Zinn (August 5, 2018) and dear father of Diane (Ron) Ferguson, Blyth; Terry (Colleen), Ashfield Township and Paul (Lynn Johnston), Lucknow.
Grandpa will be greatly missed by grandchildren Kimberley, Toronto; Jeffrey (Tanis), Gorrie; Eric, Ashfield Township; Jenna, Guelph and great-grandson Bodie. Warren is also survived by sisters-in-law Margaret Keith, Goderich and Belle Hackett, Lucknow and brother-in-law Murray Tuck, Waterford and several nieces and nephews and long-time friends.
Warren was predeceased by his brother Clarke and sister-in-law Donna Zinn, brothers-in-law Chester Hackett and Evan Keith, sister-in-law Gladys Tuck, nephew Blair Zinn and niece Janice Hoffman.
Warren was born in Lanesville, Ontario on Aug. 31, 1925 to the late Emmeline and Ervin Zinn. He was a long-time resident of Ashfield and West Wawanosh Townships, and of Lucknow for the past six years.
In 1951, following his marriage to Marion Graham on June 16, they purchased land in Ashfield where they raised beef cattle and cash cropped. In 1969, they sold their 400 acres and moved to a home south of Belfast. Warren then obtained his real estate licence and would go on to sell many properties in the area. In 1984, Warren and Marian built a home south of Lucknow where they lived until moving to Sepoy Manor in Lucknow in 2013. After Marion’s passing, Warren resided at Pinecrest.
Warren was active in church and community affairs. He attended Crewe, Blake and Trinity United Churches, where he was a member of session. Warren was on the Board of Directors of the Lucknow District Co-operative for 12 years. In 1968, he became a member of Ashfield Township Council and served as reeve from 1974 to 1982. He was a member of Huron County Council from 1973 to 1982. His interest in local agriculture led him to volunteer with the Lucknow Agricultural Society.
Warren not only treasured his family, but also the many lasting friendships he made through his community involvement and business activities.
Visitation was held on May 15, The funeral will be conducted on May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Lucknow Community Centre. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow.
Donations to Community Harvest (a Canadian Foodgrains Bank initiative), Sleeping Children Around the World or a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Arrangements were entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. Condolences may be left at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com