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Obituary - SPENCER, Reg



SPENCER, Reg


Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on January 17th, 2024 at Erie Shores Hospital at the age of 89.  Reg is survived by his partner Pat Amlin,  his son Joe & wife Joanne, daughter Karen & husband Jim Ross.  Loving grandfather of Katherine, Thomas, Joshua, Justin & wife Sofia, Amanda, and Jesse.  Loving great grandfather to Olive.  Fondly remembered by the Amlin family, Angela, Adam, Melissa, Ezra, and Echo.  Reg is predeceased by his wife Helen (2005), father Charlie, mother Elsie, father-in-law Arch Davidson & mother-in-law Beulah, sisters-in-law Glenda & husband Pat Hallinan, Anne & husband Jack McCann, Margaret & husband Earl Bondy, brothers-in-law Doug Davidson, Bob Davidson & wife Noreen, Gary Stannard, Larry Smith.


Reg is survived by sisters Carol Stannard & Jean Smith, sister-in-law Carole & husband Ron Towle, brother-in-law Jim Davidson & wife Judy.  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.


Reg worked at Enbridge (formerly Union Gas) for almost 40 years serving the Amherstburg area.  His passion for sports was incredible.  He played in several sports including baseball, hockey, curling and golf.  Once his playing days of baseball and hockey were over, Reg took on coaching responsibilities for both sports.   He was heavily involved in getting the original Amherstburg arena built as well as starting up the Malden baseball and softball leagues. He also loved music and played at many celebrations around the community.


Special thanks to the PSW’s from Amy’s Helping Hands for their outstanding care that allowed him to live comfortably at home.


Visitation at the JAMES H. SUTTON FUNERAL HOME, 401 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg (519-736-2134) on Thursday January 25th from 2-5pm and 7-9pm.   A service to celebrate Reg’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday January 26that 11an.  Cremation to follow.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations be made to the Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission.  



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