In Memory of



Obituary for Leroy Dettman

Leroy Levi Dettman of Clifford passed away peacefully at Royal Terrace, Palmerston, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, in his 89th year.

Husband of the late Bonnie (Stillar) Dettman.

Dad to Vance & Julie Dettman of Clifford, Tracey & Ron deBoer of Wroxeter, Regan & Judy Dettman of Clifford, Jacquelyn & Derek Detzler of Mildmay, and Stephanie & Steve Carter of Kitchener.

Grandpa/Poppa of Tara & Mike Taberer, Jocelyn & Dave Tomek, Angela & Ryan Tupper, Mitchell & Miranda deBoer, Tyson deBoer & Ray Carino, Brody & Brittany Dettman, Jessica & Alex Martin, Taylor & Aaron Keunen, Maddie Detzler, Tanner Pridham, and Braxton, Chase, Logan, and Paige Carter, and G-Poppa of Nolan, Evangeline, Oliver, Jaxson, Judah, Hunter, Clark, Brooklynn, Rachel, Jade, Ryder, Calla, Cooper, Layla.

Brother of Ken Dettman of Clifford, and brother-in-law of Bev & Barry Reed of London, Deborah & Calvin Matheson of Listowel, and Rhonda & Reid Wilson of Moorefield.

Predeceased by his parents Albert & Caroline (Dietz) Dettman, his infant son Mitchell Eric, sisters Edna & Herb Miller, Doris & Harvey Wagner, and Doreen & Ralph Schaeffer, and by his sister-in-law Evelyn Dettman.

Leroy farmed for many years in Howick Township. He was a strong, hardworking, kind and gentle man who loved the Lord, his family and friends very much. He touched many hearts.

A special thank you to the staff of Royal Terrace. Their care, love and support went above and beyond what could ever be imagined. They will forever hold a place in the hearts of Leroy’s family.

Visitation will be held at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at Clifford Cemetery on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Leroy’s life at the Clifford Community Hall at 11:00 a.m., with reception to follow. Doug Bott officiating.

The service will be live-streamed. Click here to view service.

Memorial donations to Clifford Community Church or the Parkinson Society would be appreciated.

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