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January 22, 2018

William Allan "Bud" Hamilton of Lucknow died Jan. 22, 2018, at Pinecrest Manor, at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of Josie (nee Elphick) for 68 years. Bud was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Ashfield Township, son of the late Sadie (MacDonald) and Robert Hamilton. Dear father of Lynda (John Cleland) of Port Elgin, John (Nancy) of Lucknow, and Doug (Deb Elphick) of Lucknow. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Jason Beange, Michelle Carson, Tyler Hamilton, Julie Binning, Candice Russell, Cody Hamilton and Clint Hamilton; and his eight great-grandchildren. Bud served the community at the family gas bar, Hamilton Fuels, at the east end of Lucknow, for 55 years, until his retirement in 2012. He was an active member of the Old Light Lodge and was a proud member of the Lucknow Fire Department, rising to the rank of chief. His concern for Lucknow and the surrounding area was passed down through the generations of his family, with his sons and a grandson serving as firefighters too. Visitation will be hel Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, from 1 p.m., until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m., with Rev. Peggy Kinsman officiating. Pallbearers are Jason Beange, Tyler Hamilton, Clint Hamilton, Cody Hamilton, Justin Russell, Jason Carson and Brett Binning. Spring interment, Greenhill Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lochalsh Cemetery, the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, or the Lucknow Fire Department, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.