It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Herbert “Herb” W. Woods at the age of 69, on April 17, 2021 at Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital.
Survived by his loving and devoted partner of almost 30 years, Edna MacDonald; step children Adriane Smith, Tania Honan (John) and Lianne Barone (Carmine); and eight grandchildren; cherished brother of Gail McClain (John) and loving uncle to Tiffany (Ian) and Max (Taylor).
Born in Toronto, Herb spent most of his youth on a golf course fueling his love for the game, both playing and watching. He was a fan of many professional sports and an avid reader, reading three newspapers cover to cover each day. His incredible memory for facts and trivia was a gift that all of us envied.
As a longtime employee of G.E. Capital, Herb was an executive account manager in the large equipment financing industry and a mentor and friend to many of the young team members; relationships that continued to this day. He was the consummate professional and even following his early retirement in 2013 he continued to wear his button-down dress shirts every day without fail.
Herb had a large diverse group of friends that he considered family. His family would like to thank his close friends and neighbours that showed loyal support and kindness throughout his journey. We are eternally grateful.
Heartfelt thank is given for the very compassionate and professional care provided by Lorraine Welsby R.N. and Dr. A Hung. They were there for us at all times and we owe them so much gratitude.
Due to the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, a small service will take place in private at Turner & Porter, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario. Online condolences are welcome at www.turnerporter.ca.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Herb’s memory, can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca.
A celebration of life will be held when it can be thoughtfully planned to take into consideration the current state of the pandemic.
“It is impossible to forget someone who gave us so much to remember”