Peacefully, on Sunday February 12, 2017 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, at the age of 85. Gene was the beloved husband of Nancy for 18 years. Loving father of Wayne and his wife Connie, Dennis and his wife Karen, David, Wanda Baxter, Paul and his partner Colleen, and his step daughter Libby Perfrement and step son Patrick Hillis. He was a cherished Papa and Grandpa to many. Survived by his sister Barbara Cholmondeley. Gene retired from Polysar and worked at Canadian Tire and Burdett Electric. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street (at College Avenue) for visitation on Thursday February 16 starting at 10 am. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 am. Remembrance and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Gene’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. If desired, donations to the Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated.