Spencer, Avery Avon

Spencer, Avery Avon

March 31st, 2019

Peacefully at University Hospital, on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Jo Spencer. Dear father of Gary Thomas Spencer (Pat Rakowski) and Wendy Avon McCann (Tom). Cherished grandfather of Spencer Thomas McCann and Ashley Avon Lukas (Ferrin). Proud great-grandfather of Owen James McCann (2010) and Evelyn Avon Lukas. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Joan McCann Spencer, and siblings: Dudley D. Spencer, Victor V. Spencer and Violet I. Gaynor. Avery will be missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 3:00 ~ 5:00 p.m., with words of remembrance at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Avery are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

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Ruth Mardlin We were so fortunate when Tom and Wendy bought the house beside us on Stephen Street in 1985. This is when Avery and Jo became part of our lives. So many laughs and good times. My kids, especially Bryan always thought of Avery and Jo as grandparents. Great times at their cottage! Our deepest condolences to the Spencer/McCann family.
Kelly Murphy-TeepleWendy, Tom, Gary & Family. Condolences to all. Thinking of you at this time, Cherish the memories. I know I will, good times at the cottage, performance's of Jake and many many laughs with the Murphy's. Love & Hugs to all Kelly Murphy Teeple & Darrell Teeple
Loretta GirardDear Wendy, Tom and Family : My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.
Kayla WilsonVery sorry for your loss, Wendy, Tom, Spencer and Ashley. He was a wonderful grandfather; so many happy memories with grandma Jo. You were blassed to have him in your lives so long. All my love, hugs from Montreal Kayla
bob and sylvia cookAvery was my uncle and as an uncle he was the best. There are not many people in this world who know how to play their "role" Being an uncle is a major role in someone's life. An uncle's role is to stand in when your father isn't present. My uncle Avery did that for me and in some ways did the same for my wife Sylvia. I will forever remember my Uncle Avery as being a man who understood what it was to be a "role model" Bob & Sylvia Cook
Michael and Brenda ManychOur deepest Condolences . Wendy ,Tom , Gary ,Pat ,Spencer , ,Ashley ,Ferrin,and Family. Uncle Avery was very special I will always cheeriest the memories we had building the cottage it was my second home in the summers growing up and also getting in trouble occasionally with Uncle Avery and my Aunt Josie but it was well deserved. Now our Uncle Avery is at Peace with my Aunt Josie God bless.
Pauline & Tony Merucci Our sincere condolences on the lost of your loving father. He was such a kind hearted gentleman. He will be deeply missed by all. Avery is in a good place now, back with the love of his life! May he rest in peace!
Kelly and BobbyOur hearts are broken for the entire family. The love this family shares and the level of support that is shown to one another was a wonderful thing to watch and be a part of . We will all miss you Avery , we will never forget you ,thank you for helping shape the lives of those closest to you. Job well done sir. Rest in peace my friend. Kelly and Bobby
Don and MargaretWe remember fondly the great family get togethers. Avery and Josie were a fun part of Wally and my growing-up. We always looked forward to seeing Avery, and it was an honor to have him as master of ceremonies with his "Nature/Nurture" speech at our wedding. We will miss you Avery. Sincere condolences to the Spencer family. Don and Margaret Murray
Ryan JohnstonAs a kid I spent a lot of time at the Spencer cottage. Avery and Jo were always like a grandparents to me. Avery is one of the most wonderful, understanding, and patient people I've ever met. Avery was a great entertainer, he always knew what to say and how to make you laugh. I'll never ever forget the gooderham fair with Jake the peg. I'm very lucky to say Avery was a big part of my growing up. My condolences to the Spencer/McCann family and all the people that Avery has touched over the last 90 years.
Jasmine JohnstonAvery will live on in my memory as the sweetest, most genuine, lovely man. I’m lucky to have grown up feeling as though Avery and Jo were like another set of grandparents to my brother and I. My condolences to the Spencer/McCann’s for this tremendous loss. He will forever be missed. Nutsy and Crazy for always!
Gordon StabbWendy and Gary, my sincere sympathy on your father's passing. Gordon Stabb, MASC.
Karyn, Shane, Abby and Will KennedyTo all of you, I have such fond memories of Avery, whether it was the band and the 3 legged man or the instruments he would just let us play. Now as my kids have gotten older, and we go to the cottage I tell them all the time who Avery lane is named after. We are so lucky to be able to go to the cottage that Avery and others built and it will be even more special this year. Love you all, Karyn, Shane, Abby and Will
John and Jeanette MollicaDear Wendy,Tom, Spencer, Ashley and families. Condolences love and hugs on the loss of your Dad and Grandpa.
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