Wallace Clarence Crouter
It is with great sadness that the family of Wally Crouter announce his sudden passing on Monday, March 28, 2016.
The eldest of five children, Wally was born to Clarence and Violet Crouter in Peterborough, Ontario,on January 20, 1923. His youngest sister, Viola, predeceased him, as did Kay, his wife and mother of their 3 children. He leaves behind his two sons, Dale (Sheridan) and Glenn; and his daughter, Janice. Hewill be missed by his four grandchildren, Alicia (Greg), Jordan (Amy), Ellise and Cole; as well as his fourgreat-grandsons, Archer, Thomas, William and Jake. Also surviving him are his sister, Muriel; histwo brothers, Gerry (Dorothy), and Rick; and his devoted wife of 33 years, Lynne. Wally was aproud father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a loving husband.
Wally enlisted in the Canadian Army at the age of 16 and, like many underage soldiers, toured Canada to promote war bonds before being sent overseas. In 1946, he was hired by CFRB as the 'morning man' and for 50 years his listeners enjoyed his easy manner of delivering information, music and stories about the people he met. Known as the Crout, his popularity on and off the air with people from all walks of life, near and far made for an interesting morning show.
Wally was an active member in many charities. He loved music, sports of all types but had a passion for golf which he played well into his 80's. His early retirement years were happy and busy filled with travel, lots of golf and winters in Ft. Lauderdale. The last few years proved challenging, as an old warinjury and advancing age gradually limited his mobility and life's pleasures. Despite this, he retainedhis friendly manner and sense of humour.
Over the years, Wally received many honours recognizing his achievements and public service. He was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.
Wally will be sorely missed, but he leaves family and friends with wonderful stories to tell of a life shared so generously. As per his wishes, funeral services will be private. He would be honored if you raised a glass to his memory, remembered those in need, and donated to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, Ontario L4G 6J4. Online condolences may be made at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com
Wednesday March 30, 2016
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