In Loving Memory


Arthur John Speed

Born in Victoria, British Columbia

August 14, 1934

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

November 18, 2020

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Speed, Arthur John

On Wednesday November 18, 2020, at his residence at Village on the St. Clair, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Myrna Fraser (2018). Loving father of Heather Speed, Jarrod Speed and his wife Tracy, Lisa Johnson, and Kim McCulloh and her husband Jody. Cherished grandpa of Devon, Kelsey, Alexander, Nicholas, Nathan, Hailey, and Kiera, and great grandpa of Mia. Arthur is survived by his sister Val Coulter. Arthur was a member of the Lions Club for more than 50 years, honoured with the Mayors Award for his volunteer work, and spent much of his time working with the local drug awareness program. Arthur was a long-time member of the Sarnia Yacht Club and will be remembered for his passion for sailing. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at McCormack Funeral Home - Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street at College Avenue on Sunday November 22 for Memorial Visitation from 1 - 3 pm. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Arthurs Guestbook” at If desired, donations to the Leader Dogs for the Blind, would be appreciated.



Sunday November 22, 2020

Memorial Visitation

McCormack Funeral Home

1- 3 pm

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Lakeview Cemetery

Sarnia, Ontario


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John Damoiseaux

My deepest condolences to Art's family. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I fondly remember Art as a fierce competitor in the Wednesday night sail racing program and as a real gentleman. By the sounds of it he was also a great community volunteer and will be a great loss to many.

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Glenda Weaver

I was so sad to learn of Art's passing. He was a dear friend for many years. My condolences to his family.


Ken Bond

I'm so sorry for your loss Jarrod and Tracey. Please accept our condolences from the Bond Family. Please take care and our thoughts are with you guys during this difficult time.

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Larry McLaren

I am the chair of the St. Luke's Church council. I want you to know that I, along with many other members of St. Luke's, will dearly miss Art's warm, friendly greeting on Sundays. He always had a wonderful smile and would always ask me how things were going. Art would often offer to help us in whatever way he could. I enjoyed receiving his friendly handshakes. He was a dear gentleman who was loved by all who knew him. I extend to you my sincere condolences


Sandra Riding

Jarrod, Tracy, Alex, Nick and Nathan and family Hope you find peace in a life well lived. Thinking of you all.

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Heather Saar

Dear Jared Heather Lisa and Kim, Mike and I send you all our deepest sympathy. Art was a part of our family for many years and we have very fond memories of him. He was truly devoted to my sister and for that I am grateful. Covid has been so unkind to many people and I know that isolation was very difficult for him. Thinking about all of you in this difficult time. Mike and Heather Saar


Judy Forbes and grandchildren

To Art's family: I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Art sat in front of myself and my grandchildren each Sunday at St. Luke's United Church. I always liked to get there early as Art loved talking to us and catching up with what we did during the week, especially the youngest, Matthew. He had the most kind way about him. I never saw him without a smile and always offered a warm hug each Sunday. We will miss him dearly. God bless and many thoughts and prayers to all of you.

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Ken and Lillian Cryderman

We are so very sorry to hear of Art's passing! He has been a friend of ours for many years through Lions. He was a very kind man and never had a bad thing to say about anyone! We will miss his phone calls and the occasional visits! To his family, please know that he will be dearly missed. So very sorry for your loss!!!

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