Passed peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville at the age of 78. Devoted husband of Gail (Brown), Gene was her best friend, and the love of her life for 56 years. Dear father of Kevin (Sheri), Jeff, Michelle Clawsey, and Kelly (Lance) Furler. Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Steven, Daniel, Jessica, Megan, Josh, and Chloe, and great-grandchildren Brayden and MacKenzie. Predeceased by 9 siblings. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will take place at BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, 315 Broad St. E., Dunnville on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations made in memory of Gene to the Alzheimer Society would be sincerely appreciated.