Jeffery David "Jeff" Houtby
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It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Jeffrey "Jeff" David Houtby on Friday, June 4, 2021 at the age of 46. Beloved husband and best friend of Christine. Loving father of Jordan and Ethan. Cherished son of Doug and Kathie Houtby. Treasured son-in-law of Wendy Dunn (the late Allen Dunn). Dear brother of John (Trishia) and their children Liv and Stan. Remembered by his grandmother Audrey Willick, his brother-in-law Ken (Julie) Dunn and their children Matthew and Laura, and by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Greatly missed by his Bird Club friends and many other friends. Predeceased by his grandparents Gordon Houtby (2016), Elaine Houtby (2000), Ray Willick (1980), and his brother-in-law Jason Dunn (2020). Jeff enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be fishing, visiting the cottage, or cutting down trees. He was an expert bonfire maker. Jeff loved his gardens and watching all of the birds with the "Kensington Bird Club". He was always lending a hand to anyone in need. Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques mailed to the funeral home or made online, please). Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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Published in St. Catharines Standard on Jun. 8, 2021.
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June 16, 2021
Dear Doug and Kathie, I was so shocked to hear of Jeff's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Sheila Small (Klager)
June 13, 2021
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June 11, 2021
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June 8, 2021
Kathie and Doug, John , Trish and children, our thoughts are with you, we will miss him... Kathryn, Sarah, Chris and Evelyn xxx
Kathryn Houtby
June 8, 2021
Dear Doug and Kathie, so very sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Love Grant and Liz
Grant Houtby
June 8, 2021
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June 8, 2021
Christine, Jordan, Ethan, Doug, Kathie, John, Trish and family, I was so shocked to hear of Jeff's passing. I have fond memories of growing up beside him. Having him and John play basketball with me, play flash light tag, building snow forts in the circle and having snow ball fights, or just always being the good neighbor. My heart is hurting for all of you. No words will ever make this better. Sending love and strength during this difficult time.
Lindsey, Andrew, Keira and Nathaniel
Lindsey Janzen
June 8, 2021
Very sorry to read about your son's passing so young. Only met Doug a few times picking up my mom, Margaret, from the farm. Condolences to the family.
John Farrell
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