Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Southampton on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Daniel Martin Roote of Saugeen First Nation at the age of 79 years. Loving husband and best friend of the late Maisie (nee Wesley) for 55 years. Cherished father of Anthony, Steve and his wife Marilyn, Mike and his friend Cynthia, and Corrine and her husband Paul King, all of Saugeen First Nation. Grandfather of Jason, Martin, Quentin, Jonathon, Jacob, Amanda, Craig, Mathew, Nicholas, Kimberly, Marshall, Jennifer and Trevor and great-grandfather of Alexandra, Brendan, Cole, Emily, Caleb, Talya, Rayden, Elias, Naawaka, Chelsea, Wade, Nikita, Brody, Breeanna, Bryn, Leda, Dakota, Darian, Drew and Dahlia. Never forgotten by his 'partner in crime' great-granddaughter - Drew. Brother of Stan and his wife Judy, of New Hamburg, Lana Becker, of Petersburg, Pearl Long (Edward), of Meaford, and Sandy Semple, of Orangeville; and brother-in-law of Mary Roote, Mary Roote, Virginia Roote, and Joanne Roote, all of Saugeen. Predeceased by his parents Isaac and Victoria; siblings Ella Solomon (Ainsley), Norman, Melvin, Rena Wesley (James), Gerald, Robert, and Carman; brother-in-law Russell Becker; and daughter-in-law Monica Roote. Visiting at the family home (19 Cameron Dr., Saugeen First Nation) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, with a funeral service at the James Mason Memorial Recreation Centre on Tuesday, January 15 at 2 o'clock. Interment in Scotch Settlement Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
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