Firby - Donald Lewis of R.R.#4, Iona Station, on Saturday, October 4, 2003, at his late residence, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Emma Christina (Andersen) Firby and dearly loved father of Cheryl Ann Dawdy and her husband Don of Shedden and Sandra Lynn Wakeling and her husband John of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Reginald Firby and his wife Joyce of London, Kay Chamberlain and her husband Carl of Shedden, Pauline Patterson and her husband Bill of Rodney and Ruby Silcox and her husband Bob of Shedden. Loved grandfather of Donald Jason Dawdy and his wife Karissa, Michael Brent Dawdy and his wife Kim, Krista Robin Wakeling and Sandra Grace Wakeling and great grandfather of Dakota Brooke Dawdy. Extended family to Marianne and John Blankenship and family of Corunna. Don was born at Iona Station on January 29, 1928, the son of the late Kenneth Ford and Grace Dickie (Marshall) Firby. He was a retired R.P.N. at the Ontario Hospital, St. Thomas. He was a member of the Living Hope Church, St. Thomas, a member of the R.A.A. (Recreational Aircraft Association) and the Full Gospel Business Men. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment Shedden Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the V.O.N.
Robinson - Robert Wayne (Bob), at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Sunday, October 5, 2003. Bob Robinson, in his 59th year, dearly loved husband of Sylvia G. (Noseworthy) Robinson, and father of Wanda Longhurst and her husband Russell of St. Thomas, Robert S. Robinson of St. Thomas, and Jackie Brown and her husband Kevin of Aylmer. Loved son of Tiny (Hopper) Robinson of St. Thomas, and the late George Robinson. Brother of George Robinson and his wife Doris of New Brunswick, Russell Robinson and his wife Geraldine of Brantford, Jim Robinson and his wife Brenda of Peterborough, Jack Robinson and Roy Robinson of Aylmer, Nellie Robinson of St. Thomas, and the late Charles (Sandy) Robinson of Manitoba. Bob will be missed by his seven grandchildren. Born in St. Thomas, November 20, 1944, he had lived and worked all of his life in the Aylmer and St. Thomas area. The family will receive their friends at the R. E. Allen Funeral Chapel, 31 Elgin St., St. Thomas, from 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday evening. At Bob’s request there will be no funeral or memorial service. Cremation and interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London.
Stevens - At the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, October 4th, 2003. Robert “Bob” Stevens of St. Thomas in his 68th year. Beloved wife of Joanne Stevens and dearly loved brother of Donna and her husband Peter Scott, Drumbo; Susan and her husband Donald McQuade-Straub, Kitchener; Linda and her husband Ronald Heimpel, Waterloo; Randy Stevens, Kitchener; Allan and his wife Carolyn Stevens, Kitchener and the late Glen Stevens. Bob is also lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Wednesday afternoon and then to the New Apostolic Church, 112 First Ave., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the New Apostolic Church or the charity of ones choice.
Toles - At her residence on Saturday, October 4th, 2003. Frances B. Toles of Elgin Manor in her 85th year. Frances was the wife of the late Henry Toles and dear friend to the late Jim Lynch. Dearly loved mother of the late Kitty Toles (1995) and loving friend of Lorne and Rosemary Barrett of Fingal. Cremation took place in London. There will be no public visitation or service. Remembrances may be made to the Elgin Manor Building Fund through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas.
Hoffman - At CKHA Public General Campus on Saturday, October 4, 2003. Dorothy Jean (Irons) Hoffman of Chatham in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward Hoffman. Loved mother of Della and Gary Robertson, Kathy Hoffman all of Chatham, Elizabeth and Mike Laurie of Blenhiem. Dear grandmother of Paul and Kim Robertson, Kelly Robertson and Darren Maw, Tyler Laurie and great grandmother of Kylie Maw and Cody Robertson. Dear sister of Neil and Pat Irons of St. Thomas and sister-in-law of Donna Pardo of Blenheim, Anna and Leonard Newcombe of Chatham. Geraldine and the late Jack Hoffman of Dutton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant daughter Edna May, infant son Kenneth, brother Jim and Irene Carter, Tom Carter, sister Betty and Doug Wagner, sister-inlaw Helen Watson and brothers-in-law Harold and Harry Hoffman. The funeral service was held from the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackelton St., Dutton on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Interment of ashes in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Diabetic Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Bridgeman - Peacefully at Elgin Manor, St. Thomas on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 Robert Edwin (Ed) Bridgeman, formerly of Mapleton in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Alice (nee Baynes). Loving father of Barbara Walters (husband Nelson) of London and Lynn Moon (husband Charles) of St. Thomas. Loving grandfather of Charlotte Landmark (husband Sven) of London and step-grandfather of Nichole Csinos (husband Sam) of Aylmer and Angela Noble (husband Jeremy) of London. Great-grandfather of Clare & Erika, and step-great-grandfather of Sam and Ivana. Predeceased by brothers Arthur, Cecil, Orville, Norman and a sister Margaret. Fondly remembered by sisters-inlaw Evelyn Bridgeman of Thamesford, Irene Bridgeman of London, Frances Gurney of Willowdale and brother-in-law Richard Baynes (wife Eslie) of St. Marys. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Thursday 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. (visitation 1 hour prior), with Reverend Lloyd Brown officiating at St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Belmont United Church, Elgin Manor-St. Thomas or a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. Mr. Bridgeman was the former cheese maker in Mapleton.
Grass - At the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, October 8, 2003. Donald William (Smiley) Grass of Springfield in his 67th year. Beloved husband of 41 years to Peggy (Dykxhoorn) Grass. Dear father of Debbie Grass of R.R.#4, Aylmer, Donna Grass of London and Diane Agar and husband Tim of Springfield. Grandfather of Stephan and Ryan Agar. Brother to John and wife Carol of Aylmer, Bruce and wife Phyllis of Ingersoll, Gerald and friend Rose of Avon and Harold and wife Doris of Ingersoll. Brother-in-law to Mary Grass. Predeceased by a brother Richard. Don was born in Bayham Twp. on December 24, 1936 to the late Jack and Hazel (Boyd) Grass. He was a life long resident of the Aylmer area and was a self-employed welder. friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. followed by cremation. Rev. Norman Jones, officiating. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.