McConnell - At the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, December 28, 2003. Sloan William Hillis McConnell of R.R.#3, Shedden and formerly Aylmer in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 61 years to Elizabeth Alice “Betty” (Gibson) McConnell. Dear father of Susan Killingsworth of London, Janet Duckworth of Port Stanley, Lori Clifton of Shedden and Todd McConnell of Aylmer. Also survived by sisters-in-law Lois, June and Catto, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Gary (1962), brothers A. Nelson, Wallace, B. Mike, Jack, Homer “Spike” and a sister Katherine “Kay”. Born in Chelsey, Ontario on May 10, 1917, son of the late A.B. Sloan Sr. and Elizabeth (Nelson) McConnell. He was co-owner of Sloan McConnell & Son Plumbing & Heating. After retirement he was the live-in maintenance man for 9 years at Pearce Williams Christian Centre. He was a founding member of Windy Sports Club located at Port Loring, Ontario. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Aylmer on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Donald Graham and Rev. Norman Jones, officiating. Donations to Pearce-Williams United Church Christian Centre or St. Paul’s Church would be appreciated.
Moore - at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 25, 2003. “Max” James Moore of R.R. #2, Aylmer in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Madeline (Borreman) Moore (1998). Loving father of Christine Anderson of Tillsonburg, Linda Coldham and husband Wayne of Langton and John Moore of London. Brother to Hugh Moore of Aylmer. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Gary Moore (1972) and a great granddaughter Tory Geoffrey (2003). He was born in St. Thomas on November 7, 1924 to the late James and Ida (Holmes) Moore. Max was a resident of the Aylmer area for many years. He farmed tobacco and worked at Imperial Leaf Tobacco until retiring in 1988. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Priestman, JEAN - of St. Thomas at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 27th, 2003. Beloved sister of Alma K. Bennett, Thorndale and the late Muriel and Fred Bennett and loving aunt of Linda and her husband Kenneth Roe, Thorndale; Cathy and her husband John Ward, Arva; William Bennett, Tecumseh; Gary Bennett, St. Thomas; Fred and his wife Denise Priestman, Texas; Tom Priestman, Iowa; and Betty Munroe, Illinois. Also lovingly remembered by a number of great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Jean was born in St. Thomas to Thomas and Kathleen (McCloud) Priestman and she had worked for over sixty years with Parkspin Ltd which formerly was known as Monarch Yarns. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at the Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation an hour prior to the service on Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Reid - David E. of R.R.#3, St. Thomas, on Sunday, December 28, 2003, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Jean (Duffy) (Esson) Reid and the late Hazel (Churchill) Reid and the late Euginia (Gunn) Reid. Dear father of Dorothy and her husband Jerry Van Patter of Luton and Gene Pineo of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter-in-law Donna Pineo. Sadly missed by a number of step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Dear brother of Alma and her husband Bill Gagen of St. Thomas, Marjorie and her husband Russ Stevens of Brownsville, Ervin and his wife Loretta Reid of Elliot Lake and the late John Reid and brother-in-law of Margaret Reid of Chatham. David was born in Casey Township on April 11, 1915, the son of the late Wilmot and Percilla Reid. He farmed most of his life. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas for public visitation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with the ashes to be interred in Elmdale Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Withenshaw - Peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 25, 2003 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Centre. Mrs. Patricia (Lester) Withenshaw of St. Thomas, beloved wife of the late Clarence “Speck” Withenshaw (1991), in her 80th year. Dearly loved mom of Marion Wiener and her husband Joe of St. Thomas and Bonnie McIntee and her husband Bruce Lucas of Port Dover. Cherished grandma of Jason Wiener and his fiancée Rachael Smith of London, Jenny Webber and her husband James of St. Thomas, Bradley McIntee and his wife Mandy and Benjamin McIntee, all of Brantford. Loving great-grandma of Connor and Cole Webber and Olivia Wiener. Dear sister of Edra Hessey, Walter Lester and his wife Audrey, all of London, Robert T. Lester and his wife Mary of St. Thomas and the late Betty Chapman. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Jaffa, Ontario, March 5, 1924, daughter of the late Thomas W. and Elmira (Porter) Lester. She lived her life in St. Thomas and was a member of St. Mark’s United Church. Pat was an active member of the Boy Scouts of Canada for 64 years. In 1993 she received the Bar to the Medal of Merit presented by the National Council of Scouts Canada, Ottawa for especially good service to scouting. She enjoyed gardening, camping and nature and dedicated all of her life to her family. Friends were received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St. Thomas on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted Monday (today) at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to St. Mark’s United Church or the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.
Zimmer - peacefully at the home of his daughter on Wednesday, December 24, 2003. Henry Zimmer of R.R. #2, Aylmer in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary (Fallon) Zimmer (Nov. 1, 2003). Dear father of Margaret Chipchase and husband Dave of Aylmer, Pat Megyesi and husband Alex of Guelph, Bill Zimmer and wife Di of Calgary, Angela Tibando and husband Ray of London, Karen Parachoniak and husband Nick of London, Theresa Geurtjens and husband John of Guelph, Mike Zimmer of Aylmer, Monica Zimmer and husband Hans Hoyer of Rockville, Maryland, USA and Kate Mlodzik and husband Paul of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Christine and Michael Chipchase, Sara and David Megyesi, Jeff, Rochelle and Jessica Zimmer, Allison and Lindsay Tibando, Jason and Ryan Parachoniak, Carly and Greg Geurtjens, Beth and Amber Zimmer, Katharina and Nealon Hoyer, Julia and Sophie Mlodzik. He will be sadly missed brothers Toney and wife Mary, Fred and wife Keitha, Ed and wife Hilda and Matt and wife Marlene, sisters Pauline Prendergast and husband Joe and Elizabeth Osborne and husband Ira and Sister Josepha; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Joseph, Michael, Ambrose and Walter Zimmer. Born in Grayson Saskatchewan on February 17, 1924, son of the later Peter and Evelyn (Baer) Zimmer. Henry was a resident and farmer at R.R. #2, Aylmer for many years. He was a faithful member and usher at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church and a member Knights of Columbus. Friends called at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated on Monday, December 29, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert Simard, officiating. Donations to Our Lady of Sorrows Church or the Sisters of the Precious Blood would be appreciated. Prayers were Saturday at 8:45 p.m.
BOOY - Peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, December 21, 2003 at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Patricia Booy of Heritage Place, Aylmer in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Henry Booy (1984). Dear mother of Johannes Booy of Delta, B.C., Albert Booy of Woodstock, Marinus Booy and wife Marie of R.R.#2, St. Thomas, Margaret VanderMeulen and husband Charles of Cambridge, Maria Booy of St. Catharines, Cynthia Smit and husband Henry of St. Thomas, Jane VanersStoel and husband Arie of Dunville, Evert Booy and wife Wanda of London and Henry Booy and wife Anne of Wyoming. Mother-in-law to Freddy Booy-Bos and husband Ralph of Grimsby and Jim Jobse and wife Rose of London. She will be sadly missed by a sister Alie Dunning of the Netherlands, 43 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Jan Booy, her daughter Hennie Jobse and her grandchildren Henry and Marcia Booy. Born in The Netherlands on June 14, 1904, daughter of the late Albert and Grietje Zantingh. She was a member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church, lived at Copenhagen for 34 years and moved to Aylmer in 1984. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church (South St. W., at Caverly Road) on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 2:00 pm. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Richard de Lange, officiating. Donations to the Immanuel Christian School or the Corner Cupboard (Local Food Bank) would be appreciated.