Byrnes - Norma (Caldwell) U.E. She was born in 1928 and passed away on December 19, 2003 at the Niagara Falls General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Leo E. Byrnes (1993) and the daughter of the late James Emery Caldwell (1952) and Carrie (Howe)(1988). She was born & raised in the St.Thomas area and moved to Niagara Falls in 1944. Norma & her husband moved to Lorain, Ohio in 1964 & lived there until 1993 when they moved back to Niagara Falls. She leaves daughters Marie Gravelle (Mike) of Niagara Falls; Leota Borbash of Avon, Ohio; Janice Rigda (Paul) of Lorain, Ohio; Donna Machovina (Dan) of Elyria, Ohio and Wendy Burke (Peter) of Castro Valley, California. Grandchildren Michael, Kenneth & Michelle Gravelle; Holly Minch; Andy, Sarah & Alex Rigda and Ian Burke. Great grandsons are Ben Powell Gravelle & Brennan and Deghan Rigda. One sister Ruth Agar (John) of Iona Station. Norma was predeceased by a son Allan Byrnes (1974), a sister Doreen Herr (2003) and a son-in-law Joe Borbash (2000). Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church on Monday, December 29, 2003 at 12:00 noon. Friends & family are welcome to meet in the church parlour from 11:00 a.m. until noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the HOPE Fund of Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by Patterson Funeral Home.
Mclellan - Bruce McIntosh McLellan of St.Albert, Alberta (formerly of St.Thomas, Ont) was called home by God on December 13, 2003 at the age of 66. Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 38 years Mary (nee McIntrye),son Rob and his wife Kathy of Calgary, daughter Christine Josok and 3 grandchildren, Megan, Kara and Ashley Josok of Hinton. Bruce was predeceased by his parents and his sister Jean Bussieres. Funeral was held on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Braeside Presbyterian Church, St.Albert, AB. Condolences can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webster - At the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, December 22nd, 2003. Maxine Webster of St. Thomas in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Warren Webster and loved mother of the late David Webster (1961). Dear sister of Rhea Small; Fern Rose; Jean and her husband Jerry Monk and Donna Ewart all of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a sister Bernice Smith and by a brother-in-law John Ewart. Also lovingly remember by a number of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Maxine was born in St. Thomas August 26th, 1914 to Earl and Loretta (Watson) Hendershott. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.
ANDERSON - Donald Hume Anderson of St. Thomas, Ontario died on Friday, February 6, 2004 at the age of 93 years. Mr. Anderson was the former president of Anderson’s of St. Thomas, Ltd. Husband of the late Mary (Morley) Anderson (2002). He was the son of the late Kate (Wegg) and Robert Marshall Anderson. He is survived by his children, Mary Catherine “Kate” and her husband Frederick Valentine of Calgary, Robert Morley “Bob” Anderson and his fiancée Jaime Scidmore of St. Thomas and Susan Elizabeth “Betsy” and her husband Dr. Andrew Clark of Toronto. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Liza Valentine, George Valentine and his wife Kelly and their sons Andrew and Jack, David Anderson and his wife Christina and their daughters Lauren and Sarah, Jessica Buckley and her husband Dan, Charles Clark and Alicia Clark. Mr. Anderson graduated with honours in Commerce and Finance from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, he joined his father’s department store business, Anderson’s of St. Thomas, Ltd. He was very proud to be a member of the St. Thomas business community for his entire life. Mr. Anderson was the first president of the St. Thomas-Elgin Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, the St. Thomas-Elgin Branch of the CNIB and the St. Thomas M.H.C.A. (now known as the Elgin Association for Community Living). He was a past president of the St. Thomas Board of Trade, St. Thomas-Elgin Art Gallery Foundation, St. Thomas Curling Club, St. Thomas Golf & Country Club, the Ontario Curling Association and the Canadian Associated Independent Department Stores. He was a past director of the St. Thomas Y.M.C.A., the St. Thomas Industrial Board and the Elgin County Pioneer Museum. He was a former member of the Advisory Committee of the Royal Trust Bank and the Timken Maple Leaf Foundation. Mr. Anderson was a past governor of both the Ontario Golf Association and the Canadian Seniors Golf Association. He was a member of the London Hunt Club, the Mountain Lake Golf Club (Florida), the Three Score and Ten Club, Pinehurst, South Carolina, the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club, the St. Thomas Curling Club, The Toronto Granite Club, an honourary member of Sunningdale Golf Club, London and a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, University of Toronto. He was a member of the University of Toronto Golf Team from 1928-1932 and Captain for his last three years. Throughout his life, he was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Among his many sporting accomplishments, he was a sixteen-time Club Champion at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club and played along with his close friends Jack Nash and Sandy Sommerville in the 1933 British Amateur and British Open Golf Tournaments. The Club House at Redtail Golf Course is named Anderson House in his honour. The family will receive friends at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Monday, February 9th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 10th at Knox Presbyterian Church (corner of Hincks & Wellington), St. Thomas at 1:30 p.m. Private entombment in the St. Thomas Mausoleum.
Kelly - Murray L. of Aylmer, on Saturday, February 7, 2004, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 74th year. Loved brother of Shirley Mailing of St. Thomas and dear friend of Irene Barker of Aylmer. Predeceased by four sisters Ella, Kay, Hazel and Mabel and by four brothers Bill, Morris, Carl and Glen. Murray is lovingly remembered by a cousin Helen Archibald and several nieces and nephews. He was born in St. Thomas, June 22, 1930, the son of the late John and Emma (Lawson) Kelly. He worked for a number of years for Hartz Mountain and prior to that, Wonder Bread. He was an adherent to Malahide United Church. A Public Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Visitation Tuesday 10:00-11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.
Martin - At Four Counties Health Centre, Newbury, on Saturday, February 7, 2004. Ray “Buzz” Martin of Rodney and formerly St. Thomas in his 64th year. Ray was an active member of the Rodney Lions Club and his commitment and hard work will be missed. Lovingly remembered by his life companion Corrie Monaghan. Loving father of Kim Martin and her fiancée Ron Deziel of Fingal, Susan Snelgrove and her husband David of Lyons, and Steve Martin of London. Kind stepfather of Shannon and her husband Randy McDonald, and Les and Teri Knott all of Rodney, John Monaghan and his fiancée Laura Young, of London. Ray is survived by sisters Jean Martin, Marie Bishop and her husband Ron, Freida Styles and her husband Ron all of St. Thomas, and Mary Jane Shackelton and her husband Brian of Springfield, as well as, brothers Wayne and his wife Lynda, Paul and his wife Ida, Larry and his wife Linda, and Bruce all of St. Thomas. Loving grandfather of Jeffery Barclay, Devon Snelgrove, George, David, Emily and Curtis McDonald and Paxton Knott. Predeceased by his parents Stanley (1995), Margaret (Johnson) (1993) and stepson Norman Monaghan (1986). A Lions Service will be conducted at the Rodney Chapel on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2004. Funeral service on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Duncan Colquhoun officiating. Interment Rodney Cemetery. Memorial contributions as your expression of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519-785-0810).
Sanderson - Rachel Book. Peacefully in hospital at Carleton Place, Ontario on Sunday, February 8, 2004 in her 89th year. Rachel came from Louisville, Kentucky to St. Thomas in 1939 and then to Aylmer, Ontario in 1958. Rachel was a member of Aylmer Baptist Church. She was a member of the W.A. of the church. She came to Carleton Place in 1997. Beloved wife of the late Neil Sanderson. Loving mother of George Sanderson (Shirley) of Carleton Place. Dear grandmother of Julie Davis (Darren), Todd Sanderson, all of Carleton Place and Jody LaRocque (Joe) of Ottawa. Great-grandmother of Connor and Braden Davis. Predeceased by her brothers Arthur and George Little and her sisters Alice Traughber and Katherine Hare. Friends may call at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Reverend Lynn Watson officiating. Interment will be held at Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery in the spring, time and date to be announced. Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation would be greatly appreciated.