Starr - At his residence on Saturday, February 7, 2004. William Harold Starr of Chateau Gardens, Aylmer in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Gail (Spring) Starr. Survived by a son David Starr of England, a sister Barbara McKenna of Aylmer and a brother Jack Starr and wife Claire of Wiarton and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Helen Richards. Born in Aylmer on August 28, 1929 son of the late William and Eva (Gillis) Starr. Bill received the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal for his service with the United Nations in Egypt. After retiring from the R.C.A.F. in 1973, Bill worked as an Avionics Engineer in England for 17 years. He lived in Aylmer since 1990. He was an avid Trumpet Player, played in a number of local bands and was a member of Col. Talbot Branch #81 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation will follow with interment of ashes in the Springfield Cemetery. Rev. Norman Jones, officiating. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Memorial Garden at Chateau Gardens would be appreciated.
Gladding - At his residence in St. Thomas on Sunday, February 8, 2004. Horace Gladding, beloved husband of the late June (Tyrrell) Gladding (2002), in his 84th year. Dearly loved father of Jane Kelly and her husband Ross of Lambeth, Lynne Catterson and her husband Peter of Windsor and Kathy Gladding of Stouffville. Cherished grandfather of Sean and Trevor Kelly, Katie and Peter Catterson. Dear brother of Fred Gladding and his wife Alice of St. Thomas and the late Audrey Barber. Also survived by in-laws, Doremy French and Ted Barber, both of London, Jack and Shirley Tyrrell of Elie, Manitoba and several nieces and nephews. Born in Stratford, Ontario, July 30, 1920, the son of the late Edmund Horace and Lillian (House) Gladding. He was the retired secretary of Canadian Timken, Limited. Mr. Gladding was an active member of Trinity Anglican Church, a past campaign chairman of the Elgin-St. Thomas United Way, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A., St. Thomas and a former member of the St. Thomas Curling Club. He also formerly served as a claims referee with the Unemployment Insurance Commission and was a former secretary of Junior Achievement of St. Thomas, Inc. The funeral service will be conducted at Trinity Anglican Church (Wellington & Southwick Streets), St. Thomas on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Following cremation, private interment in the Old St. Thomas Churchyard, Walnut St. Memorial donations to the Trinity Anglican Church Building Renewal Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. The Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements. There will be no public visitation prior to the day of service.
Herridge - Arthur James of St. Thomas, on Sunday, February 8, 2004, at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, in his 68th year. Loved fiance of Maureen Waller and father of Laurie Herridge of B.C., Lloyd of Barrie, Glen and his partner Iwona of Toronto and Laura of Toronto. Predeceased by a brother William. Also survived by 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Art was born in Newfoundland on June 30, 1936. Predeceased by his wife Edna (Grandie) Andrews. He was a retired Truck Driver and drove for Global Transport. Private service. No visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.
Davis - At St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, February 7, 2004. Maj. John Lindsay “Jack” Davis (Ret.) of Aylmer in his 82nd year. Brother to Bob Davis and wife Ruth of Union, Dr. Bill Davis and wife Barbara of Mississauga and Mary Jane Graham and husband Dr. Fred of Arizona. Born in Aylmer on August 5, 1922 son of the late Dr. Herbert J. and Clara (Lindsay) Davis. Major Davis had a long and distinguished service in the Royal Canadian Regiment and the Canadian Ar-my Service Corp. He was wounded in action in Italy during WWII. He served many postings throughout the world and retired as a United Nations Peacekeeper in Israel in 1971. He returned to Aylmer and was owner operator of Yarmouth Sand and Gravel for a number of years. There will be no funeral service or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes in the Aylmer Cemetery in the spring. Donations to the Aylmer Community Foundation can be made through the H.A Kebbel Funeral Home, 119 Talbot St. E., Aylmer N5H 1H3 (519) 773-8400.
Major - Caroline (Bestword) of St. Thomas, on Monday, February 9, 2004 at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, in her 70th year. Loving companion of Bob Spicer and dearly loved mother of David and his wife Karen, Clifford Major and his partner Sandy Marsh, Florence Keip and her partner Brad Hemstock, Joan and her husband Eric Whaley all of St. Thomas, Carol and her husband Stanley Ignotas of Toronto. Predeceased by her husband Donald John Major (Sept. 23, 1990) and by 10 sisters and 3 brothers. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Caroline was born in Markdale on November 23, 1934, the daughter of the late Charles and Minn Bestford. She was a foster parent for a number of years. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Spring Interment in Fingal Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.
McCutcheon - Sharon Elaine McCutcheon (Howard), formerly of St. Thomas passed away suddenly in her 65th year at Chilliwack B.C., Feb.7th 2004. Loving wife of Allan, mother of Carol Skelly (Tony) and Cameron McCutcheon. Sister of Wayne and Margaret Howard. Special aunt of Andrea and Don Butler, Sherri Howard and Mike Pineau, Marcie and Dale Cummings and Shawn and Darren Fox. Predeceased by parents Victor and Wilma Howard and sister Linda Joy Fox. McLeann Funeral Services, Chilliwack, B.C. in charge of arrangements.