KOSTECKI - Peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, August 12th, 2001. Celia Delores Kostecki of St. Thomas and formerly of Thorold South in her 90th year.Beloved wife of Nicholas Kostecki (1991) and dearly loved mother of Nick and his wife Mona of St. Thomas and Richard of Newmarket. Loved Baba of Steven, Scott, Michael, Chris and Robbie and great grandma of Stephanie, Stacie and Kylie. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 17th, 2001 at Thorold South United Church at 2:00 p.m. Cremation with interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. In lieu of flowers as an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Thorold South United Church Building Fund or to the Alzheimers Society through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas. A tree will be planted as a Living Memorial to a cherished Mother and Grandmother.
SCAPINELLO - At his residence on Saturday, August 11, 2001. Lawrence J. Scapinello of Wellington St., Ingersoll in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Maureen Scapinello (nee Ardiel). Dear father of Denise and Shelly Marie and her fiancee Michael Gatenby all of London. Loved grandfather of Christopher and Summer. Dear brother of Ronald and his wife Lorna of Morden, Manitoba, Theresa McDonnell and her husband Bernard of Woodstock and Pauline Ruys and her husband Nick of Lakeland, Florida. Predeceased by his son Lawrence and sister Gloria Jean Bauslaugh. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Glen Wright officiating. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
GREENWOOD - Brigadier Victor Gilbert of St. Thomas, on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Lillian (Bebbington) Greenwood and dearly loved father of Ken Greenwood of London and Captain Brian Greenwood and his wife Carolyn of Ottawa. Dearly loved grandfather of Ashley, Erin and Amy Greenwood. Dear brother of Jack Greenwood and his wife Carolyn of Toronto. Predeceased by a sister Elsie Vickerman and a brother Ernie Greenwood. Dear brother-in-law of Ernie Vickerman of St. Thomas. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Friday afternoon and then to the Salvation Army Citadel where the service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Interment Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Bible Society or charity of choice.
JONES - At the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, August 15, 2001. Miss Viola Jones of St. Thomas, daughter of the late Wallace and Grace (Piper) Jones, in her 74th year. Sister of Mrs. Patricia Woodford, Mrs. Aleen Mitchener, Mrs. Donna Else and her husband Raymond, all of St. Thomas, Grant Jones and his wife Patricia of Sarnia, Keith Jones and his wife Addelene of R.R. #4, St. Thomas, late Mrs. Blanche Moyer (1990), late Douglas Jones (1969) and late Frederick Jones (1990). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The funeral and committal service will be conducted at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Private interment in South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged. There will be public visitation on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.
BISHOP - At Parkwood Hospital, London on Tuesday, August 14th, 2001, Nancy (Whitfield) Bishop of St. Thomas, Ontario in her 44th year. Beloved wife of Bruce Bishop. Dear mother of Sandra Bishop, Jesse Bishop and Aaron Bishop all of St. Thomas. Dear daughter of Peter and Claudia Whitfield of London. Dear sister of Mark Whitfield and his wife Patty of London and Judy Robinson and her husband Rob of Mount Brydges. Also loved by her grandson Morgan. Cremation. A memorial service will be conducted at Centennial United Church, 858 Dundas Street, London on Saturday, August 18th at 1:30 p.m. with Revered Farquhar MacKinnon officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre, 790 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6A 4L6 or Parkwood Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6C 5J1. (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements, 433-5184).
RIPLEY - James Robert. Born and raised in St. Thomas, James Robert Ripley of Galiano Island, B.C. died in his 69th year after a long illness on August 2, 2001. He made the Canadian Forces his career, with postings in the U.S.A., Australia and Germany. He also participated in the Korean War and was an R.C.M.P. before retiring from the service and moving to Galiano Island, B.C. where he was a postmaster for 13 years. He was a war veteran with continued loyalty as an organizer of Remembrance Day services at Lion's Park of the Island. He is survived by wife Sheila, daughter Isabel, sons Jamie and Bill, and 5 grandchildren all of British Columbia. Sister Zelphia Walker of St. Thomas, Norm Ripley of Fingal, Joseph Ripley of Brampton and Andy Tayor of B.C. and many nieces and nephews also survive him. Predeceased by sister Anne Bucke and brothers Charles, Arthur and William Ripley. Cremation and interment arranged by First Memorial Funeral Service, Victoria Vancouver Island with Military memorial service at Galiano Island, B.C. on September 1, 2001.
KILMER - Paula (Selis) of St. Thomas, on Sunday, August 19, 2001, at her late residence, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late J. Stuart Kilmer (Aug. 28, 1993) and dearly loved mother of Sandra and her husband John Kellestine of Port Stanley, Beverley and her husband Bill Duckworth of R.R.#4, St. Thomas, Patricia Kilmer of St. Thomas and J. Dennis and his wife Charlotte Kilmer of R.R.#7, St. Thomas. Dear sister of Adrenne Verbeem and her husband Gil of Chatham and Bertha Kilmer of R.R.#4, St. Thomas. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment Shedden Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the V.O.N., Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.
WELLS - Bartholomew "Bart" of Parkwood Hospital, London and formerly of Iona on Saturday, August 18th, 2001, at his late residence, in his 88th year. Beloved wife of Rose Marie (LaPrise) Wells of St. Thomas and dearly loved father of Mrs. Patricia Alward and her husband Allen of St. Thomas, Mrs. Carol Trembley and her husband Allan of Brantford and Mrs. Linda Chapman and her husband Paul of St. Thomas. Loved brother of Louise Calhoun Perry of Byron. Predeceased by brother Cecil Wells (1982). Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Jason Heffren and his wife Elisabeth, Jennifer Wilcock and her husband Oliver, Kristin, Katie, Mark Alward, Wayne Roberts and his wife Juanita and Dennis Roberts. Dearly loved great grandfather of Andrew and Rachel Heffren, Dylan Roberts and Aiden Wilcock and sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. A Public Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 25th at the Salvation Army Citadel, St. Thomas where the service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Interment of ashes in the Elmdale Cemetery. There will be visitation from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Citadel. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations would be appreciated to Alzheimers Society or Special Care Unit of Parkwood Hospital. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.