Wightman - The family of the late Ivy (Boozey) Wightman who died Feb. 11, 2002 in Ottawa would like to invite her friends to a memorial service and a luncheon on Saturday, June 22,2002. The memorial service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas at 11:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Elmdale Memorial Park and a luncheon at The Beanery. Please join us to help celebrate Ivy’s life.
Peppard - At the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, June 19, 2002. James Joseph Peppard of St. Thomas in his 81st year. Dearly loved husband of the late Marianne E. (May) Peppard (1998) and dear son of the late John and Kate (Kerrigan) Peppard. Predeceased by a number of brothers and sisters. He is survived by several nieces and nephews in England. James was a Registered Nurse, he was the Supervisor Administrator of the Provincial Department of Health and had worked at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital prior to his retirement. He had served in the Military for five years from 1940 through 1946. He was a member of the Holy Angels’ Church, the Registered Nurses Association and of the Quarter Century Club of the Civil Servants Association. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Friday morning and then to Holy Angels’ Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angels’ Building Fund.
Horne - Reginald McClure of St. Thomas, on Friday, June 21, 2002 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 47th year. Son of the late Reginald and Audrey (Burgess) Horne and loved brother of Lorraine Fountain and her partner Mark Stevens of Windsor, N.S. Dearly loved uncle of Marshall, Brandy and Jordan Fountain. Predeceased by his brother-inlaw Stuart Fountain. Dear friend of Dawn and Dennis Hartford of St. Thomas. Reg worked at Prestran. He was an active member of the St. Thomas Disc Golf Club. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Monday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Mackereth - Thomas, Brian, of St. Thomas, family man, storyteller, teacher and eternal student crossed over on June 22, 2002, peacefully at home. He energy moves onward to pave our way to the unknown. His spirit continues to guide us. He lives on in our hearts and minds until we meet again. Brian was proud and protective of his family. He challenged and cherished each of them in his unique way. He enriched the lives of his wife Charity Jean (Tomlin) Mackereth, his brother Ronald Tomlin and family, sister Josie and Cliff Young and family of England, children Ron and Janet McLeod and family of Springfield/Aylmer, Mary Lou, Aaron and Adam Heidt of Dutton, Rhoda and Frank Surgent and family of St. Thomas, Catherine, Lindsay and Cassandra Mackereth of St. Thomas, Teresa and Roger Caldwell and family. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Lucille Tomlin. In his memory, please hug a loved one, tell a joke and give a little extra to the V.O.N. or charity of choice. Thank you Dr. Robert A.B. Jones, V.O.N. nurses and support workers who helped in his care this past year. At Brian’s request, there will be no visitation. A private family celebration of his life will have been made with Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas.
Stefan - At his residence on Friday, June 21, 2002. Jacob Stefan of St. Thomas, husband of Mrs. Rosalie (Martin) Stefan, in his 91st year. Born in Yugoslavia, March 16, 1912, son of the late Jacob Stefan Sr. and late Karoline (Krummes) Stefan. He came to St. Thomas from Chicago, Illinois in 1980. Mr. Stefan was a member of Faith Baptist Church, St. Thomas. A retired custodian, he also farmed for many years in Europe. Father of Mrs. Karoline Tunikaitis and her husband Algis of St. Thomas. Grandfather of Mrs. Judy Jacoletti and her husband Bill of Talbotville and Rev. David Tunikaitis and his wife Charlotte of Alliston. Great-grandfather of Dallas and Dane Jacoletti and Rachelle Tunikaitis. Also survived by 2 brothers and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment in South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas. Memorial donations to the Faith Miracle Fund gratefully acknowledged.
Perry - Frederick Gordon Perry age 78, of Moncton, N.B. and formerly of 56 Eddy St., Amherst died Saturday, July 27, 2002 at the Moncton Hospital. Born in Amherst he was a son of the late Patrick A. and Eva M. (Fraser) Perry. Fred joined the army in 1942 and went overseas with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and later served in Italy as a stretcher bearer with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #10, Amherst. After the war he reenlisted with the RCR Special Forces where he served as a Para Trooper. Upon his retirement from the military he worked as a maintenance supervisor for St. Thomas-Elgin Hospital in St. Thomas, Ontario. Fred owned and operated Perry’s Esso in St. Thomas, Ontario. He resided with his former wife, Florence in Moncton. Fred is also survived by one son Gordon P. Perry Perkins (Sarah), two grandsons Robbie and William all of St. Thomas, Ont., six brothers George (Verna) of Moncton, Ernest “Nin”, Lloyd, Jack (Olive), Hubert (Phyllis) and Garnet all of Amherst, two sisters Patsy (Billy) McManaman of Amherst and Joyce (Raymond) Babineau of Moncton, and many nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his second wife Betty and three brothers Ed, Bob and Norbert. His remains are resting at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst with visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br. #10, Amherst will hold their service on Monday at 7 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 10 a.m. from St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, Amherst with Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Interment will take place in the St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. www.campbellsfh.com
Thompson - At her residence on Sunday, July 28th, 2002. Bertha Iva Thompson of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer in her 90th year. Wife of the late Ivan Thompson. Dear mother of Scott Thompson and his wife Julie of R.R. #2, St. Thomas, Margaret MacVicar and husband Bill of St . Thomas, Vivian Anger of R.R. #1, Belmont, Reta Pressey of R.R. #1, Aylmer and Dorothy Beattie and husband Ronald of Brownsville. Sister to John Coates of St. Margaret of Lingwick, Quebec. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter Greta Thompson, a brother Wallace Coates and 2 sisters; Lena Cote and Grace Lawrence. Born in Scotch Weedon, Quebec on June 24, 1913, daughter of the late Myron and Scottena (Pinkham) Coates. She lived most of her life in Aylmer and District. Bertha was a member of the Anglican Church in Bury, Quebec. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer, on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 01,2002 at 1:30 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman Jones, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.