Van Den Brandt - At St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 7, 2002. Joseph Van Den Brandt of Aylmer and formerly Avon in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Alberdina “Dina” (Josten) Van Den Brandt. Dear father of James Van Den Brandt and wife Shelley Magee of Belmont and Mary Ferguson and husband Jeffrey of St. Thomas. Loving grandfather of Jillian and Josie Ferguson and Stephanie & Justin Van Den Brandt & Brett Humphrey. Also survived by brothers Adrian, Jack, John, and wife Annie and a sister-in-law Corry all of The Netherlands. Predeceased by brothers Frank and Bernard and a sister Maria. Born in Baarle-Nassau The Netherlands on November 17, 1923 son of the late Cornelius and Maria (Ver Hoeven) Van Den Brandt. A resident of Aylmer and district for many years, Joseph was a retired landscaper and farmer. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 7-9 & Monday 2:304:30 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Monday at 8:00 p.m.
The funeral mass will be celebrated from Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 11:00 am. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert Simard, officiating. Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Hartel - At St. Thomas Elgin-General Hospital on Tuesday, December 10, 2002. Paul John Hartel of Aylmer in his 42nd year. Dear brother of Gerard Hartel of Aylmer. Born in St. Thomas on April 10, 1961 son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Thomasing) Hartel. Paul was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church and was 4th Degree Knight. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 79 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert Simard, officiating. Prayers Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
Metcalfe – (Brown) Peta-Ann of St. Thomas, Monday, December 9, 2002, at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 62nd year. Dearly loved sister of Lynda Brown of Toronto, Jimmy and his wife Diane Brown of Lumby, B.C., Marie and her husband Michael Dunn of Toronto and Kim and her husband Tony Best of Saudi Arabia. Loved grand daughter of Max Robbins of St. Thomas. Dear aunt of Russell and John Bishop, Lydia Bernardo, Maxwell and Alexander Dunn and McCrae and Riley Best. Dear friend of Kim Emery and family and longtime friend of Ken Hart. Also survived by a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Peta-Ann was born Nov. 21, 1941 in Regina, Saskatchewan, the daughter of the late Russell and Cecelia (Paget) Brown. She studied a number of courses at A.V.S.S., was a member of St. Anne’s Church and was a volunteer at Metcalfe Gardens. She lived the past 18 years in St. Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Thursday morning and then to St. Anne’s Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the M.S. Society.
Metcalfe - The funeral service for the late Peta-Ann Metcalfe of St. Thomas was held Thursday afternoon from Williams Funeral Home and then to St. Anne’s Church where Mass of the Christian Burial was Celebrated by Father Rick Dales and assisted by the Altar servers and the choir. Eulogies were given by sisters Marie Dunn and Kim Best and life long time friend Ken Hart. Readings were done by sister Lynda Brown, brother Jimmy Brown and longtime friend Ken Emery. The pallbearers were Jimmy Brown, John Bishop, Michael and Maxwell Dunn, Ken Hart and Ryan Anderson. The floral bearer was Alexander Dunn. Cremation followed with interment of ashes to be made at the Highland Memorial Gardens in Don Mills. The funeral service was largely attended by family and friends present from St. Thomas, London and surrounding districts, Toronto, British Columbia and Saudi Arabia.
Perry - It is with great sadness that the Family of Theodore Joseph Perry announces his passing in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Monday, December 9, 2002 at the age of 78. Theodore leaves behind his best friend and partner of many years Luella Hickey, his daughter Carole White of Fredericton, Kathy of London and his son and daughter in law Doug and Naomi of St. Thomas. Former husband of Mavis Perry of Fredericton and predeceased by his daughter Susan McIntyre of St. John, New Brunswick. He will be missed by many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. “Perry” was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick and along with his brother Paul and sister Nellie was adopted at a young age by the Perry family. He joined the North Shore Regiment and fought in World War II. He worked in the coal mines of Northern New Brunswick and later for the Chestnut Canoe Factory for more than thirty years. He has enjoyed his retirement and spent nights at the Legion playing Cribbage and winning. There will be a Memorial Service at Central United Church, 135 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Matthew Penny officiating. Donations to the Central United Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
MacVicar - Mrs. Clara Rosanna “Madeline” (Reid) MacVicar of Belmont, on Wednesday, December 11th, 2002, at her late residence, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd MacVicar (1975) and dearly loved mother of Doug and his wife Penni MacVicar, R.R.#8, St. Thomas; Len and his wife Mary MacVicar, R.R.#3, St. Thomas and Joan and her husband Jim Davis, R.R.#1, Belmont. Much loved grandmother of Ryan and his wife Nadia MacVicar, Saskatoon; Brandon MacVicar, Vancouver; Stacie and her husband Rich VanLiere, Aylmer; Trisha and her husband Eric Belanger, St. Thomas; Brent MacVicar, St. Thomas; Scott and his wife Karen Davis, Brampton and Shelbi Davis, St. Thomas. Beloved great grandmother of Taylor Davis and Kyle VanLiere and dear sister of Ruth Walker and Wilma MacVicar both of Leamington and Ray Reid, St. Thomas. Madeline was born in Blytheswood, Ontario, December 11th, 1919, the daughter of the late Ezra and Lena (Shilson) Reid. She had worked with her husband farming. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at the Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Cancer Society or the Faith Baptist Church Building Fund.