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 great-grandchildren. “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.
Lammiman - Clarence “Clare” of St. Thomas on Friday, December 20, 2002 at Caressant Care Nursing Home (Bonnie Pl.) St. Thomas in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Vera (Edwards) Lammiman and dearly loved father of Fred (Marg) Lammiman – Calgary, Alberta; Barb (Keith) Walker, Tom (Marion) Lammiman, and Doug (Linda) Lammiman of St. Thomas; and Carolyn (Tom) Hardie of Chatham. Sadly missed by 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean Lammiman of Port Stanley and Rene Thompson of Coldwater. Predeceased by a brother, William and two sisters, Laura Parkins and Ivy McGuire. Also survived by sister-in-law, Anne Lammiman. A public memorial service will be held at McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth, (6522020) on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of cremated remains at South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas. As expressions of sympathy, remembrances are requested to the Canadian Cancer Society; Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas or the charity of choice. A tree will be planted in the memory of Clare.
Potter - Gerald “Jerry” of St. Thomas, on Thursday, December 19, 2002, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends. Dearly loved husband of Vicki (Groves) Potter and much loved father of Ben, Luke, and Joe Potter. Loved son of Francis “Bud” and Mary (Acton) Potter of St. Thomas. Dear brother of John and his wife Anne Potter of Blenheim and Susanne and her husband Ralph Lindsay of London. Dear son-in-law of Dorthea Groves of St. Thomas and brother-in-law of Jeff and Shelly Groves of London and Linda and Tony Caruana of St. Thomas. Special uncle of Nicholas, Brent, Connor, Olivia, and Lauren. Very special friend to Doug Noviss and Brian Preston. Jerry was born February 3, 1949 in London. He has resided in St. Thomas most of his life and worked for Presstran Industries for the past 15 years. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Beecroft - Peacefully at Marian Villa on December 20th, 2002 Mrs. Hilda Beecroft (nee Dunning) of London in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Mr. Almon E. Beecroft. Loving mother of James of Strathroy, Donald and his wife Jill of Mount Brydges, and Marilyn Shores and Terence Welton of Belmont. Dear grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 7. Beloved sister of Mildred Evans of London. Predeceased by brothers Clayton Dunning and Orville “Dick” Dunning and sister Bertha Gram. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas St. London) on Monday 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral and committal service will be conducted at Richards Memorial United Church (360 Edgeworth Avenue, London) on Tuesday, December 24th, 2002 at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions to Richards Memorial United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of choice would be appreciated.
Crandall - At the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, December 22, 2002. Milton E. Crandall of R.R.#1, Sparta, husband of Margaret (Kubu) Crandall, in his 74th year. Born in St. Thomas, June 11, 1929. He was a former automobile mechanic and a former employee of the New York Central Railroad and United Technologies. From 1954 - 1959 he served in Canada with R.C.A.F. Mr. Crandall was a member of Sparta United Church, the Dream Cruisers, Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society, Elgin County Railroad Museum, St. Thomas Field Naturalists and the Kettle Valley Pioneers. He also held a Green Belt in Karate. Father of Michele Monteith, Michael Crandall and his partner Verda, all of St. Thomas, Mary Anne Sikora and her partner Tony of Chatham, Milton “Joe” Crandall and his wife Beth of R.R.#5, St. Thomas and Maureen Ashford and her partner Barry of Mount Salem. Also survived by sons-in-law, Dan Sikora of Chatham and Pete Monteith of R.R.#1, Sparta and by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Earl Crandall and Sadie (Chrysler) Dobson, son John Crandall and grandson, Richard Ashford. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ivey Eye Institute gratefully acknowledged.
Hall - St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, December 22, 2002. Harold William Hall of R.R.#1, Aylmer in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen Hall. Dear father of Bryon and wife Linday of St. Joseph Island, Ontario, David and partner Helen of Woodstock and Chris and his wife Denise of Chatham. Loving grandfather to Melissa, Matthew, Tyler, Amy, Tonya and Eric and great grandfather to Jenna, Brock, Adam and Cody. Also survived by a brother Bill Hall and wife Juanita, sisters Marion Sinden and June Moore, sister-in-law Rena Hall, brother-in-law Jack Flagel. Predeceased by a brother Bob Hall and a sister Anne Flagel. Born in Brandon, Manitoba on August 12, 1913, Bud was a Poultry farmer and well known for his chicken barbecue catering. In retirement he was a waterfowl and bird carver. Cremation . There will be no funeral service or visitation. A family service will be held at a later date. Donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation can be arranged at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 773-8400.
Martin - at Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, December 21, 2002. Doris Irena Martin of Seekonk in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Ray Martin (1987). Dear mother of Sandra Crandall and husband Douglas of Rhode Island and the late Roger Martin (1971). Loving grandmother of Kimberly Crandall and Michael Crandall and wife Julie and great grandmother of Jacob and Luke. Born in Warwickshire, England on November 2, 1909 to the late Joseph and Margaret (Truman) Freeman. Doris was a member of the Avalon Rebekah Lodge #224, Aylmer and the Aylmer Baptist Church. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Pastor Peter Barbour officiating.