Frost - Dorothy May, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Saturday, February 15, 2003. Dorothy (Richards) Frost, in her 94th year, was born December 9, 1909 in Sarnia, Ontario, daughter of the late Lewis H. and Flora R. (Budd) Richards. Her sister Edna Louise Richards of Sarnia predeceased her in 1992. Dorothy, the first Secretary with a degree (Secretarial Science, University of Western Ontario, 1931) to be hired by Imperial Oil, was assistant secretary of the Refinery Superintendent and in charge of telegraph movement of the refinery fleet. She later transferred to Head Office in Toronto as Assistant to the President. She resigned in 1937 to marry John (Jack) Frost with whom she celebrated sixty-five years of marriage. Always a tireless worker for the community she was a life member of the Methodist, then United Church Women’s Missionary Society, a Sunday school teacher, President of her local Home and School organization, member of various University Women’s Club groups, Member of the Art Gallery Women’s Volunteer Committee in St. Thomas, member of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club, Chair Person of the Housing Authority of St. Thomas and representative for St. Thomas on the Senate of the University of Western Ontario. She was made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of St. Thomas, the first Woman in District 0633 to be so named. She was the mother of four children, John Arnold of Maryborough, Australia, Richard James (Deceased in 1991), Barbara Edna of Holstein, Ontario, and Mary Elizabeth Rose of Cleveland, Nova Scotia. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. At Dorothy’s request, there will be no funeral home visitation. Her wish was to be donated to science. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks Street, St. Thomas, Ontario, on Saturday, March 1st, 2003, at 2 P.M. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The R.E. Allen Funeral Chapel, 31 Elgin St., St. Thomas is in charge of the arrangements.
Lyons - At the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, February 25, 2003. Ila M. (Small) Lyons of Dutton in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Lyons. Loved mother of Kenneth & Shirley of London, Don & Dianne of Newbury and David & Cindy of Fort Erie. Grandmother of Dwayne & Dawn, Kory & Jen, Janyce & Joe, Kevin & Elaine, Bradley & Shelly, Justin, Terra-Leigh, Alison, Joanna, Derek and great grandmother of Rebecca, Scott, Trevor, Andrea, Nathan Jess, James, Joe and Nick. Predeceased by sister Gertrude Walker, and brothers George and William Small. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St. Dutton on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Daffodil Auxiliary would be appreciated.
Hart - Margaret Irene of St. Thomas, on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 77th year. Dearly loved wife of Wayon John Hart and loved mother of Linda Hall of St. Thomas and John and his wife Sharon Hart of R. R. #1 Brownsville. Dear sister of James B. Brown and his friend Elaine Morgan of St. Thomas. Loved grandmother of Steven and his wife Laura, Jeffrey and his wife Christine, Jason and his wife Cathy, Jerry and his wife Tracey. Sadly missed by a number of brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Margaret was born in St. Thomas on January 29, 1927, the daughter of the late John Edgar “Jack” and Margaret Ruth (Jones) Brown. The funeral service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Friday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Sloper - At London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus on Tuesday, February 25, 2003. Walter John Sloper of London in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Marion (Underhill) Sloper. Dear father of Sheila Sloper of London and Valerie Wilkins and her husband Stephen of Markham. Loving grandfather of Loran Wilkins of Markham. Dear brother of Ronald Sloper and his wife June of Bermuda. Also loved by his step-mother Marion Sloper of Bermuda, his nephew Gary Sloper of Boston, and his cousins Mary and Charles Pietro of Dover, Ohio, John and Anne King and Terri Lynn and Stanley Greenslade all of Bermuda. Mr. Sloper retired as a Staff Sargeant in 1978 from the City of London Police Force. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, February 28th at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend David E. VanPatter of Mount Zion United Church officiating. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Thompson - At St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, February 25, 2003. James Richard Thompson of St. Andrew Street, Aylmer in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Edy (Saltzman) Thompson. Loving father of Richard Thompson and wife Tammy of London and the late Leonard Thompson (1996). Dear brother of Bud Thompson and wife Margaret of Aylmer, Norma Simpson of New Market, Ruth Shearer and husband Ross of Ingersoll and Joanne Beacom and husband Al of Aylmer. Also survived by a brother-in-law Leonard Davis and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Emerson Jack Thompson, a sister Ruby Davis and a brother-in-law Ken Simpson. Born in Windsor, Ontario on March 30, 1936 son of the late Emerson and Helen Leone (Harvey) Thompson. James worked at Dempsey Chrysler for 35 years. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Williamson - Peacefully at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Tuesday, February 25, 2003. Lloyd Williamson in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Maisie Williamson of Port Stanley. Dear father of Richard Williamson (Michelle) of Chatham, brother of Margaret Westlake (Jack) of St. Thomas and Donny Williamson (Mary) of London, brother-in-law of Edna Micheelsen (Mike) of London. Predeceased by his brother Robert Williamson (Ronnie) of Ottawa. Cremation has taken place, a private family service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459.
Lightfoot - At Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, February 19, 2003. Kenneth J. Lightfoot of London, formerly of St. Thomas, in his 87th year. Born in London, Ontario, August 23, 1916, son of the late John and Gertrude (Paul) Lightfoot. He was a retired Conrail signal inspector. Beloved husband of Paula (Evasiuk) Lightfoot. Dearly loved father of Linda Harris and cherished grandfather of Mitchell, Joshua, Meghan and Laura Harris, all of London. Dear fatherin-law of Dan Harris of St. Thomas and dear brother of the late Edwin Lightfoot and the late Marjorie Moyes. Also survived by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. A public memorial service will be conducted at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Lightfoot's cremated remains will be interred privately in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkwood Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care) or charity of one’s choice. There will be no visitation prior to the day of service.