Duin - At Extendicare, Port Stanley on Monday, April 12, 2004. Mrs. Margaret (Mulder) Duin, formerly of St. Thomas, in her 94th year. Wife of the late Gysbertus “George” Duin (1989). Mother of John Duin, Elizabeth Gravelle and her husband Roger, all of St. Thomas, Peter Duin and his wife Sally of London, Len Duin of Vancouver, B.C., Ben Duin and his wife Wil, in The Netherlands, Leo Duin and his wife Ann, and Paul Duin, all of St. Thomas. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Carol Dawn Duin (2000) and by a sister and 5 brothers. Born in The Netherlands, November 22, 1910, to the late Peter and Elisabeth Mulder. She came to St. Thomas in 1952 and was a Roman Catholic by faith. There will be no public visitation. A private family funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Thursday. Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.
Walker, Rex: Peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines on Monday, April 12, 2004 with his family by his side, in his 78th year. Beloved husband for 52 years of Dorothy (Wales). Loving father of Karen & Gerry Hamacher of Oakville, Susan & John Lyle of St. Thomas and Tom Walker & Pam Sharpe of Niagara Falls. Proud Papa of Lauren Hamacher, Robert and Kate Lyle and Trisha and Scott Walker and their mother Janice Walker of St. Catharines. He is survived by his brother Kenneth Walker of Delhi, his sister Lois & David Lamb of Burlington and his sister Gene & Tom Jones of St. Catharines. He will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews, Rex is predeceased by his sister-in-law Colleen Walker of Delhi. Rex spent his early career in education as a teacher and principal in Riverside (Windsor). He was a consultant for the Ministry of Education while in London at the Children's Psychiatric Institute as well as a counsellor in Special Education for the Lincoln County School Board. A special thank you to Carol and the visiting nurses of St. Elizabeth’s, both dialysis staffs at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Dr. Broski, Arden and Harvey. Mr. Walker is at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 39 Court Street, St. Catharines where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 16, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will take place at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Hotel Dieu Dialysis Unit would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Best - At her residence on Sunday, April 11, 2004. Donna (Surgent) Best of Lambeth and formerly of Aylmer in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Best (1990) and dearly loved mother of Bruce Best of London. Loved grandmother of Karen, Kelly and Kathy. Dear brother of Robert and his wife Ruth Surgent, St. Thomas. Predeceased by three brothers Douglas, Nyal and James "Sonny" Surgent and by a sister Maxine Tripp. Dear sister-in-law of Joyce Surgent of St. Thomas and Shirley Surgent of Nova Scotia. Also lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Donna was born in St. Thomas, August 21st, 1928 to Walter and Hazel (Steen) Surgent. A memorial service will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. from Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas. Cremation took place in London. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service on Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Miners - at Clinton Public Hospital on Wednesday, April 14, 2004. Alice Donna Miners of Clinton and formerly of Aylmer in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Roy Miners. Dear mother of James Miners and wife Sharyn of Haliburton and Stephen Miners and wife Laurie of Clinton. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, a sister Kay Downing of Michigan and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Marion Bone. Alice was born in Malahide Twp., Ontario on May 16, 1917 to the late John and Goldie (Beaseau) Downing. She was a life long resident of Aylmer and area. Alice was a medical secretary for Dr. McLay Miller for many years. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Aylmer, the A.C.W., Rebekah Lodge Avelon #224, Aylmer, Eastern Star Carnation #135, Springfield and the Ladies Encampment #20 Auxilliary of the R.C.A.F. The funeral service will be held H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. followed by cremation. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment of ashes, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Michael Wellwood, officiating. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.
Stephenson - Dorothy Janet (nee Walls) On Thursday, April 8, 2004, Dorothy Janet Stephenson of Whitecourt, AB, formerly of St. Thomas, ON, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 54 years. Dorothy will always be loved and never forgotten by Arni; her loving husband of 34 years; her precious children, Kyle of Whitecourt, AB Kristen of St. Thomas, ON, Kathy, Kelly and her fiance, Trent Romanchuk and his son, Colby, all of Whitecourt, AB; brothers and sisters, Clayton (Darlene) Walls of Medicine Hat, Gail (Mike) Gregory of Regina, Jim (Linda) Walls of North Battleford and Anne-Marie (Doug) Bowman of Edson; the Stephenson family from Kamloops, BC. Predeceased by her parents, Albert (1980) and Norma (1978). Dorothy was a loving, caring, vibrant wife, mother and friend. If you needed something or someone you could count on, Dorothy was there for you. Her crafts, golfing, singing and “shopping” were important parts of her life, but these endeavors took second place to the support which she gave her family and friends. The memory of Dorothy will be cherished forever, she will be missed by all. A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held Saturday, April 24, 204 at 2:00 p.m. at Whitecourt United Church with The Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Thompson officiating. Cremation will follow in the Park Memorial Crematorium. Private inurnment. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Aberta/NWT Chapter. c/o In Memoriam Program, #345, 10909 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9 or to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), Edmonton and Area, 10240-124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W6. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com Park Memorial, Mayerthorpe 780786-2533. Family Owned Funeral Home and Crematorium.
Wilson - Millicent (Gibson) of St. Thomas on Monday, April 12, 2004 at the Caressant Care Home on Bonnie Pl. in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late William L. Wilson (1983) and dearly loved mother of Prof. Roderic Leith Wilson and his wife Kathleen. Grandmother of Shaun Patrick Wilson and his wife Anne, Dr. Nigel Leith Wilson and his wife Jenny, Misses Kathleen Rose Elizabeth and Karen Ann Wilson, and Dr. Roderic William Wilson. Great-grandmother of Simon, James, Ben and Emma Wilson - all of the above living in England. Also survived by a number of loved nephews, William George, William Albert and Kenneth Russell Gibson, and by dear friends Leo and Marguerite Cushman. She was predeceased by her parents William Edward and Sarah Elizabeth Gibson, brothers William and Albert Gibson and sister Mrs. Elsie Hayman. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Centre St. Baptist Church where she was active in various groups. At her request, there will be no visitations or funeral service. Cremation and private interment in the family plots in Elmdale Park Cemetery, St. Thomas. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.
BEECROFT - Lloyd Leslie of St. Thomas, on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 62nd year. Dear son of Annabelle (Clark) Beecroft of St. Thomasand the late William Beecroft. Dear father of Rhonda and her husband Pete Waringer of St. Thomas and Dwayne Beecroft of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Harold and his wife June Beecroft, Bill and his wife Edna Beecroft, Alex and his wife Marg Beecroft, Betty and her husband David Robbins, Evelyn and her husband Brian Forsyth, Mary Eileen Player, all of St. Thomas and Wayne and his wife Cathy Beecroft of Lyons. Loved grandfather of Taylor and Cole. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. Cremation, with interment of ashes in Cowal-McBride Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. A donation will be made to the Memory Gardens of Pinafore Park in remembrance of Lloyd.