DUFFY- Patrick, on July 16, 2013 surrounded by the family he so cherished; Patrick Oscar Duffy of Union passed quietly after a brief battle with COPD. Born October 3, 1932 and predeceased by his parents Arnold and Florence Duffy, and brothers William, Robert, Micheal, John (Jack), and his favourite sister Jean. He is survived by his brother Jim Duffy (Pauline) of St. Thomas. His proudest achievements, children Florence, and son in law Jose Lourdes of London, Robert Duffy of Union and Connie Lunn of London. His grandchildren Madeline and Liam Lourdes. Oodles of nieces and nephews and countless friends across the country.
A gathering will be held at his residence on Sunset Rd on Saturday from noon til 6 p.m. Donations to PAWS for the Spay/Neuter Clinic greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements.
The Williams Funeral Home was founded in 1893 by P.R. Williams and is one of the oldest Funeral businesses in the province. Over the next seven decades the business was passed down through several generations in the Williams Family. In the eariler years they occupied a number of different buildings along Talbot Street and in 1929 they purchased the building at 45 Elgin Street, from which they still operate.
In 1966, Gordon Hughson, who had operated the Hughson Funeral Home in Aylmer for the previous twenty one years, purchased the funeral home and continued the long tradition of dedication and service. Currently, the funeral home is operated by his sons, Allan and Gary Hughson.