Kloosterman, Janice Renne of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late John David Kloosterman and dearly loved mother of Jeff Kloosterman of Port Stanley and Paul Kloosterman (Ann) of St. Thomas. Loved grandmother of Ethan, Johnny and Simon. Dear sister of Virginia Hall (Ned) of St. Thomas. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Janice was born in St. Thomas on January 25th, 1943, the daughter of the late Florence (Goode) and Art Johnson. She worked for London Life. Janice was a member of the Southern Ontario Street Rods Assocation.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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.