Moorhead, Peter Ryan of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband of Betty (Adams) Moorhead. Loved mother of Philip Moorhead of Waterloo. Dear brother of Eleanor Reeves (Roger), Gordena “Betty” Holloway (late Jim) and the late William Moorhead. Special friend of Toni Jans. Sadly missed by a number of cousins and nieces and nephews, Peter was born in Palmerston on July 18th, 1934, the son of the late Gordon and Verbena (Ryan) Moorhead. He was retired from C.N. Railroad. Peter was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church and Talbot Lodge # 546 A.F. and A.M.
A public Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation, with private interment in Mount Forest Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin or to St. John’s Anglican Church.
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.