Spehar- Theresa of St. Thomas passed away, while surrounded by her loving family on Friday June 7, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 74th year. Beloved mother of Joe and his wife Kelly Spehar and Irene and her husband Dan Reichmann all of St. Thomas and was predeceased by her daughter Annmarie Spehar. Loving grandmother of Brianne, Sean, Jamie, Adrien and Rebecca. Loving sister of Marie Smith of Michigan, Rose Stevenson of Australia, Annie Monaghan of Australia and John O’Hare of Scotland. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Theresa was born December 16th, 1939 in Paisley, Scotland the daughter of the late John and Mary O’Hare. She worked at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital for over thirty years in housekeeping. She was a member of Holy Angels Church.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where visitation will be held Monday evening from 7- 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels Church on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society in memory of Theresa would be appreciated.
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.