Thomas-Sylvia Winnifred of Caressant Care Nursing Home, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 1st, 2013, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Thomas and dearly loved mother of Barbara Welch of St. Thomas, Colin Thomas (Judith) of Tillsonburg and Sylvia Wilson (Dennis ) of Fingal. Sadly missed by 5 grandchildren , 8 great grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a niece and nephew. Predeceased by a brother Edward “Ted” Mullens. Sylvia was born in Wales on September 17, 1915, the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Mullens.
A private family service at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation, with ashes to be scattered in the Old English Churchyard Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.
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.