Thomas, Victoria Mae of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Monday, June 10th, 2013, at the L.H.S.C., in her 41st year. Dearly loved partner of Donald Waters and dear step-mother of Raymond Waters. Loved sister of Cherie Thomas of St. Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of step- brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Victoria worked at Popeye Chicken.
A public memorial service to celebrate Victoria’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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.