TRUDELL, Elizabeth Isabel of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, at her late residence, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Trudell (1974) and loved mother of Colette Gorman of St. Thomas, Blair Trudell and his wife Charlene of Newbury and the late Troy Trudell (2000). Much loved grandmother of Jeremy, Sean, Malcolm, Erica, Roddy, Ariel, Patrick, Keela, Jack, Savanna and Taylor. She was the last of her family. Elizabeth was born in Rodney on April 25th, 1940, the daughter of the late Robert and Minnie (Jennings) Currie. She was a member of Holy Angels’ Church.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Church on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. No visitation prior to the Mass. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Holy Angels’ Restoration Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements
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.