Woods- John Martin of London, passed away on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014, in his 59th year. Dearly loved son of Rosalind (Tatton) Woods of Port Stanley and the late John Frederick Woods (2005). Dear brother of Cheryl and her husband John Takacs, Tracy and her husband Glenn Durie and Nathan and his wife Deborah Killby- Woods. Dear uncle of Emily Kategiannis and her husband Gus, Ben Perkins and his wife Stacie, Matthew Stewart, Madison Durie (Travis), Amelia Young and her fiancé Teddy Lane and Sydney Durie. Great uncle of Eva, Gillian, James, Delaney, Jacob, Joshua, Emma and Leah. John was born June 10, 1955 in England.
Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society. A Celebration of John’s life will take place at a later date.
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.