Zimmerman – Claire Lewis of St. Thomas passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 71st year. Dear nephew of Phyllis Jarvis of Guelph. He is survived by several cousins in London and Windsor and remembered by many friends at 200 Chestnut St., St. Thomas and in Port Stanley. Claire was born December 31, 1942 in London, the son of the late Mildred and Lewis Zimmerman. He held many positions with Hartz Mountain, working in Toronto, Vancouver and St. Thomas.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday July 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. No visitation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Animal Aide 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.