BRANTON, George M., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, October 21, 2016, in his 67th year. Husband of Margaret (nee Winkworth) Branton. Father of Rob Branton, and grandfather of Kale Branton (his mother Tina), all of St. Thomas. Brother of Shirley Cook (Peter), Sharon Simpson (Norm), and the late Jack Branton (Ruth), all of St. Thomas. Brother-in-law of John Winkworth and Cindy Hanson of Thunder Bay, and Janice and Tom Reid of St. Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, January 1, 1950, he was the son of the late Jack H. and Ethel (nee Bradley) Branton. George was a lift truck driver at VME (formerly Clark Equipment), St. Thomas for 25 years. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).
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