Charlton, John Herbert of Caressant Care Nursing Home, and formerly of R.R. 2 Springfield, passed away peacefully, on Friday, June 21st, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Hide) Charlton (2009) and dearly loved father of Marilyn McLain and partner Ivan Wentzell and Rosemary Gordon and husband Gary. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was last of his family. Predeceased by a brother Ansel Charlton and by 2 sisters Edna Willsey and Vera Jones. Dear brother-in-law of Harold Hide of B.C., Betty Hide of Calgary and John Hide of Aylmer. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. John was born July 29th, 1922, in Elgin County, the son of the late John and Leveda Charlton. He was retired from Chrysler, Windsor. He enjoyed hobby farming.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Private interment in Springfield Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice