FORD, William H. L. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in his 77th year. Beloved husband for 58 years to Norma (nee Rutherford) Ford. Dearly loved father of Jim Ford (Tammy), Ken Ford (Susan), Lynda Ford-Ralf, and Maureen Vanoverbeke (Bob). Cherished grandfather of Joe Vanoverbeke (Kelly), Rob Vanoverbeke (Stephanie Charette), Jacqueline Ford, Jenna Ford (Josh Bach), Angela Ralf, and Bill Ralf (Danielle). Dear brother of Fred Ford (Dorinda), Shirley Griffin (late Colin), and Berniece Lidster (Eugene). Also survived by 14 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. An infant son, Murray William Ford passed away in 1963. Born in North Walsingham Twp., ON, March 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Stanley and Beryl (nee Zimmer) Ford. A retired employee of the Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Bill also formerly worked at Hartz, St. Thomas for many years and farmed. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening, December 29th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Union Cemetery. Flowers respectfully declined. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.
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