FOWLER, Donald W., of St. Thomas, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in his 96th year. Husband of the late Bernice (nee Houghton) Fowler, RN (2001). Father of Roy Fowler, and Anne Neill and her husband Rob, all of St. Thomas. Grandfather of Christopher Neill and his wife Christina, and their children, Sloane and Bowen of Pemberton, BC, and Todd Neill and his wife Andrea, and their children, Peyton, Gannon, and Marin of Guelph. Uncle of Jim Thomson and his wife Pat of Mapleton. Also survived by several other nieces and nephews on the Houghton side. A sister, Aleta Thomson died in 2009. Born in St. Thomas, ON, February 20, 1920, he was the son of the late Daniel and Grace (nee Luton) Fowler. Don was a retired employee of Hayes-Dana. He was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, the Hayes-Dana Retirees Club, and a former member of the 55+ Club, Port Stanley. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and private interment will be made in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Ave. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon, May 10th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where a memorial service to celebrate Don’s life will be held on Monday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. If so desired, memorial donations to Centre Street Baptist Church, Eyes Right, or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Gratitude is expressed to the nurses and staff of the Valleyview Home (Chesapeake Way) and Extendicare, Port Stanley for their exceptional, compassionate care.
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