Freele, Gary Newton of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 80. Dearly loved husband of Florence (MacInnis) Freele and loved father of Darryl Freele (Ann) of St. Thomas and Melinda Cockburn (Chris) of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Nancy Kirk (late Lawrence “Lynn”) of St. Thomas and the late Bob Freele (Bev). Loved grandfather of Shelby and Dakota Freele and Jaden and Taran Cockburn. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Gary was born in St. Thomas on November 25th, 1936, the son of the late Elsworth and Irma (Spry) Freele. Gary worked at Canada Post. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1954-1959. He was a member of the Port Rowan Legion.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.