FRENCH, June E. (nee Grove) of St. Thomas, passed away Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at her late residence, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Jack (predeceased 2012) and Gordon E. Slessor (predeceased 1969). June was the daughter of Vera and William Grove of Markham R.R. 2, (both deceased). Dearest mother to Garry Slessor (Maureen) of Peterborough, Roderick Slessor (deceased) and Gloria Decaire (Len) of North Bay. June was the eldest of eight children. Charles Grove (deceased) (Betty) of Stouffville, Walter of Thornton (Evelyn and Lisa, both deceased), Mary Overland (Roy) of Tillsonburg, Patricia Leijon (John) of California, both deceased, Dorothy Maguire (Neil) both deceased, Isabel McVicar (Lloyd, deceased, and George Langdon, deceased), and Evelyn McCutcheon (Bill) both deceased. Left to mourn the loss of June are three grandchildren: Adam Smith (Louise), Christina Dever (Steve), and Karen Ross (David), and their children, June’s great grandchildren. June has several nieces and nephews who will miss her.
The funeral graveside service to be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. A reception to follow. Remembrances may be made to the Kidney Foundation or charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.