KOOME, Mrs. Patricia (nee Protheroe), of the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Friday, September 20, 2013, in her 82nd year. Wife of Johannes L. “John” Koome. Mother of Geoff Koome (Sonya) of Dorchester, Katherine Edwards (Robert) of St. Thomas, and Melissa Koome (Angel Putter) of Hamilton. Grandmother of Troy Edwards of St. Thomas. Sister of Mary Brunelle (Jean) of Montréal, QC, late John Protheroe (Shirley of Halifax, NS), and late Fred Protheroe (Tanya of Halifax, NS). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Montréal, QC, November 15, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary (nee Kelly) Protheroe. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A public memorial service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, September 24th at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior. Inurnment in the columbarium at South Park Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.
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