Mendes-Antonio “Tony” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 76. Dearly loved husband of Joana (Lima) Mendes and loved father of Nelson Mendes of Aylmer and Filipe Mendes of Waterloo. Sadly by a number of brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews in Portugal. Tony was born in Guimarães, Portugal on June 10th, 1940, the son of the Jose and Ana (Marques) Mendes. He retired from Elgin Construction. Tony was a member of St. Anne’s Church. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 1:45 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery Mausoleum. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin.