NEWTON, Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 30, 2016, in her 93rd year. Wife of 63 years to the late Howard Newton (2006). Mother of Lee Newton (Jocelyne) of Montréal, and the late Glenn Newton (1988) (Jeannie of Lambeth). Grandmother of Trisha, Lori, Sarah, Heather, Trevor, Sammy and Liana. Great grandmother of Tara, Tyler, Taya, Jackson, and Heron. Great great grandmother of Mackenzie. Born in Fleet, England, May 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ella Rose (nee Moody) Silver. She was an English war bride. Daphne was a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre and a former volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Tuck Shop. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where a private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre gratefully acknowledged.
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