Rapelje- Donald Walter of St. Thomas passed away at the St. Thomas –Elgin General Hospital on Saturday February 4th, 2017 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (MacNaught) Rapelje (2009) and loving father of Kathryn and her husband Ronald Gibson of St. Thomas and Wayne and his wife Deborah Rapelje of Dundas. Proud grandfather of Jeremy Kinsella, Aaron Rapelje and Amy Rapelje. Dear brother of Robert Rapelje and Shirley Colledge. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Donald was born September 15th, 1933 in St. Thomas , the son of the late Walter Edgar and Dawn Elizabeth(Orr) Rapelje. Don was retired from the C. and O. Railway. He member of the Legion. A private family service. No public visitation. Cremation. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.