Vanidour- William John of Fonthill and formerly of Sparta and St. Thomas passed away at the Port Colborne Hospital on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Edna Joyce (Thurston) Vanidour (2007) and loved father of John and Judy Vanidour of Fonthill, David Vanidour and his wife Dr. Georgia Hammock of Augusta Georgia and Peter Vanidour of St. Thomas. Loving grandfather of Ethan Vanidour, Erin Hendriks (Justyn), Trent Vanidour, Cole Donnelly and Marianna Joy Hammock- Vanidour and great grandfather of Autumn,Teagan and Dylan. Predeceased by his brothers Robert (late Edith) and Charles. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. William was born November 26, 1928 in St. Thomas the son of the late Roy and Leah (Langford) Vanidour. He was the Plant Manager (Maintenance and Engineering) at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. He was a member of the Aylmer Trinity Anglican Church, he was involved with the St. Thomas wood carvers, the Marquetry Society of Canada and England, the Tillsonburg Weavers guild, a life member of the credit union charitable foundation, the Elgin-Oxford bee keepers and the Ontario bee keepers. Resting at Williams Funeral Home 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Donations can be made to the Cancer Society.