Austin –Alfred “Alf” Edward, of St. Thomas passed away at his residence on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th, 2012. Dearly loved husband of Patricia Ann( Durfey ) Austin and loved father of Mark ( Cathy ) Austin of St. Catharines, Colleen ( Bill ) Loker of St. Thomas and Jason Austin of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Jim (Gloria ) Austin of St. Thomas Ronald ( Judy ) Austin of St. Thomas, John (Lois ) Austin of Toronto and Lee ( Gabby ) Tremblay of London. Loved grandfather Sam, Olivia, Owen, Matthew and Jack. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. He was born in St. Thomas on May 16th, 1939, the son of the late Jack and Elizabeth ( Rae ) Austin. Alfred was retired after thirty five years in furniture sales. He was a member of Holy Angels’ Church and a Past President and long time member of the St. Thomas Optimist Club.
A public memorial service to celebrate Alf’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. St. Thomas on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the V.O.N.