Beresford, Walter “Wally” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age 86. Dearly loved husband of Carol Anne (Tomyn) Beresford and the late Olive Beresford. Loved father of Lorna Stock (Sandi) of Ajax and Heather (Tim) Lamirand of Gatineau, Quebec and step-father of Cathy Beresford (Rob) of Merrickville and Rick Devereux of Ottawa. Loved grandfather of Robert and James, Alison, Andrew and Cameron and step-grandfather of Camden, Keara, Haden and Nya. Dear brother of Helen Corbett of Hamilton, Marion Green of Calgary , Muriel Ouimette of Elliott Lake. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Wally was born in Arvida, Quebec on January 22, 1928, the son of the late Walter and Margaret (McKillop) Beresford. He served over 23 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Port Stanley.
A Memorial service to celebrate Wally’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes in South Park Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.