BURGIN: Mrs. Lucille (nee Smith), of St. Thomas, Ontario
BURGIN, Mrs. Lucille (nee Smith), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence, the Valleyview Home on Thursday, October 16, 2014, in her 94th year, following a long, difficult battle with dementia. Wife of the late Harold Burgin (1979). Loved mother of James “Jim” Burgin (Joyce) of St. Thomas. Loving grandmother of Monica Uffen and proud great grandmother of Brodie and Briana Uffen, all of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Lucille was predeceased by her parents, Charles and May (nee Rowe) Smith, a special aunt, Reta Rowe, a sister, Margaret Cummings (late Scoop), and by three brothers, Preston (late Emma), Fred (late Winnie) and Jack Smith (late Marge). She was born in St. Thomas on August 21, 1921. Lucille was a devoted wife and mother, and to help support her family during the difficult business years, she worked long hours at several industries in St. Thomas, many of them at Clevite. She had great respect for the many volunteers who care for and find homes for abused and abandoned animals. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon, October 19th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Monday, October 20th at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. In keeping with Lucille’s love and concern for animals, memorial donations to Pet/Friends for Life or Animal Aide will be appreciated.