CLAYTON, Edward H. “Ted”, of St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place on Saturday, December 1, 2012, in his 79th year.  Husband of Mary Jane (nee O’Connor) Clayton.  Father of Darryl E. Clayton, of St. Thomas, Brenda Martin of Tillsonburg, and the late Barbara Mackay (May 31, 2012).  Grandfather of Rick Mackay of Whistler, BC, Cheri Mackay of St. Thomas, and twins, Warren and Jacob Martin, both of Tillsonburg.  Brother of Ray Clayton and his wife Harriet of St. Thomas.  Also survived by sisters-in-law, Ruth Clayton of Hamilton, Betty Clayton of St. Thomas, and Helen O’Connor of London.  Predeceased by sisters, Lilian and Edith, and by brothers, Jack, Joe, Stan, Lewis, Ronnie, and Roy.  In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation.  A private family service will be held.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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