Coatsworth, Thomas0002 (Mobile)COATSWORTH: Thomas William, Sr. A resident of R.R.#2 Blenheim, Tom Coatsworth Sr. passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in Chatham on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the age of 83. Born in Blenheim, Tom was the son of the late Frank and Bernice (Townsend) Coatsworth. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Jane Coatsworth (nee Belbin). Dear father of Tom Coatsworth Jr. (Christie Dawson) of R.R. # 2 Blenheim, Bob Coatsworth and his wife Marianne of R.R.#4 Blenheim, and Cathy Coatsworth Finch and her husband Mark of R.R.#2 Blenheim. Grandfather of Jordan Coatsworth (Heather Visser), Laurel Coatsworth, Marlee Finch, and Laura Finch. Brother of Pat Thompson and her husband Wes of Blenheim, and the late Marjorie and Jack Nichols, and Betty and Jetze DeBoer. Brother-in-law to the late Robert Belbin. Also missed by several nieces, nephews, friends, extended family as well as his weekly round table. Tom met Jane in Rondeau Park in 1956 and they married shortly thereafter. He worked alongside Jane on the family farm for his entire life. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m and on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Terris officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Tom to Compassion Canada or Operation Smile Canada would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home
141 Park Street, Blenheim

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