DEES, Mrs. Judith R. “Judi” (nee Shelley), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, in her 68th year. Dearly loved wife of Jack M. Dees. Loving mother of Rev. Darin Dees (Angela) of R.R.7, St. Thomas, Jamey Dees (Nicole) of Brooklin, Kelly Dees Whitfield (Robert) of Sydney, Australia, and Emily Dees of St. Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Sinjin and Abigail Dees of St. Thomas, Lauryn and Leah Dees of Brooklin, and Chloe and Mim Dees Whitfield of Sydney, Australia. Dear sister of Pauline Swift (Dale “Bounce”) of St. Thomas, Ronald Shelley (Carol) of Gorrie, and Phillip Shelley of St. Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, August 21, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Phyllis (nee Randall) Shelley. Judi was a retired elementary school teacher. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening, November 6th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home. Following cremation, interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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