Esseltine, Charles “Archie” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, August 10th, 2012, at the Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Clara “Jean” (Crossett) Esseltine (2005) and dearly loved father of Joan (Bill) King of Camlachie, Barb (Charlie) Birdsey of St. Thomas and Rob (Elizabeth) Esseltine of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Marie (Raymond) Cleary and Esther Parker all of St. Thomas. Predeceased by 3 sisters Irene, Alice and Ruby and brothers Bob (Edwin) and Reginald. Dear grandfather Carolyn (Mark Mitchell), Vicki King, Virginia (Carl Bright), Donald (Karen) King, Laura (Evan) Reid, Kevin (Joslynn) Esseltine, Kim (Craig) Harwood and Jennifer Babcock. Sadly missed by a number of great grandchildren. Archie was born in St. Thomas on June 5th, 1922, the son of the late Charles Morgan and Ardellas (Matthews) Esseltine. He was a retired crane operator with G.M. Archie served in the Navy.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.