gordon knowlesKNOWLES, Gordon M., of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away at his late residence on Sunday, February 21, 2016, in his 94th year.  Beloved husband of the late Elaine R. (nee Clatworthy) Knowles (2012).  Dearly loved father of Carol Knowles of St. Thomas, Linda Baker of Hamilton, Nancy Davidson, Barbara Glazier (Kevin), and Mary Pfeffer (John), all of St. Thomas.  Dear brother of Gladys Tisdale of St. Thomas, Jean Church of Simcoe, late William J. Knowles, late Clark Knowles, late Thomas Knowles, late Ralph Knowles (Rose of Tillsonburg), and the late Ray Knowles (Joan of Niagara Falls, NY).  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Born in South Dorchester Twp., ON, August 15, 1922, he was the son of the late Clarence and Beatrice (nee Derrough) Knowles.  Gordon formerly worked as a welder for Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie, as an insurance agent, a car salesman for Merlin & Spackman Motors, St. Thomas, as a kiln worker at Canada Vitrified Products, St. Thomas, and later took up farming.  During the Second World War, he served with the RCAF.  Gordon was a member of New Sarum Baptist Church.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 25th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  A private family service to follow.  Interment in Orwell Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or New Sarum Baptist Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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