NOEL – Joseph Gerard “Jerry” Noel passed away at home with his family by his side, on May 6, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Roseann Noel (nee Serle). Jerry is survived by his siblings Cecile Pinsonneault of Windsor, Frank (Denise) Noel of Tecumseh, Juliette (Ernie) Brousseau of Chatham; special nieces and nephews Mary Anne (Jim) Tinline of Thamesville and Dave (Faye) Dores of Lethbridge, Alberta, Rene (Judy) Masse of Tilbury; his cousins Bob (Donna) Serle of London, Susan (Filippo) Ornato of London, Joe (Marg) Ornato of Mt. Brydges; his brother-in-law Paul (Maria) LeBlanc of Strathroy; his good friends Paul Varga (Marg Kelly) of Mt. Brydges, Stan (Mary) Lunn of St. Thomas; and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Ewilda, Antoinette, Blanche, Theresa, and his parents Joseph and Louise Noel.
Jerry was a self-employed house painter, and in his spare time enjoyed billiards, bowling, woodworking and cooking. Jerry was also a decorated War Veteran, having served his country proudly on the Korean front with the distinguished Enfield rifles of the 1st Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment Val Cartier Quebec, known as the “Van Doos” followed by a period of time with post war Special Services, then on return to Canada with the, 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment . Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570). Cremation has taken place. Interment and short service in South Park Cemetery, Sunset Road St. Thomas on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00am. If desired, donations to Animal Aide, Pets Friends 4 Life, C.C.A.C or your choice of charity would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com