POST: Abel of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer and formerly of Frome and St. Thomas
Post- Abel passed away peacefully on Monday, September 24th, 2012, with his loving family at his side at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer (formerly of Frome and St. Thomas) in his 95th year. Beloved husband for 64 years of late Effie (2011). Loving father of Ida Martin and her partner John Agar. Proud grandfather of Trevor (Janiesa) Martin and Jody Martin (Justin Axford). Treasured great grandfather of Addison and Brynley Martin and Bella and Trevor Axford.Loved by extended family, Tim, Diane, Stephan and Ryan Agar, Linda, Tyler, Owen and Payton Merkley. Survived by son Jim Post of Fort McMurray and his family. Survived by his sister Gezie and several nieces and nephews in Holland. Predeceased by his sister Freka and a brother Jacob. Lovingly remembered by long time family friend Siebrand Knol and the Vanderlaan family. Oom Abel will be dearly missed by his niece Anneke Post Bakker (Roel). Abel was born on May 28, 1918 in Westeremden Holland,the son of the late Jimke and Trientje Post. Abel and Effie immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1951, and settled in Frome where they farmed. Abel had also worked as a farm labourer and in construction. He was an adherent of Frome United Church. Abel was a member of the Dutch Canadian Legion. In earlier years he loved to bowl, was a member of the Port Stanley 55+ Club, the St. Thomas Men’s Choir and a proud member of the Holstein Association.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Shedden Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Frome United Church Sunday School or a charity of your choice.