SIMMONS, Gordon A., a resident of the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in his 96th year.  Dear brother of Kathleen Fowler of London, late Harold N. Simmons (1974), late Edna Dobbs (2012) and the late Marion McMahon (2012).  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, October 4, 1916, he was the son of the late Richard and Hazel (nee Smith) Simmons.  Gordon was a retired employee of Parkins Food Market, Talbot St., St. Thomas.  He was a respected member of the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), being an Honourary Deacon.  In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public visitation.  A private funeral service will be held  at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, June 12th, followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society or the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gratefully acknowledged.

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