John and Pat Thomas

Thomas: John Howard and Patricia Elizabeth -

Residents of Blenheim, John and Pat Thomas passed away suddenly in a motor vehicle accident on August 28, 2020. 

Both born in Windsor Ontario, John was the son of  the late John and Hazel (Parney) Thomas and Pat was the daughter of Merle and Mary (Wusaty) Damm.

John and Pat had recently celebrated their 47th anniversary on August 11.

Loving parents to their son, David (Melissa) Thomas of Corunna, and spoiling grandpa and meka to Molly and Benjamin.

John leaves behind his sisters Margaret Ann (the late Alan) Gold and Cheryl (Jon) Sparling, and Pat leaves behind siblings Laurie (Mike) Rishworth, and Kevin (Heather) Damm.

Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

John retired from Ford Motor Company in Windsor but found his true passion once he retired for farming, collection of antiques, and attending steam shows.  Pat worked at Met Hospital in Windsor but retired from Leamington Hospital.  She was a woman of many talents in crafting, quilting, sewing, gardening and was actively involved with the Ridgetown Horticultural Society.  John and Pat did absolutely everything together and the family takes comfort in knowing they are together now.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park St. in Blenheim from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  Those wishing to attend the visitation are asked to call the funeral home at 519-676-3451 or sign up through the link:  Due to COVID-19 the family will be having a private funeral service with a burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Donations made in memory of John and Pat can be made to the Ridgetown and District Horticultural Society or the Chatham-Kent 4-H Club would be appreciated. 

Online condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home
141 Park Street, Blenheim