Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON


Anna Bernice Thwaites

September 2, 1923July 31, 2020

Our beloved mother Anna Bernice Thwaites (nee Wilson) passed away in her sleep on July 31 at the age of 96. Anna was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Ronald Keith Thwaites, in 2003. The couple had two sons, John Reginald Thwaites (Jocelyn) and Ronald James Thwaites (Lori). Anna is survived by her sons, their wives, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Anna had two brothers, the late James Wilson (his late wife Ruth) and Stuart Wilson (his late wife Helen).

Anna was an elementary school teacher locally in the St. Catharines area until she retired. She was an active member of the Retired Teachers of Ontario. Anna worked with her husband Ron on the family farm for many years. She was an active member of First Grantham United Church as a UCW member. Anna moved to Upper Canada Lodge in 2017.

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Anna's name to First Grantham United Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel (905-684-6346).


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Irma and Geurt VandenDool

August 5, 2020

We extend our condolences to the whole family.


Irma and Geurt VandenDool.

Susan Rutledge

August 1, 2020

Anna was a lovely person and I had the pleasure of first meeting her when she was teaching my son Scott at Lockview PS. Later she was a neighbour and friend of my Mom, Helen Voege at Ina Grafton and I had the pleasure of driving her big car to take several members of the Virgil Women's Institute to their annual pot luck dinners. Anna had a beautiful smile and gentle pleasant manner. Sending deepest sympathy to her Family. Sincerely Susan Rutledge

Nelly Visser

August 1, 2020

My condolences to the family.
Your Mom was an inspiration. I had conversations with her in the past few years whenever we would sing with The Evergreen Singers at Upper Canada Lodge.
Cherish your memories.
Nelly (& John)

Katharine (Shantz) Hempel

August 1, 2020

I’d like to offer my deepest sympathies to John Thwaites and all of his family, on the passing of your mother. She and your dad, Ron, were clients of my late husband, David Shantz, and I remember them both fondly and with great affection. We always enjoyed their visits. Your Mom was a woman of grace and dignity. Your Dad always had a twinkle in his eye. They will both be missed. I’m in Michigan now, John, and I appreciate having known you and your family - it was always a supreme pleasure to see any of you.

Barbara & Bob Stewart

August 1, 2020

Bob & Barbara Stewart wish to offer our c ondolences to your family.
Anna was a loving caring woman. Bob especially
Remembers her visits to him while he was in hospital.
Always remembered. The Stewarts

Sharon Bennett

August 1, 2020

Al, Sharon and Bosco send our love and condolences to you Jim and Lori and all your family on the loss of your Mom. We will make a donation in her memory.


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