Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON


Chesley Fulton

September 5, 1926October 28, 2016
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Ches Fulton, son of the late Winfred Chesley Fulton and Pansy Gem (Ettinger-Fulton) Henneberry, passed away peacefully at Hospice Niagara on Friday October 28, 2016, surrounded by loving family and friends, after a short battle with cancer.

Ches will be greatly missed by his devoted and loving wife Alice Elizabeth (Betty) of 66 years, their five children – Clyde (Judith) Fulton, Larry (Donna) Fulton, Brian (Lisa Mucciante) Fulton, Donna White (Brian) and Scott (Cindy Kay) Fulton, and their chosen Bequian/Canadian son Amos (wife Alice, children Nathan and Nyah) Hanson. Also mourning his passing will be grandchildren Lisa (Ryan) Pepperall, David, Craig, and Kim Fulton, Trish (Shane Cowlishaw) Merz, Allison (Marc Mendoza) Merz, Michael (Laura Sharkey) Fulton, Stephen (Chelsea) Fulton, chosen Bequian granddaughter Gaynor Kydd and three great grandchildren – Ethan and Alexa Pepperall, and Lucas Fulton. Ches is also survived by brothers Charles (Laura) Fulton, and Sheldon (Marjorie) Fulton, and sister-in-law Mary Fulton. He was predeceased by brother Ercil, and sisters Vivian, Janice, Jean, and Verbena. Ches was born on Portapique Mtn., Nova Scotia on Sept. 5, 1926 to Winfred & Pansy Fulton. He joined the army shortly before the end of the WW II, and having trained in CFB Petawawa, found that life looked much brighter in Ontario. Upon discharge, he moved to St. Catharines to live with his sister Jean, and soon met Betty Hunter, who he married on August 26, 1950. They were subsequently blessed with five children. After working at English Electric and then Penzer Products, Ches started his own successful business (Fulton Manufacturing Ltd.) in 1969. Upon retirement in 1988, Ches and Betty sold the business to their son Larry, allowing Ches and Betty to move to Huntsville, the place where they had honeymooned. The lovely rolling countryside of Muskoka reminded Ches of his home province, Nova Scotia. During their 23 years in Huntsville, Ches and Betty became great friends with Ken and Karen Hewitt (their Huntsville family), and with many other close friends within the Huntsville community and at All Saints’ Church, Parish of the Good Shepherd. Ches enjoyed curling, golfing, church and his morning coffee with his buddies at McDonald’s.

When Ches received his diagnosis of bladder cancer in early 2016, he and Betty decided to move back to St. Catharines to be closer to family, who assisted them during this very difficult period.

The family is extremely grateful to his palliative care nurses Judy, Darlene and Charlene; to the entire staff at Hospice Niagara who provided wonderful, attentive care; and to the many friends and family who were always by his side throughout his seven-month battle with cancer.

The family will receive friends at Hulse & English Funeral Home, 75 Church St., St. Catharines on Wednesday November 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Memorial donations would be greatly appreciated by the family and can be directed to Hospice Niagara, 403 Ontario Street, Unit 2, St. Catharines L2N 1L5, or Hospice Huntsville, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville P1H 1H7.

Celebration of life service at St. George’s Anglican Church, 83 Church St, St. Catharines on Saturday Dec. 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, December 10, 2016


Chesley Fulton

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Ruth Servos

November 3, 2016

Sorry to hear this sad news. Please know your friends and I are thinking about you, Lisa, & your extended family. Your dear Grandad will be missed.

November 2, 2016

To the Fulton Family
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Ches.
We did business together for twenty years.
He will be missed.
Warren Bradshaw

Darlene Tice

November 2, 2016

Dear wonderful Family, I want to send my deepest condolences for Chesley's passing. He was a wonderful man to look after.
His sweet smile will be remembered.
I also appreciated getting to know his family.
You are all in my thoughts.
Darlene Tice R.N.

November 2, 2016

Dear Betty
I was so sorry to hear of Ches's passing. He was a wonderful person and I was so blessed that you both were brought into our lives many years ago. He will be remembered by many. Jodi House (Huntsville, ON)

November 1, 2016

Dear Betty, I am so sorry to hear of Chess passing. I will always be grateful to both of you for the many visits to Mom, Rheta Asbury, while she was at Rogers Cove. My sincere condolences to you & your family Helen Mathews, Barrie, Ont.

Phil & Leanne Fountaine

October 31, 2016

Dear Betty and family,
So sorry to hear of Chesley's passing.He was a truly remarkable man always willing to help others and give in a time of need. You both are missed in Huntsville. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time.

Joanne Cunnington

October 30, 2016

Dear Betty and Family
Thinking of you with love and prayers at this difficult time.. You were wonderful neighbours for many years and great friends. We will all miss Ches and his wonderful sense of humour and his words of advice. Love Joanne Cunnington and June Gates

Dave Perkins

October 30, 2016

Met the Fulton family probably 50 yrs ago and knew they were the real deal under the special guidance of Ches and Betty- still remember the lessons that "Mr. Fulton" gave me- Condolences to all of you.

Karen & Gary Parkins (cousins)

October 29, 2016

To Betty and Family.
Like the beauty of passing seasons, his kind heart, story telling, compassion, work ethic, and contribution to his community has left the world a much better place. I don't ever recall a time when Ches didn't have a smile on his face and was happy to share a story or joke (which I'm sure, Betty, you heard many times).
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. May your precious memories and the prayers of those around you bring comfort to all of you at this time.


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