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Mr. Donald Rhodes

At Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, on Thursday December 21st, 2017, Mr. Donald Rhodes in his 81st year.  He was born and raised in Raleigh Township.  Cherished son of the late Robert and Margaret (Hendrie) Rhodes.  Beloved husband and best friend of the late Bette.  Loving father of Bill and his wife Jana, Paul and his wife Andrea, David and his wife Juilanne, and Peter and his wife Terry, all of Chatham.  He will be lovingly remembered by his eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Ester Coulter and Bob Rhodes and his wife Joan.  Predeceased by his infant sister little Margaret and Evelyn Chapel.  Donald was a life long member of Wesley United Church.  He loved working beside his family on the family farm and always looked forward to feeling the Raleigh soil in his hands in the spring and the joy and fulfilment of harvesting a bountiful crop in the fall.  When he was not busy planting and harvesting and doing daily farm chores you could find him tinkering in his shop a place that gave him so much satisfaction.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519 352 -2710 on December 28th, 2017 with visiting from 5 to 8 p.m.  A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Andrew Gilliland of Wesley United Church officiating.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider Arthritis Society and Wesley United Church.  On-line condolences may be left at

Visitation:   Thursday December 28th, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service:   Thursday December 28th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Officiating: Pastor Andrew Gilliland

Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date.

Donations:    Wesley United Church or Arthritis Society

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