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Our History

The Williams Funeral Home was founded in 1893 by P.R. Williams and is one of the oldest Funeral businesses in the province of Ontario. Over the next seven decades the business was passed down through several generations in the Williams Family. In the earlier years they occupied a number of different buildings along Talbot Street and in 1929 they purchased the building at 45 Elgin Street, from which we still operate.

In 1965, Gordon Hughson, who had operated the Hughson Funeral Home in Aylmer for the previous twenty-one years, purchased the funeral home and continued the long tradition of dedication and service. Currently, the funeral home is operated by his sons, Allan and Gary Hughson.

Images shown below are a few of the Historical photos from our in-house Archives.

The Williams Funeral Home building was originally a house built by John Baird (In above Image). This is the oldest photograph we have of our Historic building; Dated approx. 1842. Several renovations and changes happened throughout the years, but the buildings core architecture and detailing remains.

Prior to purchasing Williams Funeral Home in 1965, Gord and Joyce Hughson operated the funeral home and ambulance service in Aylmer Ontario.

Prior to purchasing Williams Funeral Home in 1965, Gord and Joyce Hughson operated the funeral home and ambulance service in Aylmer Ontario.

Date - 1993

Date - 1993

Celebrating Williams 100 year anniversary.