DeBackere, Noel Silver of Dexter, passed away on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, at
his residence, at the age of 73.
Dearly loved father of Joanne Brown (late Steven), Rick DeBackere (Jenn), Dan DeBackere
(Joanna) and Diane VanderHeyden (Rob). Dear brother Mariette Bilcke (Andy) and the
late Noella VanHoucke. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and a number of nieces and
nephews, neighbours and friends.
Noel was born in Belgium on March 10th, 1945, the son of the late Arthur and Godeleive
(DeRaeve) DeBackere. Noel was a farmer. He was a longtime member of the Union/South
Yarmouth Optimist Club. Noel enjoyed farming and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas
on Friday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The funeral service
to celebrate Noel’s life will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cremation, with private burial of ashes in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made
to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the Lung Association.