Sifton, William Mowbray

Sifton, William Mowbray "Mow"

December 6th, 2015

With family by his side, at Highview Residences on Sunday, December 6, 2015, Mr. William Mowbray “Mow” Sifton, of London, in his 92nd year. Husband of the late Doris (née Flanagan) Sifton (2013). Loving Dad of Glen Sifton (Donna), Sherene Davidson (John), Carol Robertson (Doug), Paul Sifton and Richard Sifton (Sandy). Proud Grandpa of Karen, Tyler, Tim, Geordan, Matthew, Michael, Melinda, Sarah, Victoria and Cameron; and Great-Grandpa of Jasmine, Jayme and Beatrice. Predeceased by his sister Betty Mustard, and grandson Jesse Davidson (2009). Mowbray, as the President and Chairman of Sifton Properties, played a significant role in the development of London and area, in particular the Oakridge, Westmount and Berkshire communities. He was passionate about giving back to the community and was the founder of the Sifton Family Foundation. Mow had a long and productive life and will be missed by many. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. A private family service will be held, with the Rev’d Canon Dr. Kevin George officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mow may be made to Jesse’s Journey or the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.

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Bryan CardI met Mr. Sifton as a volunteer at a gala when he was inducted into the JA London and District Business Hall of Fame. He was truly a pillar of the community, and his family continues to enrich the lives of those around them. My condolences to the Sifton family.
Stefan Pieper-Kolbe & Martina KolbeRichard and family, we would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss.
Roberta Lattanzio and Paul CasavecchiaRichard, Sandy and family, so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.
Laura HillThinking of you Richard, Sandy, Victoria and Cameron ~
Ron DawsonI have known the Sifton family for a long time. I lived at the east end of Sherwood Ave. back in the '30s. Mo was a kind and gentle man, even as Harry was. My heart goes out to all the family.
Monte, Cindy, Michael & Grace GobleDear Richard, Sandy, Victoria & Cameron, please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeremy & Derek HickCam, Victoria & Family, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of sadness. Remember all of the good times and cherish them forever.
John KapteynIt has been thirty years since I worked at Sifton Properties, but I still hold dear the times I worked directly with Mowbray and his family. He was a humble, generous, caring person who took a personal interest in me and all the employees, making everyone feel like they mattered. He was and will always be one of my heroes who helped me grow as a person. My condolences to the family.
Carolyn BoyleIn reading the book Bricks and Mortar, the Sifton family is responsible for building approximately 20% of our beautiful city, this realized, Sifton was the mortar. This impact makes us realize that there is more give than take. We will miss Mowbray, his legacy lives on in his generations to come. My love and prayers to the Family.
David WaughMy condolences to Glen and the family
Marg HeathPrayers and Sympathy to the family on your father passing - he was an Icon in this City and we have him to thank for helping pioneer what a great City we live in and all the wonderful developments in the surrounding area - your Father was truly a kind and caring and compassionate man and his legacy will certainly live on in the many generations to come....hugs to Richard and Sandy and all the folks I have the pleasure of dealing with in the Senior Living Division - this is a sad day and Mow will certainly be missed by all of us.
Mary OngaroKaren, our deepest Sympathies to you and all of the Sifton Family on your Loss. Absolute Ventilation Inc.
Brian GrundyGlen, I am saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. I say from my heart, that so many of us saw him as one of the most honourable men in the history of the City of London. He was one of the two people who interviewed me, one month before I graduated from St. Clair College, in 1972. My sincerest condolences to you and Donna and your families, and to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. From a past Sifton employee and co-hort, Brian Grundy.
Major Patricia PhinneyVery sorry for your loss - thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Sifton was such a wonderful supporter of the work of The Salvation Army in London and had such a giving and compassionate heart for those less fortunate. May you know God's comfort and peace during these difficult days.
Ross & Louise GoodOur most sincere sympathy to all the family on the loss of Mowbray. What a wonderful contribution he made during his lifetime - he will be missed.
Zoltan & Christina Dobsinai sr.Richard, Sandy & Family, please accept our most sincere sympathy for your loss.
Bill & Sheila WylieGlen , Donna.. and the Sifton family..Please accept our heartfelt condolences regarding the passing of your father.. The city of London and the building community have lost an icon.
Gail WeilerRichard: Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the loss of your beloved father. It has been many years since we met at FKS, you a young graduate learning the basics of Land Surveying. It was a pleasure meeting you Richard. May God Bless you and your family as you begin your new journey without your father. Gail Weiler
Jim GiannosIt was a pleasure serving your family both in Byron and at the Hillside. Your father was always kind enough to take an interest in me and my business and both your parents will be greatly missed.
ela spinksOur deepest condolences and prayers to the Sifton family during this sad time.
Irene McIntoshRichard, Sandy and Family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. You are in my prayers.
George and Lynne GerrytsOur sincere sympathies go out to the entire Sifton family. Your father and grandfather will be deeply missed but his contributions to the city of London will carry on.
GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc.Our deepest condolences to the Sifton family during this difficult time. Mowbray's legacy and contributions to the city of London will live on forever.
Brian CrossDear Carol,Doug,and family;I am deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of an extraordinary business icon of our community and a true humanitarian to both his family and his many business associates far and wide in Canada and abroad.I myself having gone to highschool at Westminister High here in London,ontario from September 1968-June 1972,truly remember going there back in the day with Carol, and racing from class to class with my canes because of being born with Cerebral Palsy back in June 1953 at Great War Memorial Hospital in Perth,Ontario,and consequently marching forward in life as Jesse does to this very day with the help of numerous family members and friend alike always from this day forward guided by grampa we trust long into the future saying keep on running for the roses my grandson never give up .I will continue to be behind you and yours 100% as always from heaven okay.God Bless all your family members and better times ahead in your future careers and lif;es travels long into the future.Yours Sincerely,Brian Cross Senior Customer Service Represenative St.Joeseph;s Hospital Parkwood Site London,Ontario.Westminister Highschool Bussiness Alumni Member;June 1072.
RON HILLGlen and Donna My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. He was great man and a perfect gentleman.. The world is a better place because of him. He will be missed. God bless. Ron Hill
Nadia and Gunter Kuhni, and the Staff at Design Matrix Inc.Our heartfelt condolences goes out to all of the Sifton Family. You have been blessed to have had such a great man in your lives and will be missed.
Norma ClareTo the Sifton Farmily - Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Father. What an amazing and humble person, with all his accomplishments! When I visited a dear friend at Highview Residences, Mr. Sifton often sat with us at various functions. I truly admired him - so kind, and ever a gentleman. Norma Clare London
Janis GottTo the Sifton family: As a copywriter for Totalmarketing in the 1970s, I wrote much of the advertising for Sifton Properties housing developments. I was fortunate to meet Mowbray Sifton on three occasions and distinctly remember his friendliness, graciousness and down-to-earth manner. My sincere condolences.
ROCCO CIFALDITO THE SIFTON FAMILY.MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY A TRUE AND RESPECTED GENTLEMAN IN OUR COMMUNITY.
Dale ShelleyCarol, Doug & family - So sorry to read the sad news of your Dad's passing. My sincere condolences to you and the rest of the Sifton family.
Jim Pullen, Waynesboro, VirginiaThe remaining Pullen family was saddened today when I was advised of Mowbray's passing. Joan and I extend our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time of life. Our first meeting was in 1950 when we moved in next door to your parents. What genuinely special neighbors and friends they became to my family. First Glen and then Sherene came into your family and how proud your Mom and Dad were as your family grew and grew. Your grandfather was still with Sifton Construction and your Dad worked hard on the job early each day till late dinner time, back in those days. Since moving to the United States, we still kept in touch, as the mark left on our lives by your parents was both sincere and deep in our hearts. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow, but know that your Mom and Dad are together again. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Jim
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