Kelly, Marlene Ann (nee Hill) of Leamington Ontario

Posted by on April 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Marlene announce the peaceful passing of our wife, mother, and grandmother on Saturday, April 21st  at the age of 77.  She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Sun Parlor Home, Leamington.  She was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on July 16, 1940.  She lived most of her life in Saskatchewan until moving to Leamington in 2009.  She is survived by her beloved husband Bill of 58 years.  Loving mother of son Bill (Sheridan) of Toronto; daughter Robin of Peterborough; son Sean (Kandance) and their daughter Taeler of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Predeceased by her parents Irene and Stan Hill.  As per Marlene’s request a private family service will take place at a later date.  If you wish to donate in Marlene’s memory the family has asked that donations be made to the Parkinson’s Society by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) or at

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HOURIE: Gerald Richard of Calgary Formerly of Canmore

Posted by on April 17, 2018


Jerry Hourie a beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away suddenly on March 29, 2018 at 59.
Jerry was predeceased by his granddaughter Mercer Hourie.
He will be missed and remembered by his son Saun(Alena); son Mitchell; son Blaise; ex spouse Shannon. Grandchildren Stella, Huxley, Noah and Berkley.
Jerry will also be missed by his brothers Trevor and Russell Teed, sister Florence and extended family and friends.
Special thanks to Trevor and Russell Teed, Deline Dene Band, Danny Gaudet, Hannah VanderWielenAnderchek and Russ Reynolds of Bowriver Funeral Services.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made rob the charity of your choice.

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KEELER, Catherine “Kay”

Posted by on April 9, 2018

 Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, on Sunday April 8, 2018 at the age of 89. Loving wife of Don for 69 years. Cherished mother of Kathy (Steve), Linda (Randy), Patti (Len) and Susan (Sean). Adored Grandma of Neil (Christina), Sean, Jennifer (Steve), Brittany, Scott, Jamie, Keely, Glenn, and Nolan. G-G Kay of Olivia and Ava. Kay will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Beryl. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, (445 St. Vincent St. Barrie) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 for a memorial service at 11 o’clock a.m. A reception will follow. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through

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HUMPHRIES: MARY ELIZABETH of Lunenburg, NS Formerly of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2018


It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Humphries, 92, of Lunenburg, announces her death on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax.?? Born in Evanston, Illinois, she was the daughter of Andrew William and Elizabeth Holbrook (Marsales) Murdison.

In the course of her long life, Mary was an entrepreneur, scientist, educator, consumer advocate, broadcaster, author, volunteer, frustrated gardener, cat lover, singer, family historian and one of nature’s great enthusiasts. She never stopped learning new things, and was optimistic, curious and adventurous.

She grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, the youngest of four children. A brilliant student, Mary obtained both her B.A. and M.A. from University College, University of Toronto on full scholarships. She married English-born Michael Humphries in 1949, and became a specialist in textile and dye chemistry for Croy Knitting Mills.

An activist as well as a scientist, Mary helped shape the new Consumer Association of Canada from the 1950s and she broadcast her own weekly national consumer program on CBC Radio in the ‘60s. Mary taught textile science at Seneca College in Toronto for over 25 years. She was a Fellow of the Institute of Textile Science and a valued committee and board member for groups including the Metric Commission, Costume Society of Ontario, Jane Austen Society, Bata Shoe Museum, UC Book Sale, Maritime Concert Opera and many others. She made many, many friends through her professional and volunteer work.

She was an entrepreneur, writing and self publishing her own textbooks and swatch sets, which were eventually published by Prentice-Hall internationally and became some of the standard works in the field. She would definitely want us to remind you at this point that “a fibre is not a fabric”!

Mary is survived by her daughter, Nina Scott-Stoddart (David Mosey), Lunenburg; son Thomas (aka Chi) (Christa), Lahr, Germany; grandchildren, Dennis (Lydia) and Kai (Miriam Rother), Germany as well as her sister Jessie Wesley of Ontario and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Lucy Noble, her brother Andrew Murdison, her niece Heather Parekh and her nephew William Noble.

We would all like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the medical staff, especially the nurses, at South Shore General and the Halifax Infirmary, for their humane kindness and compassion , not only for Mary but for us.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Second Story Women’s Shelter in Lunenburg or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter of Lunenburg County would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were by Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home in Lunenburg.

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Engen: James Trevor (Jamie) of North Vancouver, BC Formerly of Woodinville, Washington

Posted by on April 5, 2018


James (Jamie) Trevor Engen passed away on a mountain top, hiking with his wife, Jeri Sue, amongst the gorillas of Rwanda on Febuary 8th, 2018, at age 55.

Born in New Westminster, BC and raised in Maple Ridge, BC, he led a life filled with love, adventure and travel.

He met his wife of 29 years while visiting Atlanta, Georgia. They were married and settled in Vancouver while he was finishing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of British Columbia.

To pay his way through school he worked as a foreman at the newly built BC Place, installing the complex on-site sound system. He then worked as the sound engineer for BC Place for many years.

Jamie became a member of the Canadian Institute of CPA’s and was a Senior Vice President with Price Waterhouse.

Later he held senior management positions with public and privately owned companies in Canada and internationally. These included President and CEO of a high tech electronics manufacturing company; COO and Managing Director of a speaker manufacturing company with three divisions; CFO, Executive Producer and owner of a television production company and CFO of a high tech startup company.

He finished his career as a Managing Director at FTI Consulting as part of the Corporate Finance and Restructuring team. He consulted on a diverse portfolio of multi-million dollar international companies in a wide range of industries, including: Chinese forestry, oil and gas, construction, retail, food processing and hospitality.

He was proud of his work and the opportunity it gave him to travel the world and meet a variety of people he called his friends, but his greatest joy was his family. He treasured and would regale friends endlessly about his wife’s and children’s exploits. His passion for life was boundless. He loved good food, good laughs, good wine, and scotch.

He leaves behind his wife Jeri Sue, adored children Emma Jane, Trevor, and Rebecca, parents Jim Engen and Claudia Beaven, sister Leanne Engen and brother in law Kelly Whalley, step mother Diane Engen, half sisters Lauren and Annise Toliekis, grandmothers, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, may you toast Jamie with a drink of fine scotch. A Celebration of Life event will be held on April 12th at 1:30pm at the Terminal City Club.

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Leggo: Mildred of Edmonton Formerly of Penticton

Posted by on April 5, 2018


Mrs. Mildred Anne “Millie” Leggo (nee Edmonds) passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on October 4, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 95.
Millie is survived by her son, Douglas Leggo (Brenda), Edmonton; grandchildren, Christy, Shanon, Shane, Thomas, Jesse & Michelle Leggo; great-grandchildren, Keiran, Cowen, Noah, Adelaide & Bastian; and sister, Doris McKinley, Nanaimo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Sydney Leggo; son, Robert Charles Leggo; and brother, Frank Jefferies.
Millie was born on March 30, 1922 in Edmonton, Alberta to Thomas & Nora Edmonds. She married Donald Leggo in 1948. The couple welcomed their first child in 1950 and their second child in 1953. Her son remembers her as an extremely patient mother, both with her children and her husband, and she encouraged her sons to pursue their goals.
Millie loved travelling and she was passionate about her family and always remained very close to her sister and brother. She was an active and dedicated member of the community and could often be found playing crib with her friends.
A funeral is scheduled for April 6, 2018 1:30pm at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Lloyd Brown will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Millie’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Miller Crossing Care Centre, 14251 50 St NW, Edmonton AB T5A 5J4. The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Miller Crossing Care Centre for their kindness.

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WINSOR: Jean Marie of Watford

Posted by on April 5, 2018

Peacefully on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at North Lambton Lodge, Forest; Jean Marie Winsor passed away at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late James Arthur Winsor (2000). Loving mother of Roy (Donna) of Watford and Lane (Jennifer Sherk) of Airdrie, Alberta.

Predeceased by her parents Berton and Hazel Wemp and sister Louise Stone.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Interment to follow in Warwick Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Watford United Church or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences and donations may be left online at

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MAXWELL, John Edward of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Grand Bend and Fergus, age 85

Posted by on April 5, 2018

MAXWELL: Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Friday, March 30, 2018, John Edward Maxwell of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Grand Bend and Fergus, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen (Smith) Maxwell (2014). Loved father and father-in-law of Jim Dickson of Simcoe, Susan Maxwell and partner John Elliott of Brantford, Gary and Laurie Maxwell of Calgary, AB., Joy and John McClymont of Grand Bend, Bonnie Maxwell of Simcoe and Rose and Larry Kicksee of Orangeville. Cherished grandpa of 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sheila and Phil Harrison of Newmarket and Dawn Green of Simcoe. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Myrtle (Mayo) Maxwell, infant son James, brothers Jerry and Kevin Maxwell and brother-in-law Vern Green. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Private Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Walsingham. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at

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PIERCE: Robert Edward of Strathroy

Posted by on March 18, 2018

Pierce, Robert Edward

September 16, 1951 – March 16th, 2018

After a brief illness, at the age of 66, Bob Pierce has passed away.

Cherished father of Tracy Elhassan and Sarah (Hans) Nieuwets.  Beloved grandfather of Nafeasa, Tyrel, Tariq, Nashiah, Malakai, Max; and Ava and Xander Nieuwets.  Dear brother of Joan (Grant) Whiteside, John (Debbie), and Laverne (Diane).  Special uncle to Brad (Bev, Elizabeth, Grant) and Steve Whiteside, and Jeff (Krista, Logan, Julia) and Matt (Rachalle) Pierce.  Predeceased by his parents Douglas and Jean.

Bob was a stone mason and a farmer who loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed time fishing and at the racetrack with his good friend Shawn Laughton (Caroline, McKailey, Mallory).

Special thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospice for their caring help with Bob.

Friends will be received on Monday, March 19th, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, where a Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice of London would be appreciated by the family. Share a memory at 

“Just Gone Fishin’”

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SCOTT, RONALD – On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Ronald Arthur Scott, age 78 of Point Edward passed away. He was the dear husband of Beth and loving step father of Michael Stevens and daughter in law Monica Stevens of Calgary AB.
Brother of Muriel LaPier, Evelyn Rand (late Jim) and Barbara Hackney (Wayne). Dear brother in law to Gail, Bob and Peter also survived by many Nieces and nephews. Ron’s career included service in the Armed Forces, Sarnia Ambulance Service, Sarnia General Hospital.
He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Marguerite. In keeping with Ron’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Memorial donations made in memory of Ronald made can be made to Branch 62 Royal Canadian Legion or the Point Edward Ex Servicemans Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through

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JENSEN: Rudi of Calgary Formerly of Denmark

Posted by on March 1, 2018


On the evening of Feb,4,2018 Rudi was taken due to a battle with Cancer. He is survived by his common law wife Brenda Jensen and his 3 sons,Robert, Jensen,Chad Jensen and Rudi Jensen. He has 8 grandchildren Kiira Jensen, Jazmyn Jensen,Sydney Jensen, Maximis Jensen,Justis Jensen. Tyson Jensen, Maddy Jensen,Ethan Jensen. 2 sister-in-laws Virginia Jensen,Heather Corbett. 1 Great granddaughter Kashtyn Jensen
Rudi had a quirky sense of humor and was sure to have you laughing hard. He was a stand up guy and hard working with no holds barred opinions. He will be greatly missed by all.

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HEWISON, Eric of Palmerston, formerly Trowbridge

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Eric Hewison – of Palmerston, formerly of Trowbridge, passed away unexpectedly at Palmerston District Hospital on Sunday February 25, 2018 at the age of 87. Eric was the former manager of the Campbell Soup Hatchery.  He was the founder of the Listowel Horticultural Society in 1992 and was a master gardener.

Beloved husband of the late Pamela (Jollye) Hewison who predeceased him in 2012.  Loving father of Andrew (Brooke) of Palmerston, Rupert (Vicki) of Alberta and Tim of British Columbia.  Special grandpa of Jeremy, Mikey, Mitchell, Tony, Chris, Sarah, Cameron, Natalie, Nathaniel and great-granddad of Emmalee.  Brother and brother-in-law of Ernest (Joan) Hewison, Patsy Hewison and Geoffery Jollye.

Predeceased by his parents Howard and Nelly (Marklem) Hewison, brothers Jim, Reginald (Pat) and Ronald, and sister Mavis Loft.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday March 5 from 10 until 10:45 a.m. followed by the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through

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BERRY: Arlene of Abbotsford Formerly of Hillsborough

Posted by on February 21, 2018


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arlene Berry on January 23, 2018 in Abbotsford, BC. After a lengthy illness, she passed away peacefully with her loving and devoted husband Al by her side.

Arlene (Hunter) Berry was born April 28, 1941 in Alberta, the daughter of the late Theodore (Ted) and Sarah Hunter. She was raised on their family farm near Edwell, Alberta and always loved sharing stories of life on the farm. Arlene always had a smile for everyone and loved a good game and a good laugh. She was very proud of her many years spent working for the Hudson Bay Company at several locations. Over the years, Arlene lived in many places throughout Alberta and BC , but most of all she treasured her memories of time spent at their winter home in Arizona, where she will be missed by many friends. She was also active in the First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes in Sun Lakes, AZ, and Northview Community Church in Abbotsford, BC.

Arlene was known for her positive attitude, her independence and her willingness to lend a hand. Arlene loved her Edmonton Oilers and was able to be there for many of their biggest moments in the 80’s, and her fiery passion showed most when her team was playing. Arlene loved music and loved to sing and in her last years it was the music that gave us the ability to connect with her. She maintained a happiness that shone through her entire illness.

She will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 36 years, Albert (Al) W. Berry who provided such amazing care for her through her final years. She leaves behind a beloved daughter Valerie (Johanson) Lester (Ed) of Red Deer, AB. She loved her five grandchildren dearly and will be missed by Tyler and Sara Lester of Red Deer, AB, as well as Ryan, Jared and William Berry of Hillsborough, NB. She also will be deeply missed by her stepchildren, Kevin Berry (Brenda) of Hillsborough, NB and Kenda Berry (Eric Lavoie) of Saint-Édouard-de-Kent, NB, as well as her sister Loretta (Bunny) Burling (Wayne) of Okotoks, AB, and many special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles (Chuck) Johanson.

There will be no visiting hours or funeral, but celebrations of life will take place with family and friends at later dates. For those who choose to make a memorial in Arlene’s memory, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC would be greatly appreciated.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff and residents at MSA Manor and several special friends for the care given to Arlene (and to Al). The support and kindness shown was greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.

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JARROLD: Thomas Ralph of Vancouver Formerly of Edmonton AB

Posted by on February 21, 2018


Tom Left his body on 29 January 2018 after a bout of cancer. His service will be at the Church of Scientology, 401 West Hastings, Vancouver BC on 11 February 2018, at noon.

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CIREZ: Juan ALberto of Calgary Formerly of La Romana, Dominican Republic

Posted by on February 21, 2018


In the town of Caimanera, Guantánamo Province, Cuba on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Juan Alberto Cirez, age 46 of the City of La Romana, Dominican Republic passed away. He was the loving husband of the Rhonda Deanne Cirez and dear father of Emma Janice Harvey. Cremation took place and a memorial service was held at the foot of the Sierra Maestra on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Private ceremony to spread the ashes was held onsite immediately after the ceremony.

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ST-HILAIRE-ADAM: Aimé-Jean de Calgary

Posted by on February 12, 2018

Un oiseau de plus volera dans le ciel… Aimé-Jean St-Hilaire-Adam C’est lundi le 22 janvier 2018, qu’Aimé-Jean St-Hilaire-Adam, professionnel et sauteur élite de wingsuit (combinaison ailée), a fait son dernier vol, l’amenant accidentellement vers l’éternité. À l’âge de 27 ans, il est décédé lors de sa dernière compétition internationale en Californie. Il laisse derrière lui ses parents, Marius Adam et Martine St-Hilaire, sa sœur Floralie ainsi que plusieurs parents et amis. Aimé-Jean cherchait toujours à se dépasser et atteignait ses objectifs. Du surf à la planche à neige, en passant par le kayak de rivière blanche, c’est là qu’il vivait ses plus belles émotions. Mais, par-dessus tout, il aimait voler. On l’imagine avoir quitté cette vie très heureux: quelques heures avant l’accident, il nous annonçait avec fierté qu’il s’était mérité un podium.

Aimé-Jean aimait les gens et les gens le lui rendaient bien. C’est dans cet esprit rassembleur que sa famille invite tous ceux qui l’ont connu à lui rendre un dernier hommage au Complexe Funéraire de la Petite-Nation Shields Berthiaume Inc., 101, rue Principale, St-André-Avellin, Qc, J0V 1W0, (819) 983-6616, le mercredi 14 février 2017 de 15 h à 19 h. Le service religieux aura lieu en l’église St-Félix-de-Valois de Chénéville le samedi 17 février 2018 à 11 h 30.

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GLENN, Marjory of Sarnia

Posted by on February 5, 2018


GLENN, MARJORY – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, February 4, 2018, Marjory Bertha (Campbell) Glenn, age 96 of Sarnia passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Ross Logie Glenn (1999) and dear mother of Sandra Stuchberry (Fred), David Glenn (Janet) and Kathryn Glenn. She was the loving grandmother of Mary Clemens (David), Jeff Stuchberry (Angie), Paul Stuchberry (Rachel), Jennifer Mackey (Robert), Brenda Lea (Tim) and Julie Sousa (Steven) and great-grandmother of Tavis, Rachel, Gabriela, Emily, Megan, Sarah, Kate, Violet, Nicholas and Spencer. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marjory was predeceased by her parents, four sisters and a brother. She was a special friend to many people. Marjory was born in Ridgetown in 1921 and was a resident of Sarnia since 1941. She was a member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church and the ESSO Annuitants Association. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made in memory of Marjory to the Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through

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BUTLER: Norene Marie – at Fenelon Falls

Posted by on February 3, 2018

BUTLER: Norene Marie – at Fenelon Court, Fenelon Falls, on Thursday, February 1, 2018.  Norene (Love) Butler formerly of Beaverton was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Karl Butler and the late Thomas Wesley Brandon. Loved mother of John Brandon of Fenelon Falls, David Brandon of Calgary, Alberta, Donna Dobson (David Hardyman) of Fenelon Falls and the late Charles Butler. Dear grandmother of Donald Dobson of Beaverton, Richelle Dobson of Fenelon Falls, Myles Brandon of Barrie, Jennifer (Zach) Ebel of Ottawa and the late Justin Dobson. Survived by her great-grandchildren Wesley King and Summer King both of Fenelon Falls and Erica Ebel of Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Necropolis Cemetery, Cannington at a later date. If so desired memorial donations, in memory of Norene, to Fenelon Court, Fenelon Falls, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through

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DEASE, Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

DEASE, DONALD – With sadness the family announces the passing of Donald Richard Dease, age 81 of Sarnia, at Bluewater Health on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, peacefully surrounded by his dear family. He was the husband of Nancy (Taylor) Dease, loving father of Karen Dease-Boden, Marc (Karen) and Kristi Dease-Waluchow (Bob) and loving grandpa of Carleigh (Andrew) Bain, Craig (Kailey), Brock (Lisa Campanale), Ian, Ryan, Danielle (Josh Randall) and Kaitlyn (Josh Pastorius) and great granddaughter Emmy Bain. He was the brother of Peachy (Sandy) McGeachy, and Bev Mann and Brother-in-law Carol Chambers-DeGraff (Peter), Murray. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Bessie, his son Bruce (1958), sister Carol, brothers in law John Mann, John Moser, Fred Chambers, Peter Dicks, Jim Taylor and great nephew Liam McGeachy. He was a gifted artist who spent hours working on his bird carvings, wood burnings and scratchboards, while listening to music and oldtime radio shows in his shed. Don enjoyed watching old movies with his family, working out at Ironworks Gym, and hanging out at the mall with longtime friends, Arn, Rich and Glen. He was a lifelong member of Canon Davis Memorial Church and 3C Carvers. Don founded in 1971, then retired from Art & Letters Signs in 2001. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 25 from 7:00-9:00PM at D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St. A memorial service will take place Friday, January 26 at 11:00AM at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Maxwell St. Sarnia with visitation at 10:00AM before the service. Cremation has taken place and internment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. A special thanks to Dr. Haddad, and ICU nurses, Laura, Julie, Jaime, Georgia and Nicole whose tender loving care during his final days were a comfort to us all. Memorial donations made in memory of Don made to Canon Davis Memorial Church, Bluewater Health, or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through

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Stewart: Janette Dorothy of Sarnia

Posted by on January 22, 2018







STEWART, JANETTE, DOROTHY – December 30, 1931 – January 21, 2018 

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, Janette Dorothy Stewart (nee Rodgers) of Sarnia, Ontario passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Predeceased by her loving husband Gordon Frank Stewart (2017).Dorothy  is survived by her loving children and grandchildren: Gail Deakin (nee Stewart) and her late husband William (Bill) (2015), of Sarnia, Ontario, and her children, Christopher Deakin (Kerri Ann) of Okotoks, Alberta, and Albert Deakin of Toronto, Ontario, and Gary Stewart (Donna) of Sherwood Park, Alberta and their children, Stephen Stewart (Morgan), Cheryl Hamaluk (Justin), and their daughters Willow and Freya, Kristina Paulson (Trevor), Garth Stewart of Sarnia, Ontario, and her daughter the late Donna Stewart and her surviving children; Jason Marks (Lyndzay)  and his son Prestyn, Amanda Marks (Kevin), Melissa Marks (Ryan), Lisa Marks (Jean) and their children Landyn and Maliyah. Also survived by her sisters Andrea Rodgers of Sutton, Quebec, Irene Doggrell of Camarillo, California. Dorothy is predeceased by her sisters Mae Rodgers and Susan Taylor and her daughter Donna Stewart. Family and friends will be received at the D.J. Robb Funeral & Cremation Centre on Saturday, January 27, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Memorial gifts in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through .

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Posted by on January 21, 2018


Erna Ida Weinheimer, nee Bragonier, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on January 11, 2018, at River Park Gardens in Winnipeg.

Born March 23, 1920, in Ohrdorf, Germany and married to Friedrich (Fred) Johann Weinheimer in 1947.

Erna is survived by her children, Kurt, Ernst, Eric, Gary and their partners and spouses and her 9 grandchildren.

A daughter, sibling, wife, mother, gardener, artist, grandmother, widow. As she lived through all these stages of her life, she never failed to demonstrate compassion, strength and independence.

An avid gardener who found serenity amongst her flowers and vegetables Erna went on and became skilled in painting and pottery. As with all her efforts, the outcome was a product of love.

Erna cherished her grandchildren and was always eager to share with them how to garden or to make a craft or to cook. A favorite memory was her willingness to let her grandchildren make breakfast at the cost of a dozen eggs to make 2 sunny side ups. Or making a special garden just for them. Or taking them on adventures in the woods to collect mushrooms or craft supplies.

Erna was always up for a new experience and at age 77 she joined her family on a vacation which had her walking up pyramids, snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins.

She lived her life to the fullest.

Her easy smile and warm heart will be missed.

River Park Gardens was Erna’s last home. Her family will always be grateful for the love and care given to their mother.

Reise Mit Liebe

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HUNTER: Roderick G.M. of Viking Formerly of Viking

Posted by on January 21, 2018


The Arrow has taken flight. On January 6, 2018, Roderick George Maclean Hunter curled his last rock in the bonspiel of life, departing this world at age 74.

Rod was knighted “The Arrow” by the media back in the mid 60s because of his perfect delivery of the curling rock, but his life would show that this nickname suited him in more ways than one.

The arrow is the tool of the warrior. Rod’s fighting spirit led him to qualify for the Brier four times from 1970 to 1975 and capture back-to-back Silver Broom World Championships in 1970 and ’71, (going undefeated in 17 straight games but never bragging about it). It also got him inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as one of the top vice-skips ever to play the game. After moving to Alberta, he went on to win a Silver medal in the Canadian 55plus winter games with Vern and Jan Hafso and his wife, Louise. One of his proudest moments was standing on the podium with teammates Don Duguid, Jim Pettapiece, and Bryan Wood after winning the World Championships in Utica, New York, and listening to the Canadian National anthem play in his honour.

Rod was also the arrow in the compass, forever pointed north. He had answers to everything: Curling strategy, barbecue times, handy-man repairs, politics, Hollywood plot lines, Lego assembly, kids’ dress-up choices, hockey stats, world peace and the global economy. If there were any doubts, all you needed to do was ask, and he’d tell you he was right.

Like the arrows on a keyboard, his four surviving daughters – Onalee, Charlene, Andrea and Courtney – kept him moving in all four directions at once. His talent for diplomacy kept the family strong. He could always find a way to steer his girls in the right direction (sometimes subtle, sometimes not) and was instrumental in the achievement of their dreams. This talent also made him a great politician, which he excelled at in the last few years of his life as a proud Councillor in Viking, Alberta.

But Rod was also Cupid’s arrow, which he forever kept aimed at his surviving wife of 30 years, Louise Hunter. While nothing came before her, he had plenty of love to spare for to his two surviving brothers, John and Craig Hunter (with whom he adored sharing good scotch and long debates) his predeceased parents, Roderick O. A. and Doris Hunter, his mother-in-law, Louise C. Mihill, his surviving grandchildren – Maddyx, Noah, Sullivan, Gwynavere, Aiden and Aspen — and the countless friends who were so important to him. He also had a life-long love affair with cinnamon buns, the game of golf, celebrity encounters, a good rum (or more recently scotch), a perfectly cooked steak, the cabin at Clearwater Bay, storytelling, more storytelling, and of course his wiener dogs, who he’d let clean his face and spoon with him at night.

Like an arrow, Rod never wavered from his true path. He went from sweeping the finish off his childhood bedroom floor, to rising star at the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, to cleaning up at the curling World Championships. He went from patriotic Royal Canadian Sea Cadet, to Bachelor of Science student at the University of Winnipeg, to his first job at Richardson Securities, to General Manager at Dominion Tanners, to effective and caring Councillor in Viking, Alberta. He went from curling legend, to devoted husband, to inspiring father and proud grandfather.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a donation be sent to the Viking Volunteer Fire Department at or Viking Victims Services at

The family chooses to celebrate his life at the Viking Curling club, located in Rod’s hometown of Viking, Alberta at 3pm on Saturday, January 13th, 2018. Those who loved Rod are invited to join the family in toasting his life and launching the arrow into his journey ahead. Wherever he’s pointed, in true Rod form, he’s bound for greatness.

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BROMAROFF, Brenda of Sarnia

Posted by on January 12, 2018

BROMAROFF, BRENDA – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Brenda Lee (Jolly) Bromaroff, age 60 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late Don Bromaroff (2015) and loving mother of Jody St. Pierre (Matthew), Diana (Franky) Bromaroff, Amy Bromaroff and Jimmy Bromaroff, dear grandmother of Shelby, Jayla, Preston, Sati and Arizona. She is also survived brother Raymond and Ronnie Jolly and sisters Mona Jolly Debbie Hayes. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation has taken place and private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery.  Memorial donations made in memory of Brenda to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through

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