Ancheta Obit Photo w frameBeloved husband Papa, Lolo, Uncle, Brother, and Great grandpa, Emilio Balanay Ancheta Sr., passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on April 12, 2014, at the age of 84.  Emilio is survived by wife Pacita Ancheta, children Daniel (Milagros Ann), Rolando (Annabelle), Leonardo (Imelda), Marcelino (Marie Ann), and Emilio Jr. (Karen Sue), grandchildren Brian (deceased), Dana, Kim, Nikki (Aaron Ottaway), Katrina, Leonard, Leia, Celine, Czarie, Charyz, Keshia, Kyle, great granddaughter Claire, nephews, nieces, and extended family in Canada, USA, and the Philippines.  He is also survived by sister Aleja Baluscang and predeceased by brothers Marcelino and Guillermo and sisters Patrocinia Tayaban, Anselma Gabino, and Josefa Cayaba.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 18, 2014, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m.  A private interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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