ARNEW: Bernadette (nee Rivait) – A resident of Tilbury, Bernadette Arnew died peacefully at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the age of 60. Bernadette was the daughter of Clement Rivait and the late Delia (Bellaire) Rivait. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth H. Arnew (2012). Loving mother of Mark & Cheri Arnew of Pain Court, and Tina Arnew of Tilbury. Proud grandmother of Kara & Karly Arnew. Dear sister of Linda Mitchell (Jack) of Newfoundland, Ellen Synard (Gordon) of Tilbury, Raymond Rivait (Julie) of Tilbury, Robert Rivait (Sharron Zanardo) of Lighthouse Cove, Ronnie Rivait (Cheryl Woodcock) of Tilbury and Penny Dibbley (Ron) of Tilbury. Predeceased by her infant son Dale Arnew (1972). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place, and a private family interment service will occur at a later date. Donations in memory of Bernadette to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are welcome. Online condolences may be left at, McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario, 519-351-2040.

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