BUTTERMAN, Leo of Sarnia

Posted by on November 17, 2017

BUTTERMAN, LEO – Peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Leo Butterman passed away on Thursday November 16th, 2017 at the age of 75. Leo leaves behind his only son Gary and he is also survived by his sister Ella (Gord) Metcalfe, his brother Bill Murdock and Nieces Crystal Stark, Heather (Larry) Liar and Nephews Steve Wesley, Jeff (Michel) Wesley. Leo is Pre deceased by both his parents Beatrice and Francis Buttermen and by his Sister Margret. Leo will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all that knew him. A funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with visiting starting at 11:30 am prior to service time. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Memorial donations in memory of Leo may be made to a Lambton Lung Association. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

 

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HATTATT, Robert of Point Edward

Posted by on November 17, 2017

HATTATT, ROBERT HAROLD – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Hattatt on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Vision Nursing Home at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Mary Jane (Yates) Hattatt and the dearly loved father of Brenda Chaulk (Gary) and Bruce (Marian). He was Grandpa of Jordan and Nathan, Brett and Brittany (Sam) and Great-Grandpa of Charlotte. He is also survived by sister in laws Joyce Wilson, Penny Taylor, Linda (Jim) McCarty and brother in laws Bob (Chris) Yates. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Edna Hattatt and in laws Lloyd and Louise Yates, brother in laws Don Taylor, Larry Yates, Jack Fulcher and sister in law Betty Fulcher and nephews Randy Fulcher and Michael McCarty. The family would like to thank Dr. Gannon and the staff at Vision Nursing & Rest Home for their love and support and his home PSW Michael Murphy. Bob worked at Walker Brothers for 35 years and was a Point Edward resident for the past 60 years and a longtime member of Point Edward United Church until its closing. Family was very important to Bob. He enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St at 12:00 o’clock noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Point Edward Presbyterian Church or charity of choice 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 www.djrobb.on.ca

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O’DONNELL: Deanna Marie of Sarnia

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Peacefully, at home DEANNA O’DONNELL passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the age of 79. Dear mother of Daphne Hogan of London, Ontario, Loretta Hogan – Andrew (Bill) of Seaforth and  Sean Hogan (Diane) Campbell River, British Columbia. Cherished grandmother; Amanda, Nigel, Hayden, Allanah, Myles, Austin, Skyler, Olivia, Tess, Jack and great grandchildren; Aneka, Ryder and Logan. Will be missed by her siblings; Sally Turnbull (Gord), Larry O’Donnell (Barb). Predeceased by her parents James O’Donnell and Rhea Fawcett and brother Paul O’Donnell and grandson Mathew. Deanna was a loving and caring mother, who fulfilled a life – long dream of becoming a registered nurse. Attending St. Clair College of Nursing at the age of 33, while raising 3 young children. Deanna worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sarnia and finished her career at River District Hospital in St. Clair Michigan. She loved to entertain, having lovely gourmet dinner parties for family. Deanna also enjoyed the theatre and the symphony and had a passion and an eye for antiques indulging in the hobby of collecting. She loved to visit with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed their school ceremonies. Deanna was very proud of all her children and instilled a love of music in all of them. Following Sean’s musical career was a great source of pride for her. Mom had a great sense of adventure and was always up for a trip somewhere. In her later years she enjoyed going to the library and her favorite restaurant the Cromwell Grill where the staff always treated her with respect and care.  Special thanks to Lambton Elderly Outreach who was there keeping mom company until the end. Mom will be forever loved and missed. Cremation has taken place. Service will be at the Royal Canadian Legion Front St Sarnia, Monday November 20th, 3pm Luncheon to follow. Memorial donations in memory of may be made to Lambton Elderly Outreach or a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca.

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Hunter, Eric of Sarnia

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Hunter, Eric
Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Tuesday November 14th , 2017, at age 78. Beloved husband and friend of Rosemary. Devoted father of Clare Partridge and her husband Steve of London; Kerry Hunter of Woodstock. Loving Papa to grandchildren Benjamin and Nicholas Partridge; Karena and Allyson Beasleigh. Survived by his brother Ronald Hunter of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Remembered fondly by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William and Irene Hunter, his brother Hubert and brothers in law Allan and George Clarke.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Canon Davis Memorial Church,(380 Russell St. North, Sarnia, Ontario) at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 18th, 2017 with visitation at the Church from noon until service time . Reception in Parish Hall will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canon Davis Memorial Church or St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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LASIS: Aina of Woodbridge, ON

Posted by on November 14, 2017

LASIS, Aina – passed away quickly and peacefully on Nov 10th, 2017, on the anniversary of her late husband Evalds Lasis’ birth, at the age of 95.
Aina Lasis (nee Jente) will be deeply missed by her sister Maiga Sketris, her children, Anita and Elmars, her nieces Ingrid Sketris and Rita Nycz, her nephews Paul Sketris and Juris Jente, her grandchildren Janis Charbonneau, Aija Charbonneau, Anthea Lasis, Carmen Lasis and Maeve Lasis, her newly born great-granddaughter Sofia, her son-in-law Serge Charbonneau, and her daughter-in-law Ellen McNeill. Aina was an active member of the Latvian community in Sarnia and a nurse at Sarnia General Hospital for many years. She was a fierce and strong woman with a giant heart and a gentle soul who leaves us all bereft by her absence. A funeral service will be held in Sarnia at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, November 17th. at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, November 17, 2017 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/Home) or to Kristus Darz Latvian Home (www.kdlatvianhome.com). Memories and condolences would be appreciated and may be made online at http://www.djrobb.on.ca/.

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Vanderveer, Laura Rose Ellen of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2017

At Twin Lakes Terrace on Thursday, November 9, 2017, LAURA ROSE ELLEN (Reeds) VANDERVEER, age 85 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Douglas LeRoy Vanderveer ( 2004). Loving mother of Laurie Teather and her husband Jeff of Corunna, Kevin Vanderveer and his wife Susan of Sarnia, Barry Vanderveer and  Lynda Menegotti and her husband Javier of Fergus. Cherished grandmother to Michael, Jason (Courtney), Jordan, Alexandra, Miguel, Daniel and great-grandmother to Evelyn. Sister of Earl (El) Reeds and sister in law Patricia Reeds. Predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters. 

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Friday November 17th at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  Interment will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Society.  The family would like to thank the staff of Twin Lakes Terrace for their care and compassion over the last 8 yrs.

 

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DAVEY: ALICE “RENE” LAURINE OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 5, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Alice Laurine “Rene” Davey (nee Wright) on Thursday Nov. 2nd at age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd “Dutch” Davey. Sadly missed by her children Jane (Roger) Gallaway, John (Marsha), Peter (Kathy), Marjorie (Mark) Devereaux, and Tom (Michele). Nana to Sarah (Paddy) Kennedy, David (Sarah) Gallaway, Paul (Jessica) Gallaway, Eric (Jenn) Gallaway, Natalie (Pati) Start, Maggie (Jesse) Mulveney, and Carrie Davey, Andrew Davey, Jillian (Mark) Parker, Chris (Lindsay) Davey, Ashley, Jenna, Averey, Aaron Devereaux, and Eamon and Patrick Davey. She is the Great-Nana to Eoin, Joyce, George, Fiona, Oscar, Edgar, Coralee, Everly, Reese, Nico, Levi, Pearl, Gracie, Leigh, Alison, Liam, Lola, and Millie. Rene will also be missed by her sister Ella May (George) Canning, Jean (Ron) Day, and sister-in-law Patricia (Den) Davey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Laura and Dale Wright, and brother Jack. The family would like to give a great thanks to the girls at Roeswood Manor and Bayshore for their love and support. Cremation has taken place and friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday November 17th between the hours of 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service time.  A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia will be held on Saturday November 18th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to the charity of your choice 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 www.djrobb.on.ca

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Gordon: Betty Mae (Ann Bullock) Gordon of Sarnia

Posted by on October 29, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Betty Mae (Ann Bullock) Gordon, of Sarnia, passed away at Bluewater Health on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Walter Gordon (1988), daughter Linda Marie Gordon (1994), son’s James Howard Gordon (1994) and Danny James Gordon (2012). Loving mother of Kenneth Bullock (Christine), Wayne Bullock, Richard Gordon (Louise), Mark Gordon (Lisa) and Donnie Gordon. Dear grandmother of Bobbi – Jo, Tina, Laura, Scott, Denise, Marie (Daryl), Richard (Missy), Rocky (Katie), Shelby (Shelby), Chelsey, Shanna, Wayne, Kenny (Jess), Krista, Jay , Tanya,Darcy, Brandon, Donnie Jr, Mercedes, Angel, Dakota, Damian, Layla, Leland, along with several great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Jim Bullock (Betty), sister Barb Bullock and best friend Cathy . Predeceased by siblings; Jack, Burnerd, Len, Gert, Vivian and Dorothy. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North,Sarnia) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.
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SWETLISHNOFF, Jack of Petrolia and Sarnia

Posted by on October 27, 2017

SWETLISHNOFF, JACK – At Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia on Monday, October 23, 2017, Jack Swetlishnoff, age 87, passed away.
He was the dear husband of the late Ruth (Noack) Swetlishnoff and loving father of Dale Swetlishnoff (Donna), Glenn West (Shelley) and Grant Swetlishnoff (Shanon), grandfather of Kyle, Andrew, Haley and Hannah. He is also survived by his brother Peter.
Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Thursday, October 26th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will take place in the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home Chapel, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Followed by interment at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Locksley.

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OBLAK, Vera of Sarnia

Posted by on October 23, 2017

OBLAK, VERA – At Vision Nursing Home on Saturday, October 21, 2017, Vera (Kostic) Oblak, age 81 of Sarnia passed away with her two sons by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Tomislav “Tommy” Oblak (2016) and dear mother of Dragan Oblak (Susan) and Zvonko Oblak (Michele) of Sarnia, grandma of Justin (Lauren), Adam (Kimberley), Marty (Katie), Mila-Michelle and Kurtis, great-grandmother of Hunter, Cove, Gavin, David, Dash, Ever and Kody. Vera was born in Serbia and has been a Sarnia resident for the last 50 years. She had worked in the kitchen at the Drawbridge Inn and retired after 25 years of service. Private Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, N7T 5W9) on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Vision Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to Vera. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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INKPEN, H. Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2017

INKPEN, H. DONALD – At Bluewater Health on Friday, October 20, 2017, Howard Donald Inkpen, age 75 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Martha E. Inkpen (2010) and dear father of Duane Inkpen and his wife Leslie and Paula Foster, grandfather of Justin, Abigail and Molly and great-grandfather of Lilly Martha Rose. He is also survived by his sisters Josie, Marie, Judy and Peggy and his brothers Nelson and Robert. He was predeceased by his parents Rex and Verna and his brother Cyril. Don was a retired member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #793 and was born in Newfoundland moving to Sarnia in 1967. At Donald’s request his remains have been donated to Medical Science. A remembrance of Don’s life will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

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CHRISTIAN, Candace of Sarnia

Posted by on October 18, 2017

CHRISTIAN, CANDACE – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, Candace Lynn Christian, age 61 of Sarnia passed away. She is survived by her daughter Tabitha Christian of Waterloo. She is also survived by her mother Louise Laporte, her sisters Karen LaPorte and Kathy Laporte Coffman and her brother Mike Laporte. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations made to the Canadian Mental Health 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 www.djrobb.on.ca

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CROWE, David of Sarnia

Posted by on October 16, 2017

At Bluewater Health on Sunday, October 15, 2017, David Allan Crowe, age 81 of Sarnia passed away. He was the dear husband of Joyce Eileen (Churcher) Crowe and the loving father of Stephen Crowe of London, Mark Crowe (Debbie) and Glenn Crowe (Melissa) of Sarnia, grandfather of Edward, Dalton, Alan, Devon and Dawn and his great-grandson Lee. He was predeceased by his parents Edith and David(Mac). David had a dairy herd for 30 years on the family farm which now continues with beef cattle and sheep. He was a member of Mooreline United Church. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, October 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 20th , 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow later at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the VON-Sarnia Lambton, or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Monaghan, Bernadette May of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Monaghan, Bernadette May (O’Keefe) – At Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home in Sarnia, on Thanksgiving Day October 9th, 2017 Bernadette Monaghan age 84, passed away, peacefully, and in the caring hands of the wonderful staff at “the Manor.”Mom was the wife of the late Donald James Monaghan (1995) and she was predeceased by grandson Brian Scott Monaghan (2012), and son Bryce Patrick Donald Monaghan (2016). Bern is survived by two sons, Dennis (Dee) and Cook (Mary), her grandchildren Lindsay (James), Donald, Ellis, and Evelyn, and two great-grandchildren Madison and Arthur. Thank you very much, to the many staff members at Lambton Meadowview Villa where mom first resided in 2008 and to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor where mom resided from 2009. We would be remiss if we did not, on mom’s behalf, thank specifically, the staff on “Poppy” during the bedside vigil from October 5th-9th, 2017. Those people could not have done more for mom or those of us who stayed with mom. A heartfelt “thank-you” to Cousins Muggs, Jackie, Dela and neighbour Bonnie for their support, their time, and their every effort and thank you, Mary, for everything; and thank you Evelyn for carrying on a tradition of strong women within this family. As she wished, mom will be cremated, however, friends and family can visit, share, and laugh, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sarnia Branch 62, 286 Front Street north on October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice 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 www.djrobb.on.ca

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STRUTHERS, Jean of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2017

STRUTHERS, JEAN – At Bluewater Health on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Jean Struthers, of Sarnia passed away in her 96th year. She was the loving wife of the late John Struthers (1982), dear mother of David (Lisa Evers), Cyntha (Don McLeish), Bruce (Karen), Arlene (Ron LaPier) and proud Grandma Jean of William, Kenzie, Aidan and Heather. Jean was a proud graduate of Alma College in St. Thomas and a long time adherent of St. Paul’s United Church in Sarnia. She was also predeceased (2017) by her “third son” Ronnie Rivait. Cyntha, Bruce and Arlene especially wish to thank their brother David for taking such loving care of their mom for the last 16 years and for also making it possible for Jean to always live in her own home. The family wishes to thank Jean’s many caregivers from Care Partners especially Miriam, Jana, and Lydia, as well as her “granny sitters” Brenda, Esmine, and Marie. A very special thank you goes to the nurses Erin and Lauren who helped Jean and her family during Jean’s final days. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from noon until the service begins at 1:00 pm.  Private interment has taken place earlier at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Sarnia-Lambton Chapter (www.kidney.ca/Sarnia), Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) or The Sarnia and District Humane Society (http://www.sarniahumanesociety.com/) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages and memories of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Harman, Mary of Sarnia

Mary Harman , born January 22, 1923, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Thursday, October 5th at Foothills Hospital in Calgary Alberta surrounded by her family. Predeceased by the love of her life, who she followed across the ocean, John Harman, and her 8 siblings in the U.K. and Canada. Survived by her children, Beth Gornall (Neil), Lin Hill (Peter), Bruce Harman (Janet). Her grandchildren Jennifer Moreau (Keith), Adria Grant (Michael), Megan Mayville (Sean), Jeffrey Gornall (Christine Cho), Blake Gornall (Kata Supernault ), Kimberly Elliott (Donald), Jack Harman (Connie Silva) and Jordann Harman. And her great grandchildren Zaria and Kiley Moreau, Leah and Pippa Grant, Della Mayville, and Baby Mayville on the way, Jake and Luke Gornall, Kate Elliott.  Funeral services to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Grace United Church, Sarnia, Ontario. Please join us for a Celebration of Life following the service at the church. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society kindly accepted.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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Smith, Harold Douglas of Sarnia

 

 

Harold Smith June 2, 1938 – October 5, 2017

 

Harold Douglas Smith, in his 80th year, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family on October 5, 2017 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia Ontario.

Harold was born on June 2, 1938 the oldest son of William and Mildred Kathleen Smith.  He was born in Brandon Manitoba and raised in Duffield Alberta until the age of 16 when he moved to Newbury Ontario. Harold met Jean in the summer of 1957 and they were married on January 2, 1960.  Father to four loving children, Lynne (Derek), Jamie, Rick, Sandra (Dan).  Beloved Grand Father of 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Big brother to Betty (Bill) and Nancy.

He was a long time employee of Walinga Inc and retired in 2011.

“Gone Fishing”

Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where the family will receive friends on Wednesday October 11th between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Cremation will follow.  A memorial service will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel on Monday October 16th at 1:00 p.m. with inurnment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Crooks, Donald (Don) John of Sarnia

 

 

CROOKS, DONALD JOHN – At Bluewater Health-CEE in Petrolia on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, DON CROOKS, age 82, passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Peggy Jane (Sparling) Crooks (2012) and dear father of Lisa Jane Crozier and her husband Bruce of Bright’s Grove, proud grandfather of Bryan and Laura. He is also survived by his sisters Lorraine Finn (late William Finn) and Brenda Johnston (Lorne Weber). Several in-laws, nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Evelyn (Round) and Leslie John Crooks and his son Leslie Donald Crooks. Don retired as the Distribution Coordinator for Shell Canada in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta after many years of service. He cherished quality time with family and friends and enjoyed the great outdoors.  Don will be sadly missed, yet fondly remembered by all that knew and loved him.  Also a special thank you to Dr. S. Al-Attar and all the staff at Bluewater Health-CEE for their care and compassion.  Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE  (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday, October 10th 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until the service begins at 2:30 p.m.  Interment will follow at Blackwell Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of choice.

 

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Lucas, Floyd Eldon of Sarnia

 

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday September 27, 2017 FLOYD ELDON LUCAS age 78 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Golda (Olson) Lucas.  Loving father of Chris Lucas and his wife Debra of Corunna and the late Karen Marie (Lucas) Masters and her husband Gregg of Lakeport, Michigan.  Cherished grandfather of Taylor and Samantha Lucas.  Dear brother of Ilene Trumble of Sarnia.  Floyd retired from Union Gas after 42 years of service.  Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society, Bluewater Health Foundation or the charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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JONES, Bryan of Sarnia

JONES, BRYAN – It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Peter “Bryan” Jones, age 76 of Sarnia on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen Ilene Jones (2015) and father of Dulce Held (John), Dyan Flett, Steve Jones, Chris Jones and grandfather of Morgan, Masen and Kaycee. He was also a special friend and father in law of Jeremy Flett. He is the brother of Ruth (George), Ann (Mert), Lynn (Mary), Mike (Sandra) and Steve (Judy). He was a loving uncle of several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Amy Jones and Peter Jones and his brother Chris. In keeping with Bryan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Please join us on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 at 305 Ross Ave., Sarnia between the hours of 2:00 to 5:00 pm to share your memories and celebrate his life. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St Joseph’s Hospice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BAIRD. Lloyd of Sarnia

BAIRD, LLOYD – At Twin Lakes Terrace on Thursday, September 28, 2017, Lloyd George Baird, age 92 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Florence Marjorie Baird (1995) and dear father of Bruce Baird (Gigi) of Brampton and Donna Hobbs (John) of Victoria, grandfather of Sarah Hobbs, Barbara and Benjamin Baird. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Celia Baird, his sister Marion Scott, brothers Malcolm, Cedric and Roy. Lloyd was born in Fredericton, NB on January 28th, 1925. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1946 and came to Sarnia where he was employed at Polysar Corporation in a variety of laboratory positions and finally retired from the Patents Department in 1982 after 36 years of service. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 4th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Dunlop United Church (757 Rosedale Ave. Sarnia) Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Bluewater Health Foundation, Dunlop United Church, Canadian Red Cross or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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TOMPKINS, Betty Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on September 29, 2017

 

TOMPKINS, BETTY ANN – On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Betty Ann Tompkins, age 55 of Sarnia, fell asleep in death and awaits a resurrection to a paradise earth. She is survived by her parents Faith and Corky Tompkins, sisters Brenda Williams (Stephen), Cheryl Tompkins, Melissa Hill and Amy O’Brien, brothers Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior) and Glendon Tompkins (Judy). Many nieces and nephews also survive. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (550 Murphy Rd., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Watchtower Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“A special thanks to Dr. Lilly and staff for their excellent care”

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Organ, Celeste (Let) Susie (Butler) of Sarnia

Posted by on September 29, 2017

Peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday September 27, 2017 CELESTE (LET) ORGAN age 92 of Sarnia.  Beloved wife of the late H. A. (GUS) Organ (1994).  Loving mother of Dianne Gowanlock and her husband Jim and Debra McLean and her husband John.  Cherished grandmother of Leatha Urry (Bob), Sheri Organ (Dave), Stacey Britt (Cory), John McLean (Nao), Anne Marie McLean and several  great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Al Butler and Ron (Pat) Butler,  sister-in-law of Elaine Butler and Marjory Butler.  Predeceased by her son Jim (Linda) Organ, brothers Hubert (Theresa) Butler, Clare (Ann) Butler, Raymond Butler, sisters Marjorie (Bob) Stuckless, Muriel (Otto) Jefferies, Vivian (Nick) Hewlin and sister in law Doreen Butler.  Funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel on Tuesday October 3rd  at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Citadel on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.   A special thanks to the staff of Marshall Gowland Manor for their excellent care over the past 5 ½ years.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

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Lucas: Floyd Eldon of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2017

Private cremation arrangements have taken place.

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RIVAIT, Ron of Sarnia

Posted by on September 25, 2017

RIVAIT, RONNIE – It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Ron Rivait on Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, with his family by his side.  Ron’s short battle with cancer was faced with a true sense of strength and grace.

Ron was the much loved husband and best friend of Cheryl and  loving ‘dad’; ‘daddy’ to Olivia, Megan and Katie.  Dear son of Donald and Shirley Rivait. He was the special brother to Jim & Jan Rivait, Cathy & Ben Slabysz, Michelle & Sandy Mackenzie and Michael Rivait.  Dear son in law of John and Diane Cox and friend and brother in law to Julie & Dave Dolbear and Trish & Ken O’Neil.  He is survived by many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and extended family.  Ron was predeceased by loving grandparents Grace & Fred Tobin and Lena (Alice) and Tony Futia.

Ron had a longstanding and notable career with the Lambton Kent District School Board.  He started with the LKDSB as an occasional teacher in 1988 and had a permanent elementary position in 1990.  He taught in many Lambton county schools including Parkview, Devine, Lambton Centennial, Mooretown Courtright, Forest Central, Woodside, Kinnwood and Rosedale Public Schools in various grades from 2 to 8.  He also spent a great deal of his teaching career as a Teacher Librarian which suited Ron’s personality as it allowed him to interact with the maximum number of students on a regular basis.

Although Ron loved teaching, it was his work for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation representing and advocating for elementary teachers where Ron spent the majority of his career.  He joined the Lambton Kent ETFO executive in 2000 shortly after the inception of ETFO becoming a Vice-President in 2004.  In this role, he was responsible to represent the elementary teachers in the north of Lambton Kent.  In his role as Vice-president Ron played a pivotal role in assisting members who had been exposed to mould in their schools which eventually resulted in a restructuring of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee for the school board.  In 2009 Ron became president of the Lambton Kent Elementary teachers where he played an important role in advocating for ETFO members’ rights particularly in the area of teachers’ professional judgment and other areas of teachers’ professional lives.  He also played a key role on local collective bargaining teams as president, vice-president and during his years on the executive.  In spite of the adversarial relationships that can sometimes exist between union leadership and management, Ron managed to vigorously advocate for his members while simultaneously maintaining cordial relationships with school board representatives using his exuberant personality and his ever-present humour.  Ron was also extremely active with the ETFO at the provincial level.

Outside of work Ron maintained an active role in the Sarnia community.  He was a Governor on the Lambton College Board of Governors, executive member and trustee of the Sarnia Labour Council, former president of the Sarnia Liver Foundation, executive member on the Lambton Lacrosse and executive member for the Sarnia Pacers.  Ron was also an avid supporter and had great respect for the Sarnia Fire Fighters.   Most recently Ron has been a manager with the Sarnia Ice Hawks (“once an ice hawk always an ice hawk!”) where he enthusiastically managed his three daughters and their teammates as they played sledge hockey. He was an avid fan and supporter of any activities his daughters participated in.  He was also a proud board member and active fund raiser for Noelle’s Gift truly appreciating how students throughout the board benefited from receiving resources they needed to grow up great.

Ron lived his life in Sarnia, enjoying the small town atmosphere and knowing a ‘friend’ everywhere he went.  He freely shared his love of life, his sense of humour and an infectious laugh.  We were blessed with his sense of adventure, his appreciation and love for music, his quick wit and his endless historical facts.  He loved to tell a story (or two) and always had a captive audience. He was our personal ‘google’ and was quick to give us answers (even when he had to make them up).   Ron loved his BBQ and although he was a great cook and tried many different recipes he made the best hamburgers!  Ron was a true and good friend to many and was blessed with those reciprocal bonds in kind.  He will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Clifford and Dr. Maddison and to the staff and many volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Visitation will take place on Friday September 29, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia).  Family and friends are invited to a ‘celebration of life’ on Saturday September 30, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm (service at 2:00 pm) at the Lambton College Event Centre (Grand Ballroom), 1485 London Rd. Sarnia, ON N7S 6K4.

In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Noelle’s Gift.

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