LEEPER, Lorrie of Sarnia

LEEPER, LORRAINE – M. L. Lorraine “Lorrie” Leeper, nee Countryman passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. She was the beloved wife for over 70 years of Leonard Bruce and loving and proud mother of Karen (Tom Erskine), Michael (Peggy) and Judy (Bill Chumko), cherished grandmother of Darren Schram, Lindsay Schram (Brett Frew), Chris Chumko (Jacqueline) Marnie Chumko (Peter King) and Bryan Chumko (Sandra) and loving great grandmother to 9 little ones. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Monica, her parents and all siblings except her youngest sister Gail Hofmans of Chatham. Lorrie was a lifelong member of Dunlop United Church. As per Lorrie’s wishes there will be no funeral. A private family interment has been held. Memorial donations may be made to The Brain Tumour Foundation or Bluewater Health Foundation-Palliative Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Online condolences and donations may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

The Family would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr.  D. Kim, Dr. Sharma and the staff of the E.R, Medicine and Palliative care unit at Blue Water Health for their compassionate and professional care given during the last three months.”

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Huggins-Egan, Virginia Florence (Chambers) of Sarnia

Florence (Virginia) Huggins-Egan September 1, 1922  – July 18, 2017

At Twin Lakes Terrace Nursing Home, Sarnia, with her family by her side, Virginia died on July 18, 2017 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of over 50 years to the late Donald Stewart Huggins (1988), and the late Joseph Martin Egan (2009). Loved mother of Nancy Hedley (Jeff), Terry Huggins (Maria), and Gayle Fowler all of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents Florence and Gordon Chambers and siblings, Ray Chambers, Bob Chambers( Lily), Fred Chambers (Carol) and Violet Atyeo (Gene). Virginia also lost her best friend Marg Johnson (Good Night Marg) (2016) her best friend for over 70 years.

In September of 2000, Virginia married her old high school sweetheart at age 78. Joe Egan brought Virginia nine new stepsons and daughters: Phil (Laurie) of Sarnia, Larry (Rita) of St. Catharines, Vince (Marilyn) of Sarnia, Barbara Swanson (Ian) of Sarnia, Beverly Stratton (Dave) of Sarnia, Mary-Jane (Pete) of London, Vici of Hong Kong, Paul (Lorna) of Lansing, Michigan, and Cort (Tara) of Guelph.

Virginia was also blessed with numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Virginia was always ready to help her community and was active with the Girl Guides of Canada (50 years) also acting as Madam Commissioner during this time. She belonged to the Sunshine Foundation (20 years) and Meals on Wheels (15 years). She was also a member of the Trefoil Guild (30 years), Bell Club (65 years) and ‘True and Faithful friends’ for 65 years.

Virginia was genuinely a sweet lady and known to be a kind heart, always giving of herself to others, even with her last wishes. Virginia has donated herself to the science program at the University Hospital in London Ontario, in the understanding and hope that perhaps there may be a learning experience that could help others.

The family would also like to thank the dedicated care givers at the Sarnia Lambton Branch of the Canadian Red Cross, the Victorian Order of Nurses, and a very sincere and special thank you to the staff at Twin Lakes Terrace Nursing Home for their compassion, care and quality of life provided to Virginia over the last two years.

On Saturday July 29th, a Celebration of Virginia’s life will take place at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Michigan Avenue, Point Edward, Ontario, starting at 11:00 a. m. with a reception to follow in the Brand Hall.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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Marjama, Gunnar Aage

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Gunnar Aage Marjama, age 89, at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener ON on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Beth) Doreen Marjama (Lee) for 60 years. He will be missed by his daughters Linda Tyler (William), Lana Marjama (Eric Wong), Jean Marjama (Todd Regnier). He was greatly loved by his grandchildren David, Elizabeth, Steven, Darryl, Natasha, and Annika.  Predeceased by his daughter Milda “Em” Morgan (Richard).  He was born in Oulu Finland and immigrated to Canada as an infant to Larder Lake Ontario.  He was a devoted fisherman and moose hunter which started at an early age when his passion for the outdoors kept him away from school. He worked for 37 years at Fiberglass Canada as a maintenance mechanic.  In their retirement years, they travelled the world and he still talked of the camels of Egypt.  He was a longtime friend of Bill W.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Gunnar’s life will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE (102 N. Victoria St. Sarnia, On) on Monday July 24th at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.  Donations in memory of Gunnar to the Sarnia Lambton White Cane Centre would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

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DEWULF, Paula of Petrolia

DEWULF, PAULA – At Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Paula Dewulf, peacefully passed away at the age of 102. Born in Lieux, France on April 4, 1915 she was the widow of the late Albert Dewulf (1984) and is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Cruz (Joseph) and sons Jack (Judy), John (Pamela), Jim (Rose) and Jerry (Janet) and 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday morning beginning at 9:00 am. prior to leaving for a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Charlesworth at Lecaron) on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to express their thankfulness to the staff of the D. J. Robb Funeral Home, CCAC and the wonderful staff and Dr. John Butler of Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia”

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Pullen: Carl Leslie “Snuffy” of Sarnia

PULLEN, CARL “Snuffy”- It is with great sadness that the family announces that “Snuffy” passed away on July 8th, 2017 just 12 days shy of his 74th birthday. Beloved brother of Bill and his wife Carol and Julie White and her husband Mike. Loving uncle to Donna, Doug, Michelle, Melissa, Lori, Cathie and Randy. Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Sandy Pullen and children Allan and Shelley. Predeceased by his parents Ray and Grace and brothers Larry and Neil. Remembered by his Brothers at Local 663. Cremation has taken place and in keeping with Snuffy’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family interment will be held at a later date.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia Chapter, Canadian Cancer Society (556 Christina Street N. 2nd Floor, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5W9). 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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Payne, Aleida Gerardina (Zomer) of Sarnia

Suddenly at Bluewater Health on Friday July 7, 2017 ALEIDA GERARDINA (ZOMER) PAYNE in her 69th year.  Beloved wife of Arthur D. Payne of Sarnia.  Loving mother of Arthur A. and Leonard (Katie) Payne.  Dear sister of  Linda Maric, Yvonne Evans, Albert Zomer, Nicky (Dennis) Watson.  Sister-in-law to Vera and Chester Latawiec.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Albert and Nellie Zomer and her sister Marianne Ritchie.  She will be sadly missed by her friends from Bingo Country,  Nordia and StarTek.  At Aleida’s request cremation has taken place and a Celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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Kazuk, Dylan Raymond of Sarnia

It is with broken hearts, great sadness and disbelief  we announce the sudden passing of our beloved  son, brother, grandson, father, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, Dylan Raymond Kazuk (Forest) of Sarnia Ontario, who passed away free from pain on June the 30th of 2017.

Taken far too soon at the age of 27, he will be tremendously  missed by his loving mother, Jane Kazuk, daughter Emma Rose,  sister Meagan (Josh) Kazuk, nephew Connor Gielen, grandparents Bessie and Jake, Olga Tonkin, aunts Anne and Rose, uncles Robert and Russell and countless extended family and friends, near and far. Dylan is predeceased by his father Raymond  John Tonkin who welcomed him home.   Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Thursday July 6th at 4:00 p.m.  Cremation will follow with interment of ashes in Ear Falls Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2: 00 p.m. until time of service.  There will be a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion following the service.  Donations for Emma’s Education Fund will be greatly accepted in memory of Dylan.
 

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LEWIS, James of Sarnia

LEWIS, JAMES – On Monday, July 3, 2017, James Lessly Lewis, age 69 of Sarnia passed away as a result of a fall at home. He was the dear husband of the late Myrella (Cloutier) Lewis (1985) and Patricia Anne (Hutchinson) Lewis (2009). He was the loving father of James Lewis (Kim) and step-father of Jennifer and Pamela, grandfather of Corey, Jayden and Julia, brother of Carol Lewis, Connie Breyer, Helen Datema (Rudy), Donna Lewis, Ken Lewis, Mark Lewis (Debbie) and Tammy Bueschleb. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Rose and his brother Tim. Jim was born in Sarnia and retired from Chrysler Canada (Holmes Foundry) after many years of service. He also drove a taxi for United Cab Company. He had a faith in the Jehovah’s Witness. He was very close to his mother Rose and took care of her in her later years. His last day was spent enjoying the perfect weather in the back yard with loved ones celebrating the marriage of his son and new daughter in law. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, July 7, 2016 beginning at 12:30 pm. A Memorial Service will follow beginning at 1:30 pm. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“His son Jimmy would like to express his eternal gratitude to his Aunts, Carol and Connie for taking him into their home to selflessly care for him during his illness.”

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Harrison, Crystal (Chrissie) Lynn (nee Graham) of Sarnia

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday June 28, 2017 CRYSTAL (CHRISSIE) (nee GRAHAM) HARRISON age 65 of Sarnia. Loving sister to Candy Derby, Rick Graham, Patricia (Tim) Greene, Rod Derby and the late Vivian (Derby) Salustro. Also survived by special friends Louise Audette and Vicky Davis. Chrissie gave her time volunteering at Vision Nursing Home along to different causes throughout the city. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Chrissie’s Life will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Saturday July 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society or charity of your choice.
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WADDELL, Fred of Sarnia

WADDELL, Fredrick William James: 1929 to 2017 – The family announces with great sorrow his passing on June 13th 2017, at 87 years of age. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) and beloved father of Douglas (Roseanne), Alan (Anna) and Richard (Arlene). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Andrea (Douglas Beatty), Jonathan (fiancée Kierann Santala), Charlene Gordon and her children Autumn Mangione and Calista Thibert. He is also survived by his sisters Joan Grant (late Melvin) , Diane Mulvihill (late Peter), his sisters in law Gladys Ward, Roberta Marshall (late Alfred) and his brother in law Robert Lessard (Shirley). He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Jane Waddell and his parents in law Robert and Norma Lessard, his sisters Elizabeth (Betty) and Eileen Crisp (late Frank). He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Saturday, September 2, 2017 beginning at 1:00 pm until the memorial service begins at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to Grace United Church, Sarnia Humane Society or War Amps would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to thank the staff of the Marshall Gowland Manor Ivy Wing for the excellent care and compassion”

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HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the 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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PEMBLETON, Bessie of Sarnia

PEMBLETON, BESSIE – Peacefully in her sleep at Vision Nursing Home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Bessie Christena (Bulman) Pembleton, age 94 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late Frederick (Ted) Pembleton (2008) and dear mother of Mary Churchill and Stephen Pembleton (Eva), grandmother of Jeff (Diane), Matthew, Stephanie (Andrew), Chistena, Jennifer (Matthew), Jodi (Mike), Krisztian, Michelle and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Orville and Mary Bulman, her sister Edna (Cecil), brothers Ted (Marg), Max (Helen), Jack and son in law James. Bessie was employed at Canadian Food Inspection Agency from 1956 until her retirement in 1985. She was a past member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She and Ted enjoyed camping, skating, cross country skiing and cruise vacations. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. 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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McLEAN, Wayne of Sarnia

McLEAN, WAYNE – Michael “Wayne” McLean, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7:41am.  He was dearly loved by his wife Theresa Marie and his children Sandra (Natalie, Sonja, Sacha); Dan and Kelly (Kelsi, Devon) and Shaune (Brittany, Jace) and great grandson Nash.  He is also survived by sisters: Mary Ford, Jean McIntyre, Judy McIntyre and brothers: Paul and John (Jack). Many nieces and nephews will also miss him.  He was the son of the late Thomas and Florence (Nightingale) McLean and was also predeceased by his brothers Thomas, Peter, Albert, David and sisters Florence (Peggie) and Carole. A special thanks to Bob and Carol Harding and all Wayne’s in-laws. A family viewing period will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Private cremation and interment will follow later at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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THIBERT, John of Sarnia

THIBERT, JOHN – John Paul Thibert passed away suddenly at Blue Water Health, Sarnia, ON, on June the 9th, 2017.  He was predeceased by his loving parents Andrew and Bernadette Thibert, his brother Danny Thibert and sister Madeline Thibert. John will be missed by his brother Mark and sister Michelle Thibert.  He was also a loving and proud uncle to his nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. Family was everything to John. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am. Cremation and interment services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MOORE, Donna of Sarnia

MOORE, DONNA – At PeopleCare Nursing Home in Tavistock, Ontario, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, Donna (Stewart) Moore, age 87 passed away peacefully, after a very brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas “Lefty” Moore (2015) and mother of Michael Moore and his wife Rosalind of Winnipeg, MB, Maureen Janssen and her husband Mike of Bright, ON and dear grandmother of Marcus and Megan Moore, Matthew and Michelle Janssen. She is also survived by her brothers Grant Nichols (Solveig) and William Nichols (Connie). She was predeceased by her parents, Madeline (Charlton) and Neil Stewart, her step-mother, Velma Nichols, her sisters Betty Moore and Helen Lannin and her brother James Stewart.  Born in Windsor, Ontario, Donna spent her adult life in Sarnia, raising her family and helping others.  She was a very active charter member of Grace United Church, Life member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority and long-time member of the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club.  Her friendly smile, her amazing creativity and her continuous service to others will be greatly missed. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, June 16th   2017 at Grace United Church (990 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia) at 11:00 am, followed by a luncheon. Interment will 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 Thursday, June 15th between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Memorial gifts made through donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or the charity of your choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Higgins, Edith Elizabeth of Sarnia

The Lord called EDITH (BLACKMORE) HIGGINS age 96 home on Tuesday May 30, 2017 from Vision Nursing Home.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Cecil Higgins (2004) of Sarnia.  Loving mother of June Wile and husband Dan, Richard Higgins and wife the late Sue, Fred Higgins and wife Kathy and Nancy Haslip and husband Ed.  Cherished grandmother to David Loosemore, Mike Loosemore, Ann Marie Larivière and husband Ted, Theodore Higgins, Julie Meloche and husband Chad, Cindy Jacques and husband Dan, Brenda Higgins and husband Donald Arbeau, Tammy Haslip and husband Dwayne Ross, Doug Haslip and wife Kate and Katie Haslip and husband Jake Baldwin.  Great-grandmother to Ashley Loosemore, PJ Loosemore, Maddison Larivière, Paiden Larivière, Brennan Larivière, Niles Higgins, Justin Meloche, Chantel Meloche, Tyler Jacques, Kyle Jacques, Makayla Arbeau, Kaden Arbeau, Hunter Ross, Wyatt Ross, Cooper Haslip, Brodie Haslip, Emily Baldwin and great great-grandmother to Devon, Mason, Oakley and Maddie.  Dear sister to Doris Humphrey.  Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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FARRAR, Helen of Sarnia

FARRAR, HELEN (May 26, 1918 – May 28, 2017): With deepest sadness, the family of HELEN (CARES) FARRAR announces her death on May 28, 2017, at the age of 99.  Much loved mother of Jim East (Cathy) and proud and loving Grandmother of Kim Holford (Randy) and Sean East (Jacquie) and 7 Great-Grandchildren, Ryan, Amanda, T.J., Daniel, Jenna, Rebekah, and Emma.  Helen was predeceased by her parents Harold and Pearl Cares and brothers Harold and Eugene Cares. Helen was a past president of Delta Chi Sigma Sorority, past officer of Hon. Alexander Vidal IODE, charter member of the Rainbow Singers, member of St. Georges Anglican choir, over 30-year volunteer in the Cancer Clinic at Bluewater Health, long-time member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club.  She was a much-loved elementary teacher, fondly remembered by many students.  On retirement, she received an Honorary Life Membership in the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario for her contribution to education in Lambton County and in Ontario, as a summer school staff member in London, Windsor and Toronto for 8 years in primary methods and special education courses. Helen enriched the lives of her family, her many friends, and the many children she taught.  Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her will understand that she approached life with joy, laughter, love and kindness. Helen’s family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Rosewood Manor and Afton Park Place for the love and care they provided.  The nursing and PSW team members in the Maddison Wing at Afton Park Place were absolutely exceptional! Cremation has taken place and at Helen’s request a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Sympathy can be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity near and dear to your own heart. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CLARKE, Harold of Sarnia

CLARKE, HAROLD – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 27, 2017, Harold Louis Clarke, age 70 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Burns) Clarke and dear father of Carrie Forbes and her children Parker and Megan, brother of Ron, Alvin (Celine), Lou Clarke (Tracey), Ann Clarke, Bonnie Cox and Cindy Farrell (Mike). Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Catherine (Kay). He retired as a painter/insulator from Bayer after many years of service. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, June 1, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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RACHER, Brian of Sarnia

RACHER, BRIAN – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 27, 2017, Brian Francis Racher, age 66 of Sarnia passed away with his friends by his side. He is survived by his son Cory Racher (Hilary), sisters Beverley McNeill (Murray) and Sharon Williamson (Tom) and close friend Ed Kukura. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Dr. Earl and Gladys Racher. In keeping with Brian’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral services or visitation. Private interment of ashes will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery in Petrolia. A celebration of Brian’s life will be at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Brian made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated. 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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Murphy, John William of Sarnia

MURPHY, JOHN – At Bluewater Health on Sunday, May 21, 2017, John William Murphy, age 84 of Sarnia peacefully passed away with his family by his side. He was the dear husband of Ellen (Brown) Murphy and loving father of Karen Murphy (Dave), Frank Murphy (Helen), Stuart Murphy (Cathie) and Janis Murphy (Wil). He is survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and dear friends Lucienne Bunda, Marcella and Jim Bryce, Mary and Bill Barill, Joyce Mooney (late Bill) and coffee buddy Rollie Budgell. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Dorothy, sisters Norma, Helen, Erma and Edith and brothers Howard, Hugh, Pat and Roy and his childhood friend Bill Muir. John was born in Sarnia and retired after 35 years of service as a letter carrier with Canada Post. He was a 28 year member of the Bluewater Optimists Club. John loved his daily walks to Tim Hortons on Indian Road for coffee with Rollie. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 25th at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the St. Andrews Church Restoration Fund 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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Murray: Shirley of Point Edward, Ontario

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia with family by her side on Monday, May 15, 2017, SHIRLEY MAXINE MURRAY, age 81, of Point Edward passed away. Beloved wife of the late William Edward Russell Murray (2009). Dear mother of daughters Cindy (John) Murray of Toronto, Heidi Murray of Point Edward and Yeon – Ja Fulcher of Red Deer, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Karly, Jeremy and Darby. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth Robinson and survived by her special nephew Dale Robinson. Born in Nipawan, Saskatchewan, but Point Edward was her home for over 75 years. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care Team at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion that was shown to our Mom. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia. 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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Quackenbush, Beverly Ann of Sarnia

QUACKENBUSH, BEVERLY ANN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 with her loving family beside her.  Bev was born on September 11, 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her family moved to Brantford in 1956 where she attended Central School, Victoria & BCI.  Bev moved to Sarnia in 1970 to go to Lambton College.  She worked at Bayview Chrysler Dodge as a receptionist for years, Agriculture Canada, then on to Community Social Services, ODSP, President of Local #123 Sarnia OPSEU for 14 years. Bev was an avid volunteer with many local charities. Bev was predeceased by the love of her life, her hubby Bill Sr.  Bev is survived by her sons Bill Jr. and his wife Kimmarie, Don and his wife Kim, and her daughter Jen and her husband Kevin, grandchildren Desiree, Ashley, Chelsey, Jordan, Hailey, Ariana, Aliya, Jaxon and Cashius and two great grandchildren Cohan and Jack.  Also survived by her sisters Diane, Carol and Wayne Fowlie, brother Gord, niece Tammy and her husband Steven and their children Felicia (Jordan) and Jeffrey, and nephew Shonn.   Predeceased by her parents Gordon  (1990) & Joanne (2005), sisters Kathy (1985) and Vickie (2007).  Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, May 14, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BRAMHAM, Ronald of Sarnia

BRAMHAM, RONALD – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, May 11, 2017, Ronald Bramham, age 82 of Point Edward passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Margaret Ann (McCord) Bramham (2011) and the loving father of Gregory (Debbie), Richard (Brenda) and Julie Hillis (Patrick), dear grandfather of Shannon (Brian), Ron (Vjollca), Michael (Heather), Christopher (Christine), Joe, Jason, Trisha (Travis), Alan (Karlie), Michelle (Joel) and Shelley (Chris) , great-grandfather of Kaylan, Treston, Aiden, Adriana, Kesler, Haleigh, and more on the way. He was the brother of Colleen McKinlay (Russ), Bruce (Janet), Carol Prince (late Art Green) and Pearl Belton (Leonard). Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Joy and Henry Bramham. Ron was a long time Point Edward resident, a member of Point Edward Presbyterian Church and was a retired master builder. He continued his carpentry work helping friends long into his retirement. He couldn’t say no to anybody. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, May 18th beginning at 1:00 pm and followed by a celebration of his life at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Bluewater Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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McIntyre, Marilyn Elizabeth of Sarnia

Suddenly at Bluewater Health on Monday May 8th, 2017 MARILYN ELIZABETH McINTYRE of Sarnia passed.  Loving daughter of Maxine (Williamson) McIntyre.   Beloved sister of Catherine (cat) McIntyre- Thomason. Kid at heart, loved bragging about being a Aunty to Brett Mcintyre-Williams, Brittany Williams, Blair Williams, Brennan Williams, Alonzo Thomason, Amelia Cruz.  Also great Aunty to Lyzza , Demetrius and Shia.   Will be missed by friend and support worker Julie Moss.  Forever 40, Marilyn enjoyed life with music, travel and socializing with extended family of Christian Horizons.   We pray she is now traveling free of pain, smiling over us left behind. Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Friday May 12th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Cremation to follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Society or the Sarnia and District Humane Society.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“All children, except one, grow up.”

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WILSON, Marie of Sarnia

WILSON, MARIE – On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Myrtle “Marie” (Chalmers) Wilson, passed away peacefully in her 92nd year. She was the loving wife of the late Leslie Raymond Wilson (2013) and dear mother of Richard Wilson (Diane) and Darlene Dudko (Richard). She is survived by 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her son Douglas (2002), his wife Clara (2013), 3 brothers and 1 sister. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, May 12, 2014 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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