Cole: Robert (Bob) Norman

Posted by on January 13, 2018

At Bluewater Health on Monday, January 8, 2018, ROBERT (BOB) NORMAN COLE of Sarnia passed away in his 92nd year to join his wife Eva Richardson (nee Bertram) Cole who died in July of 2012.

Bob leaves a large and loving family of five Children and TEN Grandchildren to carry on his and Eva’s and their parents’ legacy. Bob was the loving father of Barbara; Christine and her late husband Leo; Susan; Richard and his wife Lisa; Michael and his wife Jennifer.

Nicholas, Kevin, Zachary, Alexandria, Jenny, Laura, Sophie, Ella, Ben and Charlie all know him as Grandpa or Grandpa Clyde and the man with that big hug and a keen interest in them. “He was quick-witted, a bit silly, incredibly smart and, more than anything, generous. A pretty great Grandpa.”

Eva & Bob together enjoyed many years of warm companionship with his siblings and their families in Sarnia. As the last member of the Charlie and Pearl Cole family to pass on, Bob is predeceased by his brother Charlie and wife Ruth; his brother Bill and wife Clarice; and his sister Emily, whom he never knew.

Born in Sarnia, Bob was always an industrious young fellow: The early pages of his scrap book would show him on his bicycle delivering newspapers; playing in the Sarnia City Football league; dishwashing on the Noronic as it sailed the Great Lakes; barrel washing at the refinery; labouring with the bricklayers and dare-deviling & welding with the boilermakers in oil tank construction.

As World War Two neared its end, Bob suspended his high-school studies (and his adolescence) to support the effort from within Imperial Oil before serving in the Army: Training in London before being posted to the Signal Corps in Kingston. He was not deployed and, upon discharge, attended accelerated school to complete the last two years of his high school curriculum in only a few months. This was an early sign of the remarkable work ethic and integrity that Bob demonstrated throughout his life. From there, Bob followed his brother’s lead and it was off to Queen’s University where he lived modestly, studied hard, made good friends, played football and met Eva, the one and only love of his life.

In 1951, with a fresh Chemical Engineering degree in hand, Bob picked up again with I.O.L. at the Calgary Refinery. His years of perseverance were rewarded when Eva finally accepted his proposal of marriage. They were joined soon after in 1953. They grew their family and Bob grew his career as he and the family moved from Calgary to Winnipeg and finally back to Ontario with the needs of “The Company.” Landing in Sarnia in the early 70’s and, with all five children in tow, Bob & Eva settled in to call Sarnia home once and for all.

Bob supported Imperial’s Sarnia Operations by managing increasingly significant projects. He considered on-time and on-budget as the bare minimum and the projects he led were typically known for their success.

His professional focus and devotion paid off and he was able to hang up his hard hat after a very successful career on his 60th birthday and begin a retirement that spanned decades.

During those years, Bob & Eva could be found together, caring for one another and enjoying each other, their children and their families. With a keen interest in seeing the world, Bob & Eva’s travels took them to countless places and introduced them to cultures and peoples the world over.

Bob and Eva considered themselves very fortunate and were regular supporters of the good work of educational, health care and other organizations in their community. Bob and Eva were especially proud of the students they’ve been able to assist through Queen’s University.

Throughout his life, Bob had a great appreciation and love for Nature. It could be seen in his face and heard in his voice. He loved being outside and watching the lake and ever changing sky. He loved working with the land be it clearing brush or working on the beach.

Bob will certainly be missed by many.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will occur in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy are welcomed through donations to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit for Bluewater Health. C/o Bluewater Health Foundation. Ph. 519-464-4408.

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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 www.djrobb.on.ca

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Murray, Frances Beatty of Sarnia

Posted by on January 11, 2018

Frances Beatty Murray passed away peacefully on Monday January 8, 2018 at Sumac Lodge in Sarnia at the age of 98. She was the dear wife of the late John David “Bunt “Murray, beloved mother of  John “JD” Murray and of Ann Ino, husband Alan and loving grandmother of Chris Hartford, Melissa Hartford and Robert Ino. “Gee” as she was affectionately known, was a lifelong residence of Sarnia and was a committed volunteer in her community. She was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the woman’s organization I.O.D.E. Gee was loved for her sweet easy going disposition, and quick laugh. In addition, she was well regarded for her amazing cooking and baking skills. Over the years, family and friends alike enjoyed Gee’s homemade bread, homemade pies and memorable Sunday roast beef dinners. My brother and I would like to thank the staff at Sumac Lodge for their wonderful care of our mother over these last years. A memorial service will be held at D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9 on February 8th, 2018 at 12:00 noon. A luncheon reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the charity of choice at www.canadahelps.org.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

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Beasley, Beatrice Anne of Point Edward

Posted by on January 10, 2018

 

 

BEASLEY, BEATRICE ANNE

December 12, 1923 – January 5, 2018

 

 It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Beatrice Beasley on January 5, 2018 at the age of 94.  Mum was born in Newbury, Berks. England and immigrated as a war bride to Canada in 1945 and was a long time resident of Point Edward.  She is survived by her 5 children Cheryl, David, Jane, Donna and Steven, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous relatives in the U.K.  She was predeceased by her grandson Paul in 2004.  Our Mum was a devoted mother who took much pride in her home and loved to putter in her flower gardens. We will miss her dearly.  The family would like to extend their gratitude to her daughter Jane Perry and grandson Chad Perry for their care and compassion which allowed Mum to remain in her beloved home in her final years.

At Mum’s request there will be no service.

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Kartzmark, Betty of Sarnia

Posted by on January 10, 2018

KARTZMARK, BETTY of Sarnia passed away at Vision Nursing Home surrounded by the love of her family on January 6, 2018 at the age of 91. Betty was predeceased by the love of her life, Bob Kartzmark (2014) to whom she was married for 64 years. She was a loving mother to her four children, nine grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. She is survived by her children Mary (Dave), Lynn (Jan), Scott (Cheri) and Doug (Gay); grandchildren Jason (Mary), Kristin (Greg), Cody (Brady), Lindsay (Jason), Levi, Dylan, Adria (Bob), Jesse (Dana), and Sebastien; great-grandchildren Christapher, Kyle, Lyla, Julia and Lucy as well as extended family. Predeceased by her sister Lucy. Betty was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario and moved to Dugald, Manitoba at a very early age. She lived on the family farm with her parents before meeting the love of her life, Bob. They were married, moved to Sarnia and had four children. Betty was a homemaker who truly made the house a home for all of the family. Her love of cooking and baking was enjoyed by her family and many of her friends. Throughout her life, Betty was involved in many activities – she belonged to a bowling league, a crochet and knitting group, was a volunteer with the Red Cross delivering meals on wheels, travelled with family, and enjoyed going to the racetrack and casino. Betty will be greatly missed by her family, friends and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. A Memorial service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) in the spring of 2018.  Further details will be published closer to the date of the memorial service.  Memorial donations in memory of Betty Kartzmark may be made to Vision Nursing Home, 229 Wellington St., Sarnia, Ontario N7T 1G9.  ARRANGMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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Norman: Wayne Paul of Sarnia

Peacefully at home WAYNE PAUL NORMAN age 64, of Sarnia passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Loving father of Paul (Lorraine) Norman and James Norman. Will be missed by his sister Faye (Dave) House and Rosalyn (Rick) Kingston. Uncle of Melanie, Ryan, Chelsea, Sabrina and Johnathon. Predeceased by his mother Theresa Norman and his brother Gary and his ex – wife Janet Norman. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in the evening between the hours of 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. 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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MONK: CARMEL JULIETTE OF SARNIA

CARMEL JULIETTE MONK-
1925 – 2017
Carmel Juliette Monk passed away over New Years after enjoying Christmas with Family and Friends. An adoring wife to Clifford Monk and a devoted sister to her brother Peter. A passionate mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she kept in close contact with all her family. Born April 2, 1925, she emigrated from England with her two young children, Sue and Charlie, to join Cliff in Canada in 1957. She was an independent thinker and an avid artist, involved in the Sarnia artist’s workshop for many years. She remained bright, alert, active and energetic throughout her almost 93 years on this planet. Arguably one of the worst drivers ever to get behind the wheel she remained independent even after voluntarily giving up her license to maintain her own apartment in Sarnia and cottage on her beloved Stag Island. “Nanny” Carmel’s Family would like to thank her many friends, especially Dr. Billy Doyle and Rose Switzer, who were so kind and helpful, enabling her to maintain her independence and spirit. They say you die when the last person that knew you passes away. You are still alive in our thoughts and hearts, we love you and will miss you. A memorial service will be held in the future, date to be announced later. If anyone wishes to make a donation in Carmel’s memory they may do so to the Alzheimer’s Society, Sarnia Humane Society or Charity of your choice
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SHEPPARD, Marilyn of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2017

SHEPPARD, MARILYN – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Marilyn June (Dougherty) Sheppard, age 84 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Allan A. Sheppard and loving mother of daughter Ruth Gartlan (Martin Randall) and Step-Daughter Noreen Taylor (Paul) and daughter in laws Jane and Rosemary Sheppard, grandmother of Jennifer (Jamie), Heather (Kerry), Andrew (Amy), Mark (Melanie) and Rachel, great-grandmother of Caleb, Nathan, Alexis, Aiden, Juliana, Kyle and Amy. She is also survived by her sister Arlene Wright. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was predeceased by her Step-Sons Brian and David Sheppard, her sister and brother, Shirley and Ross Dougherty. Marilyn was a longtime member of Central United Church, the church choir and the Elizabeth II Chapter, IODE. She was a volunteer with the Children’s Aid Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Parkinson’s Canada. Marilyn enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, sewing, traveling with friends and family and spending her summers at the family cottage. Cremation will take place and a private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held later at Central United Church (220 George St., Sarnia, N7T 4N9). Memorial donations in memory of Marilyn made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “A special thanks for the kind and compassionate care provided by Dr. Kim and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice and BWH Palliative Care”

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Courtis: Rose Marie of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, ROSE MARIE (nee Spong) COURTIS, age 59, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Will be greatly missed by her husband Perry Courtis. Loving daughter of Frances Spong of Barrie and Louis Spong of Barrie. Dear sister of Cathy Spong and friend Steve, Margie (Gilles) Sears and Steve (Sue) Spong. Aunt of Holly, Danielle, Sarah and Michielle. Special niece of Daniel Hawke and cousins; Stephanie (Marcus) Blackman, Daniel Hawke Jr., Brooke and Rayfeal Hamilton all of Sarnia. Rose greatly loved her 9 feathery kids, and her cat Felix. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at People’s Church (3888 London Line, Wyoming, ON) on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to a Charity of 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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Filed Under: Hamilton, London, Ontario, Sarnia

BOURNE: WESLEY LLOYD OF SARNIA

Posted by on December 12, 2017

BOURNE WESLEY LLOYD– Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, December 11, 2017, Wesley Lloyd Bourne, age 78, of Sarnia passed away. Wesley is pre-deceased by his wife Patricia Bourne and daughter Debbie Long. He was the loving father to Jean Pattison and Lee-Anne (Ivan) Cicchini. Dear grandfather to David, Brian, Vanessa, Emily, Carissa, Kevin and Wesley. He worked for the City of Sarnia Parks and Recreation and was a retired Minister at New Apostolic Church. Visitation will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, December 23, 2017 between the hours of 2:00-4:00 pm. There will be a private family burial at a later date.
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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia, Toronto, Windsor

DIONNE: Judith “Judy” Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Suddenly at Bluewater Health on Monday, December 4, 2017, Judith Ann Dionne (Hawkins) passed away at the age of 62. Mother of Rose (Rob) Alton, Tabatha (Matt) McKegney, Billie – Jo (Mike) Schuyler, April (Nic) and Aaron Zavitz .Grandma to Terrence, Alexis, Calvin, Caleb, Rachel and Ryanne.  Loving sister of Mary (David) McElwee, Gerald Dionne, and Charles (Susie) Dionne. Caring aunt to Chasity (David) Preston and great aunt to James Preston.  Also will be missed by her dear friend Doreen Archer. Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Mary Dionne and her ex-husband Terry Hawkins (2015). |Cremation has taken place. A Memorial S service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service time. Memorial donations in memory of Judy may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

McCARTHY, Terri of Sarnia

Posted by on November 29, 2017

McCARTHY, TERRI – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Helen Theresa “Terri” McCarthy, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother to Michael Shepley (Jinna Zheng), grandmother to Angela, sister of Tim McCarthy and committed and loyal friend to many with whom she developed long lasting and caring relationships. She was predeceased by her parents TJ (1987) and Helen (1996). She will also be missed by her two cats, Peaches and Gabby. She was a passionate animal lover, ensuring that no stray cat ever went hungry. She worked in Sarnia for many years in the retail industry and as a personal support worker and was also an avid art lover. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia for the gentle, compassionate and professional care they extended to her. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) Friday, December 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment of her ashes will be held on Monday, December 4th, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. 

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Burdett: William “Billy” Burdett of Sarnia

Posted by on November 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of William “Billy” Burdett, age 79, announces his passing on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Bluewater Health Sarnia. Will be forever missed by his wife and best friend Linda (nee Sparks) Burdett. Loving father of Mark Burdett and Jason Burdett. Dear grandpa of Hannah Burdett. Survived by his siblings; Herb Burdett (Janet), Gary Burdett (Diana) and brother in-law’s; Steve Sparks (Joan), Tim Sparks (Brenda), Bruce Sparks, Pete Sparks (Joan). Wonderful uncle too many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Ernest (Sonny) Burdett (1989) and his mother Christina May (nee Field) Burdett (1984), brother Robert Burdett, sister’s; Helen, Gail, Carol, Edith and Betty and father and mother in-law Ross and Joyce Sparks. Bill retired from Imperial Oil after 27 years of service. He loved to boat, travel and hockey and sports in general. Cremation has taken place. A  Celebration of Life will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from on Saturday, November 25, 2017,  from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family.. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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Caughlin: John Frederick of Sarnia

Posted by on November 20, 2017

Peacefully, at Palliative Care – Bluewater Health Sarnia on Monday, November 20, 2017,  JOHN CAUGHLIN, passed away at the age 74. Predeceased by his wife Nan Marie Carver (2015). Stepfather of Missie Jackson and Heather Breyer. Will be lovingly missed by his niece Tammy Cooper (Mark). Papa of Aubany Aiden and Evan Breyer. Survived by his sibling’s; Louise (and the late Art), Joyce (Larry), Betty (and the late Gerry) and brother’s; Ron (Marilyn), Roy (Linda) and Bill (Linda). Also missed by his many nieces and nephews and friends. Predeceased by his mother Florence Marion (nee McDonald) Caughlin (1992) and father William Harold Caughlin (1974) . Will also be missed by his fury friend and companion his cat Bear. John enjoyed his mall walks at Lambton Mall, bike riding and the casino. Cremation has taken place. Services will be announced at a later date.Memorial donations in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.
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McManus, Sharon Lee (MacDonald) of Brights Grove

Posted by on November 19, 2017

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday November 17, 2017 SHARON LEE (MACDONALD) McMANUS age 69 of Brights Grove. Beloved wife of John McManus. Loving mother of Cameron, Michael and Nicole (Jason). Cherished grandmother of Owen, Krzysztof, Taylor and Jayden. Special aunt of Stephanie and her children Ken and Courtney. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, especially Sue and John Vollmar. Predeceased by her brother Rory. When it came to the rights and welfare of the animals and wildlife in our community, Sherry was a tireless advocate and caretaker. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Sherry’s life will be held once the flowers are again in bloom. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Cat Chance, Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue or the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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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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Filed Under: Sarnia

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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