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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Clements, Nellie Elnora (Gibbs) of Sarnia

Posted by on September 23, 2017

With her granddaughter Jenn by her side on Saturday September 23, 2017 NELLIE ELNORA (GIBBS) CLEMENTS age 94 of Sarnia.  Beloved wife of the late Ray Clements (2001).  Loving mother of Wayne Clements and his wife Donna and the late Shirley Heide (2010).  Cherished grandmother of  Donna (Gerry), Jenn (Mark), Dan (Steph) and great-grandmother of Gage, Noah, Sydney and Jordan.  The family wish to thank the staff of the Residence on the St. Clair, the nurses of the Palliative Care Unit and Dr. Kim for their care and compassion.   Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Wednesday September 27th at 1:30 p.m. with visitation from 12:30 until time of service.   Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation. 

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Krukowski, Anna of Sarnia

Posted by on September 18, 2017

 

At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Monday September 18, 2017 ANNA KRUKOWSKI  died peacefully at the age of 97   Beloved wife of the late Ignacy Krukowski.  Loving mother of Helen (Frank) Murphy, Peter (Debra) Krukowski and Ann (George) Jones.  Cherished Baba of Daniel and Tamara Murphy, Jena and Rebecca Krukowski, and Catherine and Christopher Jones.  Loving cousin to Marie Frenkowski.  Predeceased by parents Fred and Magdalene Krupecka, brothers Ladek and Stephan, sister Tekla.  Anna loved gardening and spent most of the summers out-of-doors tending to her garden.  She was a proud member of St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.  The family would like to thank the staff of Trillium Villa for their care of Anna in her final years.  Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE where funeral service will be held on Thursday September 21st at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. with Panakhyda at 7:30 p.m.   Sympathy may be expressed by donations to St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

 

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CALLFAS, Jim of Corunna

Posted by on September 16, 2017

CALLFAS, JAMES – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, September 16, 2017, James “Jim” Vernon Callfas, age 76 of Corunna passed away. He is survived by his wife Elaine Flynn and daughters; Julie Pogontcheff (Craig), Pam Handy, Kristine Martelle (Paul) and Robyn Callfas (Todd Amerlinck), grandchildren Amy, Kayla, Lauren and Carmen, great-grandchildren Maguire and Watson. He is survived by his brother Frank Callfas and son in law Rick Handy. He was predeceased by his brother Murray (2009). Jim had retired from Sarnia Hydro after many years of service. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and golf. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday afternoon, September 19th   between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, September 20th at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Froomfield Cemetery in Corunna. Memorial donations in memory of Jim made to Bluewater Health Foundation or St. Joseph’s Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MUELLER, Regine of Sarnia

Posted by on September 12, 2017

MUELLER, Regine Ilse Ruth, age 96 of Sarnia passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at her home. She was the loving wife of 63 years to the late Gunter H. Mueller (2012). She loved to keep in touch with her cousin Monica and Gunter’s family in Germany. Regine was born the daughter of the late Hans and Martha (Katzschner) Vogt on January 1st, 1921 in Berlin Germany. Following the war, she and Gunter moved to Canada.  Regine found work during the Occupation as a secretary with the POW Hospital, American Offices and Canadian companies in Germany. Regine’s request was for cremation to take place and to be buried with her late husband Gunter. She was a strong and talented woman who loved adventurous travel. She will be sadly missed by her many friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. 

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Rawcliffe, Charles (Chuck) Richard of Sarnia

Posted by on September 10, 2017

 

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday September 8, 2017 CHARLES (CHUCK) RICHARD RAWCLIFFE age 71 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Carey (Fauteux) Rawcliffe.  Loving father of Michael Rawcliffe and Sherri (Steve) Brouwer  Cherished Papa of 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Dear brother Mike, Bill, Dave, Karen, Linda and Barb.  Predeceased by his parents Charles and Beatrice and sisters Joanne and Dorothy.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Chuck’s life will be held at the family home on Wednesday September 13th between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. 

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Goulding, Viola Dorores (Barnes) of Strathroy

Posted by on September 8, 2017

Peacefully at the Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy, Viola Dolores (Barnes) Goulding, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017  at the age of 88. Predeceased by her husband Robert Goulding (2003). Dear mother of Ethel Snook (Des), Robert Lee , Linda Alderson (Mike), and Bonnie Worsley. Loving grandmother of 7, great grandmother of 13 and great great grandmother of 4. Also survived by brother in-law Russ Johnson. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held from the Chapel D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:30 p.m and friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday one hour prior to service time. Memorial donations in memory of Viola may be made to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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KUKURA: Linda Madeline Marie (Sauve) of Sarnia

Posted by on September 6, 2017

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Linda Madeline Marie Kukura (Sauve), on Sunday, September 3, 2017. She died at the age of 59, from sudden complications due to her on-going illness. Beloved wife of Jerald Kukura, who she was married to for 38 years. Loving daughter of Maurice Sauve (2013) and Shirley Rick (Larry). Dear sister to Steven Sauve and Debra Thomson (Jim, 2017). She is survived by her adoring children, Shawn Stewart-Kukura and Terra Bakker (Donnie), who she loved and cherished with all of her heart. She left behind two grandchildren, Arjen and Fiala, who were the lights of her life.

 

Linda was born on July 26, 1958, in Sarnia where she spent her life. She was dedicated and passionate toward all that she did. She worked at TREL for 30 years and she truly enjoyed her job and the people she worked with. In her earlier days, some of her favourite things to do were workout at the gym with her daughter, go shopping, read at the beach and spoil her family with many delicious meals (her turkey and dressing were the best!). Linda was never happier than when she had a cup of David’s tea, a warm bath and a good book. Family was the centre of her life and she loved unconditionally and gave so much of herself without ever expecting anything in return. Although she was ill and it was her time to go, she lives on through the many wonderful memories of her and she will never be forgotten. Linda will be missed tremendously by those closest to her, always and forever.

 

Donations can be made in Linda’s name to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, where she spent many days by her father’s side before he passed away. There will be a private gathering for close family at the Lakeview Cemetery on Friday, September 8, 2017. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at the Sarnia Riding Club on September 17, 2017, from 1-4 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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LOCKREY: Bob of Sarnia

Posted by on September 6, 2017

LOCKREY, HOWARD – At Sumac Lodge on Monday, September 4, 2017, Howard “Bob” Lockrey, age 79 of Sarnia peacefully passed away. He was the dear husband of Elaine Lockrey and loving father of Robert Lockrey, Susan Dufoe, Donna Dufoe, Teddy Lockrey, Melita Lockrey and grandfather of Kaitlyn Dufoe, Alisha and Kayla Smith. He is survived by his sister Barb Harris. He was predeceased by his parents Bessie and Howard, brothers Bill and Stan, his sisters Shirley and Ilda. Private cremation services have taken place. Memorial donations 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. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Jason Joseph Hunt : age 40 of Sarnia

Posted by on September 3, 2017

HUNT, JASON – It is with sadness we announce the death of Jason Joseph Hunt, age 40 of Sarnia. 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, September 8, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. 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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Jones, Robert William of Sarnia

JONES, Robert W.

Robert (Bob) William Jones of Sarnia passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home on Monday, August 28th with his loving wife of 40 years by his side.
His larger-than-life persona and trademark stubborness will not be forgotten.
He was born on December 25th, 1942 in Chatham and was the son of the late Marshall Jones and Reba (Crouchman) Jones.
Bob was a long-time employee of United Taxi and also drove transport for Trimac, where he retired in 2007.
His son Craig will always remember him as being a hard-working man who enjoyed attending Blue Jay games with his sons.
He was a dedicated Leafs fan and an advid golfer, which often left his wife, Donna, reminding him that he was married to her and not to his golf clubs.
Some days Bob was a grumpy, stubborn old fart, but his son Corey describes him as perfect.
His daughter, Carri-Lynn (Frank Laferriere) will remember her dad as always being someone she could depend on and always being there when she needed him.
Above all, we will all remember him as being an amazing, caring, thoughful husband and father. While we are extremely sad to lose him, we
are happy that he is now in a better place and with his best buddy, Maxwell. Bob spent his last moments looking into the eyes of his wife, both sharing one last memory together.
Donna would not have been able to get through this final journey with Bob without the help of his amazing health care team, Sheila, Steve, Mike,
Dr. Kim, Richard Kelch with his Northgate Pharmacy Team and also many other helpful individuals.

A celebration of life will take place for close family and friends on Saturday September 2nd at the family home at 238 George St. between the hours of 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Beginnings Stroke Recovery Sarnia or St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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Peters, John Clayton of Sarnia

 

 

Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Thursday August 24, 2017 JOHN CLAYTON PETERS age 70 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of the late Janet (Herbert) Peters (2005).  Father of John (Mikki) Peters, Joy Amy (Stan) Kita, Michele (Leah) Vario, Maria (Greg) Merrill, Angela Gordon and grandfather to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Brother of  Amy (Allan Weir) Peters and uncle to Phyllis  Peters, Clayton Peters and great-uncle to Dylan and Dayna.   Also survived by his aunt Melba (Bill) Alexander and uncle Norman (Charlene) Peters.  Predeceased  by his parents Clayton and Phyllis Peters.  Private cremation arrangements have taken place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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REMES, Timothy of Sarnia

REMES, TIMOTHY – Peacefully with his family by his side at Bluewater Health on Sunday, August 27, 2017, Timothy Oldrich Remes, age 55 of Sarnia passed away. He was the dear father of sons Shane and Grant, loving son of Mary Remes and his late father Oldrich (1990), brother of Janie Pettit (Bill), Frank Remes and Karen Remes and uncle of Craig and Coady Pettit and Christopher and Collin Szewczak. Tim loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Cremation has taken place. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, September 1st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St Joseph’s Hospice or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to thank the ICU Nurses and Doctors at Bluewater Health for their kindness and compassion”

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CRAIG, Nola of Petrolia

CRAIG, NOLA – It is with sadness that we announce the passing, on Monday, August 28, 2017, of Nola Annabel (Taylor) Craig, age 96.  Nola was the loving wife of the late Earl Gordon Craig (1999) and amazing Mom to Brad (Annette) of Coquitlam, B.C. and Janet Young (Barry) of Petrolia.  She will be missed by her grandchildren Cheryl and Michael (Anita) and great grandchildren Nathan, Brandon and Nikolina in B.C.  Mom will be fondly remembered by family in the Goderich, Clinton and Blyth area.  We would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to the wonderful people at Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia who took care of Mom with such compassion, kindness and love. Private services have been held. Memorial donations to a 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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Robertson, Timothy Allen of Sarnia

Surrounded by his family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday August 16, 2017 Timothy Allen Roberson age 60 ended his courageous battle to join his many loved family members in heaven. Much loved by his wife and angel Linda Doell, his parents, Vern and the late Donna  Robertson, his sisters Brenda (Chuck) Stillwell, the late Barbara Charron,  Cathie (Steve) Appleman,  Christine Robertson, Laurie (Henry) Heywood and brother Scott (Brenda) Robertson.   Admired and loved uncle to Michelle and Tyler Charron and his many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Friday August 18th at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from noon until service time.  Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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Brazeau, Barbara Ann (Ferguson) of Sarnia

After a courageous battle with cancer,  BARBARA ANN (FERGUSON) BRAZEAU age 82 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Saturday July 29, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late Omer Brazeau (2012).  Loving mother of Katherine Poirier, James Brazeau, Nancy DeBie, Steven Brazeau, Kenny and Theresa Brazeau.  Cherished grandmother of Robert (Maria), David, Sarah, Kevin, Alex, Jessica, Christopher, Kyle, Stacy and Silio.  Also survived by sisters in law Lorraine Ferguson, Beulah Ferguson and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Grace Ferguson, brothers Stan, Ken, Elroy, Ian, Alan and grandson Michael Gillespie.  Barbara was a strong compassionate woman who cared for others deeply and volunteered with Children Aid Society for many years.  She was fun loving and had a good sense of humour and will be missed by all who knew her.  The family wish to thank the nurses at V.O.N. and the Palliative Care Unit who took exceptional care of her.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Wednesday August 2nd  at 3:00 p.m. with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

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LAMB, Gloria of Sarnia

LAMB, GLORIA – At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Monday, July 24, 2017, Gloria Charmaine (Dunham) Lamb, age 83 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late William Lamb and dear mother of Kelly Lamb (Kathleen), Kory Fortney and Kerry Lamb and sister of Dixie Morgan (Bruce). Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Kim (2008), her sisters Adriene Willer and Pauline Davidson. Private cremation services have taken place. Memorial gifts made to the charity of choice 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

“The family wishes to thank the staff at Trillium Villa for the excellent care they provided for Gloria”

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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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