CHAFE, Ronald of Sarnia

CHAFE, Ronald – With his family by his side Ron passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 82. Loving partner of Jeannine Stevens. Dear father of Michael (Anna), Mississauga, Lisa Chafe, Sarnia, Robert (Dawn), Sarnia and Catherine (Barry) Gorman, Ottawa. Loving grampa of Taylor and Connor (Erin) Burgess, Emily and Hannah Chafe, Kyle and Amanda Chafe and Ryan and Scott Gorman. Great-grampa of Austin Burgess. Also survived by his children’s mother, Yvonne Chafe and his extended family David (Val) Stevens, Paul (Luisa) Stevens, Charles (Kathy) Stevens and the late Amy Stevens. Ron will also be fondly remembered by sister-in-law Blanche Chafe. Predeceased by brother Charles and sisters Joann and Catherine. Ron was born in Buchans, Nfld. and served in The Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years. Upon his discharge from the Navy he came to Sarnia and worked for the Canadian Coast Guard until  retirement. He was a life member of The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 and The Point Edward Ex-Serviceman’s Club. He was Poppy Chairman for Br. 62 for over 30 years and was known as “Mr. Poppy”.  Ron was an avid Detroit Red Wings and Tigers fan. He loved to spend his spare time golfing and curling. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11-1 p.m.  Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Following visitation, a celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 N. Front St., Sarnia from 2-4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 Poppy Fund, 286 N. Front St., Sarnia N7T 5S7 or Bluewater Health Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and remembrance may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

MUSCAT, Mary Lynette (nee Lachance) of Sarnia

MUSCAT, Mary Lynette – Peacefully at Afton Park Place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Fred (1999). Dear mother of Joan (Dave) Manning, Belle River, Fred Muscat, Sarnia and Mary Muscat, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Kayla, Connor, Troy, Briar, Dillon, Joseph, Veronica and Jack. Great-grandmother of Finley, Jayla, Brody, Kaydance and Kolby. Sister of Susan (Danny) Kijanka, Bright’s Grove, Elaine (Tom) Schliehauf, Sarnia, Terry Lachance, Blue Point and David (Katherine) Lachance, London. Predeceased by her parents Ed & Joan Lachance, sister Joanne Lachance and brother Norman Lachance. A private family service will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia with interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 302-130 Spadina Ave, Toronto, M5V 2L8. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Sarnia

ANTONIO, Alfredo (of Sarnia)

ANTONIO, Alfredo – At Sumac Lodge on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the age of 90. Alfredo was born on March 22, 1927 in Brunheda, Portugal. Beloved husband of the late Agostina. Step-father of Salvatore (Clare) Cardu, England, Pasqualina Cardu, London and the late Giovanni Cardu. Step-grandfather of Isabella, Jack and Allesandra. Brother-in-law of Sebastiano (Giovanna) Farina, Sarnia. Also surviving are nieces Barbara, Angela, Paola and Antonella in Sarnia as well as nieces and nephews in Brazil and Italy. Predeceased by his parents and 2 sisters. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Society, 420 East St. N., N7T 6Y5 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 914 Murphy Rd., N7S 5C4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

BOOK: Brian Donald of Sarnia

BOOK, Brian Donald – Peacefully surrounded by his family Brian passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the age of 54. Beloved husband of Shirley. Dear father of James Book (Mandy), Sarnia. Son of Donald & the late Vivian Book, London. Brother of Kathy Book, Susan Book (Gary) and Scott Book all of London. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place.  Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3.    Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

GROULX: Steven Anthony (of Sarnia)

GROULX, Steven Anthony – Suddenly at Bluewater Health on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the age of 58. Husband of Julie. Dear father of Kenny (Sarah). Loving grandfather of Kenny and Hunter. Son of Guy & Beverley Groulx. Brother of Michael (Terry), Howard (Kim) and Mark (Katy). Uncle of Lisa, Kristen, Spencer, Grant, Ann, Tyler and Meghan. Steven was a member of Labourers Union Local 1089. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence and remembrance may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MAGERMANS, Thea (nee Vonk) of Sarnia

MAGERMANS, Thea – Peacefully surrounded by her family, Thea Magermans died at Bluewater Health on Saturday, April 8, 2017 age the age of 90. Beloved wife of Martin. Loving mother of Angela Harrington & her husband Tom, Tony Magermans & his wife Jill and Dorothy Cepas & her husband Ray. Cherished grandmother of Jenna Crombie & her husband Rob, Shannon Harrington. Hayley, Patrick, Sean, Jack Magermans. Adam, Elana and Danielle Cepas. Great-grandmother of Rosalind Crombie. Dear sister of Tony Vonk & his wife Tineke and sister-in-law of Ans Vonk and Trudy Vonk. Predeceased by her parents Lubertus & Elizabeth Vonk, brothers John and Rudolph and sisters Helene Vonk, Bini Kleinveld and Dinie Vonk. Thea was a kind-hearted, gentle soul who took great pride in her family. She spent many years volunteering for various charities in Sarnia. She enjoyed playing cards and socializing with friends. She cherished her time spent at the cottage on Cameron Lake. Thea will be dearly missed by friends and family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia where prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 12th at 10:00 a.m. Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery following the luncheon. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 106 East St. Sarnia, N7T 7H9. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

LEBLANC, Raymond Joseph Francis (of Sarnia)

LEBLANC, Raymond Francis Joseph – December 21, 1957 – April 3, 2017. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Raymond. Son of the late Joseph & Patricia LeBlanc. Dear brother of JoAnne (Gord) Jupp, Randall (Andrea) LeBlanc, Robert (Linda) Collins, Richard (Pauline) Collins and Roger (Carrol) Collins. He will also be remembered by his nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Raymond was jovial and young at heart. He was known to fish the waters, and shark the pool hall; he loved to play chess and was always ready to lend a hand as he pedaled his way throughout Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Anglers, P.O. Box 174, Sarnia, N7T 7H9. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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HEWITT, Agnes Rosalie (nee Geenen) of Sarnia

HEWITT, Agnes Rosalie – With family by her side, Agnes Hewitt died peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late John Samuel Hewitt. Loving mother of Dick and his wife Joyce, Ken and his wife Sandra, Ted and his wife Vickie, Jan Clark and her husband Paul and Kathleen Hall. Cherished grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 11. Dear sister of Mary Berschied. Predeceased by her parents Mary & Joseph Geenen, sons Pat, Don, John and baby Joseph, son-in-law Wayne Hall, sisters Martha Keenan and Ann Dinsmore and brother Joe Geenen. Agnes was a registered Nurse and worked for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She loved to do crossword puzzles, play bridge and enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds. Agnes was a strong pro life advocate. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Steve Savel at Our Lady of Mercy Church at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Private interment will take place at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd. (519-344-3131). The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Trillium Villa for the loving and compassionte care they gave to their mother. Rosie will miss you. In lieu of flowers Agnes would like for you to keep her in your prayers. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

MANDRYK, Roman Stephen of Sarnia

MANDRYK, Roman Stephen – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 61. Dear son of the late Stephen & Olga Mandryk. Brother of Irene (Roman) Olijnyk, Radnor, PA. Uncle of Alexandra and Gregory. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

PAHIC, Vinko Gecek

PAHIC, Vinko – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 89. Born in Croatia on January 12, 1928. He is survived by his beloved wife Franciska, son Jim Pahic, Sarnia and daughter Natalie & her husband Don Minato, London. Vinko is loving grandpa to Alex and Lucas Minato. Brother of Stefania and Zlata both of Croatia. Predeceased by his parents Ivan & Dora Pahic brothers Ivan, Julian and Mato and sisters Maca and Kristina. Vinko was a retired member of the Boilermakers Union #128. We will miss you and never forget you. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SERRATORE, Antonio of Sarnia

SERRATORE, Antonio “Tony” – Peacefully surrounded by his family Antonio passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Angela for 70 years. Dear father of Joseph Serratore (Anna), Point Edward, Anna Serratore (Batista Frijia), Italy, Norina Dennis (Wayne Mayea), London, late Frank Serratore (1975) and Mary Serratore, Sarnia. Loving grandpa of Angela Simm (Mark), Joey Serratore (Krista), Sebastiano Frijia (Daniela), Elizabetta Frijia (Bruno), Angela Frijia (Domenico), Lisa MacDonald (Adam), Laura Dennis, Leah Dennis (Bryan Schenk), Ashley Marie Devereaux and Jenna Leigh Devereaux. Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren. Brother of Rosina Serratore (late Antonino Gallo), Italy, Carmela Desensi (Pietro), London, Bruno Serratore (Maria), London. Also surviving are many nieces & nephews in Canada and Italy. Predeceased by parents Giuseppe & Anna Serratore, sister Caterina Serratore and brother Giovanni Serratore all of Italy. Antonio was retired from Labourers Union Local 1089. Tony’s family would like to thank the Doctors, nurses and staffs of Bluewater Health 4th Floor, Palliative Care and St. Joseph’s Hospice for the compassionate care given to him. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia

CLARK, Nancy May (nee Natuk) of Sarnia

CLARK, Nancy May – It is with heavy hearts and great sadness the family of Nancy May Clark announce her passing after a lengthy illness on Friday, March 17, 2017. Survived by her loving husband Ken, her step-children Kim Butterfield (Robin) and Ken Clark (Katherine Moser). She leaves to mourn her loving grandchildren Cole and Keara Causley and their father Luke Causley, Kenneth, Candace and Cody Clark. Also survived by her sister Beverley Wilson (late Robert), brother Jerry Natuk (Carol) and sister-in-law Betty Ann Soulard (Marcel). Loving aunt of Terry Wilson (Janice), Brenda Jones (Dave), Robin Page (Edward), Crissy Wilson, Greg Soulard, Elaine Moran (Peter), Sherry Crawford (Greg) and Jeff Rick. Nancy was also a special great aunt and great-great aunt. Predeceased by parents Philip & Emily Natuk. After many years of working at Bell Telephone and Sarnia General Hospital, Nancy retired and enjoyed spending her time with all of her family and special friends (you know who you are). She loved to cook and entertain and was known for her fantastic meals, especially her homemade perogies. She touched our hearts with her loving and caring ways. Thank you to Dr. Diane Logan and Dr. Steven Latosinsky at L.H.S.C. Cancer Clinics for their special, kind and excellent care. Thank you to Dr. Crombeen and all the caregivers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. You are all so kind. Cremation has taken place and at Nancy’s request there will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

CHRISTENSEN, Jo-Anne of Sarnia

CHRISTENSEN, Jo-Anne – With her family by her side Jo-Anne passed away at Bluewater Health on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the age of 72. Dear sister of Martha Christensen, Sarnia and Paul (Elida) Christensen, Dallas, Texas. Aunt of John, Margaret, Tammy, Linda, Theresa and Tiffany. Great aunt of 11. Predeceased by parents Alfred & Theresa Christensen. Jo-Anne retired from Coronation Park Daycare Centre after 28 years. It was a job she loved and was born to do. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. A private graveside service will be held Monday. Memorial donations may be sent to the Parkinson’s Society, Southwestern Ontario, 117-4500 Blakie Rd., London, N6L 1G5. Messages of condolence and remembrance may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BURKE, Betty (nee McDaid) of Sarnia

BURKE, Betty (Elizabeth) nee McDaid – Betty passed away with her children by her side on February 27 2017 at the age of 82. Her story began in Blackhill Glasgow, Scotland with her parents Lizzy and Patrick McDaid and 6 siblings. It continued in 1961 when Betty married John Burke (deceased 2009) and they bravely moved their young family to Sarnia in 1969. She was a feisty waitress at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club until 1977 when she graduated from Lambton College with a RNA Certification. Betty spent all of her free time at soccer fields, football games and wrestling tournaments cheering for her kids. She retired from Marshall Gowland Manor in 1993 and loved the extra time with her family, Paul and Carolyn Burke, Liz and Mike Roszell, John Burke and Carolyn Brown. Betty was a talented knitter and was always eager to teach others. She could often be found at the 4:00 bingo and enjoyed visiting Las Vegas. But nothing made her happier than her grandkids, Cory and Heather Burke, Keely and Burke Roszell, and Samuel Burke. Her sense of humour, sarcasm and story lives on through them. Donations of sympathy can be made to Sarnia Bluewater Wrestling Club where a scholarship in her name will be established www.sarniawrestling.ca or 1632 Murphy Rd., Sarnia N7S 2Z3. A celebration of Betty’s life for friends and family will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

ENGLISH, Pauline Mary (nee Johnson) of Sarnia

ENGLISH, Pauline Mary (nee Johnson) – With her daughter Mary Jane by her side at Afton Park Place, Sarnia, Pauline English died on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 99 3/4. Beloved wife of the late Mel English (Mel English Pharmacy). Loving and caring mother of Mary Jane English, Crystal Beach, ON and the late Kathryn Anne MacKay & her husband Barry, Huntsville. Cherished grandmother of Bradley (Rebecca) MacKay, Jonathan (Celine) MacKay, Tamara (Tom) Holloway and Blake (Gosia) Leitch. Great-grandmother of 6. Predeceased by parents Earl & Maggie Johnson and by her sister Kathryn Dalton. Pauline trained as a registered nurse at Sarnia General Hospital and nursed there for several years. She and her husband Mel were married for 45 wonderful years. As per Pauline’s wishes cremation has taken place and a family graveside ceremony will be held in the near future. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may send memorial donations to the College of Nurses of Ontario, 101 Davenport Rd, Toronto, M5R 3P1. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia (519-344-3131). Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

HAGGARTY, Nellie Marie (nee Richardson) of Sarnia

HAGGARTY, Nellie Marie (Richardson) – At Sumac Lodge on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Haggarty. Dear sister of Frank (Colleen) Richardson, Perth and Bert (Pat) Richardson, Sarnia. Sister-in-law of Mary Jane Richardson, Sarnia. Also surviving are many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by parents Howard & Clara Richardson and by brothers Harold, Vincent, Leo, Roland, Charles and Les Richardson. A family graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health, 210 Lochiel St., Sarnia, N7T 4C7. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

De ALMEIDA, Celestino “Joe” of Sarnia

De ALMEIDA, Celestino “Joe” – Peacefully at home with his wife by his side, Celestino De Almeida died on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Irma. Loving father of Fernando De Almeida, Goderich. Cherished grandpa of Carrisa, Marcus and Anthony. Great-grandpa of Priscilla. Dear brother of the late Manuel & his wife Celeste, Emelia Tavares & her husband Augustino, Ruffina Dias (late Armando), Sarnia and 2 brothers and 1 sister in Portugal. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Euginia & Antonio De Almeida. Celestino worked for many years with Ontario Hydro. He loved to work in his garden and never missed a day feeding the birds. Celestino was an avid fisherman and hunter. Past member of the Portuguese Club. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Steve Marsh at St. Benedict’s Church on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St. N. Sarnia, N7T 5W3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DOUGLAS, James Murray of Sarnia

DOUGLAS, JAMES MURRAY – At his residence on Thursday, February 23, 2017 James Douglas died peacefully at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (née Knutt). Loving father of Bruce (Ren), Western Australia. Cherished grandfather of Heather Neufeld (Josh), Kitchener; Brian Douglas (Leanne), Western Australia and great-grandfather of Jamie and Justin Neufeld, and Cardy, Jack, Parker, Maggie and Rosie Douglas. Also survived by sisters Isabelle Poland (Bryce), Edmonton and Anne Gilliland (Pete), Corunna; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by parents Elton and Charlotte Douglas, and beloved wife Joyce. Raised on a farm outside Petrolia, Jim met the love of his life, Joyce Knutt, at SCITS and they married in 1950. Their son Bruce was born in 1956. Through his career, Jim held a variety of positions in both the automotive and insurance industries. Jim was dedicated to family and friends, and his travels reflected that joy in new experiences shared with special people. Many will remember numerous BBQs, parties, and coffee mornings shared with Jim. He always saw the best in people, and his compassionate nature was especially evident in the years he spent caring for Joyce, and through his volunteering for the Red Cross. Known far and wide as a good man, he will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m with visitation 10:30 a.m. to time of service. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may send memorial donations to the Huntington Society of Canada 151 Frederick St., Suite 400, Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2 or the Canadian Red Cross, 416 East St., Sarnia N7T 6Y4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

HRYCAK, Nell (nee Burtoway) of Sarnia

HRYCAK, Nell (nee Burtoway) – Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia, Nell Hrycak died on Sunday, February, 26, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Philip for 63 years. Loving mother of Carol Hayden, Toronto, Margaret Pate, London, Steve Hrycak & his wife Janet, Sarnia, Murray Harrison, Altona, Manitoba, Mark Hrycak, Toronto, Donald Hrycak & his wife Kim Robinson, Paisley and Patrick Hrycak & his wife Lisa, Owen Sound. Cherished grandmother of Kelly & Melanie Hayden, Wyatt & Zane Pate, Mae & Wesley Hrycak, Thomas & Ian Hrycak. Dear sister of Michael Burtoway, Calgary and Alycia Gnutel, Mundare, Alberta. Dear sister-in-law of Mel Hrytsak, Garson. Predeceased by her parents George & Lena Burtoway and brother Ben Burtoway. Nell was born in Ukraine and immigrated with her mother at the age of 4 to join her father in Saskatchewan. She was brought up on a farm and walked 4 miles to a one room country school house each day and in the winter, drove a horse drawn cutter. She completed high school in Yorkton, Saskatchewan then took her nursing training at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. Nell held registered nurse certifications for many years in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. As a loving mother of 7, Nell’s passion was her family. She was a faithful parishioner of St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic church for 28 years. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with Panakhyda at 7:30p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Bohdan Winnicki at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 2nd at St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1045 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1055 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia, N7S 1Z5. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

CAMERON, Joyce Doris (nee Casswell) of Sarnia

On Feb 18th, 2017, after a brief struggle with illness, Joyce Doris Cameron passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in the wonderful care of the St. Joseph Hospice, Sarnia. Joyce was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Weymouth England, the seventh of eight children to George and Rose Casswell, both of whom predeceased her; Kenneth Casswell, a brother, of Surrey BC survives her, as do many nieces and nephews. William (Bill) P. Murphy who died in Feb. 1974 married Joyce in May of 1942 in Halifax NS and to their union were born four children: a daughter BEVERLY who died in 1952, a son WILLIAM (Bill) C. MURPHY (Rose Marie) of Kerwood, ON, a son BRIAN K MURPHY (Louise) of Fredericksburg TX and a daughter BARBARA J. ELLSWORTH (James) of Victoria BC; 7 grandchildren: Bill and Sean Murphy of Sarnia ON, Jennifer Wilson (Michael) of Golden BC, Michael Murphy (Stacie) of Austin TX, Elizabeth McDonald (James) of Fredericksburg TX, Robert A Murphy (Amber) of Temecula CA and Mary Margaret Murphy of Fredericksburg TX ; and 12 great-grandchildren: Bill and Jessica Murphy of Georgetown ON, Tyler and Brittany of Sarnia ON, Katherine, Natalie and David McDonald of Fredericksburg TX, Ellie, Claire and Samantha Murphy of Austin TX, Elliott Murphy of Temecula CA, and Eric Wilson of Golden BC. Al Cameron who died in 1998 married Joyce in Feb. 1977, through whom Joyce is survived by stepchildren Martha Cameron and James Cameron of Toronto ON. Joyce was a member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church for 60+ years, and was blessed by the many beautiful friends in the Church; she loved to ski with the Sarnia Ski Club and played golf until the last, fully capable of drubbing her children if they might be brave enough to get on the links with her; Most importantly, Joyce lived in the strength of her faith and died fully confident in her Saviour’s blessing (Job 9:25-27); we believe Joyce would want to especially thank her dear friend Yvette Caron for the years of friendship and many mercies shown to her. A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (Sarnia ON) with a formal celebration being held at a later date. Interment of ashes in the Lakeview Cemetery (Sarnia ON).  As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 where she spent her final days so lovingly cared for. Sincere and heartfelt thanks go to the wonderful staff, who made that time so dignified and peaceful. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

GIBB, Mabel Joanne (nee Brown) of Sarnia

GIBB, Mabel Joanne (nee Brown) – Died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the 90th year. Beloved “Wifey” for 64 years to Robert “Bob” Gibb who predeceased her in November, 2012. Joanne was the heart of her family. Dearest mother of Wendy Gibb, Rob (Sue) Gibb and Terry (Randy) Collins. Cherished “Gram” of Robby Gibb (Cindy & Ava), Jeff Gibb (Nikki), Carley Gibb, Chris Collins (Jody) and Stacey Seward (Chris). She was the wonderful great-grandma of Greyson Robert Gibb and Penny Joanne Gibb. Joanne is also survived by her dear brother Jim Brown (Doris). Aunt Joanne was a loving part of the lives of her nieces and nephews; Susan (Peter) Pearson, Mary Ann (George) Bracewell, Ruthie (John) Mattingly, Michael (Kathy) Brown and Ric Brown. She will also be fondly remembered by her many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Newton & Mabel Brown, her brothers Bill & Terry and her sister-in-law Ruth Brown. To know Joanne was to love her. She will be deeply missed by all. At Joanne’s request, there will be no visitation or formal funeral. Her family will gather to celebrate her life at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 where she spent her final day so lovingly cared for. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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EDWARDS, Larry Clayton (of Wyoming)

EDWARDS, Larry Clayton – Surrounded by his family and friends at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Larry Edwards died peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the age of 75. Loving father of Alyson Edwards, Shelly Corriveau & her husband Gary and Scott Edwards. Cherished grandfather of Bryan & Samantha Hilbert, Rachael, Sarah and Lucien Corriveau and Kailyn Edwards. Dear brother of Donna Birch, Madeline McCallum, Reita Harris and Myrna Wallis. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Special friend of Pastor Troy Tobey, Carolyn, Karen, Tamara and Lacey. Predeceased by his parents Orville & Iva Edwards and siblings; George, Walter, Donald, Glen, Ray, Darlene and Mildred. Larry was an avid outdoorsman with a love for animals. His passion in life was his family, friends and church. Larry had a very strong faith and love for God. He was a very giving man always willing to help others. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lakeshore Community Church on Old Lakeshore Rd. Bright’s Grove, on Saturday, February 25, at 11:30 a.m. Private burial has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 where he spent his final days so lovingly cared for. Sincere and heartfelt thanks go to the wonderful staff, who made that time so dignified and peaceful. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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McPHERSON, Blaise of Sarnia

McPHERSON, Blaise – With his family by his side, Blaise McPherson died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the age of 67. Beloved son of the late Michael & Mary Jane McPherson. Loving brother of Josie Lightfoot & her husband Ron, Sarnia, Rose McPherson & her partner Ed Leppert, Brantford, Marg Boutilier & her husband Willy, Cape Breton, Ann Arnold & her late husband Joe, Ottawa and Michael McPherson. Cherished uncle of Michelle Arseneau, Jessica Hallet, Bonnie Jean Boutilier (Brian), Doreen Boutilier, Kathy Bonner (Barry), Joe Arnold (Jessica) and Jane Arnold. Great-uncle of Jared, Logan, CJ, Stephen, Shane and Cory. Predeceased by his parents Marie Jane & Michael McPherson and his brothers Eli and Londo. Blaise worked for many years in the nickel mines out west and the coal mines out east. His passion in life was spending time with his family. Blaise loved to walk anywhere and everywhere. He liked baseball, darts, pool, reading and enjoyed playing cards. To Blaise: It was an honour to have a wonderful caring, loving brother. You were a gentleman, easy going and had everyone’s interest at heart. You gave all of yourself to others to make them happy. Son of a coal miner in Dominion N.S. Blaise will be missed by all his sisters whom are left to hold on to the memories he has left for each of us. Thank you Blaise, we love you dearly. Special friends that will also miss Blaise are Debbie, Sandra, Marcella and Trish. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 where he spent his final days so lovingly cared for. Sincere and heartfelt thanks go to the wonderful doctors, staff and volunteers, who made that time so dignified and peaceful. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, (519)344-3131.  Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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GUZI, James John of Sarnia

GUZI, James John – It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of JAMES JOHN GUZI at the age of 95. Jim passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20th, 2017 at Twin Lakes Terrace in Sarnia with his family by his side. Beloved husband and soul mate of the late Gladys Guzi (Taylor). Born in Hungary, and immigrated to Canada in 1928 with his family. Loving father to son Jim Guzi (Vicky) and daughter Diane Viggers (Rick). Jim will be sadly missed by his adoring grandchildren, Virginia (Troy), Sarah (Greg), Kevin (Rekha) Stephen (Claire) and Sandi. Blessed with five loveable great-grandchildren, Jayvyn, Jessen, Gavin, Ava and Nolan. Lovingly remember by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Guzi (Lasckas), brothers Sam and Walter. Jim was a strong man with a kind soul, always ready to lend a helping hand. He loved to be outdoors tending to his garden and feeding the birds. He was a self-taught handyman who spent many hours in his workshop building his next project. Jim, you will forever be in our hearts! The family wishes to thank the staff at Twin Lakes Terrace for lovingly caring for Jim and listening to all his stories. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, February 23 from 7 to 9 pm at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. The funeral service will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends may send memorial donations to Sick Kids Hospital, 555 University Ave, Toronto, M5G 1X8, Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St. Sarnia N7T 7W8 or the Bluewater Center for Raptor Rehabilitation (Bird Rescue), R.R.#2 Wyoming, N0N 1T0. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MORTIMER, Marion Jude (nee MacDonald) of Stouffville (formerly of Sarnia)

MORTIMER, Marion, Jude (nee MacDonald) – Peacefully at Parkview Nursing Home, Stouffville, Marion died on Friday February 10, 2017 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Norman Scotty Mortimer (2007). Loving mother to four daughters; , Holly (Don) Howard of Brantford, Sherry Pavey of Hamilton, Jenny Bodnar of Uxbridge, Shana Mortimer (Rick Gibson), Uxbridge. Proud grandmother of Kim (Gord) Cowan, Rodney Howard (Tammy), Greg (Nadine) Pavey, Jessica Bodnar, Cameron and Ben Mortimer-Gibson. Cherished great-grandmother of Tori Howard, Caleb Bodnar and Lola & Scarlett Pavey. Dear sister-in-law of John Mortimer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marion was the last surviving sibling of the MacDonald family. She was an avid gardener and bird lover and spent many happy days in her yard with her flowers, birds and her beloved dogs. She had a kind heart for any animal in need and instilled that kindness in all four of her daughters. Marion had a creative edge that is clearly reflected in her poetry and flair for interior design. As children her daughters were never quite sure what the house would look like or where the furniture would be situated when they came home from school. Despite many strong opinions and lively discussions in the family, Marion was the apple of Norman’s eye and they are now together in heaven continuing the discussions. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Monday, February 13th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Private interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society, Wanda’s Wish Trust or the Spay/Neuter Program, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia N7T 5M3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia