BARON, Arby Eugene of Sarnia

BARON, Arby Eugene – Peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Arby Baron died on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Joan (Schilz). Loving father of Cathy Campbell (Allan), Debbie Hartwick (Doug), Sandra Entrop (Marty), Douglas Schilz, James Schilz (Robin) and Heather Mayea (Bill). Cherished grandfather of Alicia & Tayler Hartwick, Elizabeth, Melissa, Lindsey, Kimberleigh, Tyler, Lisa, Jessica, James & Jennifer. Special Pepere of Jayden, Alexis, Katlyn and Ben. Dear brother of Evelyn Arguin, Maurice Baron (Marcelle), Roland Baron (Stephanie) Roger Baron (Edith), Doris Richer (Sylvan) and Nicole Baron. Brother-in-law of Ann Baron. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wives; Mary Jane (Jean) Kelly (1985) and Bernadette Clara Winslow (2000), daughter Baby Kelly (1963) and his parents Armand and Meldred Baron, his siblings; Jeanette Desbiens, Laurette Fortin, Eddy Baron and his grandson Jason Entrop. Arby worked as a Shift Engineer for Suncor from 1965 to his time of retirment in 1990. Arby moved to Sarnia in 1966 but he always remembered his home town of Lac Megantic, Quebec. His passion to drive led to many years of travelling with his wives and family. He most of all enjoyed his time in Florida with his wife Joan and the close friends they made while there. He had a passion for family and loved spending time with them. Arby was an avid stamp collector and a past member of the Knight’s of Columbus. Visitation to be held Wednesday May 24, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia. Funeral Service to be held at Trinity Anglican Church , Sarnia on Thursday, May 25th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with private family internment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 where Arby spent his final days so lovingly cared for. Sincere and heartfelt thanks goes to Dr. Glen Maddison and the wonderful staff, who made that time so dignified and peaceful. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

PAQUETTE, Leonard “Leo” of Sarnia

PAQUETTE, Leonard (Leo) – Leo died peacefully surrounded by family, after a long battle with dementia at Sumac Lodge on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Ellen (Murphy) and the late Mary (Kohut). Dear father of Darlene (Bob) Johnson, Sarnia and Leonard (Pam) Paquette Jr., Corunna. Loving grandfather of Jenn Johnson (Jim Bruner) and their children Tyler, Jordynn, Kyle, Amber, Ashley and their grandson Hunter; Kevin Johnson and his daughter Olivia; Stacey Johnson (Chris Carpeneto); Kaitlin (Joel) Drapeau; Taylor Paquette; Steven (Trish) Paquette and Leonard Paquette. Brother of Norma Beaudoin (Doug), Sarnia. Predeceased by parents Alex & Mathilda Paquette, brother Palma (late Bea) and sister Annette (Homer) Chapleau. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Leo loved his family, dogs, dancing and being with people. After a myriad of jobs in his youth; farmer, lumberjack, assembly line worker, construction worker to name a few, he found his favourite and last job…bartender. He ended his long years of bartending at the Canterbury Inn from its opening day until his retirement twenty five years later. Leo loved being a part of so many weddings, Christmas parties, special occasions and all the fun weekends spent working in the Coach Stop bar. It was not unusual to find him dancing to the music as he worked behind the bar. He loved the outdoors and camped for many years at Cedar Bay Campground. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren spent many summer days there and made so many happy memories with their papa. Leo loved going to Wawanosh Conservation area and was often seen there on a long walks. Leo loved dogs and they loved him. Often, with tails wagging, they would hop in his car to have a weekend of being spoiled with Papa. Due to dementia Leo’s final home, for six years, was Sumac Lodge where the staff were not only his caregivers but also part of his family. A special thanks to all of the Sumac Lodge staff for being there for him when we couldn’t. A very special thank you for those who helped make our dad’s last days, especially his final hours, comfortable and peaceful. Sharing your stories about dad, your kindness and compassion toward us during such a difficult time will be forever remembered. Although the dementia took away most of his memories it could not take away the dance in his heart, the sparkle in his eyes or the smile on his face. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Wednesday, May 24th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia N7T 7W8. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

HELFERTY, Joseph Bernard

HELFERTY, Joseph Bernard – With his family by his side, Joseph Helferty died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia at the age of 92.  Beloved husband of the late Marie Helferty (2002). Loving father of Michael and his wife Valerie, Sarnia and John and his wife Kerri, Corunna.  Cherished grandfather of Stephen (Mae), James and Robert.  Also survived by sisters-in-law Norine Helferty, Mary Helferty, Helen Strachan and brother-in-law Hastings Purney and many nieces and nephews.  In retirement he enjoyed friendly competitive pursuits on the golf course, getting his hands dirty in the garden with his canine helper Tessa and making lots of sawdust in his two shed workshops in the backyard thoughtfully named “Peace” and “Quiet”. He enjoyed his retirement and family and was fortunate to have 33 years in this chapter of his life. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to The McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 431 Christina St. N. Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may forward memorial donations to the charity of choice. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

MORIARITY, Kevin Joseph of Sarnia

MORIARITY, Kevin – It is with saddened hearts that we announce the loss of our beloved husband, father and grandfather Kevin Moriarity, who passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Bluewater Health Palliative Care at the age of 95 years young. Kevin was born and raised in the hills of Paris, Ontario and was the beloved husband to Joan (Milne) of Belleville for 59 years. He was the dear father of Teresa Ruffilli (Frank), Kathleen Moriarity (1960-1975), Mary Stoesser (Peter), Helen Moriarity (1962-1987), Vincent Moriarity (Julie), and Rita Moriarity (Thomas). Loving and cherished grandfather of Sheena, Matthew, Angela, Laura, and Steven Ruffilli; Christine, Anne, Katherine, Theresa and Kevin Stoesser; Ryan, Blair and Cole Moriarity; and, Eva and Grace. Great-grandfather to Rosemary. Brother of Marie Wheelton of Paris, Sheila Marshall of Toronto. Brother-in-law to Lillian and Leone Moriarity of Paris. Father-in-law to Paul Ruffilli. Admired uncle to many nieces and nephews (too many to name). Kevin was a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62, and for several seasons, including the one most recently played, Kevin sang the national anthem at the Sarnia Legionnaires Hockey games. He was proud to serve the country he loved. Kevin was a dedicated employee at Bell Canada. He was active in the local singing community, where his love of music brought him to many organizations such as The Polysar Glee Club, the International Symphony Singers, The Canadian Liberation Choir that toured parts of Europe and Canada, and Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. From his music, to his mornings spent with friends in Global Donuts, to his avid bike riding well into his 90s, Kevin remained active in his community and life. He was a man of honour and dignity and will be dearly missed by all who loved him. Kevin goes to join his daughters Kathleen and Helen Moriarity; parents Mary and William Moriarity; brothers Terrence (WWII), William, and Patrick Moriarity; and, sister Jane Mosher. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at MCKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE LTD., 431. N. Christina St. N., Sarnia on Monday May 22 from 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Memorial Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Steve Marsh at St. Benedict’s Church on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery following the mass. A reception will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 following the interment. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, #203 – 205 Horton St. E., London, ON N6B 1K7. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

DIECKMANN, Anna Maria (nee Vandunn) of Windsor, formerly of Sarnia

DIECKMANN, Anna Maria – Of Windsor, formerly of Sarnia, Annie passed away at Southwood Lakes Nursing Home, Windsor on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Henk (1989). Dear mother of Mary-Jane Tote (Rob), Windsor and Marianne Dieckmann (Terry Duffield), Strathroy. Loving Oma of Michael Tote (Crystal Chandler) and Felicia Tote-Girty (Chris). Loving Great-Oma of Vanessa Girty and Danika Chandler. Annie will also be missed by her lifelong friend Martha Fracalanza. Also surviving is her extended family in The Netherlands. Predeceased by parents Adriana Akkermans & Constantinus Vandunn, brother Frank Vandunn and dear friend Len Beatson. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11-1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 7W8 or Ronald McDonald House, 741 Baseline Rd. E. London, N6C 2R6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia, Windsor

TITUS, Shirley (nee Cary) of Sarnia

TITUS, Shirley – Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of Jack. Dear mother of Randy (Karen) Williams, Terry (Leona) Williams, Danny (Lori) Williams, Jill (Bob) Driver, Penny (John) Ross, Vicki (late Rob) Haisman and Kelli (Bob) VanHoorn. Sister of Dorothy (Joe) Vail, Floyd (late Shirley) Cary and Patti (Ken) Neilson. Also surviving are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Shirley was a very strong and loving wife and mother. She will be greatly missed by all. 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 the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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HOJKA, Kathleen Elizabeth (nee Parsons) of Kitchener, formerly of Sarnia

HOJKA, Kathleen Elizabeth (nee Parsons) – With great sadness, the family of Kathleen Elizabeth Hojka announces her passing at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the age of 93. Reunited with her beloved husband of 63 years, Emil (2015). Loving mother of Helen (Mike) Akerboom, Fort Saskatchewan, AB and Margaret (the late Robert – 2016) Stephenson, Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Chris (Crysta), Ken (Shannon), Laura (Matt), Ryan (Marie) and James. Proud great-grandmother of Tyler, Logan, Olivia, Emily and Damian. Dear sister of Mary, England. Also surviving are many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by parents Thomas (1962) & Violet (1975), sister Joyce (2011) & brother-in-law Bill Snook (2013). Kathleen was born on October 10, 1923 in Almondsbury, England, and was raised in New Passage, England. She moved to Canada in 1952 to marry Emil on December 6 and make Sarnia their home. Kathleen devoted her life to her family and home. She was an accomplished pianist and an avid gardener. Kathleen’s family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Greensmith and the staff of Bluewater Health, Sarnia for the care and support given to her over the years in Sarnia and to the staff at Lanark Place and St. Mary’s Hospital for the care and support given to her after her recent move to Kitchener. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Interment service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 13th at Resurrection Cemetery officiated by Pastor Jim Train. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia-Lambton White Cane Club, Sarnia-Lambton White Cane Centre, PO Box 2323, Sarnia, ON N7T 4C6 or the C.N.I.B., 749 Base Line Rd., London, N6C 2R6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DORISMOND, Nesly of Haiti

Nesly Dorismond, a defining light in midst of suffering and inequality.  Nesly, a young man of 28 years, passed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on April 22nd at 8:30 AM, to be with his Holy Father. Nesly came to Canada to have a life-saving heart operation not available in Haiti, but success was eluded by a secondary organ failure. Separated from his biological Haitian family and unable to travel home, Nesly was embraced in a most amazing and beautiful way by a community of people in Sarnia who extended their love and care. Nesly was loved deeply by all who were fortunate to pass time with him. Through his physical brokenness his extraordinary beauty and grace shone, a testament to his true character. Nesly is predeceased by his mother Ghislaine, whom he adored, and remembered by his loving father Francius, his sisters Michelene, Venante, Francine and brothers Emmanuel, Daniel, and Dieufanne. He will be remembered always by his bon zanmi Jennifer of Canada.

Thank you to the extraordinary staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice who facilitated a grace-filled last walk for Nesly. Recognition to Bluewater Health and London Health Sciences Centre for their extraordinary care, to the Law Office of Ed Corrigan, London, Community Legal Assistance and the office of Marilyn Gladu, Sarnia, all lending their skills to immigration matters and to Mckenzie & Blundy Funeral Home (519-344-3131) and Resurrection Cemetery who cared for Nesly’s remains.

Service will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Sarnia, on May 6th at 11:00 a.m. Donations will be accepted by the church toward Nesly’s legacy fund the day of the service or mailed to Paroisse Saint-Thomas d’Aquin, 895 Chemin Champlain, Sarnia (ON), N7V2E9, to be forwarded to his family in Haiti.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

INNOCENTE, Americo of Sarnia

INNOCENTE, Americo – At Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the age of 94. Beloved husband for 64 years of the late Anastasia. Dear mother of Dolores Ferber & her husband George, China, Michigan, Marisa Innocente, Sarnia and the late Silvana Innocente-Niehof. Loving grandfather of Cyndi Ferber, Royal Oak, Michigan and Christopher Ferber, Sterling Heights, Michigan. Brother of Luigi Innocente, Italy. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 11:30-12:45 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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HOLMES, Isabella Jean (nee Weir) of Sarnia

HOLMES , Isabella Jean –  Peacefully at Sumac Lodge, Isabella Holmes died on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the age of 87.  Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Holmes (2005).  Loving mother of Kerryn Holmes and Bruce Holmes & his wife Jennifer, Sarnia.  Cherished grandmother of Joseph & Jeffrey Holmes.  Dear sister-in-law of Catherine Weir, Chatham. Isabella was loved and respected by many.  She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. At Isabella’s request there will be no visitation.  As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to Community Living Sarnia-Lambton, 551 Exmouth St., Suite 202, Sarnia, N7T 5P6 or the Sarnia and District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St. Sarnia, N7T 7W8. Private funeral arrangements have been 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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TVRDON, Mary (nee Bedvarik) of Kitchener

TVRDON, Mary – At St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Joseph (1989). Dear friend of the late George Lucas. Loving mother of Joe (Milena), Sarnia. Special grandmother of Mark (Brandi), Monica, Jana (Matt), Kathryn (Jason), David, Emery, Alandra and Ariel. Great-grandmother of Jessica, Jaidah, Annie and Riley. Predeceased by brothers Dominic and Joseph Bednarik. Mary worked for over 30 at Sarnia General Hospital in Central Supply. Private family services will be held at  Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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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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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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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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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

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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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

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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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

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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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

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