BERUBE, June Solvey (nee Strand) of Sarnia

BERUBE, June Solvey  – Passed away peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on August 12, 2018 at the age of 85. June is survived by her six children: Dan Berube (spouse of Sandi) Caroline Berube, Julie Berube, Shelly Mallon, David Berube (spouse of Joanne) Ron Berube (partner of Wendy) her brother Carl Strand, sister Linda Wallsteadt and her grandchildren: Derek and Launa Kindret, Jack and Sadie Mallon, Ben and Charlotte Berube, as well as many family members whom she loved dearly. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Ross Berube, brothers Norman Strand, Ben Strand and sister Bernice Lundale. June was born in Dryden Ont. on June 24, 1933. She graduated from SCITS Collegiate and worked at the TD Bank where she met Ross, the man of her dreams. They wed and were blessed with six children that she dedicated her life to. June was a very creative person and enjoyed quilting and sewing, gardening, reading and collecting antiques. She also volunteered as a girl guide leader at Sacred Heart Parish. June was a kind and loving person who always welcomed people into her home and her heart. She will be sadly missed by all. June’s family would like to thank the staff at Vision Nursing Home especially Brenda and Toni as well as the nurses at Bluewater Health for their wonderful care. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N. on Saturday, August 18 from 1-2 p.m. The memorial service will be held immediately following in the chapel at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to:The Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia, 420 N. East St., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5 or Vision Nursing Home, 229 Wellington St., Sarnia, N7T 1G9.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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ST. JEAN, Allen Richard of Sarnia

St. Jean, Allen Richard– With family by his side at Bluewater Health on Sunday, August 12, 2018, Allen St. Jean died at the age of 71.  Beloved husband of Annette.  Loving father of Allan, Joanne, Michel and Jamie (Alyssa). Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Ashley, Randy, Jessie, Aiden, Mya, Aaryk, Tyler, Ethan, Jade Lee and Noah. Proud great-grandfather of 7.  Dear brother of Collette, Suzanne, Gisele, Diane, Rheal & Guy.  Predeceased by his parents Wilfred & Regina and 4 siblings; Marcel, Joyce, Martha & Pin. Allen was a painter with Local 1590 for over 40 years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and visits to his cottage up north.  Allen lived for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  They were his passion and joy. He will be missed but lovingly remembered.  Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10 am – 12 p.m.  Eulogies will be offered at 11:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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RENAUD, Petronella Mary (nee Welten) of Sarnia

RENAUD, Petronella “Nicky” (nee Welten) –  Nicky passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Friday, August 3, 2018.  Beloved wife of Larry for 57 years. Devoted and cherished mother of Joe (Kathie), Sudbury, Tom, Woodstock, Beth (Tom Williams), New Dundee, Bill (Christine), Sarnia and John (Tina), Ilderton. Loving nana of Larry, Annika and David Renaud, Jessica and Jack Renaud, Ethan, Abby and Aidan Williams, Logan and Julia Renaud and Benjamin and Charlie Renaud.  Sister of Mia Delorme (Dale), Camlachie, Vicki Tichbourne, Owen Sound, Ini Herron, (Bob), Victoria, B.C., Martina Goldsmith (Bob), Guelph and Joanne Young (Ross), Toronto. Predeceased by her parents Peter & Frances Welten, brother Martin Welten, stepfather, Martin Nuyen, and granddaughter Lauren Renaud. Nicky was born in 1940 in Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1950. She was a teacher with L.C.R.C.S.S.B. retiring in 1995. Nicky volunteered with numerous organizations including The Canadian Cancer Society since 1977. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and a very active and dedicated member of parish life at Sacred Heart Church. Family and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Church (Charlesworth at Lecaron) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. for visitation.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or St Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.  Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, (519-344-3131). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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WIDDOWSON, Earith Elizabeth (nee Dunning) of Sarnia

WIDDOWSON, Earith Elizabeth – Earith died peacefully with her sons by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Rev. James Widdowson. Dear mother of Paul (Joan), Richard (Rita) and Robert (Terri). Loving grandmother of Keith, Gianne, Julia, Georgia, Emma, Sadie, Annie, Charlotte and Owen. Predeceased by parents Ernest & Roberta Dunning and by brothers Layton and Robert Dunning. Earith’s faith in God is what sustained her throughout her life. She loved her family, her relatives, and her many devoted friends. Her family wishes to thank those friends, new and life-long, for adding such quality and richness to Earith’s life. She enjoyed travelling, singing in choirs, politics, the United Church, the CBC, and all things Canadian. The country lost a proud Canadian. Earith was a fierce defender of her beliefs and an ardent protector who always wanted to help in some way. She lived modestly and gave generously however she could. Her family would also like to thank the staff at Fairwinds Lodge for going far beyond the call of duty to keep her in her home, and her health care team for keeping her comfortable over the past year and for ensuring she rested peacefully in hospice at the end. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at GRACE UNITED CHURCH, (corner Cathcart and Indian), on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 10-11. The memorial service will follow immediately at 11 a.m. and will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Brad Morrison. Interment will take place at a later date in P.E.I. 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 and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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LONGLEY, Doreen (nee of Crosland) of Sarnia

LONGLEY, Doreen (nee Crosland) – With her family by her side, at Afton Park Place, Doreen Longley died on  Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at the age of 88.  Beloved wife of Gordon Longley. Loving mother of Beverley Schuster & her husband John, London, Gary Longley, Corunna, Nicholas Longley & his wife Anne, Sarnia and Jane Longley & her partner Jack Rodgerson, Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Emily (Ben), Brent (Cristal), Nicholas (Breanne), Michael (Jessica), Jennifer and Dawson. Great-grandmother of Karter, Konner and Trooper. Dear sister of Margaret Dawson, Huddersfield, England. Sister-in-law of Syliva Chivas, England, Bryan Longley & his wife Jean, England and Malcom Longley & his wife Nancy, California.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Harry & Nellie Crosland.  Doreen & Gordon loved to dance and were members of the Sarnia Ballroom & Wallaceburg Dance Clubs. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 2-3:45 p.m. The funeral service will follow immediately in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations Alzheimer’s Society, 420 East Street North, Sarnia, ON N7T 6Y5 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 Christina Street North Sarnia, ON N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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CADIEUX, Randall Robert Lee Joseph “Randy” of Camlachie

CADIEUX, Randall Robert Lee Joseph “Randy” – Peacefully though unexpectedly at home Randy Cadieux died on August 1, 2018 at the age of 64. Loving father of Michael Cadieux & his partner Marie-Claude, Renee Cadieux, Laura Carruthers & her husband Rob (and their mother Rebecca).  Beloved son of Charlene & the late Eddy Cadieux. Cherished grandfather of Charlotte, Thomas, Sydney, Dawson, Quinn and Scotia.  Dear brother of Alan Cadieux & his wife Jan, the late Michael Valentine Cadieux (1957), Vickie Taylor & her husband Brad, Patti Mroczek, Dan Cadieux & his wife Diane, David Cadieux & his wife Lee Anne. Also survived by several loving cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members. Randy was driven by the love for his family. His presence always lit up a room and his laughter was contagious. Randy was a caring, compassionate person who wore his heart on his sleeve. He was a mentor to many, always willing to listen and offer advice and support. Randy’s life pleasures were abundant including; golfing, reading, dancing, windsurfing, walking, motorcycling, and the beach. Randy will be forever missed though lovingly remembered by all the lives he touched. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, 4:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 5, 2018. A Celebration of Randy’s Life will be held on Monday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. in the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Chapel.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Addiction Research Foundation, 501 Queen St., W., Toronto, M5V 2B4 (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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DONALDSON-SALTS, Margo of Sarnia

DONALDSON-SALTS, Margo – Surrounded by her family and close friends at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 64. Loving mother of Corry Salts (Mike Marciniszyn) and Jessica (Salts) Odrcich (Peter). Dear sister of Gregory “Harry” Donaldson of Calgary, Peter Donaldson and his wife Pauline, Alan Donaldson, and Shawn Donaldson all of Sarnia.  Proud grandmother of Claire Odrcich. Beloved daughter of the late James and Sophia (Vi) and sister of the late Jay & Bruce Donaldson. Affectionately known as Mommy Margo to many nieces and nephews. A great lover of animals, many knew Margo from her years of service at Pet Valu. We will all remember Margo’s generosity and willingness to open her home to friends who quickly became like family. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St., N., Sarnia on Thursday from 7-9 and Friday from 2-3 p.m. A memorial service will be follow immediately in the chapel at 3 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., N7T 7W8 or 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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VANDERSTEEN, John Martin of Bright’s Grove

VANDERSTEEN, John Martin – Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health, John Vandersteen died on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the age of 86, three weeks before his 87th birthday.  John was born on August 11, 1931 as the eldest son of the Anthony J. Vandersteen and Anna Ceelen in the Netherlands.  Loving brother of Betty Koot (Bill), Renfrew, Tony Vandersteen (Jeannette), Petrolia, Ann Vanden Hoven (John), Sarnia, Sr. Mary Vandersteen C.S.J., Sarnia, Theresa Pritchard (Keith), Whitby, Frank Vandersteen ,Toronto and Josie Humphries (John), Lindsay.  Also survived by his sister-in-law Thelma and many nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews.  Predeceased by his parents, sister Jean Tellier (Harry), brothers Martin & Louis (Shirley)Vandersteen and sister-in-law Gabrielle. John was very devoted to his family.  His work life included furniture retail, running the family’s general store, working as a qualified welder in Sarnia and full time farming.  He was the family story teller and Mr. Fix it.  The family wishes to thank Bluewater Health’s doctors, nurses and staff of emergency and 3rd floor surgical for their excellent care including palliative care for John. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Church (Bright’s Grove) on Thursday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m.  Private family interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Corunna.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health Foundation, 89 Norman St. Sarnia, N7T 6S3.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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VOZZA, Luigi “Lou” of Sarnia

VOZZA, Luigi “Lou” – Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, Luigi Vozza died on July 19, 2018, at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Sandra for 40 years. Loving father of Marco and his wife Lisa, Petrolia, Dante and his wife Heather, Sarnia and Paula and her husband Michaël Labib, Montreal. Cherished grandfather of Pria and Sienna Vozza, Gabriella and Evangeline Labib. Dear brother of Pat Vozza (Nancy), Bright’s Grove and Maria Roncone (Gino), Hamilton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Antonia and Onorio Vozza, and granddaughter, Angelina.

A caring and funny individual, Lou lived a life filled with happiness, enjoying the company of family and friends. He worked in chemical valley as a civil engineer, a proprietor and a general contractor. Always a man of his word, he upheld strong values and was known for his candor and for his generous and benevolent spirit. Family living was his pleasure as he encouraged the education of his children, their participation in sports and recreation, and later loved to travel together. He was enchanted with his granddaughters whom he called “beautiful” and “gorgeous” every day, now he lives with God in peace.

Friends and family will be received at McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 2-4 and 7–9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, July 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at Resurrection Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 556 Christina St. N., 2nd Flr., Sarnia N7T 5W6 or the Alzheimer Society Sarnia-Lambton, 420 East St., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BARCLAY, Rosanne “Rosie” of Bright’s Grove

BARCLAY, Rosanne Sonya “Rosie” – Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Rosie Barclay died on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the age of 61.  She will be forever missed by her extended family & caregivers; Darlene & Mike Matthews, Doris Mercer and Barb & Roy Matthews.  Rosie was a ray of sunshine and brought joy to those who knew and loved her.  She was a movie buff and especially loved to watch Mary Poppins and Mama Mia.  A good puzzle or knitting kept her busy.  Rosie was a foodie and there wasn’t anything she didn’t like to eat.  Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 Christina St., N., Sarnia on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1 to 2 p.m.  A service will be held at 2 p.m. in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel followed by interment at Lakeview Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Community Living Oshawa/Clarington, 2444 Baseline Rd. W. Bowmanville ON L1C 3K3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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CHARBONNEAU, Guy Joseph of Sarnia

CHARBONNEAU, Guy Joseph – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, July 15, 2018, Guy Charbonneau died at the age of 82.  Beloved husband of Kathryn.  Loving father of Jayne Toll & her husband Peter, Pt. Edward, Michael Charbonneau, Aurora, and Diane Austin & her husband Gary, Lapeer, MI. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Jeremy, Trevor, Caroline, Leah, Jack, Hannah, Natalie and Theresa.  Dear brother of Gerry Charbonneau, Quebec.  Also survived by several nieces & nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Emile & Marie Charbonneau, his brother Roger Charbonneau and sisters Lucille Weston and Giselle Gavan.

Guy will be missed and is loved by so many.  As a teacher, Guy Inspired hope, ignited the imagination, and instilled a love of learning in the many students he taught over the years.  Guy’s retirement years were filled with the love of travel with Kathy, and countless hours with his grandchildren.  Guy’s life was a blessing, and his memory is a treasure.

Cremation has taken place.  Friends and family will be received at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 4 – 6 p.m.  Prayers will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to Vision Nursing Home, 229 Wellington St. Sarnia N7T 1G9.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DILLON, Bernard “Bernie” Arthur of Sarnia

DILLON, Bernard Arthur “Bernie” – With his family by his side at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, Bernie passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the age of 89.  He goes to join his wife Anna, who died 12 years ago.  Bernie is survived by Bruce (Colette), Robin Gleason (Gary), David (Janice), Jamie (Sue), Tim (Carol Ann), and Lisa Bronzi (Joe), his 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Also survived by his brother of Robert (Sally), many nieces and nephews, especially Brian and Carol Sandrin.  Bernie was predeceased by his parents Claude and Mary Dillon.  Bernie spent over 35 years as an operator at Dow Chemical and after retirement spent time golfing, travelling and enjoying time with his family.  He was also a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.  Bernie was a true character and all those that knew him can say he had many sayings we call “bernieisms”.  Bernie led a good long life and his only regret will be that he never got to see the Leafs win a Stanley Cup again.  We will miss him greatly, but we are so happy he is now reunited with our Mom.  Rest in Peace our Dear Father.  We would like to thank the nurses at Bluewater Health 3rd & 4th floors who cared for our father with compassion.  We also wish to thank the staff of Rosewood Manor and his PSW’s from Bayshore Health.  A special thank you to his caregiver Leslie, who was a true friend to Bernie and allowed him to stay in his own home as long as he could.  Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 6-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Matthew Bedard on Friday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church.  Private family interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Salvation Army, 970 Confederation St., Sarnia N7S 1A1 or the St. Vincent de Paul, 106 East St., Sarnia, N7T 3R1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BREAULT, Germain Alphonse “Gerry” of Sarnia

BREAULT, Germain, Alphonse – Surrounded by his family, at Bluewater Health,  Germain “Gerry” died on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 90 years of age.  Beloved husband  of Laura for 61 years. Loving father of Richard (Janice) Breault, Victor (Carole) Breault, Guy (Linda) Breault, Suzanne (Donald), McIlhone, and Guylaine (George) Patton.  Proud pépère of Danielle (Riley), Marc (Charissa), Courtney (Adam), Mathew, Melina, Ryan, Jamie, Garrett, Stephane and Drew. Cherished grand-pépère of Lena, Layton, Zachary, Nicholas and Adeline.  Dear brother of Rosaire Breault, Lucie (André) Drouin, Marcel (Ghislaine) Breault, Clément (Antoinette) Breault, Irma (Rosaire) Lambert, Pauline (Marcel) Bédard, Léa Bédard. Brother-in-law of  Louis Brisson, Pauline Breault, Anita Breault, Sylvio Drouin, Wilfrid (Delvine) Drouin, Antonio (Jacqueline) Drouin, Madeleine (Donald) Bélanger, Denis (Micheline) Drouin, Jean-Paul (Diane) Drouin, Léo Drouin and René (Nicole) Drouin.  Also survived by many nephews and nieces.  Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Berthe (Duhamel) Breault; brothers Lucien Breault, Gilles Breault, Dolores (Marcel) Daigle, Aurèle Breault, Rhéal Breault and sisters Nicole Breault, Grace Brisson, and Yolande (Carl) O’Connor. Gerry was a long time parishioner of l’Église St. Thomas d’Aquin, a member of le Club de la Gaieté, le Club Jolliet, and the International Order of Foresters. His passion was his family. He enjoyed bowling at Hiway Bowl, in the Friday Night League and Marcin Bowl in the Wednesday afternoon league.  He was a 53 year member of the Carpenter’s Union, Local 1256. Gerry loved to march in the Labour Day parade every year with the brotherhood.  He loved his daily strolls around the neighbourhood. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Thursday, July 19, 2018  from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Donald Thériault at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Friday, July 20th  at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.  Private family interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation, Palliative Care, 89 Norman St. Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or the Parkinson Society of Canada, 4500 Blakie Rd., Unit 117, London, ON L6L 1G5.  Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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McINTYRE, Jean Louise (nee McLean) of Sarnia

McINTYRE, Jean Louise – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Friday, July 13, 2018, Jean McIntyre, of Sarnia, died at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Ignatius McIntyre (2003) and loving companion of Bob Steele.  Loving mother of Jean Riberdy and her husband Allan MacDonald, Corunna, Anne McIntyre Lacroix and her husband Gabe, Sarnia, and Wilfred McIntyre, Sarnia.  Dear nanny of Brian and Branden Riberdy, Sheena, Jordan, and Brittany Lacroix, Jessica McIntyre, Emily VanAlstine, Shane & Conor Davis and Dennis MacDonald.    Great nanny of Hailee, Nolan, Logan, Spencer, Sebastian and Hailey.  Dear sister of Paul McLean, Judy McIntyre (Mike) and Mary Ford. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Florence McLean, siblings; Thomas, Peter, Albert, David, Wayne and Jack McLean and Peggy McIntyre and Carol Walsh. Also predeceased by her dear friend & sister-in-law Nenita McLean (2018). Jean was a long-time parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church and a member of the St. Joseph’s CWL for over 40 years.  She worked at Sarnia General Hospital in housekeeping and as a custodian for the Public School Board spending most of her time at Alexander McKenzie School.  Jean was a phenomenal baker and she loved to make everyone pies. A mother to everyone, she was the centre of hers and many other families, always giving to others before herself. Jean loved to travel by car, especially back to her first home and love Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.  Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday, July 19th at 12:00 p.m.  Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 420 East St. N., Sarnia N7T 6Y5, Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton, 420 East St. N., Sarnia N7T 6Y5 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St. N., Sarnia N7T 5W3.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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KORNET, David of Sarnia

KORNET, David – Surrounded by his family, David passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Cheryl Mason. Loving father of  Mallory Blake (Kevin) and Michelle Kornet (Dan Russell), Sarnia. Grandfather of Kevin and J.D. Step-father of Beckie Taylor (Scott), Sarnia, Tanya Schroeter (Rick), and Darek Mason (Tammy), Sudbury. Also step-grandfather of 4 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. Brother of Ronald (Mary), Sarnia and Lynne Kornet (Brian Goodall), Calgary. Brother-in-law of Terry Fulton (Barb), Petrolia. Predeceased by son Andy, parents Peter & Lucy Kornet and sister Patty Fulton. David worked at H.D. Industrial Services, Corunna for many years. Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 N. Front St., Sarnia on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. 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 Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., N7T 5W6.   Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DAGG, William Gerald of Sarnia

DAGG, William Gerald – Bill passed away peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Lynn. Loving father of Russ Dagg (Sue), Kitchener and Kerri-Lynn Dagg, Sarnia. Step-father of Michael Rumohr, Sarnia and Kathy Rumohr (Stacey), Sarnia. Grandfather of Faisal, Alicia, Kaitlyn, Dannielle, Haley, Michael and Colton. Great-grandfather to Mackenzie. Brother of Joyce Dixon (late Webb) and Albert Dagg (Mary). Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Gordon & Hannah Dagg, brothers Kingsley and Roy and sisters Donalda, Shirley, Lillian, Muriel and Olene. Bill was a welder and pipefitter at Polysar for 32 years. 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 Marshall Gowland Manor, 749 Devine St., Sarnia, N7T 1X3. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com.

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RAMOS, Jose Henrique “Joe” of Sarnia

RAMOS, Jose “Joe” Henrique – With family by his side Jose Ramos died peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the age of 60.  Beloved husband of the late Celeste (Mendonca) and Maria “Lucy” Martins.  Loving father of Mike Ramos & his wife Tammy and Tracy Ramos & her fiancé Tom Humphreys.  Cherished grandfather of Faith, Austin, Miguel and Faye & Grayson.  Dear brother of Zella & Jose Arruda, Teresa Ramos, Jose Rocha, Joao Ramos & his partner Odilia Silveira, Rita & Tony Vieira.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by his parents Maria & Jose Ramos.  Joe was a labourer with local 1089 for over 20 years.  Joe’s passion was bull fighting.  He not only loved to watch but loved to take care of the bulls.  Joe was the king of the kitchen; he loved to cook and was ready to feed whomever walked through the door.  He will be sadly missed but forever remembered by all who knew and loved him.  Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., where prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Savel at St. Benedict’s Church on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to charity of choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia, Toronto

FRANKOVIC, Mary (nee Vukobratic) of Sarnia

FRANKOVIC, Mary (nee Vukobratic) – Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Mary Frankovic died on June 10, 2018 at the age of 87. Born October 29,1930 in Croatia Beloved wife of the late Josip Frankovic (1999) Loving mother of Darlene Davidson & her husband Bill, Toronto, Jim Frankovic, Vancouver and George Frankovic & his spouse Janice, Toronto. Cherished grandmother of James & Joseph Davidson Dear sister of Veko Vukobratic & his wife Barbara, sister in law Mary Vukobratic Sarnia Also survived by many nieces and nephews Predeceased by her parents Ivan & Katarina Vukobratic and her siblings John & Branko Vukobratic Ankica Osmak & Barkica Spancic.  Mary was a devoted member of the Catholic Woman’s League & the Croatian Club of Sarnia. She was known to bring her famous homemade strudel to many of the events. Whenever anyone in her neighborhood community needed a seamstress, Mary was known to apply her expert tailoring with swift efficiency. Mary loved flowers and always had the most beautiful gardens.  Visitation will be held at the MCKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia ON., Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and care of Mary for many years. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, 420 East St., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5 or charity of choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SPANO, Susan Dianne (nee Cote) of Sarnia

SPANO – Susan Dianne (nee Cote)(Marciniszyn) – With dignity and grace with her family by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Susan Spano died peacefully on June 9, 2018, at the age of  68.  Beloved wife of Anthony ‘Tony” Spano.  Loving mother of Deanna (Jeff Pelkie), Pam and Mike (Corry Salts).  Cherished grandmother of her favourite granddaughter Kira and her favourite grandson Jarod Pelkie.  Dear sister of Maurice (Linda), Julie (Frank), Steve (Wendy), Dave (Brenda), Annette (Jim) and baby Dawn (Mike).  Survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Julia & Maurice Cote and her in-laws Robert and Agata Spano.

Sue was a selfless, nurturing, caring and understanding person. With the help of Mike (d.1983) and her adoring husband Tony, she raised 3 wonderful children and helped raise 2 beautiful grandchildren. Her passion was her family and she always put them first. She had an infectious smile and open ears. She was the one that her family called for in times of need because of the way she listened and gave her impartial advice. Many will remember Sue as the manager at Marcin Bowl where she was respected by both her employees and customers. Following her bowling alley days she was a stay at home mom and met and married Tony in 1991. She always said she was lucky to have fallen in love twice. Sue will be greatly missed by not only her family but all who knew her.

Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 1-3 pm.  Celebration of Life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel immediately following visitation at 3:00 pm. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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FERRIS, Mary Edith (nee Wiley) of Sarnia

FERRIS, Mary (Wiley) – After a brief illness Mary passed away with her family at her side at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late William “Harry” Ferris.   Dear mother of Bill (Angie), Sarnia, Jim (Jane), Toronto, Bob (Tricia), Sarnia and David (Andrea), Toronto. Cherished grandma of Troy, Kyle, Julia, Connor, Liam, Delaney, Harry, Adele, Norah, Emily and Jesse. Sister of Bill (Margaret) Wiley, Perth, and proud aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mary will also be sadly missed by her loving dog Skye. Predeceased by parents Dr. William & Edith Wiley and infant son John David. Mary loved life. Her family and friends meant everything to her. She grew up in Sault Ste. Marie until the age of 11 when she moved to West Toronto and attended Runnymede Elementary School and then Humberside Collegiate. In 1954, she started her nursing career at the Toronto General Hospital, following in her mother’s footsteps, and eventually became head nurse. She met the love of her life, Harry, while vacationing in Muskoka. They married in 1964 and moved to Sarnia, where Harry had started his business. She continued her career in Sarnia at Marshall Gowland Manor and Vision Nursing Home until retiring in 2001. She was active in the community, volunteering with many organizations and in 2016, was recognized for over 45 years of service with the Canadian Cancer Society. Mary’s favourite thing was spending her summers with family and friends at the cottage in Muskoka, walking her dog in Canatara Park, cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and playing games with her grandkids. She will be dearly missed by so many. Friends and family will be received at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Monday from 6-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia, Toronto

MARINIGH, Vittoria (nee Mariuz) of Sarnia

On June 2nd, Vittoria Marinigh (nee Mariuz) passed peacefully and with grace in her 94th year at Bluewater Health. She was predeceased by her husband Aldo (1998) and nine siblings. She is survived by her children Daniel (Patricia Dillabough), Paula (Paul Turner), Brenda (Michael Gilroy), Diana and Roberta, and by her grandchildren Julia, Brian, Jenna, Michael and Melissa. She is lovingly remembered by her nieces Dorothy Livingston and Betty Minato, and many more nieces and nephews in Canada, the United States and Italy.

Vittoria immigrated from Pordenone, Italy in 1949 with the support of her brother Giovanni and settled in Sarnia with her brother Fino and sister-in-law Julia Mariuz.  She was soon employed at Prestolite and was proud to purchase her first home. Married in 1955, she and Aldo raised five children.  For Vittoria, being a wife and mother were her most important roles.  Later, Vittoria worked in the custom drapery and catalogue departments of Sears Canada.  After retiring she enjoyed travelling the world with her husband. Vittoria treasured being a nonna and showered her grandchildren with love, support and encouragement.  Gathering family around her table to enjoy her traditional Italian cooking and homemade wine was one of her greatest pleasures.  An accomplished seamstress and knitter, Vittoria loved gifting her beautiful creations to others.  She enjoyed tending her vegetable garden and canning and preserving its harvest.  Not one to shy away from a challenge, she was an enthusiastic cribbage opponent.  Vicky always looked forward to her weekly coffee club dates with her friends.

Throughout her life Vittoria was guided by faith, love and devotion to family. She faced life’s challenges with tenacity and courage. Vittoria had an independent spirit and lovingly maintained the family home until her passing.  She will be remembered by the example she set.

Riposa in pace Mamma.

The family wishes to thank Doctor Niall O’Sullivan for his kindness and care.

Friends and family will be received at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. Entombment at Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia, Toronto

RITCHIE, Raymond Geoffrey of Sarnia

RITCHIE; Raymond Geoffrey of Sarnia, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice with his family by his side on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the age of 63. Beloved wife of Patti (Andrew) 42 years. Dear father of Chris Ritchie of Sarnia and Jill (Chris) Cook of Forest. Brother of David Ritchie (Georgina) of Corbeil, Kathy (Angelo Rubino) of Welland and John Ritchie (Gail) of Welland. Special grandfather to Sophie Cook. Also survived by his sister-in-law Stephanie Andrew of Port Colborne and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Irene, brother Billy and brother-in-law Allen Andrew. Ray retired from CNR in 2010 after 37 years as Car Inspector. In keeping with Raymond’s wishes Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina Street, Sarnia, ON N7T 5W3. 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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ROBERTSON, Graham of Sarnia

ROBERTSON, Graham – Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of the late Deirdre (2011) for 49 years. Proud father of Nancy Blinn (Leo), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Julie Robertson (Ian Rodger), Sarnia and Christine Robertson, Sarnia. Loving grandfather of Ryan, Kayleigh, Iona and Buster. Great-grandfather of Monica Juliet MacLean. Predeceased by infant grandson Carter. Graham was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He trained as a draftsman, but worked as a municipal tax assessor until his retirement in 1999. Once retired, he often speculated on how he even had time to work in the first place. In his “retirement” he drove school bus, delivered motorhomes cross country, cared for his horses, and farmed his property on Blackwell Sideroad that he was ever so proud of. He was a nurturer by nature and everything and everyone he tended to thrived under his tender, patient care. He was a quiet, gentle man who enjoyed his robust health until the end. He will be woefully missed. A memorial service will be held at Canon Davis Memorial Anglican Church on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. 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 Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 714 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1, Hope For Wildlife, 5909 Highway 207, Seaforth, Nova Scotia, B0N 1J0 or Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation Centre, R.R. #2, Wyoming, N0N 1T0.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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ROBERTSON, John “Craig” of Sarnia

ROBERTSON, JOHN “CRAIG”
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
– Author unknown

Craig Robertson died peacefully with family by his side, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Bluewater Health. Beloved husband of Laurine “Laurie”(nee Bathe) for 39 years. Dear brother of Neil Robertson (Helen) Kitchener, Norma Haraldsson (Orn), Cobourg, Corinne Robertson-Brown (William), Kincardine and Denise Robertson, Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Helen & Donald Robertson. Born in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) Craig moved to Sarnia with his family in 1942 at the age of 2. Craig was a Research Technician with Imperial Oil Research Lab for 32 years. After retiring from Imperial Oil, he worked for over 15 years with the Sarnia Commissionars. He had a passion for racing formula cars. In the 60’s Craig raced his own formula four car at Mosport and many other race tracks across Canada. Craig had many hobbies including building and sailing remote control sail boats, wood working, stain glass and hang gliding. A giving man who would help anyone anytime, Craig will be missed and warmly remembered by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, May 25th, 2018 from 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Craig’s life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Wyoming Public Cemetery. In honouring Craig’s love for animals, as an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations the 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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MITRO, Ernest Daniel of Sarnia

MITRO, Ernest Daniel – With his family by his side, at Bluewater Health, Ernest Daniel Mitro died peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 82.  Beloved husband of Mary for 58 years.  Loving father of Matt & his wife Pat, Stephen, Harvey & his wife Nicole and Michael & his wife Amanda. Cherished grandfather of Brendon, Leah (Steve), Liam, Alexander, Abigail, Madelyn and the late Aaron.  Dear brother-in-law of Allison Juneau, Adele Setten. Peter (Gail), and Jacqueline Beahen.  Predeceased by his parents Joseph & Mary and his siblings: Joe, Fred, Skip, Steve, Mickey, John and Madeline.

 

Ernie was the owner of Up-Rite Door.  He was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, serving as the ship’s diver. Ernie was a long time member of St. Benedict’s church where he sang in the choir and was an active participant in the Cursillo movement from its inception in the 1970’s.  He was the original “Tim the Tool man”; he loved creating and repairing whatever he could get his hands on. Ernie loved to have fun.  Children all over Sarnia will remember him for his magic ear trick, pulling coins from behind their ears.  He was the love of his family’s life and he will be dearly missed.

 

Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia  on Wednesday , May 23, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Benedict’s Church on Thursday, May 24th at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. A celebratory party for Ernie will be held 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th upstairs at Stokes by the Bay.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, Soup Kitchen, 115 John St., Sarnia, N7T 2R1.Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

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