BELL, Patricia Ann (nee McAneney) of Sarnia

BELL, Patricia Ann – Patricia Ann Bell (nee McAneney), died on December 12, 2017 at the age of 68. Loving mother of Christine Smith & her husband Bill, Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Brandon & Kimberly Smith.  Dear sister of the Rev. Gerald McAneney & his wife Norma, Hamilton, Larry McAneney & his wife Evelyn, Brockville and Maureen Morkin & her husband Bill, Corunna.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Joseph & Leonide McAneney. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1 or to the charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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TAYLOR, Doris Annie (nee Irwin), of Sarnia

TAYLOR (nee Irwin), Doris Annie – Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia, on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late John Boyd Taylor (2012). Dear mother of William Taylor (Bonita Ovens), Karen Taylor (Kevin McBride), Tammie Taylor (Mark Sansom), loving grandmother of Jessica (Patrick Smith), Patrick Ovens (Katarina), Scott Ovens (Suzanne) and great gramma of Julian Ovens. Doris was the eldest sister of Kathleen Annable and is predeceased by her siblings, Bert Irwin and Dr. June Irwin, and beloved daughter of Thomas Albert Irwin and Gertrude Youngs Irwin. Doris Annie was active in the Cornwall community and had the distinction of being the first female paper carrier for the Cornwall Freeholder during World War II. She was a proud, member of the Glengarry Highlander dancers and was active at her high school – Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, organizing pen pal clubs for the many young soldiers stationed overseas, and graduated with distinction at the tender age of 15. She then petitioned her father to sign papers allowing her to start working at the Howard Smith Paper Mill in Cornwall, later named Domtar Fine Papers. Throughout her 50-year career there, she maintained many non-traditional female roles; among them buyer for the electrical department and Central Receiver. Doris was instrumental in creating the office workers union, and fought for early feminist issues, specifically protected maternity leave for all women, regardless of marital status. She remained an active and vocal member of the union until retirement in 1994. Known for her stylish elegance, a tall beauty with red locks, assertiveness and sense of humor, she earned the nickname “Big Red”. Doris was very physically active her entire life, from working in the fields of her grandparents farm during the harvest, an avid walker, she was also part of the Domtar Health and Safety committee, as well as teaching fitness to her fellow employees until retirement at age 65, and only stopping her twice weekly work outs at age 85. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, Sarnia, 519-344-3131. Interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Cornwall Hospice 1507 Second St West Cornwall Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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HEALEY, William Dale of Sarnia

HEALEY, William “The Bear” – At Bluewater Health on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 82. Husband of the late Theresa. Dear father of Michael Healey (Wendy), Sarnia, Kim Dunn (Terry), Sherwod Park, AB and Billy Healey (Jo), Brantford. Loving grandfather of Chris Healey (Jennifer), Jeff Healey, Adam Dunn and Kara Dunn. Great-grandfather of Cole, Wyatt and Logan Healey and Jordynn, Ryenn and Jeffrey Jr. Healey. Brother of Gary Healey (late Velda), Stratford, Robert Healey (Jean), Bright’s Grove and Joanne Foster (Norm), London. Bear loved the game of baseball. He was the head coach of the Sarnia Easy Movers Sr. Men’s Baseball Team. Bear also coached the Seaway Tavern and Tommy’s Two Pitch’s teams for many 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 Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave., Point Edward, N7G 1V4 or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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ANDALI, Rosa (nee Lopetrone) of Sarnia

ANDALI, ROSA – With her family by her side, at Bluewater Health Continuing Care, Petrolia, Rosa Andali passed peacefully to meet her creator on Monday, December 4, 2017. Beloved wife of Giovanni Andali for 65 years.  Loving mother of Gaetano (Liz Bednar), Joseph (Cheryl Ladouceur), Mary Spinnato and her husband Joseph, Laura Ferrera (Shaun Lockhart), John and his wife Lindsey. Cherished nonna of Leanne (Sean), Jenine, Kristine (their mother Becky Andali), Justin (his wife Lisa) Andrew (Amanda), Jeremy (Karleen), Christopher, Jovan (his wife Laura), Daniel (Taylor) Nicolas, Taylor (his fianceé Leila), Luca and Dante. Bisnonna of Leo Giovanni, Sophia Rose, Julian Joseph Paul and great-granddaughter to be. Predeceased by her parents Angela Maria and Giuseppe Lopetrone, brothers Francesco, Salvatore, Giovanni Lopetrone and Franco Pecorelli. Aunt (Zia) to many nieces and nephews in Italy, France and Canada. Commari to many loyal and loving friends. Rosa was Giovanni’s love of his life. They enjoyed their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to no end. Rosa could not get enough of her family. The house was filled not only with her family but with so much love. She lived for them. Her warm beautiful smile and infectious laugh brought joy to everyone. She never wanted anyone to leave and it was obvious as she stood outside every time blowing kisses till you turned the corner. Rosa had many passions including her flower gardens, playing bocce and cards with her friends. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Thursday December 7, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, December 8th at 1:30 p.m.  Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum.  As an expression of sympathy and in the spirit of Christmas, to honour Rosa please bring non perishable goods for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank or make a monetary donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 106 East St., Sarnia, N7T 3R1(cheques only at the funeral home please).  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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POIRIER, Sheila Winifred (nee Leggo) of Sarnia

POIRIER, SHEILA WINIFRED (nee Leggo) – With profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Sheila Winifred Poirier (nee Leggo) who died on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the age of 80. Wife of the late James Omer Poirier (2014). Loving mother of Diane (Les) Goldhawk, Wyoming, Elaine Poirier (Jim Welshinski), Sarnia, Sherry (Dale) Myers, Corunna, Tony Poirier, Sarnia and Mike (Pam) Poirier, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Jason (Nicole) Goldhawk, Christine (Mark) Field, Derek and Sean Welshinski, Amber (Jason) Correll, Michelle (Jeremy) Poirier, Alicia (Dave) Poirier, Michael (Jenna) and Kyle (Kyla) Myers. Step-grandmother of Jordan and Ashley McBeath, Jasmine (Donny) Morreau, Leonard Paquette and Steve (Trish) Paquette, Hope, Breanne and Daisy Doxtator. Great-grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Anna (Donn) Barter and sister-in-law Lee Leggo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Lionel & Rena Leggo and sisters Jennie Coull and Blanche Chisholm and brother Cletus and daughter-in-law Diane Beehler-Poirier. A mother’s love is like no other, her children knew her to be the best mother and friend, but extended family and friends knew her to be an outstanding and giving person. She was caring and beautiful inside and out. She will be entering the next chapter in this incredible journey called Life. We know that she will walk amongst us in our hearts. She was an incredible inspiration, a pillar of hope, strength and love to her children who are left behind, left with a sense of humility and optimism which has helped to shape who they are today. Sheila held down many jobs and volunteered for the White Cane Society. Sheila retired from the Bayer Corporation in 1992. Sheila battled MDS for years. A visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held for Sheila in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Wednesday, November 29th at 11 a.m. officiated by Deacon Lyle Lalonde. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St. Sarnia, N7T 5W6 or 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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BARANIUK, Aleksandra Halina (nee Nowakowski) of Lambton Shores

BARANIUK, Aleksandra Halina – Peacefully with her loving family at her side Aleksandra passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 89. Aleksandra is survived by her son Bernard Baraniuk and spouse Connie Pan, daughter Monika Baraniuk and spouse Bill Freemantle, daughter Viktoria McCrie and spouse Bill McCrie. Grandchildren; Savannah Baraniuk (Owen Barduhn), Candice Locke (Ric Locke), Jennifer Turner (Richard Turner), Page Gowens, and Daniel Young. Great Grandchildren: Jett Locke and Scarlet Locke. She is preceded in death by her son Marek Baraniuk and husband John Baraniuk. The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to all the wonderful people who over the years brought laughter and love into Aleksandra’s life. She has inspired so many of us with her wisdom and grace. From surviving WW II, emigrating to Canada, raising a family and helping others in need. She has led an extraordinary life. The Family would like to thank everyone involved in her, in home, palliative care. The kindness and dedication given the family during her illness. Easing the burden of losing our special, loving, and truly beautiful lady. Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Queen of Peace Church on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. A reception will be held immediately following mass at the Polish Hall (corner of Exmouth & Front). Funeral 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 Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John Street, Sarnia ON N7T 1Z3, www.theinnsarnia.ca or the Father Puczka Fund, 556 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia, N7V 1Z4. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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PLAYER, Emily Mae (nee Butler) of Sarnia

PLAYER, Emily Mae – Peacefully with her family by her side, Emily Player died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care. Beloved wife of the late Bernard Vaughan Player. Loving mother of Michael & his wife Hanne, Stratford, Jeffrey & his partner Anne Garland, Toronto, Nancy Player & her partner Ivor Sherlock, Toronto and Jane Player & her partner David Matheson, Sarnia. Dear sister of Ray Butler & his wife Joanne, Strathroy. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Emma & Frederick Butler, brothers Fred, Jim, Bill, Ross, Dick, Allan and Beverly Butler and her sisters Dorothy Lerne and June Fleming. Emily was a parishioner with Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 50 years. She volunteered for over 30 years with Meals on Wheels. Emily liked to cook, garden and watch black and white movies. She had a passion for shoes and looked forward to shopping. She was always ready for a cold draft beer. Playing euchre and bridge was a great pastime. Emily loved to go for a long leisurely walk everyday by the river or in the park. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Residence on the St. Clair where Emily lived for over 11 years and the palliative care team at Bluewater Health for their comfort and care of Emily and the family. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Funeral Service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Friday, November 24th at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia N7T 5W3. (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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MARIC, Mary (nee Butigan) of Milton, formerly of Sarnia

MARIC, MARY – With her family by her side at Allendale Long Term Care Facility, Milton, Mary Maric died peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Mirko (2007). Loving mother of John & his wife Elizabeth, London and Diane Maric, Norval. Loving grandmother of Megan, Vancouver and Michael, London. Loving sister of Zora Stankovic, Croatia and Ankica Raspudic, Bosnia-Hercegovina. Also survived by many relatives and friends in Canada, Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Predeceased by her parents Martin & Ruza Butigan, her sister Dragica Butigan and brothers Bozo and Miso Butigan. Mary retired from Vision Nursing Home after many years of service. She will be remembered for her love of living, generous heart, contagious smile, her determination and wise advice and her many passions, which included her daily power walks at the break of dawn and her mastery in the kitchen, especially her strudels. She is so loved and will be forever missed by her children, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, family and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Stephen Savel on Tuesday November 21st at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, 940 Murphy Rd.., Unit 1, Sarnia, N7S 5C4 or the MS Society of Canada, 420 East St., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SERRE, Lena “Lee” (nee Blok) of Sarnia

SERRE, Lena “Lee” – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Gail Jardine (Richard), Sarnia, Roc Serre, Point Edward and the late Sharon Goodacre. Loving grandmother of Jeff Goodacre, Point Edward, Eddie Goodacre, Point Edward and Christina Jardine, Sarnia. Great-grandmother of Nicole, Samantha, Matthew and Corey Goodacre and families. Great-great-grandmother of Zachary and Talula. Sister of Ann Gould and John Blok and families. Predeceased by parents Steve & Katherine Blok and sister Pauline Kostuk (Mike). Lee was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 and enjoyed playing darts, cards and bingo. 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 M.S. Society, 420 N. East St., Sarnia or the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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WATSON, Jennifer Lynn of Sarnia

WATSON, Jennifer Lynn – Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the age of 44. Loving mother of Joshua Watson. Beloved daughter of the late Wayne & the late Charlotte Watson and the late Carmelle Watson. Dear sister of Dennis, the late Laurie and Sarah Watson. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins from the blended Faubert, Bouffard and Watson families. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE , 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Kathemo Mukucha at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow with interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6 or 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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HOLT, George “Barry”, of Sarnia (formerly of Ottawa)

Holt, George Barry – Peacefully in his sleep at Bluewater Health on Sunday, November 5, 2017, with his wife Mary (Hart) at his side.  Born in Ottawa on January 23, 1932, resident of Sarnia from 1975. Father of David (Lorraine), Susan, Douglas (Denise), and Donald (Gisele).  Grandfather of Quinn (Vanessa), Kristin (Tim), Jordan (Victoria), Lynne (Andrew), Bryan, Evan, Jessica (Chris), Andrew, Paul, Chantal, and Leah.  Great-grandfather of Alexander, Sophie, Ellie, Emma, Adeline, Austin and Zachary George (Nov 6th).  Beloved brother to David, Mary (Bob) and Richard (Sharron).  Predeceased by his father Percival Holt, birth mother Marion Holt (MacFaul), step-mother Gertrude Holt (Maloney) and older brother Ronald and his wife Patricia.  Uncle and great uncle to many Holts and Harts.  Barry graduated from RMC in 1954 and Queens in 1956, earning his Chemical Engineering degree.  He worked for DuPont in Maitland, Ajax and Whitby before moving to Sarnia to work for Petrosar.  Barry enjoyed singing in the church choir at Trinity Anglican church and with the Bluewater Chordsmen.  An active person for most of his life, he enjoyed swimming, skating, skiing and golf.  Barry spent many hours playing card games with family, and was frequently victorious! Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., Sarnia on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.   The memorial service will immediately follow in the church at 2:00 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to 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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CORREIA, Domingos “Nick” of Sarnia

CORREIA, Domingo’s “Nick” – Domingo’s “Nick” Correia died October, 30, 2017. He reunites with his special angel his daughter Elizabeth (1970). He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years Maria and their two surviving children Nelson (Joanne) and Tony (Christine). He also leaves behind his lovingly adored grandson Joseph. Nick is from a very large family who have settled throughout Canada, The United States, Brazil and the Açores. Nick was born in Sao Miguel, Açores before moving to Canada in 1954. Nick was always very proud of his many years of hard work as a labourer. He was a proud member of Local 1089 as well as the Teamsters Union. Nick enjoyed many years of good health before a brief battle with cancer. The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to Dr. Crombeen, Dr. Greensmith, Dr. Maddison and all the Staff and Volunteers at St Joseph’s Hospice for their outstanding compassion, care and kindness. Visitation will be held Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, November 2, 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 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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Schramek, Sarah “Virginia” (nee Thibeault) of Sarnia

SCHRAMEK, Sarah Virginia – Surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarah Virginia Schramek died on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 92. In a small town near Windsor on November 12, 1924, Elizabeth Thibeault gave birth to her second daughter, Sarah Virginia. Sarah Virginia is the sister of Edward, Frank and Betty. Virginia, as she liked to be known had worked in Windsor and later joined the Canadian Armed Forces. While in the army, she met her future husband Edward William Schramek who was from a family of 10 in Windsor. Once the war was over, Edward & Viriginia married and settled in Sarnia on Copland Road. They had 4 boys and 2 girls; the late Edward Jr., Jeffery & his wife Denise, and their children Joel (Janice), Debbie O’Hagan (John) & their daughter Sarah, Randy and Beckie and her children Dylan & Meghan, Russell (Debra) and their children Justine, Cody and the late Joe. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Francis & Elizabeth Thibeault and her siblings. Virginia worked as a RNA at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Emergency Department for 25 years after the death of her husband in 1968. We believe her legacy was never to give up. If a difficulty arose in life mom would remind us “It’s all in your head, figure out the solution and carry on to do your best….and that’s that, period” Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Thursday, November 2nd at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Stephen Savel. Cremation to follow with interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery on Monday, November 6th at 1:00 p.m. 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 and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Lader, Ernst Albert of Lambton Shores

LADER, Ernst – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 66. Dear father of Natasha Kang (Daniel), Courtice, ON. and Alex Lader (Ellen Whitman), Edmonton. Grandfather of Liam Kang. Brother of Trudy Dintinger (Francois), Bowmanville and Angelika Littwin-Pieper. Uncle of Saskia and Tania. Also survived by the mother of his children Karen Gerecht, Woodbridge. Predeceased by parents Hans & Lilo Lader, Scarborough. 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 Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 7W8. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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OSTRIHON, Martha Anna (nee Andrejcik) of Petrolia

OSTRIHON, Martha Anna – At Lambton Meadowview Villa on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of late infant daughter Karen, Ron (late Grace), St. Catharines, Kathie (Terry), L’ange-gardien, QC and David (Ibrahim), Toronto. Grandmother of Paul, Mary and Heather and great-grandmother of 4. Predeceased by brother Johnny Andrejcik (Karen), St. Catharines. Martha was a member of The Red Hat Society, the Secular Franciscan Order and The Catholic Women’s League for 65 years. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Tuesday from 11:30-1:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Sarnia on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. Private family 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 to the charity of their choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com
As she lived, so will her memory live in our hearts.

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Seguin, Marguerite Cecile of Sarnia

SEGUIN, Marguerite – Suddenly on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the age of 93. Dear sister of Therese (late William) Saya, North Bay and the late John Seguin. Sister-in-law of Anita Seguin, North Bay. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Archie & Clara (Fournier) Seguin. Marguerite came from North Bay to Sarnia in 1948. She operated the Alcove Art Gallery in Sarnia and with her partners Tex & Gwen Forsythe ran Forseg Photos for many years. She will be remembered as an avid gardener, photographer and dear friend. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. A celebration of life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in North Bay 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.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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PALMER, Ross Robert of Sarnia

PALMER, Ross Robert – With loved ones by his side, Ross Palmer died peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Mary Jo and the late Anna Palmer. Loving father of Margaret Palmer Davidson & her husband Tom, Robert Palmer & his wife Giselle, and stepson Hisham Al-Gharabally & his wife Christine. Cherished grandfather of Anna Davidson & her partner Duncan, Emily Davidson, Jack & Henry Palmer and Gabe & Ben Al-Gharabally. Special great-grandfather of Rosalind & Thando. Dear brother of Paul Palmer (Jane) and Joan Tedball, Sarnia. Brother-in-law of Ruth Posey (John), Donna Stuewer (Fred), Jim Shafran (Sandy) and Sharon Conard (Joe). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Eva and Wilberton Palmer and his in-laws Edmund & Adella Shafran. His sister Faye & her husband Al Powell and brothers-in-law Al Tedball and Art Shafran. Ross was a Veteran with the Canadian Armed Services. After serving Ross was a Supervisor of Equipment Operations and Leasing for Imperial Oil until his retirement in 1982. He loved to golf and curl and was a long time member of the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. As a member of Central United Church, Ross was one of the founders of the Central Century Club. Ross was passionate about his family, and spending time with his loved ones brought him great pleasure. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. with friends being received prior to the service from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton, 420 East St., Suite 8, Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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CHRAPKO, Anne Marie (nee Stefanka) of Sarnia

CHRAPKO, Anne Marie – Anne passed away peacefully in her sleep at Afton Park Place on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born on February 27, 1931 in Korytne, Slovakia and came to Canada in 1937. Predeceased by husbands John Chrapko and Floyd Payne. Dear mother of the late John Chrapko, who died in infancy, Marianne & David Clift, Jerry & Ingrid Stevens, Lucy Lariviere-Tirey & Raymond Lariviere, Chuck & Carol Chrapko and Anastasia Chrapko. Loving grandmother of Rhiannon & Paul Mestancik, Allison Clift and Jack Clift, Jennifer & Jeff Fynn-Paul and Daniel & Ashley Stevens, Tonya Cianchette, Ryan and Melissa Tirey, Taylor and John Chrapko, Wolfgang Chrapko, Jessica, Samuel and Joseph Howell. Great-grandmother of Maia and Ilianna Mestancik, Ingo Griffin, Persephone and Patrick Fynn, Hank and Charlie Stevens, John and Luke Cianchette. Predeceased by her parents Louis & Mary Stefanka, sister Frances Bratanek and brother Rudy Stefanka. Anne was an entrepreneur. She was a founding partner of Chrapko Construction, Our Lady of Sorrows Junior Seminary (now Huron House Boys Home), Chrapko Nursing Home (now Vision Nursing Home), Twin Lakes subdivision, Floyd-Anne Realty and several more. Anne served the community by being past-president and 56 year member of the Catholic Women’s League, a Girl Guide Leader and delivered for Meals on Wheels. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment Lakeview Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to Rayjon Share Care, P.O. Box 2482, Sarnia, N7T 7T1, St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., N7T 5W3 or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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GRAY, Mary Marguerite (nee Hamilton) of Sarnia

GRAY, MARY MARGUERITE- Surrounded by her family at Marshall Gowland Manor, Mary Gray died peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Fred Gray Jr. (2003). Loving mother of Dorothy Gray, Sarnia, Joyce & her husband Larry LaFond, Sarnia and Brian & his wife Gerri, Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of April-Marie Valvasori & her husband Steve and Justin Lupi & his fiancée Kelsey McKague. Great-grandmother of Drake Morris. Dear sister of Marguerite Hamilton, Tom Hamilton and Joseph Hamilton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph & Marguerite Hamilton, sisters Dorothy Kloske and Shirley McGregor, son-in-law Ben Lupi. Mary worked at Greer’s Variety Store over 30 years. Her greatest gift was her children and grandchildren; time spent with them brought her many years of joy. Mary loved to square dance with April and kept up with all the current sports news to share with Justin. She loved her roses and enjoyed baking. Mary volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassionate care of Mary over the years. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m. in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel. Cremation to follow with private interment at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton, Suite 8, 420 East Street, Sarnia, N7T 6Y5 or the Breast Cancer Society, 420 East Street, Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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HENNESSEY-POWER, Arlene of Sarnia

HENNESSEY-POWER, Arlene – At Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 49. Wife of Chris Power, Sarnia. Loving mother of Emily Power and step-mother of Christopher Power Jr. and Jeffery Goodwin. Daughter of the late John & Geraldine Hennessey. Sister of Bernadette Chaplin (Malcolm), Smithers, B.C., Dawn Brace, Marquita Knowles, Tom Hennessey (Sue), Lisa Hennessey (Mark Fitzgerald) all of Sarnia and the late Jerry Trainor. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by at St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, a college trust fund has been set up for Emily Power at Libro Credit Union, 1315 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7S 3Y1, account #3505070 or you can make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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ZANDBERGS, Gita Regina (nee Juskevics) of Sarnia

ZANDBERGS, Gita – Gita went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Modris. Gita was a long time member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and a member of their choir. She retired from teaching in 1995. Being fluent in 5 languages, Gita especially enjoyed teaching English as a Second Language. The memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 429 Indian Rd. N. Sarnia on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 10-11:15 a.m. 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. 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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PENKIWITZ, Werer “Richard” Gunter of Sarnia

PENKWITZ, Werner “Richard:” Gunter – With his family by his side at Bluewater Health, W. Richard Penkwitz died on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the age of 78. Loving father of Julie Anne Young & her husband Mike and Michael Richard Penkwitz, Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Richard Young, Sarah Gibb (Brian), Stephanie Young and William Penkwitz & his sister Sabrina Perry, all of Sarnia. Proud great-grandfather of Hannah Gibb, Sarnia. Dear second father to Jamie and Randy Fitzpatrick. Brother of Doris Richter and Helga Poewe, Berlin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada and Berlin. Predeceased by his parents Helene Hein & Richard Penkwitz and sisters Lucie Lux and Erika Wischnewski. Richard came to Canada at the young age of 18. He was the owner of Richard’s Masonry Ltd. and was an accomplished bricklayer. Richard’s passion was his family and time spent with them. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Afton Park where Richard resided. A visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held immediately following visitation in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel, at 12:00 p.m. Cremation will follow with private interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Road, Sarnia, N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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LOPETRONE, Teresa (nee Arcuri) of Point Edward

LOPETRONE – The Lord has called TERESA (ARCURI) LOPETRONE to be with Him on this day, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, with loving family by her bedside. Teresa was born on January 18, 1927 in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy and was a longtime resident of Point Edward. Teresa was a very loving wife, mother, nonna and great-nonna. She was always considerate of others and was very compassionate, hard working, dedicated to her family, church and faith. Teresa was very strong and always believed that God would take care of her and her family. She and her husband Salvatore opened Riverside Pizzeria in Point Edward in 1964, now Salvatore’s Trattoria e Ristorante, which her daughter Antonietta and husband Louie operate today. She was predeceased by her loving husband Salvatore Lopetrone, daughter Angela Federico, granddaughter Kayla Januskiewicz, brothers Giovanni, Battista and Pasquale Arcuri and sister Saveria Spadafora. She is survived by her children Joe & Angela Lopetrone, Rosa & Joe Mancusi, Antonietta & Louie Mele, Caterina & Tony Savo, and Franca & Chris Januszkiewicz and son-in-law Joe Federico of Sarnia and Point Edward; grandchildren, Cathy & Dan Sapone, Gina & Steve Benway, Sam Federico, Marcello & Denise Federico of Seattle, Salvatore & Sara Lopetrone, Teresa & James Bennett, Tony & Daniella Mancusi, Marco & Nicole Mancusi, and Roberto & Melissa Mancusi, Vincenzo Savo, Lisa & Ward Headrick, and Franco & Cori Savo, Gian and Laura Mele and Stephen Januszkiewicz of Sarnia and Point Edward; great-grandchildren, D.J., Bianca, Connor, Alyssa, Noah, Domenic, Cole, Luca, Mateo, Nico, Surrey, Rowan, Lucia, Francesca, Massimo, Giada, Clara, Violet, Avaya, Andrea, Ian and Everett. Sister of Caterina Arcuri (Scigliano) and Giuseppe Arcuri, Italy. Sister-in-law of Giovanna Arcuri of Point Edward, Giovanni Lopetrone, B.C., Rosa Andali & Giovanni of Point Edward. Aunt (Zia) to many nieces and nephews in Italy, France and Canada. Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation, 546 N. Christina St., Sarnia N7T 5W6 or to the charity of their choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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McLACHLAN, Randi Leigh of Petrolia

McLACHLAN, RANDI LEIGH – Suddenly at home on Thursday, September 21, 2017, Randi McLachlan died at the young age of 25. Beloved daughter of Doug McLachlan & his partner Michelle Hyde. Loving sister of Alicia McClintock & her husband Rob, Shawn McLachlan & his wife Deanna and Ryan McLachlan & his wife Amanda, all of Sarnia. Cherished granddaughter of Marie Upton. Special aunt to Kayla, Keaton, Ellie, Rosie & Emerson. Also survived by her mother Lori Amundson & her mother Mary Amundson and many aunts & uncles. Predeceased by her grandfather’s Ken Upton and Larry Amundson. Randi had a big heart and loved her dogs and cats. Randi struggled with mental illness her whole life, but rose above those challenges with the help and support of LCDS and especially her friend and support worker Rita. The family can’t express their gratitude enough for all those who knew and loved her and helped her in her journey. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. where words of celebration will be offered at 8:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Mental Health Association, 210 Lochiel St., Sarnia, N7T 4C7 or 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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Crnkovich, John of Sarnia

CRNKOVICH, John – At Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia on Monday, September 18, 2017, John Crnkovich died at the age of 93. Loving brother of Mary Lloyd and brother-in-law of Joanne Chandler (Carl). Cherished uncle of Marnie Garrett (Rex), Betty Grant (Jim), Francie Whitely (Steve), Mary Crnkovich (Duncan Noble), Cliff Lloyd (Pauline), Brian Lloyd (Nancy) & Linda Wright (Warren), Debbie McMillian (Peter) and Matthew Craven (Sally). Also survived by several great nieces, nephews and other extended family in Canada and the U.S.A. Predeceased by his parents Matthew & Marija Crnkovich, brothers Frank, Nick & Matthew, brother-in-law Glen Lloyd and sister-in-law Anne. John was born in Croatia and came to Canada with his mother and two brothers in 1930. He worked for many years for Robin Hood Mills, Port Colborne. John was always ready with a smile and he will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him. A graveside service will take place at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery, Port Colborne on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Benjamin Weber. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to Canadian Cancer Research. 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