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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BACON, Patrick Joseph of Sarnia

BACON, Patrick Joseph – Patrick Bacon died at Bluewater Health on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the age of 66.  Loving father and best friend of Jim (Christine) Bacon, Jessica (Daniel) Bacon and Melanie Bacon.  Cherished grandfather of James Patrick Bacon and great-grandfather of Edward Craig Bacon. Dear brother of Joanne (Arnold) Bongers, Raymond (Mary Jane) Bacon, Pauline Bacon, Dave (Sue) Bacon,  Don (Kathy) Bacon, Diane Somerville, Al (Leone) Bacon and Angie (Mark) Verbeek. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John & Lumina Bacon. Patrick was a member of Local 95 Insulators Union for 37 years. In his retirement years Patrick now had the time to take meticulous care of his lawn and his truck. He also enjoyed his yearly trips to the sun and sand with his children. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2M9. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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McLEAN, John Gerlad “Jack” of Sarnia

MCLEAN, John Gerald “Jack” – Suddenly at his residence, Jack McLean died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of over 40 years to the late Nenita (April 16, 2018). Dear father of John (Tracey) McLean, Robert (Janet) McLean and Steven (Beth) McLean and Lisa Kasch. Loving step-father of Leonardo, Victor & Gerardo Brinas, Josefina Alilion (Melencio) and Junette Latham. Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather. Dear brother of Paul McLean, Jean McIntyre, Mary Ford and Judy McIntyre. Brother-in-law of Jose Villaron and Bishop Armando de la Cruz. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas & Florence McLean and his siblings; Thomas, Peter, Albert, David and Wayne McLean and Peggy McIntyre and Carol Walsh. Jack worked for many years as a custodian with the St. Clair Catholic School Board. He enjoyed music and spending time playing guitar. Jack was known by all his neighbours for having the best and most Christmas lights on the street. Visitation will be held Tuesday May 15, 2018 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 Wednesday, May 16th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to Pathways Health Centre for Children, 1240 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, N7S 2Y2. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SHAW, Anne Catherine (nee Kuchar) of Sarnia

SHAW, ANNE CATHERINE (nee Kuchar) – Peacefully with her family by her side, Anne Catherine Shaw died at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the age of 91.  Beloved wife of the late  Gordon Thomas Shaw.  Loving mother of Wayne Shaw & his wife Kathi, Calgary and Dr. Ian Shaw & his wife Kelly, Port Huron.  Cherished grandmother of Dylan (2017), Trayce, Tyler, Kathryn, Leah and Jared.  Dear sister of Bill Kuchar.  Born in Iroquois Falls, Ontario and retired from the Provincial Court (Family Division in Sarnia) as Assistant Administrator.  Gordon and Anne were long time parishioners of St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with Panakhyda at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Bohdan Winnicki at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1045 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1045 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia, N7S 1Z5.  Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BANOVSKY SR., Michael Paul “Mike”, of Sarnia

BANOVSKY SR., Michael Paul “Mike” – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Teresa (Kern). Dear father of Margaret Holmes (Richard), Helen (Eileen) Vidler (late Jon) and Mike P. Banovsky (Marian) all of Sarnia. Grandfather of Patricia, Krystyna and William Hunter, Jennifer Lynn Baker (Derek Ochej) and David Baker (Julien Feyen) and Michael E. Banovsky (Kayleigh Taylor) and Ingrid Parrott (Michael). Brother of Margaret McCallum. Predeceased by parents Steve & Pauline Banovsky, sisters Mary Dulak and Anne Voytek and brother John Banovsky. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. A private funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6 would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MERCIER, Jules Emile of Petrolia, formerly of Sarnia

MERCIER, Jules Emile – With family by his side at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Jules Mercier died on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the age of 90. Loving father of Michel (Patti), Port Lambton, Norman, B.C., John (Leslie) B.C., Donald, Sarnia, Pierre (Barb), Sarnia, Alain (Tammy) B.C. and Mary Anne (Rae Warren), Petrolia (their mother Clarette) Cherished grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of 17. Dear brother of Obald, Roger, Georgette, Lourette, Lucienne, Noella, Larry, Denis, Henri-Louis, Micheline and Ginette. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Patrick & Marianne, grandson Clifford Thomas and siblings Gervais, Marie, Rosaire, Cecile, and Dolores. Jules worked for Fiberglass Canada for over 30 years retiring in 1987. He enjoyed working on cars and travelling. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Funeral service will be celebrated by Fr. Kathemo Makucha at the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel immediately following visitation 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 the St.Josephs Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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KARAYACOUBIAN, Samouel “Sam” of Sarnia

KARAYACOUBIAN, Samouel “Sam” – Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health, Sam Karayacoubian died on April 24, 2018 at the age of 78.  Beloved husband of Betty.  Loving father of Paul & his wife Jennie, Chris, Mark and Nicole.  Cherished grandfather “Baboug” of Charlotte & Nicholas. Dear brother of Rose, Mary, Paul and Rita. Also survived by several brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in Canada, England and Holland.  Predeceased by his parents Yervant & Gulanna and stillborn daughter.  Sam was a French teacher at St. Patrick’s & St. Christopher’s Catholic High Schools.  He spent many years as their soccer coach and also participated in the French and Chess Clubs.  Sam loved to walk, read, feed the squirrels and was always up for a game of backgammon.  Just recently Sam & Betty traveled to Syria, his place of birth and various other countries in Europe.  Friends and family will be received at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 5 – 8 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6 or the Alzheimer Society, 420 East St. N., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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GAGNON, Joseph Laurent Leon Louis “Larry”, of Sarnia

GAGNON, Joseph Laurent Leon Louis “Larry” – Surrounded by his family at Afton Park Place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the age of 90. Larry was born on April 10, 1928 in Tremblay (Chicoutimi), Quebec. Beloved husband of the late Mary Theresa (Mino) (2010) for 61 years. Cherished father of six children and their families: Linda Pemberton (Lloyd), Cathy Wigchert (John), Brenda Hemstreet (Martin), Sue Sivell (Eric), Larry Gagnon (Barb) and Brian Gagnon (Helen). Cherished grandfather to Julie Aguiar (Lino), Kevin Hemstreet (Sheina), Charlene Hemstreet (Rob Heppenheimer), Bill Hemstreet (Susan Dunn), Sean Brydges (Amanda), Ryan Brydges (Tara), Brittany Morley, Melissa Smith, Jamie Gagnon (Nikki) and Aaron Gagnon. Treasured great-grandfather of Brittany and Tamus Ryan, Julia Heppenheimer, Benjamin and Joshua Aguiar, Osiris and Vincent Hemstreet, Billi and Elli Hemstreet, Ian Brydges, Elliana and Everleigh Gagnon. Great-great-grandfather of Tanner Duckalow. Brother of Andre Gagnon (Jeanine). Brother-in-law of Anne Luciantonio, Joe Mino (Pauline), Marion Mino, John Mino (Carol) and Liz Teft (Wayne). Special uncle to several nieces and nephews. Larry was a life long member of Local 663. He loved his Montreal Canadiens and enjoyed golfing, playing pool, fishing and bowling. A private family service will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at The Dante Club on Saturday, April 28, 2018 beginning at 12:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Salvation Army, 970 Confederation St., Sarnia, N7S 1A1.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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GUAY, Mary Katherine (nee Stothers) of Sarnia

GUAY, Mary Katherine – With her family by her side, Mary Katherine Guay died peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 79.  Beloved wife of Fernando Guay.  Loving mother of Linda O’Boyle (Dan), Cheryl Tsuyuki (Gary), Ted Guay (Lisa), Michelle Guay (Real Bedard), and Jill Prentice (Blaine). Cherished grandmother of Brett & Tara Nakamoto, David Tsuyuki (Tiffany) Katie Tsuyuki (Jamie Thompson), Michael Guay (Madison), Nick & Sara Guay, Shawna McLeod (Wade Geddes), Leah Legault, Emily Everett (Russell), and Clara Prentice.  Great grandmother of Taylor & Devin Tsuyuki, Addison & Wesley Everett, Noella Geddes, and Lili Guay. Dear sister of Gayle Nettleton, Denny Stothers (Diane), Beth Douglas (Don) and Jim Stothers (Gisele).  Sister-in-law of Barb Stothers, Blandine Larocque (Vinnie), Maurice Guay (Lena), Colette Guay, Yvette Guay and Diane Coe (Rejean).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Frederick & Donalda Stothers, sisters; Donna & Anne, brothers; Bud, Ted and John, brothers-in-law Jean Guay and Bertrand Guay.  Katherine was a sweet and gentle soul.  Family meant the world to her.  She enjoyed making crafts and sewing for her children.  You could always find Katherine tending to her gardens or feeding the birds in her yard.  Fernando & Katherine loved to travel in their motor home, making many new friends along the way.  She will be forever missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew her.  The family would like to express their gratitude to Stephanie, Alicia and all the staff at Vision Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Katherine.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Mukucha Kathemo at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Monday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to Vision Nursing Home, 229 Wellington St., Sarnia, N7T 1G9.  Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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McLEAN, Maria Nenita (nee Villaran) of Sarnia

MCLEAN, Maria Nenita – Suddenly at Bluewater Health, Nenita McLean died on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of over 40 years to John Gerald “Jack” McLean. Loving mother of Leonardo, Victor & Gerardo Brinas, Josefina Alilion (Melencio) and Junette Brinas. Step-mother of John McLean, Robert (Janet) McLean and Steven McLean. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Dear sister of Jose Villaron and Bishop Armando de la Cruz. Sister-in-law of Paul McLean, Jean McIntyre, Mary Fort and Judy McIntyre. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Nicanor & Eustaquia Villaran. Nenita was a teacher in the Philippines before coming to Canada. She had several jobs, the last being a custodian with the Lambton Separate School Board. Nenita had the voice of an angel and loved to sing. You could always find her tending to her gardens or decorating her home. She will be forever loved. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 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 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Friday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to Pathways Health Centre for Children, 1240 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, N7S 2Y2.Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BEDARD, Jewell Ann (nee Stewart) of Sarnia

BEDARD, Jewell Ann (Stewart) – It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother. In the presence of her family Jewell ended a long and hard fought battle at the age of 79. Dear mother of Christine Bedard (Mike Eaton), Sarnia, Richard Bedard (Josie), Surrey, B.C. and Michael Bedard (Lorrie), Sarnia. Cherished Nan of Jeremy Eaton (Tara), Kelly, Anthony, Angelica, Troy and Jake Bedard, Shaun, Trena and Trevor Bedard (Darcy). Great-Nan of 10. Sister of Ken Stewart (Joan), Gananaque, ON, Bonnie Walsh (late Peter), Boston, Gerald Stewart (Carol), Corunna, Bill Stewart (Linda), Blue Point and Mary Bailey, Nova Scotia. Jewell will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and dear lifelong friends. Predeceased by son Darryl Bedard (1998), grandson Corey Bedard (2016), parents Dorothy & Daniel Stewart and 3 infant siblings. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:30-12:45 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. 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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CARR, Irene (nee Blazic) of Sarnia

CARR, Irene (Blazic) – At Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia on at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late John William (2016). Dear mother of Theresa (Ali) Imamshah of Victoria, B.C.,  Cathy Cabrio of Bradford, Gary (Pamela) of Bermuda, Elizabeth (Louis) Schincariol of Mississauga and Brian of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Christopher, Shannon, Daniel, Kelly and Ryan. Great-grandmother of Oliver. Irene is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles Blazic of Toronto, sister-in-law Mary Mihajic of Sudbury as well as several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Anjelika Blazic of Toronto.  A sincere thank you to Dr. Gannon and all the kind and supportive Nurses and staff at Vision Rest and Nursing Home.  Special thanks to Sue K. whose continued companionship helped immensely after John’s passing.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. immediately followed by a brief memorial service in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 3:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation, 546 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SUTHERLAND, Thomas Hughes “Hugh”, of Sarnia

SUTHERLAND, T. Hughes – At Bluewater Health Palliative Care suddenly due to kidney failure on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Mary (King) for 63 years. Dear father of Lisa Fraser (Dean), Simcoe, Tom Sutherland (Heather), Stratford and Murray Sutherland, Sarnia. Very proud Papa of Ellie Fraser (Owen Carson), Tom Fraser (Laura Whaley), Carly Sutherland and Meg Sutherland. Brother of Neal Sutherland (Therese), Stettler, AB. Brother-in-law of Joyce McFarlane (late John), Winnipeg, Gordon King (late June), Edmonton. Predeceased by brother Ian Sutherland (late Joan). Hugh received his B.Sc. from McGill University in 1952 and M.Sc. and Ph.D from University of Manitoba in 1957. Hugh moved to Sarnia in 1964 and worked as a research chemist at Imperial Oil retiring in 1986. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. Friends are welcome to visit the family at 10 a.m. prior to the 11 a.m. ceremony. A reception will follow at the church. 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 Kidney Foundation, 546 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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KOSMAC, Anthony “Tony” of Sarnia

KOSMAC, Anthony (Tony) – At Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Delia (Hardie) for 52 years. Dear father of Debra Kosmac, Frank Kosmac and Louis Kosmac. Loving grandfather of Michael and Steven Kosmac (Mindy). Great-grandfather of James Kosmac. Uncle of Anna Rochnik and Joseph Rochnik in Windsor as well as several nieces and nephews in Slovenia. Predeceased by parents Frank & Stephanie Kosmac, brothers Joe, Frank, Ivan and Louis Kosmac and sister Kathy Rochnik. Tony was a long time member of the Painters and Allied Trades Union Local 1590. He retired from C.H. Heist after 35 years of service. Tony’s family would like to thank his caregivers from Bayshore Health and Care Partners as well as Dr. Chris Greensmith and Kim and Jocelyn from Point Care I.D.A. Pharmacy. Visitation will be held on Wednesday 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 Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment 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. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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TOURIGNY, Leo Joseph of Sarnia

TOURIGNY- Leo Joseph, – With his family by his side, at Vision Nursing Home, Leo Tourigny died on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 85. Loving father of Michelle Lucy (David), Vernon, B.C., Mark Tourigny (Julie), Sarnia and Serge Bowness (Stacey), Thunder Bay. Cherished grandfather of Danielle Hornung (Paul), John, Michael and Matthew Tourigny and Emma and Kasey Bowness. Great-grandfather of Ava and Ella Hornung. Dear brother of Simone Lachapelle (late Rene), Helen Lajoie (late Gaston), Roger Tourigny (Pam) and Diane Rowbothom (Fred). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Gaston and Cecile Tourigny and his first wife Judy Postill. Leo was a proud 35 year member of UA Local 663. He was a Master Plumber and owner of Empire Plumbing & Heating, Empire Mechanical and Libra Mechanical for over 30 years. Leo finished his career doing what he loved best – working “on the tools” – until his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed being with people and loved hanging out with his cronies at his favourite watering holes. He was an avid Bridge player and made the highlights in the Observer on many occasions. He will always be remembered as a sharp businessman and as someone who would give the shirt off his back to help family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1:00p.m. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to “Donations – Vision Nursing Home”, 229 Wellington St., Sarnia, N7T 1G9. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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KRICK, Arthur Laverne of Sarnia

KRICK, Arthur Laverne – With his family by his side at Marshall Gowland Manor, Arthur “Art” Krick died on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the age of 80.  Beloved husband & best friend of Lestra for 61 years. Loving father of Susan Johnman, Bradley Krick & his wife Valerie and Tracey Bolzon & her husband Enzo.  Cherished gramps to Jessica & Kyle Johnman, Allysa & Jeremy Bolzon and Matthew & James Krick.  Dear brother of Shirley McLelland and Janet & Bill Hunter.  Brother-in-law of Florence Myers and Patricia Pierce.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Albert & Fern Elsie  Krick and several brother and sisters-in-law.  Art spent over 30 years in the insurance business. He had an adventurous spirit, taking life as it came with a smile on his face and laughter in his heart. Art’s positive and optimistic attitude allowed him to see the best in others; his spirit was contagious. He was a very spiritual man, a devoted Catholic and served many years with the Knights of Columbus.  He was a very community minded individual giving back in so many ways.  He was a Lions member since 1965.  Art was instrumental in chartering many new Lions clubs throughout Ontario.  Among his many passions he loved gardening, golf, travelling, country music and cars.  He was an avid sports fan, loved hockey and baseball.  “Go Dodgers and Leafs.” Art was a devoted family man.  The love & life he shared with Lestra was inspirational and eternal. He gave his children and grandchildren the gifts of love, laughter, guidance and modeled how to embrace life’s challenges “Your attitude determines your altitude” He will be forever missed but lovingly remembered by all whose lives he touched.   Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia  on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Matthew Sobierajski at St. Benedict’s Church on Friday, April 6th at 10:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and care of Art for many years. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Society, 429 East St. Suite 8, Sarnia, N7T 6Y5 or the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1705 London Line, Sarnia, N7W 1B4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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THEVENOT, Margaret Mary “Marge” (nee Reynolds) of Sarnia

THEVENOT, Margaret Mary “Marge” – On Friday, March 30, 2018 one week before her 92nd birthday, surrounded by her loving children, Marge became Heaven’s newest angel. Born at South End on the Sea, England, Marge came to Canada in 1946 as a war bride. She lived a long and fulfilled life with loving family and many dear friends. In Manitoba, Marge used her hairdressing and sewing skills to help support her family. She had a beautiful singing voice and sang at weddings as well as in St. Peter’s Church choir for many years. Marge and her family moved to Sarnia in 1958. She worked for People’s Jewellers for 25 years. She loved her friends and was very social. She was past President of the Ladies Auxillary of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 and the Knight’s of Columbus. She was a skilled dart player and an avid card player. She especially enjoyed playing Pepper. Her friends from the Strangway Centre and Dunlop United Church were very kind and supportive and made her look forward to her card days. Predeceased by her daughters Irene and Judy, her son-in-law Don Rand and special friend Wally Hancox. Survived by her daughters Faye Dewar (Ken Jung), Sue Winter (Roger), Lee Brooks (James) and son Michael Thevenot, her grandchildren Sandra Kress (Lionel), John Mozel (Ann), Robert Mozel (Denise), Anne Hubbell, Terry Hubbell (Alanna), Sherri Lindsay (Cory), Jodi Rand (Jeff Poirier), Steve Majewski, Kat Majewski (Sara Cross), Megan Thevenot and Tyler Thevenot. Also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. F. Al-Dhaher and the staff at C.E.E. Hospital and Continuing Care in Petrolia for the loving care of our Mom and the support to our family.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The memorial service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to C.E.E. Hospital Continuing Care, 450 Blanche St., Petrolia, N0N 1R0. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SMITH, Ronald of Sarnia

SMITH, Ronald “Ron” – With his family by his side at Bluewater Health, Ron Smith died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 86.  Beloved husband and best friend of Ann.  Loving father of Stephen Smith & his wife Trish, Sarnia, Martin Smith & his wife Eileen, Camlachie and Stuart Smith, Sarnia.  Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Kelvin, David, Andrew (Laura), Megan (Jesse), Connor and Matthew (Helen).  Special great-grandfather of Brody, Liam, Kai and Finn. Predeceased by his granddaughter Ashley, daughter in-law Sue-Ellen Smith and his parents James & May Smith.  Born in Manchester, England, Ron immigrated with his family to Canada in 1974. Ron was a true gentleman with a sharp wit and wonderful sense of humour.  He was a smart dresser who was never seen without a tie. Ron was a Planning Engineer starting his own business, CMS in 1986.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, very active in his church and volunteered in many of the church ministries.   Ron was instrumental in initiating the game of rugby in several of the local schools. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia  on Tuesday, April 3rd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at  Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to RayJon Share Care, P.O. Box 2482, Sarnia, N7T 7T1. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Palliative Care and special acknowledgments to Tiffany and Ellen. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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FLEGEL, Daniel Karl

FLEGEL, Daniel Karl – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Joan (Carragher). Dear father of Karl Flegel (Dawn), Corunna and Shannon Flegel-Robinson (Brent), Sarnia. Loving grampie of Brooke Robinson, Kenya Flegel and Ava Flegel. Brother of Ed, Bob Irene, Rose, Mildred and Margaret. Predeceased by parents John & Mary Flegel and brothers Jack and Tony Flegel. Dan was the production manager and a partner in the Sarnia Gazette. He was a gentleman and a friend to many. He enjoyed golf and baseball, both as a player and a spectator, as well as the weekly Thursday night card game with his friends. And he found his greatest joy when surrounded by his family. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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POWLESS, William Foster of Sarnia

POWLESS, William Foster – Peacefully, with his family at his side at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, Bill Powless died on March 26, 2018 at the age of 60.  Beloved husband of the late Dessie Powless, who was the love of his life. Cherished son of Elgin and Penny, Powless, Hamilton.  Loving father of Cora Thompson & Joshua Thompson, Hamilton and grandfather of Hanna & Miyoko Thompson. Dear brother of Lynn McEwan (Don), Daniel Powless, Cameron Milne (Angie). Sarnia and Brandy Forde (Jedde), Hamilton.  Uncle of Alexis, Skye, Wesley, Aleshia, Jordan, Mathieu and LilyAlso survived by many aunts and uncles. Predeceased by his daughter Natasha Thompson and his mother Anna MacLean.  Bill loved the outdoors which made his job as a landscaper pleasurable.  He had a passion for painting and music.  Bill lived from his heart, was very spiritual and an eloquent speaker . He lived a simple life, with simple tastes. Bill will be forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held in Hamilton at a later date.   As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to charity of choice. 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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OAKES, Mary Cathrine (of Sarnia)

OAKES, Mary Cathrine – Peacefully with family by her side, Mary Cathrine Oakes died at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 80.  Loving and devoted sister of Ann Oakes and the late Joseph Oakes, Sarnia.  Also survived by many cousins. Predeceased by her parents Bud & Margaret Oakes.  Mary was a medical secretary for over 20 years. She was generous to a fault.  Mary spent hours and hours crocheting blankets which she gave to hospice, nursing homes, churches, international students and others who needed them.  She volunteered many hours with Meals on Wheels.  Mary was very spiritual and a life-long member of Our Lady of Mercy Church where she helped in many ministries within the church. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Monday, April 2, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  at Our Lady of Mercy Church at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd.   Cremation to follow. Private family interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the St. Vincent De Paul, 106 East St., Sarnia, N7T 3R1. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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COMPANION, Brian Stephen of Sarnia

COMPANION, Brian, Stephen – With his family by his side at University Hospital, London, Brian Companion passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 57.  Loving father of Michael Companion & his wife Cheryl, London, William Companion & his partner Becky and Kalie Companion, their mother Lowella and best buddy, his dog Jesus.  Dear brother of Ted (Deb) Companion, Leo Companion, Bill (Judy) Companion, Tom (Marg) Companion, Paul (Sharon) Companion, Fran (Greg) Joyce, Dorothy (Dave) Brake, Leona (Gary) Wiseman, Mary ( Randy) Payne, Marie Andrews.  Brother-in-law of Baxter Howell, Bob Murphy Mark (Monica) Howlett, Sarah, Patricia (Stewart) Clarke.  Also survived by many uncles, aunts, neices and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Leo & Emma-Ann Companion and his siblings; Alice, Elizabeth, Theresa and John.  Brian was a master plumber by trade for over 30 years.  He was a member of Local 663 and worked with Bluewater Plumbing and Custom Plumbing.  A kind and compassionate man, Brian was always willing to help others whenever needed.  Brian was a hero to his children, would do anything for them as he loved them more than life.  Brian touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  He will remain in our hearts forever.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  A private family interment will take place in Newfoundland at a later date.   Special thanks to all who had helped in his care and treatment.  “Angels amongst us.” As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd, Sarnia, ON N7T 4Y1.   Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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GILCHRIST, Barbara Catherine (nee Adams) of Sarnia

GILCHRIST, Barbara Catherine – Unexpectedly at home due to a stroke on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Jim for 50 years. Dear mother of Jeanne Gilchrist (Brian Strang), Boston, Karen Gilchrist, Toronto and Amy Gilchrist (Jamie MacPherson), Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Evan, Claire, Mary and Hana. Sister of Rosie Akizuki (Bob), Vancouver, Janie Adamson (Bill), Courtney, B.C., Lorraine Kennedy (Drew), Kelowna, B.C., Linda Anglehart (Yves), Quebec, James Adams (Linda), Edmonton and Dougie Adams (Joanne), Edmonton. Sister-in-law of Gloria Segin, Richmond, B.C. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Mary & Jim Adams. Barb’s life was shared with so many people including those involved with golf, curling, gardening, photography, bowling, cards (only if Canadian rules were applied), puzzling, travel, camping and sewing. Maintaining family and friend relationships was Barb’s greatest pleasure which she did by planning trips in the Fiver and reunions all over Canada and the US. She organized family games, competitions, golf tournaments and the legendary corner-to-corner complete with tin foil trophy. She was the Queen of dinner parties—we loved her cooking including the world’s best stuffing and home made brownies. Mom embraced Sarnia as her true home and made everyone who met her feel like a part of her larger family. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Living Hope Church, 1281 Exmouth St. on Thursday, March 29 at 3 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 Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., Sarnia, ON N7S 1W9. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia