BENUSIK; Anna of Petrolia, ON, age 77

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Died peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.  ANNA BENUSIK (nee Kupcik), of Petrolia, was 77 years old.   Anna was the loving wife for 53 years to the late Peter (2013).  She will be missed by her son Peter and his wife Karen Benusik.  She is predeceased by two sons, Paul (2014) and Dusan (2006).    She was the loving grandmother to Iain, Jason (Lisa), Sabrina, Maggie, Matthew, Jozef, and Susanka, and great grandmother to Natalie, Seth, Simon, Chase, and Hunter.   Visitors will be received on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.  A Franciscan vigil will be held on Monday at 8 pm.   A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11 am from St. Philips Parish, King St. Petrolia.   Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.    As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario, Sarnia

Molitor, Craig – of Petrolia, Ontario, age 44

Posted by on May 10, 2017

With heavy hearts, the family of Craig Stanley Molitor of Petrolia announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 44.  Beloved son to Wayne and Joann Molitor.  Loved brother to Carrie Molitor and cherished uncle to Ashley (Blain Smolder) Churcher, Kyle (Alyssa Schram) Churcher and Bailey Churcher, and will be dearly missed by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Craig leaves behind a legacy of numerous dedicated friends who will miss him dearly.  A kind and gentle soul, Craig’s deepest love was for his family and friends and was always ready and willing to step in and lend a hand.  A private family memorial service will take place at a later date.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association (www.cmha.ca).  Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario, Sarnia

McLean, Mary of Oil Springs

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia.   MARY McLEAN (nee Ward) of Oil Springs was in her 93rd year.   She was a loving mother the late Bob (2006) and his wife Dianne McLean, Wesley and Debbie McLean, Ron and Marlene McLean, Sharon and Larry Watson, and Jim and Colleen McLean.   She will be missed by her grandchildren Dan and Cari, Paula and Chris, Martin, Tina and Greg, Gary and Jane, and Andrew and by her seven great grandchildren.  She is also survived one brother Allan and his wife Joan Ward.  Mary was predeceased by her parents Robert and Pansy Ward, and two brothers James and his wife Donna Ward and Wilfred Ward.  Mary was an active member of the Oil Springs United Church, the Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge #245, and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 216 Ladies Auxiliary.  Visitors will be received on Friday from 6 to 8 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.   Interment to follow in Oil Springs Cemetery.  Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge #245 will be conduct a memorial service on Friday at 5:45p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (www.ceehf.ca) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Sarnia

Ferguson; Harvey of Wyoming

Posted by on April 29, 2017

John “Harvey” Ferguson passed away peacefully in CEE Hospital, Petrolia, in the early hours of Friday, April 28th, in his 82nd year.

Harvey was the much-loved husband of Julie Kelly for almost 30 years.  He is survived by sisters Inez and Wayne Gare, Helen Pearen, and brother Lloyd and Donna Ferguson and their family.

Harvey is also survived by a special step-daughter, Katharine and Barry Currie, and his dearly loved grandson, Ethan.

Harvey was predeceased by parents John and Ruby (Lampman) Ferguson, brother Eugene, an infant brother, and brother-in-law Verne Pearen.

He was born, raised and spent his years in the Petrolia area residing for many years on LaSalle Line, where he had his cattle farm and drainage contracting business.  Harvey was one of the first drainage contractors in Lambton County, laying hundreds of miles of both agricultural and municipal tile.

Harvey was a longtime, proud member of Burns Lodge, Wyoming, the Lambton Shrine Club, the Mocha Shrine, and was a founding member of Island View Hunt Club, where he went each fall for as long as he was able.

When he wasn’t working, Harvey thoroughly enjoyed his card games with his circle of friends.

He fought long and hard against failing heart and lungs but kept daily activities as he was able.

Visitation is at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm, with Burns Lodge No. 153 A.F. & A.M conducting a service immediately following at 8pm.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, May 2nd at 2pm.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca), London Health Sciences Foundation (www.lhsf.ca), or CEE Hospital Foundation(www.ceehf.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line www.needhamjay.com.

 

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Barnes; Angela of Brigden

Posted by on April 29, 2017

 

Died peacefully with her parents by her side on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia.  ANGELA MARILYN ILA BARNES, 34 years, was of Brigden.   Angela will lovingly be missed by Parents Ed and Ila Barnes of Croton.   She was a loved niece to James and Valerie Lynne, Ernest and Bonita Lynne, Dorothy and Kari Lylander, Shirley and John Hall Susan and Junior Hamel, Melvin (Ted) and Faye Barnes and the late Richard Barnes.   She will also be missed by many cousins.     Angela was predeceased by her grandparents Gilbert and Marilyn Lynne and Isabelle and Robert Barnes.   Angela was also loved by her friends and caregivers and Lambton County Developmental Services, who deserve great praise for their care and compassion over the years.   Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.   Interment will follow in Oil Springs Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Lambton County Developmental Services (lcdspetrolia.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

Yankovich; John formerly of Windsor and Powell River, B.C.

Posted by on April 29, 2017

 Died peacefully with his granddaughter by his side on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Victoria Hospital, London.  JOHN YANKOVICH, 78 years old.  John was predeceased by his loving wife Patricia (nee Yager) (2004).  He will be missed by his granddaughter Emiley “Elizabeth” and her fiancée Nic Ward.  He was the father to Deborah (Karl) Kloos, Tamara (Ian Swanson) Yankovich, Jackie Yankovich & Pamela Yankovich and a grandfather Darren Kloos.  He was great grandfather to Patricia Ethan and Arya.   He will also be missed by his sister Anastia Kainz.  John was retired from Ford Motor Company where he was an electronics engineer.   In his spare time, he enjoyed fulfilling his passion for sailing.  A service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made the Terry Fox Foundation.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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VandenBroek; John of Petrolia

Posted by on April 29, 2017

 

Died at St. Josephs Hospice is Sarnia on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  JOHN VandenBROEK, of Petrolia, was in his 88th year.  John was a loving husband for 61 years to Joanna (nee VandeSchoot).   He will be missed by his children Bill (Terry), Frank (Ruth Anne), Mary VandenBroek, Michael (the late Denise), John, Jim, Theresa (Ron) White, Stephen (Kathy), Stuart, and Mark (Dawn).  He was grandfather to twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   John was the son of the late Martin and Wilhelmina, and a step-son to Frances. He was the brother of Mary (the late Tony), the late Wilhelmina (the late Tony), Cathy (Andy), the late Harry (Tina), Henk (Ria), Rieka (the late Bill), the late Joe (Kathy), Wilma (the late Ted), Pieta (Herman), Clara (Mark), Nolda (Carl), Marty (Karen), Fran (Barry), Harold (Adrianne), Frank, Rick (Kim), and Chuck (Dee). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or St. Josephs Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Orillia, Toronto

Cieslar; Dick of Petrolia

Posted by on April 29, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded with love and family on Friday April 21, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Reo Dick Cieslar passed away at the age of 70.  Beloved partner to Cathy Hull.  Loving father to Melissa and her husband Gerry Wrobel, and Scott Cieslar and his wife Renee McKenzie. Proud grandpa to Emily, Hannah, Lyndsi, Tanner, Owen, Ryan, Gavin and Evan.  Dick will be missed by his siblings Esther Topper, Lil Somers, George and his wife Linda Cieslar and Harry and his wife Judy Cieslar, and Bill and his wife Pat Lozon and many nieces and nephews.  Dick will also be missed by his lifelong best friend Roy and Liz Sager and their family.

 

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 4-6pm at Hiawatha horse park in Sarnia.  Anyone wishing to stay for Dick’s favourite activity of racing is welcome to join the family at the races that evening.

Arrangements entrusted to the Needham-Jay Funeral Home (519) 882-0100

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Robb, Mabel of Wyoming ON

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Surrounded by family on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, MABEL ROBB (née Melton) passed away in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife to the late Don Robb (February 20, 2017) for 63 years.  Loving mother to the late Mark (2007) and his wife Janette Robb, and Donna Robb and her husband Robert Bastarache.  Proud grandma to Dayle Robb and her partner Steve Juhasz of Edmonton, Carly and her husband Scott Green of Edmonton and Mitch Robb and his fiancé Lindsay King and great grandmother to Janie Juhasz and Mekenna Green.     Mabel was a strong, independent woman, who was very active in the church.  She loved to quilt and always donated her time to people who needed her help.  Mabel loved and cherished her family, always putting their needs above her own.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitors will be received by the family on Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 at the WYOMING CHAPEL, 650 Broadway St. Wyoming.  A private memorial service will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (www.ceehf.ca), the Lambton Meadowview Auxiliary or Palliative Care at Bluewater Health, Sarnia (www.bwhf.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Sarnia

McConnell, Ivan of Petrolia formerly of Peterborough

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Peacefully, on April 12, 2017, at Watford Quality Care, Ivan Albert McConnell of Petrolia, formerly of Peterborough, passed away at the age of 75.  Father to Robert McConnell, Ivan (Deryk Bergsma) McConnell and their children Sheena and Sarah, the late George McConnell and his children Jorge, Amanda and Jordan, Mindy (Scott Nutt) McConnell and their children Zerlinda (Justin), Jesse-Joe (Brandy), Johni-Mae (Whitney) and Allie, Cathy (Ian) Granville and their children Ashley (Adrienne), Brent (Tonee), Dixie and Brooke (Richard) and many great-grandchildren.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment will take place at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted the Needham-Jay Funeral Home (519) 882-0100.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca.  Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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McGuire, Louanne of Wyoming

Posted by on April 12, 2017

Died surrounded by her five children and her family,  on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.  LOUANNE McGUIRE (nee McCallum), of Wyoming, was in her 60th year.   She was a loving mother to Jaclyn McGuire of Oil Springs, Shawn (Lora) McGuire of Wyoming,  Jaime (Jesse) Minten of Watford, Jessa (Kyle) McGuire of Wyoming, and Samuel (Emily) McGuire of Oil Springs, and a cherished Grammie to the light of her life, Mavrik.    Louanne was a loved sister to Gary (Judi) McCallum, Sherry (Randy) Whiting, Wayne (Mary Lynne) McCallum, Kevin (Cheryl) McCallum, Cathy (Tony) Bourque, Jim (Denise) McCallum, Maureen (Ron) Bailey, and Souzanne (Mark) Annett.  She will also be missed by her dear friend Tom Rinker. Louanne was predeceased by her parents Lucille (1971) and Elwood (1998) McCallum, her infant son Scott (1988), and her infant grandson Marik (2007).  She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many precious nieces and nephews.   Mom came off as tough, but the truth is she had the biggest heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.  She worked for 28 years with Canada Post and spent twelve years cleaning various post offices. She loved to bake, can pickles, make jam, and always gave the majority away.  She was our rock and will be missed by all who know her. Visitors will be received on Monday from to 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a service will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.   Interment will be in Oil Springs Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON; Donald of Petrolia

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Peacefully, with his family by his side at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Monday, March 27, 2017.  DONALD LLOYD GIBSON, of Petrolia, was in his 82nd year.   He was the loving husband of 57 years to Marilyn (nee Stephenson).     He was the loved father to Lynn and Mike Villalta and Lyse Gibson and Ryan DeBattista., grandfather to James Stotts and Karley Bailey, and great grandfather Leila Michelle Stotts.  Don was predeceased by two grandchildren, Stuart Michael Villalta (2006) and Michelle Lee-Ann Stotts (1999).    Don was a brother to Gayle and June Gibson and Graham Gibson, all of Toronto.  Don was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 216, C.E.E. Hospital Auxiliary, and was former Canadian JCI Senator.  Don retired from Suncor and was a member of Local 663 of the Plumbers and Pipefitters.  Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.   The Royal Canadian Legion will conduct a memorial service on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.  Interment will be at a later time in Hillsdale Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 216.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia, Toronto

CANTON; Les of Wyoming

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Peacefully, on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, Leslie “Les” Richard Canton, of Wyoming, passed away in his 65th year.  Dear son of the late Joe (2009) and Lillian (2014) Canton.  Dear brother to the late Dianne Gray (1990), Bob (Robbyn) Canton, Edna (the late Rick, 2014) Kilmer and John Canton (Yvette Bach).  Loved uncle to Patty (Blake) Helps and their children Jillian, Kristen and Curtis, and Christopher (Erica) Canton.  Les will be dearly missed by his beloved Wyoming community, his many friends, and customers of Canton Saw Sharpening.  Family will receive visitors on Wednesday March 29, 2017 from 6-9pm at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St. Wyoming.  A private graveside service will take place at Wyoming Cemetery at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca), or Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

GILMOUR; Tim of Petrolia

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Died peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Friday, March 24, 2017.   Born in Windsor, he was the son of the late Gerald (2007) and Barbara (2016) Gilmour, TIM GILMOUR, of Petrolia, was in his 57th year.   Tim will be missed by his son, Jordan and his wife Lindsay Gilmour of Kanata and their children Jake and Luke Bergeron.   He will be remembered by his former wife Annette Arial. He was a brother to Cindy and Jake Powell of Petrolia and Larry and Patti Gilmour of Leamington.  He will also be missed by his niece Beth Powell.   Cremation has taken place and burial will occur at Hillsdale Cemetery in Petrolia.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmy.ca) or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) and can be arranged by contacting the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at (519)882-0100.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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Filed Under: Ottawa, Sarnia, Windsor

MEDD; Goldie of Wyoming

Posted by on March 13, 2017

Peacefully on Friday March 10, 2017 at Windsor Regional Hospital – Oulette, Goldie Hughbert Medd passed away at the age of 88.  Beloved husband to Ella May for 67 years.  Loving father to Paul (Dorothy) Medd and the late Murray Medd (1980).  Loving grandpa “GG” to Jenny Taylor and her children Dana and Desiree, Annette (Kristan Spaulding) Medd, Loretta (Dave Kraan) Medd and their children Joey and Owen Charette, Jeff Medd and his children Jayson Crossette and Christopher Free, Terri (Mark Handy) Wilshire and their children Bradley and Felicia Myllyoja and Tammy (Steven) Wilshire-Weber and their children Kaila, Kelvin and Kris Trepanier.  Proud great-great grandfather to Taven and Hunter Foslett.  Goldie was a farmer and a carpenter his entire life, helping his family from the time he was 12 years old.  Goldie loved his family and his Wyoming community and will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.  Visitors will be received by the family on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia ON where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00pm.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Royal Canadian LegionBr. 388, Wyoming.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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Filed Under: Alberta, Ontario, Owen Sound, Sarnia

BELL, David of Petrolia

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Suddenly on Sunday, February 26, 2017, DAVID BELL, of Petrolia passed away in his 64th year.  The son of the late Nelson (1971) and Amy (2010) Bell.   David will be lovingly missed by his wife of 37 years Diana (nee Barta).   He was the loving father to Brian Bell and Katie Brown, Tara and Ryan Tidridge, and Michael Bell and Aislynn Novacic.  David was the proud grandfather to Aiden Bell and Mason Tidridge.    David was a brother to Hazel (the late Harold) Roberts, John (June) Bell, Gail (the late Bill) Boyd, June (Steve) Price, Alice (the late Morley) Miller, the late Donna (Joe) Morreau, Shirley (Don) McKay, Cecil (Diane) Bell, Ron (Jean) Bell, Robin (Gina) Bell, and the late Graham Bell and Sidney Bruce Bell.  He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.   He was an active member of I.O.O.F. Lodge Florence #196.  Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  I.O.O.F. will hold a memorial service at 6:45 p.m.  A funeral service will he held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 am from Christ Church Anglican, 414 Oil St. Petrolia. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 am.   Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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TURNBULL; Janet of Petrolia

Posted by on February 23, 2017

Passed away at University Hospital, London on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  JANET TURNBULL (nee Berdan), of Petrolia, was in her 64th year.   Janet will be missed by her daughter and best friend Ronda and her husband Justin Wright.  Beloved nana to “her Baby”, Ella Rose Wright, she will always be her biggest fan “Sendin Lovin’s to Heaven”.   She was predeceased by her husband Ron Turnbull (2012). Janet was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret Berdan.  She was a loved sister to the late Tom (Shirley) Berdan, Mary Deacon, Leo (Julie) Berdan, and Charlie (Connie) Berdan.   She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews, Brenda, Jeff, Jen, Georgie, Jaime, Ryan, Randi, Mathew, Cody and her fourteen great nieces and nephews.  She will especially be missed by her special “Lil Racer”, Cailum, “She will always be your engineer in your heart”.  Special thanks to Tim (Sally) Wright & Family for all your love and support to Ronda, Justin and Ella; as well as, Mary Whiting & Family for the years of friendship to Janet.

Love you Forever, Love you For Always- Us.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ROBB; Don of Wyoming

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Surrounded by family on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, Donald “Don” Duncan Robb, formerly of Wyoming, passed away in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband to Mabel (née Melton) for 63 years.  Loving father to Donna Robb and her husband Robert Bastarache and the late Mark and his wife, Janette Robb.  Proud grandpa to Dayle Robb and her partner Steve Juhasz of Edmonton, Carly and her husband Scott Green of Edmonton and Mitch Robb and his fiancée Lindsay King of Wyoming and great grandfather to Janie Juhasz and Mekenna Green.   Don was an avid flyer, loved his family and had a great sense of humour.  He was also a proud member of the Odd Fellows and the Masons.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitors will be received by the family on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St. Wyoming Ontario.  A private memorial service will take place at a later date.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Lambton Meadowview Auxiliary.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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Filed Under: Sarnia

HENDRA; Donald of Camlachie

Posted by on February 18, 2017

Died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Josephs Hospice, Sarnia.  DONALD HENDRA, of Camlachie, was in his 69th year.   He was a loving husband to Prima (nee LaCroix) for 47 years.   He was a devoted father to his son Darrell and his wife Karen Hendra and his daughter Mandy and her husband Ian Wright and a loving and most proud  papa to Jillian, Grace, and Nate Hendra and Madi, Ty, Ben, and Sam Wright.   He will also be missed by his mother Laura, his sisters Marlene Lukey (John) and Carol (Larry) Wilson and his brothers John (Marg) Hendra and Paul (Anita) Hendra.   He was predeceased by his father Ralph Hendra (2003).     He was a son-in-law to Fabiola and the late Alvin (1993) LaCroix and brother-in-law to thirteen and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Don loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends, especially cheering on his grandchildren, spending time at the family cottage in Chesley Lake and playing games of PrimaDonnas horseballs with his special group friends.  He also enjoyed being outdoors chopping wood, biking, spending time with his dog, and cutting grass.  He retired after 43 years as an Electric Motor Technician.   He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388 in Wyoming and a past member of the Huron Shores Optimist in Camlachie.  Don’s family would like to thank  Doctors and nurses who cared for him over the last year and a half.  A service celebrating Don’s life will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Camlachie Community Centre followed by a reception.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Josephs Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca) or Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sarnia.    Memories and condolences may be shared on-line www.needhamjay.com.

 

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

MELTON; Wayne of Oil Springs

Posted by on February 12, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Fiddicks Nursing Home, Petrolia.  Wayne George Kenneth Melton, formerly of Oil Springs, was in his 83rd year.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years Peggy (nee Hull).  He will be missed by his children Susan and Scott Dunlop and Murray and Karen Melton,  his grandchildren Erin and Brent Campbell, Andrew and Nicole Dunlop, Nicole Melton, Brittany Melton, and Erik Melton, and great grandchildren, Kaelynn, Ethan, and Liam Campbell, and Miller and Jameson Dunlop.  Wayne was predeceased by his parents George and Alice (nee Poland) Melton.  He is also survived by his sisters Lorna (the late Bob) Huggett, Leone (Jim) Annett, and Clara (the late Horst) Hirt.   He is also survived by sisters-in-law Norma (the late Bert) Simpson and Agnes (the late Park) Cameron and is predeceased by his brother-in-law Ted (Cathy(Dick Cieslar)) Hull.  He is also an uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Wayne was the owner of Mid-County Ford for 40 years and was active in the Alexandra-Inwood Lodge #158 and Britannia O.E.S. #34.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery.  On Tuesday Britannia O.E.S. #34 will hold a memorial service 6:30 pm and Alexandra-Inwood Lodge #158 will follow at 6:45pm.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made Shriners Hospital for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) or Alzheimer  Society of Sarnia-Lambton (www.alzheimer.ca/sarnialambton).    Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Sarnia

JENNINGS, Frederick of Petrolia

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Suddenly, on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Frederick “Fred” Jennings passed away at the age of 73.  Beloved husband to Tammy Jennings (nee Rivais).  Loving Dad to Dawn (Kerry Horan) Winter and Katie (Sean) Steenbergen.  Proud Pa to Reilly, Ryan, Rebecca and Nolan.  Fred will be dearly missed by his siblings Mary (the late Clayton) Robinson, Lois (Don) Bauer, Evelyn (Phil) Lawrence, Bev (Pat) Jennings, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Leeanne Grant and Richard Scott, his many nieces and nephews and Curt Winter.  Also father to Angela, Fred Jr., Marcy, Robin, Brooke and Megan.  Predeceased by his parents Harold and Ethel Jennings and his two sons, Robbie and Dani.  Fred had a deep love of horses, operated the Ponderosa Riding Stables for 10 years while also working as a farmer for many years, operating a large farm in Dawn Township and Sombra.  Fred later worked as a general foreman with the Carpenter’s Union.  A working man to his very core, retirement never took hold as he decided to drive deliver trucks for Aluma Systems for the past 12 years.  As a father he always supporded his childrens dreams.  He loved spending time with his close family, was always around to lend a helping hand and anyone who spent any time with Fred, will always remember his warm, chatty and kind personality.  Family will receive visitors from 1-2:45 pm prior to a funeral service on Friday February 3, 2017 at 3pm from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia.  A private interment will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario, Sarnia

Smith, Lawrence “Larry” of Petrolia

Posted by on January 16, 2017

Peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 15, 2017, LAWRENCE “LARRY” JOHN SMITH of Petrolia, died at the age of 65.  Beloved husband to Alma Smith (nee VanGrimberghe) for 40 years.  Loving dad to Julie (Scott) Lylander and Michael Smith.  Proud grandpa to Jayden and Darren.  Loved uncle to Gary and Susanne.  Larry was a loving friend to Jeff and Jen Armstrong and Jerry and Marsha Dupuis.  The family would like to thank Dr. Daniel, Dr. Combeen, and Dr. Yoshida for their excellent and compassionate care and the VHA team for their excellent homecare.  Arrangements entrusted to Needham-Jay Funeral Home.  Cremation has taken place.  A private graveside service will take place at Warwick Community Cemetery at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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BROWN; Ruth Anne of Petrolia

Posted by on January 11, 2017

Ruth Anne (O’Dell) Brown, beloved only sister of Diane O’Dell, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

She lived her entire life in Petrolia where she was a teacher, mentor, friend, and above all….loving servant of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Ruth’s anchor was her steadfast faith which she shared in practical, quiet, and unassuming ways.

Ruth’s passion for teaching began in her early teenage years when she began teaching Sunday School at First Baptist Church, Petrolia.  Her subsequent leadership in the children’s programs at First Baptist became a lifelong commitment.  In addition, she served on the Deacons’ Board for the past several years.

Ruth’s formal teaching career (Lambton County Board of Education) spanned thirty-seven years of teaching Kindergarten, grade one, and grade two. Upon her retirement in 1994, she became one ofthe founding Directors of the Lambton Youth Choir.  She was also an ‘avid fan’ and supporter of Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia, where she not only enjoyed going to the theatre, but also billeting members of the cast and crew in her home throughout the theatre season.

Ruth was ‘a born teacher’.  She nurtured children, she ‘mothered them’, and she faithfully prayed for them.  It was her desire that all children – in Sunday School, in her classes, in the Lambton Youth Choir, and her ‘sponsored children’ from around the world – would know that Jesus loves them.

A song commissioned in celebration of her ‘special’ birthday and composed by Don Besig & Nancy Price concludes with the simple declaration of her faith, “Yes, Jesus Loves Me.  That’s all I need to know.”

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Ron Brown (1984) and her parents, Rita (‘Dot’) O’Dell (1989), and James O’Dell (1999).  She is also survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kim & Sue Brown and her niece, Jennifer Brown.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 2:00 PM from First Baptist Church, 418 Greenfield St., Petrolia.  A private interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia

Memorial Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, (www.stjosephshospice.ca) or First Baptist Church, Petrolia.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

 

 

 

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

WILLIAMS, Noreen (nee Shaw) of Petrolia

Posted by on December 28, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia.   Born in Brigden, J. Noreen Williams (nee Shaw), of Petrolia, was in her 89th year.  Noreen was predeceased this past February by her husband of 69 years, Ross.  She was a loving mother to the late Larry (March 1983), Cathy (Peter) Doyle of London, Paul (Ginny) Williams of Petrolia, and to her daughter-in-law Connie (Sonny) Moore of Petrolia.  She will be missed by her grandchildren Michael, Jason (Nicole), Allison (Derrick), Shannon, Jon, Lindsay, Stacey Leigh (Todd) and Duncan (Ashlie) and her great grandchildren Morgan, Hayden, Logan, Nolan, Macie, Noah, Jax, Olivia, and Taitem.  She will be missed by her sister Dorothy Carter.  She was predeceased by her parents Joel and Mae Shaw and by sisters Rita Ashton and Velma Churchill.  Noreen will be remembered for her legendary “dancing dolls”, her creativity and for being a darn good fisherman.  Her sharp wit and sense of humour brought a smile to everyone.  She lived life with a smile on her face and was always eager to share it. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Lambton Meadowview Villa for their warm care and compassion. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 12:00pm from the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia.  Visitors will be received prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.  Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lambton Meadowview Villa Auxiliary or the Genetic Aortic Disorders Association (gadacanada.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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PAISLEY, Ted of Petrolia

Posted by on December 17, 2016

Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Friday, December 16, 2016. Born in Camden, New Jersey, the son of the late Fred and Catherine Paisley.  Fredrick “Ted” Paisley, of Petrolia, was in his 92nd year.   Ted was a loving husband for 68 years to the late Anna (nee Howlett)(2014).   Ted was also predeceased by his son Fred (2010).   He will be missed by his sons David (Debbie) and Doug and his grandsons Mitchell, Matthew, and Michael.   Ted was a brother to Louise (the late Bob) Miller and the late Jim (Marjorie) Paisley.    Ted served his country during World War II, enlisting at the age of sixteen.  He served two years England and was later a part of the liberation of Holland, France, and Belgium with the 4th division.   Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, prior to service, from 12 pm to 12:45 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.   Royal Canadian Legion Br. 216 will conduct a memorial service on Wednesday at 5 pm.  Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery.   As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.   Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia