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

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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

DOBBYN, Ruth of Petrolia

Posted by on December 14, 2016

Died peacefully on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia.  RUTH DOBBYN (nee Robinson), who was formerly of Shetland, was in 102nd year.   Ruth was a loving wife to the late Roland Dobbyn (1998).  She will be missed by her son Owen Dobbyn and his wife Jessie and her daugher Anna May Aldous and her husband Bob.  She was a much loved grandmother and great grandmother.  Ruth was predeceased by her only sister Marjorie Jackson.  A graveside service for Ruth will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Faith Trinity United Church, 1293 Shetland Rd. Shetland.  Visitors will be received prior to the service beginning at 10:30 a.m.    Interment in Shetland Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Sarnia

MELTON; Robert of Petrolia

Posted by on December 14, 2016

Died at Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  ROBERT JOHN MELTON, 71 years, was a lifelong farmer in Enniskillen Township.   Best friend and beloved husband for 48 years to Diane (nee Brown).   Proud and loving Dad to Dana and her husband Bruce Lowe and Dean Melton and his wife Tina Langlois-Groves.  Adoring Grandpa to Blake and Bradley Lowe and Taylor and Brady Melton.  Dear brother of James and the late Colleen and Kenneth and Darlene Melton and brother-in-law to Karen and Leo Burns.  He was predeceased by his parents Garnet and Jean Melton.  Bob was an employee of Polysar/Bayer for 36 years before retiring in 2000.   Visitors will be received on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  A private funeral service will be held at a later date.   Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Ontario, Sarnia

WHITE; June of Wyoming

Posted by on December 12, 2016

June White (nee Williamson) of Wyoming passed away after a long battle with cancer in her 68th year.   June will be missed by her husband of 48 years, Bill White, her children, Bill White Jr., Elizabeth Jane (John) Willamson, and Dave White, and her grandchildren Ashley, John, Katie, and Grace.  June was the daughter of the late Stanley and Evelyn Williamson, a sister to six, and an aunt to many nieces and nephews.  She owned and operated Bill White trailer sales with her husband since 1984.   Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm.   Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

PETTIT: Marion Helen (nee Zavitz) of Oil Springs

Posted by on December 11, 2016

Pettit; Marion Helen (nee Zavitz) – Passed Away with her family by her side at home in Oil Springs on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the age of 82.  Marion was born in Dawn Township at the family farm November 19, 1934.  She Attended Eddy’s Mills Elementary School and Petrolia High School.  Marion worked for many years as a dietary Aid at Twilght Haven (Meadowview Villa) in Petrolia.  She was predeceased by her parents Doug and Rosie Zavitz.  She is mother to Debra Burkett, Mark Pettet, Peggy (Al) Leaver, Dennis (Deb) Pettit, and Jane (Dan) Haskell.  Marion had eleven grandchildren, three Step grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and eight step great grandchildren.  She was a sister to the late Sandy (Jean) Zavitz, the late Bruce (the late Mary) Zavitz, Cliff (the late Shirley) Zavitz, and the late Don (the late Jeannie) Zavitz.  Marion loved to read, knit, crochet, cook, and garden. At Marions request the will be no funeral service.  Arrangements entrusted to Needham-Jay Funeral Home (519) 882-0100.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Oil Springs Library.  Memories and condolence may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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

PEASLEE; Margaret of Alvinston

Posted by on December 10, 2016

Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  M. MARGARET PEASLEE (nee Merrifield), of Petrolia and formerly of Alvinston, died in her 95th year.   She was the loving wife of the late Jospeh Bonk (1952) and Lloyd Peaslee (1996).   She will be missed by her sons Allan (Fiona) Peaslee of Victoria, B.C., Rob (Betty) Peaslee of Alvinston, and Brian (Vickie) Peaslee of London.   She was a loved grandmother to Christine (Chris) Crawford, Alana (Todd) Willick, Jillian, Evan (Nurissa), Meghan (Jordan), Colleen, Jacqueline, and Stephen and great grandmother to Elijah, Kaden, and Blake.  Margaret is survived sisters Betty Bolger, Colleen (Dennis) Wilkie, and Rita (the late Hank) Hermans and brothers Bill (the late June) Merrifield and Gordon (Louisa) Merrifield.    She is predeceased by her brothers Joseph (the late Irene) Merrifield, Edward (Ilene) Merrifield, and John (the late Marianne) Merrifield and her sister Catherine. Visitors will be received on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m from St. Philips Parish, 415 King St. Petrolia.  Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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SIMPSON, Bert of Oil Springs

Posted by on December 6, 2016

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Passed away after a short illness on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia.  BERT SIMPSON, a long time resident of Oil Springs, was in his 86th year.  Bert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Norma Simpson (nee Hull).  He is the loved father of Lee Simpson of Sarnia and Brian (Flo) Simpson of Bright’s Grove, cherished grandfather of Kyle (Nadia) Simpson and their children, Colton, Braedan, and Nolan, Adam Simpson, Joel (Michelle) Simpson, and their mother Judy; Katie Simpson, Claire (Mike) Kasaboski, and Michelle Simpson.  Bert is also survived by a sister, Edith Boyle, and sisters-in-law Peggy (Wayne) Melton, Agnes Cameron, and Cathy Hull.  Bert is predeceased by his parents, William and Winnifred Simpson, his brother, Donald Simpson, his sisters, Norma Gentleman, Florence Moore, and Roberta Watson, and brother-in-law, Ted Hull.  Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Alexandra-Inwood Lodge #158 will conduct a memorial service on Thursday at 6:45 pm.  Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) or Bluewater Health Foundation (www.bluewaterhealth.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

SMITH; Laural of Petrolia

Posted by on December 3, 2016

Died peacefully a C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Saturday, December 3, 2016.   Born in Chatham the son of the late Lester and Jean Smith.  LAURAL SMITH, of Petrolia, in his 83rd year.   Laural will be missed by his wife of 63 years Marilyn (nee Davis).   He was a loving father of Sandra and her husband John Marchand and Phil Smith and his wife Brenda Struyf.  He was a loved grandfather to Mike and Trudy Marchand, Christine and Kelly Dodge, Stephen Marchand, Jill and Jeff Swartz, and Ryan and Annie Smith, and great grandfather to Scott, Sarah, Madison, Mason, Marisa, Aidan, Rylie, Emily, and Kailyn. He is also survived by his sister Joyce and her husband Joe Breynaert.   A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation has taken place and entombment will be held in Lakeview Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Continuing Care).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.  

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

ATCHISON; Donald of Camlachie

Posted by on December 1, 2016

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, DONALD ATCHISON, of Camlachie, went to be with his Lord at the age of 77.  Loved father to Jeanette Atchison and Lester Atchison and grandfather to Paris Atchison and Jackson Hay, and great grandfather to Landon Burns.   Don was the son of the late Lester and Flossie Atchison.  He will be missed by his sisters Doris Springett, Lorraine Atchison, and Ilene Armstrong.   A private service will held at a later date.  Interment will be held in Oil Springs Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia & District Humane Society.   Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com. Arrangements by Needham-Jay Funeral Home.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

CAMPBELL; Rebbecca of Petrolia

Posted by on November 29, 2016

campbellrebecca-2Passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2016 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia.  H. REBECCA “BECKY” CAMPBELL, of Petrolia, was in her 89th year.   Becky was the wife of the late Allan T. Campbell (1998).   She will be missed by her children Ann (Tom) Jerrard, Barbara Campbell, Scott (Janice) Campbell, and Susan Campbell.   She was a loved grandmother to Bill (Rebecca) Jerrard, Kathy (Jason Blair) Jerrard, Katelyn Campbell, Beth (Bob) Klauka, and Allison Campbell and great grandmother to Alex, Kyra, Keaton, and Ace.  A service remembering Becky’s life will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.   Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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Filed Under: Sarnia

JOHNSON; Ileen of Petrolia

Posted by on November 28, 2016

johnson-ileen-pic-goodOn Friday, November 25, 2016, Ileen Ellen Joanne Johnson (nee Atkinson) passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia in her 83rd year.    Beloved wife of the late J. Harold Johnson (2005).  Loving mother to Leonard Johnson, the late Larry Johnson, Brian and his wife Cathy Johnson, and Linda Podolinsky (the late David Podolinsky).  Cherished grandmother to Leonard Johnson Jr., Jennifer Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Bradley Podolinsky, Kevin Podolinsky, Rodney Podolinsky, and Ashley Podolinsky.  Predeceased by her parents John and Stella Atkinson and her brother Stanley Atkinson.  A talented quilter, Ileen loved spending time with and caring for her family.  Even at a young age, Ileen’s devotion and love for her family shined through her love of baking which included mouth watering pies and memorable, beautiful wedding cakes.  Visitors will be received at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society www.alzheimer.ca/sarnialambton Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

CASHABECK; Syl of Petrolia

Posted by on November 17, 2016

CASHABECK, Sylvester Vincent – Peacefulcashabeck-sylly passed away in his sleep at his home in Petrolia, Ontario on Wednesday, November 16th 2016, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Harris) for 55 Years.  Proud father of Tracy Ferns (Gary), Kerry Cashabeck (Carrie), and Jim Cashabeck (Chris). Loving Grandfather to Justin Ferns (Alyssa), Katie Steadman (Jeff), Taylor Ferns (Katie), and Michelle Cashabeck. Special Great-Grandfather to Jack Ferns, Haily May Steadman, and Quinn Ferns. Survived by his siblings Anna Mae Golka, Agnes Karita, Florence Richter, Michael Cashabeck, and Kenny Cashabeck. Predeceased by his parents John and Annie and siblings John, Ambrose, Eddie, and Raymond. Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Syl’s life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Needham Jay Funeral Home (519) 882-0100.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Terry Fox Foundation (www.terryfox.org).   Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

 

 

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