SCHNARE: Countess Veronica Eyvonne

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Countess Veronica Eyvonne Schnare passed away at the age of 57.

Beloved wife of Brian Schnare. Loving mother of Countess Stephanie and Dale Schnare. Treasured grandmother of Branyn and Presley Cooper. Dear sister of Silvia Russell, Gloria Wintraub, David Irvine, Marcia Paisley, Stewart Irvine, Cyril Irvine, Sam Irvine and Cynthia Irvine. Survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Stewart and Countess Irvine.

Cremation has taken place. A private family entombment of ashes has taken place at Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HARKINS: June Betty (n. Percival)

Posted by on February 22, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of June Betty Harkins announce her peacefully passing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Bluewater Health at the age of 94.

June is reunited with her beloved husband Donald Burton Harkins (1999). Survived by her loving sons Richard Dean (Betty) Harkins and Gregory Tyler Harkins (Lucy Gruezo); her treasured granddaughters Erin (Sergio) and Adele; and great-grandson Miguel. Also survived by her dear siblings Jack (Vivian), Lenore (the late Luke), Bob (Jeanette) and Jean “Trudy” (the late Rod); her sisters-in-law Hazel and Pricilla; her brother-in-law Norm, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Clifford (the late Dorothy) and Roy. June will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

June was a born performer, and loved her time entertaining the Canadian Troops in Europe in 1945. She was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62. June’s family wishes to thank the staff at Rosewood Manor and Bluewater Health-Palliative Care for their compassion and support.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WALLACE: Stella Fontaine

Posted by on February 22, 2017

WALLACE, Stella Fontaine – Died Feb 18, 2017, at Bluewater Health at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband, James (Jim) Rodger Wallace, in 2006.

Stella was born May 14, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York, while her British parents, Tom and Lily Silk, were living in the US. Tom and Lily moved back to England when Stella was 15 months old and settled in Melksham, near Bath. At the age of 19 Stella moved to Birmingham. She worked at various jobs, including that of artist’s model at the School of Art, where she met a student named Jim. They married in September 1952 and eventually moved to a house in Newton Aycliffe, in the northeast of England, where they became avid members of the Newton Aycliffe Players, the local theatre group.

In 1965, Jim was offered a job as a chemist at Imperial Oil in Sarnia, and the Wallaces immigrated to Canada. Stella fell in love with a house on Lake Huron in Bright’s Grove, and they settled into the community.

Her passion for books led to her becoming head librarian at Bright’s Grove Library, and she and Jim were members of St. John-in-the-Wilderness Anglican Church. They were very active in Sarnia Little Theatre, where Stella acted in and directed many productions. She also had a flair for set decoration. But mostly she was known for writing and directing SLT’s annual Christmas pantomimes, which became a hugely popular tradition.

In the 1990s, Jim and Stella started wintering in Florida. They bought a trailer in Dunedin and met a new group of friends, and Stella took up line dancing and even DJed at local parties.

In 2000, they sold the house in Bright’s Grove and moved into an apartment on Sandy Lane in Point Edward. In 2003, after Jim had moved into a nursing home, Stella bought a house in Point Edward, where she enjoyed many happy years and stayed up far too late at night.

Despite Stella’s health problems over the last few years, she didn’t waste time feeling sorry for herself. She loved her books, music, movies, and a Campari and soda in the courtyard of Trillium nursing home, where she had lots of friends, both staff and residents.

Stella leaves behind her son, Andrew, and her daughters, Victoria (David) and Lucinda (Lesley), who would like to thank Stella’s friends and neighbours, the staff at Bluewater Health, and the PSWs of both Trillium Villa and the Victorian Order of Nurses for taking such good care of their mum in her final years. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Stella’s life will be held at a later date; details to be announced.

In place of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in her memory.

One day I will heed the voices
You shall wake and find me gone
Dancing to a different drummer
By the shores of Babylon.
Basking where the mermaids wallow
Naked in an alien sea
But I’ll wait until tomorrow
For today it’s time for tea.

—Stella Wallace,
“Dreams of an Everyday Housewife”
1995

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McINTYRE: Angus “Gus” Joseph

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Angus “Gus” Joseph McIntyre passed away at the age of 72.

Best friend and spouse of Denise Taylor. Loving stepfather of Terry Taylor, Russell (Sue) Taylor, and Liette (Herb) Van Ginneken. Cherished grandfather of Jazmin, Isaac, Emma and Teagan. Dear brother of Norma Jean Smith (Ace Concordia) and brother-in-law of Dave (Norma) Campbell, Paul (Judy) Campbell, Nancy (Larry) McAuley, and Mike (Helen) Campbell. Dear nephew of Emily and Arch McIntyre. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Edna McIntyre and by his grandparents Joseph and Marie Grouette.

Gus was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 62 for 45 years. He was an avid sportsman, and golfing was his passion. Gus will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Gus’ life will be held at the Bluewater Country Club House,  5700 Blackwell Sd. Rd., on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MANICOM: Celia (n. Walton)

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Mrs. Celia Manicom (nee Walton), age 90 of Sarnia, was called to her heavenly home on Monday February 20, 2017, at Afton Park Place.

Celia was born on February 10, 1927, in South Emsall, Yorkshire England. Beloved wife of the late William Manicom (2004). Bill and Celia met while he was stationed overseas in England during World War II.  She immigrated to Canada and they were married in Sarnia on December 30, 1947.

Dear mother of Walter (Linda), Pauline (Wayne Lauzon), Sheila (Brian Anderson) and David (Tammy). A wonderful grandmother to Erin (Jeremy Burns), Dana (Chris Ahearn), Devon Manicom; Stephanie (Matt Brown), Matthew (Jennifer), Katie (Steve Colemeco); Jenna (Dana), Justin (Brooke) and Jordan (Jessica) Anderson; Shawn Manicom. Special great-grandma to Aiden, Jace and Nylah Burns; Charlotte Ahearn; Ciara, McKenna, Mason and Jonas Brown, Myah and Layla Lauzon; Noah and Lucy Colemeco; Lexi and Rhea Anderson.

Celia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, always making her family a priority. For over 50 years she was a member of Temple Baptist Church where she served faithfully in many capacities.  She was a dedicated Sunday School teacher, Pioneer girl leader and sang in the choir for many years. She touched many lives through her hospitality, caring heart and acts of kindness.

Family and friends are invited to gather with the family at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Visitation will take place at Smith Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017, until the time of the Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m.  Sympathy through donations to the Alzheimer Society Sarnia-Lambton would be greatly appreciated by the family (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRAHAM: Eric “Red”

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Surrounded by his loving family, at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, February 19, 2017, Eric “Red” Graham passed away at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of the late Eva. Loving father of Linda (Pete) Thomas and Kathryn Graham (Martin). Cherished grandfather of Holly and Ian Thomas. Dear brother of Bob Graham. Pre-deceased by brother Edward and sisters Betty and Nettie. Red will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Bluewater Health for their excellent care. A special thank you to his niece Carol Haight for being there for Dad during his stay in the hospital. Red was proud of his Point Edward roots and enjoyed sports of all kinds by playing, coaching and refereeing throughout his life. He also loved a lively discussion around the dinner table and could always make time for a good game of cards.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation or a children’s sports charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be placed online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

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COUSINS: Marilyn (n. Carter)

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully, at her home, with her beloved family by her side, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, Marilyn Cousins passed away at the age of 71.

Beloved wife of Dale Cousins. Loving mother of Rick (Jill) Cousins of Petrolia, Tanya (Aaron) Turpin of Ajax, and Brad (Janice) Cousins of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Todd (Amanda) and Christian, Ryder and Carson, and Carter and Jordyn. Survived by her sister Patricia Johnson and by numerous nieces and nephews. Marilyn will be forever loved and missed by all who knew her. Predeceased by her parents William Carter (1953) and Gertrude Carter (1995), brother Richard Carter (1978) and by her sister Rose-Mary Stevens (2015).

Marilyn and Dale were Hockey Land Parents for the Petrolia Jets Jr. B team, opening up their home to players from Timmins, Michigan, Merlin, and Nova Scotia. She will be remembered as the biggest hockey fan and ice skating supporter for both her children and grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. with visitation being held one hour prior from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Habitat for Humanity or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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FISHER: L. Evelyn (n. Hastings)

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Friday, February 17, 2017, Evelyn Fisher (nee Hastings) passed away at the age of 85. Beloved wife of James Fisher for 66 years. Loving mother of Raymond (Karen), Stanley (Ute), Leslie (Victoria), Susan Fisher (Albert Gough). Deeply missed by her treasured 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary (Bruce) Hyatt and sister-in-law of Lois Hastings. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Benjamin and Myrtle Hastings and her brothers Manford and Allan (Phyllis). Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FORBES: Frances Jean

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at her home, Frances Jean Forbes passed away at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Forbes. Loving mother of the late Norma (Ken) Hyatt, Larry (Mary) Forbes, Bob (the late Doris Vansickle) Forbes, Lyn Forbes and Sue (Mike) Pierce. Cherished grandmother of Kelly Lynn (Steve) Arblaster, George Fortin, Kristin (Rick) Anjema, Corbin (Laurie) Forbes, Cassandra Forbes and the late Chad Forbes. Treasured great-grandmother of Trevor, Laura, Jay, the late Darryl, Macy, Paytn, Luke, Taven, Talia, and great-great-grandmother of Maci. Lovingly remembered by Marg Kaldeway, Jenny Fortin, and Amanda Blyde. Predeceased by her parents John and Eva Donald, by her siblings Douglas Donald, Margaret Hargin, and Helen Storing. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, February 20, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wyoming Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Strangway Adult Community Centre, Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame or the St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CHIVERS: Catherine “Kay”

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Catherine “Kay” Chivers passed away at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Calvin Chivers (1979). Loving mother of Mary (Wayne) Clemence, Bill (Heather), Paul (Linda), Laurie (Phil) Egan, and Janine (Mike) Spearman. Cherished grandmother of Colin Egan, Mike (Kelly) Egan, Kevin and Shawn Spearman, and Paula (Warren) Hall. Treasured great-grandmother of Austin, Tylar, Braxtyn, Nick, Amanda, Buster, and Violette. Dear sister of Jenny (Lex) and Peter. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Isaak and Anna Esser; sisters Anna, Lena, Coje, and Betty; brothers George, Albert, Bill and John; brothers-in-law Andy, Jim, Manfred, Elmer, Bob, Norm and Vince; and sisters-in-law Nina, Nelly, Frances, Irene, and Dorothy. Mom was always a very active person who loved gardening, playing cards, scrabble, sewing, crafts and shopping. She served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Timekeeper from July 1942 to December 1944, discharged as Sergeant. She worked at Singer Sewing Machine and Al’s Vacuum Centre and had her Real Estate License. Thank you to everyone at Rosewood for their care of Mom since November 2013. Thank you to everyone at Bluewater Health Emergency Ward and ICU for taking great time and care with her in her last days. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. A private interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HACHEY: Normand Joseph

Posted by on February 22, 2017

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Normand Joseph Hachey on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Stacey). Loving father of Mike (Michelle), Lisa, Tina and Jamie (Cara). Treasured grandfather of Daniel (Olivia), Ryan, Matthew, Cody, Lindsay, Taylor, Cameron, Sheldon and Joshua. Dear brother of Leona, Maria, Lydia, Ann, Jeanne Duc and twin brother Valmond, Francis, Levin, Edgar and Gerald. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Lauza Hache, by his sister Julia, and by his brothers Paul-Emile, Aurelle, Patrick and Leon. Normand was a member of the Carpenters Union – Local 1256 for many years. He enjoyed hunting and playing bingo. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Normand’s wishes, no services will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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COUGHLAN: Anne Florence

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Anne Florence Coughlan passed away in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Hubert “Bert” Coughlan and dear friend of the late Thomas Thomas. Loving mother of the late Brendan Coughlan and the late Barbara Chisholm. Survived by her son-in-law Jim. Cherished grandmother of Rob (Crystal) Chisholm, the late Mark Chisholm, Daniel (Rachel) Chisholm, and Michael Chisholm. Treasured great-grandmother of Breanna, Kalib, Adele and Eleanor. Dear sister of Aubrey (Joan) Bunyan. Remembered by her nephew and niece Derek and Lorraine, and her great-niece Louise. Anne will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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STEELE: Beverley Anne

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Beverley Anne Steele passed away at the age of 79. Loving mother of Tracy Cox (George Fortin) and Bradley Steele (Nancy McCubbing). Cherished grandmother of Mandi Anne Direzze, Tianna McCubbing and Jasmine Morreau; and great-grandmother of Lillian Rose Direzze. Dear sister of Betty Lou Little and Linda Wellington. Lovingly remembered by her dogs Rudy and Emma. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Edith Cook. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Ontario S.P.C.A. or St. Joseph’s Hospice(cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GROSS: George

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday, February 12, 2017, George Gross passed away at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Maria Gross. Loving father of Heidi (Anthony) Jurilj and Ernie (Joan) Gross. Cherished grandfather of Laura, Dan (Alison), Mike (Laura), Nathan and Lewis. Treasured great-grandfather of Aspyn, Brooklynn, Phoenix, Keira and Luca. Predeceased by his parents John and Maria Gross and by his siblings John and Irma. George was born in Kaltenstein, Hungary. He immigrated to Canada in 1956, leaving Germany to provide a better life and greater opportunities for his family. George was a lifetime member of the Painters Union, Local 1590. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was an avid hockey and soccer fan. George enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s games and travelling to Florida and Las Vegas. He was always available to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Cognitive Complex Unit at Bluewater Health (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KOLDEWEY: Burkhard “Burk” Johann

Posted by on February 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Burkhard “Burk” Johann Koldewey, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospice at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Natalia. Loving father of Alexander and Anna Sofia. Dear brother of Michael and Wolfgang. Burk proudly devoted 33 years of his life to public service, and retired from the federal government in 2015. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRUBEN: Lynn Marie

Posted by on February 13, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Lynn Marie Gruben announces her passing on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Bluewater Health at the age of 65. Lynn will be deeply missed by her husband and best friend of 44 years Theo Gruben; her children Kim Gruben (Scott Holmes) and Terry Gruben (Tara Anderson); her grandchildren Chelsea, Rachel, Jason and Ryan; her mother Barbara Bass, her brother Kevin (Deb) Bass and her sister Karrie Randall. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Predeceased by her father Roy Bass and her brother Robert Bass. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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QUINN: Dolores

Posted by on February 9, 2017

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Dolores Quinn passed away at the age of 86 with her beloved partner Arthur by her side.  Loving mother of the late Michael and Richard Quinn.  Cherished grandmother of Joline (John) Young, and great-grandmother of Carter, Cole, Cameron and Cody.  Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and all of the Quinn, and Norman Nisbet Families.  Beloved step-mother to the Beasley children.  Forever missed by the Beasley family in London, ON and the U.K.  Dear sister of Irene Laidler, sister-in-law of Ted Archer, Claire Penfound, Gary McBean, Rose Hays, Honey Hilbert and Enid Lomas.  Also survived by her daughter-in-law Bonnie.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia at 11:00 a.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please).

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DAVIS: Brian Edward Trevor

Posted by on February 9, 2017

Peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Brian Davis passed away at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Sandra. Loving father of Caroline Davis (Tim McNeill). Cherished grandfather of Trevor (Kayla) Elliott and Calah Elliott. Treasured great-grandfather of Myra. Step-father of Jeff (Sandra) Stiles and Carolyn Stiles. Dear brother of Ronnie (Heather) Davis of Northumberland, England, Irene (Martin) Neary of Mount Bridges and Keith Davis of London. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Brian was trained in Scotland as a master jeweller. He opened his first business in London, ON in 1967. Since opening his business, he trained many successful jewellers. He was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge (Moore Lodge 294) and was a member of the Mocha Temple and the Shrine Jeepster Unit. Brian will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, February 13, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with a Masonic service being held at 6:15 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., with a luncheon to follow at the Smith Family Centre. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Sarnia Humane Society or the Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

 

 

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SMITH: Sue Ellen

Posted by on February 9, 2017

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Sue Ellen Smith at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the age of 59. Beloved wife of Stuart Smith. Loving mother of the late Ashley (2010) and Matthew and his wife Helen. Cherished grandmother of Kai. Dear daughter of Joyce and the late Bill Mooney and daughter-in-law of Ron and Anne Smith. Loved sister of Helena (Sean), Joe, Pat, and Rob (late Mary Jane). Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Predeceased by her brother Doug, sister Brenda and nephew Jeremy. Sue Ellen loved and cared for her family deeply. She enjoyed playing Bingo, shopping, and spoiling her family. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. A special thank you to St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health Palliative Care for their compassion shown to Sue Ellen. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SPROULE: Wendy

Posted by on February 9, 2017

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Wendy Sproule announces her passing on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Bluewater Health at the age of 58. Wendy will be missed by her treasured son Jamie, her loving siblings Janet (Johnmark), Jean (Mike) and Robert; her nephews Andrew, Anthony and Daniel; her niece Erica and her great-nephew Xavier. She is predeceased by her husband Douglas, and parents Stanley and Mildred Raddon. At the family’s request, a private service was held. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CLARKE: Sally Marie (n. McClean)

Posted by on February 9, 2017

Sally passed away on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at Bluewater Health with her sons by her side. Born and raised in Sarnia, faith, family and community were the foundation of Sally’s long and happy life. She worked at Fiberglass until her sons came along in the early 60s and returned to work for Dow Chemical 20 years later (when they were old enough to stay out of trouble). She volunteered with the I.O.D.E. and at the Sarnia Free Methodist/ New Horizons Community Church throughout her entire adult life. After retiring, Sally spent 17 winters at Traveler’s Rest in Florida where she made many friends from across Canada and the U.S. Finally slowing down in 2012, Sally found a new home at Landmark Village where her happy, helpful, outgoing nature allowed her to reunite with old friends and make many new ones. She is once again with Bruce, her doting husband of over 66 years, who predeceased her just 16 short months ago. Sally was also predeceased by her father George “Mac” McClean and her mother Henrietta “Etta” McClean (nee Cully). She will be sadly missed by her sons Ian (Shirley) and Jamie (Sandra), as well as her grandchildren Johnathan, Diane, Katherine, Christopher, Sarah and Wesley. Sally will also be missed by her brother Ralph “Mick” (Sheilagh) McClean as well as her special friends Herb and Mary Lee Dewitt. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at New Horizons Community Church, 383 Russell St. N. Sarnia, on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with family and friends being received one hour prior to service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss

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THOMAS: Charles Edward “Ted”

Posted by on February 9, 2017

Peacefully, on Monday, February 6, 2017, at Vision Nursing Home, Charles  Edward “Ted” Thomas passed away at the age of 90. Ted was the 5th child born to Amelia and Arthur Thomas on June 8, 1926, in Hamilton, ON. In 1952, Ted married the late Donna (nee Dodds) (2016), and together they raised 5 children; John (Evelina Marcantonio) Thomas, Cindy (Serge Prudhomme) Thomas, Cathie Thomas, Suzanne (Jim Watts) Thomas and Carolyn (John) Lawrence. Adored grandfather of Andrew and Christopher Thomas, Reome and Alex Prudhomme, Josh and Ashlyn Lawrence, and Reid Watts.

Despite the challenges he faced in life, Ted always overcame them with perseverance.  Becoming a teacher, his career began in a one-room schoolhouse, subsequently moving to secondary school education prior to becoming an inspector for the Ontario Department of Education. Ted ultimately became responsible for the administration of all public school education in Lambton County.  His quest for knowledge and understanding was not limited to schools and schooling.   Ted was a member of many Bible study groups and at the time of his passing was working to form one of his own at Vision Nursing Home. In recent years, Ted joined Huron Baptist Church where he continued to study, question, and be challenged by the Bible. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched and so profoundly influenced.

Ted had a great appetite for life and was an incessant collector. This passion for life was demonstrated through his many hobbies which he continued to enjoy through to the end. He will be best remembered by his family for making us laugh at his corny jokes. He will be best remembered by his neighbours for his daily vigorous walks through the Bird Lanes.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Landmark Village and Vision Nursing Home, who lovingly took care of our Dad and tolerated all his shenanigans.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 13, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Donations gladly accepted to St. Joseph’s Hospice to support andcontinue this amazing resource we have in the community (cheques only at the funeral home please).

He has now joined his beloved Donna in paradise with the Lord.

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CORE: Margaret Roberta

Posted by on February 9, 2017

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Vision Nursing Home, Margaret Roberta Core passed away at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late John “Ray” Core (2014). Loving mother of Tom (Kathy), Judy (Angela), and Bill (Ju). Cherished grandmother of Ashlin and Lin. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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JACKSON: William “Bill” Thomas George

Posted by on February 8, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Lambton Meadowview Villa, William Thomas George Jackson passed away in his 96th year.   Bill was born on the family farm in Plympton Township, on May 23, 1921 to Jasper and Lena (Griffin) Jackson.   He was a lifelong Plympton-Wyoming farmer who loved restoring and collecting antique Oliver tractors as well as steam engines.  He was a charter member of the Hart Parr Oliver Collectors Association and The Ontario Goodison Oliver Connection, a Past-President and longtime secretary of The Western Ontario Steam Threshers Association (WOSTA), and for 73 years he was a proud member of Model Lodge #147 Independent Order of Odd Fellows – Wyoming.  A longtime devoted member of London Road West United Church, an avid card player and in 2015 he was the recipient of the Plympton-Wyoming Mayor’s Community Appreciation Award.  A true family man, Bill was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (n. Roddick) Jackson (1998).  Loving father of John (Dorothy) Jackson, Marlene Jackson (Nick Klaver), Brian (Barbara) Jackson, Susan (Mel) Hoy and Mary (Jeffrey) Jacobs.  Cherished grandfather of Eric (Kelli) Jackson, Bryce Jackson, Natalie Jackson (Brian Kielt), Kate Jackson (Bryan Recoskie), Jasper, Isaac and Nicholas Jacobs and great-grandfather of Riley and Ryan Jackson and Bruce Recoskie. Dear brother-in-law of Tom and Ellen Roddick.  Predeceased by his parents Jasper and Lena Jackson, brothers Joseph, John, and Ralph Jackson, his sister Pauline Fry and by his dear friend Caroline Minielly.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 10, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:45 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  with Rev. Marilyn Townsend Smith Officiating.  The interment will be held in Wyoming Cemetery.  The family would like to thank the staff of Lambton Meadowview Villa for their kind and compassionate care.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please).

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HUGGARD: Ronald Clarence

Posted by on February 8, 2017

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald Clarence Huggard at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Paulette for 37 years. Loving father of Wayne (Tina), Kelly (Gilles) Laderoute, Steven (Roxanne), Morgan (Deanne), and Jennifer (Nick) Bailey. Cherished grandfather of Mitch, Marcus, Catherine, Austin, Kimberly, Carisa, Meagan, Jesse, Allyson, Lucas, Julianna and Preston. Dear son of Ilene and the late Howard Huggard. Ron will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. A funeral service will be held at PEOPLES CHURCH, 3888 London Line, Wyoming, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Teen Challenge (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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