KAYHAN: Maryann

Posted by on March 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Maryann Kayhan announces her sudden passing on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at University Hospital – L.H.S.C. at the age of 57. Maryann leaves behind her cherished children Leyla Kayhan (Joe Grondin), Dennis Kayhan (Tianna), Robert Kayhan, Kwado Owuso and Richie (Portia) Chambers; her treasured grandchildren Nicholas, Sydney, Alexandria and Cassius, with whom she loved to colour with. She will be greatly missed by her father John Brossard, sister Yvonne (Daniel) Medeiro, brother Marcel Brossard, many nieces and nephews, special friends Charlie, Matt and Denise, and furry companion Kujo. Predeceased by her mother Juanita Brossard and brother Roger Brossard. Maryann worked as a housekeeper at Best Western/Guildwood Inn for 15 years. She loved dream catchers, wolves and her beer. Maryann will be remembered as a character that could make anyone laugh with her trucker mouth. She was deeply loved by many, and will never be forgotten. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FARRAR: Lily

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Lily Farrar a resident of North Lambton Lodge, Forest, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2017 at the age of 91.  Private Family Services will be held.

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BLAYNEY: Ernest

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, Ernest Leonard Blayney passed away at the age of 91.  Devoted husband of Nettie (Bedard) Blayney for 61 years.  Loving father of Bill (Carol Ann), Mark (Lisa) and Teresa.  Dear grandfather of Jason, Joshua and Mathew.  He was born in London, England, served in the British Navy during WWII and immigrated to Canada where he met Nettie.  Ernie was a retired member of the International Painter’s Union.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed joining in the singing and music with his family.  He will be fondly remembered for his funny jokes and storytelling which always had everyone laughing.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held to celebrate Ernie’s life on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home with the interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please).

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NOGA: Grace Ellen

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, Grace Noga passed away at the age of 88. Loving mother of Diane (Tom) Orent of Texas. Survived by her sister Sarah Rule of California. Predeceased by her parents Franklin and Florence, and by her brothers Frank and Harvey. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON at 10:00 a.m.

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BARCROFT: Arthur “Lynn”

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Arthur “Lynn” Barcroft passed away at the age of 76. Lynn is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Mary Ann (Saucier). Loving father to his daughters Lisa (John) Rombough, Christine Woolard, and Jennifer (James) Andrews. He will be missed by his cherished grandchildren Avery Rombough, Adam Woolard, and Zander Andrews. He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Jacqueline Christie, Frances Morin, Elaine Lathem, Ernie Saucier, Raymond (Henri) Saucier, and Theresa (Chris) Doyle.Lynn is predeceased by his parents Verna and Arthur Barcroft, his infant sister Judith Barcroft, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Roland Saucier and Doris Saucier (Woods), and his brothers-in-law Aurele Christie, Ross Morin and Jim Lathem. Survived by his son-in-law Mark Woolard and his sister-in-law Rosemary Saucier. Lynn was born in Sarnia to Verna and Arthur Barcroft on January 30th, 1941. He married Mary Ann on May 30th, 1964 in Sarnia. He worked most of his life as a Lab Technician for Fiberglass. Lynn enjoyed spending time with family, camping, travelling, and creating special memories throughout his life. He also enjoyed many trips to the cottage with his close family friends the late Bob and Kay Wright. He will be missed and will always be in so many hearts. The family wishes to thank the team of Bluewater Health 4th Floor General Medicine for their compassionate care. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CARTIER: Jean Margaret

Posted by on March 16, 2017

Peacefully, in her sleep, at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Petrolia, Jean Margaret Cartier (nee Douglass) passed away at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Cartier (2002). Loving mother of Cheryl (Fred White) Riley, Gary (Maureen) Cartier and Cathy (Reid) Evans. Cherished grandmother of James and Michelle Boland, Jennifer and Stephen Cartier and Becky and Jeremy Evans. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Sydney Douglass (1970) and her sister Sarah Douglass Carpenter (1979). Jean worked for Sombra Township as a bookkeeper for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and camping with her family, but above all else, Jean loved spending time with her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, March 20, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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COPE: Lillian Edna

Posted by on March 16, 2017

Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Lillian “Edna” Cope passed away at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Leslie Cope (1996). Loving mother of Bob (Sharan) and Dianne (Ray) Bouffard. Cherished grandmother of Jackie, Michael, Kenny, Bryon, Allen, Kristine and Cheryl. Treasured great-grandmother of Joscel, Julia, Chase, Christopher, Chrystal, Alysha, Blake, Shawn, Spencer and Jesse, and great-great-grandmother of Ben, Olivia and Bria. Dear sister of Bernie Dale and the late Wilber Dale, and sister-in-law of Ruth Wallace. We wish to thank the staff at Rosewood Manor and Vision Nursing Home for their dedicated care, and a very special thanks to Dr. Borek for being a good doctor and a good friend to our mother. Cremation has taken place. 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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MORO: Keith Louis

Posted by on March 16, 2017

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Keith Louis Moro announce his passing, on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at his home in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 45. Treasured father of Ashly Lynn (Josh) Bauman and the late Bryston Moro. Loving son of Brenda and the late Luigi “Lou” Cicchini (2017), and predeceased by his father Louis Moro. Caring brother of Shawn Moro, Angeline (Colin) Davison, Mark Cicchini, and Colleen Cicchini. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Whether near or far, Keith loved and cherished his family. He had an entrepreneurial spirit, and was always looking to start another business. Keith was an avid adventurist, outdoorsman, and loved spending his time boating, fishing and hunting. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate the life of Keith Moro will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., with a gathering to follow at the Smith Family Centre. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HASLIP: C. Lenore

Posted by on March 14, 2017

Surrounded by her loving family, very peacefully C. Lenore Haslip passed away at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 92.  Beloved wife of the late Bob Haslip (2008).  Cherished mother of Brenda Haslip, Bev (Bob) Webb, Denise (Ross) Cook, and Bob Haslip.  Treasured grandmother of Tom (Cindy), Craig, Carrie (Chad), Matt (Elayne), Christopher (Jill), Clinton (Lindsay) and nine great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Ferne Russo (Goderich). Survived by nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by infant daughter Rosemary, by her brothers Harold and John Paterson.  Brenda, Bev and Denise want to thank all of the staff at Trillium Villa for their exceptional care and attention to our mom.  Mom thought the world of you all.  As per mom’s wishes there will be no services held.  Cremation has taken place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 Poppy Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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TICE: Kenneth Robert

Posted by on March 14, 2017

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kenneth Robert Tice of Point Edward in his 80th year. Ken was born at the family farm in the former Moore Township, June 23rd, 1937. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Mary Fern Telfer of 60 years. Together they lovingly raised daughter Victoria (Michael) Schauteet and son Perry (Cindy Harness) Tice. Five grandchildren: Jessica Schauteet, Garret Schauteet, Daniel Tice (Laura Clarke), Caralee Tice (Chad MacNeill), and Justine Taylor, and great-grandchild Kingston Grimmond. Also survived by sister Sharon (Bob) Beggs and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Alice Tice, in-laws John and Beatrice Telfer, sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Gordon Young, nephew Tony Beggs, and stillborn son Gregory Paul Tice. Ken spent 37 years, and retired from, the former Polymer plant in 1992. He loved his cars, trucks, tractors, boats and to be skiing in the mountains with family and friends most winters. Above all, he loved his family and to be with them was a top priority. Ken was the founding president of Huron Shores Optimist Club at Camlachie and was involved with the building of Camlachie Community Centre. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice, or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SCHIECK: Marjorie Doreen

Posted by on March 14, 2017

Marjorie Doreen Schieck- peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor, on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Morgan (2009) for 57 years. Much loved mother of Ron (Alexa), Barry (Joanne), Jeff (Elaine) and Gwen Demmans (Jim). Cherished grandma to Chris, Tanya, Lisa, Kevin, Nicole, Collin, Katie, Karl, Lukas, Lindsay, Kyle. Great-grandma to Joseph, Hailey, Evan, Ava, Katrina, Liam, Aria, Cameron and Ruby. Predeceased by sister Lorraine Mavity and survived by sister Helen Preston. The family would like to thank the staff on Poppy at MGM for their love and compassionate care of mom. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of life at Smith Funeral Home on April 1st – visitation at 3:00 p.m. and service at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Autism Society of Sarnia Lambton, 439 Palmerston South, Sarnia N7T3P4 or the Heart & Stroke Society.

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WIGHT: Eleanor Margaret

Posted by on March 14, 2017

Peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Eleanor Wight passed away at the age of 88. Loving mother of Sharon (Wayne) McKay and the late Haydn Lakeman and remembered by Debbie (Dino) LaForges and Paul (Corine) Green. Cherished grandmother of Gavyn (Angie), Fraser (Sarah), Patrick (Jessica), Anthony, Matthew, Juliana, Brandon and Westley. Treasured great-grandmother of Tristan, Alexander, Sebastian, Cooper, Makayla, Mia, Owen, Philip, Quinntin and Caleb. Deeply missed by her many friends, especially Irene Googh (Oshawa) and Helen Ridelle (Sarnia) whose friendship Mom cherished. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Bertha Thomas and by her husband Alan Lakeman. Eleanor’s passion was dancing and she was an accomplished International Ballroom Dancer with her partner Les Green. She cherished time spent with her family and loved her dog KC. Eleanor was born in Cardiff, Wales, and came to Canada in the 1950’s, making it her home. She was proud to be a Canadian Citizen, but never forgot her Welsh roots. A Celebration of Eleanor’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FOSTER: Robert James “Froggy”

Posted by on March 9, 2017

Surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Robert James Foster passed away one day after celebrating his 81st birthday. Beloved husband and best friend of Patricia Marie “Pat” for 57 years. Loving father of Diane Foster (Dwayne Kinart), Mary Anne Foster, Jim (Tracy) Foster and Suzanne (Bob) Stevenson. Cherished grandfather of Lauren (Jose), Brittany (Jordan), Ethan, Alyssa, Olivia, Foster and Daniel. Dear brother of Lorraine (the late Edward) Abra and brother-in-law of the late Peter (Judy) Arthurs, Fred (Denyse) Arthurs and Stephen (Linda) Arthurs. Survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his much loved mother Mary Hardy. Bob joined the Royal Canadian Air Force after the Sarnia tornado of 1953 and served for 3 years as the youngest jet mechanic in Canada. He was employed at Polysar and Bayer for 35 years retiring from the human resources department. Froggy was an exceptional hockey goalie including at the Junior A level, an excellent lacrosse player and an avid golfer. Bob was also a talented nature photographer and especially enjoyed his time at Point Pelee and Lake of the Woods. Woodworking was another of his creative hobbies. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Cornila who provided exceptional care to Bob for many years and was always able to make him smile; and to thank the doctors and nursing staff of Bluewater Health 4th Floor Telemetry and Medical Inpatient Units for their kindness and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, March 10, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  Reception to follow at the Smith Family Centre. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation, Sarnia & District Humane Society or a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Demanche Stacey: D. “Beryl” Lyon

Posted by on March 9, 2017

Peacefully, gone to be with her Heavenly Father, Doreen Beryl Lyon Demanche Stacey on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Bluewater Health at the age of 79. Loving mother of Robert Lyon (Janet) of Mill Bay BC; Geoffrey Lyon (Heather)  of Lethbridge AB; and LeeAnn Campbell Vellinga (Rob) of Sarnia ON. Cherished grandmother of JR Lyon, Marrianne Lyon Levesque, Heather Lyon Jensen, Richard Lyon, Juliet Lyon, Matthew Lyon, Craig Lyon, and Steven Campbell. Treasured great-grandmother Adelaide, Cosette, and Tobin Lyon; Sierra and Ava Campbell; Luc Levesque; and Eliza Lyon. Predeceased by her spouses Louis Demanche and Robert Stacey, parents William and Lily Ingham, and infant sister Maureen Ingham. Beryl sang with the Sweet Adelines, Polysar Glee Club and with the church choir. She loved spending time with her family and was well-loved by her friends at Afton Park Place. A special thank you to Afton and to the nurses of Bluewater Health, 3rd Floor for their care and compassion. A funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, on Friday, March 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior at the church. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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ARSENEAU: Wayne

Posted by on March 8, 2017

Peacefully, on Monday, March 6, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Wayne Arseneau passed away at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Rena. Dear brother of Elizabeth “Mary Lou” (Paul) Dufault, the late Allan, Aurelle (Joy), Peter (Deb), Betty Sue (the late Ken) Reid, Fred (Cindy), Randy (Cathy) and Timmy (Janice). Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Elizabeth Arseneau and by his grandparents Joe and Estella Arseneau. Wayne loved to play the guitar and enjoyed playing computer games. He loved feeding his birds and watching them while relaxing in his chair. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WALKER: Patti Lynne (Larsen)

Posted by on March 7, 2017

Patti Lynne (Larsen) Walker, age 49, of Brights Grove passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at Bluewater Health Hospital, Sarnia on March 7, 2017. Born in Berwick, Nova Scotia on June 3, 1967, she was the daughter of Mel Larsen and the late Althea (Timmins) Larsen.

Patti was a proud and dedicated mother who was adored by family and friends. With a smile that lit up every room she entered, Patti’s positive spirit was contagious. Growing up in the Maritimes, Patti was an avid swimmer who loved spending time on the water. Patti found the good in everyone. She viewed life as an adventure and she took advantage of every opportunity to travel and spend time with the people she loved. Every day was a celebration with Patti.

Patti is survived by her son, Eric Larsen Walker, and daughter, Brooke Madison Walker, both of Brights Grove, Ontario, her aunt, Lynette Dillon of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and the father of her children, Stuart Walker, of London, Ontario. Besides her mother, she was predeceased by her sister, Karen Larsen, and her uncle, Earl Dillon.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Patti’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust account for her children Eric and Brooke, payable to Stefni Cox, would be greatly appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FERREIRA: Raoul John

Posted by on March 7, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 6, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Raoul John Ferreira passed away at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Barb (nee Gonder). Loving father of Kathy (Carl) Davis, Steve Ferreira (Kim Whitton), Deb (Mark) Heidt, Tammy Johnson and Tim Ferreira. Cherished grandfather of Rob (Jocelyn) Henderson, Jamilee (Jason) Helps, Christopher Henderson, Lauren Davis and Paddy Davis; Brianne Ferreira (Skylar Pereira), Craig Ferreira, and Jackie Ferreira; Kyle Heidt, Danyelle Heidt (Tyree Holdridge) and Samantha Heidt; Kristen (Matt) Scanlen, Kevin Heidt (Elizabeth Foster) and Kylie Brown; and Alec Seigers Ferreira and Raquel Ferreira. Treasured great grandfather of Matty, Paige, Jack, Jamison, Jaylen, Marquise, Coby, and Owen. Dear brother of Jaime Ferreira, Kathleen Ferreira and Ernest Ferreira. Remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Leonora Ferreira and by his sisters Eda Ferreira, Marietta Littlepage, and Yvonne DeSousa. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Teen Challenge (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KULON: Benjamin “Ben” Andrew

Posted by on March 7, 2017

Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, after a courageous battle with Mesothelioma, Ben Kulon passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Brenda (nee Cornish). Loving father of Sandra (Dan) Vriesinga. Cherished grandfather of Peter Benjamin Vriesinga. Survived by his brother John (Chris) Kulon of Chicago, by his aunt Feliksa Jaremek and family, cousins Carol and Jim Bullock, Stan and Nora Matej, and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Caroline (2011) and Joseph Kulon (1995), parents-in-law Catherine (1985) and Alfred H. (1971) Cornish, brother-in-law Alfred John Cornish (1956) and sister-in-law Gwendollynn (Doug) MacKinnon (2006) (nee Cornish). Ben was an avid environmentalist, outdoorsman, birder and photographer. He was a founding member of Friends of Pinery Park, an active member of Lambton Wildlife Incorporated, and instrumental in the purchase of the Karner Blue Butterfly Sanctuary in Port Franks. Ben was a dedicated employee of Imperial Oil, a muscle car enthusiast, and a fly fisherman. The family wishes to thank Dick, Sarah, Sisto, Mike, Pam, Julie, Heather, Tracy, Shannon, Ally, Eva, Alex, Orlie, Monica, Mary- Jo, Gerry, Chaplain Kellie Webster, Dr. Greensmith, and all of the amazing staff, kitchen staff, and caregivers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Michael Stoesser for his outstanding care for Ben. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 13, 2017, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m. celebrated by Father Vince Gulikers.  A private interment will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or to Lambton Wildlife Incorporated (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WILLIAMS: Monique Antoinette

Posted by on March 7, 2017

It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Monique Antoinette Williams, on Monday, March 6, 2017, at her home, at the age of 67. Beloved wife of George “Butch” Williams. Loving mother of Kim Leong, Hammy Leong and Danny Leong (Amanda McKinley). Cherished grandmother of Christian, Maverick, David, Hailey, McKenna, Ashlynn, Willow and Dakota. Treasured great-grandmother of Kyliegh and Christian. Lovingly remembered by Tanya Kerrigan. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HODGSON: Ann May

Posted by on March 7, 2017

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Ann May Hodgson (nee Shephard) at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Paul, of Corunna. Ann was born in Kelowna, BC on November 27, 1940. She came to Ontario in 1942 and retired from Polysar, Bayer, after 15 years of service. She is survived by her sons Ron (Jenn) Behro of Sarnia and Terry (Satsuki) Behro of Victoria, BC; and by her beloved grandchildren Tara and Erin Behro of Sarnia, and Ayaka and Ewan Behro of Victoria, BC. Also survived by her step-children Pamela, Lara and Gordon and her step-grandchildren Andrew, Daniel, Kaiden and Madison. Dear sister of Audrey (Ken) Ziglar of Phillips, Maine, David (Dianne) Shephard of Petrolia and the late Gordon (Muriel) Shephard. Loving aunt of: Christy Ziglar (Von) Terry of Seward, Alaska and their children Jalen, Felicity, Daisy, Rose, Sailor and Poppy; Matthew (Megan) Ziglar of Fort Bragg, NC, and their children Abby and Lena; Mara Ziglar of Farmington, Maine; Zachary (Jessica) Ziglar of Skowhegan, Maine and their children Aubree and Macie; Mike (Roni) Shephard of Petrolia and their children Alysha Johnny (Scott Druitt) of Courtright and Kendall of Petrolia; and Janna Shephard (Todd) Williamson of Oshawa and their children Brent and Stefanie. Deeply missed by her best friends Gail Karakash (for 63 years) of Sault Ste. Marie, Shirley Miller of Brigden and Val Wedemire of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents Maurice (1976) and Gertrude Nelson Shephard (1982). Thanks to Dr. Greensmith, Dr. Kim and the staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care for their compassion and support.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia & District Humane Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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McQUILLIN: Gordon

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Marshall Gowland Manor on Friday, March 3, 2017, Gordon McQuillin passed away in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Donna for 67 years in July. Loving father of Ruth Anne McQuillin and Don (Cheryl) McQuillin. Cherished grandfather of Tara (Aaron) Attrill, Alysia Doek, and Nick (Kristen) Doek. Treasured great-grandfather of Jaidyn Clements-Doek, and step-great-grandfather of Sara and Sydney Ellis. Gordon was the oldest of ten and is survived by his siblings Harold McQuillin, Mary MacNay, Donalda (Doug) MacLeod, and Barbara Nickel. Predeceased by his parents Richard and Emily McQuillin, his granddaughter Amanda McQuillin and his siblings Allan McQuillin, Ronald McQuillin, Lynda McQuillin, Harvey McQuillin, Jack McQuillin, and brother-in-law Bob MacNay. Gordon was a dedicated employee for Bulk Carriers, and later a leased operator for Trimac. As a hobby, Gordon enjoyed fishing and was an avid deer and moose hunter. The family wishes to thank Joyce, Lindsay, Alaine, Chris, Michelle, Sylvia, and all of the Iris floor staff of Marshall Gowland Manor for their exceptional care and compassion for Gordon. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BARNES: Raymond Carlile

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Unexpectedly, yet peacefully, at Bluewater Health, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, Raymond Carlile Barnes passed away at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Doris (2013) and Laura (2009). Loving father of Patricia Barnes (Ted Couture), Dianna (Ted) Jackson, Carol (Phil) Greenwood and Bonnie (Paul) Csoka. Loving step-father of Denise (Mike) Flannagan and Mike (Karen) Churilla. Treasured grandfather of 14, and great-grandfather of 23. Brother of the late Gerald, Dorothy, Ron, Don, Vivian, Geraldine, Bob, Terry, and the late Wayne. Raymond will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks for Dr. Kim and Lorrie-Ann at Bluewater Health Palliative Care. Raymond was retired from Holmes Foundry where he worked for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 10, 2017, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a memorial service being held at 11:00 a.m.  A reception will follow at the Smith Family Centre. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LEWIS: Jack William

Posted by on March 6, 2017

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved 16 year old son Jack William Lewis of Sarnia, Ontario.
Jack left us peacefully and pain free Thursday morning in the presence of family at 8:30 a.m. Jack was under the expert care of the nurses, doctors, and staff at London’s Children Hospital (Pediatric Critical Care Unit) and the wonderful people representing the Trillium Foundation. Initial gratitude goes to the 911 operator and first responders of Sarnia’s Police Force, Paramedics, and Fire Department for their professionalism and support in our time of crisis. Thank you to Dr. Boric and everyone at Bluewater Health for assisting Jack and giving us the best chance to save him in London.

Jack William was born in Orillia Ontario and is survived by Parents David Arthur Lewis and Christine Margaret (Hossack) Lewis. Older brother to Ainsley Margaret Lewis; Grandson to Jack Lloyd Lewis and Bill and Janet Hossack; Nephew and Cousin to; Joe, Jackie (Lewis), Owen and Lucas Lapointe / Pat, Heather (Hossack), Aidan and Reese Furlong / Billy, Jon (Luetkehoelter), Liam and Gabriel Hossack. Predeceased by Grandmother Helen Yvonne Lewis (2010).

Jack graduated from Confederation Central Public School 2014 and was in his Grade 11 Academic year at Great Lakes Secondary School (SCITS). He loved living so close to the school because it allowed him to easily come home and even invite friends back for lunches and after school. He loved his classes and the teachers of them, especially Madame Ramos! Jack joined Bluewater Wrestling Club when we moved to Sarnia in 2010 and absolutely loved his teammate’s, coaches, and the sport. Jack was very proud to be a Wrestler, and we were so proud of him! Effort is everything in wrestling and Jack learned that from a great set of mentors and peers! Jack loved his head phones and a long walk. He loved to read and gaming was a passion of his! Jack loved his friends with all his heart and was the sweetest person to anyone he encountered. Jack could have trouble going out of his way to make friends, he always found that hard, but his good friends found him. The gaming friends and his D&D buddies always brought a smile to his face!!!

We will always wish that Jack could have loved himself as much as everyone around him did. We know Jack is at peace and looking over us. He will never be forgotten.  We love you!

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REISS: Lois Colette (n. Crean)

Posted by on March 6, 2017

With deep sadness but peaceful hearts we say goodbye to our wonderful Mom, Nana and G.G.. Mom passed away quietly on Friday, March 3, 2017, surrounded by the love of her family. Beloved wife of the late Howard F Reiss (1980) Loving mom of Wray (Patricia), Randy (Irene) and Cheri (Craig) Paisley. Proud Nana to Jared, Kyle, Scott, Hayley, Dan (EunJu), Jessica (Alan) Hill, Tara Paisley (Robert Starrett), Adam (Jessica) Paisley, and cherished G.G. to Jai, Keely, Olivia, Gavin, Tori, and Sophia. Mom was blessed with wonderful friends, many who have gone before her, and her dearest Pals who continued their Friday breakfast club, her Beta Sigma Phi sisters, Eatons’ girls and her special friend Joanne Squires. A heartfelt thank you to Helen Cathcart, your kindness is immeasurable. It was this support of family and friends that gave her strength to stay with us and allowed us to love her a little bit longer. Thank you so much to the staff on Rose at MGM for your love, compassion and care of Mom. Cremation has taken place. We invite you to join us in the celebration of Mom’s life at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A private family burial of ashes has taken place at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SMITH: John Henry

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Bluewater Health – CEE, Petrolia, John Henry Smith went home to be with his Lord and Saviour 3 days short of his 65th birthday.  Loving brother of Herman and Joanne Smith, Rita Warren, Allen and Jean Smith.  Dear uncle to Brian Smith (Lauren) and their family, Judy Wilhauk (the late Dean) and her family, Brenda and Shawn Carey and their family, Monica Dunne (Duncan) and their family, Shannon and Marilyn Smith and their family and Tayna and Walter Scovino and their family.  Lovingly remembered by The Hill Street staff and roommates Vicky, Debbie, Dale, Julie and Stephany. John was predeceased by his parents Henry and Berentje Smith, brother-in-law Jim Warren, and neice Sandy Kirk. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Side Rd, Sarnia, at 11:00 a.m. with family and friends being received at the church one hour prior to the service from 10:00 until 11:00. The interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Lambton County Developmental Services or to The Petrolia Food Bank, 4156 Petrolia St, Box 1870. (Cheques only if donating at the funeral home please) Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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