SMITH: Glenn Richard

Posted by on April 27, 2018

Surrounded by the love of his Heavenly Father, family and friends Glenn passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at CEE Hospital Petrolia after numerous medical challenges over the years, having just celebrated his 60th birthday. His strength and determination to overcome every challenge was a source of inspiration to everyone.  Glenn will be missed by his sister Cheryl (Ian Shields), nephews David (Caroline), Michael (Stacey) and Scott, great nephews and nieces Blake, Mackenzie, Sawyer and Greyson, family in Peterborough, Kingston and Ottawa and many friends across Canada. Predeceased by his parents Don (2002) and Jean (2007) Smith and his aunts and uncles Bud and Joan Booth, Mary Booth of Peterborough, Gary Smith of Kingston and cousin Larry Booth of Brampton.  Glenn was a great friend to many and a role model to those in the ministry. He always lived in hope each day and enlivened compassion through his life.
Glenn was a candidate for the Ministry from Dunlop United Church in 1983. He served as minister in Aylsham (3 point charge), Moosejaw and Melfort Saskatchewan, before coming to Owen Sound in 1995. In 1999, Glenn joined the staff of The Division of Mission in Canada with the United Church responsible for Rural Ministries.  Back in the day, Glenn enjoyed golfing, skiing and curling. He wasn’t the greatest skater, but he was goalie for a Men’s Hockey team at Queen’s University.  Glenn was an avid sports enthusiast, especially for his beloved Detroit Tigers and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He also cheered on his hometown teams the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors.  The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to all doctors, nurses and medical personnel over the years at Toronto Western, St. John’s Rehab, Toronto General, Bluewater Health Sarnia/CEE Petrolia and Fiddick’s Retirement Home for all the TLC Glenn received.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Dunlop United Church with the starting pitch at 1:07 pm. Everyone is encouraged to wear their favourite sports jersey or hat. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Dunlop United Church, Diabetes Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). If you wish, you can honour Glenn by talking with your family and signing your Organ Donor card. Glenn was the recipient of a kidney and a pancreas in 2007.   Glenn drew on his faith, family, and friends and will he live on in the hearts of those who were blessed to know him.  www.smithfuneralhome.ca 

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WOLSEY: Neil Macklin

Posted by on April 27, 2018

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Neil Macklin Wolsey on April 26, 2018, at the age of 77. Beloved husband and best friend of Stephanie Wolsey for 55 years. Loving father of Dianna Wolsey (Mike Langan), Denise Triantos (Lloyd Olson), and Dawna (Rodney) Munro. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer (James) Snider, Jessica Madacsi (Patrick Picard), Parker Munro, Peyton Munro, and Jaxon Triantos. Treasured great-grandfather of Aaron and Avalynn Snider and Arizona Picard, and our little angel, Kinsley Lynn Picard. Remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Hazel Wolsey and siblings Reta (Henry), Marjorie (Norman), William (Edythe), Lloyd, Edmund (Rose Marie). Beloved teacher and mentor to hundreds. Neil enjoyed hockey and cars. He was very passionate about playing guitar and telling a good joke, and has passed down this love to his family. Neil’s favourite moments were spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. All his love and goodness will live on forever in everyone he touched. His words to everyone, “ I’ll see you in heaven, but don’t be in a hurry.” Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Neil’s wishes, no services will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  www.smithfuneralhome.ca 

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MCKINNON: Earl Ambrose

Posted by on April 27, 2018

Earl Ambrose McKinnon passed away surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Chris McKinnon. Dear brother of Elsie McDermand and predeceased by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Loving father of Janet (Jim) Moss, Heather (Craig) Horsburgh and the late Ian McKinnon. Proud grandfather of Paula (Shaun), Elizabeth (Scott), Laurie (Chris), Melissa (Bob), Rebecca (Shawn), Trevor (Jackie), Christena (Zac) and great-grandfather of Madison, Seth, Ethan, Saren, Hannah, Alissa, Nathan, Lauren, Jesse, Audrey and Olivia. Friend and partner of the late Marie Hunter and her family. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Earl was a Real Estate Broker at E.A. McKinnon Real Estate for over 40 years. He loved to socialize, spend time with his family, had a passion for music and singing and just overall loved life. Earl will always be remembered for having a kind heart, beautiful smile and contagious laughter. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Fiddick’s Nursing Home and Bluewater Health Centre Palliative Team for their compassion, care and support. Cremation has taken place. An open house to celebrate Earl’s life will take place at The SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (reception centre in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  www.smithfuneralhome.ca 

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LANKIN: Sam

Posted by on April 27, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health on Monday, April 23, 2018, Sam Lankin passed away at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Mary (n. Shand) Lankin. Loving father of Cindy Lankin (Scott Buchan) and Jim Lankin. Treasured grandfather of Garrett (Amy), Drake and Ivy. Dear brother of Joan Horrocks and Don Lankin. Also remembered by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Cremation has taken place. At Sam’s request, no formal services will be held, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Parkinson Canada, or St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  www.smithfuneralhome.ca 

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RAES: Deborah “Deb”

Posted by on April 27, 2018

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Deborah “Deb” Raes at Bluewater Health at the age of 55 on Monday, April 23, 2018. Loving mother of Mandy (Adam) and Shaun (Heidi). Treasured Nana of Adi, Cohen, Lucas, and Ryker Smith, and Maison and Laylah Raes. Dear sister of Judy (the late William) Miles, Barb (Steve) Boyle, and Cindy (Paul) Bell. Predeceased by her parents Jim and Donna Vowles. Deb’s grandchildren were the light of her life and she was devoted to spending her time with them. Deb will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with an hour of visitation prior. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  www.smithfuneralhome.ca 

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STRATYCHUK: Doreen

Posted by on April 27, 2018

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Doreen Stratychuk announces her sudden passing on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the age of 77.  Beloved wife of Mark Stratychuk. Loving mother of Katherine (Doug) Vandersluis, Paul (Brenda) Stratychuk and Donnia (Peter) Schlaff. Treasured grandmother of Kyle (Shelby) and Sean Vandersluis, Jason (Sarah) and Craig Stratychuk and Jerome Schlaff. Dear sister of Wes (Wendy) Pangrass. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Katherine Pangrass.  Doreen adored her family, and her grandsons were the light of her life. She was instrumental in founding Block Parents and St. Paul’s Co-Op Nursery School. Doreen was also heavily involved in the ESL program, helping immigrants learn English, and was a member of the Melodyaires Chorus. She was, or at least thought she was, the star pitcher of the Pleasant Hill Raiders in Saskatoon. Doreen will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church or a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  www.smithfuneralhome.ca 

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ORGAN, Jill Louise

Posted by on April 27, 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, and friend, Jill Louise Organ, who passed suddenly on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with her family by her side. Jill leaves behind to mourn her son Bobby, mother Jan, brother Paul, nieces Emily and Sara, and many other family and friends who loved her dearly. Predeceased by her father Robert (Bob) (1994). Jill will be remembered for her kind spirit, loving heart, and her zest for life that brought light to many people’s lives. During Jill’s short time with us, she worked as a Cook, Dietary Aide, and a Hairdresser; her heart and laughter touched the lives of many. Her spirit will continue to shine through her photography, memories she leaves behind, and the smiles she will continue to bring to every person who knew her. A special thank you to Rob, Titia, and the rest of the Redmond family for being a huge support in this time of despair and sorrow. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 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, April 27, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, sympathy donations may be made to Bobby’s Education Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please). www.smithfuneralhome.ca 

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PASSINGHAM: Lloyd

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Lloyd Passingham passed away at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Helen for 68 years. Loving father of Jeannine (the late Olavi) Seppala and Neil (Cathy) Passingham. Cherished grandfather of Dennis Williams. Treasured great-grandfather of Mitchell Williams. Dear brother of Edythe (the late William) Wolsey and Thelma (the late Albert) Vandenburghe. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Edith Passingham, and by his sisters Grace (Douglas) Harris and Elizabeth “Betty” Passingham. Lovingly remembered by niece, nephews and cousins. Lloyd was a longtime councillor for Sarnia Township. He was passionate about his family history and genealogy, and enjoyed spending time playing a good game of cards. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care or the Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MCKNIGHT: Ernest Marshall

Posted by on April 14, 2017

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Ernest Marshall McKnight on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Linda McKnight. Loving father of Kathy (Al) Latimer, James Ferguson, and Terry (Carol) McKnight. Cherished grandfather of Krista, Tyler, Shyla, James, Madison, Blake and Jasmine, and great-grandfather of Lukas, Sebastian, Aria and Karson. Dear brother of Robert (Pat) McKnight, Norma Durston, David (Julie) McKnight, William (Carol) McKnight, and Jane McKnight. Survived by his sister-in-law Kathy (Camille) Fangeat and family. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Margaret McKnight. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRANT: Wanda Patricia (n. Hyde)

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully at her home with her family Friday, March 31, 2017 in Sarnia, Ontario, after a lifelong battle with Crohn’s disease. Beloved wife of Stephen Leslie Grant of Sarnia. Dedicated mother of two sons, Timothy Noel Grant of Niagara Falls and Shawn Darby Grant of Toronto. Loving Grandmother to TaraLyn Jordan Grant of Niagara Falls and loving sister to Dale Gordon Hyde of Hamilton. Predeceased by parents Keith Roy Hyde and June Marguerite Hyde of Simcoe. Wanda bore her life challenges with a quiet, uncomplaining strength and fortitude that inspired all those who knew her. She was a kind and gentle soul whose generosity with word and deed endeared her to so many. It is with profound sadness and pride we submit her to God for her new journey. The interment of ashes will take place graveside, at Norfolk Oakwood Cemetery, 35 Potts Road, Simcoe ON, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Donations can be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada at

https://crohnsandcolitis.donorportal.ca/Donation/InHonour.aspx?L=en-CA&G=159&F=1098&T=INHON

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LAMBERT: Jean (n. Philippon)

Posted by on April 14, 2017

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Jean Lambert on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late George Lambert (2000). Cherished mother of Allan and Gayle Lambert of Abbotsford, BC, and Mitchel and Mary Jane Lambert of Courtright, ON. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Lorne and Michelle of Vancouver, BC, and Courtney and Paige of Calgary, AB. Dear sister of Elaine and her husband Andy Fulmes of Clinton, PEI. Survived by her sister-in-law’s Barbara Lambert (wife of the late Jack Lambert) and Larose Lambert (wife of the late Jim Lambert) of Sarnia and by her nephews and nieces, and grand nephews and nieces. Predeceased by her parents Ted Philippon (1968) and Aurore Philippon (née Forget) (1975), sister Louise Charbonneau (1987), brother Onile Philippon (1990), and sister Colette Lalonde (2010). Jean touched many lives and will be missed by all. Cremation has taken place. Honouring Jean’s and her family’s wishes, there will be no visitations or service. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Burial of ashes will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Diabetes Canada, or to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MCQUILLIN: Gordon

Posted by on April 14, 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 held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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PLOJETZ: Albert Rudolph

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Albert Plojetz passed away at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Klothilde “Lottie” for 53 years. Loving father of Rainer Plojetz (Judy Wangui) and Robert Plojetz. Cherished grandfather of Kevin Plojetz. Survived by his nephew Klaus Geisler and niece Tamara Herbig. Predeceased by his sister Margaret (the late Ronny) Eidness. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The War Amps (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CIPOLLONE: Antonia

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Peacefully surrounded by loving family, at Twin Lakes Terrace on Sunday, April 9, 2017, Antonia Cipollone passed away at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Luigi Cipollone. Loving mother of Carlo, Roberto and Anna (Chris).  Cherished grandmother of Luca and Gianni Pacifico.  Dear sister of Teresa (Dante), Nunzia, and Gina.  Predeceased by her brother Peter DiPede and by her sisters Rita and Maria.   Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HEBECKER: Karl

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health on Sunday, April 9, 2017, Karl Hebecker passed away at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Annamaria for 54 years. Loving father of Silvana (Steve) Langis and Marino (Catherine Valente-Hebecker) Hebecker. Cherished grandfather of Matthew and Stephanie Langis and Venezia Valente-Hebecker. Dear brother of Heidi (the late Rosaire) Bechard and Klaus Meier; brother-in-law of Miriam (the late Francesco) Baldini, Lina (the late Albino) Gerbaz, Tea (Nick) Morin and John Skrivanic. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Emmi and Manfred Lindenfelser and his in-laws Maria and Domenico Skrivanic. Karl worked as a process operator at Dow Chemical for 25 years. Karl’s family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses on 4th floor I.C.U. at Bluewater Health for their care and compassion during this difficult time. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WESTERN: Jack

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Born in Bradford W York England July 20th 1923.

Jack passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 5th 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Ontario surrounded by his family. Jack was married to his war bride, Barbara Western in 1944, and stayed together for 72 years as soul mates, partners and best friends. Together they faced many challenges both during the war and after. Jack was many things in his lifetime. In England his work experience included a Cycle Mechanic, Factory & Mill worker, Messenger Air Raid Precaution Service and Airman in the Royal Air Force. He was AC2 to Warrant Officer First Class: Operations with A Flight 153 Squadron Bomber Command, RAF Station Scampton Lincolnshire, UK as Rear Gunner and Police Officer. They arrived in Canada in 1953 and he was eventually employed with the London Township Police Force. Later they moved to St. Mary’s where he became Chief of Police. Unfortunately cancer took that career from him and he worked as a Radio operator for the Ontario Provincial Police, then became a Court Room Clerk, Court Supervisor and Court Administrative Person. Then his job took him and Barbara to Sarnia, Ontario, where he was the Clerk of the County of Lambton Family Court and Justice of the Peace. It was during this last job as a JP, that he began performing Marriage Ceremonies.  That eventually brought about Bluewater Weddings Marriage Services which he started on his retirement. He performed Marriages as a Minister for over 15 years in Sarnia. Jack was the founder of Bomber Command Association of Canada, and the War Veterans Club. He was the Director of the Sarnia Disaster Relief Organization for 6 years. He was a member of Canon Davis Memorial Anglican Church, Ontario, Civil Service 25 Year Club, Branch 62 Royal Canadian Legion, Legion of Honour and the Canadian War Plane Heritage Club. Jack was a long-time Mason. He was a member of Liberty Lodge No. 419. He was also a member of the Royal Arch and achieved high rank in that order. He enjoyed being a Noble through Mocha Shrine. He enjoyed the fellowship in the fraternity as well as its charitable aims. He was a founding member of the International Police Association, his membership number was 3. Jack & Barbara had 3 Children, David, Jackie, and Barbara and their spouses Pearl, Curt & Larry. They have 7 Grandchildren, Peter & Randi, Carey Ann, Curtis and Tara, and Shawn & Trina. And 4 Great Grand Children: Kristen, Ryan, Mattias & Taylor. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday the 27th of May, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family & friends being received one hour prior to the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health – Palliative Care unit (cheques only at the funeral home please). Jack’s family would also like to express their gratitude to all the nursing staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care as they were simply fabulous in their care.

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EMEIS: Willem “Bill” Adriaan

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Willem Adriaan Emeis (Bill), son of Willem Emeis and Jacoba Kraal. Born on May 5, 1925, in Moerkapell, the Netherlands.  Loving husband of Cora.  Cherished father of Joan Mausser (Joe), Joyce Furlonger (Scott), Jeff Emeis (Lori).  Beloved Opa to Karin Mahoney (Tim), Rob Mausser, Meaghan Furlonger, Mitch Furlonger (Lindsay), and Adrian Emeis.  Great grandfather of Evie Mahoney.  Bill was raised in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). He survived a Japanese POW camp with his family during WWII.  Graduated from a Dutch technical school and immigrated to Canada in 1955.  Bill enjoyed his years working in the Chemical Valley as a draftsman and retired from Suncor Refinery as the drafting supervisor. He was an avid carpenter, writer, tennis player, and art instructor at the Strangway Centre. Dad was a hardworking, happy, gentle person who was loved by all and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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WINCH: Jenifer Ann

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Jenifer Ann Winch passed away peacefully, at sunset on April 7, 2017, with family and friends by her side. It was a short visit at Palliative Care, but the excellent staff kept her comfortable and cared for her like family.  Beloved wife of Ken. Cherished mother of Darcy (April) and their children Carter and Brody, and Travis (Syl).  Sadly missed by her furry companion Kirra.  Loved daughter of Margaret Kuenzig, who will miss her with each sunset.  Loved sister of Peter (Louise), Lynn (Dave), Cleo (Kim), and Tom (Lynda).  Remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Jen loved reading, and worked as a librarian in the Separate school system.  She instilled a passion for books in all students. Jen learned guitar and flute and boy, did she have a passion for quilting and sewing.  She leaves many unfinished projects and a massive crafting room with now idle sewing machines.  Jen loved to take photos of everything around her – no really, EVERYTHING.  Thankfully Ken and Jen were able to travel extensively around the world before MDS and Leukemia took her rapidly. Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jen’s life will be held at Central United Church, 220 George St., Sarnia, on Saturday, May 13, 2107 at 10:30 a.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or to the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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JAMES: Woodrow Donald

Posted by on April 11, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Woodrow Donald James announces his passing on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Bluewater Health at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Irene for 67 years. Loving father of Wayne, Wanda (Jeff), Woodie (Bev), and Catherine (Doug). Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Devon, Kory, Kelly, Vanessa (Paul), Jacqueline (Scott), Josh (Marley), David (Rachelle), Woody (Corine), Cassandra (Trent), Scott (Megan), Brittnee (Danielle), Bradley, Brock, Kristi, Laura and Alysha. Treasured great-grandfather of Landon, Mathew, Julia, Blayd, Leo, Hannah, Connor, Jaidyn, Annaleigh, Tristan and Aaden. Dear brother of Alonzo (the late Betty), and brother-in-law of Marie and Ruth (John). Survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Special cousin of Derick (Joyce). Predeceased by his parents Roland and Caroline, and his brother Gerald. Woodrow worked for 30 years at Ethel Corporation until his retirement in 1995 at the age of 65. He was a true outdoorsman, enjoyed nature and the “cottage life” in his native Newfoundland, where he loved to fish. Woodrow was an avid and talented woodworker, but his true passion was his family, especially his grandkids. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Family and friends will be received on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

                      

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THOMAS: Nora Marie

Posted by on April 11, 2017

The family of Nora Marie Thomas sadly announces her passing at The Residence on the St. Clair, on January 22, 2017, after 98 ½ years of good living. She was born Nora Marie Webb, daughter of the late Adelbert and Laura Webb, on July 1, 1918 in Stephen Township (near Grand Bend) during a snow storm! Nora was predeceased by husbands William Sylvester (1960) and Kenneth Thomas (1990), as well as by son Wayne Sylvester (1992). Devoted mother of Warren Sylvester of Ancaster, and Judy (Ron) Richardson of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Adam (Lia) Paterson of Melbourne, Australia, Fraser Paterson of Sarnia, Craig (Megan) Sylvester of Mooresville, Indianapolis, Crystal (Don) Watts of Morinville, Alberta, Brian Sylvester of Burlington, and Jill (Blake) Mercer of Burlington. Great grandmother to Colin, Adam, and Sean Sylvester, and Robert Mercer. Remembered by her nieces Pauline (Bob), Brenda, and Lynne (Peter), and nephew Lawrence (Dianne). Predeceased by her brother Wilbur Webb, and sister Lillian (Arnie) Becker. Nora always had a zest for life and a “carry on” attitude. Her love for those close to her shone through in her smile and sense of humour. She leaves a hole in all our lives that we will try to fill with memories, as she would have wanted. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., with the family sharing a few memories at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (across the parking lot from the funeral home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, for a memorial open house. A private interment of ashes will take place in Grand Bend Cemetery later that day. If desired, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army or to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Special thanks to Dr. Soeder and Dr.Cheong for their exceptional care, as well as to The Residence on the St. Clair.

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GIBBS: Allan Robert

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, Allan Robert Gibbs passed away at the age of 71 at Bluewater Health on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Beloved husband of Gail (n. Brown) for 42 years. Loving father of Sandra Gibbs of Sarnia and Andrew Gibbs of Corunna. Survived by his sister Sheila Gibbs of Chatham. Predeceased by his parents Betty (n. Laing) Gibbs (2009) and Robert Gibbs (2011). Allan was born in Calgary, Alberta, and at age one, his family moved to St. Thomas, Ontario. He grew up loving and playing baseball and enjoyed coaching his children when they were young. He loved watching and playing golf. While attending Western University he worked at Labatt Brewery in London, then went on to work at Brewers Retail in Stratford, Ontario. After completing training in management, he accepted a position of manager at the Sarnia Beer Store then on to the Corunna Beer Store where he retired after 30 years of service. He will be sadly missed by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Thank you to the ER staff, 4th Floor staff and Dr. Davies for the wonderful care and compassion received and all the love and support from our friends and family.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Allan’s life at an open house at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (across the parking lot from Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SULLIVAN: Larry Benedict

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Born in Strathroy Ontario but a longtime resident of Sarnia Ontario and Midland Michigan; with cherished summers spent at Sullivan’s Bay on Lake Matinenda in Blind River Ontario. Larry was predeceased in 2006 by his wife of fifty years, Colleen Cleary of Wallaceburg (aka Cleary, Dalton, O’Connor, and the Dorsey gang etc), as well his parents James and Mary Sullivan, sister Dorothy (Ernie) Fillion, and his special close cousin Mac McCabe.  Just three weeks before his 90th birthday, Larry died peacefully surrounded by his five children; Cathy (Edward) Johnson, Kevin Sullivan, Maureen Sullivan, Ann Marie (Carl) Sullivan-Wahlstrom and Erin (Michael) Maroney.  Cherished as “grandpa” by Wendy, Krista, Kelly, Aaron, Ryan, Casey, Darcy, Daniel, McKayla, Kavenaugh, Tarynn and great-grandfather of Taylor, Grace, Ava, Kaydence, Payton, Ben and William.  He will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends including those met during the many years of wintering in Orlando. On top of a 37 year career at Dow Chemical Larry loved tinkering, nature, singing Irish tunes, dancing, and would tell the occasional joke. We’d like to invite his family and friends to join him in one last shindig at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday April 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A mass of Christian burial will be held to celebrate Larry’s life on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron, with the interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, 1885 London Line.  On behalf of the family we send our sincere gratitude to Dads personal support workers as well the caring staff of Bluewater Health.  If one would like to express sympathy, the family asks that The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Bluewater Health Foundation be considered (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca . For those that are unable to join us, please raise a glass with us in Larry’s memory at 5:00 p. m. EST on Saturday.
“He will be sadly missed by all…Until we meet again.”

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MacKINNON: Henry “Bruce”

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Surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Henry “Bruce” MacKinnon passed away at the age of 64. Loving father of Amanda (late Pete) Griffith and Andy MacKinnon. Cherished Grandpa of Noah, Ava, Kyra and Bella. Dear brother of Sue (Gerry) Miller and Alice (Brian) Frew. Survived by his best friends, who were more like brothers, Stan and Rob. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Dorothy MacKinnon. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., Sarnia, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., with family and friends being received from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

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MOORE: Ivan James

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia Ivan James Moore passed away at the age of 63.  Beloved brother of Bill (Marianne) Moore.  Dear uncle to James Moore and Lindsay Moore and cherished great uncle of Jordan.  Survived by an uncle, many aunts and several cousins.  Predeceased by his parents William and Alfreida Moore.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Home, 128 Talbot St. N. Essex, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.  The interment of ashes will be held in Woodslee United Church Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – www.schizophrenia.on.ca

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CODLING: Joseph Earnest

Posted by on April 11, 2017

It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Joseph Earnest Codling, on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of the late Sue Ann Codling (2006). Loved father of Becky (Cameron) Bullen and Teri Ann (Trevor) Lauzon. Loving Poppa of Alyssa, Lucas, Jenna Mae, Joeylin, Somer, Taylor, Jakeb and Jordyn. Brother of Jackie Foster (Paul), Sandi (Gabe) Torma, Patti Codling (Jim), and Roy (Thom) Codling. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Will be missed by his special friends Edgar and Mark and the Peoples Church. Predeceased by his parents John and Marion Codling, his brother Stephen Codling, stepfather Norm Hughes, and his brother-in-law Norm Worsley. Joseph was a member of Peoples Church. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Joseph’s life will be held at Peoples Church, 3888 London Line, Wyoming, on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Peoples Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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