SONES: Margaret Ann

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia, Ontario, Margaret Ann Sones (née Gilmour) passed away at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Bob for 64 years.  Loving mother of Robert (Elizabeth Dunn) and Kelly (Geoff Gordon). Cherished grandmother of Catherine, Michelle, Keira and Siobhan.  Predeceased by her parents Jesse and Vera Gilmour and her sister Norma (the late Maurice Martin).  Margaret was born in Hamilton and graduated as a Registered Nurse from Hamilton General Hospital in 1952.  The family wishes to thank Marg’s longtime personal support workers/friends Cheryl and Irene, as well as Dr. Gannon and the wonderful Huron Crescent staff at Vision Nursing Home.  Margaret loved to laugh, read and cook her family’s favourite dishes.  She touched many people with her warmth and sense of humour.  Cremation has taken place.  A private family service will be held.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or your local district of the Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario.

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SMITH: Joseph

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Joe Smith passed away peacefully at Vision Nursing Home with his family by his side, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the age of 95. Dad can now be reunited with the love of his life, Phyllis, whom he lost way too early (26 years ago). Joe is survived by his two daughters; Emily (Don) Pettypiece and JoAnne (Paul) Bugler, his son Brent (Cindy) Smith, his six grandchildren; Heather Pettypiece, Lynn (Shawn) Hebb, Scott (Heather) Bugler, Kirk (Diane) Bugler, Jennifer Smith and Chris Smith, and his five great-grandchildren; Aidan, Jacob, Annabelle, Everleigh and Jaxon. Also survived by his sister Joyce and predeceased by his sister Olive. Joe worked for Murphy Tobacco for 50 years, first as a salesman and then as a manager in Sarnia. Many young men started work at Murphy before going on to the plants, they all had great things to say about Joe and he treated them all with fondness and respect. He was a Sting Season Ticket holder for 17 years until he could not go anymore. Joe was also a devoted Leaf and Jays fan. “Poppy” loved his grandkids and never missed a sporting event or activity that they were involved in. The family would like to thank the wonderful caring staff of Vision Nursing Home. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Paterson Memorial Church Roof Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MINIELLY: Thelma Martha

Posted by on January 17, 2017

It is with saddened hearts that the family of Thelma Martha Minielly announce her passing, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at her home, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd (2000). Loving mother of Russell (Irene), Fran Boyd (Tom Debranski) and Roy (Dawn-Marie). Cherished grandmother of Craig (Lisa), Kara (Larry) Muzzatti, Paula (Craig) Boucher, Lana Boyd, Jesse (Katie) Minielly, Kelly (Jessie) Minielly, Candace Armstrong and Shelby (Shelby) Armstrong. Treasured great-grandmother of Mason and Meg Minielly, Elia and Austin Muzzatti, Hunter and Janelle Boucher, Jett Johnson and Ainsley Minielly. Survived by sister-in-laws Aileen McKellar, Beth White and Orlene Pascoe. Predeceased by her brother Delmer Pascoe. Thelma was a long time member of Camlachie United Church and was a resident of Brights Grove for many years. She loved playing cards, a good game of euchre, and cooking for her loved ones. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. At Thelma’s request, a private family service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRANT: Lucille Audrey (n. Houghton)

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Now in her Heavenly home, Lucille Audrey Grant (nee Houghton) passed away peacefully, on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Extendicare London, surrounded by love, in her 79th year. Beloved wife for 59 years of the late Gary David Grant (January 2, 2016). Dear mother of Martin (the late Joan)(Linda Lucas) Mason-Grant, Brian (Lynn Southgate), Matthew (Lorraine Cash), Jennifer (Peter) Bright and the late baby Kathryn. Loving Nana of Jay (Leanne), Corey, Thomas, Wesley, Sarah (Quinn), Alex, Ben, Chris, Katie, Noah, Ozzie, and Whitney. Treasured great-grandmother of Wally, Tilly, Ellie, and Jo. Cherished daughter of the late Syndey Ira and the late Twila Houghton. Dear sister of Don (the late Helen) Houghton, Marjorie (John) Quinney, the late Murray (Betty) Houghton, Phyllis (John) McNeil and Alvin (Heather) Houghton. Sister-in-law of the late Don (the late Mary) Grant and the late Mac (Lois) Grant. Remembered lovingly by many nieces and nephews. Lucille quietly served for many years as a member of Temple Baptist Church and supported outreach and worldwide missions. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BROWN: Blair Campbell

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Surrounded by family, on Thursday, January 12, 2017, Blair Campbell Brown passed away at Afton Park Place at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Anita for 58 years. Loving father of Kim (Ron) Arnold, Terry (Tammy) Brown, Carol (Mark) Loffhagen, and Heather (Steve) Forbes. Cherished grandfather of Mike and Michelle Arnold, Josh and Keegan Brown, Gordon and Blair Tate, and Courtney and Logan Forbes. Dear great-grandfather of Hudson Brown. Dearly missed by his nieces Judy (Frank) Neelands and Sheila (Bill) Jones, sister-in-law Anne, brother-in-law Adelard, Ernie and Nelson, sister-in-law Carol and Linda, by the Keir family, his good friend John Carter, and by all of those who knew and loved him. Predeceased by his parents Blair and Helen Brown, brother Mack (2003) and sister-in-law Ruth. Blair was an avid sports fan, endlessly supporting the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs.   In 1966, when Blair moved to Sarnia with his wife and young family of two, he was employed at Catalytic Enterprises where he worked for many years, later working for Octagon where he was able to utilize his skills in drafting piping designs at various locations within Chemical Valley. Blair is now in Heaven creating heavenly designs and in his spare time he’s sitting back watching his beloved Blue Jays or Toronto Maple Leafs play. Family and friends will be received on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. A graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. We would sincerely like to thank Dr. Borek, everyone who cared for Blair at Afton Park Place, Bluewater Health and Lambton EMS. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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PARK: Myrtle May (n. Ford)

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Peacefully, with her family at her side at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Friday, January 13, 2017, Myrtle May Park (nee Ford) passed away at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Park (1977). Loving mother of Lorraine Molloy. Cherished grandmother of Melody (Jose) Pereira. Treasured great-grandmother of Lisa and Amanda Pereira and great-great-grandmother of Jaxon D’Angela. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, January 16, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to World Vision or Christian Blind Mission (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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PITT: Terence “Terry” William

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Take these broken wings and learn to fly…
Our awesome and amazing Dad, Terry (Terence William Pitt) died last Sunday surrounded by the love of his family. He was 69 years old. Born in England, Terry immigrated to Canada in the late 70s with his young family and was a respected employee of Shell Canada (later, Basell) in Sarnia. Terry had a great sense of humour and a sparkle in his eye. He was a talented artist, a lover of music, and had a kind heart and generous spirit. He had a deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors and enjoyed camping (with his perfectly pressed pants), working in his garden, playing a round of golf at the crack of dawn, and walking the dog in the countryside. He could build or fix anything and everything and was an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and other groups. But above all else, he loved his family. Terry will be missed immensely by his “girls,” Claire (Steve), Kate (Andrew), and Amy (Justin); their mum, Valerie; his beloved grandchildren, Thomas, Simon, Avalon, and May; sister, Kim; brother, Ron; and extended family in the U.K.
Please join us to remember and celebrate this most cherished and dear dad, grandad, brother and friend on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at MANOR ROAD UNITED CHURCH, 240 Manor Road E., Toronto. Reception to follow. Terry loved the sound of children laughing and playing so please know that children are most welcome and space will be provided for them. A memorial will be held in Sarnia in the spring. Terry died after living courageously for many years with Lewy Body Dementia. We’d like to thank the wonderful staff at Kensington Gardens in Toronto for their excellent care during these last months. Donations in Terry’s honour can be made to a charity of your choice.

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BOYD: Donald “Don”

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Peacefully, at Bluewater Health, on Thursday, January 12, 2017, Don Boyd passed away at the age of 82. Dear spouse of Marguerite (nee Dalziel). Loving father of Tammy Boyd. Survived by his siblings Shirley and Dave. Predeceased by his son Myron Boyd (1959), parents Daniel and Velma, and by his siblings Bill and Evelyn. Don was a proud 60 year member with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, January 16, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Laurel Lea St. Matthews Presbyterian Church or to a charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GIANCARLO: Vittoria

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, January 12, 2017, Vittoria Giancarlo passed away at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Luigi Giancarlo. Loving mother of Joanne (Luciano) Cantalini and Louie Giancarlo. Cherished grandmother of Tony (Melissa) Cantalini and Anna Cantalini (Josh Jacobson). Cherished great grandmother of Joey, Gia, Sofia and Gabriel. Predeceased by her parents Sebastiano and Elvira, sister Rosa and brothers Francesco, Guilio and Pacifico. A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation or VON (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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PETERS: Therese (Terri)

Posted by on January 13, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Therese (Terri) Peters nee Gravel She was a loving mother to her precious son, Mark Peters, and devoted daughter to her parents Gordon and Irene Gravel. Will be missed terribly by her sisters Nicole (Ross Clark), Lucille (Lucy) Gravelle and Lorraine Stacey (Gravel) and tante Diane Langlois. She loved with all of her heart the friendship and company of her nieces and nephews, Ryan, Jacob, Christine and Cody Calhoun; Adam, Natalie and Eric Clark; Vince, Rose and Sadie Stacey; Dominic (Coco) and Paul Langlois. Terri took great pride in her work as a loyal employee of the Staples store in London and will be missed by her friends there. Many thanks to the nursing staff in the critical care unit at LHSC for their attention and compassion during our time of grief. Words cannot begin to express the depth of our sorrow.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday, January 13th at Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 14th at Smith Funeral Home.

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SCHINCARIOL: Robert

Posted by on January 11, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Schincariol announces his peaceful passing on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care at the age of 79. Robert is survived by his children, Louis (Elizabeth) Schincariol and their children Kelly and Ryan; Lynn (Tim) Randall and their children Steven, Jaimie and Kevin; and Steve Schincariol (Kathy Murphy). Dear brother of Connie (John) Morettin, Rita (the late Bert) Barei, and Angelo (Linda) Schincariol. Survived by the mother of his children Anna, and by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Gildo and Tonina Schincariol. Robert was a process operator at Dow Chemicals for 33 years, retiring in 1995. He fought a courageous battle with cancer for over 10 years. Robert will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. A special thank you to Dr. Dostaler and Dr. Maddsion, and all the staff at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care for their support and compassion during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MAOLA: Louise Mary

Posted by on January 11, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Louise Maola passed away at the age of 66 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dear wife and best friend of Ennio “Joe” Maola for 40 years. Loving mother of Cory (Janice) Lacroix and Nick (Jennifer) Maola. Cherished grandmother of Lee Lacroix, Rachel Lacroix, and Carson Maola. Dearly missed by her mother Leah Brun and her father-in-law Domenico Maola. Survived by her brothers Gerry (Sue) Brun and Frank Brun, sister Annette (Paul) Cooper, sister-in-law Grace Maola, brother-in-law Ray (Brenda) Maola, and sisters-in-law Gina (Tony) Savo, and Lisa (Dino) Caschera. Louise will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Predeceased by her father John Brun and by her mother-in-law Erminia Maola. Louise’s family and friends will remember her for passion of decorating her home for every occasion and holiday, specifically Christmas. Louise was also an avid gardener, baker, animal lover, and a retiree from the Royal Bank of Canada.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at St. Benedict Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, at 11:00 a.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CREAM: Robert John “Bob”

Posted by on January 10, 2017

Passed away peacefully in Sarnia on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He will be missed by his dear wife Mary Cameron Nethery, much-loved daughter Evelyn Cream and his magnificent Newfoundland dog Gryphon. Also survived by his daughter Margaret Cream. He had a close and loving relationship with his sister Magaret Moon and her children Catherine, Richard and James Moon. Having grown up in Quebec City, Bob spent many happy summers at the family cottage on Lac-Beauport. Mary’s sister Linda Nethery and her daughters Liz Fedryk (Mike) and Sarah White (Scott Cleaver) as well as great-nephews Kevin and Jeremy, brought great joy and merriment to Bob’s life. Over the years, Bob enjoyed the company of the Griffith-Jones family of Guelph. Bob graduated in Chemical Engineering from McGill University and his work in the Chemical Industry took him around the world to India, Japan, South America and Europe. Bob loved skiing, sailing and chemistry equations, but above all else, he loved his family. In later years, Bob received wonderful care from Niki Lemoine, Lori Gignac, Kane Matthews, and many Bayshore Staff. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia & District Humane Society or the Sarnia-Lambton United Way (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MARTIN: Anthony “Tony” Clifford Edward

Posted by on January 10, 2017

Peacefully with his family by his side, on Monday, January 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer, Tony Martin passed away at the age of 55. Loving father of Derek (Jenny) Martin, Dustin Martin (Steph Jones), and Alyssa (Billy) Paxton. Treasured grandfather of Conor, Lydia and Colin. Dear brother of Rita (Jim) Worsley, and Vicki (Doug) White. Tony is survived by his nieces and nephews Lee (Jamie) Worsley, Daniel Worsley, Brittany Worsley, and Shawn (Cathy) White; and by his great-nieces and nephews Cian, Rhys, Aria and Sienna. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Elsie Martin. Tony was a longtime member of the Local IBEW 530. He loved coaching and watching his grandkids play hockey, and was a supporter of the Point Edward Minor Hockey Association. Tony loved the outdoors, especially fishing and camping, but his greatest joy in life was his family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62, 286 Front St. N., Sarnia, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the London Health Sciences Centre Cardiac Care Program or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care.

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McGovern: Sheila

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her dear family, Sheila McGovern passed away at Twin Lakes Terrace on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late James (1998). Loving mother of Patricia, Louise, and Elizabeth, and mother-in-law of Manny and Ian. Cherished grandmother of Robert, Jessica, and Rachel. Sheila was a member of the 403 Wing, the Moose Lodge, and was a dedicated Personal Support Worker for the Red Cross and Comcare before retirement. The family wishes to thank the Oakwood floor staff at Twin Lakes Terrace for their exceptional care over the years.  Cremation has taken place. As per Sheila’s request, there will be no funeral services. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GATES: William Alexander

Posted by on January 6, 2017

Peacefully, on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, William “Bill” Alexander Gates passed away at the age of 66. Dear brother of Susan (Len) Vantol and Don (Deb) Hart. Loving “Uncle Buck” to Sherri (Mike Pincoe) Vantol, Michelle Vantol (Chris Fereday), Chris Hart and Mike Hart, and Alex and Sara Muelli; and great- uncle of Madelyn and Natalie. Wild Bill will be missed by many friends and colleagues on Bay Street. Lovingly remembered by his furry friends Slinky, Mom Cat and Outside Cat. Bill was an innovator and expert in his financial field. He was a pioneer in hedge fund markets and EFT’s in Canada. As well he worked with his U.S. colleagues in the field of derivatives and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac contract options. Cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576, London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MINO: Paul Albert

Posted by on January 6, 2017

Heaven is now under construction. A little brighter (new lights installed), a little warmer (furnace running smoothly) and time for a hot coffee (triple cream, triple sugar, triple sweetener) or maybe a cold Coors Light. It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Paul Mino at Trillium Villa Nursing Home at the age of 77. He fought hard and is now at peace. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Marion (Steward) Mino; children, Janice (Derek) Ewing, Ken (Chantal) Mino and Lynne (Shawn Antosiak) Mino, of Sarnia, and Brian (Laura) Mino of St. Catharines; grandchildren, Ryleigh Ewing, Alexis and Adam Mino, Connor, Jack & Grace Antosiak, and Christopher & Emily Mino; sisters, Anne Luciantonio and Liz (Wayne)Teft of Sarnia; brothers, Joe (Pauline) Mino of Sarnia, and John (Carol) Mino of Muncie, Indiana; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Larry Gagnon, Ernie & Marie Steward, and Elsie & Ron Urry; and by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by sister, Mary Gagnon and brother-in-law, Leo Luciantonio. Paul was a co-owner of L&M Heating and more recently a member of Local 539, Sheet Metal Workers’ Union.  Paul enjoyed spending time with his faithful dog Baxter and getting together with good friends for his weekly bowling game. He will be missed by all the lives he touched and was such a wonderful part of. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, January 6, 2017, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Benedicts Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow.  If desired, donations in memory of Paul may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada in support of his grandson and would be very much appreciated.

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WARNSTROM: Joyce

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Peacefully, at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Joyce Warnstrom went home to be with the Lord at the age of 83. Beloved wife of Eric Warnstrom. Loving mother of Peter (Debbie), Fonda (Andy) Kline, and Steven (Justine). Cherished grandmother of Joseph, Emmie, Anna, Daniel, Kathryn, Jennifer, Rebekah, Eric, and Nicholas. Treasured great-grandmother of Caleb, Della, Gabriel and Amber Rose. Dear sister of Howard Marcellis and Alice Larson. A memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Dr., Sarnia, on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., with family and friends being received from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the church. A private interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Temple Baptist Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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O’BRIEN: Marilyn Jane

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Marilyn Jane O’Brien passed away at the age of 74. Beloved wife of John “Jack” O’Brien for 40 years. Loving mother of Sean (Janet Gilbert) O’Brien. Cherished grandma of Mark O’Brien and Dallas O’Brien. Cremation has taken place. A private entombment of ashes was held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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RICHARDSON: Tim G.

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Tim G. Richardson (nee Allan Thorpe) born October 13, 1947, passed away peacefully January 3, 2017, at Sarnia St. Joseph’s Hospice in his 70th year. Dearly missed by his sister Johnette Brock.  Also sadly missed by friends & extended family. Predeceased by loving mother Betty Hannah Brock (Thorpe) and adopted parents Tom & Claire Richardson. Tim lived life to the full – hitchhiking to the Yukon as a teenager, joining the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) with a posting in Europe, attending the 1969 Woodstock festival, and travelling the world as a young man.  A man of many skills and interests, Tim worked in BC, Quebec, Yukon and Ontario as a radio operator, fire watcher (on a Yukon mountaintop), printing press operator, commercial real estate agent, Maytag appliance salesman, sawmill supervisor, security for BC film industry, chimney sweep, journalist, call centre operator, etc, finally retiring in Chatham, Ontario. Tim enjoyed listening to and sharing music on the Internet, especially guitar – jazz, blues, funk and 60s pop.  He also knew and loved classic cars, particularly Studebakers.  Thankfully, fifteen years ago he searched for and found his birth family to their great pleasure.
Sweet dreams.
Many thanks to Dr. Kim and the staff at Sarnia St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health Palliative Care for their kindness and care over the past few weeks.  Our thanks also to Dr. Chawla & Dr. Sinnaeve in Chatham for their excellent care & support over the years. Cremation has taken place. Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Salvation Army would be appreciated in lieu of flowers (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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ZONNEVILLE: Robert “Bob” Arnold

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Robert “Bob” Arnold Zonneville passed away at the age of 80. Beloved husband of June Zonneville. Loving father of the late Wayne (Lori) Zonneville, Tammy Zonneville, and Rick (Cheryl) Zonneville. Cherished grandfather of Erika and Rebecca Zonneville, Matthew Lapointe, Jessica (Chuck) Edgar, the late Michael Lapointe, Brian Watkins, and Rachel (Alfonso) Garcia. Treasured great-grandfather of Wayne and Aubrey Hamilton. Survived by his brother-in-law John Critz. Also remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother John (Jack) Zonneville and his sister Eleanor Critz. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, January 6, 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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GANDIER: John Douglas “Doug”

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Saturday, December 31, 2016, John Douglas “Doug” Gandier passed away at the age of 74. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Gandier. Loving father of James Gandier (Krystal Clarke) and the late John Gandier. Cherished grandfather of Abby, Austin, Ravyn, and the late Connor Gandier. Dear brother of Fred (Jacquie) Gandier, Dennis (Linda) Gandier, Jeanette (Graham) Frisby, and the late Arnold (late Jean) Gandier. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Harriette Gandier and by his mother-in-law Thelma McDougall. Doug was employed at Triad Mechanical Services. He was a member of the Lambton County Radio Club, Ham Radio – VE3 JGR. Doug 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 Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BARTLEY: Franklin Chester

Posted by on January 2, 2017

Gone to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, January 1, 2017, Franklin Chester Bartley passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital at the age of 82. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Rose Bartley (2013). Loving father of Charles (Jo-Ann) Bartley, Ellen Larocque (John Benjamin), Linda (Terry) Rattigan, and Frank Jr. (Sharon) Bartley. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Robert, Melissa, Kevin, and Mallory. Remembered by his treasured great-grandchildren. Dear brother of William (Joanne) Bartley, Sally (Jack) Cooper, and Marion (Doug) McPhedran. Survived by his brothers-in-law Wayne Baker (late Jo-Ann) and Michael (Dorothy) Roberts. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by his furry friend Tequila. Predeceased by his parents Chester and Anna Bartley, mother-in-law Ellen Peters and brother-in-law Jesse Roberts. Franklin loved spending time at Lakewood Christian campground, spending time outdoors, and woodworking. Cremation has taken place. At Franklin’s request, no visitation or service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BRUNER: Douglas Leroy

Posted by on January 2, 2017

It is with broken hearts that the family of Douglas Leroy Bruner announce his passing on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, at the age of 79. Beloved husband and best friend for 56 years of Doreen Bruner (nee Needham). Loving father of Michael (Lynn) and Samantha (Marc). Cherished grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Connie (Dean) Percy, Carman Bruner (Joanne) and Karen (Mac) Jewell, and brother-in-law of Marilyn (Keith) McFadden. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Glen and Una Bruner, by his father and mother-in-law Sam and Dorothy Needham, his brother Hugh and his sister Marilyn. Doug worked at Dow Chemical for 33 years. He was a member of the Sarnia Jr. Linebackers Football Club, and a member of the Point Edward Ex-Servicemans Association for 55 years. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Doug’s wishes, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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TEMPLE: Thursa Mae Frances “Mrs. T”

Posted by on January 2, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 1, 2017, Thursa Mae Frances “Mrs. T” Temple passed away at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Dianna (late Ronald), the late Jimmy, Sandra Lynn (late Eugene), Linda (Gary), and the late Marlene Ann. Deeply missed by her eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents. Thursa loved crafts and gardening and was very handy. She always put everyone before herself, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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