McLean: Jim "Bones"

Posted by on January 26, 2014

McLean, Jim (“Bones”) age 66, completed his journey with us in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Son of the late Malcolm (Mac) and Phyllis McLean who nurtured within him a love and respect of northern Ontario where he worked passionately to build his dream log cabin. Much loved father of daughters Stephanie (Scott) Lumley, Heather (Brent) Thomas, Katie (Wes) Hinchcliffe, and lifelong friend to Jaynee McLean; mother of his daughters. Cherished “Grandpa Jim” to Dakota McLean, Jaycee Lumley, Norah and Nolan Thomas. Dear brother of Sandy (Mev) Davis. Best friend since childhood and ‘bro’ to Tom Croucher; and great friend to many others, too numerous to mention. A nature lover at heart, Jim was instrumental in the birth of Bluewater Anglers Fishing Club. He was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast. Jim was past manager and president of the early Point Edward Pacers Lacrosse team and was inducted into Sarnia Lambton sports Hall of Fame. Jim owned and operated Li’l Skippers Fish and Chips, a family restaurant in Bright’s Grove. As a skilled and respected crane operator, he shared part of history in the building of the CN Rail tunnel. He enjoyed his family of loyal friends at Mammoet Crane from where he retired as crane and rigging supervisor. Through the skill and compassion of Dr. Hahn of the London Regional Cancer Program and Dr. David Shih (Naturopath) in Petrolia, he was able to achieve his goal in gaining more time to make lasting memories with family and friends at his cabin in South River. Throughout his illness, he remained positive, grounded, strong, always with a sense of humour intact. He has touched the lives of many of his huge extended family of friends with his enthusiasm for life, his friendship, guidance, and incredible fighting spirit. He will be missed greatly. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home. The interment will take place in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The London Regional Cancer Program or a charity of your choice (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). For those who wish, remembrances and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Roszell: S. Blake

Posted by on January 26, 2014

On January 25, 2014, Blake passed away peacefully at the Bluewater Health in Sarnia. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean (Dawson) in June 2000. He is survived by his devoted companion and partner, Betty Robertson. He will also be missed by his daughters Gaye Black (Garry), Marcia Miller (Roger), Bonnie Lindros (Carl), and his son Dan. He will be fondly remembered as well by his ten grandchildren Brian, Susan, Nancy, Stuart, Eric, Brett, Robin, Shannon, Lauren, and Lisa, and his eight great grandchildren. Blake enjoyed family get-togethers, cottaging, camping and any excuse for a celebration. Blake was a Justice of the Peace in the Chatham area until he retired. The family will receive friends at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 noon. Interment will be at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham at a later date. Donations in Blake’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to a charity of your choice. (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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

WESTGATE: Frederick James "Roy" of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2014

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Frederick “Roy” Westgate of Sarnia passed away at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Shirley “Joan” Westgate (2013). Loving father of Carla Johnston (Dave) and Maureen Woolvett (Mark Gutteridge). Cherished grandfather of Taran Allen (Jane), Mike Allen (Michelle), Corey Woolvett, Stacey Woolvett, Dana Piggott (Bill), Amy Lawrence (Scott) and great grandfather of Haley Routheaux, Owen Allen, Dylan Lawrence and Logan Lawrence. Dear brother of Delphine Bayne (the late Cam) and brother-in-law of Tim Burgess (Sharon), Bill Burgess (the late Mary Lu). Predeceased by his parents George and Pearl Westgate. Roy retired after 40 years of service as a carpenter with Imperial Oil and was a past member of Greenwood Golf Club. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A private interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice –  http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/ (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at  www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Jordan: Michael Thomas

Posted by on January 20, 2014

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Michael Thomas Jordan of Sarnia at the age of 60. Beloved husband and best friend of Cathy for over 40 years. The best Dad ever of Courtney Jordan (Bryan Ostachuk), Kendra Jordan and Riley (Tyler) Bissonnette. The best grandpa ever of Harper and Marley. Dear brother of Frank Jordan, Patti Jordan, Kathie Jordan, brother-in-law of Gary Laird, Paul (Dora) Laird and Kevin (Lori) Laird. Loving uncle of Cody, Bridgette, Kelly Laird, Keira and Quinn Jordan. Best friends with Carl (Renee) Kongas. Predeceased by his parents Lois and Thomas Jordan, sister Ellen Jordan. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Lasenby: Donald Douglas

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Lasenby, Donald Douglas, aged 87 years passed away peacefully January 18, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Ontario. Don is survived by his “Princess” and loving wife of 65 years, June, his children Don (Dianne) of B.C., Doug (Nadine), Debbie, Dana (Rick) all of Sarnia, his brother Fred (Marlene) and sister-in-law Betty of London, Ontario. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Jack and Jessie of London, Ontario and his son Danny, daughter Deanna, brothers Jack and Stuart. Don was born and raised in London, Ontario relocating to Sarnia with C.N. and retiring after 50 years of dedicated service. Don also had 40 years of joy driving school bus for Laidlaw and First Student. As an avid softball player, coach and manager he led the Barnes Gravel team to numerous Town and Country League championships in the 1960’s and later in life enjoyed curling in bonspiel play to aid any charity that assisted children. For many years Don was the Welfare Chairman for the Lambton Shrine Club. His passion was assisting families with children requiring specialized medical care to benefit from the Shriners Hospital for children and seeing the joy that followed for the children as they recovered. Over the last few years Don and June enjoyed attending outings with classmates of Don’s Grade 3 class from Boyle Public School, London, Ontario. Don was WWII veteran, member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Past Master of Victoria Lodge No. 56 A.F. & A.M. G.R.C., Past Patron of Order of Eastern Star, Victory #50, Life Member of the Lambton Shrine Club, Member of Lambton Shrine Club Oriental Band, Member of the Lambton Shrine Club Motor Corps, Honourary Life Member Mocha Temple Legion of Honour, Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection, and Perceptory # 37. The family extends their gratitude and sincere appreciation to Dr. Dostaler and Dr. Maddison for their care and compassion during Don’s illness as well as the phenomenal staff and volunteers at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph’s Hospice. At Don’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2, on Friday January 24, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Victoria Lodge No. 56 conducting a Masonic Service at 5:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at <http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca> www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

Arnold: Jim

Posted by on January 19, 2014

Jim Arnold took his last flight out on Saturday January 18th, 2014 at the age of 90. One of his life’s  passions was flying as a private pilot. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia Arnold (Nee Perry).   Loving father of Perry (Samantha) Arnold, Cliff Arnold and Judy (Livio) Nannini.  Cherished grandfather of Erica Acton, Lee Arnold, James Arnold, Amber Arnold and step grandfather of Michelle Nannini. Predeceased by his parents James Marshall Arnold and Anne Mouck; and brother Bill Arnold. Jim was quite involved with many local groups, he was a lifelong member of Central United Church, one of the original members of the Century Club of Central United Church  and a proud member of 55 years with the Local 663.  Cremation has taken place.  A gathering to honour Jim’s life will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Lindhout: Hendrik Cornelis

Posted by on January 19, 2014

After a wonderful evening of saying goodbye to all his family and thanking them all for everything, our father, Opa and soon-to-be great-Opa, Hendrik Lindhout, peacefully passed away to be with his Father in Heaven at the age of 86 on Friday, January 17, 2014.   Henk is survived by his loving wife Lena, he was the light of her life, his children Diane (Robert), Helen (David), Flory (Rob) and Pieter (Elizabeth).  Cherished Opa of Thomas (Renee), Stephen, Marlene (Mike), Laura, Anna (Jason), Caleb, Kelly (Tac), Katie, Christine, Hendrik and Zackary.  He is survived by his 7 loving brothers and sisters and their spouses who all reside in the Netherlands.   Predeceased by granddaughter Karen, one sister and two brothers-in-law.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and all of those who knew and loved him.  Henk was a dedicated produce manager of Dominion/ A&P until he was 65.   After retirement, Henk returned to his first career as a Dutch baker and had the honour of providing Dutch baked goodies to many in the Sarnia community.  A private family graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. A celebration of Henk’s life will be held for family and close friends on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Sd. Rd. Sarnia, ON. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Muir: Michael Robert

Posted by on January 19, 2014

Michael Robert Muir, 74, of Bright’s Grove, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2014.  Mike was born to the late William Muir and M.J. Elizabeth (Betty) Couse, November 22, 1939, in El Centro, Columbia.  His family returned to Sarnia when he was three years old.  Mike was a son of Sarnia.
Mike graduated from S.C.I.T.S in 1958 where he was a celebrated track star, breaking sprinting records he held for years.  He spent a year in North Dakota on a hockey scholarship.  He loved hockey and played for the Sarnia Legionnaires for two years, scoring two goals in game seven of the 1956/7 season to secure the team’s first championship.
Mike married Joan (nee Size), from London, in 1960 and they started a family in Sarnia.  For 10 years he worked with Dupont then decided to return to school where he earned his BA from the University of Western Ontario in 1973.  A year later he received his teacher’s certificate from the Ontario College of Teachers.
Although his goal was to teach, Mike chose a different path to support his family.  He went into real estate and then found his way to Union Carbide where he was instrumental in hiring a significant number of employees for the new Mooretown plant’s opening in 1977.  Mike was moved to head office in Toronto while the company was negotiating easements for the Red Deer pipeline project, where his real estate experience came into play.  Eventually, he returned to Sarnia and finished his career with the company, now known as Nova Chemicals, in the lab as a quality control analyst.  He retired in 2004 after 27 years of service with the company.
Mike’s years in retirement, all too short, were spent in Ipperwash during the warm months, and Longboat Key, FL in the cold ones, with a few months at their home in Sarnia, and later Bright’s Grove, in between.  He loved his family, adored his grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know him.
Mike is survived by his wife Joan; three children:  Lori Muir, of Barbados; Stephen Muir, of Bright’s Grove; and Ted Muir and wife Nuala, of Paris, ON; four grandchildren: Anna, Michael, Owen and Olivia; brother William Muir and wife Rikky, of Bright’s Grove; two sisters: Maureen Cachia and husband Tony, of Newmarket; and Linda Glendon and husband Bill, of Sarnia; extended family Stephen and Susan Size, of London; and Mary Jean and John Tempelhoff, of Durban, S.A.; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m.  The celebration of Mike’s life, led by his sister-in-law Susan Size, will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., followed by interment at Lakeview Cemetery and a gathering back at the Smith Family Centre (across from the funeral home).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Stewart: Elsie May (nee Bradley)

Posted by on January 19, 2014

Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, Elsie May Stewart (nee Bradley) passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 88.   Beloved wife of Kenton “Bill” Stewart for 64 ½ years.   Loving mother of Janet Hunt Baier (Dale) of Waterloo and Dan Stewart (Lisa) of Sarnia.   Cherished grandmother of Erin Hunt Dienesch (Chris), Bradley Hunt of Waterloo, Christopher Brock Stewart (Susan) of Edmonton and Lee Ross Stewart  (partner Kelly Mycroft  of Aukland, New Zealand. Loved great grandmother of Emerson Elsie Dienesch.  Dear sister of Bill Bradley (Audrey) of London and sister-in-law Elaine Chalmers (the late Bill) of London.  Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Elsie was passionate about children and animals.  She worked tirelessly with the Sertoma Club’s Christmas Miracle program for many years to provide Christmas gifts for underprivileged children.  She was a regular visitor to the Sarnia Humane Society to deliver treats, food and donations.  Above all else Elsie cherished and nurtured her family.  Her four grandchildren were the lights of her life and the recent arrival of her great granddaughter, Emerson Elsie, delighted her beyond measure.  Elsie was a kind and compassionate soul and she will be sorely missed by her family, friends and community.  We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cheung and the 4th floor acute care nurses for their kind and gentle care and to Dr. Madison and the exceptional staff at St. Joseph Hospice for their compassionate, loving care and guidance.  A private family visitation and service will be held.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Fernandes: Joseph Santano

Posted by on January 19, 2014

Peacefully, at Bluewater Health, Joseph Santano Fernandes was called by God to be with him on Friday, January 17, 2014, at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Pinto) and loving father of Melanie and Brenda Fernandes. Survived by, sisters-in-law Virginia and Mercian Fernandes, brothers-in-law Eufrazio (Antonietta) and Matias (Fatima) Pinto and treasured nieces and nephews. Joseph’s life will be celebrated by the memories he has shared with countless friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Vision Nursing Home for their care, compassion and love.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, January 20, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with prayers being offered at 7:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at St. Benedicts Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Vision Nursing Home (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Hoekstra: Clarence Bernard “Ben”

Posted by on January 19, 2014

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Clarence Bernard “Ben” Hoekstra of Sarnia, on Friday, January 17, 2014, at the age of 58. Beloved son of Allan and Gerty Hoekstra. Loving brother of Janette Hewitt. Ben will be sadly missed by family in Canada and Holland.  Cremation has taken place. At Ben’s request there will be no services.   Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

CARTER: Jayne Leslie of Sarnia

Posted by on January 19, 2014

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Jayne Leslie Carter passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Cherished daughter of Harold and Pat Carter. Fondly remembered by her best friend Steve McNamara. A very special thank you to the loving staff at March of Dimes and to the staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice for the care and love given to Jayne. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Ostrander: Berniece R.

Posted by on January 16, 2014

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing Berniece R. Ostrander at Bluewater Health CEE Petrolia on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at the age of 88. Will be dearly missed by family and friends. At her request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Walker: Maynard Keith of Point Edward

Posted by on January 16, 2014

The family of Maynard Walker announces his passing at his home on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Stoner) and loving father of Scott (Lorraine) Walker, Mary Ellen Walker (Jim Omland) and Lisa (Steven) Bicum. Cherished grandfather of Justin (Mallory Barnhart) and Nathan Walker and Adelaide and Evans Bicum. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings David, John, Don, Grace Morgan, Mary Graham, and Virginia McNair. Maynard was a life-long resident of Point Edward and was a member of the Point Edward Kiwanis and Point Edward Presbyterian Church. He was the Point Edward Fire Chief for 24 years and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at  www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Ontario

ELLIS: Darrel Edward

Posted by on January 15, 2014

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Darrel Edward Ellis passed away at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Beverley (nee Torrance). Loving father of Lynn Adams, Nancy (Mike) Vechiola, Lee-Ann Ellis (April Parr), and Scott Ellis. Survived by his five step-children. Deeply missed by several cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Joan (David) Kilner. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Elizabeth Ellis and by his stepmother Jean Ellis. Darrel was a Captain of the City of York Fire Department for 30 years and was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Darrel’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

NICHOLAS: Mr. & Mrs. John and Mary

Posted by on January 15, 2014

John at Bluewater Health Sarnia on Saturday, January 11, 2014 and Mary at Vision Nursing Home on Tuesday January 14, 2014. Both passed away peacefully into the arms of their Lord and Saviour. John and Mary were married at Temple Baptist church in Sarnia on Sept 8, 1951 and shared 62 wonderful years together. They adored and loved each other with all their hearts and were shining examples of what love, marriage, family, and commitment represent. Family was everything for John and Mary. They will be deeply missed by their sons Jeff (Susan) and David, cherished grandchildren Jessica (Matt) Tweedie, Caity (Dan) Galbraith, Matthew (Jenny) Blake, Justin Nicholas, Adam Nicholas, and Spencer Nicholas, special great grandchild Jack Thomas Tweedie and son-in-law Steven Blake. They were predeceased by their loving daughter Carole Anne Blake (2006) and son Douglas John (1963). Mary is survived by her loving sister Rita Marshall and loving brother David Hopkins, predeceased by sister Dolena Davies, brother John Hopkins and mother and father Rachel and Evan Hopkins. John is predeceased by his mother and father, Dorothy and Jim Nicholas. John retired from Dow Chemical Canada in 1993 after 37 years of dedicated service and also served in the British Merchant Navy from 1944 to 1948. He was an aviation and nautical enthusiast and loved to read. Mary was always very active in the church and church groups. Mary will always be remembered by many as school secretary for Queen Elizabeth Public School (Sarnia) from 1962 through 1971. Most importantly, Mom was always there for us at home when we needed her most. Mom and Dad loved to travel but were always happiest around family and friends, especially BBQ’s, holidays, and special family gatherings. Most importantly, they loved and served the Lord and were active members of Temple Baptist Church and Huron Baptist Church. Their passion for life, loving smiles, wisdom, and sense of humour will be sorely missed by all that knew them. Their enduring love, encouragement, care and support for loved ones will always be remembered. Visitation for John and Mary will be at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., Sarnia, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014. Funeral service will be held at Huron Baptist Church on Friday, January 17, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., followed by interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Very special thanks to the caring staff at Vision Nursing (Superior Crescent) for their love and care for Mom in her final days. If so desired, a remembrance may be made to Vision Nursing Home or Inn of The Good Shepherd. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

VAUTOUR: Robin

Posted by on January 14, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Robin Vautour announce her sudden passing at her home on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 35. Loving mother of Paige, Elli, Drew and Abby. Cherished daughter of Judy and Paul Campbell. Dear sister of Cathryn (Judd), Jeff (Andrea), Amy (James), Maureen (Mark) and Chris (Tammy). Will be missed by her dear friend and father of her children Jeremy. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and forever missed by the Moorby Family. Predeceased by her niece Emily. Robin was a loving person, loved her family and will be missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at the Sarnia Public Library at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Society of Canada or The Sarnia Public Library (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Cammidge-Lutes: Deacon Matthew

Posted by on January 13, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our baby boy Deacon Matthew Lutes at Bluewater Health on January 8, 2014. He will be forever cherished by his loving parents Leah Cammidge and Matthew Lutes. “Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart.”

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ANDERSON: Grace Brandon

Posted by on January 13, 2014

After a brief illness, Grace Brandon Anderson (Tait), age 87 passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on Monday, January 13, 2014 with family by her side. Predeceased by her husband, Clifford Anderson and survived by her four children, Marg Johnson and her husband Rod, Jim Anderson and his wife Marilyn, Vel Evans and her husband Jeff, and Marie Diemer and her husband Nick. She was much loved by her family, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was a life-long resident of Sarnia and Bayfield, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held to honour Grace’s life on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A private interment will be held in Bayfield Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, family has asked that donations be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BOUTERSE: Dick

Posted by on January 13, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Dick Bouterse passed away at St. Joseph's Hospice on Monday, January 13, 2014, at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Tina (Haan). Loving father of Rick Bouterse (Tricia) and Sandra Buckle (Steve), and Godfather of Amanda Haan-Douglas. Cherished grandfather of Caitlin and Brendan Bouterse and Samantha and Sara Buckle. Dear brother of Jack Bouterse (Nancy), Linda Devos (Henry) and Alice Bouterse. Survived by his six brothers-in-law and his two sisters-in-law and their spouses. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Trudy Bouterse and by his mother and father-in-law Aafke and Al Haan. Dick was an avid outdoorsman and camper. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Resurrection Cemetery, with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph's Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

IRELAND: Janet

Posted by on January 13, 2014

Another angel in heaven. Janet Gourlay Ireland passed peacefully at Trillium Villa nursing home January 11, 2014 in her 92nd year. Survived by sons, Andy (Laura Jean) Ireland, Dave (Jody) Ireland, and daughter Helen (Brian) Douglas, Grandmother of Chris Ireland (Sarah) ,Heather Ireland (Chris), Kayla Douglas (Joe) and Jessica Ireland . Great-grandmother of Jaidyn and Abigail. Sister of Drew Imrie in (Scotland), aunt of Christine and Gordon Imrie (Scotland) and Sheena (John) Dobbie (Scotland). Predeceased by husband Andrew Bruce Ireland (Dec.1, 1991), parents William and Euphemia Imrie (Scotland), brother Bert and sister-in-law Anne Anderson (Scotland). Cremation has taken place, and as per mothers wishes there will be no visitation. A private family memorial will take place at a later date. We sincerely thank the extraordinary staff at Trillium Villa nursing home for their loving care of our mother for the last eight months. Special thanks to Dr. Gamble and Beth Stoesser. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Mom, words are few, feelings are deep Memories of you we will always keep Love your Family

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Filed Under: Sarnia

STAFFORD: Denise

Posted by on January 12, 2014

After a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving family, Denise Louisa (Leach) Stafford passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Bluewater Health, at the age of 40. Cherished mother of Ashley (Gordon) Claeys and Tyler Stafford. Proud grandmother of Karter Claeys. Beloved daughter of Patty and Barry Leach. Loving sister of Steve (Robin) Muscato, Dave (Roxanne) Leach and Deanna Patrick. Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Denise will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. She was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with her family and friends. Denise worked for Worley Parsons in Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-Canadian Liver Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at <http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca> www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Antenbring: Hazel

Posted by on January 12, 2014

Hazel Antenbring (Brown) passed away peacefully at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia on December 25, 2013 at the age of 94. Loving mother of Joan Dingle (Calgary), Lois Burdett (Stratford) and Ron (Judy) Antenbring (Sarnia). Loving sister of Trudy Young (Sarnia). Cherished grandmother of Ian Dingle, Megan Charbonneau, Erin Dingle-Johnson, Scott Burdett, Christina & James Antenbring. Great grandmother to Eve Johnson, Tao & Ripley Charbonneau. Predeceased by her loving husband Stan (2005), parents Kenneth and Florence Brown of RR1 Mooretown and sisters Dorothy Nelson, Mable Moore and Gwen Scarrow. Hazel graduated from nursing at the Sarnia General Hospital in 1942, and then served hospitals in Rosetown Saskatchewan, Banff Alberta, and at Christie St. Military Hospital in Toronto. After having children, Hazel took on the role of homemaker in Sarnia, Dartmouth, Vancouver and Edmonton. She supported all of the communities she lived in through volunteer activities. Hazel loved golf, playing cards, travelling or just taking a walk with her beloved Stan. Her knitted dolls are treasures cherished by her family. Hazel’s welcoming smile and gentle touch will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Thanks to all those at Residence on the St. Clair, Bluewater Health and Vision Nursing Home for their loving care of Hazel. A family service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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VANOOSTEROM: Carolyn

Posted by on January 12, 2014

:START The Lord in His Wisdom took to Himself His dear child and ours, Carolyn VanOosterom age 49 at University Hospital, London, on Thursday, December 26, 2013. Cherished daughter of Keith and Bep VanOosterom. Loving sister of Joanne (Jack) Griffioen and Rick (Janiece) VanOosterom. Treasured aunt of Dan Griffioen, Lauryn (Ryan) Zorn, Shannon (John) Vanderlinde and Jordon VanOosterom. Will be dearly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Carolyn loved to sing. She was a long time member of the Conspirito Choir. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m . A graveside service will take place for family and friends at Resurrection Cemetery, 1885 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at Living Hope Church, 1281 Exmouth St., Sarnia, on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Sutherland: Abby Dawn

Posted by on January 12, 2014

Suddenly on Monday December 30, 2013 Abby Dawn Sutherland of Sarnia passed away at the age of 26. Beloved daughter of Jim Sutherland (Michelle) and Lori Sutherland (John). Dear sister of Brandon Sutherland. Loving companion of Owen Carson. Cherished niece of Cathy Sutherland, Michael (Cindy) Sutherland and Roxanne Kliber. Abby was a kind and affectionate person who loved spending time with her family and friends. “She was the sunshine of our lives.” A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Friday January 3, 2014 at 11:00 am with family and friends being received one hour prior. Cremation to follow. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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