SLACK: Gayle Anne

Posted by on November 5, 2015

Peacefully, after a long illness, on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Gayle Anne Slack, beloved wife of Robert Slack, of Petrolia passed away. Gayle is survived by her children Robert Christopher Slack (Karen) of London, Devon Gayle Slack (Tony Lima) of London and Jill Elizabeth Slack (Victor Szabo) of Toronto. Also survived by three grandsons Nicholas Slack, Benjamin and Nathan Szabo-Slack. Cherished sister of Ernest Tremain (Patricia) of Sarnia, Karen Bain (Ron) of Corunna, Bonita Slager (Rene Leclerc) of Point Edward, Doreen Scarrow (Roger) of Sarnia, Janet Muxlow (Pat 2015) of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Carol Knight (John) of Sarnia. Beloved sister-in-law of Mary Lou and Bill Bilton of Florence and Ronald Crowe of Sarnia. Gayle was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Irene Tremain, sister Barbara Crowe (2010) and brother-in-law Peter Slager (2008). Gayle was a retired professor after many years at Lambton College in Sarnia, ON. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Gayle’s life will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – CEE Site, Petrolia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CLARK: Joan Beth

Posted by on November 5, 2015

Peacefully on Monday, November 2, 2015, Joan Beth Clark passed away at Bluewater Health CEE, Petrolia, at the age of 88. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Edith Clark, her identical twin sister Jean Clark, and her brother Joseph Jr. Clark. Joan was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Point Edward. At Joan’s request, a private graveside service has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society.

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JANES: Thomas Gordon

Posted by on November 5, 2015

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Thomas Gordon Janes at his home on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the age of 74.  Beloved husband and best friend for 51 years of Iva Mae (Shannon) Janes.  Loving and devoted father of Lynda (Jered) Sweet and Thomas Jr. (Debbie).  Cherished grandfather of Shannon, Riley, Lindsey and Spencer.  Thomas will be sadly missed by his brothers; Paul (Mary) Janes and family, David (Pat) Janes and family, brother-in-law Wayne (Anne) Shannon and family.  Predeceased by his parents Dougall and Marion Janes.  Tom was a retired CA, an active member of the Masonic Lodge and an avid fisherman and woodworker.  He loved spending time at the cottage in Tobermory and at the trailer in Florida.  Cremation has taken place.

***Please note that the location of Tom’s visitation and services has been changed***
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH, 360 Devine St., Sarnia, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with a Masonic Lodge Service to commence at 2:00 p.m. and a memorial service immediately following. All are welcome to join in both the Masonic Lodge service and the memorial service.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations at London Road West United Church or the Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation.

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RUFFILLI: Alfred “Ruff”

Posted by on November 5, 2015

Alfred Renzo “Ruff” Ruffilli, of Sarnia, Ontario, passed away surrounded by his family on November 1st, 2015, just shy of his 93rd birthday. Dad was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1922 and emigrated with his parents, Pellegrino Ruffilli and Anita Ruffilli (Simile), to Canada in the 1920’s, arriving in Sarnia where Pellegrino was employed by Holmes Foundry. Alfred became childhood friends with Len Sauve and Johnny Phillips, soul mates who remained his lifelong companions until their passing. He graduated from SCITS and immediately served in the RCAF as a Lieutenant Colonel of his squadron, training in Manitoba and then assigned to England. Prior to his departure for England in 1944, he married the love of his life, Norene Janet Borthwick, and they celebrated over 70 years of marriage. After returning from the War, Alfred was offered employment at Polymer Corporation and he remained with that company acting as foreman in the Main Lab. He was always known as a loyal employee for the company, and he retired in 1983. Alfred enjoyed the simple things in life. Time with his family, puttering in the garden, throwing the ball for his pets, a golf game with Len, a sunset at a cottage after a day at the beach with his beloved boys, dinner at home with “Norene Janet”; those were the important things in his life.  Alfred served his community and Dunlop United Church over the years, but his family was his priority.  He is survived by his wife Norene; sons Robert (Barbara), John (Betty), and Paul (Julie); grandchildren Dean (Kelsey), Robert, Timothy (Meghan), Sheena, Matthew, Angela, Laura and Steven; sister Luciana (Lucy) Champagne; and great grandchildren Ava and Maddie.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with a memorial service immediately following. All are welcome to attend a reception at Smith Family Centre following the service. Private interment was held in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bluewater Health Foundation would be appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MINNIS: Hilda

Posted by on November 5, 2015

Peacefully at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care on Saturday, October 31, 2015, Hilda Minnis passed away at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Minnis (2005).  Loving mother of Joanne (Dimitrios) Taleporos of Innisfil, Neal (JoAnne) Minnis of Kingston, Martin (Joanne) Minnis of Brights Grove, Ian (Dasha) Minnis of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Cherished grandmother of George, Stephanie, Johanna, Katie, Aaron, Dana and Philipp.  Predeceased by her parents John and Johanna Potts, and her sister Joan.  A private interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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AGUIRRE: Dulzura Lim

Posted by on October 30, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Dulzura Lim Aguirre passed away at the age of 90. Treasured sister of Mercedes Aguirre, Teresita Aguirre, Wilhelmina Aguirre Harris and Eduardo Aguirre. Loving aunt of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1565 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.

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SHACKLETON: Karen Jeanne (nee Leinster)

Posted by on October 30, 2015

Karen Jeanne Shackleton (nee Leinster) slipped away from us, back into the arms of her true love, John S. Shackleton (2001), on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Remembering her always with love and laughter, she was the cherished Mom of Andrew and Johanna (Greene), Belinda and Cliff Hazlewood, Wendy, Angela and Dino (Gagliardi). Adored Grandma of Maddison, Chelsey and Jacob; Miranda, Desirae, Ashley and Kyle; Nelson and Haylee; Ethan, Dawson, Erin, Lenny and Victoria; and her Great Grandbabies Liam, Emily and Ellianna. Predeceased by her parents William and Jeanne Leinster (England), and her sisters Jewel (Australia) and Genevieve (Norway). Karen was a classically trained pianist whose life was filled with music. A member and Director of Sweet Adelines for over 45 years, she will be greatly missed and most fondly remembered by so many women whose lives she touched with her love and devoted skill in music. Karen and John shared in their love of four part harmony and its wonderful family of singers worldwide.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received prior to the service, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sing Canada Harmony (or online at www.singcanadaharmony.ca) or to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
~H. C. Anderson~

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CHARRON: James Joseph

Posted by on October 30, 2015

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, James Joseph Charron passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Kathy Charron. Loving father of Janet Charron. Dear brother of Irene Smith and her husband Don, Marie Rose Demers and her husband Don, and Diane Sacher. Brother-in-law of Joan Charron and Shirley Charron. Cherished companion of Susan Chong. Predeceased by his siblings Fern Charron, Wilf Charron, Yvon Charron and Colette Raymond. In 1942, Jim volunteered to serve in WWII with the Lincoln Welland Regiment and was wounded in Holland in 1944. He will be deeply missed by many friends, nieces, nephews and extended family overseas. Thank you to Dr. Crombeen and a special thank you to the staff of Landmark Village. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CLARK: Alma Sarah

Posted by on October 27, 2015

Peacefully, at Afton Park Place in Sarnia, Ontario, Alma Clark passed away at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late John Kember (1968) and the late William Clark (1994). Loving mother of the late Paul Kember (1997) (Phyllis), Steve Kember (Merle), the late Thomas Kember (1945), the late Philip Kember (1984) (Jean), Doug Kember (Debbie Boylan), Grace Clark (Graham), Tim Kember (Janet Cole), Deb Kember, Mary Walterhouse (Brent), Jim Kember, Dave Kember (Leanne), and stepmother of Sharon Muir (Don), Jeannie McBride (Andy). Greatly loved by her 33 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her 7 step-grandchildren, 24 great-step-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-step-grandchildren. Special sister-in-law and best friend of Mary Prins. Alma had a deep faith in God that carried her through all the sorrows and joys of her 96 years. She enjoyed baking banana cupcakes with maple icing for any and every occasion, playing Scrabble with anyone who was brave enough to take her on, having dinner each evening with Leah and Jonah, and spending time with all those who were special to her. We like to remember Mom sitting in her favourite spot on the couch killing those crosswords with Aunt Mary. A special thank you to the staff of Afton Park Place for their genuine care of our mom. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Sarnia Gospel Hall, 1791 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sarnia Gospel Hall.  Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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ROBSON: Donna Mae

Posted by on October 27, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Donna Mae Robson passed away at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Charles Wm. “Bill” Robson (1998). Adored companion of Andy Ronholm. Loving mother of Terri (Bill) Pask, Darrin (Penny) Robson and Sherri (Mark) Renaud. Cherished grandmother of Krista, Brittany (Tyler), Katelyn (Brad), Dustin, Corey, Alisha (Joe) and Candice. Treasured great-grandmother of Levi. Dear sister of the late Helen (Jim) Paulley, Marlene (the late Bruce) Young, Bill (Eva) Atkinson, Pat (Doug) Piggott and Bob (Karen) Atkinson. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, October 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MITCHELL: Braelynn Elexis

Posted by on October 27, 2015

In the morning of October 23rd 2015 an angel received her wings. Braelynn Elexis Mitchell was called home from her mommy and daddy’s arms. Braelynn was born October 22nd 2015 and spent her brief life surrounded by the people who loved and adored her more than words can say. Braelynn is the perfect, beautiful daughter of Braedan and Jessica Mitchell and baby sister of Hailee. I loved you from the moment I knew you were there and you will be loved until the day I die.

A private family service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation has taken place.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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THOMAS: Carman Richard

Posted by on October 23, 2015

After a lengthy struggle with dementia, Carman Thomas succumbed to complications due to his illness on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at Bluewater Health at the age of 76. Loved father of Bill (Elizabeth) and their dog Harley, Liz (Steve), and Joe (Sheila). Dear brother of Goldie (Luann) Thomas, Phillip (Shema)Thomas, Marlene Cammidge, Shirley (Frank) Peters, Diana (Gary) Burdett, Gail Jay, Sharon (Jerry) McAlpine, and June (Larry) Malotte and brother-in-law of Nancy Thomas. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents David and Fern Thomas, brothers Roy (Adele) Thomas and Donnie Thomas. Carman was a boilermaker and a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 128 for 45 years. He enjoyed restoring antique cars and was a loyal Nascar fan. Carman enjoyed riding his bike, walking on the Howard Watson Trail, and playing and recording music in his spare time. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Thank you to the doctors and nurses of Bluewater Health 4th Floor Medicine G and Medicine Telemetry. A very special thank you to the staff and volunteers of the 5th Floor Cognitively Complex Continuing Care Unit. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial mass will follow at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia. Interment of ashes will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. A reception will follow at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation – 5th Floor CCCU or the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KOOTSTRA: Richard Andrew

Posted by on October 23, 2015

Unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Richard Kootstra went to be with his Lord and Saviour. Loving and devoted father of Leah (Mike) Belan, Wesley Kootstra, Mitchell Kootstra and Nicholas Kootstra. Cherished Pake of Michael and Hailey Belan. Beloved son of Patricia and the late Wesley Kootstra. Dear and loving brother of Marlene (John) Hoekstra, Ray (Teresa) Kootstra, Bob (June) Kootstra, and the late Fred (Tracy) Kootstra. Lovingly cherished by his nieces and nephews Nicole, Tanya, Melissa, Marlene, Lindsay, Amy, Alisha, Bobby, Staci and the late Nicholas (1985), and their spouses and children. He will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rick worked for Sarnia Concrete for over 20 years and was a true truck driver at heart. As an extremely hard-worker, he was just as dedicated to his job as he was to his family, his children were his pride and joy. Rick enjoyed spending time in his yard and watching his three boys play hockey, spending time with his daughter, and chasing his grandchildren around.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 25, 2015, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BIRD: Richard Kenneth

Posted by on October 23, 2015

Peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, with the autumn rains falling gently, Richard Kenneth Bird passed away at the age of 56. Faithful husband of Barbara for 30 years. Survived by his parents Kenneth and Beryl Bird and by his children Caitlin (Ben) Lawrence and Steven (Sarah) Bird. Will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015, at Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Dr., Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through Temple Baptist Church to the Richard Bird Fund for Mental Wellness.

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HARRISON: Audrey

Posted by on October 22, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Bluewater Health- Palliative Care on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Audrey Harrison passed away at the age of 77. Beloved wife and best friend of Dave Harrison for 54 years. Loving mother of Mike (Margo), Julie, and Phil (Marina) Harrison. Treasured grandma of Tristan, Alison, Jadon, and Jacklyn. Dear sister of Jean Butler and Dorothy (Mike) Bew. Forever remembered by many nieces and nephews all over the world. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Ethel Ford and by her sister Vera Hockenhull. Audrey was a Sears retiree and will be sadly missed by all of her Sears friends. Audrey was also an avid reader, gardener, nature lover, and especially loved her time spent in Algonquin Park. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Bluewater Health- Palliative Care for their care and compassion during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place.

Service

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

Donations

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health- Palliative Care or to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRANT: Joan Ann (nee Campbell)

Posted by on October 22, 2015

On October 21, 2015, at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Joan Grant (Campbell) went home to her Lord and Saviour. Joan was born on November 11, 1937, a twin to Joyce Cherry. Joan is predeceased by her parents Daniel and Gertrude Campbell. On August 22, 1959, Joan married, and is survived by her loving husband, Edward Grant of Sarnia. She is survived by their four children: Mark (Judy) Grant, Lori (Jeff) Webb, Steve Grant (Jenny Chalcraft), and Lisa (Doyle) Downie. Joan dearly loved her 11 grandchildren: Andre Demers, Norma (Aaron) Nolet, Spencer Holleran, Taylor Webb, Brock Webb, Julianna Grant, James Grant, Ayleigh Grant, Raelyn Downie, Rylee Downie, Ruben Downie and her 5 great grand children: Vanessa Dykstra, Victoria Demers, Sebastian Demers, Nick Nolet and Payton Nolet. Joan is survived by her sisters Isabelle Zink and Nancy (Les) Zimmerman and by her brothers Ken Campbell (late Rose Shaw), Doug (Ilene) Campbell. Also survived by her daughter-in-law Laureen Howlett and by her sisters-in-law Mildred Campbell, Sylvia Campbell, Ola Campbell, Ellen (Ralph) Wigmore and June (John) Bell. Joan is predeceased by her twin sister Joyce Cherry (late Bob Cherry) and by her brothers Charlie Campbell, Ross Campbell, Jack Campbell, and William Campbell. Edward and Joan were married 56 years and raised their family in Sarnia, Ontario. For 22 years, Joan worked at the Sarnia Women’s Interval Home and for a few years she taught at Lambton College. Joan has been a longtime active member of Temple Baptist Church and has been with the Gideons International in Canada for 5 years. Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Drive, Sarnia. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Gideons International in Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

“Absent from the body, present with The Lord”

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WOLFF: Christoffel “Chris” Frederik

Posted by on October 21, 2015

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Chris Wolff passed away after 11 challenging years with Pick’s Disease (FTD). Loving husband of 53 years of Mary (Payne). Dear father of Mark (Joanna) Wolff and Cynthia (Jason) Perry and proud Grandpa Chris of Jack and Max Perry and Mia Wolff. Chris was born on December 25, 1936, in Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) and immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1951. He completed his education and retired after 37 years at Fiberglas Canada as a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor. Chris subsequently owned and built Wolff Iceboats for 10 years. A member of Sarnia Yacht Club since 1966, Chris, with Mary, spent countless hours sailing on Lake Huron, cruising the North Channel and travelling the world on cruise ships. Private burial has taken place. An open house to celebrate Chris’ life will be held at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, October 25, 2015, with words of remembrance commencing at 1:00 p.m., followed by an open house reception from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia Lambton (online at http://www.alzheimer.ca/sarnialambton or by cheque at the funeral home).

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YESSIE: Verna Margaret

Posted by on October 21, 2015

Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Verna Margaret Yessie passed away at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Walter Yessie. Loving mother of Larry (Beverley) and Raymond (Sandra). Cherished grandmother of Kristin (Reid), Kara (Kevin), Steven (Anita), Ryan and Tyler, and great-grandmother of Kayla and Lacen. Dear sister of Muriel, Clarice (Cecil), and Lorne (Ruth). Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Julia, her brothers Donald and Raymond, and her brother and sister-in-law Tom and Rita. A special thank you to Dr. Borek and to the admin, staff, and nurses of 2nd Floor Superior Wing at Vision Nursing Home. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society.

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MOON: James Sinclair

Posted by on October 21, 2015

James Moon, 57 passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia Hospital on Sunday, October 18, 2015.  He will be missed by brother Ken and Judy Moon, Bayfield and  sister Joan and Jack Powell, St Joseph.  Uncle of Jon and Jason Powell and Jenine Hurst and Families.  Predeceased by parents Agnes and Carman Moon, brothers Trevor and Tom Moon, and sister Elizabeth.  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 2.00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 95  Kirk Street, Clinton.  Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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LEE: Garchong Lee

Posted by on October 21, 2015

Garchong Donald Lee passed away peacefully on October 19, 2015, at Marshall Gowland Manor at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Yuen Fun Yolanda Lee. Loving father to Karen (Colin), Rachelle (Bob), Edmund (Shelly) and Adrienne (Barry). Doting and adored grandfather to Calum, Lochlainn, Madeleine, Camryn, Tamzin, Jiango and Addison. Dear brother of Garvin and brother-in-law of Mollie. Uncle to Faywah (Alex), Fayling (Peter), Fayking, Gerry (Grace), Tania (Guy), Ralph (Wynne) and families.  Predeceased by his parents Yee Wo Lee and Yet Lo, and sisters Caroline and Yeok Sin and brother Garmin. Donald was an avid fisherman, golfer and enjoyed country music and travel. He will be sorely missed by family, friends and all who knew him.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1920 Wildwood Dr., Brights Grove. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LUDANYI: Elizabeth

Posted by on October 21, 2015

In her family’s arms, Elizabeth Vilma Maria Ludanyi (Stettner) of Sarnia died peacefully on Monday, October, 19, 2015, at the age of 90. Beloved mother of Elizabeth Marsh (Jim) of Ipperwash, Sue Ludanyi (Dave) of Sarnia, and Kathy Ludanyi of London. Special grandmother to Jackie Marsh of Stratford and Richard Marsh (Tania) of Sarnia. Loving great-grandmother to Tianna. Also survived by generations of nephews and nieces in Hungary, and a loving circle of friends—special mention to Zaida Rankin. Predeceased by her husband of 47 years Tibor, brothers Paul, Leslie, and John, and her parents Paul Stettner and Ethel Fejes. Elizabeth will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a woman of great faith. Elizabeth was an active member of Grace United Church for many years, and was involved with Rayjon Share Care of Sarnia. She enjoyed time with her many friends at the Hungarian Club, and going dancing with her husband in earlier days—they are now dancing again! Heartfelt thanks go out to the caring staff at Rosewood Manor, Bayshore, Vision Nursing Home, and to Rev. Brad Morrison.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home, followed by a luncheon at the Smith Family Centre. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Rayjon, the Strathrower Foundation, or the Canadian Bible Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WILKINS: Helen May (Hicks)

Posted by on October 21, 2015

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, October 19, 2015, Helen May (Hicks) Wilkins passed away at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Murray Wilkins (2014). Lovingly remembered by her nephew Jim (Wanda) Sylvester, their son Michael and their daughters, and by her nephew Bob (Linda) Hicks. Dear sister of Sharon Sylvester and sister-in-law of Emily Hicks. Predeceased by her sister Margaret and brothers Joseph and Bob. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service commencing at 11:00 a.m.  The interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation (Palliative Care) (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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STEANE: William (Bill) George

Posted by on October 19, 2015

Peacefully at Bluewater Health, CEE Hospital in Petrolia early on Monday, October 19, 2015, Bill Steane passed away at the age of 77. Survived by his loving wife Donna Slack Maher Steane, daughter Dawn (John), son Roy (Darlene), granddaughter Danielle (Adam), and great grandsons Evan and Jack. Also survived by his step-children Vicki (Gary) and David (Sandra), grandchildren Mark (Isa) and Donna (Jeff), and great grandchildren Paige and Carter. Cremation has taken place. At Bill’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation (CEE Hospital, Petrolia).  www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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JANES: Thomas Gordon

Posted by on October 19, 2015

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Thomas Gordon Janes at his home on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the age of 74.  Beloved husband and best friend for 51 years of Iva Mae (Shannon) Janes.  Loving and devoted father of Lynda (Jered) Sweet and Thomas Jr. (Debbie).  Cherished grandfather of Shannon, Riley, Lindsey and Spencer.  Thomas will be sadly missed by his brothers; Paul (Mary) Janes and family, David (Pat) Janes and family, brother-in-law Wayne (Anne) Shannon and family.  Predeceased by his parents Dougall and Marion Janes.  Tom was a retired CA, an active member of the Masonic Lodge and an avid fisherman and woodworker.  He loved spending time at the cottage in Tobermory and at the trailer in Florida.  Cremation has take place.  Family and friends will be received on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at London Road West United Church (corner of London Line and Telfer Rd.) from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with a Masonic Lodge Service to commence at 2:00 p.m. and a memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life to commence immediately following.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations at London Road West United Church or the Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation.  www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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CORBETT: Donald “Don”

Posted by on October 18, 2015

Peacefully on Saturday October 17, 2015, Donald “Don” Corbett passed away at Bluewater Health at the age of 84. Loving father of Garth (Nicole) Corbett, Shannon Corbett (Peter), and Darcy Corbett and father-in-law of Emily Pynnonen.  Cherished grandfather of Kevin (Becky) Corbett, Sarah Volosky and Lindsay Baril, and great-grandfather of Jaylin, Keegan, Locklin and Ryder.  Dear brother of Wendy (Lorry) Douglass.  Don is predeceased by his son Shawn Corbett, brothers Glen and Pat and his sister Sally.  Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A graveside memorial service will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, 1885 London Line, Sarnia with a reception to follow at The Family Centre at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the 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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