SMYTH: Vincent

Posted by on January 25, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts, that the family of Vincent Smyth announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Maria of 55 years. Loving father of Mary (Ron) Benn, Brendan (Caroline) and Vincent Jr. (Tracy); and father-in-law of Ronda and Beverly. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 1great granddaughter.  Predeceased by his sons Michael, James and Vincent Andrew. Survived by 2 brothers and many nieces and nephews.  Vincent was originally from Co. Monaghan, Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1957. He loved spending time with his family, and was a wonderful husband and father and we will miss him dearly. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron, Sarnia, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).   Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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CANNON: Andrew Thomas

Posted by on January 25, 2015

Peacefully with his family by his side at Vision Nursing Home on Friday, January 23, 2015 Andrew Thomas Cannon passed away at the age of 95.  Beloved husband of the late Mary Rita (MacNabb) Cannon (1997).  Loving father of Andrea (Jack) VanRooyen, Garry (the late Judy 2012) Cannon, the late Glenda (2003) (the late Ben 1998) Huggett, the late Bill (1997) (Darlene) Cannon, Mike (Cheryl) Cannon, Jeanette (Dave) Carrothers.  Cherished grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 18.  Dear brother of Gertrude Watson and Joseph (Charlotte) Cannon, and brother-in-law of Agnes Cannon and James MacNabb.  Predeceased by infant daughter Mary Margaret, infant son Andrew Thomas, grandsons Benjamin Todd Huggett, Garry Steven Huggett, brothers; Louis, James, Stratton, and John, sister; Rita MacDonald, sisters-in-law; Jennie Cannon, Kay Cannon, Phyllis Cannon and Marion Hazelwood and brothers-in-law; John Watson and Frank MacNabb.  Andrew served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders from 1939-1945, he lead one of the first troops to the shores of Juno beach on D-Day during the Normandy invasion.  During his tour of duty he was sent over-seas to England, Belgium, Holland, Germany and France.  Along with his 3 sons and his son-in-law he returned to the beaches of Normandy for the 50th anniversary on D-Day where he was decorated by the mayor of Caen.  Andrew returned home to PEI and moved to Sarnia in 1950 where he worked as a carpenter with Local 1256 since 1953.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave. Sarnia.  Cremation will follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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ETHIER: David Joseph

Posted by on January 25, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts, that the family of David Joseph Ethier announces his passing at Bluewater Health on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the age of 43. Beloved son of Diane and the late Joseph Ethier (2008).  Loving brother of Becky (Jeff) Carey of Strathroy and Deb Hamilton (Ray) of Sarnia. Treasured uncle of Melissa, Brooklynn, Kyra, Montanna, Jaiden and Nash.  David joined the Local Union 793 of Sarnia, in 2001 as an operating engineer. He was known as a hard worker and outdoorsman. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Diabetes Association, the Kidney Foundation, or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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ELLENS: Hillie (DeVries)

Posted by on January 24, 2015

Hillie Ellens (nee DeVries) was called to her eternal home where she was welcomed by her Lord and Saviour on January 24, 2015, in her 84th year at St. Joseph’s Hospice after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born October 5, 1931 in Oldekerk, Groningen, The Netherlands. Beloved wife of Gordon Ellens for 50 years. Predeceased by her first husband Tjibbe Deelstra in 1962. Loving mother of Anne Deelstra and Derrick McNamara, Audrey and Joe Ysebaert, Jean Deelstra and Harinderpal Nijhar, Ted and Gigi Deelstra, Jim and Tina Deelstra. Loving grandmother to 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Loved by the Deelstra family: Herb and Riek, Ralph and Alice, Pauline, Frances Dykema, Henry and Maureen, Arnold and Anne, Alie and Harry Giethoorn, Jane and Gary Kroesbergen, Bonnie and John VanKesteren, and Margaret and John Hopman. Predeceased by John Deelstra and Hank Dykema. Loving sister of Jan and Stien DeVries, Jantje Van Niejenhuis, Lena DeVries, Feitze van Zwol, and Wieny DeVries all of The Netherlands, Frances DeBoer and Geziena Voogd. Predeceased by Dienko van Niejenhuis, Gerrit DeVries, Hendrika van Zwol, Dirk DeBoer, Jack Voogd, and Alie DeVries.  Loving sister-in-law of Lora Ellens, Auke and Addy, Trudy and John Brouwer, Frances and Gerald Rhebergen, Joan and Peter Kapteyn, Teresa Beute, Agnes and Cor Kamerman. Predeceased by Pieter, Eke and Kees Vanderkreeke, Alice and Anthony VanDyke, Mark Moesker and Jake Beute.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Hillie touched the lives of many who were blessed by her joyful spirit and strength of character. She was a faithful member of First CRC, and focused her volunteering doing Meals on Wheels with the Red Cross for 45 years.  A special thank you to Dr. Maddison, Dr. Crombeen, and the caring staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Interment for family and friends will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wyoming Cemetery with Pastor Poelman officiating. A celebration of Hillie’s life will follow at 11:00 a.m. at First CRC, 1105 Exmouth Street, Sarnia.   In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia Christian School, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

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BOURQUE: Emery Alfred

Posted by on January 23, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, January 22, 2015, Emery Alfred Bourque passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Armanda. Loving father of Sheila (Kevin). Cherished grandfather of Celestina, Devon, and Deacon. Dear brother of Laurie Bourque, Irene Leblanc and Florence Leblanc. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Laura Bourque, and by his sisters Anita and Cecile. Emery worked at Krug Furniture for 43 years and was a volunteer with Bibles For Missions. A special thank you to Dr. Yoshida, Dr. Maddison, Dr. Crombeen, and the nursing staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or VON (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FOUBISTER: Richard “Dick”

Posted by on January 23, 2015

Peacefully surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Richard “Dick” Russell Foubister of Sarnia in his 81st year.  Beloved husband and best friend of Gloria “Midge” Foubister, nee Barnard. Loving father of Candy Churly (Bob), Dave (Wendy Warner), Rich (Cindy), and Doug (Bev) all of Sarnia.  Dear Papa of Amber (Mike), Dustin, Brad, Derek, Carlie, Darren and Rebecca.  Great Papa of Vanessa, Brody and Audrey.  Predeceased by brother and sisters Dave (1994), Bill (2001) and Meredith (2006).  Loving brother of Jim Sr., Mary Forbes and Nancy Cooper.  Lovingly remembered by Brenda Foubister. Predeceased by parents Florence and Edward Foubister.  Special friend of Kit Hillis and family of Dublin, Georgia.  Dick was an employee of the CNR for 7 years and retired from Ethyl Corporation after 38 years.  Avid camper of Harbourside Trailer Park in Port Franks for 20 years.  Special Sunshine Foundation volunteer for the Sarnia Chapter, avid golfer, hunter and bass player for “The Accidentals”.  Sarnia Sting supporter for 20 years with son Dave.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015, at Central United Church, 220 George St., Sarnia, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.  Donations may be made to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada (300 Wellington St., Suite 100, London, ON  N6B 2L5, http://www.sunshine.ca/ ), or to the charity of your choice online or by cheque at the funeral home.  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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MATHERS: Betty Ann

Posted by on January 23, 2015

With her friends at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Betty Ann Mathers passed away at the age of 66. Betty Ann is survived by her loving Coco and fondly remembered by her friends Linda Kennedy, Dave, Marni, Peter, Mian, Ralph, Sheila, Rudy, Doug, Detra, Dave, Leslie, Rita, Norm, Shelley and Leslie.  Betty Ann is predeceased by Ginger and her parents Mary and Robert Mathers. She is survived by Carol, Brenda and Mary Jane. Betty was a dedicated member of Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality Inc. (S.H.A.R.E) and Bluewater Baptist Church. She was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge, 403 Wing, the Navy Club and the Legion. Betty and her parents were founders of the ongoing Sarnia Seniors Cruise (with Peter Henderson and the Duc D’Orleans). Betty was recently recognized by Mayor Mike Bradley for her long standing service in the community with the Seniors Cruise. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her, especially local Bingo players and cab drivers. Betty would like to thank the many Bluewater Baptist Church members and friends who helped her (and Coco) at home, Bluewater Health Palliative Care staff, Dr. Crombeen, and the St. Joseph’s Hospice volunteers and staff. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Smith Funeral Home, at 3:00 p.m. with family and friends being received one hour prior to service. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality Inc. (S.H.A.R.E.), (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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JENKINS: Raymond Vincent

Posted by on January 22, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Raymond Vincent Jenkins passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the age of 47. Beloved husband of Julie (Passingham). Cherished father of Amberley and Adam. Dear son of Jean and the late Raymond Jenkins. Loving brother of Sharon (Fred) Jolly, Angela (Mark) Sorg, and Heather (Michael) Huard. Dear son-in-law of Pat and Charlie Marshall and Gerry and Carolann Passingham. Loved brother-in-law of Tim (Dawn) Passingham, Deanna (Daryl) Foley, Steven, Jeremy, Tony and Tim. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and family in Canada and Scotland. Ray came to Canada from Scotland when he was seven years old. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Navy Club, 1420 Lougar Avenue, Sarnia, with a short ceremony at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St. N., Sarnia, ON N7T 5W2, http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/, or by cheque at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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ROBERTS: Donald Frederick

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Suddenly, with loving family by his side, on  Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Donald Frederick Roberts passed away at the age of 68. Beloved and devoted husband of Donna Mae Roberts. Loving father of Julie (Derek) Grzelak, Tracy (Chris) Trowbridge, and Krista Roberts. Exceptional grandpa to Miranda (Brian) Hadley, Tyler (Amanda) Harris, Jesse Harris, Devin Roberts (Monique Guignard), Samantha Roberts (Justin Round), Alysha Roberts (Jonah Frankow), Kelsi, Haili and Allyson Trowbridge. Treasured GGpa to Callen, Liam, Hannah and Sophia. Survived by his sister Joan (Norm) Peters and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Marion (McMurray) Roberts and Clarence Roberts and his brother Richard “Dick” Roberts (2007). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at New Horizons Church, 383 Russell Street North, Sarnia, on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society or family and friends may honour Don’s memory by a donation to Donna (cheques made payable to Donna Roberts) Cheques only at the funeral home please. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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VandeScheur: Maryke

Posted by on January 20, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Maryke VandeScheur announces her sudden passing on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Bluewater Health at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Jan “John” VandeScheur. Loving mother of Tony VandeScheur (Jane Hudson), Anne VandeScheur, and the late Donald VandeScheur. Oma will be fondly remembered by grandchildren as well as extended family and friends in Canada and Holland.  Cremation has taken place. At Maryke’s request, there will be no visitation or service held. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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WILSON: Frederick

Posted by on January 20, 2015

At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Frederick Wilson passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father of Robin. Cherished Grandpa of Randy, Troy and Donny. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Hilda Wilson. Fred emigrated from England, and shortly after, met and married the love of his life Sylvia. He retired from Lanxess and enjoyed spending time outdoors and fishing. Fred had a passion for art, especially poetry and painting, and loved to cook. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WILLIAMS: Florance “Irene”

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home, Florance “Irene” Williams passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the age of 73. Beloved mother of Robert “Bob” (Monica) Williams, Cindy-Lou Elizabeth (Richard) Levert, Sherry-Lynn Williams (Syl Rail), and James Edward “Eddy” (Laura Jean) Williams. Cherished grandmother of Jaymie, Kyla, Kimber, Marie, Jodi, Kelly, Katelin, Ashley, and Leah. Treasured great-grandmother of Sierra. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Dearly missed by best friends Nancy Stewart and Claudette Landry. Predeceased by James Williams, and by her siblings Fred, Margaret, and John. Irene was an avid bingo player and volunteered with many charities in the community. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BIGRAS: Gaetan Claude

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Gaetan Claude Bigras passed away at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Mary Bigras. Loving  father of Leo (Diane), James (Tracy) and the late Michelle (Joe). Cherished grandfather of Chad (Nicole), Rachel, Mitchell, Shelby and Olivia. Treasured great-grandfather of Maddox and Harper. Predeceased by his parents James and Juliett and his brothers Rajean and Real. Gaetan was a proud retired member of the Carpenter’s Local 1256 of Sarnia. He was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan and an animal lover. Gaetan lived every day to its fullest, and was a passionate and loving family man. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at St. Benedict’s Church, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WARREN: John “Jack” Robert

Posted by on January 19, 2015

With his loving family by his side, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jack Warren at Bluewater Health, on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the age of 71. He was the dear and very special son of Doris Warren. Jack was the loving brother of Evy (Pete) Lambert, Nori (Wayne) Grant, Terry (Susan), Rae (Mary Anne), Waynne, Anna (Tom) Dunford, and brother-in-law of Rita Warren. Cherished grandfather of John Girard of London, Nicholas and DJ Lynn Summerhayes of Sarnia. Jack was predeceased by his son Terry (Squeak) (2012), daughter Sherri (2011), father William “Bill” (1997) and his brother James “Jim” (2013). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Over the years, Jack worked for the ambulance, a mechanic, Canadian Tire, City Sewage Treatment Plant. Throughout these years, he made many very special friends who will miss him dearly. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a memorial service commencing immediately at 12:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRIFFIN: Thelda Irene (Hardick)

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Peacefully, at her residence at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Friday, January 16, 2015, Thelda Irene (née Hardick) Griffin, passed away at the age 87. Thelda, formerly of Sarnia, was a lifelong area farmer with her husband, the late Bob, and a member of London Road West United Church. Thelda was an avid sports enthusiast, following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities. Her fond pastime was her love of cooking and baking. All her family knew to raid the freezer for the stock pile of butter tarts they knew would be on hand. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late Robert Kennedy Griffin (2006). Loving mother of Linda Moore (Ray), Murray Griffin (Pat), and Laurie Griffin (Sue). Much loved grandmother of Michael Moore (Karen), Kim Moore (Dave Evans), Kathy Nichol (Fred), Beckie Dunn (Andrew), Kelly Reichheld (Dan), Sherri d’Orlando (Michael), Jason Griffin (Jennifer), Michelle Griffin (Dale Cooper), and Chris Griffin (Karen). Treasured great-grandmother of 19 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Dale Hardick (Bonnie), the late Ray Hardick (survived by Mary), the late Ken Hardick (survived by Joyce), the late Lorne Hardick (survived by Wilma), and the late Shirley Thompson (the late Glen). Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by her daughter Deborah Thelda Griffin (1963), her in-laws Don and Charlotte Griffin and Jean and Walter Patrick, and her mother and father Clinton Earl and Huldah Prudence Hardick. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a funeral service commencing immediately at 2:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the MS Society of Canada or the Arthritis Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LECKIE: Bruce Harvey

Posted by on January 19, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Bruce Leckie announces his passing on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Mary Leckie. Loving father of David (Karen), Lynn (Dave) Bailey, and James (Ellen). Cherished grandfather of Darryl, Kristen (Matt Giresi), and Brian. Treasured great grandfather of Harvey Giresi. Dear brother of Ted (Mary). Predeceased by brothers Donald and Bill and sister Florence Knutt. Bruce was a Supervisor at Ethyl Corporation where he worked from 1956 until his retirement in 1998. Bruce was an avid golfer and a lifetime Greenwood member. He loved spending his winters at Carefree Country Club in Winter Haven, Florida. Bruce will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LAROCQUE: Joseph

Posted by on January 19, 2015

On Monday, January 12, 2015, Joseph Larocque passed away at the age of 50.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DENT: John “Jack” Allen

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, January 15, 2015, Jack Dent passed away at the age of 89. Loving husband of Edna May Dent for 62 years, dear father of Ann and David Hally, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, John and Halima Dent, Brights Grove, and Martha and Thom Brunet, Brampton. Treasured Papa of Katy, David, Emily and James Hally; Michael, Elizabeth, John and Jamilah Dent; Hannah and Rachel Brunet. Cherished brother to Carole Howell, Merlin, Ontario and special uncle to Chuck, Ted, Scott, Bob and families.

Jack was born in Merlin, Ontario on December 5, 1925 and was a partner in the Ford Dealership John Dent & Son until it closed in 1973. He then worked as an office manager at George, Murray & Shipley until his retirement in 1990.

He was past president of Merlin Rotary Club; 50 year past master of Century Lodge, Merlin; and member of Mocha Shrine, London.  He was secretary/treasurer of the Merlin Public and High School Board; Chairman of Raleigh Township Public School Board; on the Kent County Education Consultative Committee; and Chairman of Merlin Village Council.  In Sarnia he became secretary/treasurer of the 404 House and a member of Grace United Church.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia, at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior at the church. A reception will follow at the church. All welcome.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Church, Sarnia or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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CLOCK: Barbara Mae (Hargin)

Posted by on January 15, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, January 15, 2015, Barbara Mae (Hargin) Clock passed away at the age of 72.  Beloved wife of Ronald Ernest Clock.  Loving mother of Tina (Claude) LaLonde.  Cherished grandmother of Cassandra and Reneé Lalonde.  Dear sister of Mary Louise Hargin.  Survived by several cousins and other family.  Predeceased by her parents Howard and Emma Mae Hargin and her sister Carol Pauline Hargin.  Barb was born in Sarnia and worked in the nursing field as an RNA for many years at such places as St. Joseph’s Hospital, Pharmacies and Walmart.  Cremation has take place.  A private interment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Inn of the good Shepherd or The Diabetes Association.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.

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WILLIAMS: Lucille

Posted by on January 15, 2015

Peacefully, at her residence, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Lucille “Maggie” Williams passed away at the age of 79. Predeceased by her longtime partner Joe Robinson (2013) and former husband Gerry Clark Williams. Loving mother of Brian Williams, Michael (Annette) Williams, James (Pat) Williams, Jeffrey (Angela) Williams, Dawn Williams (Mike) and Gerry Williams Jr. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Treasured sister of Linwood Nahdee and Leslie Nahdee. Also predeceased by her parents Lillian and Albert Nahdee and her brothers Larry and Woodrow. Lucille will be missed by many friends and relatives. A special thanks to CCAC for their wonderful care and compassion given to Lucille. Cremation has taken place. A memorial open house will be held at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, (in front of Smith Funeral Home) on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bayshore Home Health (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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PRONK: Pieternella “Nelly”

Posted by on January 15, 2015

Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Nelly Pronk passed away at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Harry (Kryn) Pronk. Loving mother of Arina Pronk Borlina (the late Frank). Cherished grandmother of Harry Borlina (Rosemary), Cesira Borlina Hussain (Hank), Jany Borlina Kimble, and Frankie Borlina. Treasured great grandmother of nine great grandchildren and 3 ½ great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Dinie Knor (Klass). Predeceased by her daughter Jannie Pronk and son Arie Pronk. Nelly was a member of the VON (Victoria Order of Nurses) for many years, visiting numerous people in the hospital. She loved to bowl and was in a league. Nelly was a member of the CBD Club (Canadian Belgian Dutch Club), loved big band music and cleaned houses by profession. A special thank you to Vivi Michelucci for being with Oma in her final moments and holding her hand as she passed. Also, a special thank you to all of Oma’s friends for always being there for her. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Lakeview Cemetery on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Vision Nursing Home Activity Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HODGINS: James Duncan

Posted by on January 14, 2015

Peacefully at Afton Park Place on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, James Duncan Hodgins passed away at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude (1970) and the late Catherine (2014). Loving father of Sylvia Vandeweghe (late Roger), Sharon Castaldi (Rick), Jim Hodgins of Edmonton, Linda Bathe (Terry) and the late Bonnie Walker (Don). Cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by the Hutchinson family: Sharon (Gary) Fitzgibbon, Ronald Hutchinson (the late Glenda), Catherine (Roger) Gilmore and John (Nancy) Hutchinson; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. James retired from Polymer/Polysar, where he worked from 1949-1986. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Friday, January 16, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

HARTLE: Jean Elizabeth

Posted by on January 14, 2015

Peacefully at North Lambton Lodge in Forest, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Jean Elizabeth Hartle passed away at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Edward Hartle (1975). Loving mother of Howard (Leslee) of Forest, Brenton (Barbara) and Richard (Mary) of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of five grandsons and four great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Howard Rendle and Elizabeth Park, and by her sister Lloye Bannister. Family and friends will be received on Friday, January 16, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home, with Rev. Joanne MacOdrum officiating. A private family interment will be held at Grand Bend Cemetery.

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EASTWOOD: John “Jack” Ramsden

Posted by on January 14, 2015

John “Jack” Ramsden Eastwood passed away peacefully at Wellington Hospice in Guelph with his beloved wife and family by his side.  Dearly beloved husband of Frances (Thompson) for 69 years and dearly loved father of Janice (Guy) Beaumier, Mary Ellen (Paul) Derry and Carol (Bob) Steadman. Will be greatly missed by grandchildren Andrea (Steve) Hogan and Marc Beaumier, Justin (Laura) Derry, Kendra and Cameron Derry, John and Ian Steadman and darling great granddaughter Lola Derry.  Predeceased by his parents Whiteley and Maude Eastwood, brothers Whiteley and Henry and sister Melba McCourt, and nephew Whiteley Eastwood and niece Susan (McCourt) Campbell.  John was born and raised in Ottawa. After serving in the RCNVR during WWII he retired as a Lieutenant in 1945 and returned to McGill University where he graduated in 1949 as a Chemical Engineer.  He then joined the Engineering Division of Imperial Oil in Sarnia in 1949. After working in various departments he retired in l986. He was a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Canada. He was a long time member of Central United Church in Sarnia and served on numerous boards and committees.  His greatest joy was his grandchildren and the family times at his summer home in Maitland on the St. Lawrence River. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at The Smith Family Centre. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Friends of We Care (www.FriendsofWeCare.org) or the Christian Children’s Fund www.ccfcanada.ca or by donating at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Guelph, London, Sarnia

HIGHAM: Janet

Posted by on January 13, 2015

At her home, on Sunday, January 11, 2015, Janet Higham passed away at the age of 60. Beloved daughter of Betty Higham-Hardy (neé Roberts) and the late Ken Higham. Step-daughter of David Hardy. Loving sister of Stephen (Margaret) Higham, Catherine (Tony) White, and step-sister of Michael (Laura) Hardy and Dyanne (Hank) Taylor. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Survived by aunts and uncles from both Canada and the UK. Janet was born in Cheshire, England and came to Canada in 1966 at the young age of 12. She attended St. Clair High School and Lambton College. Janet loved sports; she played broomball, softball, soccer and also umpired. She spent her spare time volunteering with the Legion, Women’s Auxiliary, and Victim’s Services for many years. Janet will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Salvation Army (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia