HAINES: William "Bill" of Sarnia

Posted by on November 17, 2013
Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, November 16, 2013, William “Bill” Haines passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Winnie (Blundon) Haines. Loving father of Tony(Peggy). Cherished grandfather of Brian. Dear brother of Bert, Harry, Shirl, Jane, Melba, Cecil, George, Inez, Leonard, Lloyd and Lawrence. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Lillian Haines, and sisters Enid and Mable. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation being held for one hour prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. The entombment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca .

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LANE: Margaret Mary of Sarnia

Posted by on November 14, 2013

lane web picMy wife Marg, for 57 years of blessed marriage, left this earth on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. She showed the most amazing strength, determination, and willpower to remain here, as long as she possibly could, to be with me and all of our family. I will miss everything about her. Marg and I did everything together. I cherished all of the moments Marg and I had with our family and friends through the years. I am forever blessed, that she chose me. Love, Ron.

Marg’s parents were Ernest and Margaret Mary Latour. Marg’s children and their partners are Sue Bryden (Kirk deceased), Brenda Vidmar, Kathy (Rob) Dutourgeerling, Rick (Tania) Lane, and Gail (Bill) Best. Marg’s grandchildren and their partners are: Dustin McCulloch (Trish Pollard), Brandon McCulloch (Jocelyne Doucet); Jeff Vidmar, Jenny (Adam) Connors, Reg Vidmar (Melissa Harris), Stephanie Vidmar (Dave Ronan), Josh and Hilary Dutourgeerling, and Kyren and Avery Lane. Marg’s great-grandchild is Stryfe Vidmar. Marg’s sisters and brothers and husbands and wives include: Hilda Latour (Sister Mary Julia), Roy Latour (Ann deceased), Earl Latour, deceased (Pauline deceased), Helen Blackmore, deceased (Fred deceased), Jack Latour, deceased (Ruth), Thelma Maheu, deceased (Jerry deceased), and Ernie Latour, deceased (Verna).  Marg loved Stanley and Seymour, who stayed by her side, bringing her much comfort and peace.

I have much gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Maddison, and all the staff, support workers and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, for all of their devotion and loving care shown to my wife and our family.

I invite family and all friends to attend a celebration of Marg’s life on Saturday, November 16, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  The funeral service will follow at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cremation will follow.

I invite you to make donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia in Marg’s name. smithfuneralhome.ca

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SABOURIN: Claude Laurent of Sarnia

Posted by on November 14, 2013

Our dear Claude passed away at University Hospital, London, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 after a brief but intense struggle with leukemia and is now enjoying his retirement with his heavenly father. Loved husband and best friend of Corinne. Loving and devoted father of Elise (Steve Boyle) and Jordan. Cherished papa to Cash and Cruz who were the pride of his life.   Beloved son of Irene and the late Rheal Sabourin and son-in-law of Doris and the late Laird Nixon. Dear brother of Lorraine (Jean-Marc) Bourassa and Reg Sabourin. Brother-in-law of: Mary Sabourin, Elaine DeJong, Victoria Lewis, Carol Barrett, Gary Nixon and Grant (Sue) Nixon. Sadly missed by 17 nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment was held at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donation to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada http://www.llscanada.org/    Cheques only when making donations at the funeral home please.  smithfuneralhome.ca

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JOHNSTON: Stella Mary of Sarnia

Posted by on November 14, 2013

Peacefully entered Heaven’s Gate on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Bluewater Health Sarnia at the age of 91. Devoted wife of the late Fred J. Johnston (1997) and loving mother of Fred W. Johnston and wife Eileen (Ouimet), the late Ron W. Johnston (2012), and the late Bill J. Johnston (2013). Also leaves behind many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Stella had a full and happy life, with many trips around the world with her friends. She will be deeply missed by her special friends Frank and Rose Proia and family. They have done so much for her; making her long life more comfortable and enjoyable. The last 11 months, Stella had been under the exceptional good care of Bluewater Health 5th Floor. Kathy and all the nurses and care workers certainly need to be commended for the extra attention they gave to Stella to keep her comfortable. Special thanks also to Bayshore nurses and caregivers over the last several years for their loving care and attention, and especially to Steff Boyle who always brought an extra big smile to her face whenever they got together.

Following Stella’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.

Stella’s generosity and humour with loving care will surely be missed.

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GOODACRE: Jessica Elizabeth of Sarnia

Posted by on November 13, 2013

Peacefully with her family by her side at Sumac Lodge, Jessica Elizabeth Goodacre passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Victor (1992). Loving mother of Paul (Sandra) Goodacre, Marilyn Gallaway (Michael), Barry (Deborah) Goodacre, and Butch (Norma) Goodacre. Will be greatly missed by her many cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her infant son Russell and by her daughter Carole Dryden.The family would like to sincerely thank Sumac Lodge for their care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MARSHALL: Ernest “Ernie” Alexander of Sarnia

Posted by on November 13, 2013

Suddenly at his home on Monday, November 11, 2013 Ernest Alexander Marshall passed away at the age of 85. Ernie was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Stover) Marshall (2013). Loved father of Dave (Kim) Marshall, Jeff (Brenda) Marshall, Cheryl (Ron) McCaffery, Lynn Marshall(Dave Borley) and Steven Marshall. Cherished grandfather of Lynn-Marie, Ryan, Mandy, Vicky, Steven, Stephanie, Jennifer and missed by his great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Katherine Richmond, Dale (Bob) Lindemann. Predeceased by his sister; Vera Unsworth. Ernie was retired from Lanxess where he was an Insulator/Painter and was a member of Huron Oaks Golf and Country Club. A funeral service for Ernie will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia at 11:00 a.m. with family and friends being received for one hour prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only when making your donation at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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KIDD: Olive Marion of Sarnia

Posted by on November 13, 2013

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Marshall Gowland Manor on Friday November 8, 2013 Olive Marion Kidd of Sarnia passed away at the age of 70.

Beloved wife and best friend of 50 years to Bruce Kidd. Loving mother of her only child Debra Bailey and her husband Jim. Cherished grandmother of special grandson Slater. Survived by her brother Ron Pangman (Pat) of St. Thomas, sister Laura Nicholls (Walt) of Petrolia and her many nieces and nephews. Olive loved life and spending time with friends, but nothing meant more to her than spending as much time with her loving family.  She was always there to brighten the lives of others and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

A private family service was held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on November 12, 2013. Interment was held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wyoming.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society-Sarnia Lambton or to Marshall Gowland Manor-Residence Council (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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SAWYER: Roland Edword “Carl” of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2013

Peacefully surrounded by loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Thursday November 7, 2013, Roland Edword “Carl” Sawyer of Sarnia passed away at the age of 75.   Beloved husband of Carolyn Sawyer.   Loving dad of Shelley (Stan), step- dad of Todd, Shawn (Michael) and Shani (Dave).   Cherished grandfather of Kaylyn, Jaycy, Ricky, Lyndsay, Matthew, Jordann, Tyler and great- grandfather of Marissa, Victoria, Vanessa, Graycy and Aiden.   The Sawyer family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for all of their care and support during Carl’s stay. Special thanks to Jodi and Adam for their love and support, we cannot thank you all enough.   Carl enjoyed life, family members and many friends. Carl was always there to brighten the lives of others.
Cremation has taken place.   Family and friends will be received for a celebration of Carl’s life at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Sunday November 17th, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m, please come share your special memories of Carl. Luncheon to follow at the Smith Family Centre (across from Smith Funeral Home).   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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DOWNIE: George Maxwell of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2013

Downie-obitphotoPeacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday, November 7, 2013, George Downie passed away at the age of 94, with his sister and nephew at his side. Loving father of Michael Downie of Oshawa and Deborah (David) Ellacott of Ridgetown. Cherished grandfather of Kelly Downie, Randy Downie, Lauren Ellacott and Adam Ellacott and great-grandfather of Cole Downie. Dear brother of M. Jean Evans (late Mac) and brother-in-law of Louise Downie (late Jerry). Dear father-in-law of Barbara (Des) Downie. Predeceased by: brothers Ken (Mary), Athol (Ruth), Joe (Betty), and Freddy; sister Clara Dunford; parents Clarence and Nellie; and granddaughter Melisa Ellacott.George worked at Sarnia Hydro for 38 years and was a WWII veteran. He was gregarious, outgoing, loved to meet new people, and loved dancing. George will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial open house will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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WASSINK: Pietje (Patricia) of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2013

Mom picture - WEBShe went to sleep and woke up in the arms of Jesus in the morning of November 8, 2013.  Pietje (Patricia) Dykstra Wassink, 84 years, of Sarnia, beloved wife of Gerrit Wassink for 55 years. She will be missed by her children, Didi (Harry) van Klaveren, Johan (Wendy) Wassink, Fred (Trish) Wassink, Ingrid (Fred) Johnston, and Dianne (John) VanRooyen . Her eighteen grandchildren, Kristin (Jeff) Kingma, Elysia (Mark) Rekman, Karel van Klaveren, Gerrit van Klaveren.  Shawn Wassink, Jessica Wassink, Steven Wassink.    Nathan Wassink, Jenda (Ryan) Hamelinck, Jorim (Rachel) Wassink, Andrea Wassink.  Calvin Johnston, Philip Johnston, Danae (Enoch) Yeboah.  Darren Van Rooyen, Joel Van Rooyen, Lauren Van Rooyen, Stephen Van Roooyen.   And her three great-grandchildren; Leah, Joshua, and Philip Kingma.Predeceased by her parents Feike (the Netherlands)and Imkje Dijkstra (Brazil), her sisters, Klaaske Dijkstra (Brazil) Sippie & Sietse Dijkstra (The Netherlands), and Hennie & Leen Aardoom (Brazil), and her brother Piet Dijkstra (the Netherlands) and brother in law Uilke Tolsma (Edmonton).  Survived by her sisters, Geertje Feenstra (Edmonton) and Hannie  Tolsma (Edmonton) and her brother, Auke (Hitty) Dykstra (Roseburg, Oregon), and her sister in law, Hennie Dijkstra.Visitors will be received on Monday November 11, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 pm at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Side Road, Sarnia. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to World Renew. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at smithfuneralhome.ca

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HIGNETT: Robert Lewis of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2013

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday November 7, 2013. Robert Lewis Hignett of Sarnia passed away at the age of 54.Loving father of Steven Hignett (Brenda) and Sandra Hignett (William Latondresse Sr.). Cherished grandfather of Quinton, Tyler, William Jr., Cole and Peyton. Dear brother of Ian Hignett (Jane Davidson), Peter Hignett (Gale) and Colin Hignett (Gweneth Minaker). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Richard and Isabella Hignett; and sister-in-law Betty Hignett. Robert will be deeply missed; but never forgotten. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday November 12, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hopsice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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PHILLIPS: Bettina June of Sarnia

Posted by on November 8, 2013

Peacefully with her family by her side at Bluewater Health-Palliative Care on Friday November 8, 2013, Bettina June Phillips of Sarnia passed away at the age 83. Beloved wife and best friend of Ernest Phillips. Loving mother of Murray Nixon (Pat), Mark Nixon, Grant Nixon (Debbie), Gwen Grant (Jeff), Kim Somers (Phil). Cherished Nanny of Cheryl, Vicky, Brett, Ryan, René, Tiffany, Pam, Branden, Vanessa, Ashley, Reuben, Bridgette, Phillip and great-grandchildren Brittany, Jace, Gavin, Zoey, Kyler, Joseph and Benjamin. Survived by brother Bill Phillips (Jane), sister of Barbara Hyatt (Dick), Beverly Dionne (late Ken), Barry Phillips, Brenda Butler (Lorne) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William and Margaret Phillips, son Ernest Phillips Jr. and brother Barton. Bettina was a wonderful mother to her children and Nanny to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid walker; she loved to crochet but most of all she was known to have a twinkle in her eye that would light a room. Bettina will be missed for her warm heart and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 11:00 with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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RUTTAN: Audrey Jane of Sarnia

Posted by on November 8, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday, November 8, 2013 Audrey Jane Ruttan passed away at the age of 70. Loving companion of the late Steve Kettle. Loved mother of Cindy (Jeff) Vandenberg, the late Floyd (2010), and Carol (Ricky) Hamilton. Cherished grandmother of Abby, Alivia, Connor, Dallas, Dalton, Dylan and Raine. Dear sister of the late Percy McMahon and sister-in-law of Sharlene McMahon. Longtime best-friend of Edith Welch.   Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Audrey’s life on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home with the interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice. (cheques only when making donations at the funeral home) Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

 

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BIGRAS: Marian of Sarnia

Posted by on November 7, 2013

BIGRAS cropped picPeacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, Marian Bigras passed away at the age of 82. Marian moved to Sarnia from Noranda, Quebec in 1957 with her loving husband of 58 years, Réal (deceased 2007). She worked for Canada Customs & Excise at Bluewater Bridge for 30 years. Marian was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church and C.W.L. She is survived by several cousins and special niece Agnes Bigras, as well as her extended family Laura, Elmer and Kellyne Kochie. Predeceased by her parents Albert (1990) and Eleanor (2011) James and by her niece Michelle Broderick.

Cremation has taken place. At Marian’s request, no visitation will be held. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Resurrection Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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SCHOORMAN: Sophie Trinette of Meadowview Villa, Petrolia

Posted by on November 7, 2013

SCHOORMAN obituary picturePeacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Sophie Trinette Schoorman passed away at the age of 89.  Beloved wife of the late Jacob (2008). Loving mother of Jacob and his wife Judy of Wyoming. Dear sister of Wilfried Harms and Tina Janssen of Germany. Sophie was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with her family and friends.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or New Life Assembly, Petrolia (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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SAROCH: Zdenko of Sarnia

Posted by on November 7, 2013

Peacefully, surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Monday, November 4, 2013, Zdenko Saroch passed away at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of Georgina (Janulikova). Loving father of Paul (Ivana) of Czech Republic and Michael of Germany. Dear brother of Jaroslava. Predeceased by his parents Frantisek and Josefine Saroch, and by his son Christopher.  Zdenko was a Dow Chemical retiree. He was very gifted: he was a classical pianist, skilled mathematician, and passionate about astronomy. Zdenko will be deeply 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 Friday, November 8, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation – MRI (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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RAWSON: Matt James of Toronto formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on November 3, 2013

Rawson- MattcroppedSuddenly and tragically taken from us too soon. Loved son of Jim and Jane, dearest brother of Derek and Sara. Beloved nephew of Joyce and Gino Cicchini, Mary Lou Larson and Rick Moore, Karl and Tena Larson, Nova Scotia, Marilyn Rawson, Charles Rawson, Catherine Fielding, Winnipeg, and Albert Baines, Petrolia. Dear cousin of Nick and Ben Cicchini, Shawn and Becky McEwen, Hamilton, Luke McEwen, Roger Claveau and Britney Rupert, London, Lauren Claveau, Hamilton, Kari and Brad Hamblin, Winnipeg, Steve and Larissa Fielding, Victoria, B.C., and David and Dawn Baines, Bowmanville. Cherished great-uncle to Alexa, Gavin and Griffin McEwen, Sabrina Fielding, Carson Hamblin, Brayden and Gracie Baines. Predeceased by Therese and Laurie Larson, Uncle Eric Larson, Freda and Clarence Rawson, Uncle Dan Fielding. Matt will be sadly missed by so many very special friends. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/ or The Sarnia and District humane Society, http://www.sarniahumanesociety.com/ . Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca .

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WATSON: Jean of Sarnia

Posted by on November 3, 2013

001Passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Jean was the beloved wife and best friend of Ken Watson for 42 years. Loving mother of Kal Watson (wife Natalie) and Galen Watson (wife Cathy). Cherished grandmother to Aiden, Brooklynn, Paige and Grayson.

Jean was a dedicated ER Nurse who worked in Sarnia General, Port Huron and Sarasota Lakewood Ranch. Jean loved to travel, enjoyed golf and loved life to its fullest. Jean was the daughter of Grant (Stub) Thompson (deceased 1981) and Hazel Thompson of Strathroy and is survived by her 9 siblings: Don Thompson (Marj) of Strathroy, Terry Thompson (Sherrie) of Woodstock, Judy Westgate (Leonard) of Strathroy, Ross Thompson (Sonia) of Nairn, Mary Thompson of Poplar Hill, Roy Thompson (Bev) of St. Albert, Alberta, Susan Thompson of London, Barbara Carter (Lew) of Ilderton, and Anne Thompson-Wambua (Paul) of Nairobi, Kenya.

Thank you to family and friends, Palliative Care at Bluewater Health, and St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 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, November 7, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, or Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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HOUGHTON: Margaret (Melvin) of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2013

Peacefully at her home on Friday, November 1, 2013, Margaret (nee Melvin) Houghton of Sarnia passed away at the age of 82.  Beloved wife of the late Albert Houghton. Loving mother of A. Craig Houghton of Guelph and S. Kyle Houghton of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Craig, Beverley, Avery Houghton of Ottawa and Julia Houghton of Sarnia.  Cremation to take place. A private family service will be held.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the V.O.N. (cheques only at the funeral home please).   Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. smithfuneralhome.ca

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McPHEE: Russell Thomas of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday November 1, 2013, Russell Thomas McPhee of Sarnia passed away at the age of 89.  Beloved husband and best friend of the late Edna McPhee. Loving father of Russ (Heather) McPhee of Sarnia and the late Ron McPhee. Cherished grandfather of Stephanie McPhee (Jeff Jordan) of Corunna, Allison Bourque (Dave) of Sarnia, Michael McPhee of Orleans, ON and great grandfather of Niko and Keira Bourque. Survived by his daughter in-law Leona McPhee of Orleans, ON.

Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Monday November 4, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with interment in Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the local charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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MCKINNON: Dorothy Constance (Billard) of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2013

Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the age of 93, Dorothy Constance McKinnon (nee Billard), has passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to join her beloved husband Raymond (1999).

Dorothy leaves behind her loving sons Ken (Carolyn) and Stu (Lori). She will be missed by her grandchildren Corey (Caillie), Craig, Michael and Sarah McKinnon. She also leaves behind her only great-grandchild, Cash McKinnon. Survived by sisters-in-law Ila Baker and Laura Hendra, and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Dennis and Mary Billard as well as her sisters Blanche Morphew, Marion Gledhill, Hazel Middleton and Audrey Faltinson.

Dorothy loved travelling and enjoyed her winters in Hawaii and Florida. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

A funeral service will be on Monday, November 4, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received from 10:30 a.m. until service time.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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GALLAWAY: Dorothy of Chatham

Posted by on November 1, 2013

Peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Copper Terrace Nursing Home, Chatham, Dorothy Gallaway passed away at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of Jack Gallaway.  Loving mother of Mae (Bill) Tacknyk, Ken (Lynne Anne) Gallaway, Herb (Rose) Gallaway, Gregg (Patricia) Gallaway, and Mary-Jean (Brian) Lunn. Cherished grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 20 and great-great-grandmother of one.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  A special mother to Naren and Depa & family, Ivan (deceased), Robbie and Lisa.  Predeceased by her parents, siblings, and one grandson.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, November 4, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at MCKINLAY FUNERAL HOME, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham.

Family and friends will also be received on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 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 Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Sarnia. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Copper Terrace, Chatham or Active Lifestyle Centre, Chatham.  smithfuneralhome.ca

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VANOVERSTRAETEN: Josephine of Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia

Posted by on November 1, 2013

Peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Friday, November 1, 2013, Josephine VanOverstraeten passed away at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Amedee (2010). Loving mother of the late Mary Rose. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. smithfuneralhome.ca

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MEDEIROS: Maria Jose of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2013

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Maria Jose Medeiros passed away after a long, courageous battle with heart disease at the age of 77 at Bluewater Health on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Beloved wife of Oliverio (Ollie) for 52 years. Loving mother of Berta (Cory) and Irene (David). Cherished grandmother of Alina and Evan and step-grandmother to Alicia (Chris) and Tiffany (Daniel). Dear sister of Maria Santos (late Manuel), Maria Ines (Antonio), Alda, Manuel (late Fernanda), Jose (Irene), Mariano (Helen), Antonio (Linda), and Jacinto (Fatima). Survived by sisters-in-law Irene (late Manuel), Maria Angelina (Jose Agusto). Remembered by several nieces and nephews in Azores, Bermuda, US and Canada. Predeceased by her parents Jose and Maria Cordeiro, father and mother-in-law Mariano and Ermelinda, brother Jose Jacinto, sister-in-law Natilde, and brothers-in-law Gilbert (Georgina) and Ivo (Alice).

Maria was a prep cook at the Drawbridge Inn for 20 years. She loved to cook for her family and friends and she was a proud Vavo to her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, November 3, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013, at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 1920 Wildwood Dr., Brights Grove. Entombment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Telemetry Ward (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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MEDEIROS: Christopher Michael of Edmonton formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2013

MEDEIROS obituary pictureIt is with deeply saddened hearts that the Medeiros family announces the sudden passing of Christopher Michael Medeiros at Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton, AB, on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013.

Beloved son of Mariano and Magda Medeiros. Loving brother of Zach Medeiros (Mandy Mezzatesta); and Kimberly (Kevin) Downey and their daughter Talia. Survived by grandparents Joe and Maria Cabral, many aunts and uncles, cousins and all of their families. Christopher was known for his big smile and his big personality – he loved life and lived it to the fullest. Most of all, we will miss his big heart. Christopher will be greatly missed by numerous friends and all those who knew and loved him. Predeceased by his grandparents Manuel and Maria Piedade.

Special thanks to the staff on the Critical Care Unit of Grey Nuns Community Hospital for their outstanding care and support that they show to families and their patients.  Much love and gratitude to Aunt Mary Jo and Uncle Gordon Norman and their families for being there for us through this difficult time – your kind words and support mean everything to us.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, November 4th, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with words of tributes to take place at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Tire Jumpstart (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Edmonton, Sarnia