WIERENGA: Jaike “Joyce”

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Sure of her salvation through Jesus Christ her Saviour, our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with her Lord peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, June 15, 2015, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Harm “Harry” Wierenga (1985). Loving mother of Hank (Debbie) Wierenga, Jim (Frances) Wierenga, Janet (Paul) Wilpstra, Marietta (Henry) Wynands, and Belinda (Steve) Lanning. Cherished grandmother of 22 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren, and counting… Dear sister of Margaret (John) Vanderwal and Anneke Dykstra. Predeceased by her great granddaughter Alyssa Melville. Joyce was known by many who were blessed by her ministries at Vision Nursing Home and Bibles for Missions Thrift Store. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, June 18, 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 at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Christian School or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

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PICARD: Irene Joyce (nee Anderson)

Posted by on June 16, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Irene Joyce Picard (nee Anderson) announces her sudden passing at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital on Monday, June 15, 2015, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of the late William Francis Picard (2008). Loving mother of Larry Picard, Patricia (Brian) Stewart, Catherine (Kevin) O’Shaughnessy, and William (Dawn) Picard. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Kate, Michael, William, Emily, and Eric. Dear sister of Chuck Anderson, Les Anderson, the late Montie Anderson (2015), and Ron Anderson. Fondly remembered by her brother-in-law Carl Piela and by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Private interment to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). A tree will be planted in Irene’s memory.

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GRAY: Helen Grace

Posted by on June 16, 2015

On June 15, 2015, Helen Grace Gray – beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed peacefully away at Vision Nursing Home at the age of 88. Predeceased by her husband Stuart Macaulay (1973) and her infant sons William Brian (1950) and John Wayne (1961). Helen will be deeply missed by Vern, her husband of 40 years and by her 3 children Jim Macaulay (Cathie), Janet Erickson (Howard), and Judy Hodgins (Mark). In addition, she leaves behind her much loved grandchildren Emily Hodgins, Nicole, Adam, and Aaron Macaulay, several great grandchildren and her sister Ann Gibson. Throughout our lives, Mom has always taught us the value of hard work, selflessness, love and mutual respect, and these life lessons will guide us always. Mom was a long time, dedicated member of 403 Wing Royal Canadian Airforce Association, serving many years as Wingette President, and was proud to have received a lifetime membership from that wonderful group of women. In addition, Mom was a member of Laurel Lea-St. Matthews Presbyterian Church’s Friendship Circle. Our sincere thanks for the compassionate support and loving care that both Mom and our family received from her nurses, PSW’s and staff at Vision Nursing Home. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow at 403 Wing RCAF Association, 415 Exmouth Street, Sarnia. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to 44 Sarnia Imperial Squadron Air Cadets – a youth group she found most deserving of support, or CCMF – Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile.

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SCOTT: Susan Marilyn (Boots)

Posted by on June 16, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Susan Marilyn Scott on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Bluewater Health at the age of 61. Beloved partner and best friend of Lonnie Bowen. Loving mother of Jocelyne and her wife Kirstin Scott-Bowen, L. Clyde Scott-Bowen, and Dayne Struck. Cherished grandmother of Brandon Scott-Bowen, Sakura Scott-Bowen and Waasaya Cottrelle. Predeceased by her father-in-law Clyde Bowen. Susan’s joy in life was her family – she lived and breathed for them. She was a caring person who loved music and cooking for others. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Susan’s Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to SickKids or Temple Baptist Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SUTOR: Laura

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Toronto General Hospital, Laura Diane Sutor passed away at the age of 45.  Beloved daughter of Robert and Delores Sutor.  Dear sister of Mark Sutor (Zepur Apelian-Sutor).  Loving aunt of Taline and Garnie Apelian-Sutor.  Forever loved by Jerry Homem.  Laura is survived by her aunt Mary Proper, great-aunt Charlotte Secord and many cousins.  Predeceased by her grandmothers, Margaret Teasell and Bertha Hutchinson.  Laura attended St. Clair Secondary School and went on to Graphic Design at Lambton College and graduated from George Brown College.  She has spent her career in Graphic Design and most recently worked as a Graphic Sales Consultant at Expo Systems Canada in Toronto.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERALHOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with cremation to follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation – Cancer Research (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SMITH: Leona Stella (nee Lacroix)

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Peacefully, at Vision Nursing home on June 14, 2015, Leona Stella Smith (nee Lacroix) passed away at the age of 91. Beloved wife of Russell Smith (2003). Loving mother of Linda West (Ted), Sharon Austin (Fred) and Patty Smith (Don). Special grandmother to Ty West of Fernie, B.C., and Alishia Vail. Loving sister of Bernice Hamelin (Henry) of St.Catharines, Ontario. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Vision Nursing Home for their wonderful attention to their mother’s needs during the last few months of her life, particularly during the last week of palliative care at the nursing home. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., with a funeral service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Canadian Diabetes Society, The Alzheimer’s Society, or the M.S. Society, all causes that Leona supported through the years (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WILLIAMSON: Nancy (nee Davis)

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Nancy (nee Davis) Williamson passed away unexpectedly of complications from a heart attack the previous week in University Hospital, London, Ontario, on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the age of 59. Nancy is survived by the father of her children Frederick Williamson and their four children Jennifer (Mike) Babcock, Jon Williamson, Jarrod Williamson, and Jordan Williamson, all of Sarnia, Ontario; grandchildren Evelyn and Yanic Babcock of Sarnia, and Jerzey; and special friend Kirk McKenzie and her dog Lucky. Dear sister of James Davis of Kingsland, Arkansas, Cynthia Davis Armstrong, Carol (Robert) Castell, Theodore (Julie) Davis, all of Port Huron, Daniel (Jennifer) Davis of Rice, Virginia, John (Jane) Davis of Hershey, Nebraska. Predeceased by her half-sister Annis (Sonny) McClarty and by her parents James Davis and Rosemary Davis Boughner of Port Huron, Michigan. Nancy was born on April 16, 1956, in Port Huron, Michigan. She graduated from Port Huron Northern High School in 1974. Nancy was a generous individual who gave much of her time and energy to those in need. She was especially passionate about children with special needs. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion (next to the animal farm) in Canatara Park from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with memories of Nancy being shared at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Pathways Health Centre for Children or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BROOKS: Judith “Penny” Ann

Posted by on June 16, 2015

With great sadness we announce the passing of Judith “Penny” Ann Brooks, on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the age of 71. Loving wife of Gary Brooks since October 30, 1959. Predeceased by her mother Edna G. Crawford in 1986. Loving and caring mother of Sherry (Paul) Brydges, Richard (Jane) Brooks and Cory (Carrie) Brooks. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and happy, proud and thrilled great-grandmother of five great-grandchildren. Survived by many loving family members, wonderful in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place. At Penny’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Judy was the “rock” of the family, and will be greatly missed.

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REVILL: Elizabeth Martin

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home, Sarnia, on Sunday, June 14, 2015, Elizabeth Martin Revill passed away at the age of 82.  Beloved sister of Mary (Herbert) Schwarz.  Loved aunt of Mark (Jan) Schwarz, Susan (Richard) Weatherston, and Simon (Minnie) Schwarz.  Loving great aunt of Geoffrey (Ivy) Schwarz, Anna (Rooz) Baharian, Megan and Stephanie Schwarz, Alice (Stephen), Evan (Jen) and Nora Weatherston.  Special great great-aunt of Renn and Nina Schwarz, Kian and Kayvon Baharian.  Cremation has taken place.  An open house celebration will be held at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 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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RASMUSSEN: Ulla (Nee Berner)

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Ulla Rasmussen (nee Berner) passed away peacefully in her 86th year, June 13, 2015 at Trillium Villa Nursing home. Beloved wife of Carl Rasmussen of 64 years. Mother to Danny (Lee) Rasmussen, Joan (Wayne) Armstrong and Kim (Robert) Kirk.  Much loved Grandmother to Scott (Cindy) Armstrong, Brooke Armstrong, Karl (Cathy) Rasmussen, and Sabrina (Matt) Snyder. She is survived by her great grandchildren Matthew Boros and Liam Rasmussen.  Ulla and Carl immigrated to Canada from Copenhagen, Denmark in 1951 and Ulla was honoured to make Sarnia her home. The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Gamble, Dr. M. O’Mahoney and all of the staff at Trillium Villa Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Mom. Cremation has taken place. At Ulla’s request a private family service will take place and interment at Lakeview Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the charity of your choice.

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TIGHE: Rachelle “Shelley” Marie

Posted by on June 12, 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rachelle “Shelley” Marie Tighe on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 30. Shelley left this world peacefully under the watchful eyes of her dog, and best friend, Sophie.

Shelley was the loving daughter of Daniel (Lynda) Tighe of Sarnia and Mary (Donald) Fischer of Kincardine, cherished sister of Shannon (Christopher) Gregory of London, step-sisters Krista (Michael) Chicoine, Karen Dennis of Sarnia, Laurie (Dwayne) Raynard of Blyth and step-brother Steven Fischer of Kincardine and treasured granddaughter of Terrence and Elizabeth Tighe of Windsor and step-granddaughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hoover of Sarnia and Hartley Fischer of Listowel. She will be deeply missed by her niece and god-daughter Brielle and nephew Ty, as well as step-nieces and step-nephews Liam, Lauren, Chloe, Nathan, Alexandra, Josh, and Emma. Shelley leaves behind many aunts and uncles including Cary (Gary) Keathley of St. Thomas, Angela (Mark) Buchner of Aurora, Wendy (Jodi) Daechsel of Newmarket, Glenn (Susan) Tighe of Ottawa, Chrissie (Mike) Heil of Corunna, Constance Phillips of Detroit, Timothy Mullins of Toronto, cousins Christopher, Caitlin, Dani Lynn, Robbie, Gregory, Alannah, Kurtis, Eric, Olivia, Ryan, Sean, Ellie, Sara, Tim, Shane, and Spencer, and special family friends Vern Fry and Shirley Johnstone-Hay, and Michael, Joan and Christopher Hill. Shelley’s smile could light up a room and garnered her many friends wherever she went. Shelley is predeceased by her grandparents Maurice and Audrey Mullins of Maidstone and auntie Jane of Maidstone.

Shelley was an honour student at St. Christopher Secondary School in Sarnia and graduated from King’s College University in London. She later returned to Lambton College to become a Registered Practical Nurse. She loved animals and was a strong advocate for animal rights. In her youth, she competed in many equestrian events with her adopted horse “Willie.” Shelley’s passion was caring for those who were least able to care for themselves; the elderly and the very young. In recent months, she loved working at Emily’s House in Toronto, a hospice for children. Shelley will be remembered by hundreds as “Nursie Rachelle” and her tireless work in Calgary with young Hope Koslowski who she now joins in heaven. Shelley will be forever in our hearts.

Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 1920 Wildwood Dr., Brights Grove, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society, Emily’s House (Toronto), or Hope’s Garden (London) (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WOODS: Robert (Bob)

Posted by on June 10, 2015

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Bob went home to be with the Lord at the age of 81. Born July 23, 1933, and Born again on May 9, 1947. Beloved husband of Helen A. Woods. Loving father of Lori (John) Smits, Lois (Stuart) Smythe and Robert Woods Jr. Dearly loved grandfather of Aaron (Karalyn), Adam, Alanna (Robert) Oravec, Andrew, Anthony Luke (Jenelle), Amy; Colin, Owen, Jada; and Madison and Alyssa. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Mary Woods. Family and friends will be received on Friday, June 12, 2015, at SARNIA GOSPEL HALL, 1791 London Line, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Sarnia Gospel Hall, with family and friends being received at the Hall one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of your choice.

“Redeemed with the precious blood of Christ.”

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MASON: Arthur Hilliard

Posted by on June 10, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Arthur Hilliard Mason passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn Jean (Houston) Mason. Loving father of Randy (Rowena) Mason, Richard (Terry) Mason, and Cindy (Brett) King. Cherished grandfather of Robert (Jeanine) Mason, Heather Mason, Jennifer (Jake) Seabrook, Ashley (Ryan) Verna, Braeden Militante, Keagan Militante, Lauren (Nick) Osborne, Nicole Mason (Ben Seguin), Rich Mason (Kyra Knight), Sarah Hall, Swade Hall, Danielle Beland, and Trevor Beland. Treasured by eight special great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Doug (Dorothy) Mason, James (Phyllis) Mason, the late Irene (the late Bruce) Fisher, the late Robert Mason, and the late Daniel (Gloria) Mason. Arthur was a millwright with the Local 1592. He was a hard worker, and especially loved the time he spent with his family. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, June 12, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. Cremation will follow. A private family interment will be held at a later date 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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REYNOLDS: Grace

Posted by on June 10, 2015

Peacefully on January 26, 2015, Grace Reynolds passed away at the age of 91.  Loving mother of Robert (Elaine) Reynolds, Layne (Randy) Dayman, and Randy (Shirley) Reynolds.  Cherished grandmother of four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1410 Quinn Dr., Sarnia, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

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McNICHOL: Robert Ronald

Posted by on June 9, 2015

It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Robert Ronald McNichol, on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the age of 32. Beloved son of Ron and Paula (nee DiFederico) McNichol. Cherished father of Logan Robert Paul and Dillan Anthony Ronald McNichol. Treasured brother of Melanie (Jason) (nee McNichol) Archibald and uncle to her children Jenna and Katelyn. Survived by his grandparents Ronaldo and Katherine DiFederico and Betty McLellan. Lovingly remembered by aunts and uncles Sandra and Blake Hudson, Joe DiFederico, Linda and Tim Lane, Terry McNichol, Cindy and Dave Kellet, Bill and Mary Lou Glover and Tim Glover. Predeceased by his uncle Robert Douglas McNichol. Robert was a loving father to his two children, a wonderful son, a great uncle to his nieces, and a supportive brother and true friend to many. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, June 12, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Vincent de Paul or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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EVANS: Wayne

Posted by on June 9, 2015

Suddenly at his home on Monday, June 8, 2015, Wayne Evans passed away at the age of 67. Father of David (Janice) Jeffery and family. Treasured brother of Marnee (Jack) Newell, Nancy Verville, and David (Helen) Evans. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Verna Evans. Will be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews.  Wayne retired from Lanxess after many years of service. Cremation has taken place. At Wayne’s request, no services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society.

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BRUNTON: Joseph Ralph

Posted by on June 9, 2015

Peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2015, Joseph Ralph Brunton passed away at the age of 88 years. Joe will be greatly missed by his wife of 38 years Bernice (Garrison). He was a loving father to Carol Brunton and Susan Brunton (Andre), Gail Robinson, Rob Young, and Ray Young (Maureen). Proud grandfather to Wayne, Kristin (Brian), Jennah, Cole, Stefanie, Tavis, Tania (Alex), Amy (Ed), Laura, Rylee, Connor, Katie and Marcus. Treasured great grandfather to 12 special little ones. Dear brother of Jim Brunton and Helen Oliver. Predeceased by his first wife Mitzi, sister Jeassie DeRush, and his mother Daisy. Joe was a Sarnia native who worked as a Draftsman and Planner at Nova. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed Florida vacations and loved spending time with his family. Cremation has taken place. At Joe’s request, there will be no visitation or memorial service. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through  donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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LAANSTRA: Frederik

Posted by on June 9, 2015

Peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Bluewater Health, God took his child Frederik Laanstra to be with him at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia Laanstra (2008). Loving father of Bert Laanstra (Lil), Anna Nickason (Fred), Shirley Groendyk (Bill McKinnon) and Felicia Zantingh (Dan Burns). Cherished grandfather of Fred, Jack, Jeff, Christina, Jennifer, Selina, Keith, Melissa, Nathaniel, Rebecca, Angela, Julie, and Janine, and great grandfather of Alex, Matthew, Parker, Jayden, Rowan, Cassidy, Brayden, Sophia, Josephine, Benjamin, Grace, Luke, Isla, Ryerson, Fraser, and Emmalyn. Predeceased by his parents Lammert and Syke Laanstra, and by brothers and sisters in the Netherlands. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, June 10, 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 at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Christian School (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MORTENSEN: Ruth Iris

Posted by on June 7, 2015

Ruth passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Afton Park Place, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Svend-Borge. Much loved mother of Svend Erik (Sarah) of Sarnia, Hanne (Eric) Porter of Waterdown, and Finn (Lynn) of Bracebridge. Dear grandmother to Kelly (Joe), Ryan (Selena), Jay (Jen), Glen (Kimi), Kyle, Jayla (Len), Kim (Jason), Lars (Morgan), Lauren, Paul (Alisha), Rachel (Jason) and the late Kyle. Great grandmother to Rosie, Kayleigh, Callum, William and Dylan. Very special friend to Jill and John, Ann and Marc and Jonna and Terry. Ruth was a longtime member of the “Danish Sisterhood” and had a group of wonderful friends with whom she shared many fond memories. Ruth always greeted people with open arms, good food and a hug and a smile. Christmas was always a special time with family and friends. Ruth also enjoyed her needle point and her many creations. She happily shared her talents with her grandchildren and friends. We’ll miss you mom. Cremation has taken place. Please join Ruth’s family for a celebration of her life on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort Street, Point Edward, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. An expression of sympathy may be sent to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice (no flowers, please).

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JOHNSTON: Linda May

Posted by on June 7, 2015

Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, with her family by her side, Linda May Johnston passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Neil Maniuk, loving mother of Sherry Johnston (Don MacNeill), Darlene Atkinson-Cannon (Greg Perry) and Jeff Johnston (Monica).  Loving step-mother of Tony Maniuk (Sue) and Steve Maniuk (Kim Munro).  Treasured sister of Gail Lewis (Langley, BC) and Ricky Wagar (Judi) (Boston MA).  She will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Jade Atkinson, Christian and Cassidy Crowe, Mariah, Jack and Sarah Johnston, Ashlynn Adachi (Paul), Megan Traquair (Scott), Taylor Perry, Erin MacNeill, Brooke Gray (Mike), Tim Maniuk (Danielle), Jeff and Kyle Cannon and five great grandchildren, Ava, Jaidyn, Leighton, Brocke and Ila.  Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and long-time special friends Ted and Sandy Shea. Predeceased by her parents Corporal Clifford Wagar (1966) and Elizabeth Wagar McCreath (2007), brother-in-law Ernie Lewis (2010), son-in-law William (Bill) Cannon (1997), bother-in-law Wes Maniuk (1986) and sister-in-law Jenny Salisbury (2007). Linda resided in Petrolia for the past 40 years, and was a long time employee with Vulcan Containers in the purchasing department in Petrolia where she worked for 32 years before she retired in 2007.  Linda loved spending time with her family and friends, enjoying family dinners, traveling to Florida, Arizona, British Columbia and anywhere her grandchildren were competing in their sporting events.  Her favourite saying “It’s All Good” will always bring a smile to her family and friends.    Cremation has taken place.  An open house to celebrate Linda’s life will be held at Smith Family Centre, 1576 London Line Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2 on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Josephs Hospice Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MARLOWE: Nicole Ann (Dobson)

Posted by on June 7, 2015

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel announcing the passing of Nicole Ann Marlowe (Dobson), age 45, on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Victoria Hospital, London, surrounded by her loving family. Nikki was the treasured, loving wife of Dan Marlowe and the proud and devoted mother to her two children Kaylea and Justin. She was extremely proud of everything they accomplished and will forever be their guardian angel. Cherished and much loved daughter of David and Linda Dobson and sister and best friend of Lisa (Mike) Rawlings. Special sister-in-law to Cathy Marlowe-Derrough (Tim) and Jamie (Julie) Marlowe. Fun-loving and adored Aunt to Brooke and Amy Rawlings, Christopher and Benjamin Derrough and Eve and Jack Marlowe. To know Nikki was to love her and her kind heart and infectious smile touched everyone she met. Nikki was like a second mom to many of her children’s friends and treated them like her own. She leaves behind numerous friends in both the Sarnia and Port Elgin areas and will be dearly missed by all who loved her. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada or Community Living, Port Elgin where Nikki enjoyed working for many years (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KINNEAR: Robert Donald

Posted by on June 7, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Donald Kinnear at Bluewater Health on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the age of 44. Beloved husband of Vicky. Loving father of Robbie Jr., Travis, and Krysten. Dear brother of Laurie (Corbin), Kim, Cory and Mike. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and his dog Bailey. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Donna Kinnear. Beloved son-in-law of Heather Lindsay. Robert will be 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, June 12, 2015, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment of ashes will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ASHCROFT: Marjorie (nee Stuart)

Posted by on June 7, 2015

Peacefully, at her home, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Marjorie (nee Stuart) Ashcroft passed away at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late David Ashcroft. Loving  aunt of Josephine (Robert) Slack and their families of England. Dear friend of Jennifer Davies. Fondly remembered by family and friends in England and Canada. Predeceased by her sister Gladys (Victor) Sterry. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Marjorie’s life will be held at Canon Davis Memorial Anglican Church, 380 Russell Street North, Sarnia, on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. A private interment will be held in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canon Davis Memorial Fund or Bluewater Health Continuing Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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AGAR: Robert John

Posted by on June 4, 2015

Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Monday, June 1, 2015, Robert John Agar passed away at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Belva Agar. Loving father of the late Marilyn (Agar) Webb (1998) and father-in-law of Charles R. Webb (Cindy). Cherished grandfather of Jamie Webb (Shannon) and Julie Flynn (Eric) and great grandfather of Charlie Webb, Brynlee Webb and Hudson Flynn. Dear brother of Glen Agar. Survived by his many sisters-in-law and brother-in-law in Bruce County and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Alma Agar, and by his siblings Cecil, Wes, Charlie, and Margaret.

Bob was an R.C.A.F veteran who served honourably during the Second World War. He spent most of his career working alongside his twin brother, Charlie, at White Ram Knitting in Calgary, Alberta. Bob was immensely proud of his 68 years of happy marriage to the love of his life, Belva. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bob always appreciated a good joke, making others laugh, and was a lifelong Leafs and Blue Jays fan. Bob was grateful for all of the special people who touched his life including Robert and Rickie Smith; Ileana, Sheila and Jane from the Alzheimer Society as well as Dr. Borek and the palliative care nurses at Bluewater Health. Bob will be remembered fondly by all who knew and loved him. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 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, 1016 Colborne Rd., Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton.

(cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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REYNOLDS: Grace

Posted by on June 4, 2015

Peacefully on January 26, 2015, Grace Reynolds passed away at the age of 91.  Loving mother of Robert (Elaine) Reynolds, Layne (Randy) Dayman, and Randy (Shirley) Reynolds.  Cherished grandmother of four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1410 Quinn Dr., Sarnia, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

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