BRESSETTE: Lea Rachel

Posted by on September 9, 2015

It is with broken hearts that the family of Lea Rachel Bressette announce her passing at home on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the age of 51.   Beloved wife of the late Richard Kelly Bressette. Loved daughter of the late Evelyn Plain-Vallier, Gilbert Proulx, the late Ruby Plain, the late Fred Plain and special dad Bob Randall. Loving mother of Juanita Plain (Dan), Geezhig Bressette (Amber) and Matthew Plain. Cherished grandmother of Keewadin, Richard, Myeengun and god-mother of Andrew Plain and Jolene Joseph (Eskimo Pie). Dear sister of Lori Nahdee (Emil), Chris Vallier (Joan), Douglas Plain, Denise Waukey, and Peachie Proulx. Lovingly remembered by her extended siblings; Hazel, Fenton (Wimpy), Jackie, Mike, Tim, Steve, Fred and Lamar, special friends; Lisa Williams, Angel, Tonya, Kim, Muriel (Toddy), Jim, and Pat.  Special aunt of Abbie “Gabby” Nahdee, Jeffrey Plain and Dalton Bressette. Lea is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 2:00 to 9:00 at The Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Lea’s life on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre, with the interment to follow in the Aamjiwnaang First Nation Reserve Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

 

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BROWN: Maureen (nee Walker)

Posted by on September 5, 2015

With heavy hearts we said goodbye to Maureen on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. She passed to the next world with the person she loved the most, her husband Jim, by her side. Maureen was special in so many ways and touched so many in her life. She will be remembered for her gorgeous red hair, beautiful smile, her love of colour, light, her love of nature, and especially her beloved cats. She will be missed by her family and her many friends. She will forever remain in our hearts. Maureen is survived by her husband James Brown, her father Donald Walker, and her two brothers Wayne and Paul Walker. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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CICCHINI: Emily (nee Delicata)

Posted by on September 5, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Bluewater Health,  Emily Cicchini (nee Delicata) passed away at the age of 75.  Beloved wife of the late Clemente Cicchini (2010). Predeceased by her parents Emilio and Filomena Delicata and her cousin Onoria Cicchini. Emily came to Canada in 1958 at the age of 18 with her beloved husband, Clemente, and was the loving mother of Robert and Carlo (Laura).  She was the cherished grandmother of Angela, Joey, Olivia, Colton and Katie.  She will be sadly missed by her sister and brother-in-law, Pasqualina and Onorio Cicchini, and her sister-in-law Maria (Bernardo) Rea of Italy. Emily was well-known in Sarnia as “Mama Firenze.” She owned and operated Firenze’s Pizza in the Northgate Plaza for over 45 years. She was an amazing person, a hard worker, and an inspiration. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 8:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 11, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WELSH: James John

Posted by on September 5, 2015

Born in Glasgow, Jim was proud of his Scottish heritage and spoke with a soft lilt that reminded you of where he was from. He was a self-educated scholar, curious about everything imaginable – though he seldom got birthday and father’s day card jokes. Jim was famous in his own way. As a young man he held the title for fastest time cycling up the hill near his village.  As an Engineering Technologist at Fiberglas Canada he amazed coworkers with his brilliant creativity and problem solving. Jim was a man of deep Christian faith and played an awesome Wise Man in many Christmas pageants. He was proud of the fact that his singing voice improved with age and quickly joined in at concerts and services. Jim loved to play his harmonica and to sing his favorite hymns and tunes. Everyone, even casual acquaintances, were charmed by his quick smile, laughed (or groaned) at his silly jokes and recognized his profound compassion for others. While not wealthy – true to his Scottish DNA he was always looking for ways to save a little bit more – Jim was extremely rich in a family who loved him dearly. He is survived by his much beloved wife Joan Mary (Halsey) Welsh; daughter Julie Nicolette Welsh; son James Robert Halsey Welsh, wife Kate and daughter Sydney; daughter Jenifer Lorna (Welsh) Boyce, husband Timothy and sons Joshua and Andrew; and great granddaughter Leah Joan who he was overjoyed with when she recently joined our small clan. There are many wonderful and funny stories about him that we will continue to tell and share. We will fondly remember him as Jim, Dad and as Papa. All of us take great comfort knowing he is now on his favorite bike taking a grand tour of heaven visiting all who have gone before. Those wishing to share our celebration of Jim’s life are asked to consider making a donation to Bluewater Health Foundation in lieu of flowers.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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RODGER: Alma

Posted by on September 5, 2015

On Friday, September 4, 2015, our wonderful mother, dearest grandmother, and very special great-grandmother passed away at Afton Park Place. In the short time at Afton, the staff wrapped their arms around Mom and cared for her as if she was the only one there. Alma was born in St. Mary’s, Ontario, October 2, 1918. She was the third of four children, born to Velma and Charlie Mack. She met and married Lloyd (September 29, 2010) and was married 70 years. Mom worked at Walkers and loved every minute of it. Mom was creative, loved to sew, knit and crochet. She had a feisty nature that saw her through any trials that came her way. Her love and constant support to her family was unsurpassed and carries through in her two daughters Karen (the late Larry 2010) and Judy and Glyn Jones, her son-in-law. Mom was blessed with four grandchildren, Becky Jones (Paul Martin) Craig Jones (Kara) Brian and Jodie Davidson, and six great-grandchildren, Rory, Caeden, Madison, Torin, Sophie and Lila. How privileged our family is to have been blessed with a mom who never wavered with the love and support she set as an example. Rest now mom, hold dad’s hand – watch over us as you always did. A mother leaves her mark in the world with the love she gives her children. 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, Sarnia www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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COSLETT: Isobel “Peggie”

Posted by on September 5, 2015

It is with sadness that we announce the death of the irrepressible and incorrigible Isabel Margaret Coslett “Peggie”. Beloved wife of the late Edward (Peter) Coslett. She is survived by her constant companion Mabel, and her “family” Ann and John L’Heureux, Monica, Barry and Esme Brown, and Chris L’Heureux and Winona (Rainbow) McMorrow. Born in Chesterfield, England, she and Peter immigrated to Canada in 1951. A founding member of the Burlington Little Theatre, and Life Member of the Sarnia Little Theatre, Peggie spent many years both onstage and backstage. Peggie was a believer of the Bahá’u’lláh and a member of the Bahá’í Faith of Sarnia. Friends are invited to a Bahá’í Memorial for the Departed at Ann and John’s home, 352 Durand Street, Sarnia, on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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RAMBOER: Daniel Leigh

Posted by on September 5, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Daniel Leigh Ramboer passed away at the age of 64. Survived by Linda Ramboer. Loving father of Denise (Brent) Campbell and Jeremy (Bella) Ramboer. Cherished grandfather of Kayla, Tyler, Ryan, Maverick, the late Brandon (2015), April and Stacy. Beloved brother of Dennis (Janice) Ramboer, Dale (the late Julie) Ramboer and Colleen Meloche (Charlie Vinter). Predeceased by his parents Leon and Frances Ramboer. Lovingly remembered by great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Dan was a proud 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, Dan enjoyed talking on his HAM radio to family and friends. He was a longtime employee of Union Gas. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Dan’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Monday, September 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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IACOBELLI: Amerigo

Posted by on September 2, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Monday, August 31, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Amerigo Iacobelli passed away at the age of  87. Beloved husband of Gelsomina Iacobelli. Loving father of Antonio (Maria) Iacobelli and Emilio (Mary) Iacobelli. Cherished Nonno of Christina, Joseph, Daniella, Michael, Paola and Andrew. Dear brother of Anna (Antonio) Fazio, Gino (Maria) Iacobelli, Palmino (Martha) Iacobelli, Lidorina (the late Terenzio) DeSena and Bianca (Mario) DiFilippo of Italy. Survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family in both Canada and Italy. Also survived by his sisters-in-law Anna Iacobelli and Guilia Iacobelli. Predeceased by his infant brother Altino, his siblings Aldino Iacobelli of Venezuela, Rosetta (the late Luigi) Morelli and Orfeo Iacobelli. Amerigo was a proud member of Local 1089. He enjoyed reading and tending to his garden. His family was his pride and joy, and he was most happy when he was surrounded by them. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, on Friday, September 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, 1190 Glen Allen Drive, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MCKELLAR: Duncan Alexander

Posted by on September 2, 2015

Merciful death due to the ravaging pain of cancer, Duncan Alexander McKellar, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, on Sunday, August 30, 2015, passed away at the age of 83. Loving husband for 64 years of marriage to Dorothy (Nurse) McKellar. Beloved father of Laurie McKellar, Gail Bugden and Bill McKellar and father-in-law of France-Lyse Ruest. Cherished grandfather of Alexander McKellar, Madeleine McKellar, Evelyn McKellar, Spencer Bugden and Marshall Bugden. Treasured great-grandfather of Lincoln Cuevas. Dear brother of six sisters and two brothers. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Hector and Maggie McKellar of Glencoe. Duncan was a proud member of the Carpenter’s Union 1256, and was passionate about woodworking. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and the outdoors. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends received one hour prior. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MADIGAN: Philip Wm.

Posted by on September 2, 2015

Peacefully, on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Philip William Madigan passed away at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Joyce for 55 years. Loving father of Philippa Madigan (Ward McKay). Treasured grandfather of Samantha and Philip Madigan-McKay. Dear brother of Michael (Joy) Madigan of England. He will be missed by his in-laws, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Philip and Mary Madigan. Philip was an avid reader, sports fan and cryptic crossword enthusiast. Above all, he adored his grandchildren. Philip will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Special thank you to Karen, Sheree and Bruce, Ed and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their kindness and help. We could not have done it without you. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5W3 (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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TURNER: Helen

Posted by on September 2, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Friday, August 28, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Helen Turner, proud mother of Olivia, passed away at the age of 53. Beloved daughter of Peggy and the late Philip Turner. Treasured sister of Lesleigh, Scott, and Pete and his wife Heather. Survived by nieces and nephews Corlyn, Sarah, Duncan, Maxine and Kate. Fondly remembered by extended family in the U.K. Loving companion and best friend of Rod Catford. Helen especially loved being a mother and was passionate about her family and her work as a well respected Lawyer and a Deputy Judge. She was a fearless advocate for her clients. She enjoyed volunteering her time and was an active member of the Sarnia Riding Club. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SCHREADER: Robin Allan Earl

Posted by on September 2, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, after a short but brave and hard-fought journey with Melanoma, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Robin Allan Earl Schreader passed away at the age of 51. Beloved son of Dawson Schreader (Mary McLeay). Dear brother of Ian (Sharon) and Darren (Tammy) McLeay, Craig (Wendy) Lawrence, Kelly Lawrence and Caralee (Adam) Ridley. Lovingly remembered by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Special friend of Denise, Lynn, Jim, Kevin, Paul and Jamie. Predeceased by his mother Jean Frances Lawrence (2012), his grandparents Norman and Viola Schreader, his grandmother Mary Jane Lapierre, and aunts Shirley Schreader and Noreen D’arcy. Robin was a graduate of Central High School, Lambton College and College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BROWN: Daniel MacGregor

Posted by on August 25, 2015

Peacefully, at his home on Monday, August 24, 2015, Daniel MacGregor Brown passed away at the age of 63. Loving father of Kathryn Mathieson and husband Jayson, Joshua Brown and Jordan Brown and wife Sarah. Cherished grandfather of Konahn Brown. Treasured brother of Michael Brown and Wendy, Ruth-Ann Ilgaulds and husband Willi and Susan Stoesser and husband Michael. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Helen Brown, and his baby brother Allen. Daniel retired after 30 plus years at Dow Chemical. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, August 27, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, August 28, 2015, 10:30 a.m., followed by a private family interment. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LEVERT: Cindy Lou Elizabeth (Williams)

Posted by on August 25, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, August 24, 2015, Cindy Lou Elizabeth (Williams) Levert passed away at the age of 53. Loving wife and best friend of Richard “Rick” Levert. Cherished mother of Kyla Levert (fiancé Kyle), Kelly Levert (Anthony). Treasured sister of Robert “Bob” (Monica) Williams, Sherry-Lynn Williams (Syl Rail), and James Edward “Eddy” (Laura Jean) Williams. Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Predeceased by her mother Florence “Irene” Williams, by her father James Williams and survived by his wife Shirley Legarrie-Williams. Adored best friend of Laurie Durocher. Cindy was a member of the Wives from Hell, her nickname was Cindy Two-shoes. She enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with her dog Maddy, and had a love for birds. Cindy will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, August 27, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Cindy’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Breast Cancer Society of Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DAVIES: Reginald William

Posted by on August 25, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, August 24, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Reginald William Davies passed away at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Ann Davies. Loving father of Laurie (Tim) Rockwood and Kimberley (Dave) Hunt. Cherished grandfather of Ryan (Geri) Rockwood, Kevin (Amy Rollo) Rockwood, Sarah (Marco Celio) Rockwood, Andrew Hunt, Matthew Hunt and Cameron Hunt. Treasured great-grandfather of Jeremy Rockwood. Dear brother of the late Joan (William) Stewardson, Ted (Teresa) Davies, the late Bob (Donna) Davies and Diane Gordon. Brother-in-law of Bill and Mary Feil and Frank and Susan Mrnik. Reginald is survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eileen Davies. Reg enjoyed his career teaching at St. Patrick’s High School. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandson. In retirement, he spent his days biking, birding, hiking, and gardening, and was an avid reader. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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STEWARDSON: Gilbert “Gib”

Posted by on August 25, 2015

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gib Stewardson on Sunday, August 23, 2015, while surrounded by his family and friends at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Marlene Stewardson (Bendel), and his son Michael Stewardson. Loving father of Linda (Curtis) Thomson, Sandra Stewardson and Janet (Scott) McEachran. Survived and cherished by grandchildren Steven (Laura) Thomson, Christine Thomson, Brian (Venessa) McEachran, Elizabeth (Cody) Palmer, Seth and Julie McEachran, great-grandchildren Jaxson, Emily, Alexis, and Emily. Loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by parents Blanche (Batty) and Lawrence Stewardson and by his brother William Stewardson. Gib was a long standing member of Camlachie United Church where he and Marlene lived their faith. Gib and Marlene enjoyed many mission trips to Dominican Republic. He was the founder of “Gib’s Gang”, a work group of people doing repairs for the people in need in the community. Gib was an avid golfer and woodworker, and a dedicated employee of Imperial Oil for 37 years in the Research and Development Department. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Road, Camlachie, on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., followed by a celebration of life luncheon at 3:00 p.m. for both Gib Stewardson and his son, Mike Stewardson (August 15, 2015). Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Community Living Sarnia-Lambton or the Canadian Guide Dogs (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BILAGOT: Josiah

Posted by on August 25, 2015

On Saturday, August 22, 2015, at London Health Sciences – Victoria Campus, Josiah Bilagot passed away. Loving father of Jonathan and Josiah. Cherished grandfather to Maggie. Brother of Jayne (Hian) Tan, Eunice (Romy) Rios, the late Esther (Jerry) Shuster, the late Samuel (Lina) Bilagot, Simon (Gail) Bilagot Jr., and Moses Bilagot. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Rev. Simon Sr. and Felicidad Bilagot. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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MAW: Ingrid (Vanderveen)

Posted by on August 25, 2015

Peacefully into her loving Saviour’s arms at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Saturday, August 22, 2015, Ingrid Maw passed away at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Jim Maw. Loving mother of Janice (Dan) Wilson and Jack (Janice) Vanderveen. Cherished grandmother of Jenica (Dan) VanEssen, Colin Wilson, David (Marcy) Vanderveen, Jonathan Vanderveen, and Jeremy Vanderveen. Treasured great-grandmother of Elliot and Arie VanEssen and Eli Vanderveen. Dear step-mother of Jim (Jean) Maw and family, Graham (Beth) Maw and family, and Brian (Susan) Maw and family. Loving sister of Jerry (Heather) VanSelm and Anky Graydon (Rick Jones). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Dr., Sarnia, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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VERGE: Bruce

Posted by on August 18, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Bruce Verge passed away at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Mary Verge. Loving father of Bart (Kim Langis) Verge and their children Jonathan (Traci), Samantha, Leanna and Andrew; Heather (Seth) Lockhart and their children Jessica (Tom) McKnight, Jocelyn (Corey) Scott, and Jenelle (Luke Smits) Lockhart. Treasured great-grandfather of 8 great-grandchildren. Survived by siblings Bernice, Lois, Jim and Glenn. Predeceased by siblings Bob, Gordon, Ron, Don, Violet, Ruby, Blanche and Roy. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, August 21, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. 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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NISBET: James “Jim” Duncan

Posted by on August 18, 2015

Peacefully, on Monday, August 17, 2015, at Vision Nursing Home, James “Jim” Duncan Nisbet passed away at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Joyce Nisbet. Loving father of Jay (Anne) Nisbet, Martin (Gail) Nisbet and Andrew (the late Tina) Nisbet. Cherished grandfather of James (Jessica) Nisbet, Thomson (Sonya) Nisbet, Jeffrey (Kayla) Nisbet, Thomas Nisbet (Anne) and David Nisbet. Dear brother of Marie Billick. Predeceased by his brother Thomas Nisbet and his sister Katherine Wallace.  Jim was a Professional Engineer – Land Surveyor, a Paul Harris Fellow, a Rotarian, and a past Commodore of the Sarnia Yacht Club.  Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, August 21, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers and donations, a random act of kindness in Jim’s memory would be greatly appreciated.

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

McGregor: James Lock

Posted by on August 18, 2015

Jim passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Ian Anderson House Hospice in Mississauga. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 66 years, Mae, his daughter Shona (Harry Chamourian), son Arthur (Wendy Moore), grandchildren Scott, Adam and Hannah. Jim was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and served in WWII with the Royal Engineers. Mae and Jim chose to start a new life in Canada and immigrated in 1956, with Jim joining Polymer Corp. as a Professional Engineer. Jim and Mae attended Paterson Memorial Church for 58 years and took an active role in church life. Jim retired in 1985 and he and Mae spent their time traveling, gardening, playing bridge and tennis, and visiting friends and family. In 2013, they moved to Mississauga to be nearer their daughter. A memorial gathering will be held at Smith Family Centre, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcome to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Ian Anderson House, (P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Dr., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7X2) (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Toronto

CLASSEN: Robert Andrew

Posted by on August 17, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Robert Andrew Classen passed away at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Joey. Loving father of Cherie (Tim) Feenstra, Steve (Meghan) Classen and Tom (Lee) Classen. Cherished Grandpa and Papa of Tyler (fiancée Laura) Feenstra, Travis Feenstra, Ashley, Makenzy, Kendall and Kyle Classen. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mona and Don Balsdon and nephew Bill Long. Robert was a long-time member of Local 663. He was an avid race car enthusiast and loved to race as well. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Robert’s life will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2015, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Tom and Lee Classen’s home, 4946 Brigden Road, Sarnia. Guests are invited to bring memories and a lawn chair. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society Canada or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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STEWARDSON: Michael

Posted by on August 17, 2015

It is with sad hearts that the family of Michael Stewardson announce his passing at his residence at the age of 53. Beloved son of Gilbert Stewardson and predeceased by his mother Marlene Stewardson (Bendel). Brother of Linda (Curtis) Thomson, Sandra Stewardson and Janet (Scott) McEachran. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mike was originally from Sarnia, but later moved to London, ON. Mike was surrounded in London by many loving friends, who were always there for him with companionship and assistance. The family would like to thank the staff at London University Dialysis Unit for their care of Mike over the last few years. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind or the CNIB (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FOX: Maryke

Posted by on August 17, 2015

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, August 13, 2015, Maryke Fox passed away at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Doug for 51 years. Cherished mother of Glen (Sandie) Fox and their children Michael, Sarah, and Katherine, and by Karen (Wayne) Pedersen and their children Ryan and Rachel. Remembered by her siblings Mickey (Reg) Vermeersch, Ann (Charlie) Hibma, Edd (Jayne) Noppen, Eric (Sylvia) Noppen, Judy (Albert) Karelsen, Wendy (Steve) Haywood, and Jeff (Kim) Noppen. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Arie and Carol Noppen. Maryke will be missed by many close friends. Maryke was a prolific knitter and crocheter, a perfectionist who never missed a stitch, and a doll maker. A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., with interment following at Resurrection Cemetery, 1885 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to March of Dimes Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please.)

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LEPINE: Barbara Jean

Posted by on August 17, 2015

Peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Barbara Jean Lepine passed away at the age of 75. Loving mother of Garth Lepine and Janice (Chris) Robbins. Cherished Nana of Jessica Drury (Jamie Anderson), Gregory Lepine and Hailey Robbins. Fondly remembered by her nephew Mark (Crystal) Cusack and niece Sharon Cusack (Brad Rowe), and their families. Deeply missed by her close friends Dorothy Severin, Audrey Williams, and Theresa Mestancik. Predeceased by her brother Ross Cusack. Barbara was a volunteer and supporter of the M.S. Society. She retired from Polysar and Nova after several years of service. Cremation has taken place. A private family service has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia & District Humane Society, or the Down Syndrome Association of Lambton County.

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