CORE: John Raymond “Ray” of Sarnia

Posted by on March 8, 2014

On Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Bluewater Health, John Raymond “Ray” Core passed away at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Franklin). Loving father of Tom (Kathy), Judy (Angela) and Bill (Ju). Cherished grandfather of Ashlin and Lin. Cremation has take place. Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice – http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/ Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

DE HAAN: Herman of Sarnia

Posted by on March 6, 2014

deHaan - obit photoGone to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Herman De Haan passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Theresa De Haan. Loving father of Debbie (Fred) Verroen, Judy (Floyd) Aukema, and Jeff (Melinda) De Haan. Cherished grandfather of Andrew (Jenni), Christine, Michael, Tracy (Kendall), Alicia, Amanda (Adam), Melissa, Christopher (Joanna), Jonathan, Christopher (Kelly), Danielle (Jesse), Kevin, Nathaniel, Nicole, and Jocelyn. Treasured great-grandfather of Avan, Nelia, Liam, Owen, Brooklyn and Adrianna. Dear brother of Hank (Marianne), the late Jenny (Bert), John (Ann), Alice (Andy), and Arend (Mary). Brother-in-law of Weiger (Tuni), Ida (Siep), Sidney (Ina), the late Freda (Steve), Max (Beth) and Bertha. Predeceased by his parents Egbert and Trynje De Haan.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1105 Exmouth St. (at Murphy Rd.), Sarnia. A funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at First Christian Reformed Church. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society or Sarnia Christian School (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 smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SCOTT: Richard “Dick” Orville

Posted by on March 5, 2014

Scott Obit PhotoPeacefully at University Hospital, London Richard “Dick” Orville Scott passed away at the age of 77. Beloved husband for 55 years of Norene (Ellwood) Scott. Loving father of Jim and Lorie, Cindy and Ron, Steve and Kim, Bryan and Stephanie. Cherished grandfather of Krystal, Kyle, Samantha, Matthew, Taylor, Erynne, Tara, Jeffrey, Sydnee and great-grandfather of Madyson. Dear brother of Alan and Mary Ellen, Wayne and Vivian, brother-in-law of Allan and Lois, Robert “Bob” and Barbara. Dick will be lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews and many friends. Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Dick’s life on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Smith Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with the interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

de Gruchy: Mary

Posted by on March 5, 2014

DE GRUCHY, Mary (nee Walson) – Peacefully at Blue Water Health in Sarnia on March 3rd. Loving mother of Paul and Sheila. She’ll also be missed by her grandchildren Luke (Shari), Christina (Paul) and Gloria as well as 2 great-grandchildren, sister Olga and brothers Perry and Peter. Pre-deceased by parents Paulo and Paulina, husband Raymond, sister Anne and brothers John and Walter.

Mary was very active in the Sarnia community. She was a long-term member and benefactor at the Golf and Country Club, an avid curling, golf and bridge player. Mary was also an Amateur Sports Hall of Fame inductee. She was also a large supporter of both the Salvation Army as well as the Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia and Lambton. A music teacher for many years her students were active participants in the Music Festival.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the staff at Blue Water Health who made her final days as comfortable and peaceful as possible.

The family extends special thanks to friends who showed particular loyalty to her and provided invaluable assistance during her final years, particularly Shirley Wilson and Terry Lamberton.

Memorial service to be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Sarnia, 519-542-5541

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Filed Under: Quebec, Sarnia

FORBES: Donald Roy of Sarnia

Posted by on March 5, 2014

Forbes photo croppedPeacefully, after a long and wonderful life, on March 2, 2014 with his family by his side, Roy passed away at Afton Park Place at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Katherine “Kae” (2010), devoted father of Krystal and Kelley, and loved father-in-law of Tim Butler and Peter Buscema. Roy was the cherished Pupa of Nicole and Christopher Buscema and Michael Butler. He was predeceased by his sisters Gertrude Scott and Betty Goring-McPeak, and brother Bruce.

Roy was a dedicated employee of Imperial Oil Sarnia for 42 years. He was a gentle and kind man with a good sense of humour and a love for all people. In 1969 Roy built the family cottage where lasting memories were made for everyone. He enjoyed travelling with his wife and making new friends while attending fiddle contests and bagpipe tattoos. Roy was one of the many founding members of St. Peter’s Parish, where he and his family actively practiced their faith.

The family is grateful to the staff at both Twin Lakes Terrace Retirement Residence and Afton Park Place for their care of Roy. Special thanks to Dr. W. Gannon, Dr. B. Davies and Dr. W. O’Mahony for their exceptional care of Roy.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with prayers being offered at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 1465 Lecaron Ave. Sarnia, with interment following in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, St. Joseph’s Hospice, The Canadian Breast Cancer Society, The Sarnia and District Humane Society or the Charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LANGLEY: Lillian (nee Strudwick)

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Lillian LangleyLillian Langley, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014, at the age of 89.  Born in Cobalt, ON, Lillian was the only child of Fred and Ada Strudwick. Her family moved to Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where Lillian attended school, and as a youngster joined the Canadian Girl Guides. Her first job was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Kirkland Lake and after WWII she married Gilbert Langley (1998), the love of her life with whom she shared more than 52 years.  They moved to Sarnia, ON in 1952 and shortly thereafter Lillian began working for Carruther’s Clinic, which led to a 39 year career with the clinic and her retiring from the office manager’s position.  During those years she continued her involvement with the Canadian Girl Guides, as a leader, Commissioner, and International Commissioner, and finally joining the Trefoil Guild for retired Guiders.  In all she was proud to have served more than 63 years with the Girl Guides of Canada and received a recognition award from the association.  She was a member of All Saints Church, Corunna.  Lillian is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Rick) Carlton, Sarnia, ON; and Dr. Susan Langley, Annapolis, MD, and grandchildren Angela (Charles) Dixon, Sarnia, ON and Tony (Tara) Carlton, Jasper, AB, and great grandchildren Avery Dixon, Tyler Carlton and Tanner Carlton. Cremation has taken place.

We will celebrate the life of Lillian

Langley at 11:00 a.m. on May 10, 2014,

at Smith Funeral Home,

1576 London Line, Sarnia, followed

by a reception to share memories of ‘Lil’ at the Smith Family Centre

from 11:30 to 1:30.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed by donations to the Sarnia Humane Society, and the Lung Association.  The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Trillium Villa for their care and compassion of our mother. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

ISOM: Jack of Sarnia

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Jack wanted to say “I have kicked the bucket and gone to the big bowling alley and dance floor in the sky”.  After a stroke in July, Jack went from hospital with his wife Arlene to live together at Sumac Lodge where he passed away February 27, 2014, at the age of 93.  He is survived by his wife Arlene Isom, daughter Susan Brown of Sarnia, son John Isom of Sacremento, California, Arlene’s children John Philbin (Wanda) of Point Edward and Cheryl Fraser of London.  Predeceased by his wife Dorothy M. Isom (2008), son Frederick Thomas Isom (1977) and siblings Jean Wells, Shirley Johnston and Marjorie Kershaw.

Cherished grandfather of Lori (Don) of High River, Alberta, Mike Brown (Robin) of Brigden, Tom Brown of Sarnia, Jim Brown (Leigh Anne) of Port Lambton and Tom Isom (Amy) of Bayse, Virginia.  Jack is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren.  Jack was and Imperial Oil retiree. Jack was in the Essex Kent Scottish Regiment and served in WWII. He was an active member of the Sarnia Legion Branch # 62. For over sixty years he was on many 5 pin bowling leagues and was a Master Bowler of Canada. He was inducted into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame. Jack was very active all his life until his stroke, and enjoyed dancing with Arlene at the Dow People Place every summer. Jack was a lifetime member of Joan Spalding’s fan club. He was known for this sense of humor, his happy disposition and his love of music.  A special thanks to the kind staff of Bluewater Health’s 5th floor and to the wonderful people at Sumac Lodge.  Cremation has taken place and there will be a notice of a Celebration of Jack’s life when a date has been set in the spring. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Salvation Army, Marcin Youth Bowling or the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame (cheques only at the funeral home please). Funeral arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WARK: James Micheal of Mississauga formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Obit Pic~James Michael Wark final obituary pictureIt is with broken hearts, that the family of James “Jamie” Michael Wark, announce his sudden passing on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the age of 35 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga. Beloved husband and best friend of Aldona. Loving and devoted father of Alexi Madilyn and Scarlett Maria. Loved son of James and Theresa Wark and son-in-law of Aleksandra and the late Hendryk Nouvel. Dear brother of Leslie Ferrera (Joe Broderick) and Tracy (John) Penfold. Lovingly remembered by his grandmother Audrey Wark and predeceased by grandparents; Frank Wark and Armand and Elizabeth Bourque. Special brother-in-law of Paulina (Brian) Dillon, Aneta (Mark) Surdyka and Beata (Andrew) Malysa. Cherished by nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Cremation has taken place. Family and Friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Aldona Wark in Trust for Alexi and Scarlett would be appreciated by the family (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Toronto

PARKES: Patricia Lorraine

Posted by on February 28, 2014

SParkes-obituddenly at her home on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Patricia Lorraine (nee Morris) Parkes passed away at the age of 71. Loving mother of Elizabeth Durance (Don), Christine Parkes (D.J.) and daughter-in-love Landra Parra. Dear step-mother to Mary Leppo and Thomas J. Parkes. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Daniel, Matthew, Nathan, Victoria (John), Joshua, Brittany and Hannah. Loved daughter of Ethelene Morris (the late Robert). Beloved sister of Robert Morris (Lynda) and aunt of Robert Morris and Brian Morris (Michele) and their 3 children. Remembered by her children’s father Thomas Parkes. Former president of the Kingsburg Art Guild. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at Bethel Pentecostal Church 1565 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Diabetes Association or March of Dimes (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SKANES: Paula Ann

Posted by on February 28, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday February 27, 2014, Paula Ann Skanes of Sarnia passed away at the age of 50. Beloved wife and best friend of Walter Skanes. Loving mother of her only son Nick. Survived by her sister Pam LaPier (Bill Stone), her niece Danielle Stone and her nephew Joseph Stone. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Joan LaPier. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Monday March 3, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Paula’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation or the Lung Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WEAVER: Mona of Sarnia

Posted by on February 28, 2014

Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace on Friday, February 28, 2014, Mona Weaver passed away at the age of 84. Mona was born April 10, 1929 in Moree, NSW, Australia, to Donald and Ada McPherson. She is the beloved wife of Ron Weaver. Loving mother of Graeme (Sally) and David (Sue). Loved nanna of Bryan (Nikki), Billy (Kristal), Gregory (Cassie), Graeme (Lindsay), Adam (Stephanie) and Jason (Denise). Cherished great-nanna of 9great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Madge (the late Wally). Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Australia. Predeceased by her son Bryan, parents Donald and Ada McPherson, brother Vic (Florence) and sister Muriel (Jack). Mona was an avid golfer, loved to knit, was a loyal and devoted fan and season ticket holder of The Sarnia Sting and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Mona’s life on Monday, March 3, 2014 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy expressed through donations by cheque to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

HUMPHREYS: Ernest William

Posted by on February 28, 2014

Humphreys - croppedPeacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Ernest William Humphreys passed away at the age of 86. Beloved husband for 61 years of Mary Humphreys. Loving father of Susan (Mario) Aquilina, Linda, John (Lis), Janet, Karen (Fred) DeVogel and Bob (Lorraine Browne). Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Ernie served with the RCAF for 25 years, then served many years with the Canadian Coast Guard. He was an avid sailor, musician, amateur radio operator and had a passion for nature. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ernie’s life will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Sawmill Creek, 3790 Lakeshore Road, Camlachie, Ontario, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A private interment of ashes will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. Sympathy expressed through donations to The Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

CORDEIRO: Teresa Amaral of Sarnia

Posted by on February 27, 2014

It is with saddened hearts that the family of Teresa Amaral Cordeiro announce her passing on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Afton Park Place at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Mariano Cordeiro. Loving mother of Teresa (the late Manual) Rego, Manual (Eduarda) Couto, Guilherme (Brazelina) Couto, Fatima (Ernesto) Pacheco and Maria-Jose (Jose-Manual) Cordeiro. Cherished Avô to Tony, Margaret, Lucy, Nancy, Mike, Maggie, Cecilia, Louis, Nelson, Mark, with 21 bisnetos and 1 tresneto. Predeceased by her 4 brothers and 1 sister. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Family was Teresa’s life, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 28, 2014 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedicts Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia with entombment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MUMFORD: Joyce Maxine

Posted by on February 27, 2014

Mumford - obit photoPeacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia on Wednesday February 26th in her 85th year, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her loving husband of 65 years John at her side.  Loving mother of John (Brenda), Dennis, Janis Sheppard (Jim), Karen Millson (Ken) all of London, Kevin (Betty) of Pickering, Brenda McPherson of Edmonton, Stephen (Natalie) of Waterloo, and Mary Vail (Ross) of Sarnia. She’ll also be sadly missed by her 22 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, sisters Charlotte (Bob) Whitcombe, Linda Murray, brother-in-law Wendell Dobson and many nieces and nephews.  Pre-deceased by parents Stanley (Jack) and Viola Van Conant, sister Roberta Dobson (Wendell) and brothers Don (Sharon) and Jerry Van Conant.  Joyce was a long term member and volunteer at the Sarnia Legion, an avid knitter and loved playing bridge, euchre, cribbage and bowling. While we will miss her dearly we are comforted by the fact that she is no longer suffering.  The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice who made her final days as comfortable and peaceful as possible. The compassion and comfort provided by these individuals is beyond words.  Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations on Joyce’s behalf to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia would be greatly appreciated – www.stjosephshospice.ca 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia, ON N7T 5W3, 519-337-0537.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia, 519-542-5541.

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Sarnia

JOHNSTON: Mary Helen

Posted by on February 26, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Mary Helen Johnston passed away at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Harold (Sid) Johnston. Dear sister of Anna Beer, Blake (Betty) Willock both of Sarnia, Doris (Alex) Cook of Toronto, Nancy (Herb) Henkel of London. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews, and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Predeceased by sisters; Margaret Nolan and Winnifred Mallon and her brother Joseph Willock. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior from 12:00 until service time at 1:00. A private interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Toronto

CICCHELLI: Pasquale of Sarnia

Posted by on February 26, 2014

CROPPED PICPeacefully at Fairwinds Lodge, Sarnia, on Tuesday February 25, 2014, Pasquale Cicchelli of Sarnia, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away at the age of 75.Loving father of Frank (Nina) Cicchelli, Robert (Carrie) Cicchelli and Laura (Mike) Rocca. Proud Nonno of Daniel, Lucas, Patrick, Stefanie and Sofia.Dear brother of the late Frank (Estellita) Cicchelli of Toronto, late Tony (Carmela) Cicchelli, Bennito (Carmela) Cicchelli and Pina (late Carmen) Posteraro of Sault Ste. Marie.Pasquale is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.Trained in Italy, Pasquale was a master tailor and practiced his art for over 44 years.  He was a dedicated AC Milan and Juventus fan!  His passion and love for Italian soccer was beyond compare.Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, February, 28, 2014 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. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 1920 Wildwood Drive, Bright’s Grove, on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Red Cross and the Kidney Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie

PIETRZAK: Teresa Christina

Posted by on February 26, 2014

Teresa Christina Pietrzak crossed over on February 25, 2014. She is survived by sons Mike and Rob (wife Susan), and sister Chris. Teresa was a passionate teacher who inspired many. She was a heroic mother with a formidable spirit. We love you, Mom. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Friday February 28th, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Children’s Animal Farm (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MOORE: Jean Marie of Sarnia

Posted by on February 23, 2014

Moore Photo croppedPeacefully at Bluewater Health on Saturday, February 22, 2014, Jean Marie Moore passed away in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl Angus Moore. Loving mother of Major (Dr.) Mona Moore (Toronto). Caring sister-in-law to Peter (Mary) Moore. Lovingly remembered by the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of her five sisters (Eva, Frances, Queen, Theresa, Josephine) who have all predeceased her. A resident of Sarnia since 1962, Jean has touched the lives of many who know her as cherished friend, Aunt Jean, “little Mom” or grandma. She will be dearly missed by longtime friend, Martha Dunsworth. Jean has been a member of The Salvation Army for over 50 years and served the community through the League of Mercy. Thank you to the staff of Rosewood Manor who enriched the last twenty months of her life, treating her with respect and dignity. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 970 Confederation St., Sarnia with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to The Salvation Army Sarnia Corps or charity of choice. Memories and condolences may be left at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Toronto

ANOQUOT: Frederick

Posted by on February 22, 2014

IMG_0577On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Frederick Anoquot passed away suddenly at Bluewater Health Palliative Care in Sarnia. Fred is survived by his loving wife Ilene of 63 years and by children Geraldine (Rick) of Cranbrook, BC, Terry of Corunna, Margaret (Dave) of Niagara Falls, and Dorothy (Kelly) of Petrolia. Fred will be fondly remembered by his loving grandchildren Maurice (Riikka), Craig (Jamie), Mason (Christy) , Danielle (Cody), Megan, Nicole (Chad), Josh (Savannah), and Rob; and great-grandchildren Bradon, Jasper, Carson, Selma, Maddox, Harper, and Quinn. Also survived by nephew Lester Anoquot and several step-brothers and sisters. Predeceased by siblings Viola Thompson and Ormond Anoquot. Fred made many dear friends in his 37 years of service at Fibreglas Canada, retiring in 1987 as supervisor. He is well-known for his involvement in hockey, baseball and golf. A private family service will be held at Smith Funeral Home. Please come join the family for a luncheon reception in honour of Fred at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE 1576 London Line, Sarnia (across from the funeral home) on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Ilene and family would like to thank the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home and Dr. Maddison and nursing staff at Bluewater Health for their kind support, and Dr. Kim Barnett for looking after Fred and Ilene for so many years. Donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd would be appreciated by the family(cheques only at the funeral home). 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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Filed Under: Sarnia

LANDERYOU: Phyllis Charlotte

Posted by on February 22, 2014

Landeryou pictureAt Bluewater Health on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Phyllis Charlotte Landeryou (nee Gower) went home to be with Jesus at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Tom Landeryou (1978). Loving mother of Linda Cook, Gail Blackwood, Leslie Heasler, Margery Landeryou, Tom Landeryou, Kathy David, Arthur Landeryou, Diana Allen, the late Janice Tiffany (2011), and Ron Landeryou. Cherished grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Dorothy. Predeceased by her parents George and Charlotte Gower, brother Ernie, and sister Helen. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014, at BETHEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 1565 London Line, Sarnia. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to World Vision Canada or Bethel Pentecostal Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

JENNINGS: J. Peter

Posted by on February 22, 2014

Peter Jennings web picThe family announces the passing of J. Peter Jennings on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 in his 69th year, after a sudden illness and surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health. Beloved husband and best friend for 41 years of Janis Jennings.  Very proud and loving father of daughter Melissa, son Bill and daughter in law Kelly.  Loving Papa of Logan and Taylor Jennings.  Dear brother of Anne (Peter) Gilliland of Corunna, son in law of Jean Killoran, brother in law of Joe and Linda Killoran.  Loved and missed by his nieces Laurie Edge, Judy (Tahar) Gilliland, Janice (Mark) Gilliland, Becky (Hamba) Hambafehy, Laura Killoran, Kelly Killoran and nephew Jeff Killoran.  Pete also had four great nieces. Pete is predeceased by his parents William Beatty “Son” Jennings and Louise Jennings. An employee of Dow Chemical Sarnia Site for 36 years.  The family wishes to thank Dr. Maddison and his team at Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit and convey their thanks for the wonderful treatment they gave Pete and the entire family during his stay. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held between 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice – www.stjosephshospice.ca/  the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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RUZIK: Daniel William of Sarnia

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Ruzik web picPeacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, February 17, 2014, Daniel Ruzik slipped away at the age of 63. Dan leaves behind his long time partner Donna Ferguson; his three sons Terry (Melissa), Dean, and Shawn (Jaime); his much-loved grandchildren Byron, Bow, Saydeigh,Steven and Amara; and his brothers Randy (Lynn), Ian, Mark (Tracy) and Ricky (Angie). Dan will be proudly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, co-workers and friends. Predeceased by his mother Uldene “Denie” Ruzik, his father Byron “Dickie” Burr, and his younger brother Stephen “Big Fun” Ruzik. Dan was a selfless and generous father who always gave more than he took. He was a retired pipefitter with Local 663, an avid outdoorsman and a skilled tradesman. Dan was working on two retirement properties; one in BC and one in Ontario.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 21, 2014, 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 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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PARKER: Richard “Rick” “Mugsy” of Sarnia

Posted by on February 18, 2014

PARKER obit photoIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rick “Mugsy” Parker Jr. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice while surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend for 22 years of Tracey Parker (nee Maness). Loving father of Amanda and step-father of the late Trevor Maness. Cherished grandfather of Shelby, Lorrisa and Darien. Dear brother of Andrea (Lonnie) Squires of Morgantown, West Virginia, Penny (Donnie) Hayward of Sarnia, and Lil sis Holly Parker (Victor Lair) of Sarnia. Loved and missed by many nieces and nephews, and his brothers and sisters-in-law and his many friends and co-workers at Entropex. Rick is predeceased by his parents Richard Sr. and Betty Parker and his brother Kevin Parker. The family wishes to thank Dr. Maddison and his team at St. Joseph’s Hospice and convey their love and respect for the wonderful treatment they gave Parker and the entire family during his stay. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The St. Joseph’s Hospice – www.stjosephshospice.ca/ would be greatly appreciated by the family. (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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GRANT: Clayton Ernest of Sarnia

Posted by on February 18, 2014

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia on Thursday, February 13, 2014 Clayton Ernest Grant of Sarnia formerly of Leamington passed away at the age of 86. Loving husband of his “Doll and love of his life” for 64 years Ethel Marie. Beloved father of Sandra Lynn (Joe) Freitas and has gone to join his daughter Cathy Ann. Cherished grandfather of “his girls” Brianna, Kristen and Tiffany.   Dear Brother of Elton Grant of Winnipeg, MB. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Gertrude Grant and by brothers; Stan, Harold, Carl, and Harvey. Clayton was a dedicated employee of Heinz for over 30 years, he loved to tinker in his shed and had a crafty side and loved to build things. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Trillium Villa. Their care and devotion is greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Clayton’s life on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. with family and friends being received for one hour prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:30 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy expressed through donations to The Parkinson’s Society or The Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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HARDY: Robert John “Robin” of Sarnia

Posted by on February 18, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday, February 16, 2014, Robert John “Robin” Hardy passed away at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Diane Page. Loving father of Denise (Jody) and loving grandfather of Parker and Troy. Cherished son of Pauline (nee Karpinka) Hardy. Dear brother of Bill (Shirley) Hardy, Eldon Hardy, Terry (Diane) Hardy, Jeffery Hardy, Anne Marie (Richard) Learn, Nancy (Billy) Lacey, Michael (Anne) Hardy, Paula Hardy and Lori (Terry) Hardy. Survived by mother-in-law Henrietta Newlove; father-in-law Jerry Robinson “Pops” and brother-in-law Rick Robinson. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Predeceased by his father Robert William Hardy and stepson Jean Paul Page. Robin was a longtime employee of Ethyl Corp. for over 32 years retiring in 2010. A special thank you to the staff at Bluewater Health, Dr. Al Saadon, Dr. Pasqualucci (emergency) and the staff on Med T. We would also like to thank the staff at the London Cancer Clinic for their wonderful care. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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