ZOMBORI: Phil Richard

Posted by on May 27, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Phil Richard Zombori passed away at the age of 50. Loving father of Angelique Zombori. Cherished brother of Brenda (David) and Michel (Janet). Survived by his nephew Brad and his niece Carlie, and great-nieces Vanessa and Audrey. Predeceased by his parents Zoltan and Marie Zombori. Phil had a green thumb, and enjoyed spending his time gardening and riding his bicycle. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, 1885 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

QUINN: Michael David

Posted by on May 27, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Michael David Quinn at Bluewater Health, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the age of 60. Beloved son of Dolores (Mick) Quinn. Loving and always remembered by his daughter Joline (John) and special papa to Carter, Cole, Cameron and Cody. Remembered by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by his father Gerald (1995) and by his brother Richard (2004). Fondly remembered by his special friends Bonnie and Jo Ann. Michael was like a step-father to Lisa (Chris), Craig and papa to Ali. Survived by dear friends in Port Lambton, Marion, Terry, George and Doris, who were always there for him. A graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia, on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. A tree will be planted in memory of Michael on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WOITO: Beatrice Mary ( nee Traversey)

Posted by on May 22, 2015

Peacefully at Afton Park Place, Sarnia on May 21, 2015, Beatrice Mary (Traversey) Woito passed away at the age of 100.  Predeceased by her loving husband Allan Woito, devoted daughter Theresa Whitney and 3 loving grandsons Glenn, Stephen and Kevin Whitney.  Sadly missed by grandchildren; Dean (Pat) Whitney, Wayne (Cherie Knight) Whitney and Cheryl (Robert) Whitney Randall.  Fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren; Chad, Tara, Ryan, Christopher, Nathan, Nicole, Alicia, Rebecca and Robyn and numerous great great-grandchildren, nephews & friends.  The family wishes to thank all those who took care of Beatrice in her final days, especially Joanne and Karen.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with prayers being offered at 7:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Benedict’s Catholic Parish with Fr. Jim Higgins officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Interment will follow at a later date at St. Columbus Cemetery in Pembroke. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Filed Under: Ottawa, Sarnia

KERSEY: Frances “Jean”

Posted by on May 22, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on  Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, Frances “Jean” Kersey passed away at the age of  91. Beloved wife of the late Elmer William “Red” (1991). Loving mother of Doug (Rosanne) of London, Dennis (Charlotte) of Sarnia, the late Kathy (2006) and Don (Brenda) of Burford. Lovingly remembered by her son-in-law George (Barb) Gammon and her dear friend George McKellar of Thedford. Cherished grandmother of Deb and John Cochrane, Nicole and Jason Langdon, Shelley and Todd Robinson, Leann and Ryan Wheeler, Kim and Eric Gordon, Cory Gammon, Scott Kersey, Steve and Tina Kersey, and Erin and Steve Bosnjak. Treasured great-grandmother of 26 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Helen Graham and Eleanor Wellington. Predeceased by her parents Norman and Kathleen Morgan and her brothers Bob and Allan Morgan. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Forest Legion, 58 Albert Street, Forest, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place in Watford Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to  the Canadian Diabetes Association – www.diabetes.ca (519) 337-8844 (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ROGERS: Donna Mae

Posted by on May 22, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Donna Mae Rogers at the age of 58. Loved mother of the late Keith Rogers, Cheyenne Rogers, Melody Rogers, Lacey Williams, the late Serene Angel Williams, and Leilani Williams. Cherished grandmother of Aleks, Rianna, Roland, Brayden, Myella, Emma, Jacob, Seth, Leona, Logan, Bryce and Caleb. Dear daughter of Mary Lou Williams and Wallace Fawcett (Marie).  Missed by her siblings Janet, Judy, Gary, Gail, Rick, Sheila, Wallace, Julie, Hilda, Glen “Jinx”, Corey, and Maggie. Survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by her lifelong friend Raymond Bird and dear friends Terry Williams and Thong Vang. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Aamjiwnaang First Nations Cemetery. A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or MADD.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia

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CHAPPELL: Tracey Diane

Posted by on May 22, 2015

It is with unbearable sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death of Tracy Diane Chappell in Mississauga, Ontario, on Monday May 18, 2015 at the age of 41 years. Much loved wife of Sean Chard and beloved mother of Anna and Avery. Treasured daughter of Bryan and Ruth Chappell, and treasured sister of Kelly Chappell Finch (Troy) and Kim Bailey. Tracy is also survived by her nephews Vince and Mitchell Chappell (Stacey) and Nathan Bailey, great-nephews Mason, Tallon and Blaze, her nieces Sydney Chappell and Paige Bailey, and great-niece Ainsley Chappell whom she loved so much. She will be missed by Sean’s family, his mother Donna Chard, brothers Chuck and Matt, sisters Laura, Cindy and Theresa, and their families. As well as June Lowery, Chris and Kim Lowery, Jen Lowery and son Tyrell. Tracy is predeceased by her grandparents Betty (2013) and Bill (1979) Rowlinson, Jack (2006) and Ruth (2013) Chappell, and her Aunt Debbie Rowlinson (2014). Tracy loved to write and was able to enjoy that passion as a writer and Senior Editor at Today’s Parent Magazine over the past 14 years. She will be missed by her friends in Sarnia and Mississauga/Toronto, and by all those who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Tracy’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, May 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Because I am a Girl (1-800-387-1418, Donor#2527337)( (www.becauseiamagirl.ca), The Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.com), or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Toronto

SEELEY: Christian

Posted by on May 22, 2015

Peacefully with loving family by her side at Vision Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Christian Seeley passed away at the age of 100. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Seeley. Loving mother of Jane (the late Bill) Bisson and Preston (the late Margaret) Seeley. Cherished grandmother of Doug, David (Kathy), Craig (Susan), and Ramona (Tim) and great grandmother of Zoltan, Shaun, Ashley, Emily, Brent, Kayla and Lauren. Predeceased by her parents William and Agnes Preston. Christian volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society, the DVA Hospital and was involved with the St. Hyacinthe Skating Club and various church groups. Cremation has taken place. At Christian’s request there will be no visitation or service held. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Vision Nursing Home or to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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O’CONOR-FENTON: Tim

Posted by on May 22, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Tim Fenton announce his passing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the age of 68.  Beloved husband and best friend of Nancy Fenton.  Loving father of Erin (Tyler) Virostek and Tom Fenton. Cherished Papa of Sean and Molly Virostek. Dear brother of Michael (Pat) O’Conor-Fenton, Susan (the late Stephen) Farmer and Richard O’Conor-Fenton. Tim was an avid sports fan, and a local entrepreneur in Sarnia for 40 years. He was well versed on current events, as well as political news and sports stats. Tim loved his dogs Joe, Norm, Eddie and Sam.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, May 22, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

CUNNINGHAM: Olga “Ollie”

Posted by on May 22, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Olga “Ollie” Cunningham passed away at the age of 83. Beloved wife of John for over 64 years. Loving mother of Lynn (Bill) Milley and John Richard (Linda) Cunningham. Cherished grandmother of Andrew, Julie, Jamie, Janice, Jeff and Jessica. She will be missed by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Joe Ponic. Ollie loved looking after her family, and spent her life spoiling and caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A special thank you to the staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care and Dr. Crombeen for their exceptional care of Ollie. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service for family and close friends will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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NICHOLS: Lyle

Posted by on May 18, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Lyle Nichols passed away at the age of 79.  Lyle is survived by his beloved wife, his loving son and daughter and their spouses and his 5 cherished grandchildren.  Lyle worked his entire career at Bell Canada, he volunteered his time with Cubs, scouts and coaching baseball and during his youth he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball.  The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the 5th Floor – Cognitively Complex Care Unit at Bluewater Health for the compassion and care they gave to Lyle and the entire family.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A memorial service will be held to celebrate Lyle’s life on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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CORKUM-KLENA: Marlene Marie

Posted by on May 18, 2015

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge on Saturday, May 16, 2015, Marlene Marie Corkum-Klena passed away at the age of 64.  Beloved wife of the late Joe Klena.  Loving mother of Shane Klompstra.  Cherished grandmother of Courtney, Chelsea, Christopher, Shaina, Kaitlyn, Katrina, Hunter-Grace and great-grandmother of Ella and Lylah.  Dear sister of John, the late Steve, the late Bob, Rick, Elaine, Mary and Marieann.  At Marlene’s request there will be no formal services held.  Cremation has take place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Epilepsy Society.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.

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SMITH: Walt

Posted by on May 17, 2015

Peacefully, on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Bluewater Health CEE Hospital in Petrolia,Walt Smith passed away at the age of 76. Loving  father of Carolyn (Michael) Broumpton of Petrolia, Kevin Smith of Port Huron and Brenda (Robert) Flood of Shallow Lake. Cherished grandfather of 6 loving grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Isabelle Swartz, Lila Douglas and Verna Helps. Predeceased by Joyce Smith. Walt was an avid wood carver, which was his passionate hobby for many years, and was a proud member of Triple C Carvers. Cremation will take place. In keeping with Walt’s wishes, no services will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SCHOLTENS: Mariette

Posted by on May 17, 2015

Surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 14, 2015, Mariette Scholtens passed away at the age of 80. Beloved wife of Sippie for 60 years. Cherished mother of Vickie Scholtens and Luann Quinn. Much-loved Granny of Derek (Melanie), Kyle (Cathie) and Shawn (Paula). Great Gran to Peyton and Deklyn. Predeceased by her sisters Cecile (Harry) McFadden and Islaine (Grant) Montgomery, and by brother-in-law Ties (Lida) Scholtens. Mariette enjoyed playing softball and basketball with the Wallaceburg ladies team, and was a member of the Sarnia Belles, winning the provincial softball championship. Mariette was an avid bowler and volunteered for the Petrolia Squires and Forest Minor Hockey bingo fundraisers. She also volunteered at Bluewater Health and was a CGIT Leader at Paterson Memorial Church.  Mariette loved to crochet mittens, hats and blankets, and donated several hundred to Bluewater Health for newborn babies. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society or Inn of the Good Shepherd.

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PEDERSEN: Bodil Elise

Posted by on May 17, 2015

Peacefully with her loving family by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Bodil Elise Pedersen passed away at the age of 83. Bodil longed to be with her beloved husband of 56 years, the late Richardt Pedersen (2006). Loving mother of Preben (Carol) Pedersen, Jette Pedersen, and Brian Pedersen (Joanne). Cherished grandmother of the late Tonya (Trent) Nixon, Teresa (Kevin) Swiney, Ryan Pedersen, John (Ashley) Gallant, Meighan Pedersen (Taylor), and Katelyn Pedersen (Nathan). Treasured great grandmother of Brandon, Danica, Vincent, Kaitlyn, Benjamin, and Cameron. Remembered by family and friends in Denmark. Bodil was an avid gardener and baker. She was a wonderful woman who was dedicated to her family. A special thank you to St. Joseph’s Hospice, VON, Dr. Maddison and extended staff, and to family, neighbours and friends. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bodil’s life will be held at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with a light luncheon. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Gustin: Claire Welch

Posted by on May 13, 2015

Peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Claire Welch Gustin passed away at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Henry Welch and Frank Gustin. Loving mother of Shirley (Dave) Zimmerman, Paul Welch, and Dale Welch. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Jeremie), Lindsay (Jami), Nathan (Teresa) and Kay Dee (Brian). Treasured great grandmother of nine.  Dear friend of Betty Anne Bukovinsky. Predeceased by her brother Paul Blow and her daughter Cindy Connors. Cremation has taken place. At Claire’s request, there will be no visitation and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

RYAN: Charles Orland Ralph

Posted by on May 13, 2015

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Charles Orland Ralph Ryan on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the age of 75. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Cathy, and deeply missed and forever loved by his daughter Callie. Charles was the son of John and Alice Ryan. Predeceased by his brother David and sisters Sarah and Dessie. Beloved brother of Patrick (Louise), Doug (Linda), Mary Ellen (Gord), Alice (Jim), Sherry and Annie (Art). Brother-in-law of Eileen Toole (the late Fred) and Lonnie (Marg) Toole. Special uncle and godfather to James and Douglas Toole. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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PAULLEY: Helen Winnifred Ann

Posted by on May 12, 2015

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Paulley. Helen was born in Petrolia, Ont., on May 25, 1940. She married Jim Paulley on April 9, 1960, and just celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary. They had four children LeeAnn (Randy), Michael (Susan), Dawn Marie (Dexter), Jason (Val) and is Grandma to Brianna, Michelle and Jeffrey, Breanna and Ted, Grace and Lucy and honourary granddaughter Jade. Always lovingly supported by her sisters Donna (Andy), Marlene, Pat (Doug) and brothers Bill (Eva) and Bob (Karen), brother-in-law Jack (Janis) Paulley and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grandparents Ed and Annie Bidnall, parents Don and Lily Atkinson, in-laws Henry and Margaret Paulley, brothers-in-law Bill Robson and Bruce Young. Helen worked at Muellers, was a stay-at-home mom and was manager at Journey’s End Motel.  She loved to travel and has been all over the world, but Hawaii and Australia were her favourites. She loved to read her Harlequin novels and was a member for over 40 years. Helen was a dedicated hockey mom and a Super Hockey Grandma, spending many hours cheering for her favourite hockey player, grandson Jeff. A special thank you to Cheryl for knitting beautiful hats for Mom, Dr. Uppal, Dr. Maddison, and the wonderful nurses and PSW’s at Palliative Care and St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 14, 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 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Smith Funeral  Home. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice – http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/ (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRIFFITHS: James Frederick

Posted by on May 12, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James Frederick Griffiths at Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the age of 89.  Predeceased by his wife Olive and his son Rob. Dear father-in-law of Val Griffiths. Loving grandfather of Alan Griffiths (Julie) and Hayley Pintus (Max). Cherished great grandfather of Ben, Jack, Luke, Robert and Thomas. A WWII veteran, Jim was a sergeant with the London Scottish, 236 British Supervisory Element. We would like to say a grateful thank you to a few of Jim’s friends, Tony, Alex, Lorne, Bob, John, Barb, Brian and the “League of Nations” at Tim Hortons. Your kindness in providing rides and companionship to Jim is immeasurable. Thank you to Nicole at CCAC, Caroline and staff at Trillium Villa and the 4th floor nursing staff at Bluewater Health, all living proof there are angels among us. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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NIENHUIS: Kristi Lynn

Posted by on May 12, 2015

With saddened hearts, the family of Kristi Lynn Nienhuis announces her passing at the age of 57. Cherished daughter of Jake and Dianne Nienhuis. Loving sister of Kim, Kraig (Lisa), and Kirk. Treasured aunt of Ashley, Amanda, Adam, Ava, Nash, and Ryder. Dear niece of Donna, Rip, and Mark. Kristi will be missed by all of those who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken please.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MAYER: Harold

Posted by on May 12, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Mayer on Friday, May 8, 2015, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Hazel (2010). Deeply missed and forever loved by his daughter Robin (Brian) Cable, his grandchildren David, Steven, Michael, and Paul (Heidi), and his great-grandson John. Harold retired from CN Rail. He enjoyed photography, nature and wildlife. A private family service was held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, and he was peacefully laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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van GOOZEN: Donald Edward

Posted by on May 12, 2015

Donald Edward van Goozen passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday May 7, 2015 at age 85. Survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 65 years. Loving father of Larry (Olga), Connie, Phyllis (Paul), Wanda (David) and Warren (Rain). Cherished grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 9 soon to be 10 great grandchildren. Donald, a long time resident of Sarnia, worked at Sarnia Hydro for many years. A long time volunteer with many organizations, Donald was recognized in 2015 by the Mayor of Sarnia for his 44 years of civic service. He lived his dream of having their home on the lake for over 38 years. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Additional visitation at Smith Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, followed by a memorial service at 12:00 p.m. noon. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca. Sympathy may be expressed through donations ( please, cheques only at the funeral home) to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lambton County Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope.

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CSERNI: Istvan “Steve”

Posted by on May 12, 2015

Peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at his home, Istvan “Steve” Cserni passed away at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Helen Cserni (2011). Loving father of Steve (Cindy) Cserni and Cathy (Dave) Mullett. Cherished grandfather of Melissa Mullett (Brian Coleman), Brad (Kelly) Mullett, Kari (Bruce) Robson, and Catherine Cserni. Treasured great-grandfather of Racheal Robson, Bradon Robson and Lucas Coleman. Cremation has taken place. An open house to celebrate Steve’s life will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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TRACEY: Betty (nee Tomkins)

Posted by on May 12, 2015

Surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, Betty (Tomkins) Tracey passed away at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Tracey (2003). Loving mother of Brian (Sharon) Tracey, and Donna (Jean) Beaupré. Cherished grandmother of Tracey (Derek) Manchester, Danielle Beaupré, Nicole Tracey, and Shawn Tracey. Treasured great-grandmother of Hailey. Dear sister of the late Jean (the late Bert) Massey, Peggy (the late Don) Hunter, and Ray (Kathy) Tomkins. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 8, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CALLISTER: Doris Elspeth (nee Flieger)

Posted by on May 12, 2015

Peacefully, on February 21, 2015, at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia, ON, Doris Elspeth Callister (nee Flieger) passed away at the age of 94.  Predeceased by her husband, Herbert G. Callister (1990), her parents, six brothers, and six sisters. Loving mother of four children: Lee (Jean), Paul (Sharon), Lyn (Tom), and Joan (Lee), and daughter-in-law, Dianne Bennett. Dear Nana of ten grandchildren, cherished Great Nan of eighteen, and special Aunt Doris to many nieces and nephews. Doris was born in Chatham, NB, and was a graduate of the University of New Brunswick. She was an active member and supporter of Central United Church since 1945 and served on many committees. Doris was an avid bridge player, enjoyed the game of golf, was a world traveller, and a most accomplished baker. She was also a faithful volunteer for many organizations throughout the Sarnia area. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the wonderful nurses and staff at Vision Nursing Home for the compassionate care they provided for Doris. A memorial celebration of Doris’ life will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Central United Church in Sarnia, ON. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Central United Church, 220 George St., Sarnia, ON, N7V 4N9, or to Vision Nursing Home, 229 Wellington St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 1G9.

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LAMB: Judith “Judy” Edna (nee Flach)

Posted by on May 12, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Judith (Judy) Edna Lamb (nee Flach) on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospice surrounded by her adoring family, after a nine year courageous battle with ovarian cancer at age 72. Beloved wife of 50 years to S. Carman Lamb. Best friend and loving mother to Karen (John) Phipps and David Lamb. Cherished grandma to Connor, Sean and Sarah Phipps and Chase Lamb, all of Sarnia. Amazing sister to Wendy (Rene) Carriere of Parksville, BC. Loved mother-in-law to Kelly Lamb. Special second mom to Stephanie Lindau. Judy was the loving daughter of the late Leland (Lee) and Bernice (Bunny) Flach and daughter- in-law of Stanley and Bertha Lamb. Judy was born in Victoria, BC, and has lived and worked in several places over the years. Judy and Carman settled in Sarnia in 1974 and have called it home since. Judy worked in sales at CHOK and Blackburn Radio. She inspired many colleagues and was a respected member of the work community. Judy also was involved in various organizations, such as Rotary, Crimestoppers and the Canada Day committee. For the last nine years, Judy fought cancer with dignity and grace, never once complaining. She never let cancer define her and she lived each day to the fullest. Many people have touched Judy’s life and she loved her family and friends fiercely, especially Beth and the late Art Hawkes and Marshall and the late Reta Manning. A very special thank you to Dr. Dostaler who is truly an angel walking on this Earth, her fantastic home care nurse Sandy Ferguson, for walking with us through this journey, and last but not least Dr. Maddison, the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health’s Palliative Care. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Ovarian Cancer Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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