POLHAMUS: Sheila Margaret of Sarnia

Posted by on October 28, 2013

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Thursday, October 24, 2013, Sheila Margaret Polhamus passed away at the age of 78.  Beloved wife of the late Allan (2006). Loving mother of Glen (Linda) and Tim. Also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Donna Leno (Roy). Predeceased by her parents Walter and Greta Rankin. Sheila will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.  A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Arthritis Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

PERDEAUX: Doreen Margaret (Simmons) of Sarnia

Posted by on October 28, 2013

Perdeaux-obitframedPeacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday,  October 24, 2013 at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care, Doreen Margaret (Simmons) Perdeaux passed away at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Perdeaux  (1998). Loving mother of Geoff (Kathy) Perdeaux, Vic (Sharon) Perdeaux and Rick Perdeaux. Cherished grandmother of Linda Sparks, Sandra Perdeaux-Dunning and Alex Perdeaux; Lori Perdeaux and Stacey Shipp; Kendra Perdeaux and Justine Perdeaux, and great-grandmother of Sydney, Kennedy, Nolan and Claire. Lovingly remembered by Steve (Barb) Perdeaux and their children Kevin, Renée, Suzanne and Matthew, as well as her loving family in England. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Doreen’s life on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with cremation to follow. If you wish to make a donation to honour Doreen’s life please consider a charity of your choice.  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LANE: Ilse of Sarnia

Posted by on October 28, 2013

LANE Obit picIlse Lane passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on October 22, 2013, accompanied by family and friends.  Predeceased by her loving husband Geoffrey Lane, she is survived by two sons, Stephen and Marcus, and two adoring grandchildren, Morgan and Zachary. Born in eastern Europe near Austria, Ilse immigrated to Canada in 1953 and remained a lifelong resident of Sarnia where she worked at Cabot Carbon and later with the Lambton District Health Council.  She was an ardent supporter of wildlife causes and, as a passionate lover of cats, active with the Sarnia and District Humane Society.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Ilse’s life will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society or the St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).   Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Toronto

MOYNEUR: Wilfrid Jospeh Robert (Rob/Bob) of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2013

Moyneur - mainobitphotoWith heavy hearts, the family of Wilfred Joseph Robert (Rob/Bob) Moyneur, announces his passing on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Always fighting the fight for the last few years and finally losing.  Rob leaves behind his wife Kathy (nee Garant) and children Rob Jr. of Edmonton, Rick (Linda) of Vancouver, Ken of Stratford, Lynn Morningstar (Bruce) of Corunna and Breanne (his special daughter). He passes the torch to his beautiful grandchildren: Terra Bell (John), Angie (Alan), Nicole (Jeremiah), Justin, Gayle (Chris), Tasha Rissling (Dan), Dale (Sarah) Morningstar and Stephanie Moyneur-Black. Rob also leaves behind his devoted cat-boys Maxx and Samm. Survived by his siblings Marguerite Waters of Kanata, Paul of Ottawa, Jack Saunders of Arkona, Jerry Moyneur of Sarnia; in-laws Ed (Judy) Garant, Mike (Cheryl) McManemy, Terry (Bridgette) McManemy, Sherry (Claude Ertewien), and Brandi (Roy) Desbien; plus several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Marguerite, father Wilfred, brother David Moyneur, sister DeDe Saunders, in-laws Shirley and Allan McManemy, Tim McManemy and grandson Cameron Moyneur.  Rob was employed at Fiberglas Canada for 35 years, retiring when the plant closed. He enjoyed his work as a millwright. Rob was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf fan, never disappointed win, lose or tie and would argue and tease his best friend Gord Corner (late) as to who was better- Toronto or Montreal. Rob coached and played in many hockey leagues over the years. He also enjoyed 26 summers at Cedar Bay Beach, campfires and BBQ’s, often chastising our friend (Jeff Seabrook) Ted for disturbing his coals.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Sympathy expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Canadian Diabetes Association, Parkinson Society or any charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

KULEY: Cezary Joseph of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2013

Kuley - obitphotoPeacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health on Monday, October 21, 2013, Cezary Joseph Kuley passed away at the age of 91.  Beloved husband of Erika. Loving father of Richard (Dawn-Merie), Michael (Sandee), Edward (Karen), and Peter. Cherished grandfather of Renee, Lisa, and Kevin and of three great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Günter Brust (Doris) of Germany. Survived by his nephew Heniek Kulej (Luzina) and their children Tom (Shannon) and Anna.  Cez had the good fortune to live a long life, and one far from ordinary.  At the age of 22, Cez was a 6-year survivor of the Dachau concentration camp.  Following liberation by the American Forces, he attended university in Darmstadt, Germany for chemical engineering and it was there that he met Erika.  After immigrating to Canada in 1951, Cez soon worked for Dow Chemical in Sarnia where he received many accolades and also invented a new type of chemical sensor, aka “the Kuley Probe.” This led to an early retirement from Dow, when he formed his own successful company (Process and Pollution Monitoring Systems Inc.) which kept him busy for many years, well into his 80’s.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Christ Lutheran Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McGUIRE: Dorothy Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2013

On Sunday, October 20, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, in her 71st year, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her parents Leonard and Elva McGuire, youngest sister Connie, and nephew Christopher Nienhuis. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her sisters Catherine McGuire of Winnipeg, Patricia (Hank) Nienhuis, Darlene Butcher, and Wilma McGuire all of Sarnia, and her brother William (Mary) McGuire of Dawn Township. Dorothy will also be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, Derek and Rebecca Nienhuis; Matthew, Edward and Andrew Butcher; and Jennifer (Scott), Heidi (Stephen), Ashlee (Dylan), Natasha (Dave), and Shaylene McGuire. In 1997, after teaching in Sudbury for 35 years, Dorothy retired in Sarnia and enjoyed 16 years of gardening, watercolour painting, and quilting. Her six-year battle with cancer was fought with inspiring courage and dignity. Special thanks to Dr. Glen Maddison and the wonderful nursing staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. It became our second home. Cremation has taken place. Following Dorothy’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of her friends, neighbours, and family who visited her or sent messages of hope during the last months of her life. 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.  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LONG: Wray William of Sarnia

Posted by on October 19, 2013

Long Obit PhotoPeacefully with his family by his side at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, October 19, 2013 Wray William Long passed away at the age of 56. Wray is survived by his sons; Mike, Trevor and Kevin, grandson Jacob, brothers; Dave and Bill and his sister Ruth Anne. At Wray’s request there will be no formal services and cremation has taken place. A private interment of ashes will be held in Bear Creek Cemetery, Brigden. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ELNOR: Jean Catherine (nee Finn) of Sarnia

Posted by on October 18, 2013

ELNOR pic0000001A copyWith tears from our hearts we announce the passing of Jean Catherine (nee Finn) Elnor, just minutes before her 90th birthday but on her late loving husband’s 91st birthday Arthur Harold Elnor (1922-2009). Dad reached for mom and they are now reunited again. Jean was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Cherished mother of Catherine and her children Ryan and Jason, and Jason’s sons Hunter and Ryder; and cherished mother of John Sr. (Edna) and their children: John Jr (Katherine) and their daughter Jocelyn; Mandy (Brian) and their children Theo and Cara; and Rick and his son Miles. Survived by sisters Eunice Atmore, Grace Chamberlain and sister-in-law Lorraine Finn. Jean also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Predeceased by her parents William and Mary Catherine Finn, by her siblings  Mary Marg, Gord, Ollie, Alice, Mary, Bill, Audrey and Jim, and by sister-in-law Helen “Sally” (late Gerry).  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Bluewater Health Palliative Care.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation or to the Breast Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

HARVIE: Catherine “Harvie” of Sarnia

Posted by on October 17, 2013

HARVIE pic goodHARVIE, Catherine “Kay” passed away peacefully on October 16, 2013 at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia. Kay’s 85 years were filled with happy times spent with family and friends. A devoted mother and grandma, she was known for her tremendous compassion and care of family and friends. She was a great animal lover especially her beloved poodle and shelties throughout her life. Kay was known for her kind and generous spirit to all. She was fulfilled as a Registered Nurse working many years in the maternity ward at St. Joseph’s Hospital taking care of many newborns. Predeceased by her loving husband Alexander “Bud” Harvie, sisters; Rose, Teresa, Mary and brother, Dennis. She will be missed dearly by her children Jim (Laurie) Harvie, Anne (John) McGuire and her four grandchildren, Jonathan, Grant, Julia and Brianne.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia with prayers being goffered at 3:30 p.m.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia) on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with a time of fellowship to follow at the church. The interment of ashes will take place at Resurrection Cemetery follow the reception.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Sarnia and District Humane Society or Vision Nursing Home.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

GIBBS: Sharon Ellen (Slack) of Sarnia

Posted by on October 17, 2013

Surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, October 17, 2013, Sharon Ellen Gibbs (nee Slack) passed away at the age of 70 after a long illness. Sharon leaves behind her beloved husband and best friend of 47 years, Wm. John “Jack” Gibbs, as well as her loving children Scott Gibbs (Bobbi-Jo) and Paul Gibbs (Cathy Dufort-Gibbs). Cherished grandmother of Kathy, Michael, Christian and Jeremy. Predeceased by her parents Clare and Betty Slack. Sharon will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Cremation has taken place.  An open house to celebrate Sharon’s life will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

HORNER: Mary-Margaret of Point Edward

Posted by on October 16, 2013

Horner - obitIt is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Mary-Margaret Horner announces her passing on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the age of 69. Mary-Margaret has gone to be reunited with her beloved husband and high-school sweetheart Douglas (2009). Loving mother of Greg (Lisa), the late Jeff, and Meredith. Cherished grandmother of Jolene (Charlie), Lee, Shelbie, and Jill, and great-grandmother of Maddox. Dear sister of Tom (Jennifer), George, Jill (late David), late Kim (2003), Greg (Jean) and Rod (Ann Marie). Sister-in-law of Grant, Jennifer and Janey. Special sister-in-law to Barb Horner, Rosemary Horner and Belinda Horner. Life-long friend of Marlene Boyd. Survived by many special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her family members Mona, Bill, Lenora, Clark, Wayne, Jack, Dan, and Gaye. Mary-Margaret will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home, with visitation being held one hour prior.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Toronto

BRAAKSMA: Janna (Hazelhoff) of Sarnia

Posted by on October 16, 2013

Braaksma - photo-croppedeHas gone home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Trillium Villa Nursing Home at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Theunis. Loving mother of Ann and Albert van de Wetering of Sarnia. Cherished Oma of Tracey and Larry Luth of Haiti, Cindy and Paul Benedictus of Sarnia and Kristie van de Wetering of Haiti and great Oma of Rebecca (Sam), Adam, Samuel and Leyson, Noah and Lauren. Dear sister of John of Sarnia and Jacob of Holland. Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 18, 2013 in the evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at REDEEMER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 5834 Blackwell Sd. Rd., Sarnia. A private family interment will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Sarnia Christian School (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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QUINTON: Patricia Ann (nee Angelski) of Sarnia

Posted by on October 16, 2013

Quinton obituary photoPeacefully at University Hospital on Saturday October 12th, 2013, Patricia Ann Quinton (nee Angelski) of Sarnia passed away at the age 62. Patricia has gone to be reunited with her beloved husband Ken Quinton (2013).  Loving mother of Ronald Neathway and (Jen), Rebecca Ennett (Nick), step- sons Keith Quinton (Karrie) and Steve Quinton (Leslie). Cherished grandmother of Alina, Evan Neathway, step grandchildren Conner, Britney and Natalie Quinton. Patricia is survived by her siblings Debbie Bright, Agnes Barrette (Len) and Ed Angelski. Predeceased by her parents Edward Leo and Anne Angelski (nee Genovy), sisters Joyce Scimmi, Joan Cooper and brother Joe Angelski. Patricia will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.  Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Patricia’s life will be held at Community Church of Christ (1104 Leckie Dr., Sarnia) on Saturday October 19, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Farrell: Robert “Bob” Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on October 16, 2013

FARRELL-obitpicThe Farrell family is saddened to announce the passing of Bob Farrell on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the age of 87.  Bob was born in Huron Township and worked in Sarnia at Bulk Carriers as a mechanic for 35 years.  Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Helen of 62 years and also by his two children Gilbert (Sherry) and Mary Anne Elliott (Terry). Bob is survived by his grandchildren Josh Elliott, Michelle Boyer, Corey and Chad Farrell and their families. Bob is predeceased by his daughter Lynda (1954), granddaughter Melissa Elliott (2005), brother; Lester (1979) and sister; Edna Stanley (2007).  A service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers please consider honoring Bob’s memory through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarniasmithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

PERCIVAL: Dorothy Joan (Bird) (Pearce) of Sarnia

Posted by on October 14, 2013

Percival - photo-obitIt is with saddened hearts that the family of Dorothy Joan (Bird) (Pearce) Percival announce her passing on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the age of 84. Dorothy was born January 30, 1929 in Windsor, Ontario to Frank and Dorothy Bird. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Percival (2003). Loving mother of Glen (Ann) Pearce, Audrey (Bob) Burrows, Brian Pearce, Wayne (Janis) Pearce, John (Krista) Pearce and step-mother of Darlene Smith (Bill), Glady Peters (Mark) and Susan Simard (Al). Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.   Lovingly remembered by all of her sisters and brothers-in-law and their families. Predeceased by her brother Gerald (Joan) Bird. Dorothy was a retiree from Sears Canada, an active member of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church and a longtime volunteer for the Kidney Foundation and the Inn of the Good Shepherd.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with the interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.  To honour Dorothy’s memory please consider donations to The Kidney Foundation or The Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Windsor

BENJAMIN-SMITH: Kelly of Sarnia

Posted by on October 14, 2013

BENJAMIN-SMITH,Kelly0000001AAfter a short but very courageous battle with cancer Kelly, 51, passed peacefully on Sunday, October 13, 2013.    Everyone who met Kelly knew her kindness, caring and love of life as well as her dedication as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and educator.  Rejoicing in Kelly’s life yet mourning her death is her new husband and best friend Rick Smith, her two proudest accomplishments – daughter Tara (Chris) and son Bobby Pinnell, Rick’s children Leslie and Jeff Smith, parents Ken and InaBelle Benjamin, sister Luanne (Kevin) McCarthy, brothers Jay, Guy and Cole Benjamin, nieces Cassie and Reagan, nephews Kyle and Weston and too many beloved friends to mention.   A special heartfelt thank you to Dr. Dostaler and her team of wonderful nurses and staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care unit and the “G” Radiology team and Dr. Fred Sexton of the London Regional Cancer Centre.  There are no words to thank each of you enough.  Kelly loved her teaching career; first as a classroom teacher in Windsor then as a vice principal in Sarnia at P.E. McGibbon.  Kelly was so looking forward to being at her new school Lansdowne this September.  Kelly loved cycling with Rick and friends, teaching Zumba, running and walking along the beach; each sunset was special to her.  Kelly, Rick, Tara and Bobby participated in the Terry Fox Run to beat cancer on September 15th.   Donations to the Terry Fox Foundation or donations to an animal shelter/SPCA  of your choice would be appreciated as Kelly was an animal lover, especially her cat Gracie.
A celebration of Kelly’s life will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Lane, off Lakeshore Rd., Sarnia, from noon to 5:00 p.m. with tributes to Kelly at 1:00 p.m.  All friends and family please join us in celebrating our amazing KellyMemories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Windsor

CURRAN: John “Jack” of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2013

Curran - cropped3Peacefully, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Thursday, October 10, 2013, John “Jack” Curran passed away at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Joyce Curran (2007). Loving father of Louise (Louis) Branco of Edmonton, Jackie (Mike) Stoneman of Kingston, Ken (Connie) Curran of Calgary, Melanie (Jamie) Graham of Sarnia and Colleen (David) Birkhead of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Joy Marie, Paul, Crystal, Adam, April and Ryan; Ryan, Alison, Amy, Robin and Amber; Michelle and Trevor; Nicholas and Craig. Great grandfather of Jackson, Carter, Niko, Cody and William. Dear brother of Patricia Sparks, and Norma (Don) Scott and the late Harry Curran. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Trillium Villa for many years of care and compassion. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1400 Murphy Road, Sarnia at 11:00 am with interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MACDOUGALL: Peter Stuart of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2013

MacDougall - obitphotoPeacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 11, 2013, Peter Stuart MacDougall passed away at the age of 76. Beloved husband and best friend of Paulette (St. Germain) MacDougall. Loving father of Jamie (Yang) MacDougall and Jean-Yves (Lina) MacDougall.   Cherished grandfather of Fiona MacDougall. Loved son of Ruby McMillan (Len Germain) and the late John MacDougall. Dear brother of Roy (Norma) MacDougall, Lorne (the late Thelma) MacDougall and Gordon (the late Marjorie) MacDougall.  Peter was a member of Local 663 for 56 years as a pipefitter/welder. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Maddison and his palliative team for their care and support.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with cremation to follow. To honour the memory of Peter, donations can be made to The Alzheimer Society or The Parkinson’s Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Sarnia

CRIPPS: Eunice Jean of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2013

CRIPPS photocroppedIt is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Eunice Jean (Curts) Cripps at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the age of 89.   Beloved wife of the late Walter James Cripps (2004). Loving mother of David and Wendy Cripps of Regina, Larry and the late Cathi Cripps of Whitehorse, Richard and Debbie Cripps of Calgary, Cameron and Brenda Cripps of Ballinafad, and Kevin and Chandra Cripps of Niagara Falls. Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren; Jeri, David, Jamie, Erica, Adam, Lauren, Evan, Julie, Bradley, Mark, Kayla, Jacob, Kristin, Sydney and great-grandmother of 4; Ella, Kahlan, Ronin and Mila. Survived by sisters; Norma (Lloyd) Waun, Erma (the late Bob) Baird and Eleanor (Clare) Ritchie. Predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Minnie Curts and her sister Lorene Warren (2005). Eunice was a member of Grace United Church, an avid card player and loved to knit and crochet. She loved baseball and golf and was a former member of the IODE. Married to a banker Eunice resided in a number of cities in western Canada, notably Saskatoon, spending her remaining years in Sarnia at Bluewater Country. We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Maddison and the staff of Bluewater Health – Palliative Care. Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 11, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Eunice’s life on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home with 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). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Niagara Falls, Sarnia, Saskatoon

DETAILLEUR: Raphael “Ralph” Hendrik of Sarnia

Posted by on October 10, 2013

Detailleur -croppedRalph passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the age of 76. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a friend to all and was the go to guy when anything needed done. Ralph was born in Belgium and moved to Canada in 1955. He worked at Canadian Tire for 37 years and retired 12 years ago. He loved his gardening and enjoyed being outside, golfing and morning coffee breaks at Tim Horton’s with his friends. We would like to extend a special thanks to Randy from Bayshore, the nurses from V.O.N., Dr. Maddison and neighbor Jason who took over the yard work when Ralph became ill.  Beloved husband of Mary (Callaghan) Detailleur. Loving father of Jacqueline Detailleur of Sarnia, Mark (Melva) Detailleur of Chatham, Greg (Kris) Detailleur of St. Paul, MN and Michelle (Dan) Bezaire of Windsor. Cherished grandfather of Joelle Brown-Detailleur, Austin, Noah and Alyah Detailleur, Tara and Caitlin Detailleur, Mya and Jonas Bezaire and great-grandfather of Xavier Baker. Dear brother of Denise (Ted) Jans of Watford, ON. He is the beloved brother-in-law and uncle of the Callaghan and Detailleur families. Predeceased by his parents Michele and Magdelene Detailleur, his brother Gerard and his niece Jessica.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia with prayers being offered at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Benedicts Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, with interment to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Benedicts Church or The Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund – LHSC Foundation, 747 Baseline Rd. S. London, Ontario N6C 2R6 (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

CASSIN: Herman Leo “Red” of Sarnia

Posted by on October 10, 2013

Cassin-cardphotoCassin, Herman Leo “Red” passed away on October 8th, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospice with his family by his side.   Lovingly remembered by wife Doreen (Collins); children Lee Anne (Pat) Lepore, Terry Conway, Patti (Darrell) Cannon, and Michael (Tanya) Cassin; grandchildren Christopher (Carrie) Cannon, Julie (Bryan) Knapp, Natalie (Randy) Cunningham, Colleen (Joe) Spadafora, and Katie (Andrew) Uyede; adored by great grandchildren Dante, Spencer, Kylie and Milania.   Red was born September 4, 1936 to Raymond and Mary Cassin (McHenry) in Corunna. He is survived by brothers Jim, Stan (Barbara), Roy, Larry (Mary), Brian (Mary-Jane), Bill (Donna), and his sister Suzanne (Richard) Rysak, and predeceased by his brother Frank (Florence).   Herman retired after 34 years at the P.O.D. division of Dow Chemical.   Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Friday October 11, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with a private family visitation from 6:00-7:00 p.m.   A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday October 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with cremation to follow.   Donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice would be greatly appreciated, the staff and volunteers made his short stay as comfortable as possible. (cheques only at the funeral home please).   Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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MORROW: Norma of Sarnia

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, September 29, 2013, Norma Morrow passed away at the age of 78. Dear wife of the late Robert Morrow. Loving mother of Jonni (Lynn) Morrow and Angela (Barry) Marshall. Cherished grandma of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by her brothers Marty Fisher and Don (Brenda) Fisher. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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ECONOMOU: Peter of Sarnia

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Economou-photo-croppedPeacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, on Saturday, September 28, 2013 Peter Economou of Sarnia, passed away at the age of 76.  Survived by the mother of his children Dina Economou.  Loving father of Jim Economou and Ellen (Brad) Wilson.  Cherished grandfather of Victoria Economou, Lauren and Peri Wilson.  Dear brother of Alexandra (George) Tsaprailis, Eleni (Harry) Makrigiannis, Nina Koutsoupias, Steve (Georgia) Economou, Louie Economou and the late Patroula Economou.  Peter will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family across Canada, United States and Greece.  Special thanks to all of the staff on Palliative Care for all their kindness and support they showed during Dad’s stay.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 1299 Murphy Rd., Sarnia on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.   Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. smithfuneralhome.ca

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PRINS: Martin of Sarnia

Posted by on September 30, 2013

prins pic0000001A cropped goodMartin was born in Holland on April 23, 1928.  He was one of 15 children.  Martin came to Canada in 1948. He went to be with the Lord on September 27, 2013.  Martin was the husband of Mary (Kember) for 55 years.  He was the father of the late Paul (Stacey), John (Ann), Sara (Tom), Ben (Ruth), Mary (Jim), Rebecca (Dirk), Stephen (Jane), Andrew (Lisa) and 29 grandchildren.  Predeceased by grandson Desmond.  Martin is also survived by seven siblings in Holland.  Martin had Parkinson’s and spent his last years in Afton Park Place.  The family would like to express our thanks to the staff for the tender care he received.

Visitation

Family and friends will be received at the Sarnia Gospel Hall on the corner of London Line and Blackwell on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Service

A funeral service will be held at the Sarnia Gospel Hall on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Interment in Blackwell Cemetery.

Donations

In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Gideons or to the Parkinson Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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FERGUSON: John of Sarnia

Posted by on September 30, 2013

John Ferguson passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65 at his residence on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Beloved husband of Karen.  Loving father of Kale and Kelsey.  Loved brother of Robert (Deb), Brian (the late Janice).  Dear son of Dorothy (the late Walter).  Survived by nieces and nephews.  John had a long career in the rail industry with CN Rail and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He was an advocate of rail safety.   John was a past member with Scouts Canada, he enjoyed woodworking as a pastime hobby as well as being the neighborhood handyman.   Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow.     Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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