SAUNDERS: Frances Elizabeth of Sarnia

Posted by on December 26, 2012

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Frances Elizabeth Saunders (nee Hutt) passed away at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late John A Saunders (2002). Dear sister of Elsie Helmer of Sarnia. Survived by niece Deborah and her husband Paul Parent and nephew Winfield MacInnis. Predeceased by her parents Allan and Hilda Hutt and by her sisters Helen Genest and Jean MacInnis. A special thanks to the staff at Trillium Villa Nursing Home for their care and compassion shown to Fran during her time with them.  A private family graveside will be held in Resurrection Cemetery.  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) http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

HAY: Joan of Sarnia

Posted by on December 19, 2012

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Joan Hay passed away at the age of 74.  Beloved wife of William Cameron Hay. Loved mother  of Lisa Hay ( Paul Musselman), Matt Hay( Liza Barrons) and Gary Hay.  Cherished grandmother to Jack, Georgia, Fiona, Dillon, Emma and Sarah.  Will be missed by her brother Peter Avery (Enid) of England.  Predeceased by parents Jack and Hilda-Mae Avery.  Joan and William  emigrated from England in 1966 to Toronto onward to Gillam, Manitoba and then finally settling to Sarnia in 1970, eventually starting the family business of  Sarnia Engineering.
Joan enjoyed spending time with family and friends, walking under the bridge and Twin Lakes Park and enjoyed her Sunday lunch followed by Ice-Cream. Joan loved to listen to music of every kind, and this love carried on within her children and her Grandchildren. Her consistent guidance and keen, dry British sense of humor gave her family great strength during our lives. She will be remembered by her quick wit and remarkable resilience when faced with any challenge. She will be in our hearts forever as a mother, best friend and confidante.  A heartfelt Thank you to Dr. Dostaler, Dr. Maddison and the lovely staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice.Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 3:00 -5:00 pm at WAGGS RESTAURANT, 420 Christina St. N. Sarnia. Following the memorial service.  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 http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LOGIER: David Shelley of Sarnia

Posted by on December 19, 2012

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday December 16, 2012, David Shelley Logier passed away at the age of 83.  David retired from Imperial Oil in 1985 after over 30 years of service. Beloved husband of the late Helen (Reeves) Logier. Loving father of Michael and his wife Christine Logier and the late Patrick Logier. David is also survived by his cousin Patricia  Phippen. Predeceased by his parents Theo and Mildred Logier.  Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London  Line, Sarnia, On. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through  donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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RAMSAY: Shirley Grace of Sarnia

Posted by on December 17, 2012

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, on Monday, December 17, 2012 Shirley Grace Ramsay passed away at the age of 87.  Shirley was born November 16, 1925 to the late Harriett and Leighton Ramsay.  Shirley is predeceased by her brother John (1986) and sister Jean (1997).  She is survived by her sister-in-law Gladys Ramsay and will be sadly missed by the Wygergangs Family.  We would like to thank Dr. Gamble and the staff at Trillium Villa Nursing Home for their support and care over the years and for making Shirley’s stay so special.  At Shirley’s Request there will be no formal services held and cremation has taken place.  A private interment of ashes will take place in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Trillium Villa Nursing Home.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://smithfuneralhome.ca/ Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.

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TAYLOR: John Gilchrist of Brights Grove

Posted by on December 16, 2012

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Taylor after a brief fight with cancer.   With his wife and partner of 57 years Marie, by his side, after coming in from a walk, he simply closed his eyes and left us quietly.  He leaves behind  Ross, Leigh (Joe), Alan (Laurell), Donna (Aldo), Kelly (Tim) and Drew and many grandchildren in Sarnia, Toronto, London, Edmonton, Calgary and Squamish.   John was a retired Polysar employee and was actively involved over the years in various capacities at Huron Oaks Golf Club.  He continued to play hockey until recently.  His absence will be missed by many, but he will be fondly remembered by all.  Cremation has taken place.  Please join us for a celebration of John’s life on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Huron Oaks Golf Club, 2587 Lakeshore Rd. Brights Grove from  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made  in John’s name to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. Sarnia, On. 519-337-0537.  The arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

We wish to especially thank Dr. Maddison and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice who helped make his final days comfortable.

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GRAHAM: Marg (nee Card) of Sarnia

Posted by on December 15, 2012

Suddenly at her residence on Saturday, December 15, 2012 Marg (Card) Graham passed away at the age of 74.  Beloved wife of John Graham.  Loving daughter of Mary Card and the late Joseph.  Dear sister of Mary Jane Frechette, Margaret Rose (Andy) Langis, Helen Card and JoAnn Card and sister-in-law of Bob Graham, Helen Doan, Al (Bev) Graham and Mary Hicken (Lyle).  Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews and her close friends Janice and Mick Watkins and Edith Druitt.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Marg’s life at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Smith Funeral Home.  Cremation will follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to MS Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation  (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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MENSINGA: Gerhard of Petrolia

Posted by on December 15, 2012

Peacefully, on Saturday, December 15, 2012, a day after his 90th birthday, Gerhard Mensinga went home to be with his Lord and Saviour.  Born in Rotterdam, Holland, The Netherlands on December 14, 1922 was the loving husband of  the late Sylvia (Sjoukje ten Brink) Mensinga (2008). Beloved father of sons; Fred (Jenny) of Vancouver, Sid (Betty) of Toronto.  Predeceased by his son Renee (2010) and survived by his daughter-in-law Pat of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of: Jason, Brandon and Michelle Mensinga; Christine Mensinga (Darryl te Sligte), Sarah (Stephen) Nanney and Laura Mensinga; and Peter (Erin) Mensinga, Matthew Mensinga, Allison (Jay) Van Klinken and Suzy (Kevin) White.  Great grandfather of Shawn Mensinga, Jack Birrell, Hazel and Callan  Nanney, Catharine and Jacob Mensinga, Cole and Iain Van Klinken and Drew White.  Gerhard was the eldest of 13, survived by brothers and sisters in The Netherlands and Australia.  Family and friends will be received on Monday, December 17, 2012 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Peoples Church, 3888 London Line, Wyoming at 11:00 a.m. with  one hour of visitation prior to the service.  The interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery.    Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Peoples Church.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://smithfuneralhome.ca/
Philippians 4:19

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MURRAY: Norman of Sarnia

Posted by on December 14, 2012

After a long battle with cancer NORMAN MURRAY of Sarnia passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice with his family by his side on Monday December 3, 2012 at the age of 85. Predeceased by his wife of 37 years Annella (Innes) Murray and son-in-law Richard Gibb. Loving father of Linda Canning, Janice Gibb and Denise Murray. He is also survived by his son-in-laws Charles Canning and Al Behrendt. He is sadly missed by his grandchildren Lindsay, Kelsey, Brian and Laura. Cremation has taken place. At Norman’s request there is to be no funeral service. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line Sarnia ON. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice (475 Christina Street N., Sarnia ON (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

“PKB was a fine little fellow–may he rest in peace”.

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MCGIRR: Louella of Sarnia

Posted by on December 14, 2012

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother, Best Friend, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Lou passed away December 11, 2012 with her son Bob and daughter LouAnn and their spouses by her side. Lou is now at peace as she suffered with Pulmonary Fibrosis for the last 10 years. Lou is survived by her son Bob (Pamela) Wilson, her daughter LouAnn (Al) Vennettilli and her son Jack (Michele) Wilson. Predeceased by her husband Gary McGirr (2000). Lou’s greatest joy was her children and if she could help out in any way, she was there for whoever needed her. We will all miss her so much, especially “Lunch at Lou’s”. She will be missed by 5 grandchildren, Angela (Nick DaSilva) Vennettilli, Alan (Kelli) Vennettilli, Leanne Wilson, Evan (Dionne) Wilson and Warren Wilson and 6 great grandchildren and was looking forward to a new addition in January but just could not hang on. Lou was also survived by Reg (Tracy) Savoy, their children, Andrew (Becky) Savoy and their son Alexander and Cobi Savoy whom she loved them all as her own. Lou also is survived by a sister and brother, Hildred LeFaive and Ray Bissonnette and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Evelyn and Zephere Bissonnette, brother Vern Bissonnette and her sister Ariel Glombowski. At Lou’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Please remember her as she was. If anyone wishes to send a token, please consider a donation to the Humane Society to help cover the costs of spay / neuters and microchips of these unfortunate animals. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Lou was an avid animal lover. Lou adored and loved her little Chihuahua “Jigger” who at 17, died of a broken heart since Lou was in the hospital and her cats, which gave her great comfort. Lou will be crossing the Rainbow Bridge to be with all her long lost pets she loved so much.

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THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…. Author unknown…

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vanBARNEVELD: Jan of Sarnia

Posted by on December 13, 2012

Peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Jan vanBarneveld passed away at the
age of 60. His long journey has ended and he is with his Lord and Saviour
listening to the choir of angels. His body has been healed and the battle won.
Jan was born on February 18, 1952, in Utrecht, Holland. Beloved husband and best
friend of Linda. Much-loved by their children and grandchildren: Jeremy and
Melissa (Dylan, Addison and Isabella), Justin and Heather (Ethan and Ella),
Jennifer and Aaron (Alison, Jonathan and Theodore), Dan and Natasha (Sydney,
Geneva and Asher), Renee and Jon (Evelyn and Emerson), Jason and Danielle
(Connor and Alexis), Johanna and Matt (Kayla and Jane), and Sarah and Fred
(Leah, Gracie and Evan). Predeceased by his father Jan, mother Metje and brother
Bill.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 16, 2012, from
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of
Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at
1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, at Living Hope Christian Reformed
Church, 1281 Exmouth St., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Lakeview
Cemetery.
If you would like to make a donation in Jan’s honour, please
consider donating to stem cell research at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto
(cheques only at the funeral home please).

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ARTHURS: Chris of Sarnia

Posted by on December 13, 2012

Chris’ family announces with sadness his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on December 12, 2012. He was a gentleman who lived and died with dignity. His 59 years were filled with love for his family and friends. In his lifetime, he enjoyed many things; sailing on “Mina” and “Magic,” woodworking, reading, hiking at the Pinery, classical guitar, horseback riding, fishing, camping, and Mondays at the Sarnia Library. Always had stacks of books from the library on all topics. He was also the magazine king. In his younger years, he had fun repairing old European automobiles and driving his ’73 Vette. He enjoyed his 40 year career at St. Clair Riversite with Nova Chemicals. His colleagues were like family to him. Chris has left his wife Wilma with an aching heart. They were married for 38 years and their four daughters will miss him: Catherine, her husband Steven and their daughter Edie; Stacey and her husband Bergen; Alexis, her partner Brett and her sons Xander and Siris; and Emilia ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ Chris will be missed by his sister Shirley, her husband Tony and their daughters Alexandra and Olivia-Lee, and by his brother Paul, his wife Lynn and their daughters Amanda and Natasha. Also left to miss him is his mother-in-law Cathy and the whole Van Heugten family. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 16, 2012, 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, with prayers being offered at 8:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 1920 Wildwood Dr., Bright’s Grove. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Community-Living Sarnia-Lambton or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Sail away Chris on calm waters and gentle breezes…

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WEESE: Rose Belle (nee George) of Corunna

Posted by on December 12, 2012

Peacefully, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, Rose Belle Weese (nee George) passed away at University Hospital in London at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Carmen (1970). Loving mother of Robert (Donna). Mother-in-law to Mieke. Cherished grandmother of Kelly (John) Marchand, Paula (Marty), and Craig (Ashley) and great grandmother of Sophie Rose. Sister of Ruth (the late Gord) Conliffe. Also survived by her nieces Sherry, Kathy, Anne, Kaye and Betty, and by several other nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Ila George, grandson Mark Weese and beloved sister Helen George. Rose was an active member of the community, a choir member at Corunna Presbyterian Church, involved with Corunna Teen Town, and an avid bowler. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt. She was a part of all family events because she loved to celebrate her grandchildren’s successes from school plays to baseball tournaments, weddings to baby showers. She was a treasured part of all family celebrations. Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 14, 2012, 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 funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stoke Foundation, Leukemia Foundation, or Mooretown Presbyterian Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

BUICK: Ronald Hugh of Sarnia

Posted by on December 12, 2012

Peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2012 Ronald Hugh Buick passed away at the age of 64. Services will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the SALVATION ARMY CHURCH, 970 Confederation St, Sarnia.
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SPEED: Rena Jean of Sarnia

Posted by on December 11, 2012

December 25, 1938 – December 5, 2012

Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health, on Wednesday December 5, 2012, Rena Jean Speed passed away, 20 days shy of her 74th birthday. Dear mother of Heather and Jim Douglas, nana to Devon and Kelsey Boyle; mother of Jarrod and Tracy Speed, nana to Alex, Nick and Nathan Speed. Dear sister to Marion Doyle and Robert Tracy. By her side until the end, her life long friend Lida Boyle. Predeceased by her parents, Vern and Rena Tracy, brother Johnny and granddaughter Angel Marie. Jean is survived by many nieces and their families and god daughter Lynsi Dunn. Jean will also be dearly missed by her faithful furry companion Coco. Jean was a very loving, caring and compassionate woman who took great pride in her many beautiful gardens. Jean was a very strong and courageous woman who always held her head up high and never complained, she was notorious for pushing through with always a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.  Cremation has taken place. At the family’s request, the celebration of life has been cancelled.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Leukemia Foundation and the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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RICHARDSON: Peter of Sarnia

Posted by on December 11, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Peter Richardson announces his sudden passing on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the age of 65.  Predeceased by his wife Rose and by his parents Orval and Edna Richardson.  Loved brother of Donna King.  Cherished Uncle of Craig King (Amy Fletcher) and Kimberly (Joseph) Dignam.  Will be missed by his Aunts Jean Maille and Hazel Jelly.  Cremation has taken place.   A private graveside service will be held at a later date.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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PUTT: Daulton of Sarnia

Posted by on December 10, 2012

Peacefully at St Joseph’s Hospice on Monday December 10, 2012, Dalton Putt passed away at the age of 86. Beloved husband of 62 years to Gladys Putt (nee McIntyre). Loving father of Al (Laurie) Putt and Jeff Putt (Kelly Noble-Putt). Cherished grandfather of Brandon Putt, Darren (Sarah) Putt, Olivia Putt-Stratychuk (Jason Stratychuk), and Carter Putt. Treasured great grandfather of Dylan. Predeceased by his parents Nelson and Ione Putt. Dalton worked for Union Gas for over 40 years. He belonged to the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, the Masonic Lodge, was a member of Paterson Memorial Church and in his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his beloved dogs.
Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME (1576 London Line, Sarnia) on Wednesday December 12th, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday December 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice and to the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DePASQUA: Rosanna (nee Filippelli) of Sarnia

Posted by on December 10, 2012

Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Saturday, December 8, 2012, Rosanna DePasqua (nee Filippelli) passed away at the age of 65 ½ . Beloved wife of Mario DePasqua. Loving mother of Sandra (Mike) Fullerton, Roberto (Samantha) DePasqua, and Laura (Jerek) Bowman. Cherished grandmother of Vanessa Fullerton, Lauren Fullerton and Meah Bowman. Dear sister of Piera (Tony) Tinteri. Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Carmela Filippelli. Rosanna came to Canada from Italy, in 1953, when she was 6 years old. She was a very dedicated grandmother, mother and wife, and was always helping anyone who needed it. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 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 mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at St. Benedicts Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. Entombment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. We would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the nursing staff of the 5th floor Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health and to Dr. Dostaler for the care and compassion shown to our mother. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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PHAIR: Stanley William of Sarnia, formerly of Renfrew and New Tecumseh, Ontario

Posted by on December 10, 2012

Born in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, his wit, charm and zest for life was silenced by cancer December 5, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Predeceased by his wife Juliette (Smith), son Desmond, and sister Olive Geddes. Survived by son David Phair and daughter Sharon (David) Crowe; sisters Ida Sheridan and Gladys Turner, brothers Wesley (Pat), Cecil (Hazel) and Mervyn (Viola); grandchildren Joseph Crowe, Sheila (Michael) Clesle, Michelle (Jon) Farrar, Brianne Phair and Kayla Phair. Stan was a 25 year veteran of the Toronto police force, a lifetime farmer, and top notch euchre player. His contagious enthusiasm will be missed by all who loved him. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Stan’s life on Monday, December 10, 2012 at ROD ABRAMS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, Ontario at 11:00 a.m. with the interment to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Tottenham, New Tecumseh, Ontario (905)936-3477. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral homes please).

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Filed Under: Barrie, Pembroke, Sarnia

GREY: Robert of Sarnia

Posted by on December 5, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robert Grey (84) want to announce his passing on Monday morning, December 3, 2012. Bob slipped peacefully away, at home, with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed and remembered always by his loving wife, Mae (Bourque), and his children Sandra (Dwayne) Parsons, Michael (Cheryl) Grey and Linda (Dean) Wilkins all of Sarnia. Emma and Michael (Boo) Grey and Naomi Parsons will sadly miss their dear Papa. Bob is predeceased by his parents William and Annie Grey. Bob enjoyed many years of retirement, from Polysar, with his family and close friends. Cremation will be followed by a private family service. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.

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GRAHAM: Susan Isabel (nee Wright) of Sarnia

Posted by on December 5, 2012

Peacefully after a brief, brave fight with cancer at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday December 3rd, 2012, Susan Isabel Graham(Nee Wright) of Sarnia passed away at the age of 66. Born January 28th, 1946 to Shirley (Rose) Wright. Her nursing career, which was the greatest joy of her life, started in Sarnia (pediatrics) and completed in London (psychiatry). Abiding with Susan’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place at SMITH FUNERAL HOME (1576 London Line, Sarnia) on Saturday December 8th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes in Lakeview Cemetery. Sue wished to thank Dr. Beihn of London, Dr. Kolano of Sarnia, Dr. Logan of London, Dr. Dostaler of Sarnia, the Doctors at Brantford General Hospital and all nursing and support staff involved in her care. Susan will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society, Canadian Cancer Society or to the Women’s Interval Home-Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Filed Under: Brantford, Sarnia

PIZZUTO: Carmina of Sarnia

Posted by on December 4, 2012

Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Monday, December 3, 2012, Carmina Pizzuto passed away at the age of 82. Beloved wife of Arturo Pizzuto. Loving mother of Angela (Agostino) Bin, Gaspare Pizzuto, and Lucia (Bill) Lee. Cherished Nonna of Silvio (Susan) Bin, Gessica Pizzuto, and Jenna and Alyssa Lee. Treasured Bis Nonna of Sienna Bin. Dear sister of Anna Baldachino and Elena (Vincenzo) Bifano. Predeceased by her parents Nicola and Teresa Rizzo, and by her brothers Natale, Francesco, Salvatore, Fiore, and Mario Rizzo. Carmina was loving and generous, and was devoted to her family. She was a fabulous cook and loved spending time in her garden. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 7, 2012, 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, with prayers being offered at 8:30 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at St. Benedicts Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. Entombment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GARDNER, Margaret Elizabeth of Sarnia

Posted by on December 1, 2012

GARDNER, Margaret Elizabeth – In her 70th year, died peacefully at St Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia on Thursday, November 29th.  Survived by husband Paul Henderson, mother Olga G. McKelvey, brother David (Ollie), sister Mary Thompson (Garry), nephew Mark Thompson, niece Kristi Phillips (Doug). She was great-aunt to Brittany and Taylor Thompson.  She was predeceased by her first husband David Gardner and father Gordon C. McKelvey. Cremation has taken place. A reception for friends and family is planned for Sunday,  December 9th, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at THE SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, (directly in from of the funeral home) 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Expressions of sympathy to The MS Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice or charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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HILL: Fredrick John Thomas of Sarnia

Posted by on December 1, 2012

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Fred Hill passed away at the age of 84.  Beloved husband of the late Doreen (2011). Loving father of Diane (Ken) Howe, Larry Hill and special friend Monika Baraniuk and Deb (Pete) Arseneau. Cherished grandfather of five and great-grandfather of eight. Dear brother of Reuben, Harry, Edith, and Ruth. Predeceased by his parents Reuben and Edith Hill and by his son Richard.  Cremation has taken place. At Frederick’s request, no visitation will be held and a private family graveside service will take place at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia & District Humane Society  (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 http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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TIGGELAAR: Jacob Wilfred of Sarnia

Posted by on December 1, 2012

Peacefully at his residence on Monday November 26th, 2012 JACOB WILFRED TIGGELAAR of Sarnia passed away at the age 73. Beloved husband of nearly 54 years to Jane Tiggelaar. Loving father of Terry Tiggelaar and his wife Wendy, Cheryl Irwin and her husband John, and Laurie Fach and her husband Jamie. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Needham and her husband Jon, Travis Tiggelaar, Doug Irwin, Christa Tiggelaar, Rebebecca Fach, Rachel Fach, and great grandfather of Grace, Noah and Jack. A private family service was held at Smith Funeral Home (1576 London Line, Sarnia ) on Thursday November 29th, 2012 with interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia Evangelical Missionary Church  (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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BERTRAND: Jo-Ann (Everingham) of Sarnia

Posted by on November 30, 2012

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday, November 29, 2012, Jo-Ann Bertrand (Everingham) passed away at the age of 72. Beloved wife of the late Gordon James Everingham and the late Dan Bertrand. Loving mother of Dawn (Doug) Tinney, Melanie (late Steven) Shuart and Corinna Everingham. Cherished grandmother of Keagan and Kyle Tinney. Dear sister-in-law of Arlene Wright. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Robert Wright and sister Edith Burlingham and her husband Frank. Remembered by her loving friends Betty Armstrong and Marilyn and Ken Fielder. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment of ashes will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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