SHUTTLEWORTH: Rev. Gary Thomas

Posted by on April 19, 2013

SHUTTLEWORTH obituary pictureIt is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Rev. Gary Thomas Shuttleworth on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the age of 66. Cherished son of Leonard and the late Verlyn Shuttleworth (nee Walker). Loving husband and best friend of Christine (nee Reynolds) for 34 years. Beloved father of Tammy (Greg) Douglas, the late Gary Todd Shuttleworth, Aaron Shuttleworth, Vanessa (Gord) Spence and Gary Tyler Shuttleworth. Treasured grandfather of five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dear brother of Leonard Wayne (Diane) Shuttleworth, Karen (Robert) Herman, and Brad (Crystal) Shuttleworth.

Rev. Gary served at several churches throughout Ontario: St. Andrews in Chatham, Knox United and Donnybrook in Auburn, Sheffield United in Sheffield, St. Pauls United in Manitouwadge, St. Pauls United in Tillsonburg and Dunlop United in Sarnia.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 21, 2013, 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. Cremation will take place.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Dunlop United Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

WHITESELL: Florence (Monminie) of Sarnia

Posted by on April 19, 2013

Most precious wife for 63 years of Orval Whitesell, passed away on the 19th of April 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was the super Mom of John (Susan), Rae (Heidi) and Lynn Jenkinson (Brian).  She was a member of the Eastern Star and known as “The Flower Lady” for her love and creation of her lovely flowers.  She also leaves behind five grandchildren Jacqueline, Cameron, Benjamin, Samantha, Jonathan, and four great-grandchildren, Sean, Bradley, Travis and Georgia.

At her wish, no funeral service will be held.  A niche at Lakeview Cemetery will hold her precious ashes.  Many thanks to Dr. G. Maddison and his staff for their compassionate care of a Great Lady.    Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

 

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Filed Under: Sarnia

STANKIEWICZ: Frederick of Sarnia

Posted by on April 19, 2013

Fred Stankiewicz obituary picturePeacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Frederick Stankiewicz entered eternal life, with his daughter by his side. Fred was proud to have a devoted daughter and fellow traveller, Barbara, loving son-in-law, Sean Ozburn, and admiring grandchildren Alden and Frances. Predeceased by his wife Alexandra Stankiewicz (2011) and his sister Felicia (Stankiewicz) Uchman.

Fred served in the Polish Armoured Division in WWII before emigrating from England to Sarnia. He was pleasantly surprised to live to the age of ninety and was thrilled to receive acknowledgement from the Prime Minister and Governor General. He was a true gentleman and is missed greatly. Heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Bluewater Health, especially those of the Palliative Care Unit. A special thank you to the VON, LEO and Bayshore for the care given to Fred at home.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with prayers being offered at 6:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 566 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

IVERSON: Gordon Thomas of Wyoming

Posted by on April 19, 2013

IVERSON - photo croppedSuddenly on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Gordon Thomas Iverson passed away at the age of 69.  Beloved husband of Diana Iverson.  Loving father of Angela (John) Bennett, Shelley (Kent) Sanheim, Gordie South, Kelly Iverson (Dale Hiller) and Dallas Iverson.  Cherished grandfather of Alyssa Hiller, Kali, Shondalee, Taylor, Travis Sanheim, Kalika Guthrie, Trey and Rylee Bennett.  Dear brother of Inez (Marvin) Lassi, Linda Ironside (Bill), Terri Iverson, Sammi Iverson, Alma (Rick) Schier.  Brother-in-law of Debbie (Pete) McLean, Doug (Barb) McPhail.  Uncle to Tara Riley and Toren Riley and many more nieces and nephews in Western Canada.  Special Pops to Dean Schmidt and Julie Stewardson.  Gord was an avid
outdoors man, he loved hunting moose, snowmobiling, golfing and hanging out with his friends and family.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place on May 18, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Wyoming Legion.  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON, N7T 7H2.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Charity of your choice
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Filed Under: Sarnia

HOOKEY: Greg of Sarnia

Posted by on April 19, 2013

HOOKEY obituary pictureThe family of Greg Hookey is saddened to announce his unexpected passing on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the age of 65.  Beloved husband and best friend of Tina (Vanderveen) Hookey for 42 years. Cherished father of Gina Hookey (Glenn) and the late Joel Hookey (2010). Dear father-in-law of Marnie (Chris). Treasured grandfather of Brittiny, Landen, Coehan, Jordyn, Regan and Taryn. Loving brother of the late Ron (Grace), Barb (Allan), Bob (Mary), Ivan (Terena), Gail (late Buddy) and Mark. Brother-in-law of Helen Laanstra, Cathy (Gerrit) Hultink and Sylvia (Gerry) Wyant. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Greg recently retired from Nova Chemicals after 35 years of service. He was an avid bodybuilder and loved to cook for others.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Jump Start- Y.M.C.A. (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

 

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BENDALL: Sarah Bernice (nee Chappell) of Sarnia

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Sarah Bernice (Chappell) Bendall passed away at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of the late Clifford (2002). Survived by her son Robert (Christine) and his two sons J.R. (fiancée Kelly) and Bryan and their mother Phyllis Bendall; and by her daughter Christena “Tena” (Rick) and their sons Brett and Tyler. Sarah was a member of Eastern Star and White Shrine, and an active member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or Vision Nursing Home (cheques only at the funeral home please). http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McLEOD: Herbert Arthur of Sarnia

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday, April 14, 2013 Herbert Arthur McLeod of Sarnia passed away at the age of 89.  Predeceased by his wife Ruth. Loving father of Grace (Robert) Campbell of Sarnia and Carolyn (Arnold) Copeland of Camrose, Alberta. Cherished grandfather of Kevin Campbell and Brent (Denise) Campbell. Treasured great- grandfather of Aiden, Kayla, Tyler and Ryan. Dear brother of Marion (Charles) McConnell of Napanee, Ontario.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 3:30 to 5:00 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 Friday, April 19, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or World Vision (cheques only at the funeral home please). http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

DeROOS: Georgina of Sarnia

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Sunday, April 14, 2013, Georgina DeRoos passed away at the age of 78.  Beloved wife of Wytze DeRoos. Loving mother of Alice (Sid) Nutma and Mettha (Ted) Deelstra. Cherished grandmother of Ryan (Katie), Rob (Courtney), Kurtis (Jaclyn), Kyle (Amelia), Olivia, Cheryl (Aaron), Tom (Melissa), Amanda (Jamie), Mike and Samantha. Treasured great-grandmother of 9 great-grandchildren. Remembered by her brothers and sisters.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at SMITH FAMILY CENTER, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A memorial service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. Sarnia, on Thursday, April 18, 2013  at 11:00 a.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to John Knox Christian School, Wyoming; or Sarnia Christian School (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

HILL: Ernest Arthur Henry of Sarnia

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday April 14th, 2013 Ernest Arthur Henry Hill of Sarnia passed away at the age of 72.
Ernest has gone to be reunited with his late wife Annie Hill (1999).  Beloved father of Melanie Vinge (Charles) of Sayulita, Mexico, and the late Crystal McCabe (Allister) of Orillia.  Cherished grandfather of Allister and Kyla McCabe.  Survived by his sister Carol Young and his nephews James and Stephen Young.  Predeceased by his parents Ernest Hill, Margaret and Raymond Dionne.  Ernest has been a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose since 1965, and held the Pilgrim Degree of Merit.  He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday April 17th, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home (1576 London Line, Sarnia) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. L.O.O.M service of tribute will be held at 7:30 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 18th, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home at 11:00 am with interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Barrie, Sarnia

McLellan: Margaret Jean “Peggy” (nee Riley)

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday April 14th, 2013, Margaret Jean “Peggy” McLellan (nee Riley) of Sarnia passed away at the age of 71.  Beloved wife and best friend of Bill McLellan for 52 years.  Survived by Anne Marie Shepley (Chuck), John McLellan (Fran), Alf McLellan (Susan), Don Riley (Linda), Jim and the late June (2011) Morant and their sons Jim Morant (Melanie) and Bill Morant (Brenda).  Cherished aunt to many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Dear friend of Yvonne, Susan, Barb, Stella and Bob. Peggy will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday April 18th, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home (1576 London Line, Sarnia) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held on Thursday April 18th, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church  (1465 Lecaron Avenue, Sarnia) at 3:00 p.m. with Fr. Peter Keller officiating. Cremation to follow.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

PATTERSON: Bernice of Sarnia

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Thursday, April 11, 2013, Bernice Patterson passed away at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Harvey (2009). Survived by her daughter Yvonne Patterson. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, April 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 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ELGIE: Beverly John Wiley Jr. of Sarnia

Posted by on April 12, 2013

Elgie obit photoPeacefully, surrounded by his family, at Bluewater Health on Thursday, April 11, 2013, Beverly John Wiley Elgie Jr. passed away at the age of 58.  Beloved husband, and best friend since childhood, of Debbie (Scaman) for 40 years. Loving father of Shey-Lynn Elgie (Chad Vanderkloet), Kelly Mumford (Scott), and Scott Elgie (Natalie). Devoted Papa to Hunter, Kyla, Brennan, Nolan, Presley, Jaxon and Grasyn. Will be missed by his special companion “Judd.” Dear son of Bev Elgie Sr. and Marilyn Elgie. Survived by his siblings Dwayne Elgie (Becky), Gail Arnold (Tim), Mike Elgie (Brandi), Tina Roes (Steve), and Tammy Hughey (Todd). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and sisters- and brothers-in law.

Beverly’s greatest joy was being a father and a papa. He always made sure his family felt loved and came before everything else. His motto “Family First” will forever be instilled in our hearts. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, April 15, 2013, 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 Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Ontario Trillium Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

“Deeeee deedely deedely deedely deedely…”

 

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LEITCH: Edwin of North Lambton Lodge formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on April 10, 2013

Peacefully at North Lambton Lodge, Forest, Ontario, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Edwin Leitch passed away at the age of 83.  Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Foster) for 59 years. Loving father of Donald (Gail McHardy-Leitch) and Jeananne (Steven) Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Ailsa, Anika and Aislinn. Edwin will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Edwin was a retired principal with the Lambton County Board of Education and was Clerk of Session at St. Giles Presbyterian Church for over 30 years. Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 12, 2013, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Kilmartin Cemetery, 24452 Dundonald Rd., Glencoe, after a time of fellowship.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Giles Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Edwin’s family is grateful for the kindness and care shown by the staff at Bluewater Health and North Lambton Lodge.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SOEDER: Jeanette Maria of Sarnia

Posted by on April 10, 2013

Peacefully with loving family members by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Jeanette Maria Soeder passed away at the age of 39.  Beloved wife and best friend of Steve. Loving mother to her three angels Jack, Mark and Alex. Cherished daughter of Co and Mathea DeGroot. Loved sister of Mike (Andrea) DeGroot and Chris (Angela) DeGroot. Dear daughter-in-law of Ron and Sylvia Soeder, and sister-in-law of Deb Mitchell, Cathy Gilkinson (George) and Brenda Elliott (Gary). Treasured aunt of Trevor, Logan, Carter, Kaden, Bethany, Addison, Jarrett, Samantha, Lisa, and Scott. Predeceased by her niece Alexa DeGroot.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 12, 2013, 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 2:00 p.m.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 1920 Wildwood Dr., Bright’s Grove. A private family interment will follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, St. Vincent de Paul, or Rayjon (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ELLIOTT: Joan Helen of Petrolia

Posted by on April 10, 2013

Peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Monday, April 8, 2013 at CEE Petrolia Hospital, Joan Helen Elliott of Petrolia passed away at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Keith Elliott (2000). Loving mother of Mark Elliott and David (Tracy) Elliott. Cherished grandmother of Heather (Steven) Montague, Steven Elliott and Brandon (Carrie) Elliott. Treasured great-grandmother of Kole and Bryce. Dear sister of Rosemary (Bob), Allan (Anne) and Mary (Ken). Sister-in-law of Amelia. Predeceased by brothers Ivan and Larry. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Joan will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.  Joan was a loving person who enjoyed caring for others. She was a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Polymer, later becoming an administrator at Twilight Haven Nursing Home.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at 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).  www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

CARR: Evelyn Marie of Sarnia

Posted by on April 10, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Evelyn Marie Carr passed away at the age of 89.  Beloved wife of Donald Carr. Loving mother of John A. Summach (Linda) and Sharon Van Huizen. Cherished grandmother of Deborah Latif, Suzanne McCabe, Scott LeClair, Nicole White, Jacques Lafreniere, Cheryl Summach, and John Jr. Summach and of 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Melba Griffin. Predeceased by her brother Gordon and sister Marjorie. Evelyn was an active member of Strangway and the choir at High Park United Church. She will be dancing to her Irish music and singing Danny Boy in heaven.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), or the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BRENNAN: Wm. Stewart of Sarnia

Posted by on April 10, 2013

Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Wm. Stewart Brennan passed away at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 90.  Beloved husband of the late Isabelle (nee Hillier) and of the late Dorothy (Dot) (nee Scarrow). Loving father of Kathie Stoner (Ted) and David Brennan (Alison Jeffrey) and step-father of Susan (Bill) Wright and Jeff (Jill) Galloway. Cherished grandfather of Sarah (Glenn Finnie), Karin (Walter) Feeney, David (Shay-lynn Van Maarion), Meghan, Katie and Devan, and step-grandfather of Erika Wright (Marc Bertrand), Blake Wright (Jaclyn McGregor), Jace Galloway and Jenna Galloway. Treasured great-grandfather of Franklin, Elizabeth and Charlotte and step-great grandfather of Noah Bertrand. Dear brother of Bob (Beulah) and brother-in-law of Barb Brennan, Bill Coletelo, Ruth Hillier (Fred), Betty (Ken) Needham of Oakville, Pat (late John) Scarrow, Audrey (late John) McClymont of Lakeland, Florida, and Ralph Scarrow of Palm Desert, California. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Christopher and Ethel Brennan, brothers Gerald and Jack Brennan and sister Betty Coletelo. Stewart will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  A private family service will be held, with interment in Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

FLETCHER: Norman of Sarnia

Posted by on April 8, 2013

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Saturday, April 6, 2013 Norman Fletcher passed away at the age of 96.  Beloved husband of the late Muriel.  Cherished father of Heather (Ted) Barry, Michael (Wendy) Fletcher and David Fletcher.  Loving grandfather of Jo-Anne, Erin, Jeff, Mandy, Scott, Brenda, Wendy and Brian and, great-grandfather of 16.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held to celebrate Norm’s life at The Salvation Army Corps Church, 970 Confederation St., Sarnia on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Salvation Army.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Peterborough, Sarnia

HOUSTON: Catherine “Jean” of Sarnia

Posted by on April 8, 2013

Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the age of 94, Jean passed away with family by her side.  Loving wife of the late George Houston (2005) and caring mother of Carol Mills (Stuart), Sandy Baxter (John), the late Brenda (1951) and the late Judy Lewis (2012). Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her granddaughter Heather (2011). Jean’s greatest joys came from sharing in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

A private family graveside service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WALKER: Thomas Morley of Sarnia

Posted by on April 7, 2013

Walker-croppedLoving Husband of Muriel.  Beloved father of Dianne (Doug) Murphy, Cindy Rankin, Donna Broadfoot, Brenda (Ken) Morningstar, Dan (Roberta) Hardy and Mark (Ollie) Hardy.  Cherished Grandfather of 13 and Great-Grandfather of 13.  Special twin brother of Don Walker.  Brother-in-law of Bob Young and Doreen (Bob) Lambert.  Survived by one other brother, one sister and, many nieces and nephews.  Will be missed by his trusty companion – Pebbles.  Predeceased by his parents: Glen and Helen Walker and, nine brothers and sisters-in-law.

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Filed Under: Ontario

BOUMA: Rebecca Lynn of Sarnia

Posted by on April 7, 2013

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Rebecca Lynn (Wyville) Bouma was granted her angel wings on April 4, 2013, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.  Becky’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her, understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.  Her gentle nature, infectious smile and strength of spirit were a comfort and inspiration to the lives of many.  Becky was best known for her love of family.  She had this special ability to bring laughter to every situation.  Her resiliency, despite the obstacles, carried her through setting goals and achieving them in all areas of her life.  Becky saw many joys in her accomplishments such as; graduating from The University of Western Ontario, achieving her dream job as a kindergarten teacher and most important of all, being married to her best friend and becoming a mother.  Her memory lives on in the hearts of her family and friends.

Loving wife and best friend of Derek Bouma.  Loving and adoring mother of Katie.  Will be missed by her constant companion Romeo.  Treasured daughter of Pam and Blair Wyville.  Much loved sister of Angie Wyville and, Willy Wyville (Noelle Frank).  Loving aunt of Sophia and Olivia Scott.  Cherished granddaughter of Allen Wyville.  Beloved daughter-in-law of Betty Bouma and, John (Kathy) Bouma, sister-in-law of Carli (Sean) Neill, Dustin (Kim) Bouma and lovingly remembered by Everett and Kay Hooyer and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Predeceased by grandparents; Jackie Wyville, Hank and Shirley Smith, Poppe and Sjoukje Bouma.  The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Kathy Wakely and the VON nurses, especially Ann Wallace, for the love and support they have given during Becky’s journey.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Becky’s life on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Sd. Rd. Sarnia with cremation to follow. http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Katie Bouma Trust Fund at Lambton Financial (please make cheques payable to: In Trust Katie Bouma), the Leukemia Foundation or Lighthouse Community Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).

“It is not how long the flower blooms, but how beautiful”

 

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ANDRES: Robert “Bob” Henry of Sarnia

Posted by on April 5, 2013

ANDRES obituary pictureOn Wednesday April 3rd, 2013, Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep after a full day of participating in his community activities.  Beloved husband of Jean (nee Grant).  Loving father of Mary-Lou (Peter), Barbara (Yves), John (Joanna), Carolyn and Elinor (Arthur).  Cherished grandpa to Jilian, Corrine, Kristin, Genevieve, Laurence, Joelle, Christopher, Nicholas, Molly, Madelynne and Henry.  Survived by his sister Joan (George) MacAuley.

Bob lived a remarkably active and full life.  Over the years some of his many community activities included Knights of Columbus, Cursillo, Gold K Kiwanis Club of Sarnia, Huron House Boys Home and numerous faith based groups.  Bob was an accomplished handyman, jack of all trades and used his engineering skills and love of tools to build many renovation projects for his children.  When it came to his children, he was never short on advice and he willingly shared his opinions. Bob served C.I.L. for 35 years retiring as plant manger in 1986.  He took great pride and interest in all of the operations and employees of his plant.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. including a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.  Visitation will also continue from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron, Sarnia.  Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.   A luncheon will follow at the Smith Family Centre (in front of Smith Funeral Home).

Sympathy may be expressed though donations to Rayjon Share Care (rayjon.org) or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ADAIR: Roger James of Sarnia

Posted by on April 4, 2013

Peacefully surrounded by his family at home, Roger James Adair of Sarnia passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the age of 71. Beloved and dear husband of Jennielynn Adair (nee Maitland).  Loving father of Stacey Adair and her fiancé Pete VanWijnen and Derek and his wife Bonnie Adair. Cherished grandfather of Karlie-Lynn, Krystal and Hudson Adair.  Predeceased by his parents Jim and Martha Adair. Roger was a long time member with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 793, until his retirement with Falco Cranes/Sterling Cranes. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia

RAPKE: Bruce of Sarnia

Posted by on April 4, 2013

Suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Bruce Rapke passed away at the age of 66.  Beloved husband of Marlene. Loving father of Christine, Dawn (Dennis) Mitchell, Sandy and Peter. Dear brother of Brooke (Brian) Smith. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Vivian Rapke. Bruce was a member of the Terrace Bay Masonic Lodge. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in Terrace Bay Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Thunder Bay

CALVER: Patricia Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on April 4, 2013

Suddenly on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Bluewater Health, Patricia Ann Calver passed away at the age of 68.  Beloved wife and best friend of Gerry. Patricia was a crossing guard at P.E. McGibbon Public School at the corner of Russell and Ross Ave. for 17 years. She loved her job, she loved kids, she received crossing guard of the year award, and she will missed by all those who knew and loved her.  Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  http://smithfuneralhome.ca/

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Filed Under: Sarnia