JONGERIUS: Christiaan

Posted by on July 17, 2014

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Christiaan Jongerius passed away at the age of 88. Born and raised in Utrecht, predeceased by his loving wife Julia, his two sisters Rie and Thea, and his brother Chiel. Oom Chris will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Greatly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his parents Chiel and Anna Jongerius (Vermeulen). Chris loved golfing at Huron Oaks and St. Clair Parkway. A special thank you to Dr. Campbell, Dr. Ramirez, Dr. Maddison, Dr. Crombeen, the nurses and staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care and St. Joseph’s Hospice. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 390 N. Christina St., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or St. Joseph’s Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SMITH: Cynthia May

Posted by on July 17, 2014

Smith obituary picturePeacefully at Vision Nursing Home as she slept, the family of Cynthia May Smith wishes to announce her passing on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Bryan Joseph Smith (1973) of Sarnia. Loving mother of Geoffrey Smith of Sarnia. Survived by sister Muriel Davies of England and brother Chuck (Pat) Morris of Ajax. Loving aunt to Susan Nakamura and her family of Pickering, Ontario. Born on April 26, 1923, into what would be a family of 13. Cynthia survived two home bombings in WWII. She immigrated to Canada with her husband Bryan in 1953, settling with friends and family in Sarnia and adopting Canada as their life home. Cynthia will be remembered for her spirit and independence which empowered her life direction and survival skills during her 91 years on earth. Cremation has taken place. There will be no formal visitation. The family will attend a private dedication ceremony at a future time. Arrangements have been entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia (smithfuneralhome.ca). The family wishes to thank the 3rd Floor caregivers at Vision Nursing Home for their care and support, as well as Dr. Muhunthan for his talents and skill that provided Cynthia with comfort in her final days of life. In lieu of flowers or condolences, sympathy may be expressed simply by initiating a positive gesture to those less fortunate in her memory. She would enjoy that far more than any material or financial contribution.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SHAW: Donald Charlton

Posted by on July 17, 2014

SHAW- Picture CroppedPassed away peacefully at his home Sunday, July 13, 2014, as was his wish. Born August 31, 1921 to Gladys and Charlie Shaw. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Islay Shaw(Smith) and children Anne Bunda (Chas) and Bob Shaw (Karlene). Also survived by grandchildren Geoff (Erin), Paul (Amy), Heather (Chris), Stephen (Courtney) and Tim (Lauren) as well as great grandchildren Jayla, Dylan, Adam, Ryder and Clarkson.He was predeceased by a sister Margaret Aherne. Don was an avid farmer on Baseline Road in Tupperville before settling on a farm on London Road. He retired from Ethyl in 1976 and Petrosar in 1980 when the farm was sold and they moved to Sarnia. He was a very devoted husband and father who talked fondly of Tupperville, loved swimming in the Sydenham River and walking to Wallaceburg to the dances. He loved swimming, boating and riding his bicycle. He was a kind man with a quick wit and sense of humour and would drive anywhere and everywhere anytime. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Canadian Diabetes Association or London Road West Memorial Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

PARADIS: Melvin Douglas Sr.

Posted by on July 13, 2014

1 Melvin Paradis - obit photoPeacefully, surrounded by loving family, at Sumac Lodge on Saturday, July 12, 2014, Melvin Douglas Paradis Sr. passed away at the age of 77.  Beloved husband of the late Barbara Jean Paradis (2007). Loving father of Melvin (Shannon) Paradis, Tommy Paradis, David (Tami) Paradis, Paul (Terri) Paradis, Sheri (Chris) LaFleche and Bruce Fulford.  Cherished grandfather of Kasey, Brittany, Mercedes, Jesse, Jarred, Shane and Ryan Paradis, Tyler, Kyle and Rachel LaFleche.  Loved brother of Leonard (Helen) Paradis and Diane Paradis. Predeceased by his brothers John and Jerry Paradis. Melvin served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1953 to 1964.  He was awarded a Star of Courage medal from Queen Elizabeth in 1972 for rescuing a baby from a house fire in 1971. At Melvin’s request there will be a private family gathering. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62, Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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DYKE: William Ross

Posted by on July 13, 2014

DYKE - cropped squareAfter a long courageous battle of nine and a half years with cancer, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, William “Ross” Dyke passed away peacefully at the age of 69 at St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Beloved husband and best friend of 44 years of Patricia Dyke.  Loving father of Travis (Michelle Laird) Dyke, Leonard (Carla) Dyke, and Marianne (Todd) Woolaver.  Ross was a very proud papa to his grandchildren, Zöe Northcott, Austin Dyke, Katie-Marie Woolaver, Morgan Dyke, and Savanna Woolaver.  Dear brother of Connie Prior.  Fondly remembered by aunts, uncles, cousins and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Zella and Leonard Dyke; by his mother and father-in-law George and Caroline Sharen; by his nephews Glen Prior and Dave Blair; by his brother-in-law John Sharen; by his aunts Irene Bachelor and Florence Maitland; and by his uncle Ray Dyke.  Ross was a very active member of the community, and was recognized on the Mayor’s Honor List in 2013. He was a Cub leader for 25 years, Sarnia Streets Machine member for over 20 years, a crossing guard for 15 years, he also fostered leader dogs for 3 years, was a member of High Park United Church and a member of Petrolia Lions Club for 27 years. Ross was a core inspector at Holmes Foundry for 26 years.  Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with a Lion’s service being held at 6:30 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.  A special thank you to Dr. Dostaler and Dr. Maddison; the staff at St.Joseph’s Hospice; Rev. Jeannie Udall of Alberta and Rev. Carol Ferguson of High Park United Church, Sarnia; and his dear and special volunteer friend, Jeff Percival, at St.Joseph’s Hospice. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to family and friends for their many visits and support.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfunralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

O’NEIL: Eileen

Posted by on July 13, 2014

Peacefully with family by her side at Bluewater Health on Saturday, July 12, 2014 Eileen O’Neil passed away at the age of 87.  Beloved wife of the late Gerald O’Neil.  Loving mother of Peggy (John) Hobbs, Gerry (Cindy) O’Neil and Jane (Glenn) Martin.  Cherished grandmother of Nicole (Bill) Viventi, William (Sue) Baleka, Natalie (Craig) Hunt, Jennifer (Carrigan) MacDougall, Jerry “J.D.” (Jessica) O’Neil, Kara Martin and Scott Martin.  Treasured great-grandmother of Jarod, Evan and Nathan Baleka, Braeden Hunt, Abbey, Brooklyn and Tyler MacDougall; and Taylor Martin. Predeceased by her parents Sid and Opal Barnier, brothers Bud and Glen, and sisters Rhea and Joan. Eileen will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. 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

FORGET: Ronald

Posted by on July 13, 2014

10445522_10152532764712356_556459959019974718_nPeacefully at Bluewater Health after a short but courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, July 12, 2014, Ronald Forget passed away one week shy of his 77th birthday. Beloved husband of Mary Forget (Ronholm).  Loving father of Alan (Sheila) Forget, Elaine (the late Dave Lewis) Swass, Jeff (Gail) Forget, and Lorraine (Frank) Griffin.  Cherished grandfather of Crystal, Valerie, Nicole, Michelle, Andre, Diana, Devin, and Ashley.  Treasured great-grandfather of Kayla, Jacob, Courtney, Jaxson, and Madison.  Dear brother of O’Nile (Carol), Norman (Pat), Michelle, and Richard (Gerry).  Predeceased by his parents Antionette and Lucien, and brother Patrick.  The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care for their compassion and care.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to service. Cremation to follow.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).   Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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SISLER: Evelyn Doreen

Posted by on July 13, 2014

mom edited 2It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Evelyn Doreen Sisler with her children by her side on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  Evie was born on June 8th , 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. Evie was predeceased by her loving husband of 45 years, Lyle Earle Sisler (1999). Also predeceased by her parents, two sisters, three brothers and infant daughter Kathleen Sisler (1957).  Much loved mother of Bill (Patti) Sisler, Pam (Keith) Smereka, Terri (Terry) Elliott, Sue (Pat) Starr, Jeff (Linda) Sisler, Julie (Rick) Johnston, and Brad (Annie Dawson) Sisler.  Cherished Nannie to : Shannon, Jenna; Ryan, Addi, Lee; Joe; Joel, Laura; Danielle, Jeff; Scott, Stephanie; Cody, Amber and Colin. Great Grandchildren: Paige, Avery; Gavin, Caden; Lukas; Carter, Marley; and Macie. Evie was happily employed for 17 years with Carpenters Local 1256. Evie was also a proud volunteer with Sarnia General Hospital Lab Entrance then Bluewater Heath patient registration desk for 15 years.  Evie loved reading, knitting, visits to the casino, cottaging in Tobermory, up to the trailer but her most favorite thing of all was when she was with her beloved family.  Evie will be sadly missed, yet fondly remembered by her family and friends. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Davies, Dr. Spano, Dr. Maddison and her nurse Sandy Ferguson for the outstanding care, compassion and laughter provided to Mom. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bluewater Health or to a charity of your choice.  Friends and Family will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon, followed immediately by a memorial service at the funeral home.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfunerahome.ca

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LEGERE: Marie Amabilis

Posted by on July 12, 2014

LEGER croppedjpgPeacefully with her family by her side, Marie Amabilis Légère passed away at Bluewater Health on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the age of 83. Loving mother of Jean Légère (France Poliseno). Cherished grandmother of Gabrielle Légère (Justin DeWilde) and Francis Légère. Beloved daughter of the late Martin Légère and Lydia Haché. Dear sister of the late Alphonsine (Victor Chiasson), the late Mederic Légère (Nancy Smith), Marguerite (André Cayer), Gildard Légère (Barbara DesJardins), Albertine Légère, Romuald Légère (Laurette Jalbert), Real Légère (Jeannine Gray), and Raymonde (Alphonse Cormier). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Marie had a long career, practicing nursing and teaching in Montreal and Sherbrooke, Quebec.  Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Monday, July 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas D’Aquin, 895 Champlain, Sarnia, with a memorial mass being celebrated at 1:00 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to t he Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Montreal, Sarnia, Sherbrooke

TUNSTILL: Darren Duncan

Posted by on July 12, 2014

TUNSTILL obituary pictureIt is with deeply saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of their beloved son and brother Darren Duncan Tunstill on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the age of 25. Much loved son of Carol and Duncan Tunstill.  Treasured brother of Steven and Brent Tunstill. Cherished grandson of Jennie and Len de Bruin and Margaret and Jack Tunstill. Dearly loved by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.  Darren loved hockey and was an avid sportsman. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Darren’s life will be held at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1565 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bethel Pentecostal Church “We Care” (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  smithfuneralhome.ca

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GALBRAITH: Donald James

Posted by on July 9, 2014

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Donald James Galbraith passed away at the age of 76. Loving son of the late Thomas and Lenna Galbraith. Fondly remembered by his cousins Ian (Joyce) Runnalls, Wayne (Sandra) Runnalls, and the late James (Dorothy) Ferguson, and their families.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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MITCHELL-WAGNER: Deborah Ann

Posted by on July 8, 2014

MITCHELL Cropped PicPassed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on July 8, 2014, at the age of 57. Deb died very peacefully while being cared for by the best caregivers one could ever have. Beloved wife of Dale Wagner. Sister to Don (Brenda) of Georgetown and Wayne of London. Sister-in-law to Garry (late Sharron) Wagner of Reeces Corners, Diane (Larry) Pettit of Corunna, Jim (Carol) Wagner of Oil City, and Carol (Joe) Cox of Hamilton.  Loving aunt to Daryl, Melanie, Mark, Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Matt, Nicole, Jonathan, and Michael.  Predeceased by parents Dorothy and Donald Mitchell.  Deb worked for the Royal Bank where she acquired lots of friends. Although she was from London, she spent a good part of her life in the Wallaceburg and Sarnia area where she had many close friends. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Friday, July 11, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 390 Christina Street North, Sarnia, on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jim Higgins officiating. Cremation to follow. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Bluewater Health Palliative care, and a special thank you Dr. Maddison and the staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca )(cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

DEW: Keith George

Posted by on July 8, 2014

DEW CroppedAfter a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Keith George Dew passed away at the age of 77. Beloved husband of 55 years to Sally. Loving father of Mark Dew (Tracy) and Terry Hall (Rick Mason). Treasured grandfather of the late Jonathan (Rachel), Tim (Amanda), McKinleigh (Chris), Sarah and Swade. Cherished great-grandfather of four precious great-grandchildren. Remembered by brother-in-law John Kozachuk and sister-in-law Joan Dew. Loving brother of Betty Wren. Predeceased by his parents Basil and Miriam Dew, brothers William Dew (Charlotte), Garth Dew, sister Dorothy Kozachuk and brothers-in-law Harry Sharp and Walt Wren.Keith was a well known artist in the Sarnia area. He had many talents, but his most treasured pastime was spending time with family. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. following visitation. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BOTH: Nicoline “Nicki”

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge on Saturday, July 5, 2014, Nicoline “Nicki” Both passed away at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Jacobus “Jack” Both (2014). Loving mother of Louise (Rick) Mifflin and Co (Christine) Both. Cherished grandmother of Jason Frew (Janelle), Amie Frew, Sandy Fenrich (Jarrod), Joshua Both (Kiersten), Justine Morley, and Ashley Morley (Tom), and great-grandmother of Kaleb Card, Kayla Fenrich, Jack Frew, and Odyn Jepson. Predeceased by her sister Beatrix “Biepje” Bowens. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. smithfuneralhome.ca

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CAMPBELL: Geri (Hoggard)

Posted by on July 8, 2014

After a long courageous battle with Lupus, on Sunday, July 6, 2014, Geri Campbell (Hoggard) died peacefully with her family by her side. Predeceased by her sister Jackie Docker and her parents John and Marnie Campbell. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children Rebecca Hoggard-Nauss, William (Dianne) Hoggard, and Marjorie (Mike) Harvey (nee Hoggard). Treasured grandmother of Devon, Sydnie, Tiffany, Taylor, Kaidin, Kyler, Tianna, Logan and Danielle. Remembered by lifelong best friend and father of her children Donald Hoggard. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the staff of Sumac Lodge Nursing Home and the nurses at Bluewater Health for the special care and compassion. A celebration of life will be held at Marcy’s House on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. For information, please e-mail marcyharvey@cogeco.ca This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lupus Foundation of Ontario (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

LOPEZ: Carlos Arturo

Posted by on July 8, 2014

LOPEZ Picture EditIt is with saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Carlos Arturo Lopez on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Julia Lopez. Loving father of Veronica Moss (Brandon) and Carlos Lopez. Cherished grandfather of Dade and Jai Moss. Treasured brother of Jackelin Padilla. Loved son of Concepcion Lopez. Predeceased by father Manuel Padilla. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WRIGHT: R. Lewis

Posted by on July 2, 2014

wright0000001APeacefully at Afton Park Place on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Lewis Wright passed away at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Doris Wright. Loving father of Brian (Suzanne) and Stephen (Denise). Cherished grandfather of Shawn and Tammy and great-grandfather of Lorelai. Dear brother of the late Gladys (Bert), the late Alfred (Hazel) and the late Norman (Gwen), and brother-in-law of Jack (Gladys) Russell and Ross (Carolyn) Russell. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Lewis loved playing golf, spending time outdoors, and being with his family. He was a member of UA Local 663. Lewis will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 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 Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

 

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LEVAN: Betty Marie

Posted by on July 2, 2014

Peacefully in her 94th year, Betty Marie Levan passed away at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia on Friday, June 27, 2014. Predeceased by her husband Peter John (1980), parents Nellie and Jack Claxton and sisters and brothers-in-law, Marion Finn (Gord), Nina Wiles (Jack), Grace Berry (Jack) and Jacqueline Wyville. Loving mother of two sons, Joseph (Cathy) of Corunna and Spencer (Laura) of Maple Ridge, B.C.  Much loved grandmother to six grandchildren: Joe Jr., Derek (Melisa), Sarah (Wayne), Julie (Cory), Mathew (Maria) and Abby (Jeremy). Cherished Great Grandmother known as GiGi to Nick, Nathan , Jake, Claire, Lisa, Jack and Shay. Also survived by brother-in-law Allen Wyville and many nieces and nephews. Betty worked at the Autolite for many years and was a volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary at Laurel Lea Presbyterian Church. She loved knitting, embroidery, poetry, birds, flowers, but most of all she was dedicated to her family. Betty will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her. The family wishes to thank the very caring staff of Marshall Gowland Manor Rose Hall for all their care and compassion. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line. A private family funeral will be held at a later date. smithfuneralhome.ca

 

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GREEN: Alitair (Alec) Francis

Posted by on July 2, 2014

GREEN Pic CroppedSuddenly, on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Alistair (Alec) Francis Green passed away. Survived by his loving son Tyrone, daughter-in-law Roxanne, and his much loved grandsons Daniel, Nathaniel, and Zachary. Survived by his sister Imelda, and brothers Russell, Kevin, and Cyril. Predeceased by mother Elizabeth Florence and father Alban Colin, brothers Noel and Horace, and sister Patricia. Alec was a loving father and grandfather, a man of great faith. He was loved by all who knew him. He liked nothing more than a good pint and the company of his family and many friends. We will miss him at our table, and miss him in our lives. We know he is up there in his Lord’s presence. May his soul rest in peace. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to RayJon, St. Vincent De Paul, or the Inn of the Good Shepherd would be greatly appreciated(cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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YOUNG: Shirley Ann (McLarty), Reg. N.

Posted by on July 2, 2014

Surrounded by family, Shirley passed away peacefully at the farm on June 30, 2014 at the age of 84. The precious and loved wife of Fraser A. Young for over 62 years, Shirley was the mother of five much loved daughters of whom Shirley often said “They are our finest accomplishment, our beloved daughters”:  Elizabeth (Alastair) Thompson, Sarnia; Dr. M. Christine Young (Sue Lawson), Toronto; Katherine (David) Scott, Laskay, Ontario; Caroline (Tom) Worthy, Kingston, Ontario; and Rebecca (Mike) Stratford, Athens, Greece. Shirley was “Grandma” to twelve precious grandchildren: Gordon Thompson, Kenneth Thompson, Dr. Caroline Scott, Ian Scott, Katherine Scott, Lauren Scott, Hayley Scott, Tara Worthy, Tanis Worthy, MacKenzie Worthy, Darby Stratford and Addison Stratford. Shirley is survived by her brother Jim (Wendy) McLarty, Penetanguishene, Ontario and predeceased by her sister Lorna (Laurence) Gorman and brother Gordon (Sue) McLarty Jr., both of Sault Ste Marie.  Also many nieces and nephews will miss their “Aunt Shirley”, as will many very special friends. Born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, September 30, 1929, the daughter of the late Gordon McLarty and the late Anne (Lang) McLarty, she was very involved with Youth Leadership and a member of John St. United Church (later re-named John Wesley United Church).  She also served for four years on the City Wide Youth Council of Sault Ste Marie. In 1948, Shirley entered the Sarnia General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1951.  She returned to Algoma District as an outpost nurse until her marriage to Fraser, a full time, 3rd generation farmer in Sarnia Township, in 1952.  Together they built “Glenmore Farms”, along with their girls. Shirley was an active member and Elder Emeritus of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sarnia, and more recently, a member of Knox Presbyterian Church.  She was actively involved in the Interdenominational Cursillo movement, and also the Agape Christian retreats for young people.  For many years she was a volunteer at Lambton College for the Literacy Program, teaching “English as a Second Language” and a volunteer in the Elementary School System (Confederation Central), working with students in the Gross Motor Program.  She was also a volunteer at the Sarnia General Hospital and served on the Parks and Recreation Committee of Sarnia Township. In 1988, she returned to school to re-train and update her nursing.  She attended Fanshawe College, London and after completing studies, worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, training to become a Palliative Care Nurse.  As part of her Palliative Care training, Shirley was one of two nurses selected to attend an Elizabeth Kubler-Ross seminar in 1989.  She focused on Palliative Care nursing, which was very important to her, until 1992. For Shirley, her love of her family, love of farm life, and love of nursing kept her happy and busy.  A woman of many talents: an artist, a writer, and a great cook to name a few.  All of her life she was guided by the 23rd Psalm, writing in a book she had published for her family entitled “Chum” (the name her father called her): “The 23rd Psalm is my strength and my support”.  Friends and family will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton (stjosephshospice.ca)or The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch(kidney.ca/ontario) (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

“But I will never leave any of you, for I love you too much.  I’m laughing and smiling as I walk along beside you and if you are really still, you can feel my hand in yours or my arm on your shoulder.  I could be your own butterfly or morning glory!” – Shirley Young, October 2013

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Moran: William “Bill” Frederick

Posted by on June 29, 2014

Peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Saturday, June 28, 2014, William “Bill” Frederick Moran passed away at the age of 93.  Beloved husband of the late Shirley Conning “Connie” (nee Aiken) Moran.  Loving father of Sharon (John) Pelton, Susan (Bill) Deffett, W. Paul (Mary) Moran, John (Diane) Moran, Rebecca (Ken) Vandermeer, Lisa (Dan) Stewart, Joseph (Jane) Moran and Tara Moran.  Treasured grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.   Dear brother of Ronald Moran and Helen Wighton.   Predeceased by his parents Jeannette and Wm. Fred Moran, by his daughter Cheryl Lynne Moran and by his sisters Jean McRitchie and June Shortt.  Bill was a WWII Pathfinder Squadron, RCAF and a retired professional engineer.   Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.   A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church, 4142 Victoria St., Petrolia, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice or St. Phillip’s Roman Catholic Church, Petrolia, Ontario (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia

POWER: Margaret (Russell)

Posted by on June 29, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Margaret (Russell) Power, 76 on June 27th, 2014 with her family by her side in Sarnia, Ontario shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.

Margaret was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Sarnia in 1977.  Margaret retired from Dow Chemical in 1996 and spent her retirement volunteering mainly with her church, High Park United and enjoying a good game of cards with her friends at 993 Maxwell Street.

Margaret is survived by her children Karen Power, Laurie (John) Skarja, Kim (Brad) Cicchini and her sisters, Helen & Eileen and brothers John, Peter, Willie and Richard and their spouses and beloved sister-in-law Judy (Shawn) Tobin, grandchildren Brittany & Matthew Cicchini, Ashley & Katie Thomas, Taelor & Emelia Power and many nieces and nephews who will fondly remember our mother for her many family gatherings at holiday time.  She was preceded in death by our father, Bryan Power.

At Margaret’s request no visitation or service will be held.  Cremation will take place followed by a private burial ceremony.

The family would like to thank the many visitors that Marg had during her stay at Bluewater Health who brightened her final days and warmed our hearts with their kind words. Special thanks to the nurses in Telemetry and Palliative Care for the exceptional care and compassion that was given to all of us during this difficult time.  Special mention to the Palliative nurses and Dr. Maddison who ensured that our mother was comfortable in her final hours and who supported and guided us in saying goodbye – there are no words to truly express our heartfelt thanks for the job you do.

Donations may be made to High Park United Church, the Sarnia Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society in Margaret’s memory.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

 

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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BRADLEY: May Elizabeth

Posted by on June 28, 2014

BRADLEY obituary pictureMay passed away early in the morning of Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in her 76th year. Predeceased by parents Harold Johnston and mother Bena Boardman. Beloved wife of the late Des Bradley (2008). Loved mother of Michael Bradley and Colleen Bradley, both of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Stacey, Michael and Ashley Cechovsky who she adored. Will be greatly missed by her world family of sisters, Jean House of Staffordshire, England; Grace Cather of Adelaide, Australia; Rosie McIntyre, Betty Moorhead, Alice Mckibben; and brother Clary Boardman, all of Bangor, Northern Ireland; Also by Aunt Mary McNeilly and lifelong friend Isobel Wilsdon, both of Bangor, Northern Ireland. May was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007. She met the challenges of the disease with grace, humour and courage. A private person, May would never burden others with her health issues and would be a voice of comfort to those few who knew. She did not let the disease defeat her or define her. The family will be forever grateful to Dr. Kim Barnett and Dr. Richard Cheong of Bluewater Health; Dr. Cyrus Hsia and his nurse, Janice, of London Health Sciences Centre, for their humanity and professionalism. Sincere thanks to Debbie Mulligan of Bayshore Home Care for her visits and care at home which May looked forward to. Would also like to thank the dedicated nurses and support staff on the 4th floor medical of Bluewater Health for their compassionate care over the last two months. Sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers of St. Joseph’s Hospice who surrounded May with care and love during her time there. A special thanks to Deanna Gibson, Spiritual Care Coordinator, for the peaceful and moving farewell ceremony when it was time to say goodbye to May at the Hospice with prayer and readings of the 23rd psalm and the Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

It is said if you are Irish that someday the world will break your heart. For those who knew and loved May our hearts are truly broken now but we hope our tears will evaporate in time with the beautiful memories of a lovely woman who personified the words beloved and kind. May was born in Northern Ireland. She and Des met as teens, working in a bakery, and they married 15 months later. Ireland’s greatest export is its people and they immigrated to the promise land of Australia in the 1950’s to find a better life. There Michael and Colleen were born and together they came to Canada and Sarnia in the late 1960’s. May was a long time, dedicated employee of Dominion Stores and A &P at Northgate where she was a staff and customer favourite with her warm smile and cheerful personality. She was a caring and compassionate woman with an outer and inner beauty that rippled through the lives of all she met because she loved people (and animals) and they loved her back. May retired to take care of Des after he suffered a massive stroke in 1999. She became his driver, advocate, support group and a champion debater, matching his Irish wit in her own gentle, loving way. Their joint determination blessed them with seven more trips to Northern Ireland before he passed away in 2008. For 55 years she was always there for him with affection and love, as he was for her. May’s love for Des was as big as the many oceans they crossed together and his passing left her heartbroken. In her last years, May’s life was simpler. Despite her health struggles she found joy in walks on the waterfront and feeding the birds, having French fries (always with extra vinegar) under the Bluewater Bridge, drives through Canatara Park and along Lake Huron, Christmas with the family (her favourite day of the year), telephone calls from Ireland, sitting in the sunshine in her garden, and watching Coronation Street with a cup of tea. At May’s request there will be no visitation or service, reflecting her private nature. The family asks those who knew and loved her to carry her memory in your hearts. Her ashes will join those of Des in the beautiful Northern Irish countryside where they fell in love and loved so much. Now they will be united there together, forever. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,

love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MEADUS: Avis Letitia (Mootoo)

Posted by on June 27, 2014

meadus2 cropped obitPeacefully at Bluewater Health, on Thursday, June 26, 2014, Avis Letitia (Mootoo) Meadus passed away at the age of 77.  Beloved wife of William J. Meadus.  Loving mother of Jon Meadus (Jennifer Zanting), Kim Meadus-Guest (Glenn Guest), Laila Meadus and Kira Meadus-Andrews (Dan Andrews).  Cherished grandmother of Quinn, Issac and Mariika Meadus, Kailey and Brittany Guest.  Dear sister of Trevor Mootoo of Toronto, Ninon Laudat of Port of Spain and the late Nola Mootoo.  Special aunt of David Mootoo, Samara (Paul) Connor, Averil Laudat and Geoffrey Laudat.  Avis graduated from nursing at The Winnipeg General Hospital in 1960 and was a Registered Nurse for 52 years and spent most of her years at The Sarnia General and St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Sarnia. Her nursing career allowed for Avis and Jack to travel to all corners of the world and experience many incredible destinations.  Avis was a longtime member of St. John’s in the Wilderness Anglican Church, a member of the Red Hat Society and volunteered her time for many charities, The Inn of the Good Shepherd and St. Joseph’s Hospice to name a few.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in the afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Avis’s life on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home with cremation to follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Cancer Research Society – http://www.crs-src.ca/ (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: London, Nova Scotia, Sarnia, Winnipeg

YOUNG: John Donald (Dan)

Posted by on June 26, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, John Donald Young (Dan) passed away at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Marion Keith for 55 years. Loving father of John (Cathy) Young. Predeceased by his cherished granddaughter Hannah (2005); parents William and Helen; brothers Robert, Angus and Douglas; and sister Jean Weatherstone. Dan proudly farmed in Sarnia Township on the farm that has been in his family since 1855. He was also employed at Dow Chemical and Ranson Industrial Supply. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, June 29, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or Childcan (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Sarnia