WESTGATE: Shirley “Joan” of Sarnia

Posted by on August 7, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, August 5, 2013, Shirley “Joan” Westgate of Sarnia passed away at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of Frederick “Roy” Westgate.  Loving mother of Carla Johnston (Dave) and Maureen Woolvett (Mark Gutteridge).   Cherished grandmother of Taran Allen (Jane), Mike Allen (Michelle), Corey Woolvett, Stacey Woolvett, Dana Piggott (Bill), Amy Lawrence (Scott) and great grandmother of Haley Routheaux, Owen Allen, Dylan Lawrence, Logan Lawrence.  Dear sister of Tim Burgess (Sharon), Bill Burgess, and sister-in-law Delphine Bayne.   Joan was a member of Oakwood Duplicate Bridge. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lung Association or to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WILLIAMS: Margaret of Sarnia

Posted by on August 7, 2013

Peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospice surrounded by her loving family and best friend Yvonne, Margaret Williams passed away at the age of 68.  Beloved wife of the late Kevin Williams (2007).  Loving mother of Karen (Carleton) Kennedy, Jim (Sheila) Piggott, Christopher (Jackie) Williams, Wanda Williams, Christina Williams and Kevin Williams.  Cherished grandmother of Katelyn, Ian, Rebecca and Brooklynn, and also Alexandra, Stephen and Alicia.  Dear sister of Sadie Smith and Elsie (John) Phillips all of Scotland.  Predeceased by her sister Isobel, and brother Robert (Jean) Gorman.  Survived by her brother-in-law Bobby Donnachie, sister-in-law Patricia Lawlor, many nieces and nephews as well as many good friends.

Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held to celebrate Margaret’s life on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BEHRO: Jerry of Sarnia

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Jerry Behro passed away at the age of 75. Loving father of Ronnie and Terry. Dear brother of Frank Behro (Jan). Survived by niece Cheryl and nephew James in Canada, numerous nieces and nephews in Slovakia, and several step-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Steve Sr. and Susanna Behro and by his brothers Steve Jr., Joe, John and Andrew.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.  A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Chipican Restaurant, 1150 Christina St. N., Sarnia.  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). smithfuneralhome.ca

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McMURTER: Ralph of Brights Grove

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Ralph McMurter passed away at the age of 84.  Beloved husband of Yvonne McMurter. Loving father of Jeff (Shelley) McMurter and Allison (Mark) Colbran. Cherished grandfather of Kiersten, Mackenzie, Kyle, and Michael. Dear brother of Bill (Marjorie) McMurter and Phyllis Brownson, brother-in-law of Sally McMurter. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Mabel (Sine) McMurter, sisters and brothers Edna, Flossie, Earl, George and Rose.  Ralph was a retired plumber with the Local 663, a longtime resident of Bright’s Grove and a member of Camlachie United Church. He was an avid fisherman and member of the Bluewater Anglers. Ralph also enjoyed spending time with his friends of the Tim Horton Coffee Club. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Cremation has taken place.  An open house to celebrate Ralph’s life will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Anglers, St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca), or Camlachie United Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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WILLIAMS: Josh of Sarnia

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Photos0000001AUnexpectedly at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Josh Williams of Sarnia passed away at the age of 21.  Beloved son of Rachel Williams. Cherished brother of Andrew Kyle Williams, Brandon Lee Ashton Williams, and Austin Gage Williams. Loving grandson of Rudy and Virginia Williams. Proud uncle of Ashton Christopher Hignett Williams. Survived by aunts and uncles, Wanita, Sherri, Cynthia, Shane, Dan (Indra), Angie, Ernest, Vanessa, Terry, Amelia. Dear godson of John Williams (Aamjiwnaang, Sarnia) and Penny Williams (Walpole Island). Josh will be deeply missed by his numerous cousins, friends, and those who knew and loved him. Predeceased by his brother Curtis Mitchell (1991) and his aunt Leanne “Tiger.”

Family and friends will be welcomed on Thursday, August 1, 2013, and Friday, August 2, 2013, for a wake at the family home (1053 Chippewa Cres., Sarnia, ON). A funeral service will be held at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre (1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, ON), on Saturday August 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Aamjiwnaang First Nations Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Big Brothers and Big Sisters or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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TEAKLE: Gordon “Lorne” of Sarnia

Posted by on July 30, 2013

TEAKLE picture0000001APeacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Monday, July 29, 2013, Gordon “Lorne” Teakle passed away at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Verna (1996). Loving father of Gail Monteith (Howard), Cheryl McLeay (Ian), and Paul Teakle. Cherished grandfather of Shelley Crevier (Roy), Michelle Janes (Shawn), Stephanie Brooks (Michael) of London, and Derek Teakle of Toronto. Great-grandfather of Nathan and Lauren of London. Fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Sally Teakle. Dear friend of Helen Strangway.

Lorne was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. Lorne was the owner of Spry Lake Camp trailer park in Sauble Beach and was a passionate businessman and entrepreneur. He took ownership of Leckie Bros. Dairy in 1946. Lorne made many friends through his business ventures. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with the funeral service immediately following at 11:30 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Gideons (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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STEEVES: Mildred ‘Millie’ Alice (nee Cook) of Sarnia

Posted by on July 30, 2013

Steeves - obit photoPeacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Donald Steeves. Loving mother of Mark, Wendy, Linda (Dave), and Ian.  Incredibly proud and loving Grandma Millie to Allan, Emma & Jack and Max & Nick. Predeceased by her parents Allan and Hilda Cook, and sister Florence Brady.

Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her husband Don of 51 years and their family.  They travelled the world together. Millie will be deeply missed by her many friends in Sarnia, especially her church family at Central Baptist Church and her sorority sisters. The family would like to thank Dr. Cheong and the caring and compassionate 4th floor nursing team and staff.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held to celebrate Millie’s life on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 am at Central Baptist Church, 391 London Road, Sarnia.  A private graveside service will be held. In lieu flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice or Central Baptist Church. smithfuneralhome.ca

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GRASSE: James “Jim” Malcolm of Sarnia

Posted by on July 29, 2013

Peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2013, James “Jim” Malcolm Grasse passed away at Bluewater Health at the age of 76.  Loving father of James Jr. and his wife Melissa. Cherished grandfather of Zoe, Jackson and Carter. Dear brother of Charles “Sonny” Grasse and his family.  Jim was a welder and loved to build boats. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed meeting at coffee shops to chat with his friends. Jim will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Cremation has taken place. An open house to celebrate Jim’s life will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Family Centre (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or Trillium Villa Nursing Home (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Reuther: Alexander (Alex) of Sarnia

Posted by on July 28, 2013

Peacefully at Bluewater Health Sarnia, Alex  passed away on July 18 after a brief illness at the age of 65.  He leaves behind his loving wife, Barb, of 43 years; his daughter Jen (Warren) Glaister of Sarnia;  his son Sean (Dawn) of Fergus;  6 grandchildren – Maddy, Mya, Carrington, Kai, Evan and Kenzie;  his mother Eda of Toronto;  sisters-in-law Yvonne (Dave) Crook of Nova Scotia and Millee (Claude) Sartorio of Switzerland;  a niece, a nephew, 3 great-nieces and a great-nephew;  many cousins and relatives in both Canada and Germany. Predeceased by his father Hans, sister Elona, and niece Tammy.  Also his many friends and former co-workers in Orangeville and his friends in Sauble Beach.  Alex was retired but worked part time as a Crossing Guard in Sarnia.  He loved to golf and spend summers at his trailer in Sauble Beach.  Cremation has taken place and at his request there will be no service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to
SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  smithfuneralhome.ca

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BATSON: Clara May of Sarnia

Posted by on July 28, 2013

Clara May born, June 1, 1920, in Yarbo, Saskatchewan, peacefully passed away on July 26, 2013 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia at the age of 93.
Loving partner and companion to Ray Williams.  Predeceased by her husband Walter (Wally) Batson (October 10, 1975) and her parents Joseph and Ellen Timmins and sisters, Rosalie and Eileen.   Loving mother to LeRoy (Kitty) Batson, Shirley (the Late Blake, 2008) Cochrane, Harold (Barb) Batson and Ken Batson. Cherished grandmother of ten grandchildren and great grandmother of twenty. Gramma to the Williams Family.
Clara lived in the same house on Louisa Street, in Point Edward for over 63 years. She always had a smile on her face and an optimistic outlook on life, loved birds, country and western music and crosswords. With Ray, she enjoyed fishing and the trailer life during the summer in the Chatham Area.
A memorial service will be held in celebration of Clara’s life on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, at 2:00 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society or the Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health (cheques only please at the funeral home).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca.

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KERR: Garry Franklin of Sarnia

Posted by on July 28, 2013

It is with profound sorrow and regret that we announce Garry’s passing.   Garry leaves behind Michelle, his wife of 18 years. His Children, son Rod (Igna), his son Ryan (Dana), his daughter, Brittnee Froats (Danielle), step-daughters, Joy Gerwien (Keith) AB, Lorie Lynds, and Kelly Parasynchuk (Dave) AB. His grandchildren, Dylan (Alannah), Brigitte, Zander, Rylee, Hannah, Connor, Kayleigh, Heather, Evan, David, Bradley. Garry also leaves his brother, Bob (Nancy) and sister Judy (Wayne), and their children.   Garry was predeceased by his father Bert (1988) and mother Grace (2006).    Per Garry’s wishes there will be no services. His family will hold a “Day of Memories” on August 10, 2013, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at his home in Petrolia. All family and friends are welcome to share this day with us.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia would be greatly appreciated.   Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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COATES: Iris “Nana” Muriel (nee Menezes)

Posted by on July 28, 2013

COATES obit pic croppedSuddenly at Bluewater Health on July 25, 2013, Iris “Nana” Muriel Coates (nee Menezes) of Sarnia passed away at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Terence Coates of 48 years. Loving mother of Lisa D’Agostini (Domenic), Marc Coates, and Lynn Vallée (Luc). Cherished grandmother of Julian, Myléna, Christian and Tiana. Dear sister of Linda, Yvette (Emil), Marion (Glen), Andrea (Sebastian), Gloria (Vernon), Ivan and their families. Survived by best friend Cecil Lobo of Australia. She will be dearly missed by many dear friends of Sarnia, and especially by those in her Prayer Group.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Corunna.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Bluewater Health Ambulatory Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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ALDERTON: Josh of Sarnia

Posted by on July 28, 2013

Alderton - cropped photoSuddenly as the result of an accident on Thursday, July 25, 2013, Josh Alderton passed away at the age of 24.   Cherished son of Laura Alderton (Len Parkin) and Rob (Crystal) Glendinning.   Dearly missed brother of Shelbei, Meigan, Zack and Faith.   Loved grandson of Dave Alderton, Norma Durston, and Dave and Nancy Glendinning.    Josh wil be fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.   Family and friends will be received on Monday, July 29, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.   A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.   Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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PONS: Alice “Alison” of Sarnia

Posted by on July 28, 2013

PONS obituary picture for webPeacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace Nursing Home on Monday, July 22, 2013, Alice “Alison” Pons of Sarnia, beloved wife of the late Eric Pons, passed away at the age of 83.  Born in Liverpool, England, Alison moved to Canada in 1979 to be with her children. Alison’s passion was her family and her greatest loves in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered as a kind and classy lady. She had a loving, generous heart and a wonderful smile.   Her memory will be forever cherished by her son Ray and his wife Marva, daughter Christine and her husband Geoff, her grandchildren, Patricia (Ruddy), Laura (Jean-Francois), Brad (Jennifer) and Darien; and her great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Isaac, Olivia, Gabriel and Beau.  Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Alison’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.  The family sends special thanks to the staff of Twin Lakes Terrace for the exceptional, compassionate and loving care they provided Alison in her last years.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Twin Lakes Terrace Nursing Home Residents Council, 1310 Murphy Road, Sarnia, ON N7S 6K5 (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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HOBBS: Jeffrey Paul of Sarnia

Posted by on July 20, 2013

bd6d98917afed8929f8b24568257dfea_MAt his home on Thursday, July 18, 2013, Jeffrey Paul Hobbs, age 49, of Sarnia.  Jeffrey was a long-time employee with Ontario Power Generation and was an avid outdoorsman.  Dear brother of Jim (Bernadette), John (Cree), Jane (Huguette) and Joanne (Mike). Fondly remembered by his nephews; Adam and Michael, and his nieces; Breanne and Erin. Predeceased by his father, Arnold and his mother, Olga.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A memorial service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Raptor Rehabilitation Center or charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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DOUGLAS: Fanny Bella (Kimble) of Sarnia

Posted by on July 20, 2013

Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Friday, July 19, 2013, Fanny Bella Douglas (nee Kimble) passed away at the age of 89.  Beloved wife of the late Alfred Walter Douglas (1984). Loving mother of Gordon Douglas. Dear sister of Ruth Cox, her twin Ella MacDermid, and Alice Lennan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William and Florence Kimble and by her siblings Richard Kimble (1971), May McPhail (2008), and Effie Kimble (1920).  A special thanks to great-nephew Clayton McLauchlin who Fanny entrusted in for his support and compassion. The family would also like to thank all the friends, neighbours, and health-care providers who helped with Fanny’s care over the last few years, and for all their support and compassion.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 21, 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 Monday, July 22, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to New Life Assembly or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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LECKIE: Dorothy Viola (Young) of Sarnia

Posted by on July 20, 2013

Peacefully at Afton Park Place on Wednesday July 17, 2013, Dorothy Viola (Young) Leckie of Sarnia passed away at the age of 92.  Dorothy has gone to be reunited with her best friend and husband Robert Leckie (1985). Beloved mother of Roy Leckie and Ann Marie Leckie both of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother to her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.  Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted through 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). smithfuneralhome.ca

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WALTERS: Frances of Sarnia

Posted by on July 18, 2013

WALTERS obituary pictureSurrounded by her loving family on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at Afton Park Place, Frances Walters went Home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, at the age of 97.  Beloved wife of the late Ed Walters (2000). Loving mother of Marg (Steve) Ford of Harleysville , PA, Morgan (Janna) Walters of Sarnia, and Charlotte (Ian) Kirk of Northville, MI. Cherished grandmother of Megan Ford, Stephen (Jamie) Ford, Joshua (Erin) Seller, Jonathan Seller, Jordan Walters, Ryan (Christen) Kirk, Lindsay (Andy) Wilson, Amy (Shawn) Koslowski and treasured great-grandmother of Sydney, Nathan, London, Piper, Selah, Ziah, Jezriel, Annika, Kai, Soren, Sawyer and Sadie. Survived by her brother Raymond Shaw of New Brunswick, brother-in-law Phil (Eva) Walters, sister-in-law Margaret Cathcart and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her infant daughter Frances Rowena, great-granddaughter Hope Koslowski and by her brothers Jack Shaw, Jackie Simonson, and Mervin Shaw. Frances was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., with a funeral service being held at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will take place.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Youth with a Mission (cheques only at the funeral home please).   smithfuneralhome.ca

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MARCHAND: Margaret Dorothy of Sarnia

Posted by on July 18, 2013

Suddenly on Saturday, July 13, 2013, Margaret Dorothy Marchand passed away at the age of 80.  Beloved wife of the late Jean Marchand. Survived by her daughter Camille and grandchildren Danielle, Daina and Tamerra.  Also survived by her sisters Freida, Kay and Elsie and by her brother Manuel.  Remembered by niece Judy Bandak.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or I.O.D.E. (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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KENDEL: Reuben of Sarnia

Posted by on July 18, 2013

kendel in memPeacefully, surrounded by his loving family Reuben Kendel went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the age of 89.  Beloved husband of Geraldine for 68 years. Loved father of Karen and her husband Jim Coyle, Faye Kendel and her husband David Forsyth, and Ross and his wife Laurette Kendel. Cherished grandfather of Shelley, Julie, Cindy, Aimee, Alicia, Jody, Nicole, Renée and Jamie, and of 16 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Isabelle Peters and brother-in-law of Alice Corbett. Remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Katherine Kendel, and brothers Ewald, Robert, Edward, John, and Fred. Special thanks to all of the caregivers who provided Reuben with love and support over the past 2 years.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, July 18, 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.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Peoples Church, 3888 London Line, Wyoming, with visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the church. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Gideons or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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LAPOINTE: Michael Richard Gregory of Sarnia

Posted by on July 18, 2013

LAPOINTE obituary picture croppedLAPOINTE, Michael Richard Gregory: Passed away suddenly at Victoria Hospital, London, ON, on Monday, July 15, 2013, at the age of 20. Beloved son of Tammy Zonneville of Corunna, ON, and Claude Lapointe of Stornoway, QC. Cherished brother of Matthew and Jessica (Chuck Edgar). Loving grandson of Robert and June Zonneville of Sarnia and Gregoire Lapointe of Lambton, QC. Sadly missed by his four-legged friends Tia, Rielly and Sully. Predeceased by his uncles Robert Wayne Zonneville and Luc Lapointe, and by his grandmother Jeannette St. Pierre. Survived by cousins Brian Watkins, Rachel Zonneville (fiancé Alfonso Garcia), Erika and Rebecca Zonneville, Guy, Justin (Cherleen) Lapointe, Sabrina, Melissa, Steve, Sandra Lapointe, Audrey and Ariane Gosselin. Also survived by Aunts and Uncles: Rick (Cheryl) Zonneville, Lori Zonneville, Elaine, Guy, Marcel, Lise (Claude), Joanne (Claude) Lapointe, and honorary Aunt and Uncle Penny and Gary Leng.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Critical Care Trauma Centre at Victoria Hospital London for their heroic efforts, the personal support workers from the March of Dimes and Bayshore Home Health for their care and friendship over the years. A special thank you to Carol Harse for going above and beyond the call of duty, many, many times. Time with his gamer friends brought Michael great joy. A special thank you to Bryant Northmore for his friendship.  Michael was a hero and inspiration to all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, July 18, 2013, 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 Friday, July 19, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Ronald McDonald House London, ON, or Parkwood Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Program London, ON (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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FITHERN: Antonia of Sarnia

Posted by on July 18, 2013

FITHERN web picPeacefully surrounded by her loving family at Afton Park Place on Wednesday July 10, 2013 Antonia Fithern of Sarnia passed away at the age of 82.

Beloved wife and best friend of George Fithern of 52 years. Loving mother of her two sons William Fithern,  John Fithern and his wife Jill. Cherished grandmother of Emily and Katelyn Fithern. Survived by brothers Michael Tymchyshyn (Doreen) of Winnipeg and William Tymchyshyn (Jill) of Calgary. Predeceased by her parents William and Helena Tymchyshyn.

Antonia was a long time member of the U.C.W. at Grace United Church, her family were the most important thing in her life, she will be deeply missed by them and all those who knew and loved her. The family would like to sincerely thank all the staff at Afton Park Place for all of their care and support during Antonia’s stay.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted through Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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MacDONALD: Lena Pearl of Sarnia

Posted by on July 14, 2013

Main PhotoLena passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Marshall Gowland Manor.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, John (Jack) MacDonald.  Lena was the dear mother of Brenda (Glen) Drouillard, Terry (Randy) Clarke, John (Theresa) MacDonald, Jackie (Doug) Lacey, and Dianna Donkers (James Coleman).  Lena was the adored grandma of eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Left to mourn are her siblings Lillian (Fred) Somes, Pauline (Lloyd) Stokes, Norma (Richard) Kettle, Ila Boshaw, Grant (Bonnie) Gatecliff and Kerry Hayden (Dave). She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Steven(Jeanne) MacDonald, Donald (Sue) MacDonald, Michael (Helen) MacDonald, Kaye (Doug) MacLean, Frances (Archie) MacDonald, William (Caroline) MacDonald, and Sally (Tom) Massel.  Lena was predeceased by her parents Robert and Lena Gatecliff and her step mother Alice Gatecliff.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1464 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia on July 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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JAQUES: Allan Richard of Sarnia

Posted by on July 14, 2013

Jaques - Photo-croppedAllan Richard Harry Jaques of Sarnia, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Bluewater Health Sarnia at the age of 66 years.  Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Carol Ann Jaques, loved and respected by his son Shain (fiancé Lisa) Jaques and daughter Melissa Jaques.  Lovingly remembered as Papa by Chantel, her children Alonzo, McKenzye and Trenton and Amanda (fiancé Tyler) and their son Liam.  Survived by special aunt and uncle Donna and Gerry Nettleton.  Predeceased by his parents Ray and Jean Jaques, sister Mona Campbell, brother Ivan Jaques, mother-in-law and father-in-law Catherine and Jerry Lassaline and sister-in-law Dolores Jaques.  Survived by brothers-in-law Ken Campbell, Russell Jaques, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Wayne and Karen Lassaline.  Also remember by nieces and nephews Norma (Wayne), Nancy, Ken (Barbara), Lisa (Todd), Sandra, Paul (Cheryl), Jeffrey (Lina), Michael (Connie) Richard, Brian (Melanie), Angela (Rob) and Monica (David).  Allan will be sorely missed by his canine companions Star and Bonzer.  Allan was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Alexandra 158, Lambton and London Shrine Clubs, Hiawatha Chapter, York Right and St. Simon Cyrene. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held in celebration of Allan’s life at Smith Funeral Home, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation, Shriners Children’s Hospitals or charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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GALIPEAU: Lionel of Afton Park Place, Sarnia

Posted by on July 14, 2013

Galipeau - cropped obit photoPeacefully on his 85th birthday and with dignity, Lionel Galipeau “Business Man Extraordinaire” entered the gates of heaven.  Profoundly mourned by Dorothy, his wife, his only sweetheart and best friend for 64 years.  Adored by his children Loree Font (Ron), Linn Southard (Bill), Luann Krywionek (Ed), Greg Galipeau (Ginny), Lisa Brown (Tim). Papa was an inspiration to his 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Amy, Erin, Jordan, Andrew, Josh, Kara, Chris, Heather, Cam, Ian, Nolan and Jake. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Willms.  Lionel’s love of his family and friends was infectious and spanned from Florida to Parry Sound. Those who knew him loved and respected him. He was a kind, loving man who addressed his responsibilities with passion and commitment towards his family, friends and clients. Dad toiled hard and enjoyed life to the fullest. His home was his castle and he consistently did things “properly.” You will always live on in our hearts and memories. We love you more than words could say.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line Sarnia on Sunday July 14, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Lionel’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Monday July 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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