ROSINA: John formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on November 26, 2014

ROSINA, John – It is with deep sadness that his family announces the passing of John Rosina, formerly of Petrolia, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia at the age of 92. Predeceased by his parents Josef and Apolonia and brothers Jerry, Joe and Frank. Survived by his loving wife Lillian and their children Fred (Penny), John (Kendra), Julie (Bill), Theresa (Louis) and Krista (Alan). Cherished grandfather of Michael, Eric, Kurtis and Burkeley and great-grandfather of Laura. Dear brother of Gus (Tina), Tony, Mary and Jean. Also predeceased by his brother-in-law Alf and beloved nephew Jerry. John will be remembered fondly by his sister-in-law Olga, niece Joyce and other family and friends. John immigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia at the age of 8 with his parents and brothers on the White Star Line. They settled in a homestead in Peesane, Saskatchewan in the 1930s before moving to Ontario and settling in the Alvinston and Petrolia area. As a young man he joined the Regina Rifles Regiment Saskatchewan and took his training at Camp Shilo, Manitoba – Canadian Army. He was a member of the Canadian Legion Branch 62, Sarnia. John is mostly remembered for being owner/operator of john Rosina Construction – bulldozing and heavy equipment being his passion. He also worked 17 years for CNR as a fireman and engineer and on the Great Lakes as a Merchant Marine oiler and fireman on freighters and passenger ships. At the family’s request a private funeral service will be held with interment following at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Family and friends can celebrate his life if they wish by donating to the Legion Poppy Fund or a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.
“Jste milováni a bude chyb?t”

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Filed Under: Sarnia

OVENS: Oda Lucille of Brigden

Posted by on November 24, 2014

Oda Lucille (Nielsen) Ovens – Age 79 of Brigden, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Beloved wife of William Thomas Ovens. Survived by her sisters Greta (Gerry) Bailey and Roda (Edward) Heneley and one niece. Predeceased by her parents Kristian and Lucille (Keur) Nielsen.

Visitation
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Funeral Service
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00am at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden. Interment at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Donations
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WEBSTER: James Terrance of Wallaceburg

Posted by on November 9, 2014

Webster,James Terrance, age 75 of Wallaceburg, passed away with his family by his side on Saturday evening November 8, 2014 at his residence. Beloved husband of Margaret (Muxlow) for 55 years. Loving father of Joanne, Wendy (Mark) and Terry. Beloved grandfather of Tim (Elizabeth), Taryn, Chris, Jaime (Steve), Jordan, James (Krysta), and Mark as well as 7 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Carol Webster. Predeceased by his parents Clifford and Ila (Eglin) Webster, brother William Webster and great grandchildren Lauren and Maya. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday November 12, 2014 from 7-9pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Windsor

ESTENSEN: Josephine of Sarnia

Posted by on October 29, 2014

ESTENSEN, Josephine (nee Warnica-Cook) – Age 85 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Cyril Estensen for 50 years. Loving mother of James Cantley (Gina) Smith, Elizabeth Anne (late Lawrence) Gordon, Ray Gordon (Gloria) Smith, Robert Arthur (Annette) Estensen, Albert Ernest (Andrea) Estensen, Sigfred David (Dawn) Estensen. Cherished by 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-granchildren. Survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents, 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Following Josephine’s wishes there will be no public visitation or funeral service. A private family service has taken place to celebrate her life. Josephine’s ashes will be placed with her husband Arthur in the Beachwood Military Cemetery, Ottawa at a later date. Josephine was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Ladies Auxiliary, Sarnia. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Acute Stroke Unit 4th floor Bluewater Health, Sarnia from the Estensen and Smith families. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer Society or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McMICHAEL: Ross William of Petrolia

Posted by on September 25, 2014

McMICHAEL, Ross William – Age 86 of Petrolia, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Albany Retirement Village. Loving father of Linda (John) Collins of Chatham, Larry (Connie) McMichael of Lambton Shores, Brian (Heather) McMichael of Stratford and Bruce McMichael of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Dear brother of Hazel (late Reginald) Clifford, Barbara (late Hartley) Spinney and brother-in-law of Esther (late Charles) McMichael. Predeceased by his parents Percy and Orpha (Pickett) McMichael, his loving companion Jeanette Wallace (2006), brother Alex (Wilma) McMichael, sister Grace (Robert) Green. Ross will be missed by his many grand and great-grandchildren and fondly remembered by Jeanette Wallace’s family Judy (Sandy) Lamont of Seaforth, Bonnie (Carl) Calder of Clinton, Robert Wallace of Stratford and Jack Wallace of Seaforth. Ross drove transport truck for over 40 years.
A memorial service will be conducted at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00am. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Oil City Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

STEPHENSON: Clarence Gordon of Point Edward

Posted by on September 23, 2014

STEPHENSON, Clarence Gordon – Age 63 of Point Edward, formerly of Oil Springs, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved son of Delta (Hands) Stephenson of Oil Springs. Survived by his siblings Alan (Marie) Stephenson of Oil Springs, Janice (Claude) Randall of Petrolia, Jim (Sally) Stephenson of Chilliwack, B.C. and Linda (Ron) Scales of Petrolia. He will be missed by his several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Gordon (2012), nephew Paul Alan Stephenson and niece Christine Lynn Stephenson. A private family graveside service will take place at Oil Springs Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LE CONTE: Margaret Anna of Sarnia

Posted by on September 13, 2014

LE CONTE, Margaret Anna – It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret Anna (nee Nicol) Le Conte of Sarnia, formerly of Brigden, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, one day after celebrating her 94th birthday. Dear daughter of the late James and Louisa (nee Gray) Nicol. Beloved wife of Howard Le Conte for 67 years. Loving mother of Brian (Ann) of Ottawa and Ian (Wendy) of Sarnia. Predeceased by daughter Jane (Robert Hanson) of Ottawa, 2012, and daughter-in-law Joan of Sarnia, 2005. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by brothers Keith, Delmar (Clara), Alex (Lyla), Graydon (Jean) and Lloyd, sisters Melba (Horace Hollands), Isabel (Marshall Moore) and Vera (Clayton Moore). The family would like to acknowledge the excellent care and support provided to Margaret and Howard at Twin Lakes Terrace and by the Red Cross/CCAC. Margaret was a lifelong member of the Brigden United Church and in recent years enjoyed attending London Road West United Church after moving to Sarnia.

VISITATION
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5 to 8pm.

FUNERAL SERVICE
Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Rev. Sandra Fogarty officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

DONATIONS
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church or Canadian Cancer Society.

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Filed Under: Ottawa, Sarnia

BROWN: Harvey Robert of Courtright

Posted by on September 13, 2014

BROWN, Harvey Robert – Age 90 of Courtright, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee McLaughlin) Brown for 63 years. Loving father of Sharon (Pat) Murphy of Sarnia and Tom (Kymberley) Brown of Courtright. Cherished grandfather of Shane Murphy, Katie Murphy and Joely Brown. Dear brother of David (late Helen) Brown of Courtright. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Grace (nee Stenton) Brown, brothers William and Clark and his sister Nancy.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 4-8pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Courtright United Church or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SMITH: Kenneth Wilson of St. Clair Township

Posted by on September 13, 2014

SMITH, Kenneth Wilson – Age 95, of St. Clair Township, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Jarvis) Smith for 64 years. Loving father of Kenneth Jr. Smith and Randy (Michele) Smith, all of St. Clair Township. Cherished grandfather of Rodney (Christine) Smith, Justin (Jess) Smith, Nicole (Jesse) Braswell, Larissa Smith, Miranda Smith (Wes MacNeil), Bailee Smith and Addison Smith. Dear great-grandfather of Clara Smith, Dean Smith and Blakley Braswell. Survived by his sister-in-law Violet Smith as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Mabel (nee Wilson) Smith, brothers Carmen (Pearl) Smith and James Smith. Ken was an active member of Knox Moore Presbyterian Church where he served as a member of the session for 37 years, 33 years as clerk of session and also was a past member of the board. Ken was a crane operator with Edge Water Construction for many years. Anyone that knew Ken knew of his avid gardening but his family was the love of his life.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 4-8pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Rev. Margaret Bell officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Knox Moore Presbyterian Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MURPHY: David “Russell” of Wallaceburg

Posted by on September 10, 2014

MURPHY, David “Russell” – Age 87 of Wallaceburg, formerly of Tupperville, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite Evelyn (Capes) Murphy (2013) for 61 years. Loving father of Anne (late John, 2013) Oostveen of Tupperville. Dear father-in-law of Judith Murphy of Tamworth. Cherished grandfather of John Oostveen, Megan (Ryan) Lackey, Thomas and Jaclyn Oostveen, Eric, Jessica and Ian Murphy. Great-grandfather of Dawson and Aria Lackey. Predeceased by his sons Lee and Carl, parents John and Janet Murphy, and brother Harold Murphy.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Wilkesport Cemetery. Rev. Cathy Larmond officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BEGGS: Mildred Annie

Posted by on September 7, 2014

BEGGS, Mildred Annie – Age 97, formerly of Sombra Township and Thompson Garden’s, Corunna, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Lloyd Beggs (1998). Loving mother of Robert (Sharon) Beggs of Sombra and Corrinne Slater of Chatham. Dear Grandmother of Leona (Steve) Browning, Jamie (Tracy) Beggs, Amy (James) Dillane, Joanne Slater, Tracey (Todd) Heslop, Kevin (Dawn) Slater. Great grandmother of Olivia and Liam Browning, Adam and Nathan Beggs, Tommy and Sammy Dillane, Kayla and Becca Slater, Jordan and C.J. Hart, Mikayla and McKenzie Slater, Tommy and Trevor Heslop. Great-great grandmother of Jenny Hart. Survived by sister-in-law Alice Smith as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John and Beryl (Toles) Smith, sisters Mabel (Con) Camano, Hazel (Fred) Fournie, Gord (Georgina) Smith, Edna (Lynn) Moore, Don Smith and grandson Tony Beggs. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev. Betty Jean Page officiating. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Wilkesport United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

MacALPINE: Murray of Oil Springs

Posted by on September 2, 2014

MacALPINE, Murray Francis – Age 76 of RR#3 Oil Springs, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at his residence. Beloved husband of Marilyn MacAlpine (nee Gasco). Loving father of Lynn (Aurelio) Roncone of Windsor and Bill (Brenda) MacAlpine of Brigden. Cherished grandfather of Cameron and Ryan MacAlpine, Michael and Kiara Roncone. Dear brother of Ethel (Lorne) McLennan, Irene (late Lenard) LePain, Barbara (late Frank) Evoy, Evan (Helen) MacAlpine and Mary (late Cyril) Childs. Predeceased by his parents William and Myrtle (nee Master) MacAlpine and siblings Myrtle (George) Butler, Harriette (Harry) Barnes, Malcolm (Grace) MacAlpine, Archie MacAlpine and Glen MacAlpine. Following Murray’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Island View Hunt Club by calling the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Windsor

Young, Anna

Posted by on August 26, 2014

Young, Anna Lillie (Clubb), age 92, of St. Clair Township (Waubuno), passed away at Bluewater Health, CEE Hospital, Petrolia Monday August 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Young (2007) for 60 years. Loving mother of Keith (Gayle) and their children Krista and Bill Wells, Chad and Beth Young and their children Joshua, Hayden, Alexis, Allison Whiting and sons Owen and Cole, Cindy and Mike Sutherland and their children Alicia and Cody, Doug McMichael and his children Samantha and Mitchel, Dawn and Brad, Riley and their sons Casey, Davon (deceased). Carol (Don) Piggott and their children Adam (Victoria), and their daughters Mackenzie and Ivy, Matthew (Laura) and their children Xavier and Chiara and 7 great-great grandchildren. Survived by sisters-in-law Josephine Clubb, Lois Clubb, Dianne Dennis, Doreen (Bob) Lambert, Muriel Walker, Bob Young, Marlene Young, Eileen Young, Harriett McKellar, as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Isabella (McRae) Clubb, brothers Gordon, Peter (Elsie), Jim and Harold Clubb. Anna served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during WWII. She loved and was devoted to her family and her church and will be remembered for her love of music which she shared with many generations of family and friends.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday August 28, 2014, 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be conducted on Friday August 29, 2014 at 11am from the funeral home. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church or Salvation Army. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

KNEESHAW: Delores Annie of Corunna

Posted by on August 13, 2014

KNEESHAW, Delores Annie (Harrison) – Age 87 of Corunna, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Francis Victor Kneeshaw (2013) for 67 years. Loving mother of Rebecca Jane (Melvin) Anderson of Mooretown, Marylou (Richard) White of Sarnia and Jeffrey (Brenda) Kneeshaw of Corunna. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey (Audra), Michael (Davina) and Joe (Kristie) Anderson, Vicky and Tyler Kneeshaw. Great-grandmother of Nicholas, Zachary, Benjamin, Daniel, Erin, Matthew, Ashley, Trevor, Thomas and Luke. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Charles Harrison and sister Beryl Underwood. The family of Delores would like to extend a special thanks to Paul and Donna Clendenning, James Cassin Sr. and neighbours.

NO VISITATION / FUNERAL SERVICE
Respecting Delores’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service.

DONATIONS
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McLAUGHLIN: Neil Wilbert of Sarnia

Posted by on August 5, 2014

McLAUGHLIN, Neil Wilbert – Age 78 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Neil will be lovingly remembered by his Aunt Dorothy, many cousins and special friends. He is predeceased by his mother Verna (Mannen) in 1979 and his father Wilbert in 1984. Neil retired from Dow but stayed active with his farm on Oil Springs Line in St. Clair Township. He was very kind, curious and always ready with a story. He loved visiting with everyone and enjoyed travelling, aviation, reading and the computer.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00pm
Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Allan McKeown officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Memories and condolences will be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WHITING: Robert “Dick” “Ray” of Petrolia

Posted by on August 1, 2014

WHITING, Robert “Ray” (Dick) – Age 75 of Petrolia, formerly of RR#2 Oil Springs, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Clark) Whiting for 50 years. Loving father of Debbie (Steve) Thorkildsen of Hamilton, John (Lucie) Whiting of Sarnia and Corey Whiting of Blind River. Cherished grandfather of Christie, Cassie, Katrina, Tianna and Sierra Thorkildsen and Michael Whiting. Survived by siblings Marion (Joe) McPhee, Gordon (Bernice) Whiting, Leslie (Karen) Whiting, Gloria (Jim) Matthews, Ross (Lindy) Whiting, Grace (Charlie) Whiting, Dr. Wilma (Wayne) Whiting and in-laws Ferne Whiting, Audrey (Ken) Farr and Cliff Zavitz. Predeceased by parents Howard Whiting and Blanche (nee Allingham) (Whiting) Brooks and siblings Carl Whiting, Shirley Zavitz, Frank Whiting and in-laws Judy (Clubb) Whiting and Howard McPhee. Ray was a proud member of the Carpenters Union Local 1256. He farmed on the Dawn/Enniskillen Town Line for many years.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 1-3pm and 6-8pm.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:00am from the New Life Assembly Church, 421 Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia. Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Interment to follow in Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Oil Springs Cemetery Fence Restoration Fund or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Sarnia

STOKES: Clifford Henry of Brigden

Posted by on July 30, 2014

STOKES, Clifford Henry – Age 81 of Brigden, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Edith Stokes. Loving father of Brenda (Tom) Clubb, Patrick (Janice) Stokes, Mary Lynne (Wayne) McCallum, Rob (Chris) Stokes, John (Janice) Stokes. Cherished by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lloyd (Pauline) Stokes, Betty (Ray) Watson and brother-in-law of Lydia Stokes. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Della (Shears) Stokes, siblings Albert Stokes, Margaret Stokes and Emma Galareno. Cliff drove truck for Stewart Cox Trucking and lived in Oil City. He owned and managed Stokes Family Camping at Ipperwash, as well as worked on the Lambton County Roads Department. Cliff was involved with 1st Oil Springs Scout Association as Scout Leader and chairman of the committee. Also, vice chair of St. Clair District Scouting Association. He was involved in soft ball with his family, coached and umpired for many years. Cliff moved to Brigden Park Place apartments in 2006.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Rev. Sandra Fogarty officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MILLER: Betty of LaSalle

Posted by on July 18, 2014

MILLER, Betty Marveline – Age 85 of LaSalle, formerly of Corunna and RR#1 Mooretown, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus. Beloved wife of the late Johnny Courtney Miller (2006). Survived by her step-mother Elsie MacDonald. Loving mother of Dr. Barry (Sue) Miller of British Columbia, Robert (Carol) Miller of Corunna and Kevin (Dale) Miller of Tecumseh. Cherished grandmother of Jamin (Amber), Taylor (Brynn), Meaghan (Matt), Kyle (Melissa), Jessica and Nicole. Great-grandmother to Kingston and Sophia with a special place in her heart for Kellie and Mati. Loving sister to the late Bill MacDonald and sister-in-law Dolly, brother and sister- in-laws Bill and Lois Miller, Gloria and the late Joe McLaughlin and June and the late Ivan Fowler. Betty was a special aunt to many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff of Oak Park, LaSalle.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00am from the 6th Line United Church. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the 6th Line United Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Windsor

BUTLER: Ralph John of Sarnia

Posted by on July 12, 2014

BUTLER, Ralph John (Curly) – Age 82, of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July, 12, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Doreen Butler (Carter) for 58 years. Dear father of Barbara Jennings-Yule and her husband Bill Yule. Treasured grandfather of Christopher Jennings and his wife Samantha-Lynn Jennings. Cherished great-grandfather. Loving brother of Ida Mae (late William) Anderson and Betty (late Harry) Powers. Survived by brothers and sisters- in-law as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Mildred (Selby) Butler and his brother Arthur Butler. Ralph was a well known farmer on the 8th Line of Mooretown (Rokeby Line), a member of the Electrician and Teamster Union and a retiree of the St. Clair Parkway Commission.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A private family graveside service will take place at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00am.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to V.O.N. or the Lung Association.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

VYE: Robert John of Wallaceburg

Posted by on July 7, 2014

VYE, Robert John – After a long, courageous battle, Robert John Vye, born September 6, 1944, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice at the age of 69. Dear son of the late John Robert and Mary Kathleen (Robbins) Vye. Loving brother of Donna (Keith), Frank (Leslie), Ross, Joe (Kathy) and Lyle (Wendy). Loving uncle to 14 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Shirley.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 10:00 am until the service time at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ANDERSON: Bruce Robert of Brigden

Posted by on June 30, 2014

ANDERSON, Bruce Robert – Age 63 of Brigden, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Marlene (Collins) Anderson for 43 years. Loving father of Jason (Stacey Brown) Anderson, Tara Anderson (Terry Gruben), Tammy Anderson (Gary Hummell). Cherished grandfather of Courtlyn, Ryanne, Adam Fiddler, Vanessa, Alysha and Alex Anderson, Wyatt Richardson, Blake and Reese Hummell. Dear brother of Leslie (Julie) Anderson, Mona-May (Harold) Thompson, Norma Jean White, Irene (Neil) Jardine and in-laws Pat (Gary) Cook, Frances (Bill) Buck, Harvey (Carol) Collins and Lorrie Ann Forbes. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ken and Elsie (Maitland) Anderson, in-laws Evelyn (Ross) Dodge, Gordon White and Doug Collins. Bruce had a great love and joy for horseback riding and cherished the friends he made along the way. He was a member of Farmers and Friends Conservation Club, a 36 year Lifetime Member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and served over 25 years with the Boy Scouts of Canada.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Memorial service will take place on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Lambton Upland Game Bird – Pheasants Forever.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McRAE: Joyce Rea of London

Posted by on June 14, 2014

McRAE, Joyce Rea (Huey) – Age 84, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Village of Glendale Crossing, London. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm Alexander McRae (2002), formerly of Froomfield and Corunna. Loving mother of Barb Williams of London. Cherished grandmother of Nico Williams. Dear sister of Dorothy of Ireland and aunt to Catherine “Rusty” McRae-Diamond of London. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary (McLoughan) Huey.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 9:30am until service time at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Missions Services of London.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

SYER: Lyle Emerson of Petrolia

Posted by on May 29, 2014

SYER, Lyle Emerson – Age 90 of Petrolia, passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Beloved husband of Helen Margaret (McLean) Syer for 62 years. Loving father of Arnold (Ruth) Syer and Christine (Lee) Bright. Dear grandfather of Erin, Kami and Kevin Syer, James and Jennifer Bright. Cherished great-grandfather of 10. Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lyla (Gorman) Syer, brother Keith (Betty) Syer and cousin Doreen Berger.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia (corner of Petrolia Line and Centre Street) at 3:00pm. A private family graveside will take place at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangments entrusted to Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SMITH: Myrtle Mae, formerly of Moore Township

Posted by on May 24, 2014

SMITH, Myrtle Mae (nee McKellar) – Of Moore Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia, surrounded by her loving family, in her 100th year (born July 17, 1914). Wife of the late Lloyd Smith (1974). Cherished mother of Oliver (Janet) Smith of Moore Township and Elsie (Don) Lumley of Corunna. Survived by special sister-in-law Ina McKellar. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren; Dianna Mae (Doug) Hus of London, Stafford (Jade) Lumley of British Columbia, Brenda Lee (Paul) Toner of Corunna, David (Pam) Smith of Camlachie and Douglas Smith of Watford. She was very proud of her nine great-grandchildren; Josh and Brianne Hus, Royal, Pearl and Löv Lumley, Julia and Jenna Toner, Amelia and Carson Smith. Myrtle is predeceased by her parents Peter and Eva McKellar, brother Ross McKellar, sister Ada (Leroy Bruton) (Verne) Robbins. Myrtle was born in Sarnia but spent most of her life in Moore Township as a proud farmer’s wife. She belonged to the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge No. 324, the Moore Centre Women’s Institute, Knox-Moore Ladies Aid and L.E.A. and L.A.P.M. Sarnia for many years. Many thanks for all the kindness and care given to our mom at Marshall Gowland Manor in the Iris Wing.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. A Mayflower Rebekah Lodge No. 324 Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 6:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown. Rev. Margaret Bell officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lambton County Developmental Services or Knox-Moore Presbyterian Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WILSON: Ilene Ann of Brigden

Posted by on May 12, 2014

WILSON, Ilene Ann (Bennett) – It is with great sadness that the family of Ilene Wilson announce her passing on Monday, May 12, 2014, peacefully at her residence in Brigden at the age of 91. The Lord reached down and took her home to be reunited with the love of her life, Ken Wilson (1982). Loving mother of Judy (Ray) Carroll, Dan (Martha) Wilson, Joan (Roy) Dewhirst, Dave (Karen) Wilson, Dale (Shirley) Wilson, Dean Wilson, Don (Connie) Wilson. Cherished grandmother of Chris (Neil) Clarke, Brad (Mary Elizabeth) Carroll, Kenny (Janae) Carroll, Mike (Cheryl) Carroll, Marty (Kristina) Dewhirst, Jeff (Mary) Dewhirst, Greg (Kara) Dewhirst, Tina (Kirk) Brydges, Julie (Ryan) Bedard, Carrie-Ann (Dustin) Zavitz, Darcy and Nathan Wilson. Great-grandmother of 20. Predeceased by her sister Marg and brothers Frank, Tom, Joe and Jack. Ilene was an avid hockey fan and followed the boys to many arenas.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Tim Brown officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation.
Memories and condolence may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia