VANDERHULST: Abel of Petrolia

Posted by on November 30, 2016

vanderhulst-picVANDERHULST, Abel – It is with much sadness that the family of Abel Vanderhulst of Petrolia announce his passing on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the age of 93. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Elisabeth (Reintjes). Dear father of Yvonne Vanderhulst, Richard Vanderhulst (Janet), Monique DesChenes (John) and Douglas Vanderhulst (Lisa). Opa of Eric Vanderhulst (Ellen), Melissa George (Bryan), Rachelle Hill (Nathan) and Craig Vanderhulst (Tiffany). Great-opa to Benjamin Vanderhulst. Dear brother of Henk Vanderhulst (Sia). Remembered by several nieces and nephews. Abel retired from Imperial Oil 30 years ago after 26 years of employment. Abel has and made many friends and his laughter could fill a room. He will be sadly missed. A private family service will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donation 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

PHAIR: Vera Geraldine “Jerry”

Posted by on November 22, 2016

PHAIR, Vera Geraldine “Jerry” – Passed away peacefully on November 19, 2016 in her 94th year at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Jerry was born May 29, 1922 to the late Frank and Loreen (nee Boothe) Arnold. Predeceased by her husband Jack (1983) and twin brother Ross and his wife Donna. Survived by her daughter Penny Miller and her husband Doug. Lovingly missed by her sisters Melba Dudley and Gertrude Johnson, special nephew Lorry Tigner who was part of our “farm family” for many years. Also survived by sisters-in-law Marion Phair, Jean Houston, Joy McGaffey, Betty McBrayne and her husband Jim and several nieces and nephews. Jerry was a life-long resident of St. Clair (formerly Moore) Township. She was a member of Bear Creek Presbyterian Church until its closure in 1987. Jerry then became a member of New Life Assembly, Petrolia. She was a life member of Birkhall Women’s Institute and Bear Creek W.M.S. A special thanks to Dr. Li and Staff, the nurses at C.E.E., home support workers Candy and Kelly. And special thanks to neighbours Percy and Lois, Ian and Laurie. Mom and our family couldn’t have managed without you.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am.
Sympathy may be expressed through donation to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or New Life Assembly (Missions).
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MURRAY: Olga of Petrolia

Posted by on November 13, 2016

MURRAY, Olga (Neesom) – Formerly of Manchester, England passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in her 90th year, with family at her side, at Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, Ontario. She was a British Milk Maid, he (Roy) was a Canadian soldier. That chance meeting at a bus stop during the war changed their lives forever. Olga moved to Canada in 1947 to join her husband Roy in New Brunswick. They soon made their way to Sarnia, Ontario and settled on Baird Street in Corunna. Roy built a house and they made it a home with their 6 children. You could hear the delight in her voice whenever she explained she had 6 children – 1 girl and 5 boys, 19 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. This sentence was often followed by, “and there isn’t an ugly one in the bunch!”. She will be missed by many, but especially by her daughter, Ellen (Dave) Mills of Oil Springs, Cliff (Penny) of Goderich, Doug (Carmelle) of Nova Scotia, Russ (Sonia) of Qatar, Dave of Sarnia, and Mel of Goderich. Her husband Roy, went home to heaven in 1995. Olga’s sister Vera in England will miss her letters and phone calls from Canada. Besides, her children, Olga leaves behind 19 grandchildren: Jo-Anne, John, Connie, Janice; Heather, Siobhan; Carol Ann; Elizabeth, Jennifer, Angela, Martha, Nicole, Joshua, Josiah, Joel; Aaron, Aarika, Deidre, Andy, and 31 great grandchildren: Jesse, Liam, Abby, Josh, Kaelyn, Madison, Cody, Connor, Brock, Ruby, Kate, Evan, Nicolas, Abigail, Elijah, Elizabeth, Jenica, Christopher, Juliana, Hannah, Andrew, Johnathan, Victoria, Mathew, Breanna, Samara, Alyssa, Joson, Brielle, Alivia, Brooklyn, and many nieces and nephews. Her brothers, Clifford, died during the war and Arthur, passed away several years ago. She was also predeceased by her parents, Arthur (1972) and Martha Ellen (1978) (Franks) Neesom. Olga came to Canada as a young war bride. This new country was full of promise and adventure but was far from home. She met another war bride, Molly Cook, and they quickly became friends for life. What a wonderful legacy Olga (also known as Mum and Grammie) has left to all that have known and loved her. Join us as we celebrate the life of Olga Murray at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1:00pm with visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Pastor David Lane of Temple Baptist Church in Sarnia, officiating. Burial in Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Samaritan’s Purse, World Vision, a local foodbank, or charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LONGLEY: Jacqueline Katherine of St. Clair Township

Posted by on November 13, 2016

LONGLEY, Jacqueline Katherine – With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Jacqueline Katherine Longley (nee Pettit) of St. Clair Township. She passed away with her family by her side after a courageous battle on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Howard Longley for 50 years. Loving mother of Kathy Tucker (Paul Saunders) and Krista (Dan) Turner. Treasured grandma to Danielle Tucker, Brock, Evan, Kate and Ava Turner. Jackie followed her grandchildren to many different fields and arenas to watch them play baseball, soccer, lacrosse and her favourite, hockey. She enjoyed watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Jackie was retired from Bell Canada. May she rest in peace after years of struggles with cancer and heart disease.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society 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

CARD: William Gerald of Wilkesport

Posted by on November 8, 2016

CARD, William Gerald – It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of William Gerald Card “Bill” on November 6. 2016 at the age of 69 years. Bill lived in Wilkesport Ontario with his beautiful wife and best friend of 49 years Mary (Jackson). He is the Son of Ellen (Shephard) and the late William Card. Bill was the proud and devoted father of Gerald (Amy), Bonnie, Brian (Jennifer), and Barbara (Matt). Loving Grandpa to ShariAnn and Katelyn, Ellen and Jack. Bill was also Great Grandpa to 4 little ones. Youngest brother to Arlene (George), Patsy (Jim), Joe (Bev), Jim (Janet), and Nancy (Bruce). Brother in law of the late Wilfred (Vie), and Ed (June). Bill was a dedicated Electrician for over 4 decades and a long standing member of the IBEW. He spent his career leading by example and was a mentor to all who had the privilege to work with him. Bill loved animals and shared his passion with his family and friends as well as the community. He spent the last few years of his retirement sharing his days with seniors and children taking them on wagon rides. Bill loved to see the smiles on their faces and hearing their memories when they drove through town. He was always there to lend a hand to everyone in need. It was always about everyone else. That was what brought him joy. Bill touched so many lives and it was an honour to all that knew him. Please join the family to celebrate the Life of Bill at the Brigden Fairgrounds on Thursday November 10th from 6 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks that in honour of Bill’s love for children, that you can either buy new children’s winter clothing or donate cash at the hall in order to purchases the clothing for local kids. Donations can also be made to any local children’s charities in Bill’s memory. May we cherish the blessing of knowing such a Great Man by always being Humble and Kind and remember the greatest gift we can give is that of ourselves.
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

MITCHELL, John Wilbert from Oil Springs

Posted by on October 30, 2016

mitchell-picMITCHELL, John Wilbert (Web) – Peacefully at CEE Hospital at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Brain) for 65 years. Father of Dave & Pauline Mitchell, Murray & Pat Mitchell, Ken and Liz Mitchell, Leonard & Josie Mitchell, Cathy & Ernie Hanson, Neil & Laura Mitchell, 31 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Sadly missed by brother Jim Mitchell, sisters Lil Hoskin, Marie DeKeyser, Betty Johnson, Reta McLean, Donna Oliver and Doris Storey (Ed), numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Andrew and Lillie (Welch) Mitchell, granddaughter Helen Bailey, brother in laws Joe Hoskin, Don Youngs, Earl Johnson, Jack McLean, Cliff Oliver; sister in law Sonja Mitchell. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society, C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Oil Springs 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

BAILEY, Leonard Ross from Petrolia

Posted by on October 27, 2016

BAILEY, Leonard Ross – Age 69 of Petrolia, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Judy Bailey.
Loving father of Jessel Ross Tyler Bailey and Katrina Jane Bailey.
Cherished grandfather of Demari Elijah Ross.
Dear brother of Allen (Georgene) Bailey, Sandra (Brian) Hunking, Lori (Edward) Cave. Brother-in-law to Jane and Dennis McLachlin, Janice and Bill Gale and sister-in-law Pat Johnston.
Predeceased by his parents Ross and Vendola Bailey and his mother and father-in-law Phyllis and Ross Johnston and Brother-in-law Dr. Joe (Doris) Johnston.
A Private graveside service will take place at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited for a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Lion’s Hall in Petrolia on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital – Physio Department.
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

PATTERSON: James “Raymond” Neil of Alvinston

Posted by on October 27, 2016

capture2PATTERSON, James “Raymond” Neil – Born in Brooke Township on May 28, 1929. Raymond passed away with dignity and grace on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of W. Jean Patterson (nee Wilson) for 65 years. Loving father of Tim and Kim Patterson of Corunna, Lee and Janice Patterson of Inwood, Mary and Andy Steadman of Brigden, Lori and Laurence Roy of St. Clements. Cherished grandfather of Michael Patterson, Steven and Carrie Patterson, Jennifer and Tobias Rae, Neil Patterson, Erica Steadman and Chad Carruthers, Mark and Jessica Steadman, Erin Steadman, Stephanie Roy and Aran Bismayer, Carolyn Roy and Erik Polzin, Michelle and Kyle Dechert, Chris Patterson and step-grandfather of Amber and Julie McLachlan. Honoured great-grandfather of Ella, Casey, Ryan, Allie, Lukas and Mason. Survived by in-laws Cecil and Lois Wilson, Eva and Phil Walters, Jean Wilson, Greta Wilson, Blanche Wilson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his uncle Foster and aunt Christy Patterson who loved and raised him as their own with their family Neil and Jean Patterson, Jim and Ruth Patterson, Myles and Jean Patterson, Wray and Ruth Patterson, Grace and Bert Lightfoot, Donna and Rae Armstrong. Also predeceased by his parents Isaac and Jessie Patterson (nee McLean), brother Maurice Patterson, mother and father-in-law Aaron and Mina Wilson, and in-laws Norm Wilson, Marge and Wallie Esselment, Stan and Marion Wilson, Roy Wilson, Neil and Ellen Wilson, Alec Wilson, Donald Wilson and Peter Schieman.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Alvinston Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Hope United Church, Alvinston or St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Sarnia

RUMBOLD, Charles “Melvin” of Brigden

Posted by on October 21, 2016

RUMBOLD, Charles Melvin – Age 94 of Petrolia, formerly of Brigden, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Ruby Rumbold (nee Hiller) for 74 years. Loving father of Ken (Shirley) Rumbold, Doris (Gus) Gostick. Cherished grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 4.Survived by his sister-in-law Hazel Rumbold and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Ambrose and Lena (nee Armstong) Rumbold, brothers Delmer Rumbold, Edward (Nancy) Rumbold, and sisters Helen (Orlo) Fournie, Louise (Clayton) Matthews.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden.
A private family graveside will take place at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Albany Retirement Village.
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

DOUGLAS, James of Wilkesport

Posted by on October 3, 2016

DOUGLAS, James Arthur – Age 64 of Wilkesport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Jackeline Mary Douglas (nee Beauvais) (2015) for 43 years. Loving father to Robert Douglas and Angela (Jason) Bell. Cherished grandfather to Maddison and Matthew. Dear brother of Richard (Donna) Douglas, Elizabeth “Betty” (Fred) Smit, Ilyne (Dean) Wolsey, Sandra (Leo) Laur, Audrey (Bob) Jarvis. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Donald (2009) and Shirley (nee Taylor) (2004) Douglas and infant brother Robert Douglas (1950).
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 3-5pm and Wednesday, October 5, 2015 from 3-5pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Black Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donation to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.
Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LAJOIE, Bernard of Sombra

Posted by on October 2, 2016

picLAJOIE, Joseph “Bernard’’ – Age 81 of Sombra, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Dona Lajoie. Loving father of Mark (Lori) Lajoie, Brian Lajoie, Joanne (Tim) Pearson, Diane (Kevin) Bechard, Barry (Michelle) Lajoie, Allan (Heather) Lajoie and David Lajoie. Cherished grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 15. Dear brother of Mireille (Paul) Beauchamp, Jacqueline (Joe) Kennedy, Jeanne D’arc (late Jerry) St. Pierre, Claudette (Don) Sonier, Marcel (Huguette) Lajoie, Jean Guy (Mary) Lajoie, Emiliene (late Homer) Phillion, Clothilde (Ron) Anderson. Brother-in-law of Jean and Helen Lajoie. Survived by Clifford “Bill” (Bonnie) Shephard and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Gaston and Christian.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with prayers starting at 3:30pm.
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 11:00am from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Port Lambton. Interment to follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Sombra.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer Society or Canadian Diabetes 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

ZENICK: William Russell of Wilkesport

Posted by on September 26, 2016

ZENICK, William Russell – Age 73, of Wilkesport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Son of the late William and Laura (nee Doan) Ziniuk. Beloved husband of Nancy Zenick (nee Lawrence). Loving father of Kelly (Chris) Wells of Sarnia, Bill (Laura) Zenick of Saskatchewan, Peter (Marielle) Zenick of Sarnia and Rachael (TJay) Waite of Alberta. Cherished by his grandchildren Kitty Wells, Matthew Wells, Erin Wells, Sarah Zenick, Bobby Zenick, Zack Waite, Drew Waite and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Gayle and Don Roberts. Survived by his in-laws Linda Irwin, Phyllis Lawrence, Allan and Cindy Lawrence, Bertha Lawrence. Predeceased by his beloved grandson Bradley Waite (2014), in-laws Donna and Nick Carter, Neil and Joanne Lawrence, James Lawrence, Jack and Joan Lawrence, Keith Irwin, Peter Lawrence as well as his nieces Kerry Irwin and Christy Lawrence. Russ worked for the Local 539 Sheet Metal Union for many years.
At Russ’s request cremation has taken place and Graveside Service will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00pm. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice. 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

DAVIS, Eleanor (Lambkin) from Dresden

Posted by on September 22, 2016

davis-picDAVIS, Eleanor Loraine (nee Lambkin) – Peacefully on September 22, 2016 in her 97th year Eleanor Davis passed away at Heritage Court Residence in Dresden. Eleanor lived in Dresden and was formally of Wilkesport. Born in Enniskillen Township September 28, 1919 to the late Joseph and Catherine (Arnold) Lambkin. Predeceased by husband of 50 years, George, in 1994. Survived by children Barbara and Ken Sitzes of Oil City, Marguerite and Richard White of Sarnia, Connie and the late Lee McDonald of Dawn Township, Leslie and Debbie Davis of Wilkesport and Kenneth and Dorothy Davis of Sarnia. 11 grandsons and 1 grand daughter and 21 great grandchildren. Also survived by brother in-law Jim and Doris Davis. Predeceased by her sister Katherine and Wesley Metcalf and sister-in-law Violet and David Dadson. She and George spent many years camping and travelling and she enjoyed many trips with friend Mildred.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10am to the service time at 11am.
Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to CNIB 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: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

DAWSON; Gerald Douglas of Oil City

Posted by on September 17, 2016

DAWSON, GERALD DOUGLAS – Age 74 of Oil City peacefully passed away on September 16, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Gerry will be greatly missed by his friend and wife for 50 years, Pat Dawson. Loving Father to Melissa Haskett, Michael Dawson and Pamela Talbot. Special Grandfather to Hayley and Emily Haskett, Spencer and Tyler Talbot and Brooke and Jackson Dawson. Dear Brother of Doreen Klapak and Catherine (Art) Sterling. Gerry will be remembered by Brother and sister in-laws Barb and Bill MacNeil, Joanne Wagner, Betty Wagner, Sylvia and Allan Knight and Lynn and Ross Howes. Predeceased by Brother Keith, brother-in-law’s Joe Klapak, Lyle and Glen Wagner and Sister-in-law Ann Wagner. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Gerald worked for Holmes Foundry for 25 years, he was an avid fisherman, loved carpentry and was a passionate volunteer.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5-9 pm. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home.
Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Children’s Health Foundation, London (Cheques only).
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca . Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BROWN: Elizabeth Gail of Corunna

Posted by on September 15, 2016

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth Gail BROWN – Age 76, of Corunna, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Terrance O’Dell Brown (2002). Daughter of John William and Beryl Marie (Harrison) Underwood. They were also parents to the late Valerie Marlene Cassin and twins Kathleen Alice Kann and Colleen Marie Cardin. Survived by brothers-in-law Peter Kann and James Michael Cassin Sr. Predeceased by paternal grandparents William Charles and Emma Ellen (Cornish) Underwood, maternal grandparents Charles Valentine and Florence Olive (Knight) Harrison and brother-in-law Albert Vallinga. Elizabeth’s sense of adventure took her to all corners of the globe and during her travels, she and Terry shared so many wonderful memories but most importantly was the many friendships they made in so many countries. Summertime was spent at her Lake Matinenda cottage for ten years. A very special thank you for the care and support given by Marie Windjack.
Following Beth’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment of ashes at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Vincent DePaul, Forest, Ontario.
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

JOHNSON: Hazel Evelyn of Corunna

Posted by on September 14, 2016

JOHNSON, Hazel Evelyn (nee Vye) – Age 88 of Corunna, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Sylvester “Twisty” Johnson (1986). Loving mother of LuAnn and her husband Clement Kirby of London. Predeceased by her parents Henry (1988) and Alice (nee McKeegan) (1982) Vye. Hazel sold Avon in the Corunna area for 53 years.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to 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: London, Sarnia

NAYLAR: Peter Richard Winsor, formerly of Port Lambton

Posted by on September 10, 2016

NAYLAR, Peter Richard Winsor – Age 87, formerly of Port Lambton, passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Hospice on September 10, 2016. Peter was born in London, England. Beloved husband of the late Christina Marian Naylar (2012). He will be sadly missed by his sister June DeRooy. Peter was a loving uncle to Evan and JoEllen, David and Karen DeRooy and families, Yvonne and Victor Lavoie and many nieces and nephews in England and Canada. Peter was the son of the late Richard William and Maude Alice (Sherratt) Naylar. Predeceased by his brother-in-law John and sister-in-laws Rene, Grace and Edna.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A memorial service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday September 16, 2016 at 11:00am. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Petrolia, Parkinson Society or charity of choice. 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

KELLY: Mary Eleanor of Oil Springs

Posted by on September 4, 2016

KELLY, Mary Eleanor (nee Piggott) – Passed into the arms of the lord, peacefully with her loving family by her side on September 3, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the tender age of 84. Mary leaves behind her lifelong love and partner of 65 years, Willard Kelly. Loving mother to Nancy Hamm (Eric), Jim Kelly (Shelley), David Kelly (Donna-Lee), Gary Kelly (Sharleen), Brenda Hannon and Tom Kelly. Special Grandmother to Ryan Kelly (Kaitlyn), Daniel Kelly (Cindy), Wesley Kelly, Shayna Kermer (Jamie), Jayme Zukiwsky (Dan), Whitney Litchfield (Allan), Cory Kelly, Curtis Reid and Erin Friel (Shaun). Mary was a very proud Great Grandmother to Keira Kermer, Bronwyn Litchfield, Cadence Zukiwsky, Layla Friel, Trenton Litchfield and newest member to the family Sophia Mary Kelly. Mary’s family was always very important to her, especially her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, who brought her much love and great joy. Mary had a beautiful voice for singing and was asked many times to sing at various functions. She was known as a loving, kind, and compassionate person, always putting everyone’s needs before her own. She volunteered for 10 years at the Petrolia Hospital Day Care Service, was an active Club Leader within 4H and in the Rebecca Lodge for many years. Mary’s had many interests one was quilting, she made the most beautiful quilts, loving care put into every single stitch. Mary also leaves behind her only surviving sibling Jack Piggott (Ruth) as well as sister in-laws Kathleen Lochner, Colleen Bilton (Ron), Marguerite Anderson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by; her parents John and Myrtle (Hurst) Piggott, her in-iaws Wilfred and Reta (McKay) Kelly, brothers George, Delbert (Helen), sisters Pearl Craig (Don), Edith Holliday (Harold), Wilma Stevens (Howard), Jean Lovegrove (Stewart), Annie Hall (Leslie), sister in-laws Winnifred Kelly, Juanita Thompson, brother-in-laws Mac Thompson, Howard Lochner and Frank Anderson.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Rev. Jim White officiating. Interment to follow at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Oil Springs United Church or the Oil Springs Food Bank.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca . Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

JENNINGS-YULE: Barbara Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on September 3, 2016

JENNINGS-YULE, Barbara Ann (nee Butler) – Age 58, of Sarnia, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at London Health Sciences – Victoria Campus. Beloved wife of Bill Yule. Dear mother of Christopher Jennings and his wife Samantha-Lynn Jennings. Cherished grandmother of Dominic, Isis, Stormy and Riley. Dear daughter of Doreen Butler (nee Carter) and the late Ralph Butler (2014). Survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A private family graveside service will take place at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

STEPHENS: Ilabelle, formerly of Brigden

Posted by on August 25, 2016

STEPHENS, Ilabelle Rowcliffe (nee Campbell) – Age 91, formerly of RR#1 Brigden. Lovingly surrounded by her family, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James “Jim” William Stephens (2011). Loving mother of Scott (Susan) Stephens of Brigden and John (Missy) Stephens of Petrolia. Caring grandmother of Jill Stephens (Craig), Luke Stephens and Oliver Stephens. Survived by sister and brother-in-law Eleanor “Stevie” (Robert) Newman and well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents James and Eva Mae (nee Rowcliffe) Campbell, her sister Jean (Gordon) Armitage and her brother-in-law Barney (Mildred) Stephens. Ilabelle was a life member of the Brigden United Church as well as the U.C.W. and the Plum Creek Community.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Funeral service will take place Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery with Pastor Tim Brown officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Brigden United Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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MARSH: Arthur Albert Dixon of Wilkesport

Posted by on August 20, 2016

MARSH, Arthur Albert Dixon – Age 87 of Wilkesport, peacefully transcended from God’s land into God’s hands at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Friday, August 19, 2016. Arthur was the beloved husband of June Ilene Marsh, the love of his life for 63 years, along with his treasured four-legged canine companion, Julie. Arthur’s memory will continue to be embraced by his son Robert and his wife Janet Marsh, daughter LuAnne and her husband Reg Rummerfield, son Richard and his friend Robyn Marsh, and his youngest daughter Christine (Marsh) and her husband Kevin Johnson. His children will forever cherish his love and admire his strength. Arthur was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jon and his wife Renee Marsh, Mike and his wife Angela Marsh, and Sydney, Emma (2002), Jayda and Harrison Johnson and 6 great-grandchildren. All these little farmers brought immense joy to grandpa! Arthur retired from Mueller’s Foundry in 1989 and became one of the longest surviving bladder cancer patients in Southwestern Ontario, initially diagnosed in 1988 and then subsequently spent many years battling associated surgeries, kidney failure and diabetes too. The family wish to thank all of the nurses, doctors, specialists and helpers who became a part of Dad’s journey for so many years.
His journey through life was hard.
Through sickness and disease so marred.
But a fine family was raised.
And to God he gave praise.
No more work, no more wait.
No more worry, you’ve arrived at Heaven’s Gate.
Your legacies will continue on and on,
For such a beautiful life so well done.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00pm. A celebration of Art’s life will take place at 5:00pm. Cremation has taken place.
Expressions of remembrance may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the United Church of Canada and are appreciated by the family.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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SETOLA: Elena of Brigden

Posted by on August 5, 2016

SETOLA, Elena – Age 69, of Brigden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Antonio Setola for 49 years. Loving mother of Maria Setola-Rubino (Joe Rubino), Pasquale Setola and Antonietta Setola-Malott. Cherished grandmother of Alessandro Setola, Bianca Rubino, Ethan Malott, Salvatore Rubino, Micah Malott, Hannah Malott, Margerita Setola and Gabriele Setola. Dear sister of Giovanni, Rosetta and Dionigio Fontana. Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Lucia (nee Cantelli) Fontana and her brother Augustino Fontana.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. A private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to ALS Society of Canada (Cheques only) or St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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THOMAS: James Gordon of Sombra

Posted by on August 4, 2016

THOMAS, James Gordon – Age 76, of Sombra, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Kay Thomas (nee Wimmer) for 55 years. Loving father of Carol Andrews (Terry Richardson), Kevin Thomas (Lori Cook), Kari Salisbury (Tex), Kelly Thomas (Ida) and Tina Goetheyn (Doug). Cherished grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 19. Dear brother of Peggy Dillinger. Predeceased by his parents Gordon Charles Thomas and Annie Mabel Thomas (nee Moffit), siblings Lorraine (Dodi) Hofmann, Bill Thomas, Kathleen Baumann and Angela Munro.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
A private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Sombra.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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JAKOBSEN: Barbara Joyce of Brigden

Posted by on July 31, 2016

JAKOBSEN, Barbara Joyce – Age 72, of Brigden, formerly of Mooretown, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Bert Jakobsen (2015) for 52 years. Loving mother of Sandy (Ryan) Duffy of Sombra. Dear Nana of Abbygayle, Chloe and Samuel Duffy. Dear sister of Evelyn (late Ralph) White, Sharon (Allan) Long and Dorothy (Donald) Goodman. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Irwin and Dorothy (Berdan) O’Rielly, brothers William Savoy and David O’Rielly.
Following Barb’s wishes there will be a graveside service announced at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or “U” Turn Ministries.
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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McVEY: Mary-Lou of Brigden

Posted by on July 29, 2016

McVEY, Mary-Lou Jean (Wilson) – Age 57, of Brigden passed away suddenly on Friday, July 29, 2016 at London Health Sciences, Victoria Hospital Campus. Beloved wife of Calvin McVey for 37 years. Loving mother of Ilene (Rusty) Struck. Special mom of Payton McVey. Cherished nanny of Owen and Logan Struck. Predeceased by her parents Ron and Florence (Bell) Wilson, daughter Leanne McVey and infant child. Mary-Lou will be greatly missed by family, friends and the Brigden Community.
Family and friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Cremation to follow.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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