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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Filed Under: Sarnia

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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Filed Under: Sarnia

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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Filed Under: Sarnia

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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Filed Under: Sarnia

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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Filed Under: Sarnia

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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Filed Under: Sarnia

MURPHY: Melvin David of Port Lambton

Posted by on July 6, 2016

MURPHY, Melvin David – Age 81 of Port Lambton, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Raymond) Murphy. Loving father of Pat (Marianne) Murphy, Alan (Janice) Murphy, Elizabeth (Ray) Demers, Becky (Kevin) Smalls, Bradlee (Hillary) Murphy, Marjorie Raymond (Claire Wales), MaryLou LaFleche, Gary (Janice) Raymond, Karen (Arnold) Kester, Sherry (Michael) St. Louis, Renée (Ryan) Pollock. Cherished by 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Norita Reynolds and his sisters Mildred (Byron) Stephens and Wanda and son-in-law Jim Rohde. Melvin was a member of the Bluewater Chordsmen in Sarnia and a 50 year member of the Chordial 4 Quartet.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Black Creek Cemetery. Deacon Cyril Cogghe officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to 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

DENNETT: William “Lyle” Henry of Brigden

Posted by on July 5, 2016

DENNETT, William “Lyle” Henry – With saddened hearts we announce the passing of William Henry “Lyle” Dennett on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the age of 89. He was a lifelong resident of the Brigden area and enjoyed the history of his community. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Prosak) for 66 years. Loving father of Linda (Joe) Gibbs of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Paul) Kells and Dan Gibbs. Sadly missed by his great-grandchildren Alanah, Ben and Sam who added much richness to his later life. Survived by special cousins from the Dennett side of the family and several nieces and nephews. Lyle worked in construction and building for many years and was a Building Superintendent for Rankin Construction. His passion was woodworking making “Lyle’s Toys”.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 1-4 pm.
Funeral service will be held Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Rev. Sandra Fogarty officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

RICARD: Isabel Marie

Posted by on July 3, 2016

TOMS-RICARD, Isabel Marie (nee Broders) – Passed away on Saturday July 2, 2016 at Sumac Lodge Sarnia in her 89th year. She was born December 7, 1927 in Tilting, Fogo Island, NL. Belle was a long time resident of Sombra until 1967 and then Courtright until 2014. She enjoyed many years as a member of the CWL in Corunna and the Friendship Club in Courtright. Loving mother of Michael (Michele) Toms, Mary (Jamie) Williamson, Joseph Toms, Karen (Kevin) Sherwood, Philip (Michelle) Toms, Kathleen (Robert) Toms and David (Margy) Toms. Survived by brothers Gus (Brenda), Joseph (Isabel) and Raymond Broders, brothers-in-law Mike (Jean), Albert (Daisy) and Dave (Jane) Toms, Robert (Rita) Garsnell and sisters-in-law Barb Toms, Muriel Lilley, Marcella Toms and Joan (Guido) Vanboven. Belle will be remembered and missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husbands Edward Toms (1987) and J.C. Ricard (1992), infant daughter Muriel Ann, brothers Lawrence (Kathleen), and Fergus (Marie), sister Teresa (Albert) and sister-in-law Hilda Broders, brothers-in-law George and Jack Toms and sister-in-law Bride (Alec) Houle. Special thanks to the staff of Sumac Lodge for all their loving care and support given to Mom and our family. She will be sadly missed. Cremation has taken place. A Mass and celebration of life will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Corunna on Friday, August 26, 2015 at 10:30am. Burial of ashes to follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Sombra. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MACRAE: Waive Donelda of Brigden

Posted by on June 26, 2016

MACRAE, Waive “Donelda” – Age 78 of Brigden passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Duncan John MacRae for 52 years. Loving mother of Christine (Bruce) Laidlaw of Sarnia, Robert (Jennifer) MacRae of Guelph, Peter (Angie) MacRae of Brigden. Cherished grandmother of Justin Cumming, Julie Cumming, Stephanie MacRae, Kaden MacRae, Hunter Johnson, Logan MacRae and Morgan MacRae. Dear sister of Della (Russell) McLean and sister-in-law of Cathy Scott. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Mary Ethel (Mills) Scott, daughter Sandra Jane MacRae (1970), brothers Dean, Keith, Ewart and Howard (Sue) Scott. Donelda was a member of the Moore Agricultural Society for many years.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Rev. Jo-Anne Symington officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations the Heart & Stroke Foundation or 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: Guelph, Ontario, Sarnia

Dennis, John Robert

Posted by on June 18, 2016

DENNIS, JOHN ROBERT age 86, of Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia formerly of Enniskillen Township passed away on Saturday June 18, 2016. Beloved husband of Lois (Williams) Dennis for 63 years. Loving father of Garry (Janice) Dennis, Rick (Brenda) Dennis and Mark (Jennifer) Dennis. Dear grandfather of Wayne (Kelly) Dennis; Krista Dennis and Bob Christian; Michelle Dennis and John Rottier; Patrick Dennis; Courtney Dennis and Taylor Sharp; Michael Dennis and Daniel Dennis. Dear great grandfather of Katlyne Dennis, Wesley Dennis and Jace Sharp. Survived by sister Marion McFedran (late Neil) as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Wesley and Lillian (Stewart) Dennis, sister Janet (Jack) Pray, and brothers Stanley (Marie) Dennis and Ernest Dennis. John was a member of the local Carpenters Union #1256 for 50 years, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion #216 Petrolia and he farmed in Enniskillen Township for 76 years. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Tuesday June 21, 2016 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 11:00am with Rev. Sandra Fogarty officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Lambtonian Common Room Project and Brigden 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

HALL: Annie Viola, formerly of Brigden and Sarnia

Posted by on June 17, 2016

HALL, Annie Viola – formerly of Brigden and Sarnia, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Leslie Hall (2004). Loving mother of Lynda, Ron and the late Patricia (2006). Remembered, with love, by her grandchildren Jeff (Lorraine) McColl, John (Peggy) McColl, Lauren, Alixandra and Evan Hall. Cherished great-grandmother of Sienna and Mara McColl. Sadly missed by special family friends Shawn and Bernie Kilduff. Dear sister of Jack (Ruth Ann) Piggott and Mary (Willard) Kelly. Predeceased by siblings George Piggott, Delbert Piggott, Edith Holiday, Pearl Craig, Jean Lovegrove and Wilma Stevens. Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and friends.
The family of Annie extend their appreciation to her many friends at Bluewater Country, Sarnia and to the terrific staff as well as many new friends that she found at Masonville Manor, London. The excellent, compassionate care that she received at Palliative Care, University Hospital and the dedicated and understanding staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London helped Annie and her family through her final days.
At Annie’s request, a private family graveside service will take place at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church, Sarnia Humane 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: London, Sarnia

Piggott, Ross

Posted by on June 5, 2016

PIGGOTT, Ross Vernon age 88, of Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia formerly of Brigden, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday June 4, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Mary Louise (Gadsby) 2005 Piggott. Loving father of Gary (Lori), their children Denika & Brigetta; son Grant (Dianne), their children Joelyn Herrington (Scott), Kimberly Hockey (Peter), their children Melody & Grant and Julie Childs (Tyler); daughter Connie Classen (Jeff), their children Bobbi Lee Fournie (Jeff), their children Kassidy & Robbie, Kristina Connors (Dean) their daughter Kadence Connors and Nicloe Classen (Dino Poa); and son Bryan Piggott (Christine), their children Steven Piggott (Aleah), their children Emerson & Weston, Stefany McCallum (Nick), their children Finley & Colson and son Scott Piggott (Erin). Also survived by his brother Douglas Piggott (Pat), sisters-in-law Marion Piggott (Beverley), Joyce Piggott (Rae), Aldene Snider and Nancy Gadsby. Predeceased by his parents Clarence (1978) and Viola Harkins (1976) Piggott brothers Beverley (2005), Rae (2006) and infant sister Anne Marie (1935). Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Tuesday June 7, 2016 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 11:00am with Rev Sandra Fogerty officiating. Interment at Bear Creek Cemetery. Ross farmed his entire life in Enniskillen. His biggest joy was his family, farming and his faith. Ross was a life member of Brigden United Church. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Food Grains Bank ”Forget–me-not” Project c/o Brigden United Church, and Alzheimer’s Society. A special thank you to all the staff at Lambton Meadowview Villa for their dedication and compassionate care our father received.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.
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Filed Under: Sarnia

BRADSHAW: Gerald Lloyd of Petrolia

Posted by on May 15, 2016

BRADSHAW, Gerald Lloyd– Age 79, of Petrolia, formerly of Keremeds B.C., passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (Gammon) Bradshaw (2015) for 53 years. Loving father of the late Timothy Bradshaw (2014) and his late step-son James Ramesbottom (2014). Survived by his daughter-in-laws Bi Bi Bradshaw and Lorraine Ramesbottom. Cherished grandfather of Jo Anne Timmes, Jaxon Bradshaw, Becky Ramesbottom and great-grandfather of Livea, Ryan, Maya and Lola. Dear brother of Leda (late Jack) Webster, Edward (Lucille) Bradshaw, Leo (Jean) Bradshaw, Barbara (Denys) Stewart, late Bruce (Rosemary) Bradshaw and the late Noreen Bradshaw-Roy. Lovingly remember by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Hazel (Nottley) Bradshaw. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in the mid 50’s. After his service with the navy he worked for North American Van Lines for many years. The family wish to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the nursing staff of Bluewater Health, Sarnia for the fine care and compassion given to Gerry. A special thank-you to the friends at Lambtonian Apartments for making Gerry feel so welcome.
Following Gerald’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family graveside will take place at a later date in Bradshaw Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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: British Columbia, Sarnia

BOSS: Kelly Anne of Sarnia

Posted by on May 13, 2016

BOSS, Kelly Anne (nee Smith) – Age 50 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved mother of Ashly Louise Boss and Mason Lee Stevenson. Loving daughter of Louise Lucas (late Don Smith). Survived by her sister Kimberly Smith and her nephew Tyler Currie-Smith. Kelly greatly enjoyed her career as Chief Cook, travelling on the Great Lakes freighters. A Celebration of Life will be held at Stoke’s By The Bay on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:00pm. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. 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

MATTHEWS: Annie Louise of Delaware

Posted by on May 8, 2016

MATTHEWS, Annie Louise – Peacefully passed during the night of Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Middlesex Terrace, Delaware at the age of 92. Louise was born May 12, 1923 in Moore Township to Ambrose and Lena (nee Armstrong) Rumbold. Beloved wife of the late Clayton Matthews (2005) for 65 years. Loving mother of Carol (Brian) Cannom of Delaware and the late Gary (2007) (Janis) Matthews of Brigden. Cherished grandmother of Samuel Cannom, Ann (Derek) Bonin, Allison (David) Cieri, Craig (Melissa) Matthews and Trevor Matthews (Alanna Quock). Great-grandmother, fondly referred to as “GG” by Anthony and Ryder Cieri, Kaiya, Halia, Quinn and Mazlyn Bonin, and Grayson Matthews. Survived by her brother Melvin (Ruby) Rumbold and sister-in-law Hazel Rumbold. Predeceased by brothers Delmar, Edward (Nancy) Rumbold and sister Helen (Orlo) Fournie. Louise will also be remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:00am until the memorial service time at 11:30am. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sixth Line United Church. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Our family would like to thank the staff at Middlesex Terrace for their exceptional, compassionate care and kindness during her residency and especially during her last weeks. Also much appreciation and thanks to Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Andy, David and Mark for their efficient and sensitive assistance.

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

WEBSTER: John “Jack” Gordon of Oil Springs

Posted by on May 1, 2016

WEBSTER, John “Jack” Gordon – Age 85, of Oil Springs, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Leda (nee Bradshaw) Webster for 63 years. Loving father of Patricia Ann Webster of Burnaby, B.C. and Catherine Mae McLean of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Darryl Patrick McLean of Sarnia. Survived by his sister Mona Lawhon of Texas, in-laws Edward (Lucille) Bradshaw, Gerald (late Lillian) Bradshaw, Leo (Jean) Bradshaw, Barbara (Denys) Stewart, Rosemary (late Bruce) Bradshaw and the late Noreen Bradshaw-Roy. Predeceased by his parents George and Mae (Hurd) Webster, sisters Marion Jones, Violet Prestanski, Viola McLachlan, sons-in-law Bruce Gongola and Donald McLean. Jack had a great passion for the outdoors, fishing and photography. He worked at Imperial Oil for 35 years. Jack belonged to the Oil Springs Heritage Committee and lived in Oil Springs for over 81 years. A special thank-you to Fiddick’s Nursing Home and Lambton Meadowview Villa Nurses, staff and Dr. Li.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or 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, Vancouver