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

VANDERBURG: Mary Frances of Sarnia

Posted by on April 15, 2016

VANDERBURG, Mary Frances – Age 66 of Sarnia, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved wife of David Lloyd Vanderburg for 19 years. Loving mother of Gary, Thomas and Becky. Cherished by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by 6 sisters, 2 brothers and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Frances (Gehrke) Austin.
Cremation has taken place. Following Mary’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to charity of choice. 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

SMITH: Violet Lily of Petrolia, formerly of Moore Township

Posted by on April 8, 2016

SMITH picSMITH, Violet Lily – Age 97, formerly of Moore Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James Henry Smith (2009). Loving mother of Sandra Ellenor of Belle River and Paul (Susan) Smith of RR#1 Mooretown. Cherished grandmother of Shelly (Shawn) Grylls, Pamela Dugal, Ezio De Santis, Lisa Smith and Amanda (Sean) Jenkins. Great-grandmother of Wesley, Josh, Brandi and Tessa. Great-great-grandmother of Jacob Dugal. Predeceased by her parents John and Lily (Clarke) Wareham and brother Cyril (Kathleen) Wareham. Violet was a Life Member of Knox-Moore Presbyterian Church and taught piano for many years.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Knox-Moore Presbyterian Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. The Smith family would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the staff of Lambton Meadowview Villa, especially Dr. Susan Mather, all the nurses and P.S.W’s involved in mom’s fine care.
Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Windsor

Donahue, Bonita

Posted by on March 12, 2016

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend Bonita Joan (McLaughlin) Donahue “Bonnie” of Courtright. She passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on Saturday March 12th, 2016 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Larry Donahue for 55 years. Adored by her children Christine (Lenny) Morrison; of Mitchell, Mark (Lori) Donahue; of Courtright, and Stephen (Ann) Donahue of Wasaga Beach. Loving grandmother of Molly and Tom Morrison; Michael, Amberlee and (late CJ) Donahue; Rachel, Kaitie, Rebecca and Emily Donahue. Daughter of the late Don and Shirley (Whitsitt) McLaughlin. Lovingly missed by Kaye (Kelvin) Pierre and Don Walton. Predeceased by mother and father in-law Roy and Mary Donahue, brother in-law Mike Donahue, brother and sister in-law Patsy and Barney Nottley, and nephew Michael Nottley. She will be fondly remembered by the Nottley and McLaughlin families. Bonita was a long-time school teacher.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Tuesday March 15, 2016 4-7pm.
A funeral mass will be conducted from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Corunna on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 10:30am.
Interment at Sutherland Cemetery at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

YOUNG: Eileen Dorothy of Petrolia

Posted by on February 29, 2016

YOUNG photoYOUNG, Eileen Dorothy (Tice) – Age 81 of Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Bluewater Health –C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Young (1999). Loving mother of Elizabeth (Ansel) Smart, Susan (Bob) Mitchell, Tim (Karen) Young, Laura (Ken) McLeod, Patrick (Susan) Young, Mike (Jane) Young, Joe (Heather) Young. Cherished grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 21. Dear sister of Ken (Fern) Tice and Sharon (Bob) Beggs. Predeceased by her parents William Walter (1983) and Alice Maude (Capes) Tice (2007).
Cremation has taken place. A Private Family Graveside Memorial Service will take place at Bear Creek Cemetery at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney 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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PARR: David William of Ajax formerly of Brigden

Posted by on February 27, 2016

PARR, Dr. David William – Of Ajax, formally of Brigden, Ontario, passed away on Sunday, January 31st, 2016. David was born September 17, 1946 and is predeceased by parents Audrey (Rogers) Parr and Dr. Raymond David Frederick Parr of Brigden. He is survived by son Bradley William Parr and daughter Devin (Tim) Mann and grandsons James and Lucas Mann – all of California. He is also survived by his caring special friend of 17 years Gail Aziz – her daughter Lindsay Sirois (John) – and their son Jack – who loved his buddy “Duke”. David is sadly missed by his sister Mary Ann (Dr. Dave) Jones and nephews Bryan and Brent Jones.
A celebration of David’s life took place Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Ajax where David practiced dentistry for 42 years. There will be a private family internment in the spring at Bear Creek Cemetery.
A Memorial Donation may be considered in memory of Dr. David Parr at the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre (where he volunteered) 275 Steamship Bay Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario, PlP 1Z9 Reg# 132617770RR0001, or to 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.

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WHITE: Carl Douglas of Mooretown

Posted by on February 27, 2016

WHITE, Carl Douglas – Age 55 of RR#1 Mooretown, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved son of Donna Margaret White (nee Campbell) and the late Clayton White (2005). Greatly missed by his brother Harley Clayton White. Survived by several cousins. Following Carl’s wishes a Private Family Graveside has taken place on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the 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.

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MARSH: Aleta May formerly of Brigden

Posted by on February 19, 2016

MARSH picAleta May Marsh (nee Courtney), age 99, formerly of Brigden, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia on Thursday February 18, 2016, just a few days away from reaching her 100th year. Aleta was born in Sarnia and was a graduate of SCITS. Beloved mother of Ronald Everett (Wendy) Marsh of Toronto, Dr. Brian Allen (Kathleen) Marsh of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Gary Marsh and Kayley Marsh both of Toronto. Rod (Titania) Marsh of Bowen Island, BC and Courtney (Greg) Kirby of Delta, BC. Cherished great grandmother of Wilde Marsh, Madison and Barrett Everett Kirby. Survived by her brother Fred Courtney and friend Ruby. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Essie (Hoover) Courtney, husband Everett Marlin Marsh (1983) of 47 years, sisters Vera (Ed) Odell and Mabel (Chris) Walters, dear sister-in-law Evelyn Courtney. Aleta was secretary and operated the Brigden Hydro System alongside Everett for many years. As well as being a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother, Aleta was an active member of the Women’s Institute, the United Church Women of Brigden United Church, a member of the Brigden Home Builders Club and a founding member of the Moore Museum. Aleta’s artistry was witnessed in delicious meals, her beautiful gardens and love of fashion. Aleta enjoyed many pursuits including golf, curling and participating in the Brigden Fair. She enjoyed her bridge friends to the end. In her senior years Aleta happily pursued her art work and through grit determination, got her driver’s license. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN, on Friday February 26, 2016 from 3 to 7pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday February 27, 2016 at 11:00am, followed by interment at Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Brigden United Church, Brigden Park Place or charity of your choice. Memories may be sent online to www.steadmanbrothers.ca Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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KUCHROWY: John Alexander of Oil Springs

Posted by on January 31, 2016

KUCHROWY, John Alexander – Age 73 of Oil Springs, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. He was his own man, one of a kind and loved unconditionally by his family. Beloved husband of Linda Kuchrowy for 52 years. Loving father of Kelly Kuchrowy (Lowana). Cherished grandfather of Breanne (Nathan) and Mathew. Dear brother of Rosemary Tonkin (Megan and Gareth) and extended family. Predeceased by his daughter Dawn (2011), mother Anne (2013), father John (1990) and brother Bob (1972). His canine companion, Clifford, has lost his buddy. John loved to fish and spend time boating with family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Maddison and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their wonderful support and care of John during the last two weeks. A special thanks to Don Kersey, Doug Hacking and his visiting nurse, Cynthia.
At John’s request there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.
**Fishing until current kickoff xxx
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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