PETTIT: Heidi Marie of Petrolia

Posted by on April 18, 2018

PETTIT, Heidi Marie – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Heidi Pettit (Voordenhout) on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 35. She leaves behind her husband and soul mate, Jeff, and 2 beautiful children, Clayton and Paisley. Heidi is survived by her parents John and Dorothy Voordenhout, brothers Mike (Jenni) and Chris (Kim); parents-in-law Derek and Janet Pettit, brother-in-law Dave (Darlene) and sister-in-law Jennifer (Steve) as well as many nieces and nephews. Heidi also leaves behind her “Oma and Opa”, John and Geri Voordenhout, aunts and uncles and many cousins, friends and co-workers. Heidi was employed in Sarnia by the Canadian Mental Health Association. She will be deeply missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to an Open House Reception at Brigden Fair Grounds (2976 Brigden Road, Brigden) on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (www.lambtonkent.cmha.ca) would be greatly appreciated.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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BEAZLEY, Roger George of Wyoming

Posted by on April 14, 2018

BEAZLEY, Roger George – Age 75 of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Loving father of Julie Beazley, Sean Beazley and Brad (Deirdre Park) Beazley. Cherished grandfather of Liam Murillo Beazley. Predeceased by his parents George Alfred and Helen Louise (Armstrong) Beazley and his infant brother Robert. RIP Dad/Grandpa. Our hearts are broken and you will be missed beyond measure. Such a sweet, generous, supportive, gentle giant with an enormous heart, smile and spirit. We love you to infinity and beyond. Roger lost his left leg above his knee to osteomyelitis after incurring multiple injuries to his knee due to his love of sports. He was a huge basketball enthusiast and was an enormous Raptors fan. His amputation was never a disability to him. He never let it deter him from the things he loved to do. Fishing and travel being two of his passions, he loved nothing more than doing those things with his kids. Roger was an incredibly loving, supportive Grandpa to his Grandson Liam. He accompanied Liam on many of his medical appointments to Sick Kids Hospital. They shared a very special bond. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the love and companionship shared between Roger and Willow – the sweet husky he adopted from The Sarnia & District Humane Society. RIP to one of the most generous hearts we have met.
At the family’s request there will be no services. Cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or Down Syndrome Association of Ontario (www.dsao.ca)
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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WARK, Ethan Alexander Edward from Petrolia

Posted by on April 10, 2018

It is with sadden hearts that the family of Ethan Alexander Edward Wark, age 10 months, announce his passing on April 09, 2018 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. 

Funeral Details
Family and friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 11:30 am until service time at 1:00pm   

Donations – Cheques only please
Ronald McDonald House, London 

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Filed Under: Sarnia

PERRY, William George of Petrolia

Posted by on April 9, 2018

PERRY, William George – Age 89, of Petrolia, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia with his family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Joanne Maude Kingstone. Loving father of William “Bud” (Susan), Janet (Ray) MacPhee, Ian (Cassandra), the late Grant (2000) (Joey), Susan (Pete DeWit), Leslie (Jesse) Bartolomucci, Tara (Jim) Boyle and Lindsay (Ruth). Cherished grandfather of Neill, Alex, Ben, Sarah, Katrin, Brenna, David, Michael, Roberta, Jessica, Elizabeth, Christopher, Patrick, Alexandra, Shannon, Victoria, Joanne and Sam and great grandfather of Ella and Aria.
Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Metropolitan United Church, Toronto.
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, Toronto

McCALLUM, Mary Aileen of Oil Springs

Posted by on April 4, 2018

McCALLUM, Mary Aileen, It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Aileen McCallum (Wagner) in her 84th year, at London Science – University Hospital on April 3, 2018 with her family by her side. Beloved wife for 64 years to the late Delbert McCallum (2011). Loving mother to Neil and Janet McCallum, Lynn and Udo Seltner, Ivan McCallum and their infant daughter (1961). Cherished grandmother to Jessica and Justin Smith, Katie McCallum, James and Lucas McCallum and grand-puppy Gracie. Dear sister to Shirley Woodburn and Fay and Ralph Stevens. Sister-In-Law to Audrey Wagner, Donelda Stephenson, Jean McCallum and Marg McCallum.
Predeceased by her parents David and Agnes Wagner, brothers and sisters Jack (Hilda) Wagner, Laura (Orlo) Mater, Cal (Mary) Wagner, Bill (Mary) Wagner, Robert Wagner, Jean (Harvey) Ford, Bill Woodburn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mom drove bus for over 30 years. She loved her family, gardening and social visits anywhere.
As to mom’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A private family service will take place at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donation to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME
519-864-1193. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Sarnia

HAYWARD: Donald Harold of Sarnia

Posted by on March 21, 2018

HAYWARD, Donald Harold – Age 67 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at his home. Loving husband of Penny Lou Hayward (Parker) together for 17 years and married for 9 years. Loving father to the late Shawn Hayward and step father to Brittany Sayers. Survived by Daughter in-law Lori (John Maw). Cherished grandfather of Sheldon, Brooklyn, Justin and James. Dear brother of Ronald (Brenda) Hayward, Glenda (John) Sanderson and Cindy (Bruce) Spence. Survived by Sister-in-law Andrea (Lonnie) Squires, Holly Parker (Victor Lair) and Tracey Parker and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Jean and George Hayward. Don worked at the Local 663 Pipefitter Union for over 40 years, enjoyed his trailer in the summer and loved visiting his grandkids.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer society or 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

O’BRIEN, Todd William of Camlachie

Posted by on March 12, 2018

O’BRIEN, Todd William– It is with Shattered Hearts that we announce the passing of Todd O’Brien on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Bluewater Health Palliative care, Sarnia, after a 14.5 month battle with cancer. He is lovingly survived by his wife Lisa (Sutherland/McMurphy). Todd was the only much loved son of Bill and Joyce O’Brien. He was the only sibling and fun loving brother to Stacey and Mike Moulton. Devoted father to Madyson O’Brien, loving and fun step dad to Travis (Sutherland/McMurphy) and Jordan and Celeste McMurphy.
Kind and thoughtful son-in-law to Wayne Sutherland and sweet brother-in-law to Cynthia and Dave Herr and Jeff Sutherland. Devoted and very loving grandad to Emma and Parker. Fun and adventurous uncle to Kody and Jack Moulton, Peyton and Daniella Herr, and Ethan, Quinn and Monica Sutherland. Todd is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Todd was the best friend and master ball thrower to Lola, and she went everywhere with him in the car. Todd was a union pipefitter and proud member of Local 663, where he was blessed with many true friends and workmates. Todd was also a licensed mechanic where his love of motors and loud machines was an obvious true lifelong passion.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
An Irish wake/Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:30am at the Local 663 Union Hall, 1151 Confederation Street, Sarnia. The celebration will continue with food, drinks and music to honour Todd as he wanted to be remembered.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Noelle’s Gift or The Sarnia and district Humane 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

KELLY, Thomas of Windsor formally of Enniskillen Township

Posted by on March 3, 2018

Thomas Kelly age 55, of Windsor formally of Enniskillen Township, after a long and courageous battle with cancer went to heaven to be with his mother on Feb 26, 2018 at the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Beloved son of Willard Kelly and the late Mary Kelly. Dear brother of Nancy Hamm (Eric), Jim Kelly (Shelley), David Kelly (Donna-Lee), Gary Kelly (Sharleen) and Brenda Hannon. Tom also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Tom grew up on the farm in the Oil Springs area but his career led him to Windsor. Tom’s work was very important to him and the people he worked with were like his family. His attention to detail was well suited to his chosen path as a mold maker for Toolplas Systems, work which he took great pride in. Tom always spoke highly of his co-workers and company he worked for. Their kindness and compassion for Tom while he was sick was outstanding. The family would like to thank them for that! Tom chose to live life on his own terms and maintained that independence to the end. Regardless of his disease when asked he was always “doing okay”. We respect him for his strength.
At Tom’s request there will be no visitation. A private family and immediate friend’s graveside service will take place on March 6th at 1 pm at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County or Oil Spring United Church. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca
Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden Steadman Brothers 519-864-1196

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Windsor

RYAN: Kathryn Marie of Hamilton

Posted by on March 2, 2018

Throughout her life, Kathryn Ryan marched to her own drum. Born in 1931, growing up as a girl during the Great Depression and coming of age during the Second World War, she wanted a ticket to see the world. She knew that ticket was education and for a young woman from a traditional farm family in south western Ontario, she was fortunate to have the support of loving parents who recognized their daughter was not about to settle for less.  Ahead of her time, Kathryn graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts, after which she attended the Ontario College of Education in Toronto where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught elementary school and served as a teacher-librarian in Hamilton working at St. Patrick, St. Ann and St. Brigid Catholic Elementary Schools for almost 30 years. Kathryn took full advantage of the world of possibilities that her teaching career opened up for her. She accepted a job with the Canadian Air Force in Germany in the late 1960s teaching the children of Canadian soldiers stationed outside Baden Baden near Germany’s renowned Black Forest. She travelled extensively during this time with her youngest sister Julia Ryan, her mother Josephine (Stapleton) Ryan, her aunt Margaret Michael and several girlfriends visiting France, Italy, Spain, the British Isles and the Soviet Union. When Kathryn returned from Europe, she continued to travel, including trips to Banff, Vancouver and Ottawa to visit her niece Anne Dawson. Kathryn also spent a great deal of time with her brother Leo, his wife Marilynne (Russell) Ryan, and their son Shaun in Sarnia. She had a very special place in her heart for her great-niece Kendra, daughter of Shaun and Diane Young. Just like her mother, Kathryn was a strong woman with a wry sense of humour and a love of all children. Born at home on the farm at Ryan’s Corners in Oil Springs, Ontario, Kathryn’s rural roots played an important part of her life. They grounded her and moulded her in to the common sense, practical woman that she was. They taught her the importance of family, community and friends. Kathryn began her working life helping Uncle Ed Ryan run the family farm. She was given the important responsibility of driving the Ryan team of horses during haying season. She put her strong people skills to use at her parents’ Ryan’s Corners variety store and gas station pumping gas and ringing up customers’ groceries. Her favourite job was helping out on her father Leo P. Ryan’s weekly cream route, a job she did well into her university years. Learning was integral to Kathryn. It’s why she attended university and made the world her library. And it’s why she spent a career imparting her love of learning to children. She had a particular passion for poetry and specified her obituary should end with these four lines from Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening:
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

Kathryn Marie Ryan passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Idlewyld Manor in Hamilton, four days after her 87th birthday. Loved daughter of the late Leo P. and Josephine (Stapleton) Ryan; dear sister of Julia Ryan; and predeceased by sister and brother, Elizabeth (Ryan) Dawson and Leo Ryan, respectively. Cherished aunt of Jim Dawson, Anne Dawson, John Dawson, Susan Donkers, David Dawson, Joseph Dawson, Keith Dawson and Shaun Ryan, and great aunt to more than two-dozen nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, 415 King Street, Petrolia, Ontario April 28, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Family and friends will be received at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 3040 Bridgen Rd., Brigden, Ontario for a celebration of life ceremony April 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca or feel free to call Steadman Brothers at 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Sarnia

LUMLEY, Jeanette (MacDonald) of Sarnia

Posted by on February 28, 2018

LUMLEY, Jeanette Lula Marie (MacDonald)– Age 84 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Beloved wife of Thomas Awrey Lumley. Loving mother of the late Darrell Lumley, Deborah “Debbie” (Doug) Tanner, Thomas “Mike” (Wendy) Lumley, Kevin (Christine) Lumley and Tim (Cindy) Lumley. Cherished grandmother of Jody, Amanda, Tyler, Dan, Garrett, Chelsey and Brenda and proud great grandmother of 12. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Shirley MacDonald and her siblings Nancy Workman and Gerald “Gerry” MacDonald. Jeanette was a faithful Christian and adored her wonderful family. The family would like to thank Dr. Patrick Boyle, Dr. David Kim, and all the nurses and PSW’s at the St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or London Road West Church.
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

WHITE: Donna of RR#1 Mooretown

Posted by on February 28, 2018

WHITE, Donna, Margaret (Campbell) – Age 90 of RR#1 Mooretown, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Clayton Ernscliffe White. Daughter of the late Gordon and Pearl (Haney) Campbell. Dear mother of Harley White and the late Carl White. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Donna devoted her life to the family farm on Rokeby Line. A private family graveside interment will take place at Bear Creek Cemetery.
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

SHARPE, James Garnet of St. Clair Township

Posted by on February 27, 2018

SHARPE, James Garnet – It is with sad hearts but great gratitude for a life well loved, the family of Jim announce his passing at age 79, of St. Clair Township, on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Patsy Sharpe (Card) for 57 years. Loving father of Anne Sharpe, Brenda (Matt) Eady and Jean (Terry) McIndoo.
Cherished grandfather to Kenneth and Christina Eady, Marsha and Bradley (Crystal) McIndoo and great grandfather of Larissa and Brayden.
Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Grace (Weese).
James is survived by his brothers Roy (Noella) Sharpe and George (Arlene) Sharpe and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was a 55 year member of the Carpenters Local 1256. He was also a long time member of the Wilkesport Volunteer Fire Department and was an avid farmer until his retirement years.
The family would like to thank the medical care Jim received in his last days at Bluewater Health fourth floor Telemetry and Palliative Care Units.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 12:00 until the time of the funeral service at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at Black Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or 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: Chatham-Kent, London, Sarnia

ATKINSON, Norman “Pete” formerly of Wyoming

Posted by on February 21, 2018

ATKINSON, Norman Laverne “Pete” – Age 94, formerly of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Albany Retirement Village, Petrolia with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Jean Atkinson (McDougall Morrison). Predeceased by his first wife Thelma Atkinson (King) in 1986. Loving father of Gary L. (Sandy) Atkinson. Cherished grandfather of Greg Atkinson and Drew (fiancé Emily Selman) Atkinson. A loved step-father to Jim (late Jacey) Morrison, Barb (Jim) Ferguson and Carol Karowich along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pete is survived by his brother and sisters Betty (late Alex) Wilkins, Shirley (Tom) O’Brien, Tom (Joanne) Atkinson, Jean (late Patrick) Donaghy and Beverley (Ron) Clark. Dear brother-in-law of Arthur (late Donna) McEwen, Marjorie (late David) Harris and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Blanche (Anderson) Atkinson, siblings Dorothy Rand, Donald Atkinson, Harvey Atkinson, Margaret (Peggy) Maitland-Johnson, Hazel Randall-Harper and Blanche Blackstock. Pete was employed in the automotive industry for much of his life, the majority of his career in sales at MacFarlane’s in Petrolia. He was recognized many times throughout his career for his outstanding customer service, achievement and devotion by General Motors. A proud Member of Burns’ Masonic Lodge No. 153 in Wyoming and York Rite Concordant Bodies. A long-time member and supporter of the Plympton-Wyoming Agricultural Society as well as the Wyoming United Church. A life-long horseman, who enjoyed nothing more than hooking the Team and heading down the road to visit friends and bring a smile to the faces of many. Special thanks is extended to Dr. John Butler and his caring staff, along with Nurse Practitioner Anne Douglas. Appreciation is extended to the devoted staff at Albany Retirement Village for their friendship, concern and attention.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Wyoming United Church, 730 Second Street, from 10:00am until the time of the service at 11:00am.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Wyoming United Church or 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: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

LAW: Leonore Louise of Petrolia

Posted by on February 20, 2018

LAW, Leonore Louise (McGuire) – It is with great sadness, but also deep gratitude for a life well lived, that the family of Leonore announces her passing in her 92nd year at C.E.E Bluewater Health, Petrolia on February 19, 2018 with family by her side. She was able to live comfortably in her own house until one day before her passing, which was her wish. Leonore was predeceased by her loving husband Martyn and her parents Jack and Jessie McGuire. Also predeceased by her brothers Morley (Helen) McGuire, Gerald (Donna) McGuire, sister Margaret (Glen) Stevens, also brothers-in-law John Williams and Murray Law and great-granddaughter Chloe Reagan Winder. Survived by her beloved younger sister Linda, and her children Stephanie, Melanie, and Todd and sister-in-law Helen McGuire. Leonore is survived by her children Dana (James) Churchill and Debara (Joe) Winder. Grandmother to Brent and Matt (Deb) Winder, Tara (Erik) Macdonald, Megan (Casey) Virtue. Great grandmother to Caleb and Avery Winder, Lizzie and Jack Macdonald and Poppy Virtue.
Leonore was well known and in her very young years was involved in helping the war effort. She was a fashion designer in her own right, sewing for her children and later turning that line of fashion into retail. Owning Leonore’s Fashions and Law Wilson Dominion Hardware in Petrolia for many years.
While loving her community she became very active with the then current BIA and was instrumental in the very first Christmas Decorations placed on main street light posts in Petrolia. She was involved in organizing, planning and implementing many fund raisers for churches; VPP/Victoria Hall; Steam Thresher’s Reunion; and the local plowing match. Mostly involved with St. Paul’s United Church in Petrolia’s special events such as the Christmas Bazars; Victorian Teas; Spring Fling and Wedding Vow Renewals Fashion Show.
Mom was blessed with many talents, an artist, painting with oils, floral and interior design. In her younger days she loved to travel, and as she aged her focus was on family, friends and having a great laugh. She was so very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will truly be missed by all.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 12:00pm until the time of the funeral at 1:00pm. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

FRASER: Richard John “Jack” of Brigden

Posted by on February 15, 2018

FRASER, Richard John “Jack”– Age 80 of RR#1 Brigden, passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Shirley Fraser (nee Williams). Cherished father of John M. (Lori), Tim (Ruth), Dan (Sue) and Terry (Lisa) Fraser. Cherished grandfather of Selena, Shane, Kyle, Jessica, Kayla, Chelsea, Cameron, Jennifer, Dana, Tyler, Chloe, Dylan and great-grandfather of 14. Loved brother to Bill (Katherine) Fraser and Sharron Case. Survived by many brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Bob, Tommy, Don, Betty Anne Tyrie and Gary. Jack was in the RCAF, a retiree of Dupont/Nova, was a member of the Bluewater Flyers, played in the Citrus Park, Bonita Springs FL Softball League, was a lifetime street-rodder and a proud farmer. The family wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Petrolia and Bluewater Health Palliative care for their help and compassion.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm from the funeral home. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Bluewater Health – Palliative Care or 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

ANDERSON, Donald of Mooretown

Posted by on February 15, 2018

ANDERSON, Donald – Age 81, passed away at Oaks Retirement Village, Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Beloved husband of Doris Anderson (Northcott).Cherished father of Marnie (Keith) Burrell. Grandfather of Dr. Alishya (Bruce) Burrell and Bryan Burrell and Alec and Presley Knowles. Loved brother of Joyce (John) Henderson, Joan (Robert) Jackson and Melvin (Becky) Anderson. Predeceased by Son Marc Duane Anderson (2007), brother Dr. Robert Kenneth Anderson (2000), Sister-in-law Jitske Anderson (Schaafsma) (1998), sister Melba Anderson (1941), Brother Bruce Anderson (1946). Don loved his life of farming on the sixth line of Moore. He will be missed by family and friends. We will miss his wonderful smile and laugh. A special thank you to the staff of the Oaks Retirement Village of Wallaceburg for the amazing care and love you showed Don. You guys went above and beyond to make this hard journey bearable, you are adored. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Sixth Line United Church at 11:00 am. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sixth Line United Church or Heart and stroke 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: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Sarnia

PEAREN, Helen Louise of Moortown

Posted by on February 14, 2018

PEAREN, Helen Louise – With saddened hearts the family of Helen Pearen announce her passing on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Vern Pearen (2003). Dear sister of Lloyd (Donna) Ferguson and Inez (Wayne) Gare. Predeceased by her parents John and Ruby Ferguson, by brothers Eugene Ferguson and Harvey Ferguson (Julie) and a baby brother. Helen was a nurse for several years and was a dedicated assistant for the Boy Scouts in the Moore area. She loved her farm with cattle and dogs. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Interment will take place at Zion Cemetery on a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Sarnia

McCORMICK: Wayne of Brigden

Posted by on February 13, 2018

McCORMICK, Wayne – Of Brigden is with us in Spirit and Memories as of February 12, 2018. He, with the love of his wife Elsbeth, have raised three wonderful children, Heath, Ian and Blyth. Heath and Natalie McCormick, daughters Astrid and Hazel. Ian and Allison McCormick, daughters, Penelope, Savannah and Addison. Blyth and Jimmy McCallum, their daughter Lucy and son Harley. They will all miss him dearly. Wayne’s sister Cheryl and husband Les Scott. Elsbeth’s sister Cheryl and husband Bill Seele. Predeceased by Elsbeth’s brother Marty in January 2018, who is survived by his wife Chris Thalgott. He will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He has always had a passion for horses, starting at an early age, on the farm of his mother and father, George and Edith McCormick. He trained thoroughbred race horses in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. While residing in Brigden he enjoyed operating McCormick Insurance for over 40 years, which led to developing many friendships throughout the community. The family wishes to have a private remembrance at this time.
A “Remember Wayne” gathering, where family and friends may reflect on their time spent with Wayne, will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00pm at the Brigden Fair Grounds Exhibition Building.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wayne may be made to L.C.D.S. (Lambton County Developmental Services) at www.lcdspetrolia.ca.
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

HAYWARD, Dorthy of Brigden

Posted by on February 12, 2018

HAYWARD, Norene “Dorothy” –The family of Dorothy Hayward are saddened to share her sudden passing at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia on Sunday, February 11, 2018. At the age of 97 she is now home with her Lord and Saviour. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (GG), she is survived by her son Richard (Bonnie), grandchildren Todd (Jessica), Meredith (Lachlan), Blair (Gina), great-grandchildren Reegan, Clara, Lilah and Marah. Last of the family lines she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Jack (2002), infant daughter Jacqueline (1938), parents Lorne and Olive Shephard, brothers Gerald and George, sisters Norma and Bernice. Born August 6, 1920 in Wilkesport, she spent much of her life in the Brigden area. She was an active member of her community and spent many hours volunteering with the Brigden Fair Ladies. She made legal history in 1954 when she was sworn in as the first female juror in Lambton County. Always the care giver, Dorothy was a strong and independent woman relying on her faith to get her through the hardships of life. At Dorothy’s request cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Gideon Bibles 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: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

REID: James Ernest, formerly of Paris

Posted by on February 7, 2018

REID, James Ernest – In his 88th year, formerly of Paris, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved husband to the late Dorothy Reid (nee Daniel)(2015) for 64 years. Loving father to Mary (Dave) Steadman. Cherished grandpa to Brandi Reid (Jake), Jeff (Katie) Steadman, Heather Steadman, and Kevin Steadman (Alicia). Great-grandpa to Aiden, Elijah and Jeremiah. Adoring Papa Jim to Haily and Linkin. Survived by his sister-in-law Clara Coppins and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Mary Reid, son Daniel, grandson Ryan, great-granddaughter Samantha, brother Hamilton (Lily), in-laws Allan (Leota) Daniel and Everett Coppins. Jim’s family wish to express their sincere gratitude for the care and compassion provided by the staff of Lambton Meadowview Villa.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Funeral service will be held at Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N. Paris on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00pm. Private family interment at Paris Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Lambton Meadowview Villa Auxiliary.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Brantford, Sarnia

Gorton, Melvin Charles of Brigden

Posted by on February 2, 2018

GORTON, Melvin Charles – Age 76, of Brigden, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 02, 2018 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Marie Gorton (LaPointe) for 57 years. Melvin will be missed by his son’s Rick (Tracey) Gorton and Randy Gorton. Survived by grandchildren Rick, Chris (Kelsey) and Brooke Gorton. Dear brother to Gwen (predeceased Carl) Randall and Neil (Ruth Anne) Gorton. Predeceased by parents Floyd and Glenda Gorton.
Melvin was a construction foreman for serval years and enjoyed farming for all of his life in Moore Township. There will be no visitation or service upon Melvin’s wishes. A graveside service will be held on a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Moore Agricultural Society.
Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME
519-864-1193. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

ROSS: John “Jack” of Sombra

Posted by on January 30, 2018

ROSS, John “Jack” – Peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Fairfield Park, Wallaceburg, Jack Ross passed away following complications of Alzheimers disease. Survived by his wife Shirley (Dunn) Ross of 60 years; children Brenda (Jim) Maw, Brian (Laura) Ross, Laurie (Kelly) Hagen. Grandchildren Kyle (Julie) Maw and their sons Logan, Emery and Hudson; Devon Maw; Lacey (David) Eramo and their expected son; Kaylene and Kristen Hagen; Talia and Alexander Ross. Survived by sisters and brother; Norma (late Walter) Hoffman; Lila (late Tony) Huybers; and Glenn (Gail) Ross; Sisters-in-law: Eileen (late Floyd) Ross; Dorothy (late George) Ross; Shirley (late Jim) Ross; Carol (late Harry) Ross, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Angus and Pearl (Joyce) Ross; sister Gladys Ross and brother William (Catherine) Ross.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm from the funeral home. Private family interment to follow at Bradshaw Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Fairfield Park Activation and Restorative Department 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

MITCHELL: James Andrew of Oil Springs

Posted by on January 24, 2018

MITCHELL, James Andrew– Peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Sonja Mitchell (nee Bruggmann) (2007). Loving father of Paul Mitchell, Judy (Fred) Neathway and Tom Mitchell. Cherished grandfather of Jacob and Andie Mitchell, Nikki (Jason) Tremain, Andrew and Courtney Mitchell. Dear brother of the late Wilbert (Shirley) Mitchell, Lil (late Joe) Hoskin, Marie (late Don Youngs) DeKeyser, the late Betty (late Earl) Johnson, Reta (late Jack) McLean, Donna (late Cliff) Oliver, Doris (Ed) Storey and brother-in-law of Jim (Diane) Kells, Ernie (Margo) Kells. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Lillie (nee Welch) Mitchell. Jim was a dairy farmer on the 2nd line for many years, was an avid square dancer for 40 years, loved camping and spending winters in Arizona.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to 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

DeROOY: June

Posted by on January 22, 2018

DeRooy, June (nee Naylar) – Age 91, formerly of Courtright, passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Hospice on Monday, January 22, 2018 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late William DeRooy. June was the loving mother to Evan (Jo-Ellen) DeRooy, David (Karen) DeRooy, Yvonne (Victor) Lavoie. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 14. June was the daughter of the late Richard William and Maude Alice (Sherratt) Naylar. Survived by her dear sister-in-law Elsie DeRooy and her family as well as nieces, nephews and cousins from England, Montreal and Austalia. Predeceased by her brother Peter (Christina) Naylar. June loved to dance, go on trips, play scrabble, but by far loved being with her three kids, their spouses and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren on the farm. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. A funeral service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Chatham-Kent Hospice or Alzheimer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

THOMPSON, Alice Isabelle of Guelph formerly of Corunna

Posted by on January 21, 2018

Alice Isabelle Thompson (nee Baxter), born in Sarnia, was the much loved daughter of Ida (nee Harkness) and Bert Baxter and sister of the late Helen (Baxter) Cousins of Port Huron, Michigan. Alice was married to her beloved husband, the late William (Bill) Thompson, originally of Brigden, Ontario. Alice died peacefully, after a long happy life, in her 96th year at her care facility in Guelph Ontario. Alice was a devoted mother to her children Anne (Wayne) Wright of Guelph, Kris (wife of the late Bruce Thompson) of Minneapolis, and John (Judy) Thompson of Mooretown. She was proud of her grandchildren which include Eric (Molly) Wright and Lauren (Raffi) Vartanian all of Guelph, Brian (Lindsay) Thompson and Kevin (Kim) Thompson all of Minneapolis, and Stephen (Kristin) Thompson, Kirsten (Mitch) Thompson and Garrett (Sarah) Thompson all of Mooretown. Her much loved great grandchildren are Levi and Zachary Wright and Margot Vartanian, of Guelph. Her nieces are Barb (Cousins) and Dan Busen of Port Huron, Michigan and Carol (Cousins) and Ken Pilarowski of Sierra Vista, Arizona. A Celebration of her Life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Mooretown, Ontario, on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1 pm. Family will greet friends and relatives 1 hour prior to the service. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon following the funeral service. Donations in her memory may be made to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Guelph, London, Sarnia