BRIGHT: Jo-Ann of Petrolia

Posted by on May 12, 2015

BRIGHT, Jo-Ann (nee Boyer) – Age 77 of Petrolia. With sadness we announce the death of Jo-Ann on May 11, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Percy Bright (2012) for 60 years. Loving mother of Ray (Terry), Ken (Liz), Lee (Chris), Barbara (Randy), Brian (Sharon), Bonnie (John), Lynn (Kevin), Wendy (Joe) and Wayne. Proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Pearl (nee Clark) Boyer, step-mother Teresa Boyer, daughters Brenda and Norma. A special mention to the long time neighbours as well as Glen and Joan LaPointe who have always been family to us. In keeping with Jo-Ann’s wishes a private family service will take place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ROBINSON: Donelda Dorothy of Sarnia

Posted by on May 1, 2015

ROBINSON, Donelda Dorothy (nee Wilson) – Age 73 of Sarnia, passed away after a long illness on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Wilson Robinson for 53 years. Loving mother of Dorothy (Wilson) Plain, Teresa (Tom) Foulis, Kim (Todd) Caster, Patricia (Marcel) Lucier and Glendon (Denise) Robinson. Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 6. Predeceased by her grandson Jeremy Plain. Dear sister of Elaine (Scott) Soutar. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 1:00pm until the Memorial Service at 2:00pm. Burial of ashes to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Lambton White Cane Club or St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

DOUGLAS: Jackeline Mary of Wilkesport

Posted by on April 30, 2015

DOUGLAS, Jackeline Mary – Age 61 of Wilkesport, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of James Douglas for 43 years. Loving mother to Angela (Jason) Bell and Robert Douglas.
Cherished grandmother to Maddison and Matthew. Daughter of Ada (nee Warriner) and the late Andrew Beauvais. Sister to Mary Ann (Allan) Eagleson, Tom (Ann) Beauvais, Rick (late Jean) Beauvais, Dan (Helen) Beauvais, Joan (Bruce) Longmore, Fred Beauvais, Nancy (Rosare) Cartier, Patricia Beauvais (Miles McMachen).
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 3-5pm and Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 3-5pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Black Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donation to 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

BLACKSTOCK: Blanche Marie of Petrolia

Posted by on April 24, 2015

BLACKSTOCK, Blanche Marie – It is with heavy hearts that we announce Blanche Marie (nee Atkinson), of Petrolia, passed away peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in her 85th year. She will be dearly missed by her best friend and husband Keith Blackstock for nearly 69 years. Loving mother of Dorothy (George) Mathers of Wyoming, Joyce (Ed) Allen of Hamilton and Shelley (John) Freer of Petrolia. Proud grandmother of Lynn Sharp, Janice Mathers, Wayne (Nikki) Mathers, Bradley (Janice) Allen, Joshua (Brenda) Allen, Jared Freer and Sarah Freer. Great-grandmother of Taylor Sharp, Spencer Sharp, Rayna Sharp, Hannah Mathers and Mason Allen. Great-great-grandmother of Jace Sharp. Survived by brothers and sisters Norman “Pete” (Jean) Atkinson, Betty (late Alex) Wilkins, Shirley (Tom) O’Brien, Tom (Joanne) Atkinson, Jean (late Patrick) Donaghy and Beverly (Ron) Clark. Sister-in-law of Neil (Jessie) Blackstock, Margaret (Bruce) Gray and late Eric (Alice) Blackstock. Predeceased by parents William and Blanche (Anderson) Atkinson, siblings Dorothy Rand, Donald Atkinson, Harvey Atkinson, Margaret “Peggy” Johnson, Hazel Randall-Harper. Blanche was employed by The Sarnia Observer for over 43 years, delivering newspapers to stores, carriers and customers in the Petrolia, Brigden, Alvinston and surrounding areas. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, April 27, 2015 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Wyoming Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Diabetes Association and Alzheimers Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

FARR: Kenneth John of Oil Springs

Posted by on April 6, 2015

FARR, Kenneth John – Passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia at the age of 77. He left behind a loving family. Ken spent most of this life on the town line of Dawn and Enniskillen. He was an employee of Vulcan Containers as a Maintenance Foreman for over 45 years. Ken spent many hours in his garden and his love of gardening is still growing today in his family. He also spent many hours bulldozing, doing jobs for friends and family. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Audrey (nee Saunders). Sadly missed by his children Allen (Terrie), Kathy, Tracy (Starrett), Kim (John), Lisa (Glen), Brian (Jill) and daughter-in-law Debra (Greg). Cherished grandfather of Meagan, Troy, Kelly, Chad, Randi, Christina, Tara, Emily, Julie, Keith, Alicia, Kayla, Karlie, Ethan and Tavis. Great-grandfather of Craig, Isabella and Logan. Dear brother of Garry (Nora), Linda (Bill), Dorothy (the late Lyle), Judy (Bruce). Brother-in-law of Marilyn (the late Mike), Morris (the late Pat), the late Hughie (Shirley), Wayne (the late Sylvia), Elouise and Bob. Predeceased by his son Kevin (2010), first wife Marion (1968), parents Norman and Ruby, brothers Lenard, Allen and sister Maryann.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00pm and on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 10:00am until the funeral service time at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
Thank-you to the homecare providers who visited, Dr. Maddison, staff of Palliative care and St. Joseph’s Hospice.
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.
~ Ken’s love for life will continue to live and grow through his family ~

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Filed Under: Sarnia

FONT: Dorothy Mae of Petrolia

Posted by on March 15, 2015

FONT, Dorothy Mae (nee Racher) – Age 79 of RR#4 Petrolia, passed away peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Ross Harley Font (2010) for 53 years. Loving mother of: Lorne and Vicki and their children Lee, Josh, Chelsie, Dustin, Devon and Rebekah; Eric and his children Shelly, Nathan and William; Neil and Tracy and their children MacIntyre and Claudia; Shawn and Nicole and their children Jack, Grace and Wyatt. Cherished great-grandmother of Brynden and Aiden. Dear sister of Stan, Robert and Frances Holmes and sister-in-law of Donna MacDonald. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Harland and Hazel (Lawson) Racher, infant daughter Linda May, grand-daughter Jessica Lyn Marie Font (2013) and siblings Glen Racher, Shirley Symington, Betty Dykeman, Keith Racher and Grant Racher.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church 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: Sarnia

HENDERSON: Lillian Anne of Brigden

Posted by on February 18, 2015

HENDERSON, Lillian Anne (Fnukal) – Age 81, of Brigden, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Bluewater Health C.E.E. Hospital Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James Wesley Henderson (2006). Loving mother of James Robert Henderson (Mary Edwards), Barbara Grace Henderson (Don Root) and Patricia Marlene Grant. Dear grandmother to Robert James (Jocelyn) Henderson, Jamilee (Jason) Helps, Christopher Henderson and Anthony Grant. Great grandmother of Jack Helps, Matthew Henderson, Jamison Helps, Jaylen Helps and Paige Henderson. Survived by her brother Joe (Sharon) Fnukal as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Barbara (Hrom?k) Fnukal and his brother Anthony Fnukal. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 2-4 and 7-9pm, with prayers at 3:45pm. Funeral service will be conducted on Friday February 20 at 11:00am from Steadman Brothers Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be express through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation and 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

SMITH: Donald James of Mooretown

Posted by on February 17, 2015

SMITH, Donald James – Of Mooretown, peacefully passed away at home on Monday, February 16th, 2015 at the age of 77. Don will be sadly missed by his loving wife Norma and his children: Deborah (Debbie) Smith of London, Karen King and husband Don of Lambton Shores, Michael Smith and wife Karen of Corunna, and Lisa Mills and husband Dave of Brigden. Don will also be missed by his eight grandchildren: Wyndham and Jessica Sperryn, Joshua and Matthew Harper, Danielle and Sarah Smith and Nicolle and Rebecca Mills. Don was predeceased by his father and mother, Ralph and Velma (Little) Smith, and older brother William Smith (Bev). He will be missed by his brother Charlie Smith (Bonnie) of Sarnia, and sister Ann Archibald (Bill) of Wasaga Beach, as well as many close friends and family. Don worked his entire career in the Chemical Valley at various companies. He also ran his own company, Analyzer Resources, for many years after taking an early retirement from Nova. Don enjoyed camping with friends, spending the cold winter months in Florida (riding his bike), working on and driving his old cars, collecting and building his model trains and having breakfast out with his close friends. At Don’s request, cremation has taken place. The family will be hosting an open house at the Corunna Legion (350 Albert Street) on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 4-8pm. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice.
A special thank you to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia for their care and compassion.
Memories and condolences can be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

HUMPHREY: Clarence John of Strathroy

Posted by on February 10, 2015

HUMPHREY, Clarence John – Age 91 of Strathroy, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Beattie Haven, Wardsville. Beloved husband of Doris (Blackmore) Humphrey for 72 years. Loving father of Phillip (Nancy) Humphrey of London, Sharon (David) Peters of Melbourne, Lynne (Lorne) Thomas of Appin and Steven (Lucy) Humphrey of Perth Road Village. Cherished grandfather of 10, great-grandfather of 15 and great-great-grandfather of 2. Survived by sisters-in-law Shirley and Susane Humphrey as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Peter John and Jessie Mae (Gibb) Humphrey and siblings Pauline (Reginald) Marks, Charles Humphrey, Lola (William) Smith, Alvin Humphrey.
Following Clarence’s wishes there will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer 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: London, Sarnia

JAKOBSSEN: Bert of Mooretown

Posted by on February 4, 2015

JAKOBSEN, Bert – Age 72 of Mooretown, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Barbara (O’Reilly) Jakobsen for 52 years and best friends for over 60 years. Loving father of Sandy (Ryan) Duffy. Spoiling Pappa of Abby Gayle, Chloe and Samuel Duffy. Dear brother-in-law of Evelyn (late Ralph) White, Sharon (Allan) Long and Dorothy (Donald) Goodman. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Bert was a loyal mentor for several teenage boys that were involved with “U” Turn Ministries. Bert loved his horses, dogs and life on the farm.
Following Bert’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to 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

BURNARD: Reta Kathleen “Kay” of Petrolia

Posted by on February 4, 2015

BURNARD, Reta Kathleen “Kay” – Age 89 of Petrolia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Beloved wife of Reginald Burnard for 64 ½ years. Loving mother of Lyle (Brenda) Burnard and Betty (John) LeNeve. Cherished grandmother of Leanne, Thomas, Katie and Kevin. Loving great-grandmother of Leah, Jonah, Sophie, Henry, Ainsley and Ashlyn. Survived by her brother Glenn (Edith) Rogers. Predeceased by her parents William and Stella (Johnston) Rogers, sister Marion Hyatt and daughter-in-law Penny Burnard. Kay was a member of the Brigden Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge, a member of Zion United Church and a life member of Zion United Church Women.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Rev. Sandra Fogarty officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation – Continuing Care.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SITZES: Oliver “Jarve” of Sarnia

Posted by on February 2, 2015

SITZES, Oliver “Jarve” – Age 73 of Sarnia passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Four Counties Hospital, Newbury. Beloved husband of Jean (Lafond) Sitzes for 39 years. Loving father of Maureen Ryan, Duane Sitzes, Doreen Sitzes (Greg Bell), Richard Sitzes (Carly Egan), Clement Gosselin, Colin Sitzes. Cherished grandfather of Josh, Michelle, Damian, Olivia, Zack and Heidi Jade as well as several great-grandchildren. Survived by his brothers Gary (Ethel) Sitzes and Larry Sitzes and sister Mary MacKinley. Jarve was a very hopeful man and never gave up on his Maple Leafs. He also loved his faithful animals and his art.
Following his wishes a private family service was held followed by cremation. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia Humane 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: Sarnia

PARR: Mikail Dylan of Exeter

Posted by on January 24, 2015

PARR, Mikail Dylan – Age 4 ½ of Exeter, ON, previously of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 23, 2015. Beloved son of Jason and Iris (Hiebert) Parr. Loving brother to Olivia. Cherished grandson of Sherman and Carolyn Parr, Isbrand and Martha Hiebert and chosen grandson of Leendert and Jeanne Vanderkaa. Survived by his Uncle Brent, Aunt Angela Parr and their family, Uncle Ken, Aunt Ren VanEwyk and their family, Tio Detlef, Tia Eli Hiebert and their family, Uncle Vince, Auntie Kendra Hiebert and their family, Aunt Violette Hiebert-Kelly.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00am from the funeral home.
In the spirit of Mikail’s compassion for and love of helping others, sympathy may be expressed through donations to your favourite organization or charity that supports children. The Parr family is connected to Mennonite Central Committee and Samaritan’s Purse.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Edmonton, London, Sarnia

ANNETT: Charles Ernest “Ernie” of Sombra Township

Posted by on January 19, 2015

ANNETT, Charles Ernest “Ernie” – Age 74 of Sombra Township, passed away at London Health Sciences, University Campus on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Beloved husband of Carolyn Joyce (Vail) Annett for 52 years. Loving father of Mark and Souzanne, Steven and Dana, Jason and Jen Wardell, John and Shawn. Cherished grandfather of Kirstin, Austin, Rachel, Derek, Kyle and Alissa. Survived by his brother Ross and Ilene Annett, his sister Shirley and Peter Kumpf as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Leato (Stevens) Annett and his daughter Sandra Annett.
A private immediate family visitation will take place at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on January 21, 2015. Cremation to follow.
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

WILSON: Ross William of Brigden

Posted by on January 15, 2015

WILSON, Ross William – Age 81, of Brigden, passed away peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Beloved husband of Edythe (Mills) for 62 years. Loving father of Deborah (John) Barrett of Sarnia, Calvin (Cheryl) Wilson of Brigden and Delores Wilson of Brigden. Loving grandfather of Shawn, Robert, Kara, Michael, Jessica and Matthew. Cherished Pappa Man of Kailey, Carsin, Averi, William, Kaitlyn, Finn and Frazer. Survived by nieces and a nephew. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Bella (Anderson) Wilson, son Wayne Robert Wilson and sister Mary (Joe) Reily. Ross worked at Imperial Oil in Sarnia for 38 years but his greatest love of all was his 4th generation family farm. Ross was a Life Member and Past Master of Leopold Lodge No. 397 Brigden and the District Deputy Grand Master of Sarnia District in 1981. Ross was an active member and past president of Moore Agricultural Society for many years. A special thank-you to Dr. Li, Dr. Kay and all the staff of Fiddick’s Nursing home for their fine care.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 3:00 to 6:00pm. A Leopold Lodge Masonic Service will be held at 6:00pm on Friday. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00am from the funeral home with Rev. Sandra Fogarty officiating and interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society 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

McDONALD: Dennis Murray of Brigden

Posted by on January 5, 2015

McDONALD, Dennis Murray – Age 73 of Brigden, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Cheryl McDonald (nee Holborough) for 49 years. Loving father of Darryl (Shelly Xie) McDonald of Toronto and Michelle (Zack) Young of Port Sanilac, Michigan. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Sean, Shea and Ryan McDonald. Dear brother of Ruth (late Fred) Harris. Survived by several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his parents Murray and Dorothy (Moses) McDonald.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 1-4pm.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation or charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Toronto

FITZGERALD: Marguerite Louise of Sarnia

Posted by on December 21, 2014

FITZGERALD, Marguerite Louise (Cavanaugh) – Age 82, of Sarnia. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Marguerite Fitzgerald announce her passing on Saturday, December 20. 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Marguerite was the beloved wife of the late Ronald Harold Fitzgerald (2011) for 62 years. She will be remembered and cherished always by her daughter Carol Cormier, granddaughters Lisa (James) Burdan, Jennifer (Darren) Rogers and Shannon Roby. Lovingly missed by her great-grandchildren Arynn, Abby, Sydney and Gavin. Daughter of the late Emile and Martha (Comeau) Cavanaugh. Marguerite worked for 18 years at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia. A celebration of life for Marguerite will be arranged at a later date. Cremation has taken place. 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, 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LESTER: Morris Clinton of Brights Grove

Posted by on December 15, 2014

LESTER, Morris Clinton – Age 89 of Brights Grove, formerly of Courtright and Brigden, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Beloved husband of his sweetie Virginia (Garvin) (1992). Loving father of 6 daughters: Maureen and her husband Robert Barnes of Courtright; Laurel Lester of London; Janice and her husband John Knight of Corunna; Jill and her husband David Arnold of Brights Grove; Heather and her husband Tom Arnott of Durham; Virginia Beth and her husband Gerry Hill of Elora. Loved by his grandchildren Tracy and Jason Williams, Ryan and Kelly Barnes, Jim and Jennifer Knight, Corrin and Derek Wilson, John Hill and Laura Hill. Cherished by his great-grandchildren Megan and Alyson Williams, Blake and Kaci Barnes, Samantha, Nathan and Elizabeth Wilson, Alexandria and Oliver Knight. Survived by his sister Reta Walton as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Elvin and Merle (Hiller) Lester, brother-in-law and best friend Bob Walton, brother Earl (Kathleen) Lester, sisters Harriet (Cliff) Shephard, Ellen (Valley) Matthews and Mary (Ray) Taylor. Morris will be greatly missed by his “other daughter” Patty Grant. Dad and Mom were very active in their church, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Courtright. Dad loved his girls, especially Mom. They met on the dance floor at Kenwick Terrace and he taught us to dance on his toes. He was a great Dad and sat on many committees and boards while raising his family and provided well for us. Dad lived the last years of his life with Jill and David in Brights Grove and will be greatly missed by their dogs, Shanny, Malley and Marty.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:00am from St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 70 Milton Street, Courtright. Interment to follow at Sutherland Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Humane Society or 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

ENGLER: Peter Edward Alexander of Brigden

Posted by on December 1, 2014

ENGLER, Peter Edward Alexander – Age 71 of Brigden, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen (nee Woods) (2006). Father of Allen (Wanda) MacDonald, Michael (Laurie) Engler and Leah Engler. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Peter will be greatly missed by his Brigden friends.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5-8pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia Humane Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Guelph, Sarnia

ROSINA: John formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on November 26, 2014

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

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Filed Under: Sarnia

OVENS: Oda Lucille of Brigden

Posted by on November 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WEBSTER: James Terrance of Wallaceburg

Posted by on November 9, 2014

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

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Windsor

ESTENSEN: Josephine of Sarnia

Posted by on October 29, 2014

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

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McMICHAEL: Ross William of Petrolia

Posted by on September 25, 2014

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

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

STEPHENSON: Clarence Gordon of Point Edward

Posted by on September 23, 2014

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

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Filed Under: Sarnia