MILTON: Deborah Jane of Sarnia

Posted by on January 16, 2017

MILTON, Deborah Jane – It is with great sorrow that the family of Deborah Jane Milton announce her sudden passing at Afton Park Place, Sarnia on Monday, January 16, 2017. Cherished mother of Pamela Bailey of Hundred Mile House B.C. and Alex Bailey (Debbie Arabia) of Kamloops B.C.. Loved Grandma of Kura, Reid, Tia & Kale Bailey. Great-Grandma of Aiden and Quinn. Much loved sister of Mary Ann Powell (Lorne) of Corunna and Martha Wilson (Dan) of Petrolia. Special Aunt to Lee (Bonnie) Merrick, Lance Merrick, Kyle Merrick and Julie (Ryan) Bedard. Predeceased by her parents Joseph & Bernice Milton of Brigden and special nephew Brent Merrick. Deb had a wonderful sense of humour, loved family gatherings, playing cards, classic rock music and sharing memories of the good times. The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the loving care given to Deb from the wonderful staff of the Sarnia Dialysis Unit and the staff of Afton Park Place. Friends will be received Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden. Funeral Service to be held Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the funeral home with Allan McKeown officiating. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make contributions to the Bluewater Health – Dialysis Unit, Sarnia 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: Kamloops, Prince George, Sarnia

GRAHAM, David of Sarnia

Posted by on January 13, 2017

GRAHAM, David “Dave” – Age 64, suddenly passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home. Dave will be missed by his wife Alice of 41 years. Beloved brother of Don Graham (Wyoming) and Sister Ann Graham (Sarnia). Survived by sister in-law Kelly Graham (Corunna). Predeceased by parents Bill and Mary Graham and Brothers Jim and John Graham. Dave worked in the Carpenters local 1256 Sarnia for 41 years. Dave loved to spend time at the horse track watching his and Alice horse’s race. He enjoyed fishing and taking his dog “Dutchess” on car rides.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 1:00pm from the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of choice.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BROWN: Ruth Mabel formerly of Courtright

Posted by on January 11, 2017

BROWN, Ruth Mabel (nee McLaughlin) – Age 90 of Courtright, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Robert Brown (2014) for 63 years. Loving mother of Sharon (Pat) Murphy of Sarnia and Tom (Kymberley) Brown of Courtright. Cherished grandmother of Shane Murphy, Katie Murphy and Joely Brown. Dear sister-in-law of Genevieve, Grace, Pauline McLaughlin and David Brown. Predeceased by her brothers Earl, Lloyd, Alvin, Keith, Ivan and sister Katherine Colborne. Predeceased by her parents Edwin and Letitia McLaughlin. Ruth was a lifelong member of Courtright United Church U.C.W. A special thanks to Dr. Kim, Dr. Davies and Dr. Southcott, staff of Bluewater Health – Palliative Care and 3Surg B for Ruth`s care. Also thank you to Fiddick`s Nursing Home for the care of Ruth over the last 1 ½ years.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 4-7pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00am from the Courtright United Church. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Courtright United Church or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

DALEY: Helena Elsje Elisabeth of Tupperville

Posted by on January 8, 2017

DALEY, Helena Elsje Elisabeth – Age 90 of Tupperville, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham. Beloved wife of the late Harold Daley. Loving mother of Millie Ronson, Scott and Cheryl Daley, Kevin Daley and Sandy, Robin and Dan Dymock, Jamie Daley and Ruby. Cherished grandmother of Zachary, Adam (Missy), Erin (Jon), Angel, Jon (Kim), Jolene, Tyler, Jeff (Mandy), Chelsey (Paul), Josh and Jade. Great-grandmother of Amber, Jacob, Eric, Jayden, Dejana, Avary, Mya, Autumn, Micah, Layla, Cole, Taylor and Trey. Predeceased by her parents Johannes and Grietje (nee Verkerk) De-Waal, son Alfred Daley and her brother Hans Hellendoorn.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Rev. Cathy Larmond will be officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #635 Brigden or Zion United Church, Tupperville.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BRUTON: Pauline of Petrolia

Posted by on January 5, 2017

BRUTON, Pauline – She made her transition peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Born in Sarnia, Pauline Bruton (nee McCrie) was predeceased in 2006 by her husband, Robert of 53 years. Loving mother of William (Karen) Bruton and Carol Andrew. Cherished grandmother of Christine (Brad) Baker, Mike (Allyssa) Bruton, Amanda Bruton and Heather Andrew. Loving great-grandmother to Charlee and William Baker and Bennett Bruton. She will be missed by her sister Bernice Pequegnat and many nieces and nephews. Pauline will be remembered for her love of her family, her delicious cooking and family celebrations. She was actively involved in the Brigden United Church for many years. Pauline was predeceased by her sister Dorothy, brothers Glen, Bill (Audrey), Ross and Eric McCrie, brothers and sisters-in-law Mac (Hazel) Bruton, Irma (Ralph) White, LeRoy (Ada), Harold (Frances), Gord (Edith), Ralph (Ina, Florence), Harvey (Bertha, Marion) and Eleanor (Clarence) Parker. The family would like to thank the staff of Lambton Meadowview Villa for their care and compassion.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 10:00 until the funeral service at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church – Canadian Foodgrains Bank or Lambton Meadowview Auxiliary.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McDONALD: Murray Gerald of Sarnia

Posted by on December 30, 2016

McDONALD, Murray Gerald – Age 76 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Linda McDonald (nee Shaw) for 52 years. Loving father of Doug (Lori), Carol and Kevin (Amanda) McDonald. Cherished grandfather of Justin, Heather, Meaghan, Leah and Morgan. Survived by his mother Jean McDonald (nee Miller) and siblings Myrna (Doug) Pettit, Dale (Cathy) McDonald and Bonnie (John) Simmons. Predeceased by his daughter Patricia, father Jack and brothers John, Gary and Allen.
Family and friends will be received at the Community of Christ Church (corner of Brigden Road and Lasalle Line) on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 10:00am until service time at 11:00am.
Interment of ashes to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.
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

SIMON, Mary Jean of London Ontario

Posted by on December 30, 2016

SIMON, Mary Jean Shaw (nee Andrew) – Age 93 of London passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at London Health Sciences – Victoria Campus. Born on October 20, 1923 in Sarnia, Ontario. Daughter of her predeceased parents John and Mary Andrews.Predeceased by husband Rudolph Simon.
Survived by daughter Bonnie Darmanin and her husband Lee of Thamesford, Ontario and son Leonard Simon of Windsor, Ontario. Beloved grandmother of Blaine Duffield and wife Kelly. Mary Jean will be missed by great grandchildren Alex (Greg), Jarrod and Sara Duffield and Nichole and Lee Wm. Darmanin and Great great grandchildren Sebastion and Theodore. Sister of Alicea Van Alstein of Florida, and many dear nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Bert (Ione), Albert (Orise), John Orlo, Alvin (Marion), Clifford, Lloyd, George, Walter, Leonard, Vera (Irvin), Elizabeth (Jack), Gladys (John, Wm), Berth (Gerald) and two stillborn sisters. Predeceased by son-in-law Gerald Duffield. Mary Jean was the youngest of 17 children and was fondly known to everyone as “M.J.” She was always young of heart with a zest for life. Mary Jean was a 2x cancer survivor and was loved and pampered by all of her nurses. She was a resident of Dearness Home in London, Ontario for 18 plus years. Mary Jean enjoyed working as a waitress, hospital dietician and P.S.W and was a lifelong member of the “Community of Christ” (RLDS). The Family of Mary Jean would like to thank all the staff at Dearness and Dr. McKeough- you are the best! Also a big thank you to Victoria Hospital 7A and her team Blue Doctors and to the Steadman Brothers Funeral Home for all their help and kindness to our family.
A funeral service will be held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, January 5th 2017 at 1 pm. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Salvation Army.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca
Steadman Brothers – 519-864-1193

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Windsor

KEITH: Donald Robert of Petrolia

Posted by on December 20, 2016

KEITH, Donald Robert – Age 88 of Petrolia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Miriam Keith (2012). Loving father of Suzanne (Brian) Wright, Brian (Sheila) Keith, Lynn (John) Evans and Stewart Keith. Dear step-father of Marie (Larry) Bilodeau, Paul (Dianne) Kryskow and Mike (Nona) Kryskow. Don will be missed by his many grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Pat (Ken) Smith and Barb (Gordon) Leaper as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Shirley (Ken) Arnold.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Petrolia Community Centre on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated.
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

ROBSON, Evleen “Joy” of Sombra

Posted by on December 18, 2016

ROBSON, Evleen “Joy” – At the age of 85, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Bill Robson for 56 years. Survived by her sons Billy Robson, David Robson and Bert Robson.
Lovingly missed by her grandchildren Emily and Kyle.
Survived by her siblings Frances, Kathleen, Ina, Noel and Jack. Loved aunt of Stephanie (Dan) and Sharon (Paul).
Predeceased by her parents Robert and Elizabeth Scott and brothers Roy, Billy, Artie and Logan.
Greenhill Gardens was a passion and a dream that Joy donated her time and effort to give back to the community she adored.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, and Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11:00am at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra.
A reception will be held at the Wilkesport Community Center following the funeral service.
Sympathy may be expressed through donation to Canadian Cancer Society.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca

Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

KRETSCHMANN: Gerd Albert of Petrolia

Posted by on December 8, 2016

KRETSCHMANN, Gerd Albert – After a battle of illness, It is with great sadness that the family of Gerd Kretschmann of Petrolia announce his passing on Thursday, December 08, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, at the age of 87. Lovingly remembered by his wife Doris (Tadina-Grutscher). Dear father of Melissa and father-in-law of Michael vanHeurn. Gerd will be missed by grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A funeral service will take place at St. Andrews Presbyterian church, Sarnia Ontario on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:00am. Cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donation to 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: Brantford, Sarnia

VANDERHULST: Abel of Petrolia

Posted by on November 30, 2016

vanderhulst-picVANDERHULST, Abel – It is with much sadness that the family of Abel Vanderhulst of Petrolia announce his passing on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the age of 93. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Elisabeth (Reintjes). Dear father of Yvonne Vanderhulst, Richard Vanderhulst (Janet), Monique DesChenes (John) and Douglas Vanderhulst (Lisa). Opa of Eric Vanderhulst (Ellen), Melissa George (Bryan), Rachelle Hill (Nathan) and Craig Vanderhulst (Tiffany). Great-opa to Benjamin Vanderhulst. Dear brother of Henk Vanderhulst (Sia). Remembered by several nieces and nephews. Abel retired from Imperial Oil 30 years ago after 26 years of employment. Abel has and made many friends and his laughter could fill a room. He will be sadly missed. A private family service will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donation to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

PHAIR: Vera Geraldine “Jerry”

Posted by on November 22, 2016

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

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MURRAY: Olga of Petrolia

Posted by on November 13, 2016

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

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LONGLEY: Jacqueline Katherine of St. Clair Township

Posted by on November 13, 2016

LONGLEY, Jacqueline Katherine – With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Jacqueline Katherine Longley (nee Pettit) of St. Clair Township. She passed away with her family by her side after a courageous battle on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Howard Longley for 50 years. Loving mother of Kathy Tucker (Paul Saunders) and Krista (Dan) Turner. Treasured grandma to Danielle Tucker, Brock, Evan, Kate and Ava Turner. Jackie followed her grandchildren to many different fields and arenas to watch them play baseball, soccer, lacrosse and her favourite, hockey. She enjoyed watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Jackie was retired from Bell Canada. May she rest in peace after years of struggles with cancer and heart disease.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

CARD: William Gerald of Wilkesport

Posted by on November 8, 2016

CARD, William Gerald – It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of William Gerald Card “Bill” on November 6. 2016 at the age of 69 years. Bill lived in Wilkesport Ontario with his beautiful wife and best friend of 49 years Mary (Jackson). He is the Son of Ellen (Shephard) and the late William Card. Bill was the proud and devoted father of Gerald (Amy), Bonnie, Brian (Jennifer), and Barbara (Matt). Loving Grandpa to ShariAnn and Katelyn, Ellen and Jack. Bill was also Great Grandpa to 4 little ones. Youngest brother to Arlene (George), Patsy (Jim), Joe (Bev), Jim (Janet), and Nancy (Bruce). Brother in law of the late Wilfred (Vie), and Ed (June). Bill was a dedicated Electrician for over 4 decades and a long standing member of the IBEW. He spent his career leading by example and was a mentor to all who had the privilege to work with him. Bill loved animals and shared his passion with his family and friends as well as the community. He spent the last few years of his retirement sharing his days with seniors and children taking them on wagon rides. Bill loved to see the smiles on their faces and hearing their memories when they drove through town. He was always there to lend a hand to everyone in need. It was always about everyone else. That was what brought him joy. Bill touched so many lives and it was an honour to all that knew him. Please join the family to celebrate the Life of Bill at the Brigden Fairgrounds on Thursday November 10th from 6 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks that in honour of Bill’s love for children, that you can either buy new children’s winter clothing or donate cash at the hall in order to purchases the clothing for local kids. Donations can also be made to any local children’s charities in Bill’s memory. May we cherish the blessing of knowing such a Great Man by always being Humble and Kind and remember the greatest gift we can give is that of ourselves.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca
Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MITCHELL, John Wilbert from Oil Springs

Posted by on October 30, 2016

mitchell-picMITCHELL, John Wilbert (Web) – Peacefully at CEE Hospital at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Brain) for 65 years. Father of Dave & Pauline Mitchell, Murray & Pat Mitchell, Ken and Liz Mitchell, Leonard & Josie Mitchell, Cathy & Ernie Hanson, Neil & Laura Mitchell, 31 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Sadly missed by brother Jim Mitchell, sisters Lil Hoskin, Marie DeKeyser, Betty Johnson, Reta McLean, Donna Oliver and Doris Storey (Ed), numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Andrew and Lillie (Welch) Mitchell, granddaughter Helen Bailey, brother in laws Joe Hoskin, Don Youngs, Earl Johnson, Jack McLean, Cliff Oliver; sister in law Sonja Mitchell. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society, C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Oil Springs United Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BAILEY, Leonard Ross from Petrolia

Posted by on October 27, 2016

BAILEY, Leonard Ross – Age 69 of Petrolia, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Judy Bailey.
Loving father of Jessel Ross Tyler Bailey and Katrina Jane Bailey.
Cherished grandfather of Demari Elijah Ross.
Dear brother of Allen (Georgene) Bailey, Sandra (Brian) Hunking, Lori (Edward) Cave. Brother-in-law to Jane and Dennis McLachlin, Janice and Bill Gale and sister-in-law Pat Johnston.
Predeceased by his parents Ross and Vendola Bailey and his mother and father-in-law Phyllis and Ross Johnston and Brother-in-law Dr. Joe (Doris) Johnston.
A Private graveside service will take place at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited for a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Lion’s Hall in Petrolia on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital – Physio Department.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

PATTERSON: James “Raymond” Neil of Alvinston

Posted by on October 27, 2016

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

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Sarnia

RUMBOLD, Charles “Melvin” of Brigden

Posted by on October 21, 2016

RUMBOLD, Charles Melvin – Age 94 of Petrolia, formerly of Brigden, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Ruby Rumbold (nee Hiller) for 74 years. Loving father of Ken (Shirley) Rumbold, Doris (Gus) Gostick. Cherished grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 4.Survived by his sister-in-law Hazel Rumbold and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Ambrose and Lena (nee Armstong) Rumbold, brothers Delmer Rumbold, Edward (Nancy) Rumbold, and sisters Helen (Orlo) Fournie, Louise (Clayton) Matthews.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden.
A private family graveside will take place at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Albany Retirement Village.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

DOUGLAS, James of Wilkesport

Posted by on October 3, 2016

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

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LAJOIE, Bernard of Sombra

Posted by on October 2, 2016

picLAJOIE, Joseph “Bernard’’ – Age 81 of Sombra, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Dona Lajoie. Loving father of Mark (Lori) Lajoie, Brian Lajoie, Joanne (Tim) Pearson, Diane (Kevin) Bechard, Barry (Michelle) Lajoie, Allan (Heather) Lajoie and David Lajoie. Cherished grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 15. Dear brother of Mireille (Paul) Beauchamp, Jacqueline (Joe) Kennedy, Jeanne D’arc (late Jerry) St. Pierre, Claudette (Don) Sonier, Marcel (Huguette) Lajoie, Jean Guy (Mary) Lajoie, Emiliene (late Homer) Phillion, Clothilde (Ron) Anderson. Brother-in-law of Jean and Helen Lajoie. Survived by Clifford “Bill” (Bonnie) Shephard and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Gaston and Christian.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with prayers starting at 3:30pm.
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 11:00am from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Port Lambton. Interment to follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Sombra.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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ZENICK: William Russell of Wilkesport

Posted by on September 26, 2016

ZENICK, William Russell – Age 73, of Wilkesport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Son of the late William and Laura (nee Doan) Ziniuk. Beloved husband of Nancy Zenick (nee Lawrence). Loving father of Kelly (Chris) Wells of Sarnia, Bill (Laura) Zenick of Saskatchewan, Peter (Marielle) Zenick of Sarnia and Rachael (TJay) Waite of Alberta. Cherished by his grandchildren Kitty Wells, Matthew Wells, Erin Wells, Sarah Zenick, Bobby Zenick, Zack Waite, Drew Waite and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Gayle and Don Roberts. Survived by his in-laws Linda Irwin, Phyllis Lawrence, Allan and Cindy Lawrence, Bertha Lawrence. Predeceased by his beloved grandson Bradley Waite (2014), in-laws Donna and Nick Carter, Neil and Joanne Lawrence, James Lawrence, Jack and Joan Lawrence, Keith Irwin, Peter Lawrence as well as his nieces Kerry Irwin and Christy Lawrence. Russ worked for the Local 539 Sheet Metal Union for many years.
At Russ’s request cremation has taken place and Graveside Service will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00pm. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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DAVIS, Eleanor (Lambkin) from Dresden

Posted by on September 22, 2016

davis-picDAVIS, Eleanor Loraine (nee Lambkin) – Peacefully on September 22, 2016 in her 97th year Eleanor Davis passed away at Heritage Court Residence in Dresden. Eleanor lived in Dresden and was formally of Wilkesport. Born in Enniskillen Township September 28, 1919 to the late Joseph and Catherine (Arnold) Lambkin. Predeceased by husband of 50 years, George, in 1994. Survived by children Barbara and Ken Sitzes of Oil City, Marguerite and Richard White of Sarnia, Connie and the late Lee McDonald of Dawn Township, Leslie and Debbie Davis of Wilkesport and Kenneth and Dorothy Davis of Sarnia. 11 grandsons and 1 grand daughter and 21 great grandchildren. Also survived by brother in-law Jim and Doris Davis. Predeceased by her sister Katherine and Wesley Metcalf and sister-in-law Violet and David Dadson. She and George spent many years camping and travelling and she enjoyed many trips with friend Mildred.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10am to the service time at 11am.
Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to CNIB or C.E.E Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.
Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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DAWSON; Gerald Douglas of Oil City

Posted by on September 17, 2016

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

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BROWN: Elizabeth Gail of Corunna

Posted by on September 15, 2016

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth Gail BROWN – Age 76, of Corunna, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Terrance O’Dell Brown (2002). Daughter of John William and Beryl Marie (Harrison) Underwood. They were also parents to the late Valerie Marlene Cassin and twins Kathleen Alice Kann and Colleen Marie Cardin. Survived by brothers-in-law Peter Kann and James Michael Cassin Sr. Predeceased by paternal grandparents William Charles and Emma Ellen (Cornish) Underwood, maternal grandparents Charles Valentine and Florence Olive (Knight) Harrison and brother-in-law Albert Vallinga. Elizabeth’s sense of adventure took her to all corners of the globe and during her travels, she and Terry shared so many wonderful memories but most importantly was the many friendships they made in so many countries. Summertime was spent at her Lake Matinenda cottage for ten years. A very special thank you for the care and support given by Marie Windjack.
Following Beth’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment of ashes at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Vincent DePaul, Forest, Ontario.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia