MILLER: Betty of LaSalle

Posted by on July 18, 2014

MILLER, Betty Marveline – Age 85 of LaSalle, formerly of Corunna and RR#1 Mooretown, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus. Beloved wife of the late Johnny Courtney Miller (2006). Survived by her step-mother Elsie MacDonald. Loving mother of Dr. Barry (Sue) Miller of British Columbia, Robert (Carol) Miller of Corunna and Kevin (Dale) Miller of Tecumseh. Cherished grandmother of Jamin (Amber), Taylor (Brynn), Meaghan (Matt), Kyle (Melissa), Jessica and Nicole. Great-grandmother to Kingston and Sophia with a special place in her heart for Kellie and Mati. Loving sister to the late Bill MacDonald and sister-in-law Dolly, brother and sister- in-laws Bill and Lois Miller, Gloria and the late Joe McLaughlin and June and the late Ivan Fowler. Betty was a special aunt to many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff of Oak Park, LaSalle.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00am from the 6th Line United Church. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the 6th Line 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, Windsor

BUTLER: Ralph John of Sarnia

Posted by on July 12, 2014

BUTLER, Ralph John (Curly) – Age 82, of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July, 12, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Doreen Butler (Carter) for 58 years. Dear father of Barbara Jennings-Yule and her husband Bill Yule. Treasured grandfather of Christopher Jennings and his wife Samantha-Lynn Jennings. Cherished great-grandfather. Loving brother of Ida Mae (late William) Anderson and Betty (late Harry) Powers. Survived by brothers and sisters- in-law as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Mildred (Selby) Butler and his brother Arthur Butler. Ralph was a well known farmer on the 8th Line of Mooretown (Rokeby Line), a member of the Electrician and Teamster Union and a retiree of the St. Clair Parkway Commission.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A private family graveside service will take place at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00am.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to V.O.N. or the Lung Association.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

VYE: Robert John of Wallaceburg

Posted by on July 7, 2014

VYE, Robert John – After a long, courageous battle, Robert John Vye, born September 6, 1944, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice at the age of 69. Dear son of the late John Robert and Mary Kathleen (Robbins) Vye. Loving brother of Donna (Keith), Frank (Leslie), Ross, Joe (Kathy) and Lyle (Wendy). Loving uncle to 14 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Shirley.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 10:00 am until the service time at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ANDERSON: Bruce Robert of Brigden

Posted by on June 30, 2014

ANDERSON, Bruce Robert – Age 63 of Brigden, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Marlene (Collins) Anderson for 43 years. Loving father of Jason (Stacey Brown) Anderson, Tara Anderson (Terry Gruben), Tammy Anderson (Gary Hummell). Cherished grandfather of Courtlyn, Ryanne, Adam Fiddler, Vanessa, Alysha and Alex Anderson, Wyatt Richardson, Blake and Reese Hummell. Dear brother of Leslie (Julie) Anderson, Mona-May (Harold) Thompson, Norma Jean White, Irene (Neil) Jardine and in-laws Pat (Gary) Cook, Frances (Bill) Buck, Harvey (Carol) Collins and Lorrie Ann Forbes. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ken and Elsie (Maitland) Anderson, in-laws Evelyn (Ross) Dodge, Gordon White and Doug Collins. Bruce had a great love and joy for horseback riding and cherished the friends he made along the way. He was a member of Farmers and Friends Conservation Club, a 36 year Lifetime Member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and served over 25 years with the Boy Scouts of Canada.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Memorial service will take place on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Lambton Upland Game Bird – Pheasants Forever.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McRAE: Joyce Rea of London

Posted by on June 14, 2014

McRAE, Joyce Rea (Huey) – Age 84, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Village of Glendale Crossing, London. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm Alexander McRae (2002), formerly of Froomfield and Corunna. Loving mother of Barb Williams of London. Cherished grandmother of Nico Williams. Dear sister of Dorothy of Ireland and aunt to Catherine “Rusty” McRae-Diamond of London. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary (McLoughan) Huey.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 9:30am until service time at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Missions Services of London.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

SYER: Lyle Emerson of Petrolia

Posted by on May 29, 2014

SYER, Lyle Emerson – Age 90 of Petrolia, passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Beloved husband of Helen Margaret (McLean) Syer for 62 years. Loving father of Arnold (Ruth) Syer and Christine (Lee) Bright. Dear grandfather of Erin, Kami and Kevin Syer, James and Jennifer Bright. Cherished great-grandfather of 10. Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lyla (Gorman) Syer, brother Keith (Betty) Syer and cousin Doreen Berger.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia (corner of Petrolia Line and Centre Street) at 3:00pm. A private family graveside will take place at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangments entrusted to Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

SMITH: Myrtle Mae, formerly of Moore Township

Posted by on May 24, 2014

SMITH, Myrtle Mae (nee McKellar) – Of Moore Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia, surrounded by her loving family, in her 100th year (born July 17, 1914). Wife of the late Lloyd Smith (1974). Cherished mother of Oliver (Janet) Smith of Moore Township and Elsie (Don) Lumley of Corunna. Survived by special sister-in-law Ina McKellar. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren; Dianna Mae (Doug) Hus of London, Stafford (Jade) Lumley of British Columbia, Brenda Lee (Paul) Toner of Corunna, David (Pam) Smith of Camlachie and Douglas Smith of Watford. She was very proud of her nine great-grandchildren; Josh and Brianne Hus, Royal, Pearl and Löv Lumley, Julia and Jenna Toner, Amelia and Carson Smith. Myrtle is predeceased by her parents Peter and Eva McKellar, brother Ross McKellar, sister Ada (Leroy Bruton) (Verne) Robbins. Myrtle was born in Sarnia but spent most of her life in Moore Township as a proud farmer’s wife. She belonged to the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge No. 324, the Moore Centre Women’s Institute, Knox-Moore Ladies Aid and L.E.A. and L.A.P.M. Sarnia for many years. Many thanks for all the kindness and care given to our mom at Marshall Gowland Manor in the Iris Wing.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. A Mayflower Rebekah Lodge No. 324 Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 6:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown. Rev. Margaret Bell officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lambton County Developmental Services or Knox-Moore Presbyterian Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WILSON: Ilene Ann of Brigden

Posted by on May 12, 2014

WILSON, Ilene Ann (Bennett) – It is with great sadness that the family of Ilene Wilson announce her passing on Monday, May 12, 2014, peacefully at her residence in Brigden at the age of 91. The Lord reached down and took her home to be reunited with the love of her life, Ken Wilson (1982). Loving mother of Judy (Ray) Carroll, Dan (Martha) Wilson, Joan (Roy) Dewhirst, Dave (Karen) Wilson, Dale (Shirley) Wilson, Dean Wilson, Don (Connie) Wilson. Cherished grandmother of Chris (Neil) Clarke, Brad (Mary Elizabeth) Carroll, Kenny (Janae) Carroll, Mike (Cheryl) Carroll, Marty (Kristina) Dewhirst, Jeff (Mary) Dewhirst, Greg (Kara) Dewhirst, Tina (Kirk) Brydges, Julie (Ryan) Bedard, Carrie-Ann (Dustin) Zavitz, Darcy and Nathan Wilson. Great-grandmother of 20. Predeceased by her sister Marg and brothers Frank, Tom, Joe and Jack. Ilene was an avid hockey fan and followed the boys to many arenas.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Tim Brown officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation.
Memories and condolence may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

HAYWARD: Maxine Mae of Corunna

Posted by on May 7, 2014

HAYWARD, Maxine Mae – Age 85 of Corunna, passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Peter William Hayward (2004). Loving mother of Dianne (William) Tennyson of Corunna. Cherished grandmother of Maren (Scott) Maenpaa, Amy (Pat) Dietrich, Jeff Hayward, Jessica Tennyson (fiancé Ryan DeGasperis) and Roy Tennyson. Great-grandmother of Ingrid Maenpaa and Elle Dietrich. Dear sister of Lorraine (Melvin) Hayward of Corunna. Survived by nieces Laurie (Greg) White and Lisa (Claude) Valade and sister-in-law Joy Marie Robson. Predeceased by her son Darwin Eugene Hayward (2005). Maxine was the Past President of the Moore Agricultural Society Homecraft Division, a Life Member of the U.C.W. and a talented cake decorator.
VISITATION
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5:00 to 9:00pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden.
FUNERAL SERVICE
Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00am at Corunna United Church, 198 Hill Street, Corunna. Rev. Blair Corcoran officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
DONATIONS
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Pancreatic Cancer or Macular Degeneration Research.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

CARDIN: Jean Francois of Sarnia

Posted by on May 2, 2014

CARDIN, Jean Francois – Age 62 of Sarnia, passed away on Friday May 02, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Following Jean’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Jean Francois’ family and friends would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Maddison, the entire staff, and the Chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Their professionalism, compassion and patience were so very much appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Sherbrooke

KOBLER: Frank Edmond of Oil Springs

Posted by on April 23, 2014

KOBLER, Frank Edmond – Age 85 of Oil Springs, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved father of Frank Jr. Kobler of Calgary, Alberta, James Kobler of Oil Springs, John (Shirley) Kobler of New Liskeard and Susan Georgescu of Detroit, Michigan. Cherished grandfather of Cindy, Paul, Matthew, Jennifer and Geoffrey. Great-grandfather of Carter. Survived by his brother Walter (Helene) Kobler. Predeceased by his treasured friend Myrtle Jeanne Fleet and sister Gertrud. Frank has farmed since 1958 on Tile Yard Road.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1-4pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden.
Funeral service will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to 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: Calgary, North Bay, Sarnia

WATSON: Michael James of Mooretown

Posted by on April 18, 2014

WATSON, Michael James – Age 73 of Mooretown passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Jeanette (Grant) for 52 years. Dear father of Suzanne (Paul) Robertini, Derek Watson, Darrin Watson and Rhonda (Hank) Snow. Cherished Papa of Dillon Watson of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Alayna Watson of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Brandon Morley of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Dear brother of Karen (Phil) Ells, Linda (David) Sangster, Janet (late William) Phillips. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews Natalie, Tiffany, Ronald, Kevin, Melissa and Stella. Survived by his in-laws Lois Dixon, Bob Grant, Darlene Grant and Judy Grant. Predeceased by his parents Zenas and Stella (Watson) Watson and his brother Richard Watson. Mike was a retiree of Dupont and an avid horseman who felt blessed to have had D.M. Dilinger. Mike’s family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice, Dr. Glen Maddison, V.O.N., Bluewater Health Palliative Care and London Regional Cancer Clinic.
The Watson family would like to invite family and friends to a social luncheon on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm from the Brigden Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall. Following Mike’s wishes a private family funeral service will take place followed by interment at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, V.O.N. or Lambton County Developmental Services.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

McCALLUM: Muriel June of Brigden

Posted by on April 7, 2014

MCCALLUM, Muriel June (James) – age 77, of Brigden, passed away Saturday April 5, 2014 at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of Bruce McCallum for 54 years. Survived by her brother Roy James (Regina) and sisters in-law Mary James (Sarnia) and Dorothy James (Halifax). A cherished grandmother to Jason, late Jeremy, Hanneke, Jarod and Katie Mills. She will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Ethel (Mayne) James (Saskatchewan) and siblings, Stanley, Benson, Donald, Elwood, Joyce James, Lillian Joyce, and Gladys Koronev. Muriel was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Sombra Township in 1937. Muriel was a member of the Knox Dawn Presbyterian Church, an active member of the former Brigden branch of the Women’s Institute and she spent many years on the Moore Ag. Society Fair Board, serving as secretary/treasurer as well as President. She was an avid and talented quilter. Muriel will be deeply missed for her quick wit and her wonderful sense of humor. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday April 10, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday April 11, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev Harvey Osborne officiating. Interment of ashes at Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Inn of the Good Shepherd, Knox Dawn Presbyterian Church and Women’s Interval Home. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.
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Filed Under: Sarnia

HAYWOOD: William Gordon of Brigden

Posted by on March 7, 2014

HAYWOOD, William Gordon – age 65 of Brigden passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Haywood (2013). Loving father of Wes Shaw and his wife Shaynna of Morpeth and Andrew Haywood and his wife Carlie of Brigden. Loving grandfather of Tyler, Caleb, Alyssa and Callum. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Cremation to follow with a private graveside service at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, CNIB or Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

STEWART: Robert John “Stubber” of Sombra

Posted by on March 3, 2014

STEWART, Robert John “Stubber” – Age 56 of Sombra, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at his residence. Beloved son of Ruth and the late Charlie Stewart (1996). Survived by his sisters Connie Schinkel and her dear friend Ken Spacil of Blenheim and Ruth Ann Stewart of Sombra, aunt Catherine Stewart and several cousins. Predeceased by his grandparents Mary and Louis Reynolds, Madeline and Francis Stewart, nephew Colin Schinkel, aunt and uncles Bruce and Charlotte Dockrill, Dick Stewart, Jim Stewart, Pat and Donna Stewart. Bob was a sprinkler fitter for many years then an Iron Worker for the Local 700 until his health prevented him from working.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5-9pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

LAPIER: Joseph Carlyle of Oil Springs

Posted by on March 3, 2014

LAPIER, Joseph Carlyle – Age 73 of Oil Springs passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Helen Marie (Taylor) LaPier (2013). Loving father of Margaret (Patrick) Uhlman of Brigden and Jo Ann (Kevin) Coulter of Alvinston. Cherished grandfather of Mitchell, Bridon, Jamie, Travis and Caitlin. Survived by sisters Sally (Jack) Selinger, Mary Elizabeth (John) McKegan and brother Thomas (Marlene) LaPier. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Agnes (Neville) LaPier and siblings Catherine, George, Margaret, Jack, Patricia, Charles and James.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden. Prayers will be offered at 3:45pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Phillips Catholic Church, 415 King Street, Petrolia. Father Tony Del Ciancio officiating. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Corunna.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society 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

PATTERSON: Lynn Cheryl of Oil City

Posted by on February 10, 2014

PATTERSON, Lynn Cheryl (Anderson) – Age 69 of Oil City, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of John Wesley Patterson for 40 years. Loving mother of Scott (Troy) McDonald of Oil City, Kelly (Norm) Tuckwell of Fergus, step-mother of Randy (Delores) Patterson of Oil Springs, Larry Patterson of Sarnia and Terry Patterson of Oil Springs. Cherished grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 2. Survived by her siblings David Huggett of Sarnia, Maida Huggett of Ingersol, Kevin (Agie) Huggett of Sarnia, step-sister Carla McLean of Sarnia, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Harvey and Mildred (Moore) Anderson Huggett, step-father John “Son” Huggett, step-brothers John and Ron Huggett, step-sisters Nancy and Pamela Huggett. Lynn was a Registered Nurse for 40 years, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 216, Petrolia, as well as the Shrine Daughter of the Nile #111 Omar Temple, Sarnia.

VISITATION
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Rev. James White will be officiating. Interment of ashes at Oil Springs Cemetery will take place at a later date.

DONATIONS
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BARG: Wanda of Corunna

Posted by on December 31, 2013

BARG, Wanda – Age 88 of Corunna, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved sister of Selma (Gordon) Bicum of Sombra. Survived by 6 nieces and 2 nephews as well as her family at Thompson Gardens, Corunna. Predeceased by her parents Abram and Lena (Neufeld) Barg, brothers Abram and Ernest Barg, sister Melita (John) Toews and nephew John. A Memorial Service will be held at Corunna United Church, 198 Hill Street, on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00am. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Moore Presbyterian Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden, 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

Rankin, Donald

Posted by on December 17, 2013

RANKIN, Donald Kenneth – age 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday December 16, 2013 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Born March 13, 1927 to Kenneth and Stella (Chrysler) Rankin in Sombra Township. Beloved husband of June (Fournie) for over 61 years. Loving father to Wayne (Bev) Rankin, Jerry (Denise) Rankin, Robert Rankin, Linda (Charlie) Henry. Dear grandpa to Jeff (Carrie) Rankin, Stephanie (Scott) Sawinksi, Amanda Rankin (Zack), Kyle Rankin (Cassie), Greg Henry and Mike Henry. Great-grandpa of Sabrina, Hannah, Maddison, Chloe and Cooper Rankin. Dear brother/brother-in-law to Hazel (late Lloyd) Clysdale, Maurice (Ruby), Ray (Helen), Archie (Dora), Ernie (Carol), Bob (Marie) Rankin, Betty (Harvey) Bell, Joyce (late Ralph) Harrett, Marge (late Jack) McLaughlin, Muriel (Bill) Whale, Doreen (late Bill) McKeegan, Sharon (Alf) Branton, Lois (Delbert) Lorenz. Don leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Don was a faithful man who loved his family, farming and old time fiddle music. He enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play their sports and listen to them play their music. He listened to his fiddle tunes to the very end.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday December 19, 2013 2 to 4 and 7-9 pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00am from the funeral home with Rev. George Bell officiating. Interment Mooretown Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to charities 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

GRAHAM: John MacIntyre “Mac” of Brigden

Posted by on December 13, 2013

GRAHAM, John “Mac” MacIntyre – passed away at Lambton Meadowview, Petrolia on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at the age of 86.  Mac will be spending Christmas with Jesus in the arms of his predeceased loving wife Velma (2012) and predeceased son Wilfred (1962).  Mac and Velma were married for sixty two years. The family who will mourn Mac and cherish their loving memories include their children Sandra (Jim) Brennan, Roxanne (Doug) Dobbs, Margaret (Jim) Scales, Harold (Sandra) Graham and Keith (Tracy) Graham. Grandchildren are Julie (Shawn) Jackson, Lisa (Steve) McGrail, Kellie (Nick) DiNiro, Christopher (Christine) Scales, Ryan (Noranda) Dobbs, Tyler (Shana) Dobbs, Madison Graham. There are 10 great grandchildren to share memories and stories. He is survived by his brother Robert Graham and sister Christine (Darryl) Mitchell and his brothers-in-law Ken and Jack (Bea) Arnold and sister-in-law Audrey Arnold. Mac was predeceased by his parents Elva and Stanley Graham and stepmother Marie Leitch, his great-granddaugher Kylie McGrail (2004) and brothers-in-law Harold and Jim Arnold and sister-in-law Shirley. Mac’s life centered around his family and community. He was on Moore Township Council during the 1970’s and 1980’s and also represented the municipality at the county level as Deputy Reeve.  Mac was very active with the Parks Board, the Moore Agricultural Society, Brigden Optimist Club, Petrolia Golf and Curling Club and was a member of the Leopold Masonic Lodge No. 397 Brigden for over fifty years. Mac worked as an Instrument Mechanic for Imperial Oil for approximately 30 years and was the president of the annuity club after retirement. When retired, Mac was able to pursue his true love, farming and raising Champion Limousin cattle. He was successful in producing many champions locally and at the Royal Winter Fair. Mac loved animals and was known for always having a dog companion in his farm vehicle. His latest buddies, Poly and Phoebe visited him in the nursing home at least twice a week and will miss their best friend, the residents of the home and their car rides to Petrolia. Mac was never a follower and always a leader who jumped into everything he did with both feet, mom never complained. Recently Mac’s mantra has been “if there is anything you want to do, do it now, before it is too late”. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, on Tuesday December 17, 2013 from 5-8pm.  A Masonic service is scheduled at 7:45pm. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Rev. Joanne Symington officiating.  Interment Black Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

DUQUETTE: Joyce Marie of Blenheim

Posted by on November 29, 2013

DUQUETTE, Joyce Marie – Age 61 of Blenheim, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Loving mother of Terry-Lynn Marie Duquette and Jason John Joseph Duquette. Cherished grandmother of Courtney Marie Larmand and Erin Nicole Duquette. Predeceased by her parents Gerard and Velma (Laurin) Marion, husband Ronald Paquette and sister Edith Genderon. Survived by many family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Chatham-Kent, London, Sarnia

KNEESHAW: Francis “Frank” Victor of Corunna

Posted by on November 15, 2013

KNEESHAW, Francis “Frank” Victor – Age 87 of Corunna, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Dolores Annie (Harrison) Kneeshaw for 67 years. Loving father of Rebecca Jane (Melvin) Anderson of Mooretown, Marylou (Richard) White of Sarnia and Jeffrey (Brenda) Kneeshaw of Corunna. Cherished grandfather of Jeffrey (Audra), Michael (Davina) and Joe (Kristie) Anderson, Vicky and Tyler Kneeshaw. Great-grandfather of Nicholas, Zachary, Benjamin, Daniel, Erin, Matthew, Ashley, Trevor, Thomas and Luke. Dear brother of Olive Bowers (late Ted) of Sarnia. Predeceased by his sister Katherine (Ted) McAstocker. Frank served his country and was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 447, Corunna. Respecting Frank’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A celebration of life will take place at the Corunna Legion on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:00pm. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 447 Corunna Poppy Fund or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

YOUNG: William Alexander of Sombra

Posted by on November 4, 2013

YOUNG, William Alexander – Age 81, of Sombra, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (Long) Young (1966). Loving father of Marilyn (Steve) Mullen of Courtright, Linda (Mike) Shepley of Sombra. Cherished grandfather of Melissa and Katie Mullen and Tracy, Tammy (Shawn), Robyn and Christopher Shepley. Sadly missed by his sister Jean Riddoch and brother Gerald (Glenda) Young as well as several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Guy and Gladys (Fournie) Young and brother-in-law Robert Riddoch. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 6:00 to 9:00pm and 10am until Funeral service time at 11:00 am on Thursday November 7, 2013. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the 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

BRIDGES: Kathryn Marie of Oil Springs

Posted by on October 26, 2013

BRIDGES, Kathryn Marie (Gentleman) – Age 94 of Oil Springs, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Claire Burton Bridges (1992). Loving mother of Tom (Tracey) Bridges of Panama and Brenda (Larry) Morningstar of Brigden. Cherished grandmother of Greg and Brian Bridges, Jacalyn Pendleton, Bretton Gillespie, Tim (Shona) Gray, Tammy (Barry) Newman, Terry (Renee) Gray, Leeanne Walsh, Jennifer (Glen) Doxtator. Loving great-grandmother of 12. Survived by sisters Marjorie Alderman, Elizabeth Spearman and sister-in-law Norma Gentleman. Predeceased by son Robert (stillborn), brother James Gentleman, sister Mildred Jackson, son-in-law Douglas Gray.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge #337, Oil Springs will hold a service on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 3:45pm.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Alvinston Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or 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

SCOTT: Walter John of Sombra

Posted by on October 26, 2013

SCOTT, Walter John – Suddenly as a result of a farm accident, Walter Scott of Sombra passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the age of 79. Son of the late Adam and Alma Scott. Walter was the father of Michael, Dianne, Allan and Ian Scott and Tymara and Shiloh Aquash. He is also survived by his brother Bill of Sarnia and sister Betty Wentworth of Minneapolis. In addition to his fascination with family and local history, Walter will be remembered as a skilled mechanic, a collector of native artifacts and an avid conservationist. Many of the Carolinian trees he planted will live on. At Walter’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia