MOORE, Phllis (Kaye) of Corunna, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2017

MOORE, Phyllis (Kaye) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our precious Phyllis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:50 a.m. She succumbed from complications after a fall at her home in Corunna. She died peacefully at Bluewater Health. Phyllis was in her 110th year and enjoying good health.
Phyllis was born in Bracebridge, Ontario to John Byron Kaye and Charlotte Eliza (Leith) Kaye on Nov. 6, 1907. She was the last remaining member of a family of ten children. Phyllis was a member of the United Church in Bracebridge and Sarnia and attended Central United in Sarnia for many years.
Dearly treasured and lovingly remembered by four nieces and one nephew. Phyllis was an aunt, a great aunt, a great-great aunt and a great-great-great aunt.
Phyllis will be sadly missed by her loving family, her good friend Roy, and her many wonderful friends and cherished neighbours.

A private family Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Bracebridge United Church Cemetery, Bracebridge, Ontario.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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

PROUSE: Jean Loretta of Mooretown

Posted by on March 5, 2017

PROUSE, Jean Loretta (nee Shepperd) – Age 71, of Mooretown, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 in Niagara Falls where she began her 50 year marriage with her beloved husband Kenneth Prouse. Loving mother of Laurie Prouse (Scott), Tracey Prouse and Heather (Jamie) Hamill. Cherished grandmother of Seamus, Danielle and Bronwyn Hamill. Dear sister of Bruce Shepperd, Frank (Marie) Shepperd and Donald (Winera) Shepperd. Survived by sister-in-laws Margaret (James) Shepperd and Pat (Ronald) Shepperd. Survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Violet Shepperd, brothers Ronald and James, sisters Aileen and Helen and infant grandsons Aidan and Brent Hamill. Jean trained at the Sarnia General Hospital and spent her career as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Women’s missionary society (WMS) in Mooretown and a former leader with the 4-H Club and CGIT. Jean donated her organs to help save others.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Rev. Ian Marnoch will officiate. Cremation will follow.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation on the behalf of Aidan and Brent Hamill.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

JAQUES, Elizabeth Isabelle from Oil Springs, Ontario

Posted by on March 5, 2017

JAQUES, Elizabeth Isabelle – Age 77, of Oil Springs, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Lyle Jaques (2015). Loving mother of Shelli (Jim) Verbeek of Corunna and Daryl (Teresa) Jaques of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Brent (Eva) Baker, Meghan (Dean) Schives, Jeremy (Morgan) Baker, Amberly (Dylan) Jaques and Brandon Jaques. Great grandmother of Samuel. Survived by brother Keith (Helen) Japp and brother-in-law Doug Campbell. Predeceased by her parents David and Annie Japp and sister Karen Campbell.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.
A private family Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Oil Springs Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to
Autism Ontario (donate.autismontario.com) or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. (ceehf.ca)
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

YASKOVIC, Robert A. of Mooretown

Posted by on March 1, 2017

Lt. Col. Robert A Yaskovic, (USMC) beloved husband, soulmate, and best friend of Maureen (nee White) died on February 28, 2017 at home. “Yazz” was born April 16, 1943 to Andrew and Jule Yaskovic of Yonkers, NY. Upon graduating from Charles E Gorton High School, he attended Texas A & M University receiving a BA in Business Management and a BS in Animal Husbandry. During a 2 year management position with Sears in Houston, Texas he was granted a 6 year leave of absence during Vietnam to become a pilot in the US Marine Corps. His love of flying led to a career of 25 years as a USMC Naval Aviator. During his military career he was an attack helicopter pilot, in Vietnam he also flew fixed wing, turbo props and jets. Accumulating over 8800 flight hours he felt very privileged to fly when jet and turboprops were maturing while reciprocal (gas) engines were phasing out, but still available. During his later years he was a VIP pilot flying congressmen, generals and honored to be a pilot, on a couple of occasions for 2 previous US presidents. He received numerous awards the highest being a Bronze Star with Combat V, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Two National Defense Service Medals, Two Air Medals, 27 Strike Flight Air Medals, Two Meritorious Unit Commendations, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation and Two Vietnam Service Medals. Upon retiring in 1991 he flew DC-9’s commercially for just under a year. Finding that life style unchallenging, he and Maureen, originally from Petrolia, bought two farms in Brigden/Petrolia area in 1992, and in 2009 opened the Howladay Inn Pet Resort. Bob is survived by his wife Maureen, and children Robert Jr. (Robin) and Carey of Florida, Tracey (Justin) of Georgia and Paul of North Carolina. Two grandsons, Mason and Carter of Florida. Sister Janet and brother Ron both of New York. Predeceased by his parents Andrew (1989), Jule(2014) and brother Joseph (2007).
Sincere thanks to Dr. Enoch Daniel, staff of C.E.E and V.O.N for all their years of care and compassion.
Visitation will be held at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday March 5, 2017 from 2to4pm and 7to9pm.
A funeral service will be held at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm with a 1 hour prior visitation. Interment to follow at Zion Cemetery, Mooretown. Charitable donations can be made 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: Sarnia

KANN: Kathleen Alice of Sarnia

Posted by on February 26, 2017

KANN, Kathleen Alice – It is with great sadness that the family of Kathleen Alice Kann announces her passing on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia. She was born October 7, 1942 to John Underwood and Beryl Harrison in Sarnia, Ontario. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 74. Kathleen worked as a nurse for over 30 years in the Labor and Delivery ward at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She spent many special moments with her partner enjoying their passion for travelling. Kathleen will be deeply missed by her partner of 32 years Louis Paluch, her sons Glen (Kathy) of Sudbury Ontario and Greg (Elizabeth) and her granddaughters Madeline, Audrey and Violet of Walnut Grove, California. She is survived and loved by her twin sister Colleen and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A funeral service will be held at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, February 28th at 10:00am. Interment to follow in Dresden, Ontario. Charitable donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Sudbury

WILSON-STRANGWAY, Joan of Mooretown

Posted by on February 11, 2017

WILSON-STRANGWAY, Joan “June” (Spirit of the Water) – Left this life February 10, 2017, remembering happy time with her husband, Bruce Strangway, daughters Deborah, Twila Wilson and Patti Jones as well as son-in-law Charlie Trainor. She is survived by brothers Pete and Camille and sisters-in-law. She enjoyed being grandma and great-grandma, aunt and friend. At June’s request there will be no funeral or visitation. Cremation has taken place. A sacred fire has been lit prior to a private graveside service. Remember good times until we meet again.
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

EYRE, Russell Arthur of Mooretown, Ontario

Posted by on February 9, 2017

EYRE, Russell Arthur – Age 80 of Mooretown, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee James).
Loving father of Sue Ann Eyre (Ted Parent). Dear brother of Arthur (Karen) Eyre, Melba (Jerry) Duncan, brother in law Howard Maw and sister in law Diane (Jack) Stewart. Remembered by nieces and nephews, Jim (Brenda) Maw, Marie Maw, Ralph (Brenda) Eyre, Carol (Rick) D’Andrea, Krista (Scott) Steeves, Brent (Lee) Duncan, Brian (Pat) Stewart, Carolyn (Joe) Stonehouse and many great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Elvin (1967) and Lila (1990), brother Ralph (1951) and sister Jean (2015). Missed by his special friend Molly.
Russell was born on the family homestead, where he has lived his entire life. For many years he operated a feedlot and proudly worked the land as a cash crop farmer. Russell was an active member of the Sixth Line United Church, was once a board member for the Lambton Cattlemen’s Association and was formally a Funk/Ciba-Geigy corn dealer.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN.
Memorial Service to be held Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:00am from the Sixth Line United Church. Interment of ashes to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sixth Line United Church and 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: Chatham-Kent, Sarnia

McINDOO: Janey

Posted by on February 4, 2017

McINDOO, Janey (nee Scott) – Peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert (1990). Loving mother of Mary Jane Metherel, Ruth (John) deGraaf, Mark, Les and Terry (Jean). Cherished grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 12. Dear sister of Glen (Marie), Gary (Kay-2016), Melvin (Ruth Ann) and Mildred. Predeceased by her parents Margret and John Scott, brothers Jim, Frank and Clifford, sister Alice and grandson Ryan. Janey had a passion for cards, anytime, anywhere with a coffee in her hand. She made lots of card friends at the Courtright Friendship Club. She loved to cook for family and always had lots of love and compassion for her family with no judgement. Janey was a resident of St. Clair Township most of her life. A special thanks to Lambton Meadowview Villa Nursing Home and nurses for making a difference in Mom’s end of life care, our family is very grateful.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations 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

WORKMAN, Nancy Rheta of Corunna Ontario

Posted by on January 25, 2017

WORKMAN, Nancy Rheta (nee MacDonald) – Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Beloved wife of Richard “Dick” Workman for 61 years. Loving mother of Wayne (Lori), Richard (Beata), Sandra (late Bob Guthrie) (Gord), Patty (Andy). Cherished grandmother of Nichole (Milan), Krystal (Shaun), Julie, Richard (Paula), Robert (Vana), Daniel, Amber (Jake), Mathew, Graham and Jaqueline. Great-grandmother of Ellora, Eva, Levi, Quinn, Avalynn and Ariella. Survived by her sister Jeanette Lumley (Tom) and nieces and nephews in both Ontario and Pennsylvania and many brother and sister-in-laws. Predeceased by her brother Gerald MacDonald and parents Jack and Shirley MacDonald. The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at Bluewater Health for the exceptional kindness and care, CCAC, Bayshore, Melissa, Michelle, Blair and Danielle. A special thank you to Rev. Deanna Gibson and Dr. Robert Borek and his staff. A private family funeral service was held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden. Interment followed at Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia and District Humane Society or Salvation Army. 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

BOONE: Keas Casper of Mooretown

Posted by on January 17, 2017

BOONE, Keas Casper – Age 79 of Mooretown, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Anny Boone. Loving father of Michael and his wife Judy, Patrick and his wife Christa, Steven and his wife Kari. Cherished grandfather of Chloe, Emma, Carter, Madelyn, Ryleigh and Maggie. Dear brother of Lenie, Jean (Alan), Casper (Sylvia). Predeceased by his sister Annie. Keas was a very active Masonic Lodge member in the Sarnia District. Moore Masonic Lodge No. 294 will conduct a Memorial Service on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6:30pm from STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden. Friends will be received Friday, January 20, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Funeral Service to be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the London Regional Cancer Program (cheques only). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

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
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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