Bongers Pic-CroppedPeacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Hermanus Maria Bongers passed away at the age of 64.  Loving father of Shelley (Jeff) Canty, Tracey Connors, and Brysen Bongers. Cherished Grandfather of Joel, Justin, Jack, Tasha and Alex. Remembered by the mothers of his children, Carol Bongers and France Chaput. Loving brother of Kea (Ari), Morris (Shelley), Nellie (Robert), Gina (Eldon), Arnold (Joanne), Andy and the late John. Treasured uncle of several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Arnold and Maria Bongers. Herman will be missed by many brothers and sisters of the Local 95. Family and friends will be received on Monday, May 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation will take place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation(cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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