Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, April 30, 2012, Albert (Ab) Ernest Churchman passed away at the age of 71. Survived by his children Alan Churchman (Linda) of Pt. Edward, Amy Davis of Sarnia, and Dan Churchman (Kristen) of Mount Pleasant, Michigan.  Dear brother of Frederick Churchman of Alberta.  Predeceased by his daughter Sarah Churchman. Ab was born on February 1, 1941, in Preston, England.  He served in the Navy for three years and retired from Dow Chemical after 30 years of service.  Ab was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed gardening, and loved spending time outdoors.  A special thank you from the family to the staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Ab’s life will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/obits.php?id=2233

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