Surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Friday, March 9, 2012, Delphine Marie Plata passed away at the age of 73. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Plata (2009).  Loving mother of Janice (Jeff) Kirby of Forest, Karen (Tom) Neilson of Sarnia and Jeff Plata of Sarnia.  Cherished Bobbie of Courtney, Taylor, Cassidy and Madison Neilson and Jorrie and Jaydie Kirby.  Remembered by the extended Plata family and many dear friends.  Delphine’s greatest joy in life was her family, who brought her immense happiness.  She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved her. A private service was held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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