At Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Saturday, January 12, 2013.  Katharina Derksen (nee Loewen), 87 years, of Petrolia and formerly of Leamington.  She was a loving wife of the late David (2008). She will be missed by her three daughters and their families: Rita and Ted Martindale of Camlachie and their sons Kevin and David and his fiancee Emily and their daughter Ava; Helga and Peter McPhie of Barrie and their children Alex, William and Emma; and Anita and Bobby Hancock of Holland Landing and their children Ryan, Brett, and Leah.  Katharina was predeceased by her son Henry (1980) and her brother John.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday January 15, 2013 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.  Memories, condolences, and pictures may be left on-line at


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