It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Gilles Willie Grondin on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, at the age of 59. Loving father of Theresa (Terry), Shawn (Andrea), Christine (Jason), Rachel, Catherine (Stuart), Danielle and Dillon. Cherished grandfather of Jane, Isabelle, Morgan, Ellie, Noal, Madelyn, and Harrison. Dear brother of Gerard, Louise Anne (Marcel), Ghislaine (the late Florien), Jacques (Rita), Francine (Arthur), Francois, Andre (Kim), Jacinthe (Ronald), Yves (Peggy), and Denis. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Elise Grondin.
Gilles was a long-time member of the Carpenters Union, Local 1256. He loved spending time with his family; he lived for his children and grandchildren. Gilles will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. Thomas D’Aquin, 895 Champlain Rd., Sarnia. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Sarnia & District Humane Society or SickKids Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://smithfuneralhome.ca/l