HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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DESSON: Christine (Kisten) Marie of Stoney Creek

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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Peacefully in her 80th year, surrounded by her loving family, Christine (Kisten) passed away on May 27th.

Christine was born in Blind River, Ontario on July 12th, 1937. It was there that she met her husband Carmen from Niagara Falls, Ontario, and started a family at the age of 18. Christine developed a passion for culinary arts and hairdressing, having owned her own salon in Winona, Ontario. Christine took great pride in dedicating her life to family, raising her 4 amazing children, Christine, Mark, Pete (Donna) and Patrick (Veronica). She also was a cherished Grandma to 3 grand-children Andrea (David), Sean and Zachary, and 4 great grand-children Joshua, Brooke, Nolan and Avery. She is survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother.

Christine had a true zest for life. She displayed great kindness and touched the lives of many. She was an accomplished spoons player; a great home chef; enjoyed anything Irish having never missed a St. Patrick’s Day; loved hearing her sons play guitars and sing; and enjoyed spending time the most with her family at the trailer, cottages and vacations in the USA.

Christine will be sadly missed by all, but we know she will be waiting for us to meet again one day in Heaven.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be conducted. Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton General Hospital and especially the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

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Bromwich, Alfred “Al” of Petrolia

Posted by on May 24, 2017

Bromwich; Alfred – Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia on May 23, 2017, Alfred Wallace Bromwich of Petrolia, passed away at the age of 87.  Beloved husband to the late Mary Bromwich (nee Stanley) for nearly 50 years.  Devoted father to Elizabeth (Robin) Brooker, Susan (David) Smith and Barbara (John) Brown.  Loving grandfather to Amanda Brooker, Crystal Brooker, Brittany (Aca) Steckler, Heather Brooker, Ashlee Smith and Michael (Julie) Brown and proud great-grandfather to Allie, Ashlynne and Lennox.  Al worked for the MTO for many years, building and maintaining highways including the 400 series and the QEW.  He was a devoted Mason, a long-time member of the Lambton Shrine Club, and was also a Kentucky Colonel.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Al’s life will take place at a later date.  Interment will be in St. James Anglican Cemetery in Lucan Ontario.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lambton Shrine Club.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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Quackenbush, Beverly Ann of Sarnia

QUACKENBUSH, BEVERLY ANN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 with her loving family beside her.  Bev was born on September 11, 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her family moved to Brantford in 1956 where she attended Central School, Victoria & BCI.  Bev moved to Sarnia in 1970 to go to Lambton College.  She worked at Bayview Chrysler Dodge as a receptionist for years, Agriculture Canada, then on to Community Social Services, ODSP, President of Local #123 Sarnia OPSEU for 14 years. Bev was an avid volunteer with many local charities. Bev was predeceased by the love of her life, her hubby Bill Sr.  Bev is survived by her sons Bill Jr. and his wife Kimmarie, Don and his wife Kim, and her daughter Jen and her husband Kevin, grandchildren Desiree, Ashley, Chelsey, Jordan, Hailey, Ariana, Aliya, Jaxon and Cashius and two great grandchildren Cohan and Jack.  Also survived by her sisters Diane, Carol and Wayne Fowlie, brother Gord, niece Tammy and her husband Steven and their children Felicia (Jordan) and Jeffrey, and nephew Shonn.   Predeceased by her parents Gordon  (1990) & Joanne (2005), sisters Kathy (1985) and Vickie (2007).  Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, May 14, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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KRUGEL, Marion of Listowel

Posted by on May 1, 2017

Marion Krugel – of Listowel passed away surrounded by the love of her family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday April 29, 2017 at the age of 76. Marion was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she had volunteered her time in various roles.  She volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society, North Perth Hospice and the VON as a former leader of the exercise program in Listowel and Monkton.  Marion enjoyed travelling, loved the outdoors, gardening, painting and photography.

Fondly remembered by her siblings Rose Marie Wright (Burlington), Verna (Alfred) Young (Mitchell) and John Krugel (Listowel).  Dearly missed by her special nephew Bill (Cheryl) Young, great nephew Lucas, great nieces Anita and Catharine Young all of Monkton and loving Aunt Marjorie Kaufman (Listowel).  Also survived by her nieces Sandra (Vic) Farrow, Darlene Kosonic, Joanne Young, Yvonne Yarker, Carol Young and great nieces and nephews Donald, Julia, Stephon, Jeremy and Rebecca.

Predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy (Illman) Krugel and brother-in-law Ron Wright.

In keeping with Marion’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Listowel on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. followed by the memorial service to celebrate her life at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Entombment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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VandenBroek; John of Petrolia

Posted by on April 29, 2017

 

Died at St. Josephs Hospice is Sarnia on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  JOHN VandenBROEK, of Petrolia, was in his 88th year.  John was a loving husband for 61 years to Joanna (nee VandeSchoot).   He will be missed by his children Bill (Terry), Frank (Ruth Anne), Mary VandenBroek, Michael (the late Denise), John, Jim, Theresa (Ron) White, Stephen (Kathy), Stuart, and Mark (Dawn).  He was grandfather to twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   John was the son of the late Martin and Wilhelmina, and a step-son to Frances. He was the brother of Mary (the late Tony), the late Wilhelmina (the late Tony), Cathy (Andy), the late Harry (Tina), Henk (Ria), Rieka (the late Bill), the late Joe (Kathy), Wilma (the late Ted), Pieta (Herman), Clara (Mark), Nolda (Carl), Marty (Karen), Fran (Barry), Harold (Adrianne), Frank, Rick (Kim), and Chuck (Dee). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or St. Josephs Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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DEVEN: Eunice Leah (née Bowring), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on April 20, 2017

DEVEN, Eunice Leah (née Bowring), of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, the Valleyview Home, on Monday, April 17, 2017, in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Konstanty “Kostek” Deven (1995).  Dearly loved mother of John Deven (Laima Pecs) of Burlington, Christopher Deven (Pamela) of St. Thomas, and the late Andrew Deven (Lorrie of Jaffa).  She was proud of her grandchildren, Eric Deven (Terra), Matthew Deven, Emily Deven, and the late Nelson Deven, and her great granddaughter, Morgan Deven.  Dear sister of Stewart Bowring (Ellen) of Cambridge, Robert Bowring (Kath), and Freda Lankester (Michael), all in England.  Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in Kimberley, England, August 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Eva (née Mathias) Bowring.  Eunice came to St. Thomas from England in 1957.  She was a retired bookkeeper with Family & Children’s Services of St. Thomas & Elgin.  Eunice was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas where she was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, and formerly served on the Parish Council.  Committed to the care and protection of animals, Eunice was a former secretary/treasurer of Animal Aide, St. Thomas-Elgin.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Friday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to Animal Aide will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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Burrowes, Dorothy Madeline of Barrie, ON

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Dorothy Madeline Burrowes – Surrounded by family and love, Dorothy passed away on April 3, 2017 at the Simcoe Hospice, Barrie, in her 76th year. Beloved mother of Marty Burrowes, Edward (deceased) and Keith (deceased). Dorothy was a loving Grandma to Rikki Robinson (John) and Tristan Dunnett, Bracebridge, ON and a proud Great-Grandma to Lily, Kaleb and Journey. Dear sister to Kenneth Seth Rolston (Marion deceased) Uxbridge, ON; Kathleen Isabella Bogart (Rex) Barrie, ON; Keith George Laverne Rolston – Deceased (Betty) Toronto ON, Bryan Clinton Rolston – Deceased (Winnie) Brantford, ON and Sharon Minick (Larry) Barrie, ON. She will also be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a long-time employee and retiree of Proctor and Gamble (Hamilton). She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family who will remember her wonderful sense of humour, kindness and tireless energy. At her request, the family will be holding a private service. Thanks to the staff at Simcoe Hospice, Barrie, for their kindness and understanding. If desired, donations may be made to local SPCA.

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LOW; Robert Alexander (Bob – Bobby)

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Low, Robert Alexander (Bob –Bobby)
At the young age of 63, following complications from surgery, Bob died suddenly but peacefully on Friday April 14, 2017, surrounded by family at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood.  Bob was born in Hamilton and retired from Stelco after 33 years.  Bob and his soulmate of 34 years, Lynda (nee Harrison) then retired to Wasaga Beach.  Loving stepfather to Randy and to grandchildren Randi-Lyn and Nicolas. Dear brother to Jean (Andy) and Chris (Dave).  He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bob will be forever missed by Lynda and her sisters Janet, Robbie and Donna as well as many, many friends from Hamilton and Wasaga Beach.  Last but not least, Bob will be missed by his furbaby Oprah – they adored each other.  Cremation has taken place and at Bob’s request, there will not be a funeral service.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Country Life, 90 Theme Park Drive, Wasaga Beach on Sunday April 30, 2017 from 4 to 9 p.m.  If desired, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Bob’s family.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Chapel.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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VOISIN, Betty E. (Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa

Posted by on April 16, 2017

Betty Elma Voisin (née Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Magnus “Mac” Voisin who predeceased her on February 28th, 2015.

Dear mother of John Voisin (Susan) of Formosa, Mary Lou Montgomery (Dave) of Teeswater, Garry Voisin (Kathy) of Barrie, Calvin Voisin (Betty) of Hanover, Steven Voisin (Vicki) of Teeswater, Richard Voisin (Cathy) of Walkerton and Bradley Voisin (Stephanie) of Ottawa.

Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Bev MacDonald (Hugh) of Teeswater, sister-in-law Millie Blackwell of Ilderton and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Earl and Mary (née Nesbitt) Blackwell, brothers Harry Blackwell (Jean), Jack Blackwell, Ben Blackwell (in infancy), sister Eileen Dunlop (Cam), grandson Shawn Voisin and in-laws Alma Aiken (Joseph), Sybila Ruetz (Tony Hoffarth, Seraphine Ruetz), Harold “Pepper” Voisin (Marie) and Rosemary “Toots” McLean (Hector).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with C.W.L. service at 2 p.m. and vigil prayers at 8:45 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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PHINN, Anne Jane (Brown) of Winnipeg, formerly of Grand Bend and Ancaster, age 88

Posted by on April 13, 2017

PHINN:  Anne Jane Phinn, formerly of Grand Bend and Ancaster, died at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday, April 13, 2017 due to complications with pneumonia.  Born on October 7, 1928 to Herb and Fernie (nee Chambers) Brown of London, Ontario.  Anne was predeceased by most of her family; husband Ted; daughter Ellen; son Roric Ryan; mother Fernie; father Herb; sister Joyce “Tigger” Dean and nephew Kelly.  She is survived by her son Tory and his wife Faye of Winnipeg, grandchildren Eli, Joel, Gen, Deanna and Derek, Krista and Adam and 3 great-grandchildren Malachi, Quinn and Laya.  Anne Jane was the epitome of strength and uniqueness, a brae bonny lass, with an unassailable optimism for life.  She had an unquenchable curiosity for all things.  Her love of animals was obvious as she fed all the stray cats, skunks, raccoons, crows and squirrels in the neighbourhood.  Her dog, Sable, has a large personality much like her own.  Due to the untimely death of her husband, Anne, at age 39, was left to raise 3 children on her own.  She gathered her strength and soldiered on with clarity and purpose.  Her pride was her farm, her sand pit operation, real estate and politics.  Her vibrancy and zest for life led her to become a crack shot, an avid golfer and tennis player.  She also loved poetry, a good glass, friends and the Toronto Blue Jays.  Anne decided to leave this world, hence the Jays poor start to the season and hopefully they can turn things around. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Monday, April 17, 2017 with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by the service.  Interment Bethesda Cemetery, 542 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster at 2:30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Humane Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McFARLANE, John Lamont of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 4, 2017

John McFarlane in his 89th year passed away on Monday April 3 at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Eleanor (nee Jackson) for 62 happy years. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, John was the son of Donald and Violet. A graduate first from McMaster University with a BA and then from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Engineering. John had a long and successful career with Ontario Hydro. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, and the Probus Club of Cobourg and a volunteer at the hospital. John had a lifelong passion for sailing which led him to enjoy years of windsurfing while in his sixties. An avid woodworker in retirement he took much joy creating gifts for his grandchildren and charity auctions. John will be remembered always for his love of family and ice cream. He is survived by his wife Eleanor, his children Bruce (Janice), their children Erin (Mark) Alex (Jan), Beth; Don (Maggie) and their children Ellie, Becca, Tricia; Joanne (Martin) and their children Geoff (Thea), Janine and two great grandchildren, Archer and Edison and one on the way. Predeceased by his parents, sister Grace and brother Alan. He is survived by his brother Don. The family invites you to join them at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Saturday April 8 between the hours of 2-4:30 pm for a Celebration of Life. A short and informal program will commence at 2:45. Light refreshments will be served. A private family interment will be held at a later date. A special thank you to all of the healthcare workers who cared for John at home and to Dr. Caldwell for years of care. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital, whose care for John was always exceptional, or the charity of your choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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CASSIDY, Wilma “Billie” Joan (Train) of Ancaster formerly of Grand Bend and Toronto, age 88

Posted by on March 28, 2017

CASSIDY: Wilma “Billie” Joan (Train) Cassidy, aged 88 of Ancaster, Ontario, formerly of Grand Bend and Toronto, died peacefully on March 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. She was born on May 15, 1928 in Hamilton Ontario to Percival Horace and Jessie Ann (Patterson) Train. Billie is survived by her children Dr. J. David (Dr. Terri Skjaveland) and Joanne (Dr. Bruce Menchions), grandson Jesse Page (Siobhan), great granddaughter Lily Moon Page and granddaughters Alexandra and Tania Stroback. She was also loved by her nieces, nephews and their families. Billie was preceded in death by her loving husband Dr. H. Joseph Cassidy (2002). ). At Billie’s request, cremation with a family and friends gathering will take place at the Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend, on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, ON. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left on Wilma “Billie” Joan Cassidy guestbook at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MEYER, Robert John “Bob” formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Robert John “Bob” Meyer formerly of Teeswater at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 26th, 2017, at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Joan Meyer (née Kuntz) of Teeswater.

Dear father of Judy Gowland (Jim) of Culross Township, Nancy Walters (Mark) of Strathroy, Larry Meyer (Michelle) of Teeswater and Tim Meyer (Deb) of Culross Township.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Jamie Gowland (Marcie), Jake Gowland (Alley), Andrea Cordes (Josh), Tiara Gowland (Mark), Holly Hanna (Matt), Shannon Schiestel (Rob), Tori Walters (Steve), Jordine Meyer (Andrew), Nash and Tanner Meyer and Craig and Alli Meyer and 5 great-grandchildren, Becksen, Cameron, Dawson, Leo and Natalie.

Fondly remembered by siblings, Jim Meyer (Anna) of Toronto, Louise Ormond of Hamilton and brother-in-law Ed Klick of Burlington.

Also survived by members of the Kuntz family and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Antionette (née Schefter) Meyer, sister Helen Klick and brother-in-law Jack Ormond.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Service at 8:45 p.m. followed by Vigil Prayers at 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater Culross Firefighters’ Association (cheques payable to the Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated by family as expressions of sympathy.

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SCHNEIDER, Trevor of Mildmay

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Trevor Schneider of Mildmay, passed away with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the age of 47.

Beloved husband and best friend of Jennifer Schneider (née Haelzle).

Loving father of Derek and Amber Schneider.

Cherished son of Gary and Carol Schneider.

Missed by his siblings, Tracy Williams (John), Marcia McGilveary (Steve) and Colin Schneider (Carolyn).

Fondly remembered by his father and mother-in law Bob and Judy Haelzle, sisters-in-law Sherry Weiler (Al), Brenda Haelzle, brother-in-law Rob Haelzle and grandmother-in-law Anna Schiestel.

Dear uncle of Cody, Taylor, Chloe, Madeline, Kyla, Dustyn, Karina, Jevan, Karlee, Paige and Perle

Sharing in this loss are Trevor’s many aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours, friends and fellow firefighters.

Predeceased by his grandparents, Harvey and Audrey Dahms and Bill and Reba Schneider.

Trevor was a proud member of the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters for 25 years.

Visitation will take place at the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be conducted from the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., with Pastors Ed Bastian and Elina Salonen officiating.

Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters’ Association (cheques payable to the Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated by the family.

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VANDERKRUK, William “Bill” of Waterdown, ON

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Bill’s earthly journey ended March 23, 2017. He moved to Paradise, to tend the heavenly gardens to his heart’s content. Bill was an avid plant propagator and loved roses. Loved by his wife Ria for 51 years; children John and Malita Vanderkruk, Irene and Andrew Dykstra, Sharon and Gerald Kodde, Deborah and Lawrence Moore, Philip and Erin Vanderkruk; grandchildren Natasha, Daniel, Thomas, Josiah, Chantal, Cameron, Kelsey, Liam, Nathan, Caleb, Rachel, Salome, Clara; siblings Neil and Linda, Art and Dorthy, Cor and Alida, Nel and Bill, Ann and Rene, Laurie and Sam, Pauline and John; Ria’s siblings, Fred, Bob and Chris, Janneke, Ena and Ben, Pauline and Rients, Joanne and Hank, Marinus and Yvonne, Dave and Kathy, and faithful caregivers Audrey, Fatima, Sharon M, Florence, Rosie and Elizabeth, Sharon A. Visistation will be on Sunday, March 26, 6-9 p.m. and a Memorial Service will take place on Monday, March 27 at 1 p.m. Both Visitation and Service will be held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 616 Dundas St. E., Waterdown, ON

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WEISHAR, Ralph – formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Ralph Peter Weishar of Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, two days short of his 97th birthday.

Born in Carrick Township on March 23rd, 1920 to the late Andrew and Margaret (née Schumacher) Weishar.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose (née Reinhart) in 1989.

Father and father-in-law of Reg (deceased 1996) (Donna) of Teeswater, Andrew (Doris) of Gowanstown, Ted of Teeswater, Mary Lou Kretz of Listowel, Allan (MaryAnn) of Barrie, Anita Stothers (Ron) of Ayr, Ralph (deceased 2007) (Karen) of Stratford, Frank (Marlene) of Mildmay, Joe (Brenda) of Listowel, Merv (Brigitte) of Chatham, Dan (Liz) of Wroxeter, Jeanette (Paul) Wilke of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Paul (Joanne) of Listowel, Karen Ruetz (Ed) of Hanover , Dave (Gail) of Teeswater, Gary (Joanne) of Bluevale, Steve of Durham, Ray (Cheryl) of Kitchener, and Darrel (Jan) of Teeswater.

Survived by 50 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by two grandsons, Kenny Weishar and Dean Weishar, son–in-law Conrad Kretz, great-grandson Tyler Dietz, brother Ray Weishar and sister Mary Beninger (Frank).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with Vigil Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

PLEASE NO FLOWERS – as expressions of sympathy the family would like donations to these agencies who service the less fortunate in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Owen Sound and Area Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – Housing Support Program, or Food Banks in Walkerton or Wingham.

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ROYAL, Marielle of Point Edward

ROYAL  MARIELLE – Marielle Royal, age 71 of Sarnia, peacefully passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was born to the late Albert Gendron and Lilianne Gendron on June 5, 1945 and will be joining them along with her late best friend Larry Cunningham and late husband Tom Royal. Marielle was a dedicated member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club for many years where she made many lifelong friends. Marielle also spent most of her adult life as a member of the Blue Mountain Ski club and not only enjoyed but excelled in playing cards. Family and close friends were Marielle’s passion and delight. She will be missed by all. Marielle leaves behind her children Laurie, Alan and Heather Cunningham, grandchildren Lynn and Jennifer Brownlee and Mitchell and Spencer Cunningham, great grandchildren Jesse Brownlee, Kaydence Perkins, Kodee and Landon Brownlee. Marielle is also survived by many cherished lifelong friends. A private family service has taken place at Marielle’s wishes, with a memorial for friends to be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness. Donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SEWERS, Muriel (née Keith) of St. Marys formerly of Barrie

Posted by on March 11, 2017

Muriel Jeanette Sewers (née Keith) of St. Marys and formerly of Barrie passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Mac Sewers of St. Marys.

Loving mother of Marlene Vanesse (Gerald) of Thamesville, Madelyn Moore (Robert) of Green Cove Springs, Florida, Golda Wilson (Richard) of St. Marys and Joyce Roberts (Scott) of Orange Park, Florida.

Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Survived by her brother, David Keith (Ellen) of Belmore, brother-in-law Austin Loree of Lucknow and sisters-in-law Margaret Keith of Goderich and Eleanor Keith of Markham.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Mary (née Stobo) Keith, brothers Evan Keith, Mac Keith (Fern) and Bob Keith, sisters Marion Reid (John), Irene McAllister (Neil) and Mildred Loree.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Muriel’s life will be held on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Cathy Sewers officiating.

Spring interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Marys United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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BELL, David of Petrolia

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Suddenly on Sunday, February 26, 2017, DAVID BELL, of Petrolia passed away in his 64th year.  The son of the late Nelson (1971) and Amy (2010) Bell.   David will be lovingly missed by his wife of 37 years Diana (nee Barta).   He was the loving father to Brian Bell and Katie Brown, Tara and Ryan Tidridge, and Michael Bell and Aislynn Novacic.  David was the proud grandfather to Aiden Bell and Mason Tidridge.    David was a brother to Hazel (the late Harold) Roberts, John (June) Bell, Gail (the late Bill) Boyd, June (Steve) Price, Alice (the late Morley) Miller, the late Donna (Joe) Morreau, Shirley (Don) McKay, Cecil (Diane) Bell, Ron (Jean) Bell, Robin (Gina) Bell, and the late Graham Bell and Sidney Bruce Bell.  He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.   He was an active member of I.O.O.F. Lodge Florence #196.  Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  I.O.O.F. will hold a memorial service at 6:45 p.m.  A funeral service will he held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 am from Christ Church Anglican, 414 Oil St. Petrolia. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 am.   Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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BAXTER: RANDY IAN OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 17, 2017

            BAXTER- RANDY IAN, passed away at his residence on February 8, 2017 at the age of 55. Beloved brother to Valarie Baxter, Tom Baxter, Tammy DeCarolis (Lenny), Tim Baxter and Tina Baxter (Bill) also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his Life partner Fran Collier (2008), brother James Baxter (1988), mother Donna Baxter (2001), father Vern Baxter (2005) and sister Rose Baxter (2015). Randy worked in Environmental Services for 35 years at Bluewater Health and he was an avid sports fanatic. Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday February 27, 2017 at 8p.m. with visitation between the hours of 7:00p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in memory of Randy may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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GANTZ: Jesselee Adam of Hamilton

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Feb 15, 1954-January 29, 2017. Left to mourn his loss are sisters Roslynn (Claudio) Memme, Ronda Ploughman, niece Jessica (Bill) Hallman and children, beloved companion Susan McPhail (Squirrel) and sons Edward and Reggie Ploughman. Predeceased by parents Pearl and James Ploughman and younger brothers Monty and David.

Adam was in every sense of the word an old world craftsman/artisan and musician. Using only antique equipment and very old methods of production to hand produce his products, he was a recognized master bookbinder, master bootmaker and tailor. He specialized in civil war clothing and period costume. His rare hand sewn “boots with no cuts” were in demand around the world. He was a publisher of the arcane using specialized papers and old style printing presses. His books published under the imprint OBR and Acorn are now held in private collections and are highly sought after for their rarity and quality of workmanship.

Adam wrote and played his own music (drums and guitar). He performed with local groups and also left behind a small library of his own music. His love of cats translated into several generations of black and white “shop” cats – all named John Henry. Adam had a heart for the USA and spent many years living and traveling there with most of his time spent in Tacoma, WA, PA, and NY. His unique gifts, strength of personality and enjoyment of others, led to many long and enduring friendships over his lifetime. No-one could tell a story like Adam and few would match his creative and outrageous sense of humor. Adam was uncompromising in his commitment to live life on his own terms. His passing leaves us deeply saddened and feeling like it is the end of an era. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

A private service by close friends and family will be held on Wednesday February 1st with internment to follow at Woodland Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the charity of your choice or to one of the many animal rescue groups in the city.

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DAVIES: LOIS EMELINE (NEE HENDERSON) OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 13, 2017

DAVIES- LOIS EMELINE, (nee Henderson) of Sarnia, surrounded by her family passed away at Marshall Gowland Manor on February 12, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved mother to Jim Davies (Lorie Ann), Doug Davies, Sue McGeachy (Dave) and Rick Davies (Wendy).  

Grandma to Brianna, Mike, Joshua, Caleb, Charity, Joel, Jewel, Shawna and Leah.   

Predeceased by, her husband Norman Davies (2000) and her sister Beryl Steadman. Lois was a long time employee at Polysar, she did so much with SMAA involvement, spent her time knitting, crafting and she was an avid teddy bear collector. Lois spent time in the garden and travelling with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her enormous generosity and her kind and gentle nature. The family would like to express their huge appreciation to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and loving care for Lois during her stay there.

A Funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on February 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. William Steadman officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday 16, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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STRINGER:NORMAN ALLAN OF ST. PETER,ON

Posted by on February 9, 2017

STRINGER, NORMAN ALLAN

November 21st, 1938 – February 8th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving Father and Papa at the age of 78 following a brief illness at Bluewater Health Hospital Sarnia on February 8th, 2017.  Predeceased by his loving wife Monique Stringer (Deslauriers) (2003).  Father to Richard (Donald), David (Sandra), Sandra (Tom), and Tim (Echo).  Cherished Papa and fishing buddy to Matthew, John, Joshua, Jacob, Kelsey (Kevin), and Connor.  Dear brother of John (Sheila), Gordon (Susan), and Brenda.  Predeceased by his parents John and Jemima (nee Jessup), brother Joseph (Evelyn) and his sister Wilma (Larry). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Norm retired after many years of working in the Mining Industry.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family fishing and hunting.  This very kind and generous man will be greatly missed.

Memorial and interment will be held in Lake St. Peter in the spring.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the M. S. Society.

Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

 

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