BELANGER, Normand François of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 9, 2015

BELANGER, NormandThe family announces with sorrow, his death in Sudbury, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of Yvonne Belanger (née Soullière) of Sudbury. Dear son of Ernest and Thérèse (née Paradis) Belanger of Sudbury. Loving father of Danielle Belanger, Vivian Schweitzer (Darren) both of Calgary and Jennifer Bertulli (Matthew) of Burlington. Sadly missed by his sisters, Denise Lapalme (Philippe) and Aline Paquette (late Yvan) both of Sudbury and Monique Mimeault (Yvon) of Noëlville. Predeceased by his brothers Gaëtan (Jacqueline of Sudbury) and Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Kane, Eden and Olive. Lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends. The family will receive relative and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. E., Sudbury, Monday October 5, 2015 from 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation (Glioblastoma Research) may be made by cheque or on line at

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LaDouler: Harold James Rustle of Caliston

Posted by on November 9, 2015

images-4It is with sadness in our hearts that we say goodbye to Harold James (Jim) Rustle LaDouler. On the early morning of Saturday November seventh, Harold passed peacefully in his sleep.

Harold was a larger than life character and he could be a bit silly sometimes. He loved taking pictures and being in them, but not as much as he loved his friends. He recently described the last six months as one of the happiest times of his life because he was making so many new friends, many of them on the internet. Thank you to everyone who was kind to him.

Although he always wore that trademark smile, on the inside Harold was suffering in great pain. He was bashful, so he kept it to himself, but in his last will and testament he revealed that he was recently diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He was too embarrassed to tell anyone and he didn’t want to cause anyone pain, so he hid his pain and continued his daily routine. He suffered in silence so we wouldn’t have to. You are in a better place now and never again will you have to hide the pain, Harold. You will never be forgotten. Please consider a small donation to prostate cancer research:

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McCALL: Roy Richard of Millgrove, ON

Posted by on November 6, 2015

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, following a lengthy illness, Roy McCall passed away at The Carlisle Retirement Home, Hamilton, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Elinor for 65 years. Dear father of Richard (Shelley), John, Craig, Martin (Debbie), and Cheryl. Loved Grandpa of Kyla, Braeden, Terran, Melanie, Matthew, Samantha, Owen, Kendall, as well as four great-grandchildren. Roy was a Mechanical Superintendant with Comstock International Construction, and a member of Local 67 U.A. of Plumbers and Steamfitters. Cremation has taken place. Interment in the Carillon Tower at Bayview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at a Memorial Reception at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. Donations to the World Wildlife Federation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at

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Wilkinson: Herbert Morley of Sarnia

Posted by on October 29, 2015

wilkinsonwebPassed away unexpectantly on Monday, October 26, 2015, HERBERT MORLEY WILKINSON, age 70 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Sue Wilkinson. Dear father of Rob Wilkinson and Ken Langille and his wife Natasha. Loving grandfather of Harmonie, Jayda, Novah and Daniel. Survived by brother Stan Wilkinson (Gail) and sister’s Liz Donaldson (Chuck), Cathy Norris (Kim) and Deb Wilkinson and mother in-law Gay Robbins. Herb was a long time employee of Sev-Con Paving. In keeping with Herb’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Herb’s life will be announced at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.


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Thomson: Darlene Alice of Brantford, formerly of Oakville

Posted by on October 27, 2015

Darlene Thomson - croppedDarlene Alice Thomson, who had a passion for arts and photography, died suddenly on Saturday, October 17, 2015 after a short stay in Hamilton General Hospital. She was 62 years young.

Darlene’s self-portrait began as the youngest child of the late William Alexander and Grietje (Liefhebber) Lueck. She was born in Oakville on July 21, 1953 and attended Pine Grove Public School, followed by Thomas A. Blakelock High School. Darlene’s life path led her to health care and helping others, where she began her career as a Lab Technician in a local doctor’s office. Her family began to grow a few years later after she married Brian Thomson. Together they welcomed their first child, Casey. Six years later, the three welcomed a fourth, Aimee who completed their family. Darlene’s attention then turned to her young family.

It was in this snap shot of her short life, many of her qualities and talents came to life. She was very artistic, loved to paint, draw, and craft jewelry and leather. Her talents allowed her to design and create many heart-felt pieces for friends and family. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers, especially anything that was purple as it was her favourite colour. In these years, she also perfected the art of her many ‘home cooked’ meals which in later years warranted calls from her now grown up children for cooking advice. Her kind-heart and firecracker personality were always appreciated by her close friends and family.

In the late 90’s Darlene met a new companion, Brian Thomas. Together they enjoyed the later years of her life as they watched their families and photo albums grow. They enjoyed many common interests which included their love of Indian cuisine as well as watching sprint car racing. This included Friday night trips to the Ohsweken Speedway to enjoy the races live and watching NASCAR on weekend television.

Her love of cars was apparent to many, as she was once the proprietor of Best-Dar’n-Detail, a car detailing company.

Her fun, vibrant and caring personality will live on in her companion and best friend Brian; children Casey (Jessica Pringle), Aimee Thomson (Michael Silveira); grandchildren Brodie and Chloe and many cousins from the Netherlands, USA and Canada. Darlene will be missed by Brian’s children, Nathan, Liesl and Gillian and their families; her brother Larry Lueck (Sue Campbell), as well as her sister-in-law Lynne, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her children’s father, Brian Thomson.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Darlene’s Life will be held at Bronte Legion on Saturday November 14th from 6 p.m. till 12:30 a.m.

A private memorial will follow for close family members next spring where Darlene will be reunited with her beloved parents, in Chesley Cemetery.

To honour her memory, memorial donations to Casey Thomson for her grandchildren would be appreciated by Darlene’s family. For further information please contact Casey,

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MARCOTTE, Robert (Rob) of Listowel

Posted by on October 22, 2015

Marcotte, Robert4Robert (Rob) Marcotte – of Listowel passed away after a lengthly battle with cancer, at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Wednesday October 21, 2015 at the age of 65. Rob was an avid outdoors man. He was a member of the Listowel Rifle and Revolver Club, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, motorcycling, coaching and playing hockey and wood carving.
Beloved partner of Faye Yost. Father of Erika Marcotte and fiancé David Schwarzer of Utopia. Brother of Donald Marcotte, Gloria Floristein LeClair, John Tower and his wife Jean, and Joan Dougall. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and by Faye’s family, Jenn and Curt Berfelz and their children Taynton and Brynn, Craig and Julianne Jantzi and their daughter Blakleigh and the extended Yost family.
Predeceased by his parents Louis and Margaret (Towers) Marcotte, sister Margaret Gergely and husband Andy, brother-in-law Cliff Dougall.
In keeping with Rob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. with memories shared at 3:30 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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VAN WOUDENBERG, Jenny of Grimsby

Posted by on October 13, 2015

Jenny Van WoudenbergPeacefully on Monday, October 12, 2015 the Lord took to her eternal home Jenny Van Woudenberg (nee Stam) at the age of 77 years. Beloved wife of the late Gerrit (2012) for 53 years. Dearly loved mother of Diane and John Bosscher, Gerry and Heather Van Woudenberg, Cecile and Brian deWalle, and Franklin. Predeceased by son Clarence. Loved Grandma of Jason (Sandra), Lisa (David), Daniel (Leanne), Karyn (Jason), Maria, Garrett, Justin, Cameron, Curtis, Evan, Matthew, and Steven. Dear Granny of Logan, Aria, Emmalyn, Kayley and Calvin. Loved sister of the late Ben (Ria), Len (Hennie), Clarence (Marg), John, and Bev (Bill) and sister-in-law of Jane, Annie (Hans), Jack (Ella), Pieter (Mary), Ed (the late Audrey), Bill (Corrie), and George (Hilly). Will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all who valued and cared for our mother these past seven weeks, especially the staff of the Carpenter Hospice. Friends may visit with the family at COVENANT CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 480 Wolverton Rd., Grimsby on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 700 Chapel Hill Rd., Stoney Creek (just off Reg. Rd. 20) on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. and a Memorial Service will be held at Covenant Church at 11 a.m., Rev. R. den Hollander officiating. Reception to follow. Donations to the Harvest Endowment Foundation in support of Christian education, or the Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WALKER: Ronald Keith of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Brampton

Posted by on October 5, 2015

Ron WalkerWALKER – Ronald Keith of St. Thomas passed away suddenly on October 2, 2015 at the age of 52.  Beloved brother of Sally Lemon and Grace Lemon both of Brampton; chosen brother of Henry Fehr, Larry Lemon, and Bonnie Smith; uncle to Lisa (Scott) Porter of Georgetown.  Predeceased by his loving parents Ray and Doris Lemon.  Ron was a custodian with the Thames Valley School Board.   He was also a member of Living Hope Community Church in St. Thomas.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 11:00am – 12:00 noon.  A Memorial Service will take place in the chapel at 12:00pm.  Interment of ashes at Evergreen Cemetery West Lorne.  If desired, donations to the Dale Brain Injury Services (London) would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at

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JANNY STRYBOS, age 90, passed away on October 2nd, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Adrian Strybos. Surviving are her children Cora (Don), Marty (Chrissy), Joriene (Brad), Bill (Jacquelyn), and Adrian (Helen). She was Oma of thirteen grandchildren, and ten great- grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings Siem Muis, Rien Rothuizen, Henny VanHartingsveldt, and Mieke Beishuizen. She was predeceased by her brother Cor Muis. Cremation has taken place. A private family gathering date is in place, and memorial gifts may be made through donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or Food Bank Canada. A service celebrating Janny’s life will be held on Mother’s day May 8th, 2016, at 1st Christian Reformed Church, Sarnia


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HODGSON, David S. of Carlisle

Posted by on October 2, 2015

David S. HodgsonPeacefully, surrounded by his family, after fighting through dystonia and cancer with such dignity and determination, David passed away at home at the age of 76. Beloved husband and friend of Eleanor for 46 years. Proud and much loved Father of Mark and Heather, and Matthew. Cherished Grandfather of Sydney and Ashlea. Dear brother of Pat (Ian) Chadwick of England. David will also be sadly missed by his extended family and our many friends and business colleagues. Following retirement from McMaster University David established his own consulting firm.

Visitation at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., when a Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel.

Donations may be made in David’s honour to Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada or a charity of your choice.

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TRAHEY: Damien of London

Posted by on September 29, 2015

TRAHEY, Damien….

Passed away suddenly, at his residence, on September 21, 2015, in his 60th year.  Cherished friend to Elaine (Edmonds) Trahey of Alberta. Loving father of Daniel Godbout (Delmar) of Hamilton, Damien Trahey (Donessa) and Dionne Trahey both of Alberta. Proud grandfather of Brady and Dustin Elsliger of Hamilton and Ibiza Trahey of Alberta. Dear brother of Harold, Joseph, Jacky, Agnes, Bernice, Gloria, Sharon and Valerie. Predeceased by his parents James and Agatha Trahey, his siblings, Jim, Marg, Lisa, and his best friend and sister Linda. Visitation will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London, on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 2pm – 3pm where the Memorial Service will be conducted at 3pm. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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FERREIRA: John DaCosta of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on September 28, 2015

Ferreira-FRONTPeacefully, at his home with his family at his side on Monday, September 28th, 2015. John DaCosta Ferreira of Strathroy at the age of 79.  Lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, his daughter Delia (Ted) Terpstra and sons Nelson (Marina) Ferreira and Christopher (Lindzi) Ferreira.  Dear grandfather of Christa (David) Rosser, Stephanie (Mark) Masschelein, Alexander Terpstra, Erica, Curtis, Lily, Benjamin and William Ferreira and great grandfather of Nolan, Drew, Aiden, Lukas, Graham and Carter.

Dear brother of Antonio (Trindade) of Strathroy and Maria Arruda of Sao Miguel, Azores.

Visitation will be held at Denning’s of Strathroy on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5 – 9 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church on Thursday at 11 am with visitation one hour prior at the church.   Interment All Saints cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at (519 245-1023)

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CONNELL, Terence Ryan of St. Catharines

Posted by on September 24, 2015

Connell, RyanRyan Connell – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved father, brother and precious son, Terence Ryan Connell of St. Catharines. Ryan left this world to be with his loving Maker on September 22, 2015 in his 50th year.
Ryan was predeceased by his father Terry, and was a devoted and loving father to Evan and Julia and will be forever remembered by Rhancha. He will be deeply missed by his mother Fern (Smith) Connell, his sister Carla and her husband Calvin Shevalier, his nephews Spencer and Andrew, as well as his many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ryan’s life will be celebrated at Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or Camp Kintail would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood. (519-356-2382)

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WALLACE, Victor (WASSILJEW, Wawik) of Burlington, ON

Posted by on September 24, 2015

Victor Wallace website

July 16, 1934-Sept. 22, 2015

Dearly loved husband of Barbara for 53 years. He was a most thoughtful, caring and generous man. A devoted brother to Lana, Kolya, Ineke, Katja, and Tanja and a special uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service will be held at ST. MATTHEW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 126 Plains Rd. E., Burlington on Saturday, November 7, 2015. (Time to be announced on website closer to the Service date.) In lieu of flowers a donation the The Carpenter Hospice would be greatly appreciated. Please sign the Tribute Wall at

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POTTS: Donald Edward of Belleville

Posted by on September 24, 2015

DonPotts_Cropped (00000002)Potts, Donald Edward – entered into rest at the QHC-Belleville General Hospital early on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in his 77th year. Don was born in Trenton, Ontario on April 24, 1939. Beloved husband of Connie (nee: Brown) for 56 years. Loving father of five children; Bruce (Denise), Dawn (Dave) MacDonald, Steven (Elaine), Justin (Yelena) and Alison Potts. Cherished grandfather of Jesse, Michelle, John, Terris–Marie, Sarah, Lori, Rhonda-Lee, Scott and Samantha. Brother of Jim (Theresa) Potts, Sylvia (George) Reddom, Marg Potts, Michael (Darlene) Potts. Brother in-law to Donna Potts, Creighton McConnell, Jim & Barb Little, Fran & Frank Miron, Ernie and Terry Brown, Dianna Marie MacDougall. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Don is predeceased by his parents Samuel & Margaret Potts, his brother, Jack, his father & mother in-law, Ernest & Dorothy Brown, his sister in-law, Shirley McConnell and his brother in-law, Bill MacDougall. Don was an accountant for many years. He loved fine art, antiques and horses. He especially admired the art work by his wife Connie.

As per Don’s wishes a private family internment will be held.

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Posted by on September 20, 2015

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91 years, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (2009). Loving father of Mary DiMenna, the late Angela DiMenna, Antonio DiMenna and his wife Joann. Cherished Nonno of Angela (Mauro), Patrick, Gino, and great granddaughter Rhianyn. Dear brother of Dominic DiMenna (Helen), Ron DiMenna (Yvonne), Lena Melatti (Reno). Special brother-in-law of the late Maria Marcovecchio (Joe), the late Nick Appugliese (Bianca), the late Michael Appugliese (Elena). Predeceased by his father Antonio DiMenna (Antoinetta) and his mother Prudenzia DiMenna. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Gino was one of the founding members and Past President of the Roma Club. He was one of the original Italian settlers in the Leamington area. Gino embraced the Canadian culture but never forgot his Italian heritage. He most importantly cherished his family and always wanted to help others. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk St., Leamington on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE: On Tuesday go directly to the church). Entombment at Erie Memorial Gardens to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made by cheque to St. Michael’s Church Building Fund or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation (HOSPICE) would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at


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Heeney, William A.

Posted by on September 11, 2015


William A. Heeney
March 28th 1934 – September 9th 2015

After a long battle with pancreatic cancer – courageously fought; Bill passed away in the comfort of his home with family by his side. Beloved husband and best friend of Cheryle Heeney. Loving father of David, Bonnie, Debbie, Cathy, Bill, Chris, Susan, Mark, Kim and Ian. Cherished Grandfather, Papa, and Great Grandpa to his many grandchildren. Brother in-law to Wayne & Liz, Dale & Jane, Joyce and Marion. Special Uncle to Sierra and beloved by his many nieces and nephews, and good friend to many. Bill was and remains a much loved man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Service will be held at St. Lukes Anglican Church in Rosemont Ont. on September 17th 2015 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, Bill has requested that donations be made to St. Lukes Anglican Church.

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ANGER; Allan, of Petrolia, and formerly of Sarnia and Hamilton

Posted by on September 10, 2015

Anger; AllanAllan Henry Anger, 96 years of age, from Petrolia and formerly of Sarnia and Hamilton, passed away at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, Ontario on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Dearly loved father of David Anger (Linda) of Sarnia, and Janis Barclay (Morven), Joan Wilton (Bill), and Lori Anger (Bruce Bailey), all of Petrolia. Cherished grandfather of Lisa Deighton (Wade), Mike Barclay, Scott Wilton (Angela), the late Shelley Wilton (1997), Craig Anger (Brooke Vandevelde), Kelly DeBoer (Jeremy), Jason Porlier (Lindsey), and Cameron Porlier. Loved great-grandfather of Kirya, Allisa, Brianna, Brooklynn, Julia, Carter, Bryce, Lucas, Christopher, and Caleb. Allan was predeceased by his loving wife Lorraine (2003), parents William (1953) and Amy (1944) Anger, and his brothers, William (1999), Harvey (2012), Lloyd (2015), and Russell (2015). He is survived by his sister-in-law Stella Anger. Allan was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan and moved east with his family to live in Hamilton, Ontario. He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the 48th Highlanders of Canada. He worked for Canadian General Electric in sales and retired after 44 years of service. Allan had a strong faith in God and enjoyed many church activities including being a Sunday School teacher, serving on the Board of Stewards, and being an Akela in the scouting movement. He was currently a member of St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia, a member of Liberty Lodge #419, and a life member of the Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection. A special thank you to Dr. Mather and all the staff at Lambton Meadowview Villa for the kind and respectful care Allan received. Liberty Lodge #419 will conduct a memorial service and a private family service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations, by cheque, to St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia, Lambton Meadowview Villa Auxiliary, or a charity of your choice, and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. Memories and condolences may be shared online at

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KARATOSOREOS; Vessa of Sarnia

Posted by on September 5, 2015

karatosoresAt Bluewater Health on Friday September 4, 2015 VESSA KARATSOREOS passed away. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband Chris Karatsoreos of 62 years. Loved by her sons John, William and Dan. She will be greatly missed by her Brother Tom (Vicki) Satlabanis. Loved by her grandchildren Jacob, Hailey and Justin. Vessa will be missed by her nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by her son Danny, father Pasquale, her Mother, father in law John and mother in law Tulla. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral home and Cremation Center on Monday September 7, 2015 between the hours of 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through


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POAG: Robert H. “Bob”, of Strathroy, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 28, 2015

robert poagPOAG, Robert H. “Bob”, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence, Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in his 93rd year. Born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan, July 26, 1923, he was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (nee Hamilton) Poag. Bob grew up in Hamilton, ON. He began his hardware career at Mills Hardware where he met his late wife Eileen (nee Fraser). They married on July 8, 1944. During the Second World War, Bob served overseas with the R.C.A.F. as Leading Aircraftman. His career in hardware sales shifted to St. Thomas following the war, with McMurtry’s then PK Hardware. He retired from Hobb’s Hardware in 1985. Bob was very active with the St. Thomas Minor Hockey Association in earlier years, as a coach and manager, and serving as President. In later years, golf was his passion. He always enjoyed time sketching and painting with watercolours and pastels. A consummate reader, Bob enjoyed “debating” life and politics with his friends. Predeceased by brothers, William David (infant), and William “Bill” (Doreen of Hamilton). Dearly loved father of Barry Poag (Donna) of Grimsby, and Barbara Nicoll (late Bill) of Midland. Proud grandfather of Graham Poag, Colin Poag (Amy), Jason Nicoll (Crystal), Jacquie Ralston (Greg), Jana Nicoll, and the late Jordan Nicoll. Also survived by six great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Strathmere Lodge for their care and compassion during Bob’s time in Strathroy. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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CREVIER; Donald of Sarnia

crevierwebAt Bluewater Health Petrolia on August 24, 2015, DONALD CREVIER passed away at the age of 81, dearly loved by his wife Teresa, loving father to Cindy Fraser of Sarnia and Donna McWilliams (Steve) of Guelph. Loved by his step children Juli (George) Chris (Bonita) and Beth. He was the proud grandfather to Kayla (Preston) and Nick. He will be greatly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Brother to Maryann (Barry) and Doris. Predeceased by his loving wife Gail Patricia (Moore) Crevier and his four brothers.  Private cremation has taken place. A celebration of Don’s life will be held Friday August 28, 2015 at 4516 London Line Sarnia, ON between the hours of 2:00pm and 5:00pm.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Cancer Research Society (Cheques only please) Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia.

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SEARAY: John, of Shedden, Ontario

Posted by on August 21, 2015

John SearaySEARAY, John, of Shedden, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband for 70 years to Ilene (nee Oldham) Searay. Dearly loved father of Judy Searay of Hamilton, Debbie Searay-Gaston (Thomas) of Milton, Phil Searay (Sherry) of Talbotville, and Steven Searay (Donna) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Jamie, Stephanie, Sabrina, Adam, Angela (Jake), and Aaron. Loved great grandfather of Brooklyn, Madison, and Alexis. Dear brother of the late Annie Gorski. Loving brother-in-law of Forbes Oldham and Helen Oldham, both of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, September 14, 1923, he was the son of the late Michael and Nellie Searay. John was a retired supervisor at Clevite, St. Thomas, having worked there for 38 years. He was renowned for his skills as a handyman and a gardener. The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday, August 24th from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations to Prostate Cancer Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas gratefully acknowledged.

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MANDRIS: Edward William of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on August 19, 2015

MandrisDied peacefully on Sunday August 9, 2015 at Toronto General Hospital in his 68th year. Bill Mandris had retired to Wasaga Beach. He had previously lived in Barrie, Hamilton and in Alberta. He was born in Fernie, British Columbia. Bill spent many years working in the oil and gas industries in Alberta. Bill was a highly skilled welder and for many years trained the next generation at his college – Northern Ontario Welding College. He also taught at Advanced Welding Techniques in Hamilton. Private Arrangements. If desired, a donation to the Barrie SPCA would be appreciated. Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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JILLSON, Barbara Victoria of Sarnia

Jillson-WebJILLSON, BARBARA VICTORIA – After a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis and Trigeminal Neuralgia, Vickie (Vaughan) Jillson passed away at the age of 57 on August 10 2015. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Lindsay (Josh) and sons Graham (Makayla) and Greg. She is also survived by her mother Joan (Harris) Vaughan, her brother Bruce and sister in law June. She will be especially missed by her dear friends, Maureen and Neil Jeffrey, and Pat and Rob Ball. She was predeceased by her daughter April (2007) and her father Bill (2009). Her family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the March of Dimes workers who cared for our mother and helped make her life as happy and fulfilling as possible.   We also deeply appreciate the care of the Palliative staff at Bluewater Health, who helped her through the hardest health struggles. We’d also like to thank our dad, Chris, for all of the help he’s given Lindsay in caring for our mom over the years. She will be missed by many other friends, neighbors, and family members. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm. at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Visitation at the funeral home will begin on Friday from noon until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to March of Dimes Canada. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

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MUIR: Robert Alfred Ross of Dundas, ON

Posted by on August 11, 2015

Sail-Boat2June 6, 1928 – August 10, 2015

It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Robert Muir at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas. Beloved husband of Gail Muir of Hamilton. Dear father of Janet Beltrame (Steve) of Waterdown, Tom Muir (Judy) of Hamilton, and Jim Muir (Cathy) of Amherstburg. Dear step-father of Marnie Augustyniak (John) of Waterdown, Gary Shelton (Val) of Lynden, and Russell Shelton of Waterdown. Dear grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of thirteen. Bob was a dedicated employee of Stelco for thirty seven years. In his spare time he operated a successful egg producing farm and also built a fifty foot schooner. He enjoyed many winters in Florida, living on his boat. The family wishes to thank Dr. Marnie Wilson of Waterdown and the exceptional staff at St. Joseph’s Villa for Dad’s care during the past five months. At Bob’s request there will be no service. Dad, you will always remain in our hearts.
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