Main PhotoPeacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, March 9, 2014 Howard Blake Kilmer passed away at the age of 85.Beloved husband to Marjorie (nee Smith) Kilmer for 57 years. Loving father to Cindy (Dan) Thompson, Vickie (John) Lavoie and Penny Kilmer (Brad Young). Cherished grandfather to Steven (Debbie) Thompson, Krista Thompson (Matt Boddington), Joel and Shelby Lavoie and Morgan and Hanna Frye. Treasured great grandfather to Lexi and Ethan Thompson and Rilynn Boddington. Loving brother to Doris Mercer and Lois Bell. Remembered lovingly by many in-laws Don Smith, Le Roy Smith, Mona (Harv) Moffatt, Donna Sikora, Bob (Pauline) Smith and Randy (Louise) Smith and survived by very special nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers. Predeceased by his parents George (Olive) Kilmer, by his sisters Ivadell Slaughter and Elsie Kennedy, by his brothers Clarence, Gordon and Earl Kilmer, by brother-in-law Marshall Smith.  Howard was a member of the Local 793 Operating Engineers of Sarnia, Ontario.  Special thank you to Dr. Dostaler, Dr. Maddison, Dr. Yoshida, nurses and staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, the Cancer Clinic and to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice. Thank you to many loyal family and friends that came by to visit at home, the hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Howard looked forward to numerous phone calls from family and friends that called to check on him often.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. A private family interment will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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