BUTTERMAN, Leo of Sarnia

Posted by on November 17, 2017

BUTTERMAN, LEO – Peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Leo Butterman passed away on Thursday November 16th, 2017 at the age of 75. Leo leaves behind his only son Gary and he is also survived by his sister Ella (Gord) Metcalfe, his brother Bill Murdock and Nieces Crystal Stark, Heather (Larry) Liar and Nephews Steve Wesley, Jeff (Michel) Wesley. Leo is Pre deceased by both his parents Beatrice and Francis Buttermen and by his Sister Margret. Leo will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all that knew him. A funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with visiting starting at 11:30 am prior to service time. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Memorial donations in memory of Leo may be made to a Lambton Lung Association. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

 

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HATTATT, Robert of Point Edward

Posted by on November 17, 2017

HATTATT, ROBERT HAROLD – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Hattatt on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Vision Nursing Home at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Mary Jane (Yates) Hattatt and the dearly loved father of Brenda Chaulk (Gary) and Bruce (Marian). He was Grandpa of Jordan and Nathan, Brett and Brittany (Sam) and Great-Grandpa of Charlotte. He is also survived by sister in laws Joyce Wilson, Penny Taylor, Linda (Jim) McCarty and brother in laws Bob (Chris) Yates. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Edna Hattatt and in laws Lloyd and Louise Yates, brother in laws Don Taylor, Larry Yates, Jack Fulcher and sister in law Betty Fulcher and nephews Randy Fulcher and Michael McCarty. The family would like to thank Dr. Gannon and the staff at Vision Nursing & Rest Home for their love and support and his home PSW Michael Murphy. Bob worked at Walker Brothers for 35 years and was a Point Edward resident for the past 60 years and a longtime member of Point Edward United Church until its closing. Family was very important to Bob. He enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St at 12:00 o’clock noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Point Edward Presbyterian Church or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Carmichael; Diann Elizabeth of Markdale at age 50 resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Diann of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Carmichael; Diann Elizabeth
At the age of 50, Diann lost her courageous, well-fought battle with MS. She leaves behind her husband Darin and three adoring children; Taylor, Becca and Brad. Loving daughter of Marie and the late George Vollick and daughter in-law of Carol and Charlie Carmichael. Dear sister and sister in-law to Lee, Bernadette, Tracy, Tom, Donna and Hugh. She will be greatly missed by nieces Stephanie(Jason), Kaely, Shelby and Kaidence as well as her nephews Matthew(Jess), Jeremy and Riley. Diann also leaves behind her honourary sisters; Catherine Green, Kellie Reed, Susan Patton and Sheri Page who supported her throughout her good times and her bad. Diann had a long career as a Special Education Teacher for the Bluewater District School Board and thought of her many colleagues through the years as her second family. Her bubbling spirit and dedication to her “kids” will always be remembered by all that met her.
Diann’s family invites you to join them for a “Come and Go” celebration of her life at the Markdale Golf and Curling Club, 85 Edith Street, Markdale on Saturday, November 18 from 2:00 to 5:00pm. Her last thoughts were of taking care of her kids, so in lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to a trust account set up for the Carmichael children(Cheques only please, donations can be made through Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton). Online condolences at

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O’DONNELL: Deanna Marie of Sarnia

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Peacefully, at home DEANNA O’DONNELL passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the age of 79. Dear mother of Daphne Hogan of London, Ontario, Loretta Hogan – Andrew (Bill) of Seaforth and  Sean Hogan (Diane) Campbell River, British Columbia. Cherished grandmother; Amanda, Nigel, Hayden, Allanah, Myles, Austin, Skyler, Olivia, Tess, Jack and great grandchildren; Aneka, Ryder and Logan. Will be missed by her siblings; Sally Turnbull (Gord), Larry O’Donnell (Barb). Predeceased by her parents James O’Donnell and Rhea Fawcett and brother Paul O’Donnell and grandson Mathew. Deanna was a loving and caring mother, who fulfilled a life – long dream of becoming a registered nurse. Attending St. Clair College of Nursing at the age of 33, while raising 3 young children. Deanna worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sarnia and finished her career at River District Hospital in St. Clair Michigan. She loved to entertain, having lovely gourmet dinner parties for family. Deanna also enjoyed the theatre and the symphony and had a passion and an eye for antiques indulging in the hobby of collecting. She loved to visit with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed their school ceremonies. Deanna was very proud of all her children and instilled a love of music in all of them. Following Sean’s musical career was a great source of pride for her. Mom had a great sense of adventure and was always up for a trip somewhere. In her later years she enjoyed going to the library and her favorite restaurant the Cromwell Grill where the staff always treated her with respect and care.  Special thanks to Lambton Elderly Outreach who was there keeping mom company until the end. Mom will be forever loved and missed. Cremation has taken place. Service will be at the Royal Canadian Legion Front St Sarnia, Monday November 20th, 3pm Luncheon to follow. Memorial donations in memory of may be made to Lambton Elderly Outreach or a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca.

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LASIS: Aina of Woodbridge, ON

Posted by on November 14, 2017

LASIS, Aina – passed away quickly and peacefully on Nov 10th, 2017, on the anniversary of her late husband Evalds Lasis’ birth, at the age of 95.
Aina Lasis (nee Jente) will be deeply missed by her sister Maiga Sketris, her children, Anita and Elmars, her nieces Ingrid Sketris and Rita Nycz, her nephews Paul Sketris and Juris Jente, her grandchildren Janis Charbonneau, Aija Charbonneau, Anthea Lasis, Carmen Lasis and Maeve Lasis, her newly born great-granddaughter Sofia, her son-in-law Serge Charbonneau, and her daughter-in-law Ellen McNeill. Aina was an active member of the Latvian community in Sarnia and a nurse at Sarnia General Hospital for many years. She was a fierce and strong woman with a giant heart and a gentle soul who leaves us all bereft by her absence. A funeral service will be held in Sarnia at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, November 17th. at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, November 17, 2017 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/Home) or to Kristus Darz Latvian Home (www.kdlatvianhome.com). Memories and condolences would be appreciated and may be made online at http://www.djrobb.on.ca/.

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CRAWFORD: Floyd S. of Belleville

Posted by on November 12, 2017

CRAWFORD, FLOYD S. – of Belleville, passed away at Belmont Long Term Care Facility on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the age of 89. Son of the late Charles and Hannah Crawford. Beloved husband of Pauline (nee Duval) Crawford. Dear father of Susan (Dr. Cesare Palaia) Crawford, of Marino, Italy; Peter (Brenda) Crawford of Selby, Delaware; Mike (Silvie) Crawford of Kingston; Marc (Helene) Crawford of Cornwall; Danielle (Tim) Yon of Belleville; Bobby (Kathleen) Crawford of Hartford, Connecticut; Louis  (Sherry) Crawford, Todd (Natalie) Crawford and Eric (Kim) Crawford, all of Belleville. Floyd is lovingly remembered by 20 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by sisters, Joan (Bruce) Bullock of Kitchener, Carol (Joseph) Santa Guida of Bramalea and sister-in-law Pauline Crawford. Predeceased by brothers Jack and Frank Crawford.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, Belleville (613-968-2273). The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on both Monday and Tuesday, November 13th and 14th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 296 Church Street, on Wednesday, November 15th, at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of cremated remains at St. James Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to The Floyd and Pauline Crawford Benevolent Fund would be appreciated by the family. This fund is focused on helping children and supporting them in sports.

The Crawford family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff of the Belmont Long Term Care Facility for their exemplary efforts, compassion and professionalism in the care of their father.

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Buchanan, Dorothy of Listowel

Posted by on November 10, 2017

Dorothy Buchanan – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at the age of 89. Dorothy was a charter member and past president of the Atwood Lioness Club and a former member of the Donegal Women’s Institute.  She was an admirer of the Royal Family and was so proud to have met and shook the hand of Queen Elizabeth.  Dorothy enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, crafting and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Elgin Buchanan who predeceased her in 1986. Loving mother of Dorene Goodyer (Jim), Doug (Diane), Marlene Lamarche (Gene), Jim (Nancy), Jeff (Nancy), Ron (Christine).  Cherished grandma of Steven (Monique), Julie (Rob), Kim (Mike), Tiffany, Dean (Valerie), Karrie (Duane), Chris, Cody (Julie), Elisha (Kayla), Brady (Samantha), Trinity, Alexandra, Brianna, Logan, Lilah and step-grandma of Jeremy (Heather).  Great grandma of Sadie, Paige, Brenden, Bradley, Brock, Brooklyn, Nolan, Reegan, Taitum, Hylinn, Parker, Bayden, Sarah, Megan, Emily, Tanner, Trent, Kaden, Kyson, Kwinten and step-great grandma of Natasha and Griffin.   Dear sister of Shirley Aitcheson and sister-in-law of Robina Alexander and Ferne Johnston.  Fondly remembered by Betty Beaman, Stephanie Beaton Lamarche and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Melville and Ruby (Shearer) Alexander, brother Gordon and sisters Grace in infancy and Margaret.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Main Street, Atwood, on Sunday November 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held on Monday November 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations were made to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation, Atwood Lions Club or a Church of one’s choice.

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

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FOSTER, Rita Celestine “Sally” of Exeter in her 92nd year

Posted by on November 7, 2017

FOSTER, Rita Celestine “Sally”: Passed away peacefully at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Foster (1977).  Dear mother of Lynda Golletz (Terry) of Elora, ON and Brad Foster (Mary Lou) of Grand Bend, ON. Loving grandmother of Adam Golletz (Jocelyn) and loving great-grandma of Kiya. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Rose (McCaughey) Shanahan.  At Sally’s request, cremation has taken place. Private family interment.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) can be directed to The Alzheimer Society of Ontario.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DAVEY: ALICE “RENE” LAURINE OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 5, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Alice Laurine “Rene” Davey (nee Wright) on Thursday Nov. 2nd at age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd “Dutch” Davey. Sadly missed by her children Jane (Roger) Gallaway, John (Marsha), Peter (Kathy), Marjorie (Mark) Devereaux, and Tom (Michele). Nana to Sarah (Paddy) Kennedy, David (Sarah) Gallaway, Paul (Jessica) Gallaway, Eric (Jenn) Gallaway, Natalie (Pati) Start, Maggie (Jesse) Mulveney, and Carrie Davey, Andrew Davey, Jillian (Mark) Parker, Chris (Lindsay) Davey, Ashley, Jenna, Averey, Aaron Devereaux, and Eamon and Patrick Davey. She is the Great-Nana to Eoin, Joyce, George, Fiona, Oscar, Edgar, Coralee, Everly, Reese, Nico, Levi, Pearl, Gracie, Leigh, Alison, Liam, Lola, and Millie. Rene will also be missed by her sister Ella May (George) Canning, Jean (Ron) Day, and sister-in-law Patricia (Den) Davey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Laura and Dale Wright, and brother Jack. The family would like to give a great thanks to the girls at Roeswood Manor and Bayshore for their love and support. Cremation has taken place and friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday November 17th between the hours of 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service time.  A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia will be held on Saturday November 18th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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THOMPSON, G. Rae formerly of Atwood

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Thompson, G. Rae – formerly of Atwood, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at the age of 81. Rae was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Listowel Branch 259.  In his younger years, he enjoyed playing goalie for his hockey teams, baseball and crokinole.

Father of Ross Thompson of Rosseau and grandfather of Ashly Thompson.  Brother of Pauline Price and partner Jene Krop of Victoria BC.  Fondly remembered by his special friend Joyce Raycraft of Atwood and her family, the extended Graul family and Ed Price.

Predeceased by his wife Janet (Graul) Thompson (1997) and his parents Oscar and Elsie (Marks) Thompson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday November 6 from 4 – 8 p.m.  where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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CHAMBERS: Dorothy Isabelle, formerly of Corunna

Posted by on October 31, 2017

CHAMBERS, Dorothy Isabelle (nee Faulds) – Age 88, formerly of Corunna, passed away at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia with her beloved husband Robert Chambers by her side. Loving mother of Linda (Jack) Hutton of Bala, Robert Jr. Chambers of London, James (Vicki) Chambers of Waterloo and Robin Chambers of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Mark (Debbie) Chambers, Michael Chambers and John Jackson. Missed by great grandchildren Isabel, Parry and Talia. Predeceased by her brothers Ernest, Harry, George, Elgin, Bruce, Harvey and sisters Gertrude, Doris and Myrtle.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, November 02, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 03, 2017 at 11am at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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GIBSON: Mary Josephine “Jo” (née Mann), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 30, 2017

GIBSON, Mary Josephine “Jo” (née Mann), formerly of Wolfe St., St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas on Sunday, October 29, 2017, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late William G. “Bill” Gibson (Nov. 14, 2013).  Dearly loved mother of Joanne Pearce (Jim) and Steven G. Gibson (Janet), and cherished grandmother of Melissa Kneeshaw (Dan), Jeff Pearce (Colleen), Laura Miedema (Matt), and Paul Gibson (Nicole), all of St. Thomas.  Proud great grandmother of Arlen and Jamie Kneeshaw, Abby and Alex Pearce, and Emily Miedema.  Dear sister of  Robert “Bob” Mann (Lola) of Fort Erie, Jim Mann (Alice) of Niagara Falls, Ted Mann of Kitchener, late Lois Detenbeck, and the late Shirley Walkom.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Jo was born in Yarmouth Twp., Ontario on July 27, 1923.   She was the daughter of the late Louis Arthur Mann and the late Dorothy (née Elson) Mann.  Jo was a retired office manager at Municipal World, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, November 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday afternoon, October 31st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Central United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Gordon: Betty Mae (Ann Bullock) Gordon of Sarnia

Posted by on October 29, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Betty Mae (Ann Bullock) Gordon, of Sarnia, passed away at Bluewater Health on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Walter Gordon (1988), daughter Linda Marie Gordon (1994), son’s James Howard Gordon (1994) and Danny James Gordon (2012). Loving mother of Kenneth Bullock (Christine), Wayne Bullock, Richard Gordon (Louise), Mark Gordon (Lisa) and Donnie Gordon. Dear grandmother of Bobbi – Jo, Tina, Laura, Scott, Denise, Marie (Daryl), Richard (Missy), Rocky (Katie), Shelby (Shelby), Chelsey, Shanna, Wayne, Kenny (Jess), Krista, Jay , Tanya,Darcy, Brandon, Donnie Jr, Mercedes, Angel, Dakota, Damian, Layla, Leland, along with several great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Jim Bullock (Betty), sister Barb Bullock and best friend Cathy . Predeceased by siblings; Jack, Burnerd, Len, Gert, Vivian and Dorothy. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North,Sarnia) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.
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RUSSELL: Joshua of Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by on October 26, 2017

RUSSELL, Mr. Joshua Carlyle Baden

Passed away at his residence in Kitchener, Ontario, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the age of 32 years.  Beloved son of Paul & Mary Ann Russell.  Loving father of Baden Russell.  Brother of Tara Palominos (Danny).  Uncle of Savana.  Also missed by his grandmother Ria Kell (late Bill), his aunts Judy Billings (Wayne) and Susan VandenBoer (Adrian), and his cousins Alicia Greenwood (Dan), Samantha Billings (Brandan), Melissa Wilcox (Cody), and Dayne VanLieshout (Paul), and their families.  At Joshua’s request, cremation has taken place.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca    For more information please contact DENNING’S OF FOREST (519) 786-2401

 

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NAYLOR, William (Bill) of RR3 Monkton

Posted by on October 23, 2017

William (Bill) Naylor – of RR3 Monkton, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 19, 2017 at the age of 90, two days after his beloved wife Ruby passed away. Bill was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton where he served as Clerk of Session for over 20 years.  He enjoyed quilting for missions and charities, woodworking, playing cards with friends from Monkton, had a keen interest in forestry and was always trying new farming techniques.  Bill was also a former caretaker of North Logan Cemetery.

Loving father of Ernie (Leslie), Beth Sorensen (Tom), Ken (Angela) and Jerry.  Special grandpa of Josh, Daniel, Ben, Dana, Alexander and William.   Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Muriel Gottfried and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Ella (Dewar) Naylor and twin brothers Roy and Waldron in infancy.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in North Logan Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, (519-35602382) http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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OBLAK, Vera of Sarnia

Posted by on October 23, 2017

OBLAK, VERA – At Vision Nursing Home on Saturday, October 21, 2017, Vera (Kostic) Oblak, age 81 of Sarnia passed away with her two sons by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Tomislav “Tommy” Oblak (2016) and dear mother of Dragan Oblak (Susan) and Zvonko Oblak (Michele) of Sarnia, grandma of Justin (Lauren), Adam (Kimberley), Marty (Katie), Mila-Michelle and Kurtis, great-grandmother of Hunter, Cove, Gavin, David, Dash, Ever and Kody. Vera was born in Serbia and has been a Sarnia resident for the last 50 years. She had worked in the kitchen at the Drawbridge Inn and retired after 25 years of service. Private Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, N7T 5W9) on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Vision Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to Vera. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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INKPEN, H. Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2017

INKPEN, H. DONALD – At Bluewater Health on Friday, October 20, 2017, Howard Donald Inkpen, age 75 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Martha E. Inkpen (2010) and dear father of Duane Inkpen and his wife Leslie and Paula Foster, grandfather of Justin, Abigail and Molly and great-grandfather of Lilly Martha Rose. He is also survived by his sisters Josie, Marie, Judy and Peggy and his brothers Nelson and Robert. He was predeceased by his parents Rex and Verna and his brother Cyril. Don was a retired member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #793 and was born in Newfoundland moving to Sarnia in 1967. At Donald’s request his remains have been donated to Medical Science. A remembrance of Don’s life will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

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HALES: Irene (née McCallum), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 19, 2017

HALES, Irene (née McCallum), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Earl Hales (1997).  Dearly loved mother of Anne Vair of Kitchener, and Lynn Plaquet (Randy) of Aylmer.  Cherished grandmother of Toria Vair of Toronto, and Gregg Vair of Kitchener.  She was the sister of the late Jean Fraser.  Irene is also fondly remembered by Jim Vair of London, as well as several nieces, nephews, and their families.  Born in Dutton, ON, August 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Annie (née McKillop) McCallum. Irene was a long-time member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, October 21st at 1:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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CHRISTIAN, Candace of Sarnia

Posted by on October 18, 2017

CHRISTIAN, CANDACE – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, Candace Lynn Christian, age 61 of Sarnia passed away. She is survived by her daughter Tabitha Christian of Waterloo. She is also survived by her mother Louise Laporte, her sisters Karen LaPorte and Kathy Laporte Coffman and her brother Mike Laporte. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations made to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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LEIS, Marie of New Hamburg

Posted by on October 18, 2017

LEIS, Marie (Erb) 1921-2017 – died at Nithview Community on Monday October 16, 2017 of age related illness. Born in Wellesley Township to Joseph R. and Mary (Nafziger) Erb.  She was a life partner in dairy farming with her late husband Gordon (1982) in Perth County where they raised their family, Glennis (Mark Yantzi), James (Rosella Gerber), Murray (Marilyn Roes), Merlin (Angela Kindler), Paul (Charlene Martin) and Gloria (Dale Freeman).  She will be missed by grandchildren Michael Yantzi (Marsha Taylor), James Yantzi, Rebecca Minor (Patrick), Shannon Leis, Maria Leis, David Leis, Scott Leis (Nicole) Victoria Leis (Alex), Erin Freeman, Alexander Freeman (Racheal), Nickolas Freeman (Kristen) and great grandchildren Laine, Lexi, Liam, Gracelyn May, Noa and Amos.  Also surviving are brother-in-law and sister-in-law Omer and Erma Leis and many nieces and nephews.  She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her sister Frieda (John G. Erb), and brothers Ervin (Erma, Mary Gingerich) and Joe (Mabel).  Also predeceased by in-laws Leroy and Vera Leis and Marion Bender Leis.

Marie had an amazing capacity to remember names and faces of those she met throughout her lifetime even in these later years with dementia. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting and for some years worked as a Red Cross Homemaker.

A special thanks to the staff at Nithview Community for their care and compassion shown to our mother in these later years.

Marie was a lifelong member of Maple View Mennonite Church in Wellesley Township where a private family burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery.   Memorial visitation will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line on Saturday October 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Sunday October 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating.

Memorial donations to Nithview Community (Tri County Mennonite Homes) or Mennonite Central Committee appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

“All is over, hands are folded

On a calm and peaceful breast

All is over, suffering ended

Now our mother is at rest

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PURDON, Russell of Harriston, formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Russell Wilbert Purdon, a resident of Caressant Care, Harriston and formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch, passed away at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Violet Purdon (née Scott) (Penner) who predeceased him on November 10th, 2012.

Dear father of Bryan and Jan Purdon of Goderich, Milton and Diane Purdon of Alberta, Thelma Dougherty of B.C. and Linda and Dennis Coghlin of R. R. #2 Listowel.

Missed by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Olive Zinn of Wingham, and brother Kenneth Purdon of Dorchester.

Fondly remembered by his first wife Joan, several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie (née Bolt) Purdon, step-daughter Carol Penner, brother Clifford, sisters Verna and Reta, brother-in-law Ken and sister-in-law Rhea.

A graveside service to celebrate Russell’s life will take place at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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TYLER, Carl Albert of Dashwood, age 71

Posted by on October 11, 2017

TYLER:  Unexpectedly, but peacefully at his residence, on Monday, October 9, 2017 Carl Tyler of Dashwood, age 71. Forever loved son of the late Victor “Bip” (1967) and Adeline (Fleischauer) Tyler (1979). Loved Papa of Skylar. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bernice Weiberg of Waterloo and John MacDonald of Exeter.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brothers Doug Tyler, Gerald and his wife Eva Tyler, sisters Mona and her husband Jim Pierce, Marion MacDonald, brother-in-law Gordon Weiberg, niece Patsy Gooder. At Carl’s request cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m., where the Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III officiating.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HEWITT: Myrtle (Myrt) of Barrie Formerly of Guelph, Kitchener and Fort McMurray

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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She passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017. She is survived by her loving sister Ruth and brothers, Bert, Doug, Andrew and Bill; her children, Paula (Scott) Loughnan of Sebright, Ontario, Heather (Damon) DeBrusk of Kitchener, Ontario, Deb (Ken) Flaherty of Lac La Biche, Alberta, Robert Brown of Markham, Ontario, Don (Carol) Brown of Williams Lake, BC, Bonnie (Ken) Burgett of Lac La Biche, Alberta; her grandchildren, David (Jessica) Loughnan of ON, Ashley (Mike) Dingman of ON, Nigel DeBrusk of ON,Tyler DeBrusk of ON, Dan (Shelly) Flaherty of Alberta, Erin (Shaun) Jones of BC, Cody Brown of Alberta and Hailey Brown of BC; her great grandchildren, Mason Dingman, Sydney Flaherty, Max Flaherty, Samuel Flaherty, Grace Flaherty, Liam Jones, Piper Jones, and Timothy Mervyn; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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BROUGHTON, William (Bill) of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on October 4, 2017

Broughton, William (Bill) – of Listowel, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at the age of 94. Bill was a member of Atwood United Church and a former member of the Atwood Lions Club.  He was a true farmer but always found time for golfing, playing and coaching hockey, playing baseball and hunting.  Bill enjoyed playing cards at the Men’s Club of Atwood.

Beloved husband of the late Betty (Rock) Broughton who predeceased him in 2005.  Loving father of Debbie Wilson (Frank), Richard (Bev), Robert, Greg (Diana) and Tom (Tammy).  Special grandpa of Trevor, Amy (Andrew), Todd, Jamie (Kyla), Laurie (Wayne), Brad (Chelsea), Taylor, Nicole and great grandpa of Abbigayle, Aiden, Leah and Jake.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gwen and George Barrie, Joanne and Doug Aitchison, Iris Rock, Karl Campbell and by many nieces and nephews.

Bill was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents Jim and Lou (Coulter) Broughton, brother Jack (Mary), sisters Dorothy Lannin (Fergus), Laurene Corriveau (Paul) and Annie Primrose (Gerald).

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  where the funeral service will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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GINGRICH, MARY ANN (nee Wilson) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on October 2, 2017

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Saturday September 30, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Merle. Loving mother of Warren (Lisa). Proud grandmother of Paige, Leah, James, and Cassy, and great grandmother of Sawyer and Sophia. Missed by her sisters Judy Klassen and Cindy Ertel (Rick). Remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends, her dog Fifi, and the V.O.S, The Northumberland Players and the Trinity United Church Choir. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kwok and the staff in Palliative Care and the I.C.U. at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or Princess Margaret Hospital. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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