EVANS: Dorothy Jean of Forest, Ontario

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memcardpicEDITEvans, Mrs. Dorothy Jean (nee Frayne)

Born on September 27th, 1917 in Bosanquet Township and passed away peacefully on January 12th, 2014, at the age of 96.  Jean will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Julie (Joe) Negraeff of Vernon, BC; her grandchildren Raegan (Dave) Denstedt and Morgan (Christopher) Kadonoff of Muskoka, her six great grandchildren, two sister-in-laws, Jean Frayne and Anna Evans, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Evans in 1984.  Jean was the remaining of the seven children of Abram and Harriet Frayne.  Jean grew up in the Forest area. She started her long career as a teacher here, continuing it when she moved to Toronto and Sarnia.  In 2007 she moved from her Sarnia home of 46 years into Twin Lake Retirement Home.  This was followed by a return to Forest at North Lambton Lodge in 2011.  Special thanks to all the incredible staff at the Home for their warmth and caring.

A Funeral Service will be held at the FOREST CHAPEL Of DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, Forest, Ontario, on Saturday, January 18th, 2014, at  11:30 a.m.   Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. to service time.   Refreshments will be served at the funeral home following the interment at Beechwood Cemetery.  Jean was a 40+ year survivor of breast cancer.  In lieu of flowers, any one wishing to make a donation as an expression of sympathy could consider the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of their choice.  Condolences can be sent online to www.denningfuneralhome.com

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ALLERSTON: Carol June of St. Thomas, ON

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Allerston, Carol June of St. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, at her residence, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Allan Allerston and dearly loved mother of Linda Bower (Gary) of St. Thomas, Lorne Pavey (Susan) of Sarnia, Richard Pavey (Angela) , Edwin Gould  and Diane Gould, all of London, and  Cheryl Blades (Gord) of St. Thomas. Dear sister of Lillian Calvert, Sally Fortey and Jean Easton. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Carol  was born in Burkley, Michigan on July 24th, 1934, the daughter of the late Louis and Violet Easton. She had worked at Burdock Cleaners in London.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Pets/Friends for Life or Animal Aide.

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MILLER: Kevin Shawn of St. Thomas, ON

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Miller, Kevin Shawn of St. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after ailing health, in his 52nd year. Dearly loved son of Valerie (Custance) Miller and her husband Tom Haight and the late William Wade Miller and loved father of Christian Cooney of Kingston. Loved brother of Jeffrey Miller (Erin) of St. Thomas and William Wade Miller of Kitchener. Sadly missed by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews. Kevin was born in London on September 18, 1962. He operated Kev’s Barber Shop, which is now being run by his brother Jeff.

A public memorial service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Pets/Friends for Life or Animal Aide.

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DUNNE: Clarence “Clar” Valentine of St. Thomas, ON

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Dunne, Clarence “Clar” Valentine, of St. Thomas, passed away, Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Sandra (Parsons) Dunne and loved father of Cindy Dunne of St. Thomas, Nancy (Quinton) Reid of Alberta, Lisa Dunne of St. Thomas and Glenda (Roger) Smith of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Darren, Jordan, Meghan, Rebecca, Quincy, Russell, Sarah and Caitlin. Dear brother of Richard Dunne of St. Johns Nfld. Sadly missed by his  friend Jim (Donna) Bradford. Clarence was born in St. Johns Nfld. on Feb. 10, 1938, the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Dooley) Dunne. He was  a dairy farmer.

A private family service. Cremation with his ashes interred with his parents in Newfoundland. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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GEORGE: (Ida) Ruth of Nepean (Ottawa), ON

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George – (Ida) Ruth passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10th, 2014 at the Queensway Carlton Hospital, Nepean (Ottawa) Ontario in her 94th year, from complications of pneumonia while attended by her sons and daughter-in-law. Ruth was the wife and musical partner of the late Glenn C. George (2002), loving mother of Elwood Leach (Joan) of Nova Scotia and Kevin Leach – Laframboise (Bernie) of Ottawa, Grandmother of Shelley Vanderschuit (Peter) and Lori Thompson (Bruce), and is fondly remembered by stepsons Kevin (Joanne), Allan (Sandie), and Kim George and nieces Christine (Myer) Kennedy of Charlottesville VA, and Patricia L. McDonald of St. Claire Shores, MI. Ruth was born in Leamington, ON in 1920, the daughter of Graham T. and Annie Maude (Adrian) Reynolds.

The funeral service will be held at St. Thomas Christian Church, Thursday January 16th at 2:00 pm. Visitation from 1 – 2 pm before the service at the church. Funeral services provided by Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas.  Interment to take place in the spring at the Reynolds family plot in the Wheatley Cemetery. Donations may be made to Camp Iawah in Westport, ON.

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MERRITT: Stephen Douglas of St. Thomas, ON

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Merritt, Stephen Douglas of St. Thomas, passed away on Friday, January 10th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 71st year. Loved son of the late Nelson and Wilma (Townsend) Merritt and dearly loved brother of Patricia Bridge of St. Thomas, Nancy Powers (Lou) of R.R. 5 St. Thomas, Cathy Meeuse (Bill) of R.R. 1 Union, Gus Merritt (Sue) of St. Thomas and the late Sheila Cohoe. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Stephen was born in St. Thomas on October 2, 1943. He worked over 30 years at Clark Equipment (V.M.E.) He enjoyed motorcycles, hunting and music.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.

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KAY: Dave of St. Thomas, ON

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Kay, Dave of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly, on Friday, January 10th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 68th year. Dearly loved husband of Leslie (Mattis) Kay and loved father of Melissa Sweet (Daryl) of St. Thomas and Tim Kay (Julie) of Union. Loved grandfather of Jessica and Jocelyn Sweet and Natalie and Brielle Kay. Dear brother of Paul Kay (Penny) of Sparta. Dave was born in Hamilton on February 26, 1945, the son of the late Donald and Marion Kay. He retired Captain with from the St. Thomas Fire Department.

A private family service, no  public visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Muscular Dystrophy, or A.L.S. Research (Dr. Strong). Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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HOOKER: Janice Arlene of Belmont, ON

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Hooker, Janice Arlene of Belmont, passed away suddenly, on Thursday, January 9th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 50th year. Dearly loved wife of Brian “Sam” Hooker and much loved mother of Michael Hooker (Tracy) of Red Lake and Jill Leclerc (Nicolas) of Edmonton. Loved grandmother of Hunter. Loved daughter of  Evelyn (Thompson) Underhill  of Luton and the late Ronald Underhill.  Dear sister of Dave Underhill (Chris) of Luton, Dianne Chilcott of Woodstock and Jean Willows of Port Burwell. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Janice was born in Tillsonburg on May 6th, 1964. She was a member of Malahide United Church and of the Belmont Lionesses. She had been active a number of years with Belmont Minor Hockey and the Belmont Bombers Jr. D. Team.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Mapleton Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Sunshine Foundation.

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WOODS: John Martin of London, ON

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Woods- John Martin of London, passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2014, in his 58th year. Dearly loved son of Rosalind (Tatton) Woods of Port Stanley and the late John Frederick Woods (2005). Dear brother of Cheryl and her husband John Takacs, Tracy and her husband Glenn Durie and Nathan and his wife Deborah Killby- Woods. Dear uncle of Emily Kategiannis and her husband Gus, Ben Perkins and his wife Stacie, Matthew Stewart, Madison Durie (Travis), Amelia Young and her fiancé Teddy Lane and Sydney Durie. Great uncle of Eva, Gillian, James, Delaney, Jacob, Joshua, Emma and Leah. John was born June 10, 1956 in England.

Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society. A Celebration of John’s life will take place at a later date.

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FELLNER: Alexander, of London

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Fellner Can Obits - editedDied peacefully at home on Saturday, January 11th, 2014, in his 96th year.  Beloved husband of the late Helen Fellner (2007).  Cherished father of Joanne Preszcator (Jeff Wyatt), Ken, Patty Howard (Dave Reid) and Kevin (Lori).  Adored by his grandchildren:  Chris, Sarah and John Fellner, and Mercedes Preszcator.  Alex was born to parents Augustus and Josephine near Weyburn, Saskatchewan and was the third youngest of 11 siblings.  He was conscripted at age 21 and did basic training in Brandon, Manitoba.  He eventually entered the Air Force and became a pilot in the CAF 427 Squadron and flew Halifax bombers during WWII.  Alex made more than 17 sorties from his base in Yorkshire, England.  His plane was shot down on June 13, 1943 near Holland.  The plane crashed on the island of Texel with few survivors.  Alex was presumed missing in action.  He was taken prisoner and was a POW until being returned through neutral Sweden in January 1945.  He was badly injured and only through the heroic efforts of fellow prisoners was he able to survive.  Alex returned to Canada and, after many surgeries, was rehabilitated.  He met Helen in Weyburn and they were married in Toronto in 1948.  After studying at the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto, he and four of his brothers moved to London, Ontario and began building homes.  Alex continued as a contractor and developer until he retired in the ‘80s.  He was a founder of the London Home Builders’ Association and was President in 1964.  An avid golfer and a long-time member at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club, he was also an accomplished musician playing the saxophone and clarinet in dance bands and marching bands during the ‘60s and ‘70s.  Alex’s wish was to always stay in his own home.  He was able to do so with the wonderful care from Senior Homecare by Angels, especially the many years of care provided by Alice until her retirement, and the recent care from Tessa, Lorna and Hermelinda in his final months.  The family would like to thank Dr. Anne Souter for the very special care she provided to Alex over many years.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Please consider donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Alzheimer Society in memory of Alex.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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THOMPSON; Grace of Petrolia

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Thompson;GraceThompson, Grace Marion, in her 101st year, of Petrolia, died at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  Born in Rodney in 1913, the daughter of the late George and Christina Nelson.  Predeceased by her husbands John Thompson (1990), Frank Scarlett (1980), and her ex-husband J. C. Schleihauf (1952).  Also predeceased by her daughter Marilyn Jamieson (Schleihauf) in 1987, her brothers Harold (Margaret), Albert (Alberta), Cameron (Edith) and sister Gladys (Norm) Evans.  Survived by her son John C. (Jane) Schleihauf of Guelph, her grandchildren Ron (Jill) and Don Jamieson, Kristine (Don) Dew, Todd (Lynn), Bradley (Hisano), and David (Nicky) Schleihauf. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews, and great grandchildren.  Cremation has taken place.  Respecting her wishes there will be no funeral service.  Internment will take place at a later date at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia where she will rest in peace between Frank and John.  Grace was a faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church Petrolia. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Petrolia or charity of your choice.

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BUCHANAN; Carolyn of Wyoming

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Buchanan; Carolyn1 copypaperPassed away peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  Carolyn Ann Buchanan (nee Dies), of Wyoming, was in her 75th year.   She was a loving wife to Richard Buchanan and a loving mother to her daughters Judy (Jack) Inch of Wyoming, Melissa (Doug) Hakala of Sarnia, and Susan (James) Morgan of Tillsonburg. Loving grandmother of Nicholas Hakala and Grace Hakala.  Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Theresa Dies of Michigan and her brother James (the late Judy).  Carolyn will be missed by her brothers; Ben (Pat), Larry, Claude (Helen), Bob (the late Patty), John, and Jeff and her sisters Gloria Dies, Barbara Dies, Betty (Norman) Haase, and Juanita (Mike) Cress.  She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Carolyn was active in her community, her church, and shared her great love of music and talent with all.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming and on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at the Wyoming Baptist Church, Broadway St., Wyoming where a funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m.   Rev. Steve Stanley to officiate. Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia-Lambton (www.alzheimer.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Entered into rest peacefully at the Strathaven Nursing Home in Bowmanville on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Ruby Ilenda St. John (nee Metherall, in her 97th, year, was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd St. John and the late Russell White. Loving mother of the late Rhoda Sheldon (2013) and her husband Rudy Sheldon (1996). Dear grandma of Russell and Renee Sheldon. Dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by all her siblings Earl, Les, Fred and Rose (Mrs. Joe Trotter). Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 98 River Street in Sunderland on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 am. Interment St. John Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to a Charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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STAFFORD: Denise

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After a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving family, Denise Louisa (Leach) Stafford passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Bluewater Health, at the age of 40. Cherished mother of Ashley (Gordon) Claeys and Tyler Stafford. Proud grandmother of Karter Claeys. Beloved daughter of Patty and Barry Leach. Loving sister of Steve (Robin) Muscato, Dave (Roxanne) Leach and Deanna Patrick. Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Denise will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. She was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with her family and friends. Denise worked for Worley Parsons in Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-Canadian Liver Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at <http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca> www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Maiuri, Natale “Martin” of Kingsville

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Maiuri, Natale Paper Pic copy86 years, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Betty (2007). Cherished father of Kelly and Patty Maiuri, Penny and Perry Ringrose, Terry and Sandi Maiuri. Devoted Pipi, Grandpa and Great Grandpa of Nancy and Carmelo, Michelle and Mike, Danielle, Chris and Shannon, Randi and Bill, Carrie and Nate, Luke, Kelly-Lynn, Madison, Isabelle, Hailey, Kayla, Dylan, Jesse, Curtis, Lyric, Arianna, Eva, Ernesto, Kaylin and Owen. Dear brother of Francesca Maiuri (Mario). Predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Natale`s life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Bryan Girling officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Dunn, Gary Franklin of Leamington

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Gary Dunn Paper Picture75 years, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Pat. Dear father of Charles, Bill and Kathy, Joe, Darren and Rae, Dan, Gary and Stacey. Loving grandfather of Tyler, Emily, William, Lydia, Winter, Lisa and Lantz, Melanie, Patrick and great grandfather of Ryfle and Lilliana. Dear son of the late Charles and the late Bernice Dunn, son-in-law of Margaret Paiement (the late Roger) and the late George Simpson (Theresa) and brother-in-law of Thomas Simpson (Brenda). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Gary’s life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. Rev. Thomas J. Kay officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lung Association or charity of your choice. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MERLIN, Daniel John of Cobourg, Ontario

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Merlin Dan Jan 11cropIt is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Dan Merlin on Saturday, January 11th, 2014, at the age of 55.  Truly one of a kind, he was a lover of family, friends, his community, the fire service, fireworks, motorcycles and fishing. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Betti for more than 35yrs. He was the very best Dad to Jackie, and Jim (Rebecca) and was the cherished only child of Ella and the late Jack.  He will be sorely missed by his  friends and colleagues at OPG Pickering, Darlington and most recently, the Wesleyville Fire and Rescue Academy.  He was a lifetime member and former Executive officer of the Firefighters Association of Ontario. He is a past provincial President of the Red Knights International  Motorcycle club in Ontario (Association 6) and the current president of the local Cobourg chapter (ON13). He is also a past president of the Lions Club of Cobourg.  He touched and made a difference in so many lives on a daily basis and he was unfailingly generous in offering his time and help wherever it was needed.   A celebration of his life will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Wednesday, January 15th, at 11 am.  Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 14th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Spring interment at Camborne Cemetery.  Those wishing may make a memorial donation by cheque  to Camp BUCKO or to NHH – Palliative Care Unit.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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BUCKINGHAM, Steve- of Woodstock

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BUCKINGHAM, Steve –After a brief but brave fight, Stephen Markham Buckingham lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at L.H.S.C – Victoria Campus in his 67th year.  Beloved husband of Barbara Marlatt of Ingersoll.  Loving Dad of Catherine Melanson (Michael Ashton) of Princeton, Melissa Davison (Timothy) of Northern Ireland, Samantha Buckingham-Perry (Michael) of Ingersoll and Stacy Buckingham (Jeff Rice) of Ingersoll. Proud Grandpa of Christen, Coral, Colleen, Nicole Allan and Katie Melanson; Ceilidh and Paige Davison; Olivia and Warren Perry; Ella and Avery Rice. Lovingly remembered by his step-son Sean Doyle of Port Dover, his brothers Ron Buckingham (Gwen) of Winnipeg and John Buckingham (Angela) of Streetsville.  Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Hazel Marlatt of Chatham and his brothers and sisters-in-law  Evelyn Clymans (Al) of London, Michael Marlatt (Pat) of North Bay, Edward Marlatt (Sue) of London, Dan Marlatt of Chatham,  Laurie Cranton (Bryan) of London, Tracy Gagnier (Denis) of Wallaceburg and Dave Marlatt (Bev) of Chatham.  Steve’s family is grateful for the care he received while in the Critical Care Trauma Centre as well as the London Regional Cancer Centre and the help from the Middlesex V.O.N.  Steve was an employee of Cami Automotive for 21 years and a proud member of Local 88 CAW.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock on Tuesday for visitation from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM. If desired, memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre, Critical Care Trauma Centre –L.H.S.C or the Sunshine Foundation would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BONDY, Lorraine (Renaud)

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web_bondy_loraineWe are sad to announce that our Mom, Lorraine passed away peacefully on January 11, 2014 with her family by her side at the age of 92.  Devoted and loving wife of 70 years to the late Lucien “Tiny” (2011).  Beloved mother to Ken and wife Heather, Larry and wife Judy, Sandy and husband Mike Devine.  Wonderful and caring Mimi to Carrie Masse (Rob), Michelle Bondy (David), Matthew Bondy (Natalie), John-Paul Bondy (Anita) and Aaron Beaudoin.  Great-Mimi to Andrew, Natalie, Ben, Ruby, Clara, Ashton, and Cooper.  Predeceased by parents Leo & Florence Renaud and brother Harry.  Survived by sisters Rena Poupard (the late Leonard) and Theresa Clarke (the late Ted) & Harv Doell.  Also survived by sisters-in-law Yvonne, Lucille and Viney Bondy and Madeleine Gamble.  Aunt Lorraine will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends.  Our Mom loved to cook and always had a pot of soup on for whoever dropped by.  She was the heart of our family and will be terribly missed.  The family would like to thank the staff at Southwood Lakes for their loving care of our Mom.  If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated.  Visiting Tuesday from 3-7 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow with interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in River Canard at a later date.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Antenbring: Hazel

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Hazel Antenbring (Brown) passed away peacefully at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia on December 25, 2013 at the age of 94. Loving mother of Joan Dingle (Calgary), Lois Burdett (Stratford) and Ron (Judy) Antenbring (Sarnia). Loving sister of Trudy Young (Sarnia). Cherished grandmother of Ian Dingle, Megan Charbonneau, Erin Dingle-Johnson, Scott Burdett, Christina & James Antenbring. Great grandmother to Eve Johnson, Tao & Ripley Charbonneau. Predeceased by her loving husband Stan (2005), parents Kenneth and Florence Brown of RR1 Mooretown and sisters Dorothy Nelson, Mable Moore and Gwen Scarrow. Hazel graduated from nursing at the Sarnia General Hospital in 1942, and then served hospitals in Rosetown Saskatchewan, Banff Alberta, and at Christie St. Military Hospital in Toronto. After having children, Hazel took on the role of homemaker in Sarnia, Dartmouth, Vancouver and Edmonton. She supported all of the communities she lived in through volunteer activities. Hazel loved golf, playing cards, travelling or just taking a walk with her beloved Stan. Her knitted dolls are treasures cherished by her family. Hazel’s welcoming smile and gentle touch will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Thanks to all those at Residence on the St. Clair, Bluewater Health and Vision Nursing Home for their loving care of Hazel. A family service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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VANOOSTEROM: Carolyn

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:START The Lord in His Wisdom took to Himself His dear child and ours, Carolyn VanOosterom age 49 at University Hospital, London, on Thursday, December 26, 2013. Cherished daughter of Keith and Bep VanOosterom. Loving sister of Joanne (Jack) Griffioen and Rick (Janiece) VanOosterom. Treasured aunt of Dan Griffioen, Lauryn (Ryan) Zorn, Shannon (John) Vanderlinde and Jordon VanOosterom. Will be dearly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Carolyn loved to sing. She was a long time member of the Conspirito Choir. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m . A graveside service will take place for family and friends at Resurrection Cemetery, 1885 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at Living Hope Church, 1281 Exmouth St., Sarnia, on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Sutherland: Abby Dawn

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Suddenly on Monday December 30, 2013 Abby Dawn Sutherland of Sarnia passed away at the age of 26. Beloved daughter of Jim Sutherland (Michelle) and Lori Sutherland (John). Dear sister of Brandon Sutherland. Loving companion of Owen Carson. Cherished niece of Cathy Sutherland, Michael (Cindy) Sutherland and Roxanne Kliber. Abby was a kind and affectionate person who loved spending time with her family and friends. “She was the sunshine of our lives.” A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Friday January 3, 2014 at 11:00 am with family and friends being received one hour prior. Cremation to follow. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Harrison: Josephine "Carol"

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Peacefully at home, surrounded with love, Josephine “Carol” Harrison passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the age of 72. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother of the late Michael and Joanne (Jay) Boere. Cherished grandmother of Jacob, Ryan and Alexa. Dear sister of Fran (Gilly) of England, John (Maureen) of Sarnia, and Lynn (Fred) of England. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews in North America and England. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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West: Edgar "Ted"

Posted by on January 12, 2014

Surrounded by family, at Bluewater Health, on January 3, 2014, Edgar “Ted” passed away at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Norma West (2006).Loving father of Jeanie Finlayson (Roderick) and Ted West (Linda).Special grandpa to Carolyn Ross, Lisa Finlayson (Dan Petric), Lori Finlayson (Lou Pramuk) and Ty West.Great grandfather of Reece Petric and Connor Marmol.Predeceased by his daughter Joyce Ross (2013).The family would like to thank the caring staff of Sumac Lodge for their wonderful attention to their father’s needs during the last few years of his life. Also, thank you to the nurses at Bluewater Health (3rd floor surgical) for their care this past week. Family and friends were received on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with a funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca <http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/>

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Laur: Stanley C.

Posted by on January 12, 2014

Surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Stanley C. Laur passed away at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Rose (Sterling) Laur (2011). Loving father of the late Gary (Francine) Laur, Rick (Donna) Laur, Ron Laur, Karen (Brian) Taylor, and Larry Laur. Cherished grandfather of Brad, Brandi (Bryan), Tina (Pete), Steph, Russell, Ken, and Crystal (Austin), and of 10 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jim (Joan). Predeceased by his parents Claude and Sadie Laur, his siblings Raymond, Morley (Doreen), Wilfred, Erma (Jack) Young, Les (Velma), and Viola (Graydon) Brock, and his sister-in-law Connie. Survived by his sisters-in-law Jean and Marianne. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Stanley was a member of the Carpenter’s Union, Local 1256 and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Stanley’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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