Obituary of STEBBINS, Arnold Fredrick of Sarnia, age 85

Posted by on October 19, 2018

STEBBINS: Peacefully, but unexpectedly, at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Thursday, October 11, 2018, Arnold Fredrick Stebbins, of Sarnia, age 85. Loved father and father-in-law of Marie Pearson-Cook and her husband Doug Cook of Bradford, David Stebbins, Gary Stebbins both of Sarnia and Bruce Stebbins of London. Cherished grandpa of Shane Stebbins-Harlow and his wife Jaime Harlow, Casey Stebbins-Scott and his wife Dawnnita Cromwell-Scott, Ashley Anne Freedom-Hurst, Tyler Cook and his wife Chrissi Cook, Ryan Sharpe and his wife Stephanie Sharpe. Treasured great-grandpa of Drayson Scott, Ethan Harlow, Zariyah Scott, Addilynn Sharpe and Maya Cook.   Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sue (Noreen) and Jim Jesney of Huron Park and Judy Bain of Sarnia. Predeceased by his parents Delos Earl and Annie Iola Irene (Volk) Stebbins, nephews Michael Bressette and Randy Wilson. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. The Rev. Laurie O’Leary Officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations, (payable by cheque) to Canadian Mental Health Assoc., Juvenile Diabetes, Community Living or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of COLVIN: Shawn Douglas

Posted by on October 17, 2018

COLVIN, Shawn Douglas – Passed away peacefully October 10th, 2018 in his 39th year, at Chatham-Kent Hospital. Born December 3rd, 1978, beloved son of Larry Douglas Colvine (deceased 1985) and Elizabeth Diane Smart (Young). Grandson of the late Gordon and Eileen Young and Don and Velma Colvin. Survived by Ansel Smart (step-father), Tony and Tina Smart (step siblings). Favorite aunt Susan Mitchell (Young), Special aunt Laura McLeod (Young) and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from both the Young and Colvin families. Shawn’s special interests include swimming, bingo with his mom, cooking and baking his specialty cheesecake, visits with his “sister-cousins” and his love of cats especially his baby “freeze” (what a name for a cat). A private Family graveside will take place at Blackwell cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Chatham-Kent PAW Rescue. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864.1193.

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Obituary of HILLMAN: James Barrie

Posted by on October 17, 2018

HILLMAN, James Barrie – Passed away peacefully with Deanna by his side on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care, Sarnia after battling cancer for the last 15 months. James Barrie was the son of the late Cameron and Adrice (nee Campbell) Hillman. He is survived by the love of this life (to quote him) Deanna (nee Core) who adored him, his daughter Katrina Hillman (Mike) and his son Kelly (Cathy) Ondrasek. Adoring grandfather of Kaylin James Hillman. He is also survived by his grandchildren Samantha, Leigha, Adam and 4 great-grandchildren who he was enjoying getting to know. Special brother of Cameron (late Terresa), Wayne (late Trudy), Audrey Beckett and Gail (Don) Rodzek. Predeceased by his sister Betty Zimmerman and brother Sinclair Hillman. He was a special uncle to Scott Hillman and Stacey (Chris) Brown and their families as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Everyone loved uncle Barrie. Jim is survived by his brother-in-law Dan (Janice) Core and sister-in-law Leona Seller and their families. Special thanks to Dr. Kim and Dr. Crombeen as well as Patty from Bayshore.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 10:00am to the time of the funeral at 12:00. The funeral will be officiated by his nephew-in-law Jonathan Seller.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864.1193.

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Obituary of BENNARDO, Michele “Mike” of Sarnia

BENNARDO, Michele – Peacefully in his 96th year MICHELE (MIKE) BENNARDO passed away at Twin Lakes Nursing Home on Wednesday October10th, 2018. Mike was the beloved son of Rosina (Scarpelli) and Giuseppe Bennardo, born on June 8th 1923 in Rovito, Cosenza, Italy. He was a devoted brother to his siblings – Luigi, Maria (Laudonio), Teresa (Pecora), Franco, Lisetta (Ventura), Elena (Scarpelli), Carolina (Scrivano) & Salvatore. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews, a kind and loving cousin and friend. Mike cared deeply for his siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins. He maintained a strong devotion to his extended family and never missed an opportunity to attend a family reunion where he would display his skills playing cards, checkers and bocce. Mike immigrated from Italy to Canada in 1953 and immediately immersed himself in the Canadian culture and Italian community.  He was a founding father of the Dante Club, serving as president from 1965 to 1970 and manager from 1975 to 1982. He was a proud member of the Sarnia Painters Union Local 1590, Knights of Columbus, Italian Pensioners Club and a parishioner of St. Peter’s and Queen of Peace parishes. A heartfelt thank you to the staff and caregivers at Twin Lakes and Trillium Villa who always treated him with kindness, consideration and patience. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10-11 a.m.  Funeral Service will be held immediately following in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 or the charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of GRAY, Dorothy Jean of Sarnia

GRAY, Dorothy Jean – Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Dorothy “Dottie” Gray died on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 66.  Loving sister of Joyce Lupi-LaFond & her husband Larry, Sarnia and Brian Gray & his wife Gerri, Sarnia.  Cherished aunt of April Valvasori & her husband Steve, Hamilton and Justin Lupi & his wife Kelsey, Edmonton.  Special great aunt to Drake Morris.  Predeceased by her parents Mary & Fredrick Gray Jr. and her brother-in-law Ben Lupi.  Dorothy worked for many years as a cashier at Walmart.  She enjoyed meeting people.  Dorothy loved to do needlepoint, cross-stitch and photography.  She will be missed but lovingly remembered by all her family, friends and her cherished cat Sammy.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 3:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 914 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, N7S 5C4.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of SANTAVY, Mary (nee MacDougall) of Sarnia

SANTAVY, Mary (nee MacDougall) – Mary passed away in her 84th year, at Bluewater Health, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Santavy (2009). Loving mother of Michael (Sonya) and Paula. Proud grandmother of Larysa, Gerald and Frances. Cherished sister of Lauchie MacDougall, Stephen (Cindy) MacDougall and Michael (Patti) MacDougall. Predeceased by her children Anna (1959), James (1961) and Elizabeth (1962); her parents James (1980) and Jessie (1987); her sisters Elizabeth Luther (2011), Marcella Pellegrini (1999), Anne Buckley (2012) and Jayne Tollefsen (2007); her brothers Glen MacDougall (1997) and Paul MacDougall (2010); her brother-in-law Norman Luther (2002); her niece Sherry Luther (2012) and her nephew Alan MacDougall (2009). Lovingly remembered by the many nieces and nephews of her large, close-knit family. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of CHONG, Susan of Sarnia

CHONG, SUSAN – Surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, October 4, 2018, Susan (Mark) Chong, age 85 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late William Logie Chong (1994) and dear mother of William Chong Jr. and his wife Johanne, Darrell Chong, Sharon Davies and her husband Dr. Brian Davies, grandmother of Melissa Chong (Matthew Lorbetski), Matthew Chong (Marissa Lewington)), Connor Davies (Brooke Clubb) and Jasmine Davies (Billy O’Mahony Jr.), great-grandmother of Lucas and Ethan Lorbetski, Tess Chong and lovingly anticipated Miller Davies (January 2019). She is survived by her sister Helen (Drew Magor), her brother William (Doreen) and her sister in law Gretta Mark. She was predeceased by her infant brother George, her brother David and her sister Maria. Susan fled communist China in 1949 and made Canada her new and much loved home. She was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. She was involved in numerous volunteer activities including SMAA, the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic, I.O.D.E. and was also named to the Mayor’s Honour’s List in 1993. She was an avid fan of the Maple Leafs and Argos and a loud, vocal and opinionated cheerleader for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting interests and activities. Friends may visit at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9) on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Susan to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “The family wishes to thank Dr. Lori Kolono and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care”

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Obituary of PERSICHILLI, Silvestro of Petrolia (formerly of Sarnia)

PERSICHILLI, Silvestro- Silvestro passed away peacefully in his sleep at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the age of 95.  Beloved husband of the late Felicia Antonia Persichilli. Loving father of Anna Graveline & her husband Dennis, Bright’s Grove, Angelo Persichilli, Arkona and Achille Persichilli & his wife Betty, Petrolia.  Dear nonno of Carmen Phillion (Rene), Petrolia, Michael Persichilli (Jessica), London, Daniel Graveline, Bright’s Grove and Angela Hastings (Kirk), Beamsville.  Cherished great-nonno of Nicholas & Rourke Phillion, Petrolia and Beth Persichilli, London.  Predeceased by his parents in Italy. Silvestro was a proud member of Liuna Local 1089 for many years.  Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel immediately following visitation at 11:30 a.m.  Private family entombment at Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Canadian Red Cross, 416 East St. N., Sarnia N7T 6Y4.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of CAUDLE: Vivian of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on October 2, 2018

CAUDLE, Vivian

Passed away October 2, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia with her husband “Bobby” by her side.  Dear wife of Robert G. Caudle of Forest.  Survived by her son Michel Girard (Catherine) and her brothers Bob Beausoleil (Pierrette) and Danny Beausoleil (Pearl) and her brother in law Milton Pogson and sister in law Pat Goodall (Larry).  Also survived by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.    Predeceased by her parents, and her daughter Carol and son Jimmy, and her sister Helen.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Forest Legion Br. # 176, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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Obituary of Willemse, Bert of Tecumseh (Formerly of Sarnia)

Peacefully in Tecumseh, Ont.  on Tuesday October 2, 2018 BERT WILLEMSE SR. of Tecumseh and formerly of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Metta (Both) Willemse of 67 years.  Loving father of Koenrand, Bert Jr. and Marinus.  Cherished grandfather to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Also survived by many relatives and friends from the Netherlands and Canada.  Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Friday October 5th at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the C.N. I.B. or the Sarnia and District Humane Society.

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Obituary of SULLIVAN: Jean A. of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on September 29, 2018

SULLIVAN, Jean A.

Passed away peacefully at North Lambton Lodge on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Jean was born on March 24, 1927 in Lucan, Ontario. After graduation from high school she attended Victoria School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse. This was the beginning of a lifetime of caring for others. Jean’s nursing career took her in many directions, including Bermuda where she met her future husband and our dad, Ronald Sullivan.

Jean and Ron married in 1955 and then added Anne and Rob to their family. After Ron’s passing in 1978, Jean’s next adventure was to become a Grandma and then great-Grandma. The children all have many great memories of love and adventures with Grandma. Jean is remembered with much love by her children Anne (Jim) Venhola and Rob (Sheila) Sullivan, her grandchildren Derek (Brandy), Heather (Chris), Craig (Leanne), Greg (Paige), Samantha (Brent) and Amanda; her great grandchildren Hailey,

Bryden, Austin, Alina, Brooklyn, and Madson. Rest in peace, Jean. Private interment at a later date. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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Obituary of Capps: David of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 28, 2018, at Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home, DAVID WALTER CAPPS, passed away at the age of 70. Loving husband and best friend to Donna Capps. Dear father of Jason Rodey and his fiancé Crystal, Justin Rodey, Jeff Rodey and Jennifer Rodey and her fiancé Coddie. Fantastic papa to Sydney, Charles, Jailynn, Kailynn and Issac. Will be missed by his brothers; Milton (Gabey), Mark and his sisters; Charlene (Mike) and Louise Opal St. Louis and brother in – law Jay (Heather) and sister in – law’s Debbie Somers (Jimmie), Marjorie Hill (John), Theresa, Cissy,as well as his many nieces, nephews and friends. Also left to mourn are his furry friends, his dog Passion and his two cats Taz and Callie. Predeceased by his parents David and Marillia Capps. David retired from Nova Chemical. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing home staff on the Ivey Wing at Marshall Gowland Manor. Family and friends may visit with the family at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia) on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, between the hours of 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with cremation to follow. In keeping with David’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Alzheimer’s Society are appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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Obituary of DION, Lucien Armand of Sarnia

DION, Lucien Armand – Peacefully surrounded by his family, Lucien passed away at Trillium Villa Nursing, Sarnia on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the age of 91years. Much loved husband of Theresa (Aubut). Dear father of Daniel (Mary Ellen) Dion of Sarnia, Lise (Mike) duDomaine of London, Andre (Arlene) Dion of Sarnia and Monique (Hassen) Dion Kabouche of Sarnia. Brother of Miville (Sylviane) Dion, of Quebec. Special grandfather to Rob, Bill, Paul, Matt, Joe, Erin, Bailey, Ashley and many great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents George Dion and Alida (Lachance), Robert Dion, Simone Dion, Paul Dion, Marianna Richard, and Grand-daughter Michelle Dion.  Cremation has taken place with a private family graveside service. A Memorial Gathering honouring Lucien will be announced at a later date. Family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131.  Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of HEMSTREET-HUSSAR, Dylan Albert of Sarnia

HEMSTREET-HUSSAR, Dylan – At his residence on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the age of 25. Beloved son of Rusty & Mary Chris (Hemstreet) Hussar. Brother of Jayson Hussar (Lindsey Bechard) and Joseph Hussar. Uncle of Paisley, Easton and Jase. Also surviving are Dylan’s many friends and relatives. Cremation has taken place.  Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Autism Ontario, 1010-1086 Modeland Rd., Sarnia, N7S 6L2. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of DeGURSE, Mitch of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2018

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday September 23, 2018 MITCHELL SCOTT DEGURSE at the age of 61.   Beloved partner of Lyla Bruyere of Sarnia.  Dear son of Helen “Cookie” DeGurse (Paul McIntyre) and brother of Steven DeGurse and his wife Mary.  Loving step-father of Gary Charles  Johnston, Shawn Johnston,  Mike Johnston, Dougie Prouix and Kevin Maness.  Uncle to Mike DeGurse and his children Sydney and Piper & Mickinley Rescigno and her children Michael and Izabella.  Predeceased by his father Leo DeGurse.  Resting at the Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre where services will be held on Saturday September 29th at 11:00 a.m. with cremation to follow.  Visitation will be held at the Community Centre on Friday from the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.

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Obituary of TURCOTTE, Gloria of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2018

TURCOTTE, GLORIA – At Bluewater Health on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Gloria Darlene (Paradis) Turcotte, passed away at the age of 68. She was the loving wife of John Turcotte and dear mother of Tom Fisher and Rodney Sutherland, grandmother of Rachael, Ryanne, Maddisyn, Breanne, Myah, Hudsen, Kirby and Dylan, sister of Jeff Paradis and his wife Jan. She was also survived by her surrogate daughter and dear friend of Tasha (LeClair) Johnson. She predeceased by her brother Grant Paradis. Gloria played baseball and was an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Private cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia).  Donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. A celebration of Gloria’s life will be announced at a later date. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of RANDALL, Maj. Kathleen of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2018

Promoted to Glory on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, MAJOR KATHLEEN DOROTHY RANDALL (nee Shackles), at St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia, Ontario at the age of 91. “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John ll:25. After a very brief battle with Leukemia, Kathleen passed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was the beloved wife of the late Major Donald Arthur Randall (1990) and loving mother of Donna Bowles (Brian), David Randall (Peggy), Karen Mott (Michael), Peter Randall (June), Grace McKinley (Jeff), dear grandmother of Amanda, Michael, Aaron, Amber, Connor, Ceili, Nolan, Adrian, Sonya, Danielle, Deonna, Dana, Darah, Dinah and Dreanna, and several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister Lillian Clow (the late Cliff Clow), brother Gerald Shackles (Denelda) and brother-in-law Derek Clayton. She was predeceased by sisters Edith Mills (Stan), Geraldine Clayton, Olive May Shackles, Norman (Doreen) and Alfred (Arthena) Blunden. Kathleen became a Christian at the age of 14 and attended the Salvation Army in Brockville where she was an active member in the Salvation Army Band as well as Songsters. Kathleen was Corp Secretary Treasurer at the young age of 16. Kathleen and husband, Donald served as Corp Officers for 36 years. Kathleen was also a League of Mercy visitor at various nursing homes, jails and hospitals. At the age of 91, Kathleen was active in Tai-Chi and was a weekly volunteer at Bluewater Health in the mammogram department; Kathleen has volunteered for 24 years with BWH. Kathleen was a ray of sunshine and touched many lives with her compassion, kindness and caring. Mom, “ We love you and will miss you more than words can say”. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Thursday, September 27th between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Service of Celebration and Praise will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 970 Confederation St, Sarnia on Friday, September 25th, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made to the Salvation Army or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of WINWARD, Margaret of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2018

WINWARD, MARGARET – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, September 27, 2018, Margaret Audrey (Perry) Winward of Sarnia passed away in her 90th year. She was the dear wife of the late Guy Winward (2011) and mother of Janet Olsen (Kevin), Michael Winward (Belinda), Susan Hollingsworth (Jim) and Paul Winward (Anna), Nan of Cameron (Allison), Nicholas (Caity), Mark (Sarah), Brian (Emma), Keenan (Bridget), Perry (David), Seth, Elias and Super Nan of Rowan, Avery and Henry. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her grandson Dustin, sister Dorothy Myers and a brother John Perry. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:30 pm. Donations made in memory of Margaret to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of ROMBOUTS: Adrian of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on September 27, 2018

Surrounded by his family at his residence in Strathroy, September 27, 2018.  Adrian Rombouts Sr. passed away peacefully at the age 74.

Predeceased by his parents Adrian (1967) and Elizabeth (2000) Rombouts.

Cherished husband of Mary (Hendrikx).  Beloved father of Adrian (Caroline) of Strathroy, Anthony (Sherry) of Strathroy, John (Alison) of Strathroy, Joe (Karen) of Strathroy and Mike (Amy) of Forest.

Dear Opa of Devon, Madison, Lucas, Ava and Jade, Dylan, Lilly, Dieter (2002), Izaak and John, Tyler, Nathan, Mackenzie, Nicholas, Vanessa, Jack, Gage, Cole and Charlotte.

Brother of Jacoba and Henry Peters of Thedford, Annie and Adrian Heyblom of Plymptom-Wyoming, Pete (2008) and Jane Rombouts (Thedford), Case Rombouts of Strathroy and Tony and Joanne of Arkona.

Brother in law of Elizabeth Glen-Dortmans of Strathroy, Archie and Ada Hendrikx of Parkhill, Elly and Harry Straatman of Strathroy, Casey and Margaret Hendrikx of Emo, Annie and Casey Willemse of Parkhill, Joanne Rombouts of Strathroy and Bernie and Tony Willemse of Parkhill.

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, September 28th, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at All Saints Church, Strathroy on Saturday at 11 am.  Interment to follow at All Saints cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to Saint Elizabeth or VON Canada would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com 519 245-1023

 

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Obituary of Graham: Dick of Sarnia

Posted by on September 26, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family while listening to Country Music Classics at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Dick Graham, age 91 of Sarnia has passed away. He was the dear husband of the late Anna (McFarlane) Graham (1994) and Lorraine Brand (2014). Loving father of Kevin (Marilyn) and Karl (Hidemi), grandfather of Jenna, Alexander, Lindsay, Jack and Yuki. Also survived sister in-laws; Barb Graham and her husband the late Bill Graham, Theresa Graham and her husband the late Donald Graham, Ilene Graham and her husband the late Raymond Graham. Also predeceased by sisters Phyllis Roberts and her husband the late Edwin Roberts, Dorothy Turner and her husband the late Don Turner. Survived by sister in – law Berna Rouhan and her husband the late Nat Rouhan. Also will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He was a longtime faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church, Sarnia, serving his church on many committees, as an elder and as a Board member for over 65 years. Dick was an elementary school principal involved locally in the Ontario Public School Teacher’s Federation in the District as a Ministry Course Instructor, Curriculum worker, Chairman in Regional Council and was twice the President of the Elementary Principal Association for over 36 years, retiring in 1984. Dick was an avid lawn bowler and member of the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, N7T 5W9) on Friday, September 28th. between the hours of 4 – 7 p.m. The funeral service will be from St. Paul’s United Church, 360 Devine St, Sarnia on Saturday, September 29th. at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Matthew Stevens officiating. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Paul’s United Church or to the Lambton Kent Public School Board. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of PERRY: Roberta “Bert” of Strathroy and formerly of Forest

Posted by on September 26, 2018

It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Roberta Bridget “Bert” Perry at the age of 77. Roberta peacefully passed at her home, with her daughters by her side. Beloved wife of the late James Donald Perry (2014). She will be forever loved and forever missed by her children, Barb Perry Kinsella of London, Deborah (Carl) Perry-Cywink of Strathroy, Michael (Lea-Dawn) Perry of Crossfield, Alberta and James (Emee) Perry of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Proud grandmother of Tara Kinsella (Adam), Tyler Perry, Bennett Perry, Kevin Perry, Colten Perry, Jackson Perry, Karly Annie Cywink, Alana Perry, Jessica Thayer and Jordan Van der Lann. Loving great-grandmother of Emma Perry and Marcus Perry. Dearly missed by her brother Bob (Carol) Companion. Predeceased by mother Thelma Companion and father Michael Companion, sisters Ollie and Sis “Elaine” and brother Bill. Dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, Teakwood and Ipperwash friends and her special furry grand puppy Laynee.

Roberta was a proud Military Wife and a true “Maritimer” with a contagious laugh and smile that lit up a room. She was known for bringing happiness and joy wherever she went and kindness was always at the center of her heart.

Family and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1 p.m. A Private Family Interment will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

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Obituary of SASSANELLA, Robert Curtis of Sarnia (formerly of Port Huron)

SASSANELLA, Robert – Peacefully surrounded by his family, Robert passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Patricia Palmer. Dear father of Lee Thwing (Don), Dawn Licht (Jim) and Kim Johnson (Craig). Loving grandfather of Donald, Craig, Robbie, Jennifer, Tony and Kim and great-grandfather of 9. Also surviving is the mother of his children Patsy Sassanella and many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by parents Samuel & Thelma Sassanella, brother Edwin and sisters Phyllis and Pauline. Bob owned Bob’s Bakery with his father in downtown Port Huron for many years. He was an award winning professional photographer for the Times-Herald and Chief Photographer for the Macomb Daily. Bob was the photographer for the Wertz Warriors for over 30 years. He also enjoyed working with his computer, playing the banjo and golf. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, Sarnia, 519-344-3131.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Wertz Warriors (Special Olympics in Michigan) 36870 Green St, New Baltimore, MI 48047.  Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of LENNAN, Clifford “Wayne” of St. Clair Township

Posted by on September 21, 2018

LENNAN, Clifford Wayne – Age 75 of St. Clair Township, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Loving husband of Beatrice “Bea” Lennan (nee Moore). Loving father of Lori (Roger) Hyatt, John (Marion) Lennan and step-father of Joe (Bernadine) Libreiro, Mike (Maria) Libreiro. Cherished grandfather of Paul (Kim) Hyatt, Julie (Chris) Bullock, Jennifer Hyatt, Matt (Anissa) Lennan, Marlena Lennan, 4 step-grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Marie (Wayne) Erickson and Donna May (Neil) Teskey. Predeceased by his first wife Sandra Lennan (2000) and parents Clifford (2002) and Alice Lennan (2017). Wayne was a passionate farmer his whole life. He was a past chairman of the Ontario Holstein Branch.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864.1193.

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Obituary of MATTHEWS: Bill of Kerwood, Ontario

Posted by on September 21, 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of William “Bill” Matthews of Kerwood at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.  Bill passed away at the age of 78 after a hard fought battle with cancer.  Loving and devoted husband of Marjorie Matthews (nee Joynt)  for 56 years.   Loving father of Jeff (Lynda) Matthews and Susan Matthews (George Lalich). Cherished papa to Jenna, Katie, Roman, Matthew, Megan, and Emma.  Sadly missed by his sister Judy Dale, and brother in law to Jack and Diane Joynt, Dan and Bonnie Joynt, Eleanor and Walter Huber, Pat and Larry Griffith and Carol and Dan Smith.  Remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Ken (1973) and Muriel (2007) and brother-in-law Bob Dale (2015).

For close to 60 years Ken Matthews Ltd. was a major part of Bill’s life. His favourite past time was being with his friends and family.

Friends will be received on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 5-9 PM at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (519-245-1023), 32 Metcalfe St West, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 25th  at 1 PM with Jennifer Langford officiating.  Interment in Strathroy Cemetery to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

 

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Obituary of VANDERVAART, Hendricus Wilhelmus “Hank” of Sarnia

VANDERVAART, Hendricus Wilhelmus “Hank” – At Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the age of 78. Dear father of Peter Vandervaart (Lisa Lunn), Sarnia, Lisa Vandervaart (Reggie Lefaive), Belle River and Sue Vandervaart, Halifax. Loving grandfather of Tory, P.J. and Brandon. Brother of Henny Sliz (Mike), St. Catharines, Carla Baxter (Bob), Fonthill, Leo Vandervaart (Margaret), Port Colborne and Margaret Littman (Joe), St. Catharines. Brother-in-law of Jim Steel, St. Catharines and Stella Vandervaart, Niagara Falls. Predeceased by parents Peter & Margaret Vandervaart, brother Gerry Vandervaart and sister Maria Steel. Hank was retired from General Motors Axle Plant after 35 years of service. Following his retirement, Hank went into security and cab driving in St. Catharines. In 2011, he relocated to Sarnia to be closer with his son and grandchildren. In Sarnia, he enjoyed fishing and making lots of new friends. Hank enjoyed life to the fullest. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, Sarnia, 519-344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3.   Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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