Obituary of SHARPE: Lyla Jeanne (née Paddon), of London, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 17, 2018

SHARPE, Lyla Jeanne (née Paddon), of Kensington Village, London, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence with her family by her side on Friday, August 17, 2018, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late George B. Sharpe (2004).  Dearly loved mother of Keith Sharpe (Frances) of Sarnia, Ann Moore (John) of Tillsonburg, Taylor Sharpe (Debbie) of London, and the late Lee Sharpe.  Cherished grandmother of Trevor Sharpe (Christina), Erin Moffat (Jamie), Kimberly Sharpe (Paul Leeper), and Krysten Sharpe-Virag (Jamie).  Loving great grandmother of Emma, James, Delyla, Raegan, Lola, and Landon.  Dear sister of Maxine Jones of London, late Rosalie Little, late Ronald, late James B., and the late Wayne H. Paddon (Lois of St. Thomas).  Also fondly remembered by her Godson, Barry Daugharty (Linda) of Dorchester, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in Niagara Falls, ON, December 23, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Leila (née Berry) Paddon.  Jeanne moved to London from St. Thomas in 1958.  She was a retired secretary with the London Board of Education.  Jeanne was a member of 427 (London) Wing RCAF Association, and had many friends at Victory Branch #317, Royal Canadian Legion, London.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, August 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 21st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Canada, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Obituary of FAIRWEATHER: David Reid of London

Posted by on August 15, 2018

FAIRWEATHER, David Reid…
Peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the age of 65. Beloved son of David and Frances. Cherished father to Joshua, Jesse, Luke, Elijah and Adam. Adored grandpa to Noah, Abigail, Ally, Emet, Emma, Ishmael, Immanuel, Hazel and Ethan. Caring brother of Joanne, Mark, Elizabeth, Michael, Susanne and Christine. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Impact Church, 220 Adelaide Street North, London where the funeral service will be held at 11am. A private burial to follow. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Obituary of MOIR, Ron of Sarnia

MOIR, RONALD – The family announces the death of Ronald Thomson Moir, age 88 of Sarnia. Ron passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Bluewater Health. He was the beloved husband of  65 years to Marion (Mull) Moir and loving father of Helen Taylor (George) of Guelph and Janet Hrycak (Steve) of Sarnia and the proud grandfather of Sherryl Taylor of Waterloo, Mae Hrycak (Brayden Hamilton)  of London and Wesley Hrycak of Wyoming and great-grandfather of Logan Taylor-Perks. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents James and Annie (Sharp) Moir and his brother Harold. Ron was the grandson of Scottish Presbyterian missionaries. He was born in Port Hope, Ontario. Ron received an Honour Chemistry BA at the University of Toronto. He was an analytical chemist and director of spectrometer–date system in the Research Department at IOL where he created at test named “the Moir Test” by Esso.  He retired after 33 years of service. He was a 57 year member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (261 Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5V4) on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Friends are welcome to visit beginning at 1:30 pm. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 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 MUNRO: Russell Andrew “Russ”

Posted by on August 14, 2018

Suddenly, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, with his family by his side, on Monday, August 13, 2018, Russell Andrew Munro passed away at the age of 75.  Loving husband of Donna Munro (née Baxley).  Cherished father of Rachel and Rebecca (Ryan).  Dear Papa to William.  Russ will be missed by his best friend and loyal companion, Abby.  Survived by his brother, Donald (Sandra) Munro.  Also survived by his children Andrew, Susan and Marylou, daughter-in-law, Rosemary, grandchildren, Daniel, Candice, Richard and Cassandra as well as two great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by his son, Donald.  Russ had a passion for old cars, country music and fishing.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Wednesday, August 15th from 6-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2 p.m.  Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to a charity of your choice.  Condolences online at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of MILLER: Sonya “Tony”

Posted by on August 14, 2018

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom and Grandmother, Sonya “Tony” Genevieve Miller (née Wilford) on Monday, August 13, 2018 in her 80th year.  Sonya lived in Wallacetown for many years and recently at Babcock Community Care Centre in Wardsville.  Sonya was the beloved daughter of the late James Wilford and Dora (née Lockey).  Predeceased by her husband, William “Bill” Miller and her brother, Edward “Ted” Wilford.  Survived and deeply missed by her son, James “Jim” (Sherry) Miller; daughter, Lorna Miller (DJ Graham); and grandson, Nathan Miller (Eva Willson).  Sonya will also be missed by many friends and relatives.  Honoring Sonya’s wishes, there will be no funeral home visitation or service.  A Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Grove Cemetery, 343606 Ebenezer Road, South-West Oxford Township, Ontario.  The family would like to sincerely thank all the staff at Babcock Community Care for the friendship, kindness and amazing care given to Mom.   Mom had a great sense of humor, she loved art, baking, gardening, horses, music, wildlife and her many pets.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF RODNEY (519-785-0810).  Donations to the charity or foundation of your choice can be made in Sonya’s memory.  Condolences online at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of WOODS, Millicent of Sarnia

WOODS, MILLICENT – At Bluewater Health on Friday, August 10th, 2018, Millicent June (McIntyre) Woods, age 85 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late Ray William Woods (2010) and dear mother of Julie Woods and Roberta Woods and adoring grandmother of Chelsie and Tori, loving Mama of Marissa, Caleb and Quinn. She is also survived by her brother Douglas (Kay) McIntyre. She is the sister in law of Muriel McIntyre, Gary (Sherry) Woods, Jean (Gord) Herman, Maxine (William) Graham and Lorraine (Glen) Woods. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was a special Grandma of Jamie, Darcy, Michael and Corey Windover. Millicent was a longtime member of Devine Street and Central United Churches. Visitation will be held on at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at the funeral Home on Thursday at 11:00. Donations made to Canadian Arthritis Society or Noelle’s Gift 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 HAMILTON, Patricia of Sarnia

HAMILTON, PATRICIA – At LHS-University Hospital in London on August 10, 2018, Patricia Anne (Brunton) Hamilton, age 79 of Sarnia passed away with her family at her side. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Hamilton and sister of Joan Parker (Gary) and Harold Brunton (Mary).  She is survived by loving nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends.  Patricia was a retired manager of Operator Services with Bell Canada. Patty was a resident of Sarnia/Lambton for her entire adult life, but she loved to travel.  She spent much of her life volunteering, was devoted to her church and a loyal friend. For her family, she was the true Matriarch, a source of strength, and instilled the importance of family. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Saturday from 10:00 am until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Cremation will follow and her ashes will be interred later with her husband at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made to The Canadian Cancer Society or All Saints Anglican Church Sarnia would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of Wilson, Doris Illien of Dutton

Posted by on August 7, 2018

Suddenly at Bobier Villa, August 4, 2018, Doris Illien Wilson in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Ian David Wilson. Beloved mother of Brenda Redmond, Rennie McPhee and Wilfrid McPhee. Dear Grandmother of Peter and Wayne Redmond, Cody and Jesse Donnelly, Douglas McPhee, Kristy Daley, Sandra Duwyn. Great Grandmother of Cole and Drake Redmond, Jaxx Donnelly, Pearson and Shepherd Daley, Alexandra Duwyn. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Nelson [Clair] Haskett, Lila [Dick] Sutton, Violet [George] Bogart, Basil [Shirley] Haskett, Brother-in-law Allen Lilley. Survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins. Thanks to the Bobier Villa for the care they provided for mom for the short time she was there. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Muscular Dystrophy Association appreciated. Arn Funeral Home 519-762-2416 Dutton, entrusted with the arrangements. www.arnfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of MANNERING: Vonne Ray, of St. Thomas, formerly of Fort Erie, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2018

MANNERING, Vonne Ray, of St. Thomas, at the Valleyview Home on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, a special child of God, passed into the arms of Jesus her Lord and Saviour, in her 72nd year.  This “prayer warrior” has no more pain, no confusion, no suffering.  Vonne was a former resident of Fort Erie, ON, where she was born on December 10, 1946.  She was a member of Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  Vonne was the beloved daughter of the late Ruby (née Graydon) (Mannering) Brewster (1997), and the step-daughter of the late Bill Brewster.  Dear sister of Richard Mannering (Susan), loving aunt of Steven and Stacy Mannering, and great aunt of Natasha and Christian, all of St. Thomas, and Christopher of Kitchener.  Best friend of Gayle Wiltsie, loving niece of Janet Brewster, and also fondly remembered by Jim and Linda MacDonald, and Janet Seburn, all of Fort Erie.  Cremation has taken place.  A service to celebrate Vonne’s life will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Erie at a later date.  If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Valleyview Home re: Family & Friends Council or Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church.  The family is very grateful to the Valleyview Home staff on the Wabash and dementia units for their many years of dedicated care.

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Obituary of DOAN: Jennifer “Jenny” (née Herpe), of RR2, St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2018

DOAN, Jennifer “Jenny” (née Herpe), of RR2, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife for 63 years to Alan “Al” Doan.  Dearly loved mother of Debbie Harwood (Bill) of St. Thomas, Rick Doan (Linda) of RR2, St. Thomas, Kelly Pollard of Jaffa, and Kim Brown (James) of London.  Cherished grandmother of Craig Harwood (Emily), Jamie Usher, Chris Harwood (Sara), Nichole Wismer (Chris), Matthew Burch (Samantha), Brandon Burch, Taylor Burch (Amber), Tanner Pollard (Chelsea), Cory Pollard (Renee), Randy Pollard (Rhonda), Benjamin Brown, Ashley Hartman (Nick), Adam Brown, and Joshua Brown.  She was proud of her great grandchildren, Kinsley, Logan, Drew, Jaylin, Macy, Tatum, Wyatt, Sofia, Karson, Jesse, Brianna, Tyler, Lyndsay, Xavier, and Theodore.  Dear sister-in-law of Nancy Crane and Diana Sorill.  Also fondly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in Guernsey, Channel Islands on June 5, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Rita (née Buckett) Herpe.  Jenny enjoyed her weekly card game of Mahjong with friends, as well as gardening, crocheting, and knitting family Christmas stockings.  In keeping with Jenny’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family gathering will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, London Health Sciences Foundation re: Cardiac Care, Diabetes Canada, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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The family would like to thank the following with respect to Jenny’s care the way she wanted:  PCOT team of Dr. Dave Dougherty, Dr. Annie Keeler, and NP Ryan Gamble; CarePartners RPN’s- Angela and Chelsea; VON PSW’s- Natalee, Linda M., Isabella, Dakota, as well as others; VON eshift PSW’s- Christina, Sam, Juan, and Michelle; SW LHIN (CCAC) staff- Laurie Browne, Lynda Cowie, Cassandra Ferguson, and Pamela King; Health Centre Pharmacy- Ryan, Brooke, Dave and staff; Yurek Home Health Care; Central Elgin Volunteer Fire Dept. and Elgin St. Thomas EMS; STEGH- Emerg./ICU, 4th floor, housekeeping, physio, OT, dietary and the medical staff.  Thank you to Brent at the Sifton Funeral Home for his guidance and support at this difficult time.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being part of Mom’s peaceful journey!

We all have one amazing Angel looking after us now.

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Obituary of LODGE: Donna Jeanne of St. Thomas

Posted by on August 2, 2018
LODGE: Donna Jeanne
Donna Jeanne Lodge, of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away on July 30, 2018. She is survived by her husband, George St. Clair Lodge. Donna Jeanne will be missed by her three daughters, Brenda (the late Roy) Sawyer, Beverley (Pat) Luscombe, Carolanne (Lee) Baguely, and their families. She will also be remembered by Clair’s two daughters, Donna (Gord) Farquhar, Lynda (Ken Black), and their families. She was predeceased by her son the late William Smith.
In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place, and there will be no Visitation or Funeral Service. Interment will be held at a later date in Elmdale Cemetery, St. Thomas. Arrangements entrusted to St. Thomas-Elgin Cremation by DENNING’s. Online condolences may be left at www.cremationbydennings.com.
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Obituary of GASPAR: Manuel Marques, of West Lorne

Posted by on August 1, 2018

Suddenly, at his residence in West Lorne, on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Manuel Marques Gaspar passed away at the age of 66.  Beloved husband of Laurinda.  Loving father of Paulo (Jocelyn) Gaspar and Lissa (Todd) Purdy.  Cherished grandfather of Max and Grace Gaspar and Bryson and Lidia Purdy.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Thursday, August 2nd from 7-9 p.m.  Vigil prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, West Lorne, on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 11 a.m.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions by cheque to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of NEDIC: Anna “Ana” (née Pintaric), of Komoka, formerly of R.R.#1, Union.

Posted by on August 1, 2018

NEDIC, Anna “Ana” (née Pintaric), of Country Terrace, Komoka, formerly of R.R.#1, Union, passed away at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, July 30, 2018, in her 86th year.  Wife of the late Anto “Tony” “Tunja” Nedic (2000).  Beloved mother of Marianne Ursic (Eric) of Komoka, and Rick Nedic of Mississauga.  Cherished Baka of Jacob and Emily Ursic.  Dear sister of Tomo and George (Duro), both of Windsor, late Ivo, late Mariska and the late Fanika. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Lopatinec, Medimurje, Croatia, May 23, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Jakob and Marija (née Kolaric) Pintaric.  Anna was a retired seamstress at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.  She was a member of St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, London, where she sang in the church choir.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, August 2nd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. (Prayers at 8:00 p.m.).  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, 2889 Westminster Dr., London on Friday, August 3rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by entombment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.  If so desired, memorial donations to St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of PAGE: Patricia (née Carr), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 26, 2018

PAGE, Patricia (née Carr), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her residence on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in her 64th year. Loving mother of Mike, Dawn and Shannon Page, all of London.  Cherished grandmother of Taryn, Tyler, Kayla and Brandon Page.  Loved great grandmother of Benjamin and Dawson.  Dear sister of Kathleen Carr of Dundas, Jim Carr and Doug Carr (Irene), all of Calgary, AB.  Special aunt of Heather Carr of Mississauga.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Born in Toronto, ON, February 8, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Verna (née Hockridge) Carr.  Patricia was a personal support worker in the St. Thomas area.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A service to celebrate Patricia’s life will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160), on Monday, July 30th  at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service. Flowers respectfully declined.  If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Obituary of HARDY, Kirk of Sarnia

HARDY, KIRK – It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden death of Kirk Robert Hardy at the age 42, on Monday, July 16, 2018. He is survived by Ron O’Quinn, his loving parents Ken Hardy and Colette Johnston (Gary), his sisters Stacey Kokko (Gerry), Kelly Labonte (Yves) and Step- sister Jody Campbell (Greg). He was an awesome uncle to Blake and Brady Kokko, Abigail and Audrey Labonte and also survived by his Step-Grandma Mary Johnston as well as his fur babies and best friend Elaine VanSchyndel. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by his partner Darren Bigney and grandparents Ken and Doris Hardy, Al and Kay Brann, Keith Johnston and his aunt Sherry Thompson. Kirk regularly worked as an advocate for people with autism. His love of that role, combined with his interest in law led him to pursue a new career as a paralegal and was the owner of Bluewater Paralegal. He advocated for the underdog. He was a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held from the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment of Kirk’s ashes will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 24th between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Point Edward Ex-Serviceman’s Club or the Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of Henderson, Donald Gordon; Wardsville formerly Dunwich Township

Posted by on July 16, 2018

Donald Gordon Henderson passed away on July 15, 2018 at Beattie Manor, Wardsville, aged 93. Beloved Father of Nancy (Victor) West, Alex Henderson & Diana (Ron) Wilkins. Dear Grandfather of Heather West (Len Langelaan), Alex West, Matthew West, David (Lyn) Henderson, Michelle (David) Ramsay, Ian Henderson, Robert (Corinna) Wilkins, Emma Wilkins, & Steven Wilkins. Great Grandfather of Adeline Ramsay, Donovan Ramsay & Sydney Wilkins.Predeceased by his parents, Gordon Henderson (1938) and Clara (Shoemaker) Henderson (1967), his wife Betty (Cowell) Henderson (2016), his brother Ralph Henderson (2018) and granddaughter Laura West (1983). Donald was a very devoted husband and father. Growing up in the Blenheim area, Donald was a lifelong farmer. As newlyweds, he and his wife Betty moved to their forever home near Dutton in 1951. They worked with Neuhauser Poultry/Masterfeeds for over 40 years in the poultry industry. He was also a meticulous carpenter, completing beautiful renovations to their home over the years. His mechanical abilities were put to good use keeping his farm machinery and automobiles in tip top condition. In later years he restored several vintage Chrysler cars from the 1960s and 1970s and enjoyed driving them around to classic car shows in Ontario.He shared his natural curiosity, and fine sense of humour with friends and family in the form of occasional practical jokes and recounting stories of some of his adventures while growing up on a farm in rural Ontario and attending a one room school house. He was a fan of many genres of music, especially Old Time Country and fiddle music. Many thanks to the Staff of Beattie Manor for their care over the past 18 months. Relatives and friends will be received at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St, Dutton, 519-762-2416 Wednesday 6 – 9 pm where the funeral service will be held Thursday July 19, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Fairview Cemetery with lunch to follow at Largie Church. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daffodil Society or the charity of your choice. Email condolences may be left at www.arnfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of LUOTO: Mrs. Barbara (née Slatford), of St. Thomas, ON, formerly of Montréal, QC

Posted by on July 13, 2018

LUOTO, Barbara (née Slatford), a resident of St. Thomas, ON since 1972, formerly of Montréal, QC, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in her 81st year.  Beloved wife for 56 years to Paul Luoto.  Sister of John “Jack” Slatford (Linda).  Dearly loved aunt of Krista Campbell (Aaron), Craig Slatford, and Keith Slatford.  She was proud of her great niece, Ella Campbell.  Born in Montréal, QC, November 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late John and Christina (née Bardell) Slatford.  Barbara was a former hostess with the Hi Neighbour program in St. Thomas for a number of years.  Relatives and friends will be received at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday evening, July 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Special thanks to the doctors’, nurses and staff in the I.C.U. at the STEGH for their compassionate care.

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Obituary of Clark: Susan Elaine of Sarnia

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Monday, July 9th. 2018, at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Petrolia, Susan Elaine (Davis) Clark, passed away at the age of 74. Predeceased by her loving husband Ronald Hugh Clark (1992). Loving mother of Cameron Clark ,Christopher Clark and his wife Janice, Lisa Wyrzykowski and her husband Owen, Tracey Michieli and her husband Peter, all of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Lucas and Amy, Joseph, Ryan, Curtis, Amanda, Aidan and Mya, and great grandmother to Adrina, Marcus and Julius. Survived by brother Daniel Davis. Predeceased by her parents John (Jack) and Margaret Davis. Susan will be greatly missed by her many family members and friends in St. Thomas, Tillsonburg and Sarnia. The family would like to thank Dr. Wang, Dr. Ghate, Dr. Lilly and the nurses at C.E.E. Petrolia who cared for mom as well as the Sarnia Oncology Dept and the nurses of C.C.A.C. Services will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia) on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation 2 hours prior to service time. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Sarnia Humane 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 BABANIN: Stella Mary

Posted by on July 8, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Sunday, July 8, 2018, Stella Mary Babanin (née Pumputis) passed away at the age of 85.  Predeceased by her husband Paul Babanin (1995).  Loving mother of the late Igor “Ed” Babanin (2016), Cindy (Ian) Cruickshank of West Lorne and Derek Babanin (Margot Pert) of London.  Cherished grandmother of Paul (Joanne) Babanin, Heather (Robbie) Perry, Chad Cruickshank, Scott (Monica) Cruickshank and Taylor Slaats-Babanin.  Special great-grandmother of Lydia and Avery Cruickshank, Ronin Cruickshank and Nathan Babanin.  Survived by her brother Don (Valerie) Pumputis of London and Bill (Elizabeth) Pumputis of Waubaushene.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by parents Walter Pumputis and Mary (née Koprovich).  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Thursday, July 12th from 11 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 1 p.m.  If desired, memorial contributions by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of McCANDLESS: C. Lyle, of St. Thomas, and formerly of Fingal, Ontario

Posted by on July 8, 2018

McCANDLESS, C. Lyle, of St. Thomas, formerly of Fingal, passed into the presence of his Lord at the Valleyview Home on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in his 98th year.  Beloved husband of the late Doris (née Grainger) McCandless (2013).  Dearly loved father of John (Joan) of RR1, Port Stanley, David (Sandra), Priscilla VanderFeyst (Richard), all of St. Thomas, Philip (Marilyn) of Thedford, Ruth Haldenby (Jeff) of Aylmer, and Stephen (Heidi) of Burks Falls.  Also fondly remembered by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their families.  Lyle was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Jean, and four brothers, Donald, Ray, Norman, and Allen McCandless.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, May 3, 1921, he was the son of the late Herman and Lillie (née Boyd) McCandless.  Lyle farmed for many years in the Fingal area.  He also worked in Central Supply at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for 14 years.   Lyle was in fellowship with the Christians Gathered in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Gospel Hall), 1 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday evening, July 10th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) and one hour prior to the funeral service. The funeral service will be held at the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas on Wednesday, July 11th at 2:00 p.m.  Interment to follow at Union Cemetery.

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Obituary of HILLMAN: Elaine, of Clachan

Posted by on July 6, 2018

Elaine Hillman, a resident of Clachan, passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus, on July 5, 2018, in her 78th year. Raised in Muirkirk, daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth (née McLean) Cochrane. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 57 years, Ron Hillman and children Nancy Kopriva (Dave) and Mike Hillman (Jody) as well as grandchildren Brooke, Nathan and Jesse Hillman. Beloved sister of Cal Cochrane (Marilyn), Lynne MacGinnis (Kerry Moloughney), Peter Cochrane (Sandra), the late John Cochrane (Carolyn) and the late Helen Vandale (Jim). Dear sister-in-law of Bill Hillman (the late Wilma), George Hillman (Bonnie), Marilynn Sommerville (Gord), the late Harvey Hillman (Esther). Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, aunt and cousins, especially her lifelong friend Jean Hadley. Elaine will be missed by her many friends and neighbours in the Clachan community and the numerous customers she enjoyed serving for 30 years at the BMO in Highgate. Cremation has taken place. The Hillman family will receive friends on Sunday, July 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) where the Service will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 11 a.m.  Interment in McLean Cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions by cheque to the London Regional Cancer Program or London Autism Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of VANDERHOEVEN, Louise of Sarnia

VANDERHOEVEN, Louise – February 24, 1936-July 4, 2018: Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on July 4, 2018, at age 82. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Morris (2011). She will be missed profoundly by her children, Ann (Mark) Johnson, and their children, Jared (Danielle) Johnson, Erica (Brian) Vergunst and Shaina (Kevin) Normand; Yvonne (Ric) Willing, and their children, Mike (Chloe) Wade, Nick (Erin) Wade and Lauren Willing; and David (Nancy) Vanderhoeven, and their children Quinn and Maya. She is also missed by her great-grandchildren, Rhett and Vera Johnson, Bep and Lowie Vergunst, Baby Normand and Margaret Wade. She is also survived by her only sister, Gerda Bolhuis and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and at Louise’s request there will be no visitation and no funeral.  A private family celebration of her life will take place later in the year. Sympathy may be expressed through donations in Louise’s name to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of CARR: Albert J., of St.Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on July 4, 2018

CARR, Albert J., of St. Thomas, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in his 95th year.  Beloved husband for 73 years to Dorothy (née Burk) Carr.  Dear father of Rev. Jim Carr (Lin) of Ingersoll, Sherry (Hank Goos) and Barbara Calvert (late Gerry), all of St. Thomas, Thomas Carr (Linda) of Aylmer and Paul Carr of Windsor. Cherished brother of Russell Carr (Shirley) of RR#2, St. Thomas, and the late Alan “Scotty” Carr (Lilian of R.R.#6, St. Thomas). Lovingly remembered by 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in London, ON, September 23, 1923, he was the son of the late Edward and Charlotte Carr.  Albert had been retired for 30 years, having been a 48 year employee of Canada Vitrified Products Ltd., St. Thomas.  He was a former 50 year member of St. Thomas Lodge #76, I.O.O.F., St. Thomas.  Albert was a former private in the Canadian Army and served overseas for three years during the Second World War.  He spent eleven months as a prisoner of war from 1944-1945.  Albert’s family was deeply important to him.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday evening, July 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 7th at 1:00 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.  A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 6:45 p.m. under the auspices of Last Post Branch 410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley.

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Obituary of CHIVERS, Hazel of Sarnia

CHIVERS, HAZEL – Hazel Elizabeth Chivers, (Liz), passed away peacefully on Monday July 2, 2018 just short of her 90th birthday. She was born August 13, 1928 to Frederick & Pearl (Essey) Cuthbertson in Petrolia Ontario. She is survived by son Chuck Chivers, his wife Sonja Gould their children, DJ Gould, Jaime and Collin Morton, Jason and Jenna Gould and Michaela Chivers, her son Ed Chivers and brother Bruce Cuthbertson, as well many nieces and nephews in both the Chivers & Cuthbertson families. She was predeceased by husband Robert Chivers, her parents, and siblings Marion McCrea, Donald Cuthbertson, Jack Cuthbertson, and Kathleen Hooftman. Liz was a lifelong learner earning her Bachelors of Arts in History in 2001 at the age of 72 from University of Western Ontario. She was an avid golfer with her golf partner Marion McCrea at her side and bridge player. We want to thank the staff of Bluewater Health Palliative Care Team for the wonderful care she received. Visitation will be on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Tuesday July 17, 2018 from 1:00 pm prior to the service to be held at 2:00 pm from the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations in memory of Hazel made to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of BALATSOUKAS, Eleni

BALATSOUKAS, ELENI – At Sumac Lodge on Friday, June 29, 2018, Eleni Balatsoukas, age 80 of Sarnia passed away. Eleni was the daughter of the late Konstantinos and Alexandra Balatsoukas and was the dear sister of Tom and Lili Balatsoukas, Dennis and Sophia Balatsoukas and Paul and Katina Tsaprailis. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Monday, July 2nd between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Prayers will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, July 3rd at 12 noon and will be followed by a procession to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1299 Murphy Rd., Sarnia) where the funeral service will begin at 1:30 pm. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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