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 VLEUTEN, Jane of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on October 2, 2018

VLEUTEN, Jane – Passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Woodstock Hospital, Jane Adriana Vleuten (nee Vrolyk) at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Jan Vleuten for over 58 years. Loving mother of Audrey (Russell) Shelton of New Liskeard, Ken (Laura) Vander Vleuten of Waterloo, Sandra (Kevin) Jackson of Innerkip and Alida (Larry) Vander Molen of Fenwick. Proud grandmother of Katie (Chris), Bridget (Keith), Andrew, Reid, Brad, Shaylyn (Collin), Quinn, Derek (Nicole), Karyssa (Tyler), Josh and Jeremy. Loving great grandmother to her 5 angels Mavis, Gwen, Nolan, Adelynn, and Hayley. Missed by her brothers and sisters; Andy Vrolyk (Cathy), John Vrolyk (Barb), Joanne Vleuten (Harry), Mary Anne Ward (Larry), Doug Vrolyk (Denise) and Margaret Hainer (Garry). Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Martin and Margaret (nee Vander Lans). Jane was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League since 1975, was a volunteer for the Soup Kitchen since 1989 and Treasurer for them from 1996 to present; she was a board member for 2 years with the Woodstock Agriculture Society where she was also the Home Craft President for 3 years. Jane was also the coordinator for VON Meals on Wheels for Holy Trinity Catholic church for many years. She was an active member and volunteer at South Gate Centre. Jane also volunteered at the Bibles for Mission Thrift Store from 1996 to present where she was also a 6 year board member. The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. A CWL Rosary will be said at 1:30 pm. Parish prayers will be at 6 pm. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on, October 5, 2018 at 11 am. A private family interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer Society of Oxford or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of WALKER, David of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on October 1, 2018

WALKER, David– Surrounded by his loving family at Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, David Earl Walker of Woodstock at the age of 69. Beloved husband of the late Sharlynn Walker (nee Falkins), who predeceased him on November 27, 2013. Loving father of Dave Walker Jr (Diana) of Woodstock, and Susie Shapton (Shawn) of Woodstock. Loving Papa of Cole and Justin Walker and Natalie and Ben Shapton. Dear son-in-law of Jack and the late Marjorie Falkins. Sadly missed by his brother Gary Walker (Louise) of Alban and his sister Barb Walker (Bob) of Leamington. He will be fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gail Walker, Cheryl McMillan (Tom), Jack Falkins and Jim Falkins (Jennifer). Also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family, and many dear friends. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Agnes (nee Corkish) Walker and his brother Mike Walker. Dave was an avid car enthusiast and is going to be missed by his car club families. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1 – 4 pm. A celebration of life will be held at Craigowan Golf Club, 595838 Hwy 59 North, RR.6 Woodstock on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1 -4 pm. A private family interment will take place Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House or Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of REYNOLDS, Phyllis of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on October 1, 2018

 

REYNOLDS, Phyllis Lorene (nee Kitchen) – Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Private Hospital on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the age of 103. Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Reynolds (d.1988). Loving mother of Jane (Arthur Boni), John (Glenna) and Peter (Barbara). Proud grandmother of Leslie, Michael, Sarah, Chris, Jessica, Mark, Andrew, Ben, David and 11 great grandchildren. Phyllis graduated from the U of T School of nursing in 1938 and worked in VON until 1947. She was an avid gardener, rug hooker, seamstress, and baker. The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Monday, October 1, 2018 for visitation from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11 am. Interment will be in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

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Obituary of KNOX, Rose of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on October 1, 2018

KNOX, Rose – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Friday, September 28, 2018, Rose Marie Knox (nee Colwell) of Woodstock at the age of 84. Dear wife of the late Harvey Knox who predeceased her in 2007. Loving mother of Steve Knox (Susan) of Woodstock, Rick Knox of Woodstock, Heather Pellow (Ken) of Embro, Shari Brown (Mitchell) of Woodstock and Shelly Knox of Woodstock. Sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Survived by her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Ron and Marg Knox and Vi Smith. She leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Predeceased by her parents George and Florence Colwell, siblings Mary, Russell, and Earl, as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Hillview Cemetery at a later date. The family asks that donations in Rose’s memory be made to VON Sakura House or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.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 McISAAC, Joyce of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on September 25, 2018

Mc ISAAC – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Monday, September 24, 2018, Joyce Grace Mc Isaac (nee Perkin) of Woodstock at the age of 78. Dear wife of the late Ronald Mc Isaac (2017). Loving mother of Brad and Shelley Parker of Noelville, ON. Step-grandmother of Dale (Jessica), Ashley (Matt) and Adam. Predeceased by her son Brian John Parker (1978), her parents Leonard and Violet Perkin (nee Mohr) and her brother Donald Perkin Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Embro Cemetery. If desired, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of SECCOMBE, Elka of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on September 25, 2018

 

SECCOMBE, Elka – Passed away peacefully at VON Sakura House on Monday, September 24, 2018. Elka was a loving and devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and dear friend. The family would like to give their heartfelt appreciation to the staff and volunteers for the love, compassion, and exceptional care that Elka received during her stay at Sakura House. A memorial gathering will be held at SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME (Reception Lounge) 69 Wellington St. North Woodstock on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. If you would like to make a donation in Elka’s memory, the family asks that donations be made to VON Sakura House. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of UEBERSCHAER, Emma of Woodstock and formerly of Hamilton, Ontario

Posted by on September 25, 2018

Ueberschaer, Emma- Passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital, Emma Ueberschaer (nee Bendiks) formerly of Hamilton, at the age of 91. Beloved mother of Rolfe and Linda Ueberschaer of Kingston and Gerhard and Karen Ueberschaer of Ingersoll. Loving grandmother of Steven Ueberschaer, Rachel Campbell (Mark) and Sarah Ueberschaer. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her parents, siblings, and Guenther Ueberschaer (1978). Emma spent most of her life in the Hamilton area and moved to Woodstock and became a resident of Oxford Gardens 5 years ago. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamilton for many years.
The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Her homegoing service will follow in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert Singleton. Interment will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery, 700 Spring Garden Road, Burlington. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada or St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hamilton. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of TERPSTRA, John Peter of Stratford, Ontario and formerly of Embro, Ontario

Posted by on September 19, 2018

 

 

TERPSTRA, John Peter- Passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Hillside Manor, Stratford, John Peter Terpstra formerly of Embro (Youngsville) at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Mary Terpstra (nee Nicholls) who predeceased him on January 4, 2005. Dear father of Miriam Terpstra (Brian Hamlin) of London, John Terpstra (Sharman) of Woodstock, and James Terpstra (Christina) of Montreal Quebec, and a loyal and trusted friend who was like a daughter to him, Janice Wright (Dennis) of Woodstock. Loving grandfather of Brendon, Tanner, Sean, Calen, and Michael John. Survived by his extended family, and predeceased by his parents Peter John and Margaret Terpstra (nee McDonnell). John was a quiet, humble man, who was very proud of being a father, grandfather, a trusted friend, a devoted farmer, and a member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as a 4th Degree Knight. His family will receive family and friends at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00am – 11:00 am. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am with Fr. Jude Ogbenna as celebrant. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus, Council # 3515. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock. (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of VAN GERWEN, Arnold of Princeton, Ontario

Posted by on September 18, 2018

Arnold Gerard Van Gerwen – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at his home near Princeton on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 81 years. Son of the late Johan and Maria (Sanders). Beloved husband of Gabrielle (nee DeRudder). Loving father of Randy (Jennifer), Kathy (deceased), Annette (Steven Godina) and Eric (Mary Ann). Proud grandfather of Oscar, Sophia, Ani, Emerson, Iris, Oliver, Diana and Andrew. Also survived by his sisters Anne Leenders, Joanne Berkmortel and Mary Cowan, along with his brother Frans. Predeceased by his brothers Harry, John, Gerard and sister Maria. Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. “Arnie” arrived in Canada from the Netherlands in 1951. Proud member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Community of Woodstock. Long-serving employee of Fisher Controls. Farmer, skilled handyman and nature lover. Adored husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. Love you forever Adda! The Family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Tuesday September 18, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 11am. Arnold’s family is thankful for the amazing care and support of the doctors and many nurses and healthcare providers at Woodstock Hospital, and the home care and palliative care providers who helped. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations in Arnold’s memory to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or Saint Elizabeth Foundation. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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Obituary of GIBB, Norma of Sarnia

Posted by on September 12, 2018

GIBB, NORMA – Peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Norma Ann Gibb (nee Lester) passed away at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of the late Harvey Gibb and loving mom of Terry, Paul and Janet. She was predeceased by her daughter Deborah and son Richard. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. 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

“A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Sumac Lodge. Thank you for all you did for mom. It is appreciated and will be remembered.”

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Obituary of KENDALL, JEAN of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on September 11, 2018

 

KENDALL, Jean – Passed away at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Sunday, September 9, 2018, Jean Mary Kendall of Woodstock at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Kendall who predeceased her on December 5, 1996. Loving mother of Eric and Cindy Kendall of Woodstock, Linda and Andy Cheyne of RR.6 Woodstock, Bonita, and Tony Camboia of Woodstock and Jim and Liz Kendall of Strathroy. Grandmother of Aaron (Jill), Jessica, David, David, and Steven. Fondly remembered by her brother-in-law Fred Kendall. Also survived by several nephews and extended family. Predeceased by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. A public graveside service will be held at the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock on Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 11 am. The family asks that donations be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of WIERENGA, JOAN, of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on September 11, 2018

 

JOAN CAROLINE WIERENGA (RIDDELL)
1943 -2018
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joan Caroline (Riddell) Wierenga of Woodstock at the VON Sakura House on September 8, 2018 at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Gary Wierenga of 55 years. Cherished mother of Glen (Debbie) Wierenga and Kim (Rob) Schwindt. Loving Oma to Bradley, Brandon (Maddi), Justin & Tyler Wierenga and Allanah (Phil), Colton Schwindt. Great Oma to Ashton Wierenga. Dear sister of Patrick Riddell and Linda Amorosi. Also survived by her stepmother Irene Riddell and many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Britton & Mary Riddell and brothers Billy & Paul. Joan was very involved in her church and local nursing homes, playing the organ, and caring for others. Oma loved each of her grandchildren dearly & enjoyed every moment she spent with them, whether it was fishing, garage saleing or watching them play sports. Friends will be received at The Family Church, 887 Dufferin Street, Woodstock from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018. The Funeral service will be held at The Family Church at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 with Rev. Ken Stoddard officiating. Interment to follow in the Hillview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to VON Sakura House, The Family Church, and Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of PERRY, Tom of Sarnia

Posted by on September 5, 2018

PERRY, THOMAS – With his family by his side, Thomas John Perry, age 66 of Sarnia peacefully passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. He was the loving father of Jeffrey Perry (Amanda Laird), Jaime Ciatti (Anthony) and Andrea Perry (Keith Hunt) and dear “Pa” of Maisie. He is the brother of Robert Perry and uncle of Dayna and John Perry. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mae Perry and his brother John. Tom was a Chartered Accountant and Partner at BDO until his retirement in 2007. He was a proud and longtime resident of Point Edward and enjoyed his golf and baseball. Private cremation arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sarnia Historical Society 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 VON HATTEN, Joyce of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on September 5, 2018

 

VON HATTEN , Joyce E. – Passed away at the Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday September 4, 2018. Joyce Elaine Von Hatten (nee King) of Woodstock passed away in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Walter John Von Hatten. Cherished mother of Michael Von Hatten and the late Edwin Von Hatten (2007). Loved sister of George King, Joanne King and Gail King. Predeceased by her parents Donald and Margaret (nee Bull) King, and her brother Richard King. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, September 7, 2018 7-9 pm. Funeral Liturgy in the chapel on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 am with Father Jude Ogbenna officiating. Interment to follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of GREER, Jack of Sarnia

Posted by on September 4, 2018

GREER, JACK – It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Jack Earl Greer, age 91 of Sarnia, on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was the dear husband of Shirley (Scarrow) Greer and loving father of Donald (Patricia), Carol Davis (Stuart) and Bruce (Libbey), grandfather of Craig, Lauren, Jennifer, Rebecca, Kimberly and Luke and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Helen Kerr and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Erie (Pressey) Greer of Sarnia. Jack retired from Polysar after many years of service. A graveside service will be at St. James Cemetery in Watford on Wednesday, September 12th at 2:00 pm. Donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. The 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 da Costa, Cecilia of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on August 31, 2018

 

 

da Costa, Cecilia – Passed away at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock, surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, August 31, 2018, Cecilia da Costa (nee Almeida Sabino) at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Jose da Costa (1998). Loving mother of Natalie (Dean) Wood, Joe (Jayne) da Costa, Laurie (Joe) da Costa-Tavares, Elizabeth da Costa, Frank (Lucy) da Costa, Terry (Brea) da Costa and Danny (Annette) da Costa. Much loved grandmother of Jason (Alex), Sarah (Jason), Tabitha, Joey (Theresa), Andrew (Sarah), Jonathan (Nadine), late Terry “T.J.” (2017), Michael (Andrea), Ashley (Adam), Joshua (Melissa), Samantha, Melissa, Ryan, Emily, and Cristian. Proud great grandmother of Dorian, Leah, Alexis, Rylee, Ty, Cohen, Gracelyn, Adelynn, Teegan, Anthony, Tatiana, Aubriana, Mila, Paolo, Dameun, Shayne, Briann and Caitline. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Maria dos Anjos Oliveira (late Jose), Delia Melo (late Basilio), Jose Sabino (Cisaltina), Lucas Sabino (Gabriela) and Frank Chimanti. Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, and extended family in Canada, United States, and Europe. Predeceased by her parents Jose Moniz Sabino and Alexandrina Rebelo de Almeida, and her siblings Maria Chimanti and Alexandrina Furtado (Armando). The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11 am with Fr. Jude Ogbenna as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of Mitchell, Ronald Rene of Dutton

Posted by on August 28, 2018

Ronald Rene Mitchell of Dutton passed away in his 79th year. [May 4 1940- August 28, 2018] Dearly loved husband of Marilyn [Learn] for 57 years.. Dear father of Denise Noddin [Stacia Lett], Rodney, Scott [Patti] Mitchell, Dutton, Cindy Mason, London, Pam Silva [Mitchell], Dutton. Loved by his Grandchildren, Melanie Mason, Collin Mason, Erica [Robert] Koscik [Silva], Blair Noddin [Sara Mitchell], Stephanie [Ryan]McQueen, Jake Mitchell, Chris Mason, Charlotte [Kelly]MacGregor.Special Great Grandpa to Gavin Flannigan, Kali Bancroft, Breanna and Anthony Mason, Gabi , Averie and Bryce Mitchell, Raymond and Faith Noddin, Eli and Liam MacQueen . Ron is survived by his sister Bonnie DeRyk [Frank], Sister in law Rosemary [Dave] Goble and Brother in law Gord [Norma] Learn . Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Lily belle [Goodman] Mitchell. Ron spent 32 years working as an officer for the Ontario Provincial Police, finishing up his career in Dutton/ Elgin County. Relatives and friends will be received at Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St, Dutton [519-762-2416] Thursday August 30, 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Friday August 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment in Aylmer Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Dutton Dunwich United Church greatly appreciated. www.arnfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of LEHMAN, Albert of Woodstock, ON and formerly of Kitchener, ON

Posted by on August 27, 2018

 

 

LEHMAN; Albert Clement Lehman, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Woodstock General Hospital, battling yet another bout of pneumonia. Albert was an avid Edmonton Oiler and Eskimo fan. Sports was one of his passions, along with classic and model trains. He was a longtime resident of Kitchener. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Joan (Fleury) (1998). Since moving to Cedarview Gracious Living Community 4 years ago, Albert has called Woodstock home.
Albert will be missed by his children Cathy, Theresa and husband Matt, Mike and wife Carolyn, and Patricia. Many memories of their loving grandpa to Shannon and husband Dave, Aaron and Alicia, Adam, Katie, Sarah and husband Nick, Jade, Hannah, Alicia and husband Chris, Tyler, and Pierce. He will be lovingly remembered by his 5 great grandchildren, Reilly, Preston, Rylee, Briar and Everly.
Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 2 pm (Note date & time) at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Memorial donations, on Albert’s behalf, may be made to the Woodstock Minor Hockey Association. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of SAWICKI, Emily of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on August 27, 2018

 

SAWICKI, Emily- Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital, Emilia Mary Sawicki (nee Swastek) of Woodstock at the age of 102. Beloved wife of the late Antoni Sawicki who predeceased her on November 7, 1995. Dear mother of Fran Doda and her husband Bill of Mississauga, Irene Koziol and her husband Ed of Etobicoke, Helen Mazur and her husband Ed of London and Rick Sawicki and his wife Maureen of Mississauga. Proud grandmother of Steven, Adam & Derek; Ania & Jessica; Craig & Kristen; and Mike & James. Loving great-grandmother of Christopher, Joey, Charlotte, Nicki, Dani, Dominic, Olivia, Julian, Keaton, and Porter. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Jozef and Mary (nee Rybska) Swastek, her son Daniel Sawicki (2005), as well as her brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Rosary will be said at 3 pm. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Holy Cross Polish Church at 11 am with Fr. Dariusz Jagodzinski. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of DIEHL, Donald of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on August 17, 2018

DIEHL, Donald – Surrounded by family and friends at Woodstock Hospital on Thursday, August 16, 2018, after a short battle with cancer, Donald Diehl of Woodstock in his 84th year. Predeceased by his parents, grandparents, sister Jean, son Robert (1980) and twin daughters Donna Mae and Kathy Anne. Survived by three sons Doug (Louise), Jim and Dave. Grandfather of Logan, Brittany, Darla, Jeremy, and Terri-Lyn; Great Grandfather of Anthony. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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