ROCKX obit picPeacefully, surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Monday, August 12, 2013, Arnold Rockx passed away at the age of 89. Born August 8, 1924, in The Netherlands.  Beloved husband of Pauline. Loving father of Adrian (Wendy), John (Barb) and Margie (Reg). Cherished Opa of Justine Lacey; Maggie, Chris, and Melissa Rockx; Rob (Katie) Durno; Christina (Jamie) Fox; Joanne (Brian) Bates; and Reggie Lacey. Great-grandfather of Nick, Dylan, Beth, Hunter, Raechyl, and Klare. Also survived by his four brothers in Holland.  Arnold worked at Holmes Foundry in Sarnia for over 30 years. He loved tending to his vegetable garden. Arnold was a hard worker and lived for his family. He was a member of the St. Peter’s Choir for 25 years and bred and raised canaries in his spare time. Arnold will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.   A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013, at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Vincent de Paul (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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