CALCUTT:Loretta May of Strathroy

Posted by on May 26, 2016

Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Loretta May Calcutt went to be with her Lord, on May 26th, 2016 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Ivan Calcutt (1982). Loving mother of Sheila (Rob) Ross and Michelle Calcutt. Cherished grandma of Stephen, Bradley, Kala, Justin and Micheal. Survived by her siblings Larry (Julie), Marilyn (Ben), Joyce (Milan) and Nancy (Don). Loretta will be missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Strathmere Lodge and the medical staff at the SMGH.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Sunday, May 29th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will take place on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to CAMH: Bipolar Disorder or Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.dening.ca.

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JONES: Dianne Lorraine (n. Hardick)

Posted by on May 26, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Toronto Western Hospital, Dianne Jones passed away at the age of 64. Beloved spouse of Art Osborne. Loving mother of Lorraine Louise (Jones) Henderson (Sonny Reno), Richard Lorne Joseph (Jennifer) Jones, Veronica Leigh Sunni (Jones) Ferreira, and step-son Brad (Florence) Duczek. Cherished grandmother of David Lorne Douglas Henderson, James William Henderson, Blaise Conner Joseph Jones, Shayla Elizabeth Jones, and Raquel Dianne Ferreira. Dear daughter of Lorne and Wilma (Lewis) Hardick and her spouse Roy Hare. Treasured sister of Lorna (Ted) Haight, Ron (Sharon) Hardick and Marilyn (Paul) Dunk. Predeceased by her father Lorne Hardick and her twin sister Patty Hardick. Dianne will be dearly missed by her special friends Peggy and Merv, Tammy, John Paul, Dani and Dawn, as well as her Sault Ste. Marie special friends Joe and Helen, Neil and Carol, Ed and Wendy, Bob and Gayle and Russ and Kitty. Fondly remembered by her co-workers and patrons at Ontario Lottery Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie Casino and the former Hiawatha Slots, Sarnia. Forever remembered by her nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. Dianne was at her happiest with family and special friends, especially at Christmas and other events. Time spent at the McCarroll Lake Cabin with family was a favorite. She enjoyed bonfires, thunderstorms and reading, most especially with the grandchildren she adored. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation being held one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sault Ste. Marie. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Pathways Health Centre for Children or to Shriners Hospitals for Children- Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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NICHOLSON: Myra “Diane”

Posted by on May 26, 2016

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Myra “Diane” Nicholson on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Robert John Nicholson and loving mother of Tracy Leigh Nicholson-Ennis, Tara Lynn Medeiros, and Michael John Nicholson. Cherished grandmother of Kieran, Kaitlyn, Kyler, Nicholas, Tavarie, and Nathan. Lovingly remembered by Peter Ennis, Tony Medeiros and the late Haddie Allen. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Winifred McNair. Diane enjoyed crafts of all kinds –quilting, painting, sewing, drawing and was an active member of the Sarnia Quilters Guild and her Tuesday sewing club. Her one true passion was sharing in the memories of watching all the grandkids’ sports and cheering them on.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. A private interment of ashes will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Corvers: Pietronella “Elly” Emelia Maria

Posted by on May 26, 2016

Peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Bluewater Health, Pietronella “Elly” Emelia Maria Corvers passed away at the age of 66. Beloved wife of Don D. Evers. Loving mother of Sandra. Cherished grandmother of Brooke and Cheyenne. Elly worked for 28 years as a bartender at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, three years at Global Donuts, and 14 years at Becker’s Variety Store. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DUNNE: Dorothy Pauline

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Peacefully at Bluewater Health, CEE Petrolia, on Monday, May 23, 2016, Dorothy Pauline Dunne passed away at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Frank Dunne. Loving mother of Darwyn (Randy) Oliver, Cyndy (Mark) Harrison, Louanne (Mike) Dempsey, Tammy (Scott) Abra, Matthew Dunne and Marshall Dunne. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Beatrice McCutcheon. Predeceased by her daughters Greta Scott and Martha Hampton, and grandson Ethan Oliver. Dorothy received the Organist and Active Member Award from Bethel Pentecostal Church in February 2016. Her faith and the love and support she received from her church family was extremely important to her. Dorothy’s family was her greatest love in life and she will be deeply missed. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at BETHEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 1565 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DYCK: Bernhardt

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Morning of May 10th, 2016, Ben Dyck had a stroke at the VON day activity centre and was rushed to Bluewater Health.  With no improvement he was moved to Palliative Care.  Early May 16th, 2016, Bernhardt peacefully passed away to be re-united with his loving wife Agnes, who died of a stroke April 2nd,1996.  He was a devoted father to Beverley, Brian, Thomas, Louella, and our predeceased sister Elizabeth (August 1993).  Grandfather to James, Madeline, Miki, Christopher, Andrew, Miranda, Bailey, and predeceased Jackie (August 1968).  Great-grandfather to Danielle, Meghan, Bradley, Elizabeth, Liam, Napachie, and Sebastian.  Great-great- grandfather to Casey.  A private funeral service was held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on May 22nd, 2016.  An expression of love can be shown with a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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LAGASSE: Andre

Posted by on May 25, 2016

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of André Lagassé on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the age of 51. Beloved husband of Brenda. Loving father of Guy (Brittany McBean) and Chantal. Cherished Pépère of Ainsley and Blake. Dear brother of Guy (Jocelyn), Lyne (Mike), Louise (Derek), and Maurice. Remembered by mother and father-in-law Janise and Lloyd Conrad and brother-in-law Byron. Survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Alberta and brother Alfred. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association, or the Kidney Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRUBEN: Hendrik (Hank) “Hoaky”

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Suddenly at home on Monday, May 23, 2016, Hank passed away at the age of 64. Beloved partner and best friend of Susan Kirby. Father to William (Corey) Gruben; grandfather to Cohen, Evan, and Kealey; stepfather to Denise (Ian) Leduc, stepgrandfather to Erica (John) Quick, Deanna (Jason) Koens; and brother to Kornelis (Cathy) Gruben. Close cousin to Dick (Peggy) Bornais, Theo (Lynn) Gruben, and Jerry (Heather) Van Selm.Very loving brother-in-law to Dennis (Janine) Walton and JoAnne Kirby. Special friend to John and Janine Kirby. Predeceased by his brother Everet, mother Wouterina, father Wiepko, and step infant grandson Travis Leduc. Hank was a retired member of Local 95, Insulators, owner of previous business Country Carpenter, Past President of Sarnia Poultry and Pigeon Association and collector of fine antiques. Hank loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed his retirement years cooking, gardening, camping, taking care of his show pigeons, and spoiling his pet cats Denver, Grundy and Annie. Hank will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to know him. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, at REDEEMER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 5834 Blackwell Sd. Rd., Sarnia, at 1:00 p.m. Interment of ashes will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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PATTERSON: H. J. Reid

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Bluewater Health, H. J. Reid Patterson of Warwick Twp., passed away at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Harding) for 29 years. Dear brother of Shelley Dann, and brother-in-law of Kathryn Krawec. Loved uncle of Andrea, Cher and Sandra. He will be lovingly remembered by many close friends. Reid had a passion for classic cars, enjoyed being a member of the Pure Bred dog world and will be missed by his beloved Akita’s. We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of ICU at Bluewater Health for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. There will no formal services held at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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PUGSLEY: Diana Jean

Posted by on May 25, 2016

PUGSLEY, Diana Jean of Sarnia, 1960-2016 quietly gave birth to a beautiful and absolutely weightless Angel on May 21, 2016. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Diana’s wishes, no immediate services will be held.

 

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TODESCO, John “Jack” Camillo

Todesco mem cardTODESCO, JOHN CAMILLO WILLIAM LOUIS – Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, John (Jack) Todesco died at the age of 83. Jack is now reunited with his loving wife Margaret Ann (2010) and his daughter Laureen (2006). Much loved father of Charles Todesco and his wife Wendy, Wawa, Charlene Jordan and her husband Charles, Campbellville and Joanne Todesco and her husband Ken Quesnelle, Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan Todesco, Rebecca Todesco and Claire Quesnelle. Dear brother of Camilla Todesco. Predeceased by his parents Camillo (Charlie) & Anne. Jack was born in Port Arthur Ontario and was raised in the small commercial fishing port of Rossport on the north shore of Lake Superior. At age 13, Jack left home to attend the Catholic boarding high school Scollard Hall in North Bay Ontario. Upon graduation, Jack attended Lakehead Technical Institute before transferring to the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1954. Jack attended Assumption College (University of Windsor) and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1955. He then attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 1956. After finishing his education, Jack was employed by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in London Ontario before returning to North Bay to teach business at Scollard Hall. Jack and family moved to Sarnia in 1963 where he accepted a teaching position at Central Collegiate High School. In 1966, Jack joined the newly formed Lambton College and retired after 29 years as the Dean of the School of Business and General Arts. Jack was an active member of the community and volunteered with the Administrative Management Society, Rotary International, United Way, Sarnia and District Children’s Treatment Centre and the Lambton College Board. A true sportsman, Jack played hockey and was introduced to football while a student at Scollard Hall. Football became Jack’s greatest passion, and his fondest memories were playing for the Fort William Roughriders (Ukes) and coaching football while teaching at Scollard Hall. Jack enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, and made an annual pilgrimage back to the north shore of Lake Superior for moose hunting. Jack and Marg loved spending time at their cottage on the Bruce Peninsula, and travelling to such exotic locations as Australia, Alaska, Barbados and Italy.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rotary Club of Sarnia, 1210 Michigan Ave., Sarnia, N7S 2B6 or the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, 420 East St. N.,#15, Sarnia, N7T 6Y6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MARRISON: Elizabeth (Beth) of Warwick Township, Ontario

Posted by on May 24, 2016

IMG_0001Peacefully passed away at CEE Hospital in Petrolia, on Monday, May 23, 2016, at the age of 39 years.  Beloved daughter of Russell and Jane Marrison.  Loving sister of Roy and Kortnee.  Beth will also be sadly missed by her cousins, including Debbie, Jennifer and Megan, and their families, and all her other friends and their families, especially her extended LCDS family.   A special thanks to all the PSWs who took such wonderful care of her for all these years.  Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Friday afternoon, May 27, 2016, at 2:00 pm with an hour of visitation to precede.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to Lambton County Developmental Services would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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COLLINS, Norman George

COLLINS, NORMAN GEORGE – With family by his side at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, Norman Collins died on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Marie Collins (2005). Loving father of Colleen Collins, Sarnia, Gary Collins, Richmond Hill, and Jim Collins & his wife Sue, Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Lisa (Geoff) Gray, Oakville, Tim Collins, Winnipeg,(their mother Patti), Katie Collins, Toronto, Mark Collins, Oakville and Adam Collins, Sarnia. Dear brother of Vida. Predeceased by his parents. Norm was a pipefitter/welder and a committed union man for Local 663, Sarnia. He loved hockey, baseball and was an avid fisherman. Norm enjoyed volunteering his time helping the residents of Vision Nursing Home. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to Epilepsy Canada, Unit 21 – 25 Valleywood Drive, Markham, ON L3R 5L9 (www.epilepsy.ca) Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Norman Collins in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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Le FAIVE, Hildred Mary

LeFaiveLe FAIVE, Hildred, Mary – Surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hildred Mary Le Faive died on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Valentine Joseph Le Faive. Loving mother of Tom Le Faive & his wife Isabelle, B.C., Wendy Morin & her husband John, Sarnia, Gary Le Faive & his wife Lynn, Sarnia, Vincent Le Faive & his partner Donna Van Beers, London and Susan O’Donnell & her husband Mark, Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Jessica Morin (Jason Gaetz), Michel Morin (Cathy Harris), Rosemary Le Faive (Alexandre Carmel-Veilleux), Carly Morin (Adam Morris-Page), Valerie O’Donnell (Michel-Nemo Pellegrino), Joseph Le Faive (Erica Swan), Jenny Le Faive, Grace O’Donnell (Mario Signorello ), Laura Le Faive, Melanie Le Faive and Margaret Le Faive. Special great-grandmother of Tao, Hanna, Olivia, Nevaeh and Roscoe. Dear sister of Raymond Bissonnette (Shirley), Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Zephere & Evelyn Bissonette, brother Vernon and sisters Ariel Glombowski and Louella McGirr. Hildred loved life, animals, gardening and feeding the many neigbourhood birds. Her passion was her family. She enjoyed entertaining and loved to host family gatherings. Her door was always open to visitors. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Friday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery will be at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Hildred Le Faive in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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CHAWYK, Elizabeth

ChawykCHAWYK, Elizabeth – At Sumac Lodge, Sarnia, on Sunday, May 22, 2106 Elizabeth Chawyk died at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late John Chawyk (2010). Loving mother of Daniel Chawyk, Sarnia, Steven Chawyk & his wife Dana, London and Mary Ann Harris & her husband Bruce, Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Brian Harris and Bradley Harris (Shannon). Great-grandmother of Simon. Private family burial has taken place. 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 your charity of choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DIAS, Helder

Dias Mem cardDIAS, Helder – Suddenly at home on Thursday, May 19, 2016, Helder Dias died at the age of 56. Loving father of Trevor and Nicholas Dias (Erika Hoeksma). Beloved son of Rufina & the late Armando (2011). Dear brother of Maria (Colin) Fairbairn, Fatima (Manuel) Mendonca and Suzanna Dias. Cherished uncle of Niel Fairbairn, Cassandra Michetti (Ryan), Amanda (Dave) Johnson, Justine Petronski (Tate) and Ryan Mendonca and great-uncle of Madden, Hadley & Lane Johnson and Landon & Hudson Michetti. Also survived by his aunts Emilia (Agustinho) Tavares and Celeste de Almeida & his uncle Celestino (Irma) Almeida and many cousins. Helder was a well respected mechanic for many years. He was an avid outdoors man who loved to snowmobile, fish and hunt. Helder was a family man first and foremost and he was not only a father but a friend to many. There wasn’t anything that Helder couldn’t fix and he would be the first person there to lend a hand. With a great sense of humour, which was contagious, he was always able to bring a smile to your face. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Sarnia on Wednesday, May 25th., at 10:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an avid fisherman, Helder was a dedicated volunteer with the Bluewater Anglers. To honour his dedication, as an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Anglers, P.O. 174, Sarnia, N7T 7H9. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Helder Dias in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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SMITH: Helen Grace of Plympton-Wyoming

Posted by on May 23, 2016

Helen Smith obit photoSurrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia on Monday, May 23rd, 2016. Helen Grace Smith of Plympton-Wyoming in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Donald for 58 years. Loving mother of Janice Smith (Ron King); Sheila Kerrigan (Dennis); Brian Smith (the late Marieta); Wendy Wilson (Brad); and Shana Smith. Helen will be sadly missed by her 7 grandchildren Kent and Bryce Kerrigan; Heather, Daniel and Kevin Smith; Katelyn and Amy Wilson. Remembered by brother Murray Smith (the late Helen) and sister Jean Cook (Lorne). Special sister-in-law to Jean Forbes (the late Fraser), the late Eleanor Helps (Gerald) and David Smith (Barbara). Predeceased by her parents Stewart (1978) and Grace (1981) Smith of Wyoming. Family and special friendships made through Aberarder Women’s Institute and St. James’ choir were cherished by Helen. These, along with faith and her creative talents brought her peaceful comfort. Special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice and CCAC for the tender care they provided. Visitors will be received at DENNING’S OF FOREST on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held at Denning’s on Wednesday, May 25th at 11am with Rev. Joanne MacOdrum. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca) or St. James’ Presbyterian. Donations or memories can be left at www.denning.ca .

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KLEIN: Adolf Josef Hermann of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Opa Obituary photoAdolf Josef Hermann Klein,

May 1, 1933- May 19, 2016. Died at the age of 83.

One of ten children to and Anna Klein of Dœrndoff, Germany (now Plonica, Poland), he lived a hard life as a young man caring for his mother and siblings at the end of the war. He moved around Germany working on various farms and gaining the knowledge and experience he would need to eventually run his own operation. Inspired by a magazine article featuring Canada, he decided that Canada would be his future. He was the only one of his siblings to make the move. Against his Mother’s wishes, he waited until he was 23 before setting off to Canada under the Canadian farm labourer program. He landed in Leamington, ON, in 1956. He found work as a farm hand, taught himself English while studying for an RCA Victor radio/television repair course, and eventually met Annie Enns, also an immigrant to Canada, who in 1960 would become his wife of 56 years.
In 1965, he and Annie purchased a farm on Churchill Road near Watford, ON where they moved with four children and Annie’s mother, Helen. They lived there for over 30 years sharing the highs and low of making a success of the farm. Adolf and Annie retired to Watford in 1995.  Survived by his wife, Annie, and their four children, Heidi, Manfred , Marianne, Arthur and three grandchildren Mariel, Emma and Graeme.   His children benefited from his strong sense of self, spirit of adventure, integrity, and loyalty.  The children would like to thank the many friends and neighbours for all their help over the past year. A special thank you to Rod and Gerald.  A Celebration of Life Event will be held sometime in June. Details will be announced.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Watford.

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HOUNGBO: Eunice Hannah

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Eunice was called to Glory on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at London Health and Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, at the age of 6. Cherished daughter of Hospice and Assiba Houngbo. Dear sister of Ezekiel. Loved by many family members and Brethren. Remembered by many students and teachers of School Les Rapides of Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London, Line, Sarnia, on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.

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LEGAULT: Ruth Ann

Posted by on May 22, 2016

It is with great sadness that her family announces the passing of Ruth Ann Legault at Bluewater Health on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Roger for 59 years. Loving mother of Kathy (Russell) Watters, Steve (Peter Raes) Legault and Patrick (Russell Kavanagh) Legault. Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Ruth will be missed by her sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. A burial of ashes will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care.

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SCHIESTEL: Aafke

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Afton Park Place, Aafke Schiestel (nee VanReenen) went home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 92, leaving behind a legacy of love, faith and cherished memories. Born in the Netherlands, where she met and married her beloved Canadian soldier Norbert (deceased 1997). She was the matriarch of our family and cherished mother of Ed (Betty), John (Cherry), Ron (Trudy 2016) and Paulette. Adored grandmother of Melissa, Krista; John (Stacey), Christine (Steve), Patricia (Chip); Steve (Renee), Heather (Craig), Ryan (Ashley) and Cianna. Proud Great Grandmother of Cailin, Lauren, Caleb, Ella, George, Henry, Joya; Ethan, Nichole, Robbie; Amber, Kaitlyn, Jordan and Liam. Dear sister of Bill (Audrey) VanReenen, Nell (Bill) Barneveld and sister-in-law of Tina VanReenen. Predeased by sisters Ine and Ann and brothers Siebe and Kees. Survived by many nephews and nieces in Canada and Holland. The family would like to thank the staff at Bluewater Health Continuing Care, Petrolia and Afton Park Place for the wonderful care you provided for our Mother. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth Street, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sarnia Christian School and John Knox Christian School, Wyoming would be greatly appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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NELSON: Louis Herman III

Posted by on May 22, 2016

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Louis Herman Nelson III at University Hospital- London, ON, on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the age of 44. Beloved husband and best friend of Angela Diepenbroek- Nelson. Devoted father of Louis Jr. “Lillou”, Larell, Leah “baby girl”, Lavonte, Madison, Braedyn, Adrianna, Corbyn and Alyviah. Cherished grandfather of Larell Jr. Treasured brother of Willetha (George) and Leon. Grandson of Della. Proud uncle of Carrington. Loved son-in-law of Theressa “Mama T” and Christopher (Bobbi-Jo). Dear brother-in-law of Mandie, Allan, Brianna, Christopher Jr. Remembered by many cousins, aunts and uncles. Predeceased by his mother Yvonne “Cookie” and his father Lou, his daughters Alysah and Siriah and his granddad Herman. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations made payable to Angela Diepenbroek for their children (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KIELT: Violet Geraldine

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Monday, May 16, 2016, Violet Geraldine Kielt passed away at the age of 96. Loving mother of Darwin (Liz) Kielt, Morley Kielt, and Lois (Gary) Kay. Remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held.

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DIETZ: Richard Gilbert

Posted by on May 22, 2016

It is with extreme sorrow that we announce Rick’s sudden passing at home at the age of 65 due to a heart attack.  Much loved and devoted husband and best friend of 30 years to Joyce. Amazing father to Brent Dietz (Jaylene Hannah), Carrie Gendron (Jeff Stoudt), Shawn Gendron (Karen). Proud grandpa to Kayn and Chloe. Dear brother of Norm (Val) Dietz, Luanne (Dave) Dixon, Penny Dietz, sister and brother-in-law Yvonne and Terry Doucette, and mother-in-law Hendrika Weymarshausen. Survived by his many nieces, nephews, and feline buddy “Snoopy”. Predeceased by his parents Orman and Helen Dietz and father-in-law Cornelis Weymarshausen. Known to many of his friends and extended family as “Big Daddy”. He will be missed by all that knew him. Always willing to help others in a moment’s notice. Rick was an eternal optimist who always saw the positive in people. He was the true meaning of an unconditional friend. Cremation has taken place.  Friends and family will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Smith Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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TAMMING: Froukje Tine of Strathroy

Posted by on May 21, 2016

Tamming, Froukje Tine – “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Middlesex Terrace, Delaware on Friday, May 20, 2016 Froukje Tine Tamming of Strathroy in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her husband John (2010) and her daughter Ekka (1977).

Cherished and loved mom of John (MaryAnn) of Strathroy, Frances (Paul) Maciejewski of Strathroy, Grace (Albert) Weesjes of Aylmer, Ralph (Jackie) of Innerkip, Martin (Marie) of Ottawa, Clara Snedden (Dino Zoccole) of Vernon, B.C. and Andrew (Ros) of Sallins, Ireland.

Dear Oma of Ashley, Amber, Nicole, Tina (Jason), Sarah, Danielle (Jordan), Nicole, Jolene, Michael, Andrea, Rachel, Trevor, Hayden, Levi, Jesse, Mackenzie, Aidan, Cillian, and Eamon.  Precious great Oma of Logan.

Will be sadly missed by her many siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, May 24 from 6-9 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Westmount Christian Reformed Church (405 Drury Lane, Strathroy) at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society or charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences accepted at www.dennings.ca

 

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