SERRATORE, Antonio of Sarnia

SERRATORE, Antonio “Tony” – Peacefully surrounded by his family Antonio passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Angela for 70 years. Dear father of Joseph Serratore (Anna), Point Edward, Anna Serratore (Batista Frijia), Italy, Norina Dennis (Wayne Mayea), London, late Frank Serratore (1975) and Mary Serratore, Sarnia. Loving grandpa of Angela Simm (Mark), Joey Serratore (Krista), Sebastiano Frijia (Daniela), Elizabetta Frijia (Bruno), Angela Frijia (Domenico), Lisa MacDonald (Adam), Laura Dennis, Leah Dennis (Bryan Schenk), Ashley Marie Devereaux and Jenna Leigh Devereaux. Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren. Brother of Rosina Serratore (late Antonino Gallo), Italy, Carmela Desensi (Pietro), London, Bruno Serratore (Maria), London. Also surviving are many nieces & nephews in Canada and Italy. Predeceased by parents Giuseppe & Anna Serratore, sister Caterina Serratore and brother Giovanni Serratore all of Italy. Antonio was retired from Labourers Union Local 1089. Tony’s family would like to thank the Doctors, nurses and staffs of Bluewater Health 4th Floor, Palliative Care and St. Joseph’s Hospice for the compassionate care given to him. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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FOSTER, Gary Norman of Exeter, formerly of Sarnia, age 71

Posted by on March 22, 2017

FOSTER:  At London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, Gary Norman Foster of Exeter, formerly of Sarnia, on Monday, March 20, 2017, age 71.  Beloved husband of 50 years to Tammy (Taylor) Foster.  Loved father of Brian Foster of London.  Predeceased by his parents Norman (2003) and Lillian (Fauteux) Foster (2013), infant brother John and infant sister Pam. At Gary’s request, cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Boismier, Eva Joan

Posted by on March 21, 2017

Passed away on March 20, 2017 at 87 years of age. Reunited with her first husband Hector Bechard and second husband William Boismier. Beloved mother of Yvette (Ernest) LeClair, Annette Cutting, Judy (Anthony) Macyshyn, Brenda (Ken) Grundy and Billie Jo (Stan) Duquette. Loving Grandma of Tracy Hunt, Evelyn and Cory Cutting, Wilhemina Robinet, Ken Grundy, Sabrina Grundy, Billie Jo, Joanne, Tabitha, Stan Jr. Duquette and many great grandchildren who she adored. Dear sister of Don, Janet and predeceased by siblings Clayton, Lois and Jeannie. Joan will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held. Memorial Visitation Thursday 3-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Memorial Service Friday at 1:00p.m at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BREWER, Andrew

Posted by on March 21, 2017

It is with heavy hearts the family announce the passing of Andrew Brewer with his family by his side on March 20, 2017 at the age of 26. Beloved son of Mary Brewer. Loving brother of Adrian Brewer. He will be sadly missed by his Nana Chris LeBlanc, Little Papa the late Ivan LeBlanc, and his Big Papa William “Mike” Brewer. Nephew of Bill (Sharon) Brewer, Elizabeth “Liz” (Brian) Mulder, the late Leon LeBlanc, Dereck LeBlanc, Diana LeBlanc, Todd Shearon, and Brigham Shearon. Also loved by Grandma Sue Spiegelberg. Andrew will be incredibly missed by his cousins Anthony (Lea) Mulder, Sarah Mulder, Samantha Brewer, A-aron Mulder, Michael Brewer, TJ Glen, Alannah LeBlanc, Alex Boland, Meghan LeBlanc, Mattieu LeBlanc, and Brianna Hilge. Andrew will be dearly missed by many extended family and friends. The family would like to thank all of the angels of Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus for everything they did: The first responders, doctors and nurses in the ER, and the ICU team. Your tireless efforts and compassionate care will never be forgotten.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Ave., 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends will gather after 10:00 a.m. at Windsor Christian Fellowship, 4490 Seventh Concession Rd., with Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PERRY, John Alfred of Sarnia

PERRY, John Alfred – Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on March 20, 2017, JOHN ALFRED PERRY, age 86,  of Point Edward. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mae (2005), their son Johnny (1991), and his sister Dorothy Myers (2017). He was the beloved father of Tom and Bob and was also survived by his sister Margaret Winward and numerous nieces and nephews. He is the cherished grandfather of Jeff, Jaime, Andrea, Dayna and Johnny and great grandfather of Maisie. Cremation has taken place and at John’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family though http://www.djrobb.on.ca/

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MOORE, Phllis (Kaye) of Corunna, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2017

MOORE, Phyllis (Kaye) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our precious Phyllis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:50 a.m. She succumbed from complications after a fall at her home in Corunna. She died peacefully at Bluewater Health. Phyllis was in her 110th year and enjoying good health.
Phyllis was born in Bracebridge, Ontario to John Byron Kaye and Charlotte Eliza (Leith) Kaye on Nov. 6, 1907. She was the last remaining member of a family of ten children. Phyllis was a member of the United Church in Bracebridge and Sarnia and attended Central United in Sarnia for many years.
Dearly treasured and lovingly remembered by four nieces and one nephew. Phyllis was an aunt, a great aunt, a great-great aunt and a great-great-great aunt.
Phyllis will be sadly missed by her loving family, her good friend Roy, and her many wonderful friends and cherished neighbours.

A private family Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Bracebridge United Church Cemetery, Bracebridge, Ontario.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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KAYHAN: Maryann

Posted by on March 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Maryann Kayhan announces her sudden passing on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at University Hospital – L.H.S.C. at the age of 57. Maryann leaves behind her cherished children Leyla Kayhan (Joe Grondin), Dennis Kayhan (Tianna), Robert Kayhan, Kwado Owuso and Richie (Portia) Chambers; her treasured grandchildren Nicholas, Sydney, Alexandria and Cassius, with whom she loved to colour with. She will be greatly missed by her father John Brossard, sister Yvonne (Daniel) Medeiro, brother Marcel Brossard, many nieces and nephews, special friends Charlie, Matt and Denise, and furry companion Kujo. Predeceased by her mother Juanita Brossard and brother Roger Brossard. Maryann worked as a housekeeper at Best Western/Guildwood Inn for 15 years. She loved dream catchers, wolves and her beer. Maryann will be remembered as a character that could make anyone laugh with her trucker mouth. She was deeply loved by many, and will never be forgotten. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FARRAR: Lily

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Lily Farrar a resident of North Lambton Lodge, Forest, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2017 at the age of 91.  Private Family Services will be held.

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BLAYNEY: Ernest

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, Ernest Leonard Blayney passed away at the age of 91.  Devoted husband of Nettie (Bedard) Blayney for 61 years.  Loving father of Bill (Carol Ann), Mark (Lisa) and Teresa.  Dear grandfather of Jason, Joshua and Mathew.  He was born in London, England, served in the British Navy during WWII and immigrated to Canada where he met Nettie.  Ernie was a retired member of the International Painter’s Union.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed joining in the singing and music with his family.  He will be fondly remembered for his funny jokes and storytelling which always had everyone laughing.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held to celebrate Ernie’s life on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home with the interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please).

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NOGA: Grace Ellen

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, Grace Noga passed away at the age of 88. Loving mother of Diane (Tom) Orent of Texas. Survived by her sister Sarah Rule of California. Predeceased by her parents Franklin and Florence, and by her brothers Frank and Harvey. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON at 10:00 a.m.

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BARCROFT: Arthur “Lynn”

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Arthur “Lynn” Barcroft passed away at the age of 76. Lynn is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Mary Ann (Saucier). Loving father to his daughters Lisa (John) Rombough, Christine Woolard, and Jennifer (James) Andrews. He will be missed by his cherished grandchildren Avery Rombough, Adam Woolard, and Zander Andrews. He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Jacqueline Christie, Frances Morin, Elaine Lathem, Ernie Saucier, Raymond (Henri) Saucier, and Theresa (Chris) Doyle.Lynn is predeceased by his parents Verna and Arthur Barcroft, his infant sister Judith Barcroft, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Roland Saucier and Doris Saucier (Woods), and his brothers-in-law Aurele Christie, Ross Morin and Jim Lathem. Survived by his son-in-law Mark Woolard and his sister-in-law Rosemary Saucier. Lynn was born in Sarnia to Verna and Arthur Barcroft on January 30th, 1941. He married Mary Ann on May 30th, 1964 in Sarnia. He worked most of his life as a Lab Technician for Fiberglass. Lynn enjoyed spending time with family, camping, travelling, and creating special memories throughout his life. He also enjoyed many trips to the cottage with his close family friends the late Bob and Kay Wright. He will be missed and will always be in so many hearts. The family wishes to thank the team of Bluewater Health 4th Floor General Medicine for their compassionate care. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CLARK, Nancy May (nee Natuk) of Sarnia

CLARK, Nancy May – It is with heavy hearts and great sadness the family of Nancy May Clark announce her passing after a lengthy illness on Friday, March 17, 2017. Survived by her loving husband Ken, her step-children Kim Butterfield (Robin) and Ken Clark (Katherine Moser). She leaves to mourn her loving grandchildren Cole and Keara Causley and their father Luke Causley, Kenneth, Candace and Cody Clark. Also survived by her sister Beverley Wilson (late Robert), brother Jerry Natuk (Carol) and sister-in-law Betty Ann Soulard (Marcel). Loving aunt of Terry Wilson (Janice), Brenda Jones (Dave), Robin Page (Edward), Crissy Wilson, Greg Soulard, Elaine Moran (Peter), Sherry Crawford (Greg) and Jeff Rick. Nancy was also a special great aunt and great-great aunt. Predeceased by parents Philip & Emily Natuk. After many years of working at Bell Telephone and Sarnia General Hospital, Nancy retired and enjoyed spending her time with all of her family and special friends (you know who you are). She loved to cook and entertain and was known for her fantastic meals, especially her homemade perogies. She touched our hearts with her loving and caring ways. Thank you to Dr. Diane Logan and Dr. Steven Latosinsky at L.H.S.C. Cancer Clinics for their special, kind and excellent care. Thank you to Dr. Crombeen and all the caregivers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. You are all so kind. Cremation has taken place and at Nancy’s request there will be no visitation. 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 St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BERTHIAUME, Mary Lynn (nee Fraser)

Posted by on March 17, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Mary Lynn.  Beloved wife and best friend of Joe for 38 years.  Loving mother of Joseph and partner Jeannine, Andrew, and Timothy.  Dearest aunt of Kaitie Fraser.  Proud and adoring nana of baby Joey.  Reunited with parents Bill and Alice Fraser, brother John Fraser and sister in law Sylvia.  Missed by sister in law Karen Fraser. She will be missed by her many lifelong friends.  Mary Lynn was an occupational therapist and Director of Clinical Services at the John McGivney Children’s Centre.  After her retirement, along with her partner Barb Sandre, she took great pride in their store Great Presentations. She also attempted to take up the wonderful game of golf.  If you so desire, donations made to the John McGivney Children’s Centre or to Crossroads Centre for Personal Empowerment would be appreciated.  Learning from Mary Lynn’s generous spirit, please consider becoming an organ donor.

Memorial visiting Saturday from 7-9 pm and Sunday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with Parish Prayers at 4:30 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church (1425 Divine St. LaSalle) from 9:30 am until Words of Remembrance at 10:30 am followed by Funeral Mass.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Franzella, Gaudenzia “Enza” (nee Marchese)

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Passed away with her family by her side on March 13, 2017 at 89 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Giuseppe (1960). Cherished mother of Rose (Vito) Sangiorgi, Bernadette (Pat) Galvano and Rosalia (Sam) Stanfa. Loving Nonna of Angela (Shawn) O’Brien, Joseph Sangiorgi, Billy (Jessica) Sangiorgi, Christina (Aldo) Barreto, Patrick Galvano, Taylor Galvano, Nick Stanfa, Ann Marie Stanfa, Claudia Stanfa and Bis Nonna of Thomas, Megan, Isabella, Payton, Michael, Maya, Olivia and Liliana. Dear sister of Giuseppina (the late Gaspare) Landa, Caterina (the late Pietro) Bonura and the late Maria (the late Pietro) Foto. Enza will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. Special thank you to the I.C.U. nurses at Met Campus and CCAC for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday 7-9p.m and Friday 2-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Parish Prayers Friday at 4:30p.m. Funeral Saturday 9:00a.m from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. to St. Angela church (980 Louis Ave.) for Mass at 9:30a.m. Procession to St. Alphonsus Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HANSEN, Jacqueline “Jackie”

Posted by on March 17, 2017

With broken hearts, we announce the passing of our cherished mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend Jackie. After a courageous battle with cancer at the young age of 52. Much loved mother of Jazmine (Antonio Quinteros) and Jillian. Proud and loving grandmother of Sybella. Precious daughter of Paul and Suzanne Hansen. Beloved sister of Michelle Hansen, Paula (Dave) Haisell, Jamie (Mary-Lou), Karen (Bill) Kaschak, Jeff (Kim), Kathy Hansen, Chris (Kay). Jackie will be greatly missed by her loving Godparents Bob and Margaret Hansen and her loving friends Tim and Paul Smith. Jackie will be warmly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and missed by her cats Ziggy, Tabby and Mama Bear. A special thank you to the volunteers and staff at hospice for their exceptional care and compassion shown to us. In lieu of flowers, if you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 pm with prayers at 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9:30 am at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.), followed by mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Reimer, Charles

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Peacefully on March 13, 2017 at the age of 89.  Predeceased by his wife Patricia (2008).  Loving father of Robert (Connie), Anna Garant and husband Roger, and predeceased by Frank.  Treasured grandfather of Tommy and predeceased by Jeff (2016).  Charles will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  Charles retired from Wyeth after many years of service.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing and playing pool with his friends at Windsor Sportsman’s Club.  Special thanks to W.R.H.-Ouellette Campus, ICU and CCU as well as Hospice of Windsor for their compassion and care.  If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Burial to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Krestick Longworth, Ann (nee Fabok)

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on March 13, 2017 at 89 years of age. Predeceased by her cherished husbands Frank Longworth (1994) and Walter Krestick (1982). Beloved mother of Rev. Robert Krestick (Elizabeth), John Krestick (Wendy), Carol Mueller (late Dick), Douglas Krestick (Julianna), Patricia Krestick and James Krestick (Nancy). Loving step-mother of Mardy Fast, Claire Morettin, the late Lynne Regnier (Bill) and Lori Costello (Dan). Treasured grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Daniel Fabok and Elizabeth (nee Kopcok). Dear sister of Mary Fabok and Dan Fabok (Anne). Sadly missed by her nieces and nephew. Ann was born in Silbas former Yugoslavia on June 8, 1927 and came to Canada with her family in 1938.  If you so desire, donations to First Lutheran Church or First Lutheran Christian Academy would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at First Lutheran Church (160 Giles Blvd. W) for the funeral service at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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HAYTER: Jim of Alvinston

Posted by on March 17, 2017

Suddenly on Thursday, March 16, 2017 James Edward “Jim” Hayter” of Alvinston passed away in his 71st year. Predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Mary Louise (Bindner) (March 2, 2017). Dear father of Chad and Julie Hayter and Pat and Melissa Hayter. Devoted grandfather of Sarah, Matt, Ryan, Joey, Sam, Tom, Michael and Lily. Dear brother-in-law of Francis Bindner, Mike (Connie) Bindner, Joe (Bernice) Bindner, Catherine Ann (Richard) Cadogan, and Patti (Alec) McLachlin. Jim will be fondly remembered by his nephews, nieces and many relatives and friends. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Firemen Walk of Honour Monday evening at 7:00 p.m Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 11a.m. at the Brooke Alvinston Inwood Community Centre, Alvinston Rev. Jim Breen officiating. Interment to follow at St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Alvinston. In 1982, Jim purchased the plumbing and heating business from Arnold Douglas and today is known as The Hayter Group. He has been with the Alvinston Fire Department for 44 years having served as Fire Chief for 15 years. Jim was a charter member of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association and was the Ontario representative. He is the Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston and has served on council for 3 terms, charter member of the Alvinston Districts Optimist Club, Canada 150 celebrations chairperson. Jim enjoyed fishing with friends and family and was an avid supporter and fan of Minor Hockey and Baseball. With this in mind, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Raise the Roost Campaign – Pavilion Project” (cheques payable to Municipality of Brooke /Alvinston). www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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ROYAL, Marielle of Point Edward

ROYAL  MARIELLE – Marielle Royal, age 71 of Sarnia, peacefully passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was born to the late Albert Gendron and Lilianne Gendron on June 5, 1945 and will be joining them along with her late best friend Larry Cunningham and late husband Tom Royal. Marielle was a dedicated member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club for many years where she made many lifelong friends. Marielle also spent most of her adult life as a member of the Blue Mountain Ski club and not only enjoyed but excelled in playing cards. Family and close friends were Marielle’s passion and delight. She will be missed by all. Marielle leaves behind her children Laurie, Alan and Heather Cunningham, grandchildren Lynn and Jennifer Brownlee and Mitchell and Spencer Cunningham, great grandchildren Jesse Brownlee, Kaydence Perkins, Kodee and Landon Brownlee. Marielle is also survived by many cherished lifelong friends. A private family service has taken place at Marielle’s wishes, with a memorial for friends to be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness. Donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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LEITCH: Kenneth formerly of Brooke Twp.

Posted by on March 17, 2017

At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Kenneth Leitch formerly of Brooke Twp. passed away in his 89th year. Predeceased by his wife Marie (Weber) Leitch. Dear father of Gary Leitch, Kathy Poulter (Jay), Janet Sitlington (Rick) and Betty Peaslee (Rob) and grandfather of Dallas (Rhonda), Brooke (Tim), Kristy (Jeff), Karen (Matt), Michael, Lyndsey, Jackie and Stephen. Loved by his 7 great-granddaughters. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 5 sisters, Alex, Stan, Clayton, Russell, Kay, Mabel, Gertrude, Margaret and Mary. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jo-Anne Symington officiating. Interment to follow at Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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CARTIER: Jean Margaret

Posted by on March 16, 2017

Peacefully, in her sleep, at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Petrolia, Jean Margaret Cartier (nee Douglass) passed away at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Cartier (2002). Loving mother of Cheryl (Fred White) Riley, Gary (Maureen) Cartier and Cathy (Reid) Evans. Cherished grandmother of James and Michelle Boland, Jennifer and Stephen Cartier and Becky and Jeremy Evans. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Sydney Douglass (1970) and her sister Sarah Douglass Carpenter (1979). Jean worked for Sombra Township as a bookkeeper for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and camping with her family, but above all else, Jean loved spending time with her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, March 20, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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COPE: Lillian Edna

Posted by on March 16, 2017

Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Lillian “Edna” Cope passed away at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Leslie Cope (1996). Loving mother of Bob (Sharan) and Dianne (Ray) Bouffard. Cherished grandmother of Jackie, Michael, Kenny, Bryon, Allen, Kristine and Cheryl. Treasured great-grandmother of Joscel, Julia, Chase, Christopher, Chrystal, Alysha, Blake, Shawn, Spencer and Jesse, and great-great-grandmother of Ben, Olivia and Bria. Dear sister of Bernie Dale and the late Wilber Dale, and sister-in-law of Ruth Wallace. We wish to thank the staff at Rosewood Manor and Vision Nursing Home for their dedicated care, and a very special thanks to Dr. Borek for being a good doctor and a good friend to our mother. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MORO: Keith Louis

Posted by on March 16, 2017

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Keith Louis Moro announce his passing, on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at his home in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 45. Treasured father of Ashly Lynn (Josh) Bauman and the late Bryston Moro. Loving son of Brenda and the late Luigi “Lou” Cicchini (2017), and predeceased by his father Louis Moro. Caring brother of Shawn Moro, Angeline (Colin) Davison, Mark Cicchini, and Colleen Cicchini. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Whether near or far, Keith loved and cherished his family. He had an entrepreneurial spirit, and was always looking to start another business. Keith was an avid adventurist, outdoorsman, and loved spending his time boating, fishing and hunting. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate the life of Keith Moro will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., with a gathering to follow at the Smith Family Centre. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WILLIAMS: Ernest “Ernie” of Petrolia

Posted by on March 14, 2017

Williams, Ernest “Ernie” of Petrolia and formerly of Galt/Preston, passed away suddenly at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Monday, March 13, 2017 in his 78th year. Ernie will be extremely missed by his wife Helen (Mater). He is survived by his children Jaymie Brown, Don Brown (Carol), Karen Hammond (Dave), Brodie Williams (Monika), Michelle Bidner (Todd) and Kevin Dobbyn (Amy). Loving grandfather to Steven Brown, Jamie & Nathan Hammond, Sarah Gehue, Sophie & Sadie Williams, Dylan Carter, Colton Bidner, Alexa & Aidan Dobbyn. Cherished great grandfather to Kincade & Dominic Brown, Chloee, Markus and Meekah. Survived by his sister, Mary Baker (Gordon, deceased), many nieces, nephews and friends. At Ernie’s request, a private family service will be held in Dresden. Cremation has already taken place. A Celebration of Ernie’s life will be held at the Petrolia Lions Hall, 451 Huggard St., Petrolia, on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM (come and share your funny stories and memories of Ernie). Ernie was an employee with the Town of Petrolia and Hull Bus Lines. He was a dedicated member to the Petrolia Lions Club for 19 years where he held many roles. He was the recipient of the Helen Kellar Fellowship and Lion of the Year. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ernie’s memory can be made to the Petrolia Lions Building Fund (c/o Petrolia Lions Club, 451 Huggard St., Petrolia, On. N0N 1R0). Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Dresden.

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HASLIP: C. Lenore

Posted by on March 14, 2017

Surrounded by her loving family, very peacefully C. Lenore Haslip passed away at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 92.  Beloved wife of the late Bob Haslip (2008).  Cherished mother of Brenda Haslip, Bev (Bob) Webb, Denise (Ross) Cook, and Bob Haslip.  Treasured grandmother of Tom (Cindy), Craig, Carrie (Chad), Matt (Elayne), Christopher (Jill), Clinton (Lindsay) and nine great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Ferne Russo (Goderich). Survived by nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by infant daughter Rosemary, by her brothers Harold and John Paterson.  Brenda, Bev and Denise want to thank all of the staff at Trillium Villa for their exceptional care and attention to our mom.  Mom thought the world of you all.  As per mom’s wishes there will be no services held.  Cremation has taken place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 Poppy Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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