MACRAE: Waive Donelda of Brigden

Posted by on June 26, 2016

MACRAE, Waive “Donelda” – Age 78 of Brigden passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Duncan John MacRae for 52 years. Loving mother of Christine (Bruce) Laidlaw of Sarnia, Robert (Jennifer) MacRae of Guelph, Peter (Angie) MacRae of Brigden. Cherished grandmother of Justin Cumming, Julie Cumming, Stephanie MacRae, Kaden MacRae, Hunter Johnson, Logan MacRae and Morgan MacRae. Dear sister of Della (Russell) McLean and sister-in-law of Cathy Scott. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Mary Ethel (Mills) Scott, daughter Sandra Jane MacRae (1970), brothers Dean, Keith, Ewart and Howard (Sue) Scott. Donelda was a member of the Moore Agricultural Society for many years.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Rev. Joanne Symington officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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NAHMABIN: WILLIAM (SMOKEY) ROSS OF SARNIA

nahmabin webNAHMABIN, WILLIAM (SMOKEY) – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, June 25, 2016, William Ross Nahmabin, age 76 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving father of William Wade Nahmabin.  Dear brother of Rosella, Marie, Tina, Pat, Ralph, Valarie, Robert, Diane, Gregory, Charles. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeased by both his parents Noble (1986), Gladys (1996) Nahmabin and brother to the late Terry (1990). William was an avid golfer, loved playing billiards, in his youth he used to play: baseball, football and loved track and field. Visitation will take place at the Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre (1972 Virgil Ave, Sarnia) on Tuesday June 28, 2016 from the hours of 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at the Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre (1972 Virgil Ave, Sarnia) on Wednesday June 29, 2016 11:00 a.m. with cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer society and St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

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Scratch, Robert Owen

Posted by on June 24, 2016

web_scratch_robSuddenly on June 21, 2016 at the age of 47. Loving son of Jo-Ann Holleman and the late Bobby Jule Scratch (2014). Father of Matthew Bruce Scratch. Grandfather of Saffaya. Dear brother of Julie Ann Marie Scratch-Hale (Gord). Uncle of Millie Ann Scratch-Hale. Sadly missed by his aunt Crys Mulesa (Don), Andrea Oleksa (Mike) and his late Granny and Poppa Bobby and Julia Scratch, and grandparents Mary Ruth Dullam and Owen Harold Holleman. Dearly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Also missed by the Oram family. Robby was an avid car enthusiast and mechanic and loved the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. His favourite times included spending time with his friends and having a cold one. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Sinnott, John Edmund (Ted) P. Eng.

Posted by on June 24, 2016

web_sinott_johnPeacefully on June 24, 2016 at 89 years of age. Beloved husband for 62years to Agnes I. (Pat) Sinnott (nee McLean). Cherished father of Dean (Lynne), Heather, Peter, Sheila (Peter) and John (Janice). He will be missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Ted retired in 1987 as Professional Engineer with Hiram Walker and Son’s. Ltd. Cremation service was held with a private family interment at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to 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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McGARRY, David George of Sarnia

McGarry-webMcGARRY, DAVID – At St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, David George McGarry, age 75 of Sarnia passed away. He was the beloved husband of Kilby May (Crowder) McGarry and dear brother of Brian McGarry and Mary Ellen Schwerdfeger (Barry). He is also survived by his brother in law Richard Crowder. He was loved and will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. David was born October 31st, 1940 to the late Lyla (Cross) and William McGarry in Wakefield, Quebec. David worked for Ontario Hydro in the Ottawa area, then Sarnia.  Along with partners he started and ran Elecsar Engineering in Sarnia and Toronto until his retirement in 2012. The business was also a past recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business Achievement Award. He was a member and Past-President of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of the Provincial Executive. He was a retired Electrical Engineering Technologist and a longtime Sarnia resident. David and Kilby enjoyed trips on the Great Lakes and summers living aboard their trawler. Sympathy expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Sarnia Yacht Club (1220 Fort St., Point Edward) on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “The family extends special thanks to the staff at Bluewater Health, particularly the Emergency and the Palliative Care Units and St. Joseph’s Hospice.” 

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ROBERTS; Clayton, of Petrolia

Posted by on June 24, 2016

Roberts; ClaytonPassed away peacefully with family by his side at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Friday, June 24, 2016.   CLAYTON ROBERTS, of Petrolia, was in his 85th year.  He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Verna (nee Gillespie) (2012).  He is survived by daughters Judy (Bob) Marriott and Joanne (Jim) Garrett, both of Petrolia, seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his special friend June Wilband.  Clayton was predeceased by his brother Wayne Roberts and his sisters Dorothy Font and Marie Bailey. Clayton was a retired member of Local 663 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 216.  A service remembering Clayton’s life will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. from the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.  Visitors will be received prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm.  Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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CHENIER, Delphis Joseph of Waterdown

Posted by on June 23, 2016

CHENIER, Delphis Joseph
Passed away at his home in Waterdown, after a long and prosperous life, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved husband for nearly 62 years to Kathleen (nee Marion). Loving father of Della Marie, the late Wayne (1979), Michael (Maureen), and Karen Marion (Claude). Cherished Papa of Cassandra (Sean), Maria (Wayne), Suzanne (Tyler), Michelle, Dianne (Jonathan), Sarah, Emilly, and great Papa of 8 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Gilberette, Rev. Sister St. Rose of the Daughters of Wisdom, Ottawa. Predeceased by his siblings Roger, Paul-Emile, Aurel, Joseph, Fernand, Rose, Juliette, and Annette. Del was a WWII Veteran, having served as Bandsman. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Oakville, before working and retiring with Petro Canada. Del was very involved in sports, both playing and coaching in the Waterdown community. He was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, and also enjoyed his time playing with the Oakville Citizen Band. Most importantly Del was the rock and foundation of his family, and his sense of humour, and love will always be remembered. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Legion Service 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. Private Cremation. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Waterdown Legion, Branch 551. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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FORBES: Jean Lillian of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on June 23, 2016

cardpicFORBES, Mrs. Jean Lillian (R.N.)

With her family by her side, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late William Fraser Forbes.  Loving mother of Ann Catherine Hunter (Dan Whitcroft) William Robert Forbes (Lois), and David Andrew Forbes.  Grandmother of Trevor Forbes (Martha), Kelly Forbes-Wilson (Jeff), Kaleigh Forbes, Mitchell Hunter, Clark Hunter, and Reed Hunter.  Great Grandmother of Liam Forbes.    Sister of Donald Smith (late Helen), and David Smith (Barb), and the late Eleanor Helps.  Sister in law of Barb Tait (late Peter).  Survived by her brother in law Gerald. Daughter of the late William & Gladys Smith.   Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, June 26, 2016, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Monday morning, June 27, 2016, at 11:00 am.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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WIDDIS: D’arcy

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Bluewater Health, D’Arcy Widdis passed away at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Wilda Widdis (2015) for 67 years. Loving father of the late D’Arcy Jr. (Milly), Rick, Terry (Mary), Kim (the late Don) and Chris (Rob). Cherished grandfather of Nicole Van Ochten, Allyson Weatherdon (Mike), D’Arcy Widdis (Venetia), Sierra Paquin (Vince), and Sadie Grenier (Jordan). Treasured great-grandfather of Shane Van Ochten, Victoria Weatherdon, Dawson Weatherdon, and Paige Paquin. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Marvel Widdis. Dear brother of Maxine Widdis (Cosmo), the late Donna Stewart, and the late John Garth Widdis (late Marium). D’Arcy and Wilda owned and operated Widdis IGA in Point Edward for many years. He was a well-known amateur golfer in the area. A celebration of D’Arcy’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Monday, June 27, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BEAUVAIS: Jennie May

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Jennie May Beauvais passed away at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Euclide Beauvais (1996). Loving mother of Dora Benoit (Dave), Evon (Doug) Harris, Will (Bev) Beauvais, Iline (Bud) Hendrie, Romeo Beauvais, Eddie (Cheryl) Beauvais, Rosa (Ray) Caldwell, and Annette Lucuk (Wayne). Cherished grandmother to a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her children Rose (Pete) Richardson, Helen (Ron) Brydges, Dennis Beauvais and Leonard Beauvais, and by her many brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior. Burial of ashes will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GOSLEIGH: Darlene Lou

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Peacefully, with her family by her side at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Darlene Lou Gosleigh passed away at the age of 61. Beloved wife of John Gosleigh. Loving mother of Jason (Carol) Long and Laurie Long. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Morgan, Samantha and Lilly. Treasured daughter of Josephine Gascoigne. Dear sister of Larry (Marilyn) Gascoigne. Survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her father Gord Gascoigne and brother Randy Gascoigne. Darlene will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Cremation has taken place. At Darlene’s request, no visitation or service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society  (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BULLOCK: David

Posted by on June 23, 2016

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of David Bullock on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the age of 52. Cherished son of James and Betty Bullock. Loved brother of Duane (Kathy) Bullock, Donna (Kevin) Pomeroy, and James (Cindy) Bullock. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews Sarah, Kerry Nicole, Paige and Reid. Survived by his aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his grandparents Alex and Madeline LeMay and James and Emily Bullock, and by his best friend Buddy. A special thank you to Randy Paget, Scott Case and all the staff at Lambton County Developmental Services in Watford for their 26 years of care and service in helping David. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, June 26, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Lambton County Developmental Services, Petrolia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MONTANARO: Fernanda

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, Fernanda Montanaro passed away at the age of 68. Fernanda will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A private memorial mass was held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Brights Grove. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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POPOVICH: Dragomir “Doug”, of West Lorne

Posted by on June 22, 2016

Cover PhotoSuddenly, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, Dragomir “Doug” Popovich, of West Lorne, passed away at the age of 60.  Survived by his loving mother, Emily Papandris.  Cherished brother of Mary (John) Vink, Melanie (Greg) Wolfe and Julie (Charlie) Lawley.  Remembered by nieces and nephews Jennifer Holmes, Justin Vink, Sarah Shearin, Leah Pope, Dayna, Brandon and Jordan Wolfe, Jessica and Jacqueline Lawley.  Predeceased by his grandparents Eugene and Melanie Zdnijak.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Private family Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial donations, payable by cheque, may be made to the Arthritis Society.  Share a memory at denning.ca

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KIRBY: Kimberly Lynn

Posted by on June 21, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Friday, June 17, 2016, Kimberly Lynn (Nee Feehan) Kirby of Camlachie, took her last breath at 10:00 p.m. at the age of 58, after a 15 month battle with breast cancer. Kim leaves behind her husband and best friend John Kirby, her daughters Tahna (Ian Thompson), Shelby and her sons Shane and Joey (Gabby Crews). Also survived by her mother Eileen Feehan, sisters Deb Russell (Geoff), Joanne Willert (Jerry) and brother Kevin (Jackie Gorman). Predeceased by her father Joseph Feehan. Cherished by her best friends Marg Wright (Tom), Pauline Higgins (Rick Douglas) and Sharon O’donnell (Tim). She will be greatly missed by her four legged fur friends Chloe and Randi. Kim was born on June 2, 1958 in Hamilton, ON. She worked at Dow chemical for 33 years. She started her career in the warehouse and blazed the way for women in nontraditional jobs. She firmly believed “if you take the money, you gotta do the job.” Kim finished her career in the maintenance department, as a planner and scheduler in 2009. She led a very active life, and at the age of 50 she completed the 10K “Bridge Run.” Kim was an exercise fanatic; she would work out before she went to work in the morning. After she retired she could often be seen at least twice a day walking the legs off of her two beloved terriers, Zoe and Chloe, through the village of Camlachie. One of her favourite notes pinned to the corkboard in her kitchen says “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” We are very grateful to all the friends, family and neighbours that helped us through this journey. You are all truly, very special! The family wishes to thank Dr. Maddison, Dr. Trish, and the nurse’s on palliative care, Danielle, Amanda and Courtney, you are angels. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at STOKE’S INLAND BAR & GRILL, 1202 Lambton Mall Road, Sarnia on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. A private graveside service with family and friends will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BURR: Jim “Papa, Jimbo, Jamie”

Posted by on June 21, 2016

Jim Burr passed away, suddenly but peacefully at his home this past weekend at the age of 61. Always a family man first, Jim was the most amazing and loving husband, father, and grandfather to his wife of 40 years, Marion, his four beautiful daughters, Michelle, (Jess Fry), Susanne (John Hourihan), Julie (Michael Battistone) and Alysia (David Navo) and his three delightful grandchildren, Sara, Olivia and Aaron. Jim loved nothing more than playing with his grandchildren, reminding him of the amazing years he spent coaching his girls in soccer, hockey and basketball.  Jim and Marion never missed a game, recital or performance and were 100% supportive of their daughter’s hopes and dreams. Jim was a man who lived each day to the fullest, with gratitude, faith and devoted his life to helping others. Jim was the devoted son and son-in-law to Edith (Bunny) and Jim Burr; and Mary and John Vanderwielen and brother to Patricia and Brad Teeple Burr, Kenneth and Jan Burr, Hank and Kim Vanderwielen, Herb and Shirley Vanderwielen, Irene and Ron Scott, Ray and Heather Vanderwielen, Anita and Paul Hendra, Linda and Randy Grant and Janice and Jeff DeVlugt. He lived for his family and would do anything for them. He will be remembered as Uncle Jim, who was always ready and willing to lend a hand, a hug, or tell a tall tale that always seemed too good to be true by his 19 nieces and nephews and their families.  Jim loved to coach, fish, hunt and spend time outdoors. We know he has spent this Father’s Day catching the big one with his dad and toasting with John, Don, Tim and Brooke up in heaven. He lived a blessed but far too short life. His huge heart served him well for his 61yrs with us. He always was quick to tell us every day how much he loved us which made us feel so special. No family could be luckier with who their husband and father was. “Go My Way” was playing in the car when Jim first told Marion he loved her. His family wants him to know we will ALWAYS “Go Your Way”. Please join us to celebrate this amazing man and honour his memory at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 3:30 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at Stokes Bay Bar and Grill, 485 Harbour Road at 12:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come and toast Jim and share a laugh or a story about this incredible man. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Autism Speaks to support his little buddy/granddaughter Olivia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WOOD: Brain (Tomlin)

Posted by on June 21, 2016

Suddenly on Friday, June 17, 2016, Brian Wood, born on September 13, 1959, passed away. He leaves behind his estranged wife Vanessa Wood and three loving children, Morgen, Larissa, and Causton. Also surviving is his mother Della Tomlin of Sarnia, brother Chris Tomlin of Davison, Michigan, and sister Heather (Allan) Lajoie of Sarnia, along with nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Ray Tomlin in 2000. Brian was an avid sports fan. He loved his Detroit Lions and also enjoyed hockey, baseball and golf. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held in the Sombra Cemetery at a later date. He will be sadly missed by his family. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.

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SEKERAK, Anthony “Tony” Michael

SEKERAK, Anthony “Tony” Michael – At Bluewater Health, on Monday, June 20, 2016, Tony Sekerak died at the age of 56. Survived by his sister Rosemary Crabtree, Plympton-Wyoming and brothers Jim (Maryjane) Sekerak, Sarnia, Stephen Sekerak (Mary Lou Roche), Jeddore, N.S., David Sekerak (Margaret), Windsor, Emil Sekerak, Hamilton and Richard Sekerak, Halifax, N.S. Tony is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Louis & Anne Sekerak and infant son Dustin. The family wishes to acknowledge the special care given to Tony by Dr. Chris Greensmith, the staff at Palliative Care and CCAC. Thank you to his loyal buddy’s Ab Somlai and Bill Franks. Cremation has taken place with a private interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. (519-344-3131) Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Tony Sekerak 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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O’HANLON: James

Posted by on June 19, 2016

Peacefully, at his home, with his family by his side, on Saturday, June 18, 2016, James O’Hanlon passed away at the age of 82. James worked at Union Carbide for many years. Beloved husband of the late Ruby (October 20, 2012). Loving father of James (Dorothy), Stephen (Diane) and Richard O’Hanlon. Cherished grandfather of Meaghan, Tyler, Tristan, Shawn, Ian, Brian, Lindsey and Stacey. Dear great-grandfather of Ethan, Tallon, Blaze, Mason and Ava. Treasured brother of Sady and Nan. Predeceased by his brother Henry. The family would like to extend their thanks to the PSW’s of the VON for all their care and support, as well as Roger from Lambton Elderly Outreach. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the VON or Lambton Elderly Outreach (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KNIGHT: Pamela Mari

Posted by on June 19, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Pamela Mari Knight passed away at the age of 53. Beloved sister of Kelly (Paul) Lane and Dave Knight (Jenn Vickers). Loving aunt of Matthew and Adam Lane, Abby and Owen Knight. Survived by her aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends from Rosedale School and Afton Park Place. Predeceased by her parents James and Patricia Knight. Pam was a special volunteer at Rosedale School for over 20 years, and most recently volunteered at Afton Park Place, where she was an active volunteer for 10 years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A special thank you to Dr. Crombeen, the nurses and staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Palliative Care. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Noelle’s Gift (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CALLOW: Robert Brian

Posted by on June 19, 2016

Peacefully with his family by his side at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Robert Brian Callow passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Ann. Loving father of Allison (Grant), Fiona, and Ian (Julie). Cherished grandfather of Monique, Heather, Nicholas, and Matthew. Robert was a Chemical Engineer and was employed at Dow for over 30 years. He was an avid golfer and tennis player. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. At Robert’s request, no services will be held. A private family interment of ashes was held at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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GILCHRIST: Wm. Bill

Posted by on June 19, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Vision Nursing Home, William “Bill” Allister Gilchrist passed away at the age of 92.   In life he was many things; farm boy, aircraft radio operator, McGill graduate (B.SC.), chemist, math and science teacher of 30 years (St. Clair), runner (1950’s into 1980’s), hockey coach, cub scout leader, loving husband and a great dad.   He enjoyed a good quality of life to the very end and expressed that through humour.  He enjoyed travel to many lands, reading, golf, curling, walks along the river and his grandchildren.  He was the beloved husband of the late Louise (nee Mueller).  Much loved father of the late David (Lori Kolano), Robert (Janice), and Neil (Ester). Cherished grandfather of Erin, Brett, Tyler, Sarah and Kathrine Celia and Chris. Treasured great-grandfather of eight. Dear brother of predeceased siblings of Dore, John, Scott, Mick, Janet, Ollie, Jean, Betty and Lorna. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DEJONG: Jacob “Jake”

Posted by on June 19, 2016

Peacefully, on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Bluewater Health, Jacob “Jake” DeJong passed away at the age of 85. Survived by his children Diana (Brent) Anderson, Brenda (Brian) Zylstra, Linda Jones and Al DeJong, his 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Lucas. As the second youngest of his 10 siblings, he survived the war in Europe to go on to serve in the Dutch Military and NATO Forces. He went on to gain his radio and electrical licenses. After immigrating to Canada in 1950, he met his future wife, the late Janna Hosmar. Jake enjoyed a very successful career after joining the IBEW Local 530 on June 1, 1967 and made many lifelong friends. After he retired, he travelled the world with various organizations, building homes and schools. His great zest for life was reflected in his dancing. Jake had an avid belief in recycling and thoroughly enjoyed maintaining his flower gardens and puttering in his shop. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BAINES: James Arthur “Art”

Posted by on June 19, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of James Arthur Baines (Art) at the age of 87 on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Art loved and was loved greatly by his wife of 65 years Alice (Warren). Cherished father of Susan (Neil) Payne and Dale (Marianne) Baines. Treasured grandfather of Jennifer (Bryan) George and Sarah (Duncan) Quick. Proud great-grandfather of Mackenzie, Hannah and Sierra George and Jacob Quick. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Laura Baines; sisters Lydia (Walt) Taylor and Ethel (Clarence) Hoadley; and brothers William (Margaret) and Jack (Marion). Art retired from Dow Chemical in 1984 after 35 years of service. He devoted his life to his wife and family. He was a man of many talents. No matter the task, big or small, it was done as a craftsman, perfect in every way, as was he. Art will always be remembered, loved and deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. At Art’s request, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to VON, Bayshore HealthCare, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KENDREW: Nancy

Posted by on June 19, 2016

Suddenly, at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, Nancy Kendrew of Sarnia/Shelburne passed away in her 61st year. Beloved partner and best friend Glenn Coleman. Dear mother of Chad (Trisha) Davis and Cory (Tanya) Davis. Cherished grandmother Abbigail, Tyler and Myles, Coya, Isabella and Cordelia.  Survived by her siblings Barb (Wally), Robert (Anne), Brad (Nancy), Karen (Bill), Shelley (Drew) and all of their families. Predeceased by her parents Donald and Vera Kendrew. Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, June 17, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Shelburne Cemetery, Highway 10, Shelburne, ON, on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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