THIEL, Glen Carl of Exeter, formerly of RR 2 Zurich, age 81

Posted by on February 27, 2015

THIEL: Surrounded by the love of his friends, at Exeter Villa, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Glen Carl Thiel, of Exeter Villa, formerly of RR 2, Zurich, age 81. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Donna Isabelle (Turnbull) Thiel (October 10, 2014).  Loved son of the late Hugh and Eva (Weber) Thiel. Dear brother of Keith Thiel of RR 2, Grand Bend and his friend Mary Anne Norland of Sarnia.  Cherished uncle of Jo-Anne and Brad Boswell of California, Carolyn Stark of Windsor, Randy and Karen Thiel of Grand Bend and their families. Fondly remembered by his many cousins and long time family friend of the Hoffman and Kyle families. Predeceased by his sister-in-law Marg (Whiting) Thiel and nephew Dave Stark.  Resting at the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11 a.m.  Pastor Nadine Schroeder-Kranz Officiating.  Spring Interment St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque only) to Exeter Villa or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Harrington, Donald Patrick

Posted by on February 26, 2015

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Harrington, Donald Patrick

July 19, 1946 – February 25, 2015

Passed away peacefully at home in the comfort of his loving family. Loving father of Michael (Carolina) and Katie (Aaron). Proud grandpa to be of Audrey. Beloved son of the late Harold P. Harrington and the late Elizabeth Harrington (McHale). Dear brother of Anne Murphy (T.J.), Colleen, Bob, Pat Cmar (John) and Kerry. Cherished uncle of Julie, Stephen, Beth, Quinn, Haley, Stephanie, Anthony, Spencer and Michael. A well respected employee of Ford Motor Co. for 42 years; a specialist in Materials Management, Global Logistics and later a key member of the maintenance teams in Windsor. He was a proud member of Local 240. Don enjoyed participating in numerous sports in his younger years and later in life he enjoyed the many sports successes of his children as he fully supported their sporting and academic careers. Don loved a funny story and sharing a laugh. He especially enjoyed relaxing with family and friends in the Ottawa Valley at Mink Lake. Don will be remembered as a kind and respected man of his word. He was a dedicated volunteer with and would appreciate donations to Windsor Goodfellows.

 

Visitation Saturday & Sunday 3 pm – 5 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm. Prayers Sunday 8 pm. Visitation will resume 10:30 am Monday, followed by an 11:30 am Service at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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JOHNSTON, Melvin of Inwood ON

Posted by on February 24, 2015

At CEE Site of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Monday, February 23, 2015, Robert “Melvin” Johnston of Inwood passed away in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Lois (Smith) Johnston in 2012. Dear father of Janice Johnston. Predeceased by his brother Elton. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 3232 River Street, Alvinston where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00p.m. Rev. Susan Woodhouse officiating. Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fiddick’s Nursing Home or CEE Hospital Foundation. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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Cunliffe, Russell “Butch”

Posted by on February 23, 2015

web_Cumlifte_russellPassed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 23, 2015 at the age of 74. Loving husband to Carolyn, with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage. Beloved father to Evan and Melissa. Dear grandpa to Ryan and David. Dear brother to Nancy (Al) Emslie and predeceased by his brothers and sisters. Butch will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. If you so desire memorial donations to the family. Cremation services have taken place and 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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Maczko, John Joseph of Sarnia

MaczkoJMACZKO, John – At Bluewater Health on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the age of  74. Beloved husband of Margaret (Randall). Dear father of Mike (Kelli) Maczko, Petawawa, Doug (Richelle) Maczko, London and Derek (Jodi) Maczko, London.  Loving grandfather of Ashley, Alexia, Kirsten, Dylan, Ella and Landon.  Brother of Frank (Di) Maczko, Mexico and Margaret (late Ernie) Quinton, Orangeville. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Frank & Elizabeth Maczko, brothers Steve and Jim (Betty) Maczko and sisters Helen (Dan) Kapala and Elizabeth (Jim) Guzi. John was a member of the Lions Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62. He retired from Dupont/Nova in 1996. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Thursday, February 26 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite St., Point Edward, N7V 1A6 or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 A tree will be planted in memory of John Maczko in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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CROFT; Theresa formerly of Camlachie

Posted by on February 22, 2015

Peacefully at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Saturday, February 21, 2015. THERESA CROFT (nee Belanger), of Ridgetown and formerly of Camlachie, was in her 89th year. Theresa was the wife the late Orville (1993). She will be missed by her children Marjorie (the late Jack) Johnson, Pat (Ralph) Cadotte, Debbie (Alan) Moe, Kathy (the late Ron) Croft, James Croft, Doug (Doreen) Croft, and Lynn (Adrian) Verwegen. She was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She is survived by her sisters Hazel (Edwin) Blake and Irene Munday, and she was predeceased by nine brothers and four sisters. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm at the WYOMING CHAPEL, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of her cremated remains will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in the spring. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association (www.lung.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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GALLACHER: James “Jimmy”

Posted by on February 22, 2015

Peacefully surrounded by his family at LHSC – University Campus, James “Jimmy” Gallacher passed away at the age of 63.  Beloved husband of Hazel.  Loving father of Jamie and Michael.  Lovingly remembered by his siblings in Scotland.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Cremation will follow.  A celebration of Jimmy’s life will follow visitation at Ups and Downs, 226 Front St. N. at 5:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to  The CAMH Foundation – http://www.supportcamh.ca/ Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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COOK: Roy Kenneth

Posted by on February 22, 2015

Passed away wed. Feb. 18,2015 at the age of 67. He Leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Thelma and his three sons Samuel (Sarah), Adam (Kristine), and Markus (Kristal), his brother Wayne, his grand children Spencer, Silvia, Damion, and Ava.Along with his nieces, nephews, cousins, his extended family from his wife’s side in Newfoundland, Ontario, and Alberta, and many other family and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Rellae, his father Gordon, his sister Carol and aunts and uncles. The funeral service will be held at Peoples Church at 3888 London Line on Tuesday Feb. 24,2015 at 2:00 pm by Pastor Warren Kimbell.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Memories and condolences can be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BEAUDOIN, Marcel

Posted by on February 22, 2015

Marcel Beaudoin, age 66, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Friday, February 20, 2015. Marcel was the unofficial greeter of Sumac Lodge.  He’d greet everyone with, “Howdy, how’s your family and what are they doing today?” Marcel’s presence touched the hearts of many. He had a huge passion for trains and would stand for hours watching them at the back of the family property. He would also lean on his bike for hours, fascinated by the trucks and bulldozers belonging to the neighboring top soil business. Marcel was a very, very dedicated pop tab saver for the Shriners. No pop tab slipped past him. Marcel absolutely thrived on the unending love shown to him by his many nieces, nephews, and great, as well as great-great nieces and nephews. Dinky toys and legos were always on his list for Christmas. Marcel was a devoted Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan and an avid bowler. He enjoyed many summers camping at Cedar Bay He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Cleora Beaudoin, and step-mother Millie. Dear brother of Ron (Wanda) Farr, Debbie (Mike) Janicki, Michael (Susan) Beaudoin, the late Bob Beaudoin (Mary Ann Beaudoin and Dan Watson), the late Jo-Ann (the late Howard) Scott, Denise (Robert) Palmer, Richard (Gloria) Beaudoin, Janet (Robert) Marsh, and Doug (Ann Marie) Beaudoin. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 pm, with words of tribute to be shared at 8:00 pm.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Mocha Shriners (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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SMITH: PHYLLIS HOPE: OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 22, 2015

smithphyllisweb In the comfort of her home, after a brief illness, PHYLLIS HOPE SMITH passed away in Sarnia on Feb. 20, 2015 at the age of 84.  She was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Tom “Bing” Smith (2008).  She will be greatly missed by her children: John (Brenda), Mary-Anne (Steve Tower), Richard (Robin), Carolyn (Brent Armstrong), and Catharine.  Beloved Grandmother to: Christine, Justin, Jennifer (Paul), Tara, Aaron, David (Olivia), Colleen (Ali), Danielle, Scott, Paul, Sarah (Justin), Jordan, Adam, Deirdre, and Gillian. Loving Great Grandmother to: Ethan, Norah, Madeline, and Charlotte.  Dear sister to: Ivy, Harry and late sisters May and Alice.  Mom will be remembered for her kind and gentle nature not only with her family, but to those less fortunate.  She volunteered regularly for the Inn of the Good Shepherd and often showed up with an extra bag of groceries.  She was a member of Laurel-Lea St. Matthews Presbyterian Church for 32 years and lifelong member of the WMS. A memorial service will be held at Laurel-Lea St. Matthews Presbyterian Church (837 Exmouth St. Sarnia) on Tuesday at 2:00 with visitation one hour prior to service time.  In lieu of flowers as an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to her favourite charities, the Salvation Army or the Inn of the Good Shepherd.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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 The D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

 

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POTTER, Jim of Wyoming

Posted by on February 21, 2015

Potter; JamesPassed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2105 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. JIM POTTER, of Wyoming, was in his 83rd year. Jim is predeceased by his wife Doreen (2004) (nee Asling) and his son Rob Potter (2010). He was a loving father and will be missed by his daughter Deb and her husband Gerald Vasselin of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, his daughter-in-law Nancy Potter Knight and her husband Fred of Chatham. Jim was a proud grandfather to Christopher and Jennifer Potter, Elizabeth and David Birnie, Casey and Melissa Vasselin, Tyler Vasselin, and Julie Vasselin. He thought the world of his great grandchildren Hailey, Madison, Katelynn, Aiden, and Parker . Jim is also survived by his brother John and Olive Potter, his sister Doris Harvey, and his sister-in-law Betty Ann and Eric Mollard. He was a special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents Charles and Esther Potter and his sisters Berneice Potter and Leona Gooding. Jim worked 40 years for Ontario Hydro. He was member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Wyoming. He was a Past Master of Lebanon Forest Lodge no. 133 achieving 32 ° in 1969, and was a member of Mocha Shrine Temple since 1976. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway St., Wyoming where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1t 11:30 am. Interment will be in Parkhill Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the St. Joseph’s Hospice(www.stjosephshospice.ca), St. John’s Anglican Church, or the Shriners Hospital(www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org). Memories and condolence may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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Garrett: Lorraine of Sarnia

Posted by on February 20, 2015

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, February 19, 2015, Lorraine Carol Garrett passed away at the age of 63. Dear mother of Vanessa Garrett of Sarnia and Grant Garrett of Langton, Ontario. Much loved daughter of May Leckie. Loving grandmother of Owen, Blake and Hailey. Survived by her siblings; Joe Leckie (Stella) and Maxine Pierson. Predeceased by father Lloyd Leckie and sisters; Helen Spiers, Virginia Leckie and Lenore Leckie. Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service or visitation. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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RAVEN, William “Bill”

Posted by on February 20, 2015

web_Raven_WilliamPassed away suddenly, at home, on February 19, 2015 at 65 years of age. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Lillian Raven. Loving brother of the late Norman, the late Marion & Jim Lawrence, and Florence & Jim Wilson. Best friend and loving partner of Penny Kelly. Cherished step-father of Lisa & Mike Amlin. Adored “Papa” of Lyndsay Harris. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Bill was a retired Detective with the Windsor Police after approximately 32 years of service. He was a current part-time employee of Shoppers Drug Mart. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 11:30 a.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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PERETTI, Ronald “Elvis”

Posted by on February 20, 2015

web_Peretti_RonaldPassed away suddenly on February 15, 2015 at 73 years of age. Beloved husband of Charlene (nee Kehoe) for 53 years. Loving father of Gina Peretti, Todd Peretti and Crystal Desbien, Lisa and Richard Jovanovski and the late David and surviving wife Jacquie. Cherished nonno of Brittany, Jessie, Savannah, and Spencer. Sadly missed by mother in law Ruth Stevens. Survived by siblings Gino and Rita Peretti, Mario and Katrina Peretti, Julio and Joyce Peretti, and Italia Diana and Tony (2014). Predeceased by sister Gloria and Laddie Holek. Brother in law to Doug Kehoe, Judy Talbot and late husband Red, Gary Kehoe, Glenn and Cathy Kehoe, Janice Hebert (John), Brian and Cindy Kehoe, Donna Stach (Ted), Arlene and Robbie LaCroix, Randy and Karen Kehoe, Nancy and Mike Hrycyshyn, Kevin and Kathy Kehoe, and Colleen Goudreau. Ron worked as a sheet metal mechanic for 40 years. A special thanks to the 2 good Samaritans who stopped their car and helped Charlene at a very desperate time. Also, thanks to the Murr family for your help and support. Please bring any photos of Ron to the visitation to be scanned by the graphics team for the family.  Visiting Monday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service Tuesday 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Followed by a procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery for final interment. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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THORNE; Elton Saunders of Watford

Posted by on February 20, 2015

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Peacefully at Watford Quality Care Centre on Thursday, February 19th, 2015. Elton Saunders Thorne of Watford in his 87th year. Elton is survived by his beloved wife Jean and by his children Everett (Mary) Thorne of Watford, Dale (Mary) Thorne of Watford, Ellen Wilson of Watford and Gale (Jeff) Edwards of Oil City. Elton will be sadly missed by his 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his grandson Michael Edwards (1986); son-in-law Dale Wilson (1993); great-granddaughter Halle (2009). Elton was a proud life-long farmer on Sutorville Road. Visitation for Elton will be held on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Denning’s of Watford. Funeral Service will take place at Trinity Anglican Church (5311 Nauvoo Rd.) in Watford on Monday, March 9th at 11am. Interment to follow at Saunders Family Cemetery. Donations to the Trinity Anglican Church or the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left at www.denning.ca .

 

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WARD; Leona, formerly of Oil Springs

Posted by on February 20, 2015

Ward Leona1Passed away with her family by her side on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. LEONA WARD (nee Anderson), formerly of Oil Springs, was in her 93rd year. She was a loving wife of 60 years to the late Ray Ward (2009). She will be missed by her children, Ralph and Karen Ward, Barb and Ken Alderman, and Brenda and Bob Davidson, her grandchildren, Sarah Ward, Paul Ward, Jill and Mike Holmes, Lisa and Scott Jenkins, Daryle Brydges and Mackenzie Marsh, Kirk and Tina Brydges, Brianne and Chris Faubert, Ashlyn and Nick Lamarche, and Cole Davidson. She was a great grandmother to Evan, Max, Jack, Ryan, Connor, Jenna, and Kayla. Leona is survived by her sisters-in-law, Joyce Dobbin and Anna Anderson, and she was predeceased by her daughter Bonnie Jean, her parents Charles and Irene (nee Stewart) Anderson, her brothers, Gordon (Edna), Keith, and William (Donna) Anderson, her sisters-in-law, Mildred (George) Johnson, and Martha (Jim) Barnes, and her brothers-in-law, Ken Ward and Ross Dobbin.  Visitors will be received on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 1 pm. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Lambton Meadowview Villa Auxiliary. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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BROWN: Jacqueline Shirley Marie

Posted by on February 20, 2015

Peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Jacqueline Shirley Marie Brown passed away at the age of 64. Loving mother of Serena With, Terry Brown and Trevor Brown. Cherished grandmother of numerous grandchildren. Dear sister of Richard Boyer, Ronnie Boyer, Pauline Poirier, and Sue Phillips. Predeceased by her parents Pierette and Donat Boyer, sister Violet Munro and brother Fern Boyer. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CHILDS: Kay

Posted by on February 20, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family after a two year battle with cancer, Kay Childs passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at her home at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Lyle Childs for 50 years. Loving mother of Keith Childs and Brenda Childs. Proud grandmother of Brock DiMaria. Loved daughter of the late Robert and Mary Kennedy of Scotland. Cremation has taken place. Following Kay’s wishes, no visitation or funeral will be held. Family and friends are welcome to attend the committal service at Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 12:00 Noon. Those unable to attend are welcome to meet the family and friends at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the VON or Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please). A special thank you to Debbie and Sheila of the VON for their excellent care and compassion, and to Dr. Dostaler.

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KACHAN: Karen Marie

Posted by on February 20, 2015

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Karen Marie Kachan passed away at the age of 64. Beloved wife of over 46 years of Daryle Kachan. Loving mother of Dallas (Megan) and Damon (Tasha). Cherished grandmother of Zoe and Kyle. Dear sister of Arnold, Zane, Evelyn, the late Barry, and Eugene. Predeceased by her parents Mike and Helen Hersak. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Karen was born on November 27, 1950 in Shoal Lake, Manitoba. She had a great love of the outdoors, and spent a lot of time canoeing and RV travelling. Karen was especially fond of spending time with her grandchildren either baking or playing mini sticks. She was a compassionate caregiver and faced every challenge with grit and determination. Karen will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, Ontario, the non-profit centre that cared for Karen in her last days (cheques only at the funeral home please). Modest donations indicated as “In memoriam – Karen Kachan” would be welcome as directed at http://stjosephshospice.ca/?q=donations

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FLINT; Ken, of Petrolia

Posted by on February 20, 2015

Flint KenPassed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. KEN FLINT, 69 years, was a resident of Petrolia. He was the loving father of Darryl and Lysa Flint of Paris, Nancy Seman of London, and Pam Flint of Sarnia, and PROUD grandfather of Amelia, Emmett, Keith, and Jacqueline. Ken will be missed by his best friend and faithful companion, Penny. Visitors will be received on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia. Prayers will be offered at 9:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario Foundation (www.childhealth.ca) or Sarnia and District Humane Society (www.sarniahumanesociety.com). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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POEHLER; Edward, of Petrolia

Posted by on February 19, 2015

PoehlerEdward1Passed away peacefully with his wife and family by his side on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. Born in Germany, EDWARD POEHLER, of Petrolia, was in his 93rd year. Ed immigrated with his family to Canada in 1952, eventually settling in Enniskillen Township where he farmed the rest of his life. Ed is survived by his wife of 67 years, Irma, his children, Ursula (Fritz) Gnass, Fred (Michele) Poehler, and Monika (Jim) Deleersnyder, his grandchildren, Heidi (Mark) McNabb, Rolfe Gnass, Derrick Poehler, Amanda Poehler, Jamie Deleersnyder, and Mike Deleersynder, and his twelve great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Kurt (Anne), and many nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his parents Friedrich and Marie, his step-mother Frieda, his brothers George and Fritz (Ursula), and his sister Elli. Ed was a millwright for many years. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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JANSON: Edward Einard (Truu)

Posted by on February 19, 2015

Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Edward Einard (Truu) Janson passed away at the age of 83. Ed was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario, to Siima and George (Juri Truu) Janson. Brother of Lily, Ella (Frank Elliot), and Ellen. He met his love Victoria Mallo Leneve and raised 6 children; Bill (Monica Westfall) Janson and their children Hillary, Luke and Heidi, and Catherine Tamminen and her children Becky and Trevor; Linda (Ervin Perry) and their children Cindy and Steve; Douglas (Heather Wighton) and their children Edward (Allison Brown) and Patricia (Kevin Ryan); David (Monique Boire) and their children Corey and Nicole; Terry (Nancy Bordato) and their children Melissa, the late Andrea (2001), and Max. Cherished great grandfather of 16. Predeceased by his great grandson T.J. (1996). Dear brother-in-law of Lillian (Jim Taylor), Audrey (Bud Gilbert), Lloyd (Rose Baughtenheimer), Kenneth (Shirley), James (Doris) and Marilyn (Jim O’Neil). Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Prior to leaving Timmins, Ed was active in sports and played Senior A Hockey. When Dad came to Sarnia looking for work, he was hired on the Sarnia Fire Department, where worked for 39 years before he retired. He was also active as a member of the Sarnia community and served as a member of St. John’s Ambulance, President of Sarnia Professional Fire Fighters, Vice-President of Ontario Professional Fire Fighter’s Association, Vice President of Sarnia Labour Council, Assistant to Vice President OMERS (Retirees Organization), Coached Hockey and assisted with Silver Stick Men’s and Women’s, member and past President of Sarnia Optimist Club, assisted with the Marching Angels, Royal Canadian Air Cadets Sponsoring Committee and Chairman, member and past President of 403 Wing R.C.A.F. The Janson family wishes to thank Dr. Gannon of Sarnia and Dr. Blake of London for their excellent service. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, February 19, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the R.C.A.F. 403 Wing – Sarnia or the Professional Firefighters Association Community Benefits Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SHYMKO: Grace Hilda

Posted by on February 19, 2015

Peacefully, on Friday, February 13, 2015, at  St. Joseph’s Hospice, Grace Hilda Shymko passed away at the age of 82. Loving  mother of John (Colleen) and Terry. Cherished by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Walter and her son Jeffrey. Cremation has taken place. At Grace’s request, no services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MORTIMER: Beatrice “Bea”

Posted by on February 19, 2015

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, February 12, 2015, Beatrice “Bea” Mortimer went to be with her loving husband Ronald at the age of 79.  Beloved wife of late Ronald Mortimer (2013).  Loving mother of Kim (Degny) Mortimer and Robyn Mortimer (Rick Marsh).  Grandmother of Yosbel, Yosdel and Yosdiel.  Loving owner of Doodles the Dog, who watched over her with a happy heart and tail.  Bea enjoyed her volunteer work, spending many hours helping Myles Vanni at The Inn of the Good Shepherd, and giving her time with the Family Crisis Hotline.  She loved going to the theatre but her pride and joy was her family, she was a devoted wife and mother, loved attending sporting events, and visiting Robyn at school.  The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many caregivers, support workers and the VON for their love and support while allowing Bea to remain comfortable in her home.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, at 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow at The Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, 500 Errol Road West, Sarnia, ON. Sympathy may be expressed through donation to The VON Adult Day Program, Sarnia or The Alzheimer Society – Sarnia/Lambton.

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Whitnall: Vera (Copley)

Posted by on February 19, 2015

Peacefully on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Sumac Lodge, Vera (Copley) Whitnall passed away at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late James (1999). Loving mother of Raymond (Janet) Whitnall and Derrick Whitnall. Cherished grandmother of Carli, Michael, Devon, Wesley and Jennifer. Treasured great- grandmother of Jaxon and Ella. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Vera’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.