Pocock: Edna May

POCOCK, EDNA MAY – Peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Thursday, April 28, 2016, Edna May (Cuthbertson) Pocock at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Earl Pocock (2002). Daughter of the late John and Annabell Cuthbertson. Survived by her sister Florence (Clarence) LaLonde of Port Huron and  several nieces and nephews. Edna was a member of the Delta Chi Sigma Sorority and St. Giles Presbyterian Church. She worked at Hilda’s Art Gallery and Barr Jewelers. Cremation has taken place and private services were held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). If desired memorial donations may be made to the Women’s Interval Home or the Salvation Army.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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BARRY: Stanley Fredrick of Watford

Posted by on May 3, 2016

2016_05_03_19_37_41Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Stanley Fredrick Barry of Watford passed on May 3rd, 2016 in his 88th year. Predeceased by the love of his life Ruth Barry (nee King, 2000). Loving father of Sheila (Robert) McCabe of Watford, Stanley (Fay) Barry of Newbury, Sandra (Darcy) Muxlow of Watford, Nancy (Bill) Taylor of Watford and Greg (Jennifer) Barry of Petrolia. Cherished grandfather of Christie, Angela, Curtis, Jeremy (Christine), Joey (Barb), Sherry (Justin), Kerry (Amy), Kenny (Lyndsay), Jeffrey, Brody, Amie, Julie, Nathan, Kyle and Carson.  Will be missed by his 20 great grandchildren and his only great-great grandson. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by his daughter Susan (1982), grandson Steve (1992) and granddaughter Rebecca (1975).

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Stanley will be held at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital, Petrolia would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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HUIZINGA; Mike, of Wyoming

Posted by on May 2, 2016

Huizinga; Michael copyOn Sunday, May 1st, 2016, at the age of 54, MICHAEL GERALD HUIZINGA went to be with his Lord and Saviour, after a year-long battle with cancer. Mike had a quick wit, and his smile and infectious laugh would light the room. He loved wind-surfing and other water sports, fishing, board games, and all things sweet, especially ice cream. Husband to his loving and devoted wife Evelyn Huizinga (nee Klazinga). He was a respected role model to all his children: Clarence (Sarah Taylor) Huizinga, Christopher (Charlene) Huizinga, Tylor (Regan Fitzgerald) Huizinga, and Bradley (Marika) Huizinga. Beloved son of Greta Huizinga and the late Klaas Huizinga of Petrolia, brother to Jack (Joanne) Huizinga of Kerwood, Freda (Steve) Schaafsma of Woodstock, Jeanette (Mel) Nywening of Dorchester, Elaine (Bob Vrolyk) of Sarnia and Paul (Angela) Huizinga of Petrolia. Son-in-law to Jannie Klazinga and the late Stewart Klazinga of Wyoming. Brother-in-law to Diane (George) Kok of Mt. Brydges, John (Janice) Klazinga of Sarnia, Stewart (Laura) Klazinga of Petersburg and Randy Klazinga of Wyoming. Beloved Uncle to many nieces and nephews and Great Uncle to 6 wonderful great nieces and nephews. He was an active member of the Local 663, as well as the Wyoming Christian Reformed Church where he served on the council. Predeceased by his father Klaas Huizinga, father-in-law Stewart Klazinga, brothers-in-law Robert Klazinga and Sidney Klazinga. Visitors will be received at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, on Wednesday May 4th, 2016 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Wyoming Christian Reformed Church, 4524 Confederation Road, Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 11 am. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations by cheque to the St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca) Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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McAULEY, Phylis (nee McGill)

McAULEY, Phylis (McGill) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Phylis McAuley at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late James Michael McAuley (1998). Loving mother of Doug (Wendy), Ken, Jerry, Jim, Rick, all of Sarnia, Tom (Cindy), Collingwood and Kathy Stenkamp (Bernd), Bright’s Grove. Dear Gramma of Gillian (Tim), Matt, Alex, Steven (Amy), Brian (Kiri), Andrew (Darlene), David (Risa), Mark, Melissa (Tim), Emily, late Philip, Andrew, Katie (Tyler), Heather (Eric), Nicholas (Lindy) and Kara (Adam). Great-Gramma of Jordan, Blake, Katie, Erin, Brendan, Bailey, Ethan, Anna, Brodie, Haley, Ava and Claire. Sister-in-law of Virginia McGill, Sarnia and Kay McGill, British Columbia. Predeceased by parents Alexander & Mary McGill and by several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Sarnia Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 7W8, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 106 East St. N., Sarnia, N7T 7H9 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., N7T 5W3 (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Phylis McAuley 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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WEBSTER: John “Jack” Gordon of Oil Springs

Posted by on May 1, 2016

WEBSTER, John “Jack” Gordon – Age 85, of Oil Springs, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Leda (nee Bradshaw) Webster for 63 years. Loving father of Patricia Ann Webster of Burnaby, B.C. and Catherine Mae McLean of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Darryl Patrick McLean of Sarnia. Survived by his sister Mona Lawhon of Texas, in-laws Edward (Lucille) Bradshaw, Gerald (late Lillian) Bradshaw, Leo (Jean) Bradshaw, Barbara (Denys) Stewart, Rosemary (late Bruce) Bradshaw and the late Noreen Bradshaw-Roy. Predeceased by his parents George and Mae (Hurd) Webster, sisters Marion Jones, Violet Prestanski, Viola McLachlan, sons-in-law Bruce Gongola and Donald McLean. Jack had a great passion for the outdoors, fishing and photography. He worked at Imperial Oil for 35 years. Jack belonged to the Oil Springs Heritage Committee and lived in Oil Springs for over 81 years. A special thank-you to Fiddick’s Nursing Home and Lambton Meadowview Villa Nurses, staff and Dr. Li.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and 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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KUCHTA; Evelyn, of Sarnia, formerly of Inwood

Posted by on April 28, 2016

Kuchta; Evelyn goodPassed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Born in Wales, EVELYN KUCHTA (nee James), of Sarnia, was in her 87th year. Evelyn will be missed by her children Anita Gillies-Moncrief and her husband Gary of Texas, Mark Kuchta of Sarnia, and Linda Drury and her husband Brian of Sarnia, and her grandchildren Connor and Bryce. She is also survived by a brother Ken James of Wales. She was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, and a sister who were all of Wales. Evelyn trained as a registered nurse in England before immigrating to Canada, eventually settling in Petrolia where she worked at Twilight Haven until her retirement. 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, May 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (www.heartandstroke.on.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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BECHER: George

Posted by on April 28, 2016

Peacefully passed on April 27th, 2016, George Becher of Strathroy in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Rose Becher (1983). Loving  father of William of Strathroy and Linda (1953). Cherished grandfather of Tanya (Jamie) and Melinda.  Will be missed by his great grandchildren Leyha and Nicholas.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, April 29th, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of kindness, donations may be made to the All Saints Roman Catholic Church. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca1

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WALES: Wilson Raymond of Watford

Posted by on April 27, 2016

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on April 26th, 2016, Wilson Raymond Wales passed in his 66th year. Cherished father of Raymond, Ernest and Elizabeth. Loving brother of Evelyn and Ron. Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Violet Wilson and his siblings Mary, Grenna, Glen, Shirley and Ernest.

Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca

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DELINE: Madeline

Posted by on April 27, 2016

Deline, Mrs. Madeline May

 

Passed away peacefully at North Lambton Lodge in Forest on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Deline.  Loving mother of Rob Deline (Helen) of Bright’s Grove, Patricia Louks (Brian) of Forest, Kathy Becker (Greg) of Sarnia, Karen Emmons (Todd) of  London, and the late Cheryl Deline.  Grandmother of Jeff Emmons, Jamie Becker, Crystal-Dawn Field, Wendy Louks, and Tracey Louks.  Also survived by several great-grandchildren.  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 11:00Cardfront am to 12:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 12:00 pm.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the North Lambton Lodge or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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McLEAN; John of Petrolia

Posted by on April 26, 2016

mcLean;John0001Passed away suddenly at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.   JOHN DONALD MCLEAN, of Petrolia, was in his 89th year.  John was the husband of the late Jean McLean.  He will be missed by his daughter Sandra Caughy of Forest, his son Harold Dennis and Helen Moir of Merlin, and his daughter-in-law Darlene Moir of Chatham.   John was predeceased by his sons Darrell McLean and Michael Moir.  He will also be missed by 17 grandchildren and his many great grandchildren.  John was a brother to George and Evelyn McLean of Goderich, and the late Jenny Cornell and Mabel MacNeil, and was an uncle to many nieces and nephews.   Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (www.heartandstroke.on.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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MILLS; Amy of Petrolia

Posted by on April 26, 2016

MILLS; AMY BIRDELLA (nee Barnes), born December 19, 1924 passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Monday, April 25, 2016. She is now with her husband George (2007), her daughter Wendee Pelkie (2015), and her grandsons Shawn Pelkie (1986) and Kristopher Leblanc (2015).   She will be sorely missed by her daughter Tammy Leblanc and her husband Jacques and her son-in-law Ted Pelkie, all of Petrolia.  She will also be missed by her grandchildren Adam Leblanc, Alex Leblanc, Mike and Sandy Pelkie, and Meg Leblanc, and her great grandchildren Chapman, Alyssa, and Caius.   She has joined in death her brothers Harry and Roy, and her sister Sheila.  Amy will be missed by her sister Shirley, as well as her many nieces and nephews.  Amy had a full and exciting life of family, community, wartime and travel.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) and Autism Ontario (www.autismontario.com), and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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DOLMAGE: Robert Adam of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on April 26, 2016

On April 24, 2016 Adam Dolmage passed away peacefully in Sarnia at St. Joseph’s Hospice, after a 10 month battle with cancer.   Adam is survived by his mother Barbara Dolmage Hamilton (Forest), sister’s Deb Dolmage (Tom Siegner) (Ipperwash Beach) and Linda Dolmage (Mike McDonnell) (Stony Plain, Alberta), brother Ian Dolmage (Tanis Friesen) (Ottawa).  Predeceased by father Robert (Bob) Dolmage.  Also survived by Linda’s 4 children, Liam and Katie Milaney, Barbara and Maggie Pearson (all from Alberta).  He is also remembered by his faithful dog “Bill” an English Bull Terrier.  Adam was a licensed electrician at local 530 in Sarnia as well as having his own successful business “Adam’s Electric” before retiring in 2008.  Adam enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping as well as raising wild exotic birds and high school wrestling when he was younger. He also had a passion for his cottage and the beach at Gallimere.  There will be a celebration of life at the Forest Legion on Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 1:00 pm – 4:00pm followed by a Toast at The Yoke in Forest at 5:00 pm.  Please join us at that time to reminisce and remember Adam. Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society are appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangments entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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VALLIERS: PAUL EMILE OF SARNIA

PAUL EMILE VALLIERES- Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday April 24, 2016. He leaves behind his loving wife Mary (McCahill) for 44 years. Survived by his children Colette, Norm and Joe. Cherished Grandpapa to, many grandchildren and great grandchildren and Paul will be sadly missed by his family in Quebec. Paul is predeceased by his son Mark (1978). He was a proud 55 year member of the Pipe fitters Local 663. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Nurses of the 5th floor cognitive care unit. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family gathering at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.

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HAMILTON: Robert of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on April 26, 2016

Hamilton, RobertHAMILTON, Robert – Bob passed away at home on Sunday, April 24, 3 days before his 62nd birthday. Much loved husband of Marlene Hamilton, loving father to our son Jason and his wife Mya and to our daughter Erin. Lovingly missed by his mother Lou Hamilton, sisters Lynda Moore and Joanne Hamilton and brother Greg Hamilton, mother-in-law Gladys Bechler, sisters-in-law Ruth (Erv) Pfaff and Wilma Bechler. Predeceased by his father, Harry Hamilton and father-in-law, Ivan Bechler. Bob was a passionate wood turner and enjoyed talking “shop” to fellow enthusiasts. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral services will occur. Memorial donations can be made to the Grand Bend Legion or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Forest

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LaCROIX, Robert Nelson

LaCroixLa CROIX; Robert Nelson of Sarnia passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband of Helen (Gignac) La Croix. Dear father of Keith (Rhonda) La Croix and Craig (Nathallie Drew) La Croix. Grandfather of Sydney and Cameron. Brother of Morris (and the late Evelyn) La Croix. Also survived by a sister-in-law Monica and 12 nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Maurille and Emileanna La Croix and 2 brothers Ron and Gerry. Robert was involved with Scouting for over 40 years and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Austin Healy Club. Visitation will be at the MCKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 7 – 9 p.m. Memorial mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church by Fr. Vince Gulikers, on Friday April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Point Edward, ON. N7V 1A6 or the Attawandaron Scout Camp, 8916 Lakeshore Road, Lambton Shores, ON N0M 2L0. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Robert La Croix 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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ORTINS, Abilio

Ortins - newspaperORTINS, Abilio – With his family by his side, Abilio passed away at Bluewater Health on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Maria for 61 years. Dear father of Marie Chaves (Luis), Sarnia and Oriolando Ortins (Maria Fatima), St. Thomas. Loving Vovo to Jennifer Fazio (Anthony), Christopher Chaves and Jeremy Ortins. Great-vovo of Nathan and Benjamin Fazio. Predeceased by parents Manuel Antonio & Maria Arcencao Ortins Jr., brothers Jose and Manuel Ortins and sisters Maria Urbina Quadros, Mariazinha Bettencourt and Zulmira Ferreira. Abilio came to Canada with his wife and children from Graciosa, Azores, Portugal in 1966. He was a long time member of Carpenters Local 1256. Abilio dearly loved his family and spending time with them. He also had a great passion for gardening and caring for his fruit trees. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Arthritis Society, 400 York St. #204, London, N6B 3N2 or the charity of your choice. (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Abilio Ortins 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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DE SENA, Lidorina

DeSena squareDE SENA, Lidorina (Iacobelli) passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, at the age of 68 years. Beloved wife of the late Terenzio De Sena (2014). Loving mother of Luisa (Mark) Buscema, Francesco De Sena and Maria (Jerry) Recchia all of Sarnia and the late Marcello De Sena (1971). Loving nonna to Karah and Jessica Buscema, Joseph, Eric and Lauren De Sena and Daniel and Julia Recchia. Predeceased by her parents Ersilio and Domenica Iacobelli. Sister of Anna Fazio (Antonio) of Sarnia, Gino Iacobelli (Maria) of Sarnia, Palmino Iacobelli (Martha) of Sarnia, and Bianca Di Filippe (Mario) of Italy. Sister of the late Amerigo Iacobelli (Gelsomina) of Sarnia, the late Rosa Morrelli (late Luigi) of France, the late Aldino (Anna) of Venezuela, and the late Orfeo Iacobelli (Julia) of Sarnia. Lidorina will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose life was guided by her deep faith. Visitation will be held Tuesday April 26, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia where Prayers will be held at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. At Lidorina’s request, in lieu of flowers, please consider sending a pre-packed basket of non-perishable food items to the funeral home to be distributed to The Inn of the Good Shepherd following the funeral. Sympathy may also be expressed through Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street N. Sarnia, ON N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Lidorina De Sena 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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Beehler, Norman (Norm) Charles of Sarnia

beehlernormanwebAt St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday April 24, 2016, NORMAN CHARLES (BUTCH) BEEHLER  age 60 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Beth) Climie.  Loving brother of Ed (Janice) Beehler, Tim Beehler and Mark Beehler.  Uncle to Amber, Christina, Katie and Adam.  Predeceased by his mother Helen (Bowman) Mae Beehler, sisters Diane Poirier and Sharon Neilson and her husband Jan and their children Diana and Eric.  Norm worked at St. Vincent de Paul for over 25 yrs.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Wednesday April 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice .

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Van Tongerloo, Alex of Sarnia

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At his residence on Wednesday April 20, 2016 ALEX  JOSEPH VAN TONGERLOO age 70 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Hélène (Marier) Van Tongerloo.  Loving father of Sophia Van Tongerloo and  Marc-Louis (Michelle) Van Tongerloo.  Cherished grandfather of  Cassandra and Matthew.  Dear brother of Greta, Eric and Vera.  Brother-in-law to Suzanne Marier and Guy Marier.  Alex worked at Polysar and Bayer for 25 years as a senior environmentalist.    Cremation has taken place and a memorial mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas R. C. Church on Wednesday May 11th at 11:00 a.m..   Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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VEENS: Mrs. Irene Beatrix of Arkona, Ontario

Posted by on April 22, 2016

cardpicIrene Beatrix Veens (Peters) of Arkona passed away peacefully on April 22, 2016 with her family by her side at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital at age 71.  Dearly loved wife of Gerry Veens and loved mother of Joanne and Steve Atchison, Henry Veens, Bernice and Dwayne (2013) Cadman, Wilhelmina Waters and Ron VanDamme, Vicki and Gerry Lynn, Marion and Kevin Somer, and Jerry and Susan Veens. Cherished grandchildren Julianne, Andria,  Traves, Rebecca, Michael, Ashley, Kelsey, Daniel, Curtis (1999), Cassandra, Hannah, Jonathan, Jeremy, Joseph, Samual, Reanna, Samira, Abigail, Lindsay, Brandon, Amelia, Rachel and Nicholas. Great-grandson Carter. Sister to Mary, Wilma, Henry (Jacoba), Joe, Tony (Mary), Bert (Eliz),  Andy (Geraldine) and Joanne (Terry). Sister in law to Jan, Theo, Annie and Henk from the Netherlands. Welcomed in heaven by her sister Hendrika and brother-in-laws Bert Veens and Bert Centen along with many from the Netherlands.  Always remembered for her enthusiasm, love of gardening, and the love of work. ” Moeka” will be missed by all. Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, April 24. 2016, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday morning, April 25, 2016, at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 68 Union Street, Forest. Interment to follow at Arkona Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Curtis Cadman Fund at Children’s Health Foundation.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Marjorie Eileen ‘Midge’ Horner (nee Little), on March 29, 2016, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, aged 85 years.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1930, our Mom was the eldest child of the late Dr. Perley and Eileen (MacKinlay) Little. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Norval (Bill) Horner in 2003, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Elliott, Truro, David (Bianca) of Halifax, Dan (Sharon) of Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia and Douglas (Melinda) of Iqaluit, Nunavut; nine grandchildren: Miranda (nee Elliott) (Chris) Bates and Morgan (Becky Lavers) Elliott, both of Truro, William (Netherlands) and Bryce (Bedford) Horner, Sam and Emma Horner, both of Toronto, Ontario and Louisa, Lauren and Luella Horner in Iqaluit all of whom she loved dearly and was inordinately proud. ‘SuperNana’ will be sorely missed by her adored great-grandchildren Matilda and Beatrice Bates and Charlie and Piper Elliott who enjoyed their trips to visit her at the big house up on the hill.

Midge is also survived by her only brother Jim (Joanne) Little, Londonderry and her youngest sister Judy Little (Doug Pilon), Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law Keith Horner, Shawville, PQ and Donald Dods, Shawville, PQ and Bedford, NS and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Joan Potter and Katherine Grainger, sisters-in-law Lois Elliott, Mayfred Dods, Shirley Horner and brothers-in-law Hal Grainger, Dr. Bruce Horner and Fred Elliott.

Not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, our Mom was tireless in her participation in her community and as a member of many organizations, clubs and committees, most recently the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, the Colchester Historeum, the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Working to benefit the hospital, Mom spent many years volunteering for the annual Hubbub and ultimately as convener of that event in 2005. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering at the Historeum as a hostess and helping to develop displays, especially when they featured the Marigold Guild, as it did through ‘An Exhibit of Needlework’ in 2006.

The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts was our mother’s brainchild (and at times we teased, her greatest love). Gathering 42 women into her home in 1983 and using her subtle determination, she was able to create the Truro Chapter of the EAC. Thirty three years of ‘stitch ins’ later, it is still an active and vibrant Guild. To roughly quote a Guild member, Mom was the founder and always the driving force behind the MGNA, serving as the first President and twenty-eight years later offering to fill that vacant position again, even as health challenges slowed her down. She has served in most, if not all, the executive positions and committee leads and continued to fill a key role even as her debilitating health stopped her from creating her own true masterpieces. Mom was instrumental in encouraging the Guild’s annual retreat which began in 1989 and continues to this day and she was the originator of the idea of the ‘Tapestry of Historic Truro: 1875-1925’, leading that project through some 2000 hours from inception to its unveiling at the then Colchester Historical Society Museum in 1997. Designated a ‘Master Craftsman in Pulled Thread’ by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, our modest mother was surprised and honoured to be awarded the EAC national honour service pin in 2011 in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the art.

Following us to school and athletic events, ski hills and riding rings, she encouraged and was always our greatest fan. Mom loved to travel and our annual ski trips, family reunions and other trips afar with our father, family and friends were enjoyed immensely and summers at Shortts Lake were a major part of our lives.

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

We would like to extend a special recognition to Eileen Tooker, Mom’s friend and companion, who allowed Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her disabilities in recent times would normally have allowed.

We wish to thank Dr. Andrea Faryniuk and the entire staff of the 2nd floor surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their patient and compassionate care over this last year.

As was our mother’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal or religious service. Instead, an informal gathering in fond remembrance will be held on April 3, 2016 in the Birch Room at the Holiday Inn, Prince Street, Truro between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm for all those that may wish to attend.

No flowers by request. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Surgical Unit, the Colchester East Hants Health Care Centre, the Colchester Historeum or the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Thank you.

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MOORE: Thomas William of Sarnia Formerly of Windsor

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4On March 15, 2016 Thomas (Tom) William Moore age 71 died from a heart attack in London England. Husband of 49 and a half years to the love of his life Sheila (nee Neary). Best dad ever to Tom and his wife Heather and Jennifer and her husband Craig Beaubien. Proud Papa to Fisher and Noah Beaubien and Connor, Cian and Brydie Moore. Brother of Alan Moore and his wife Leslie of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Phyllis Moore of Windsor. He will be missed by family and countless friends. Tom was a retiree of Imperial Oil and amazing contributor to his community through many years involved with Boys Scouts, United Way and most recently the Inn of the Good Shepherd. He will be remembered for his incredible kindness to everyone. The world was a better place because he was in it.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Inn of the Good Shepherd or charity of your choice. Funeral mass to at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 LeCaron Ave, Sarnia. on Tuesday, March 29 at 11:00 am.

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BARNES: M. Darlene of Watford, ON

Posted by on April 22, 2016

BARNES, Mrs. M. Darlene

 

Passed away at Watford Quality Care on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in her 94th year.  Born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on July 12, 1922.  Daughter of Orville and Iva Edwards.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Barnes (late of 1995).  Dearest mother of Ken (Holly) Barnes of Corunna, Judy Edgar of Watford, and the late Douglas Barnes (late of 1961).  Survived by her grandchildren Deb (Jeff) Cross, Joe (Jessica) Edgar, Andrew (Rebecca) Barnes ,Wendy Barnes, Alicia Barnes (Brandon Bowling).  Great Grandmother to Kylie and Ethan Barnes, Carter, Wyatt and Easton Cross, Liam and Claire Edgar, and Zane Bowling.  Sister of Rieta, Donna, Madeline, Myrna, Larry Edwards, and the late Mildred, George, Raymond, Walter, Don and Glen.  Survived by her sisters in law Doris Edwards and Helen Edwards, her brother in law Morris McCallum and many nieces and nephews. The most important thing in her life was family.

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Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Watford, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Watford United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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ST. ONGE, Muriel Beryl of Dresden and formerly of Sarnia

St. ONGE, Muriel Beryl, Peacefully at Chatham Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Muriel St. Onge, age 92 of Dresden. Predeceased by her husband Alexander St. Onge (1983). Cremation has taken place and a graveside committal of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery (1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia) on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (Meet at Cemetery Gate). Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 102 Victoria St. North, Sarnia, Ontario. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SKINNER; Kenneth of Petrolia

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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Supported by his loving family, KENNETH SKINNER passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Audrey Skinner for 63 years. “Now they are together forever.” Loving father of Michael (Kelly), Ian (Linda), Susan, and Bobby (Indra). Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Justin, David, Christopher, Abbey and Grace. A proud secondary school physics teacher, Kenneth taught in England, New Zealand and Canada, and taught physics for the opticians program at Ryerson. He was a model of caring, compassion and devotion, and was well loved by his family and all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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