CHAPESKIE, Yvonne Hilda (nee Jacques) of Sarnia

chapeskie-yvonneCHAPESKIE, Yvonne Hilda (Jacques) – At Bluewater Health on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Edward (2004). Dear mother of Leonard (Deborah) Chapeskie, Sarnia and Brenda Chapeskie, Pender Island, B.C. Loving grandmother of Angela and Michael (Consuelo). Great-grandmother of Teagan and Ryder Smith. Sister of Virginia (late Julius) Foulon, Wallaceburg, Jean (Jim) Schaffer, Wallaceburg, Andrea (Marcel) VanLanduyt, Smith’s Falls and Salviar (late Rosie) Jacques, Wallaceburg. Sister-in-law of Sylvia Jacques. Predeceased by her parents Rene & Marie Jacques, brothers Joe, Marshall (Sach), Valere and sister Margaret (late Albert). Yvonne will also be sadly missed by her dear friends Mary Callahan, Dana Blume, Jan DiCocco, Celine Beauregard and Bill & Viola Pegg. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., N7T 7W8 in honour of her beloved cat Casey. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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ZENICK: William Russell of Wilkesport

Posted by on September 26, 2016

ZENICK, William Russell – Age 73, of Wilkesport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Son of the late William and Laura (nee Doan) Ziniuk. Beloved husband of Nancy Zenick (nee Lawrence). Loving father of Kelly (Chris) Wells of Sarnia, Bill (Laura) Zenick of Saskatchewan, Peter (Marielle) Zenick of Sarnia and Rachael (TJay) Waite of Alberta. Cherished by his grandchildren Kitty Wells, Matthew Wells, Erin Wells, Sarah Zenick, Bobby Zenick, Zack Waite, Drew Waite and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Gayle and Don Roberts. Survived by his in-laws Linda Irwin, Phyllis Lawrence, Allan and Cindy Lawrence, Bertha Lawrence. Predeceased by his beloved grandson Bradley Waite (2014), in-laws Donna and Nick Carter, Neil and Joanne Lawrence, James Lawrence, Jack and Joan Lawrence, Keith Irwin, Peter Lawrence as well as his nieces Kerry Irwin and Christy Lawrence. Russ worked for the Local 539 Sheet Metal Union for many years.
At Russ’s request cremation has taken place and Graveside Service will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00pm. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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LASI, FRANK

Posted by on September 26, 2016

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83 years, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Franklin Gardens. Beloved husband of Marie. Dear father of Marianne Lasi, Irene Butler (John), Heidi Lasi (Kanth Thirugnanam) and Ken Lasi. Loving grandfather of Sarah Butler (James Ewing), Karsten Melchers, Nicholas and Noah Lasi and great grandfather of Claire Ewing. Dear brother of Elizabeth Neufeld (John) and predeceased by his infant sister Margaret. Frank is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family members. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2- 5p.m. and 7- 9p.m.  Funeral Service to Celebrate Frank’s life, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 Sherk Street, Leamington on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer Society. Frank’s family wish to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Franklin Gardens for all the love and care they provided. Friends may send condolences or make a memorial donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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JANES: Edmund Roy of London

Posted by on September 24, 2016

Peacefully passed away at L.H.S.C-University Campus on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016; Edmund “Roy” Janes at the age of 78. Survived by his only sister Irene Janes of London. Roy will be missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Roy was a dedicated City of London employee for over 30 years.

As per Roy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment to follow at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, www.denning.ca

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Way, Howard Stanley of Toronto

Posted by on September 24, 2016

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of a strong man.  Howard Stanley Way, age 66, of Toronto  died peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday September 21st, 2016,.  Beloved husband of Helen MacNeil-Way, loving father of Michael MacNeil (Vicky), David MacNeil (Laura) and Tammie Way, pre-deceased by son Stephen MacNeil (Judy).  Grandfather of Jacey, Holly, Cassidy, Matthew, Tyler, Tyson, Tamara, Tabitha, Tanner, Bridgette, Devon, Tessa, Quinn, Addie, Cory and Cole.  Great-Grandfather to Mason, Gracie and Rhys.  Dear brother of Ken Way (Bev), and Harold Way with in-laws in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor,  strength, wisdom and love he had for his family.  He will be lovingly missed by all.

A celebration of Howard’s life will take place at a later date.

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

Donations in memory of Howard can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.dad-2015

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WHITE, James (Jim)

Posted by on September 23, 2016

web_white-jamesOn September 22, 2016 Jim peacefully went into the arms of God and we wept as we had just lost our best friend. Beloved husband of Fay (Ray) for 60 years.  Loving father to Vickie Vasiladis (George), Kim Brannagan (Brian), Patricia Carol (1961), Barb Lenhart (Paul) and Lillian Marie (1975).  Proud Grandfather to Garrett and wife Bethany, Alicia and fiancé Kevin, Amanda and husband Ryan, Julia, Philip, Jimmy, Kevin and Michael.  Brother of Walter “Buster” White.  Wally, Dad’s furry friend will miss his companion for the past 5 years. Jim will be joining his parents Annie Redmile (1933), Walter (1973) and Freda Logan (1973), siblings Margaret Arrowsmith (1987), Henry White “Buddy” (1996) and George White (2000). Jim retired from the Windsor Star after 44 years of service.  During retirement he spent his time golfing, bowling, barbequing, lawn bowling, volunteering for numerous activities especially the Senior Games and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  Jim is a proud member of the Knights of Columbus 4386. A special thank you to Hospice Erie Shores Team in Leamington.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Erie Shores Campus or a charity of your choice is appreciated. Visitation Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Knight of Columbus #4386 prayers Sunday.  Funeral Monday 10:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 4401 Mt. Royal Drive for funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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ASSEF, Annette Marie (nee Hartley)

Posted by on September 23, 2016

web_assef_annettePassed away peacefully on September 21, 2016 at 69 years of age. Dear mother of James Assef. Beloved grandmother of Kristie Garneau and James Assef Jr. Proud great-grandmother of Carley Weston. Annette will be dearly missed by her extended family and friends, especially Chantal and Mark, Sue, Betty, Delmer, Kelly, and Beverly.  She was a dedicated nurse for 42 years, and enjoyed her Bible Study group, attending social events, and spending time with her family. Special thanks to the staff at Leamington District Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care in the last few months. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join the family on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at Wheatley Baptist Church, 47 Talbot Street East, Wheatley. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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McLEOD, Dr. David Angus M.D.

Posted by on September 23, 2016

web_mcleod_davidReunited with beloved late wife Margaret (2015). Beloved father of Olivia (Tom) Pare, David (Shereen) McLeod, Gary McLeod, Linda McLeod. Devoted grandfather to Tyler, Brooke, Kayla, Shayne, the late Jeffery (1995). Dr. McLeod was a retired urologist serving patients at Grace, IODE, Hotel Dieu, Metropolitan, and Leamington Hospitals. He will also be remembered by his many patients in his private practice in Windsor.  He served on the Board of Directors at Grace Hospital from 1990-1991.  David was a long time member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Visiting Sunday from 6-9 p.m.  Funeral Service Monday 11:30 a.m. at Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KAINZ, Alfred

Posted by on September 23, 2016

web_kainzIt is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Alfred on September 20, 2016 at 87 years of age.  Beloved husband of Anne (nee Yankovich) with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage.  Loving father to Jim Kainz (Sue), Linda Brunelle (Denis) and Patti Kainz.  Dear grandfather to Jason Bastien, Lauren Brunelle, Austin Brunelle, Dana Brunelle, Brandon Kainz, Carrington Kainz and great-grandfather to Aiden and Joshua Bastien. Brother-in-law of John Yankovich.  Alfred is now reunited with his loving mother Maria Kainz.  Alfred will be remembered as a kind gentle soul who loved helping others unconditionally and was deeply devoted to his family.  He will be truly missed especially by Anne, his loving wife and soulmate.  If you so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Visiting Monday from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. FAMILIES FIRST 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841.  Procession leaving funeral home at 1:30 p.m. to St. John the Baptist Church for funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m. Burial St. John the Baptist Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Vautour: Sherri of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on September 23, 2016

2016_09_23_15_26_42Suddenly, on Friday, September 23rd, 2016. Sherri (Cheryl Lynn) Vautour (nee Keck).  Lovingly remembered by her husband Roger and her children Andrew (Emily) Johnson and Shelby Vautour.  Loving grandmother of Dexter Johnson, Christian, Makayla and Isabelle Vautour.  Also survived by her step children; Jonathon and Stephanie.  Daughter in law of Gerald Vautour and sister in law Shelley Vautour.  Predeceased by her sisters; Marie Guest and Norma Jean Silva and her parents Cecil and Mary Keck.  Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Monday, September 26th, 2016 from 5 – 9 pm where funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 am. Interment Strathroy cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca (519 245-1023).

 

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DAVIS, Eleanor (Lambkin) from Dresden

Posted by on September 22, 2016

davis-picDAVIS, Eleanor Loraine (nee Lambkin) – Peacefully on September 22, 2016 in her 97th year Eleanor Davis passed away at Heritage Court Residence in Dresden. Eleanor lived in Dresden and was formally of Wilkesport. Born in Enniskillen Township September 28, 1919 to the late Joseph and Catherine (Arnold) Lambkin. Predeceased by husband of 50 years, George, in 1994. Survived by children Barbara and Ken Sitzes of Oil City, Marguerite and Richard White of Sarnia, Connie and the late Lee McDonald of Dawn Township, Leslie and Debbie Davis of Wilkesport and Kenneth and Dorothy Davis of Sarnia. 11 grandsons and 1 grand daughter and 21 great grandchildren. Also survived by brother in-law Jim and Doris Davis. Predeceased by her sister Katherine and Wesley Metcalf and sister-in-law Violet and David Dadson. She and George spent many years camping and travelling and she enjoyed many trips with friend Mildred.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10am to the service time at 11am.
Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to CNIB or C.E.E Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.
Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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STEFFLER: Rick of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on September 22, 2016

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Richard “Rick” Steffler, Husband, Father, Friend, Teacher, and Coach, dies at age 55.

After a hard fought battle with cancer, Rick Steffler passed away in the arms of his family on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Lisaard House Hospice in Cambridge.

Rick began a long love affair with teaching when he started in the English Department at Strathroy District Collegiate Institute in the fall of 1987. Though he planned to stay only a few years his love of Strathroy grew quickly; he remained in English at SDCI — later as department head — the rest of his career.  Through the years he helped many students to learn the joys of literature and the arts, be it in the classroom, on the debate team, or on the stage.  Rick’s greatest joy was teaching and coaching, nothing gave him greater satisfaction than seeing his students, players, and teams improve.  He was an active coach for the past 25 years with Strathroy Minor Hockey; he was also involved in coaching many of the SDCI athletic teams, including Women’s Hockey, Women’s golf, and Men’s Soccer.  He was so proud to have the Steffler Scholarship celebrating achievement in creative writing, drama, music and visual arts established this year at SDCI in his honour.

Rick leaves behind the love of his life, his wife Kathleen of over 28 years, his children Michael (Alyssa), Matthew (Angie), and Holly (Chris).  Rick was beloved son-in-law to Sharon Cleminson (Bill Malone), pre deceased by father-in-law Bob Cleminson, cherished brother-in-law to Colleen (nee Cleminson) and Joe Kim, Beth (nee Cleminson) and Doug Fisher, loving uncle to Megan, Eric, Samantha, and Bobby, and Godfather to Megan, John, and Katherine.  “Ricky” as he was fondly known during family trips to the cottage also enjoyed the love of Larry and Janet Steffler — who he considered brother and sister — and their family.  He is also survived by his parents Bill and Kathy Steffler, his sisters Mary Steffler and Terry (nee Steffler) and brother-in-law Cam Sill.  Rick also leaves behind so many friends and colleagues from his years coaching and teaching in Strathroy, all of whom have been a great support in his final days.

There will be a casual visitation at All Saints Parish in Strathroy on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 from 2-4pm and from 7-9pm.  The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 am with 1 hour of visitation preceding the mass celebrated at All Saints.  A reception for family and friends will follow.  Cremation will take place with interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to support the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) as well as the Lisaard House Hospice.  Both organizations did so much to help Rick and his family during his fight.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. The mass will be live streamed and may be viewed on Facebook at Denning’s of Lambton-Middlesex. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023.

 

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McNamara, Dr. Eugene

Posted by on September 18, 2016

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Beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, professor, and poet passed away peacefully in his home on September 17, surrounded by his loving family.

 

Eugene McNamara was born in Oak Park, Illinois on March 18, 1930. He attended De Paul University and received his PhD from Northwestern University, both in Chicago. He married the love of his life, Margaret, in 1952. After teaching at the University of Illinois, he moved his family to Windsor in 1959 to teach at what was then Assumption University, later the University of Windsor. He remained in the English Department for 36 years, retiring in 1995, and was named Professor Emeritus shortly thereafter. In 2000, he received the honorary degree of Doctor Of Laws from the University of Windsor.

 

His accomplishments and contributions to the University and to the city of Windsor during those 36 years are tremendous. He spearheaded the Creative Writing Department which quickly became one of the most respected departments of its kind in Canada. He founded the “University of Windsor Review” and was its editor for over 20 years.

He mentored numerous aspiring writers, many of whom went on to great success. He arranged poetry readings, not just at the university, but also in several locations across the city, putting Windsor on the map as a respected literary destination. He was a poet, a writer and a scholar. His numerous books, collections of poetry and short stories, drew praise from critics across the country. But the real passion in his career was teaching. He loved it all. He was and is one of the most beloved professors the University has ever had. Countless numbers of people have approached him or family members over the years to say that Dr. McNamara was the best professor they had ever had, that he inspired them to learn, to read, to love literature (and film – he created Literature in Film courses and shared his love of movies as a part-time film critic for the Windsor Star.)  Many of his students became teachers themselves. Many went on to other pursuits, yet retained that love of books and the beauty that they found there.

 

In 2008 a scholarship was established in his name. A dinner was held to honour him and to raise funds. Eugene was moved and proud but, in typical fashion for him, he was more excited about being able to give something to students in their academic pursuits than he was about the accolades he received that night.

As much as he was proud of his contributions to the school and the city, Eugene was grateful to Windsor for providing him a place to learn and grow, a place to share his life with his darling wife and to raise and enjoy his family. He always said, “Windsor has been very good for me”.

He was a man who took great joy in the world and people around him, wringing every drop of happiness he could get out of his love of books, music, movies, art, antiques, cooking, traveling and dancing (he was a favourite partner at faculty and other parties because he was one of the few husbands who loved to dance). As immense as his love was for all of these, his greatest loves were his family, his friends and colleagues.

Eugene was preceded in death by his mother Anna Ryan McNamara, his father, Joseph McNamara, his brother, Martin McNamara, as well as sons-in-law Patrick Lobzun, Kevin Donoghue and many friends and colleagues at the University of Windsor.

 

He leaves, in body only, his wife, Margaret, oldest son Michael and his wife, Judy Holm; daughter, Mary, son David and his wife, Catharine Mastin, son Brian and his wife, Susan (nee Beaudoin); and son Christopher and his wife, Margaret Fong; grandchildren Aaron Holm and his wife, Saira Khan; Caitlin McNamara and her husband Neil Langshaw; Martin McNamara Lobzun; Jennifer McNamara; James and Jeffery Marr; Markus and August Fong-McNamara. Great-grandchildren Olive Holm, Haris Holm, and Joshua Hollywood. His love and spirit remain with them always. Each one of them knows and cherishes the enveloping warmth of his deep love for them.

Heartfelt thanks to Margaret, Kahindi, Johnson, Ravi, Annette and all of the staff at CCAC and Paramed. Thanks also to Natalie and all the people at Home Instead. Many thanks also to Miles and John and all the good people at VON. The support of the palliative team at Hospice was invaluable. Finally, a very special thank you to two friends who are also nurses, Terry Whalen and Sarah Hill, who gave their expertise, along with their love and admiration for Eugene, in numerous ways.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Eugene McNamara Scholarship at The University of Windsor or, to carry on Eugene’s love of literature, you may donate a book to a local school or library in your community.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will take place on Tuesday September 20, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841  Parish prayers at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Evening.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday September 21, 2016  at the Our Lady of Assumption Parish- McEwan Campus 711 McEwan Ave from 10 :00 a.m. until time of mass at 11:00 a.m.  Share memories online at FamiliesFirst.ca

 

“If tomorrow comes and I wake to

find you next to me I’ll know I am

home—–

 

If tomorrow never comes again well

we’ve been there and back again

 

You are the country I will never ever

fly from like geese in the park close

to home you are the map of far places

home in my heart–”

 

from “Heart Land”

?        for Margaret

 

 

 

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DAWSON; Gerald Douglas of Oil City

Posted by on September 17, 2016

DAWSON, GERALD DOUGLAS – Age 74 of Oil City peacefully passed away on September 16, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Gerry will be greatly missed by his friend and wife for 50 years, Pat Dawson. Loving Father to Melissa Haskett, Michael Dawson and Pamela Talbot. Special Grandfather to Hayley and Emily Haskett, Spencer and Tyler Talbot and Brooke and Jackson Dawson. Dear Brother of Doreen Klapak and Catherine (Art) Sterling. Gerry will be remembered by Brother and sister in-laws Barb and Bill MacNeil, Joanne Wagner, Betty Wagner, Sylvia and Allan Knight and Lynn and Ross Howes. Predeceased by Brother Keith, brother-in-law’s Joe Klapak, Lyle and Glen Wagner and Sister-in-law Ann Wagner. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Gerald worked for Holmes Foundry for 25 years, he was an avid fisherman, loved carpentry and was a passionate volunteer.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5-9 pm. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home.
Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Children’s Health Foundation, London (Cheques only).
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca . Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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PRETLI, Andrew

Posted by on September 17, 2016

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78 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Linda (1994). Loving father of Linda Vajna and husband George, Jeff Pretli and wife Jeannine. Adored grandfather of Madeline and George Vajna, and Benjamin Pretli. Dear brother of George (Margaret), Jack (Ann), Ann Davis (Adrian Carrier). Predeceased by brother John and late wife Vicky. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Saturday from 2-5 and Sunday 2-5. Funeral Service to celebrate Andrew’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 Sherk St., Leamington on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Rocheleau, Patricia Doris (nee Wiseman)

Posted by on September 16, 2016

web_rocheleau_patriciaPassed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 16, 2016 at 85 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Ulysse (1981). Cherished mother of Eddie, Jane, Dave (Tina), Jack, Evelyn (Donald) Meharg, Patty (David Spratt), Jim (Heather) and pre deceased by Mike (2014). Loving Mimi of 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Theresa Rocheleau. Patricia will be sadly missed by her extended family and her dear friends. Special thank you to the staff at Ouellette Campus and Season’s in Amherstburg for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish Prayers Sunday at 4:30pm at Families First 2130 Front Rd. LaSalle, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Cornett, Helen Elaine (nee Beattie)

Posted by on September 16, 2016

web_cornett_helenPassed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, on September 15, 2016 at 81 years of age.  Beloved mother of Jeffrey (Louise Woitte).  Loving grandmother of the late Kristie (1987), Amy (Kyle Monteith), and Michael (Brandy Kelly).  Predeceased by her parents Edwin and Rena Beattie.  She will be sadly missed by her canine buddy Teddy.  Helen was an active volunteer and member of the Windsor Chapter, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, for over 40 years.  She was also a member of the May Court Club of Windsor.  Helen was a devoted and hardworking employee of several past employers, including: Ross Roy Advertising, Canada Post, the Canadian Consulate and Hiram Walkers.  She was a retired employee of Windsor Regional Hospital and was still currently employed with Riverside Elevators.  A special thanks to the entire staff, especially 8 East and ER dept. at Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus for their compassionate care.  If you so desire, donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada or to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held.  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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Gaudette, Madeline (nee Hatt)

Posted by on September 16, 2016

web_gaudette_madelineIt is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved matriarch on September 15, 2016 at 96 years of age.  Predeceased by her husband Dollard “Mike” (1982).  Loving mother of the late Barbara Potter (2015), Glenn & Kathy, Wayne, Don & Jan, and Armand & the late Jeff Bennett (2016).  She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Survived by her brother Doug Hatt, his wife Linda and nieces.  Madeline was a very devoted wife and mother.  There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do and her vibrant personality taught her family how to live life to the fullest.  If you so desire, donations to the Rotary Club of Windsor Foundation Fund or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held graveside, on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, 5005 Howard Ave. 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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SCOTT: Shirley Anne of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on September 15, 2016

2016_09_15_13_27_53_002Peacefully, at home with family at her side, Shirley Anne Scott (King) of Watford at the age of 70.  Lovingly remembered by her husband Guy, her daughter Dianna Askin (Shawn) and her son Shawn Scott.  Dear grandma of Rob Scott, Carl Askin, Karley Scott and JoAnn Graham and Erica Lucas and great grandma of many.

Dear sister of Judy, Ozzie, Mary Ellen, Brenda, Louie and Edi.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents William and Joan King, step father Russell Breeze and brothers John and Paul King.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where a funeral service will take place on Monday at 11 am.

If desired, memorial contributions to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca  (519 876-2218).

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VAN OOSTROM: Cornelis “Keith” of Strathroy

Posted by on September 15, 2016

image_0Peacefully passed on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 with family by his side at Strathmere Lodge; Keith Van Oostrom in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Dora for 57 years. Dear father of Tony (Rosemary) Van Oostrom of Fenwick, Ontario, Judy (Brian) MacNeil of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sharon (Otto) Vander Werf of Strathroy, Ontario.  Loving Opa of Michael, Colin, Daniel and Janine. Keith is survived by his 2 brothers and sister all living in the Netherlands.

Predeceased by his parents Antonius and Gijsberta Van Oostrom, and 3 brothers and 1 sister.

The family would like to thank the VON at Trillium Village and the staff of Strathmere Lodge. Special thanks also to Pierina Porciello, Helen Green, Joe White and to all friends who have given their support and friendship.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, September 16th, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Visitation will continue at DENNING’S on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 9; 30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Pirt officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations to All Saints Roman Catholic Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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SOSSI, Vittorio of Sarnia

sossi-black-and-whiteSOSSI, Vittorio – With his family by his side at Bluewater Health, Vittorio Sossi died on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the age of 95. Beloved son of the late Caterina & Giorgio Sossi. Dear brother of the late Carlo & his wife Eva Sossi. Loving uncle of Monica Gardiner, Kitchener, Carolyn Sossi-Grant & her husband Crosley, Mississauga, the late Cynthia Sossi, Gina McMahon, Sarnia, Carlo Jr., Hamilton, Dino Sossi, New York City and Paula Sossi, Stirling. Also survived by his great-nieces and nephews; Victoria, Sam, Amanda (Ashton), Tyler, Garnet & great-great niece Cheyenne & nephew Ashton Jr. Vittorio immigrated to Sarnia from Italy in the 1960s and was a beloved barber for over 45 years. He became a proud Canadian but his heart was always with his dear family back home. Vittorio was most at peace styling hair and proud that many of his dear customers became lifelong friends who visited him long after he reluctantly put down his scissors due to age. He was also a talented painter and illustrator who won many awards. Vittorio possessed a keen love of art, history, & politics, was a charming storyteller, and loved making people laugh. He dedicated his life and love to his family, acted more like a father than an uncle, and enjoyed spending time with his relatives despite the distance. Vittorio will be dearly missed, never forgotten, and a kind reminder to his immediate family of people who left us much too soon like his brother Carlo and Eva. We love you Uncle. Thanks for helping us for so long and always reminding us of our strong roots as well as sweeter, gentler, and simpler times. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Friday immediately following visitation, officiated by Fr. Festus Komolafe. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health Foundation, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BROWN: Elizabeth Gail of Corunna

Posted by on September 15, 2016

UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth Gail BROWN – Age 76, of Corunna, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Terrance O’Dell Brown (2002). Daughter of John William and Beryl Marie (Harrison) Underwood. They were also parents to the late Valerie Marlene Cassin and twins Kathleen Alice Kann and Colleen Marie Cardin. Survived by brothers-in-law Peter Kann and James Michael Cassin Sr. Predeceased by paternal grandparents William Charles and Emma Ellen (Cornish) Underwood, maternal grandparents Charles Valentine and Florence Olive (Knight) Harrison and brother-in-law Albert Vallinga. Elizabeth’s sense of adventure took her to all corners of the globe and during her travels, she and Terry shared so many wonderful memories but most importantly was the many friendships they made in so many countries. Summertime was spent at her Lake Matinenda cottage for ten years. A very special thank you for the care and support given by Marie Windjack.
Following Beth’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment of ashes at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Vincent DePaul, Forest, Ontario.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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MENARD: Karen Lorraine of Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario

Posted by on September 14, 2016

image1MENARD, Karen Lorraine (nee Grogan)

Suddenly at her residence on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the age of 64 years.  Beloved wife of John Paul “Butch” Bouchard, and the late Raymond Menard.   Loving mother of Karen Tamminga (nee Menard) and Kathleen Menard, and Tim Horlick.  Loved Grammom of Summer, Jasper, Shaelyn, Jobina, Dean, Desiree, Jessica, and Rayne.  Loving GG of Grey.  Sister of Paul Grogan (Della)(late Joan), Dennis Grogan (Nancy), Larry Grogan (Bonnie Jean), John Grogan (Barb), Michael Grogan (Maureen), and the late James Grogan, and Kathleen Douglas (nee Grogan).  Sister in law of Marilyn Grogan.  Karen will also be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews.  Visitation will take place at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 1:00 pm.  Reception to follow at the Forest Legion.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Sarnia-Lambton Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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SCHEUHAMMER: Josef of Strathroy

Posted by on September 14, 2016

dad2009-2Passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Magdalena “Maggie” for over 64 years. Josef will be fondly missed by his children Joseph (Judy) Scheuhammer and Anton Scheuhammer, as well as his grandson Alistair. Brother of Theresia Hoerner of Arizona.  In keeping with Josef’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. Donations in memory of Josef may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY.

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MITCHELL, Moira Catherine (of Kettle & Stony Point)

MITCHELL, Moira Catherine – Surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health, Moria Mitchell died on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Wayne Mitchell. Loving mother of Shawn Mitchell (Shelley), Jason Mitchell (Sheri) and Shannon Mitchell. Cherished grandmother of Hayli, Mackenzie, Dalton, Jordan, Connor, Daniel and Matthew. Great-grandmother of Emily. Sister of John Hearty. Predeceased by her parents Catherine & John Hearty. Moira loved to travel. She especially enjoyed her visits to the mountains in Tennessee. She will be sadly missed by all her knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (519)344-3131. Message of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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