HARRIS, Richard Gordon “Dick”

Harris, RichardHARRIS, Richard Gordon “Dick” – Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, August 22, 2016 in his 82nd year. Cherished husband and best friend of Julia “Ann” (nee Hubbard) for 62 years. Loving father of Donna Hollins (Ron), Rick (Carol), Rob (Deborah), Patti Mathieson (Jim) and Frank (Colleen). Proud grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Herbert & Bertha Harris, sisters Norma Joleun, Delores Norton and Gloria Ross. Dick was a proud member of I.B.E.W. Local 530 for over 60 years. He was a long time member of Queen of Peace Church. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2016 at  Queen of Peace Church.  Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Dick Harris 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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HUMPHREY: Thomas Neil ‘Tom” of Strathroy

Posted by on August 22, 2016

2016_08_22_14_55_33Suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Thomas Neil Humphrey passed away at the age of 70.  Loving husband of Mary Humphrey (nee Zimmer) for 49 years.  Beloved father of Vicky Lynn and Jeff.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received on Thursday, August 25th at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 from 12:00 pm until the time of the memorial service at 2:00 pm.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca .

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McKeon, Bridget “Bridie”

McKeon FinalMcKEON, Bridget “Bridie”- Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Friday, August 19, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Tom (1985). Dear mother of Helen (Harry) Belanger, Sarnia. Loving grandma of Thomas and Erin. Great-grandma of Avery. Sister of Maureen, John (Betty), Eamonn (Margaret) and the late Cyril and the late Patrick. Also survived by extended family Jug and Vina Manocha and their children Ranita, Rajan and Simran. Bridie was an active volunteer giving her time and energy to various organizations throughout her community. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-8 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 Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the O.L.M. Catholic Women’s League, 1011 Oak Ave., N7S 1J4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Bridie McKeon 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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MARSH: Arthur Albert Dixon of Wilkesport

Posted by on August 20, 2016

MARSH, Arthur Albert Dixon – Age 87 of Wilkesport, peacefully transcended from God’s land into God’s hands at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Friday, August 19, 2016. Arthur was the beloved husband of June Ilene Marsh, the love of his life for 63 years, along with his treasured four-legged canine companion, Julie. Arthur’s memory will continue to be embraced by his son Robert and his wife Janet Marsh, daughter LuAnne and her husband Reg Rummerfield, son Richard and his friend Robyn Marsh, and his youngest daughter Christine (Marsh) and her husband Kevin Johnson. His children will forever cherish his love and admire his strength. Arthur was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jon and his wife Renee Marsh, Mike and his wife Angela Marsh, and Sydney, Emma (2002), Jayda and Harrison Johnson and 6 great-grandchildren. All these little farmers brought immense joy to grandpa! Arthur retired from Mueller’s Foundry in 1989 and became one of the longest surviving bladder cancer patients in Southwestern Ontario, initially diagnosed in 1988 and then subsequently spent many years battling associated surgeries, kidney failure and diabetes too. The family wish to thank all of the nurses, doctors, specialists and helpers who became a part of Dad’s journey for so many years.
His journey through life was hard.
Through sickness and disease so marred.
But a fine family was raised.
And to God he gave praise.
No more work, no more wait.
No more worry, you’ve arrived at Heaven’s Gate.
Your legacies will continue on and on,
For such a beautiful life so well done.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00pm. A celebration of Art’s life will take place at 5:00pm. Cremation has taken place.
Expressions of remembrance may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the United Church of Canada and are appreciated by the family.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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HABIB: George Joseph of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on August 19, 2016

newspaper notice photoHABIB, Mr. George Joseph Gabriel

Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at  Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, August 19, 2016.   Born December 14, 1934 to the late Joseph and Selma Habib at Mt. Mazzrett, Lebanon.  With his parents, he emigrated to Canada in August 1935.  Left to mourn his devoted wife Janet (McLean)(Shaw) Habib, two sons Michael Habib, and Martin and Nicole Habib, two grandchildren of whom he was so proud Jacob and Maya Habib, one sister Libby (Joe) Boda, one stepdaughter Libby and Dan Armstrong, four stepgrandchildren – Aaron Shaw, Megan (Shaw) Godik, Amy Nowlan and Kaylee Armstong, also several nieces and nephews, three sisters in law – Lila (Joe) Habib, Marion (Arnold) Pickles, Marion (Bill) Hagar.   Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty Joan, one sister Cecelia (Leo) Kokoski, two brothers Joseph Habib and Jerry Habib and Liz Habib, five brothers in law, Leo Kokoski, Arnold Pickles, Bill Hagar, Bob Hagar and Shirley Hagar.  As per George’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Interment to take place at a later date.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNINGS OF STRATHROY

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Adair, Essie Hope of Sarnia

Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday August 18, 2016 at Bluewater Health, ESSIE HOPE ADAIR passed away at the age of 95. Loving mother of Sharon Roberts (Tom), Brian Adair (Evelyn), Lynn Mason (Dave), Ken Adair, Penny Nunn (Rod), Wayne Adair and Christine Cunningham (Doug). Proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside interment will be held at a later date in Ottawa, Ontario. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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ROSS: Andrew G. of Watford

Posted by on August 16, 2016

Pic - Ross Peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Petrolia, Andrew “Andy” Ross of Watford passed away at the age of 56.  Loving husband of Bonnie Ross (nee Clark) for 35 years.  Beloved father of Andrea Lee and Emma Jean.  Sadly missed by his mother Violet Ross Caley (nee Emmons) and his brothers Darrell (Ruth) and Dwayne. Brother in law of Bill (Isabelle) Clark, Gerald (Yen) Clark, Carol Rate and Shirley (Jim) Gammon.  Andy will be forever remembered by his many nieces, nephews and extended family.  Predeceased by his father Andrew Ross, step father Wayne Caley, mother in law Wilma Clark and father in law Gordon Clark.  A graveside service will be held at Warwick United Cemetery on Friday, August 19 at 3:00 pm with Reverend Amanda McMillan officiating.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Foundation- Continuing Care or to the Bluewater Health Foundation – Inpatient Rehab.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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LEBLANC: Leopold Joseph Charles “Paul” of Strathroy

Posted by on August 16, 2016

photoLEBLANC, Leopold Joseph C. (Paul)

November 19, 1925 – August 14, 2016

Feast of the Assumption

 

On August 14th, 2016, Paul LeBlanc received the gift he had been promised through his faith as he was called to his home in Heaven. Paul was in his 91st year. He leaves behind his beloved wife Maria Vanderheyden-LeBlanc and is pre-deceased by his first wife Blanch (Noel). Paul has three children, Ron (Charlene) (Windsor), Robert (San Diego), and step-son John (Jean) (Kalamazoo). Paul will be dearly missed by Maria’s children, Herm Vanderheyden (Connie), Ken Vanderheyden (Ewa), Mary Lou Gordon (John), Terry Vanderheyden (Laurie) and Marcia Lefebvre (Benny). Paul was ‘Grandpa’ or ‘Opa’ to his 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Paul will always be remembered for his kind, warm heart, brilliant mind, loyalty and sense of humour. We are grateful and blessed to have had him in our lives. He loved and cherished his wife Maria with all his soul. They met on the dance floor and danced until the end. Opa Paul dealt with, battled and conquered hardships for many years. Opa enlightened us in so many ways as he courageously faced life’s challenges with dignity. He was a kind, generous man. He loved squirrels and birds as is seen in his many wood carvings. His commitment to live life to the fullest was awe inspiring and a testament to his character.

Paul had a most fulfilling life, from travelling the world as a young lad to serving in World War II and Korea, as well as many other countries. His many military decorations include those for service in WWII Italy, France, Germany, the Korean War, awards conferred by the United Nations for service in Egypt and NATO. As a civilian he worked in high steel structure construction including our well know landmark, the CN tower.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. (with a 5 minute Royal Canadian Legion Last Post ceremony at 2 p.m.) and 7:00-9:00 p.m. This will be preceded with a Korean Veterans Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Prayers will take place at 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Private family interment to follow.

Charitable donations may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

 

 

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Gatey (Brown): Linda Louella of Sarnia

gateypicPeacefully at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Campus on Monday, August 15, 2016, LINDA LOUELLA (Brown) GATEY, passed away at the age of 60 years. Dear mother to the late Derek Gatey (Brown) (2001), Elaine Brown, Dylan Brown (Chelsea Evans).Also will be missed by her siblings; Geraldine (McAlpine) Gatey and Todd Gatey. Loving grandmother to; Nicholas Sturch (Jessica), Austin Maitland- Brown (Jazzlynne), Kage Dwinnell, Tristan Brown, Gavin Brown and Kyra Evans. Will also be missed by her nephew David Gatey, Andrew Portiss,T.J. Gatey and niece Samantha Brown as well her Aunt Charlotte Boily and the late John Paul Boily and her Uncle Rod and Aunt Angela Campbell. Will also be missed by her special friends Annie Brown and Kathy Harvey (Fisher), Carlos and Diana Leite and her family in Eagle River. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia & District Humane Society or Sarnia Suicide Prevention (Canadian Mental Health Association) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center Ltd. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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GLEASON, Robert Jude “Bob”

Gleason, newspaperGLEASON, Robert “Bob” – Peacefully at home, with his family by his side, Bob Gleason died on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the age of 76. Lifelong love and best friend of wife Patricia. Loving father of Tim Gleason & his wife Julia, Shawna Campbell & her husband Peter and Keri Houle & her husband Jason. Cherished grandfather of Quincey, Abbey & Beatrice Gleason, Olivia Campbell and Rachael & Meagan Houle. Dear brother of Harvey Gleason & his wife Mary Lou, Marie Demkowicz & her husband Bryan, and Timothy Gleason & his wife Dorothy. Brother-in-law of Mary & Larry Laforet, Bernie and the late Jack Orrange. Also survived by his nieces and nephews; Mary Lynn, Paul, Martha, P.J., Jen, Chris, Stephanie, Brian, Bill, Paul and Wendy. Predeceased by his parents William & Erva, his sister Eileen Gleason and his mother and father-in-law Edward and Margaret McGill. Bob’s passion was his family and he cherished the time spent with his loving wife, children and grandchildren. He was a fiercely loyal friend and will be missed by his coffee buddies and forever friends, Marcel & Bill but will now enjoy his coffee with Brian & Reg. Bob was a dedicated math teacher (Mr. Calculus) who wanted to inspire students and instill in them his passion for math. He was a mentor to many and a respected, winning football coach. Bob began his teaching career at John F. Ross Collegiate in Guelph and continued his vocation in Sarnia at St. Clair Secondary School. In his retirement Bob kept the Point Edward Library in business with his love of reading. Ever the sports super fan, Bob was the armchair advisor, quarterback and statistician for his favorite teams. The family would like to express their gratitude and respect to Dr. Glen Maddison & Shari from St. Joseph’s Hospice, Evelyn from CCAC, Deb, Teresa, Stephanie, Laney, Diane, Angie, Gloria and Maryanne from VON. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, August 21st, at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. All who knew and loved Bob are welcome to join us in the sharing of memories at the celebration. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com or at #RJGleason on Twitter.

A tree will be planted in memory of Robert Gleason 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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DENNING: Doris Eliza of Strathroy

Posted by on August 14, 2016

 

Mem Card pic.-croppedPeacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Sunday, August 14th, 2016. Doris Eliza Denning (nee Topping) of Strathroy in her 87th year.   Dear wife of William “Bill” Denning also of Strathmere Lodge. Loved mother of Rick (Lynn) Denning of Mount Brydges, Randy (Becky) Denning and Gayle (Howard) Ramsay of Strathroy.  Cherished grandmother of Bill, Josh (Lindsay), Brett (Courtney), Lesley (Jonathan), Brianna (Nathan), Brooke (Derek), Mary-Lyn (Mark) and Julie-Ann and also survived by her 10 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Dorothy Pedden of London and Ruby Clark of Dartmouth, N.S. and sister in law of Alan and Helen Denning.

Doris will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and her friend Carol McLellan.

Predeceased by her parents Laverne and Alice Topping, brothers in law Archie Pedden and Bud Clark, sister in law Norma (Denning) Frizzle and nephew Archie Pedden Jr.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 11 a.m.   Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary or Strathroy Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

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TIDBALL, Dorothy of Sarnia

Tidball-WebTIDBALL, DOROTHY – With sadness the family wishes to announce the passing on Thursday, August 11, 2016 of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dorothy Elizabeth (Bell) Tidball, age 84 of Sarnia. She was the beloved wife of the late Gordon Ewart Tidball (2003) and dear mother of Kathryn Connell (Paul), Gordon Tidball (Sandi), Nancy Hupka (Randy), Janette Hodgins (David) and Sandra Bootland. She was the cherished grandmother of Michael (Jessica), Jason (Dana), Daniel (Jessye) Emilie (Dane), John (Christalynn), Stephen (Jenny), Adam (Gwena), Allison (Colter), Ashley (Joe), Matthew (Jenna), Rebecca, Sarah and Cara and GG of Eisley, Adilyn, Alexandar, Madysson, Hudson, Cooper, Marlie, Claire, Tara, Arianna and Joseph. She is also survived by her brother Bob (Nancy) and brother in law Murray Goodhand and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Louella, her step-mother Lillian, sisters Wilma Clark (Gordon), Irene Zimmerman (Lyle) and Eva Goodhand, brothers Donald Bell (Lois) and Doug Bell (Florence). Dorothy was employed at Sears Canada for many years and had worked at Loomis in the accounting department. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. Dorothy most enjoyed her Saturday afternoon gatherings with her family, her children and grandchildren. Funeral and committal services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 11:00 am. Private interment will be at Beechwood Cemetery in Forest. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 16th between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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(Baby) Peters (Michel): Jeremiah Derrick of Sarnia

teddy-bear2(Baby) Jeremiah Derrick Peters (Michel), was silently born August 10, 2016 at Bluewater Health Sarnia. Most precious son of Melissa Ann Peters and Zachariah Robert Michel.Also left to mourn are his grandparents; Helen Michel and Derrick Lunham and the late Teresa Peters. Will also be sadly missed by his Uncle Derrick Peters, Aunt Kelsey Zuk and Aunt Nicole Michel. Private arrangements have taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the  D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) .Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

Babies are Angels that fly to earth,

Their wings disappear at the time of their birth.

One look in their eyes and we are never the same,

It’s a little one we created and gave a name.

Little eyes open, everlasting bond,

A bond we now have that will never sever,

As our Baby is now an Angel that we will love forever.

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BRUMWELL: Neal Henry Clark of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on August 12, 2016

BRUMWELL, Mr. Neal

Passed away with family by his side at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia, on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at the age of 79 years.  Beloved husband of the late Darlene Brumwell.  Loving father of Carla Lucier (Ken), and Terry Brumwell (Lesley).  Grandfather of Jessica Lucier (Tyler Kramer), Michael Lucier, Travis Brumwell, Hunter Brumwell, Brady Brumwell, and Carson Brumwell.  Great-grandfather of Harley and Barron Kramer.  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Monday, August 15, 2016, from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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GEENS: Mr. Willy Victor of Port Franks, Ontario

Posted by on August 12, 2016

GEENS, Mr. Willy Victor

Sadly after a courageous battle with cancer, Willy passed away with his wife and family by his side at the London Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at the age of 58 years.  Beloved husband of Bonnie Densmore Geens (nee York).  Son of Julia De Boel (late Frans Geens).  Loving stepfather of Cassie (Ken) Parks, and Kristin (David) Jones.  Loving Opa of Madi, Molly, Max, Maggie, and Payton.  Survived by his sisters Martine Geens (Jan Mees), Gerda Geens (Marc Sterckx), and his brother Jan Geens (Hilde Willems).  Brother in law of Cheryl Petrie, and Rick York (Angela), Darrell Densmore (Nancy), and Bob Vowel (Janet).  Uncle of Dieter Mees (Karlien), Arnout Mees, Niels Sterckx (Evelien), Tomas Geens, Simon Geens, Andy Harper (Eddy), Scott York (Karen), Michael York (Sandra), Sara Zierhofer, and Jessie Krogman (Michael).  Also missed by several great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.  Willy will also be missed by his many friends from Europe and North America.  A Celebration of Life will take place at Port Franks Optimist Hall at 9997 Port Franks Road, Port Franks, Ontario, on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNINGS OF FOREST

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NORTON: Mrs. Camille (nee Orrell), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 11, 2016

camille norton 001NORTON, Mrs. Camille (nee Orrell), a life-long resident of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place on Thursday, August 11, 2016, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife for almost 68 years to the late Louis R. “Lou” Norton (Aug. 1, 2015).  Dearly loved mother of David Norton of St. Thomas.  Dear sister-in-law of Ella Norton (late James H.) of Sarnia.  She is also fondly remembered by several nieces, a nephew and their families.  Camille was the sister of the late Frederick “Fred” Orrell (late Jackie).  Born in St. Thomas, ON, January 20, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John “Jack” and Violet (nee Farley) Orrell.  Camille attended St. John’s Anglican Church, St. Thomas for many years.  She was a member of the Alma College Alumnae, a former avid bridge player, and a former member of the St. Thomas Curling Club.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Monday evening, August 15th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The funeral service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 20 Flora St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, August 16th at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception in Porter Hall.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, the STEGH Foundation, or St. John’s Anglican Church will be appreciated.  Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place for their compassionate care.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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FAZIO, Anna Maria Domenica (nee Iacobelli)

Fazio, AnnaFAZIO, Anna Maria Domenica – Surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Anna Maria Fazio died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of Antonio Fazio for almost 60 years. Loving mother of Mario Fazio & his wife Wendy, Gino Fazio & his wife Debbie, Frank Fazio & his wife DJ and Rosanna De Carolis & her husband Dino, all of Sarnia. Cherished Gramma of Lauren (Jose) Campos Reales, London, Brittany (Jordan) Wurfel, Strathroy, Christopher, Justin, Christina, Michaela, Catherine & John Fazio and Alexa & Daniel De Carolis, all of Sarnia. Dear sister of Gino (Maria) Iacobelli, Palmino (Martha) Iacobelli, Sarnia, Bianca (Mario) Di Filippo, Italy, late Amerigo (Gelsomina) Iacobelli, Sarnia, late Rosa & Luigi Morelli, France, late Elio & Ana Iacobelli, Venezuela, late Orfeo (Giulia) Iacobelli, Sarnia and late Lidorina & Terenzio DeSena, Sarnia. Sister-in-law of Mario (late Pasqua) Fazio, Italy, Anna (the late Giovanni) Ferrera, Sarnia, Gina & Natale Martini, France and Pat Fazio, Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents Ersilio & Domenica Iacobelli, infant brother Aldino, and father and mother in-law Pietro & Serafina Fazio. Anna’s passion in life was her children and grand-children. She loved to garden and spend winters at her home in Naples Florida with her Antonio, family and friends. She loved to spend hours and hours teaching her grandchildren with cooking and history lessons of our family and culture. She was devoted to Canada and chose her new homeland at the tender age of 22. We are all eternally grateful for her courage, constant support and never ending love and determination. She had special time for each child and grandchild such that each of us felt her strong love. She will be missed, but lives in our hearts forever. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. David Johnston at St. Michael’s Church (Bright’s Grove) on Monday, August 15th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Pathways Centre for Children, 1240 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, N7S 2Y7, Noelle’s Gift, P.O. Box 3334, Sarnia Main, Sarnia, N7T 8G6 or The Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St., Sarnia, N7T 2Z1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Anna Fazio 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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ADLAM, Maxted “Max”

Adlam newspaperADLAM, Maxted “Max” – Suddenly at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Max Adlam died at the age of 76. Beloved husband of the late Sandra “Sandy” (2015). Loving father of Deborah Adlam & her husband Mark Doney , Niagara Falls, Christopher Adlam, Glencoe and Tim Adlam, St. Thomas. Dear step-father of Michele Brosseau & her husband Brian, B.C., Melissa Thibault & her partner Bruce Moorhead, Georgetown, Mark Orrange & his partner Josée Darcy, Sarnia, the late Mike Orrange & his wife Kim, Brigden. Cherished grandfather of Tyler Orrange, Michael Orrange (Elysia), Laura Thibault, Sydney Thibault, Courtney Brosseau, Justin Brosseau, Colin Orrange, Connor Orrange, Cameron Orrange, Max Doney & Sam Doney. Great-grandfather of Chloe Ann, Kaiden, Alex & Greyson Orrange. Dear son of Violet (Cam) Adlam. Loving brother of David Adlam (Violet), Texas. Brother-in-law of the late Marie Welch (Doug) Strathroy, Robert Swales (Donna), London, Leonard Swales (Ruth), Appin. Predeceased by his father Ernest “Ted” Adlam. Max was a Process Operator and Labour Relations Manager for Dow Chemical for over 35 years. He was a long time volunteer for the Red Cross. Max was a gentle giant who was very giving and always ready to lend a helping hand. He loved spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Chapel 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 16th. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Red Cross, 416 East St. N., Sarnia N7T 6Y4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com.

A tree will be planted in memory of Max Adlam 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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MAARHUIS, Maria Louisa

MarrhuisMAARHUIS, Maria – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the age of 75. Dear mother of Michael Maarhuis, Pickering, Tracy (Brian) Mukli, Bowmanville and Debbie Maarhuis (late Dave Clark), Oshawa. Loving grandma to Ashley Maarhuis, Demi Mackesy (Mike Tetreault), Chad Mackesy, Lindsay Schachow and Jamie Mukli. Great-grandma of Ivy, Wesley and Cadence. Sister-in-law of Joanne Verschraegen, Windsor and Marvella Verschraegen, Wallaceburg. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Polidoor & Bertha Verschraegen, former husband John Maarhuis and by brothers Al and George Verschraegen. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 or St. Vincent de Paul Society, 106 S. East St., Sarnia, N7T 7H9. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Maria Maarhuis 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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ROBERTSON, Catherine Margaret

Robertson2ROBERTSON, Catherine Margaret – Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Trillium Villa on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Bruce. Sister of Mary (late Ian) Riach. Dear mother of Dan (Julie), David (late Cathy), Douglas (late Dale), Diane (Ken) Ducharme and Joe (Margie). Loving grandmother of Christopher (Michelle), Jennifer, Jessica (Mike), Jenna (Nick), Andie, Darryl (Sarim), Mark (Becky), Trevor and Matthew. Great-grandmother of Lea, Edward, Angus, Grace, Isla and Emily. Catherine’s family would especially like to thank the staff of Trillium Villa for the loving care shown to her during the last five years. Along with attentive nursing and bedside care, Catherine spent many hours enjoying activities and hobbies that she had enjoyed all her life. The gardens, the art classes that utilized her many years of experience as a portrait and photographic painter, and her love of church services. Catherine was one of the first graduates of St. Patrick’s High School, Sarnia, and raised her family as an active member of St. Peter’s Church serving in the C.W.L. (Catholic Women’s League) and as a longtime member of the choir. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8:30 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Society, 420 N. East St., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5 (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 Catherine Robertson 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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Giberson: Wayne of Petrolia and formerly of Sarnia

 

gibersonweb1It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of WAYNE GIBERSON, age 72 of Petrolia and formerly of Sarnia Sarnia on Sunday, August 7, 2016.  Lovingly remembered by step-daughters Brenda Brodimas and her husband George of Sarnia and Jill Arnold and her husband David of Bright’s Grove. Also sadly missed by his grandchildren; Lee, Alicia (Rick), Wayne (Rebecca) and Britney (Chris) and three great grandchildren; Jason, Mya and James. Also survived by his brother Earl Giberson. Predeceased by his parents Hilton and Eileen Giberson and brother Hilton. Wayne donated his endless time and efforts to many community organizations and events including being a founder of the Bluewater Anglers  and Ducks Unlimited, Sarnia Chapter. Wayne was also a member of First Hussars C Squadron  and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 68. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Thursday, August 11, 2016 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Private interment of ashes will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center Ltd. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Scott, Matilda (Meta) Jane (Harris) of Sarnia

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Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday August 4, 2016 MATILDA (META) JANE (HARRIS) SCOTT age 86 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of 62 years to John F. Scott. Loving mother to Frances De Moel and her husband John, Joyce Handyside and her husband Tom and June Rigby and her husband Dave. Cherished grandmother to Jennifer, Carolyn, Adam and Sean. Dear sister to Bill Harris and his wife Isa. Meta immigrated to Canada from Letterkenny County Donegal, Ireland in 1954 to start a new life with her husband. Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Tuesday August 9th at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday afternoon and evening from the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Red Cross.  

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SETOLA: Elena of Brigden

Posted by on August 5, 2016

SETOLA, Elena – Age 69, of Brigden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Antonio Setola for 49 years. Loving mother of Maria Setola-Rubino (Joe Rubino), Pasquale Setola and Antonietta Setola-Malott. Cherished grandmother of Alessandro Setola, Bianca Rubino, Ethan Malott, Salvatore Rubino, Micah Malott, Hannah Malott, Margerita Setola and Gabriele Setola. Dear sister of Giovanni, Rosetta and Dionigio Fontana. Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Lucia (nee Cantelli) Fontana and her brother Augustino Fontana.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. A private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to ALS Society of Canada (Cheques only) or St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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WARD: Jim of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on August 4, 2016

IMGWARD, Mr. Charles James (Jim)

Peacefully passed away with his family by his side at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia, Ontario, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband of Elaine. Dear father of Elizabeth “Liz” Giles (Marv), and Bill Ward (Evelyn). Grandfather of Maygin (Sean), Kristen, Emily (Josh), Spencer, Kathleen, and Brad (Sabrina). Great-grandfather of Aiden, Gavin, and Ava, and a coming great-grandson in October. Brother of Don Ward (Barbara), and Linda Ellerker (Larry). Brother in law of Judy Preszcator (Ed).  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, August 7, 2016, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Monday morning, August 8, 2016, at 11:00 am. Reception to follow. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to Epilepsy Ontario, the Hospital for Sick Children, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.denning.ca

 

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THOMAS: James Gordon of Sombra

Posted by on August 4, 2016

THOMAS, James Gordon – Age 76, of Sombra, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Kay Thomas (nee Wimmer) for 55 years. Loving father of Carol Andrews (Terry Richardson), Kevin Thomas (Lori Cook), Kari Salisbury (Tex), Kelly Thomas (Ida) and Tina Goetheyn (Doug). Cherished grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 19. Dear brother of Peggy Dillinger. Predeceased by his parents Gordon Charles Thomas and Annie Mabel Thomas (nee Moffit), siblings Lorraine (Dodi) Hofmann, Bill Thomas, Kathleen Baumann and Angela Munro.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
A private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Sombra.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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