ROSINA: John formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on November 26, 2014

ROSINA, John – It is with deep sadness that his family announces the passing of John Rosina, formerly of Petrolia, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia at the age of 92. Predeceased by his parents Josef and Apolonia and brothers Jerry, Joe and Frank. Survived by his loving wife Lillian and their children Fred (Penny), John (Kendra), Julie (Bill), Theresa (Louis) and Krista (Alan). Cherished grandfather of Michael, Eric, Kurtis and Burkeley and great-grandfather of Laura. Dear brother of Gus (Tina), Tony, Mary and Jean. Also predeceased by his brother-in-law Alf and beloved nephew Jerry. John will be remembered fondly by his sister-in-law Olga, niece Joyce and other family and friends. John immigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia at the age of 8 with his parents and brothers on the White Star Line. They settled in a homestead in Peesane, Saskatchewan in the 1930s before moving to Ontario and settling in the Alvinston and Petrolia area. As a young man he joined the Regina Rifles Regiment Saskatchewan and took his training at Camp Shilo, Manitoba – Canadian Army. He was a member of the Canadian Legion Branch 62, Sarnia. John is mostly remembered for being owner/operator of john Rosina Construction – bulldozing and heavy equipment being his passion. He also worked 17 years for CNR as a fireman and engineer and on the Great Lakes as a Merchant Marine oiler and fireman on freighters and passenger ships. At the family’s request a private funeral service will be held with interment following at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Family and friends can celebrate his life if they wish by donating to the Legion Poppy Fund or a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.
“Jste milováni a bude chyb?t”

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WILSON; Colin, of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on November 26, 2014

Peacefully on November 24th, 2014, Colin Thomas Wilson passed away at the Thomson Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, the last of 7 children, at the age 87. Beloved husband of the late Hilda Wilson (nee Stephenson). Survived by his sons, Kenneth and Sue Wilson, John Wilson, and David (Wanda) Wilson. Fondly remembered by his many grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Agnes Wilson. At Colin’s request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca), and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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TURNER: June of Strathroy

Posted by on November 26, 2014

2014_11_26_12_04_30At St. Joseph’s Hospice, London with her family at her side on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014.  June Turner (McNall) of Strathroy in her 78th year.  Lovingly remembered by her husband of 60 years, Ken Turner.

Dear mother of Penny (Steve) Wright of Bright’s Grove, Deborah Graham of Strathroy, Wayne (Renata) Turner of Charlotte, NC and Robert Turner of Strathroy.

Loving granny of Tara (Jason), Kelly (Jason), Sean (Brianne), Chris (Jody), Tiffany (Jacob), Kristen (Dylan), Charlie (Rebecca) and great grandma June to Kyler, Taya, Carly, Hadley, Holden, Cara and Emily.

Dear sister of Doug (Marg) McNall, Evonne (Don) MacRae, sister in law to Jim Howett and Evelyn McNall.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Robert John and Pearl McNall, sisters Dolores, Bernice and Rhea, brother Elgin and brother in law Jim.

Friends may call at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, November 28th, 2014 from 12 – 2 pm.  Funeral service to follow at 2 pm.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, London would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

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EASTERBROOK: John

Posted by on November 25, 2014

With great sadness, we announce the passing of John Easterbrook on Friday, November 21, 2014.  Remembered lovingly by his wife Helen of 59 years; sons Douglas (Laura) and Stuart (Karen); daughter Carlyn (Philip) and grandchildren Ian, Andrew, Katie, Kevin and a new grandchild due in the spring.  John was born May 17, 1930 in Chesterfield, England of Scottish parents, and considered himself a true Scot.  Graduating from Glasgow University, he served in the RAF in Suez Canal Zone before starting his career as a chemical engineer in Scotland, England and Ireland.  Emigrating to Canada in 1967, John enjoyed a long career with Dow Chemical, Sarnia. John’s passion was playing duplicate bridge, organizing the Bluewater Bridge Tournament for 30 years, and was actively involved in the Oakwood Bridge club.  He loved to travel, was an avid golfer, a big fan of the Blue Jays and Scottish tennis star Andy Murray, and was an active member with the Golden K’s.  Thank you to the care workers from CCAC, St. Josephs Hospice, and all our friends who supported us through his long battle with cancer.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, November 29, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice or Grace United Church (cheques only at the funeral home please)

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MITCHELL: Paul Frederick

Posted by on November 25, 2014

Suddenly at his home on Monday, November 24, 2014, Paul Frederick Mitchell passed away at the age of 52.  Paul is predeceased by his parents Robert and Audurie Mitchell, and his brother John Mitchell.  He is the dear brother of Cynthia and Bill Riley, James Mitchell, Amy Hill, Betty and Russell Allan, Mary and David Turnbull and Peter Mitchell.  Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  A private interment will take place at a later date.  A memorial reception will be held to celebrate Paul’s life on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at The Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 508 Michigan Ave. Pt. Edward.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Canadian Diabetes Association, the Sarnia and District Humane Society or the charity of your choice.

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FLINT: Thomas John

Posted by on November 25, 2014

Peacefully, on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Bluewater Health C.E.E. Petrolia Site, Thomas John Flint passed away at the age of 83. Dear brother of Madge Creswell of Corunna. Treasured uncle of William “Bill” Creswell of Mooretown, James Creswell of Courtright, Sarah Creswell of Windsor and Jill Lockery of England. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Christ Anglican Church, 3939 Egremont Road, Camlachie, on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the CNIB (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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BURNETT: Rodger

Posted by on November 25, 2014

Suddenly, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Rodger Burnett passed away at the age of 66. Beloved husband of the late June. Loving father of Greg (Crystie), Scott (Amy), and Clint. Cherished grandfather of Kimberley, Preston, Brady and Bryce. Predeceased by his mother Gwen. A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Charrier, Raymond of Sarnia

Posted by on November 25, 2014

 

We regret to announce the passing of RAYMOND (RAY) CHARRIER  at his home on Monday November 24, 2014 at the age of 63 yrs.  Beloved husband of Cathie James of Sarnia.  Adored father of  Chris (Jessica) Charrier, Chantel (Steve) Charrier, Troy Charrier and Brandy Charrier.  Loving step father of Matthew James and Devon James.  Cherished grandfather of Emma, Aidan and Landon.  Predeceased by his parents Leo and Madeleine Charrier.  Ray will be missed by his many friends who’s lives he’s touched.  Private cremation arrangements have taken place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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HOLLINGSWORTH: Maxena Jean of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on November 24, 2014

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It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Maxena Jean Hollingsworth at Strathmere Lodge in Strathroy on Monday, November 24, 2014, at the age of 87 years.  Beloved wife of Don.  Loving mother of Rick Hollingsworth (Sandra), and Jane von der Recke (Eric).  Loving grandmother of Nathan (Julie), Erika (Matt), Joel (Sarah), and Kurt (Stephanie).  Great-grandmother to Kari, Addison, Eloise, Keegan, Brett, Maggie, Owen, and Camden.  Jean will also be missed by her nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brother L.S. Daughter of the late Lloyd & Anna Cook.   The family would like to thank the staff of Sydenham Meadows at Strathmere Lodge for their care and compassion for the last five and a half years shown to Jean.  The family also wishes to thank Dr. Vandewalle and Dr. Mary Jenkins for her care.

Having met as high school sweethearts, Jean was married to Don for 66 years.  Jean was a graduate of Alma College in St. Thomas.  Together, they ran Don Hollingsworth Men’s Wear in Watford for many years.  Jean was a member of the Trinity Anglican Church, a choir member, and a member of Constance Graham ACW. Jean also a gifted musician and singer.  She loved playing with her grandchildren and was loved by her many friends including her circle of crazy eights players.

 

Friends may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, on Thursday, November 27, 2014, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 11:00 am.  Interment to take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Parkinson’s Society or to the Trinity Anglican Church building fund would be appreciated by the family.   Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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VANKEMPEN: Dirk of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on November 24, 2014

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On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, Ontario, the Lord took home to Himself, Dirk Van Kampen at the age of 89 years.  Dear husband of Dien Van Kampen (Linker) for 63 years.  Father of Janet and John Schinkel, John and Jacqueline Van Kampen, Anita and Dean Hinchcliffe.  Predeceased by son Gary (1959).  Dear Opa of Chris Schinkel, Jennifer Schinkel, Liz and Jason Denbak, Amanda Schinkel, Jessica and David Stolk, Jason Van Kampen, Jeremy and Kaitlyn Van Kampen, Derek Hinchcliffe and Lindsay Hinchcliffe.  Dear Great Opa of Leah Denbak; Evan, Levi and Aaron Stolk; Caleb Van Kampen.

Thank you to all the wonderful and caring staff at Strathmere Lodge who took such good care of Dirk.  Visitation will take place at Providence United Reformed Church, Strathroy on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 27 at 11 am at Providence United Reformed Church.

Donations to Word and Deed or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING BROS. FUNERAL HOME (519 245 1023). www.denningca.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also”. John 14:3

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BAIRD: Erma Marguerite

Posted by on November 24, 2014

Erma Marguerite Baird, of Sarnia, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Loving mother of Margot (Ken) Bandy, Jim (Lisa) Baird, and Rod (Erin) Baird. Cherished grandmother to Leanne, Kurt, Gregg, Brent (Lindsey), Jeff, Scott, Carlene, Renae, Julie and Shawn Bandy; Eric and Jason Baird; Paul, Naomi, and Rachel Baird.  Erma is survived by her dear sisters Norma (the late Lloyd) Waun, and Eleanor (Clare) Ritchie, both of Sarnia. Erma is predeceased by her husband Bob, and sisters Eunice (Walter) Cripps of Sarnia, and Lorene (Jack) Warren of Toronto. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Erma was born on the Curts’ farm near Parkhill, Ontario, on March 3, 1934. She became a teacher at the young age of 19, and taught primary school for 33 years. She will be most remembered for seeing the potential in all children, and for speaking into the lives of literally hundreds of them.  Erma also served faithfully in the Care Ministry at Grace United Church through hospital visitation, and was a primary life member of the IODE Elizabeth II Chapter. Erma’s home was characterized by beautiful landscaped gardens on the outside, and a grandmother’s unconditional love on the inside. Erma loved Jesus, and humbly served Him whenever and wherever she could.  The family wishes to thank Dr. Crombeen and the nurses and caregivers of the St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Visitation will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon. Interment to follow in Parkhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of one’s choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KENNEDY: Diana

Posted by on November 24, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, November 21, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Diana Kennedy passed away at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Edward James “Jim” Kennedy. Loving mother of Jonathan Kennedy (Melanie). Cherished grandmother of Lauren and Lochlan. Treasured sister-in-law of Patricia Kennedy and Joanne Kennedy (the late George). Predeceased by her parents Helena and Leo Russell. Remembered by special friends Betty and Karl Fletzer. Diana will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with family and friends being received one hour prior. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the ALS Society of Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DAVIDSON: Norma Catherine of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on November 24, 2014

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Passed away peacefully at Strathroy Hospital on November 23, 2014, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of Floyd Davidson for 65 years.  Dear mother of the late Catherine Davidson (late 2012), Janet (Dougal) Graham, and Ron (Bernie) Davidson.  Loved by her Grandchildren Sarah (John) Sipkens, Craig (Kerry) Williams, Dan (Sarah) Davidson, Cheryl (David) Galloway, Heather (Todd) Sheppard and Bryan (Jackie) Davidson.  Precious Great-Grandmother of 16 Great grandchildren.  Dear Sister of Marie McCracken, Margret Reedy, Don Shortt, and Vida Lester.

Friends may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and on Wednesday afternoon, November 26, 2014, from 1:00 pm – 2:00.   A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Parkinson Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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OVENS: Oda Lucille of Brigden

Posted by on November 24, 2014

Oda Lucille (Nielsen) Ovens – Age 79 of Brigden, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Beloved wife of William Thomas Ovens. Survived by her sisters Greta (Gerry) Bailey and Roda (Edward) Heneley and one niece. Predeceased by her parents Kristian and Lucille (Keur) Nielsen.

Visitation
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Funeral Service
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00am at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden. Interment at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Donations
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PENFOUND, Katherine of Petrolia

Posted by on November 23, 2014

PENFOPenfoud;KatherineUND; Katherine – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Katherine Anne “Katy” Penfound (nee Quinn), of Petrolia was in her 80th year. Katy will be missed by her husband of 60 years Claire. She was a loving mother to the late Karen (Eric) Tugwood, Sharon and Rick Hughes, Ron and Peggy Penfound, Mark and Brenda Penfound, Steve Penfound and Laurie, and Patti and Bob Mackesy. She will be missed by her grandchildren William, Tanya, Brittany, Jorden, Breanne, Theresa, Chrissy, Todd, Joey, Ashley, Bryan, Shannon, Tyson, Kayla, Mike, Katy, Chris, and Jesse, and her twelve great grandchildren. Katy is also survived by her sister Pat (the late Jack) Hilbert. She was predeceased by her parents’ Edward and Marjorie Quinn, her brothers, Gerald (Delores), Donald (Marion), Maurice (Rose), James, and her sisters Jean Irvine (the late Bob) , Dorothy (the late Oscar) Berdan, Mary (Ted) Archer, and Frances (Gary) McBean. A private service will be held a later date. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or the Parkinson Society Canada (www.parkinson.ca) and can be arranged by contacting the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at (519)882-0100. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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EMERY: Larry Keith of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on November 23, 2014

IMGOn November 22nd, 2014 with quiet strength and dignity, Larry Emery of Forest passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, in Sarnia, at age 70. He is survived by his loving wife Vicki (Brandon), and his two daughters, Debbie Emery and Lorrie Nagano (Brian). He was the very proud grandpa of Tomio and Samantha Nagano. He was born on the family farm, to June and the late Rae Emery. He will be missed by his sisters Lois White (Ralph Nutt), Noreen Croxford (Robert), Karen Boris (Joe), by his brother Kevin Emery (Karen), and his sisters-in-law, Becky Johnson and Wendy Jory (Gary). He was predeceased by his grandson, Chris Robbins, his sister and brother-in-law Geraldine and Gerald Maher, and his sister-in-law Connie Hawkins. Larry farmed for many years in Warwick Township, and despite the debilitating effects of Sjögrens, continued to enjoy driving tractors, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time at the cabin with family and friends. Friends will be received at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS (9 James St. South) on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday at 11am at St. James’ Presbyterian Church in Forest. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice or to the VON Sarnia Lambton, and condolences may be left at www.denning.ca .   

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KUNZ; Edwin of Toronto

Posted by on November 22, 2014

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Edwin Jacobus Kunz passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Victoria Hospital, London, in his 59th. Born in the Netherlands on May 17, 1956, he and his parents immigrated to Sarnia in 1958, he was raised in Port Dover, and was currently of Toronto. He will be missed by his son Kevin of Toronto, his mother Josiena Skibo of Bright’s Grove, his sister Miriam and Paul Kleber of Watford, and his brother Andrew Kunz and Christina Kidd of St. Thomas. Ed was a loving uncle to Dale Kleber, Ben Kleber, Wade Kleber, Adam Kunz, and Ian Kunz. He was predeceased by his father George (1995). He will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. With his love of computers and Steam Whistle beer he became the “Man of Mystery” on the cover of the Steam Whistle calendar. Ed always had time to share ideas with friends. He lived a unique life enjoying many hobby’s including swimming, acting, music, and fixing cars. He will be greatly missed. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wyoming Baptist Church, 484 Broadway St., Wyoming. Pastor Steve Stanley officiating.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the London Health Sciences Foundation (London Regional Cancer Centre). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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LIGHTFOOT, Betty of Alvinston ON

Posted by on November 21, 2014

At C.E.E. Site of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, Betty (Carmichael) Lightfoot of Alvinston passed away at the age of 80. Survived by her sons, Ronald Lightfoot (Josie) and James Lightfoot, and 2 granddaughters, Nikki Lightfoot (Andy) and Lacie Beutler (Jason), great grandchildren, Hailey, Braydon, Jestyn, Connor and Maddison, and by her brother Jim Carmichael (Lorraine). Predeceased by her sister Margaret Coleman and grandson David Lightfoot. In keeping with Betty’s wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside interment service will held at the Alvinston Cemetery on Wednesday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Jim Breen officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Muscular Dystrophy Association. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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FREZZA: Giuseppa (Nonna Pina)

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Giuseppa Frezza passed away at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Giulio Frezza (1994). Loving mother of Elio (Jane) Frezza, Onorio (Brenda) Frezza, and Peter Frezza. She will be deeply missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her infant daughter Assunta, her daughter Maria D’Andrea (2005) and her son-in-law Rocco D’Andrea (1994). Also predeceased by her parents Antonio and Filomena Catenacci and by her brothers and sisters: Domenica (Emilio) Iacobelli, Valentino (Antonia) Catenacci, Vittoria (Erminio) Iacobelli, Antonia (Virgilio) Catenacci, Clelia (Emilio) Catenacci, Giuseppe (Lauretta) Catenacci, and Palmerino (Felicetta) Catenacci.  Giuseppa was a devout Catholic, a lifelong member of the CWL, and a member of the Pensioners Club of Sarnia. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. Giuseppa enjoyed being around people and will be remembered by all those whose lives she touched. A special thank you to Maria Cocozzoli, the Canadian Red Cross, the doctors and nurses at Bluewater Health, and all her friends. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 390 N. Christina St., Sarnia. Entombment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CREANER: Kevin Patrick

Posted by on November 20, 2014

It is with tremendous sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of our amazing husband, father & grandad Kevin Patrick Creaner. Born on August 19, 1931 in Dublin, Ireland, one of 10 children, he joined the RAF and served in Egypt. Upon return to England he worked for years at Vickers – Armstrong. After immigrating to Canada he worked in the financial field, eventually settling in Lambton County with a career in teaching which he loved most of all. His joie de vivre was well recognized by all who knew him including his tennis, golf and bridge buddies. Sylvia, his wife of 44 years, son Sean (Jessica), daughter Jen (Cory and wee Bryn), sons Kevin and Paul (Nadia, Sarah, James), sisters Joan and Nu along with a slew of nieces and nephews, here and in Ireland, will miss him dreadfully. Cremation has taken place. His family will host an Irish wake on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Two Amigos, 914 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Join us to toast Kevin’s memory with a jar and a tune.

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SVENDSEN: Sandra of Scarborough

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Sandra Svendsen 1With her family at her side at Scarborough General Hospital on Saturday, November 15th, 2014.  Sandra Svendson of Scarborough.  Lovingly remembered by Peter Faragher, her parents Per and Gurli Svendson, siblings Paul and Lorna Svendson, Karen Elliott, Esther and Tim Tadgell and Margaret LLoyd.  Also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, friends, family and colleagues.

Friends are invited to join the family in celebrating Sandra’s life on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 11 am at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, 32 Metcalfe St. W.

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SOUTHERN: Celina of Keyser, Ontario

Posted by on November 20, 2014

CelinaMemCardPhotoSOUTHERN, Celina – Suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.  Celina Southern (de Boo) of Keyser in her 82nd year.  Predeceased by her husband Jim (2014); Loving mother of Ralph, Shirley and Michael; seven (7) grandchildren, eight (8) great grandchildren and a GREAT LEGACY. She thoroughly enjoyed being with her grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the DENNING BROS. FUNERAL HOME, Strathroy on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 from 7pm-9pm. Donations to your charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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ABRA: Elda Loreen

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Elda Loreen Abra passed away at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late “Pat” Melvin C. Abra (2010). Loving mother of John (Debbie) Abra and Robert (Nancy) Abra. Cherished grandmother of Mark Abra, Amanda (Ron) Wambaugh, Pam Abra (Tim Richardson), and Robert Abra (Michele Roson).  Great-grandmother of Brooke, Haillie, and Mandy. Survived by her sister Liela (Bill) Hill, nieces, and brother-in-law Mike (Collean) Abra. At Elda’s request, cremation has taken place and no visitation or funeral service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.

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FRASER: John Blake

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, John Blake Fraser passed away at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Patricia Nolet Fraser. Loving father of Rosie Cundick (Lynn), Kathy Harris (Joel) and Bradley Fraser (Carol), and step-father of Rita Smith (Bill) and Dorothy Griffith (Gord). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and several brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. At John’s request, a private burial of ashes will be held at a later date.

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POWERS: Joan Marie (Kendall)

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Peacefully on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Joan Marie (Kendall) Powers passed away at the age of 69.  A graveside service will be held for Joan on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, 1885 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.

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