FEENSTRA: John of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on April 25, 2017

FEENSTRA, Mr. Jan (John) 1928-2017 “The Pizza Man”, proud owner of the Pinetree Restaurant

With his loving family around him, on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.  Beloved husband of 64 years of Jeanne (Tiete Van Brug).  Loving father of Harry Feenstra (Karen), Joanne Feenstra (Steve), and Simon Feenstra (Sharon).  Grandfather of Amanda (Chris), Jennifer (Wade), Janine (Chris), Johnny (Samantha), Jonathan, Sacha (Jerritt), and Shawn (Sarah), and 10 loving great-grandchildren.  Also missed by his loving sister Jelly and his extended family in Holland.  Also missed by his nephews Harry John (Ottawa) and Sybo Boersma (Lambeth).  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy, on Wednesday evening, April 26, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Thursday afternoon, April 27, 2017, at 2:00 pm.  Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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CHAFE, Ronald of Sarnia

CHAFE, Ronald – With his family by his side Ron passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 82. Loving partner of Jeannine Stevens. Dear father of Michael (Anna), Mississauga, Lisa Chafe, Sarnia, Robert (Dawn), Sarnia and Catherine (Barry) Gorman, Ottawa. Loving grampa of Taylor and Connor (Erin) Burgess, Emily and Hannah Chafe, Kyle and Amanda Chafe and Ryan and Scott Gorman. Great-grampa of Austin Burgess. Also survived by his children’s mother, Yvonne Chafe and his extended family David (Val) Stevens, Paul (Luisa) Stevens, Charles (Kathy) Stevens and the late Amy Stevens. Ron will also be fondly remembered by sister-in-law Blanche Chafe. Predeceased by brother Charles and sisters Joann and Catherine. Ron was born in Buchans, Nfld. and served in The Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years. Upon his discharge from the Navy he came to Sarnia and worked for the Canadian Coast Guard until  retirement. He was a life member of The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 and The Point Edward Ex-Serviceman’s Club. He was Poppy Chairman for Br. 62 for over 30 years and was known as “Mr. Poppy”.  Ron was an avid Detroit Red Wings and Tigers fan. He loved to spend his spare time golfing and curling. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11-1 p.m.  Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Following visitation, a celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 N. Front St., Sarnia from 2-4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 Poppy Fund, 286 N. Front St., Sarnia N7T 5S7 or Bluewater Health Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and remembrance may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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UTTING: Frances Ellen of Strathroy

Posted by on April 24, 2017

Peacefully with family by her side, at L.H.S.C-University Campus on April 22nd, 2017; Frances Ellen Utting (nee Rehberg) of Strathroy passed away at the age of 72. She is survived by her children Connie (Bill) and Barry (Shelly). Cherished grandmother of Malcolm, Joceline, Savannah and Thomas. Survived by her siblings Tom (Ruth) and Marjorie (Ron); nieces and nephews Katie, Jason (Melanie), Rick, Brian (Shelly), Marjorie and John. Frances will also be missed by her furry kids Chumlee and Silly.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 116, 266 Metcalfe St W, Strathroy on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the L.H.S.C-University Campus. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, (519) 245-1023. Share a memory at www.denning.ca

 

 

 

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PENALAGAN: Olive of St. Marys, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2017

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Olive Amerilla Mary Penalagan (Dinning)on Sunday April 23rd at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Mary’s, Ontario in her 101st year. Olive was the only child of Katherine and Arthur Dinning. She is the beloved wife of Robert Penalagan. Loving mother of Arlene (John) Birtch and Desmond (Tui) Penalagan, step-mother of Robert (Linda) Sullivan,. Cherished grandmother of Steve (Sue) Birtch, Kathy (Ron) Sadler, Rhys and Arlen Penalagan, Scott, Kelly, and Liam Sullivan and Shannon Bryant. Dear great-grandmother of Cristian and Nicola Birtch, Shayne and Olivia Sadler, Emerson and Violet Bryant. Olive was a farm girl who loved animals and nature. She brought love and laughter to everyone. The service will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe St. W, on Tuesday April 25th at 2:00 pm with visitation an hour before. Any act of love or kindness will be a fitting memorial to Olive. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023.

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WATT: John James of Strathroy

Posted by on April 23, 2017

Peacefully at home on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, with family by his side; John James Watt born September 23rd, 1926 in Brooke Township, went home to be with his Lord in his 91st year. Lovingly married to Anna Watt (Nielsen) for close to 60 years. Dear father of Mary Anne (Bill) Davies of Watford and Linda (Jeff) Brooks of Kerwood. Loved grandfather of Rebecca (Keith) Greenhalf, Mary Beth (Tom) Bell, Benjamin (Alicia) Davies, Jeremiah (Liona) Davies, Andrew (Briana) Brooks, Cassandra Brooks and Brandon Fields. Cherished great-grandfather of Eric, Alaina, Aaron and Kaylie Davies, Nathan, Eli, Caleb and Simon Bell, Owen Davies, Grace and Luke Greenhalf and Nolan Brooks.

Predeceased by great-granddaughter Amelia Davies, brother Russell Watt and sister Evelyn (Clayton) Stevenson. Brother-in-law of Betty (Melvin) Arnel and Florence Watt. John will be missed by several nieces, nephews and friends

Friends will be received at Bethel Baptist Church, 264 Princess St, Strathroy, ON N7G 2S7, on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to VON Middlesex, Bethel Baptist Church or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 519-245-1023. Share a memory at www.denning.ca

John 14:3

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

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Cummins, Rosemary of Sarnia

 

Rosemary Cummins born 1951 in Birkenhead, England passed away peacefully on Friday April 21 at Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ontario after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Rosemary the daughter of Tom Curwen and the late Barbara Curwen was the adoring Mum to Deborah, Courtney, Sean and daughter-in-law Cora. 

Rosemary was the doting Nana to her grandchildren Kale and Nico and ‘fur mum’ to Charlotte and Sophie. 

She was the loving sister to Tom, Ada, Barbara (Betty) and Diane.  Aunt to 7 nieces and nephews and beloved friend to many. 

Rose was extremely generous, loving and caring and was a dedicated employee at Community Living Sarnia for over 20 years where she was devoted to helping others. 

Rosemary loved animals, traveling, The Beatles, autobiographies, watching movies and finding a bargain! She will always be remembered for her smile, contagious laugh , great sense of humour and also her strength and bravery right to the very end. 

Special thanks to Garry, Bonnie, Luanne, Jen, Glynis, Sarka and the amazing staff at Bluewater Health, Windsor Cancer Clinic and Paramed. 

Rosemary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

“Let it Be”

 

A celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held at D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE in Sarnia, Ontario (102 Victoria Street N.) on Thursday April 27th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation of Canada (www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca) .

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Lester, Lenard Wellington of Sarnia

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday April 20, 2017 LENARD WELLINGTON LESTER age 77 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Patricia May (Huff) Lester.  Loving father of Connie Louks, Carmen Lamb and Patty Crawford.  Cherished grandfather of Courtney, Patrick, Katy, Justin, Trisha, Christopher, Madison, Kiera and great grandson Jayden.  Dear brother of Eva Robertson, Bruce Lester, Jean Stewart, Murray Lester and Joyce Philp.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his father Earl Douglas Lester (1971), mother Kathleen Margaritte Lester (2012), brothers Kenneth (1966) and Douglas (1991) and daughters Pamela Ann Murphy (2002) and Janet Diane Lester (1971).  Lenard retired from Canada post after  35 years of service, but more importantly he was a Santa Claus for many years.   Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where the family will receive friends on Sunday April 23rd between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Cremation will follow and a memorial service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church at a later date.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lambton Lung association.

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SCHERING: Leni of Melbourne, Ontario

Posted by on April 20, 2017

At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family, Helena (Leni) Schering nee Croeze of Melbourne at the age of 70 went to be with her Lord.  Lovingly remembered by her husband Tony, daughters Liz Schering (Mike Hebb) and Jennifer Claessens and sons Tim (Miranda) and Jeremy Schering (Tammy).  Dear grandma of Adam and Breanne Claessens, Luke, Pierce, Blake, Logan, Jackson, Curtis (Laforge) and Brooke Schering.  Loving sister of Dave, Eric and John Croeze.  Special aunt of Bradley and Caitlyn Croeze and many other nieces and nephews.  Loving niece of Elsie Schoelier, Gertie Patterson, Becky Schalk and many other aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 2-5 pm.  Funeral service will take place at Hope Community Christian Reformed Church, Mount Brydges on Monday at 11 am.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House or Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023.

 

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MUSCAT, Mary Lynette (nee Lachance) of Sarnia

MUSCAT, Mary Lynette – Peacefully at Afton Park Place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Fred (1999). Dear mother of Joan (Dave) Manning, Belle River, Fred Muscat, Sarnia and Mary Muscat, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Kayla, Connor, Troy, Briar, Dillon, Joseph, Veronica and Jack. Great-grandmother of Finley, Jayla, Brody, Kaydance and Kolby. Sister of Susan (Danny) Kijanka, Bright’s Grove, Elaine (Tom) Schliehauf, Sarnia, Terry Lachance, Blue Point and David (Katherine) Lachance, London. Predeceased by her parents Ed & Joan Lachance, sister Joanne Lachance and brother Norman Lachance. A private family service will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia with interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 302-130 Spadina Ave, Toronto, M5V 2L8. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Robb, Mabel of Wyoming ON

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Surrounded by family on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, MABEL ROBB (née Melton) passed away in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife to the late Don Robb (February 20, 2017) for 63 years.  Loving mother to the late Mark (2007) and his wife Janette Robb, and Donna Robb and her husband Robert Bastarache.  Proud grandma to Dayle Robb and her partner Steve Juhasz of Edmonton, Carly and her husband Scott Green of Edmonton and Mitch Robb and his fiancé Lindsay King and great grandmother to Janie Juhasz and Mekenna Green.     Mabel was a strong, independent woman, who was very active in the church.  She loved to quilt and always donated her time to people who needed her help.  Mabel loved and cherished her family, always putting their needs above her own.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitors will be received by the family on Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 at the WYOMING CHAPEL, 650 Broadway St. Wyoming.  A private memorial service will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (www.ceehf.ca), the Lambton Meadowview Auxiliary or Palliative Care at Bluewater Health, Sarnia (www.bwhf.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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HORNBOSTEL, Lynn of Petrolia

At the age of 66, Donna “Lynn” Hornbostel passed away on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, Ontario.  Born January 12, 1951, she is predeceased by her parents, Richard and Donna Hall of Sarnia, Ontario.

Lynn was a long-time resident of Sarnia and moved to Petrolia in 2009. She loved spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed camping, listening to music and spending Sunday nights with friends at the Bridge Tavern in Point Edward.  Lynn loved to travel and take road trips to her favourite destinations such as Niagara Falls, Florida, Chicago and Branson.

Lynn is survived by her brothers Dennis Hall and Gerry Hall; son Derek (Kim) Hornbostel; two daughters Dawn (Don) Mitchell and Devon Hornbostel; and four grandchildren McLayne, Kwynlyn and Gueryn Mitchell, and Keegan Hornbostel.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to Dr. Daniel and the exceptional nurses and support staff at Meadowview Villa in Petrolia for their wonderful care.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery Sarnia.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton (http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/)

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia.

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TIMMERMANS: Antonetta “Tonia” of Strathroy

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Peacefully at home, with family by her side on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017; Antonetta “Tonia” Maria Timmermans (nee Aarts) of Strathroy passed in her 88th year. Loving wife of Leonard Timmermans for 65 years. Beloved mother of John (Ruth), Cory (2013), Martin (1959), Leonard (1969), Marianne (Norm), Baasje, Willy (Anne Louise), Patrick (Barb). Cherished Oma and Grandma of Jessica, Matthew, André (Roxanne), Melissa (André), Jenny (André), Lee, Ian, April (Jacob), Chad, Drew (Kaitlyn), Colin (Michele) and Laura. Great-grandmother of 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by Harrie (Alie), Tina (Adri), Nelly, Toon and Annie (Gerard).

Predeceased by her siblings Gerard, Wilma and John.

Friends will be received on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY from 6-9 p.m., where a Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Share a memory at www.denning.ca.

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ATKIN: Caitlin Patricia

Posted by on April 17, 2017

ATKIN, Caitlin Patricia – December 15th, 1985 – April 14th, 2017. Suddenly at the age of 31 years. Caitlin was the only daughter of Bill and Sue Atkin of Sarnia and sister to Mike Atkin (Elizabeth) of Petrolia. She is survived by her daughters Izzabelle and Laila. She was granddaughter to the late Duffy Atkin and to Joseph and Patricia Colborne and is survived by her grandmother Marjorie Atkin of Sarnia. Caitlin was predeceased by her Uncle Tom Atkin, but is survived by aunts and uncles: Mary Rivers (Steve) of Sarnia, Rob Colborne (Diana) of Surrey B.C., Steve Colborne (Alvinston), Mary Ann Colborne (Sarnia), Anne Turner (London) , Mike Colborne (Joyce) of Calgary, Alberta and Sarah Reaume (Walt) of Sarnia. She will be missed by her cousins Scott Atkin (Angelina), Melissa O’Mahony (John), Randy Rivers, Jodie Campbell (Jamie), Ellen Rivers (Kristen), Jason Colborne (Kristy), Brian Colborne (Sabrina), Janet Truer (Ian), Darcy Colborne, Christopher Colborne (Zuzana), Jennifer Wright (Jeff), Jake Reaume (Tessa) and Luke Reaume (Sara). Caitlin was predeceased by her cousin Jessica Reaume. Caitlin was a child of the earth. The daughter and granddaughter of farmers, she was a lover of the outdoors, passionate about animals of every kind, an accomplished equestrian and an avid dog lover. Now, there among the sun and the stars, she is finally at peace. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory, no one can steal.”
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Corunna.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Humane Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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HASSON: Agnes “Army”

Posted by on April 16, 2017

HASSON, Agnes Agatha “Army” – Age 91 of North Lambton Lodge, Forest passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at North Lambton Lodge, Forest. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lyle H. Hasson (2010). Survived by daughter Diane (Raymond) McLain of Lexington, Kentucky, son Ray Melton of Alvinston, step-daughter Linda (Hugh) McLachlan of Oil Springs, Lisa (Tim) Hedges of Harrow, Dianne Hasson Turner of Calgary. Dear grandmother of
Nadine Powers, (Partner Nani Agbeli), Stephanie (Dan) Thompson, Shawn (Christine) McLachlan, Scott McLachlan, Stacey (Tom) Alderman and 8 great-grandchildren. Step-grandmother of Braidie and Jamie Hedges. Survived by 8 sisters; Gertrude Edwards, Eleanora Grey, Doris Cairns, Martha Waldner, Lillian Naftel, Carole Mathers, Janet Jackson, Shirley Newransky and brother Harry Armbruster. Predeceased by brother Sieghard Armbruster (1997), sister Alice Blair (2015), baby sister Ruth, son-in-law Ron Powers and her parents John and Magdelena Armbruster. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Army was born in Fairy Hill, Saskatchewan, trained as a Registered Nurse in Sarnia, employed by Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Petrolia for 40 years. Army was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sarnia.
Friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 7 to 9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (ceehf.ca), Canadian Cancer Society Transportation Fund or Diabetes Canada.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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Verolin, Pietro

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Born March 3, 1935 in Castions di Zoppola, Italy.  Pietro passed away peacefully on April 14, 2017, at the age of 82.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ada (nee Tesolin).  Dear father of Marisa Morassutti and husband André, David (Celeste), and predeceased by Steven (1964).  Treasured Nonno of Elyse and Olivia Morassutti.  Brother of Dina (the late Dorino), Luigia (the late Cesare), Carmen (the late Antonio), Luigi (the late Roberta), Dante, and predeceased by Fermino, Lorenzo, Enrica and Giovanni, Dianella and Carlo, Onorio (survived by Antonietta), and his parents Vittorio and Maria, all of Italy, Switzerland and France.  Brother-in-law of Sergio Tesolin and Jean Tesolin.  Pietro will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends.  Pietro immigrated to Canada in 1953.  He worked in construction for many years before his employment at Chrysler Canada, retiring after 30 years of service.  Pietro always spoke lovingly of his native Italy and continued many traditions of making wine, curing prosciutto and aging cheese to the enjoyment of family and friends.  He would spend hours meticulously tending to his garden and fruit trees, especially proud of the huge tomatoes he would harvest.  Pietro was a proud member of the Giovanni Caboto Club for more than 60 years.  As an expression of sympathy donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Monday 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Funeral Mass Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 1400 Cabana Road West.  Procession to follow to Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lowe, Richard Lynn (Rick)

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Richard Lynn (Rick) Lowe of Amherstburg, ON, passed away on April 11, 2017 in his beloved home town. He was 69 years old.  Rick and Deanna (nee Atkinson) were married in 1968. They spent their lives devoted to one another and their two daughters, Allison and Laura. Rick loved his girls immensely and was very proud of his sons-in-law, Denver and Will.  Rick is also survived by his brother Tom and sister-in-law Judy, his nephews David and TJ; “brother” and best friend Kevin Atkinson and sister-in-law Meg, his nephew Greg, niece Jenny; and his brother-in-law Bill Atkinson, sister-in-law Nancy and his nieces Sheri and Christina and nephews Bill and Stephen.  Rick spent 52 years as a passionate electrician and helped anyone who asked.  Please join Rick’s family for a celebration of his life on Monday April 17th, at Sutton Creek Golf Club (2135 County Rd. 12, Essex, ON). Open house: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Casual attire is welcome, bright colours are encouraged.   Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg, 519-969-5841.   Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PASSINGHAM: Lloyd

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Lloyd Passingham passed away at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Helen for 68 years. Loving father of Jeannine (the late Olavi) Seppala and Neil (Cathy) Passingham. Cherished grandfather of Dennis Williams. Treasured great-grandfather of Mitchell Williams. Dear brother of Edythe (the late William) Wolsey and Thelma (the late Albert) Vandenburghe. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Edith Passingham, and by his sisters Grace (Douglas) Harris and Elizabeth “Betty” Passingham. Lovingly remembered by niece, nephews and cousins. Lloyd was a longtime councillor for Sarnia Township. He was passionate about his family history and genealogy, and enjoyed spending time playing a good game of cards. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care or the Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MCKNIGHT: Ernest Marshall

Posted by on April 14, 2017

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Ernest Marshall McKnight on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Linda McKnight. Loving father of Kathy (Al) Latimer, James Ferguson, and Terry (Carol) McKnight. Cherished grandfather of Krista, Tyler, Shyla, James, Madison, Blake and Jasmine, and great-grandfather of Lukas, Sebastian, Aria and Karson. Dear brother of Robert (Pat) McKnight, Norma Durston, David (Julie) McKnight, William (Carol) McKnight, and Jane McKnight. Survived by his sister-in-law Kathy (Camille) Fangeat and family. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Margaret McKnight. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRANT: Wanda Patricia (n. Hyde)

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Passed away peacefully at her home with her family Friday, March 31, 2017 in Sarnia, Ontario, after a lifelong battle with Crohn’s disease. Beloved wife of Stephen Leslie Grant of Sarnia. Dedicated mother of two sons, Timothy Noel Grant of Niagara Falls and Shawn Darby Grant of Toronto. Loving Grandmother to TaraLyn Jordan Grant of Niagara Falls and loving sister to Dale Gordon Hyde of Hamilton. Predeceased by parents Keith Roy Hyde and June Marguerite Hyde of Simcoe. Wanda bore her life challenges with a quiet, uncomplaining strength and fortitude that inspired all those who knew her. She was a kind and gentle soul whose generosity with word and deed endeared her to so many. It is with profound sadness and pride we submit her to God for her new journey. The interment of ashes will take place graveside, at Norfolk Oakwood Cemetery, 35 Potts Road, Simcoe ON, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Donations can be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada at

https://crohnsandcolitis.donorportal.ca/Donation/InHonour.aspx?L=en-CA&G=159&F=1098&T=INHON

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LAMBERT: Jean (n. Philippon)

Posted by on April 14, 2017

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Jean Lambert on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late George Lambert (2000). Cherished mother of Allan and Gayle Lambert of Abbotsford, BC, and Mitchel and Mary Jane Lambert of Courtright, ON. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Lorne and Michelle of Vancouver, BC, and Courtney and Paige of Calgary, AB. Dear sister of Elaine and her husband Andy Fulmes of Clinton, PEI. Survived by her sister-in-law’s Barbara Lambert (wife of the late Jack Lambert) and Larose Lambert (wife of the late Jim Lambert) of Sarnia and by her nephews and nieces, and grand nephews and nieces. Predeceased by her parents Ted Philippon (1968) and Aurore Philippon (née Forget) (1975), sister Louise Charbonneau (1987), brother Onile Philippon (1990), and sister Colette Lalonde (2010). Jean touched many lives and will be missed by all. Cremation has taken place. Honouring Jean’s and her family’s wishes, there will be no visitations or service. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Burial of ashes will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Diabetes Canada, or to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MCQUILLIN: Gordon

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Marshall Gowland Manor on Friday, March 3, 2017, Gordon McQuillin passed away in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Donna for 67 years in July. Loving father of Ruth Anne McQuillin and Don (Cheryl) McQuillin. Cherished grandfather of Tara (Aaron) Attrill, Alysia Doek, and Nick (Kristen) Doek. Treasured great-grandfather of Jaidyn Clements-Doek, and step-great-grandfather of Sara and Sydney Ellis. Gordon was the oldest of ten and is survived by his siblings Harold McQuillin, Mary MacNay, Donalda (Doug) MacLeod, and Barbara Nickel. Predeceased by his parents Richard and Emily McQuillin, his granddaughter Amanda McQuillin and his siblings Allan McQuillin, Ronald McQuillin, Lynda McQuillin, Harvey McQuillin, Jack McQuillin, and brother-in-law Bob MacNay. Gordon was a dedicated employee for Bulk Carriers, and later a leased operator for Trimac. As a hobby, Gordon enjoyed fishing and was an avid deer and moose hunter. The family wishes to thank Joyce, Lindsay, Alaine, Chris, Michelle, Sylvia, and all of the Iris floor staff of Marshall Gowland Manor for their exceptional care and compassion for Gordon. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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McConnell, Ivan of Petrolia formerly of Peterborough

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Peacefully, on April 12, 2017, at Watford Quality Care, Ivan Albert McConnell of Petrolia, formerly of Peterborough, passed away at the age of 75.  Father to Robert McConnell, Ivan (Deryk Bergsma) McConnell and their children Sheena and Sarah, the late George McConnell and his children Jorge, Amanda and Jordan, Mindy (Scott Nutt) McConnell and their children Zerlinda (Justin), Jesse-Joe (Brandy), Johni-Mae (Whitney) and Allie, Cathy (Ian) Granville and their children Ashley (Adrienne), Brent (Tonee), Dixie and Brooke (Richard) and many great-grandchildren.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment will take place at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted the Needham-Jay Funeral Home (519) 882-0100.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca.  Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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ANTONIO, Alfredo (of Sarnia)

ANTONIO, Alfredo – At Sumac Lodge on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the age of 90. Alfredo was born on March 22, 1927 in Brunheda, Portugal. Beloved husband of the late Agostina. Step-father of Salvatore (Clare) Cardu, England, Pasqualina Cardu, London and the late Giovanni Cardu. Step-grandfather of Isabella, Jack and Allesandra. Brother-in-law of Sebastiano (Giovanna) Farina, Sarnia. Also surviving are nieces Barbara, Angela, Paola and Antonella in Sarnia as well as nieces and nephews in Brazil and Italy. Predeceased by his parents and 2 sisters. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Society, 420 East St. N., N7T 6Y5 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 914 Murphy Rd., N7S 5C4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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George, Joan Corine (Grant) of Sarnia

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of JOAN CORINE (GRANT) GEORGE at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the age of 77.  Beloved wife of the late Ronald Wilmore George (2011) of Sarnia.  Dear mother of Ron George and his wife Julie, Pam Christianson and her husband Bob, Penny Chalmers and her husband Brad and Mary Ann LaPointe and her husband Mike all of Sarnia and Sandy VanderMeulen and her husband Stan of London.  Loving grandmother of Tammy (Keith), Tanya (Ryan), April (Mark), Jason (Karrie), Mitchell (Hope), Samantha (Scott), Megan (Dan), Holly, Mandy (Jason), Taryn, Nathan and Brody.  Great-grandmother of Hunter, Ryder, Braedyn, Abigail, Madison, Robin, Chloe, Harper, Noah, Parker, Christopher, Lauren and Matthew.  Dearly loved sister of Pat Warby, brother Jim Robbins (Bev), brother-in-law Charles Birkinshaw and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents James and Mildred Robbins, sister June Birkinshaw, brother William Grant and brother-in-law Edward Warby.  Joan was a member of the 1956 Sarnia Imperial Women’s Championship Softball Team which was inducted into the Sarnia Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.  Cremation has taken place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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McGuire, Louanne of Wyoming

Posted by on April 12, 2017

Died surrounded by her five children and her family,  on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.  LOUANNE McGUIRE (nee McCallum), of Wyoming, was in her 60th year.   She was a loving mother to Jaclyn McGuire of Oil Springs, Shawn (Lora) McGuire of Wyoming,  Jaime (Jesse) Minten of Watford, Jessa (Kyle) McGuire of Wyoming, and Samuel (Emily) McGuire of Oil Springs, and a cherished Grammie to the light of her life, Mavrik.    Louanne was a loved sister to Gary (Judi) McCallum, Sherry (Randy) Whiting, Wayne (Mary Lynne) McCallum, Kevin (Cheryl) McCallum, Cathy (Tony) Bourque, Jim (Denise) McCallum, Maureen (Ron) Bailey, and Souzanne (Mark) Annett.  She will also be missed by her dear friend Tom Rinker. Louanne was predeceased by her parents Lucille (1971) and Elwood (1998) McCallum, her infant son Scott (1988), and her infant grandson Marik (2007).  She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many precious nieces and nephews.   Mom came off as tough, but the truth is she had the biggest heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.  She worked for 28 years with Canada Post and spent twelve years cleaning various post offices. She loved to bake, can pickles, make jam, and always gave the majority away.  She was our rock and will be missed by all who know her. Visitors will be received on Monday from to 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a service will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.   Interment will be in Oil Springs Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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