HUTTON: Marilyn Kathleen (Egelton/Quinney) of London, Ontario (formerly of Forest, Ontario)

Posted by on December 10, 2017

HUTTON, Marilyn Kathleen (Egelton/Quinney)

Died peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017, at University Hospital, London, Ontario, in her 89th year.  Daughter of the late Aylmer E. and the late Alice Mary (Horton) Quinney.  Beloved wife of the late Duncan (Fred) Hutton (1999).  Survived by twin daughters Kathryn McConnell (Ronald) and Barbara Egelton, all of London.  Cherished grandma of Kristy Thompson (Jamie), Michael McConnell (Judy), Nicholas McConnell (2003) and Bradley Egelton.  Truly blessed and proud to have become a great-grandma to Lily and Nolan McConnell.  Loving only sister to Doris MacArthur (2015) (Bob) of London, brothers-in-law David (2017) (Peg) Hutton, late Dr. William (late Evelyn) Hutton, late James Hutton, and sisters-in-law late Mina (late Hugh) Kersey, late Mary (late Jack) Keith, and late Rona (late Wally) Bisbee.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Always remembered by her very special friends Jack and Norma Aitken of London, Ontario, and their 3 children and families.  Marilyn was no stranger to a life of always working hard to provide the very best for her two girls, who she adored to the moon and back.  Her city life from London to a farm life in Forest started in 1965 when she married Fred.  She worked at the Royal Trust Bank in Forest for many years, made many friends while at her job, until her retirement.  Even with her busy life working, plus helping out on the farm, both her and Fred made time to enjoy their 4 grandchildren and take them on a few holidays.  Trips to Florida and Arizona were enjoyed as well, when snow was on the ground and Fred wasn’t busy with his farming.  She truly seemed to enjoy her ‘farm life’ until Fred passed away, at which time she would move to London to become closer to her girls and their families.  At Marilyn’s request, there will be no visitation, and flowers are gratefully declined.  As an expression of sympathy, please consider the charity of your choice.  Cremation has taken place.  There will be a private family celebration of life at a later date with interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Forest, Ontario.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST (519) 786-2401  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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LIPPERT, Larry “Swamper” Michael of Sarnia, formerly of Crediton, age 58

Posted by on December 8, 2017

LIPPERT:  Unexpectedly, while doing what he loved the most, on Thursday, December 7, 2017, Larry “Swamper” Michael Lippert, of Sarnia, formerly of Crediton, age 58.  Beloved companion of Nancy (Smith) Richards.  Forever loved son of Jeannette Wales of Exeter.  Dear brother of Lynda Heywood and Lisa Lippert both of Exeter and brother-in-law of Henry and Patti Smith of Brampton, Greg and Kris Smith of St. Catharines, Jane and Kevin Armstrong of Iron Bridge.  Larry will be missed by Nancy’s children Sam and Alex Richards and his mother and father-in-law Earl and Rita (Ingram) Smith of Iron Bridge. Fondly remembered by his canine companions Bella and the late Piper (2013).  Also remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his father Earl Lippert (2012) and step-father Ted Wales (2006).  At Larry’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held at the Crediton Community Centre on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. with words of remembrance at 2 p.m.  Swamper began his trucking career at the age of 18, working his entire 40+ year career with Earl Lippert Trucking.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Easter Seals or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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KELLY: Margaret of London

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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KELLY, Margaret
1922 – 2017

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, two weeks before her 95th birthday, at Westmount Gardens Long Term Care. Born in Wales of the United Kingdom, she was predeceased by her sister Lena Western and brother Arthur Picton. Cherished mother of Ann Clawson (Steve) and Rob Kelly (Helga). Treasured grandmother of Mike Clawson (Raquel), Scott Clawson, Stephanie and Michelle Kelly. Loving great-grandmother of Sage, Neve, Rayne and Willow Clawson. Margaret immigrated to Canada in 1956 with her husband, Tom Kelly settling in Sarnia, Ontario where she lived and worked most of her life. She helped with the formation of the United Kingdom Club where she made many friendships. She was also a dedicated member of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), Canatara Chapter, who are dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals through community supports. She never forgot her roots – making many trips to England to visit her siblings, nieces and nephews. She loved travelling and enjoyed many holidays with her good friend Mary. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She never missed those occasions where everyone was together and was always ready to have a laugh. She was a wonderful friend to many and always ready to have a cup of tea and good conversation. She will be loved and missed forever. We would like to thank all the staff of Westmount Gardens for all their care and compassion over the last few years. Friends will be received by family on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Private cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaret are asked to consider the I.O.D.E. and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SMITH: William “Bill” of Napier

Posted by on December 6, 2017

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, William “Bill” Smith of Napier passed away on his 91st birthday.  Loving husband of Bernice Smith (nee Merrick) for 66 years.  Beloved father of Doug (Debbie) Smith and Marilyn Buttery.  Dear grandfather of Kim (Rob) Vos, Stephanie (Patrick) Sanders and Kurtis (Bridget) Smith.  Survived by great grandchildren Cameron Vos, Eva Vos, Brooklyn Sanders and Jackson Sanders.  Sadly missed by family friend Lynne Lawrence and many extended family members and friends.  Predeceased by his brother Jack, his son Donald Charles and his grandson Kerry Douglas.  Bill was a farmer, a bus driver starting at a one room school in 1949 & then # 1 bus driver for Brooke Central School from 1961 to 1994.  He was a salesperson, an avid picture taker (always had a camera on his belt), card & bingo player & friend to all he met. Bill was a 70 year Masonic member of Ionic Lodge #328, Napier & a 65 year member of Eastern Star, Forest Chapter 116, and a lifetime member and Elder of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Napier.  Good natured & easy to get along with, he enjoyed his family & friends.  Bill lived in the Napier area surrounded by his family.  His second home for many years was at The Klondyke Trailer Park in Grand Bend.  An Eastern Star Service under the auspices of Forest, Chapter 116 will be held on Friday, December 8th at 1:30 pm.  A Masonic Service under the auspices of Ionic Lodge #328, Napier will be held  at 6:30 pm.  Friends will be received on Friday, December 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at DENNING’S OF WATFORD 519-876-2218 where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 2:00 pm with visitation one hour prior.  Reverend Jo-Anne Symington officiating.  Private family interment in Strathroy Cemetery at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Napier, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation (Dietary Department) or to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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ANDALI, Rosa (nee Lopetrone) of Sarnia

ANDALI, ROSA – With her family by her side, at Bluewater Health Continuing Care, Petrolia, Rosa Andali passed peacefully to meet her creator on Monday, December 4, 2017. Beloved wife of Giovanni Andali for 65 years.  Loving mother of Gaetano (Liz Bednar), Joseph (Cheryl Ladouceur), Mary Spinnato and her husband Joseph, Laura Ferrera (Shaun Lockhart), John and his wife Lindsey. Cherished nonna of Leanne (Sean), Jenine, Kristine (their mother Becky Andali), Justin (his wife Lisa) Andrew (Amanda), Jeremy (Karleen), Christopher, Jovan (his wife Laura), Daniel (Taylor) Nicolas, Taylor (his fianceé Leila), Luca and Dante. Bisnonna of Leo Giovanni, Sophia Rose, Julian Joseph Paul and great-granddaughter to be. Predeceased by her parents Angela Maria and Giuseppe Lopetrone, brothers Francesco, Salvatore, Giovanni Lopetrone and Franco Pecorelli. Aunt (Zia) to many nieces and nephews in Italy, France and Canada. Commari to many loyal and loving friends. Rosa was Giovanni’s love of his life. They enjoyed their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to no end. Rosa could not get enough of her family. The house was filled not only with her family but with so much love. She lived for them. Her warm beautiful smile and infectious laugh brought joy to everyone. She never wanted anyone to leave and it was obvious as she stood outside every time blowing kisses till you turned the corner. Rosa had many passions including her flower gardens, playing bocce and cards with her friends. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Thursday December 7, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, December 8th at 1:30 p.m.  Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum.  As an expression of sympathy and in the spirit of Christmas, to honour Rosa please bring non perishable goods for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank or make a monetary donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 106 East St., Sarnia, N7T 3R1(cheques only at the funeral home please).  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DIONNE: Judith “Judy” Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Suddenly at Bluewater Health on Monday, December 4, 2017, Judith Ann Dionne (Hawkins) passed away at the age of 62. Mother of Rose (Rob) Alton, Tabatha (Matt) McKegney, Billie – Jo (Mike) Schuyler, April (Nic) and Aaron Zavitz .Grandma to Terrence, Alexis, Calvin, Caleb, Rachel and Ryanne.  Loving sister of Mary (David) McElwee, Gerald Dionne, and Charles (Susie) Dionne. Caring aunt to Chasity (David) Preston and great aunt to James Preston.  Also will be missed by her dear friend Doreen Archer. Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Mary Dionne and her ex-husband Terry Hawkins (2015). |Cremation has taken place. A Memorial S service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service time. Memorial donations in memory of Judy may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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AITKEN: Brian, of Kettle & Stony Point, Ontario

Posted by on December 2, 2017

Brian Charles Aitken went home to be with his Lord on November 30,2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family, his firm belief in God and the support of his Christian community upheld him in his struggles and ultimately gave him peace.  Brian was born to Charles(Chuck) and Marjorie Aitken, on December 18, 1961. He was born again in December 1980 through his belief in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  His life was marked by his desire to follow in Christ’s footsteps as He said: “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve”(Matthew 20:28). As a result, Brian spent his life serving others by coaching hockey and baseball, teaching Sunday school, leading various kids’ programs, being a foster parent, and supporting individuals with special needs. He strove to be Jesus’ hands and feet in this world.  He was blessed with a loving family. Brian married his best friend, Kim, on August 20, 1982. He was blessed with two amazing sons, Jacob and Zachary whom he regarded as God’s greatest gifts next to his salvation.  In his years of work, first for Christian Horizons and then Lambton County Developmental Services, Brian never considered it a job and would marvel that he was paid to spend time with these amazing people.  As a foster dad, Brian had the privilege of serving families who were going through hard times. His life was enriched as he shared Christ’s love with these precious children.

He will be greatly missed by his loved ones who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his Creator.  Brian is survived by his wife Kim;his sons, Jacob and Zachary; his daughters of the heart, Ila and Katrina; his mother Marjorie; his sisters Linda DiMarco and Sherry Aitken; his parents-in-law, Jack and Beryl Rome; his brothers-in-law, Dean DiMarco and Bob Wonderhem; his sister-in-law, Kari Lonergan; his nephews, Justin(Lisa), P.J., Dylan, and Derek; his nieces, Andrina, Jennifer(Mike), Amanda(Paul), Sarah, Jaymie Lee, Taylor, Trinity, Kaitlyn, Donnelle, and Caitlin; his great-nephews, Leo and Owen; his great-nieces, Emma, Katherine, and Erin.

A special thank you to Dr. Crombeen and the palliative care team(both staff and volunteers)at both Bluewater Health and St. Joseph’s Hospice. It was difficult for Brian to transition from being the caregiver to being the one receiving care but he was greatly blessed by your patience and kindness. Our family was also very spoiled by all the staff at both locations and you helped us through this difficult time with true compassion.

We will celebrate Brian’s life at Forest Baptist Church on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 3:00 pm, followed by a reception. Visitation will take place at the church from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Pastor Mark Kennedy will officiate. It is Brian’s request that those attending dress casually (preferably jeans).  The family gratefully declines flowers, but donations of unwrapped new toys, books,or pyjamas will be gladly accepted and distributed to Christmas charities.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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POELVOORDE: Robert Cyriel of Wilkesport

Posted by on December 1, 2017

POELVOORDE, Robert Cyriel – Age 58 of Wilkesport passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Beloved son of Godelieve (nee DeNeve) and the late Cyriel Poelvoorde (1997). Loving brother of Ritchie Poelvoorde and Diana Poelvoorde. Cherished uncle of Mathew Poelvoorde.
A private family Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden with Rev. Betty Jean Page officiating. Interment to follow at Black Creek Cemetery.
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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McCARTHY, Terri of Sarnia

Posted by on November 29, 2017

McCARTHY, TERRI – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Helen Theresa “Terri” McCarthy, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother to Michael Shepley (Jinna Zheng), grandmother to Angela, sister of Tim McCarthy and committed and loyal friend to many with whom she developed long lasting and caring relationships. She was predeceased by her parents TJ (1987) and Helen (1996). She will also be missed by her two cats, Peaches and Gabby. She was a passionate animal lover, ensuring that no stray cat ever went hungry. She worked in Sarnia for many years in the retail industry and as a personal support worker and was also an avid art lover. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia for the gentle, compassionate and professional care they extended to her. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) Friday, December 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment of her ashes will be held on Monday, December 4th, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. 

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HOPPER: John of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on November 27, 2017

HOPPER, Mr. John Bernard

Passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the age of 62 years.  Predeceased by his parents Grace & Bernie Hopper, and his sister Mary-Lou Hopper.  A private interment will take place at a later date.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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ZIMMERMAN: John of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on November 26, 2017

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Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 24, 2017.  Johann Adam “John” Zimmermann of Strathroy at the age 91.  Predeceased by his wife Elsa (Gotthardt) in 2000 and his partner Anna Kohlruss (2017).

Lovingly remembered by his sons John (Mary) and Anthony (Tina) Zimmermann.  Dear grandfather of Heidi Wakem (Jason), Kristy (Gavin), Anthony (Megan), Amanda, Michelle and John and great grandfather of Lilly and Jack.

Survived by his brother Adam and sister Ottilia Fritz.  Predeceased by his parents Johann (1945) and Magdalena (1993), brother Siegfried (1944) and sister Therisia (1924).

John and Elsa left Bremer Haven, Germany and arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 18, 1950.  Their sponsorship brought them to Ontario where they settled in Mount Brydges before coming to Strathroy where he became a well respected greenhouse propagator.

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where a funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 am.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

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POIRIER, Sheila Winifred (nee Leggo) of Sarnia

POIRIER, SHEILA WINIFRED (nee Leggo) – With profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Sheila Winifred Poirier (nee Leggo) who died on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the age of 80. Wife of the late James Omer Poirier (2014). Loving mother of Diane (Les) Goldhawk, Wyoming, Elaine Poirier (Jim Welshinski), Sarnia, Sherry (Dale) Myers, Corunna, Tony Poirier, Sarnia and Mike (Pam) Poirier, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Jason (Nicole) Goldhawk, Christine (Mark) Field, Derek and Sean Welshinski, Amber (Jason) Correll, Michelle (Jeremy) Poirier, Alicia (Dave) Poirier, Michael (Jenna) and Kyle (Kyla) Myers. Step-grandmother of Jordan and Ashley McBeath, Jasmine (Donny) Morreau, Leonard Paquette and Steve (Trish) Paquette, Hope, Breanne and Daisy Doxtator. Great-grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Anna (Donn) Barter and sister-in-law Lee Leggo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Lionel & Rena Leggo and sisters Jennie Coull and Blanche Chisholm and brother Cletus and daughter-in-law Diane Beehler-Poirier. A mother’s love is like no other, her children knew her to be the best mother and friend, but extended family and friends knew her to be an outstanding and giving person. She was caring and beautiful inside and out. She will be entering the next chapter in this incredible journey called Life. We know that she will walk amongst us in our hearts. She was an incredible inspiration, a pillar of hope, strength and love to her children who are left behind, left with a sense of humility and optimism which has helped to shape who they are today. Sheila held down many jobs and volunteered for the White Cane Society. Sheila retired from the Bayer Corporation in 1992. Sheila battled MDS for years. A visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held for Sheila in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Wednesday, November 29th at 11 a.m. officiated by Deacon Lyle Lalonde. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St. Sarnia, N7T 5W6 or Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd. Sarnia, N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BARANIUK, Aleksandra Halina (nee Nowakowski) of Lambton Shores

BARANIUK, Aleksandra Halina – Peacefully with her loving family at her side Aleksandra passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 89. Aleksandra is survived by her son Bernard Baraniuk and spouse Connie Pan, daughter Monika Baraniuk and spouse Bill Freemantle, daughter Viktoria McCrie and spouse Bill McCrie. Grandchildren; Savannah Baraniuk (Owen Barduhn), Candice Locke (Ric Locke), Jennifer Turner (Richard Turner), Page Gowens, and Daniel Young. Great Grandchildren: Jett Locke and Scarlet Locke. She is preceded in death by her son Marek Baraniuk and husband John Baraniuk. The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to all the wonderful people who over the years brought laughter and love into Aleksandra’s life. She has inspired so many of us with her wisdom and grace. From surviving WW II, emigrating to Canada, raising a family and helping others in need. She has led an extraordinary life. The Family would like to thank everyone involved in her, in home, palliative care. The kindness and dedication given the family during her illness. Easing the burden of losing our special, loving, and truly beautiful lady. Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Queen of Peace Church on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. A reception will be held immediately following mass at the Polish Hall (corner of Exmouth & Front). Funeral 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 Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John Street, Sarnia ON N7T 1Z3, www.theinnsarnia.ca or the Father Puczka Fund, 556 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia, N7V 1Z4. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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CATTON: Bruce, of Sarnia, Ontario (formerly of Ipperwash, Ontario)

Posted by on November 22, 2017

CATTON, Bruce

Passed away at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by his parents Ralph & Lena Catton. Beloved husband of Margrit. Loving father of Randy (Tess) Catton of Barrie, Jeffery (Judy) Catton of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dale Catton (Kim Gallant) of Grand Bend. Grandfather of Cassy Catton (Corey Budgel) of Kingspoint, Newfoundland, and Colleen (Steven) Catton of Mississauga, Graham Catton of Fort Worth, Texas. Brother of Madeliene Pratt (late Charlie) of Sarnia. Uncle of Paul (Caroline) Pratt of Windsor, David Pratt (late Carol) of Wallaceburg, Diane (Bruce) Wickens of Calabogie, Karen (Bill) Beer of Sarnia, and David White of Kincardine, Patricia Fraser of Kitchener, Amanda Fraser of Kitchener & (James Cochran) of Essex, and cousin to many.  Brother in law of Lori (John) White of Kincardine and Christa (Rob) of Kitchener.  Bruce was a principal of a room school to 12 rooms. From the Durham area to Ayton, Ontario, to Strathroy-Mectcalfe, Dawn Township, Wyoming Public, Watford, to Kinnaird School where he retired in 1993.   He moved to Ipperwash with his wife Margrit in 1975 until 2014. He lived in Sarnia in his last few years. He liked to travel, having travelled to Germany, Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, St. Lucia, and Canada’s east coast. He loved to play the piano whenever he could, and was always there for his family.  There will be a Celebration of Life at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 2:00pm – 4:00 pm.   Legion Members are invited to attend at the Funeral Home at 1:45 pm for a service. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.   Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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PLAYER, Emily Mae (nee Butler) of Sarnia

PLAYER, Emily Mae – Peacefully with her family by her side, Emily Player died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care. Beloved wife of the late Bernard Vaughan Player. Loving mother of Michael & his wife Hanne, Stratford, Jeffrey & his partner Anne Garland, Toronto, Nancy Player & her partner Ivor Sherlock, Toronto and Jane Player & her partner David Matheson, Sarnia. Dear sister of Ray Butler & his wife Joanne, Strathroy. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Emma & Frederick Butler, brothers Fred, Jim, Bill, Ross, Dick, Allan and Beverly Butler and her sisters Dorothy Lerne and June Fleming. Emily was a parishioner with Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 50 years. She volunteered for over 30 years with Meals on Wheels. Emily liked to cook, garden and watch black and white movies. She had a passion for shoes and looked forward to shopping. She was always ready for a cold draft beer. Playing euchre and bridge was a great pastime. Emily loved to go for a long leisurely walk everyday by the river or in the park. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Residence on the St. Clair where Emily lived for over 11 years and the palliative care team at Bluewater Health for their comfort and care of Emily and the family. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Funeral Service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Friday, November 24th at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia N7T 5W3. (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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Burdett: William “Billy” Burdett of Sarnia

Posted by on November 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of William “Billy” Burdett, age 79, announces his passing on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Bluewater Health Sarnia. Will be forever missed by his wife and best friend Linda (nee Sparks) Burdett. Loving father of Mark Burdett and Jason Burdett. Dear grandpa of Hannah Burdett. Survived by his siblings; Herb Burdett (Janet), Gary Burdett (Diana) and brother in-law’s; Steve Sparks (Joan), Tim Sparks (Brenda), Bruce Sparks, Pete Sparks (Joan). Wonderful uncle too many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Ernest (Sonny) Burdett (1989) and his mother Christina May (nee Field) Burdett (1984), brother Robert Burdett, sister’s; Helen, Gail, Carol, Edith and Betty and father and mother in-law Ross and Joyce Sparks. Bill retired from Imperial Oil after 27 years of service. He loved to boat, travel and hockey and sports in general. Cremation has taken place. A  Celebration of Life will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from on Saturday, November 25, 2017,  from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family.. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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Caughlin: John Frederick of Sarnia

Posted by on November 20, 2017

Peacefully, at Palliative Care – Bluewater Health Sarnia on Monday, November 20, 2017,  JOHN CAUGHLIN, passed away at the age 74. Predeceased by his wife Nan Marie Carver (2015). Stepfather of Missie Jackson and Heather Breyer. Will be lovingly missed by his niece Tammy Cooper (Mark). Papa of Aubany Aiden and Evan Breyer. Survived by his sibling’s; Louise (and the late Art), Joyce (Larry), Betty (and the late Gerry) and brother’s; Ron (Marilyn), Roy (Linda) and Bill (Linda). Also missed by his many nieces and nephews and friends. Predeceased by his mother Florence Marion (nee McDonald) Caughlin (1992) and father William Harold Caughlin (1974) . Will also be missed by his fury friend and companion his cat Bear. John enjoyed his mall walks at Lambton Mall, bike riding and the casino. Cremation has taken place. Services will be announced at a later date.Memorial donations in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.
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HETHERINGTON: Muriel Jean of Wallaceburg

Posted by on November 19, 2017

HETHERINGTON, Muriel Jean – Age 85 of Sombra, passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Hospice on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Beloved wife of the late G. Henry Hetherington (2000). Survived by daughter-in-law Jane McFadden (Gonyou). Cherished grandmother of Janet and Jim McAuliffe, Donna Conlon, Jennie Stennett, Amy and Gary Pook (Hetherington) and step-grandchildren Danielle and Jaime Morales, Nicole and John Reid. Missed by 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Mary Baker, daughter Marjorie (Conlon) and son-in-law Harry Conlon, son George Stanley Hetherington, brother Clifford Stanley Baker, sisters Beatrice (Baker) and Hazel (Hubert). Family and friends will be received at Knox Presbyterian Church, 251 Duncan Street, Wallaceburg on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 11:00 until the funeral service time at 12:00pm. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Chatham Kent Hospice or 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.

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McManus, Sharon Lee (MacDonald) of Brights Grove

Posted by on November 19, 2017

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday November 17, 2017 SHARON LEE (MACDONALD) McMANUS age 69 of Brights Grove. Beloved wife of John McManus. Loving mother of Cameron, Michael and Nicole (Jason). Cherished grandmother of Owen, Krzysztof, Taylor and Jayden. Special aunt of Stephanie and her children Ken and Courtney. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, especially Sue and John Vollmar. Predeceased by her brother Rory. When it came to the rights and welfare of the animals and wildlife in our community, Sherry was a tireless advocate and caretaker. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Sherry’s life will be held once the flowers are again in bloom. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Cat Chance, Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue or the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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MARIC, Mary (nee Butigan) of Milton, formerly of Sarnia

MARIC, MARY – With her family by her side at Allendale Long Term Care Facility, Milton, Mary Maric died peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Mirko (2007). Loving mother of John & his wife Elizabeth, London and Diane Maric, Norval. Loving grandmother of Megan, Vancouver and Michael, London. Loving sister of Zora Stankovic, Croatia and Ankica Raspudic, Bosnia-Hercegovina. Also survived by many relatives and friends in Canada, Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Predeceased by her parents Martin & Ruza Butigan, her sister Dragica Butigan and brothers Bozo and Miso Butigan. Mary retired from Vision Nursing Home after many years of service. She will be remembered for her love of living, generous heart, contagious smile, her determination and wise advice and her many passions, which included her daily power walks at the break of dawn and her mastery in the kitchen, especially her strudels. She is so loved and will be forever missed by her children, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, family and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Stephen Savel on Tuesday November 21st at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, 940 Murphy Rd.., Unit 1, Sarnia, N7S 5C4 or the MS Society of Canada, 420 East St., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BUTTERMAN, Leo of Sarnia

Posted by on November 17, 2017

BUTTERMAN, LEO – Peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Leo Butterman passed away on Thursday November 16th, 2017 at the age of 75. Leo leaves behind his only son Gary and he is also survived by his sister Ella (Gord) Metcalfe, his brother Bill Murdock and Nieces Crystal Stark, Heather (Larry) Liar and Nephews Steve Wesley, Jeff (Michel) Wesley. Leo is Pre deceased by both his parents Beatrice and Francis Buttermen and by his Sister Margret. Leo will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all that knew him. A funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with visiting starting at 11:30 am prior to service time. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Memorial donations in memory of Leo may be made to a Lambton Lung Association. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

 

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SERRE, Lena “Lee” (nee Blok) of Sarnia

SERRE, Lena “Lee” – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Gail Jardine (Richard), Sarnia, Roc Serre, Point Edward and the late Sharon Goodacre. Loving grandmother of Jeff Goodacre, Point Edward, Eddie Goodacre, Point Edward and Christina Jardine, Sarnia. Great-grandmother of Nicole, Samantha, Matthew and Corey Goodacre and families. Great-great-grandmother of Zachary and Talula. Sister of Ann Gould and John Blok and families. Predeceased by parents Steve & Katherine Blok and sister Pauline Kostuk (Mike). Lee was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 and enjoyed playing darts, cards and bingo. Cremation has taken place. Private family 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 M.S. Society, 420 N. East St., Sarnia or the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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HATTATT, Robert of Point Edward

Posted by on November 17, 2017

HATTATT, ROBERT HAROLD – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Hattatt on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Vision Nursing Home at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Mary Jane (Yates) Hattatt and the dearly loved father of Brenda Chaulk (Gary) and Bruce (Marian). He was Grandpa of Jordan and Nathan, Brett and Brittany (Sam) and Great-Grandpa of Charlotte. He is also survived by sister in laws Joyce Wilson, Penny Taylor, Linda (Jim) McCarty and brother in laws Bob (Chris) Yates. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Edna Hattatt and in laws Lloyd and Louise Yates, brother in laws Don Taylor, Larry Yates, Jack Fulcher and sister in law Betty Fulcher and nephews Randy Fulcher and Michael McCarty. The family would like to thank Dr. Gannon and the staff at Vision Nursing & Rest Home for their love and support and his home PSW Michael Murphy. Bob worked at Walker Brothers for 35 years and was a Point Edward resident for the past 60 years and a longtime member of Point Edward United Church until its closing. Family was very important to Bob. He enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St at 12:00 o’clock noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Point Edward Presbyterian Church or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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O’DONNELL: Deanna Marie of Sarnia

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Peacefully, at home DEANNA O’DONNELL passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the age of 79. Dear mother of Daphne Hogan of London, Ontario, Loretta Hogan – Andrew (Bill) of Seaforth and  Sean Hogan (Diane) Campbell River, British Columbia. Cherished grandmother; Amanda, Nigel, Hayden, Allanah, Myles, Austin, Skyler, Olivia, Tess, Jack and great grandchildren; Aneka, Ryder and Logan. Will be missed by her siblings; Sally Turnbull (Gord), Larry O’Donnell (Barb). Predeceased by her parents James O’Donnell and Rhea Fawcett and brother Paul O’Donnell and grandson Mathew. Deanna was a loving and caring mother, who fulfilled a life – long dream of becoming a registered nurse. Attending St. Clair College of Nursing at the age of 33, while raising 3 young children. Deanna worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sarnia and finished her career at River District Hospital in St. Clair Michigan. She loved to entertain, having lovely gourmet dinner parties for family. Deanna also enjoyed the theatre and the symphony and had a passion and an eye for antiques indulging in the hobby of collecting. She loved to visit with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed their school ceremonies. Deanna was very proud of all her children and instilled a love of music in all of them. Following Sean’s musical career was a great source of pride for her. Mom had a great sense of adventure and was always up for a trip somewhere. In her later years she enjoyed going to the library and her favorite restaurant the Cromwell Grill where the staff always treated her with respect and care.  Special thanks to Lambton Elderly Outreach who was there keeping mom company until the end. Mom will be forever loved and missed. Cremation has taken place. Service will be at the Royal Canadian Legion Front St Sarnia, Monday November 20th, 3pm Luncheon to follow. Memorial donations in memory of may be made to Lambton Elderly Outreach or a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca.

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