TATOMIR, John Joseph

Posted by on October 19, 2014

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It is with sadness and profound peace that the family of John Joseph Tatomir Sr. announces his passing from this world on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the age of 86 years. He died at home peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and his devoted wife Mildred. John was a loving father to Alice (late Wayne) Hopper, John Tatomir Jr. (late Carol), Linda (Bill) Derbyshire, Betty Jean (Marino) Freitas, the late Connie Tatomir, Allan (Alejandra) Momney, Diane (Ed) Bartel and James (Pina) Tatomir. Proud grandpa and great grandpa to Lauralee, David, Ashley and Tyler Dibbley, Lloyd, Tricia, Olivia and Angela Derbyshire, Jason, Muriel and Kirn Hopper, Lowell Hopper, Millie Ann, Mario, Logan and Isabella Barberio, Connie, Steve, Tyler and Ryan Lebrasseur, Krystal and Justin Martens, John James Tatomir, Chad Bartel, Edward Bartel, (the late Fred), Joanne, Derek, Hunter and Marisa Freitas, Peggy Freitas, Allan Jr. and America Momney, Alexandra Momney, Andrew Momney, Marilyn Momney, Tammy and Scott Lockamy, Jessica, Randy and Chelsea Andary, Jerry and Michelle Tatomir. Predeceased by two brothers Dennis and Walter and by one sister Mary. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. John will be remembered for his love of farming and his successful onion and carrots operation. We know he enjoys peace as he walks through the fields of heaven. We love you forever and you will never be forgotten. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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McEwen; June of Wyoming

Posted by on October 18, 2014

 

McEwen; June

 

McEwen (Morris) (nee Douglas), June Margaret – Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Friday, October 17, 2014.  JUNE M. (nee Douglas) (Morris) McEwen of Wyoming and formerly of Watford passed away at the age of 82.  Beloved wife of the late Ken Morris (1969) and Murray McEwen (1980).  Loving mother of Larry and Kathy of Watford, Stephen and Diane of Wyoming, Vickie and Norm of Ipperwash, and Pat and George of Watford.  Cherished grandmother of Rob (Steph), Tracy (Ken), Ryan, Greg (Megan), Jennifer (Matt), Brody, and Bradley.   Fondly remembered by step-grandchildren Lisa, Steve, Jason, and Richard and their families, and numerous great grandchildren.  Predeceased by her son-in-law Bob Firman (1987) and her great granddaughter Claire DeBoer (2014).   A celebration of June’s life will be held at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St. Wyoming on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel with the Starlight Rebecca Lodge conducting a service at 4:45 p.m.  A private interment will be held in Watford Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (www.heartandstroke.on.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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YOUNG: Doug of Strathroy

Posted by on October 18, 2014

2014_10_18_10_40_38Suddenly, after a short illness at Strathroy Hospital on Friday, October 17th, 2014.  Doug Young of Strathroy in his 82nd year.

Lovingly remembered by his wife Marlit, his daughter Debbie and step sons Ian and Thomas.  Grandfather of Amanda and Alex.

Doug was the Canadian President of Myers Tire Supply Canada Ltd. for over 40 years.

Friends may call at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm.  A private family service will take place at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions to Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca (519 245-1023).

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WARD: Anne Bridget of Forest, Ontario (formerly of Port Franks, Ontario)

Posted by on October 17, 2014

Mem Card Pic- FrontPeacefully passed surrounded by her loving family on October 15, 2014 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Searson (Cec) for 58 years. Loving mother of Dana (Bill) Brooks, late Debbie Hughes, Darlene (late Eric) Petersen, and Dawn (Wayne) Stubbs. Cherished grandma to Travis, Avery, Daric, Jessica, Benjamin, Scott, Marcelle, and Lisa. Proud great-grandmother of Kailey, Randi-Lyn and Aaron. Special great-great grandmother of Rowan and Lynden. Survived by her sisters Rose (Jim) Scobie, Elizabeth (Allan) Thomson and her brother Billy (Linda) O’Neill, sisters-in-law Lorraine, Anne, and Dianne O’Neill, Doris  (late William) Ross and Kathleen (William) Davies. Predeceased by brothers Paddy, John, Michael, Hughie, sister-in-law Irene O’Neill, and brother-in-law Daniel (Jean) Ward. Proud aunt of many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 18th, 2014 at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS at 1p.m with two hours visitation prior. Interment to follow at Ravenswood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhome.com. 

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TOTH: Anna Elizabeth of Strathroy

Posted by on October 17, 2014

Peacefully, at web picStrathroy Hospital on Friday, October 17th, 2014.  Anna Elizabeth Toth (Lukanyi) of Strathroy at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Sr. (2007).  Loving daughter of Anna Lukanyi and loving sister of Kathy Ramsay.  Loving mother of Eva Lane of London, Clara (Peter) Bleakney of Oakville and Jos
eph Toth Jr. of Strathroy.  Dear “mama” of William Lane, Jeffrey (Meaghan) Lane and Erin (Joseph) Cottle and their father Jack Lane, Angela McQueen, Evan Bleakney and Leanna Bleakney.  Dear great grandmother of Elizabeth and Penny Cottle and Reese Lane.  Predeceased by her father Imre Lukanyi and her brother Imre Lukanyi Jr.  Dear aunt of Kristine Vanderheyden and Shelley Taylor and their families.

Friends are invited to join the family at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 from 2 – 3 pm followed by a memorial service at 3 pm.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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CHISHOLM: Mark David

Posted by on October 17, 2014

CHISHOLM obituary pictureOn Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 4:38 p.m., Mark went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Much-loved son of Jim and Barb. Best friends of brothers Rob (Crystal), Dan (Rachel), and Mike. Favourite Uncle to Breanna, Kalib and Adele. Dear grandson to Anne Coughlan. Big brother and friend to Chance Bremner. Mark has many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends that will miss him deeply. Family and friends will be received on Monday, October 20, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Sarnia Gospel Hall, 1791 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at Sarnia Gospel Hall on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation or Big Brothers of Sarnia-Lambton (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WALSH: Marie Elizabeth (Lippold)

Posted by on October 17, 2014

Peacefully on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Marshall Gowland Manor, Marie Walsh passed away at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Walsh (2004). Loving  mother of Layton (Nancy) of Petrolia, Warren (Darren) of Toronto, Kathy of Sarnia, Darryl of Sarnia, and Brian (Michelle) of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Angela, James, Stephanie, Jason, Emma, and Jordan. Treasured great-grandmother of Lillian, Gavin, Evan, Max, and Lincoln. Marie was President of the Marshall Gowland Manor Auxiliary for over 25 years. Her most important job was a stay-at-home mom. She will be deeply missed by her family. We would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses in the Rose Unit of Marshall Gowland Manor for taking such great care of our mother. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in West Lorne. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WARD: Anne Bridget of London (formerly of Port Franks, Ontario)

Posted by on October 16, 2014

 

Mem Card Pic- FrontPeacefully passed surrounded by her loving family on October 15, 2014 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Searson (Cec) for 58 years. Loving mother of Dana (Bill) Brooks, late Debbie Hughes, Darlene (late Eric) Petersen, and Dawn (Wayne) Stubbs. Cherished grandma to Travis, Avery, Daric, Jessica, Benjamin, Scott, Marcelle, and Lisa. Proud great-grandmother of Kailey, Randi-Lyn and Aaron. Special great-great grandmother of Rowan and Lynden. Survived by her sisters Rose (Jim) Scobie, Elizabeth (Allan) Thomson and her brother Billy (Linda) O’Neill, sisters-in-law Lorraine, Anne, and Dianne O’Neill, Doris (late William) Ross and Kathleen (William) Davies. Predeceased by brothers Paddy, John, Michael, Hughie, sister-in-law Irene O’Neill, and brother-in-law Daniel (Jean) Ward. Proud aunt of many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 18th, 2014 at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS at 1p.m with two hours visitation prior. Interment to follow at Ravenswood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhome.com.

 

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FREISINGER, Stephen Jacob

Posted by on October 14, 2014

web_Freisinger, Stephen Passed away peacefully surrounded by his girls on October 13, 2014 at Hospice of Windsor at 91 years of age following a brief illness. Devoted husband of the late Mary (2013). Cherished father of Anne Fischer, Eva Chin (Richard), Christine Scott (Ian) and Lisa Gaspar (Jeff). Adoring grandfather of Kim Fischer, William and Trevor Chin, Logan and Taylor Scott and great grandfather of Alec Gaspar. Survived by sister Elizabeth Scherer. Also welcomed to Heaven by parents John and Eva Freisinger and son-in-law Doug Fischer. He will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Steve will be remembered for his years of customer service at Sarnia Glass, Remington Hardware, Service Hardware and, after “retirement”, his years at Beaver Lumber. Steve enjoyed time with his family at their summer home at Wildwood by the Lake and their winter home at Siesta Key Florida where he managed to find renovation projects to keep him busy. Steve and Mary took many family vacations across Canada and the U.S and enjoyed traveling to Germany, Austria, Romania and Australia to visit relatives. Steve was always a gentleman and during his brief illness he always thanked everyone who helped him and all who came to visit.
Special thanks to the caring staff and volunteers at the Hospice of Windsor especially Dr. Bergeron. Sincere thanks to the physicians and nurses at University Hospital in London, Neurology unit, Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette and Metropolitan Campuses, V.O.N. nurses and PSWs especially Jeff that provided in-home care.
In lieu of flowers donations to V.O.N or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation Friday 3-5 & 7-9pm with Parish Prayers Friday 8pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Most Precious Blood Church (1947 Meldrum) after 10am, followed by Funeral Mass at 11am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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D’Ippoliti, Filomena

Posted by on October 14, 2014

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D’Ippoliti, Filomena

With family by her side, it is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Filomena D’Ippoliti at the age of 79 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Parkwood Hospital in London, ON. Beloved daughter of late Giovanni and Teresa Spardella and devoted wife of the late Angelo (2012). Loving and strong mother of Silvana (Gord MacLean), Bruno (late Christine 2014), John and Angela (Jay Cator). Cherished and adoring Nonna of Samantha, Emily, Victoria, Wesley and Alicia. She will be missed by her brother Mario, sisters Annetta, Elizabeth, and late sisters Nina and Georgina; sisters-in-law Guiseppina (Antonio Germani), Rosina (Rugerro Gesuale), Marietta (Peter Ippoliti), nephew Andy Fortuna (Noria), Andy Germani (Phil), Mickey Gesuale (Teresa), Andy Ippoliti (Josephine), Joe Ippoliti (Linda), Frank Ippoliti (Silvana), nieces Agnes (Elio Lisi), Sally (Frank Sementilli). Best friend to Stanka Pavlovic (Anto), Concetta Querqui and Anna Lukic. Her vivacious spunk and hard work ethic were not enough to fight a very angry and aggressive cancer but she will always be known for her kindness, enthusiasm and compassion for others. Visitations will be held in Windsor on Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (8 p.m. eulogy and rosary prayer) at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd. Windsor (519)969-5841. Funeral Mass will be held on Sat. Oct. 18th at 10:00 am (close family and friends early visitation at 9 a.m.) at Our Lady of Atonement on 2940 Forest Glade Dr. followed by mausoleum burial at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens at RR #1 Oldcastle. Special thanks to Dr. Laura Diachun, Dr. Minuk, Lynda Parker, SW and the many excellent nursing and allied health staff at the two London Hospital’s. If desired, donations are appreciated to the Southwest Regional Cancer Program. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KOOLEN: Mr. Harry of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on October 14, 2014

IMGPassed away Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 5:00 pm, in London, at the age of 66 years.  Loving husband of 44 years and best friend of Marlies Koolen (VanGorp).  Dear Dad of John Koolen (Michelle), Pete Koolen, Annette Schoenfeld (Dirk), Kevin Koolen (Janine Payne), Jamie Koolen, and Katrina Koolen.  Dear Grampa of Mitchell, Morgan, Erika, Zachery, Bryceson, and Brayden.   Predeceased by his parents John and Anna Koolen.  Brother of Toni Hendrikx (Archie), Nick Koolen (Caroline), John Koolen (Dina), Tina Nieuwenhuizen (Arnold), Mary Verberne, Joe Koolen (Wendy), Joanne (John) Vanderydt, Nellie Vink (Martin), Jim Koolen (Donna), Teresa Koolen, Frances Van Poppel (Herman), Martin Koolen, and Dan Koolen.  Brother in law of Elly Jamieson (Mark), Adrian  VanGorp (Gina), Margaret Bock (Otto), Tony VanGorp (Nora), Rita Soetemans (Dan), and Anita VanGorp. Friends may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Friday morning, October 17, 2014, at 11:00 am.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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LOCKE: Ruth of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on October 14, 2014

photo (12)Peacefully on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 with family at her side, Lillian “Ruth “Locke of Strathroy. Beloved wife of the late George William “Bill” (1990). Devoted mother to Dennis, Karen York, Cheryl Harrington (Guy), Bill (Laurie), Bruce (Amy), Allan (Donna) and Diane Locke. Predeceased by her daughter Wendy Deseck (1979).  Grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Rev. Lawrence Hankinson, Lois Kearns and Pat Duralia (John) and sister in law to Grace, Shirley, Elsie Hankinson and Alma Locke

Predeceased by siblings Jeanne, Gerald, Maurice, Lorne and infant siblings Joanne and Dale.  Ruth graduated from the R.N. program at Strathroy Hospital (1944).  Ruth was past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and a member of the Daughters of the Nile. Visitation will be held at Denning Brothers Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy, on Friday October 17th, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Veritas Lodge #128 O.E.S. will hold a memorial service on Friday evening at 6:30 pm followed by a memorial service at 6:45 under the auspices of the Daughters of the Nile.  The Funeral Service will be held at Strathroy United Church, on Saturday October 18th, 2014 at 1 p.m. with interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery.  Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Share a memory at www.denning.ca.

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MINOR: Laura Marie Amanda

Posted by on October 14, 2014

Peacefully and quietly went home to be with her Saviour Jesus on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Minor. Loving mother of Roger of Calgary, the late Larry of Sarnia, Brian of Sarnia, and the late Marianne of Sarnia. Treasured grandmother of Alyssa of Calgary, Jason of Ottawa, and Shane of Sarnia. Dear sister of the late Gerry Beaudry (the late Nellie) of Colborne, ON; the late Claire Bernardin (Aime) of Elie, MB; Olive Comeault (the late Napoleon) of Winnipeg, MB; the late Rita Beaudry of St.Thomas/Winnipeg; Art Beaudry (Sue); the late Maurice Beaudry (Betty); the late Andrew Beaudry (Cathy); George Beaudry (Betty); Lucille Nicli (the late Jim), all of St. Thomas, ON. Dear sister-in-law of Gerald Minor (the late Pat, the late Laura) of St. Catharines, ON.  Dear Aunt to several nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. A gathering will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations directly to Crossroads Emergency Relief and/or ALS Canada or by cheque only at the funeral home.

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RISTAU: Donald Harvey

Posted by on October 14, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Monday, October 13, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Donald Harvey Ristau passed away at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Jones). Loving father of Kirk, Thane (Laura), Shawn (Amy), Glynis (Terry), and Candace (Jim). Cherished grandfather of Gregory, Christopher, Mackenzie, Shaina, Kyla, Rocky, Nicholas, Baron, Rayce, Philip, Erin, Daniel, and Jeremy. Treasured great-grandfather of Karsyn. Predeceased by his parents George and Alma Ristau and by his brother Oscar Ristau. Cremation has taken place. At Donald’s request, no visitation or service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HAWMAN: Ernest

Posted by on October 14, 2014

Passed away at the Hanover Care Centre on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in his 94th year.  Beloved husband of Genevieve.  Dear father of Heather Leith, Robert Hawman, Ruthann Hartman, and Judy Palmateer.  Proud grandfather of Greg and Wendy Splan; Christine and Darrin Tenbusch; Terry and Krsytena Hartman; and Louis and Stacie Hartman.  Great grandfather of Morgan, Darrin, Russell, Luke, Joe, Marissa, Kate, and Lane.  Remembered by his nieces and nephew.  Predeceased by his brother David and sister Margaret. Ernie was a WWII veteran R.C.N.R., he retired from the Lambton Generating Station, is a member of Tuscan Lodge #437 A.F. & A.M., the Lambton Shrine Club, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #62. At Ernie’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 1 o’clock. Interment will take place at Trinity United Cemetery, Collingwood.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Huron House Boys Home would be appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Sartori, Joan Elizabeth (nee Dixon)

Posted by on October 13, 2014

web_satori_joanPassed away suddenly on October 13, 2014. Loving and cherished wife to Victor, with whom she celebrated 49 years of marriage. Amazing mom to Lisa and Vince. Loving Grandmama to Shelby Elizabeth. Beloved sister to Al and (Susan), Bob and (Janis). Dear sister-in-law to Delfina and (John) Zangari, John and (Denise) and the late Lena Salvador. Joan will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many wonderful friends. Joan was the former Proprietor of Joan Elizabeth’s Gifts on Wyandotte Street. If you so desire, memorial donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MYERS, Don of Brooke Twp., Ontario

Posted by on October 11, 2014

Don MyersAt Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Friday, October 10, 2014, Donald Charles Myers of Brooke Twp., in his 88th year. Beloved husband of 60 years to Evelyn (McGugan) Myers. Dear father of Debra Bender and her husband Ken. Brother of Willa Johnston (late Nelson), late Phylis (late Ross) Johnston, Jean Johnston (late Lloyd), late John Myers (Nancy) and Bernice Pringle (Cliff) and brother-in-law of late Marie McBain (Murray) and Ray (Jessie) McGugan. Several nieces and nephews and their families also survive. Visitation Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Jim Breen officiating. Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hope United Church.www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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RAMSAY: John Kerr

Posted by on October 10, 2014

Surrounded by family, on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Marshall Gowland Manor, John Kerr Ramsay passed away. Beloved husband of the late Violet Ramsay. Loving  father of Christine (Dave) Dilkes, Joan (Talal) Ramsay, John (Julia) Ramsay, the late Raymond Ramsay and brother to the late James Ramsay. Cherished grandfather of Erin (Mike) Fabro, Casey (Curtis) Barylski, Kelley (Mike) Tucker, Janet (Dennis) Warwick, Heath, Shea, Cheyenne, Madelyn, Angus, Danny and Leah Ramsay. Treasured great-grandfather of Lennox, Regan, Harrison, Chase and Carson. John was a native of Dundee, Scotland. He brought his young family to Canada, first to Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and finally settling in to Sarnia. He worked as a stationary engineer for many years at CIL. John was an avid curler and a long time member of Greenwood Golf Course. He is best remembered watching a game of golf with a scotch in hand. Cremation has taken place. At John’s request, no services will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Marshall Gowland Manor Adult Enrichment Centre (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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CARPENTER: Wm. John “Jack”

Posted by on October 10, 2014

It is with the saddest of hearts that the family of William John Carpenter “Jack” announces his passing on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife Jeannine, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this December. Jack was a loving and generous father to Bill Carpenter (Julie), Sherry Carpenter, all from Petrolia, and David Carpenter (Diane) of Sarnia. Jack was adored by his grandchildren John Carpenter (Jen), Summer Carpenter (Brandan), Ashley Carpenter (Rich), Mitchell Carpenter (Chynna), Cameron Carpenter (Miranda) and Paul Carpenter. Step-grandpa to Aaron Rochon (Cait). Jack was a great-grandpa to Jessica (Nick), his namesake Jack, Jedidiah, Johnny, and step-great-grandpa to Blake and Alexander. Jack is also survived by his brother and sister in-law Ron and Monique Rochon, and several nieces and nephews that loved their Uncle Jack. Jack was pre-deceased by his parents Jack and Mary Carpenter; his sister that he adored, Jean Knight; his father and mother in-law Fred and Yvonne Rochon; his brother and sister in-law Leo and Georgette Rochon, Marcel and Joyce Rochon, Fern Rochon, and Lou and Clayt McLean. Jack was born in Sarnia on July 11, 1931. He became a life-long member of Iron Workers Local 700 in 1951. Jack had a passion for his work, was a mentor to many and proud to be a member of Local 700. Jack always enjoyed a good game of golf, especially in North Carolina and the Bahamas. In his retirement, Jack could always be found at Fred’s, hanging with the guys, fixing anything with a motor, building who knows what, playing cards, having fish frys, and enjoying a cold one. He truly enjoyed his time at the garage. Jack will be forever missed by everyone who knew him. Upon Jack’s request, there will be no funeral services. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of Jack’s life on October 26, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Bluewater Hall, 2505 London Line, Sarnia.In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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FURTADO: Julia

Posted by on October 10, 2014

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at her residence, Julia Furtado passed away at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Manuel Furtado. Loving mother of Maria Canini (Rick). Cherished grandmother of Lucas, Gina, and Eric. Dear sister of Tony Leonardo, the late Louisa Dias, the late Maria Fernandes, Solome Furtado, and Maria Teixeira. Predeceased by her parents José and Louisa Leonardo. Julia will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched. Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 10, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. Entombment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Children’s Health Foundation (Children’s Hospital) (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CHATE: Richard “Dick”

Posted by on October 10, 2014

Dick passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Dick is survived by his loving wife and best friend Ceil (Wills), son Scott of Houston, Texas and daughter Stephanie and Ian Anderson of Ancaster, Ontario, and two beautiful grand-daughters, Devon and Jordan Anderson, as well as sisters Audrey Young and Beverley Clarke, and sister-in-law Helen and Don Bateman and several nieces and nephews. Dick retired from Imperial Oil after 38 years of service and continued to enjoy provoking laughter and joy with good food, drink and company of friends and family. He could roar and laugh and give with great abandon. He will be remembered fondly and missed greatly by many. Cremation has taken place, and a reception will be held in celebration of Dick’s life on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with a brief remembrance at 3:00 p.m. at Smith Family Centre, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W3, or to the Salvation Army, Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CRISP: Frank

Posted by on October 10, 2014

Frank Edward Crisp peacefully passed away at the age of 80 at St. Joseph’s Hospice on October 7, 2014, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of the late Eileen June Crisp. Loving father of Pam (late Brian) Terry and Janice (Curly) Arcand. Cherished grandfather to Justin Terry, Shauna Terry, Michelle (Brian) Hunt and Matthew Arcand. Also survived by brother Bill (Colleen) Crisp and sister Peg (Ron) Lea. Brother-in-law to Fred (Betty) Waddell, Joan (late Melvin) Grant and Diane (late Peter) Mulvihill. Predeceased by his parents William and Rose Crisp. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Dearly missed by his special friend Bonnie Whitson and her family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia, on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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BRAGG, Sarah Catherine “Cathy” of Grand Bend, formerly of Toronto, age 60

Posted by on October 9, 2014

BRAGG:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, after a valiant 6 week battle with cancer, on Monday, October 6, 2014, Sarah Catherine “Cathy” Bragg of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Toronto, in her 61st year.  Beloved wife of the late Larry John Barnsley (2012).  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rebecca Bragg of Grand Bend, John and Debra Bragg of Avon Park, FL, Jo-Anne and Larry McGee of Bradford, Suzanne Bragg of Los Angeles, CA, and Jim Barnsley of Wasaga Beach.  Remembered by her step-mother Grace Bragg of Grand Bend, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents William “Bill” (1999) and Margaret (Ryan) (1959) Bragg.  Cathy was a long time employee of Bluewater Recycling Association.  Resting at the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and where the funeral service will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Rev. Harry Disher Officiating.  Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RICK, Shirley Bernice (Smith) of Sarnia

Posted by on October 9, 2014

At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, SHIRLEY BERNICE (SMITH) RICK, age 90 of Sarnia passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her dear husband Walter Rick (2002). She was the loving mother of Larry Rick and his wife Shirley and Patricia Ward, cherished grandmother of Sherry Crawford (Greg), Jeff Rick, Craig Ward (Julie), great-grandmother of Trevor, Kelsey, Jorja, Madison and Mackenzie. She was predeceased by sisters, Alvena Cook and June Swanson and brothers Verdun and Kenneth Smith. At Shirley’s request private family services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Sympathy expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Greensmith, Bluewater Health Palliative Care, CCAC Nursing and Bayshore for their care and compassion.”

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BUCKLE, Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on October 9, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Donald Charles Buckle, passed away at the age of 61. Don will be missed by his children Rosie Sinopole (Dana), Brandon Buckle, Anne-Marie Foesier (Chris) and grandchildren Brandyn-Annalyse, Dorion, Alexandria, Kaelon and Samuel. He will always be remembered by his sisters and brother as a wise, kind, generous, good-hearted spirit: Edna Mitchell (Jim), Penny Barraclough (Keith), David Buckle and Don’s best friend Madelyn Buckle. He was predeceased by his mother Rose Wallace, father Charles Buckle and his brother Jack Buckle. Don will be remembered by his nieces and nephews and many friends. He was an insulator with Local #95 and took great pride in this. Don touched many lives and had a great sense of humour. Funeral service will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Saturday, October 11th at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Bluewater Health Foundation – Palliative Care. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through www.djrobb.on.ca

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