DAVIDSON: Norma Catherine of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on November 24, 2014

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

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

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OVENS: Oda Lucille of Brigden

Posted by on November 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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PENFOUND, Katherine of Petrolia

Posted by on November 23, 2014

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

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EMERY: Larry Keith of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on November 23, 2014

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

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KUNZ; Edwin of Toronto

Posted by on November 22, 2014

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

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LIGHTFOOT, Betty of Alvinston ON

Posted by on November 21, 2014

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

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FREZZA: Giuseppa (Nonna Pina)

Posted by on November 20, 2014

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

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CREANER: Kevin Patrick

Posted by on November 20, 2014

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

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SVENDSEN: Sandra of Scarborough

Posted by on November 20, 2014

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

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

Share a memory at www.denning.ca.  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

 

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SOUTHERN: Celina of Keyser, Ontario

Posted by on November 20, 2014

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

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ABRA: Elda Loreen

Posted by on November 19, 2014

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

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FRASER: John Blake

Posted by on November 19, 2014

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

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POWERS: Joan Marie (Kendall)

Posted by on November 19, 2014

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

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HARRISON: H. George

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, November 17, 2014, at Bluewater Health, H. George Harrison has been reunited with his love Colleen. Loving father of Fraser Harrison (Tammy), Bonnie Hamilton (Jim), and Jeannette Fong (Angeline). Cherished grandfather of Michael, Bryce, the late Fraser Shane, Duncan (Terren) and Cameron (Aarynn). Treasured great-grandfather of Rein, Dylan and Calla. George was one of 5 children. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he was a chef. Some of his many accomplishments included being a Golden Glove Champion in boxing where he was selected to compete in the Olympics for professional boxing. George was Peace Band drummer and sang in the Salvation Army. He was a family oriented man and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was married to Colleen for over 50 years. George was very involved in dinners, and proudly cooked and served for his community and his family. He also loved spending time at McDonald’s and reading the paper daily. Cremation has taken place. An interment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia, on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 3:00 p.m (meet at gates off of Colborne Road). Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca


Dad, you will always be loved and cherished.

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SPITZIG, Cammie Ilene of Courtright

Posted by on November 18, 2014

At Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  Cammie Ilene Spitzig (nee Heslip) of Courtright, was in her 85th year.  Cammie was loving husband the late Harold Spitzig (1997).   She will be missed by her children Wayne and Christina Spitzig, Richard Spitzig, Brenda and Mark Penfound, Rusty and Deanna Spitzig, and Bonnie Spitzig, her grandchildren Tanya Holloway, Jeffrey Spitzig, Bryan and Shannon Penfound, and Taylor Spitzig, and her great grandchildren Carter and Spencer.   She is also survived by her brother Jerry Heslip.  An avid bingo player, she will be missed by all her friends at Bingo Country.  A private graveside service will be held for Cammie at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia-Lambton and can be arranged by contacting the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at (519)882-0100. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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THOMPSON: Joan of London

Posted by on November 18, 2014

webJoanThompson1Joan Emily (nee Hunter) – With much sadness the Thompson family announces the sudden passing of Joan Emily Thompson on Wednesday November 12, in London, at the age of 83. Joan joins her beloved husband of 59 years, Vincent Thompson who passed in August of this year.

Much loved mother of Karen Berteau (Charles) of Plano TX and proud grandmother of Kaitlyn Berteau and Christian Berteau both of Plano TX.  Survived by her twin sister Jean Marshall of Sarnia, sister-in-law Carol Hunter of London, and brother Bob Hunter of Strathroy. She will be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan was predeceased by her sister Willa Wuerth of Exeter and her parents Robert and Jean Hunter of Strathroy.

As per Joan’s wishes, the family will be holding a private service only. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the charitable organization of your choice. Share a memory at www.denning.ca  Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy (519 245-1023). Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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MACKENZIE: Jean Katherine

Posted by on November 17, 2014

Peacefully, at Bluewater Health on Saturday, November 15, 2014, Jean Mackenzie passed away in her 77th year. Loving Mother of Chuck (Kim) and Stacey (Steve) Craggs. Cherished Grandmother of Shauna, Kylie and Amy Mackenzie, Carlee and Kember Craggs. Beloved Great Grandmother of Xavier Craggs and Lexus Whitehead. Jean is survived by her sister Rita Belyea of Winnipeg and predeceased by her brother Clayton (Mary) Robinson. The family wishes to thank the nurses of the telemetry and palliative care units at Bluewater Health, Smith Funeral Home and the caregivers at Twin Lakes Terrace. Thank you to Dr. Allison Crombeen for her compassion and guidance.  A celebration of life and luncheon will be held at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WATTERS: Jerry Wayne

Posted by on November 16, 2014

With deeply saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Jerry Wayne Watters of Sarnia, at the age of 68, on Thursday, November 13, 2014.  Loving husband and best friend of Lola (Wallace) Watters of 47 years.  Treasured father of Julie (Paul) Melaschenko and Michael Watters.  Cherished grandfather of Jack, Sophia and Lydia who were all the love of Jerry’s life and his B.F.F.’s.  Dear brother of Bob (the late Betty), Bill (the late Karetta), John (Sylvia) Watters, Marie (the late Don Mitchell), Ruth and Betty.  Predeceased by his parents Lyle and Muriel Watters, and survived by his mother-in-law Glennie (the late Reg) Wallace.  Loved by sisters and brothers-in-law Barb (Dale) Barraclough, Bonnie (Ken) Allen, Maybeth Wallace and Shayne (Kathy) Wallace.  Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Jerry worked for 38 years at Polymer/Polysar/Bayer/Lanxess. He coached girls fastball for over 15 years and was still actively bowling with the Sears League after 36 years. Upon retiring Jerry found a passion for gardening and was proud of his 45 Lilac bushes and Mandevilla plants, for which he received recognition from Community in Blooms for his efforts.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with a private family service.  Cremation to follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Salvation Army or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

           

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GRAHAM: Rita

Posted by on November 16, 2014

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Sunday, November 16, 2014 Rita Graham passed away at the age of 77.  Beloved wife of the late Ron Graham (1995).   Rita is predeceased by her loving grandson Jordan Graham (2012).  Loving mother of Debbie (Ken) Best, Dave (Ev-Anne), Doug (Wanda), Dick (Marilyn) and Dan (Lee Anne).  Cherished grandmother of Tanya, Tammie (Will), Brad (Jaime), Dillon, Keith, Kalab, David, Adam, Kaley, Hunter, Trevor (Carly) and Jesse.  Treasured great grandmother of Lana, Taylor, Mya, Aveya and Aubree.  Fondly remembered by extended Collins and Graham families. 

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Bluewater Health Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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ROBINSON: Derrick

Posted by on November 16, 2014

Peacefully with his family by his side at Bluewater Health on Saturday, November 15, 2014, Derrick Robinson passed away at the age of 72.  Loving father of Amy (Malcolm) Coats and Jennifer (Kevin) Randall.  Cherished grandfather of Baylie, Nolan, Bryce, Lucas, Hannah and Grace.  Dear brother of John (Kathleen) Robinson.  Loved uncle of Paul, Jeanette, the late Carla and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Ellen and John Robinson.   Derrick emigrated from the UK to Canada in 1967.  He enjoyed watching soccer with his buddies at the pub and treasured time spent with his loving family.    Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  At Derrick’s request there will be no memorial service held.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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McDONALD, Eldon Lloyd “Bud” of Petrolia

Posted by on November 16, 2014

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Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, ELDON LLOYD “BUD ” MCDONALD passed away at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Saturday, November 15th, 2014, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Carol McDonald (nee Dunn) for 59 years. Loving father of Cheryl Parsons, Stephen and Margaret McDonald, and Allan and Anna McDonald. Cherished grandfather of Drew (Emily), Justin, Kyle (Shannon), Chris, Craig, Alex (Felicia), and Ryan, and great grandfather of Alexis, Jayde, Luke, and Haley. Survived by his brother Gerald McDonald, his aunt and uncle Les and Mildred Clifford, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Predeceased by his parents David and Erma McDonald, his grandparents Elmer and Illa Clifford, and grandson Derek Parsons. At Bud’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral at this time. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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MOFFATT; Craig, of Petrolia

Posted by on November 14, 2014

MoffattCraig copyIt is with great sadness that the family of CRAIG KENNETH MOFFATT announce his passing at the age of 45. Beloved husband of Lisa. Adored by his children, Bailey and Murissa, and loved as his own, Brandi, Cody, and Dan Warner. Dear son of Liz Moffatt and Rick Hext, and the late Kenneth Moffatt.   Brother of Jane Rops (Ken), Becky Stewart (Scott), Kent Moffatt (Erica) and the late Scotty Moffatt. Son-in-law of Joyce Dobbin (the late Ross). Brother-in-law of Kathy Machesney (Scott), Terry Dobbin (Karen,) and Murlena Somerville (Jeff). Craig will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and close friends. Craig’s greatest passions were for his family, farming, and hockey. Friends and family will be received on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Jim Breen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Parkinson Society of Canada (www.parkinson.ca) or a charity of your choice. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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JOHNSON; Violet “Nipper”, of Petrolia

Posted by on November 14, 2014

Surrounded by her loving family, Nipper (Violet) Johnson passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Fred Johnson. Loving mother of Carole Wood and her husband Paul Smith. Cherished grandmother of Jason and his wife Danielle, Kristina and her husband Brad Jones, special grandma to Christine White and great grandmother to Racheal, Emily, Claire, Brooklyn, and Chelsea. Nipper’s family would like to thank the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home for their care and compassion that was given to Violet during her time there. At Nipper’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place, and a private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) or the Sarnia Humane Society (www.sarniahumanesociety.com). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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SAUNDERS: Judith

Posted by on November 14, 2014

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Judith Saunders at Bluewater Health on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Gordon Saunders. Loving mother of Marjorie “Beth” Neal, Mike Ward (Laura Abra), and Rob Clelland (Suzy). Cherished grandmother of Adelia, Hannah, Hunter, Cole, Jesse and Dylan. Survived by her brother Dick Thomson. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Marjorie Thomson. Judith was a member of the Quilters Guild. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Monday, November 17, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GRAY: Vernon

Posted by on November 14, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Vernon Gray passed away at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Deanna. Loving father of Denise (Telford), Dawn (Jim), and Vernon (Laurie). Cherished grandfather of Esau, Tiffany, Daniel, Amanda, the late Curtis, Lesley, Burke, Jamie, Stephanie, Jackson, Vanessa and Lindsay. Treasured great-grandfather of Owen and Chloe. Dear brother of Ruth (the late George), Errnol (Wanda) and the late Elsie. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Basil and Evelyn Gray. Vernon loved to coach hockey and baseball. In his youth, he played football with the Sarnia Imperials. He was also a proud member of the Painters Union 213. Family and friends will be received at Aamjiwnaang Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Avenue, Sarnia on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Aamjiwnaang Community Centre on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. A private interment of ashes will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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