ARMITAGE: Sheila Elizabeth (nee Senior)

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Peacefully on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, with her family at her bedside. She is fondly remembered by Frank, her husband of 62 years, her sons Stephen (Monica) and Ian and his wife Diana, her grandsons Grant, John and Hugh, her son-in-law Chris Schooley, and her sister Maude Milner in England. She was predeceased by her loving daughter Nancy (2007). Sheila was always positive, loved a good joke and thought the best of her friends and family. She was born in 1929 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England, and immigrated to Sarnia with her husband Frank in 1952. Sheila was active with Sunday School and Cubs for many years, and volunteered for several organizations including the Canadian Liver Foundation. Among her many close friends were: Edith and Jack Howden and family, Jean Keys, Vivian Yeates, Marie Harrington, May Girdlestone, Adele Rey, and her nephew David Senior and his wife Susan. The family would like to thank Bluewater Health for their kindness shown to Sheila. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 20, 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 funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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JOHNSTON: Shawn A.

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the age of 47.

Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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WILLOCK: Paul Douglas

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Died peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, with family at his side, at the age of 68. He is survived and sorrowfully missed by his wife Betty, daughter Deborah and husband William Singer, son Joseph and wife Mary Willock and grandchildren Mackenzie and Rachel Lewis, Ryan Lewis and partner Alexandria Hind, Erin Lewis and Madeleine Singer. He will also be missed by brothers, Donald (Bonita), and Garry (Joanne) and sister-in-law Sharron, and their families. He has been predeceased by brother Keith (2005). He will also be missed by brother-in-law Edgar (Myra) McKenney, Doris (late Ronald) Hayes, Nora (Tom) Grigg, the late Marjory Jackman, Allen (Iris) Jackman, the late Edna McKenney, Roger (Lila) McKenney, the late Clarence (Saralea McKenney), Glen (Barb) McKenney. He will also be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, December 21, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Donations in honour of Paul Willock may be made to the True Patriot Love Foundation, a national charity dedicated to honouring the sacrifices of Canadian military families and veterans (online at truepatriotlove.ca) or to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SNOPEK: Anthony Karl

Posted by on December 18, 2014

More words could never thank you
For all your friendship, love and care
You’ll live on forever in our hearts
Every day and everywhere.

Dr. Anthony Karl Snopek passed away peacefully in hospital on Sunday, 7 December 2014 with his wife, Marie, by his side. Tony was born in Radosina, Czechoslovakia in 1932. In 1957, he graduated from the medical faculty of Komenskeho (Comenius) University in Bratislava with a specialization in internal medicine. Dr. Snopek immigrated to Canada in 1968. After receiving his licence from The Medical Council of Canada, he opened a private medical practice in Sarnia and worked there until his retirement. A kind, generous, warm-hearted and much respected man, Tony loved nature, art, music and politics. He was never one to pass up a good debate. Tony enjoyed travelling to understand and appreciate different cultures, and always had an entertaining tale to tell amongst friends. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and by all those whose lives he so deeply touched. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on the occasion of Tony’s 83rd birthday, on 11 January 2015, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., Sarnia, at 2:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health, Sarnia.

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ROBINSON, Ileen of Sarnia

Posted by on December 17, 2014

At Twin Lakes Terrace on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, ILEEN (WILSON) ROBINSON, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Glendon Robinson (1992) and loving mother of Wilson and his wife Donalda, Wilfred and his wife Alice, Kenneth and his wife Terry, Les and his wife Cheryl and Shirley Boyd and her husband David, grandmother of many grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, sister of Harvey Wilson Betty Trickett. She was predeceased by sisters Grace, Audrey and Marg, brothers Clarence and Les and grandson Jeremy Plain. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Ileen retired from Sarnia General Hospital after many years of service and was a member of Huron Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave. on Monday, December 22nd at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends are welcomed to visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St. at Davis) on Sunday, December 21st between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For those wishing to do so, memorial gifts to the Royal Canadian Legion- Br #62, Canadian Cancer Society or Goodwill Industries would be greatly appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MORIN: Rita Marie Lorette (née England)

Posted by on December 16, 2014

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Rita Marie Lorette (née England) Morin announce her passing on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Bluewater Health, at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Michel Morin. Loving mother of Carole Tremblay (Jean-Claud), Denis Blais and Francine Blais. She leaves behind her cherished grandchildren. Dear sister of Geargette Brousseau. Treasured sister-in-law of Noel (Linda) Morin, Denise Real-Lemire, Jeannine Morin, Julie Morin, Elizabeth Grouxl, Donald Morin, Serge Morin, Lily Morin and their families. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Edwina Lapansée. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 293 Stuart Street, Sarnia, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HUMMEL; Stephen, of Petrolia

Posted by on December 16, 2014

HummelStephengoodSurrounded by his family, STEPHEN ALEXANDER HUMMEL peacefully passed away at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at the age of 89. Loving husband of Jane (nee Neilson). Devoted father of Glen (Rita) Hummel, Beckie (Gerry) Franklin, Dale (Ruth) Hummel, Dana Hummel, Tammie Hummel, Kirby (Carlene) Hummel, Tracy Hummel, Trent (Catherine) Hummel, Christopher Neilson, Jeffrey Neilson, and Cindy (Jeff) Ruscett. Cherished grandfather of seventeen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Priscilla Lynett and sister-in-law Noreen Hummel. Predeceased by his first wife Margaret Hummel (nee Osborne), his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Hummel, his brothers Leo (Kathy) Hummel, Morris Hummel, Vincent Hummel, Rita (Roy) Markel, Ambrose (Marion) Hummel, Carl Hummel, and brother-in-law Arnold Lynett. At Steve’s request there will be no visitation or service at this time. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date in Trout Creek, Parry Sound, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca) and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. A special thanks to Dr. Butler, Dr. Hines, and the Nursing Staff at C.E.E. Hospital for the care they provided. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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TAYLOR, Ila June Willabell

Posted by on December 16, 2014

Taylor-webAt Bluewater Health on Monday, December 15, 2014, ILA JUNE WILLABELL (DUNN) TAYLOR, age 86 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Keith Taylor (1991) and loving mother of Bill and Donna Taylor, Gerald and Carol Taylor, Sheila and the late David Taylor, Gary and Jackie Taylor, Kathleen and Joe Vye, Joan and Frank Clement, Keith and the late Karen Taylor, Jill and Norm Walker, Wanda and the late Eugene Soulliere, Darryl and Rachel Taylor, dear grandmother of 21 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren also survive and sister of Verda (the late Harold) Robbins. She will also be missed by Ron Farr, Mary Ann and Dave Fletcher, Don Perry, JR and Sue Hamel and many other friends and family. She was predeceased by her her parents Fredrick and Beatrice (Davidson) Dunn, sisters Doris (Wesley) Lucas, Kathy (John) Prozorowicz, and Jacqueline Dunn (infant), children Don (1955), David (1995),daughter in law Karen Taylor and son in law Eugene Soulliere. Ila was born June 25, 1928 in Courtright and was a Sarnia area resident her entire life. She retired from Mueller Brass and enjoyed shopping, bingo, her sweets, TV and the love of her family and friends. Funeral services will be held from the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Expressions of sympathy through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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YORKE: Ronald F.

Posted by on December 16, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and friends at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, December 13, 2014, Ronald F. Yorke passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of the late Mary Netta Yorke (2012).  Cherished father of Craig (Lisa), and Steve (Michelle).  Devoted grandfather of Lance, Emma and Tate.  Loved brother of Ward (Karen) Yorke, Patricia (John) Craig, and John (Carol) Yorke. Dear brother-in-law of Sylvia (late Bob) Gardner. Sadly missed by “surrogate daughters” Stacey MacKinlay and Kelly Bowman, their families and many other nieces and nephews.  Survived by his close friend Gloria Dawe. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Ruth Yorke and son Christopher. Ron was a high school teacher for 32 years, retiring as Business Director at SCITS, and coached hockey and soccer. He was past president of Bluewater Optimist Club and Chairman of Bluewater Trails. He was a founder of the Sarnia Bike Month and Captain of “Team Yorke” for the MS Bike Tour for 17 years. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held to celebrate Ron’s life on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.  The interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, M.S. Society or Bluewater Trails (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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OROSZKY: Mary, of Sarnia

Posted by on December 15, 2014

At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, MARY (CZIMMERMAN)  OROSZKY, age 79, of Sarnia passed away.  She was the loving wife of the late Julius Oroszky (2014).  Mary was born in Hungary on July 4, 1935.  As per her wishes, private services have been held.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON.

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LESTER: Morris Clinton of Brights Grove

Posted by on December 15, 2014

LESTER, Morris Clinton – Age 89 of Brights Grove, formerly of Courtright and Brigden, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Beloved husband of his sweetie Virginia (Garvin) (1992). Loving father of 6 daughters: Maureen and her husband Robert Barnes of Courtright; Laurel Lester of London; Janice and her husband John Knight of Corunna; Jill and her husband David Arnold of Brights Grove; Heather and her husband Tom Arnott of Durham; Virginia Beth and her husband Gerry Hill of Elora. Loved by his grandchildren Tracy and Jason Williams, Ryan and Kelly Barnes, Jim and Jennifer Knight, Corrin and Derek Wilson, John Hill and Laura Hill. Cherished by his great-grandchildren Megan and Alyson Williams, Blake and Kaci Barnes, Samantha, Nathan and Elizabeth Wilson, Alexandria and Oliver Knight. Survived by his sister Reta Walton as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Elvin and Merle (Hiller) Lester, brother-in-law and best friend Bob Walton, brother Earl (Kathleen) Lester, sisters Harriet (Cliff) Shephard, Ellen (Valley) Matthews and Mary (Ray) Taylor. Morris will be greatly missed by his “other daughter” Patty Grant. Dad and Mom were very active in their church, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Courtright. Dad loved his girls, especially Mom. They met on the dance floor at Kenwick Terrace and he taught us to dance on his toes. He was a great Dad and sat on many committees and boards while raising his family and provided well for us. Dad lived the last years of his life with Jill and David in Brights Grove and will be greatly missed by their dogs, Shanny, Malley and Marty.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:00am from St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 70 Milton Street, Courtright. Interment to follow at Sutherland Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.
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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TEETER: Margaret “Betsy”

Posted by on December 15, 2014

Peacefully at Trillium Villa on Sunday, December 14, 2014, Margaret “Betsy” Teeter passed away at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late LeRoy. Loving mother of Susan.  Leaves behind many family members and friends. Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Francis Schram. Betsy was born and raised in Plympton Wyoming, where she operated the family farm on Egremont Rd. A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12:00 noon, with family and friends being received one hour prior to service. Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Community Living Sarnia- Lambton (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LADNER: Rosalie Alice (Yeo)

Posted by on December 15, 2014

Peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Rosalie Alice (Yeo) Ladner passed away in her 88th year.  Predeceased by her husband Alex (1974), daughter Carol Ann (1964) and grandson Steven (2000). Loving mother of Allen (Cheryl) of Brantford, Ron (Cathy) of Sarnia, and Trent (Vicki) of Calgary. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Christopher (Cristin), Ryan, Trish (Kevin), Cynthia (Jeremy), Melissa (Dave), Amy and David; and by her great- grandchildren Joey, Will, Mikaela, Sean, and Bryson. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held in the early summer. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Friends may wish to send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, or Victoria West Cemetery, P.E.I (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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LESLIE, Pamela Anne

Posted by on December 15, 2014

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67 years, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Hospice Residence. Beloved wife of Richard. Dear mother of Nicole Leslie, fiance’ (Kevin Robins), Brooke McKenzie and husband Richard. Loving grandmother of McKenna and Lincoln. Dear sister of Brenton Sheldon (Carol) and the late Douglas Sheldon. Dear sister-in-law of Dwayne Leslie (Jane), Brenda Hammond (Bill), Kevin Leslie (Debbie), Patti Leslie, the late Ken Leslie and the late Barbara McGill. Dear aunt to twenty-two nieces and nephews and great aunt to thirteen great nieces and great nephews. At Pam’s request, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Pam’s life, from the funeral home on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. Rev. Derek Parry officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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SYKES: Edward (Ted) Roy, of Sarnia

Posted by on December 15, 2014

Sykes-Web-2Peacefully with Family by his side EDWARD (TED) ROY SYKES, age 83 of Sarnia passed away at Bluewater Health on Friday December 12th, 2014. He was the loving father to Larry (Wendy) Sykes, cherished grandfather to Joshua, Jacob and Hayley. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years Edith Sykes (2013) his son Douglas, parents Elizabeth Ann and Wesley Roy Sykes, his sister Velma and brothers Bill and Ross .Born in Moore Township, Edward worked for 35 years at Shell refinery as a millwright. He was also a member of High Park United Church for many years. He also loved to play bingo and often volunteered for charities such as the Multiple Sclerosis foundation and he was a former member of the Bluewater Anglers. His greatest love will always be his family which he would spend many years with at the family cottage. Funeral service will be held Wednesday December 17th at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia with Rev. Carol Ferguson Officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday December 17th  from  10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s and Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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DAVIES: Gwendoline

Posted by on December 15, 2014

Gwen was born in 1923, to Walter and Daisy Lewis, in Birmingham, England. She was predeceased by her three brothers Den, Des and Wal, and her sister Diana; she leaves many nieces and nephews in England and her beloved niece Ann Brook (Peter), who resides in Belleville. At the young age of 18 she joined the WAAF during WWII and served as a cook in the Royal Air Force from 1941 to 1946. Her dearest friend, Margaret Hampshire Moore fondly recalls Gwen’s funny stories of life from the kitchen during the war. After the war, she married Bill Davies who had served in the Royal Air Force as a paratrooper; they immigrated to Canada in 1951. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Cahill (John), and Sue. She (and Bill) were the most loving and giving grandparents to Kevin, Pat, Stephanie, Tom and Dan. She was well-known as the hockey fan in the bleachers who was “vocal.” Her Canadian “family” were many members of the B.O.C. (the British Overseas Club) – many of them whom we fondly called “Aunt” and “Uncle.” Her last two and a half years were spent at Marshall Gowland Manor where she was cared for and loved by the Poppy staff – their stories of “feisty” Gwen had her daughters in laughter and tears. We thank each and every one of them from the bottom of our hearts for their love that they shared with Gwen. Thanks also to all the wonderful residents in the Poppy “community” for their stories, too. We are forever grateful for them. Gwen has now returned to her Maker, Pure Love, where she is enjoying her beloved “cuppa.” With respect to Gwen and her family’s wishes, a private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, we would gratefully welcome donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or Marshall Gowland Manor. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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CRYSLER: Joyce Adeline (Smith)

Posted by on December 15, 2014

Peacefully, with her partner Robert Ball by her side, at Victoria Hospital, London, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Joyce Adeline Crysler (Smith) of St. Clair Township passed away. Mother of Nancy Parker (Sault St. Marie), Grandmother of Tammy, Krista, and Michael and Great-grandmother of Everett and Nora. Loving sister of Dorothy Arnold of Melbourne, Florida, Rose Hayes-Marcy (Albert) of Mooretown, Mae Devereaux-Smith of Corunna, and John (Janet) Smith of Petrolia. Predeceased by her parents Clifford and Bertha (Robbins) Smith, sisters Margaret (Betty) and George Viney, and Hazel and June, brothers Milton and Thirza Smith, Lawrence Smith and James Smith. Aunt to several nieces and nephews as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Cremation has already taken place. A graveside service will be conducted at a future date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Sarnia Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Even the best of dreams must end

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JONES: Marian Ruth

Posted by on December 15, 2014

Peacefully in her sleep, on Friday, December 5, 2014 at her home in Camlachie, Ontario, in her 52nd year.  Beloved partner and soulmate of Shelley. Loving step mother to Caleb.  Much loved sister of Sara Jones.  Predeceased by her parents Bryce and Ruth Jones and her brother Mark Jones. Also survived by her father and mother-in-law, Roberta and Raymond Hornung as well as two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law and predeceased by one sister-in-law.  Marian will be sadly missed by her many relatives and friends.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave, Brantford, Ontario, on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society or the WWF Canada would be appreciated. The celebration of life on Saturday may also be seen live online at www.beckettglaves.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Marian in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.

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GALLIE: Thomas

Posted by on December 15, 2014

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our dear friend, Thomas William Gallie, age 65, on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice. He was predeceased by his parents Lawrence W. and Mabel Pearl and brothers Leonard and Fredrick Gallie. Tom had retired from Dow Chemical after 35 years. His passion for vintage cars and trucks was known especially to those of his many friends. Come share your memories of Tom at Stokes by the Bay on Sunday, December 14, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements handled by SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Memorial donations in memory of Tom can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Findlay, Gerald

Posted by on December 14, 2014

web_findlay_geraldPassed away suddenly on December 13, 2014 at the age of 67. Loving son to the late Robert and Leona Findlay. Cherished and adored brother to Sandra and Jerome St. Louis and the late Bobby, Sharon and Sheila. Gerald will be missed by his special sisters Mimi and Eileen, and his many nieces, nephews and friends at Venture Works. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Venture Works 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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MORNINGSTAR, Jeff of Petrolia

Posted by on December 13, 2014

Passed away after a short battle with cancer at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on Friday, December 12, 2014. JEFF MORNINGSTAR, 58 years, was of Petrolia. Jeff will be missed by his wife Lynda (nee Scott), his sons Adam, James, Eric, Alex, and Shane Morningstar and his grandchildren Peyton, Chase, and Hannah . He was the son of the late Everett and Nellie Morningstar and a brother to Larry (Brenda) Morningstar, Wayne (Melba) Morningstar, the late Sharon (Warren) Weiss, and Danny (Juanita) Morningstar, and was a uncle to several nieces and nephews. Jeff a proud union member of Local 95 Heat and Frost insulators and also worked many years at Suncor. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia . As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) and St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia-Lambton (http://www.stjosephshospice.ca).    Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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KROESBERGEN: Dorothy of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on December 11, 2014

2014_12_11_14_26_15Peacefully, with her family at her side on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  Dorothy Kroesbergen (Bruinsma) of Strathroy in her 54th year.  Loving wife of 37 years to Fred Kroesbergen.  Will be dearly missed by her children and grandchildren; Michelle Kroesbergen (Matthew, Jamie and Alexis), Alisha Thomson (Braeden and Mackenzie), Kevin Kroesbergen (Skylar, Cadance, Tristan and Xander), Natalie Willer and her husband Michael (Brody, Holly, Emmett and Alice), Andrew Kroesbergen and Charlene Kroesbergen.  Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by many extended family members.

Special thanks for the care Dorothy received from the VON, St. Elizabeth, Paramed, Dr. Nicholas Buma, Dr. Nancy Naylor and LHSC.

Visitation will be held at East Christian Reformed Church, Strathroy on Friday evening, December 12, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm.  Funeral service will be had at the church on Saturday at 11 am with visitation 1 hour prior.  Pastor Derek Bouma officiating.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to East Christian Reformed Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home (519 245-1023) www.denning.ca

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CARTER, Baby Dakota of London, loved daughter of Heather Stuart and Rob Carter

Posted by on December 11, 2014

CARTER:  Heather Stuart and Robert “Rob” Carter of London are saddened by the unexpected passing of their baby daughter Dakota Elizabeth Carter, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  Precious baby sister of Leeah, Aydin, Jayme and Dylan.    Loved and will always be remembered by Grandparents Jim and Donna Stuart of London and Tibby Carter of Grand Bend.  Also loved and will be missed by aunts and uncles Matt, Anie Stuart of Oakville, Deb Carter and partner Tim Shaw of Mississauga and Keith Liley of London and cousins Daniel, Trevor and Avery.  Waiting to greet her with open arms are Grandpa Nick Carter (May 18, 2014) and Aunt Karen “KC” Liley (August 15, 2014). At the family’s request cremation has taken place with private family arrangements.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to LHSC – NICU or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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LONGE; Doris Ieleen, of St. Thomas

Posted by on December 10, 2014

Peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, DORIS IELEEN LONGE passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 70. Beloved wife of the late John Longe (2010). Cherished mother of Darcy (Sarah) Rich, Cheryl Chicione, John Longe (Tammy Peck), and loving step-mother of six step-daughters. Grandmother of eight grandchildren. Survived by her brother Lenard Anderson. Predeceased by her parents Hearld and Velma Anderson, and her two brothers, Stanley and Lyle. Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia from 3 to 7 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:30p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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RICHARD; Bernie, of Inwood

Posted by on December 10, 2014

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. Born in New Brunswick, BERNARD EDGAR “BERNIE” RICHARD, 72 years, was of Inwood. He will be missed by his wife Margaret (nee Perry), his daughter Denise Richard and her husband John Rose of Toronto, his son Paul Richard of Belle River, and his grandchildren Evangeline, Anneliese, Joshua, Cody, and Zachary.   Bernie was the son of Blanche and the late Edgar Richard, and the brother of Claudette (Denis) Robichaud, Pauline (Oliver) Richard, Angela (Ron) Beers, Dorine (Georges) Breau, and the late Conrad (Roseanna) Richard. Bernie was a retiree of Imperial Oil and was active in the Inwood community serving on the local Fire Department. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia. Parish Prayers will be offered at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on  Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Philips Parish, 415 King St., Petrolia. Interment to follow in St. Matthew’s Cemetery in Alvinston.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).   Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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