MacKENZIE, Dorothy Isabel (née Graham) of Listowel and formerly of Culross Township

Posted by on August 17, 2017

Dorothy Isabel MacKenzie (née Graham) of Listowel and formerly of Culross Township, passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Brock MacKenzie (1957).

Dear mother of John MacKenzie (Carol) of Kitchener, Dorla Cassidy (Graeme) of Teeswater, Rennae Taylor (Malcolm) of Auckland, New Zealand, Allan MacKenzie (Heather) of Windsor and Mary Kay MacKenzie of Listowel.

Missed by her 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Angus and Betsy (née McMurchy) Graham, brothers Rennie Graham and Allan Graham (Elsie) and sisters, Margaret McInnes (Gordon), Mary Snowe (James), Anna Robinson (Hawkes) and Jean Lowndes (John).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A private family service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at the funeral home on Sunday.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Teen Challenge or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Robertson, Timothy Allen of Sarnia

Surrounded by his family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday August 16, 2017 Timothy Allen Roberson age 60 ended his courageous battle to join his many loved family members in heaven. Much loved by his wife and angel Linda Doell, his parents, Vern and the late Donna  Robertson, his sisters Brenda (Chuck) Stillwell, the late Barbara Charron,  Cathie (Steve) Appleman,  Christine Robertson, Laurie (Henry) Heywood and brother Scott (Brenda) Robertson.   Admired and loved uncle to Michelle and Tyler Charron and his many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Friday August 18th at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from noon until service time.  Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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PIERZCHALSKI, George John

PIERZCHALSKI, George John – Surrounded by his family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, George died peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Natalie (Kiniauskas) (2007). Dear father of Michael (Patti) Pierzchalski, Belmont, Teresa (John) Foster, Burlington and Karen (Robert) Blain, Chatham. Loving grandfather of Alexander, Natalie, Joshua, Luke, Camille, Ayden, Michael and Lauren. Predeceased by parents Marcin & Stella (Rewers) Pierzchalski. It brought George great joy to witness the growth and successes of his grandchildren. George retired from Shell Canada in 1984 after 34 years of committed service. He dedicated his retirement years to being an active volunteer in his community, notably with St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sunshine Dreams for Children and Sacred Heart Church. George was an avid golfer and bowler. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Victoria Hospital, Bluewater Health and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with prayers offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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CARPENTER: Mildred Ruby of Wallaceburg

Posted by on August 14, 2017

CARPENTER, Mildred Ruby (nee Scott) (Saunders) – Age 83 of Wallaceburg, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance – Sydenham Campus. Beloved wife of the late William Saunders (1978) and Clifford Carpenter (2000). Loving mother of Wayne (Karen) Saunders of Wallaceburg and Wanda (Robert) Cook of Sombra. Cherished grandmother of Tammy Saunders (Mike), Bill (Mary) Cook, Kenny (Barb) Cook, Rachel and Julie Saunders. Great-grandmother of Danielle, Hayley, Emilee Tofflemire, Blake and Logan Cook, Patricia Cook. Dear sister of Glen (Marie) Scott, Gary (late Kay) Scott, Melvin (Ruth Ann) Scott and sister-in-law of Elizabeth Hollis. Predeceased by her parents John and Margaret Scott, siblings Alice (Ernie) Hunt, Frank Scott, Clifford Scott, Janey McIndoo and James Scott. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance – Sydenham Campus or St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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WORK, Hillary (nee Baines) of Sarnia

WORK, Hillary, Susan (nee Baines) – With her family and close friends by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hillary Work died on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the age of 66.  Beloved wife of Garry.  Loving stepmother of Rene Work.   Dear sister-in-law of  Douglas (Nadine) Work, and Carolyn Greg(2017) Brown.  Cherished aunt of Kelly Baines and Kiersten Baines.  Predeceased by her parents Graydon (2006) & Isobel (2003) Baines.  On 10 August 2016  I lost my best friend, wife, and confidant.  Born in Toronto, on 3 Oct 1950,  Hillary spent most of her life in Sarnia and I had the privilege of knowing her since she was nine.  She was a graduate of Northern Collegiate and immediately following graduation Hillary began a lengthy career with Dow Chemical.  She was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Church and an active member of the Sarnia Quilters Guild in Sarnia.   Hillary was a very craft oriented person who delved into such things as toll painting, knitting, needlepoint, gardening, and home decorating.  Hillary was a beautiful person inside and out and the most devoted, loving wife a man could ask for.  Thank you my darling for 38 wonderful years,  I’ll never forget you.   Cremation has taken place.  A memorial visitation will be held at St. Bartholomew Anglican  Church, Sarnia on Friday, August 18, 2017  from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral service will be held in the church at 11 a.m.  Private interment at Sutherland Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to the  McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, (519-344-3131) .  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina Street, Sarnia, N7T 5W3.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MARSH: Dorothy M. of Forest, Ontario (formerly of Arkona, Ontario)

Posted by on August 11, 2017

Dorothy Marguerite Marsh (Stoner)

June 13th, 1932 – August 10th, 2017

In her 86th year, after a truly blessed life and with her family present, passed into the arms of her Beloved Saviour.  Dorothy was the daughter of the late Roy and Sarah Stoner.  Loving wife of the late Stuart Marsh (2009). As kind and patient matriarch of this large family, she will be greatly missed by her children Gary (Karen), Jim and Liz, Marilyn Akey, Robert and Marian, Stephen and Sharon, as well as her sister in law Geraldine Stoner, brothers in-law Stanley, and Harold Marsh. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Dorothy is predeceased also by brothers Gordon, Basil, Harold, and her sister Donna Meerburg, and son-in-law Gerald Akey.  She will also be missed by long time friend Leila Rendle, and many nieces and nephews.  Born and raised in Arkona and a resident of Forest since 1969, she was well known in the community and enjoyed owning and operating Hungry Hollow Donuts with Stuart.  Dorothy was an avid Blue Jays fan and enjoyed analyzing each game with her fellow critics.

~ Safe in the arms of Jesus ~

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and on Monday afternoon, August 14, 2017, in the chapel from 1:00 pm to service time, at 2:00 pm. Pastor Bob Lewis officiating. Interment to follow at Arkona Cemetery. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the London Health Sciences Centre University Campus Transplant Unit or to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

 

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DROPE, Bruce James of Sarnia

DROPE, Bruce James – At Bluewater Health on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the age of 78. Dear brother of Eleanor (Gordon) Anderson, London and Joanne Birnie, Whitby. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Bruce was a lifelong Sarnia resident. He sailed ships on the Great Lakes for over 25 years, working for various companies including Imperial Oil. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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KLAUKE, Judith Ann (nee Marchand) of Sarnia

KLAUKE, JUDITH ANN (nee Marchand) 1949-2017.  Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Judy Klauke died on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the age of 68, after a hard 6 year battle with Leukemia. Knowing from initial diagnosis that there was effectively no cure available, she conducted herself throughout the long ordeal with incredible courage, dignity and grace. Beloved wife and best friend for 45 years to Richard (Rick) Klauke. Loving mother of Chris Klauke, Regina, and Angela Klauke (Matt Vozza), Sarnia. Dear Oma of Kyla, Benjamin, Samantha, and Vincent. Cherished daughter of Mary Marchand, and the late Ray Marchand (1980), Wallaceburg; Dear sister of Neil (Sandra) Marchand, Dresden, Robert Marchand, Dresden, Michael Marchand, Chatham, Elaine (Rick) Dutton, Sarnia, and Sister-in-law of Sheila Klauke, Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Judy was a farm girl born and raised near Dresden ON, and enrolled at St. Clair Regional School of Nursing in Sarnia in 1968. In 1969 she met Rick, an engineering student working in Sarnia, and a serious relationship soon developed. Both graduated in 1971 Judy as an RN, and Rick as a PEng. Judy the farm girl took a nursing job in Toronto, while Rick the city boy ended up in Fort McMurray. Go figure! The (now) long distance romance somehow survived and they married in Dresden in 1972. They resided in Fort McMurray for two years. Judy worked in the local hospital there, a real wild west experience! The two saved their nickels and dimes, and in 1974 BC (before children), did a 6 month hippie tour of Europe in a beat-up VW camper. Loch Ness to Istanbul and a lot in between. They returned with a multitude of wonderful memories and crazy experiences, and then settled in Sarnia. Judy first worked here at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 10 years, during which time she and Rick were blessed with two beautiful children, Chris (1978) and Angela (1981). Judy also earned her BSc(Nursing) from the University of Windsor in 1985. She started working at Lambton Health Unit as a Public Health nurse and continued there for 26 years until retirement in 2011. Judy’s passion was her family. Her pride and joy were her two children. She nurtured and guided them wisely and stood up for them through all of the trials, successes and failures of youth as they grew to be fine young adults. Following over the years, she was blessed with four wonderful grandchildren. She adored them all. Visits, dinners, sleepovers, bedtime stories and outings abounded and a deep loving bond was formed with each of them. Judy was a spiritual woman who lived her life continually caring about and giving to others. She absolutely disliked conflict and always did all she could to maintain harmony amongst those around her. She read voraciously about spirituality and the human condition, and all that that encompasses, especially the greatest mystery, death and dying. She always had a great sense of (usually) dry humour. Oh, how she loved to laugh. This combination of interest and personality led her to quip when talking about life and death, that “NOBODY gets out alive!!”  Judy enjoyed a life well-lived, but it was cut far too short. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.  Sincere thanks and appreciation to all the doctors, nurses, and staff at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, VHA, and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Special regards to: Sherri and Dr. Crombeen, (Judy’s palliative care physician for several months), St. Joseph’s Hospice, and Christine Kohn, VHA. Care provided for Judy by all three of these services was universally excellent, professional, respectful and compassionate.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 11 from 4 to 7 pm at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave. at Lansdowne Ave. N, on Saturday, August 12 at 11 am. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.ca/canada?) (Not well-known but a favourite of Judy’s) or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St., N. Sarnia N7T 5W3.  Messages of condolences and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com.

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Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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HULAJ, Paul of Sarnia

HULAJ, PAUL – It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Hulaj announces his passing at Bluewater Heath, Sarnia on August 1,2017 at the age of 84. He leaves his loving wife of 60 years, Helen Hulaj (nee Rusinko); his son, Larry (Natalie) Hulaj: his daughter, Paula (Steve) Reibling; grandsons, Sean and Joel Reibling; sister-in-law, Henni Hulaj; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. Paul is predeceased by his parents, Stefan and Anna (nee Hornak) Hulaj; and siblings, John (Emily) Hulaj, Mary (Gus) Luhovy, and Louis Hulaj. Born in Slovakia, Paul’s family immigrated to Canada in 1937 where they ultimately settled in Alvinston, Ontario to farm. After receiving his education in a one-room country school in Alvinston, and high school in Watford, he went on to attend the Radio College of Canada in Toronto, followed by Coyne Electrical & Electronics School in Chicago where he obtained his Television Technician Diploma. This launched his career into the radio and television repair business. After moving to Sarnia with Helen in 1957, he obtained employment there as a television technician at a retail appliance store. He ended up purchasing the service department from which grew three television and appliance stores. Many will remember Paul’s TV and Appliance in Sarnia. After 25 years in this business, he decided to sell and began a new career in the travel business, eventually opening five locations of Global Travel in Sarnia and Michigan. ln 2001, he had the opportunity to sell the last of the travel agencies and decided to retire. Paul enjoyed his work immensely and kept busy planning group cruises for many years after his retirement. He and Helen loved to travel, especially cruising on the Caribbean and spending many winters in Florida. Golf was a favourite pastime and he was a member of the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club for many years. He was also a lifetime member of the Sarnia Lions Club. Visitation will be at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to your charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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HENDERSON, Beverly Joan of Brigden Ontario

Posted by on July 31, 2017

HENDERSON, Beverly Joan- Age 79 of Brigden, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at London Health Sciences – University Campus. Dearest daughter of the late John Allan and Dorothy Learne.
Ecclesiastes 3.1: To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Certainly remembered by loved sons the Rev. Robert J.A. (Margie) Henderson of Windsor and Christopher J. Henderson of London. Loving Nana to Brett and Kyle. To the only God our Savior be glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jude 1.25. For this world is not conclusion, a sequel stands beyond. Invisible as music, yet positive as sound. Cremation has taken place.
Private family graveside service will take place at Strathroy Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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CRAGGS: George Ernest of Sarnia Formerly of Swindon England

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Survived by daughter Sally Craggs and son Stephen ( Stacy) Craggs. Ganddaughters Carlee and Kember. Grandchildren Xavier Craggs and Lexi Whitehouse. Cousin Val Dancer in England.
Predeceased by wife Joan.
George served in the English Merchant Navy until immigration to Canada with his family in 1967. In 1970 they moved to Sarnia where George worked at Polysar as an engineer. In his retirement years he moved back to his beloved England.
George loved to travel and spent much of the last few years on cruises to different locations. He also enjoyed spending many hours playing bridge with close friends.
Funeral arrangements will be made in England
Donations woudl be appreciated to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue ( www.heavenswildliferescue.org)

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Brazeau, Barbara Ann (Ferguson) of Sarnia

After a courageous battle with cancer,  BARBARA ANN (FERGUSON) BRAZEAU age 82 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Saturday July 29, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late Omer Brazeau (2012).  Loving mother of Katherine Poirier, James Brazeau, Nancy DeBie, Steven Brazeau, Kenny and Theresa Brazeau.  Cherished grandmother of Robert (Maria), David, Sarah, Kevin, Alex, Jessica, Christopher, Kyle, Stacy and Silio.  Also survived by sisters in law Lorraine Ferguson, Beulah Ferguson and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Grace Ferguson, brothers Stan, Ken, Elroy, Ian, Alan and grandson Michael Gillespie.  Barbara was a strong compassionate woman who cared for others deeply and volunteered with Children Aid Society for many years.  She was fun loving and had a good sense of humour and will be missed by all who knew her.  The family wish to thank the nurses at V.O.N. and the Palliative Care Unit who took exceptional care of her.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Wednesday August 2nd  at 3:00 p.m. with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

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CAMPBELL: Cheryl Anne of Lambton Shores, Ontario

Posted by on July 26, 2017

CAMPBELL, Cheryl Anne

Passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, July 24, 2017, at the age of 59 years.  Predeceased by her parents.  Survived by her common law companion Dave Carwardine, her son Gerald Tedball (Melanie), her granddaughter Summer Tedball, and her step-daughter Tamara Brunham, and her family.  Cheryl will also be missed by her many extended family members and good friends.  At Cheryl’s request, cremation will take place.   For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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ACTON: Lorne of Watford

Posted by on July 26, 2017

Acton: Lorne Russell (June 25th, 1932- July 25th, 2017)

Lorne Acton, youngest son of the late Clayton and Velma (Griffith) Acton. Loving husband of 54 years to the late Arlette (Comeau). Survived by his children Désirée (Paul) McCaulsky, Maureen Hlushak, Lorne Acton Jr. and Rick Parrish; and grandchildren Andrew, Kristina, Stephen, Alex, Sarah and Rick. Remembered by his siblings Doug (Greta) Acton and Donna (Bill) Gray and sister-in-law Mary-Lou Acton.

Predeceased by his brother Ken Acton.

A Wake will be held on Sunday July 30th, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Watford-Branch 172, 5275 Nauvoo Road, Watford, ON. Funeral Service will take place at Watford United Church, 555 Ontario Street, Watford on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WATFORD, www.denning.ca.

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LAMB, Gloria of Sarnia

LAMB, GLORIA – At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Monday, July 24, 2017, Gloria Charmaine (Dunham) Lamb, age 83 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late William Lamb and dear mother of Kelly Lamb (Kathleen), Kory Fortney and Kerry Lamb and sister of Dixie Morgan (Bruce). Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Kim (2008), her sisters Adriene Willer and Pauline Davidson. Private cremation services have taken place. Memorial gifts made to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family wishes to thank the staff at Trillium Villa for the excellent care they provided for Gloria”

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HUCK (nee Sheret), Helyn Jean of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on July 25, 2017

Passed away peacefully at the age of 86 years on July 23, 2017 at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton in the company of her family. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Huck, loving mother of Christine (Lanny) and Katherine (Chuck). She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Meghan (Taurean), Jake (Shannon) and Nicholas, and her great grandchild Gregory. Helyn will be fondly remembered for her kind nature, infectious laugh, and love of reading.  A Remembrance Service will take place in the Reception Center of MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East in Cobourg on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 11 a.m. followed by a light lunch. Friends and family are welcomed to share their memories of Helyn. Interment at Union Cemetery on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 10 a.m.  Memorial donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of Canada in lieu of flowers. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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WILLIS, Eliane of Petrolia, age 65

Posted by on July 25, 2017

With her beloved husband Jim and their three girls, Lisa (Glenn Delaney), Kristin (Jim Dalton) and Alisha (Patrick Newsome) by her side, Elaine (nee McIntosh) Willis passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Elaine will be missed by so many, especially her pride and joys, her grandchildren: Aiden, Reid and Clarke Delaney, Cohen and Leo Dalton, and Niamh, Fiona and Lucy Newsome. Elaine grew up in Lindsay, Ontario, beloved eldest daughter of the late Marie and Stuart McIntosh and cherished sister of Norm (Barb) McIntosh. It was in Lindsay in her Grade 9 year, that Elaine met the love of her life, Jim. They were one another’s biggest cheerleaders. It was their love of hockey that led them to Petrolia where they settled down and built their family and supportive community ties. Elaine went on to be the president of many organizations that her girls were involved in, including The Petrolia and District Figure Skating Club and Kiddie Corner Co-op. She also dedicated her time to serving her community both as a nurse and as a treasured volunteer with the New Life Assembly Missions Room and The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Elaine’s love touched the lives of so many people both locally and abroad, demonstrated by her many mission trips to Uzbekistan and Haiti. She was a thoughtful and talented crafter, admired organizer, avid bird watcher and devoted friend. She loved nothing more than cuddling her grandchildren and being surrounded by family and friends. Her patriotic spirit, faith and humanitarian efforts will continue to live on in the hearts and lives of her beloved husband, children, grandchildren, brother, as well as her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and treasured nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank you to her faithful family and friends, Dr. Enoch Daniel, and the wonderful healthcare teams at C.E.E. Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at New Life Assembly, 421 Oozlofsky St., Petrolia.  As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to New Life Assembly Mission Fund or Petrolia Food Bank. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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LEEPER, Lorrie of Sarnia

LEEPER, LORRAINE – M. L. Lorraine “Lorrie” Leeper, nee Countryman passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. She was the beloved wife for over 70 years of Leonard Bruce and loving and proud mother of Karen (Tom Erskine), Michael (Peggy) and Judy (Bill Chumko), cherished grandmother of Darren Schram, Lindsay Schram (Brett Frew), Chris Chumko (Jacqueline) Marnie Chumko (Peter King) and Bryan Chumko (Sandra) and loving great grandmother to 9 little ones. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Monica, her parents and all siblings except her youngest sister Gail Hofmans of Chatham. Lorrie was a lifelong member of Dunlop United Church. As per Lorrie’s wishes there will be no funeral. A private family interment has been held. Memorial donations may be made to The Brain Tumour Foundation or Bluewater Health Foundation-Palliative Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Online condolences and donations may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

The Family would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr.  D. Kim, Dr. Sharma and the staff of the E.R, Medicine and Palliative care unit at Blue Water Health for their compassionate and professional care given during the last three months.”

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STEVEN: Nancy Carol of Warwick Township, Ontario

Posted by on July 22, 2017

Steven, Mrs. Nancy Carol

With saddened hearts, the Steven family announces the passing of Nancy at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the age of 78 years.  Beloved wife of 54 years of Basil Steven.  Dear mother of Lisa McEwen (Allan)(grandchildren Chad, Mark, Krista), David (Patti)(grandchildren Ryan (Nikki); Christopher, Danielle), Craig, and Scott (Christine)(grandchildren Nicholas, Alexander, Colin).  Sister of Gerald Hart (Alice), and James Hart.  Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Nellie (Sandick) Hart, and her infant sister Margaret Patricia Hart.  Nancy was a devoted member of the Forest Fair Board Ladies, and a proud and active supporter of both Forest and Warwick community activities.  Nancy had a great love for her family, gardening, agriculture, and sports.  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.   A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon, July 26, 2017, at 2:00 pm.  Interment to follow at Warwick Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Forest Agriculture Society (Fair Board Ladies) or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

 

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Huggins-Egan, Virginia Florence (Chambers) of Sarnia

Florence (Virginia) Huggins-Egan September 1, 1922  – July 18, 2017

At Twin Lakes Terrace Nursing Home, Sarnia, with her family by her side, Virginia died on July 18, 2017 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of over 50 years to the late Donald Stewart Huggins (1988), and the late Joseph Martin Egan (2009). Loved mother of Nancy Hedley (Jeff), Terry Huggins (Maria), and Gayle Fowler all of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents Florence and Gordon Chambers and siblings, Ray Chambers, Bob Chambers( Lily), Fred Chambers (Carol) and Violet Atyeo (Gene). Virginia also lost her best friend Marg Johnson (Good Night Marg) (2016) her best friend for over 70 years.

In September of 2000, Virginia married her old high school sweetheart at age 78. Joe Egan brought Virginia nine new stepsons and daughters: Phil (Laurie) of Sarnia, Larry (Rita) of St. Catharines, Vince (Marilyn) of Sarnia, Barbara Swanson (Ian) of Sarnia, Beverly Stratton (Dave) of Sarnia, Mary-Jane (Pete) of London, Vici of Hong Kong, Paul (Lorna) of Lansing, Michigan, and Cort (Tara) of Guelph.

Virginia was also blessed with numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Virginia was always ready to help her community and was active with the Girl Guides of Canada (50 years) also acting as Madam Commissioner during this time. She belonged to the Sunshine Foundation (20 years) and Meals on Wheels (15 years). She was also a member of the Trefoil Guild (30 years), Bell Club (65 years) and ‘True and Faithful friends’ for 65 years.

Virginia was genuinely a sweet lady and known to be a kind heart, always giving of herself to others, even with her last wishes. Virginia has donated herself to the science program at the University Hospital in London Ontario, in the understanding and hope that perhaps there may be a learning experience that could help others.

The family would also like to thank the dedicated care givers at the Sarnia Lambton Branch of the Canadian Red Cross, the Victorian Order of Nurses, and a very sincere and special thank you to the staff at Twin Lakes Terrace Nursing Home for their compassion, care and quality of life provided to Virginia over the last two years.

On Saturday July 29th, a Celebration of Virginia’s life will take place at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Michigan Avenue, Point Edward, Ontario, starting at 11:00 a. m. with a reception to follow in the Brand Hall.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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Marjama, Gunnar Aage

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Gunnar Aage Marjama, age 89, at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener ON on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Beth) Doreen Marjama (Lee) for 60 years. He will be missed by his daughters Linda Tyler (William), Lana Marjama (Eric Wong), Jean Marjama (Todd Regnier). He was greatly loved by his grandchildren David, Elizabeth, Steven, Darryl, Natasha, and Annika.  Predeceased by his daughter Milda “Em” Morgan (Richard).  He was born in Oulu Finland and immigrated to Canada as an infant to Larder Lake Ontario.  He was a devoted fisherman and moose hunter which started at an early age when his passion for the outdoors kept him away from school. He worked for 37 years at Fiberglass Canada as a maintenance mechanic.  In their retirement years, they travelled the world and he still talked of the camels of Egypt.  He was a longtime friend of Bill W.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Gunnar’s life will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE (102 N. Victoria St. Sarnia, On) on Monday July 24th at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.  Donations in memory of Gunnar to the Sarnia Lambton White Cane Centre would be appreciated by the family.

 

 

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De MEESTER, Joseph “Joe” of Sarnia

DE MEESTER, Joseph “Joe” – With his family by his side, suddenly at University Hospital, London, Joe De Meester died at the age of 62. Beloved husband of 42 years to Sandy (nee Ladanchuk). Loving father of Daniel & Joey De Meester. Dear brother of Ron De Meester ( Darcy), Petrolia, Jim (Gennie) De Meester, Marysville, Cathy Timmington (Brian) Pt. Edward and Sandy De Meester, Marysville. Brother-in-law of Jerry (Trudy) Ladanchuk and Evelyn Ladanchuk, Sarnia. Also survived by his uncle Bill De Meester (Joyce), his aunt Liz Seabrook and many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his parents Joseph Sr. & Mary De Meester and brother Tony De Meester. Joe was a devoted husband and father. Family was the most important thing in his life. He loved to spend time at his second house, the home of his brother & best friend Ron. Joe was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite past time was fishing and hunting. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration of Joe’s life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 415 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 8A4. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia (519-344-3131). Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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WILD, James William “Bud” of Sarnia

WILD, James William “Bud” – At Bluewater Health on Sunday, July 16, 2017, James “Bud” Wild died at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Nora Marie Wild. Loving brother of Douglas Wild & his wife Joyce, Florida and Patricia Moore, Sarnia. Cherished uncle of Steven (Tara) Wild, Texas, Gregory Wild, Florida, Anne Marie (Ed) Vidler, Georgia, Randy (Gisele) Moore, Sarnia, Heather Moore, Sarnia and Kietha (Wayne) McEachen, Brigden. Brother-in-law of Don O’Leary, N.J. and Cora (Art) Riedlinger, Ga. Also survived by many other nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James & Kathleen Wild and his brother Allan Wild and brother-in-law Bob Moore. Bud retired in 1995 from Barges Cleaners after 49 years of service. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church Choir for over 40 years and a long time member of the Lakeshore Optimist. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at Queen of Peace Church on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, (519-344-3131). As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 914 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, N7S 5C4 or to Bluewater Health Foundation, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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CONTE, Maria (nee Lecce) of Sarnia

CONTE, MARIA (nee Lecce) – At University Hospital, London, with her family by her side, Maria Conte died on July 17, 2017 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of over 50 years to the late Angelo (2006). Loving mother of Enza and her husband Frank Piazza. Proud Nonna of Olivia and Lucas. Dear sister of the late Agnese Lecce, the late Vittoria (late Antonio) Di Brango, and Michele (Amesia) Lecce and sister-in-law of the late Domenico (late Maria) Conte, the late Pancrazio (Iolanda) Conte, the late Giuseppe (Rosina) Conte, the late Pasquale (Santina) Conte, Vincenzo (Marta) Conte, Pasqua (late Fiorino) Rotondi, and Antonio (Arminia) Conte. Maria was an avid gardener and loved to cook. Her passion was spending time with her family and friends. Maria was a long time member of the Dante Club Seniors Group and the Catholic Women’s League. She worked at Polysar for over 20 years. Maria will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday July 21st, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 7p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. David Johnston at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia N7T 4Y1 (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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