WHITING: Robert “Dick” “Ray” of Petrolia

Posted by on August 1, 2014

WHITING, Robert “Ray” (Dick) – Age 75 of Petrolia, formerly of RR#2 Oil Springs, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Clark) Whiting for 50 years. Loving father of Debbie (Steve) Thorkildsen of Hamilton, John (Lucie) Whiting of Sarnia and Corey Whiting of Blind River. Cherished grandfather of Christie, Cassie, Katrina, Tianna and Sierra Thorkildsen and Michael Whiting. Survived by siblings Marion (Joe) McPhee, Gordon (Bernice) Whiting, Leslie (Karen) Whiting, Gloria (Jim) Matthews, Ross (Lindy) Whiting, Grace (Charlie) Whiting, Dr. Wilma (Wayne) Whiting and in-laws Ferne Whiting, Audrey (Ken) Farr and Cliff Zavitz. Predeceased by parents Howard Whiting and Blanche (nee Allingham) (Whiting) Brooks and siblings Carl Whiting, Shirley Zavitz, Frank Whiting and in-laws Judy (Clubb) Whiting and Howard McPhee. Ray was a proud member of the Carpenters Union Local 1256. He farmed on the Dawn/Enniskillen Town Line for many years.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 1-3pm and 6-8pm.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:00am from the New Life Assembly Church, 421 Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia. Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Interment to follow in Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Oil Springs Cemetery Fence Restoration Fund or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Wiles, Charles Claire of Sarnia

Posted by on August 1, 2014

Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace on Thursday July 31, 2014 CHARLES CLAIRE WILES age 80 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband for 59 years to Marcella (Bolton) Wiles.  Loving father of  Robert Charles and his wife Carol, Sue Potvin and husband Mike, Doug Wiles and his fiancée Deb Nutt and Bill Wiles and partner  Danielle.  Cherished grandfather of Kelly, Jeff,  Craig, Stephanie (Mark), Shawn (Cherilyn), Heather and  David.  Also survived by 6 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law Joyce Wiles, a brother-in-law Bert Bolton and his wife Judy and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Charles and Marjorie (Leckie) Wiles, a sister Louise Dixon and her husband Bill, a brother Ken Wiles, a grandson Bryan and  Kelly’s husband Les Burnard,   Chuck retired from Polysar after 37 years of service and enjoyed his bowling and was fortunate enough to bowl a 300 game.  Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery on Wednesday August 6th at 11:00 a.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

 

 

 

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CATHCART, Bryan Robert of Sarnia

Posted by on August 1, 2014

At Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Thursday, July 31, 2014, BRYAN ROBERT CATHCART, age 64, passed away with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Sharon (Jones) Cathcart and dear father of Vicki and husband Walter Alex Di Giovanni and Stacey and husband Jeff Mullen, grandfather of  Brooke, Drew and Jake, brother of Judy and husband Darrell Jones, brother in law of Ron Jones and his wife Betty. He is also survived by Aunt Shirley Caraher, Margaret (Kirby) Cathcart, Shelley Kirby and several nieces, nephews, cousins and man’s best friend “Lucky”. He was predeceased by his parents Bob and Norma Cathcart. Bryan was a member of Moore Masonic Lodge #294. A celebration of Bryan’s life will be held at ST. STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 70 Milton St., Courtright on Tuesday, August 5th at  1:00 pm. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the church. Sympathy expressed through donations to Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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VERMERIEN: Barbara “Barb” of Watford

Posted by on July 31, 2014

IMG_4760editPeacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at the age of 57, Barbara Evelyn Vermeiren of Watford passed away. Barb is survived by her loving husband Adrian and by her children Erik (Brenda) of Watford, Rebecca “Becky” (Patrick) Sitlington of London and Katelyn of Watford. Nana to Conor, Eva and Alexander Vermeiren and Maxwell, Jillian, Paige and Benjamin Sitlington. Barb will be sadly missed by her loving mother Sue Williams and mother-in-law Mary Vermeiren. Barb is predeceased by her son Brent (1984), her father Sherman (2009) and her father-in-law Henry Vermeiren (2013). Survived by her siblings Bob (Evelyne) Williams and Mark (Corie) Williams. Barb is also survived by many brother’s and sister’s in law and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Friday, August 1st, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish on Saturday, August 2nd, at 11am. Father Tom Donohue Celebrant. Donations to Lambton County Developmental Services or the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denningfuneralhome.com . 

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STOKES: Clifford Henry of Brigden

Posted by on July 30, 2014

STOKES, Clifford Henry – Age 81 of Brigden, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Edith Stokes. Loving father of Brenda (Tom) Clubb, Patrick (Janice) Stokes, Mary Lynne (Wayne) McCallum, Rob (Chris) Stokes, John (Janice) Stokes. Cherished by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lloyd (Pauline) Stokes, Betty (Ray) Watson and brother-in-law of Lydia Stokes. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Della (Shears) Stokes, siblings Albert Stokes, Margaret Stokes and Emma Galareno. Cliff drove truck for Stewart Cox Trucking and lived in Oil City. He owned and managed Stokes Family Camping at Ipperwash, as well as worked on the Lambton County Roads Department. Cliff was involved with 1st Oil Springs Scout Association as Scout Leader and chairman of the committee. Also, vice chair of St. Clair District Scouting Association. He was involved in soft ball with his family, coached and umpired for many years. Cliff moved to Brigden Park Place apartments in 2006.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Rev. Sandra Fogarty officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra.
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Colwell, Ivy Veronica of Sarnia

At Bluewater Health on Wednesday July 23, 2014 IVY VERONICA (MOUSSEAU) COLWELL age 94 wife of the late Dr. Chesley George Colwell (2014).  Loving mother of Ann Colwell-Cruttenden of Sarnia, Joy (William) Savage of Orangeville and Chesley Colwell of Sudbury.  Cherished grandmother of Carla Cruttenden, Lynne and Melissa Savage,  Jorden Colwell and great-grandmother of Chelsea and Alexis.  Ivy will be greatly missed, her memory will be treasured and her brightness will continue to shine. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her care for others extended beyond her family as she spent many years being a host mother to young athletes and foster children while also volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada, Science North, and Sudbury and Sarnia hospitals.  Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Red Cross Homeward Bound Sarnia-Lambton Branch.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

 

 

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Huey, Lillian Doris Evelyn of Sarnia

At Twin Lakes Terrace on July 28, 2014 LILLIAN DORIS EVELYN HUEY age 87 of Sarnia.  Cherished sister of Dorothy Warren of Sarnia, Bernice Miles (Fred) of London and Gloria Meharg (Jack) of London.  Dear aunt of Victoria Quillin (Ron), Debra Talley (Frank) and Jon Scott Muir all of California, Julie McCaul of New Brunswick, Barbara Huff of Camlachie and John Warren (Bev) also of Camlachie.  Also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in California and Ontario including Jeff and Lynn Huey of Brigden, Bert Huey and Lorne Huey.  Predeceased by her parent John (1954) and Anna Huey (1962), brother John Reynolds (2003) and sister Joan (Muir) Bailey(1991).  She was a resident of Twin Lakes Terrace since 2003.  Lillian deeply appreciated the best of care and friendship she received allowing her to become part of the “home”.  All will miss her wonderful sense of humour.  Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Thursday July 31st at 11:00 a.m. with private entombment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from  10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Central United Church, Children’s Aid Society-Lambton County or the charity of your choice (cheque only please).

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McKENZIE: Lois of Alvinston

Posted by on July 29, 2014

00000001-10At her home in Alvinston on Sunday, July 27, 2014, Lois Elaine McKenzie passed away in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Kenneth A. McKenzie. Dear mother of Herbie (Cathy), Kirk (Nancy), Rose Anne (James) Whiting, George, Heather and Pam. Loved by her grandchildren Tina McKenzie, Kenny McKenzie, Richard Whiting and Jennifer McKenzie and her 5 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Ruby Rice, Pete Wills and the late Bud Wills (Barb). Memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston. Visitation one hour prior to the service. (10 to 11a.m.) Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Case: Leslie Robert Thomas

Lescaseweb      CASE, LESLIE ROBERT THOMAS “LES”- Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Saturday, July 26, 2014, age 90, of Sarnia. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Lorraine (2006), his parents Nelson and Marion Case, brothers Oliver, Goldwyn, Cecil, Rhoden and sister Irene Gunn. Les will be missed by daughter Wendy A.; nieces Mary Rosebrugh (Case), Beth Turcotte (Case), Wendy Case, Karen Kucab (Case); nephews Tom Case, Ollie Case. Les was born in Wyoming. He is a retired custodian from the Board of Education and member of All Saints Anglican Church. He is a WWII veteran, wounded on D-Day. Les fulfilled his love of singing as a member of the Bluewater Chordsmen and the Barbershop Quartet. Memorial service will be held at ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN PARISH (Charlotte and Vidal Street) on Thursday, August 7th , at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to “Harmonize For Speech.” Cheques only will be accepted at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home, and on the day of service at the Parish.

Arrangments entrusted to the D.J.ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER.

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HOLME; Marilyn, of Petrolia

Posted by on July 28, 2014

Suddenly, at home on Sunday, July 27th, 2014, MARILYN ANN HOLME (nee Maynard) of Petrolia, passed away at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Donald Rae Holme (1996). Loving mother of Donald Albert Berrill (Lynn), Martha Ann Harris (Harold), Marsha Lynn Burnard, and Charles Brian Holme (Martha Huizinga). Cherished grandmother of Linda (Steve), Michelle (Garrett), Adam, Travis, Haley, and Matthew, and great grandmother of Gwendolyn and Keira. Survived by her sister Gloria Kremer-Jones (Irv), her brother William Maynard (Kathy) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William and Lillian Maynard, and her sister Martha Maynard. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, July 30th, 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 Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Darryl Price officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) or the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario (www.rmhsouthwesternontario.ca). Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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Halliday, Gertrude Partington (nee Green)

Posted by on July 26, 2014

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Peacefully, on July 26, 2014 at 101 years age. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Halliday (1996). Loving mother of Gerald & wife Jeannine Halliday and Nancy & Andrew Gall. Grandmother of Michelle & John O’Kane, Gerald & Elissa Halliday, René & Donna Halliday, Claire-Anne & Martin Yancy, Robert Halliday & Natalie, Suzanne & Brian Nantais, Ronald & Cheryl Gall and Heather Howie & Michael Rizk. Great-grandmother of 28 and great-great-grandmother of four. Predeceased by her parents Floss Green, Samuel & Pearl Green and siblings Don Green, Isabel Herage, Mary Keeley. Survived by her sister Elizabeth McDonald. Special thanks to the staff at Cheateau Park for their care and compassion. Visitation Tuesday 10:30am until time of funeral service at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WILLEY: Marilyn Ruth (Berdan)

Posted by on July 25, 2014

On Friday, July 25, 2014, Marilyn Ruth (Berdan) Willey passed away at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Angus “Gus” Willey. Loving mother of Christine (Jim) Brimley, Lori (Ken) Roberts, Brenda (Paul) Stratychuk, Carolyn (Roel) Bus, and Lisa (Doug) Handy. Cherished grandmother of 12 loving grandchildren. Treasured great-grandmother of 5 adoring great-grandchildren. Marilyn will be missed by sister Beverley (Ray) Candler. Predeceased by her mother Marion Berdan, her sister Joyce McGill and her brother-in-law Willard McGill. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave, Sarnia on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. No flowers, please. Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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McCracken, Doris Ileen of Sarnia

At Twin Lakes Terrace on Friday July 25, 2014 DORIS ILEEN (Chapman) McCRACKEN age 91 of Sarnia.  Beloved wife of the late John Edward McCracken (1975).    Loving mother of Constance McNeil, Gary McCracken and Kathy Seager and her husband John.  Cherished grandmother of Julie, John, Jenny, Molly, Karly (Mathew), Frank and great-grandmother to 6 great-grandchildren.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Wray, Melvin and Donald Chapman.  Doris was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Church.  Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Monday July 28th at 2:00 p.m. with private interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer’s Society.

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WEBB: Frederick Philip

Posted by on July 25, 2014

WEBB PhotoPeacefully, Frederick Philip Webb passed away at the age of 93 at home surrounded by his family.  Predeceased by Jean, his beloved wife of 67 years, only four short months ago. Much loved father of Adrian (Nancy) Webb, Jennifer (Ronald) Gordon, and Joanne Webb (Ronald Broda). Pop was the proud and loving grandfather of Aaron and Christopher Webb, Matthew (Lindsay), and Daniel Gordon, Taylor, Eden, and Dylan Broda.  Also very dear to him were Scott (Stacy), Mark (Patti), and Chris (Claire) Gordon, and their families. Loved and remembered by his many nieces and nephews both in Canada and England.  Specially cared for with weekly home baked British specialties by loved niece Irene Gifford. Dad used both his names. To his British family and on Sundays he was Philip and at work and to his Canadian friends and family he was known as Fred. Dad was born in Derby, England on July 4, 1921, the eldest in a close family of four where he was raised and nurtured in faith.  He remained a proud Brit all his life. He was predeceased by his brother Gordon Webb and sister Joan Thompson, and is survived by his youngest brother and sister-in-law Peter and Mavis Webb, and sister-in-law Joyce Webb. Dad emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1952 and soon began his career with Ontario Hydro retiring from his position as Operating Manager from Lambton GS in 1986 after many enjoyable years. He was a man of many interests and was an avid coin and stamp collector, creative writer, book collector, and family genealogist. To our mother’s chagrin he never met a garage sale or flea market that wasn’t worth braking for! Most of all, though, our Dad was an avid bible student who loved his God and his family, and he taught us all how to live by the way he gently lived his faith on a daily basis.  We will miss his dry wit, his sage advice, his guidance and his love so very much. Dad now rests, in the hope of the Resurrection by God’s grace. The family would like to thank Dr. Glen Maddison and the VON nurses for their wonderful home care. And thank you to our parent’s loving caregivers. As my Dad always said “We have been very well blessed.” Visitation and service will take place at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday July 29th 2014.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Service will take place at 11:00 am. followed by a luncheon at the Smith Family Centre. Sympathy can be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice – www.stjosephshospice.ca, or the Inn of the Good Shepherd Food Bank (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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HART: Ian Caithness

Posted by on July 25, 2014

HART Picture CroppedBorn November 4, 1933 in Dublin Ireland. Ian Caithness Hart died July 20, 2014, peacefully with his loving family by his side at Bluewater Health Palliative Care. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife and soul mate Donna, his sister Joan, his son Rodney (Debbie) Hart and daughter Heather (Scott) Cushing. He will also be missed by his six grandchildren: Kailey, Devon and Gannon Hart; and Spencer, Holly and Kate Cushing. Survived by his step-children Don (Carol) Piggott, Peggy (Gary) Scott, Debbie (John) Field and Kathy (Karl) Hennick. Also survived by his sister Joan (George) Dalrymple Co. of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and brother Derek (Jacqueline) Hart in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Eleven step-grandchildren and eighteen step-great-grandchildren. Leaves behind seven nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Edwin James and Lillian Maude Hart, and brother Bruce, England. Ian immigrated from Ireland in 1953 to the city of Hamilton, Ontario. He worked as an accountant at Stelco Steel Company for many years. Ian also lived in London, Ontario while his children were educated. He moved to Sarnia and worked as a controller in finance at St. Joseph’s Hospital and retired from there. He was also treasurer at St. George’s Anglican Church (now All Saints) till present. His passion and love was choirs including Defasco Male Chorus, All Saints Church Choir, Georgian Singers and sang Many solos. Sports have been his passion since a very young age. He enjoyed his game of golf with his buddies and his wife Donna and family. Always ready to play a game of cards with Donna and friends. A musical celebration of life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal Street North at the corner of Vidal and Charlotte, on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to All Saints Anglican Church or Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Robinson: Jacqueline Rose of Sarnia

Jackie-Robinson-1webNow with her Lord and Savior, JACQUELINE ROSE (nee Turgeon) ROBINSON passed away surrounded by her loving family at Marshall Gowland Manor on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the age 79. Predeceased by her husband George W. Robinson (1971).  Beloved mother of Debra Lawrence (Rod), Denise Dunn (Dan Bradley) and Jo – Ann Robinson. Cherished grandmother of Kevin, Nicole, Crystal, Tyler, Ashley, Felicia, Serena, Jonathan, Elizabeth and 9 great grandchildren. Beloved sister of Marcel Turgeon, Denise Thrasher and Colette Kingsbury, sister in-law Marguerite Dayman. Missed by her many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brother Paul and sister Paulette. Mom was a cashier for A & P at the Christina Street and London Road locations for 19 years. She will be greatly missed by the staff and many friends at Marshall Gowland Manor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, July 27, 2014 between the hours of 2–4 and 7–9 p.m.  Resting at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and Sarnia Humane Society.

 

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HOLBROUGH; Joy, of Petrolia

Posted by on July 23, 2014

HolbroughJoy1 copyPeacefully surrounded by her family, Joy Marion Holbrough (nee Freer), of Petrolia, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, at the age of 56. Loving wife of Larry Holbrough. Cherished and devoted mother of Colin (Jill) Holbrough, Brad (Naomi) Holbrough, and Carly Holbrough (Teddy). Treasured grandma of Karis, Griffin, Gemma, River, Dekker, and Matilda (Tilly). Joy is survived by her father Tom Freer, her brother Jay Freer, and her nieces Alyssa and Kayla. Predeceased by her mother Mary Freer (2008). Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Continuing Care). Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com. “You were told months, you fought for years. You didn’t think you’d see grandchildren but you got to love and spoil six. You were an incredible person, mother and grandmother. We love you so much. Thank you for showing us what true strength is. We are ready for you to find your peace in this world.”

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Carswell, Floyd Patrick of Corunna

Posted by on July 22, 2014

 

Carswell- Peacefully at Bluewater Health-Palliatve Care Unit, Sarnia on Tuesday July 22, 2014. Floyd Patrick Carswell age 81 years of Corunna. Beloved husband of the late Jean Carswell (2002). Loving father of Patrica Carswell-Alexander of Brigden. Much loved grandfather of Ben Alexander (Amanda Stones) and Christyann Alexander and great-grandfather of Keegan Alexander. Floyd is also survived by; his sisters, Maisie Bellinger of Brockville and Marie Gaudett (Joe) of North Augusta; his brother, Glen Carswell (Joy) of Gananoque and his sister-in-law, Marie Carswell of Brockville. He was predeceased by; his brother, Cliff Carswell and his brother-in-laws, Jack Carey and Jim Carey. Floyd was born and raised in the small farming community of Jellyby just outside of Brockville. He was the proud owner/ operator of Floyd Carswell Electric, was a proud member of the Antique Car Club and was an avid wood worker who was famous for building 1 off pieces of furniture and clocks. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Friday July 25, 2014 from 6:30-9 p.m. and on Saturday July 26th from 10-11 a.m. where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with Barry White officiating. Interment will follow in Moore-Union Cemetery, Mooretown. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.

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JOHNSON: Marilyn Mae (Ferris) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Marilyn JohnsonJOHNSON – Marilyn Mae, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on July 22, 2014 at the age of 81.  Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband Allan Johnson.  Dearly loved mother of Edwin “Ted” (Margaret) Johnson of London and Ronald (Sharon) Johnson of Crediton.  Devoted grandmother of Leslie Johnson (Jason), Heather Johnson (Justin), Wesley Johnson (Amanda), Lisa Johnson (Reid), and Brent and Mallory.  Great-grandmother of Emery and Hartley Johnson, and Alexandria.  Marilyn was born May 21, 1933 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The cherished daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Ferris.  She attended John Marshall Public School and graduated from Stamford Collegiate in 1951.  She commenced working with the Bank of Montreal, where she met Allan and they were married in 1953.  Marilyn was predeceased by her brother Lester (Jean) Ferris, and her sisters-in-law Jane Brox and Joan Thiel.  She will be remembered by her special nephew Paul Ferris, and special niece Ann McDonald, and great nephews Danny, Kenneth, David, and many other nieces and nephews.  Marilyn loved the arts, most particularly church choirs, theatre, music, and opera.  She was a member of Huron County Playhouse, Orchestra London, and the Grand Theatre for many years.  Marilyn volunteered in the past at Valleyview Tuck Shop and Meals-on-Wheels.  She was a lifelong supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs. She was a faithful member of the United Church of Canada.  With her love of singing, she was invited to join the Stamford United Church senior choir at the age of sixteen.  Marilyn was a member of the United Church choirs in Bothwell, Tilbury, Delhi, Wallaceburg, Lucknow, Exeter, and in St. Thomas at First United and Central United Churches.  She was also a member of the Robert Tower Singers.  Marilyn was actively involved in UCW and church executives in each community, and was given a life membership of the UCW in Lucknow.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held at the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 451 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Friday at 11:00am.  Interment in Exeter Public Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Central United Church Roof Fund or St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Building Fund  would be appreciated.  Particular thanks to Dr. Darius Ho who provided exemplary care, and the nursing staff of Unit C, C.C.C.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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RYL: Adam A.

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Adam Adolf Ryl passed away at the age of 74.  Beloved husband of Kathy Ryl.  Loving father of Dorothy (Michael) Moran and Susan (Mark) Cowan.  Cherished grandfather of James, Ryan and Jessica, and Matthew, Sarah, Jacob and Luke.  Dear brother of Ludwig Ryl of Toronto and Zygmond Ryl, Roman Ryl and Celia Bruchner all of Germany.  Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Sophie Ryl and his brother Willie Ryl.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 390 N. Christina St. Sarnia at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Jim Higgins officiating.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Sympathy expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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BRAY: Sandra Ann (Routley)

Posted by on July 22, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Sandra Ann (nee Routley) Bray on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Bluewater Health at the age of 54. Beloved mother of Audrey Bray (Dylan Brown). Cherished sister of John Routley (Dawna). Loving daughter of Stanley and the late Mary Routley. Sandi will be fondly remembered by many close friends.  Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The family has requested that donations be made either to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the family to help with the costs of the funeral. Cheques to the family can be made out to Audrey Bray (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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GARDINER, Anna Kathleen (Kasey)

Peacefully at home on Sunday, July 20th , 2014, ANNA KATHLEEN (KASEY) GARDINER , age 84 of Sarnia, passed away. Born in Hillsborough, New Brunswick, she was the loving wife of the late Max Austin Gardiner (1992). Survived by her loving siblings Bob Stevens his children Troy, Keith, Jimmy and Andrew. Sister Laura Stevens children Marion Chartley, Steven, Joanne, Jane, pre-deceased by her sister Eleanor her children Danny Dunbar, Jamie Dunbar and Wendy Dunbar. Pre-deceased by her sister Hazel Swim her children Dawn and Randy, Chris and Brinne, David of Pontiac Michigan. Survived by Ross, Kathy, Unice and Marilyn Gardiner. Kasey loved animals, especially her cat Dusty and looking after her garden and plants. She also loved going with good friends to the horse races and casino. She will be dearly missed by special friends Kim Rustin Wilkins and Jeff, Tara, Shannel, Brittany as well as Jay and Michelle Claxton, Jordan, Jocelyn and Janessa, long life friend Jane Perry. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of the D.J.ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Friday, July 25th  at 1:00 pm with celebrant Allan McKeown officiating.  Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, July 24th between the hours of 7:00 -9:00 pm. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty or Lambton Shrine Club for Sick Children. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BEATON: Steven John

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Steven John Beaton passed away at the age of 58.  Beloved son of Harold and Betty Beaton.  Loving brother of Larry (Pam), Donna (Henry) and Gord (Marj).  Dear uncle of Brent, Bryan, Connor and Cayleigh.  Special friend of Rhonda.  Steven is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with a memorial service being held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will take place in Bear Creek Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice. smithfuneralhome.ca

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YOUNG: Blair

Posted by on July 21, 2014

YOUNG photo croppedSuddenly, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Blair Young passed away at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Mary Louise Young (nee Vivian).  Loving father of daughter Shelley Lynn Delaney (Young) and son William Bradley Young (Penny Kilmer). Cherished grandfather of Rudy and Victoria Delaney. Blair was an avid Blue Jays fan and had many passions and hobbies including woodcarving, fishing, reading a good book and working on a crossword puzzle. He was a retiree of Polysar Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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JAMES: Eric

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Eric James PicPassed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on July 17, 2014, in the company of his beloved wife of forty years, Yvonne.  He is survived by his daughters, Emily and Amy, his adoring grandson, William, his sister, Jacqueline, brothers, Alan and Trevor and a large extended family.  A hard worker, a loving family man and a generous friend, Eric will be sorely missed by his family at home and abroad and by his many friends, colleagues and fellow ballroom dancers. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Eric’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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