MIDDLETON; Ormie, of Reeces Corners

Posted by on September 29, 2014

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Died at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia on Friday, September 26, 2014. ORMOND “ORMIE” MIDDLETON, who was the self appointed mayor of Reeces Corners, was in his 92nd year. Ormie was a loving husband to Edith (nee Bain). He will be missed by his children Brenda Middleton and Peter Messeroll, Bonnie and Cal Hill, Betty and Rick Jones, and Rolly and Wendy Middleton. He was a loving grandfather to Ryan and Jo Ann Schwartz, Carla Schwartz, Heather and Brad MacLean, Amy and Steve Haight, Marni Middleton and Myon Sapeta, Matt Middleton and Kara Nisbet, Jordanna Jones and Kyle Dennis, Dalton and Corrie Jones, and his great grandchildren Bridgette, Aidan, Jake, Griffin, Hunter, Adler, Brody, Charlee, and Emmett.   Ormie was predeceased by his parents Alec and Hattie (nee Reive) Middleton, his brothers Gerald, Mervil, and Arlo Middleton, and his sisters Mickey Mallot and Beulah Thomas. Ormie’s family would like to thank Dr. W.A.C. Macdonald and the staff of C.E.E. Hospital for the exceptional care they gave dad. A celebration of Ormie’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388, 483 Erie St., Wyoming on Friday, October 10th, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.  His cremated remains will be buried in Hillsboro Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME (519-882-0100). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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Gibson; Arlie (nee Martin) (Trethewey), of Glencoe

Posted by on September 26, 2014

GibsonPeacefully with family, on Thursday, September 25, 2014, Arlie Eileen (nee Martin) (Trethewey) Gibson of Glencoe and formerly of Newbury, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Kenneth Gibson and the late Wilfred Trethewey (1996). Dear mother of Linda (Don) Gage, Kathy (Vance) Blackmore and late Ted (Yvonne) Trethewey. Loving grandmother of Tish, Troy (Katja), Tyler (Cassie), Scott, Chad (Tabitha), Angie (Marty), Erin (Darren) and Amberly (Jeff) and great grandmother of Noah, Lucas, Sasha, Max, Caleb, Cole, Bradley, Evan Mya and Jrake. Dear sister of Mildred Kulich. Predeceased by 2 brothers Bill and Bob Martin. Also survived by her stepchildren Rick (Velora) Gibson, Bob (Pat) Gibson, Mike (Cyndy) Gibson, Dave Gibson and Ron Brooks (late Wendy) and her 11 step grandchildren. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, September 29th at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at the Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to VON or London Regional Cancer Program. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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McMICHAEL: Ross William of Petrolia

Posted by on September 25, 2014

McMICHAEL, Ross William – Age 86 of Petrolia, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Albany Retirement Village. Loving father of Linda (John) Collins of Chatham, Larry (Connie) McMichael of Lambton Shores, Brian (Heather) McMichael of Stratford and Bruce McMichael of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Dear brother of Hazel (late Reginald) Clifford, Barbara (late Hartley) Spinney and brother-in-law of Esther (late Charles) McMichael. Predeceased by his parents Percy and Orpha (Pickett) McMichael, his loving companion Jeanette Wallace (2006), brother Alex (Wilma) McMichael, sister Grace (Robert) Green. Ross will be missed by his many grand and great-grandchildren and fondly remembered by Jeanette Wallace’s family Judy (Sandy) Lamont of Seaforth, Bonnie (Carl) Calder of Clinton, Robert Wallace of Stratford and Jack Wallace of Seaforth. Ross drove transport truck for over 40 years.
A memorial service will be conducted at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00am. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Oil City Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Posted by on September 23, 2014

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With deepest sorrow, the family of Brian Bryce announces his peaceful passing with his loving family at his side, at Victoria Hospital on Monday, September 22, 2014, at the age of 50 years.  Beloved husband of Rose.  Loving father of Stuart, Sara, and Jessica.  Dear son of the late J.D. Bryce, and Yvonne, and stepson of Jim Perry.  Brother of Karen O’Brien (Scott).  Uncle of Lauren (John), Jay, and Kenna.  Son in law of Gerda VandenHeuvel (late Peter).  Brother in law of Arnold (Kia), Ria (Pete), Elsie (John), Willie, Fred (Jo), Garry (Linda), and Mike (Connie).  Brian will also be sadly missed by several special aunts, uncles, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.Friends may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday afternoon, September 26, 2014, at 2:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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Sazanov – Such: Marlene of Sarnia

Posted by on September 23, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, MARLENE SYLVIA (Worsley) SAZONOV- SUCH, of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Lara and Daniel Sazonov. Survived by her sisters; Vivian Kelsey, Barbara Junek, Sandra Maw and niece Kelly Sonney (Scott). Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph Such, son Peter Sazonov and daughter – in-law Cynthia Lynn Sazonov as well as her parents Harold and Margurite Worsley. Loving friend of Steve Saunders and many others. She was loved dearly and will be missed by her many friends. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment of ashes at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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SZUSZ; Dora “Marie”, of Petrolia

Posted by on September 23, 2014

Dora “Marie” Szusz (nee Rich) passed away on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 with her family by her side at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved mother of her wonderful children, Darrell and Joyce Szusz, Patricia and William Ouellette, and Daniel Szusz. Loving grandmother of Bethany, Kylie (Sam) and Braedon, Andrew (Kim) and their two children, Jessica (Ryan), Evelyn (Shawn),and Aaron(Kristin), and Daniel’s family including five children and six grandchildren.   We would like to thank the very caring staff at Lambton Meadowview Villa and Dr. Daniel for the excellent care, compassion, and dignity shown to Marie and her family. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia. Visitors will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment of cremated remains in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca), or the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton (www.alzheimer.ca). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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STEPHENSON: Clarence Gordon of Point Edward

Posted by on September 23, 2014

STEPHENSON, Clarence Gordon – Age 63 of Point Edward, formerly of Oil Springs, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved son of Delta (Hands) Stephenson of Oil Springs. Survived by his siblings Alan (Marie) Stephenson of Oil Springs, Janice (Claude) Randall of Petrolia, Jim (Sally) Stephenson of Chilliwack, B.C. and Linda (Ron) Scales of Petrolia. He will be missed by his several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Gordon (2012), nephew Paul Alan Stephenson and niece Christine Lynn Stephenson. A private family graveside service will take place at Oil Springs Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. 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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BATEMAN; Martin, of Petrolia

Posted by on September 23, 2014

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Peacefully surrounded by his family, Martin Bateman passed away at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Monday, September 23, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Cherished brother of Betty Bailes, Maureen Bailes, Mavis Lewis, Harold Bateman and Charles Bateman. At Martin’s request there will be no funeral or visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers Martin’s family has asked that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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PLAINE: Gary of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on September 22, 2014

web picAt University Hospital, London on Sunday, September 21st, 2014.  Gary Plaine Jr. of Strathroy at the age of 47.  Loving husband for 22 years to Stacey Plaine.  Loving father of Steven and Kirsten.  Cherished son of Gary Sr. and Gerri of Mount Brydges.  Dedicated brother of Greg (Michelle) of Strathroy.  Dear son in law of John Nixon of Strathroy and brother in law of Derek of Strathroy.  Gary will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.  Gary was past Noble Grand of the Mount Brydges Independent Order of Oddfellows.

A memorial service under the auspices of Mount Brydges  #217 I.O.O.F. will take place on Thursday evening at 6:45 pm.

Friends may call at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Funeral service with an opportunity to share your memories will take place on Friday at 1 pm.  Rev. Frances Down officiating.

 

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Mental Health Association or Emily Murphy Centre, Stratford would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

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Allan, Brenda Helen (nee Spinks)

Posted by on September 21, 2014

Passed away peacefully with her loving daughters by her side on September 20, 2014 at the age of 90. Loving wife to the late Thomas F. Allan Jr. (1999). Cherished mother to Julie Bonneville, and Gloria and (Todd) Sove. Dearest grandma to Cindy Nicholson, Scott Bonneville and Jennifer and (Paul) Ripple and great-grandma to Sarah, Stephanie, Thomas and Emily. Dear sister to Commander Leslie Spinks, June Hassell, Laurie Spinks all of England, and the late George Robson, Morris Spinks, Patricia Stephenson and Gordon Spinks. Brenda will be missed by her many nieces and nephews Janet Adamson, Sarah Spinks, Brenda Lumm, Barry Stephenson, David Stephenson all in England. Brenda will be missed by her many close friends and friends at Sunrise Assisted Living. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements incomplete. For further information please contact Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.

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Burr: Barbara Jean of Sarnia

Posted by on September 21, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Saturday, September 20, 2014, BARBARA JEAN (nee OXENHAM) BURR, age 77 of Sarnia. Loving wife of the late Franklin Stuart Burr (2012). Dear mother of Christina Burr of Windsor and Michael Burr and his wife Maryann of Weirton, West Virginia. Survived by her brother Robert Oxenham and his wife Linda.  Predeceased by her sister Sharon Humbey. Mrs. Burr was a lifelong Sarnia resident and was a registered nurse. Cremation will take place with a private family interment of ashes at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE LTD.

 

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Adams: Chris “Chico” “Mr. Cee” of Aamjinaang First Nation

Posted by on September 21, 2014

Suddenly at Bluewater Health Sarnia on Saturday, September 20, 2014, CHRIS LLOYD ADAMS, age 64 of Aamjinaang First Nation left this earth plane. “Chico” “Mr. Cee.”  will be missed by his special loving companion Shaofeng Liang. Will be missed by his sons Frank Adams and Christopher Adams Jr. and Jason Shawnoo and his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and by all who knew him.  Will always be admired by his brothers and sisters for his wise, kind, generous, goodhearted all-knowing spirit; Donna Adams, Telford Raymond Adams, Mark Adams and predeceased by his brother Norris Adams and sisters Sharron Adams and Charlotte Adams and  his parents Chief Christopher Adams and mother Camilla (nee Roberts) Adams. Best friends – extended family,  Terry Williams, Camiel de Paépe, Paul “Bucky” George, Geraldine Shawnoo and John Patton.  Chris was in touch with nature throughout his whole life and his unique manner touched the lives of many and his spirit lives on. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside gathering will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd (115 John Street, Sarnia).

 

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HICKEN, Ruby Jean

Posted by on September 20, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on September 19, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Ruby Jean Hicken passed away at the age of 80.  Dear friend of Charlie Harwood. Loving mother of Steve (Debbie), Gary (Jan), Ken (Debbie), Carol Nickels (Tom), and Cathy Johnson. Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and five great-granddaughters.  Dear sister of Helen Harris (the late Ted), Edith Bailey (Jerry), Joyce Irwin (John), and Marlene Lapier (Tom). Long-time friend of Jane Johnson. Predeceased by her parents Stephen and Dorothy Pyne, her husband Orville Hicken (1990) and by her three brothers-in-law. Ruby was a devoted member of the London Road West United Church and a member of Cub Mothers. She managed the Golden Mile Flea Market for 13 years after Orville passed. Ruby enjoyed bowling, knitting, crochet, and a good game of euchre as well as spending time with her family, especially all her grandchildren and great-granddaughters. Thank you to Dr. Maddison, Dr. Crombeen, Dr. Uppal, Blaine from CCAC, and all of the caring staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for all of the support and love during this time. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to London Road West United Church, St. Joseph’s Hospice or London Health Sciences Foundation – Dialysis Unit (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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RUDAVSKY: Anna Marie of Newbury, Ontario

Posted by on September 19, 2014

IMGPassed away at Four Counties Health Services in Newbury on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of the late John Rudavsky.  Daughter of the late Albert and Anne Tersch.  Loving mother of Tom Rudavsky (Ruth) and the late Betty-Anne Noble (late Howard).  Sister of the late Sally (late Red) Noble, and the late Robert Rudavsky.  Grandmother of Howie (Sandy), Becky (Rob), Jackie (Ben), Tammy (Mike), Tommy (Monica), Elizabeth (late Mike), and Trevor (Amanda).  Anna is also survived by her 11 great grandchildren.  Aunt to Red (Ella), Lucille (Alex), Cindy-Lou (Norm), Veronica (late Don), Sarah (Rob), and Mary (Rob), and the late Joanie, and Robert.  Sister in law of Tina (late Bill Cooper)(late John DeVries), Mary (late Norm MacIlmoyle), Chuck Rudavsky (Blanche), and the late Dick (Sheila).    Friends may call at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Friday, September 26, 2014, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to Four Counties Health Services would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WILKINSON: Doris Kathleen of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on September 19, 2014

portraitPassed away at North Lambton Lodge on Friday, September 19, 2014, at the age of 95 years.  Beloved wife of the late John “Chub” Wilkinson.  Loving mother of Anne VanValkenburg (Craig).  Grandmother of Glen (Cindy), Stephen, and Jana McIntyre (Tim).  Great grandmother of Ben, Josh, and Amy McIntyre, and Alex, and Joey VanValkenburg.  Daughter of the late John and Annie Attwood.  Sister of Inez, and the late Ivadell, Lucille, Jean, Mildred, Leone, Shirley, and Frances.   Doris will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Friends may call at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, on Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 6:00 pm – 9:00pm.  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Monday morning, September 22, 2014, at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family.   Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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O’NEILL; Olive, of Petrolia

Posted by on September 19, 2014

O'NeillOlive1 copyPassed away with her family by her side at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on Friday, September 19, 2014. OLIVE O’NEILL (nee Bain), of Petrolia, was in her 83rd year. Olive was a loving wife for 58 years to Bob. She will be missed by her son Brian (Karen) O’Neill of Petrolia, and her daughter Marlene (Rob) Maxfield of London. Olive was a loved grandmother to Brianne (Ted) Calderia, Lisa (Aaron) Wright, Michael O’Neill, Michael Maxfield, Quinton Maxfield, and Logan Maxfield, and great grandmother to Julia and Quinn Calderia and Aubrey Wright. She was predeceased by her parents Margaret and William Bain, and her sisters Jean Bain and Christena Davis. Olive was a retired teacher, having taught at Queen Elizabeth II School in Petrolia, and numerous other schools around Lambton County. She was also active in her community, particularly with the C.E.E. Hospital Auxiliary, as well as serving on the board of the hospital for 15 years. Visitors will be received on Sunday 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 Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev Carolyn Wilson Wynne of St. Paul’s United Church officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the C.E.E. Hospital Auxiliary. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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ROSS: Earl Seymour of Ailsa Craig, Ontario

Posted by on September 18, 2014

At his home o2014_09_18_18_28_01n Thursday, September 18th, 2014.  Earl Seymour Ross of Ailsa Craig in his 74th year.  Predeceased by his wife Bonnie Ross (2005).  Loving and dear father of Faye Llewellyn of Montague, PEI, Liz (Trevor) Moore of Ailsa Craig and Lisa (Jim) Vanderwal of Ailsa Craig and father in law of Terry Llewellyn of Bridgetown, PEI.  Loving grandpa of Mike (Jess), Kristi (Cory), Catherine (Josh), Richard, Mark, Sarah and Tori and great grandpa of RJ, Ryder and Ellie.  Dear nephew of Pearl Ross of Dundas, PEI and Marion Matheson of Souris, PEI.  Best friend of Jerry Thompson.

 

Earl was an entrepreneur, a businessman, avid race fan and racer.  Earl was the 1974 NASCAR rookie of the year and was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame as well as many other accolades from an incredibly successful career.  He was known as “The Canadian Racing Legend”.

 

Friends may call at the T. Stephenson & Son Funeral Home in Ailsa Craig on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service will be held at the Ailsa Craig Community Hall on Wednesday at 11 am.

 

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

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GRAHAM, Patricia (Patty) of Sarnia

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Graham-Web-2Peacefully from natural causes at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Wednesday September 17, 2014, PATRICIA (PATTY) SUSAN (nee DAVIS) GRAHAM, age 57 of Sarnia. Patty is survived by her son Richard Avey and siblings Eloise (Jack) Nesbitt, Jackie Chaytor (Ed Sakaki), Norma (George) McSweeney, Freda (Jack) Schumacher, Fred Davis, Peggy (Stephen) Doig, Jenny Davis (Bob Cook), Theresa Little, Jimmy Henderson (Linda Tippins), Joey (Debbie) Henderson, Vicky Davis, special friend Shelly Kehli, 44 nieces and nephews and special cat DiDi. She was predeceased by her father Al Davis and mother Emily Duncan, sister Marjorie Huber and daughter Emily Avey Vanderberghe. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, September 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until time of service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Red Cross Association or the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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PAYNE: Mary Geraldine “Gerry” (nee Zink)

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Suddenly on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Gerry Payne passed away at the age of 87.  She joined her loving husband, John on what would have been their 53rd wedding anniversary.  Loving mother of Mary Liz (Meng Chen), Jack (Jennifer So), Danny, and Brigid (Ken Eliuk).  Cherished grandmother of Meghan, Brandon, Alannah, Joseph, Anje, John, and Jamie.  Predeceased by brother, Jack, and sister, Mary Clare, parents John and Elizabeth Zink.  Gerry was born in Harwich Township and remained a proud farmer’s daughter throughout her life.  She graduated from Brescia College, University of Western Ontario and remained a lifelong member of the Alumnae Association, serving in many capacities, including as President for many years.  She began her teaching career in St. George, Ontario, then moved to Sarnia.  After a brief time in the Ursuline novitiate, Gerry was sent to Windsor, where she met John.  She returned to Sarnia for a year, then married John.  They settled in London and raised their family there.  Gerry returned to teaching in 1976, with a short stint at Mount St. Joseph Academy and finally ended her career at Catholic Central High School where she was a well respected teacher of English and Latin. Gerry and John retired to their cottage outside of Bright’s Grove, Ontario where they became active volunteers in St. Michael’s Parish and in the community.  Special thanks go out to the dear friends and neighbours who provided care, support, and lots of fun during Gerry’s years in Bright’s Grove, to the Red Cross caregivers, Diane and  others who made it possible for Gerry to stay in her beloved lakeside home, to Father Vince Gulikers and Fr. Festus Komolafe, and the previous pastors from St. Michael’s parish along with Deacon Dave Robertson who provided care and support, to the Bright’s Grove and Camlachie emergency response teams and the Bluewater Health Emergency team who provided efficient and compassionate care to Gerry at the end. Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1920 Wildwood Ave., Bright’s Grove. Interment to follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Chatham. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Red Cross or Covenant House (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DONOHUE, John Leo of London formerly of Sarnia, age 88

Posted by on September 17, 2014

DONOHUE:  Peacefully at Dearness Home, London on Monday, September 15, 2014, John Leo Donohue, of London formerly of Sarnia, age 88.  Beloved husband of the late Ila Donohue.  Best friend of Betty Lawson of London. Leo will be missed dearly by Betty and his extended family. In accordance with Leo’s wishes cremation has taken place.  Private interment Resurrection Cemetery & Crematorium, Sarnia.  Arrangements entrusted to T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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KROH: Christine of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on September 15, 2014

WEBPICChristine (Nee Wirth).  Passed away peacefully on September 14th, 2014 at the age of 80.  Born September 23rd, 1933 in Yugoslavia.  Beloved wife of Paul Kroh for 61 years.  Survived by sons Roland  Kroh (Mary) and Robert Kroh (Rosanne), grandchildren Daniel, Whitney, Jenna, Jennifer, Nicole and Tyler, sister in law Mary Pammer (Henry), Eva Wirth and Christel Janisch, brother in law Gunther Kroh and many nieces and nephews including 2 nieces in Germany.  Predeceased by her parents Martin and Christine Wirth and by brothers Martin Wirth (Anna), Hans Wirth (Marie) and Jacob Wirth.

Friends may call at DENNING BROS. FUNERAL HOME, Strathroy on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 from 7 – 9 pm.  Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am.  Pastor Steve Johnston officiating.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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Bass: Bob of Sarnia

Posted by on September 15, 2014

At Bluewater Health on Saturday, September 13, 2014, ROBERT WAYNE BASS age 60 of Sarnia passed away. Survived by his son Chris Bass of Alabama. Dear son of Barbara (nee Morrison) Cammidge and the late Roy Bass.  Will be missed by his siblings; Lynn Gruben (Theo), Kevin Bass (Deb) and Karrie Randall and his many nieces and nephews. Robert retired as a Pipefitter from Local 663 after 30 years of service. A Memorial Service will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia District Humane Society.

 

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MICHETTI: Antonio (Tony)

Posted by on September 15, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Antonio (Tony) Michetti, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, at the age of 89, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Concetta(Tina) and devoted, loving father of Silvana (Andrew) and Frank (Laurie). Cherished Nonno to Julian, Nicholas and Emily Michetti-Wilson, and Amanda (Kyle), Ryan (Cassandra) and Michael Michetti. Great Grandchildren are James, Liam and Benjamin Scott, and Landon Michetti, who gave him great joy. Dear brother of Giustino (Francesca), Maria (Nicola), Anna (Antonio) and Rita (Emilio). He is predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Clarice, and brother Alberto (Elena). He is also missed by many nieces and nephews. Tony came to Canada from Chieti, Italy in 1952. He enjoyed 60 years of marriage to the love of his life Tina. He worked as a road construction foreman for most of his life in Sarnia, respected for his integrity and hard work.  He was proudly devoted to his faith and a supportive member of the former St. Peter’s Catholic Church for many years. Tony enjoyed many visits with family in Italy, and also, for the past 20 years, the sunshine of the Arizona winters.  Tony got involved in many activities at Bluewater Country, especially relaxing in the pool and playing bocce. He established the first co-operative garden site, inspiring many other residents to continue gardening. He loved being outdoors, working in his garden, making wine and most of all, being surrounded by his family. We will greatly miss his generosity of spirit and his gentle smile.Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday morning, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment is planned for a later date. The family would like to thank the Red Cross Society for their supportive care over the last few years and also the Palliative Care nurses at Bluewater Health. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Red Cross and Bluewater Health Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DUKES: Donald

Posted by on September 15, 2014

Peacefully, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Marshall Gowland Manor, Donald Dukes passed away at the age of 81. Beloved husband and best friend of Lorna Dukes for 59 years. Loving father of Christine (Roger) Brunton and Paul Clive Dukes. Dear brother-in-law of Peter (Sheila) Halford. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Alice Dukes. Donald was born in England and moved to Canada with his family in 1967.  He was a member of the Sarnia Lambton Kiwanis Club and an avid tennis player. Donald was a retiree of Dow Chemical where he worked for 26 years. A special thank you to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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JENNINGS: Marvin Leroy of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on September 15, 2014

webpicPassed away at Bluewater Health Services on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at the age of 82 years.  Beloved husband of Florence (nee Smith).  Dear father of Karen Lynch, Alan Jennings (Lori), and Debbie Jones (Keith).  Grandfather of Cameron, Christopher, Heather, Derek, Destiny, Meghan, Andrea, Angela, Matthew, Lesa, David, Karen, Andrea, and Emma.   Marvin will also be missed by his 14 great-grandchildren.  Marvin is survived by his brothers Russell, Raymond, Donald, and Kenneth.  Predeceased by his parents Percy Jennings (Effie Perkins) and Alice Donaldson.  Friends may call at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 5:00 pm – 8:00pm.  A Funeral Service will be held at Forest United Church on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.  Reception to follow at the church hall.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Forest United Church would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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