BRIDGE, Edward “Ted” Hamilton of Sarnia

BRIDGE, Edward Hamilton “Ted” – Peacefully at his residence on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Cecilia (Roberts) for 57 years. Loving father of Colleen Archer (Brad), Erie Beach and Cathleen Moulton, Granville, Ohio. Dear grandfather of Caitlyn & her husband Josh, Elizabeth & her partner Jamie, Teddy Archer and Liam and Lily Moulton. Brother-in-law of William Roberts (Rebecca), South Carolina. Predeceased by parents Jack & Helen Bridge. Ted & Cecilia operated Bridge State Farm Insurance for many years retiring in 2001. He was a model train enthusiast for 50 years and he enjoyed golfing, travelling, his visits to casinos and napping. Ted’s passion was his family and friends. His sense of humour always put a smile on everyone’s face. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Celebration of Ted’s life will be held immediately following visitation on Monday at 3:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Lloyd Murdoch. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St., Sarnia, N7T 2R1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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CEPKA, Mary of Sarnia

CEPKA, Mary – Passed suddenly on Monday, February 19th at the age of 85. Much loved sister, aunt, great aunt and great great aunt. Predeceased by her Mom and Dad, Maria and Frank, sisters and brother, Malvina, Emilia (Andy) and Joe (Adele). Mary also leaves behind her sisters, Victoria (Percy) and Bedrisa, her nieces and nephews, Alan and his wife Fely, Karin and her husband Rick, Cathy and her husband Don, Donald and his wife Linda, Kenneth and his wife Holly, Bruce, Gary and his wife Gale, Doreen and her husband Gerry, Jimmy, Michelle and her husband Marc, and Denise and her husband Rodger, her great nieces and nephews, Elaine and her husband Bryan, Audrey and her husband Gorka, Miranda, Alexandra, Athena, Albert, David, Julie, Jordan, Sarah, Garrett, Charlene, Christine, David and Michael and her great great nephews, Levi and Luke. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12:30-1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel immediately following at 1 p.m. Special thank you to the doctors and nurses in the ICU at the Bluewater Health Hospital. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BANDURA, Frank John

BANDURA, Frank John

Forever in our hearts

 Peacefully, with his family by his side, we are devastated to announce the passing of Frank Bandura on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Frank was a devoted, loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.  Nothing was more important to him than his family.  Survived by his devoted wife of 58 years Judy, children Tamie (Bill Hoekstra), Karen (Dale Sayer), Sandy (Bob Lush) and Mark (Aaron Brown).  Also survived by grandchildren Stacie (Kevin Fines), Matt (Robyn Hoekstra), Samantha (Dan Wellbelove), Kurtis, Kevin and Annie and great-grandchildren Ethen, Averie, Aubrie and Liam.  Frank was a loving brother and had a special bond with his only sibling Mary Jane (Bryan Ferrell).  Brother-in-law of Norine (Paul Barr), Marge (Ray Taglietti), Glyn (Judy Jones), Linda Jones (Rick 2017) and son-in-law of Charlotte Jones.  For as long as we can remember, Dad took great joy in planning annual family trips to Bass Lake Lodge, Gravenhurst, Sunset Cove and Anglers Cove, (to name a few), to bring us all together.  These are memories we shall cherish forever.  He enjoyed nothing more than a spirited game of euchre (especially beating Bob!) and tending to his garden where he proudly shared his prize tomatoes and hearty marigolds he grew each year from seedlings, with family, friends and neighbours.  Frank was a long time member of St. Benedict’s parish.  Over the years he served on the Building & Grounds Committee, was a Eucharistic Minister and lent his voice to the choir.  He was proud of the illustrious career he enjoyed in the Engineering Department of Imperial Oil for 33 years.  In respecting Frank’s wishes cremation has taken place and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St, Sarnia, ON N7T 2Z1.  Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (519-344-3131). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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ATKINSON, Norman “Pete” formerly of Wyoming

Posted by on February 21, 2018

ATKINSON, Norman Laverne “Pete” – Age 94, formerly of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Albany Retirement Village, Petrolia with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Jean Atkinson (McDougall Morrison). Predeceased by his first wife Thelma Atkinson (King) in 1986. Loving father of Gary L. (Sandy) Atkinson. Cherished grandfather of Greg Atkinson and Drew (fiancé Emily Selman) Atkinson. A loved step-father to Jim (late Jacey) Morrison, Barb (Jim) Ferguson and Carol Karowich along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pete is survived by his brother and sisters Betty (late Alex) Wilkins, Shirley (Tom) O’Brien, Tom (Joanne) Atkinson, Jean (late Patrick) Donaghy and Beverley (Ron) Clark. Dear brother-in-law of Arthur (late Donna) McEwen, Marjorie (late David) Harris and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Blanche (Anderson) Atkinson, siblings Dorothy Rand, Donald Atkinson, Harvey Atkinson, Margaret (Peggy) Maitland-Johnson, Hazel Randall-Harper and Blanche Blackstock. Pete was employed in the automotive industry for much of his life, the majority of his career in sales at MacFarlane’s in Petrolia. He was recognized many times throughout his career for his outstanding customer service, achievement and devotion by General Motors. A proud Member of Burns’ Masonic Lodge No. 153 in Wyoming and York Rite Concordant Bodies. A long-time member and supporter of the Plympton-Wyoming Agricultural Society as well as the Wyoming United Church. A life-long horseman, who enjoyed nothing more than hooking the Team and heading down the road to visit friends and bring a smile to the faces of many. Special thanks is extended to Dr. John Butler and his caring staff, along with Nurse Practitioner Anne Douglas. Appreciation is extended to the devoted staff at Albany Retirement Village for their friendship, concern and attention.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Wyoming United Church, 730 Second Street, from 10:00am until the time of the service at 11:00am.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Wyoming United Church or 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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WAITE: Frances Ann of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. Frances Ann Waite (Campbell) of Rodney at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband John Robert “Bob” Waite in 2007 and her parents Lorne and Irene (Forsyth) Campbell.

Survived by brother in law Carmen Waite and sister in law Dona Waite.

Frances is survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF RODNEY on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 am.

Interment to take place in Rodney cemetery, next to Bob.

If desired, memorial contributions to St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Wardsville or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810

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BUSCEMA, Vincenzo of Sarnia

BUSCEMA, Vincenzo – Peacefully, surrounded by his family at Bluewater Heath – Sarnia, on February 19, 2018, Vincenzo Buscema passed away in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Rosaria “Sarina” (nee Spadola) for 61 years. Loving father of Ignatius, “Iggy” Buscema, Peter (Kelley) Buscema and Marco (Luisa) Buscema. Loving Nonno to Chad, Nicole and Christopher, Karah and Jessica. Predeceased by his parents Ignazio and Emelia Buscema. Also predeceased by brothers; Giorgio (Venezuela), Giovani and sisters; Vincenza, Helena, Margarita, Carmelina and Lena. Survived by his sister Erica and several relatives, all of Modica, Sicily.  Vincenzo immigrated to Canada in 1952, where he first started working in construction. He later found employment with Holmes Foundry where he worked for 26 years. After a life time of hard work, Dad filled his days helping his children with construction projects and artisan type creations. Often, he could be found tinkering in his garage and tending to his bountiful garden from which, fresh figs were served after a long hot summer.  Vincenzo was a dedicated family man who loved to spend time with his family, especially his cherished grandchildren. The story teller will live on in our hearts and minds forever. We will all miss him deeply.  Family and friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday, February 23rd, 2018, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 24th 2018 at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Avenue, Sarnia, at 10:30 am.   Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum.  Sympathy may be expressed with a donation to a charity of choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DENCH: Annie Evelyn of Toronto Formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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Annie Evelyn Dench passed away February 4, 2018.
Evelyn was born April 1, 1923 to Richard Campbell and Marie Dow of Russeldale, Perth County, Ontario. She attended Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, sang in the choir of Mt. Pleasant United Church and attended Mitchell High School. Evelyn graduated from the Stratford School of Nursing in 1943 and was employed with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sarnia until she retired in 1988. After retirement, Evelyn moved to Toronto to be with her sisters Edna and Eloise. She was the last surviving member of her graduating nursing class.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter Mary (Kosta) and grandson Michael and her sister Edna and her brother David and nephew Jason Dow (Susan). Her siblings Eloise, Albert and Ken predeceased her.

Evelyn treasured the friendship of Lillian MacIntosh, Virginia and Jim Arnold, Alfie Schiestal, Blanche Ellenor Shirley Hick, Cathy Culleton, Irma and Nicole Seager. Verna Helps, and her son Steve and his wife Michelle and their children Ashley and Harley were a special joy to her heart.

Evelyn enjoyed travelling, reading, crosswords, and baking Christmas cookies. She missed Sarnia and the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital. She loved nursing and fondly recalled her years working on the 4th floor north at St. Joseph’s.

Evelyn was a devoted grandmother to Michael, lavishing him with lots of love and devotion.

Special thanks to Drs. Kuszewski, One Care Medical Clinic, Sunnybrook Drs. Wong, Stroud and Vanner and Dr. Sisi Li. Their kindness and compassion was greatly appreciated. Also thanks to the staff at Scarborough General Hospital, ER, Acute Care and the Palliative Care Departments who made Evelyn comfortable in her long, hard battle with leukemia and lung cancer. Many thanks for all your help and compassion.

Visitation will take place at Lockhart Funeral Home at 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell, Ontario on February 12, 2018 from 1:00 pm until time of memorial service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Ralph Van Oostveen officiating.

Spring Interment will be in Roy’s Cemetery, Russeldale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia would be appreciated and can be made at LockhartFuneralHome.com.

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LAW: Leonore Louise of Petrolia

Posted by on February 20, 2018

LAW, Leonore Louise (McGuire) – It is with great sadness, but also deep gratitude for a life well lived, that the family of Leonore announces her passing in her 92nd year at C.E.E Bluewater Health, Petrolia on February 19, 2018 with family by her side. She was able to live comfortably in her own house until one day before her passing, which was her wish. Leonore was predeceased by her loving husband Martyn and her parents Jack and Jessie McGuire. Also predeceased by her brothers Morley (Helen) McGuire, Gerald (Donna) McGuire, sister Margaret (Glen) Stevens, also brothers-in-law John Williams and Murray Law and great-granddaughter Chloe Reagan Winder. Survived by her beloved younger sister Linda, and her children Stephanie, Melanie, and Todd and sister-in-law Helen McGuire. Leonore is survived by her children Dana (James) Churchill and Debara (Joe) Winder. Grandmother to Brent and Matt (Deb) Winder, Tara (Erik) Macdonald, Megan (Casey) Virtue. Great grandmother to Caleb and Avery Winder, Lizzie and Jack Macdonald and Poppy Virtue.
Leonore was well known and in her very young years was involved in helping the war effort. She was a fashion designer in her own right, sewing for her children and later turning that line of fashion into retail. Owning Leonore’s Fashions and Law Wilson Dominion Hardware in Petrolia for many years.
While loving her community she became very active with the then current BIA and was instrumental in the very first Christmas Decorations placed on main street light posts in Petrolia. She was involved in organizing, planning and implementing many fund raisers for churches; VPP/Victoria Hall; Steam Thresher’s Reunion; and the local plowing match. Mostly involved with St. Paul’s United Church in Petrolia’s special events such as the Christmas Bazars; Victorian Teas; Spring Fling and Wedding Vow Renewals Fashion Show.
Mom was blessed with many talents, an artist, painting with oils, floral and interior design. In her younger days she loved to travel, and as she aged her focus was on family, friends and having a great laugh. She was so very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will truly be missed by all.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 12:00pm until the time of the funeral at 1:00pm. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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FRASER: Richard John “Jack” of Brigden

Posted by on February 15, 2018

FRASER, Richard John “Jack”– Age 80 of RR#1 Brigden, passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Shirley Fraser (nee Williams). Cherished father of John M. (Lori), Tim (Ruth), Dan (Sue) and Terry (Lisa) Fraser. Cherished grandfather of Selena, Shane, Kyle, Jessica, Kayla, Chelsea, Cameron, Jennifer, Dana, Tyler, Chloe, Dylan and great-grandfather of 14. Loved brother to Bill (Katherine) Fraser and Sharron Case. Survived by many brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Bob, Tommy, Don, Betty Anne Tyrie and Gary. Jack was in the RCAF, a retiree of Dupont/Nova, was a member of the Bluewater Flyers, played in the Citrus Park, Bonita Springs FL Softball League, was a lifetime street-rodder and a proud farmer. The family wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Petrolia and Bluewater Health Palliative care for their help and compassion.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm from the funeral home. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Bluewater Health – Palliative Care or Brigden United Church. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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ANDERSON, Donald of Mooretown

Posted by on February 15, 2018

ANDERSON, Donald – Age 81, passed away at Oaks Retirement Village, Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Beloved husband of Doris Anderson (Northcott).Cherished father of Marnie (Keith) Burrell. Grandfather of Dr. Alishya (Bruce) Burrell and Bryan Burrell and Alec and Presley Knowles. Loved brother of Joyce (John) Henderson, Joan (Robert) Jackson and Melvin (Becky) Anderson. Predeceased by Son Marc Duane Anderson (2007), brother Dr. Robert Kenneth Anderson (2000), Sister-in-law Jitske Anderson (Schaafsma) (1998), sister Melba Anderson (1941), Brother Bruce Anderson (1946). Don loved his life of farming on the sixth line of Moore. He will be missed by family and friends. We will miss his wonderful smile and laugh. A special thank you to the staff of the Oaks Retirement Village of Wallaceburg for the amazing care and love you showed Don. You guys went above and beyond to make this hard journey bearable, you are adored. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Sixth Line United Church at 11:00 am. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sixth Line United Church or Heart and stroke 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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PEAREN, Helen Louise of Moortown

Posted by on February 14, 2018

PEAREN, Helen Louise – With saddened hearts the family of Helen Pearen announce her passing on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Vern Pearen (2003). Dear sister of Lloyd (Donna) Ferguson and Inez (Wayne) Gare. Predeceased by her parents John and Ruby Ferguson, by brothers Eugene Ferguson and Harvey Ferguson (Julie) and a baby brother. Helen was a nurse for several years and was a dedicated assistant for the Boy Scouts in the Moore area. She loved her farm with cattle and dogs. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:00 am from the funeral home. Interment will take place at Zion Cemetery on a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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McCORMICK: Wayne of Brigden

Posted by on February 13, 2018

McCORMICK, Wayne – Of Brigden is with us in Spirit and Memories as of February 12, 2018. He, with the love of his wife Elsbeth, have raised three wonderful children, Heath, Ian and Blyth. Heath and Natalie McCormick, daughters Astrid and Hazel. Ian and Allison McCormick, daughters, Penelope, Savannah and Addison. Blyth and Jimmy McCallum, their daughter Lucy and son Harley. They will all miss him dearly. Wayne’s sister Cheryl and husband Les Scott. Elsbeth’s sister Cheryl and husband Bill Seele. Predeceased by Elsbeth’s brother Marty in January 2018, who is survived by his wife Chris Thalgott. He will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He has always had a passion for horses, starting at an early age, on the farm of his mother and father, George and Edith McCormick. He trained thoroughbred race horses in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. While residing in Brigden he enjoyed operating McCormick Insurance for over 40 years, which led to developing many friendships throughout the community. The family wishes to have a private remembrance at this time.
A “Remember Wayne” gathering, where family and friends may reflect on their time spent with Wayne, will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00pm at the Brigden Fair Grounds Exhibition Building.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wayne may be made to L.C.D.S. (Lambton County Developmental Services) at www.lcdspetrolia.ca.
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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THOMSON: Richard, of Plympton, Ontario

Posted by on February 12, 2018

THOMSON, Mr. Richard “Dick”

Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the age of 81 years.  Beloved husband of Veronica.  Loving father of Bob Mitchell (Tracey), and Brenda Frew.  Grandfather of Shayna, Hannah, Jared, and Aidan.  He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.  Cousin of Peter & Peggy Smith, and Ken Williamson.  Good friend of Wayne & Molly Jamieson.  A friend of Bill W.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Celebration of Life will be taking place in the coming weeks.  Please check back for updates.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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HAYWARD, Dorthy of Brigden

Posted by on February 12, 2018

HAYWARD, Norene “Dorothy” –The family of Dorothy Hayward are saddened to share her sudden passing at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia on Sunday, February 11, 2018. At the age of 97 she is now home with her Lord and Saviour. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (GG), she is survived by her son Richard (Bonnie), grandchildren Todd (Jessica), Meredith (Lachlan), Blair (Gina), great-grandchildren Reegan, Clara, Lilah and Marah. Last of the family lines she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Jack (2002), infant daughter Jacqueline (1938), parents Lorne and Olive Shephard, brothers Gerald and George, sisters Norma and Bernice. Born August 6, 1920 in Wilkesport, she spent much of her life in the Brigden area. She was an active member of her community and spent many hours volunteering with the Brigden Fair Ladies. She made legal history in 1954 when she was sworn in as the first female juror in Lambton County. Always the care giver, Dorothy was a strong and independent woman relying on her faith to get her through the hardships of life. At Dorothy’s request cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Gideon Bibles or charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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CLARK: Lefty of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on February 11, 2018

CLARK: Ronald “Lefty”

Peacefully with family by his side at London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Saturday, February 10, 2018, Ronald “Lefty” Clark of Strathroy passed away at the age of 75.  Loving husband of Vickie (nee Wilson).  Beloved father of Sherrie (Pete Klaver).  Dear grandfather of Jeremy Klaver (Carly) and Josh Klaver.  Loving son of Jean Clark, brother Larry “Ike” Clark (Sandy) and brother in law Ernie Rondeau (Carol).  Lefty will be missed by his many friends and extended family.  Predeceased by his father Stan Clark, mother in law Reta Wilson, father in law Lawrence Wilson and his sister in law Evelyn Rondeau.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 14th at the Strathroy Royal Canadian Legion – 266 Metcalfe St W, Strathroy from 11am to 1 pm where a celebration of life will follow at 1 pm.  Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later time.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY.  519 245-1023

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REID: James Ernest, formerly of Paris

Posted by on February 7, 2018

REID, James Ernest – In his 88th year, formerly of Paris, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved husband to the late Dorothy Reid (nee Daniel)(2015) for 64 years. Loving father to Mary (Dave) Steadman. Cherished grandpa to Brandi Reid (Jake), Jeff (Katie) Steadman, Heather Steadman, and Kevin Steadman (Alicia). Great-grandpa to Aiden, Elijah and Jeremiah. Adoring Papa Jim to Haily and Linkin. Survived by his sister-in-law Clara Coppins and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Mary Reid, son Daniel, grandson Ryan, great-granddaughter Samantha, brother Hamilton (Lily), in-laws Allan (Leota) Daniel and Everett Coppins. Jim’s family wish to express their sincere gratitude for the care and compassion provided by the staff of Lambton Meadowview Villa.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Funeral service will be held at Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N. Paris on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00pm. Private family interment at Paris Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Lambton Meadowview Villa Auxiliary.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Moore: Edith Caroline of Sarnia

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Suddenly at home on Saturday, February 3, 2018, Edith Moore age 88 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Charles Francis Moore (2003). Much loved mother of Jim, Deirdre (Larry) and Connie (Ron). Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Rebecca, Jamie, Lauren, Charlie, Christopher and Ryan. Dear great grandmother to Joscelyn and Leo. Will be  missed by her siblings; Frank (Betty), Mary, Barb (Bob), Lil and Clare (Barney) as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Inn of The Good Shepherd in Sarnia or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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GLENN, Marjory of Sarnia

Posted by on February 5, 2018

 

GLENN, MARJORY – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, February 4, 2018, Marjory Bertha (Campbell) Glenn, age 96 of Sarnia passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Ross Logie Glenn (1999) and dear mother of Sandra Stuchberry (Fred), David Glenn (Janet) and Kathryn Glenn. She was the loving grandmother of Mary Clemens (David), Jeff Stuchberry (Angie), Paul Stuchberry (Rachel), Jennifer Mackey (Robert), Brenda Lea (Tim) and Julie Sousa (Steven) and great-grandmother of Tavis, Rachel, Gabriela, Emily, Megan, Sarah, Kate, Violet, Nicholas and Spencer. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marjory was predeceased by her parents, four sisters and a brother. She was a special friend to many people. Marjory was born in Ridgetown in 1921 and was a resident of Sarnia since 1941. She was a member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church and the ESSO Annuitants Association. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made in memory of Marjory to the Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Rippin: Larry Raymond of Sarnia

Posted by on February 3, 2018

Peacefully, with his wife Linda by his side at Bluewater Health on Friday, February 02, 2018, Larry Raymond Rippin passed away at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Linda Rippin and father of Sherry Solomon and her husband David. Dear friend of June Irving. Predeceased by his parents Reginald and Hazel Rippin and his sister Karen Cope. Private cremation arrangements have taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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Gorton, Melvin Charles of Brigden

Posted by on February 2, 2018

GORTON, Melvin Charles – Age 76, of Brigden, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 02, 2018 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Marie Gorton (LaPointe) for 57 years. Melvin will be missed by his son’s Rick (Tracey) Gorton and Randy Gorton. Survived by grandchildren Rick, Chris (Kelsey) and Brooke Gorton. Dear brother to Gwen (predeceased Carl) Randall and Neil (Ruth Anne) Gorton. Predeceased by parents Floyd and Glenda Gorton.
Melvin was a construction foreman for serval years and enjoyed farming for all of his life in Moore Township. There will be no visitation or service upon Melvin’s wishes. A graveside service will be held on a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Moore Agricultural Society.
Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME
519-864-1193. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.

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ROSS: John “Jack” of Sombra

Posted by on January 30, 2018

ROSS, John “Jack” – Peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Fairfield Park, Wallaceburg, Jack Ross passed away following complications of Alzheimers disease. Survived by his wife Shirley (Dunn) Ross of 60 years; children Brenda (Jim) Maw, Brian (Laura) Ross, Laurie (Kelly) Hagen. Grandchildren Kyle (Julie) Maw and their sons Logan, Emery and Hudson; Devon Maw; Lacey (David) Eramo and their expected son; Kaylene and Kristen Hagen; Talia and Alexander Ross. Survived by sisters and brother; Norma (late Walter) Hoffman; Lila (late Tony) Huybers; and Glenn (Gail) Ross; Sisters-in-law: Eileen (late Floyd) Ross; Dorothy (late George) Ross; Shirley (late Jim) Ross; Carol (late Harry) Ross, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Angus and Pearl (Joyce) Ross; sister Gladys Ross and brother William (Catherine) Ross.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm from the funeral home. Private family interment to follow at Bradshaw Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Fairfield Park Activation and Restorative Department or charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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SMITH, Elizabeth Mary (nee Clark) of Sarnia

SMITH, Elizabeth Mary – Peacefully surrounded by her family, Elizabeth passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of Neil. Dear mother of Steve Smith (Diane), London, Gary Smith, Sarnia, Dave Smith (Josee), Sarnia and Karen Desrosiers (Greg), Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Nicholas (Marcia), Christopher, Jolaine, Ryan, Jessica, Amy and Matthew. Great-grandmother of Lucas and Walker. Sister of Tom Clark (late Margo), Rosemary Horner (late Wayne) and Paul Clark (Jan). Predeceased by sisters Joanne Devereaux (Tom) and Theresa Smith (Bob). In keeping with Elizabeth’s wishes her body has been donated to U.W.O. Medical Sciences. 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 Lupus Canada, 615 Davis Dr. Suite 306, Newmarket, L3Y 2R2 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Warnica, John Gordon of Sarnia

Posted by on January 25, 2018

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday January 25, 2018 JOHN GORDON WARNICA age 74 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Sandra (Sandy) (VanEvery) Warnica.  Loving father of John Warnica Jr and his wife Beth and Jason Warnica.  Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Matthew and Tyler.  Brother in law of Karen and Harry Haddow and Brenda and Wayne Donald all of Guelph.  He will be missed by special friends Linda and Gerry, and the Six Pack.  Also survived by many cousins in Sarnia, France, Scotland and Australia.  Predeceased by his parents Gordon (1943) and Betty(1997) and a nephew Rod.  John retired from the Sarnia Police after 30 years of service and was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Sunday January 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.  Private interment to follow at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Epilepsy Unit of London Health Science Centre, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Sarnia or the charity of  your choice.

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