WARD; Wilfred, of Oil Springs

Posted by on January 28, 2015

Suddenly, but surrounded by his family at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, WILFRED WARD, of Oil Springs, passed away at the age of 86 years on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Survived by his sister Mary McLean of Oil Springs, and his brother Allan and his wife Joan Ward of Forest. He was “Uncle Bill” to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Pansy Ward and his brother Jim and Donna Ward.  Wilfred served his country with the Canadian Air Force. Wilf was an avid gardener and he always enjoyed sharing his produce with friends and family. His nieces and nephews will miss all the candy he loved to share with them. Friends and family will be received on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 noon until 12:45 pm at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion will conduct a memorial service at 6:45 p.m. on Friday evening. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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LOGAN: Lorraine Cecilia (Mara)

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge on Monday, January 26, 2015 Lorraine Cecilia Logan (nee Mara) passed away at the age of 92.  Beloved wife of the late Bert Logan (2002).  Loving mother of Maureen (John) Street, Jayne (Craig) Little, the late Tom Logan, Anne Marie (Wayne) Parizeau and Laurie (Jim) Harvie.  Dear mother-in-law of Jayne Logan. Cherished Nanny of Alexander (E.J.), Susannah (Patrick), Jennifer (Chris), Thomas, Jeffrey (Shevaun), Angela (Steve), Andrew, Katie (Mike), Tim (Gen), Joseph (Amy), Julia, and Brianne and great-grandmother of 12.  Predeceased by her siblings Brother James Mara, S.J. and Genevieve Drewery.  Lorraine was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish in Sarnia, where she was a member of the Catholic Women’s League since 1951. During the 1950s and 1960s, she held various positions in the PTA of St. Michael’s School. As wife of the warden of Lambton County, Lorraine became involved in various community associations, including the Children’s Aid Society and the Women’s Auxiliary of Twilight Haven. She also enjoyed many years as an active member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority. Lorraine will be fondly remembered for these activities as well as her devotion and generosity to her children and their families. Bert and Lorraine spent many evenings at home enjoying the beautiful sunsets over Logan’s Pond, and her legacy also includes her gift of the family’s portion of the pond to the City of Sarnia. Her family would like to extend their gratitude to the compassionate staff of Sumac Lodge for their loving care and support. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron, at 2:00 p.m. with visitation at the church one hour prior to the Mass.  Interment will take place in Blackwell Cemetery with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sacred Heart Catholic Women’s League (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.

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LECKIE: Muriel Lillian

Posted by on January 27, 2015

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Muriel Lillian Leckie, at Bluewater Health, on Monday, January 25, 2015, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Neil George Leckie. She will be deeply missed and forever loved by her children Barbara (Rod) Hoflick, Donna (Dave) Pipes, George Leckie and Paul (Debbie) Leckie. She was a proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Muriel was a teacher who made a lasting impression on all the students she taught and touched the lives of all who knew her; but to her family, she was everything. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with the interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. A reception at The Smith Family Centre will take place following the interment.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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REYNOLDS: Grace Florence

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Monday, January 26, 2015, Grace Florence Reynolds passed away at the age 91. Beloved wife of the late Robert Reynolds (2000). Loving mother of Robert (Elaine) of Michigan, Layne (Randy) Dayman of Camlachie, and Randy (Shirley) of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Krista Reynolds, Heather Allen, Robert (Laura) Reynolds, Melissa (Christopher) Kelly. Treasured great grandmother of Nathan and Morgan Allan, Abigail and Landon Reynolds, Natalya and Alexander Kelly. Dear sister of Frank Haviland. Predeceased by her parents James and Anne Haviland and by siblings James, Arthur, Elsie, Phyllis, Ivy and Gladys. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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WARDELL: Joseph George “Joe”

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Joseph George (Joe) Wardell of Sarnia, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, January 26, 2015, at age 81. Joe will be greatly missed by his caring wife Anna of 58 years, also by his children: Charles (Chuck) & Pat of Toronto, Lorraine (Lori) of Sarnia, Douglas (Doug) & Angelica of Burlington, Russell & Susan of Renfrew, and Jackie of Winnipeg. Also by his eight grandchildren and his good neighbour Roger. Joe was retired from Imperial Roofing and a long-time member of High Park United Church. He enjoyed wood working and keeping his lawn nice. Cremation has taken place. At Joe’s request, no service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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JAY: John Alfred

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on  Monday, January 26, 2015, at Bluewater Health, John Alfred Jay passed away at the age of 72. Loving father of Jodi (Brent). Cherished grandfather of Amelia and Audrey. Brother of Donna (Barry). Predeceased by his parents Gilbert and Florence Jay. John’s grandkids were his pride and joy. He loved motorcycles, riding the open road, and finding treasures at garage sales. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with John’s wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Salvation Army or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FADELLE: Evelyn (nee Prangley) of Strathroy

Posted by on January 26, 2015

Evelyne Fadelle (nee Prangley) of Strathroy passed away peacefully at Sprucedale Care Centre on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Anthony “Tony” Fadelle. Dear mother of Robert “Bob” of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Ken of Toronto, Norman of Mahomet, Illinois and Terry of Grand Bend, Ontario. Evelyne is survived by her grandchildren Robbie, Steven. Allegra, Lisa, Kathleen, Hannah, Bethany, Abigail, Kristen, Marten and Derek, as well as her niece Sheila Thomas. She is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Mary Prangley and her siblings Jessie, Frank, Ernest and James. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Sprucedale Care Centre for the kindness and care shown to Evelyne over the past six years. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Evelyne may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Dennings of Strathroy. Share a memory or make a donation at www.denning.ca.

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BUSS: Douglas Carl

Posted by on January 26, 2015

Suddenly at his home Douglas Carl Buss passed away at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Judy Buss. Loving father of Shelly Ikert and Brenda DiMuzio (Derek). Cherished grandfather of Emma and Olivia Ikert, and Alexandra and Isabella DiMuzio. Loved son of Kenneth Buss. Dear brother of Dan Buss, Pat Buss (Carol), Judy Dennis (Jim Meyer) and Kellie Doan (Jamie). Survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Doug worked for Overland (TST) and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62. Doug was a very social person and had many friends with whom he often played pool. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and camping. Doug will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KELLY: Vivienne Daphne

Posted by on January 26, 2015

Peacefully with her loving friends by her side at Bluewater Health on Monday, January 26, 2015, Vivienne Daphne Kelly passed away at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Neil (1997). Cherished sister of Valerie James of England. Loved by nephew Geoffrey James of England. Treasured by  special friends Darwin and Angela Armstrong. Fondly remembered by Cary (Karen) and their daughter MacKenzie, Robb (Melissa) and their children Jacob, Isaac, Ethan and Maddison, and Neil (Bethanie) and their children Isaiah, Micah and Olivia. Predeceased by her sister Effie and Reg Webber of England. Vivienne was a faithful member of Bethel Pentecostal Church and she was employed with T.L Osborne. A funeral service will be held at BETHEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 1565 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior at the church. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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LANDRY: Roger John “Jack”

Posted by on January 26, 2015

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Afton Park Place, Roger John “Jack” Landry passed away at the age of 75. Survived by his brothers Mike and David; his children Jim, Melissa, and Roger; his grand-children Surie, Pavel, and Richard; and his great-grandchild Darius. Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. We would like to thank everyone at Afton Park Place, as they have become his family over the past 12 years, for the care and support they have given him. We are deeply grateful.  Cremation has taken place. There will be a service held at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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HICKS: Donald John

Posted by on January 26, 2015

By his side, it is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Donald John Hicks announces his passing at Charlotte Eleanor Engleheart Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Margaret Kathleen (Keys) Hicks (2006). Survived by one sister Helen Hicks of Toronto and predeceased by brothers; Harold, Shebly, Maynard, Roy, Bruce and sister; Mabel. Loving father to Dawn Gruben (Larry Highfield) of Petrolia, John Hicks (Jill Mortensen) of Corunna and Debbie (Wayne) Kameka of Sarnia. Devoted papa to William (Corey) Gruben of Wyoming, Lindsay (Tyler) Fisher of Hamilton, Haylee Kameka (Stephen Blythe) of Hamilton and step-grandfather to Ryan (Selena) Mortensen, Kyle Mortensen and Kimberly (Jason) Carnahan.  Great-papa to Cohen, Evan and Kealey Gruben, Logan Fisher, and Kayleigh Carnahan. Don was a full time dairy farmer for 40 years, sat on the Purity Dairy Board, member of Bluewater Milk Transport, Petrolia Rotary, and Secretary Treasurer of Lambton Holstein Breeders.  He was a member of Burns United Church where he was the Sunday School Superintendent and a member of the Cemetery Board.  After farming, Don went to school and received his real estate license and was employed by Magic Realty.  He was a dedicated volunteer at Vision Nursing Home.  Most of all he was a creative story teller to his grandchildren whom he adored.  A memorial service and luncheon will be held at a later date for family and close friends.  Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.  The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctor’s and nursing staff at Bluewater Health – Charlotte Eleanor Englehart, Petrolia and Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.

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MAGGS: Marion

Posted by on January 26, 2015

Peacefully with her daughter by her side on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Afton Park Place, Marion Maggs, formerly of Sombra, passed away at the age of 94. Beloved wife for 61 years of the late Frank Maggs (2007). Marion will be dearly missed by her children Terry (Diane) Maggs of Port Elgin, Dave (Stephanie) Maggs of Port Huron, and Valerie (Jack) McNeill of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Jim (Carrie), Brad, Greg, Lee (Nicola) and Tracey (Chantelle) and several great grandchildren. Also survived by sister-in-law Evelyn Jerman. She was predeceased by her parents Philip and Edith Jerman, brother Don and brother and sister-in-law John and Amy Maggs. Marion was born in Toronto and upon marriage, moved to Sarnia in 1946. She enjoyed oil painting, church activities, playing bridge and in the later years, working on jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She devoted her life to her family and serving the Lord. A special thank you to the staff at Afton Park and Dr. Borek for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment followed by a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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HARNDEN: Kenneth of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on January 26, 2015

parkHARNDEN, Mr. Kenneth Conrad

Peacefully at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia, on Thursday, January 22, 2015, with his family by his side.  Ken was in his 91st year.  Born April 28, 1924.  Son of the late Norman Harnden and Mary Jane Christner Irvine.  Beloved husband of Norma E. Walton (2005).  Forever loved by his daughters Cathy Arnott (Barry) of Forest, and Debbie McBryan (Ron) of Forest. Predeceased by his daughter Linda Jones (2013).  Survived by his son in law David Jones of Corbeil, Ontario.  Ken leaves 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  The family would like to thank Dr. Walker and the staff at Bluewater Health Palliative  Care for their kindness.  A Funeral Service, and interment at Beechwood Cemetery will be held at a later date. (Please check back at www.denning.ca for further information) In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Ken will be remembered for his interest in politics, his love of old movies, the Toronto Blue Jays, and his numerous family pictures.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNINGS

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SMYTH: Vincent

Posted by on January 25, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts, that the family of Vincent Smyth announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Maria of 55 years. Loving father of Mary (Ron) Benn, Brendan (Caroline) and Vincent Jr. (Tracy); and father-in-law of Ronda and Beverly. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 1great granddaughter.  Predeceased by his sons Michael, James and Vincent Andrew. Survived by 2 brothers and many nieces and nephews.  Vincent was originally from Co. Monaghan, Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1957. He loved spending time with his family, and was a wonderful husband and father and we will miss him dearly. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron, Sarnia, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.   Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).   Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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CANNON: Andrew Thomas

Posted by on January 25, 2015

Peacefully with his family by his side at Vision Nursing Home on Friday, January 23, 2015 Andrew Thomas Cannon passed away at the age of 95.  Beloved husband of the late Mary Rita (MacNabb) Cannon (1997).  Loving father of Andrea (Jack) VanRooyen, Garry (the late Judy 2012) Cannon, the late Glenda (2003) (the late Ben 1998) Huggett, the late Bill (1997) (Darlene) Cannon, Mike (Cheryl) Cannon, Jeanette (Dave) Carrothers.  Cherished grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 18.  Dear brother of Gertrude Watson and Joseph (Charlotte) Cannon, and brother-in-law of Agnes Cannon and James MacNabb.  Predeceased by infant daughter Mary Margaret, infant son Andrew Thomas, grandsons Benjamin Todd Huggett, Garry Steven Huggett, brothers; Louis, James, Stratton, and John, sister; Rita MacDonald, sisters-in-law; Jennie Cannon, Kay Cannon, Phyllis Cannon and Marion Hazelwood and brothers-in-law; John Watson and Frank MacNabb.  Andrew served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders from 1939-1945, he lead one of the first troops to the shores of Juno beach on D-Day during the Normandy invasion.  During his tour of duty he was sent over-seas to England, Belgium, Holland, Germany and France.  Along with his 3 sons and his son-in-law he returned to the beaches of Normandy for the 50th anniversary on D-Day where he was decorated by the mayor of Caen.  Andrew returned home to PEI and moved to Sarnia in 1950 where he worked as a carpenter with Local 1256 since 1953.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave. Sarnia.  Cremation will follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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FIRMAN: Gail Sue of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on January 25, 2015

parkPassed away at her residence on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the age of 59 years.  Beloved wife of Donald.  Dear mother of Matthew (Jessica), Joshua (Kathy), and Jeremy (Laurie).  Grandmother of Bennett, Wyatt, Sawyer.  Daughter of the late Robert  Behnke.  Survived by her mother Clarabelle Behnke.  Daughter in law of Verna Firman.  Sister of Raymond, Dale, and Pat.  Sister in law of Dianne and Wayne.  At Gail’s request, there will be no Funeral Service.  In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS

 

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ETHIER: David Joseph

Posted by on January 25, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts, that the family of David Joseph Ethier announces his passing at Bluewater Health on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the age of 43. Beloved son of Diane and the late Joseph Ethier (2008).  Loving brother of Becky (Jeff) Carey of Strathroy and Deb Hamilton (Ray) of Sarnia. Treasured uncle of Melissa, Brooklynn, Kyra, Montanna, Jaiden and Nash.  David joined the Local Union 793 of Sarnia, in 2001 as an operating engineer. He was known as a hard worker and outdoorsman. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Diabetes Association, the Kidney Foundation, or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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PARR: Mikail Dylan of Exeter

Posted by on January 24, 2015

PARR, Mikail Dylan – Age 4 ½ of Exeter, ON, previously of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 23, 2015. Beloved son of Jason and Iris (Hiebert) Parr. Loving brother to Olivia. Cherished grandson of Sherman and Carolyn Parr, Isbrand and Martha Hiebert and chosen grandson of Leendert and Jeanne Vanderkaa. Survived by his Uncle Brent, Aunt Angela Parr and their family, Uncle Ken, Aunt Ren VanEwyk and their family, Tio Detlef, Tia Eli Hiebert and their family, Uncle Vince, Auntie Kendra Hiebert and their family, Aunt Violette Hiebert-Kelly.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00am from the funeral home.
In the spirit of Mikail’s compassion for and love of helping others, sympathy may be expressed through donations to your favourite organization or charity that supports children. The Parr family is connected to Mennonite Central Committee and Samaritan’s Purse.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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ELLENS: Hillie (DeVries)

Posted by on January 24, 2015

Hillie Ellens (nee DeVries) was called to her eternal home where she was welcomed by her Lord and Saviour on January 24, 2015, in her 84th year at St. Joseph’s Hospice after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born October 5, 1931 in Oldekerk, Groningen, The Netherlands. Beloved wife of Gordon Ellens for 50 years. Predeceased by her first husband Tjibbe Deelstra in 1962. Loving mother of Anne Deelstra and Derrick McNamara, Audrey and Joe Ysebaert, Jean Deelstra and Harinderpal Nijhar, Ted and Gigi Deelstra, Jim and Tina Deelstra. Loving grandmother to 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Loved by the Deelstra family: Herb and Riek, Ralph and Alice, Pauline, Frances Dykema, Henry and Maureen, Arnold and Anne, Alie and Harry Giethoorn, Jane and Gary Kroesbergen, Bonnie and John VanKesteren, and Margaret and John Hopman. Predeceased by John Deelstra and Hank Dykema. Loving sister of Jan and Stien DeVries, Jantje Van Niejenhuis, Lena DeVries, Feitze van Zwol, and Wieny DeVries all of The Netherlands, Frances DeBoer and Geziena Voogd. Predeceased by Dienko van Niejenhuis, Gerrit DeVries, Hendrika van Zwol, Dirk DeBoer, Jack Voogd, and Alie DeVries.  Loving sister-in-law of Lora Ellens, Auke and Addy, Trudy and John Brouwer, Frances and Gerald Rhebergen, Joan and Peter Kapteyn, Teresa Beute, Agnes and Cor Kamerman. Predeceased by Pieter, Eke and Kees Vanderkreeke, Alice and Anthony VanDyke, Mark Moesker and Jake Beute.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Hillie touched the lives of many who were blessed by her joyful spirit and strength of character. She was a faithful member of First CRC, and focused her volunteering doing Meals on Wheels with the Red Cross for 45 years.  A special thank you to Dr. Maddison, Dr. Crombeen, and the caring staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Interment for family and friends will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wyoming Cemetery with Pastor Poelman officiating. A celebration of Hillie’s life will follow at 11:00 a.m. at First CRC, 1105 Exmouth Street, Sarnia.   In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia Christian School, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

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DOROTHY: NEAL OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 24, 2015

Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday, January 23, 2015, DOROTHY ELIZA NEAL (nee Taylor). of Sarnia. Predeceased by her loving husband Allan Neal (1994). Cherished mother of Bonnie Arbour (Don), Dr. William Neal of Los Angeles (Michele), Janet Stewart (John), and Laurie Simpson, all of Sarnia. Will be dearly missed by her nine grandchildren – Paula (Steve), Michelle (Trevor), Heather (Zvonimir), Scott, Jason (Ubay), Allasan (Mike), Alaina (Johan), Christopher, Alysia (Matt); and five great grandchildren + one more on the way. Dorothy was an Elder at Laurel – Lea St. Mathews Presbyterian Church, Past Provincial Board Director of the Women’s Institute, Past President of Hamilton and London Synodical W.M.S. of Presbyterian Church and was very active in the Sarnia Presbyterial. Dorothy was also a member of Sarnia Chapter # 6 O.E.S., a member of the Sarnia Humane Society and the Sarnia Horticultural Society. Dorothy was a committed volunteer at Inn of the Good Shepard. She was honored by the Sertoma Club of Sarnia as Woman of the Year in 1972 and later named to Mayor Mike Bradley’s honor list. Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where friends may visit with the family on Sunday afternoon and evening from the hours of 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will held on Tuesday January 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Laurel – Lea St. Mathews Presbyterian Church. Interment at Bear Creek Cemetery in Brigden. The family would appreciate Memorial gifts in memory of Dorothy be made to Laurel – Lea St. Mathew’s Presbyterian Church, Sarnia Humane Society

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BOURQUE: Emery Alfred

Posted by on January 23, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, January 22, 2015, Emery Alfred Bourque passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Armanda. Loving father of Sheila (Kevin). Cherished grandfather of Celestina, Devon, and Deacon. Dear brother of Laurie Bourque, Irene Leblanc and Florence Leblanc. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Laura Bourque, and by his sisters Anita and Cecile. Emery worked at Krug Furniture for 43 years and was a volunteer with Bibles For Missions. A special thank you to Dr. Yoshida, Dr. Maddison, Dr. Crombeen, and the nursing staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or VON (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Attlewhyte, Elizabeth (Betty) Jean (nee Robb) of Petrolia

Posted by on January 23, 2015

 

ATTLEWHYTE, ELIZABETH (BETTY) JEAN (nee ROBB) passed away on Thursday January 22, 2015 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia in her 96th year. She is survived by her daughter Dyanne of Petrolia, and nephews and nieces in Australia and Canada. Predeceased by her husband Robert Ian Attlewhyte (1970), parents Dyzart and Anne Robb, and her siblings Jack and Bob Robb and Fran Bolinsky. At Betty’s request there will be no visitation or service. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

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FOUBISTER: Richard “Dick”

Posted by on January 23, 2015

Peacefully surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Richard “Dick” Russell Foubister of Sarnia in his 81st year.  Beloved husband and best friend of Gloria “Midge” Foubister, nee Barnard. Loving father of Candy Churly (Bob), Dave (Wendy Warner), Rich (Cindy), and Doug (Bev) all of Sarnia.  Dear Papa of Amber (Mike), Dustin, Brad, Derek, Carlie, Darren and Rebecca.  Great Papa of Vanessa, Brody and Audrey.  Predeceased by brother and sisters Dave (1994), Bill (2001) and Meredith (2006).  Loving brother of Jim Sr., Mary Forbes and Nancy Cooper.  Lovingly remembered by Brenda Foubister. Predeceased by parents Florence and Edward Foubister.  Special friend of Kit Hillis and family of Dublin, Georgia.  Dick was an employee of the CNR for 7 years and retired from Ethyl Corporation after 38 years.  Avid camper of Harbourside Trailer Park in Port Franks for 20 years.  Special Sunshine Foundation volunteer for the Sarnia Chapter, avid golfer, hunter and bass player for “The Accidentals”.  Sarnia Sting supporter for 20 years with son Dave.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015, at Central United Church, 220 George St., Sarnia, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.  Donations may be made to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada (300 Wellington St., Suite 100, London, ON  N6B 2L5, http://www.sunshine.ca/ ), or to the charity of your choice online or by cheque at the funeral home.  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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MATHERS: Betty Ann

Posted by on January 23, 2015

With her friends at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Betty Ann Mathers passed away at the age of 66. Betty Ann is survived by her loving Coco and fondly remembered by her friends Linda Kennedy, Dave, Marni, Peter, Mian, Ralph, Sheila, Rudy, Doug, Detra, Dave, Leslie, Rita, Norm, Shelley and Leslie.  Betty Ann is predeceased by Ginger and her parents Mary and Robert Mathers. She is survived by Carol, Brenda and Mary Jane. Betty was a dedicated member of Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality Inc. (S.H.A.R.E) and Bluewater Baptist Church. She was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge, 403 Wing, the Navy Club and the Legion. Betty and her parents were founders of the ongoing Sarnia Seniors Cruise (with Peter Henderson and the Duc D’Orleans). Betty was recently recognized by Mayor Mike Bradley for her long standing service in the community with the Seniors Cruise. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her, especially local Bingo players and cab drivers. Betty would like to thank the many Bluewater Baptist Church members and friends who helped her (and Coco) at home, Bluewater Health Palliative Care staff, Dr. Crombeen, and the St. Joseph’s Hospice volunteers and staff. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Smith Funeral Home, at 3:00 p.m. with family and friends being received one hour prior to service. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality Inc. (S.H.A.R.E.), (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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JENKINS: Raymond Vincent

Posted by on January 22, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Raymond Vincent Jenkins passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the age of 47. Beloved husband of Julie (Passingham). Cherished father of Amberley and Adam. Dear son of Jean and the late Raymond Jenkins. Loving brother of Sharon (Fred) Jolly, Angela (Mark) Sorg, and Heather (Michael) Huard. Dear son-in-law of Pat and Charlie Marshall and Gerry and Carolann Passingham. Loved brother-in-law of Tim (Dawn) Passingham, Deanna (Daryl) Foley, Steven, Jeremy, Tony and Tim. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and family in Canada and Scotland. Ray came to Canada from Scotland when he was seven years old. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Navy Club, 1420 Lougar Avenue, Sarnia, with a short ceremony at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St. N., Sarnia, ON N7T 5W2, http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/, or by cheque at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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