FAULDS: Ella, of Forest, Ontario (formerly of Arkona, Ontario)

Posted by on March 27, 2015

cardpicsmallPeacefully at North Lambton Lodge, on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Faulds (1992). Loving mother to Bruce and Diana Faulds of Frankford, Marilyn Stephens of Watford and Carol Clay of Warwick Township. Predeceased by her son Ronald Faulds (2013), daughter in law Verna (Johnson)(2009), son in law Neil Clay (2007) and son in law Edwin Stephens (2010). Cherished grandmother of Allan Faulds, Scott Faulds, Michael Faulds, Rory Clay, Ryan Clay, LeeAnne Symington, Krista Ferguson (Symington) and Laura Sider (Symington.) Treasured “G.G” of 17 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Beverly (Ann) Elliott of Strathroy, and sister in law of Dorothy (Faulds) and her husband Bob Chambers.   While raising 4 children on their Warwick Township dairy farm, Ella was an active member of the Warwick United Church and UCW member for many years. She also served on the Women’s Institute and as a 4H leader. Ella was an avid gardener, seamstress, quilter, crocheter, and an exceptional cook for countless family gatherings. The visitation will be held at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, March 30, 2015 at DENNINGS OF FOREST. Luncheon to follow at the Forest United Church. Interment at Arkona Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Food Grains Bank, the North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary, or charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

 

 

 

 

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GRAY, Jean of Wyoming

Posted by on March 27, 2015

Passed away with family by her side at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia on Thursday, March 26, 2015.  JEAN M. GRAY (nee Bell), was formerly of Wyoming, was in her 93rd year.   Jean was a loving wife to the late Goldie (1986).   Jean will be missed by her children Donna Marley (Ed), Barbara Minielly, Bob (Bernadette) Gray, Gordon (Betty) Gray, Jack (Janice) Gray, and Kathy (Ron) Foslett, and her twelve grandchildren, and twenty four great grandchildren.  Jean was predeceased by her parents George and Maggie Bell, her brother Gordon Bell and his wife Margaret, and her son-in-law Jack Marley, and daughter-in-law Dianne Gray.   Jean was well known for being the Wyoming Correspondent for the Petrolia Topic and Sarnia Observer.  She was also active in her community as a member Wyoming United Church U.C.W., Charter and life member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Bear Creek Women’s Institute.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming.  Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 6:45 pm.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:00 am from the Wyoming United Church, 730 Second St., Wyoming.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.  As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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SIDORKO, Bronislawa (Jaworska) of Sarnia

Mrs-SidorkowebIt is with profound sadness that the family announces the death of our beloved mother, BRONISLAWA (JAWORSKA) SIDORKO at Vision Nursing Home on March 26th, 2015. She was the loving wife of 60 years to the late John Joseph Sidorko (2010) and dear mother of Anna (Steve) Bitton of Listowel, Rosemary (John) Murphy of North Bay, John (Patricia) Sidorko Jr. of Bright’s Grove, Elizabeth (Bill) Tyler of Calgary and Monica (Guy) Ferrari of Banff. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, her sister of Basia Jaworska of Poland and many nieces and nephews. A private family Mass of Celebration will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, March 28th. 2015. Interment followed at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy expressed through memorial donations to your favourite Roman Catholic charity would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Dr. Liam Gannon, Cheryl and her palliative care staff and Tara Huggins, her personal care worker. Memories and condolences may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

“Be not afraid, come follow Me and I will lead you Home.”

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GIBBS, James Albert of Sarnia

GIBGibbs-webBS, James Albert (November 13, 1924 – March 21, 2015) – With deeply saddened hearts, the family announces the passing of a dear friend and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, James Gibbs, age 90, on March 21, 2015 at Bluewater Health. He is survived by his dear wife Katherine (Kathy, nee Dennett) of 67 years, loving father of Don (Linda), Lynn (Ken) Stanlake and Bill (Melanie), grandfather of Derek (Ange), Samantha Ward, Rebecca (David) Robinson and Nicole, great-grandfather of Zakkary, Madison, Mackenzie, Ayden and Royce. He was predeceased by his parents Nina and Albert Gibbs, his sisters Helen Lucas and Margaret Culley and brothers Harry, Herbert and Colin. Jim will be missed by all family members. Jim was a veteran of WWII. For years, Jim and his brother owned and operated Gibbs Auto Body Shop on London Road in Sarnia and sponsored local racing at Glendale Speedway. He was also in land development and construction. At Jim’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to Sarnia Humane Society, Bluewater Health or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd. of Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolences may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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MALLON: Grace Lorraine (nee Howard) of Sarnia

MallonMALLON – Grace Lorraine (nee Howard) of Sarnia, ON. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, the youngest child of the late James Walter Howard and Grace Catherine (Kean), she was predeceased by her husband, Justin Sullivan Mallon QC (1986), son Howard (1962), brother Jack, and sisters Frannie, Rossie, and Eleanor. The mother of ten children, she is survived by sons Dr. Joseph and John of Sarnia, and daughters Mary of Toronto, Joan (David Hill), Monica (Ray Gould) of Sarnia, Cecilia of Massey, On., Margaret (Leon) and Eleanor (Brian Pendergast) of Mississauga, and Maureen (John Kolada) of Winnetka, Illinois. Grandma Mallon’s optimistic presence will resonate throughout the lives of her 22 grandchildren: Jackie, Katie, Jordan, and Elyse Hill; D.J., Jaime, Jason and Connor Gould; Jack and Sadie Mallon; Madeline, Bridget, Justin, and Mary Frances Leon; Justine, Sean, Kevin, and Grace Pendergast; and Caroline, William, Charlotte, and Margaret Kolada. Though she went by her middle name, Lorraine personified grace with her natural elegance, upbeat personality and generous heart. Through the Great Depression, life’s challenges and the death of Howard her first born, her greatest strength was her faith, her greatest gift: being a “people person”, her greatest joy, the love of family and friends. She was, in the truest sense, a fun Mom, a loveable Grandma, and the heart of the home. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9 Monday at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Lucio Couto at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. If desired as an expression of sympathy, donations to Noelle’s Gift, 510 Superior St., Sarnia N7T 7E4 would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com.

A tree will be planted in memory of Lorraine Mallon in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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GABORKO; Paul, of Petrolia

Posted by on March 25, 2015

GaborkoPaulgoodfolderAt University Hospital in London on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Czechoslovakia, PAUL GABORKO, 91 years, was of Petrolia. Paul will be missed by his wife Emily (nee Levitt). He was a loving father to Karen Gaborko, Gayle LaPier, and Andrea (Mike) Hussey, and grandfather to Sara, Melanie, Emily, and Connor. He will also be missed by his brother John (Betty) Gaborko, and his sisters, Anna Campbell and Virginia Hodgson. Paul was predeceased by his parents Jan and Anna Gaborko, his brother Stefan, and his sisters Katerina Hradel and Zuzanna Pecena. Paul had a great love of farming and farmed near Petrolia for over 60 years. He was a former member of the Petrolia Lions and was active with the Petrolia-Enniskillen Fair Board. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., and again on Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. from the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne of St. Paul’s United Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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ZAVITZ; Donald, of Petrolia

Posted by on March 25, 2015

ZavitzDonald1In his 77th year, survived by Jean; Cathy and Donald; Carrie; Matthew, Jocelyn, Cooper and Sawyer; and Megan and Jason. Our family grieves the recent loss of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who stayed strong through a difficult battle with cancer.  Don proudly worked over 40 years at Union Gas before retiring, and lived for many years on his farm in Edys Mills before moving to Petrolia. His quiet nature, generosity, and quick wit are the traits we will all remember. He will be deeply missed.  At Don’s request there will be no visitation or funeral at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations made by cheque to Cancer Care Ontario (www.cancercare.on.ca) in his name would be appreciated, 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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TIMMERMANS: Adrienne (Stevens) of Sarnia

Timmermans squareTIMMERMANS, Adrienne – Surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Villa, Hamilton, (formerly of Sarnia) Adrienne Timmermans died on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Willy Timmermans (2006). Loving mother of Myriam, David (Sally), Ingrid, Daniel (Terrie), Harold (Heather), Mark (Gemmalyn) and Julie Read. Cherished grandmother of Nathan, Caleb, Brianne, Jacob, Ethan, Viktoria, Natasha, Sheldon, Quinson and Carter. Dear sister of Beniot Stevens and Marilyn Cain Stevens. Predeceased by her parents Desire & Lucie (Engels) Stevens. Born in Ninove Belgium, Adrienne was a resident of Sarnia for over 54 years. Adrienne was a member of St. Benedict Church. Lovingly devoted to the many dogs throughout her lifetime. Adrienne’s passion in life was her family. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Thursday, March 26th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict Church on Thursday following visitation at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd. Sarnia N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com 

A tree will be planted in memory of Adrienne Timmermans in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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GIBBS: JAMES ALBERT OF SARNIA

JAMES GIBBS age 90, passed away at Bluewater Health. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations to Sarnia Humane Society or Bluewater Health would be greatly appreciated.

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

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STEWART: Ruby Estelle of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2015

IMG_0001Passed away at Rosewood Manor in Sarnia on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the age of 79 years.  Beloved wife of the late Mackie Stewart.  Loving mother of Scott and Chris (Ducharme) Stewart, Tracy and Al Tompkins, Paula and Dave Shea, and Allison and Jack Van Asseldonk.  Cherished grandmother of Cori, Sean, Katie, and Amy.  Predeceased by her parents Christopher and Gladys Borthwick.  Dear sister of  Norma Elder, Thelma Larsen, and the late Inez Watson.  Visitation will take place at
, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday afternoon, March 22, 2015, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Monday afternoon, March 23, 2015, at 2:00 pm.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to Rosewood Manor Activity Department would be appreciated by the family.    Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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MAIRS: Robert K.

Posted by on March 19, 2015

In the calm evening hours of March 17, 2015, Robert K. Mairs in his 90th year, was released from this life in the most gentle way.  Surrounded by family.  Feeling the love and prayers of support from the East, West, North and South of Canada and in parts of the USA. Robert was an amazing gentleman and will be lovingly missed by family.  Beloved husband of Margaret Bylund Mairs.   Loving father of Nancy (John) Crowther and Robin (Bernie) Brocklehurst and step-father of Gaileen (Laurie), Dawn, Marie (Dennis), Jeffery (Nancy), and James. Cherished grandfather of Stacey (Ian), Wesley (Stephanie), and Courtney, and step-grandfather of Courtney, Nathan, Brendyn (Charissa), Danielle, Ethan. Treasured great grandfather of Karlee, Aaron, Nathan, and Tavia, and step-great grandfather of Lennon and Luther. Dear brother of Ellen Jane Henry (Kitchener), Margaret Spencer (South Porcupine), Anna May Croft, Leticia Sutton (Richmond Hill), William (Mary Ann) (Kamloops), John (Jeanette) (Tottenham), and David (Wendy) (Timmins).  Survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Alabama, USA.  Predeceased by his parents William and Mary Ann, sister Elizabeth, and wife Jean Osborne. Robert with his parents and two sisters travelled from Ireland to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax on April 12, 1930. From there they travelled to Shavel, Quebec, where they lived until moving to South Porcupine. Robert moved to Fort Erie, Ontario, where he met and married Jean (nee Osborne). He worked at the Fleet aircraft and then moved onto fulfilling 41 years of service with the Canadian National Railway and VIA as a brakeman and conductor. Among Rob’s many interests, he was a skilled drapery hanger for a local furniture store in Sarnia. He served as trustee at Christ Lutheran Church and held a position on the Board of Social Ministry on the Lutheran Church-Canada East District Board.  He was also a Neighbour Link volunteer, and a master pastry chef. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friend Jim. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Robert will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 6482 Telfer Side Rd., on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., with visitation from noon until 12:45 p.m. at the church. Pastor Paul Schallhorn will officiate. After a luncheon at the church, interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Christ Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.
“It is well with my soul.”

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MAGGS: Marion

Posted by on March 19, 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. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Marion’s life will be held at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of the funeral home) on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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TINNEY: Robert Alexander

Posted by on March 19, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Bob passed away at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Sharon Tinney. Loving father of Kim Tinney and Craig (Pam) Tinney. Cherished grandfather of Alex and Evan. Predeceased by his parents George and Winifred Tinney, sister Eileen (George) White, and brother George (Lois) Tinney. Survived by many nieces and nephews and sister Betty (the late Wilf) Gray. Loved brother-in-law of Shirley (the late Bud) Laws, Glen (Edna) Annett, Carl (the late Helen) Annett, Ila (Roger) Croxall, Jim (Leone) Annett, and Jeanine (Keith) Tully. Predeceased by in-laws Wellington and Isabelle Annett, and sisters-in-law Dorothy Davis and Marion (the late Len) Parkhouse. Bob worked in the Transportation Division at Imperial Oil. He enjoyed his retirement at Parkland Farms. His family will always remember his love of life. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment was held in Wyoming Cemetery. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 12:30pm – 3:00pm  at the Royal Canadian Legion – Wyoming, 493 Erie St., Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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DENNISON, James (Jim) Joseph

Posted by on March 18, 2015

canada obits_dennison_jamesIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on March 17, 2015 at the age of 86, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  His family is comforted knowing that he is reunited with the love of his life, his wife, Pat, with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage.  Beloved and cherished father to Sandra Driscoll (Dave) and Karen Dennison-Hicks (Mark).  Jim will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kim Harron, Kristy Targachoff (Jeff), Cory Hicks, Rachel Hicks and great grandchildren Sophia and Pierce Targachoff.  Dear brother-in-law to Doug and Sharon Roberts and Linda Giannotti.  Much thanks to Dr. Bergeron and staff at Hospice of Windsor and also to Transition to Betterness.  A very special and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sheehan, Dr. Steve, Caroline and the entire nursing and support staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Dr. Y. Emara Centre – Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.  Your compassionate care of Dad helped make his journey a bit easier and definitely brought more smiles to his face. If you so desire memorial donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. A private family service was held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Peacefully on March 17, 2015 at the age of 79 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Gary Lee Champ for 58 years. Loving mother of Catherine Wilbur (David), Stephanie Champ, Larry Champ (Mary), Melanie Walker and Carol Shanks. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren Christopher, Rose, Matthew, Michael, Lia, Colleen, Mackenzie and Hunter. With her great grandchildren Ilija, Aleksandar and Andrija mother learned to appreciate the benefits of Skype so she could see the boys half a world away in Montenegro. Daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen Duralia (nee Bradica). Younger sister to Evelyn Slobasky (Harry-deceased), Annie Horvat (John-deceased), Kathleen Coulson (Robert-deceased), Joseph Duralia (Carol), Nellie Siddall (Robert-deceased) and John Duralia (Patricia). Well loved by all her in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Employed at Sears Canada for 30 plus years as a sales clerk where she received many awards for customer service. Her commitment to the community was felt by all as she helped organize the South Windsor Fastball league, worked as a volunteer for the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. The United Way awarded our Mom & Dad “The Hearts that Light the Way” award for their extensive volunteer endeavours. For many years she was the secretary for the Saturday Night Mixed bowling league at Crescent Lanes. Our mother’s love of sports taught us fair play, humbleness and the value of friendships that remain with us today. She was an inspiration to all of us; especially recognizing her internal strength to fight back her cancer with dignity to the very end. We would like to give thanks to the 2 north nursing team and the frontline nursing staff on the palliative care nursing unit at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare as well as the compassionate and concerted efforts of Shauna Carter and Dr. Lawrence Aoun. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Transition to Betterness or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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JACKSON: Mrs. Margaret A. “Marg” (nee Norton), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Margaret Jackson 001JACKSON, Mrs. Margaret A. “Marg” (nee Norton), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in her 74th year. Beloved wife for over 55 years to Murray E. Jackson. Dearly loved mother of Michael Jackson (Laurie) of St. Thomas, and Michelle “Shelley” Nicolai-Jackson (Dave Nicolai) of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Steven and Kaitlyn Jackson, Serena and Breanna Nicolai. Dear sister of Daniel Norton (Rosemary), and David Norton (Vicki), all of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Charlotte and George Clarke of Turner Valley, AB, as well as many nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Jean (nee Urquhart) Norton. Marg was a former employee of Singer Controls and Kmart, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday, March 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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WRIGHT: James Daniel

Posted by on March 18, 2015

With sadness, the family of James Daniel Wright announces his death on March 17, 2015 just short of his 90th birthday. James died peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia Ontario, surrounded by family. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Eileen Mary (Gold) in 1997. Devoted father to daughter Barbara of Sarnia, Ontario and to son Dan of Calgary, Alberta. Dear brother to Jean (and the late Archie) Murdoch of Toronto. Predeceased by his sister Mary (and the late Bruce) Ferron of Toronto and his parents James and Florence Wright of Petrolia. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues, neighbors and all who knew him. Friends and family may visit at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario on Thursday March 19, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 at one o’clock p.m., at RESURRECTION CEMETERY, 1885 London Line, Sarnia. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society – Patient Services would be greatly appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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TOCCO, Antonino

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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TOCCO, Antonino

Suddenly, on March 17th, 2015 at the age of 76. Loving Husband to Jennie with whom they shared 50 years of marriage. Cherished Father to Christina (Elliot) Hoy, Michael (Kristina) Tocco, Patricia (John) Malisan and Angela Tocco. Proud Nonno to Olivia, Gabriel, Matthew, Scianna, Anthony and Lina. Survived by sister Fina of Sicily. Predeceased by parents Antonino and Serafina Tocco and siblings Grace, Peruccia, Vito and Filipo. Antonino will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Antonino came to Canada in 1958 to start a new life for himself and future family. He was most proud of his Italian heritage and continuing those traditions with his family and grandchildren. Antonino was retired from Ford Mo. Company with many years of dedicated service. He loved spending his free time with his family, gardening and in the past breeding canaries. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor –Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Passed away suddenly on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of the late William (2013), for 61 years.  Loving mother of John (Cheryl Roberts), Catherine (John) McMahon, Jim (Linda), Elizabeth Craig and Joe Craig. Cherished grandmother of MAC and Abigael, James (Robyn), Heather (Jesse) and Caitlin, Olivia and Emily, Alexandra and Victoria Symons, and Paige. Dear sister-in-law to Muriel Craig, Jane and Al Haworth, the late Robert Craig and sister to Michael Maher. Aunt Pat will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousin Ron Mutton. Pat was a Lab Technician for over 40 years with the Medical Laboratories of Windsor. She will also be missed by her many friends, colleagues and patients. Everyone knows that this Great Lady was at her happiest when she was holding court with a house full of family and friends and glass full of Scotch. She left in a hurry in order to spend St. Patrick’s Day with Mikey. If you so desire, memorial donations to the M.S. Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Sparacino, Francesca Paola

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Peacefully, on March 17, 2015 with her loving family by her side at 93 years of age. Beloved Wife of the late Antonino (1980).  Loving Mother of Josephine Gervasi (Joe), Maria Stella Gucciardo (Vincenzo).  Dear Nonna of  Frank and Anthony Gervasi; Josie and Nelson Rocha, Fran and Marco Di Natale.  Bis-Nonna of Selena, Lauren, Marissa, Massimo, and Martina. Dear Daughter of the late Alberto Fazio and Maria Stella Mazzara. Dear Sister of the late Salvatore and Anita, Maria Candela (the late Giuseppe), the late Francesca and Salvatore Genova, Leonardo and Vita Fazio, Mario and Vera Fazio, the late Vito (Mommina) Fazio, and the late Gaspare Fazio (Donna) and survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews in Italy, Canada and the U.S.A. Special thanks to the staff of Malden Park 3 North & South for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) would be appreciated. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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HOLMAN: Lucy

Posted by on March 17, 2015

HOLMAN, Lucy, beloved, cherished wife of Ken Holman died on March 17th, 2015, following her inspirational walk with cancer. Loving mother of Kurt (Nellie) Holman, Keith Holman & Krystle (Justin) Rymer. Beloved siblings of Marillian (Ray) MacDougall, Erna (Doug) Pitt, George (Carolyn) Cornelissen, Hans (Karen) Cornelissen, Sheila (Rob) Sullivan, Anita (Jim) Smeekens, Beatrix (Tom) Enter & Cindy (Dace) Lawrence.  She also leaves a large extended family and many supportive friends.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, March 20th, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict Parish, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, on Saturday, March 21st, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Cremation will follow.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or London Ovarian Cancer Run For The Cure (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KENNY: Joan Ileane

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Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, March 16, 2015, in her home, Joan Ileane Kenny passed away at the age of  83. Beloved wife of the late John Kenny (1988). Loving mother of Dan (Jennifer), Dennis (Judy), Dale (Chris), and Darlene (Ted). Cherished grandmother of Yolanda, Ryan, Jaclyn, Alicia, Jesse, Christina, Brandon, Jonathan, Kathryn and Kaitlyn. Treasured great-grandmother of Jonah and Angelika. Dear sister of Patricia (Tony) Faseruk and Judy Grainger. Will be missed by her trusty companion, her dog Sheena. Joan will be remembered by volunteering her time with St. Bartholomew Church, the Strangway Centre, St. Joseph’s Hospice, and several nursing homes. She lived a very active lifestyle and enjoyed being outside and tending to her garden.  Joan was the organizer and founder of Bridges to Health at Central United Church; as well as a Reiki Master and Yoga Instructor. She took great pride in her beautiful yard, and shared her creative side by making personalized cards.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Boulevard, Sarnia, on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with family and friends being received one hour prior. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Rd., Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Habitat for Humanity (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GESCHIERE: Jacobus “Jack”

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Geschiere, Jacobus (Jack), age 81; surrounded by his family, passed from this earth to be with his Saviour and Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Loving husband of Wilhelmina Geschiere (Overgaauw) for 57 years. A much loved father to Charles Geschiere (Dawn), Jim Geschiere (Janet), Caroline Fillekes (David) and David Geschiere (Susan); beloved Opa to 17 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A cherished brother to Lein Geschiere (Cathrien) and Mien Verhage (Lou) in the Netherlands and a special uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, brother Jos, and sisters Maatje and Corrie of the Netherlands. A faithful servant of the Lord. Psalm 63:2, 3. Visitation will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St,  Sarnia, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Christian Reformed World Renew or the Sarnia Christian School (cheques only at the funeral home).

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JOYCE: Joseph

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Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Joseph Joyce passed away at the age of 74. Much-loved husband of Donna Joyce. Adored father of Cary (Samantha) Joyce. Loved brother of Harry (Linda) Joyce, Bruce (Debbie) Joyce, and Jane (Dave) Hardy. Dear brother-in-law of Joe (Dolly) Phibbs, Avis (Harvey) Carter, Ruth (Norm) McCready, Vern (Pauline) Phibbs, Wayne (Emily) Phibbs, Bunny (Burt) Barnes, and Trent (Gale) Phibbs. Cherished uncle of his special niece Jennifer (Ray) McLaughlin. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Loved son of the late Harry and Mary Joyce. Predeceased by his brother Maurice, sisters Margaret Parsons and Shirley Huxted, and brothers-in-law Rolly Phibbs and Cameron Phibbs. Joe was a kind and compassionate man who loved entertaining his family and friends with his witty remarks. A special thank you to the family angels for visiting and staying with Joe while he was in the hospital. We greatly appreciate your kindness. Cremation has taken place. At Joe’s request, there will be no visitation or service held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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WEISS: Jean M. (Phillips) of Sarnia

WeissWEISS, JEAN MABLE (nee Phillips) – Surrounded by family at Marshall Gowland Manor on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Jean Mable Weiss died comfortably and at peace at the age of 87. Beloved partner and best friend of J. Doug McFadden (and formerly her late husband Jack Weiss). Loving mother of Wayne (Laura), Warren (the late Sharon), Owen (Sherry), Scott , David (June), Alan (Michelle), Lynn (Greg) Mathieson, Paul (partner Michelle). Cherished grandmother of Janet (Jeff) Vince, and their children Matthew, Kyle, Jake and Brett; Heather (Dwayne) Whelpley and their children, Ryan and Lauren; Angela Scott, and her children Brooklyn and Harlee; Christopher Scott and his children; Brandon, George and Oliva ; as well as her great great grandson Liam; Parker and Sidney Weiss; Jennifer and Danny Weiss, and Tanis and Michael Mathieson. Sadly missed by in-laws Bill (Marion) Weiss, Geraldine (Weiss) Ziegler, Bob (Nancy) Weiss, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Violet & Ellwood Phillips and siblings, Stewart (Doris), Frank Phillips, Dorothy (Owen) Lockhart, Irene (Lloyd) Burley, Alex (Jean) Phillips, Harry Phillips (Mae), and grandson Justin Boudreau Weiss. Also predeceased by brother-in-law “Skip” David Ziegler, and sister-in-law Mary (nee Weiss) Heffron. Jean cherished family get-togethers and dinners, golfing with family and friends at Confederation GCC, and playing bridge with her sisters and sisters-in-law. She enjoyed her many trips to Florida, Mississippi and, in particular, the numerous vacations in Hawaii. Also important to her was the large social network she shared, including the comradery, dances and meat raffles at the Royal Canadian Legion. She loved a good house party with plenty of dancing and singing – a quality passed on to her children and grandchildren. Foremost in her life was her love of family – without a doubt. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. . A celebration of Jean’s life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the many friends and relatives who visited, and to the doctors, staff and volunteers at Marshall Gowland Manor for making Mom’s lengthy stay as comfortable and pleasing as possible, under the circumstances. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer Society Sarnia-Lambton, 420 East St. N., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory Jean Weiss of in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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