FONGER: Lois Frances of Strathroy.

Posted by on July 4, 2015

MEMORIALCARDPHOTOHeaven’s gates swung gently open, the Master called softly, “Come”.  Fonger, Lois Frances, nee Adams entered her eternal rest on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy.  Predeceased by husband Vernon M. Fonger (1960), sons Frederick E. (1972) and Lloyd D.V. (2014).  Daughter of the late Byron A. Adams (1945) and his wife Lois Frances, nee Miles (1923).  Brothers Wesley, John (Lillain), Robert (Catherine), sisters Louisa (Wilson) Butler and Mary Alice.  Survived by son Bruce (Barbara) Fonger, daughters Lois-Ann (Bev) Mackey and Mary Iva Beth Fonger.  Grandchildren and great grandchildren Jason and Maureen Fonger (Brandon and Sonja), Anne-Marie and Timothy Hanna (Kent and Brett), Scott and Angie Mackey (Cameron, Lauryn and Isaac), Mark Fonger and friend Sherry, Janelle and Jason Curtis (Benjamin), Fred and Nicole Fonger, Craig and Michelle Fonger (Paige, Christian and Logan), Lyndzey  La Charité-Borisavljevic and Nick (Lyla and Finley), Andrew and Nicole La Charité (Austin) and Jay La Charité. Visitation will be held at Denning`s of Strathroy on Monday, July 6th, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Pentecostal Church, 301 Pannell Lane, Strathroy, on Tuesday at 2pm, with visitation one hour prior. Interment Strathroy Cemetery.

Guided by God`s loving hand, I`ve gone on a journey to a distant brighter land.

“I pass this way but once.  Any good that I can do, let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116/15.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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McLean; D. Darrell of Petrolia

Posted by on July 3, 2015

Passed away peacefully at his home in Petrolia on Friday, July 3, 2015. D. DARRELL McLEAN, 63 years, of Petrolia. Darrell was the son of John and the late Jean (nee Sommerville) McLean. He will be missed by his daughter Caulene and Pete Hodak, his son David McLean, and his grandchildren Johnathan Britney, McKinlie Britney, Sarah Hodak, and Chase Hodak. Darrell was a brother Dennis and Helen Moir, Sandra Caughy, and the late Michael Moir and his wife Darlene, and was uncle to several nieces and nephews. Darrell was retired employee of Nova Chemical. A service remembering Darrell s life will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. Visitors will be received prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 am. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Arthritis Society. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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DOUGLAS: Helen Jean of Plympton-Wyoming

Posted by on July 3, 2015

IMG_1117Peacefully with her family at her side at North Lambton Lodge on Friday, July 3, 2015. Helen Jean Douglas (nee Clark) in her 96th year. Helen is predeceased by her loving husband John S. Douglas (1982). Helen is the loving Mom of Ionne and Joe Woodall of Lambeth, Inez and Don Pecena of Alvinston, the late John (1996) and Joan Douglas of St. Thomas, Jerry and the late Kathy (2011) Douglas of Strathroy, Sandy and the late Bill (2014) Hayward of Goderich, Lyle and Dorthy Douglas of Alvinston, Penny and Roy Hall of Petrolia. Amazing grandma to 23 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great granddaughter. Sister of Mildred (Min) Moon of St. Thomas. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Russel (1963) and Emma (1946) Clark (nee Blain). Predeceased by her sister Muriel (Mamie) Wilkinson (1940). Last surviving member of the Douglas Clan from Douglas Line in Plympton Township. We called her Mom, Gramma, Gramma Jean, Gramma Jam, Nana and Nan Doug. She was the best. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 6th, 2015 from 5-9pm at Denning’s of Watford. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, July 7th at Warwick United Cemetery at 11am where interment will follow. Donations to the Sarnia-Lambton VON or the North Lambton Lodge Life Enrichment Program would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca .

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BURCHART-ETIENNE: Candace Irene (Candie) of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on July 3, 2015

Candie 2Passed away at her residence in Forest, Ontario on Friday, July 3, 2015, at the age of 53 years.  Beloved wife and best friend of Mark.   Loving mother of Cailen, Braeden, and Korbyn.  Daughter of Imelda Burchart and the late Kenneth Burchart. Caring sister of Shelley, Brian, and Larry (Kimberly).  Sister-in-law of James (Doris).  Predeceased by her mother and father in law Denis and Maureen Etienne.  She will also be missed by her nephews: David, Michael, and Benjamin Etienne; Bryson and Gavan Burchart.  Candie will also be missed by her extended family at Lambton County Developmental Services (LCDS).  Visitation will be held at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, July 5, 2015, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 68 Union Street, Forest, on Monday morning, July 6, 2015, at 11:00 am.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to LCDS or to the Building Fund of St. Christopher’s Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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BOULTON, Wilma Blanche (Burgess) of Hensall, age 81

Posted by on July 3, 2015

BOULTON:  Peacefully, at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, July 2, 2015, Wilma Blanche (Burgess) Boulton, age 81.  Beloved wife of Frank Boulton.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of the late Beverly Ann Gardner (2006), Bill and Joanne Boulton of Woodstock, Scott Boulton and Mary Jo Bouchard of Sarnia.  Cherished grandma of Matthew and Carrie Gardner, Shelly and Matt Collings, Megan and Lance Anderson, Denise Bisback, Amber and Garrett Borland, Erin Boulton, Jason Boulton and Angela Boulton.   Treasured great-grandma of 12.  Blanche will be remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents William and Anna (Cairns) Burgess, sister Annabella Easveld and brother Jack Burgess.  At Blanche’s request cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Hensall United Church, 76 King St., Hensall, on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Rivkah Unland Officiating.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations payable to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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KOLOTYLO: Stefania of Sarnia

KolotyloKOLOTYLO – Surrounded by her family at Marshall Gowland Manor on Thursday, July 2, 2015, Stefania Kolotylo  died at the age of 89.  Beloved wife of the late Iwan Kolotylo (2001).  Loving mother of Bill, Katyryna and Roman. Cherished grandmother to Adrienne and Andrea.  Great-grandmother of Jordan.  Also survived by the mother of her grandchildren Vivian Kolotylo.  Predeceased by her parents and siblings in the Ukraine.  Stefania’s passion was her family and she got great joy from her grandchildren.  She loved animals, her gardens and cooking.  Visitation will be held at the MCKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m.  A private cemetery remembrance service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery officiated by Allan McKeown.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 7W8. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com 

A tree will be planted in memory of Stefania Kolotylo 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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CURRY, Esther “Blanche” of Point Edward

At Trillium Villa Nursing Home in Sarnia on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, ESTHER “BLANCHE” (TIMMINGTON) CURRY, age 92 passed away. She was the dear sister in law of Mildred Timmington and loving aunt of 5 nieces, 2 nephews, 7 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Esther Timmington, brothers Walter Timmington and wife Brona and Fred Timmington and sister Elsie Nantais and husband Russ. She leaves behind many friends in Sarnia, Calgary and San Francisco. Blanche was born and raised in Point Edward and was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. She was an avid painter, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Tuck Shop at Trillium Villa. Visitation will begin on Saturday, July 4th at 2:30 pm. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (210 Michigan Ave., Point Edward) with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm. Charitable gifts to the Lung Association or the C.N.I.B. would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd.

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McKellar, Mrs. Marjorie of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on July 1, 2015

IMGPassed away at Watford Quality Care on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her beloved husband Malcolm McKellar (1980), her devoted son Donald (1994), and her parents Eldon & Noreen Clemens. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her daughters Nollie (Frenchie) Parsons, Joanne (Bert) Vandersluis; her daughter in law Anna, her grandchildren Mike (Maureen), Melissa (Brian), Kim (Jamie), Kevin (Stephanie), Darren (Judy), Jaime (Wes). Treasured by her 6 great-grandchildren. Big sister to George (Sharon) Clemens. Predeceased by her sisters in law Joyce Clemens, and Alice Smith, and her brother in law Hector Smith, and her nephew Wayne Clemens. Marjorie’s passions included her family, her church community, and cooking for others.  Visitation will be held at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Friday, July 3, 2015, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Saturday morning, July 4, 2015, at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Ravenswood Cemetery. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Marjorie’s family wishes to thank the staff of Watford Quality Care for their kindness and care shown to Marjorie and her family.

 

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FOURNIE: Frank Melvin of Petrolia

Posted by on July 1, 2015

FOURNIE, Frank Melvin – Age 77 of Petrolia passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Houston) Fournie for 20 years. Loving father of Chris and Mary Fournie, Connie and Glenn Ogilvie, Corinne Burley and George Donald, Carin Williamson and Jose Hurtado, Jason and Jenn Howes, Nicole and Aaron Buhrmester. Cherished grandfather of Shawn and Francine Batte, Chantelle Batte, Alec Williamson, Shawn, Chad and Brad Ogilvie and their spouses and children, Dylan Buhrmester, Frances LeBlanc, Jonnie Jucht. Great-grandfather of Olivia Batte, Jordan, Alyiah and Jacale Batte. Dear brother of Harold and Eloise Fournie, Don and Doris Fournie. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Harold “Burt” and Mona May (nee Bowles) Fournie.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, July 3, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sombra.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Canadian Diabetes Association.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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WHITE: June Phoebe Elizabeth (nee Passingham) of Watford.

Posted by on June 30, 2015

PHOTOFORMEMCARDWith heavy hearts and great sadness, surrounded by her family, June Phoebe Elizabeth White (nee Passingham) suddenly passed on Monday, June 29th, 2015 in her 81st year. Predeceased by her husband Wayne (2003), son Charles (2008), daughter Mary Elizabeth (1960), and grandson Jordan (2012). Survived by Ken White, Brenda and Alan Fuller, Ann McIntosh, Connie and Bill Swan, and Marilyn and Dick Graham. Grandmother and great-grandmother to Karen, Jeremy and Isaac, Stephanie, Mark, Claire and Vanessa, Jason, Susanne and Jessica, Craig, Crystal. Madison and Lylah, Derek, Sandy, Brett, Hunter and Duncan, Darcy, Rebecca, Tina, Jarred, Scott, Kadence and Jordan, Dave, Sherry, Laine and Lincoln, Kim and Chris, Heather and Jason, Angel and Mike, Adam, Shelley and Asher, Richelle, Travis, Hayden, Brogan, Reyna, Colby and Alexis, Brady and Quinn, Julia, Kaley, Hunter and Breanna, and Aubree. June will be forever remembered by her brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and extended family. Family and friends will be received on at Denning’s of Watford, 232 Warwick Street, on Sunday, July 5th, 2015 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday afternoon at 1pm. Interment to follow at Alvinston Cemetery. Donations in June’s Memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Diabetes Association. Share a memory at www.denning.ca.

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BAKER: Alan Murdoch of Strathroy.

Posted by on June 30, 2015

photoforwebsitePassed away suddenly on Sunday, June 28th, 2015, at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, in his 63rd year. Dearly loved husband of 32 years to Ingrid Baker (Nordemann). Sadly missed by mother-in-law Corry Nordemann, brother-in-law Olav Nordemann and wife Janet, sisters-in-law Olga and husband Alfred Dos Santos, Karin and husband Max Kolstein, Diana and husband John McNeil. He will be greatly missed by nieces and nephews, Chris Grieve and wife Jackie, Tara Grieve,  Jenny and Peter Drygas, Amy Dos Santos, Jennifer and Darren Snyder, Laura Kolstein, Amy and Paul Savage, Mac McNeil, Margot McNeil, Marshall McNeil as well as great nieces and nephews Larkin, Carter, Felicity and Mason. He will be missed by son Cory Baker, wife Sarah and their children Jaidyn, Jordyn and Caleb. Visitation will be held at Denning’s of  Strathroy, 32 Metcalfe Street West, on Friday July 3rd, 2015 at 1pm followed by a short service at 2pm. Donations in Alan’s memory may be made to The War Amps of Canada.

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SZYMKIEWICZ: Dusia of Sarnia

SzymkiewiczSZYMKIEWICZ, Dusia – Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Dusia Szymkiewicz died at the age of 94.  Beloved wife of the late Wladyslaw “Walter” Szymkiewicz (1984).  Loving mother of Henry Szymkiewicz & his wife Barbara, Windsor and Barbara Farlow & her husband Terrance, Sarnia.  Cherished grandmother of Michael & Stephanie Szymkiewicz, Windsor, Eric Farlow & his wife Stephanie, Thorold, and Diana Farlow, Sarnia.  Great-grandmother of Ella & Maddison Farlow, Thorold.  Dear friend of the late Stanley Cox (2006).  Dusia worked in the Dietary Department of the Sarnia General Hospital for over 30 years retiring in 1984 as Head Cook.  Private services were held at the  McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia.  Interment took place at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Lambton Unit, 714 Lite St., Pt. Edward, ON N7V 1A6 or the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, On N7T 7E8. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com 

A tree will be planted in memory of Dusia Szymkiewicz 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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ANDERSON: MARGARET ELIZABETH OF SARNIA

Margaret anderson webANDERSON, MARGARET ELIZABETH (nee HUDSON) – Peacefully in her sleep at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Margaret Elizabeth Anderson lost her valiant fight against pancreatic cancer at age 85. Margaret was the cherished wife of the late Dr. Norman Anderson; devoted mother of Patricia Roy and John Anderson and wife Patricia. Proud grandmother to Leanne Roy and partner Johnathan. Daughter of the late Eric and Evelyn Hudson, deeply loved big sister of Dorothy Jane (Hudson) Zajac and husband Andy, and the late John Hudson. Loving sister-in-law of Marjorie (Anderson) Hollands and husband  Howard. Much loved aunt to many nieces and nephews to whom she brought much joy and sage advice. Margaret was born in Toronto on July 24, 1929. She attended Franklin P.S. and Jarvis Collegiate where she excelled in math and sciences. Margaret was a very talented woman who graduated with honours from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Masters Degree in Education from Wayne State University (Michigan). She also obtained her ACTM in piano and organ, and used these talents as the highlights of many sing-songs (camps) and as organist at Grace United Church (Sarnia). Margaret had varied work careers – Physical Education teacher at Simcoe High School (Simcoe, Ont); receptionist at her husband’s dental office (Dr. Norman Anderson); radio talk show host at CHOK in Sarnia; psychometrist and social worker at the Sarnia – Lambton Centre for Children and Youth. She also ran the Center’s Summer Camps (as well as C.G.I.T. camps) where she influenced both staff and children’s lives. At 60 years, she became “Sparkle” the clown and brightened up many lives at hospitals and churches. Her volunteer work continued with C.G.I.T. groups, A.C.L.D. chapters, and the New Kids on the Block puppet group that travelled around to schools teaching students how to deal with many problems. For 33 years, Margaret followed her love of the outdoors by going on exciting wilderness adventure trips with her sister and best friends – (“The Crazy Ladies”). Upon retirements, she and Norm bought a cottage in Muskoka (Sentimental Journey) where they lived for 6 months of the year until 2006.  After Norm passed away in 2009, she continued her volunteer work at the hospital and church until her health made this impossible in April, 2015. Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Margaret’s life will take place at GRACE UNITED CHURCH in Sarnia on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 1:00pm (990 Cathcart Blvd, Sarnia). The family would like to thank all the staff and volunteers of St. Joseph’s Hospice for their wonderful care they gave to Margaret during her stay. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or Charity Choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME &CREMATION CENTRE. 

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Da SILVA: Manuel Agostinho of Sarnia

Da SilvaDa SILVA, Manuel – At Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the age of 62. Beloved husband of Maria (Ferreira). Dear father of Christopher (Amy) Da Silva,  Nicholas (Angela) Da Silva, Randy Da Silva and Ashley Da Silva all of Sarnia. Loving Grandpa of Hannah, Caleb, Anthony, Adam and Andrew. Brother of Maria, Alex, Lorival and Mario Fernando. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Leonardo & Madalena Da Silva, step-mother Idinha Da Silva and brothers Albertino Da Silva and Manuel Jorge Da Silva. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 940 Murphy Rd. Unit 1, Sarnia, N7S 5C4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Manuel Da Silva 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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FEDERICO: Angela Maria (Lopertone) of Sarnia

FedericoFEDERICO, Angela Maria (Lopetrone) – Surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health, on Friday, June 26, 2015, Angela Maria Federico died at the age of 67. Beloved wife of 47 years of Guiseppe Federico. Loving mother of Caterina Sapone & her husband Daniel, Gina Benway & her husband Steven, Salvatore Federico & his wife Nadine all of Sarnia and Marcello Federico & his wife Denise, Seattle. Cherished Nonna of DJ & Bianca Sapone, Connor & Alyssa Benway, Cole, Domenic and Guiseppe Noah Federico. Loving daughter of Teresa & the late Salvatore Lopetrone. Dear sister of Guiseppe Lopetrone (Angela), Rosa Mancusi (Guiseppe), Antonietta Mele (Luigi), Caterina Savo (Tony) and Franca Januszkiewicz (Chris). Sister-in-law of Dominico Federico (Caterina), Giovanna Acuri (late Giovanni) and Raffaele Federico (Gina). Also survived by her aunt Rosa Andali (John), many cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces & nephews. Angela’s passion was her family. She loved to scrapbook, especially making albums for her children and grandchildren. For 10 years she volunteered her time caring for children and working as a lunch supervisor at the catholic elementary schools. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Mercy Church and spent many hours working with the children. Visitation will be held Monday, June 29, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 30th at 1:30 p.m. celebrated by Fr. Steven Marsh. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, 1-940 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, N7S 5C4 or the Canadian Mental Health Association, Lambton County Branch, 210 Lochiel St., Sarnia, N7T 4C7. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Angela Federico 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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JAY: Francis Emily of Sarnia

JayJAY, Frances Emily (nee Ketley) – Surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, June 25, 2015, Frances Emily Jay died at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Ross James Jay (1993). Loving mother of Mary Lou LaPratte & her husband Roland, Kathryn Hay & her husband Roger and Debra Gruntz & her husband Richard, all of Sarnia. Dear grandmother of Deanna & Dean Simmons, Craig LaPratte, LeeAnn LaPratte, Ronald Jay, Rebecca Hay, Jessica Hay, Tracy Gruntz, Chris Gruntz & partner Amber and Ryan Gruntz and Stephanie Gruntz. Cherished great-grandmother of Keith & Matt Simmons, Samantha Kameka, Alishia & Nicholas LaPratte, Ayden & Alivia Gruntz and Makayla Brandon-Gruntz. Also survived by her special aunt Dorothy Giffin. Predeceased by her parents John & Marion Ketley, brother William & son Allan Jay. Frances was a loving mother and a devoted and loyal friend. Her passion was her family. She loved to sing and was given the knick name “The Singing Angel” by the staff at Sumac lodge. The family would like to express their gratitude for the loving and compassionate care given to Frances by the staff at Sumac Lodge and Bluewater Health. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements are 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 the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Frances Jay 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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NEWMAN: James “Jim” Russell formerly of Wyoming

Posted by on June 26, 2015

IMG_1078Peacefully at Watford Quality Care Centre on Friday, June 26th, 2015. James “Jim” Russell Newman formerly of Wyoming. Jim is survived by his loving wife Marnie and by children Kim (Alex) Radziewicz, Lisa (John) McDonald and Michelle (Steve) Johnston. Jim will be fondly remembered by his loving grandchildren Jessica Haughton (Jeff), Bruce McDonald, Adam McDonald, Gabrielle Radziewicz, Wyatt Johnston and great granddaughter Reese Haughton. Jim is survived by his sisters Fran (Arnold) and Mary Kay (+Peter). Visitation on Monday, June 29th,  from 2-4pm at Denning’s of Watford. Donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or Crohn’s and Colitis of Canada. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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VOKES; Rozelle, of Petrolia

Posted by on June 26, 2015

VokesRozelleRozelle Charlene Vokes

(nee Collins)

May 27, 1944 – June 25, 2015

Rozelle passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by family.  Rozelle is survived by her loving and devoted husband of over 47 years, Stephen John Vokes and her two children Stephen and Charles (Vera Lynn), her two grandchildren Amanda and Joshua and her sisters, the Reverend Michelle Collins-Wongkee (Michael), Frieda Collins and Liz Guibert (Bob).  She will also be remembered by her sister-in-law, Lynn Smith (Ken) and her brothers-in-law, Peter Vokes (Joy), David Vokes (Laurie) as well as all her nieces and nephews. Rozelle is pre-deceased by her sister, Cecile Thomson (David) and her brother-in-law, Robert (Janice).

Rozelle was born in Oshawa, Ontario to Rozelle (nee LeBoyer) and Charles Collins; she subsequently grew up in the city of Sarnia and Sarnia Township attending both King George School and Beehive SS#4, later graduating from S.C.I.T.S.  Steve and Rozelle met through Junior Farmers, and were married in 1967 at Christ Church, Sarnia.

Rozelle was both happy and content in her role as Steve’s partner in marriage and as well as his partner in farming.  Apart from doing books for the farm, she was an avid baker and cook.  Preserving her own crop from the garden through various mediums, pickling, canning and freezing was one of her many gifts to her family.  She also enjoyed what she jokingly called her role as ‘gofer’, taking off at a moment’s notice for towns far and wide to pick up some vital part needed immediately for either farm or tiling machinery.

Over the last several years Rozelle and Steve have enjoyed travelling; especially, although not exclusively, seeing the world from the deck of a cruise ship.

Steve and his family would like to thank the V.O.N nurses and the P.S.W. personnel as well as Dr. Glen Maddison. The visitation will be from two p.m. to four p.m. and from seven p.m. to nine p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the NEEDHAM JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia. Rozelle’s celebration of life will be held at Christ Anglican Church, Oil Street in Petrolia on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with the Reverend Elise Chambers officiating.  A private interment of ashes at the Wyoming Cemetery will follow at a later date.  A luncheon will be served immediately following the service in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rozelle’s name by cheque to the Shriner’s Hospital or a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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CALLAGHAN; Caroline, of Petrolia

Posted by on June 26, 2015

Callaghan; CarolinePeacefully after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at St Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Born in Scotland, CAROLINE CALLAGHAN (nee McNaughton) of Petrolia was in her 72nd year. Caroline is survived by her boyfriend and her Guardian Angel Rick MacKenzie, her son Sean Callaghan, her daughter Brooke and her husband Brian Cox, and her granddaughter Jordan.  She will also be missed by her sisters Ruby Holtby, Sadie Barnier, and Janette Chalton. She was predeceased by her parents Archibald and Sarah McNaughton, and her siblings William, Betty, and Margaret. A Registered Practical Nurse, Caroline retired from C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia, and prior to that she worked at Hospitals in St. Thomas and Niagara Falls. In her free time she enjoyed going to the casino with Rick and her sisters, and most importantly she loved spending time with the “apple of her eye”, Jordan.  Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:30 am.  Interment will be on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Cemetery, 67 West Ave., St. Thomas. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca) or Bluewater Health Foundation (www.bluewaterhealthfoundation.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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FEENSTRA, Joanna of London formerly of Strathroy

Posted by on June 25, 2015

web picFeenstra, Joanna (Joan)

It is with great sadness the family of Joanna (Joan) Feenstra announces the quiet passing at her home on June 24th, 2015. Beloved sister of Terry Davis of Milton, Sylvia Oudekerk of Strathroy, Jake (Lynda) Feenstra of London, John (Marianne) Feenstra of Mt. Brydges, and Dirk (Joan) Feenstra of Strathroy. Joan will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 29th, 2015 at Westmount Christian Reformed Church, Strathroy from 1 until the time of service at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy.

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DENNIS: John Richard

Posted by on June 24, 2015

Peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, John Richard Dennis passed away at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Michelle Marsh- Dennis. Cherished father of Dwayne, Michelle (Bo) and Daniel (2007). Treasured grandfather of Chantal, Bianca, Matthew, Ashleah, Arielle and her daughter Anastasia. Survived by his siblings Judy, Peggy (Bob), Barb, Gina, Tim (Cheryl) and Diane (Jim). Predeceased by his first wife, and mother of his children, Claire, brothers David, Richard, Paul and Jim, and by his parents John and Shirley. John was a longtime employee of C.I.L. Industries and a good hunting companion for his friends in Seaforth. John will be missed by all of those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place.

Service

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Community Living Sarnia- Lambton.

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HAYTER: Newton “Glen”

Posted by on June 24, 2015

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Newton “Glen” Hayter on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the age of 88 at Strathroy Middlesex Hospital with family by his side. Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Margaret Louise Hayter (Gibbs) (2011). Loving father of John and Elaine Hayter and Sheree Lynn and Michael Hayter-Dawson.  Treasured Grampa of Jason, Joanna (Jeremy), Sarah and Nicole Hayter; and Great Grampooh of Lucy Hayter, all of Sarnia. Survived by siblings Donna (Ted) Jones, Linda and Willie O’Rourke and predeceased by sister Barbara and her husband Ray Gooding. Also survived by many sisters and brothers in-law; Murray (Erma) Gibbs, Bud Johnson, Charles (Jeanne) Gibbs, William (Bettie) Gibbs, Carolyn Hunter-Duvar, Robert (Marg) Gibbs, Alan “Joe” (Linda) Gibbs.  And also by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents Newton and Ella-Rae Hayter and in-laws Arnold and Helen Gibbs.  Sisters and brothers in-law John Gibbs, Anna (Frank) Walski, Marion Gibbs, Malcolm “Archie” (Jean) Gibbs, Janet Johnson, and nephew Eddie Hunter-Duvar. Glen was a member of the Sarnia Police Association for 31 years.  He was a member of the Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Chemical Valley Antique Car Club, Bluewater Anglers and Ailsa Craig Masonic Lodge #574.  Glen was an avid volunteer with the Mission to Seafarers and a volunteer driver with the Kidney Foundation Sarnia Lambton Chapter for 20 years. A celebration of Glen’s life will take place at Smith Family Centre (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  A private interment will take place prior to Glen’s Celebration of Life at Grand Bend Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Glen’s memory to Canon Davis Memorial Anglican Church or the Kidney Foundation Sarnia-Lambton Chapter (cheques only please at the funeral home).

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CHAPMAN: Claire C.

Posted by on June 24, 2015

Claire C. Chapman, age 92, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Survived by his wife Margaret (nee Clayton), daughter Elaine (Roy) Mills, and son Wayne (Barbara, nee Parrish) Chapman. Also leaves behind five grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, and personal care support workers who helped Claire with such skill and caring. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday July 9, 2015 at Central United Church, 220 George St., Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Central United Church or Canadian Red Cross (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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D’ARCY: Orla

Posted by on June 24, 2015

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Órla D’Arcy at Bluewater Health on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the age of 61. Beloved wife of Brendan D’Arcy. Loving mother of Margaret (Jason) Kennedy, Madeleine (Jeremy) Robertson and Ciaran D’Arcy (Cara). Cherished grandmother of Maeve, Molly and Maggie Kennedy; Michael and Josie Robertson. Dear sister of Fionnuala (Martin) McHugo. Special cousin of Joan Manning and loved aunt of Gillian and Alison McHugo. Fondly remembered by family and friends in Ireland and Canada. Órla was a member of the Irish Women’s Society. She enjoyed having friends gathered in her kitchen while listening to music and cooking. She will be fondly remembered for her open heart and open door. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia, on Friday, June 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia and District Humane Society and St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MITCHELL: Kevin Barry

Posted by on June 24, 2015

The family of the late Barry Mitchell, who passed away on the 19th of December, 2014, invites you to join them for a Celebration of Life and Time of Remembrance. Please join us at the Point Edward Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave., on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to share memories of Barry’s life as he would have wanted.

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