WATSON: Michael James of Mooretown

Posted by on April 18, 2014

WATSON, Michael James – Age 73 of Mooretown passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Jeanette (Grant) for 52 years. Dear father of Suzanne (Paul) Robertini, Derek Watson, Darrin Watson and Rhonda (Hank) Snow. Cherished Papa of Dillon Watson of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Alayna Watson of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Brandon Morley of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Dear brother of Karen (Phil) Ells, Linda (David) Sangster, Janet (late William) Phillips. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews Natalie, Tiffany, Ronald, Kevin, Melissa and Stella. Survived by his in-laws Lois Dixon, Bob Grant, Darlene Grant and Judy Grant. Predeceased by his parents Zenas and Stella (Watson) Watson and his brother Richard Watson. Mike was a retiree of Dupont and an avid horseman who felt blessed to have had D.M. Dilinger. Mike’s family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice, Dr. Glen Maddison, V.O.N., Bluewater Health Palliative Care and London Regional Cancer Clinic.
The Watson family would like to invite family and friends to a social luncheon on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm from the Brigden Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall. Following Mike’s wishes a private family funeral service will take place followed by interment at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, V.O.N. or Lambton County Developmental Services.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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HEARD: William George of Rodney

Posted by on April 18, 2014

web picAt Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Friday, April 18th, 2014. William George Heard of Rodney in his 73rd year. Predeceased by his wife Geraldine Heard (1996). Loving husband of Sandra Reid and father of Kim Colpaert (Tim Tunks) of West Lorne, Kellie Dewulf (Willy) of West Lorne, Mike Heard (Wanda Jordan) of West Lorne and Syd Heard of Brownsville. Dear grandfather of Dylan, Darianne, Ashley, Kayla, Noah, Gracie, Tyler, Tasha, Derek and Samantha. Survived by his brother Bill Miller and two sisters Betty Heard and Betsy Busija. Predeceased by his sister Mary Tapper. Also survived by many other family members, friends and the Reid family.

Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 am at West Lorne United Church. Mrs. Anne Dionisio officiating. Interment Evergreen cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, West Lorne United Church or the S.P.C.A. would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denningfuneralhome.com (519 785-0810). Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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Vozza, Emilio of Sarnia

Posted by on April 18, 2014

VOZZA, Emilio “Jerry” – World War II Veteran November 3, 1923 – April 17, 2014 With family by his side Jerry passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Sarnia. Predeceased by 8 siblings and parents Francesca and Domenico Vozza. Survived by his wife of almost 57 years Arcangela Vozza (nee Iannucci), brother Antonio Vozza of Toronto and sister Filomena Vozza-Fusciardi and her husband Ernesto of Ireland. Also left to mourn are daughters Frances Scott (David) and Josephine Randall (Mark), grandchildren C.J., Shawn, Jessie, Paul and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank in-laws and best friends Rosa and Mario Recchia and the ICU hospital staff, especially Elizabeth whose kindness and devotion meant so much. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health MRI Fund. Visitation Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday April 23, 2014 at Sacred Heart Church Sarnia at 11:00 a.m.

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Kimm, Helena Maria of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 17, 2014

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88 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Alje Kimm (1982). Loving mother of Helma Connors and husband Rick, Sarnia; Henry Kimm and wife Beth, Leamington. Special Oma of Shawn (Julie), Shannon (Brad), Ryan (Andrea), Craig, Leslie. Proud great Oma of Abbi and Wil. Dear sister of Wilhelmina Slabbekoorn and late husband Quinten. Predeceased by her siblings in Holland Bart, John, Diny and Johannas. Helena is survived by many nieces and nephews. Oma was a talented crafter creating hundreds of crocheted, knitted and cross stitched items for church fundraisers and the Guardian Angel Program. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Helena’s life will be held at Faith Reformed Church, 1115 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ken Labbe officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Faith Reformed Church, Kingsville or the Leamington District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Perry: Robert Harvey of Petrolia, Ontario

Posted by on April 17, 2014

PERRY, Robert in his 90th. year passed away April 16, 2014 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Gladys Perry. Loving father of John of Petrolia and Elizabeth (Button) of Oil Springs. Loving grandfather of Jason and Angela. Great grandfather of Joel, Hayley, Alysha, Jordan and Taylor. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Russell and William and sister Mae (Gilbert). A special thanks to Petrolia Hospital Continuing Care and Fiddick’s Nursing Home for taking such good care of him. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, the Salvation Army or a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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Lindemann, Robert (Bob) Reginald of Sarnia

Posted by on April 16, 2014

At Bluewater Health on Wednesday April 16, 2014 ROBERT (BOB) REGINALD LINDEMANN age 73 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Dale (Marshall) Lindemann.  Loving father of Sandra Head and Rob Lindemann.  Cherished grandfather of Keith and Allison Head and Katie and Blake Lindemann.   Brother in law to Katharine Richmond.   Predeceased by his daughter Valerie Lindemann (2005) and his parents Peter and Margaret Lindemann.  Bob was a retired Sheet Metal Worker.  Private cremation arrangements.  Family and friends will be received at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club Point Edward on Sunday April 20th between the hours of 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the London Health Science Centre.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

 

 

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MILLIER: Harry

Posted by on April 15, 2014

Millier Picture CroppedPeacefully, on Monday, April 14, 2014, Harry Millier passed away at Bluewater Health. Predeceased by his wife Maxine. Survived by his children Sue Anderson and Jacqueline Figas (the late Larry). Loving grandfather of Craig Anderson (Danielle), Janice Anderson (Dustin Panko), Carolyn Figas, Stephanie Figas (Thomas Piller). Beloved great-grandfather of Ethan Anderson and Sheldon Anderson. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the many caregivers whose support was invaluable. Lynn Stewart from Angel Care; Kim Ness from Royal-Run-Around; the Victorian Order of Nurses, particularly Sheila Thompson; Evelyn Dickson of CCAC; Bayshore PSW’s Marie, Yvonne, Linda and Amy. They would also like to thank the Bluewater Health staff and paramedics. A special thanks to Rev. Shirley Murdock of the Point Edward Presbyterian Church. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE. A celebration of life open house will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Wilhelm: John “Jack” Jerome

Posted by on April 15, 2014

Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the age of 83. Loving father of J.C. (Lori) Wilhelm and Carla Wilhelm (Todd Chipman). Cherished grandfather of Clay, Riley, Kerry, the late Braden, Haley and Dalton. Dear brother of Clarence, Joe, Florence Wooten and the late Rita and her husband Hank Remple. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with visitation being held one hour prior. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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WELLS: Elmer Roy

Posted by on April 15, 2014

Peacefully, surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Elmer Roy Wells passed away at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Julia (nee O’Shea) (1996). Loving father of Bill (Cathy) (nee Strangway) of Camlachie, Diane (Al) Tracey of Strathroy, and Debbie (Brad) Cross of Petrolia. Cherished grandfather of Alicia, Brendan, Kirsten, Derek, Kayla, Shealyn and Emily. Predeceased by his parents Burton and Stella (Horner) Wells.

A private family service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to VON or Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Schultz-Mason: Grace Elizabeth

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Grace Schultz Mason 90th BDayAfter a brief illness at Bluewater Health with her family by her side on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Bill Schultz (2001) and Al Mason (2012). Survived by the Schultz children, Wayne (Judy), Warren (Clara), Lee (Diane) and the Mason children Carol, Ann, Paul and Richard. Survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Ivy Schultz. Grace was predeceased by parents Wilfred and Myrtle McKinley, brother Earl, sister Ruth Greenslade, brother-in-law Lorne Schultz and daughter-in-law Sandy Schultz.

Originally from Caledon East, Ontario, Grace called Sarnia home in 1943 when as a young woman, she began her life’s work at the Sarnia YM-YWCA. Grace served the YMCA in almost every capacity, faithfully and enthusiastically for over 50 years. Grace’s accomplishments at the Y are too numerous to mention, except for the extraordinary time and commitment spent overseeing the YMCA’s Teen Town program. The “forever young” Grace made sure that two generations of teenagers had strong guidance and a place to call their own. Her boundless energy and commitment to others during her YMCA career was second-to-none and yet-to-be matched.

A born leader, Grace encouraged and set an example for others to follow. Grace never really retired but continued working tirelessly with many organizations in the community that included Sarnia Sports Hall of Fame, Goodwill Industries, UNICEF, IODE, Sarnia Lambton Seniors Association and Central Baptist Church.

Oftentimes, Grace could be found driving back to her home-town of Caledon East to visit her relatives and childhood friends. An avid hockey fan, she never missed a Sunday night game at the Point Edward area, oftentimes the only fan in the stands. Saturday was her “Leaf” night and she never wavered in her support of her hometown team. Grace lived life to the fullest and made every moment count.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the ER, ICU and Palliative Care Units at Bluewater Health. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A celebration of Grace’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Central Baptist Church, 391 London Rd., Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, Goodwill Industries, or Central Baptist Church would be appreciated  (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfunerahome.ca

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Derbyshire: Ernest Thomas Henry

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Derbyshire - framedPeacefully at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, Ernest Thomas Henry Derbyshire passed away at the age of 76.  Beloved husband of Margaret “Marg” Ann (Poole) Derbyshire for 54 years.  Loving father of Scott (Darlene) Derbyshire of Petrolia, Susan (Terry) Young of Petrolia, Shelley (Shawn) Edlington of Corunna and Stacey (Sean) Sayle of Alberta. Cherished grandfather of Mycalie, Derek and Logan Derbyshire, Jacob and Joshua Young and Cassidy, Kaleb and Joseph Edlington.  Loved brother of John (Jackaline) Derbyshire, Leonard (Donna) Derbyshire, Donald (Linda) Derbyshire, Kenneth (Cora) Derbyshire and Christine Welch (the late Al Bycraft).  Dear brother-in-law of Stan Evens.  Special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Meta Derbyshire and by his sister Annie Evens. Ernie retired from Dupont Canada, where he worked for 40 years.  He was very passionate about farming and loved working outdoors.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Wyoming United Church or Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Franchuk: Michael

Posted by on April 14, 2014

FRANCHUK picturePeacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Michael Franchuk passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Elsie. Loving father of Mike (Mary Jane) and Allen (Barb). Cherished grandfather of Jamie (Katerina), Paul (Katelyn), Jordan (Julie), Amanda (Skipp), and Joshua (Jessica). Treasured great-grandfather of Jake, Luke, Kate, Travis and Dylan. Dear brother-in-law of Ed (Kathy) and Fred. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his three brothers. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Bluewater Health 5th Floor – Cognitive Care. Michael was a member of Local 128 Boilermakers Union for 52 years. He loved travelling with Elsie, gardening, nature and spending time outdoors with his family. Michael will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Ancheta: Emilio Balanay Sr.

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Ancheta Obit Photo w frameBeloved husband Papa, Lolo, Uncle, Brother, and Great grandpa, Emilio Balanay Ancheta Sr., passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on April 12, 2014, at the age of 84.  Emilio is survived by wife Pacita Ancheta, children Daniel (Milagros Ann), Rolando (Annabelle), Leonardo (Imelda), Marcelino (Marie Ann), and Emilio Jr. (Karen Sue), grandchildren Brian (deceased), Dana, Kim, Nikki (Aaron Ottaway), Katrina, Leonard, Leia, Celine, Czarie, Charyz, Keshia, Kyle, great granddaughter Claire, nephews, nieces, and extended family in Canada, USA, and the Philippines.  He is also survived by sister Aleja Baluscang and predeceased by brothers Marcelino and Guillermo and sisters Patrocinia Tayaban, Anselma Gabino, and Josefa Cayaba.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 18, 2014, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m.  A private interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Smit: Hendrik “Hank” of Sarnia

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Photo-ObitDied peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, April 11, 2014 after a short battle with Mesothelioma at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Debra McKinnon-Smit and loving father to Jennifer Smit and Joe South of Corunna; Jackie and Jim Easson of Camlachie; and Madison and Matthew Smit of Sarnia. Cherished brother to Willie Smit; brother-in-law to Donna Lee McKinnon of Chesley; and Papa to Jacob and Grady Vandenberghe and Marlo and Briar Easson. Predeceased by his parents Willem and Francine Smit, in-laws John and Joan McKinnon and granddaughter Morgan Vandenberghe(2012) and nephew Wayne Thibert(1986).

Hank moved to Canada from Ede, Holland in 1952 at the age of 4 with his parents and sister and settled in Petrolia. Hank was a dedicated Sarnia Firefighter for 32 years before his retirement in 2008. He was an avid golfer and enthusiast of classic cars. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and being the life of the party, playing the harmonica for anyone who would listen.

Hank touched the lives of many and had many treasured friendships. One of Hank’s most valued friendships was with Judy Schultz, his first wife, whom he had a special relationship that many have envied and can never be repeated, also Jim Stenten a special family friend. Hank’s long time friendship with his “brothers” at the Sarnia Fire Department gave him such strength and joy over his career and beyond; they were invaluable to him. Hank’s greatest achievement was watching his first and second generation kids grow up. He loved his kids unconditionally and with all his heart. He will continue to watch over them and share life’s ups and downs with them.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to the Victorian Order of Nurses staff and especially to Diane Ducharme and Teresa Anderson for their above and beyond care that they provided.

Family and friends will be accepted at SMITH FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Pedersen: Harry Vance

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Peacefully at Bluewater Health in his 82nd year. Harry is survived by Joyce his wife of 58 years, and by his children Carol Burkhart (Wayne Pease), Laurie Fox, Vincent Pedersen, Julie Pedersen (Dave McCarthy), and Jacky Cunningham. Also survived by his grandchildren Amy Burkhart (Terry), Tova Burkhart, Vannah Fox (Mike), Renie Fox, Ashleigh Pedersen (Adam), Colin McCarthy, and Trevor Pedersen, all of Sarnia. Leaves behind his brother Mike Pedersen (Diane) of London, ON.  Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Noelle’s Gift or Bluewater Health – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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SHIPMAN, Albert Louis of Sarnia

Posted by on April 13, 2014

shipmanphotwebAt Bluewater Health on Saturday April 12, 2014 ALBERT LOUIS SHIPMAN age 76 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of the late Janice (Lalonde) Shipman (1987).  Loving father of Julie Shipman (partner Stewart Travis)  and cherished grandfather of Ashley Shipman.  Dear brother of Shirley (Ken) Dillabough, Yvonne (Leo) McKee, Delrena (Bill) Mitchell, Reggie (Nancy) Shipman and Earl (June) Shipman.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Predeceased by his parents Rosevelt and Mae Shipman, a sister Helen Flint and brothers Oscar and Borden (Bud) Shipman.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Albert’s life will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia on Thursday April 17th between the hours of 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb.on.ca

 

 

 

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SEBO: Joe of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on April 13, 2014

Suddenly in Strathroy, Ontario on Saturday, April 13th, 2014. Joseph John Sebo of Forest at the age of 78. Joe is predeceased by his loving wife Marlene (2009) and by his parents Frank (1990) and Gertrude (2002) Sebo. Joe is survived by his loving children Sandy (Ken) McNaughton, Mike (Donna) Core, Scott (Terrie) Core, Ron (Karen) Core and Jen Core (Laurence). Joe is also survived by siblings Frank (Ruth) Sebo, Liz (Doug) Smith, Paul (Audrey) Sebo, Rose (Lorne) Windsor, Les (Pat) Sebo and Julie (+Dave) Bridgeman and by sister-in-law Carolyn (Dale) Blackburn and by brothers-in-law Richard (Bev) Perrin and Pam (+Jim) Perrin. Joe is survived by his grandchildren Lori (Paul) Boere, Stephanie (Steve) Mathers, Shawn (Natalie) Core, Mallory Core (Darryl), Brett and Stacie Core, Jodi (Dave) Peters, Jamie (Mat) Brown and Justin Core, Mitch (Sarah) Stutt and Katie Stutt. Joe will be fondly remembered by all of his great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 from 5-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 16th at 11am. Father Tom Donohue celebrant. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denningfuneralhome.com  .

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FULLER: Gilbert Richard of Watford and formerly of Erie Beach

Posted by on April 11, 2014

Peacefully passed at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Gilbert Richard Fuller of Watford, formerly of Erie Beach, Ont. at the age of 82. Gilbert is survived by his loving wife Shirley Barnes and by his children Bill (Jo-Anne) Boyd, Becky (John) MacLachlan, Doreen (Lyle) Powell, Shirley (Wayne) Steven, Gord Fuller, Trish Loeven, Jayne Boyd (Jim Spalding) and Tom Boyd. Gilbert is predeceased by his wife Jean Anne Fuller and by his children Marlene Amel and Diane (Tom) Kormandy. Gilbert will be sadly missed by all of his 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Gilbert was a lover of Classic Cars, Guitars, Country Music and talented artist. Visitation will be held at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Monday, April 14th, 2014 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service will take place in the Watford Chapel on Tuesday at 11am with visitation one hour prior (10-11am). Rev. Carey Wagner officiating. Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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SLACK, Keith of Petrolia

Posted by on April 10, 2014

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Surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 10, 2014, Keith Slack passed away at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia at the age of 80. Loving father to Doug (Gail) Slack, Paul Slack, and Karen Doan.  Grandpa of Jenny, Ryan, Jamie, Jazzlyn, Jordan, Brody and Tanner.  Survived by his brothers Merlyn Slack, Eugene (Alma) Slack, Ron Slack, and Ken (Leanne) Slack, and his sisters Joy Clements, Shirley (Gord) Smith, and Donna (Bill) Steane.  Keith is also survived by his sister-in-law Bernice Slack and was predeceased by his parents Len and Ruby Slack, his brother Jim Slack, his sisters-in-law Doreen and Agnes, and his brothers-in-law Ken Clements and Jim Maker. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia from 1:00-4:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 4:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (www.heartandstroke.on.ca) or a charity of your choice.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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SCHMIDT: Isabel

Posted by on April 10, 2014

Schmidt - obitphotoIsabel passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Vision Nursing Home. Born October 6, 1923 in Waterdown, Ontario.  Beloved wife of Nickolai Schmidt. Loving mother of John (Antje) Schmidt (Houston TX), Robert Schmidt (Windsor), Lynn Schmidt (Françoise Pilloud) (Ottawa), Marlene (Bruce) Jones (London), and Allan (Lynne) Schmidt (Sarnia).  Cherished grandmother of Deborah (John) Sarac, Dwayne Schmidt (Nazanin Ostad), Emily (Greg) Duff, Pascal Schmidt, Maxime Schmidt, Dylan Jones (Melany McTavish), Peter Jones, Nicolas (Jill) Schmidt, and Sara Schmidt (Mike Lange). Treasured Great-Grandmother of Michael, Adam and Amanda Sarac, Kian Schmidt, and Isabella and Madalyn Schmidt. Predeceased by her granddaughter Jennifer Lynne Schmidt. Also loved and remembered by many nieces and nephews.  A warm-hearted lady, Isabel loved to sew her own clothes and spent many summer hours canning fruits and vegetables. She was an active Brown Owl, a member of Christ Church Anglican, an avid baker, knitter, Blue Jays fan, lover of vanilla ice cream, flowers, children and her family. Family and friends will be welcomed on Sunday, April 13, 2014from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A celebration of Isabel’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014at Smith Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Sarnia-Lambton (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

Nic and the family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Vision Nursing and Rest home.

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MANESS: Elsie

Posted by on April 10, 2014

maness obitPeacefully surrounded by love through her family and friends, Elsie passed on to be with her God the Creator at St. Joseph’s Hospice Center, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Predeceased by her husband Charles (Chuck) Maness, her father Basil Gray and mother Evelyn Gray. Survived by her children Kim (Darren) Henry, Sherri (Shawn) Crowley, Vicki (Ed) Jacobs, and Eric (Paula) Maness. Beloved grandmother of Alissa, Niki, Jill, Kyle, Russell, Cameron, Brooke, Brittany, Karleigh, Kendra, Jarod, Madison and Charlotte. Cherished great-grandmother of Jada, Selina, Nolan, Lily and Lucy. She is also survived by her sister Ruth Bourque, Vern and Deanna Gray, Errnol and Wanda Gray, and several nieces and nephews.

Our loving mother Elsie was a lifetime member of the St. Clair United Church. She was a very proud Anishinabe Kwe who loved her community of Aamjiwnaang. Special thanks to the University dialysis unit, the Voyageur, Friddick’s Nursing Home, and the St. Joseph’s Hospice Center.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the St. Clair United Church, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Aamjiwnaang Community Center.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Clair United Church, the Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Association, and St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MacDOUGALL; James of Camlachie

Posted by on April 10, 2014

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Passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  James MacDougall, of Camlachie, was in his 74th year.  He was a loving husband of 27 years to Betty (nee Najdzion)(Lozon) and the late Veronica (nee Kerrigan)(1983).  He will be missed by his children Liana and Lloyd Verburg of Calgary, Aaron and Leeanne MacDougall of Watford, Travis and Becky MacDougall of Point Edward, and his step-daughter Debbie and Jan Szeremek of Chatham,  his grandchildren, Renee, Jocelyn, Christina, Daniel, Curtis, Laura, Halle, and Sullivan, and his great grandchildren, Olivia, Isla, and Liam, and two more on the way.  Jim was the son of William and Margaret MacDougall and the brother of Jack MacDougall, Jean and Ray Metcalfe, Edna Lusby, Fern MacDougall, Robert and Mary Lee MacDougall, Linda MacDougall, Ron and Lynda MacDougall, Diane and Richard Stein, Alex MacDougall, Donna MacDougall, Doug and Dianne MacDougall, and the late Helen (2011) (Murray) Smith, the late Peter (2012) (Anne) MacDougall, the late Lorne MacDougall (1949), and the late Vivian MacDougall (2004).  Jim retired from Lanxess in 1999 and farmed in Plympton Township for close to fifty years.  He was also a long time member of the Huron Shores Optimist Club, and was their current president.   Friends will be received on Sunday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WYOMING CHAPEL, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming.   A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Road, Camlachie.  Deacon Rudy Terpstra officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Both: Jacobus “Jack”

Posted by on April 10, 2014

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Jacobus “Jack” Both passed away at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Nicoline. Loving father of Louise (Rick) Mifflin and Co (Christine) Both. Cherished grandfather of Jason Frew (Janelle), Amy Frew, Sandy Fenrich (Jarrod), Joshua Both (Kiersten), Justine Morley, and Ashley Morley (Tom), and great-grandfather of Caleb Card, Kayla Fenrich, Jack Frew, and Odyn Jepson. Cremation has taken place.  A private family service will be held.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Budziewicz: Else of Sarnia

ELSE (SCHLOTT) BUDZIEWICZ died peacefully on March 28, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia. Else was a woman of substance and enjoyed life to the fullest until her health deteriorated in 2012..  She leaves to mourn, her loving  son Brian (Audrey Stringer), grandson Jahn, granddaughter Brittany, sisters Hilda Cech and Alwine Michaelis and families in Germany.  Predeceased by her husband Jan (1981) and sister Olga (2013).  Born in Ukraine August 27, 1928 she and her family moved to Pomerania,-borderland between Germany and Poland, on Poland Baltic Coast during the Stalin era.  She moved to Canada in 1954, married her husband Jan in 1956 in Windsor, Ont. She gave birth to her only child Brian in 1958.  Else was a survivor and had a strong work ethic.  She worked the tobacco fields, Sarnia General Hospital Dietary Deptartment and Kresges on Front St Sarnia, before going into the restaurant business.  She and her husband owned several restaurants  in Lambton County and were the original owner of the Bridge Tavern in Point Edward.  Else was well known for her butter tarts, bread buns and potato pancakes.  She enjoyed many years at her cottage in Port Franks and made many memories with her grandchildren.  She always said you had your working -  years and then your playing -  years and  she did both to the fullest.  She traveled extensively and her favorite trips were to the  Northwest Territories and the Rio Grande.  At age 53 she got her driver’s license and bought a truck.  She enjoyed reading novels and biographies and her favorite singer was Sarah Brightman.  She loved her vegetable and flower gardens and knitting became a passion in 2012.  Else was a woman of courage, strength, determination, opinionated, fearless, generous and kind.  Due to ill health in December 2012 she made the decision to move from her family home to an apartment -Marquis East on Exmouth St. until January 19, 2014 when she was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Private family service has taken place and a public celebration of Else’s life will be announced at a later date.  Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Maddison, Deanna Gibson pastoral chaplain, staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice, VON nurse Sheila Thompson, CCAC case manager Evelyn Dixon, Marion, staff and residents at Marquis East.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only).

The D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca 

 

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GRAVELLE; Tim of Hamilton

Posted by on April 9, 2014

GravelleTim copyPeacefully, after a long illness, with his wife by his side, TIM GRAVELLE, 48 years, of Hamilton, closed his eyes on earth and opened them in heaven to see his Saviour. Tim was the dearly loved husband of Teresa (nee Boer). He will be missed by his brothers, Jim and Mark and their families, by his mother-in-law Margaret VanderWal and her husband John, by his wife’s brothers and sisters, Cathy and Mark, Fred and Lorna, Edith-Ann and Harry, Tony and Talin, Rick, and their families, and by close friends, Garry and Harmene Sytsma. A memorial service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Suntrac Addiction Counselling, a program of Mission Services, where Tim was a faithful and dedicated volunteer for 15 years.

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