HOLBROUGH; Joy, of Petrolia

Posted by on July 23, 2014

HolbroughJoy1 copyPeacefully surrounded by her family, Joy Marion Holbrough (nee Freer), of Petrolia, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, at the age of 56. Loving wife of Larry Holbrough. Cherished and devoted mother of Colin (Jill) Holbrough, Brad (Naomi) Holbrough, and Carly Holbrough (Teddy). Treasured grandma of Karis, Griffin, Gemma, River, Dekker, and Matilda (Tilly). Joy is survived by her father Tom Freer, her brother Jay Freer, and her nieces Alyssa and Kayla. Predeceased by her mother Mary Freer (2008). Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Continuing Care). Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com. “You were told months, you fought for years. You didn’t think you’d see grandchildren but you got to love and spoil six. You were an incredible person, mother and grandmother. We love you so much. Thank you for showing us what true strength is. We are ready for you to find your peace in this world.”

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.needhamjay.com.

Carswell, Floyd Patrick of Corunna

Posted by on July 22, 2014

 

Carswell- Peacefully at Bluewater Health-Palliatve Care Unit, Sarnia on Tuesday July 22, 2014. Floyd Patrick Carswell age 81 years of Corunna. Beloved husband of the late Jean Carswell (2002). Loving father of Patrica Carswell-Alexander of Brigden. Much loved grandfather of Ben Alexander (Amanda Stones) and Christyann Alexander and great-grandfather of Keegan Alexander. Floyd is also survived by; his sisters, Maisie Bellinger of Brockville and Marie Gaudett (Joe) of North Augusta; his brother, Glen Carswell (Joy) of Gananoque and his sister-in-law, Marie Carswell of Brockville. He was predeceased by; his brother, Cliff Carswell and his brother-in-laws, Jack Carey and Jim Carey. Floyd was born and raised in the small farming community of Jellyby just outside of Brockville. He was the proud owner/ operator of Floyd Carswell Electric, was a proud member of the Antique Car Club and was an avid wood worker who was famous for building 1 off pieces of furniture and clocks. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Friday July 25, 2014 from 6:30-9 p.m. and on Saturday July 26th from 10-11 a.m. where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with Barry White officiating. Interment will follow in Moore-Union Cemetery, Mooretown. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.knightfuneralhome.ca.

JOHNSON: Marilyn Mae (Ferris) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Marilyn JohnsonJOHNSON – Marilyn Mae, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on July 22, 2014 at the age of 81.  Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband Allan Johnson.  Dearly loved mother of Edwin “Ted” (Margaret) Johnson of London and Ronald (Sharon) Johnson of Crediton.  Devoted grandmother of Leslie Johnson (Jason), Heather Johnson (Justin), Wesley Johnson (Amanda), Lisa Johnson (Reid), and Brent and Mallory.  Great-grandmother of Emery and Hartley Johnson, and Alexandria.  Marilyn was born May 21, 1933 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The cherished daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Ferris.  She attended John Marshall Public School and graduated from Stamford Collegiate in 1951.  She commenced working with the Bank of Montreal, where she met Allan and they were married in 1953.  Marilyn was predeceased by her brother Lester (Jean) Ferris, and her sisters-in-law Jane Brox and Joan Thiel.  She will be remembered by her special nephew Paul Ferris, and special niece Ann McDonald, and great nephews Danny, Kenneth, David, and many other nieces and nephews.  Marilyn loved the arts, most particularly church choirs, theatre, music, and opera.  She was a member of Huron County Playhouse, Orchestra London, and the Grand Theatre for many years.  Marilyn volunteered in the past at Valleyview Tuck Shop and Meals-on-Wheels.  She was a lifelong supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs. She was a faithful member of the United Church of Canada.  With her love of singing, she was invited to join the Stamford United Church senior choir at the age of sixteen.  Marilyn was a member of the United Church choirs in Bothwell, Tilbury, Delhi, Wallaceburg, Lucknow, Exeter, and in St. Thomas at First United and Central United Churches.  She was also a member of the Robert Tower Singers.  Marilyn was actively involved in UCW and church executives in each community, and was given a life membership of the UCW in Lucknow.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held at the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 451 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Friday at 11:00am.  Interment in Exeter Public Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Central United Church Roof Fund or St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Building Fund  would be appreciated.  Particular thanks to Dr. Darius Ho who provided exemplary care, and the nursing staff of Unit C, C.C.C.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

RYL: Adam A.

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Adam Adolf Ryl passed away at the age of 74.  Beloved husband of Kathy Ryl.  Loving father of Dorothy (Michael) Moran and Susan (Mark) Cowan.  Cherished grandfather of James, Ryan and Jessica, and Matthew, Sarah, Jacob and Luke.  Dear brother of Ludwig Ryl of Toronto and Zygmond Ryl, Roman Ryl and Celia Bruchner all of Germany.  Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Sophie Ryl and his brother Willie Ryl.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 390 N. Christina St. Sarnia at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Jim Higgins officiating.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Sympathy expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

BRAY: Sandra Ann (Routley)

Posted by on July 22, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Sandra Ann (nee Routley) Bray on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Bluewater Health at the age of 54. Beloved mother of Audrey Bray (Dylan Brown). Cherished sister of John Routley (Dawna). Loving daughter of Stanley and the late Mary Routley. Sandi will be fondly remembered by many close friends.  Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The family has requested that donations be made either to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the family to help with the costs of the funeral. Cheques to the family can be made out to Audrey Bray (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

GARDINER, Anna Kathleen (Kasey)

Peacefully at home on Sunday, July 20th , 2014, ANNA KATHLEEN (KASEY) GARDINER , age 84 of Sarnia, passed away. Born in Hillsborough, New Brunswick, she was the loving wife of the late Max Austin Gardiner (1992). Survived by her loving siblings Bob Stevens his children Troy, Keith, Jimmy and Andrew. Sister Laura Stevens children Marion Chartley, Steven, Joanne, Jane, pre-deceased by her sister Eleanor her children Danny Dunbar, Jamie Dunbar and Wendy Dunbar. Pre-deceased by her sister Hazel Swim her children Dawn and Randy, Chris and Brinne, David of Pontiac Michigan. Survived by Ross, Kathy, Unice and Marilyn Gardiner. Kasey loved animals, especially her cat Dusty and looking after her garden and plants. She also loved going with good friends to the horse races and casino. She will be dearly missed by special friends Kim Rustin Wilkins and Jeff, Tara, Shannel, Brittany as well as Jay and Michelle Claxton, Jordan, Jocelyn and Janessa, long life friend Jane Perry. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of the D.J.ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Friday, July 25th  at 1:00 pm with celebrant Allan McKeown officiating.  Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, July 24th between the hours of 7:00 -9:00 pm. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty or Lambton Shrine Club for Sick Children. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.djrobb.on.ca.

BEATON: Steven John

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Steven John Beaton passed away at the age of 58.  Beloved son of Harold and Betty Beaton.  Loving brother of Larry (Pam), Donna (Henry) and Gord (Marj).  Dear uncle of Brent, Bryan, Connor and Cayleigh.  Special friend of Rhonda.  Steven is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with a memorial service being held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will take place in Bear Creek Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice. smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

YOUNG: Blair

Posted by on July 21, 2014

YOUNG photo croppedSuddenly, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Blair Young passed away at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Mary Louise Young (nee Vivian).  Loving father of daughter Shelley Lynn Delaney (Young) and son William Bradley Young (Penny Kilmer). Cherished grandfather of Rudy and Victoria Delaney. Blair was an avid Blue Jays fan and had many passions and hobbies including woodcarving, fishing, reading a good book and working on a crossword puzzle. He was a retiree of Polysar Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

JAMES: Eric

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Eric James PicPassed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on July 17, 2014, in the company of his beloved wife of forty years, Yvonne.  He is survived by his daughters, Emily and Amy, his adoring grandson, William, his sister, Jacqueline, brothers, Alan and Trevor and a large extended family.  A hard worker, a loving family man and a generous friend, Eric will be sorely missed by his family at home and abroad and by his many friends, colleagues and fellow ballroom dancers. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Eric’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Eric’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

SCHOELEY: Martin of Thedford

Posted by on July 20, 2014

??????????????????????Schoeley, Martin

Suddenly on Friday July 18, 2014 Martin Schoeley of Thedford passed away at the age of 37. Martin was the highschool sweetheart of his loving wife Jenny. He was the very proud Papa to his four children Felix, Simon, Oliver, and Anna. He will be remembered with love by his parents Werner and Margaret Schoeley and mother and father in-law Bert and Mary Walker. Martin is also survived by his siblings Albert (Tanya) Schoeley, Chris (Dana) Schoeley, Susi (Justin) Muller, and Ryan (Brooke) Walker. Martin is the cherished uncle of Stephanie, Dominik, Christina, Daniel, Sophia, Arianna, and Isabella Schoeley. Martin is most remembered for his devotion to his family and faith, his love of the land, hunting and the great outdoors. He was business savvy and always up for a good debate. Visitation will be held at St.Christopher’s Catholic Church (68 Union St.) in Forest on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated also at St.Christopher’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1pm with Father Tom Donohue and Father Tony LaForet as celebrants. Interment to follow at Baptist Cemetery in Thedford, located across from the Home Farm. Condolences may be left online at www.denningfuneralhome.com. Charitable donations can be made to the Parkinson Society or Kidney Cancer Canada. Arrangements entrusted to the Forest Chapel of Denning Directors (519-786-2401).

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.denningfuneralhome.com.

GUBBELS: Sue & Mario, of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Passed away at their home in Watford, Ontario, on Sunday, July 13, 2014.  Loving parents of Amanda Gubbels (Paul Kravalis) and Jeremy Gubbels.  Sue is survived by her mother Thelma Picken (late Calvin.)  Mario is survived by his mother Nellie Gubbels (late Gerard).  Sue was the sister of Linda-Kay Ross (Kelvin), Barbara Ann Picken, Mary Lou Kominek (James), Brenda Lee Picken-Zeran (Gary), Robert Picken (Karen).  Mario was the brother of Peter Gubbels (Alice), John Gubbels (Frances), Gerard Gubbels (Diane), Patrick Gubbels (Shirley), Ben Gubbels (Michelle), Anita Gubbels (Alan), and the late Mareen Zwambag.  Brother in law of Tony Zwambag.  Sue and Mario will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.   Friends  may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Friday morning, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 am.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Watford Rotary Club. Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

 

 

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.denningfuneralhome.com.

DOUCET; Clare, of Petrolia

Posted by on July 18, 2014

DoucetClare1Peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle on Thursday, July 17, 2014. JOSEPH CLARE DOUCET, 82 years, of Petrolia. Loving husband to the late Marlene (nee McIntyre) (2013). Cherished father of Lorraine (Terry) Currie of Petrolia, Denise (Bill) Bouwma of Wyoming, and Sue (Dan) Whiting of Oil Springs. Beloved grandfather of Adam (Eva), Pam (Drew), Joe (Sara), Melisa (Jason), Danielle (Ben), and Randi (Josh), and great grandfather of Matthew, Miya, Madyx, Masyn, Silver, Fox, Stone, Terrance, Ivy, Emma, and Rheid. Clare is survived by his two sisters Zabina LeBlanc and Zena Bunce, and is predeceased by his parents, Simon and Mary Doucet, as well as eleven brothers and sisters in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Parish Prayers will be offered on Sunday at 8:45 p.m. Interment to follow in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Philip’s Church, Petrolia. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.needhamjay.com.

Donahue, Christopher John “CJ” of Courtright

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Donahue-It is with a tremendous amount sorrow and grief that we announce the unexpected passing of Christopher John “CJ” Donahue , age 22 yrs. of Courtright on Thursday July 17, 2014. CJ was the loving son of Mark and Lori Donahue. Much loved brother of Michael Donahue of Courtright and Amberlee Donahue of Sarnia. Also left to mourn his passing are; his grandparents, John and Bonnie Giffen of Corunna, Larry and Bonnie Donahue of Courtright; great-grandfather, Don Walton of Corunna; aunts and uncles, Michael Giffen (Fernanda) of Strathroy, Lisa Kameka (Fabian) of Sarnia, Christine Morrison (Lenny) of Mitchell and Stephen Donahue (Anne) of Wasaga Beach and numeorus cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his great-grandparents-most recently, Shirley Walton and Marjorie Giffen. CJ was an avid baseball player who played the game with all his heart and determination and enjoyed a lazy Sunday round of golf with his friends. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Wednesday July 23, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Cremation has already taken place. A private family graveside interment service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Corunna/Courtright Minor Ball. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.knightfuneralhome.ca.

ORR: J. Meredith

Posted by on July 18, 2014

ORR photo CroppedPeacefully, surrounded by loving family, on July 18, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Meredith Orr passed away at the age of 88. Beloved husband of June (nee Merrett) Orr. Loving father of daughter Jacquelyn Wreford (Ray) and son John Orr (Alison). Cherished grandfather of John Wreford, Martin Orr, Jessica Davis (Shawn), and Celeste Orr (Dana). Treasured great-grandfather of Isla Davis, Sawyer Davis, Silas Davis, and William Wreford. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents George and Hazel Orr of Toronto, sister Barbara and brother Mac. Meredith was born in Toronto in 1926 and came to Sarnia with his family in 1956 to buy the insurance brokerage of City Insurance. He was at the office most days until age 87. He had many artistic talents and hobbies that included decorating his lovely home and sailing, and raced in the Mackinac Race. Meredith was a past member of the Sarnia City Council. He also built a motor boat and a 1927 Bugatti replicar. He loved to travel and shared many wonderful trips with June. Meredith was a chartered member of the Grace United Church and a member of the Board of Trustees at Grace United.  The family wishes to thank all his caregivers, VON, and especially Dr. Maddison. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. following visitation. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Grace United Church (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

MILLER: Betty of LaSalle

Posted by on July 18, 2014

MILLER, Betty Marveline – Age 85 of LaSalle, formerly of Corunna and RR#1 Mooretown, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus. Beloved wife of the late Johnny Courtney Miller (2006). Survived by her step-mother Elsie MacDonald. Loving mother of Dr. Barry (Sue) Miller of British Columbia, Robert (Carol) Miller of Corunna and Kevin (Dale) Miller of Tecumseh. Cherished grandmother of Jamin (Amber), Taylor (Brynn), Meaghan (Matt), Kyle (Melissa), Jessica and Nicole. Great-grandmother to Kingston and Sophia with a special place in her heart for Kellie and Mati. Loving sister to the late Bill MacDonald and sister-in-law Dolly, brother and sister- in-laws Bill and Lois Miller, Gloria and the late Joe McLaughlin and June and the late Ivan Fowler. Betty was a special aunt to many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff of Oak Park, LaSalle.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00am from the 6th Line United Church. Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the 6th Line United Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steadmanbrothers.ca/.

BOYD: Lewis

Posted by on July 17, 2014

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at North Lambton Lodge, Forest, Lewis Boyd passed away at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Muriel (nee Tidball) and the late Joan (Lewis). Loving father of Maxine (Delmar) Miller, Lynn Jackson, and Dale (Wilma) Boyd and step-father of Kim, George and Brad. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters Josephine and Olive, and brother William. At Lewis’ request, cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

MASAROON: Martha

Posted by on July 17, 2014

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, Martha Masaroon passed away at the age of 97. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Martha’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice. smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

JONGERIUS: Christiaan

Posted by on July 17, 2014

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Christiaan Jongerius passed away at the age of 88. Born and raised in Utrecht, predeceased by his loving wife Julia, his two sisters Rie and Thea, and his brother Chiel. Oom Chris will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Greatly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his parents Chiel and Anna Jongerius (Vermeulen). Chris loved golfing at Huron Oaks and St. Clair Parkway. A special thank you to Dr. Campbell, Dr. Ramirez, Dr. Maddison, Dr. Crombeen, the nurses and staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care and St. Joseph’s Hospice. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 390 N. Christina St., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or St. Joseph’s Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

SMITH: Cynthia May

Posted by on July 17, 2014

Smith obituary picturePeacefully at Vision Nursing Home as she slept, the family of Cynthia May Smith wishes to announce her passing on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Bryan Joseph Smith (1973) of Sarnia. Loving mother of Geoffrey Smith of Sarnia. Survived by sister Muriel Davies of England and brother Chuck (Pat) Morris of Ajax. Loving aunt to Susan Nakamura and her family of Pickering, Ontario. Born on April 26, 1923, into what would be a family of 13. Cynthia survived two home bombings in WWII. She immigrated to Canada with her husband Bryan in 1953, settling with friends and family in Sarnia and adopting Canada as their life home. Cynthia will be remembered for her spirit and independence which empowered her life direction and survival skills during her 91 years on earth. Cremation has taken place. There will be no formal visitation. The family will attend a private dedication ceremony at a future time. Arrangements have been entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia (smithfuneralhome.ca). The family wishes to thank the 3rd Floor caregivers at Vision Nursing Home for their care and support, as well as Dr. Muhunthan for his talents and skill that provided Cynthia with comfort in her final days of life. In lieu of flowers or condolences, sympathy may be expressed simply by initiating a positive gesture to those less fortunate in her memory. She would enjoy that far more than any material or financial contribution.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

SHAW: Donald Charlton

Posted by on July 17, 2014

SHAW- Picture CroppedPassed away peacefully at his home Sunday, July 13, 2014, as was his wish. Born August 31, 1921 to Gladys and Charlie Shaw. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Islay Shaw(Smith) and children Anne Bunda (Chas) and Bob Shaw (Karlene). Also survived by grandchildren Geoff (Erin), Paul (Amy), Heather (Chris), Stephen (Courtney) and Tim (Lauren) as well as great grandchildren Jayla, Dylan, Adam, Ryder and Clarkson.He was predeceased by a sister Margaret Aherne. Don was an avid farmer on Baseline Road in Tupperville before settling on a farm on London Road. He retired from Ethyl in 1976 and Petrosar in 1980 when the farm was sold and they moved to Sarnia. He was a very devoted husband and father who talked fondly of Tupperville, loved swimming in the Sydenham River and walking to Wallaceburg to the dances. He loved swimming, boating and riding his bicycle. He was a kind man with a quick wit and sense of humour and would drive anywhere and everywhere anytime. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Canadian Diabetes Association or London Road West Memorial Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

WAGNER; Ken of Petrolia

Posted by on July 17, 2014

Wagner; KenDied with his sons by his side at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia, on Thursday, July 17, 2014. KEN WAGNER, of Petrolia, was in his 86th year. He was the son of the late David and Agnes Wagner, and was the loved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Anderson) (2009). Loving father of Ed and Julie Wagner of Alvinston, Don (the late Sue) Wagner and Laurie of Napanee, Ron and Cathy Wagner of Reeces Corners, and the late Ruth Johnston-Wagner (1999). Loving grandfather to Angela Wagner, Jason and Shannon Wagner, Marcia and Chris DiFazio, Cindy and Ryan Huyck, Rochelle and Chris Clarke, and Michelle and Jay Claxton. Dear great grandfather of Derek, Matthew, Alexa, Gavin, Aidan, Sarah, Shayla, Lauryn, Asheley, Tyler, Jordan, Jocelyn, and Janessa. Ken is survived by his sisters, Shirley Woodburn, Mary McCallum, and Faye (Ralph) Stevens, and his sister-in-law Audrey Wagner, and he was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Visitors will be received on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Oil Springs Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.needhamjay.com.

TEMPLEMAN, Margaret ‘Peggy’

Posted by on July 16, 2014

templemanpicture1TEMPLEMAN, Margaret ‘Peggy’, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 76. Dear daughter of the late Henry & Helen Templeman (Oulds). Loving mother of Kevin Botterill, of Chatham, Marsha & Brad Fishleigh, of St. Thomas, Belinda Michelle Shepherd, of Sarnia and the late Brian, Stacey and Kim Botterill. Cherished grandmother to 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Judith Martin, of Hamilton, Eric Templeman, of Wallaceburg, Sandra & Allan McIntyre, of Chatham, and the late Dick and Linda Templeman. Margaret is survived by several nieces and nephews. Margaret was very proud of the many years she worked as a cook at the William Pitt Hotel. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. William Vanderveeken officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Margaret to the London Health Sciences Centre-Head & Neck Disease Site would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

ROBB, Mary Jean of Sarnia

Mary-Web-BWith her family at her side on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, MARY JEAN (THORNER) ROBB age 82 of Sarnia, died peacefully at Bluewater Health in Palliative Care. She was the loving wife of the late Robert (Bob) Robb (1995) and dear mother of Jimmy Robb and his wife Linda, Bill Robb and his wife Jennifer and Christine Hammill and her husband Dennis, grandmother of Jeff, Jeremy (Alison) and Joel Robb, Kevin and Katie Robb and Shane Wicks (Michelle) and Marisa Wicks, adoring great-grandmother of Austin, Morgan, Charlie, Olivia, Desiree, Morgan, Jacob, Tyler, Kirby, Dylan who affectionately called her “Mimi”. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents Vernon and Nona (Wiles) Thorner and her sister Joan Whittall and husband George. Mary was a longtime active golfer and curler at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. She thoroughly enjoyed her times with the “Lunch Bunch Gals”, good friends who met monthly for many years for lunch and refreshments. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Friday, July 18th at 2:30 pm. Interment will follow after at Lakeview Cemetery. The family will welcome friends to share their memories of Mary at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 1:00 pm. For those wishing to do so, sympathy expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation-Palliative Care or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“We would sincerely want to thank Dr. Monique Dostaler and the incredible staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, Rev. Deanna Gibson of St. Joseph’s Hospice and the staff at Afton Park Place for their outstanding care and compassion shown to not only our mother, but the entire family as well. You have made this inevitable transition a healthy and rewarding experience for us all.”

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.djrobb.on.ca.

Lapish, Chey Lynn of Courtright

Posted by on July 16, 2014

Lapish- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends at L.H.S.C.-University Hospital, London on Sunday July 13, 2014. Chey Lynn Lapish, age 38 years of Courtright. Loving mother of Ricky and Aimee. Dear daughter of Patricia and the late Rick Lapish (2011). Much loved sister of Sara Lapish and aunt to Jesse Cunningham. Chey is also survived by; her children’s father, Tom Banks; her grandfather, David “Mac” Johnston and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents. Family and friends are invited to join together at the Courtright Fire Hall on Saturday July 19, 2014 between the hours of 1-4 p.m. for a celebration of life. As expressions of sympathy those who wish are encouraged to make a donation to the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness 104-180 College Ave North, Sarnia N7T 7X2 or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca  Knight 519-862-2845.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.knightfuneralhome.ca.

JOHNSON, Georgina of Sarnia

Johnson.WebAt Sumac Lodge on Monday, July 14, 2014, GEORGINA LAURA ALICE (FERRIS) JOHNSON, age 87 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Daniel Thomas Johnson (1967) and loving mother of Mary Ann Johnson (Kevin Dallison), Mahala Hady Murray (John) and Tom Johnson. She was predeceased by her daughter Theresa Johnson Kettle in 1973. Georgina had been a resident of Sumac Lodge for 11 years and was known by all her caregivers as “Georgie”. Private cremation services have taken place. Memorial gifts for those wishing to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.djrobb.on.ca.