MORNINGSTAR: Anne of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on February 9, 2016

IMG_2418 (2)Peacefully at the University Campus of LHSC surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 8, 2016, Anne Morningstar (nee Harper) of Watford at the age of 80. Beloved wife and best friend of Ray Morningstar for over 58 years. Deeply loved Mother of Pam and Graham Nesbitt of Seaforth, Wendy and John Van Lieshout of Watford, Scott and Michelle Morningstar of London and Susan and John Chapman of Brights Grove. Her greatest joy was spending time with and watching her grandsons play hockey. Proud Nana and biggest fan of Derek (Whitney) Nesbitt, Joe (Kate) Nesbitt, Greg (Michelle) Van Lieshout, Paul (Dayna) Van Lieshout and Ty and Jack Chapman. Great Nana to Callum and Addisyn Nesbitt and Ella and Kade Van Lieshout. Survived by her siblings Joan Miller (Bruce, 2015), Jim and Kay Harper and her nieces and nephew. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 from 6-8pm at DENNING’S OF WATFORD (232 Warwick St.). Private family Funeral. Interment will take place at Bethel Cemetery. A special thank you to the nursing staff at Bluewater Health Dialysis Unit and Jane (NP) LHSC. Donations to the Kidney Foundation (546 Christina St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5W6) or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca .

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GRANT, Sandra June

Grant, SandraGRANT, Sandra June – Surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health, Sandra Grant died on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the age of 77. Loving mother of Don “Joe” Knight (late Kim) and Christine Knight, Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Jessica Knight. Dear sister of Sylvia Campbell, Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Marjorie Mortimore & William Grey. Sandra’s passion was her family. She was a single mom who gave her all to her son & daughter. Sandra worked many years in retail with Hudson Bay and Milk Marc. A private cemetery remembrance service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Walker, Dr. Ramirez, the nurses and staff of the 4th Floor at Bluewater Health for their compassion and support. Arrangements are entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. Sandra loved her cats so as an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society,131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 5M3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite St., Pt. Edward, ON N7V 1A6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Sandra Grant in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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CHAPUT; Donald, of Sarnia

Posted by on February 8, 2016

Peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Monday, February 8, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice. DONALD CHAPUT, of Sarnia, was in his 68th year. He will be missed by his lifetime companion Brenda Cox and her son Doug Cox.   Donald was a loving son to the late Rosario and Beatrice Chaput and was a loved brother to Emelia “Amy” (the late Don) Norland, Flo (Stan) Laird, Norm (the late Sandra) Chaput, the late Stan (Judy) Chaput, Bernice (Don) MacKenzie, Betty (Tom) Quinton, Doreen Chaput, Gord Chaput, Shirley (the late Joe) Ward, and Rene (Cathy) Chaput. He will also be missed by four generations of nieces and nephews. A special thanks to his Guardian Angels, his nieces Kyna and Patti, and all the wonderful staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care and St. Josephs Hospice. Donald will be buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wyoming on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Donald Chaput TLC fund, and can be arranged by contacting the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia at (519) 882-0100.

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AUGUSTINE: Dale Wilson of Thedford, Ontario

Posted by on February 7, 2016

obitpicAUGUSTINE, Mr. Dale Wilson of Thedford, Ontario

Born January 1, 1962, Dale, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family and friends on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the age of 54 years.   Beloved father of Alicia Van Bree (Kevin), Allan Augustine, and Amanda Augustine. Son of Ruth and the late Wilson Augustine. Brother of Jo-Ann Delmage (nee Augustine), David Augustine (Kim), and Cheryl McMillan (nee Augustine)(Jay). Uncle of Greg Delmage (Annette), Garett Cloud (Hannah), Tabbatha Augustine (Jay), and Bradley Augustine (Katie). Predeceased by Kyle Delmage.  Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church, Thedford, on Friday afternoon, February 12, 2016, at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Thedford Legacy Centre. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to Contact House or to St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.denning.ca

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HENKEMANS: Amy Snoeck

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Amy passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 68 years, Dirk Snoeck Henkemans, as well as two sons, Gerhard Snoeck Henkemans (Madeleine) and Eric Snoeck Henkemans (Sandra); six grand children – Emily, Michael, Jody, Brandy, Jennifer Ann (Ira) Ewald and Jeffrey; and two great grand children – Carter and Reagan Ewald. She is also survived by two sisters, Gertruida van der Eb of Cologne, Germany and Albertine Schusler-van der Eb of Wassenaar, The Netherlands and many nieces, a nephew and cousins in The Netherlands. She was predeceased by her sister Henny van der Eb and her grandson Dirk Snoeck Henkemans. Amy followed Dirk in his career with the petrochemical industry from The Netherlands to Saudi Arabia and then to Canada where she lived in Montreal, St. John, Kingston and Sarnia. She took great delight in playing the violin. She played in the Atlantic Symphony in St John, The Kingston Symphony in Kingston and the International Symphony in Sarnia. Amy was a warm and welcoming person who made many friends where ever they lived. Family and friends will be received for a time of fellowship and refreshment on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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MICHELBERGER: Andreas “Andy”

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, Saturday, February 6, 2015 at Sarnia, Ontario, Andy Michelberger passed away at the age of 87.   Andy was born on August 14, 1928 in Budaors, Hungary to Maria Brath and Michael Michelberger. Beloved brother of Anna Latosinsky (Stefan) of Sarnia and Maria Herzog (Leopold) of Ohringen, Germany.  Predeceased by brother Michael of Germany.  Uncle of Kathy Kirby, Ingrid Trumpp, Dr. Steve Latosinsky, Robert Latosinsky and Diana Chamberlain and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Longtime companion of Noella Garneau (predeceased) and special friend to her son, Mike Garneau.  Andy and his family relocated from Hungary to Germany shortly before the end of the Second World War.   Andy came to Canada during the 1950‘s in search of a better future.   He found work in Canada as a bricklayer and was a longtime member of the Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada Local 28 Ontario. Andy settled in Timmins, Ontario where he made many enduring friendships. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service was held at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charitable organization of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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FREER: Arthur Thomas Wellington

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Petrolia, formerly of Sarnia- Arthur Thomas Wellington Freer, 88, passed peacefully Friday, February 5, 2016 at Petrolia Hospital surrounded by family. Arthur is predeceased by his parents, Basil and Mary, sister Ethel, and son Douglas. Arthur is lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years. Betty (Abra) Freer, sister Doris Sawyer, his children, Bev (Jason), Wayne (Brenda), Larry (Jean) , Gary (Sharon), Ruth (Janet), daughter in law Cindy and foster daughter Agnes, 19 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren family and friends. Arthur “Art” worked in the service industry all his life. He was a retired building inspector for the City of Sarnia, worked years for the Sarnia Children Aide Society transporting children to various appointments, assisted with many building projects with family and friends, and served his Heavenly Father as an Elder for the Community of Christ. Arthur was a summer resident of the Warwick Conservation Area where he enjoyed endless hours with family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 1104 Leckie Drive, Sarnia, on Wednesday, February, 10 at 2:00 followed by refreshments. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health Continuing Care, Community of Christ Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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WHITE: Elaine

Posted by on February 7, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our faithful mother Elaine White. Predeceased by her husband Reg, Elaine leaves brother; Rodney, seven loving daughters: Carol, Trudy, Sandy (Joe) Wynne, Debbie (Walter) Wagner, Jacquie (Bill) Walters, Wendy (Jim) Cotton, Bev, grandchildren: Karin, Nevada, Stephanie, Jeff, Justin, and their children and spouses. Elaine was born Aug. 25th, 1919 at Misacordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and lived an abundant life of 96 years. Living alone for many years Elaine was lovingly cared for by her seven daughters. Special thanks to Dr. Spano, Dr. Gannon, and the dutiful staff at Vision Nursing Home. Elaine’s care givers are angels. A private family graveside service will be held. To honour Elaine our family requests that you perform a random act of kindness. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfunerahome.ca

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FLEET: MARJORIE OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 7, 2016

fleet webMarjorie Fleet (nee Evans) in her 80th year, passed away unexpectedly on February 6, 2016, with her proud daughters by her side. Survived by her husband Ron, daughters; Vicki (Mike), Tammy (Chris), Sandy (Steve), and Barb (Chris). “Grandma the Good” to Kate, Jay (Heather), Jennifer (Brian), Eric (Melissa), Cuillan, Nicholaus, Curtis (Bailey), Carly (Ryan), Ashley, Stephen, Andrew (Callie) and Sarah (Andrew). Great Grandma to Wynn, baby Kay, Lilly and Robbie. Favourite Aunt Marj to her many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her parents George and Marguerite and her brother Gerald Evans. Marj’s positive energy will be greatly missed, along with her love of cards, art, hooking and curling.

“Save your fork Marj, the best is yet to come.”

Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Marjorie will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday February 10, 2016, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A celebration of life will take place in honour of her 80th birthday in April.  The family would like to give special thanks to all the wonderful nurses on the 4th floor of Bluewater Health Sarnia, for their loving compassion.

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CHAD: Elizabeth Ann

Posted by on February 6, 2016

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Elizabeth Chad, at Bluewater Health on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Raymond Chad for 55 years. Loving mother of Cheryl (Tim), Christine (Tom), Raymond Jr. (Jackie), Kenneth (Terri), Donald (Julie), Michael (Julie) and Elizabeth. Cherished grandmother of Jenna, JoAnn, Sandy, Amanda, Katie, Raymond III, C.J., Kenneth Jr., Rebecca, Eric, Darryl, Curtis, Donald Jr., Corey, Michael Jr., Sam, Adam and Daniel. Treasured great-grandmother of Jesse, Brody, Rylee, MacKenzie, Kayla, Emma, Matthew, Nicole, Kristin, Chad, Madison, Bishop, Jocelyn, Caraline, Steven, Niaomi, Dakota, Corey Jr., Alexander, and Presley. Loved sister of Bill, Keven (Janine) and Enid (Jim); and sister-in-law of Jim (Donna) and John (Deb). Predeceased by her brothers John and Allen and by sister-in-law Marie. Much loved Auntie of many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation-Palliative Care(cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BEAIRSTO: John “Jack”

Posted by on February 6, 2016

John “Jack” Beairsto, passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 87, on Thursday, February 4th, 2016. He was a kind and loving family man to his wife, of 59 years, Shirley and his children Neil (Jane) Beairsto of Plympton-Wyoming, ON and Donna (Rob) Crncich of London, ON. Cherished Grandpa of Angela (Joe) Najim, Melanie (Brad) Medeiros, Craig Beairsto, Ben and Lauren Crncich, as well as “G.G” to 5 Great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Mary (the late Charles) McKeon and brother-in-law to Joan (the late Mel) Robinson. Jack was retired from a long career at Imperial Oil since 1986 and had a passion for gardening and reading. Everything Jack did was for the love and happiness of his family and friends. He particularly looked forward to his annual cottage family reunions in Muskoka and any holidays that brought his family together. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. A luncheon reception will follow immediately at the Smith Family Centre. In lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy or donation can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Inn of the Good Shepherd (local Food Bank), or a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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ROBINSON: Norman Albert

Posted by on February 6, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Bluewater Health, Norman “Norm” Albert Robinson passed away at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Gail for the past 59 years. Loving father of Greg (Wanda) Robinson, Brenda (Brian) Tithecott and Dave (Jeanine) Robinson. Cherished grandfather of Craig and Shannon Robinson, Valerie and Jason Fair, Tina and Paul Martell, Kurtis, Carley and Elyse Tithecott. Treasured great-grandfather of Jack Robinson, Oliver and Liam Fair, Marnie and Pierce Martell. Dear brother of Jimmy, Wayne and Sharon. Predeceased by his daughter Cindy Robinson, his son Glen Robinson, and his brothers Ed, Don and Bob. Norm will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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NEIL: Carson Scott

Posted by on February 5, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Scott Neil passed away at the age of 57. Beloved son of Emily and the late Carson Neil. Loving brother of Sue Marcus, Sherry Neil, Cindy Neil and Stacey Neil. Cherished uncle of Sarah, Leah, Gjoa, Dillon, Brittany, Jasmin, Katrina and Justin, and treasured great-uncle of several great-nieces and nephew. Scott will be deeply missed by his “brother” Jeff, and by his good friends Lance, Andy, Bill and Lawrence. A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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FORD: Howard

Posted by on February 5, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Bluewater Health – CEE Petrolia, Howard Ford passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Georgina Ford. Loving father of Ruth (Barry) and William (Allison). Cherished grandfather “Pop” of Emma and Ea. Dear brother of Judith and Paul. Survived by his mother and father-in-law Kathleen and Stan Stanford. Predeceased by his parents William and Leah Ford. Howard was the Chief Librarian of the Windsor Public Library, Sarnia Library and the Sarnia Art Gallery. Howard played an instrumental role in the renovation of the Lawrence House. Howard was an avid marathon runner, outdoor enthusiast, and loved a cold pint and a good soccer match. He will be remembered for his charming British wit and the love he had for his family. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 3:00 p.m. and words of tribute at 3:30 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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SCRIMGEOUR: Alexander

Posted by on February 5, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer, Alexander “Poppy” Scrimgeour passed away at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Sylvia for 52 years. Loving father of Lynn Pugsley (Scott Chapman), Keith Scrimgeour, and the late Ian Scrimgeour (2005). Cherished grandfather of Alysha Pugsley (Kyle Ferguson), Laura Pugsley (Matthew Vince), and Kristi Pugsley (Brad Campbell) and step-grandfather of Eden Chapman and Jaden Chapman (Jessica Hamilton-Scott). Treasured great-grandfather of Lucas and Leah Chapman. Lovingly remembered by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews near and far. Alexander worked at the Sarnia General Hospital in the janitorial department for many years. He will be remembered as the night-shift prankster, scaring the nurses and staff of the hospital. He was passionate for soccer, never missing a grandchild’s game. The family wishes to thank Dr. Dostaler, Nurse Tammy (his birthday twin), the nursing staff and volunteers of the St. Joseph’s Hospice, Rona Schaffer (his hugging buddy), and the Cancer Ward. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St N, Sarnia, on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., with a light luncheon to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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Wallis: Jean Shirley of Sarnia

Posted by on February 4, 2016

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge Nursing Home on Wednesday, February 3. 2016, JEAN SHIRLEY (nee Rick) Wallis, passed away at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband John Clarence Wallis (2002). Survived by her sisters Beatrice Laur (George) of St. Thomas, Doris Rick of Toronto and brother Don Rick (Jean) of St. Thomas. Will also be greatly missed by her niece and caregiver Darlene Waddell. Predeceased by her siblings; Walter and his wife Shirley Rick, Ellen Cronin and her husband Bill, George Rick and William Rick. And also missed by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a private family committal service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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CORMIER; Ginette, of Petrolia

Posted by on February 4, 2016

Cormier; Ginette1Passed away with family by her side on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia. Born in Chambly, Quebec, GINETTE NOELLA CORMIER, of Petrolia, was in her 74th year. Ginette is survived by her daughter Chantal Cormier and Patrick Friel of Callander, Ontario and Daniel (Patrick) Cormier and Ginger Richter of Ottawa. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Gisele Bracewell of Sarnia, her brothers Laurent, Gilles, Gaetan, and Eve, her sisters Josee, Micheliene, and Lauren, all of Quebec, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Andree and Mierelle. Ginette spent many years serving the parishes of St. Philips, Petrolia and Holy Rosary, Wyoming in the pastoral care and bereavement ministry. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia. Parish prayers will be offered at 1 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Philip’s Parish, King St., Petrolia. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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LAVORATORE, Giuliano

LavoratoreLAVORATORE, Giuliano – At Bluewater Health on Monday, February 1, 2016. Beloved and unique father of Tania Lavoratore and Kayla Pecora. Brother of Adriana, Mario, Bruno, John and Dante. Brother in-law of Jose. Former husband of Elena Pecora. Dear friend of Sean McAnulty, Michael, Joseph and David Stoesser. Giuliano’s talent, kindness and misunderstood nature will forever be missed and we will always remember and love him. Visitation will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 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 immediately following at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Giuliano Lavoratore in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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Davis, Frederick George of St. Thomas (formerly of Sarnia)

Posted by on February 2, 2016

After a brave battle with cancer, FREDERICK GEORGE DAVIS, age 63 of St. Thomas, formerly of Sarnia, passed away on Saturday January 30, 2016 at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  Fred is survived by siblings Eloise (Jack) Nesbitt, Jackie Chaytor, Freda (Jack) Schumacher, Peggy (Steven) Doig, Jenny Davis (Bob Cook), Theresa Little, Jimmy Henderson (Linda Tippins), Joey (Debbie) Henderson, Vickey Davis.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and special friends Dave, Janet, Steward, Panda and Sparkle.  Predeceased by his parents Emily and Alfred Davis, sisters Marjorie Huber, Patricia Graham and Norma McSweeney, nieces Bethnay Doig and Emily Avey.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Saturday February 6th at 12:00 noon with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.   Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and district Humane Society or a wildlife association. 

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HYATT; Gordon, of Petrolia

Posted by on February 2, 2016

hyatt; gordon “Dad – A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” It is with great sadness that the family of GORDON FENWICK HYATT announces his passing on Friday January 29, 2016 at the age of 67. Gordon was born November 7, 1948 to Albert and Edith (Haggarty) Hyatt in Petrolia. In 1969 he married Sheila O’Meara, and they were married for 27 years. Together they created a loving home for their four children, and all of their children’s friends. He was a devoted father, and will be lovingly remembered by his children; Laura & Trent Maciborski of Sherwood Park, AB; Benjamin & Houghton Hyatt of Montecito, CA; Matthew & Tomoko Hyatt of Tokyo, Japan; and Julie & Andrew Hore of Edmonton, AB. He was a proud and loving grandpa to Tianna, Tasia, Asher, Addison, Jackson, Jacob and Riley. He is survived by his beloved siblings David & Kathy Hyatt and Wanda Hyatt, and by his many cherished nieces and nephews. Despite numerous physical hardships, Gordon never lost his sense of humour and will always be remembered for his quick wit and his ability to make those around him laugh. His heart was bigger than life, and his thoughtful ways touched those who knew him. A memorial service to celebrate Gordon’s life will take place on Saturday February 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia. A reception will take place following the service. Cremation has taken place. Come wearing bright colours in honour of Gordon, and be prepared to share a laugh or two – that is how he would have wanted us to remember him! In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia-Lambton Humane Society (www.sarniahumanesociety.com) in honour of Gordon’s love of animals.   Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com or on Facebook on Gordon Hyatt’s page.

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SIMPSON: Julie Ann

Posted by on February 2, 2016

Peacefully, with family by her side, Julie Ann (Thibault) Simpson passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at London Health & Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, at the age of 79. Predeceased by her husbands Florian Thibault and James Simpson. Loving mother of H. James (Sabrina) Young, Cheryl (Terry) Robbins and Bonnie (Paul) Desjarlais and step-mother of Reg Thibault, Terry Simpson, Kathy (Arland) Dunn, Michael (Tracy) Simpson and Lynn (Michael) Hurley. Cherished grandmother of fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Glenda Cogswell and sister of the late David Paul Cogswell (2016). Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be  received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., with a memorial service immediately following at 3:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to CNIB or the LHSC Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MARTYNSE, Arthur

Martynse1MARTYNSE, Arthur – Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Sunday, January 31, 2016, Arthur Martynse died at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Amy Irene (Devlin). Loving father of Bruce & his wife Jessica, Essex, Judith Sandison & her husband John, Waterloo, and Barbara Cook & her husband Peter, Chatham. Cherished grandfather of Trevor (Ashley) & Daniel Martynse, Graham & Neil Sandison and Brandon & Stephen Cook, and great-grandfather of Miranda Martynse. Brother-in-law of Jim Devlin & his wife Lois, Kingston. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Hendrik & Gerardina, son Ronald and sisters Anne and Jane, brothers Henry and Jerry. Arthur was an Engineer with Dupont of Canada, for over 40 years. His passions were woodworking and camping all over North America. Visitation will take place at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Thursday, February 4th , 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A celebration of Arthur’s life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel immediately following visitation on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Road, Sarnia, N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Arthur Martynse in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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BUSS, Kenneth (Ken) of Camlachie

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Buss-1-WebbBUSS, KENNETH – Suddenly, but peacefully at Bluewater Health-CEE Petrolia on Saturday, January 30, 2016, Kenneth Carl Buss, age 91 of Camlachie passed away. He was the dear husband of the late Ina Christina (Dolson) Buss (2008) and loving father of Dan of Courtenay BC., Judy Dennis (Jim Meyer) of Kitchener, Pat and Carol Buss of Lacombe, AB and Kellie and Jamie Doan of Dorchester, father in law of Judy Buss of Bright’s Grove. He was a loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and brother of Joyce Hoffman of Kitchener. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his son Doug, grandson Scott Buss and granddaughter Stacey Koebel and sisters Joan and Audrey. Ken was a Royal Canadian Navy veteran of WWII and a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 of Sarnia. Ken retired in 1987 as manager of Inter City Truck Lines Ltd. and was Past-President of the Royal Canadian Naval Association of Kitchener and Past-President of the Lambton Shrine Club and a member of the Shrine Band. Funeral and committal services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, beginning at 10:00 am until the service begins. Memorial donations made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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LANDON, Jason Paul Thomas

Landon1LANDON, Jason Paul Thomas – Suddenly at Bluewater Health Thursday, January 28, 2016, Jason Landon died at the age of 43. Beloved son of Nancy Nisbet and Gerald Landon. Dear step-son of Charles Nisbet. Loving brother of Michelle Rogers (Rob), Jeremy Landon & Cori Landon. Cherished grandson of Hannah Nisbet. Special uncle to Sarah Rogers & her children Hannah & Liam and Alicia Schrader (David) and their daughter Tillie. Dear nephew of James Platte & his son Kris. Also survived by many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his grandparents, Mary & Paul Monsen, Buster Nisbet and Delores & Cecil Landon. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, February 5th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A celebration of Jason’s life will be held immediately following visitation in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St., Sarnia, N7T 2R1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Jason Landon in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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PINTUS: Antonia “Tony”

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Bluewater Health, Antonio “Tony” Tonino Pintus passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Giulia. Loving father of Tony Pintus, Pino (Janessa) Pintus, Marco Pintus, Max (Hayley) Pintus, Lisa (Thom) Walker and Marcello (Claudia) Pintus. Cherished grandfather of Miah, Jayla, Luke, Robert, Taya, Landen and Danilo. Dear brother of Piero (Vanna), Mario, Salvatore (Jeridah), and his sister Rosella, and cherished brother-in-law of Antonio (Mara). Survived by his extended family. Predeceased by his parents Agostino and Peppina Pintus. The family wishes to thank the staff of Bluewater Health Palliative Care, especially Dr. Maddison for his care of our dad. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 390 Christina St N, Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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