LANE; Opal of Watford

Posted by on January 1, 2018

Died peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Watford Quality Care Centre.   OPAL LANE,  who was in her 93rd year,  was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Lane.   She is survived by brothers Cecil (the late Nyhl) Lane, Russell (Mary) Lane, Lloyd (Louise) Lane, and Jack (Mildred) Lane and a sister Audrey (the late Eric) Foster.   She was predeceased by brother George (the late Emily) and sister Doris Lane.    She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery.   As expression of sympathy, memorial may be made by cheque to Watford Quality Care Residents Council.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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DENNETT: Dora “Dorothy” June of Afton Park Place

Posted by on December 30, 2017

DENNETT, Dorothy “Dora” June – Resident of Afton Park Place and formerly of Brigden passed quietly into the night, Saturday, December 30, 2017. She will now be reunited with her late husband of 66 years, Lyle Dennett (July 2016). Beloved mother of Linda (Joe) Gibbs of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Paul Kells) and Dan Gibbs. Sadly missed by her great-grandchildren Alanah, Ben and Sam. Survived by one remaining sister Victoria Fedyk and several nieces and nephews. Dora’s family wish to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Afton Park Place for the care and friendship given to our Mother while she was a resident there.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00pm. Funeral service will be held at 12:00pm from the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Brigden United Church, Brigden Horticultural Society or Alzheimer’s Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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DENNIS: Marilyn of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on December 29, 2017

Eva Marilyn Dennis

Peacefully passed away in the comfort of her home Friday December 22, surrounded by her loving son Terry and daughter-in-law Bonnie Dennis. Daughter of Daniel Steele and Mabel Marsh, predeceased by her brother William, loving husband Mack, and daughter Arlene and son-in-law David Clarke. Marilyn was a loving grandmother to Paul and Dennis Clarke, Daniel (Meriem), Nicole, and Michael Dennis. Loving great-grandmother to Eveni?a Marilyn Dennis- the family is thankful Evenita was able to meet her namesake and celebrate her first birthday together with great-grandma.

In her last few weeks, Marilyn was thankful for the company and care of her family as well as extended family members Terry, Susan, and Marissa.

Marilyn will be laid to rest beside her beloved Mack at a private funeral service Thursday January 4, 2018 in Arkona.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forest Cliff Camp (Forest), a place dear to Marilyn and Mack Dennis. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Watford.

 

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WATSON, Bernice (nee Odell) of Petrolia (formerly of Sarnia)

WATSON, Bernice – At Fiddick’s Nursing Home on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Dear mother of Dennis Watson (Nicki), Sarnia Sharon Brander (Larry), Courtright, Eric (Terry) Watson, Point Edward, Carol Watson, Sarnia and Joanne Seeds, Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Kenneth Watson (Paula), Christopher Watson (Kim), Shannon Brander, Stacey Napper (Brian), Selinn Brander House (Robbie), Erin Callahan (Kyle), Chad Watson, Dwayne Ross (Tammy), Ryan Ross (Tanya), Shawna Fleming (Tim) and Alex Seeds (Sarah). Great-grandmother of Lilly, Jacob, Wesley, Emily, Allison and Michael Watson, Morgan and Austin Napper, Gavin and Jayla Callahan, Rylan, Brennan, Hunter and Wyatt Ross and Aurora Seeds. Predeceased by parents Kenneth & Olive Odell and sisters Annabelle Odell and Mary Zavitz (Bruce). Bernice and Bill operated Rich’s Trophies on Maxwell St. for many years. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 12-1 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel immediately following at 1 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 468 Colborne St., London, ON, N6B 2T3 or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SHEPPARD, Marilyn of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2017

SHEPPARD, MARILYN – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Marilyn June (Dougherty) Sheppard, age 84 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Allan A. Sheppard and loving mother of daughter Ruth Gartlan (Martin Randall) and Step-Daughter Noreen Taylor (Paul) and daughter in laws Jane and Rosemary Sheppard, grandmother of Jennifer (Jamie), Heather (Kerry), Andrew (Amy), Mark (Melanie) and Rachel, great-grandmother of Caleb, Nathan, Alexis, Aiden, Juliana, Kyle and Amy. She is also survived by her sister Arlene Wright. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was predeceased by her Step-Sons Brian and David Sheppard, her sister and brother, Shirley and Ross Dougherty. Marilyn was a longtime member of Central United Church, the church choir and the Elizabeth II Chapter, IODE. She was a volunteer with the Children’s Aid Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Parkinson’s Canada. Marilyn enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, sewing, traveling with friends and family and spending her summers at the family cottage. Cremation will take place and a private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held later at Central United Church (220 George St., Sarnia, N7T 4N9). Memorial donations in memory of Marilyn made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “A special thanks for the kind and compassionate care provided by Dr. Kim and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice and BWH Palliative Care”

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MELANSON, Marie Rita (nee Bourque) of Sarnia

MELANSON, Marie Rita – At Marshall Gowland Manor on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Raymond (2014). Dear mother of Mai Anderson (Eddie Gabriel), Oil Springs, John Melanson (Endah), Dawson Creek, B.C., Peter Melanson (Sharon), Sarnia, Rita Varsava (Gary), Port Elgin and Donald Melanson (Rhonda), Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Tina, Lisa, Greg, Chris, Jennifer, Heather, Mathew, Sarah, Michael, Scott, Noah, Madelyn and Cinby. Great-grandmother of Danyelle, Christy, Teresa, Brooke, Lucas, Kate, Alexandra, John, Margaret, William and Charlotte. Sister of Dorilla Cormier, New Brunswick. Predeceased by parents Fred & Sara Bourque, son Michael Melanson, brothers Edward, Joseph and Henry Bourque and sister Theresa Currie. Marie was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, St. Vincent de Paul Society and St. Benedict’s Church. She retired from the L.C.R.C.S.S.B. in 1989. Marie & Ray enjoyed traveling, visiting places such as Hawaii and the Holy Land. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St, Sarnia on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Benedict’s Giving Together Capital Campaign, 1011 Oak St., Sarnia, N7S 1J4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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RYAN: Deborah Anne of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on December 27, 2017

RYAN, Deborah

After a very long battle with diabetes and dialysis, Deborah has passed away, in her 53rd year.  She leaves behind her mother Patricia Ryan and is predeceased by her father John Ryan in 2012.  Also survived by her sister Victoria Diane Haycock, and her son Dustin and her daughter Shelby, her great-nephew Wyatt, Bryson, and Mason, and her great-niece Brooklyn.  Deborah is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Deborah can now look down on her Dover Run buddies.  At Deborah’s request, there will be no services.  Cremation has taken place.  For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the North Lambton Lodge would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left www.denning.ca   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST.

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BULLICK: Barry of Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario

Posted by on December 26, 2017

BULLICK, Barry

Passed away at Victoria Hospital on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at the age of 73 years.  Beloved husband of Nancy.  Loving father of Bill (Jennifer) and Jeff.  Loved grandfather or Julie, Lindsey, and Nikki.  Predeceased by his parents George and Audrey Bullick.  Remembered by his cousin Peter Bullick of Nova Scotia.   A Celebration of Life is to take place in the spring.  Please visit www.denning.ca for further details.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Uttoxeter Cemetery or the London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated by the family.   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST 

 

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WYGERGANGS, Peter

WYGERGANGS, Peter (1936-2017) – Peacefully, surrounded by his family on December 21, 2017 at University Hospital. Beloved husband of Nellie (nee Van Kempen-Crombeen) and his first wife the late Kathleen (Blondeel 1990).  Loving father of Richard and Rachel and their children; step-children Wayne, Cathy, Bob, Nancy, Pete, Joe and their spouses.  Peter will be greatly missed by all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his foster son Clifford Myers (Molly).  Dear brother of Henry (Ingrid), Josie Renes. Brother-in-law of Tony, Bill and Frank Van Kempen and their spouses and Margaret Gardiner, Johanna and Fay Van Kempen.  Cousin of Tony (Marg) and Herman in Canada and many cousins in Holland. Peter will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by parents Lambertus and Antonia Wygergangs, brothers Joe, Albert; sisters Jane, Mary; brothers-in-law Andy, Norm, Bert and Ed.  Peter loved dancing and gardening and was proud of his job as a plumber.  He was a member of Knights of Columbus and a 50 year member of the CBD Club.  Peter spent his last years at Bluewater Leisure Living where he made many new friends.  He was a kind and compassionate man with a great sense of humour.  Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who took such good care of him.  Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, December 29th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.   As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to a charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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RENAUD, Claude Joseph Arthur, of Sarnia

RENAUD, Claude Arthur – Surrounded by his family, Petty Officer 1st Class, Claude Renaud died peacefully at home on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Warner). Loving step-father of Danielle (Cox) O’Sullivan & her husband Danny, Sarnia. Cherished gramps of Jack Cox-Bell & Oliver O’Sullivan. Dear son of Yvonne Côté & her husband Fern, Ottawa. Son-in-law of William Warner, London. Brother of Moe (Julie), Ben (Chantal), Ottawa and Peter, B.C.. Brother-in-law of John Warner (Bonnie) Stoney Point, Ron Warner (Susan), Illderton, Ray Warner (Leise) Whitby, Dianne Edward, London and Shirley Lazenby (Bill) Port Elgin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Albert Renaud and mother-in-law Audrey Warner. Claude was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy where he served for 21 years, retiring as Petty Officer 1st Class. For the past 15 years Claude worked with the Canadian Coast Guard. His love for his family was everything to him. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Claude’s life will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. A private family celebration and burial will take place at a later date in Ottawa. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 or The London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Rd., London, N6C 2R6. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BOYD, Norma Irne (nee Cartier) of Sarnia

BOYD, Norma Irene – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Albert Hinnegan (1981) and the late E. Bill Boyd (2006). Dear mother of Nancy Randell (Darrell), Port Lambton, Jeff Hinnegan (Lisa), Alvinston, Eileen Alexander, Sarnia, Mary Labadie (Kevin), Wallaceburg and Anne Hinnegan (Walter McRoberts), Alvinston. Loving grandmother of Rachel McDonald (Mike), Barry Randell (Stefanie), Benjamin Randell (Colleen), Jodie Bjornson (B.J.), Cassandra Lavoie, Albert Ware (Lisa Taylor), Jessica Alexander, Samantha White (Brian), Jamie Fowler (Bill), David Hinnegan, Michael Hinnegan, Laura McTavish (Paul) and Max Cosford. Norma was also the great-grandmother of 22 and great-great-grandmother of 1. Sister of Reta Lucier, Becher. Predeceased by parents George & Margaret Cartier, sons Don and Ken Hinnegan, a great-grandson Lucas and sisters Mary Demers and Jean Campbell. Norma’s family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lilly and the staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice for the excellent care given to Norma during her time there. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. The interment will be held at 12:45 on Friday at Sacred Heart Cemetery (Lambton Line), Port Lambton. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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SULLIVAN, James William of Sombra

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Captain James Sullivan passed away suddenly at his home in Sombra in his 96th year on December 17, 2017. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty and by his parents William and Evelyn (Dawson) Sullivan. Loving father of Alan (Guelph), Carol (Gary Smith, Montreal). Cherished grandfather of Victoria of Toronto, Katharine of Guelph, Alexei of Montreal, Elena (Bruno) of Les Cedres and great-grandfather of Taylor. Survived by his sister Mildred Manser of Sarnia and two nieces Margaret Manser and Mary Fuller. Jim was a long time employee of Misener Transportation and rose through the ranks to become Captain on the Great Lakes, a position he held for 33 years. In the latter years of his career he was appointed as Commodore of the Fleet. He was a proud member of Sombra Masonic Lodge and was the recipient of the William Mercer Wilson award for Meritorious Service.
Friends and family will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:00am with visitation starting at 10:00am from the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Charity of Choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Courtis: Rose Marie of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, ROSE MARIE (nee Spong) COURTIS, age 59, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Will be greatly missed by her husband Perry Courtis. Loving daughter of Frances Spong of Barrie and Louis Spong of Barrie. Dear sister of Cathy Spong and friend Steve, Margie (Gilles) Sears and Steve (Sue) Spong. Aunt of Holly, Danielle, Sarah and Michielle. Special niece of Daniel Hawke and cousins; Stephanie (Marcus) Blackman, Daniel Hawke Jr., Brooke and Rayfeal Hamilton all of Sarnia. Rose greatly loved her 9 feathery kids, and her cat Felix. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at People’s Church (3888 London Line, Wyoming, ON) on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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DUDLEY: Jean of Petrolia formerly of Inwood

Posted by on December 17, 2017

August 14, 1923- December 15, 2017.   A life well lived with joy, humour and compassion for all living creatures. With great sadness, Jean’s family announces her sudden but peaceful passing at Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, in her 95th year, of Inwood.   Survived and deeply loved by her sons Dennis (Shirley) and Murray (Raymonde). Cherished grandmother of Kristen (Christopher) Slote, Meghan Dudley and Jordan Dudley. Special great-grandmother of Bryn and Eamonn. Predeceased by her husband Morris (2009),  her parents Thomas and Annie (Vokes) Munro, her sisters Margaret Routley and Edna Chapman and brothers Norman and Russell Munro. Special thanks to Meadowview Villa staff for their loving, compassionate care of Jean over the past five years. Visitation will be held at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Wednesday, December 20 from 4-7 p.m where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Meadowview Villa Auxiliary or a charity of your choice.  www.vanheckfuenralhome.ca

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BELL, Patricia Ann (nee McAneney) of Sarnia

BELL, Patricia Ann – Patricia Ann Bell (nee McAneney), died on December 12, 2017 at the age of 68. Loving mother of Christine Smith & her husband Bill, Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Brandon & Kimberly Smith.  Dear sister of the Rev. Gerald McAneney & his wife Norma, Hamilton, Larry McAneney & his wife Evelyn, Brockville and Maureen Morkin & her husband Bill, Corunna.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Joseph & Leonide McAneney. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1 or to the charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MONTGOMERY: Isla Mae Ann of London, Ontario

Posted by on December 13, 2017

Isla Mae Ann Montgomery was delivered into this world on December 12, 2017.  Now in the loving arms of Jesus.  Precious daughter to Matthew and Alysha, sister to Chloe, Lexi, and Davin.

“…the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21

Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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TAYLOR, Doris Annie (nee Irwin), of Sarnia

TAYLOR (nee Irwin), Doris Annie – Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia, on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late John Boyd Taylor (2012). Dear mother of William Taylor (Bonita Ovens), Karen Taylor (Kevin McBride), Tammie Taylor (Mark Sansom), loving grandmother of Jessica (Patrick Smith), Patrick Ovens (Katarina), Scott Ovens (Suzanne) and great gramma of Julian Ovens. Doris was the eldest sister of Kathleen Annable and is predeceased by her siblings, Bert Irwin and Dr. June Irwin, and beloved daughter of Thomas Albert Irwin and Gertrude Youngs Irwin. Doris Annie was active in the Cornwall community and had the distinction of being the first female paper carrier for the Cornwall Freeholder during World War II. She was a proud, member of the Glengarry Highlander dancers and was active at her high school – Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, organizing pen pal clubs for the many young soldiers stationed overseas, and graduated with distinction at the tender age of 15. She then petitioned her father to sign papers allowing her to start working at the Howard Smith Paper Mill in Cornwall, later named Domtar Fine Papers. Throughout her 50-year career there, she maintained many non-traditional female roles; among them buyer for the electrical department and Central Receiver. Doris was instrumental in creating the office workers union, and fought for early feminist issues, specifically protected maternity leave for all women, regardless of marital status. She remained an active and vocal member of the union until retirement in 1994. Known for her stylish elegance, a tall beauty with red locks, assertiveness and sense of humor, she earned the nickname “Big Red”. Doris was very physically active her entire life, from working in the fields of her grandparents farm during the harvest, an avid walker, she was also part of the Domtar Health and Safety committee, as well as teaching fitness to her fellow employees until retirement at age 65, and only stopping her twice weekly work outs at age 85. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, Sarnia, 519-344-3131. Interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Cornwall Hospice 1507 Second St West Cornwall Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BOURNE: WESLEY LLOYD OF SARNIA

Posted by on December 12, 2017

BOURNE WESLEY LLOYD– Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, December 11, 2017, Wesley Lloyd Bourne, age 78, of Sarnia passed away. Wesley is pre-deceased by his wife Patricia Bourne and daughter Debbie Long. He was the loving father to Jean Pattison and Lee-Anne (Ivan) Cicchini. Dear grandfather to David, Brian, Vanessa, Emily, Carissa, Kevin and Wesley. He worked for the City of Sarnia Parks and Recreation and was a retired Minister at New Apostolic Church. Visitation will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, December 23, 2017 between the hours of 2:00-4:00 pm. There will be a private family burial at a later date.
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HEALEY, William Dale of Sarnia

HEALEY, William “The Bear” – At Bluewater Health on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 82. Husband of the late Theresa. Dear father of Michael Healey (Wendy), Sarnia, Kim Dunn (Terry), Sherwod Park, AB and Billy Healey (Jo), Brantford. Loving grandfather of Chris Healey (Jennifer), Jeff Healey, Adam Dunn and Kara Dunn. Great-grandfather of Cole, Wyatt and Logan Healey and Jordynn, Ryenn and Jeffrey Jr. Healey. Brother of Gary Healey (late Velda), Stratford, Robert Healey (Jean), Bright’s Grove and Joanne Foster (Norm), London. Bear loved the game of baseball. He was the head coach of the Sarnia Easy Movers Sr. Men’s Baseball Team. Bear also coached the Seaway Tavern and Tommy’s Two Pitch’s teams for many years. Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave., Point Edward, N7G 1V4 or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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HUTTON: Marilyn Kathleen (Egelton/Quinney) of London, Ontario (formerly of Forest, Ontario)

Posted by on December 10, 2017

HUTTON, Marilyn Kathleen (Egelton/Quinney)

Died peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017, at University Hospital, London, Ontario, in her 89th year.  Daughter of the late Aylmer E. and the late Alice Mary (Horton) Quinney.  Beloved wife of the late Duncan (Fred) Hutton (1999).  Survived by twin daughters Kathryn McConnell (Ronald) and Barbara Egelton, all of London.  Cherished grandma of Kristy Thompson (Jamie), Michael McConnell (Judy), Nicholas McConnell (2003) and Bradley Egelton.  Truly blessed and proud to have become a great-grandma to Lily and Nolan McConnell.  Loving only sister to Doris MacArthur (2015) (Bob) of London, brothers-in-law David (2017) (Peg) Hutton, late Dr. William (late Evelyn) Hutton, late James Hutton, and sisters-in-law late Mina (late Hugh) Kersey, late Mary (late Jack) Keith, and late Rona (late Wally) Bisbee.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Always remembered by her very special friends Jack and Norma Aitken of London, Ontario, and their 3 children and families.  Marilyn was no stranger to a life of always working hard to provide the very best for her two girls, who she adored to the moon and back.  Her city life from London to a farm life in Forest started in 1965 when she married Fred.  She worked at the Royal Trust Bank in Forest for many years, made many friends while at her job, until her retirement.  Even with her busy life working, plus helping out on the farm, both her and Fred made time to enjoy their 4 grandchildren and take them on a few holidays.  Trips to Florida and Arizona were enjoyed as well, when snow was on the ground and Fred wasn’t busy with his farming.  She truly seemed to enjoy her ‘farm life’ until Fred passed away, at which time she would move to London to become closer to her girls and their families.  At Marilyn’s request, there will be no visitation, and flowers are gratefully declined.  As an expression of sympathy, please consider the charity of your choice.  Cremation has taken place.  There will be a private family celebration of life at a later date with interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Forest, Ontario.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST (519) 786-2401  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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LIPPERT, Larry “Swamper” Michael of Sarnia, formerly of Crediton, age 58

Posted by on December 8, 2017

LIPPERT:  Unexpectedly, while doing what he loved the most, on Thursday, December 7, 2017, Larry “Swamper” Michael Lippert, of Sarnia, formerly of Crediton, age 58.  Beloved companion of Nancy (Smith) Richards.  Forever loved son of Jeannette Wales of Exeter.  Dear brother of Lynda Heywood and Lisa Lippert both of Exeter and brother-in-law of Henry and Patti Smith of Brampton, Greg and Kris Smith of St. Catharines, Jane and Kevin Armstrong of Iron Bridge.  Larry will be missed by Nancy’s children Sam and Alex Richards and his mother and father-in-law Earl and Rita (Ingram) Smith of Iron Bridge. Fondly remembered by his canine companions Bella and the late Piper (2013).  Also remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his father Earl Lippert (2012) and step-father Ted Wales (2006).  At Larry’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held at the Crediton Community Centre on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. with words of remembrance at 2 p.m.  Swamper began his trucking career at the age of 18, working his entire 40+ year career with Earl Lippert Trucking.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Easter Seals or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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KELLY: Margaret of London

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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KELLY, Margaret
1922 – 2017

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, two weeks before her 95th birthday, at Westmount Gardens Long Term Care. Born in Wales of the United Kingdom, she was predeceased by her sister Lena Western and brother Arthur Picton. Cherished mother of Ann Clawson (Steve) and Rob Kelly (Helga). Treasured grandmother of Mike Clawson (Raquel), Scott Clawson, Stephanie and Michelle Kelly. Loving great-grandmother of Sage, Neve, Rayne and Willow Clawson. Margaret immigrated to Canada in 1956 with her husband, Tom Kelly settling in Sarnia, Ontario where she lived and worked most of her life. She helped with the formation of the United Kingdom Club where she made many friendships. She was also a dedicated member of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), Canatara Chapter, who are dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals through community supports. She never forgot her roots – making many trips to England to visit her siblings, nieces and nephews. She loved travelling and enjoyed many holidays with her good friend Mary. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She never missed those occasions where everyone was together and was always ready to have a laugh. She was a wonderful friend to many and always ready to have a cup of tea and good conversation. She will be loved and missed forever. We would like to thank all the staff of Westmount Gardens for all their care and compassion over the last few years. Friends will be received by family on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Private cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaret are asked to consider the I.O.D.E. and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SMITH: William “Bill” of Napier

Posted by on December 6, 2017

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, William “Bill” Smith of Napier passed away on his 91st birthday.  Loving husband of Bernice Smith (nee Merrick) for 66 years.  Beloved father of Doug (Debbie) Smith and Marilyn Buttery.  Dear grandfather of Kim (Rob) Vos, Stephanie (Patrick) Sanders and Kurtis (Bridget) Smith.  Survived by great grandchildren Cameron Vos, Eva Vos, Brooklyn Sanders and Jackson Sanders.  Sadly missed by family friend Lynne Lawrence and many extended family members and friends.  Predeceased by his brother Jack, his son Donald Charles and his grandson Kerry Douglas.  Bill was a farmer, a bus driver starting at a one room school in 1949 & then # 1 bus driver for Brooke Central School from 1961 to 1994.  He was a salesperson, an avid picture taker (always had a camera on his belt), card & bingo player & friend to all he met. Bill was a 70 year Masonic member of Ionic Lodge #328, Napier & a 65 year member of Eastern Star, Forest Chapter 116, and a lifetime member and Elder of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Napier.  Good natured & easy to get along with, he enjoyed his family & friends.  Bill lived in the Napier area surrounded by his family.  His second home for many years was at The Klondyke Trailer Park in Grand Bend.  An Eastern Star Service under the auspices of Forest, Chapter 116 will be held on Friday, December 8th at 1:30 pm.  A Masonic Service under the auspices of Ionic Lodge #328, Napier will be held  at 6:30 pm.  Friends will be received on Friday, December 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at DENNING’S OF WATFORD 519-876-2218 where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 2:00 pm with visitation one hour prior.  Reverend Jo-Anne Symington officiating.  Private family interment in Strathroy Cemetery at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Napier, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation (Dietary Department) or to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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ANDALI, Rosa (nee Lopetrone) of Sarnia

ANDALI, ROSA – With her family by her side, at Bluewater Health Continuing Care, Petrolia, Rosa Andali passed peacefully to meet her creator on Monday, December 4, 2017. Beloved wife of Giovanni Andali for 65 years.  Loving mother of Gaetano (Liz Bednar), Joseph (Cheryl Ladouceur), Mary Spinnato and her husband Joseph, Laura Ferrera (Shaun Lockhart), John and his wife Lindsey. Cherished nonna of Leanne (Sean), Jenine, Kristine (their mother Becky Andali), Justin (his wife Lisa) Andrew (Amanda), Jeremy (Karleen), Christopher, Jovan (his wife Laura), Daniel (Taylor) Nicolas, Taylor (his fianceé Leila), Luca and Dante. Bisnonna of Leo Giovanni, Sophia Rose, Julian Joseph Paul and great-granddaughter to be. Predeceased by her parents Angela Maria and Giuseppe Lopetrone, brothers Francesco, Salvatore, Giovanni Lopetrone and Franco Pecorelli. Aunt (Zia) to many nieces and nephews in Italy, France and Canada. Commari to many loyal and loving friends. Rosa was Giovanni’s love of his life. They enjoyed their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to no end. Rosa could not get enough of her family. The house was filled not only with her family but with so much love. She lived for them. Her warm beautiful smile and infectious laugh brought joy to everyone. She never wanted anyone to leave and it was obvious as she stood outside every time blowing kisses till you turned the corner. Rosa had many passions including her flower gardens, playing bocce and cards with her friends. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Thursday December 7, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, December 8th at 1:30 p.m.  Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum.  As an expression of sympathy and in the spirit of Christmas, to honour Rosa please bring non perishable goods for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank or make a monetary donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 106 East St., Sarnia, N7T 3R1(cheques only at the funeral home please).  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DIONNE: Judith “Judy” Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Suddenly at Bluewater Health on Monday, December 4, 2017, Judith Ann Dionne (Hawkins) passed away at the age of 62. Mother of Rose (Rob) Alton, Tabatha (Matt) McKegney, Billie – Jo (Mike) Schuyler, April (Nic) and Aaron Zavitz .Grandma to Terrence, Alexis, Calvin, Caleb, Rachel and Ryanne.  Loving sister of Mary (David) McElwee, Gerald Dionne, and Charles (Susie) Dionne. Caring aunt to Chasity (David) Preston and great aunt to James Preston.  Also will be missed by her dear friend Doreen Archer. Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Mary Dionne and her ex-husband Terry Hawkins (2015). |Cremation has taken place. A Memorial S service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service time. Memorial donations in memory of Judy may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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