NICKELS: Edna Florence of St Thomas, ON Formerly of Surrey, England

Posted by on April 5, 2018

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Edna Nickels 1914 – 2018 on March 26 Edna peacefully exchanged her life as we know it here on earth for a place in Heaven. Edna joins her husband James , her son Nelson and many other family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Vera Didier (Maurice) and June Hoekstra (Nick) her son David Goodin (Pamela). Grandchildren Kim Terryberry, Richard Didier and Heather Bucci. Great grandchildren Sydney, Anthony, Steven, Brianna and Cassandra.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Edna in April to complete her wishes. We will miss her laughter and witty remarks of which she had many.

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SPENCER: Brad, of London, Ontario (formerly of Forest, Ontario)

Posted by on April 5, 2018

Spencer, Bradley

Peacefully passed away at his residence in London on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in his 45th year.  Beloved father of Sophia.  Loving son of Gerald and the late Elizabeth Spencer.  Brother of Terry (Roger) Recker, Carrie (Gary) Stahler, Jeff (Donna) Spencer, and the late Cathy Ariesen.   Survived by his brother in law Ben Ariesen, and by many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Monday, April 9, 2018, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to a Trust Fund for Sophia Spencer would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com.

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GILBERT:WILLIAM GEORGE STAVELY OF SARNIA

GILBERT, Bill (William) George Stavely – at the age of 76, Bill Gilbert passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Petrolia on April 4, 2018, Survived by loving wife June Gilbert ( nee Thompson) and Daughter Deborah Gilbert. Bill is also survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family in the Dominican Republic. Predeceased by his two sisters Harriet (Bailey) Ford, Ruthann Harmsworth and his brother Charles Gilbert; both his parents Richard and Ruth Gilbert. Bill had worked with the Lambton Kent school board for many years and loved volunteering with many organizations in Sarnia. He loved to sing God’s praises. His motto was in life “Heart to God hand to mankind.” Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday April 8, 2018 between the hours of 2:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Funeral Services will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria St. N. Sarnia) on Monday April 9, 2018 at 2:30pm to there will be an interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Following the interment there will be a lunch at Brights Grove Lakeshore Community Church. Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and Sarnia District Humane Society Wanda’s Wish.
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Stark: Caroline Elizabeth of Sarnia

Caroline Elizabeth Stark, age 88, died on Monday, April 2, 2018, in Sarnia, Ontario. Caroline Stark was born on June 1, 1929 in Houghton, Saskatchewan, to parents Frank Emerson Stark and Sarah Jane (Ruddick) Stark. Caroline was the youngest, pre-deceased by brothers; Chris, John, Burt, Stan and Lloyd. She graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, London in 1950 as a Registered Nurse and attended the University of Western Ontario for Nursing Administration in 1957. She worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sarnia and Sarnia General Hospital, Victorian Order of Nursing Brockville, Westminster Hospital, London, and finished her career at Sarnia General Hospital. Carrie was a wonderful aunt, great aunt and great – great aunt. She will be missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Carrie appreciated all their love, support and care over the years. She adored the dogs and cats who shared her home. Her family and friends will always remember her as a person of great faith. Carrie gives thanks to Sally Hummel, her friend and mentor. The family would also like to thank Donna Archer and Bonnie Reid who helped her remain happy and content in her home for many years. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia, ON) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment of ashes to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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Glenn, Josephine “Josie” of London

GLENN, Josephine “Josie” ….

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Josie Glenn at the age of 26. Beloved daughter of Patricia Glenn and David Young. Dear sister of Lynette (Carl) Brennan and Ethan Glenn. Granddaughter of Sherry Glenn and Anne Michaels and the late John Young. Aunt of Cayden, Travon and Ava Brennan. Loving mother and best friend of Luna. Josie will be missed by her uncle Chad Young and many great aunts and great uncles. Josie will be lovingly remembered by her boyfriend Jay. Predeceased by her great grandparents Josie and Jack Hines, Bob and Carol Young, grandfather William Glenn and great aunt Monique Hines. Cremation has taken place and memorial service will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Sunday, April 8th 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. A very special thank you to Josie’s great uncle Jon for all of his kindness and selfless support.
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McCALLUM, Mary Aileen of Oil Springs

Posted by on April 4, 2018

McCALLUM, Mary Aileen, It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Aileen McCallum (Wagner) in her 84th year, at London Science – University Hospital on April 3, 2018 with her family by her side. Beloved wife for 64 years to the late Delbert McCallum (2011). Loving mother to Neil and Janet McCallum, Lynn and Udo Seltner, Ivan McCallum and their infant daughter (1961). Cherished grandmother to Jessica and Justin Smith, Katie McCallum, James and Lucas McCallum and grand-puppy Gracie. Dear sister to Shirley Woodburn and Fay and Ralph Stevens. Sister-In-Law to Audrey Wagner, Donelda Stephenson, Jean McCallum and Marg McCallum.
Predeceased by her parents David and Agnes Wagner, brothers and sisters Jack (Hilda) Wagner, Laura (Orlo) Mater, Cal (Mary) Wagner, Bill (Mary) Wagner, Robert Wagner, Jean (Harvey) Ford, Bill Woodburn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mom drove bus for over 30 years. She loved her family, gardening and social visits anywhere.
As to mom’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A private family service will take place at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donation to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME
519-864-1193. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.

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KRICK, Arthur Laverne of Sarnia

KRICK, Arthur Laverne – With his family by his side at Marshall Gowland Manor, Arthur “Art” Krick died on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the age of 80.  Beloved husband & best friend of Lestra for 61 years. Loving father of Susan Johnman, Bradley Krick & his wife Valerie and Tracey Bolzon & her husband Enzo.  Cherished gramps to Jessica & Kyle Johnman, Allysa & Jeremy Bolzon and Matthew & James Krick.  Dear brother of Shirley McLelland and Janet & Bill Hunter.  Brother-in-law of Florence Myers and Patricia Pierce.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Albert & Fern Elsie  Krick and several brother and sisters-in-law.  Art spent over 30 years in the insurance business. He had an adventurous spirit, taking life as it came with a smile on his face and laughter in his heart. Art’s positive and optimistic attitude allowed him to see the best in others; his spirit was contagious. He was a very spiritual man, a devoted Catholic and served many years with the Knights of Columbus.  He was a very community minded individual giving back in so many ways.  He was a Lions member since 1965.  Art was instrumental in chartering many new Lions clubs throughout Ontario.  Among his many passions he loved gardening, golf, travelling, country music and cars.  He was an avid sports fan, loved hockey and baseball.  “Go Dodgers and Leafs.” Art was a devoted family man.  The love & life he shared with Lestra was inspirational and eternal. He gave his children and grandchildren the gifts of love, laughter, guidance and modeled how to embrace life’s challenges “Your attitude determines your altitude” He will be forever missed but lovingly remembered by all whose lives he touched.   Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia  on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Matthew Sobierajski at St. Benedict’s Church on Friday, April 6th at 10:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and care of Art for many years. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Society, 429 East St. Suite 8, Sarnia, N7T 6Y5 or the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1705 London Line, Sarnia, N7W 1B4. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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THOMAS: Morley Keith of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on April 3, 2018

Morley Keith Thomas 1918-2018

Morley Thomas died March 31, 2018 in Watford Ontario at age 99. He was born August 19, 1918 in Westminster Township, Ontario, the son of Morley A. Thomas (1889-1918), and Alice Auckland Thomas (1888-1961). Morley is survived by his son Stephen, daughter-in-law Mary Attfield, grandson Tyler and the entire McThat clan all of Toronto. Son John predeceased him in 2007 and beloved wife Clara in 2013.

In 1918, after her husband’s untimely death, Alice returned, with her baby Morley, to Talbotville to live with her parents and siblings. Morley grew up on the Auckland family farm, attended the local public school and then the nearby St. Thomas Collegiate Institute. With scholarships he attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with Honours BA in Mathematics and Physics in 1941. He was a starting member of the Western Mustangs football team, Yates Cup winners in 1939. At Western he met Clara McCandless and they were married in 1942 in Winnipeg when he was serving as a civilian Meteorological Officer with the RCAF forecasting the weather and teaching meteorology to student pilots in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

After the war Morley chose to remain in meteorology and, with a 1949 MA in Physics (meteorology) from the University of Toronto, worked in the climatology sector of the national meteorological service where he had increasing administrative responsibilities over the years. When he retired in 1983 he was the director general of the Canadian Climate Centre in Environment Canada’s Atmospheric Environment Service.

For more than twenty years he also taught climatology to new meteorologists. He published scores of papers, bibliographies, and an atlas dealing with climate and climatology and co-authored a

textbook, Climate Canada. In the 1950s he had the opportunity to become active in international climatology and subsequently was a Canadian representative at meetings for several decades. In 1978-1982 he served as the president of the Commission for Climatology in the World Meteorological Organization and in Canada he had been president of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society in 1968-1970. In 1980 he was awarded the Patterson Medal for “distinguished service to meteorology” and in 1985 the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Massey Medal for “significant contributions to the knowledge and advancement of Canadian climatology.”

In retirement he enjoyed the facilities at Environment Canada’s Downsview library in return for voluntarily researching the history of Canadian meteorology; over a twenty-five year period he published four books on the subject. In addition he enjoyed researching local history of the Talbotville area and family genealogy which resulted in several published articles and four books. In later years he lived at Seasons Strathroy and followed the Blue Jays, Duke Basketball, and the Mustangs.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory could be made to the Talbotville United Church.  Online condolences may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY

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THEVENOT, Margaret Mary “Marge” (nee Reynolds) of Sarnia

THEVENOT, Margaret Mary “Marge” – On Friday, March 30, 2018 one week before her 92nd birthday, surrounded by her loving children, Marge became Heaven’s newest angel. Born at South End on the Sea, England, Marge came to Canada in 1946 as a war bride. She lived a long and fulfilled life with loving family and many dear friends. In Manitoba, Marge used her hairdressing and sewing skills to help support her family. She had a beautiful singing voice and sang at weddings as well as in St. Peter’s Church choir for many years. Marge and her family moved to Sarnia in 1958. She worked for People’s Jewellers for 25 years. She loved her friends and was very social. She was past President of the Ladies Auxillary of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 and the Knight’s of Columbus. She was a skilled dart player and an avid card player. She especially enjoyed playing Pepper. Her friends from the Strangway Centre and Dunlop United Church were very kind and supportive and made her look forward to her card days. Predeceased by her daughters Irene and Judy, her son-in-law Don Rand and special friend Wally Hancox. Survived by her daughters Faye Dewar (Ken Jung), Sue Winter (Roger), Lee Brooks (James) and son Michael Thevenot, her grandchildren Sandra Kress (Lionel), John Mozel (Ann), Robert Mozel (Denise), Anne Hubbell, Terry Hubbell (Alanna), Sherri Lindsay (Cory), Jodi Rand (Jeff Poirier), Steve Majewski, Kat Majewski (Sara Cross), Megan Thevenot and Tyler Thevenot. Also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. F. Al-Dhaher and the staff at C.E.E. Hospital and Continuing Care in Petrolia for the loving care of our Mom and the support to our family.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The memorial service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to C.E.E. Hospital Continuing Care, 450 Blanche St., Petrolia, N0N 1R0. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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VAN VALKENBURG: Craig Marr, of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on April 2, 2018

Van Valkenburg, Craig Marr

Peacefully passed away with his family by his side at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the age of 81 years.  Beloved husband of Anne.  Dear father of Glen (Cindy), Stephen (Diep), and Jana (Tim).  Loving grandpa of Alex, Brenden “Joey”, Ben (Grace), Josh, and Amy.  Predeceased by his parents George & Edith (late stepfather Kirk), and his father in law Chub and his mother in law Doris.   Survived by his sister Marilyn (Rene).  Also remembered by his nephew Scott, and niece Kara (Brian), and their families.  Craig was the proud owner of Van Valkenburg & Son Jewellers Inc. for over 60 years, and was a Fire Fighter with the Forest Fire Department for 49 years, and served as previous Chief.  He served as a member of the Forest Chamber of Commerce and Forest BIA.  He was a member and Past President of the Forest Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and Past Director of the People’s Telephone Company of Forest, and Past Director and President of the Canadian Jewellery Group.   Craig’s passions included his family and friends, and he also enjoyed hydroplane racing and the Sarnia Sting.   Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Thursday morning, April 5, 2018, at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.   For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Parkinson Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com

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SMITH, Ronald of Sarnia

SMITH, Ronald “Ron” – With his family by his side at Bluewater Health, Ron Smith died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 86.  Beloved husband and best friend of Ann.  Loving father of Stephen Smith & his wife Trish, Sarnia, Martin Smith & his wife Eileen, Camlachie and Stuart Smith, Sarnia.  Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Kelvin, David, Andrew (Laura), Megan (Jesse), Connor and Matthew (Helen).  Special great-grandfather of Brody, Liam, Kai and Finn. Predeceased by his granddaughter Ashley, daughter in-law Sue-Ellen Smith and his parents James & May Smith.  Born in Manchester, England, Ron immigrated with his family to Canada in 1974. Ron was a true gentleman with a sharp wit and wonderful sense of humour.  He was a smart dresser who was never seen without a tie. Ron was a Planning Engineer starting his own business, CMS in 1986.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, very active in his church and volunteered in many of the church ministries.   Ron was instrumental in initiating the game of rugby in several of the local schools. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia  on Tuesday, April 3rd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at  Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to RayJon Share Care, P.O. Box 2482, Sarnia, N7T 7T1. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Palliative Care and special acknowledgments to Tiffany and Ellen. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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FLEGEL, Daniel Karl

FLEGEL, Daniel Karl – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Joan (Carragher). Dear father of Karl Flegel (Dawn), Corunna and Shannon Flegel-Robinson (Brent), Sarnia. Loving grampie of Brooke Robinson, Kenya Flegel and Ava Flegel. Brother of Ed, Bob Irene, Rose, Mildred and Margaret. Predeceased by parents John & Mary Flegel and brothers Jack and Tony Flegel. Dan was the production manager and a partner in the Sarnia Gazette. He was a gentleman and a friend to many. He enjoyed golf and baseball, both as a player and a spectator, as well as the weekly Thursday night card game with his friends. And he found his greatest joy when surrounded by his family. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MACINTYRE: ELLA JEAN (NEE WARMINGTON) OF SARNIA

MACINTYRE, Ella Jean – Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Ella Jean MacIntyre (nee Warmington) age 98 of Sarnia, passed away. Predeceased by her loving husband Jack F. MacIntyre (1976). Loving mother of Judy Smith Stephenson, Jerrie (Smith) Desgroseilliers and her husband Ray, Bonnie (Smith) Faubert and her late husband Gerald and Sharon (MacIntyre) Stephenson and her late husband Bob. Treasured grandmother of Kristine Faubert and great grandson Mitchell Clarke. Also will be missed by her nieces Donna Graham and Gayle Geary, nephew Larry Watson. Ella was a longtime member of the C.N.I.B. since 1982 as well as a member of the C.N.I.B. Bowling League, and very much enjoyed her craft classes. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday April 4, 2018 between the hours of 1:00pm – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Funeral Services will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Thursday April 5, 2018 at 11:00 am, with a private family interment to follow. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Ella MacIntyre may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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POWLESS, William Foster of Sarnia

POWLESS, William Foster – Peacefully, with his family at his side at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, Bill Powless died on March 26, 2018 at the age of 60.  Beloved husband of the late Dessie Powless, who was the love of his life. Cherished son of Elgin and Penny, Powless, Hamilton.  Loving father of Cora Thompson & Joshua Thompson, Hamilton and grandfather of Hanna & Miyoko Thompson. Dear brother of Lynn McEwan (Don), Daniel Powless, Cameron Milne (Angie). Sarnia and Brandy Forde (Jedde), Hamilton.  Uncle of Alexis, Skye, Wesley, Aleshia, Jordan, Mathieu and LilyAlso survived by many aunts and uncles. Predeceased by his daughter Natasha Thompson and his mother Anna MacLean.  Bill loved the outdoors which made his job as a landscaper pleasurable.  He had a passion for painting and music.  Bill lived from his heart, was very spiritual and an eloquent speaker . He lived a simple life, with simple tastes. Bill will be forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held in Hamilton at a later date.   As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a donation to charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia.  Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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OAKES, Mary Cathrine (of Sarnia)

OAKES, Mary Cathrine – Peacefully with family by her side, Mary Cathrine Oakes died at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 80.  Loving and devoted sister of Ann Oakes and the late Joseph Oakes, Sarnia.  Also survived by many cousins. Predeceased by her parents Bud & Margaret Oakes.  Mary was a medical secretary for over 20 years. She was generous to a fault.  Mary spent hours and hours crocheting blankets which she gave to hospice, nursing homes, churches, international students and others who needed them.  She volunteered many hours with Meals on Wheels.  Mary was very spiritual and a life-long member of Our Lady of Mercy Church where she helped in many ministries within the church. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Monday, April 2, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  at Our Lady of Mercy Church at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd.   Cremation to follow. Private family interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the St. Vincent De Paul, 106 East St., Sarnia, N7T 3R1. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Kelley: Eileen of Sarnia

Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Eileen (Sussey) Kelley, age 92, of Sarnia. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years to Walter Kelley (2005). Dear mother of Susan Le Brasceur and her husband Gary of Sarnia. Loving grandmother to  James Le Brasceur and his wife Maria and John Le Brasceur and his wife Krista and great grandchildren Madison, Anthony, Chloe, Sophia and Nathan. Sister of Earle Sussey (Bette) and Jaqueline Jones. Predeceased by siblings; Gerald, Archie, Kenneth, Royden, Irvine, Doris Le Pointe and Florence Corey. Eileen retired from Polysar where she worked as a secretary. She was a former Elder at St. Paul’s United Church and was a member of the United Church Women. She loved to travel and play Bridge and Euchre. Walt and Eileen were also longtime members of the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club. A Funeral Service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. with interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday, March 30 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to a Charity of Choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca.

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COMPANION, Brian Stephen of Sarnia

COMPANION, Brian, Stephen – With his family by his side at University Hospital, London, Brian Companion passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 57.  Loving father of Michael Companion & his wife Cheryl, London, William Companion & his partner Becky and Kalie Companion, their mother Lowella and best buddy, his dog Jesus.  Dear brother of Ted (Deb) Companion, Leo Companion, Bill (Judy) Companion, Tom (Marg) Companion, Paul (Sharon) Companion, Fran (Greg) Joyce, Dorothy (Dave) Brake, Leona (Gary) Wiseman, Mary ( Randy) Payne, Marie Andrews.  Brother-in-law of Baxter Howell, Bob Murphy Mark (Monica) Howlett, Sarah, Patricia (Stewart) Clarke.  Also survived by many uncles, aunts, neices and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Leo & Emma-Ann Companion and his siblings; Alice, Elizabeth, Theresa and John.  Brian was a master plumber by trade for over 30 years.  He was a member of Local 663 and worked with Bluewater Plumbing and Custom Plumbing.  A kind and compassionate man, Brian was always willing to help others whenever needed.  Brian was a hero to his children, would do anything for them as he loved them more than life.  Brian touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  He will remain in our hearts forever.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  A private family interment will take place in Newfoundland at a later date.   Special thanks to all who had helped in his care and treatment.  “Angels amongst us.” As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd, Sarnia, ON N7T 4Y1.   Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BAGNALL: Pauline, of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2018

BAGNALL, Pauline Elizabeth Maxwell (nee Webster)   Passed away in Sarnia on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the age of 98 years.  Beloved wife of the late Frank Wyndham Bagnall.  Loving mother of Mary Dietz (Ray Seager), Peter Bagnall (Beverly), and Paul Bagnall (Lynne).  Loved grandmother of Trina (Mike), Shawna (Trevor), Matthew (Chrissy), Brad (Kelsey), Angela (Fredrik), Jenn (Nick).  Great grandmother of Allison, Madison, Calum, Samantha, Nathan, Holly, Audrey, and Gordon.  Also missed by her nieces and nephews late John Washington (Anne), Margaret Webster (John), Jane Bagnall, and Hugh Bagnall (Sharon), her cousins Linda (George LeBlanc), and Ken Edwards (Elaine).  Also missed by her friends Beth, Tim, Kyle and Emily Harris, Canon Nick Wells, the Glendale Beach and Lakeshore community, Christ Anglican Church members, and ministers including Rev. Gordon Simmons, Dr. Ray & Rev. Joyce Hodgson, and Rev. Elise Chambers.  The family wishes to thank the caregivers and friends at the Residence on the St. Clair in Sarnia, North Lambton Lodge in Forest, Trillium Villa Nursing Home in Sarnia, Dr. Richard Berney, Dr. William Buckton, and Dr. John O’Mahony.  Visitation will take place at Christ Anglican Church, 1 Watt Street, Forest, on Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am.  Reception to follow in the church hall.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.   Online condolences may be left at forestfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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GILCHRIST, Barbara Catherine (nee Adams) of Sarnia

GILCHRIST, Barbara Catherine – Unexpectedly at home due to a stroke on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Jim for 50 years. Dear mother of Jeanne Gilchrist (Brian Strang), Boston, Karen Gilchrist, Toronto and Amy Gilchrist (Jamie MacPherson), Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Evan, Claire, Mary and Hana. Sister of Rosie Akizuki (Bob), Vancouver, Janie Adamson (Bill), Courtney, B.C., Lorraine Kennedy (Drew), Kelowna, B.C., Linda Anglehart (Yves), Quebec, James Adams (Linda), Edmonton and Dougie Adams (Joanne), Edmonton. Sister-in-law of Gloria Segin, Richmond, B.C. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Mary & Jim Adams. Barb’s life was shared with so many people including those involved with golf, curling, gardening, photography, bowling, cards (only if Canadian rules were applied), puzzling, travel, camping and sewing. Maintaining family and friend relationships was Barb’s greatest pleasure which she did by planning trips in the Fiver and reunions all over Canada and the US. She organized family games, competitions, golf tournaments and the legendary corner-to-corner complete with tin foil trophy. She was the Queen of dinner parties—we loved her cooking including the world’s best stuffing and home made brownies. Mom embraced Sarnia as her true home and made everyone who met her feel like a part of her larger family. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Living Hope Church, 1281 Exmouth St. on Thursday, March 29 at 3 p.m. 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 Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., Sarnia, ON N7S 1W9. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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GREEN: Tom of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on March 24, 2018

At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday evening, March 23rd, 2018, Thomas Henry Green of Strathroy passed away at the age of 88. Predeceased by his wife Marie (Crandon) in 2012.

Dear father of Don and Lorrie & Garry and Shirley Green and grandfather of Tyler and Bern, Tanya and Darcy, Chris and Krista, Brad and Jessica, Jeff, Kyle and Sarah and great-grandfather of Austin, Evan, Dani, Brayden, Jackson, Brooklyn, Addison, Julie and Dana.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 from 7 – 9 pm. Funeral service will be held at Melville United Church, 24159 Nairn Road,  Ivan on Wednesday at 2 pm with visitation one hour prior. Interment Poplar Hill Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Melville United Church would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com  519 245-1023

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GEORGE: Herbert, of Kettle Point, Ontario

Posted by on March 24, 2018

GEORGE, Herbert Worden, BA

Peacefully passed on with his family by his side at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia. Born April 7, 1941 in Stony Point, Ontario. Passed away March 22, 2018 in Sarnia, Ontario. Son of the late Moses and Rosie George, brother of Shirley Jackson (late Norman Leroy), Faye Jackson (Gerald), Michael Sandy George (late Rose Taylor), and the late Anna Williams (late Tom Williams), late Madeline George (late Kenneth), late Jenny Bressette (late Harold), late Gladys Lunham (late Mervin), late Doris King (late Ralph), late Douglas George (late Kate,) late Pauline McNeish, late Judy Oliver (late Earl Sr.), late infants Cecil George, Maitland George, late Carl George, and the late Wanda Gail George.   Herbert will be missed by his many beautiful nieces and nephews. A wake will take place at Kettle Point United Church on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will take place at the church on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 1:00 pm. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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GEORGE: Barbara (Johnson) of Kettle Point, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2018

GEORGE, Barbara (Johnson)

 

Surrounded by the overwhelming love of her family in her 85th year, Barbara went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 23, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Edward Franklin George.  Dear mother of Karl Tolsma (Shirley), James George (Lorraine), Kathy Ritchie (Philip), John George (Sonja), Karen Rogers (Carmen Sr.), Kenny George (Nicole), Donny George, and the late Gilbert Guy George.  Also survived by her 36 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren.  Reunited with her great-grand daughter Makayla Rain Sault, and her grandson Randall George.  Special friend to many.  As a survivor and overcomer of the Muncey Residential School and the loss of her beautiful homeland at Stony Point, Barbara shared her strength, commitment and love of her heritage through her family and community.   She was proud to be a first line descendant of the Waupaugas chieftain line through her grandfather Levi Johnson.  Wake to start at the Kettle Point Community Centre on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 4:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place at the hall on Monday morning, March 26, 2018, at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Kettle Point Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to New Credit Fellowship Centre Chosen Youth Program would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST  

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RICHARDSON: Dalton William of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2018

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the age of 91, Dalton William Richardson of Watford. Dalton is predeceased by his loving wife June (2000) and survived by children Bill (Patricia) of Strathroy, Barb (Theo) Marissink of Ingersol, Rob (Dianne) of Arkona, Beverly Brothers of Watford and Brenda (Gary) Herygers of Watford. Dalton will be remembered and cherished by 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Dalton is predeceased by his granddaughter Nicole Herygers (2014). Dalton is also survived by his brother Gord (Jean) Richardson of Strathroy and predeceased by siblings Franklin (Jean) Richardson and Doris (Ray) Morris. Dalton is survived by his sister-in-law Elsie McCahill of Sarnia. Dalton was an avid supporter of the Bluewater Hawks. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 pm at DENNING’S OF WATFORD where the funeral service will take place on Monday at 11:00am with Rev. Carey Wagner officiating. Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Donations and condolences can be left online at www.watfordfuneralhome.com .

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HAYWARD: Donald Harold of Sarnia

Posted by on March 21, 2018

HAYWARD, Donald Harold – Age 67 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at his home. Loving husband of Penny Lou Hayward (Parker) together for 17 years and married for 9 years. Loving father to the late Shawn Hayward and step father to Brittany Sayers. Survived by Daughter in-law Lori (John Maw). Cherished grandfather of Sheldon, Brooklyn, Justin and James. Dear brother of Ronald (Brenda) Hayward, Glenda (John) Sanderson and Cindy (Bruce) Spence. Survived by Sister-in-law Andrea (Lonnie) Squires, Holly Parker (Victor Lair) and Tracey Parker and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Jean and George Hayward. Don worked at the Local 663 Pipefitter Union for over 40 years, enjoyed his trailer in the summer and loved visiting his grandkids.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer society or the charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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THOMAS: Isabell, of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on March 19, 2018

THOMAS, Mrs. Isabell

Peacefully at North Lambton Lodge, on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in her 97th year.   Beloved wife of the late Norman (2005).  Cherished mother of Richard Thomas, Pat Vance (Earl), Peggy Boon (Tom), Danny Thomas (Deb), and the late Penny Bryce (2014).  Mother in law of Lyle Bryce.   Survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Also remembered by her sister Grace McEwen.  Predeceased by her grand daughter Krista (1975).  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  There will be a private family Funeral Service.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association,  the North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary, or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca    The Thomas family wishes to thank the staff of the North Lambton Lodge for their compassionate care given to Mom.

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