Stark, Gertrude

Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace in Sarnia on Saturday, October 26. 2013.  GERTRUDE STARK (nee Small), of Petrolia, was in her 95th year.  She was predeceased by her husband Bert (2007), who she was married to for 63 years.  She will be missed by her daughters Karen and her husband Bob Nunn of Markham and Joan Stark of Petrolia.  She was loving grandmother Lisa and Steve McBride and their son Reece  and Michael and Sharlene Nunn and their children Hunter and MacKenzie.   Gertrude was the sister of Mildred Herries of Barrie.  She was predeceased by her parents Irwin and Laura Small.  Gertrude retired from teaching after 33 years at Queen Elizabeth II School  and Jubliee School, both in Petrolia.   A private graveside  service will be held   at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Canadian Diabetes Association ( or CNIB ( and can be arranged by contacting the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at 519 882-0100.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at

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