STEERE, David Ernest passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, April 2, 2012.  Dearest husband of Nancy.  Cherished dad of 3 daughters and their husbands: Wendy and Peter Hall of Ottawa, Carole and Adam Watson of Toronto and Jennifer and David Coggan of Kitchener.  Loving granddad of Callum and Lauren Watson and Reed and Blair Coggan.  Also survived by his brother-in-law Bob and Marg Rowell and their son James of Waterloo and by cousins in England and Wales.   After receiving a PhD in Chemistry from The University of Manchester in England, David came to Sarnia where he enjoyed a long career in the Research Department of Imperial Oil with many friends and colleagues.  Cremation has taken place.  A reception (with light refreshments) will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A private interment of ashes will be held. If desired, memorial donations to The Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  The arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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