FLETCHER: Jean Elizabeth of London, Ontario

Posted by on June 23, 2017

At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Friday, June 23rd, 2017.  Jean Elizabeth Fletcher (nee Sandall) of London at the age of 81.  Predeceased by her son Michael (July 20th, 2015).

Survived by her brothers Jim Sandall (Penny 2009), Harold Sandall (Jackie) and  Wanda Tupholme (Ron).  Also survived by nephews Ken Tupholme (Lisa), Rob Sandall (Louise), Doug Sandall (Sandra) and Jeff Sandall (2017) and nieces Deb Knight (Graham) and Judy Rawdon (Jon).

A graveside service will take place at Mt. Pleasant cemetery at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519 245-1023.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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WADDELL, Fred of Sarnia

WADDELL, Fredrick William James: 1929 to 2017 – The family announces with great sorrow his passing on June 13th 2017, at 87 years of age. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) and beloved father of Douglas (Roseanne), Alan (Anna) and Richard (Arlene). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Andrea (Douglas Beatty), Jonathan (fiancée Kierann Santala), Charlene Gordon and her children Autumn Mangione and Calista Thibert. He is also survived by his sisters Joan Grant (late Melvin) , Diane Mulvihill (late Peter), his sisters in law Gladys Ward, Roberta Marshall (late Alfred) and his brother in law Robert Lessard (Shirley). He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Jane Waddell and his parents in law Robert and Norma Lessard, his sisters Elizabeth (Betty) and Eileen Crisp (late Frank). He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Saturday, September 2, 2017 beginning at 1:00 pm until the memorial service begins at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to Grace United Church, Sarnia Humane Society or War Amps would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to thank the staff of the Marshall Gowland Manor Ivy Wing for the excellent care and compassion”

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HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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PEMBLETON, Bessie of Sarnia

PEMBLETON, BESSIE – Peacefully in her sleep at Vision Nursing Home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Bessie Christena (Bulman) Pembleton, age 94 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late Frederick (Ted) Pembleton (2008) and dear mother of Mary Churchill and Stephen Pembleton (Eva), grandmother of Jeff (Diane), Matthew, Stephanie (Andrew), Chistena, Jennifer (Matthew), Jodi (Mike), Krisztian, Michelle and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Orville and Mary Bulman, her sister Edna (Cecil), brothers Ted (Marg), Max (Helen), Jack and son in law James. Bessie was employed at Canadian Food Inspection Agency from 1956 until her retirement in 1985. She was a past member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She and Ted enjoyed camping, skating, cross country skiing and cruise vacations. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice 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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Armstrong William Leroy of Dutton

Posted by on June 22, 2017

William (Bill) Leroy. Beloved husband of the late Eileen (Wills) (1995). He will be greatly missed by his children Dianne (Ron) Payne, David (Eda), Dennis (Jackie), Cindy (Joe) Soos, and Denise (Todd) Clark. Proud and loving Grandpa to Nicole Rose, Christine (Brent) Brooks, Sam Armstrong, Carl (Taryn) Armstrong, Michael (Karla) Soos, Joe (Erika) Armstrong, Alicia (Darren) McLaws, Daniel (Lindsay) Armstrong, Sara (Jamie) Henshaw and great grandpa to Mason and Charlotte Brooks, Naomi and Jayde Armstrong, Kenzie McLaws, Evangeline and Lincoln Armstrong. Predeceased by his parents Pierce and Viola (Soper) Armstrong. Survived by brothers Fred and Robert, sisters Marilyn and Bonnie, as well as sister-in-law’s Dolores and Evelyn. Predeceased by brothers Murray and Jack, brother-in-law Bob Tew. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In 1964 Bill and his wife Eileen bought a farm in Dutton and raised their family there. He grew to have a love for all things Dutton – Mancaris, Laramys, Co-Trac and all the friends that he visited/had coffee with there. After his move to Ashwood Manor, he visited Dutton often, always gathering a crowd of the locals who missed his jokes and stories. The Armstrong family have a loyalty to their hometown, a very caring community. Bill was a farmer, mechanic and drainage tiler. His passion was fixing things, figuring out how to get an engine working. In retirement, gas engines became his biggest hobby. He travelled to Kansas, Indiana, Quebec and Iowa, always on the hunt for engines and parts. Being such a kid at heart, he loved being a Grandpa. He loved riding in four seater airplanes. He liked Pelee Island. He was known for his red trucks and blue tractors. Stroke and dementia robbed him of his ability to live his last years in the style he was accustomed to, but he was proud and determined to blend into Ashwood and was very appreciative of his kids caring for him there. Bill will be missed by many, he was truly one of a kind. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Thursday June 22, 2017 2-4 & 7-9. Private family funeral service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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McLEAN, Wayne of Sarnia

McLEAN, WAYNE – Michael “Wayne” McLean, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7:41am.  He was dearly loved by his wife Theresa Marie and his children Sandra (Natalie, Sonja, Sacha); Dan and Kelly (Kelsi, Devon) and Shaune (Brittany, Jace) and great grandson Nash.  He is also survived by sisters: Mary Ford, Jean McIntyre, Judy McIntyre and brothers: Paul and John (Jack). Many nieces and nephews will also miss him.  He was the son of the late Thomas and Florence (Nightingale) McLean and was also predeceased by his brothers Thomas, Peter, Albert, David and sisters Florence (Peggie) and Carole. A special thanks to Bob and Carol Harding and all Wayne’s in-laws. A family viewing period will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Private cremation and interment will follow later at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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THIBERT, John of Sarnia

THIBERT, JOHN – John Paul Thibert passed away suddenly at Blue Water Health, Sarnia, ON, on June the 9th, 2017.  He was predeceased by his loving parents Andrew and Bernadette Thibert, his brother Danny Thibert and sister Madeline Thibert. John will be missed by his brother Mark and sister Michelle Thibert.  He was also a loving and proud uncle to his nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. Family was everything to John. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am. Cremation and interment services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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LALE: Rita Ethel (née Masters), of R.R.#1, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on June 5, 2017

LALE, Rita Ethel (née Masters), It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Rita Ethel Lale announce her passing, at her residence,  Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Arnold E. Lale (1993).  Dearly loved mother of Linda McKinney of St. Thomas, Dianne Lale of London, and Ron Lale (Debbie) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of  Jamie Loucks (Donna) of London, Krista Schmid of Binbrook, Jeffrey Lale (Candice), and Jennifer Titchener (Jason), all of St. Thomas.  Also fondly remembered by her 11 great grandchildren, as well as by her brother Geoff Masters (Hazel) of London, England.  Rita was born in London, England on June 26, 1926. After coming to Canada, she worked as a Nurses Aide at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital and at Eatons, St. Thomas.  A private funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017Interment in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  A special thank you to her dear friend Sylvia Taradan, and to all the wonderful staff at Elgin Manor for their care and compassion.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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SMITH: Murray A., of R.R.1, Fingal, Ontario.

Posted by on June 5, 2017

SMITH, Murray A., of R.R.1, Fingal, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in his 95th year.  Beloved husband for 63 years to the late Betty (née Thomas) Smith (2014).  Dearly loved father of Myrna Stoss (Werner) of Shedden, and the late Dale F. Smith (2001).  Cherished grandfather of Jerry Smith (Michelle Hughes) of London, Craig Stoss (Christine Horn) of Waterloo, and Laura Hofer (Michael) of Fergus.  Proud great grandpa “at the farm” of Brayden and Riley Smith of London, and Isaac Hofer of Fergus.  Dear brother of Donna Mozga (late Joseph) of Sarnia, Lena Samis (late Paul), and Doreen Hewitt (late Bill), all of St. Thomas, late Wray Smith (Audré of St. Thomas), late Leonard Smith (late Jean), late Elsie Campbell (late Tom), and the late Ethel McNea (late Alvin).  Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Mary Lou and Don MacKinnon of Port Stanley, and by many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in Southwold Twp., ON, July 15, 1922, he was the son of the late Emery and Leta (née Mizen) Smith.  Murray was an adherent of Dunwich United Church, Dutton, and a former long-time member and Treasurer of Fingal United Church. He was an avid gardener, lifetime farmer, and member of the Holstein Friesian Association, where he previously served as President. Murray was a veteran having served in the Second World War. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, June 6th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Caring Cupboard or Dunwich United Church Re: Building Fund gratefully acknowledged.

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STEWART (LORD) – Mary Teresa (nee Belcher) of London, formerly of Gladstone, Crediton and St. Thomas, in her 95th year

Posted by on June 2, 2017

STEWART (LORD) – Mary Teresa (nee Belcher) of Mount Hope Long Term Care of St Joseph’s Health Care London and formerly of Gladstone, Crediton and St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her late residence on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Charles Lord and the late Rev James Stewart. Dearly loved mother of Anne Uhlmann (Peter) of Dutton, Theresa Forsey (Robert) of Newfoundland, Susan Jewczy of Waterloo, Christopher Lord (Sam) of St Thomas, Richard (Dick) Lord (Deb) of Crediton, Philip Lord (Connie) of Birmingham, England and Andrew Lord (Harriet) of Greenville SC. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings, Alice Louwry, Harriet (Jewy) Kingsnorth, Charles Belcher, twin Marian Crosby, Rose Greig and Patricia Lord. Mary was born in England on December 6, 1922, daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Fields) Belcher. Mary served during World War II with the British Airforce before starting her own family, raising 4 children born in England, then immigrating to Canada to add another 3 children. Mary was a former member of Gladstone Baptist, Emmanuel Baptist of Exeter and then Eastwood Baptist of St Thomas. Funeral services to celebrate Mary’s life were held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas at 1:00pm on Saturday May 27th, 2017. Private interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations requested by Mary to Eastwood Baptist Church of St Thomas or the Canadian Bible Society. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date.

 

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BOWERING: Cheryl Rae “Cherie”, of West Lorne

Posted by on May 29, 2017

Peacefully, at home, on Monday, May 29, 2017, Cheryl “Cherie” Rae Bowering (née Sutton), of West Lorne, passed away at the age of 63.  She will be missed and forever remembered by her loving husband, Paul Bowering and son, Jesse Bowering.  Step-mother of Beth Glover (Darryl), Amy Bowering, Joel Bissonette and Matthew (Andrea) Bowering. Cherished daughter of John and Della Sutton.  Survived by her brother Brian Sutton (Kelly) and sister-in-law, Cindy Bowering.  She will be missed by 5 grandkids, nieces, nephews and her special cousin and friend, Jo-Ann Gawinski.  Cherie was an avid and talented textile artist and enjoyed photography and horse back riding.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Thursday, June 1st from 7-9 p.m.  A private family Service will be held at Grace Anglican Church, West Lorne.  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Cherie.  Donations by cheque to the West Elgin Daffodil Society-Auxiliary Cancer would be appreciated by the family. Condolences online at denning.ca

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FARRAR, Helen of Sarnia

FARRAR, HELEN (May 26, 1918 – May 28, 2017): With deepest sadness, the family of HELEN (CARES) FARRAR announces her death on May 28, 2017, at the age of 99.  Much loved mother of Jim East (Cathy) and proud and loving Grandmother of Kim Holford (Randy) and Sean East (Jacquie) and 7 Great-Grandchildren, Ryan, Amanda, T.J., Daniel, Jenna, Rebekah, and Emma.  Helen was predeceased by her parents Harold and Pearl Cares and brothers Harold and Eugene Cares. Helen was a past president of Delta Chi Sigma Sorority, past officer of Hon. Alexander Vidal IODE, charter member of the Rainbow Singers, member of St. Georges Anglican choir, over 30-year volunteer in the Cancer Clinic at Bluewater Health, long-time member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club.  She was a much-loved elementary teacher, fondly remembered by many students.  On retirement, she received an Honorary Life Membership in the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario for her contribution to education in Lambton County and in Ontario, as a summer school staff member in London, Windsor and Toronto for 8 years in primary methods and special education courses. Helen enriched the lives of her family, her many friends, and the many children she taught.  Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her will understand that she approached life with joy, laughter, love and kindness. Helen’s family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Rosewood Manor and Afton Park Place for the love and care they provided.  The nursing and PSW team members in the Maddison Wing at Afton Park Place were absolutely exceptional! Cremation has taken place and at Helen’s request a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Sympathy can be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity near and dear to your own heart. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CLARKE, Harold of Sarnia

CLARKE, HAROLD – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 27, 2017, Harold Louis Clarke, age 70 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Burns) Clarke and dear father of Carrie Forbes and her children Parker and Megan, brother of Ron, Alvin (Celine), Lou Clarke (Tracey), Ann Clarke, Bonnie Cox and Cindy Farrell (Mike). Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Catherine (Kay). He retired as a painter/insulator from Bayer after many years of service. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, June 1, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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KOLAR: Mary Elizabeth “Bette”, formerly of West Lorne

Posted by on May 27, 2017

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, May 26, 2017 in her 71st year.  Predeceased by her husband John Kolar (1990).  Loving mother of Jim (Moon) Kolar of London, Sandra (Mike) Dakin of London and the late Christine Kolar (1971).  Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth, Emily and Harrison Kolar and Bryce and Cole Dakin.  Survived by siblings, Peggy Dunlop, Ruth-Anne (Paul) Nowicki, Barbara (Bill) Ironside and Gayle (Dale) Aitken.  Also survived by brothers-in-law, Joe (Sharron) Kolar Jr. and Walter (Jarka) Kolar.  Remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins.   Predeceased by her parents, James Dunlop and Dorothy (née McLean).  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Tuesday, May 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  Donations payable by cheque to V.O.N. Middlesex-Elgin would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.denning.ca

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JACKSON, Gordon “Bruce” of Wilkesport Ontario

Posted by on May 26, 2017

JACKSON, Gordon Bruce – Age 74, of Wilkesport, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at his home. Beloved husband of Nancy Jackson (nee Card). Loving father of Sandra Jamieson, Marie (Larry) Cox and Steven (Jacqueline) Jackson. Cherished grandfather of Jordan (Stephanie), Chris, Jessica and Eric Jamieson, Lindsay and Kaylee Cox, Madeline, Core and Jalyn Jackson. Also missed by his great-grandchildren Brooke, Ben, Blake and Brody Jamieson. Survived by his siblings Ed (June) Jackson, Mary Card, Vye Jackson, in-laws Arlene (George) Sharpe, Patricia (Jim) Sharpe, Joe (Bev) Card and Jim (Janet) Card and his mother-in-law Ellen Card. Predeceased by his parents Calvin and Kathleen Jackson and brothers Wilfred, Calvin and brother-in-law Bill Card. Bruce was a member of St. Clair Masonic Lodge No. 425 in Sombra, Order of the Eastern Star Mecca Chapter #58 in Chatham, a past volunteer fire fighter in Wilkesport, enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family.
A private family funeral service will take place. Family and friends will be received for a visitation at the Brigden Fair Grounds on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 6-9pm.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Children’s Health Foundation or C.E.E. Health Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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Poor: Eric Steven [Steve] of Dutton

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Eric Steven (Steve) Poor with happy memories but saddened hearts we announce the sudden death of Steve Poor on May 22, 2017 in his 58th year. Deeply loved by his parents; Eric & Kathlyn Poor of Dutton. Predeceased by his life partner; Nancy Sutherland (2012). Devoted step-father to; Dana & Jay Chappell, Curtis & Mike Shildrick. Proud and loving Papa to Kevin & Justin Shildrick, Tiana & Hunter Chappell, Ashley & Samantha Shildrick & 2 beautiful Great-Granddaughters. Loved Brother of; Jeff (Pam) Poor, Tish (Tim) Sywyk & Katie (Randy) Mazak. Cherished Uncle of Jessica (Darryl) Small & their son Waylon, Rochelle (Steve) Van Troost & their son Eric, Jason & Lawrence Ambrose, Dylan Sywyk, Kristi, Erica & Tanner Poor.
Steve was always willing to help his family, friends & neighbours. He was admired for his knowledge of anything mechanical and his amazing patience when working on a project. He embraced his simple, down to earth life in Dutton. Steve loved fishing (especially with Tim) and thoroughly enjoyed many days/nights gaming with “his boys” Kevin & Hunter! He will be missed by many! Those wishing to make a donation in Steve’s memory are asked to consider Animal Aide, 333 Talbot St., St.Thomas, N5P 1B5 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George St., London, N6A 3A1. Please join the family June 10th from 1 pm until 4 pm at 29183 Marsh Line Dutton, Ontario to share your memories of Steve. Arn Funeral Home, Dutton 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements.

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RODGERS: Mrs. Betty (née Charlton), of St. Thomas, formerly of Port Stanley, Ontario.

Posted by on May 26, 2017

RODGERS, Mrs. Betty (née Charlton), of Caressant Care on Mary Bucke, St. Thomas, formerly of Lake Line and Kettle Creek Villa, Port Stanley, passed away at her residence on Friday, May 26, 2017, in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Howard W. Rodgers (1998).  Dearly loved mother of Glenn Rodgers (Colleen), Stan Rodgers (late Jacqueline), all of R.R.#1, Port Stanley, and Sharon Burgess (Carl) of London.  Cherished grandmother of Jeremy Rodgers (Patricia) of R.R.#1, Port Stanley, David Rodgers (Wendy) of Toronto, Eric Rodgers (Simone) of St. Thomas, Melissa Bainbridge (Steve) of Wallacetown, Sandra Latour (Phil) of Noelville, and Carrie Bubel (Jason) of Fingal.  Proud great grandmother of Emma, Owen, Nolan, Joel, Blake, Tyler, Kyle, Reese, Linkin, Devon, Sophia, Isabel, and Caroline.  Dear sister of Helen Bagg of Stratford, late Vera Hardman, late Myles Charlton, late Gertrude Rolling, and the late Pearl Matthews. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas on May 28, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Lily (née Coombs) Charlton.  Betty assisted her husband Howard in operating the family farm.  She was a member of Port Stanley United Church, where she was a member of the U.C.W. Betty was a member of the Boxall Women’s Institute, and a former volunteer at the Elgin County Museum.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, May 29th from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas, Port Stanley United Church, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  A special thank you to the nurses and staff of Caressant Care on Mary Bucke for their excellent care of Betty.

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SOMERVILLE: Janet of Guelph and formerly of Strathroy and Watford, Ont.

Posted by on May 25, 2017

At Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, May 21, 2017, surrounded by her family, Janet Marie Somerville (Parker) of Guelph, formerly of Strathroy and Watford, at the age of 84.  Predeceased by her husband Eric Cameron Somerville (2003).

 

Mother of Jennifer Mary Aitkens (Bruce Kelly) of Guelph and Wallace Trevor Aitkens (Seeta) of Brampton.  Grandmother to Sacha.  Stepmother of Jane Somerville, Mary Pennell (Somerville), and Neil Somerville.

 

Survived by her brothers Wilbert Murray Parker (Margaret) and Gordon Campbell Parker.

Predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Ruth (Parker) MacKay and sister-in-law Beth Parker.

 

Following graduation from Watford District High School, Janet attended the Hamilton General Hospital School of Nursing (RN, class of ’54B). She travelled with several classmates to BC where she launched her career as a registered nurse at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital and met her future husband, Arthur Charles Aitkens.  Art and Janet travelled to England where she served in the British hospital system, earning the nickname of “Sister Canada” for her unstinting work in wound management as she kept up the spirits of war amputees, including veterans of WW1, WW2, and the Boer War; survivors of friendly fire during the Suez Canal Crisis; and two children who had lost limbs as a result of a landmine. Following the birth of her children, she returned to Ontario to serve as an instructor of nursing assistants at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital under the mentorship of Dorothy Doan. Janet and Miss Doan were both strong women who valued education and the independence it gave women. Together with her colleague Florence Moore, Janet delivered a course of instruction that provided 308 high school graduates and mature women with the credentials they needed to succeed in nursing.

 

In 1989, Janet married Cameron Somerville. They enjoyed many years of retirement together at 180 Hull Road, the hub of their combined family and community life.  In 2015, Janet moved to the Ellington retirement residence in Guelph. Never one to sit still, she took on the care of the residence’s plants, bringing colour and joy to the lives of her fellow residents as she found renewed purpose in her own life. She was on her daily walking circuit when her heart gave out and she collapsed.

 

Friends are welcome to join Janet’s family in celebrating her indomitable spirit on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe St. W. from 1-2 pm, where a service will take place at 2 pm.  A committal service will follow at Strathroy Cemetery, just down the lane from the cemetery plaque that Janet was instrumental in having installed in 2004 in Cameron’s memory.

 

If desired, memorial contributions to the Elliott Community would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

 

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Murphy, John William of Sarnia

MURPHY, JOHN – At Bluewater Health on Sunday, May 21, 2017, John William Murphy, age 84 of Sarnia peacefully passed away with his family by his side. He was the dear husband of Ellen (Brown) Murphy and loving father of Karen Murphy (Dave), Frank Murphy (Helen), Stuart Murphy (Cathie) and Janis Murphy (Wil). He is survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and dear friends Lucienne Bunda, Marcella and Jim Bryce, Mary and Bill Barill, Joyce Mooney (late Bill) and coffee buddy Rollie Budgell. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Dorothy, sisters Norma, Helen, Erma and Edith and brothers Howard, Hugh, Pat and Roy and his childhood friend Bill Muir. John was born in Sarnia and retired after 35 years of service as a letter carrier with Canada Post. He was a 28 year member of the Bluewater Optimists Club. John loved his daily walks to Tim Hortons on Indian Road for coffee with Rollie. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 25th at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the St. Andrews Church Restoration Fund 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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Hoglund: Beatrice Elizabeth of Dutton

Posted by on May 20, 2017

Beatrice Elizabeth [Coathup] Hoglund in her 99th year peacefully surrounded by her family at the Bobier Villa, Dutton on Friday May 19 2017. Wife of the late Melvin Hoglund [1977]. Loving mother of Geraldine [Michael] Beacom, Ronald [Pat] Hoglund, Darwin [Bernadette] Hoglund, Sandra [Carl] McLeod, Glen [Carole] Hoglund, Wayne [Mary] Hoglund. Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Predeceased by her brother Ernest Coathup, a grandchild, and a great, great grandchild. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416. Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday May 24 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Bobier Villa or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Timothy: Veronica Elizabeth of Iona Station

Posted by on May 19, 2017

Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex Hospital on Monday May 15, 2017, Veronica Elizabeth Timothy of Iona Station. Beloved wife of Charles Timothy. Sister of Ellen [Brian] Morrison Guelph, sister-in-law of Marie Timothy, Cheryl Antone, Janet Timothy, Arnette Timothy. Special Aunt of nephew Ira Timothy, nieces Heather [Rick] Elsley and family Gary & Graham Fergus. and many other nieces and nephews. Great Aunt of Samuel, Mackenzie, Brecken, Calum, Sarah and Rebecca Morrison, Evelyn and Joseph Bland. Dear friend of Ian Williams. She has joined Tara in the great sky. She leaves behind Tramp and all the kitties in the barn. Veronica had a huge heart and unlimited capacity to love animals. She also had a great love for the “croft” in Scotland. Family and friends will be received at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Friday May 19, 2017 where the service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Visitation two hours prior to the service [12:00 – 2:00]. Donations to The Humane Society or The West Elgin Daffodil Cancer would be appreciated. email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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McFADDEN: Gordon Robert, of Rodney

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Peacefully, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Gordon Robert McFadden, of Rodney, passed away in his 87th year, at Babcock Community Care, Wardsville.  Beloved husband of Frances McFadden (née Donnor).  Loving father of Wayne McFadden of Whitehorse, Yukon, Helen McFadden (Josh Lemay) of Chatham, Nancy Mohan (Tom) of Rodney, and the late Kevin McFadden (2016).  Cherished grandfather of Scott and Peter Mohan and Jodie Flint (Jason Bray).  Great-grandfather of Ryker Bray.  Lovingly remembered by his siblings Ernie (Barb) McFadden, Hugh (Joyce) McFadden and Betty Keutch.  Predeceased by siblings, Gerald, Mildred Brown, Glen, Kenneth, Eugene, and Marie Moore and by his parents, Otto and Charlotte McFadden.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Friday, May 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 a.m.    Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.denning.ca

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SEARAY: Ilene (née Oldham), of Shedden, Ontario.

Posted by on May 18, 2017

SEARAY, Ilene (née Oldham), of Shedden, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife for 70 years to the late John Searay (2015).  Dearly loved mother of Judy Searay of Shedden, Debbie Searay-Gaston (Thomas) of Milton, Phil Searay (Sherry) of Talbotville, and Steven Searay (Donna) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Jamie (Carina), Stephanie, Sabrina, Adam, Angela (Jake), and Aaron.  Loved great grandmother of Brooklyn, Madison, and Alexis.  Dear sister of Forbes Oldham of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by sister-in-law, Helen Oldham of St. Thomas, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born at R.R.#1, Southwold, April 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Bessie (née Currie) Oldham.  Ilene was a doting and caring mother and grandmother, who cherished her family.  She loved gardening and using the food she had grown to make preserves.  Ilene volunteered with many organizations and clubs throughout the Shedden community.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, May 19th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial donations to the Southwold Twp. Library, Shedden or the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas will be gratefully acknowledged.  A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Valleyview Home, the staff of Right At Home London, the VON volunteers, and to CCAC Pastoral Care.

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NEWMAN SMITH: Glenda (née Laurance), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on May 17, 2017

NEWMAN SMITH, Glenda (née Laurance), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in her 83rd year.  Wife of Charles L. “Charlie” Smith, and the late Victor L. Newman (2000).  Mother of Sue Ellen Tuff and Brad Tuff.  Mother-in-law of Anne Tuff.  Grandmother of Brandon Tuff and Tyler Tuff.  Step-mother of Rodney Newman, Sandra Kratky, Linda Austin, Barry Newman, Bradley Newman, Sharon Newman, Trish Cable, and Kevin Smith.  Sister of Idamae Johnston, late Nelson L. Campbell, and the late Donald W. Campbell.  Also survived by numerous step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, two aunts, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. and Ida (née Dalton) Laurance.  Glenda was an adherent of the Community of Christ, St. Thomas.  As a volunteer, she formerly played the piano at the Valleyview Home.  Glenda was a former member of the St. Thomas Chapter of the Sweet Adelines.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.

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HEISLER: Bernard J. “Pat”, of Fingal, Ontario.

Posted by on May 17, 2017

HEISLER, Bernard J. “Pat”, of Fingal, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in his 88th year.  Husband of Mildred (née Cooke) Heisler.  Father of Byron Heisler of London, and Myrna Rose (Ron Tuba) of Texada Island, BC.  Grandfather of Jessica Heisler (Brad), Lindsey Heisler (Scott), and Curtis Heisler (Talon).  Great grandfather of Scarlett and Ava.  Brother of Joyce Collins (Chuck) of Goulais River, Val Heisler (late Susan), and Victor Heisler (Doris) all of Aylmer, Grant Heisler of Merritt, B.C., and the late Bert Heisler (Shirley of Morrisburg).  Dear friend of Josie and Bill Ripley, and Sue and Leighton Ellis.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Hanna AB, March 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Adam and C. A. “Toots”  (née Pfefferle) Heisler.  Pat was a retired self employed construction worker. He was a former member of the Optimist Club of Fingal.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

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