Graham, Brian of Sarnia

Posted by on January 18, 2017

GRAHAM, BRIAN – On Monday, January 16, 2017, Brian Allen Graham, age 64 of Sarnia passed away. He is survived by his daughter Vanessa Graham, his sisters Donna Graham, Sandra Graham, Lillian Cole, Eleanor Steiner and brother David Graham. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Joyce Graham and nephews Rodney Cote and Stan Cole. Brian was a performer and entertainer and loved to make people laugh. Funeral Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral on Friday prior to the service beginning at 1:00 pm. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SILVERTHORNE: Walter Richard “Dick” of London

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Passed peacefully at University Hospital in London on Wednesday January 18, 2016. Loving husband to Joyce for 54 years. Dear father of Kellie Butler (husband Ben) and Chris Silverthorne (wife Ann). Cherished grandfather of Laura, Cheryl, Sara Silverthorne and Stephanie Byerson Butler and great-grandfather to Weston. Visitation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., when a Funeral Service will begin, all at FLAMBOROUGH BAPTIST CHURCH, 41 Concession 5 East, Waterdown. Cremation to follow.

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FOWLER, Roy Donald, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 17, 2017

FOWLER, Roy Donald, 63, of St. Thomas, ON, passed away at home on Monday, January 16, 2017.  Roy was born on February 21, 1953 in Simcoe, ON.  He was predeceased by his parents Donald (2015) and Bernice (2001), and is lovingly remembered by his sister Anne and her husband Robert Neill.  Roy was a devoted uncle to his nephews, Christopher Neill (Christina) and Todd Neill (Andrea), and loved spending time with his great nephews and nieces who will miss him dearly.  He is also fondly remembered by several cousins and the entire Neill family.  Roy was a graduate of Arthur Voaden Secondary School, and a lifelong resident of St. Thomas.  He enjoyed a career working for Emerson Network Power (formerly Reliance Telecommunications) for more than thirty years.  He leaves behind many friends in the community.  Roy’s idea of a perfect day was lunch at Ted’s Place, sunny weather, and nothing but his motorcycle and the open road to Port Bruce and back.  Roy will always be remembered for his wonderful laugh, and even though he is no longer with us, we are comforted that he is at peace now.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and private interment will be made in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Ave.  A service to celebrate Roy’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) will be gratefully acknowledged.

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”  Helen Keller

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VOJIN: Helen Theresa, of West Lorne

Posted by on January 15, 2017

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Helen Vojin (nee Kairns) on January 14, 2017.  Predeceased by her loving husband Michael Vojin (1993) and parents Frank and Mary Kairns.  Loving mother of Michael Jr. and his wife Martha of West Lorne, Patrick and his wife Janis of West Lorne, Karen of London, Pamela and her husband Bill Nicholson of West Lorne and Colleen and her husband Ward Lashbrook of Strathroy.  Grandmother of Darin (Wendy), Mandy (Dave), Jim (Tracey), Jason (Rachel), John, Chris, Nick, Janessa (Patrick) and Brett (Abby).  Great grandmother of Carlie, Jacob, Jackson, Eliza, Wesley, Simon, Emmalyn, Erica and Joel.  Dear sister-in-law and friend of Lucretia Bury, Elena Fox and Frances Szabo.  Predeceased by sister-in-law Ana and brother-in-law Alex.  Dear sister of Wanda Crowley of London, Ida and Norm Haines of Ingersoll, Marie Trudell of London and Fran Pfeiffer of West Lorne.  She enjoyed her fellowship with her brothers and sisters of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Rodney.  Helen and her husband Michael were loving foster parents to many children over the years.  Relatives and friends will be received on Tuesday, January 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) where the Funeral Service will commence at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Interment in Gillies Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Helen may be made, payable by cheque, to the Humane Society, Children’s Aid Society or a charity of choice.  Share a memory online at denning.ca.

“Our Mom will always be cherished in our hearts”

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BRADT: Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on January 12, 2017

BRADT, Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, passed away surrounded by family at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Bradt (1984).  Dearly loved mother of Rick Bradt (Cathy) of Halifax, NS, Brian Bradt (Gislaine) of Ottawa, ON, David Bradt (Brian) of Victoria, BC, and Tammy Miles (Ken) of Lake Providence, LA.  Proud grandmother of Emily, Kaylin, Cameron, and Taylor.  Dear sister of James Vickery of Thunder Bay.  Dear sister-in-law of Charlene (nee Bradt) and Morley Doan of Port Dover.  Also fondly remembered by cousin, Jeannette Fulton (Jim) of St. Thomas, several nieces and nephews, as well as her good friend and neighbour, Michelle.  Jean was born in Port Alice, BC on December 29, 1945.  She was the daughter of the late David Vickery and the late Angela (nee Houghton) Andrews.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH (4th floor) and at the London Regional Cancer Program.

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DESLAURIERS: Réjean C. “Reg”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 12, 2017

DESLAURIERS, Réjean C. “Reg”, of St. Thomas, passed away at LHSC, Victoria Hospital on Monday, January 9, 2017, in his 60th year.  Beloved husband of Wilma (nee Lister) Deslauriers.  Dearly loved father of Chantal and Céline Deslauriers, both of St. Thomas.  Reg was helping his wife Wilma raise their cherished grandchildren, Kyle and Amber Lister.  He was predeceased by his step-son Winston Lister (2014) and by his step-daughter-in-law, Danielle Kowalenko (2009).  Born in Kapuskasing, ON, May 16, 1957, he was the son of the late Pierre-Rodolphe and Bernadette (nee Drouin) Deslauriers.  After nearly 8 years of keeping his Multiple Myeloma under control, he succumbed to the rare Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) within 3 months.  Reg was a skilled person with many professions including fighting forest fires in Northern Ontario, and working as an accomplished internationally licensed millwright at Tomato Co-op, Spruce Falls Mill, Cuddy Farms and GKN Sinter Metals.  He was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan and also enjoyed woodworking, gardening and restoring Jeeps.  Reg was adored by his many pets throughout the years. The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Sunday evening, January 15th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Myeloma Canada or an animal charity of your choice.

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VITEZ: Tony of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on January 10, 2017

At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, January 9th, 2017.  Tony Vitez of Strathroy at the age of 72.  Lovingly remembered by his wife Marcelle (Ysebeart) Vitez and his children Agnes Watt, Marcella McKee (Andy), Paul (Cari) Vitez and Mike (Sara) Vitez.  Dear grandpa to Fred, Anthony, Justin, Josh, Summer, Bill and Jim.

Dear brother of Rose Woodall (Gary Zimmerman), Peter Vitez (Ann), Katie Iggulden (Mark) and Ella Young (Fred).

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, January 13th, 2017 from 5 – 9 pm.  Funeral Mass will take place at All Saints Catholic Church on Saturday at 11 am.  Interment at All Saints cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Chamberlain: Carl Edward of Shedden

Posted by on January 10, 2017

Carl Edward Chamberlain, previously of Shedden, born June 26, 1927, passed away peacefully in his 90th year while surrounded by his family at the Bobier Villa on Monday January 9, 2017. Son of the late Roy and Lena [Mifflin] Chamberlain. He is survived by his wife of 63 years and best friend Kathleen [Firby], and his 5 children and their families; Debra [Dan] Logghe, and their children Karey [Jen], Jamie and Bryce; Patricia Stannard, and her children Beverly [Neal], Kimberly and Valerie; Karen Olmstead and her children Joe and Jeff; David [Catherine] and their children Charlotte, Marshall and McKenzie; Paul [Terri] and their children Douglas, Aidan and Ellie. He is also survived by a great granddaughter Makayla Lynn Logghe, his sister Jean [Ralph] Palmer, a very special niece Marilee [Steve] Annett, and other numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant twin children Douglas Allen and Judy Marie [1953], his brothers Clayton and Murray and his sister Dora McArthur. Carl farmed with his brother Clayton for 10 years, with Hugh Carroll in Cowal for 13 years,and was the meat-cutter at Palmer’s Red & White Supermarket for 27 years. He volunteered for the Shedden Community Centre, The Christmas Shoppe, VON, Meals on Wheels, and also proudly volunteered for 35 years with the Southwold Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of Bethany United Church until its closure and then Talbotville United Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Bobier Villa, Talbotville United Church or the Alzheimer Society. Special thanks to the staff of the Bobier Villa who provided tireless, supportive and compassionate care to Carl in the last year. Friends and family will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton 519-762-2416 on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Saturday January 14th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in McIntyre Cemetery. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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McTavish: Kathleen Grace of Dutton

Posted by on January 6, 2017

Peacefully at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Thursday January 5 2017. Kathleen Grace McTavish of Dutton in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Donald McTavish. Daughter of the late William Howard Armstrong and Mildred Grace Burnett. The last of four children William Burnett Armstrong [2006], Nancy McCrory [2016], Patricia Armstrong [2016]. Dear mother of David McTavish of Dutton, Dianne and Don Lyons of St. Thomas, Christine McTavish of Alberta, Tom and Janice McTavish of Fingal. Loved grandmother of Ryan, Justin, Melany, Kayley, Kyle, Aaron, Rochelle, Kelsey, Tyler and great grandmother of Trystan, Lily, Owen and Callie. Sister-in-Law of Margaret [late Donald] Carroll, Duncan and Eileen McTavish, Marion Armstrong. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the staff of Extendicare for the care Kathy received. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Monday January 9 2017 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in Cowal-McBride Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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PEVEC, Linda of Sarnia

LINDA PEVEC; 1953 – 2016 – Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, December 31, 2016, Linda passed away peacefully at the age of 63. She was the beloved wife of Michael for 43 years and proud mother of Michael (Crystal) and Peter (Antonella). She was the grandmother of Robert, Luka, Ashton and Seth. She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Margery Schmitt of Kitchener. Linda worked for 30 years as a PSW and loved gardening, her cats, driving her Mustang and Jazz music. Special thanks to all involved with Linda’s care. Cremation has taken place. There will be no services as requested by Linda. Donations can be made to ALS or the Sarnia Humane Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MacVICAR: William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

MacVICAR, William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Saturday, December 31, 2016, in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Thompson) MacVicar.  Father of Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, Linda Neil, both of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy), and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and sisters-in-law, Julie Thompson of St. Thomas, Vivian Anger of Belmont, and Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer.  Born in Chatham, ON, February 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Lorne and Helen (nee Rose) MacVicar.  Bill was a retired Clevite Limited, St. Thomas accountant.  He was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, January 4th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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McINTOSH: Miss Grace, of R.R.#1, Southwold, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

McINTOSH, Miss Grace, of R.R.#1, Southwold, passed away at Oneida Long Term Care on Friday, December 30, 2016, in her 88th year.  Dear sister of M. Janet Beharrell (Ralph) of R.R.#1, Southwold.  Loved aunt of Bradley Beharrell (Kate) of R.R.#1, Southwold.  Loving great aunt of Caleb, Amelia and Ben Beharrell.  Born in Southwold Twp., ON, May 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Margaret (nee Annett) McIntosh.  Grace was a former elementary school teacher at both urban and rural schools (grades 1-8).  She was a graduate of the London Normal School and the University of Western Ontario’s A.W.C.M. (piano).  Grace was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas, and a former member of the church choir (for 40 years).  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment in McArthur Cemetery, Southwold Twp. at a later date.  Memorial donations to Central United Church (Music Dept.) will be gratefully acknowledged.

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NEWTON: Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

NEWTON, Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 30, 2016, in her 93rd year.  Wife of 63 years to the late Howard Newton (2006).  Mother of Lee Newton (Jocelyne) of Montréal, and the late Glenn Newton (1988) (Jeannie of Lambeth).  Grandmother of Trisha, Lori, Sarah, Heather, Trevor, Sammy and Liana.  Great grandmother of Tara, Tyler, Taya, Jackson, and Heron.  Great great grandmother of Mackenzie.  Born in Fleet, England, May 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ella Rose (nee Moody) Silver.  She was an English war bride.  Daphne was a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre and a former volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Tuck Shop.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where a private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  Cremation to follow.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre gratefully acknowledged.

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FISCHER, E. Coriene (née Anstett) of R. R. #2 Mildmay

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Elizabeth Coriene Fischer (née Anstett) of R.R. #2 Mildmay, passed away suddenly with family by her side at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Tom Fischer.

Loving mother of Greg Fischer (Paula) of R. R. #2 Teeswater, Gary Fischer (Joan) of R.R. #4 Walkerton, Shelley Weber (Gerald) of R. R. #2 Mildmay, Sherry Cronin (Paul) of Teeswater, Grant Fischer (Diana) of Toronto and Graham Fischer (Matt Schroeder) of R.R. #2 Mildmay.

Sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Hilda Brick of Chepstow, in-laws Robert Mousseau of Ottawa, Lorna Lang of Teeswater, Paul and Evelyn Fischer of Teeswater, Eileen Fischer of R.R. #1 Wingham, Laurette Maxwell of Stratford, Hubert Fischer of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Marlene Fischer of Teeswater, Ray and Judy Fischer of R.R. #2 Teeswater, Anna Lou and Barrie King of Barrie, Ted and Barb Fischer of Teeswater,

Linda and Jim McKee of R.R. #3 Teeswater, Leone Millen of Walkerton, Lenore Brick of Waterloo, numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Predeceased by her parents, George and Johanna (née Lang) Anstett, brothers Gordon Anstett (Pat), George Anstett (Jean), Harold Anstett (Verda) and Andrew Anstett (Charlotte), sisters Verna Morris (James) and Helen Bester (Wilfred) and in-laws, Wilfred Brick, Jim and Doris Fischer, Lorraine Mousseau, Lucille and Lindsay Spielmacher, Karl Lang, Art Fischer, Jack Maxwell, Jack Fischer and Joe Brick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Rosary at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Spring Interment Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WALLER, Betty of Sarnia

Posted by on December 29, 2016

WALLER, BETTY VIOLA (STEERS) – December 22, 1921-December 28, 2016, born in Toronto, ON and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her husband Christopher (Duke) Waller (December 31, 1997).  In their 56 years of marriage, they had a beautiful life together. She was the loving and caring mother of Marlene Ross (Dave) and proud grandmother of Heather Anderson (Mike), Leanne Farough (Tate) and Wendy Restivo (Peter) and GG of Cole and Brock Anderson, Reagan and Reese Farough, and Noah and Avery Restivo.  Loved mother-in-law to Dave Ross.  Betty was a faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church.  Survived by nieces Debbie Schulte (Clark) and Donna Steers of Arizona, brothers and sisters-in-law Vi Henderson, Doris Tremain, John and Joan Waller, Doug Waller as well as many nieces and nephews in Sarnia.   She was predeceased by her parents Aleitha (Ough) and Frederick Steers, brother and sister-in-law Fred (Ted) and Fran Steers and nephew Todd Steers of Arizona, brothers and sisters-in-law Jean and Roy Reynolds, Helen and Ron Hamel, Bob Henderson, Irvin Tremain, and Donna Waller all of Sarnia. A sincere and heartfelt “thank you” to the nurses and doctors on the 4th and 5th floors of Bluewater Health.  Many thanks to nurses, PSW’s and staff at Twin Lakes Retirement Home where Betty enjoyed 3 years there. Honouring Betty’s wishes, a private service will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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ISOM, Arlene Mary of Sarnia

Posted by on December 29, 2016

ISOM, ARLENE – Peacefully at Afton Park Place Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Arlene Mary Isom (nee Fairservice), age 92 of Sarnia passed away. She is survived by her son John Philbin and his wife Wanda of Point Edward and Cheryl Fraser of London. She is also survived by special friends Susan Brown of Sarnia, John Isom of Sacremento, CA, and Kay Hurak (Ron) of Sarnia. She was predeceased by husbands Jack Isom (2014), Grant Guthrie (1985) and Bert Philbin (1984). She was also predeceased by her parents John and Blanche Fairservice and great-grandson Jacob Cousins (2010). She was the cherished grandmother of Ian Fraser, London, Michael Fraser (Kathy), 150 Mile House, BC, Amy Cousins (Kevin), Pickering and Carrie Lanz (John) of Northwood, OH. and seven great-grandchildren, Garrett, Timothy and Emma Fraser, Madison and Aidan Fraser, Sara and Daniel Cousins. Arlene was one of the first employees at both St. Clair Processing (Polymer) 1945 and Simpson-Sears (1954). She retired from the Sarnia Credit Bureau in 1980. Arlene was very dedicated volunteer with the VON and the Kidney Foundation. She enjoyed a very active membership in the Rebekah Lodge and Red Hats. Arlene was a longtime member of St. Luke’s United Church in Sarnia. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 2:00 pm. with Rev. Melanie Kirk officiating. Cremation will follow and interment will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations made to St. Luke’s United Church (cheques only please) would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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FORD: William H. L. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 28, 2016

FORD, William H. L. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, in his 77th year.  Beloved husband for 58 years to Norma (nee Rutherford) Ford.  Dearly loved father of Jim Ford (Tammy), Ken Ford (Susan), Lynda Ford-Ralf, and Maureen Vanoverbeke (Bob).  Cherished grandfather of Joe Vanoverbeke (Kelly), Rob Vanoverbeke (Stephanie Charette), Jacqueline Ford, Jenna Ford (Josh Bach), Angela Ralf, and Bill Ralf (Danielle).  Dear brother of Fred Ford (Dorinda), Shirley Griffin (late Colin), and Berniece Lidster (Eugene).  Also survived by 14 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  An infant son, Murray William Ford passed away in 1963.  Born in North Walsingham Twp., ON, March 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Stanley and Beryl (nee Zimmer) Ford.  A retired employee of the Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Bill also formerly worked at Hartz, St. Thomas for many years and farmed.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening, December 29th 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 Friday, December 30th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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LEBEDZ: Helena Maria “Mary”, of West Lorne, formerly of Rodney

Posted by on December 27, 2016

Peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, Helena Maria “Mary” Lebedz, of West Lorne, passed away at the age of 94.  Predeceased by her husband Taras (2005) .  Mama will be lovingly remembered by her children Irena (Arnold) Robbins of Tillsonburg, Tere (Raemonde) Lebedz of West Lorne, Leada (Randy) Werner of St. Thomas, Serge (Sheila) Lebedz of Rodney and Tom Lebedz at home in West Lorne.  Forever cherished by her grandchildren Alicia (Kelly), Mark (Tanya), Gavin (Fonda), René, Chad, Trena (Pete) and Drew (Jenna).  Will be missed by great grandchildren Brennan, Grace Gordon, Myah, Makena and Greyson. Mary will be missed by her special friend and neighbour, Andy Seman.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  where the Funeral Service will commence at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016.  Rev. Vladimir Morin will recite prayers at the funeral home Thursday evening beginning at 7 p.m.  Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made, payable by cheque,  to the Russian Orthodox Church of Christ the Saviour, London or Rodney Christian Mission.  Condolences and memories may be left online at denning.ca

“Rest in peace Mama”

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Page: Elaine of R.R. 1 Wallacetown

Posted by on December 27, 2016

At the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday December 26 2016 Elaine [Buttinger] Page of R.R. 1 Wallacetown in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Russell Page [2015]. Loved mother of Rusty Page of Wallacetown. Loving grandmother of Chelsey, Kyle. Dear sister of Theresa Loxterkmp, Dolores Troke [Frank], Donald [Rosemarie], Ray [Linda]. Also Survived by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Jim, John and sisters Mary Margaret Schnekenburger, Nora, Ida, Jennie Howse, Minnie Crouch, Medesta [Dusty] McAuley. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 where a Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday December 30 2016 at 1 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Cremation with interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations to Daffodil-Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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FOLAN, Grace of Sarnia

Posted by on December 27, 2016

FOLAN, GRACE – It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of our amazing Grace.  Grace Folan (Pyette) was born January 25, 1943 in Sarnia.  She spent many years of her life in Point Edward with her parents Charles and Elsie Pyette (Jambleton) and her beloved siblings Tammy, Sally, Marylou, Jeanette, Teddy, Kathie and Joella.  Grace left school at an early age to join the workforce and was a familiar face to the patrons of many local businesses including: The Cromwell Grill, The Bunsen Burner, The Olympic Flame, Tabs (on roller skates), Macs (Finch and Wellington) and Giant Tiger.  Grace was previously married to Paul Savage of Wallaceburg and together they had a daughter Sally Anne Wilson (Aaron) and a son Charles Nigel Savage (Brooke Smith).  Grace was a supportive and honest Mom.  She spent many hours cheering Charlie on as he participated in multiple sports and shared her love of crime shows, movies and award shows with Sally.  Grace was blessed to be “Granny” to Tate Dobbing, Morgan and Maxwell Wilson and Charlie and Cooper Kyte.  She completely devoted her life to them and will be remembered for trips to the junk store, homemade french fries, sleepovers and lots of treats.  In 1999 Grace married Mark Folan after dating for several years.  She was a stepmother to Anthony (Donna), Gary (Susan) and Martine Vanderheide (Tim) as well as granny to 14 more grandchildren.  They spent 25 years together taking care of each other and making their home and gardens a beautiful retreat.  Grace is predeceased by her parents, brothers Tommy and Teddy, her sister Jeanette and brothers in law Les Newman, Pete Morreau, Rick Mills and Bill Nickels.  She is survived by her sisters in law Evey and Rochelle Pyette and brothers in law Mark Nickels and John Romlewski, numerous nieces and nephews who always competed to be her favourite.  Grace was always ready to share a drink of Baileys and a dance at family events.  Grace leaves behind multiple friends and neighbours and past co-workers that have been an incredible support to her and her family during her illness.  We wish to thank Dr. Maddison and various agencies for supporting Grace in her goal of a peaceful death. Special thank you to her sister Joella who accompanied Grace and her daughter to all of her appointments. Private cremation arrangements are being held.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice.   Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Sloetjes: George John of Dutton

Posted by on December 20, 2016

At Victorian Manor, Dutton. George John Sloetjes of Dutton in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Marlene [Tibble] Whitcroft [2012]. Survived by his children, Grandchildren and Great grandchildren. Dear brother of Johanna Sloetjes, Beamsville; Dinie [Sloetjes] Vanderwerff, Port Rowan; Wilma Cardol [Tony], Wallacetown, Erna Sloetjes [Ben], Dutton, and Annie Idema [late Peter], London. Brother of the late Derk Sloetjes [Janet], Dutton; Herman Sloetjes [Margie], Dutton; Anna Van Dellan [Jake], Beamsville; Gerrie deJonge [Jack], Brantford; John Sloetjes, Wallacetown and William [Karen] Sloetjes of Wallacetown. Uncle of countless nieces and nephews and their children. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday December 23, 2016. Visitation from 12 to service time. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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WRIGHT: Sharon Louise, of Strathroy

Posted by on December 18, 2016

Peacefully, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at her home in Strathroy, Sharon Louise Wright (nee Cudney) passed away at the age of 69.  Loving wife of the late Richard “Dick” Wright.  Beloved mother of David (Jacqui) Wright and Shawn (Tina) Wright.  Dear grandmother of Stewart, Samantha, William, Buck and Martina.  Sadly missed by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family.  At Sharon’s request, there will be a casual Visitation on Sunday, December 18th from 2-5 pm at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) where a casual Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 19th at 1:00 pm.  Interment to follow in McLean Cemetery, Rodney.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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DAY: Harry E., of R.R.#7, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 13, 2016

DAY, Harry E., of R.R.#7, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, December 12, 2016, in his 77th year.  Beloved husband for 37 years to the late Jenita “Jenny” (nee Garnier) Day (2010).  Father of Tabby “Mike”, Rob (Sue), Mark (Julie), and Jeff (Jessica).  Brother of William Day (Carol), Robert “Terry” Day (Jo Ann), Donna McIntyre (late Earl), Ethel Bradt (late Donald), and the late Iris Else (late John).  Also survived by 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born in South Norfolk, Manitoba, October 5, 1940, he was the son of the late William and Ivy (nee Ashby) Day.  Harry was a retired employee of GM Diesel, London.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519) 631-1160.

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BURDITT: Joanne (nee Hulls), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 13, 2016

BURDITT, Joanne (nee Hulls), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 10, 2016, in her 72nd year.  Beloved mother of Jeff Burditt (Jacqueline Cleary), and Matthew Burditt (Ken Werner).  Dear sister of Dianne Stewart (Alec), Bill Hulls (Nene) and the late Ken Hulls.  Loving sister-in-law and dear friend of Margaret Hulls.  Joanne will be fondly remembered by her lifelong friends, Carol and Dave Morrison, good friends Betty, Jerry and Lorna, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Port Elgin, ON, April 2, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bessie (nee Sparks) Hulls.  A creative and determined woman, Joanne engaged life with a distinct sense of humour, spirited charm and fierce independence that was both beautiful and rare.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A memorial tree planting to celebrate Joanne’s life will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations to the West Elgin Nature Trust or the St. Thomas Field Naturalists Club Inc. will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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BALLAGH, Margaret “Ruth” of Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 8, 2016

ballagh-ruth-web2Margaret “Ruth” Ballagh (née Bradburn) of Lucknow formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Wally Ballagh who predeceased on December 6th, 2013.

Dear mother of Byron Ballagh (Maria Dunning) of Lucknow, Gary Ballagh (Janice) of R. R. #2 Teeswater and Donna Inglis (Paul) of Belmore.

Loving grandma of Heather VanderHoek (Bryce), Mark Ballagh (Courtney Bakker), Blake Scott (Aly Hummel), Devan Ballagh, Michael Ballagh, Paige Ballagh, Matthew Ballagh, Warren Inglis, Marilyn Gibson (Blair) and Cheryl Inglis (Jordan Errington). Great-grandma of Cayden, Cole and Landen VanderHoek, Taylor and Russell Gibson, Autumn Errington and Darien Ballagh.

Survived by her siblings Audrey and Jack Adair of Molesworth, Murray and Joan Bradburn and Shirley and Murray Keyes all of London.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Dora Alton of Brussels and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Melville and Hester (née Johnson) Bradburn, daughter-in-law Debbie Ballagh, great-grandson Wesley Gibson, in-laws Elda Norman (John) and Blake Alton and family friend Lois Ballagh.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service from Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Pinecrest Manor Resident’s Council or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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