LONGMIRE, Leslie James “Les” of Teeswater

Posted by on August 21, 2017

Leslie James “Les” Longmire of Teeswater, passed away suddenly at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, at the age of 59.

Beloved husband of Rosemarie “Rose” Longmire (née Nielissen).

Loving father of Penny Nielissen (Mike Walsh) of London, Jennifer Nielissen (Tim Canning) of Walkerton, James Nielissen of Hanover and Robynn Longmire (Dave Carroll) of Teeswater.

Missed by his grandchildren, Arianna, Cooper, Brandon, Taylor, Essence, Eliyzhaa, Gabby and Rosie.

Dear brother of Donna Schell (Ivan) of Alberta, George Longmire of Pinkerton, Dave Longmire (Linda Dietrich) of Pinkerton, Bonnie Longmire (Tim Preston) of Glammis and Nancy Dales (Tim) of Walkerton.

Fondly remembered by family friends, Tammy Weppler and Kelly Verdonk both of Walkerton, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and members of the Nielissen family.

Predeceased by his parents George and Clara (née Steinhagen) Longmire, brother Tom Longmire and infant sister Patricia Longmire.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service celebrating Les’ life at 2:30 p.m., with Ann Maycock officiating.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MacKENZIE, Dorothy Isabel (née Graham) of Listowel and formerly of Culross Township

Posted by on August 17, 2017

Dorothy Isabel MacKenzie (née Graham) of Listowel and formerly of Culross Township, passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Brock MacKenzie (1957).

Dear mother of John MacKenzie (Carol) of Kitchener, Dorla Cassidy (Graeme) of Teeswater, Rennae Taylor (Malcolm) of Auckland, New Zealand, Allan MacKenzie (Heather) of Windsor and Mary Kay MacKenzie of Listowel.

Missed by her 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Angus and Betsy (née McMurchy) Graham, brothers Rennie Graham and Allan Graham (Elsie) and sisters, Margaret McInnes (Gordon), Mary Snowe (James), Anna Robinson (Hawkes) and Jean Lowndes (John).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A private family service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at the funeral home on Sunday.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Teen Challenge or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRINDLEY, Pearl Irene (née Miller) of Riversdale

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Pearl Irene Brindley (née Miller) of Riversdale, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Brindley who predeceased her in 1993.

Dear mother of Clifford Brindley (Mary) of Culross Township, John Brindley (Lorrie) of Hanover, Bonnie Cole (David) of California, Patricia Johnson of Walkerton and Sherry Caldwell (Roger) of Bruce Township.

Missed by daughter-in-law Kathryn Brindley of Kinloss, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Marie Sherran (James), brother Tom Miller (Marj) all of Woodstock, sisters-in-law Largret McInnes of Kincardine and Donelda Miller of Walkerton and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son Charles Brindley (1998), son-in-law James Johnson (2001), parents James and Beatrice (née Potter) Miller, 8 brothers, 3 sisters and 3 siblings in infancy.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Pearl’s life will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Ann Maycock officiating.

Interment Durham Road Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, Salem Hall or Salem United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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LAMB, Gloria of Sarnia

LAMB, GLORIA – At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Monday, July 24, 2017, Gloria Charmaine (Dunham) Lamb, age 83 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late William Lamb and dear mother of Kelly Lamb (Kathleen), Kory Fortney and Kerry Lamb and sister of Dixie Morgan (Bruce). Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Kim (2008), her sisters Adriene Willer and Pauline Davidson. Private cremation services have taken place. Memorial gifts made to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family wishes to thank the staff at Trillium Villa for the excellent care they provided for Gloria”

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LEEPER, Lorrie of Sarnia

LEEPER, LORRAINE – M. L. Lorraine “Lorrie” Leeper, nee Countryman passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. She was the beloved wife for over 70 years of Leonard Bruce and loving and proud mother of Karen (Tom Erskine), Michael (Peggy) and Judy (Bill Chumko), cherished grandmother of Darren Schram, Lindsay Schram (Brett Frew), Chris Chumko (Jacqueline) Marnie Chumko (Peter King) and Bryan Chumko (Sandra) and loving great grandmother to 9 little ones. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Monica, her parents and all siblings except her youngest sister Gail Hofmans of Chatham. Lorrie was a lifelong member of Dunlop United Church. As per Lorrie’s wishes there will be no funeral. A private family interment has been held. Memorial donations may be made to The Brain Tumour Foundation or Bluewater Health Foundation-Palliative Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Online condolences and donations may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

The Family would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr.  D. Kim, Dr. Sharma and the staff of the E.R, Medicine and Palliative care unit at Blue Water Health for their compassionate and professional care given during the last three months.”

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BOCK, Carol Anne (Moxam) of Grand Bend, age 78

Posted by on July 14, 2017

BOCK:  Peacefully, at London Health Science Centre – University Hospital, on Thursday, July 13, 2017, Carol Anne (Moxam) Bock of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, age 78.  Beloved wife of Leonard “Len” George Bock.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Alison and Glen Urquhart of London and the late Brent Bock (2001).  Cherished grandma of Matthew Urquhart and fiancé Meghan Hade of California, Megan Urquhart of Ingersoll and Griffin Bock of London.  Dear sister of Lois Rogers of Calgary and sister-in-law of Lavina Galbraith and Reta Bond both of Manitoulin Island and Arden Bock of Sudbury.  Predeceased by her parents Harry and Edna (Davison) Moxam.  At Carol’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will follow at the Grand Cove Estates Clubhouse, 70592 Bluewater Hwy., Grand Bend until 4:00 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Ontario Lung Association or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DEWULF, Paula of Petrolia

DEWULF, PAULA – At Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Paula Dewulf, peacefully passed away at the age of 102. Born in Lieux, France on April 4, 1915 she was the widow of the late Albert Dewulf (1984) and is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Cruz (Joseph) and sons Jack (Judy), John (Pamela), Jim (Rose) and Jerry (Janet) and 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday morning beginning at 9:00 am. prior to leaving for a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Charlesworth at Lecaron) on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to express their thankfulness to the staff of the D. J. Robb Funeral Home, CCAC and the wonderful staff and Dr. John Butler of Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia”

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LEWIS, James of Sarnia

LEWIS, JAMES – On Monday, July 3, 2017, James Lessly Lewis, age 69 of Sarnia passed away as a result of a fall at home. He was the dear husband of the late Myrella (Cloutier) Lewis (1985) and Patricia Anne (Hutchinson) Lewis (2009). He was the loving father of James Lewis (Kim) and step-father of Jennifer and Pamela, grandfather of Corey, Jayden and Julia, brother of Carol Lewis, Connie Breyer, Helen Datema (Rudy), Donna Lewis, Ken Lewis, Mark Lewis (Debbie) and Tammy Bueschleb. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Rose and his brother Tim. Jim was born in Sarnia and retired from Chrysler Canada (Holmes Foundry) after many years of service. He also drove a taxi for United Cab Company. He had a faith in the Jehovah’s Witness. He was very close to his mother Rose and took care of her in her later years. His last day was spent enjoying the perfect weather in the back yard with loved ones celebrating the marriage of his son and new daughter in law. 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 Friday, July 7, 2016 beginning at 12:30 pm. A Memorial Service will follow beginning at 1:30 pm. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“His son Jimmy would like to express his eternal gratitude to his Aunts, Carol and Connie for taking him into their home to selflessly care for him during his illness.”

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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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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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MOORE, Donna of Sarnia

MOORE, DONNA – At PeopleCare Nursing Home in Tavistock, Ontario, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, Donna (Stewart) Moore, age 87 passed away peacefully, after a very brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas “Lefty” Moore (2015) and mother of Michael Moore and his wife Rosalind of Winnipeg, MB, Maureen Janssen and her husband Mike of Bright, ON and dear grandmother of Marcus and Megan Moore, Matthew and Michelle Janssen. She is also survived by her brothers Grant Nichols (Solveig) and William Nichols (Connie). She was predeceased by her parents, Madeline (Charlton) and Neil Stewart, her step-mother, Velma Nichols, her sisters Betty Moore and Helen Lannin and her brother James Stewart.  Born in Windsor, Ontario, Donna spent her adult life in Sarnia, raising her family and helping others.  She was a very active charter member of Grace United Church, Life member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority and long-time member of the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club.  Her friendly smile, her amazing creativity and her continuous service to others will be greatly missed. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, June 16th   2017 at Grace United Church (990 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia) at 11:00 am, followed by a luncheon. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, June 15th between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Memorial gifts made through donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or the charity of your choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.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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RACHER, Brian of Sarnia

RACHER, BRIAN – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 27, 2017, Brian Francis Racher, age 66 of Sarnia passed away with his friends by his side. He is survived by his son Cory Racher (Hilary), sisters Beverley McNeill (Murray) and Sharon Williamson (Tom) and close friend Ed Kukura. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Dr. Earl and Gladys Racher. In keeping with Brian’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral services or visitation. Private interment of ashes will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery in Petrolia. A celebration of Brian’s life will be at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Brian made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated. 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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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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FOSTER, Joseph “Joe” Edward of Grand Bend formerly of Woodstock, age 78

Posted by on May 18, 2017

FOSTER:  Peacefully, at Woodstock General Hospital, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Joseph “Joe” Edward Foster of Grand Bend, formerly of Woodstock, age 78.  Beloved husband of Beatrice Ellen (O’Connor) Foster.  Loved father and father-in-law of Mike Foster of Kitchener, Al and Elaine Foster, Dan and Maria Foster all of Woodstock and step-father of Jim and Aileen McCabe of North Bay.  Cherished grandpa of John and his wife Rayna, Jen and her husband Nisse, Alyssa, Leah, Evan, Mathew, Melissa and her partner Ryan.  Treasured great-grandpa of Avery and Ledger.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of George and Catherine Foster, Mary Mangolt, Anne Chapeski, Lana Foster all of Woodstock and Diane McLeod of Oshawa.   Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Victor George and Helen Jean (Sexsmith) Foster, brothers John Foster and Robert Foster.  At Joe’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service for Joe will be held at the Pinery Baptist Church,8751 Lakeshore Rd, Thedford(Northville) on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Bob Heywood Officiating.  The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the care and compassion that the doctors and nurses at Woodstock General Hospital have given to Joe and his family in his time there.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Gideons International, Pinery Baptist Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Quackenbush, Beverly Ann of Sarnia

QUACKENBUSH, BEVERLY ANN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 with her loving family beside her.  Bev was born on September 11, 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her family moved to Brantford in 1956 where she attended Central School, Victoria & BCI.  Bev moved to Sarnia in 1970 to go to Lambton College.  She worked at Bayview Chrysler Dodge as a receptionist for years, Agriculture Canada, then on to Community Social Services, ODSP, President of Local #123 Sarnia OPSEU for 14 years. Bev was an avid volunteer with many local charities. Bev was predeceased by the love of her life, her hubby Bill Sr.  Bev is survived by her sons Bill Jr. and his wife Kimmarie, Don and his wife Kim, and her daughter Jen and her husband Kevin, grandchildren Desiree, Ashley, Chelsey, Jordan, Hailey, Ariana, Aliya, Jaxon and Cashius and two great grandchildren Cohan and Jack.  Also survived by her sisters Diane, Carol and Wayne Fowlie, brother Gord, niece Tammy and her husband Steven and their children Felicia (Jordan) and Jeffrey, and nephew Shonn.   Predeceased by her parents Gordon  (1990) & Joanne (2005), sisters Kathy (1985) and Vickie (2007).  Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, May 14, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BRAMHAM, Ronald of Sarnia

BRAMHAM, RONALD – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, May 11, 2017, Ronald Bramham, age 82 of Point Edward passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Margaret Ann (McCord) Bramham (2011) and the loving father of Gregory (Debbie), Richard (Brenda) and Julie Hillis (Patrick), dear grandfather of Shannon (Brian), Ron (Vjollca), Michael (Heather), Christopher (Christine), Joe, Jason, Trisha (Travis), Alan (Karlie), Michelle (Joel) and Shelley (Chris) , great-grandfather of Kaylan, Treston, Aiden, Adriana, Kesler, Haleigh, and more on the way. He was the brother of Colleen McKinlay (Russ), Bruce (Janet), Carol Prince (late Art Green) and Pearl Belton (Leonard). Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Joy and Henry Bramham. Ron was a long time Point Edward resident, a member of Point Edward Presbyterian Church and was a retired master builder. He continued his carpentry work helping friends long into his retirement. He couldn’t say no to anybody. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, May 18th beginning at 1:00 pm and followed by a celebration of his life at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Bluewater Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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WILSON, Marie of Sarnia

WILSON, MARIE – On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Myrtle “Marie” (Chalmers) Wilson, passed away peacefully in her 92nd year. She was the loving wife of the late Leslie Raymond Wilson (2013) and dear mother of Richard Wilson (Diane) and Darlene Dudko (Richard). She is survived by 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her son Douglas (2002), his wife Clara (2013), 3 brothers and 1 sister. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, May 12, 2014 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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FOWLER, Pearl of Sarnia

FOWLER, PEARL  – Surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Morwenna “Pearl” Fowler passed away in her 94th year after a month long battle to regain her health following a stroke. She was the loving mother to Mitch (Wendy) Fowler, cherished grandmother of Lissa (Dee) MacDonald, Krista (Stephen) Brush, Amy (Jeff) MacLean and very proud “Grandma Pearl” to her great grandchildren Charlsey Dekort, Mitchell Brush, Meghan, Matthew and Maddison MacDonald, Connor, Taylor and Carter MacLean. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her furry, constant companion “Missy”. Predeceased by her husband Roy (2004) and son John (1968) parents William and Emma Westlake and her brothers Harry, Jack and Geordie Westlake. Pearl retired from Sarnia General Hospital after many years where she had worked in the lab and made many lifelong friends including special friend Cheryl. Following retirement Pearl and Roy spent many enjoyable winters in Florida. Pearl was the source of knowledge and support to her family and maintained her independence driving herself to her weekly lunches and card games. Pearl loved children, animals, visiting, card games, reading, music and a glass of merlot but her greatest love was for her family and many friends and we will miss her. A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm with visitation one hour prior at 11:00 am. Memorial donations in memory of Pearl may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bluewater Health or the Sarnia Humane Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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SIM, Ron of Sarnia

SIM, RONALD WALTER – At St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia on Friday, May 5, 2017, Ronald Walter Sim, age 80, peacefully passed away with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Edna Hannah (Helps) Sim and dear step-father of David Jones (Brenda), Edward Jones (Maria) and Gayle Jones and Carol Weston (Robert), grandfather of Kristen, Meghan (Eric), Alicia (Adam), Shauna (Jay), Sawyer, Amanda and Brian. He was the great-grandfather of Ava and Allie, Reese, Jordan, Jake and Anna. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Maizie, granddaughter Sydney, grandson Nick, sisters Dorthea (Jim) and Edythe (Byron), brothers Ben (Helen), Bob (Irene), Kevin (Donna), Barry (Margaret) and Ross. Ron was a former member of St. James the Apostle Anglican Church and upon its closing he and Edna became active members of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Point Edward. Ron retired from the Lambton County Board of Education after many years of service. Ron was a volunteer at Marshall Gowland Manor for over 20 years. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 27, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (210 Michigan Ave., Pt. Edward, ON., N7V 1E8). A celebration of Ron’s life will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “Many thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Dr. Kim and his staff, Dr. E. Gamble, CCAC, COPD, VON and Care Partners”

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