MALLINSON, William of Princeton and formerly of Burlington

Posted by on December 11, 2017

MALLINSON, Bill – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Saturday, December 9, 2017, William Mallinson of Princeton and formerly of Burlington in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of Greta Mallinson (nee Durand).  Dear father of William “Bill” Mallinson (Cathy) of Princeton and Lorena Mallinson (Todd Walker) of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Morgan, Jenna & Tori Mallinson of Princeton; Jenny & Sarah Larkin of Cambridge; Scott Massen of Guelph and Laura Massen of Ingersoll.  Great grandfather to Liam Massen.  Bill will be lovingly remembered by Greta’s family as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents James and Jessie (nee Gill) Mallinson and brothers John and James. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 4 – 6 p.m. (NOTE TIME).    A complete funeral mass will be held on Thursday at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock, 11 am with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant.  Cremation will follow with interment of ashes in Memorial Gardens, Burlington at a later date. In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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STEWART, Gladys Marie (née Blake) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 9, 2017

 

Gladys Marie Stewart (née Blake) of Braemar and formerly of Teeswater, died of a broken heart, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at the age of 81. Twenty-two days following the death of her husband of 64 years, Donald Stewart.

 Born on April 12th, 1936 to the late James and Clara (née Harmer) Blake.

Her 4 children Joan (Raymond) Wright of Wingham, Jim (Deb) Stewart of Owen Sound, Ron (Jane) Stewart of Strathroy and Patti (Sandy) Staples of Kingston are heart broken.

Dear Grandma of Kevin, Brad, Janine, Amy, Mike, Bryan, Naomi, Andrew, David and Katie and Great-Grandmother to 11.

Survived by her sisters Maxine (Bill) Seers and Joyce (Jim) Oke all of Goderich.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by in-laws Velma (Lorne) McAllister and Eileen (Dave) Moffat, 1 nephew and 2 nieces.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The funeral service to celebrate Gladys’ life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation, Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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COURTS, Regina Maria “Jean” (née Ford) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Regina Maria “Jean” Courts (née Ford) of Teeswater, passed away peacefully, at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in her 74th year.

Born in Bell Island, Newfoundland on January 9th, 1944.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Courts who predeceased her in 2011.

Dear mother of Geraldine Brodt of Teeswater.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michael Courts (Laura) and Katelyn Brodt, step-niece Mary and great-grandsons Tyson and Bentley.

Cherished daughter of Mary Ford of Newfoundland.

Dear sister of Alice and Charles Hanarhan of St. Phillips, Gordon and Darlene Ford of Mississauga, Maureen and Keith Bullock of Flesherton, Gerry and Kathy Ford of Bell Island, Ron and Jackie Ford of Bell Island, Lorraine and Fred Crane of Erin, Jerome and Kim Ford of Norval, Michael and Marylin Ford of Caledon, Sharon and Morris Madore of Brampton, Jacqueline Ford of Bell Island and Judith and George Pitts of Bell Island.

Fondly remembered by her god-daughter Dianne Mills, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Predeceased by her father Bill Ford, son-in-law Wayne Brodt and sister Dianne Ford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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LAMONT, Deborah Ann “Debbie” (née Dwinnell) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Deborah Ann Lamont (née Dwinnell) of Teeswater, passed away with family by her side, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Monday, December 4th, 2017, at the age of 58.

Cherished daughter of Lloyd and Joyce (née Caskanette) Dwinnell of Teeswater.

Dear mother of Amy Giles (Kelvin) of Teeswater, Julie Lamont of Guelph, Melanie Guptill (Sandy) and James Lamont all of Listowel.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michelle and Emily Giles, Joseph, Colin, Anthony and Issah Lamont and Jordan Guptill.

Fondly remembered by her sister Cherie Hauck of Teeswater and nieces, Angela Hauck (Jamie Zadow) and Brooke Hauck (Andrew Larocque) and great-nephew Theodore.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will take place at Boomer’s Cosy Restaurant, Teeswater on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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WEISHAR, Donna M. of R. R. #2 Teeswater

Posted by on December 2, 2017

Donna Marie Weishar of R. R. #2 Teeswater, passed away with family by her side, at the Wingham and District Hospital on Friday, December 1st, 2017, at the age of 72.

Born in Walkerton on March 23rd, 1945 to the late Walter and Melinda (née Vogt) Schumacher.

Beloved wife of the late Reginald “Reg” Weishar who predeceased her in 1996.

Loving mother of Lynn La Rose (Dan) of Fordwich, Doug Weishar of Culross Township, Barb Riley of Alliston, Lori Dobson of Kitchener and Kim Weishar (Jake Andrews) of Calgary.

Greatly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of Joan Troupe (Frank) of Kitchener, Bill Schumacher (Mary Belle) of Hanover, Larry Schumacher (Dianne) of Heidelberg and Dianne Montgomery (John) of Kitchener.

Donna will be fondly remembered by the many members of the Weishar family and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration to honour Donna’s life will take place at the Teeswater-Culross Community Centre on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Final resting place Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McCARTHY, Terri of Sarnia

Posted by on November 29, 2017

McCARTHY, TERRI – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Helen Theresa “Terri” McCarthy, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother to Michael Shepley (Jinna Zheng), grandmother to Angela, sister of Tim McCarthy and committed and loyal friend to many with whom she developed long lasting and caring relationships. She was predeceased by her parents TJ (1987) and Helen (1996). She will also be missed by her two cats, Peaches and Gabby. She was a passionate animal lover, ensuring that no stray cat ever went hungry. She worked in Sarnia for many years in the retail industry and as a personal support worker and was also an avid art lover. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia for the gentle, compassionate and professional care they extended to her. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) Friday, December 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment of her ashes will be held on Monday, December 4th, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. 

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COX: Mrs. Norma (née Canning), of St. Thomas, formerly of Frome, Ontario

Posted by on November 22, 2017

COX, Norma (née Canning), of St. Thomas, formerly of Frome, passed away at Caressant Care on Mary Bucke on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, in her 94th year.  Wife of the late Ron Cox (1992).  Mother of Jim Cox (Jane) of Frome, and the late Ted Cox (1965).  Grandmother of the late Christopher E. “Chris” Cox (2014).  Sister of Norman Canning (Gerry) of St. Thomas, and the late Gertrude Canning (1995).  Also remembered by in-laws, Hilliard and Marion Willson of St. Thomas, and Patricia Scott of London, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, July 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Flossie (née Grogan) Canning.  Norma was an elementary school teacher for 35 years, retiring in 1979.  She was a member of Frome United Church and the U.C.W., the Retired Teachers of Ontario- Elgin District, and the former Tonti Chapter, IODE, St. Thomas.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, November 25th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Burdett: William “Billy” Burdett of Sarnia

Posted by on November 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of William “Billy” Burdett, age 79, announces his passing on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Bluewater Health Sarnia. Will be forever missed by his wife and best friend Linda (nee Sparks) Burdett. Loving father of Mark Burdett and Jason Burdett. Dear grandpa of Hannah Burdett. Survived by his siblings; Herb Burdett (Janet), Gary Burdett (Diana) and brother in-law’s; Steve Sparks (Joan), Tim Sparks (Brenda), Bruce Sparks, Pete Sparks (Joan). Wonderful uncle too many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Ernest (Sonny) Burdett (1989) and his mother Christina May (nee Field) Burdett (1984), brother Robert Burdett, sister’s; Helen, Gail, Carol, Edith and Betty and father and mother in-law Ross and Joyce Sparks. Bill retired from Imperial Oil after 27 years of service. He loved to boat, travel and hockey and sports in general. Cremation has taken place. A  Celebration of Life will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from on Saturday, November 25, 2017,  from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family.. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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BUTTERMAN, Leo of Sarnia

Posted by on November 17, 2017

BUTTERMAN, LEO – Peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Leo Butterman passed away on Thursday November 16th, 2017 at the age of 75. Leo leaves behind his only son Gary and he is also survived by his sister Ella (Gord) Metcalfe, his brother Bill Murdock and Nieces Crystal Stark, Heather (Larry) Liar and Nephews Steve Wesley, Jeff (Michel) Wesley. Leo is Pre deceased by both his parents Beatrice and Francis Buttermen and by his Sister Margret. Leo will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all that knew him. A funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with visiting starting at 11:30 am prior to service time. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Memorial donations in memory of Leo may be made to a Lambton Lung Association. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

 

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HATTATT, Robert of Point Edward

Posted by on November 17, 2017

HATTATT, ROBERT HAROLD – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Hattatt on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Vision Nursing Home at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Mary Jane (Yates) Hattatt and the dearly loved father of Brenda Chaulk (Gary) and Bruce (Marian). He was Grandpa of Jordan and Nathan, Brett and Brittany (Sam) and Great-Grandpa of Charlotte. He is also survived by sister in laws Joyce Wilson, Penny Taylor, Linda (Jim) McCarty and brother in laws Bob (Chris) Yates. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Edna Hattatt and in laws Lloyd and Louise Yates, brother in laws Don Taylor, Larry Yates, Jack Fulcher and sister in law Betty Fulcher and nephews Randy Fulcher and Michael McCarty. The family would like to thank Dr. Gannon and the staff at Vision Nursing & Rest Home for their love and support and his home PSW Michael Murphy. Bob worked at Walker Brothers for 35 years and was a Point Edward resident for the past 60 years and a longtime member of Point Edward United Church until its closing. Family was very important to Bob. He enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St at 12:00 o’clock noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Point Edward Presbyterian Church or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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DAVEY: ALICE “RENE” LAURINE OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 5, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Alice Laurine “Rene” Davey (nee Wright) on Thursday Nov. 2nd at age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd “Dutch” Davey. Sadly missed by her children Jane (Roger) Gallaway, John (Marsha), Peter (Kathy), Marjorie (Mark) Devereaux, and Tom (Michele). Nana to Sarah (Paddy) Kennedy, David (Sarah) Gallaway, Paul (Jessica) Gallaway, Eric (Jenn) Gallaway, Natalie (Pati) Start, Maggie (Jesse) Mulveney, and Carrie Davey, Andrew Davey, Jillian (Mark) Parker, Chris (Lindsay) Davey, Ashley, Jenna, Averey, Aaron Devereaux, and Eamon and Patrick Davey. She is the Great-Nana to Eoin, Joyce, George, Fiona, Oscar, Edgar, Coralee, Everly, Reese, Nico, Levi, Pearl, Gracie, Leigh, Alison, Liam, Lola, and Millie. Rene will also be missed by her sister Ella May (George) Canning, Jean (Ron) Day, and sister-in-law Patricia (Den) Davey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Laura and Dale Wright, and brother Jack. The family would like to give a great thanks to the girls at Roeswood Manor and Bayshore for their love and support. Cremation has taken place and friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday November 17th between the hours of 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service time.  A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia will be held on Saturday November 18th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to the charity of your choice 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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Gordon: Betty Mae (Ann Bullock) Gordon of Sarnia

Posted by on October 29, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Betty Mae (Ann Bullock) Gordon, of Sarnia, passed away at Bluewater Health on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Walter Gordon (1988), daughter Linda Marie Gordon (1994), son’s James Howard Gordon (1994) and Danny James Gordon (2012). Loving mother of Kenneth Bullock (Christine), Wayne Bullock, Richard Gordon (Louise), Mark Gordon (Lisa) and Donnie Gordon. Dear grandmother of Bobbi – Jo, Tina, Laura, Scott, Denise, Marie (Daryl), Richard (Missy), Rocky (Katie), Shelby (Shelby), Chelsey, Shanna, Wayne, Kenny (Jess), Krista, Jay , Tanya,Darcy, Brandon, Donnie Jr, Mercedes, Angel, Dakota, Damian, Layla, Leland, along with several great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Jim Bullock (Betty), sister Barb Bullock and best friend Cathy . Predeceased by siblings; Jack, Burnerd, Len, Gert, Vivian and Dorothy. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North,Sarnia) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.
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SWETLISHNOFF, Jack of Petrolia and Sarnia

Posted by on October 27, 2017

SWETLISHNOFF, JACK – At Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia on Monday, October 23, 2017, Jack Swetlishnoff, age 87, passed away.
He was the dear husband of the late Ruth (Noack) Swetlishnoff and loving father of Dale Swetlishnoff (Donna), Glenn West (Shelley) and Grant Swetlishnoff (Shanon), grandfather of Kyle, Andrew, Haley and Hannah. He is also survived by his brother Peter.
Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Thursday, October 26th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will take place in the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home Chapel, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Followed by interment at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Locksley.

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OBLAK, Vera of Sarnia

Posted by on October 23, 2017

OBLAK, VERA – At Vision Nursing Home on Saturday, October 21, 2017, Vera (Kostic) Oblak, age 81 of Sarnia passed away with her two sons by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Tomislav “Tommy” Oblak (2016) and dear mother of Dragan Oblak (Susan) and Zvonko Oblak (Michele) of Sarnia, grandma of Justin (Lauren), Adam (Kimberley), Marty (Katie), Mila-Michelle and Kurtis, great-grandmother of Hunter, Cove, Gavin, David, Dash, Ever and Kody. Vera was born in Serbia and has been a Sarnia resident for the last 50 years. She had worked in the kitchen at the Drawbridge Inn and retired after 25 years of service. Private Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, N7T 5W9) on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Vision Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to Vera. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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INKPEN, H. Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2017

INKPEN, H. DONALD – At Bluewater Health on Friday, October 20, 2017, Howard Donald Inkpen, age 75 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Martha E. Inkpen (2010) and dear father of Duane Inkpen and his wife Leslie and Paula Foster, grandfather of Justin, Abigail and Molly and great-grandfather of Lilly Martha Rose. He is also survived by his sisters Josie, Marie, Judy and Peggy and his brothers Nelson and Robert. He was predeceased by his parents Rex and Verna and his brother Cyril. Don was a retired member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #793 and was born in Newfoundland moving to Sarnia in 1967. At Donald’s request his remains have been donated to Medical Science. A remembrance of Don’s life will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

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CHRISTIAN, Candace of Sarnia

Posted by on October 18, 2017

CHRISTIAN, CANDACE – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, Candace Lynn Christian, age 61 of Sarnia passed away. She is survived by her daughter Tabitha Christian of Waterloo. She is also survived by her mother Louise Laporte, her sisters Karen LaPorte and Kathy Laporte Coffman and her brother Mike Laporte. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations made to the Canadian Mental Health Association 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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CROWE, David of Sarnia

Posted by on October 16, 2017

At Bluewater Health on Sunday, October 15, 2017, David Allan Crowe, age 81 of Sarnia passed away. He was the dear husband of Joyce Eileen (Churcher) Crowe and the loving father of Stephen Crowe of London, Mark Crowe (Debbie) and Glenn Crowe (Melissa) of Sarnia, grandfather of Edward, Dalton, Alan, Devon and Dawn and his great-grandson Lee. He was predeceased by his parents Edith and David(Mac). David had a dairy herd for 30 years on the family farm which now continues with beef cattle and sheep. He was a member of Mooreline United Church. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, October 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 20th , 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow later at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the VON-Sarnia Lambton, or 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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PURDON, Russell of Harriston, formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Russell Wilbert Purdon, a resident of Caressant Care, Harriston and formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch, passed away at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Violet Purdon (née Scott) (Penner) who predeceased him on November 10th, 2012.

Dear father of Bryan and Jan Purdon of Goderich, Milton and Diane Purdon of Alberta, Thelma Dougherty of B.C. and Linda and Dennis Coghlin of R. R. #2 Listowel.

Missed by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Olive Zinn of Wingham, and brother Kenneth Purdon of Dorchester.

Fondly remembered by his first wife Joan, several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie (née Bolt) Purdon, step-daughter Carol Penner, brother Clifford, sisters Verna and Reta, brother-in-law Ken and sister-in-law Rhea.

A graveside service to celebrate Russell’s life will take place at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Monaghan, Bernadette May of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Monaghan, Bernadette May (O’Keefe) – At Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home in Sarnia, on Thanksgiving Day October 9th, 2017 Bernadette Monaghan age 84, passed away, peacefully, and in the caring hands of the wonderful staff at “the Manor.”Mom was the wife of the late Donald James Monaghan (1995) and she was predeceased by grandson Brian Scott Monaghan (2012), and son Bryce Patrick Donald Monaghan (2016). Bern is survived by two sons, Dennis (Dee) and Cook (Mary), her grandchildren Lindsay (James), Donald, Ellis, and Evelyn, and two great-grandchildren Madison and Arthur. Thank you very much, to the many staff members at Lambton Meadowview Villa where mom first resided in 2008 and to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor where mom resided from 2009. We would be remiss if we did not, on mom’s behalf, thank specifically, the staff on “Poppy” during the bedside vigil from October 5th-9th, 2017. Those people could not have done more for mom or those of us who stayed with mom. A heartfelt “thank-you” to Cousins Muggs, Jackie, Dela and neighbour Bonnie for their support, their time, and their every effort and thank you, Mary, for everything; and thank you Evelyn for carrying on a tradition of strong women within this family. As she wished, mom will be cremated, however, friends and family can visit, share, and laugh, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sarnia Branch 62, 286 Front Street north on October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  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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STRUTHERS, Jean of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2017

STRUTHERS, JEAN – At Bluewater Health on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Jean Struthers, of Sarnia passed away in her 96th year. She was the loving wife of the late John Struthers (1982), dear mother of David (Lisa Evers), Cyntha (Don McLeish), Bruce (Karen), Arlene (Ron LaPier) and proud Grandma Jean of William, Kenzie, Aidan and Heather. Jean was a proud graduate of Alma College in St. Thomas and a long time adherent of St. Paul’s United Church in Sarnia. She was also predeceased (2017) by her “third son” Ronnie Rivait. Cyntha, Bruce and Arlene especially wish to thank their brother David for taking such loving care of their mom for the last 16 years and for also making it possible for Jean to always live in her own home. The family wishes to thank Jean’s many caregivers from Care Partners especially Miriam, Jana, and Lydia, as well as her “granny sitters” Brenda, Esmine, and Marie. A very special thank you goes to the nurses Erin and Lauren who helped Jean and her family during Jean’s final days. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from noon until the service begins at 1:00 pm.  Private interment has taken place earlier at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Sarnia-Lambton Chapter (www.kidney.ca/Sarnia), Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) or The Sarnia and District Humane Society (http://www.sarniahumanesociety.com/) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages and memories of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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JONES, Bryan of Sarnia

JONES, BRYAN – It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Peter “Bryan” Jones, age 76 of Sarnia on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen Ilene Jones (2015) and father of Dulce Held (John), Dyan Flett, Steve Jones, Chris Jones and grandfather of Morgan, Masen and Kaycee. He was also a special friend and father in law of Jeremy Flett. He is the brother of Ruth (George), Ann (Mert), Lynn (Mary), Mike (Sandra) and Steve (Judy). He was a loving uncle of several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Amy Jones and Peter Jones and his brother Chris. In keeping with Bryan’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Please join us on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 at 305 Ross Ave., Sarnia between the hours of 2:00 to 5:00 pm to share your memories and celebrate his life. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St Joseph’s Hospice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BAIRD. Lloyd of Sarnia

BAIRD, LLOYD – At Twin Lakes Terrace on Thursday, September 28, 2017, Lloyd George Baird, age 92 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Florence Marjorie Baird (1995) and dear father of Bruce Baird (Gigi) of Brampton and Donna Hobbs (John) of Victoria, grandfather of Sarah Hobbs, Barbara and Benjamin Baird. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Celia Baird, his sister Marion Scott, brothers Malcolm, Cedric and Roy. Lloyd was born in Fredericton, NB on January 28th, 1925. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1946 and came to Sarnia where he was employed at Polysar Corporation in a variety of laboratory positions and finally retired from the Patents Department in 1982 after 36 years of service. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 4th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Dunlop United Church (757 Rosedale Ave. Sarnia) Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Bluewater Health Foundation, Dunlop United Church, Canadian Red Cross or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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TOMPKINS, Betty Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on September 29, 2017

 

TOMPKINS, BETTY ANN – On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Betty Ann Tompkins, age 55 of Sarnia, fell asleep in death and awaits a resurrection to a paradise earth. She is survived by her parents Faith and Corky Tompkins, sisters Brenda Williams (Stephen), Cheryl Tompkins, Melissa Hill and Amy O’Brien, brothers Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior) and Glendon Tompkins (Judy). Many nieces and nephews also survive. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (550 Murphy Rd., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Watchtower Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“A special thanks to Dr. Lilly and staff for their excellent care”

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RIVAIT, Ron of Sarnia

Posted by on September 25, 2017

RIVAIT, RONNIE – It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Ron Rivait on Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, with his family by his side.  Ron’s short battle with cancer was faced with a true sense of strength and grace.

Ron was the much loved husband and best friend of Cheryl and  loving ‘dad’; ‘daddy’ to Olivia, Megan and Katie.  Dear son of Donald and Shirley Rivait. He was the special brother to Jim & Jan Rivait, Cathy & Ben Slabysz, Michelle & Sandy Mackenzie and Michael Rivait.  Dear son in law of John and Diane Cox and friend and brother in law to Julie & Dave Dolbear and Trish & Ken O’Neil.  He is survived by many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and extended family.  Ron was predeceased by loving grandparents Grace & Fred Tobin and Lena (Alice) and Tony Futia.

Ron had a longstanding and notable career with the Lambton Kent District School Board.  He started with the LKDSB as an occasional teacher in 1988 and had a permanent elementary position in 1990.  He taught in many Lambton county schools including Parkview, Devine, Lambton Centennial, Mooretown Courtright, Forest Central, Woodside, Kinnwood and Rosedale Public Schools in various grades from 2 to 8.  He also spent a great deal of his teaching career as a Teacher Librarian which suited Ron’s personality as it allowed him to interact with the maximum number of students on a regular basis.

Although Ron loved teaching, it was his work for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation representing and advocating for elementary teachers where Ron spent the majority of his career.  He joined the Lambton Kent ETFO executive in 2000 shortly after the inception of ETFO becoming a Vice-President in 2004.  In this role, he was responsible to represent the elementary teachers in the north of Lambton Kent.  In his role as Vice-president Ron played a pivotal role in assisting members who had been exposed to mould in their schools which eventually resulted in a restructuring of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee for the school board.  In 2009 Ron became president of the Lambton Kent Elementary teachers where he played an important role in advocating for ETFO members’ rights particularly in the area of teachers’ professional judgment and other areas of teachers’ professional lives.  He also played a key role on local collective bargaining teams as president, vice-president and during his years on the executive.  In spite of the adversarial relationships that can sometimes exist between union leadership and management, Ron managed to vigorously advocate for his members while simultaneously maintaining cordial relationships with school board representatives using his exuberant personality and his ever-present humour.  Ron was also extremely active with the ETFO at the provincial level.

Outside of work Ron maintained an active role in the Sarnia community.  He was a Governor on the Lambton College Board of Governors, executive member and trustee of the Sarnia Labour Council, former president of the Sarnia Liver Foundation, executive member on the Lambton Lacrosse and executive member for the Sarnia Pacers.  Ron was also an avid supporter and had great respect for the Sarnia Fire Fighters.   Most recently Ron has been a manager with the Sarnia Ice Hawks (“once an ice hawk always an ice hawk!”) where he enthusiastically managed his three daughters and their teammates as they played sledge hockey. He was an avid fan and supporter of any activities his daughters participated in.  He was also a proud board member and active fund raiser for Noelle’s Gift truly appreciating how students throughout the board benefited from receiving resources they needed to grow up great.

Ron lived his life in Sarnia, enjoying the small town atmosphere and knowing a ‘friend’ everywhere he went.  He freely shared his love of life, his sense of humour and an infectious laugh.  We were blessed with his sense of adventure, his appreciation and love for music, his quick wit and his endless historical facts.  He loved to tell a story (or two) and always had a captive audience. He was our personal ‘google’ and was quick to give us answers (even when he had to make them up).   Ron loved his BBQ and although he was a great cook and tried many different recipes he made the best hamburgers!  Ron was a true and good friend to many and was blessed with those reciprocal bonds in kind.  He will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Clifford and Dr. Maddison and to the staff and many volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Visitation will take place on Friday September 29, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia).  Family and friends are invited to a ‘celebration of life’ on Saturday September 30, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm (service at 2:00 pm) at the Lambton College Event Centre (Grand Ballroom), 1485 London Rd. Sarnia, ON N7S 6K4.

In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Noelle’s Gift.

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