BROCK: JOHN DOUGLAS OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 18, 2017

 BROCK, JOHN DOUGLAS- Age 70, passed away at Bluewater Health on January 17, 2017. Survived by his wife Lynda Brock, his daughter Connie Brock (Bob MacLeod) and son Jeff Brock. Grandkids Eric, Deidre Brock, Celia and Sabrina Brock. John leaves behind his siblings Betty Anne Hardy, Lynda (Jim) Bond and Dave Brock. John is predeceased by his parents Ruth and Wilfred Brock, son Robert Brock and Sister Marilyn (Goulding) Miller.

In keeping with John’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a family Celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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MACDONALD: DONNA, GRACE (HILL) OF SARNIA

 MACDONALD, DONNA GRACE (HILL) of Sarnia peacefully passed away at her residence January 6, 2017 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late George and Ethel (Thurlow) Hill. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) MacDonald (1969). Survived and missed by children David, Ian (Diana), Heather and Shelley. Predeceased by children Brad (1995), Bruce (2001) (Carol) and Cynthia (1961). Cherished by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sister of Gary (Shirley) Hill and Grant (Ann) Hill. Predeceased by siblings Fred, Harold, Hilda and Connie. Also survived by special and dear friends Alice and Garry Goodall and family. Catherine and Don Wardell and family. Donna’s family would like to thank the Palliative care team for their care and compassion, with special thanks to Dr. Kim and Gloria. At Donna’s request no visitation or service is to take place. Cremation has already taken place. Interment will be held at a later date, at Resurrection Cemetery Sarnia. Donations may be made to St. Clair Parkway or Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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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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HAWKINS: William of Belleville

Posted by on January 2, 2017

Hawkins, ,William (Retired Belleville OPP Detachment Commander),  passed away at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Cronk) Hawkins.He was predeceased by his parents, the Late Jesse and Beulah (nee Ford) Hawkins. Dear father of Kimberly and Jennifer Hawkins, both of Belleville, Calvin, of BC, and Christopher (Kristy) of Woodstock, ON. Bill was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren: Matthew (Nikki), and Joshua Gjelstad; and Caitlyn, Jesse, Ellie, and Cooper Hawkins. Bill was also loved by four great-grandchildren: Noah, Hannah, Mikaela, and Joshua. Bill is  survived by two sisters, Marion (David) Weedmark, of London, and Gloria (Leo) Heyboer, of Kingsville. Bill will be sadly missed also by Shirley’s family: sisters Doris Smith and Mary (Ross) Lumley, both of Belleville, and brothers Harold Cronk of Wellington and Walter (Judy) Cronk of Bloomfield. Bill was also respected by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville. (613-968-2273). The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home on Thursday, January 5th, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The Funeral Service will take place at the Steele Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, January 6th, at 10:30 am. Stan Fergusson L.L.D. officiating. Private Family Inurnment to take place at Belleville Cemetery Niche Wall at a later date. Following the funeral, there will be further opportunity to share memories and fellowship with the family at the Steele Family Centre, adjacent to the funeral home. Memorial Donations to BGH Foundation (Oncology) would be appreciated by the family.

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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.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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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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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.

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Durocher: Threasa of Sarnia

Posted by on December 5, 2016

DUROCHER: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of THREASA LOUISE DUROCHER at Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the age of 69. Dear mother of Marshall Bewsky, Ann Marie Mc Coll and Kathy Latimer. Loving grandmother of Samantha  Mc Coll and Jake Bewsky. Great grandmother of Brooklynn Bewsky. Survived by her sister Bonnie Brazeau and her husband Paul of Cornwall, Ontario. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Marie and Oliver Durocher and by sisters Carol Lewis, Marlene Henneker and brother Dave Durocher. Cremation has taken place. A private Memorial Service for family will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff and many volunteers at Marshall Gowland Manor for the great care provided over the years. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to a charity of your choice.  Arrangements 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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GILBERT, Shirley (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 5, 2016

gilbert-shirleyShirley Elizabeth Gilbert (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham and formerly of Kitchener and Teeswater, passed away with family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Donaldson (1972) and the late William Gilbert (2002).

Loving mother of Steven Donaldson (Mary) of Teeswater and Kendra Dubeau (Donald) of London.

Missed by her grandchildren, Sarah Dubeau (Dino Matos) of London, Curtis Donaldson (Janine), Michael Donaldson (Carley McGlynn) all of Listowel and great-grandchildren, Paige and Brandt Donaldson.

Fondly remembered by the members of the Donaldson family and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Earle and Merle (née Whytock) Hodgins, infant sister Margaret and grandchildren, Scott Donaldson and Meredith Dubeau.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by the memorial service celebrating Shirley’s life at 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Inurnment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GALLANT, J. Frederick “Fred” of Teeswater

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gallant-fredJohn Frederick “Fred” Gallant of Teeswater, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Rita Gallant (née Houghton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Phil Gallant (Tishi) of Dunnville, Doug Gallant (Shirley) of Toronto, Gerry Gallant (Margaret) of Paisley, Kelly Clarke (Paul) of Ottawa and Ken Gallant of Owen Sound.

Missed by 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Dear brother of Hilda McLean of Toronto, Sam Gallant (Sandra) of Burlington, George Gallant of Hamilton, Melvin Gallant (Florence) of Alberta and Wayne Gallant of Nova Scotia.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Alice (née Cook) Gallant, daughter Janet Buffett, brothers Joe Gallant (Liz), Walter Gallant (Genevieve), sisters Agnes McNeil (Andrew), Marcella McNeil (Joe), Lily Donovan (Gordon), brother-in-law Eddie McLean and sister-in-law Sharon Gallant.

The memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Coulthard: Lloyd Robert “Bob” of Sarnia

Posted by on November 26, 2016

 

COULTHARD, BOB – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, November 24, Lloyd Robert”Bob” Coulthard, age 73 of Sarnia passed away. He was the dear husband of the late Gail Coulthard (2014) and loving father of David Coulthard and Kimberly Coulthard-Jackson, grandfather of Chantelle, Christine, Atira, Cody and Ashton, and great-grandson Freyr. He retired from Praxair as a driver after many years of service. Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Beechwood Cemetery in Forest. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CLIFFORD: Brian of Woodstock

Posted by on November 24, 2016

25129-cliffordCLIFFORD, Brian…..

Passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Woodstock General Hospital, at the age of 66 years. Beloved husband of Guylaine for almost 30 years. Loving father of Jeffery (Samantha), Sylvain (Shannon), and Jocelynne (Steve). Cherished Papa of Emma, Maxime and Gavin. Survived by his brother Richard (Marilyn) and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Cecil and Bernice, son Michael and niece Karen. Cremation has taken. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2pm, at Woodland Cemetery, 493 Springbank Drive, London (please meet at cemetery office). In Brian’s memory donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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MIDDLETON: OPAL OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 11, 2016

middletonwebWith loving hearts we are sad to announce the passing of OPAL MIDDLETON on Friday November 11, 2016, in her 96th year. Pre deceased by her siblings Harold, Rhoda, Clifford and Tom Middleton. Opal will be sadly missed by her niece Mary Jane Rivard (Louis) of London Ontario and nephew John Middleton (Heather) from Cobble Hill British Columbia.  Great nieces and nephews and her great great nieces and nephew and her dear friends Mavis and Jerry Bernard of Sarnia.  Opal was born and raised in Sarnia, she was a graduate of SCITS High school. She gave a life time of dedication to Polysar Corporation. In Opal’s leisure time she enjoyed golfing, long walks and gardening.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Vision Nursing Home for their kindness, dedication and excellent care they provided to Opal.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of life will be held at Dunlop United Church ( 757 Rosedale Ave, Sarnia ON N7V 1Z8 ) on Friday November 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Friends and Family will be received for a luncheon following the service at Dunlop United Church. There will be a private family internment following the luncheon. 

Memorial donations in memory of Opal may be made to Vision Nursing Home or Charity of your choice.

 Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia).

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YOUNG, Leslie (Pic) Harold of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2016

young-webYOUNG, LESLIE HAROLD – It is with saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Leslie “Pic” Harold Young at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of the late Una Mae (Battle) Young (2004) and loving father and father-in law of Paul (Deb), Gary (Deb) and Randy, loving grandpa of Kyle (Courtney), Troy (Tiff), Colin (Sierra), Craig (Rhiannon) and Allison and was the much loved Papa to Kale and Maeve. He was predeceased by his much loved granddaughter Katelyn. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service held. Sympathy expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. 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

“The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Trillium Villa for their kind and loving care provided for Les”

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BENNINGER, Janice “Jan” of Wingham

Posted by on November 7, 2016

478_104-benninger-janJanice “Jan” Doreen Benninger (née Hayes) of Wingham, passed away suddenly at Wingham & District Hospital on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, at the age of 68.

Beloved wife of Lloyd Benninger.

Loving mother of Angela Benninger of Wingham and Gerald Benninger (Dawn) of Blyth.

Missed by grandchildren, Michael, Charlene (Mike), Philip and Rachael and great-grandchildren, Keaton, Rylan and Aria.

Dear sister of Jim Hayes (Maureen) of Stratford and Jeffery Hayes of Wingham.

Remembered by in-laws, Yvonne Benninger of Formosa, Roseann and Len Steffler of Cargill, Linda and Lloyd Weber of Mildmay, Cathy and Ken Waechter of Walkerton and Jerry and Pauline Benninger of Formosa.

Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents John and Beatrice (née Cowley) Hayes, brother Philip Hayes and brothers-in-law David Cassidy and Carl Benninger.

A celebration of Jan’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 180 (183 Victoria Street West), Wingham on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Final resting place, Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Howson Dam Repair Project would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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CHARLES: Peter M of Woodstock

Posted by on October 30, 2016

CHARLES, Peter – Passed away with his family by his side at this residence on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 71.  Beloved husband of Ann Charles (nee Kuipers).  Dear father of Philip Charles of Halifax and Martin Charles (Lisa) of Cambridge.  Loving grandfather of Peighton Grace and Roman Terrance.  Brother of Wilma Philipot (Brendan) of Goulds, Newfoundland and Paul Charles (Katharine) of Hamilton.  Fondly remembered by all of Ann’s family.  Predeceased by his parents William and Una Charles (nee Murray) and his in-laws Reimer and Akke Kuipers.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY  FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock. 519-537-3611.  As and expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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OBLAK, Tommy of Sarnia

Posted by on October 12, 2016

oblak-observerOBLAK, TOMISLAV, – At Bluewater Health on Friday, October 7, 2016, Tomislav “Tommy” Oblak, age 82 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of Vera (Kostic) Oblak and dear father of Dragan Oblak (Susan) and Zony Oblak of Sarnia grandpa of Justin (Lauren), Adam (Kimberley), Marty (Katie), Mila-Michelle and Kurtis, Big Papa of Hunter, Cove, Gavin, David, Dash, Ever and Kody. Tommy was born in Serbia and was a member of the Boilermakers Union, Local #128. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 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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CAMPBELL, Janet of Sarnia

Posted by on October 12, 2016

campbell-webCAMPBELL, JANET – At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Saturday, October 8, 2016, Janet (Harvie) Campbell, age 91 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late Hudson Campbell (July 7, 2016) and dear mother of Linda Bothwell (Dexter), Randy (Catherine), Kevin (Sharon) and Scott (Lisa), grandmother of Kirk (Stacey), Kyle (Leslie), Meghan (Mike), Sadie, Kody, Shay and Cole and great-grandmother of Dex, Addison, Indie, Hudson and Maeve. At the family’s request cremation has taken place and a family committal service at Resurrection Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made to SD Lambton Sports for the Disabled (Sarnia Ice Hawks Sledge Hockey Team) would be appreciated by the family. 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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FREDERICK: Mrs. Bernice (nee Gilbert), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on October 9, 2016

bernice-frederick-001FREDERICK, Mrs. Bernice (nee Gilbert), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 9, 2016, in her 73rd year.  Beloved wife for over 52 years to James W. “Jim” Frederick.  Dearly loved mother of James G. “Jim” Frederick (Rachelle), Joel Frederick, and Darryl Frederick, and cherished grandmother of Alex, Sine, Mallory, Olivia, and Leo Frederick, all of St. Thomas.  Dear sister-in-law of Wilma Hathaway of Blenheim.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families.  Her brother, Paul Gilbert died in 2015.  Born in Southwold Twp., ON, December 25, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Bernie and Agnes (nee Futcher) Gilbert.  Prior to moving to St. Thomas in 2008, Bernice lived in Talbotville, Woodstock and London.  She was a member of New Vision Community Church, United Church of Canada, St. Thomas.    Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, October 11th from 3:00-5:00 & 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 Wednesday, October 12th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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LANG, M. Karl of Teeswater

Posted by on October 9, 2016

Michael “Karl” Lang of Teeswater passed away suddenly at Wingham and District Hospital on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Lorna Lang (née Fischer).

Loving father of Gerard Lang (Lori) of Waterloo, Joanne Lang of Wingham, Stephen Lang of Waterloo and Michael Lang (Jodie) of Everett.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren who gave him great enjoyment, Ian Lang (Jayme Giesler), Anna Lang, Melissa Atkinson (Sarah Lyttle), Emily Atkinson (Frank Quatrini), Rebecca Atkinson, Zack Lang, Ryan Lang, Carli Lang, Sophia Lang, Jacob Lang and Megan Lang, he loved them dearly.

Dear brother of Shirley Anne Lang (late Harry Psutka) of Kitchener.

Fondly remembered by members of the Fischer family. Karl was very loved and admired by his numerous nieces and nephews.  He took great pleasure in the time they spent together.

Predeceased by his parents, Martin and Catherine (née Sullivan) Lang, infant daughter Valerie, brother Donald Lang and sister Adele Lang.

Karl was a dedicated truck driver for the Teeswater Creamery and GayLea for 40 years, served with the Teeswater-Culross Fire Department for 25 years and a municipal councillor for 13 years.

A casual visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Service at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund or the Teeswater-Culross Firefighters Association would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McCORMICK, Marguerite Mary, formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on October 4, 2016

448_mccormick_margMarguerite “Marg” Mary McCormick (née Kuenzig) of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham and formerly of Teeswater, passed away suddenly at Wingham and District Hospital on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Henry Schaefer (1967) and William “Bill” McCormick (2006).

Loving mother of Connie Fischer (Paul) and Betsy Schaefer (Dennis Dobson) all of Teeswater and John McCormick of Wingham.

Sadly missed by grandchildren Brittany Fischer (Jakub Wesolowski) of Kitchener and Anthony Fischer (Stephanie Harrison) of Teeswater.

Dear sister of Gib Kuenzig, Gerald Kuenzig and Charles Kuenzig (Ruth) all of Teeswater.

Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law Bill Templeman of Wingham, Howard “Howie” Poechman of Cambridge, several nieces and nephews and many extended family members from the Schaefer, McCormick and Dobson families.

Predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Florina (née Kunkel) Kuenzig, sister Bette Poechman and sisters-in-law Patricia Kuenzig, Yvonne Kuenzig and Eileen “Ike” Templeman and brother-in law Harold McCormick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with vigil prayers at 8:45. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Braemar Residents Council would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McPHERSON, Marilyn (née Dagg) of Teeswater

Posted by on September 28, 2016

marilyn-mcphersonMarilyn Ola McPherson (née Dagg) of Teeswater passed away with family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Doug McPherson for 65 years.

Loving mother of Richard McPherson (Deborah) of Turnberry Township, Gail McPherson (Marg Sanborn) of Meaford and Jane Harkness (Leland) of Howick Township.

Cherished grandmother of Erin Scott (Joe) of Kincardine, Katie Pothier (Keith) of Southgate, Laura Harris (Michael) of Culross Township, Brett McPherson of Kitchener, Adam Harkness of Howick Township, Sarah Harkness of Belmore and Amy Weber (Justin) of Owen Sound and 5 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Ellen McPherson of Teeswater and nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Birdie (née Derbyshire) Dagg, brother Milton Dagg (Margaret), sister Twyla Brown (James) and brother-in-law Lloyd McPherson.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Marilyn’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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MOFFAT, Kevin of Sauble Beach formerly of Culross Township

Posted by on September 24, 2016

434_kevin_moffatKevin Waldon Moffat of Sauble Beach and formerly of Culross Township passed away at his home in Sauble Beach on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at the age of 64.

Beloved son of Marjorie Moffat of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham.

Dear brother of Lois Brown of Newmarket.

Missed by nieces Shantelle Melanson (Darren) and Shalon Brown (Adam Tameron) and great-nephews Peyton and Carter Melanson.

Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles and many cousins.

Predeceased by his father Currie Moffat (1996).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, September 26th, 2016 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Cathy Truelove officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Grey Bruce Branch would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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LEWIS: Mrs. Sheila Ruth (nee Stickney), of Woodstock, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on September 23, 2016

sheila-lewis-001LEWIS, Mrs. Sheila Ruth (nee Stickney), of Woodstock, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Sakura House, Woodstock on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Beloved wife and soulmate of the late Rev. James K. “Jim” Lewis (2010).  Survived by her mother, Phyllis Stickney, a sister, Rosalynn Tubbe (Cliff), a brother, Stuart Stickney, all of Kitchener, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Also remembered by her late husband’s three children; Pamela, Brent and Paul Lewis. Her father, Harold Stickney died in 2009.  It was Sheila’s great privilege to work in hospice palliative care for 10 years and she believed all people facing end of life should be treated with respect and dignity.  She was forever grateful to the many health care providers in Woodstock who helped to treat her along her journey with that same respect and dignity: the loving staff of Caring Services for Seniors, the St. Elizabeth visiting health team, CCAC, Care Partners, Social Worker, Dr. Karen Fryer (pain and symptom management specialist), the Chemo unit staff of WGH, and the London Regional Cancer Program, and Rev. Dr. Douglas Anderson and Rev. Bill Mayoros.  Sheila was also greatly blessed by her church family of First Baptist Church, Woodstock.  Huge thanks to friends Catherine Powell, Ruth Ross, Sheila Kellins, Joanne Wright and other friends who supported her faithfully.  At Sheila’s request there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private graveside service will take place at First Yarmouth (Plains) Baptist Church Cemetery.  If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Global Outreach Mission, or Sakura House Hospice, or a charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Her faith in the Lord was her strong foundation and what truly blessed her journey through life until eternity.  Death is not the opposite of life.  Rather it is the opposite of birth, for life is Eternal.

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

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