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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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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ROCK, Mark H. of Atwood

Posted by on April 25, 2017

 Rock, Mark H. – of Atwood, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the age of 65. Mark was an organ donor who was able to give the gift of life to others.  He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Listowel.  Mark enjoyed talking to anyone and sharing his faith with them and was always seen wearing a cowboy hat.  He worked hard, participated in mission projects in Bolivia and also enjoyed travelling with Kathy especially to Tennessee.

Cherished and dearly loved husband of Kathy (McCallum) Rock whom he married in 1975. Loving father of Michelle Vanlochem (Marcel), Amanda Rock, Naomi Rock and April Rock.  Cherished grandpa of Eliana, Tobias, Myla and Zemirah.  Brother and brother-in-law of Joel (Marilyn), Marg Rock and Barbara Rock.  Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Margaret McCallum, brother-in-law Jim McCallum, Rebecca Rock, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents John and Myrn (Diehl) Rock, brothers Raymond, Donald, and John and father-in-law Jim McCallum.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday April 27 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Mark’s life will be held at First Baptist Church, Listowel on Friday April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Lambshead officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Emanuel Bolivia Mission Project or The Gideons would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Cummins, Rosemary of Sarnia

 

Rosemary Cummins born 1951 in Birkenhead, England passed away peacefully on Friday April 21 at Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ontario after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Rosemary the daughter of Tom Curwen and the late Barbara Curwen was the adoring Mum to Deborah, Courtney, Sean and daughter-in-law Cora. 

Rosemary was the doting Nana to her grandchildren Kale and Nico and ‘fur mum’ to Charlotte and Sophie. 

She was the loving sister to Tom, Ada, Barbara (Betty) and Diane.  Aunt to 7 nieces and nephews and beloved friend to many. 

Rose was extremely generous, loving and caring and was a dedicated employee at Community Living Sarnia for over 20 years where she was devoted to helping others. 

Rosemary loved animals, traveling, The Beatles, autobiographies, watching movies and finding a bargain! She will always be remembered for her smile, contagious laugh , great sense of humour and also her strength and bravery right to the very end. 

Special thanks to Garry, Bonnie, Luanne, Jen, Glynis, Sarka and the amazing staff at Bluewater Health, Windsor Cancer Clinic and Paramed. 

Rosemary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

“Let it Be”

 

A celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held at D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE in Sarnia, Ontario (102 Victoria Street N.) on Thursday April 27th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation of Canada (www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca) .

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HORNBOSTEL, Lynn of Petrolia

At the age of 66, Donna “Lynn” Hornbostel passed away on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, Ontario.  Born January 12, 1951, she is predeceased by her parents, Richard and Donna Hall of Sarnia, Ontario.

Lynn was a long-time resident of Sarnia and moved to Petrolia in 2009. She loved spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed camping, listening to music and spending Sunday nights with friends at the Bridge Tavern in Point Edward.  Lynn loved to travel and take road trips to her favourite destinations such as Niagara Falls, Florida, Chicago and Branson.

Lynn is survived by her brothers Dennis Hall and Gerry Hall; son Derek (Kim) Hornbostel; two daughters Dawn (Don) Mitchell and Devon Hornbostel; and four grandchildren McLayne, Kwynlyn and Gueryn Mitchell, and Keegan Hornbostel.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to Dr. Daniel and the exceptional nurses and support staff at Meadowview Villa in Petrolia for their wonderful care.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery Sarnia.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton (http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/)

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia.

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VOISIN, Betty E. (Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa

Posted by on April 16, 2017

Betty Elma Voisin (née Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Magnus “Mac” Voisin who predeceased her on February 28th, 2015.

Dear mother of John Voisin (Susan) of Formosa, Mary Lou Montgomery (Dave) of Teeswater, Garry Voisin (Kathy) of Barrie, Calvin Voisin (Betty) of Hanover, Steven Voisin (Vicki) of Teeswater, Richard Voisin (Cathy) of Walkerton and Bradley Voisin (Stephanie) of Ottawa.

Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Bev MacDonald (Hugh) of Teeswater, sister-in-law Millie Blackwell of Ilderton and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Earl and Mary (née Nesbitt) Blackwell, brothers Harry Blackwell (Jean), Jack Blackwell, Ben Blackwell (in infancy), sister Eileen Dunlop (Cam), grandson Shawn Voisin and in-laws Alma Aiken (Joseph), Sybila Ruetz (Tony Hoffarth, Seraphine Ruetz), Harold “Pepper” Voisin (Marie) and Rosemary “Toots” McLean (Hector).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with C.W.L. service at 2 p.m. and vigil prayers at 8:45 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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VOISIN, Harold I., of Teeswater

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Harold Irvin Voisin of Teeswater, passed away with family by his side, at Wingham & District Hospital, on Monday, April 3rd, 2017, in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Joan Voisin (Campbell) (née Radcliffe) of Teeswater.

Missed by his siblings Shirley Hehn (Jim) of St. Clements, Ruby Kee (Ken) of Oshawa, Liz MacKeand (Verdun Huber) of Walkerton, Joan Hodgins (Wayne) of Walkerton, Harvey Voisin (Ann) of Walkerton, Lynda Hodgins (Brian) of Calgary, Audrey Beninger (Clarence) of Teeswater and Donna Zettler (Rick) of Teeswater.

Fondly remembered by Joan’s son Chris Fournier (Lisa) of Burlington and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, August and Helen (Strauss) Voisin, brother Roy Voisin, brother-in-law Don MacKeand and nephew Brad MacKeand.

A private family service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

Final resting place Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Formosa.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McMAHON, Donald of Sarnia

McMAHON, DONALD: It is with saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Bruce McMahon, age 88 of Sarnia at Vision Nursing Home on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Frieda (Tennant) McMahon (2009) and the dear loved father of daughters Dianna Fulton, Cindy McMahon (Walter), Bonnie Bruton (Wayne) and his son Jeff McMahon (Patti), his daughter in law Linda McMahon. He also leaves behind his loving grandchildren Heather (Marc), Shaun (Jen), Steven, Jill, Shane and Derek, great-grandfather of Bella, Chelsea, Camden and Lillian and sister in law Arlene Johnson and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Dennis (2000), his parents Lewis and Grace and his eight brothers and sisters. Don was retired from the City of Sarnia Works Department where he worked for over 30 years. He enjoyed his family, country music, the outdoors, old cars and his beloved dogs he had over the years. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, April 2nd between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Bullock, Barbara Ann of Sarnia

At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Sunday, March 26, 2017, Barbara Ann Bullock, age 86 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother of Jean McGill and Arthur Sole and his wife Doreen all of Sarnia. She is survived as well be her grandchildren Tim, Michelle, T-Jay and JJ. Several great-grandchildren and her two cats Sugar and Spice also survive. 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

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ADLAM, Violet Frances “Cam” of Sarnia

VIOLET FRANCES “CAM” ADLAM – It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Violet Frances “Cam” Adlam on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia at the age of 101 years. She was the loving wife of the late Ernest Maxted “Ted” Adlam (1990) and dear mother of Maxted Adlam and his wife Sandra of Sarnia, David Adlam and his wife Violet of South Houston, Texas. Grandmother of: Karen, Kristen, Deborah, Christopher and Timothy. Great-grandmother of: Amber, Brandon, Brinley, Britton, Max and Sam. She was predeceased by her parents Catherine Campbell and Horace Wyndham Rodda, her son Max (2016) and his wife Sandy (2015). Her mother’s ill health forced her to place Violet into an adoptive family until she reached her early teens. Her father, Mr. Rodda, a member of the State Staff of the Royal Household, helped her obtain a position at Buckingham Palace. She delighted in relating how she sat on the king’s throne when no one was looking. In 1949 she emigrated from England on the liner RMS Aquitania, shepherding her two boys to Canada where she met up with her husband who had arrived earlier. She was a fixture for years at the Village Variety store in Point Edward and was well-known and well-loved by the community. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday, March 30th, between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Cremation will follow and interment will be held later at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Red Cross Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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