READ, Dave of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 23, 2018

READ, Dave – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Thursday, February 22, 2018, David John Read of Woodstock in his 60th year.  Survived by his step mother Anne Read of Oakville.  Dear brother of Cathy Laye and her husband Rob of Woodstock and Steven Read and his wife Susan of Oakville.  Dear step-brother of Wade Bingle of Vancouver and Colin Bingle and his wife Catherine of Austin, Texas.  Fondly remembered by his 6 nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Robert and Beverly (nee Jennings) Read and his brother Bob Read.  Cremation has taken place.  If desired, memorial donations can be made to Canadian Mental Health Oxford- Walk In Counselling and would be appreciated.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611).    Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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GRUMMETT, Margaret of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 23, 2018

 GRUMMETT, Margaret – Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in her 80th year.  Beloved wife of the late George Grummett (1983) and the late Hugh Knights (2014).  Margaret Grummett.  Loving mother of the late Daniel Grummett (2014) and Elizabeth Lines of Nakina, ON.  Sadly missed by her 6 grandchildren as well as her many great-grandchildren.  Margaret is predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary (nee Dennett) Anderson and her step brother Martin Merry.   A graveside service will take place in the spring at Innerkip Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House would be appreciated and can be arranged through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The 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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LOCKERT, WILLIAM “BILL” of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2018

LOCKERT, WILLIAM (Bill) John – June 5, 1931 – February 8, 2018. Entered into eternal life in his 87th year on February 8, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital. A man of deep faith and love of family, he was a loving and generous step-father to Michelle Eason (Lorne), Jim Delaney (Mary), Monique Taylor (Deryk) and Jack Delaney (Delia); and proud to be grandfather of Christine, Jen, Sarah, Kelly-Ann, Michael, Tom, Simon, Cassandra, Philip, Julia, Leanne, Colleen, Sean, Janet, Tammy, Josh and Ryan, great-grandfather of 15 and younger brother to Ben. He was predeceased into eternal life by his beloved wife Marcelle, step-daughter Lucille Delaney, parents Jacob and Eleanor, sister Anne, brothers Henry, Wendel and Roy. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Holy Trinity Parish, at 1420 Devonshire Ave. in Woodstock Ontario. The memorial mass will follow the visitation at 1:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, Ontario. 519-537-3611. The family is grateful to the Woodstock Hospital for the compassionate attention Bill received while in their care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation and can be made through the funeral home. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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O’REGAN, EILEEN of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2018

O’Regan, Eileen – Peacefully on Sunday February 11, 2018. Ellen Mary “Eileen” O’Regan (nee O’Sullivan) of Woodstock, Ontario in her 94th year. Born in Ireland on April 13, 1924. Beloved wife of the late Timothy Patrick O’Regan (1990). Sister of Teddy O’Sullivan of Whales. Very special mother of Christine Dean (Dan) of Elliott Lake, Denis O’Regan and Maureen Gould (late Peter) of Woodstock. Dear grandmother of Lori Dean (Gary), Leanne Dean (Ross), Danny Dean, Kate Walsh (Brian), Timothy O’Regan, Siobhan Crispin (Yannek), Patricia Gould (Cook). Dear great-grandmother of Donovan, Tyler, Julia, Denis, Brendon, Madeline, Luke, Liam and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her sister Mona Gard and brothers Patrick and Joseph (Joe Joe). The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Thursday February 15, 2018 from 7-9 p.m., with parish prayers at 6:30 pm. A complete funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, with Father Dariusz Jagodzinski as celebrant. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of Choice. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DE HAAN, Arie of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2018

De Haan, Arie – Born May 26, 1924 in Utrecht, the Netherlands passed away on February 13, 2018 from this earth to his Eternal home. Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God.” Beloved husband of Jean De Haan (Vander Kooi) (2016). Dear father of Willem and Elsje De Haan, Gerald and Joyce De Haan, Joanne (2016) and Ken Cook, Frieda and Dirk Dekker, Harry (2004) and Donna De Haan, Albert De Haan, Jim and Jane De Haan, and Marcia and Mark Van Drunen. Grandfather and great grandfather to many children. Loved brother of Petra, Maria, Bill and Johan. Predeceased by Coby and Neil. Visitation will take place on Friday February 16 from 7-9 pm at the Smith-Leroy Funeral Home, Woodstock. A memorial service will be held at the Bethel United Reformed Church, 863 Alice Street, Woodstock, at 11 am on Saturday February 17, 2018.

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HOWSE, Marguerite of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2018

HOWSE, Marguerite Phyllis “Marg” – Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late “Henry” Gordon Howse (1985). Survived by her daughter Nancy (Holman, Hurd) Howse and grandson David Hurd. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Elsie Cranfield, brother Jack Cranfield and sister Evelyn Kimpton. She is fondly remembered by her cousin Doug Offord and his wife Dawn, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the nurses and support staff at Woodingford Lodge for their compassionate care provided to Marg over the last 3 plus years. Cremation has taken place, and the interment will take place in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Oxford-Sakura House or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DUNDAS, Lois Lavina of Shelburne and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 14, 2018

DUNDAS – Lois Lavina Dundas, of Shelburne (formerly Woodstock), born to Walter and Lavina Wood October 10, 1917, was called to be with Jesus February 7, 2018 from her home, in her 101st year, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Jim Dundas (September 4, 1971). Cherished mother of Bill Dundas (late Ida), Jean Bell (late Carman), Mona de Man (Garry); fun-loving Gramma/Grammer of Rick (Michelle), Linda (Mark), late Curtis (2016), late Nadina (1964), late Darrin (2007) (Lynne), Sean (Jackie), Clint (Sandra), David (Heidi), Sheri (Glenn); devoted Great Gramma/Grammer to eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Predeceased by her three brothers Warren, Allen and Ken. Visitation will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 548118 Beachville Rd., Ingersoll from 12-12:45 pm with the service at 1 pm; reception will follow in the hall. A celebration of life will be held, at a later date, in the Shelburne/Orangeville area. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lois’ Christian charities – Highlands Youth for Christ (Shelburne) or Canadian Bible Society. Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, ON. 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BROADFOOT, Michael of Bayfield, Ontario and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 12, 2018

BROADFOOT, Michael G. “Mike” – On February 6, 2018, Michael Gregory Broadfoot left this world at the age of 58 after a short bout with cancer. Beloved husband of Rita (nee Iwanuk). Cherished father of David and his wife Cassie, and proud grandpa of Addison, Aiden, and Ella, whom he adored. Dear son of Mary Ellen (Stan) English and the late Bev (2015) and Helen Broadfoot. Loved brother of Jane, and Lisa (Grant) and their son Dexter. Born in Tillsonburg in 1959, Mike spent his early years in Clinton before the family moved to Woodstock, where he spent most of his life. Mike graduated from Fanshawe College and worked in various capacities at the Ontario Ministry of Health, where he was respected by his many colleagues. In retirement (2016), Mike and Rita moved to Bayfield to enjoy the lake and the landscape of Huron County. Mike had a keen and curious mind and was a lover of music, literature and gardening. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending free time at the North Road Hunt Club. He had an abiding interest in all the lost domestic arts of our settler ancestors. He was the keeper of history, and the heart of the family. He will be deeply missed. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00-1:45 pm. The complete memorial service will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Research or the Huron Residential Hospice (Clinton) would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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SILVA, JOE of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 8, 2018

SILVA, Joe- Passed away at the LHSC – University Campus on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Jose “Joe” Pedro Silva of Woodstock in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Maria Jose Silva. Loving father of Emanuel (Victoria) and Maria Velda (John). Proud grandpa of Tony, Emanuel and Ember (Sam); Devon, and Brandon and great grandfather of Cristiano. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Joe was an amazing loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. Predeceased by his parents Manuel and Maria Silva as well as his brothers Manuel and Denis and sister Maria. The family will receive friends at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 11am – 12:45pm, where a complete funeral mass will follow at 1pm with Fr. Dariusz Jagodzinski as celebrant. Interment will take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made by donations to Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Diabetes Canada. Arrangements are entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON. (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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GLENN, Marjory of Sarnia

Posted by on February 5, 2018

 

GLENN, MARJORY – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, February 4, 2018, Marjory Bertha (Campbell) Glenn, age 96 of Sarnia passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Ross Logie Glenn (1999) and dear mother of Sandra Stuchberry (Fred), David Glenn (Janet) and Kathryn Glenn. She was the loving grandmother of Mary Clemens (David), Jeff Stuchberry (Angie), Paul Stuchberry (Rachel), Jennifer Mackey (Robert), Brenda Lea (Tim) and Julie Sousa (Steven) and great-grandmother of Tavis, Rachel, Gabriela, Emily, Megan, Sarah, Kate, Violet, Nicholas and Spencer. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marjory was predeceased by her parents, four sisters and a brother. She was a special friend to many people. Marjory was born in Ridgetown in 1921 and was a resident of Sarnia since 1941. She was a member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church and the ESSO Annuitants Association. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made in memory of Marjory to the Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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ZAITZ, OPAL of Woodstock and formerly of Sudbury, Ontario

Posted by on February 2, 2018

ZAITZ, Opal – Passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Opal Margaret Zaitz (nee Young) of Woodstock, and formerly of Sudbury in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Diana Forth and her husband Bob of Lively and Dan Dusick and his wife Judy of Woodstock. Dear grandmother of Terra Messier (Rolly) and Darryl Dusick (Carie) all of Woodstock. Great-grandmother of Nathen and Jonathon Messier; and Samara and Abigail Dusick. Survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her first husband John Dusick (1976) and then her second husband Tom Zaitz (2013). Opal was the last surviving child of the late Fred and Mary Young. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Dr. Donna Onishenko for the wonderful care that she gave to Opal. Cremation has taken place. A spring interment of ashes will take place in Sudbury. If desired, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association and can be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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HILL, Doris R. of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 31, 2018

HILL, Doris R. – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doris Rosina (Potter) Hill in her 95th year. Predeceased by her loving devoted husband of 72 years, William C. “Bill” Hill (2015). Beloved mother of Lorraine Lindsay of St. Thomas, Bill (Kathy) Hill of Cobble Hills B.C., Barb (John) Tuffnail of Woodstock and Dan Hill of London. Loving Gram to Bill Lindsay, Sean Lindsay; Dan Hill, Jason Hill, Kurt Hill and Craig Hill; and Laura Tuffnail. Adored Gramma to 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Survived by her sister Eileen Clifford and sisters-in-law Olive Hernandez, Phyliss Laughington and Audrey Leask. Predeceased by her four sisters and three brothers and her most beloved grandson Michael Tuffnail (1990). As per her wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N. Woodstock, 519-537-3611. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com. Finally, the family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Caressant Care Nursing Home for their care and compassion to our mom for the last 2 ½ years in her final home.

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SANDERS, Marilyn of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 31, 2018

SANDERS, Marilyn- Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital, Marilyn Helen Sanders (nee Harris) at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Chuck Sanders who predeceased her on December 14, 2007. Dear mother of Lynne Whittemore (David) of Stratford and Robert Sanders (Lisa) Bayfield. Loving grandma of Andrea, Ashley, and Amanda Campbell; Charlotte and Brandon Sanders; and Brett and Benjamin Walz. Proud great grandma of Madison and Kalob. Missed by her sisters Betty Arthur (Keith) of Otterville and Joan Tabor (late Glen) of Woodstock. Lovingly remembered by Sheri and Terry Hainer of Woodstock. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her parents William and Levia (nee Smyth) Harris and her sisters Shirley Piper and Dorothy Harris.
The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10 am with Rev. Lloyd Bennett. Cremation will follow with a spring interment in North Embro Cemetery where Chuck and Marilyn will be interred together. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or College Ave United Church. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CRETON, Timmy “Tim” of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 26, 2018

CRETON, Tim – At the Woodstock Hospital on Friday January 26, 2018.  Timmy Allan “Tim” Creton passed away at the age of 55.  Beloved father of Tim Creton Jr., his wife Becky and cherished grandfather of Jayden.  Dear brother of Tom (Martha) Creton and Gina Ede, and will be missed by his nephews.  Tim will also be fondly remembered by Pam Boyse and his step-children.  Predeceased by his parents Archie and Simone Creton.   Cremation has taken place.  A time of remembrance will be held at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society- Lung Cancer Research would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N. Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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LEGER: Helen of Woodstock

Posted by on January 26, 2018

LEGER, Helen – Passed away at PeopleCare, Tavistock on Monday, January 22, 2018, Marie Helena Fernande Leger formerly of Woodstock in her 92nd year.  Loving mother of Paulette Parsons (Jim) of Woodstock, Jacques Leger of Woodstock, Robert Leger (Tammy) of Toronto, Phil Leger (Joanne Regan) of West Montrose, Tina Reid (Brian) of Milton and Anna Leger of Toronto.  Helen was very proud of her 7 loving grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  She will be sadly missed by her brothers Jarvis LeBlanc of Moncton, N.B., Ulric LeBlanc of Bouctouche, N.B and Marguerite Maillet of Moncton, N.B.  Helen will be fondly remembered by her beloved nephew Herman (Exelda).  Survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Predeceased by her parents Allyre and Emma LeBlanc (nee LeBlanc) and siblings Leonette McLean, Therese Bastarache, Jena-Paul LeBlanc, Elmo LeBlanc, Gilberte Smith, Yolande Allain, Benoite Lombard and Valerie LeBlanc.  A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11 am with Fr. Tom Ferrera.  The family will visit with family and friends in the Parish Life Centre following the mass to celebrate Helen’s life.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to VON Sakura House or a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON (519-537-3611).  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DEASE, Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

DEASE, DONALD – With sadness the family announces the passing of Donald Richard Dease, age 81 of Sarnia, at Bluewater Health on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, peacefully surrounded by his dear family. He was the husband of Nancy (Taylor) Dease, loving father of Karen Dease-Boden, Marc (Karen) and Kristi Dease-Waluchow (Bob) and loving grandpa of Carleigh (Andrew) Bain, Craig (Kailey), Brock (Lisa Campanale), Ian, Ryan, Danielle (Josh Randall) and Kaitlyn (Josh Pastorius) and great granddaughter Emmy Bain. He was the brother of Peachy (Sandy) McGeachy, and Bev Mann and Brother-in-law Carol Chambers-DeGraff (Peter), Murray. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Bessie, his son Bruce (1958), sister Carol, brothers in law John Mann, John Moser, Fred Chambers, Peter Dicks, Jim Taylor and great nephew Liam McGeachy. He was a gifted artist who spent hours working on his bird carvings, wood burnings and scratchboards, while listening to music and oldtime radio shows in his shed. Don enjoyed watching old movies with his family, working out at Ironworks Gym, and hanging out at the mall with longtime friends, Arn, Rich and Glen. He was a lifelong member of Canon Davis Memorial Church and 3C Carvers. Don founded in 1971, then retired from Art & Letters Signs in 2001. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 25 from 7:00-9:00PM at D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St. A memorial service will take place Friday, January 26 at 11:00AM at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Maxwell St. Sarnia with visitation at 10:00AM before the service. Cremation has taken place and internment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. A special thanks to Dr. Haddad, and ICU nurses, Laura, Julie, Jaime, Georgia and Nicole whose tender loving care during his final days were a comfort to us all. Memorial donations made in memory of Don made to Canon Davis Memorial Church, Bluewater Health, or Heart & Stroke Foundation 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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VERSAEVEL, Alphons “Alf” of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 23, 2018

VERSAEVEL, Alphons Franciskus – At the Woodstock General Hospital, on Friday, January 19, 2018 we lost our beloved husband, father and grandfather.  Alf is survived by his loving wife Helen Bertha (Verhoef), his children, Peter (Heather), Paul (Jen), Deb (Adam), Becca (Gord) and his grandchildren Jordan (Breanna), Nicole, Kate-Lynne, Julia, Jason, Joshua, Rhys and Kody.  Alf will always be remembered for his gentle spirit, generosity and his talent for finding solutions.  Truly a family man, his memory lives on in the lives of those who were fortunate enough to have known him and will miss him dearly.  In keeping with Alf’s wishes, there will be no visitation and a small private ceremony for immediate family will take place.  If desired and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, N4S 6P7,  (519-537-3611).  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CRADDOCK, Wayne from Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 23, 2018

CRADDOCK, Wayne – Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Sunday, January 21, 2018.  Wayne Craddock of Woodstock in his 79th year.  Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Schram).  Loved father of Shelley, Heather and Robyn and grandfather of Amanda and Jessica.  Dear brother of Ron, Gary, Carlene, Terry and David.  Friends are invited to join the family at SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, ON, N4S 6P7, (519-537-3611) on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 12-1 pm.  A memorial service will follow at 1pm in the chapel with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  If desired and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BAUMANN, Ed of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

BAUMANN, EDWARD – The family sadly announces that Edward “Ed” Frank Baumann, age 56 of Sarnia passed away on January, 20th, 2018. He was the dear spouse of Lori Baron and loving father of Bryttney Baumann (Steve Teft) and granddaughter on the way Violet Eden Teft, brother of Richard and uncle of Danielle. Ed was predeceased by his parents Frank and Kathleen and little brother Freddy. Born in Kapuskasing, Ed was a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local #663. He loved his boating, water skiing, flying, his corvette and motorcycle. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be on Friday and begins at 12:30 pm until the service begins at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations made in memory of Ed 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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RICHMOND, ROBERT of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2018

RICHMOND, Robert – Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in his 80th year. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Agnes Richmond (Nee: O’Neil) (1993). Dear uncle to Lee Ann, Kathleen and David. Predeceased by his sister Alice Keith (2014). The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 2 p.m. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WAINWRIGHT, VICTORIA of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2018

 

WAINWRIGHT, Vicki – Passed away at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the age of 69, Victoria “Vicki” Ellen Wainwright (nee Peter) of Brantford. Dear mother of Tracy Dennis-Bussiere (Claude) and Michael Wainwright (Natasha), all of British Columbia. Grandmother of Miranda, Gabrielle, Liam and Keegan. Loving sister and best friend of Hazel Peter of Woodstock. Predeceased by her parents Mike and Ellen (Pocus) Peter. Vicki spent over 40 years in the tax preparation field helping many friends and clients who will miss her diligent and caring assistance. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, on Friday January 19, 2018 from 10-11am. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 11am. If desired, memorial donations to the SPCA of Brant County, your favourite charity, or your local hospice would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CAREY, RUSSELL of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 18, 2018

CAREY, F. Russell – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 9, 2018. Frederick Russell Carey of Caressant Care Nursing Home was in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Norma Carey (nee Latham) and her friend Bill Mahoney. Cherished father of David and his wife Janice, and Bob and his wife Marilyn. Loved grandfather of 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents George and Violet (nee Barber) Carey, as well as his 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Russ was an extremely proud family man. Russ worked as school principal for 55 years in Mississauga, with the Peel Board of Education. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to honour Russ’s life will be held at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St., N. Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Monday January 29, 2018 at 1:30pm. Pastor Doug Anderson as celebrant. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation and may be arranged through the   funeral home. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Cole: Robert (Bob) Norman

Posted by on January 13, 2018

At Bluewater Health on Monday, January 8, 2018, ROBERT (BOB) NORMAN COLE of Sarnia passed away in his 92nd year to join his wife Eva Richardson (nee Bertram) Cole who died in July of 2012.

Bob leaves a large and loving family of five Children and TEN Grandchildren to carry on his and Eva’s and their parents’ legacy. Bob was the loving father of Barbara; Christine and her late husband Leo; Susan; Richard and his wife Lisa; Michael and his wife Jennifer.

Nicholas, Kevin, Zachary, Alexandria, Jenny, Laura, Sophie, Ella, Ben and Charlie all know him as Grandpa or Grandpa Clyde and the man with that big hug and a keen interest in them. “He was quick-witted, a bit silly, incredibly smart and, more than anything, generous. A pretty great Grandpa.”

Eva & Bob together enjoyed many years of warm companionship with his siblings and their families in Sarnia. As the last member of the Charlie and Pearl Cole family to pass on, Bob is predeceased by his brother Charlie and wife Ruth; his brother Bill and wife Clarice; and his sister Emily, whom he never knew.

Born in Sarnia, Bob was always an industrious young fellow: The early pages of his scrap book would show him on his bicycle delivering newspapers; playing in the Sarnia City Football league; dishwashing on the Noronic as it sailed the Great Lakes; barrel washing at the refinery; labouring with the bricklayers and dare-deviling & welding with the boilermakers in oil tank construction.

As World War Two neared its end, Bob suspended his high-school studies (and his adolescence) to support the effort from within Imperial Oil before serving in the Army: Training in London before being posted to the Signal Corps in Kingston. He was not deployed and, upon discharge, attended accelerated school to complete the last two years of his high school curriculum in only a few months. This was an early sign of the remarkable work ethic and integrity that Bob demonstrated throughout his life. From there, Bob followed his brother’s lead and it was off to Queen’s University where he lived modestly, studied hard, made good friends, played football and met Eva, the one and only love of his life.

In 1951, with a fresh Chemical Engineering degree in hand, Bob picked up again with I.O.L. at the Calgary Refinery. His years of perseverance were rewarded when Eva finally accepted his proposal of marriage. They were joined soon after in 1953. They grew their family and Bob grew his career as he and the family moved from Calgary to Winnipeg and finally back to Ontario with the needs of “The Company.” Landing in Sarnia in the early 70’s and, with all five children in tow, Bob & Eva settled in to call Sarnia home once and for all.

Bob supported Imperial’s Sarnia Operations by managing increasingly significant projects. He considered on-time and on-budget as the bare minimum and the projects he led were typically known for their success.

His professional focus and devotion paid off and he was able to hang up his hard hat after a very successful career on his 60th birthday and begin a retirement that spanned decades.

During those years, Bob & Eva could be found together, caring for one another and enjoying each other, their children and their families. With a keen interest in seeing the world, Bob & Eva’s travels took them to countless places and introduced them to cultures and peoples the world over.

Bob and Eva considered themselves very fortunate and were regular supporters of the good work of educational, health care and other organizations in their community. Bob and Eva were especially proud of the students they’ve been able to assist through Queen’s University.

Throughout his life, Bob had a great appreciation and love for Nature. It could be seen in his face and heard in his voice. He loved being outside and watching the lake and ever changing sky. He loved working with the land be it clearing brush or working on the beach.

Bob will certainly be missed by many.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will occur in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy are welcomed through donations to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit for Bluewater Health. C/o Bluewater Health Foundation. Ph. 519-464-4408.

Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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