2016 Condolences

Dianne Monteiro

Monteiro-It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of one of the Toronto Blue Jays biggest fans on January 10, 2016. Dianne Monteiro (nee Swartz) was born on August 21, 1951 in Watford, Ontario. She is predeceased by her parents, Albert and Polly and father-in-law, Manuel. Dianne married her sweetheart, Manuel

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Melissa “Mel” Sue Serwatkiewicz

Serwatkiewicz– Peacefully at the Toronto General Hospital after a courageous battle with Leukemia surrounded by her loving family on Thursday February 4, 2016. Melissa “Mel” Sue Serwatkiewicz, age 33 yrs. of Sombra. Much loved wife of Max Armstrong. Loving daughter of Darlene and Richard Serwatkiewicz of Sarnia. Treasured sister of Christine Serwatkiewicz (Frank Coulis) of

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D. Mark Earle

Earle- Peacefully after a battle with cancer at Bluewater Health-Sarnia on Saturday January 30, 2016. D. Mark Earle, age 59 yrs. of Sarnia. Dear father of Christopher and Julia of Sarnia. Loving son of Donald Earle (Jean) and the late Theresa (nee Montminy) (2009). Mark is also survived by his; loving brother, Scott (Mabel) of

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Elizabeth “Betty” Brandon

Brandon- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer at Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit- Sarnia on Wednesday February 17, 2016. Elizabeth “Betty” Brandon, age 77 yrs. of Mooretown. Loving wife of the late Norman Brandon (2012). Dear mother of Wayne and Nancy Brandon, Alan and Kim Brandon, Brad

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Gary MacKenzie

MacKenzie-Peacefully at Bluewater Health with his family by his side, Gary Dane MacKenzie passed away on March 4, 2016 at the age of 64. He leaves behind the love of his life and best friend Maureen and his beautiful girls Carrie (Scott Henderson), Dawn (Tony O’Hara), Sarah (Andrew Gauvin), and Krista (Dale Prout). Gary was

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Gladys Denomy

Denomy- Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family at her residence on Friday March 4, 2016. Gladys Miriam Denomy, age 90 yrs. of Corunna. Beloved wife of the late Garnet Denomy (2003). Loving mother of David Denomy and his wife Gracemary and Carol Pickard and her husband Larry all of

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Nellie Selman

Selman- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Sunday March 20, 2016. Nellie Selman, age 94 yrs. of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Hugh Selman (1974). Loving mother of Terry Selman and his wife Mary Ann of Brigden and mother-in-law of Ann Selman of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Sean

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Barb Axani

AXANI – With saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Barb Axani on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the age of 66 years at her home in Courtright . Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Brad (Katherine), Brent and Karen. Treasured grandmother of Taylor, Erin, Samantha, Christopher, Nicholas and Jacob. Survived by her

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Ina McKellar

McKellar–Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Afton Park Place, Sarnia on Tuesday April 19, 2016. Ina Elizabeth McKellar (nee Miskell), age 95 yrs formerly of Moore Township. Loving wife of 61 years to the late Ross McKellar (2005). Dear mother of Linda White and the late Peter Postma (2016) of Sarnia, Howard McKellar and

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John Coultis

Coultis- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice-Sarnia, on Thursday April 21, 2016 following a brief battle with cancer. John Kent Coultis, age 66 yrs. of Corunna. Beloved husband of 46 years to Gwen. Loving father of Bonnie Coultis of Manitoulin Island and Tanisha (Coultis) Drew and her husband Chris of Chatham.

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Nelda Gunness

Email to: Sarnia Observer Gunness- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at L.H.S.C.-Victoria Hospital, London on Tuesday May 3, 2016 following complications from surgery. Nelda “Nel” Elizabeth Gunness age 65 yrs. of Mooretown. Beloved wife of 46 years to Carman. Loving mother of Bill Gunness of Mooretown and Scott Gunness (Flavia Jordan) of Kelowna, B.C.

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Ken Weed

Weed- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday May 9, 2016 following an 18 month battle with leukemia at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Kenneth Lewis Weed, age 60 yrs. of Mooretown. Beloved husband of 36 years to Sue. Loving father of Mike Weed of Golden, B.C. and Tyler Weed (Michelle Blonjeaux) of

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Geraldine Tipping

Tipping– Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia on Saturday May 14, 2016. Geraldine “Gerry” DelRosa Tipping, age 92 yrs. formerly of Corunna and Lakeview, Nova Scotia. Beloved wife of the late William Edward Tipping. Much loved mother of Kathleen “Kathy” Roache (Jim) of Corunna. Loving grandmother of Kirk Roache

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Ross Vye

Vye– Peacefully at his residence in Wallaceburg with his daughter by his side on Sunday May 15, 2016. Ross Albert Vye, age 68 yrs. formerly of St. Clair Township. Much loved father of Marcy Vye. Loving grandfather of Christopher and great-grandfather of Brooklynn andWyatt. Brother of Donna McBean (Keith), Frank Vye (Leslie), Joe Vye (Kathy)

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Dan Maidment

Maidment- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence on Tuesday May 17, 2016. Dan Maidment, age 63 yrs. of Corunna. Beloved husband of 40 years to Tania (Fairbairn). Loving father of Lori McKinlay and her husband Derek of Corunna and Craig Maidment and his wife Katie of Windsor. Special gampa of Brayden, Nolan

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Dorothea Fournie

Fournie- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia on Friday May 20, 2016. Dorothea Ila Fournie, age 90 yrs. of Corunna. Dear mother of Les Fournie and his wife Barb of Courtright, Doug Fournie and his wife Marj of Sombra, Rita Phipps of Sarnia and Steve Fournie and his wife

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Dean Reichwald

Reichwald- Suddenly after a chronic illness at Windsor Regional Hospital on Friday May 27, 2016. Dean Reichwald, age 52 yrs. of Courtright. Loving husband of JoAnn. Dean is survived by; his daughter, Lorie-Anne Trepasso; his sisters, Crystal and Debra; his brother, Darin; his step-children, Angela Fisher (Tom), Shelia Krauza (Darcy), Valery Askin (Mike) and Russell

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Phyllis Chapman

Chapman- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia following complications from a fall on Sunday June 19, 2016. Phyllis Shirley Chapman, age 81 yrs. of Corunna. Beloved wife of the late Phillip Chapman (1972). Loving mother of Penny Roberts (Bill) of Courtright, Lynne Paisley (Jim) of Sarnia, Susan Smith (Paul) of Mooretown

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Denis Hunt

Hunt- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia on Thursday June 23, 2016. Denis Hunt, age 86 years formerly of Corunna. Beloved husband of 61 years to Margaret Hunt. Much loved father of Carol Hayward (Randy Haddon) of Sarnia and David Hunt (Kimberley) of Bright’s Grove. Loving grandfather of Nathan, Josh,

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Michael “Mike” Heil

Passed away peacefully at home in Corunna in the presence of family on June 25, 2016 at the young age of 56. Son of the late Earl and Addie Heil. Son-in-law of the late Maurice and Audrey Mullins. Treasured husband Chrissie (nee Mullins) with whom he celebrated 34 years of marriage. Loving father Shane Heil

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James “Jim” Weir

Weir- Suddenly at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia on Friday June 24, 2016. James Alexander Weir, age 80 years formerly of Corunna. Much loved father of Gillian Gleason of London and Fiona Weir of Brantford. Stepfather of Tim Hicks (Deb) and Kim Adams of Corunna. Loving grandfather of Nicole, Ryan, Jacob, Daniel, Ethan, Keria, Thomas and

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Charles Russell

Russell- Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Thursday June 23, 2016. Charles D. Russell, age 78 years following a 3 year battle with Wegener’s Gramulatosis. Loving father of Chuck (Holly) and Ruth (Bud). Loving remembered by Connie Russell. Much loved brother of Steve, Herbert, Winnifred and Dorothy. Charles with be fondly remembered by his special

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John “Scoot” Chalmers

Chalmers-At his residence in Windsor on Wednesday June 29, 2016. John “Scoot” Norman Kenneth Chalmers, age 27 yrs. formerly of Courtright. Treasured father of Tristan Hudson. Loving son of Celie Chalmers of Courtright and John Chalmers. Dear brother of Lee Chalmers of Sarnia. John is also survived by: his grandmother, Ruth Tuckey of Courtright; his

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Eileen Scale

Scale- Peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia on Tuesday July 5th, 2016. Eileen May Scale, age of 94yrs. formerly of Corunna and Beaverton. Beloved wife of the late Fred Scale for 49 years. Dear mother of Doug Scale and his wife Elizabeth of Corunna. Loving grandmother to Jennifer (Jim) and Cynthia (Rob) and great

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Dorothy McLaughlin

McLaughlin- It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom, Dorothy (Gray) McLaughlin on Saturday July 9, 2016. Dorothy was born on the 6th line of the former Moore Township on March 10, 1922, to Cecil and Jessie Gray. She was predeceased by Erwin her loving husband of over 50 years

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Andrena Ingram

INGRAM, Andrena – age 85 yrs. of Petrolia, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Sunday June 26, 2016. Loved ones will miss her warm caregiving nature, her sense of humour and her wonderful laugh. Andrena was the beloved wife of Gary Ingram for 59 years. Loving mother of Gary Ingram

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Ron Johnston

Johnston- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health-Sarnia, on Tuesday July 26, 2016. Ronald Patrick Johnston, age 57 yrs. Much loved brother of Chris Bellaire of Corunna and Cathy (Jeff) Agostino of Marysville, Mi. Husband of Norma Johnston of Pt. Edward and step-father of Mike Murphy and Patti Murphy-Yates. Numerous step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,

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Jackie Pearson

Pearson- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia on Wednesday July 27, 2016. Jackie Pearson of Corunna. Beloved wife of 58 years to the late Dave Pearson (2003). Much loved mother of Sandy and Curt Kendel, Pete and Susan Pearson, Heather and Dave Finnigan and Tim and Joanne Pearson. Treasured grandmother

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Brenda Allan

Allan- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Saturday July 30, 2016. Brenda Joy Allan, age 75 yrs. of Corunna. Beloved wife of 55 years to Pat Allan. Much loved mother Kelly Howell, David Allan (Brenda Sue) and Stacey Allan (Kathy) all of Sarnia. Treasured grandmother of Lindsay, Miranda,

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Ken Hunter

Hunter- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Tuesday August 2, 2016. Kenneth “Ken” Hunter, age 75yrs. of Sarnia and formerly of Windsor. Beloved husband of nearly 56 years to Betty (Vandevenne). Much loved father of Karrie Hunter and Robin Hrynuik (Brad) all of Sarnia. Treasured grandfather of Rachel,

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Lorne Thomas

Thomas- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his own home on Wednesday August 10th, 2016. Lorne Douglas Thomas, age of 65yrs. of Courtright. Loving son of Esther Thomas of Corunna. Treasured father of Tina Thomas of Alvinston, Tiffany Thomas and Brent Thomas both of Courtright. Much loved brother of David Thomas

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Gail Miles

Miles- Peacefully at the Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Wednesday August 17th, 2016. Gail Miles, age of 73yrs. of Corunna. Beloved wife of the late Don Miles (2008). Loving mother of Jim Miles of Corunna and Jayne Miles (Jon Osborne) of Courtright. Treasured grandmother of Lyndsy (Ryan), Cris (Tamara), Mickaeli and Jesse and

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Burton “Hubie” Roberts

Roberts- Suddenly on Tuesday August 30, 2016. Burton “Hubie” Roberts, age 65yrs. of Corunna. Much loved father of Stephanie Roberts (Dan McDonald) of Corunna. Amazing grandfather of Rowan Roberts. Amazing stepfather of Jessica Berk, of Tampa, Florida. Loving brother of Margaret Cumming (Gary) of St. Mary’s. Dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth Knabe (John) of Virginia. Treasured

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John Robertson

Robertson- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends at the Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Thursday September 1st, 2016. John Noel Robertson, age 74 yrs of Corunna and formerly of Sarnia. Beloved spouse of Sharon Boylan. Loving father of Wendy Ward (Wayne), Courtney Robertson, Katie Witmer (Mike) and stepfather to Kate McCrindle

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Doug Daye

Daye–Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Saturday September 10, 2016. Douglas “Cobra” Daye, age 64 yrs of Corunna. Loving husband of Faith Park. Dear father of Angela Dumont (Paul) of Sarnia, Jennifer Scott (Jeff) of Plympton-Wyoming, Kyle Daye (Melissa) of Courtright, Jeffery Daye (Jordan) of Sarnia and Cheyna Daye

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Harold Rayson

Rayson- Unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday October 2, 2016. Harold Arthur Rayson, age 68yrs. of Camlachie. Dear brother of Richard Rayson of Sarnia, Barbara Broad (Don) of Sombra, Phillip Rayson of Corunna and George Rayson (Tracy) of Chatham. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by; his parents, George and Bessie Rayson

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Clifford John “Jack” Martin

Martin- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Sunday October 16, 2016. Clifford John “Jack” Martin, age 84 yrs. of Corunna. Beloved husband of 62 years to Violet. Loving father of John Warren Martin of Corunna and James Dean Martin and his wife Darlene of Sarnia. Treasured grandfather of Laura, Ellen

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Christine “Chris” Fassett

Fassett- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Friday November 4, 2016. Christine “Chris” (Evon) Fassett, age 81 yrs of Courtright. Loving mother of Jim Evon (Wendy) of Corunna and Carolyn Baxter (Chris) of Sombra. Treasured grandmother of James, Wayne, Kari-Lynn, Tiffany, Tim and Tom and great-grandmother of

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Doug “Bug” Haley

Haley–Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Sunday November 20, 2016. Douglas “Bug” Haley, age 50 yrs of Sarnia. Much loved father of Darcy Haley and Jace Haley (Emily Fletcher) all of Sarnia. Doug will be fondly be remembered by the mother of his children, Shelly Labrasceur. He was the

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Ruth Johnston

Johnston- Peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Afton Park Place, Sarnia on Thursday November 24, 2016. Ruth Elaine Johnston, age 77 yrs of Sarnia. Loving mother of Marla Doyle (Pat) of Sarnia, Kim Taylor (Will) of Toronto, John Titus (Lori) of Tillsonburg, Alana Meston (Mike) of Sarnia and Christine Titus of Sarnia. Numerous grandchildren

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