Marlene Hemstreet

Hemstreet- After a long and courageous battle, Marlene Ann Hemstreet, aged 67 of Sarnia (formerly Mooretown), is finally at peace. She passed away surrounded by loving family and close friends at St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Beloved wife to the late William “Bill” Hemstreet (2015). Much loved mother of Shannon Ferreira (Joe) of Collingwood, Kim Hemstreet (András) of Rossland, BC, Heather Hemstreet (Gunsik) of Busan, South Korea and Patti Coleman (Richie) of Greenwood, Mississippi. Treasured grandmother of Liam, Riley, László, Luke, Lucia, Vilmos and Mina. Marlene was a loving sister to Pat Mackenzie (Don) of Edmonton, Bryan Emond (Angie) of Winnipeg and Alison Emond (Ron) of Burnaby. She will be fondly remembered by; her mother-in-law, Jean Hemstreet of Sarnia; her sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Vachon of Sarnia and Jacquie Gaudreau (Francis) of Port Lambton; her brother-in-law, Greg Hemstreet of Sarnia and by the Morkin and Redmond families of Corunna. Marlene retired from the St. Clair Catholic District School Board and was a long time member of the COR and Cursillo Movements. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Sunday February 3, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. Prayers and words of remembrance will be offered at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Corunna on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow and a private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

Sunday February 3, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. Prayers and Remembrances offered at 3:30 p.m.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia

Funeral Date

Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Monday February 4, 2019 from St. Joseph's Church, Corunna

22 thoughts on “Marlene Hemstreet”

  1. Dawn Maruschak-Hennessey

    Mrs. Hemstreet was one of my all time favourite teachers! Both Mr. and Mrs. Hemstreet were beloved at Father Gerald Labelle School in Corunna. She was always inspiring, committed and engaged with students. I remember her very fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends.


    Dawn Maruschak-Hennessey

  2. Harriet and Ernie Daye

    Shannon,Kim,Heather,Patti and families,

    We want to wish you our condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a good friend and it was a pleasure to have known her and worked with her and your Dad over the years in Lambton. We had many visits and good laughs in your home in Mooretown and those memories we will always keep in our hearts. We will miss her. May God bless you and your families and bring you strength and peace at this time and in the days ahead.

    Ernie and Harriet and family

  3. It is with mixed sadness that Marlene, your Mom, will no longer be here on earth with us. When we were together, she always spoke of Lindsay and said how she asked Lindsay for guidance. Your Mom lived life her way. Reminded me of Lindsay. She will be missed by many. The Heavens will be rocking and rolling. All our love, Jay and Marg

  4. Marjoire Fleck and Jane (Fleck) Straatman

    Hemstreet family
    So sorry to hear of Marlene's passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  5. I am so sorry to hear that Marlene has passed away. I have so many fond memories of working with her at St. Peter's School. She was a great person, always kind and thoughtful to all. She was a wonderful teacher and a fantastic friend. I looked forward to seeing her at St. Ben's, on Sundays and to getting a smile and a hug. She was a very courageous woman. I will miss her immensely. My prayers are with all of you. I know she will be praying for all of you, from heaven.
    Mary Debus

  6. She will be missed. I live in the same apartment building and Marlene was a joy to meet as she was always happy, with a smile on her lips. I realize that she is now in a better place, but I will miss her.

  7. Thinking of you Hemstreet Family. Marlene was a wonderful mother to her beautiful and amazing daughters and will continue to shine through them.
    Sending so much love to you all.

  8. I knew Marlene through yoga classes that we were in together. She was always so cheerful and smiling in spite of the physical pain she endured. It has been a few years since I have seen Marlene, but certainly I have never forgotten her beautiful smile and positive attitude. RIP, Marlene.

  9. We send many prayers and thoughts to Marlene's family and friends especially her wonderful daughters and families.As neighbours of Marlene at Waters Edge in Sarnia we were always impressed at her amazing spirit as she coped with all of the health challenges.She was truly a courageous lady who made everyone grateful for her friendship.We shall miss her. Doreen and Bill Blake

  10. Our deepest condolences on behalf of the Payne family from Midland. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
    So many fond memories of our times at Ruthie and Harold’s cottage and at the Hemstreet’s get togethers!

    Kathy, Tom and Judy.

  11. Connie and Steve Preston

    So sorry for your loss. Marlene was lots of fun. We used to laugh when I told her stories of singing in the choir with her Mom Penny. What a loving family. She leaves a wonderful family to celebrate her .

  12. Kevin &Magdelaine Jack

    Dear Jacquie, Francis and all of Marlene's family,

    So sorry we couldn't attend today but many caring thoughts were sent to you through the past few days. Hugs, and take good care of yourself.

  13. Nora and Jerry Mullen

    Dear Shannon, Kim, Heather and Patty,
    Our family is so sad to hear of your mother’’s passing.
    Marlene was such a wonderful wife, mother, friend, teacher, and role model.
    Sincerely, the Mullen family

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