Debernardi, Amalia (Bonin)
DEBERNARDI - Peacefully at home on Friday, March 2, 2001, AMALIA (BONIN) DEBERNARDI, age 88 of Sarnia. Loving mother of Elda Debernardi-Iaccino and her husband Mike. Amalia will be sadly missed but always remembered by many close friends. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2001 at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Friends will be received at the funeral home Monday from 10 a.m. to time of service. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to V.O.N., 1705 London Line, Sarnia N7T 7H2 or the Canadian Red Cross, 416 N. East St., Sarnia N7T 6Y4.
Devin, Dennis Michael
DEVIN - At his residence on Friday, February 9, 2001 DENNIS MICHAEL DEVIN, age 55 of Sombra Twp. He was the son of the late Thomas and Maxine Devin. He was the brother of Thomas, Florida, Joseph, Sarnia, Margaret, Alberta, Patrick, B.C. and Mary, Chatham. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Paul Wooley officiating. Interment to follow at St. John's Cemetery, Sombra. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia N7T 4Y1.
Morrison, Gordon Donald
Gordon Donald Morrison, age 71, of Sarnia, peacefully, surrounded by his wife and family at the Sarnia General Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2001. Beloved husband for 45 years to Ardell Morrison. He was an extraordinary father to his children Blake, Tina, Andrew and Dean and will be sorely missed by his daughters-in-law Cindy and Sue and son-in-law Mark. Loving Papa to Scott, Benjamin, Martina, Colton, Dylan and Megan. Gord was the youngest of nine brothers and sisters, survived by his loving sister Margaret Crosby of Montreal.
Following his graduation from Sir George Williams University in Montreal he joined the Royal Trust Company from which he retired following 41 years of dedicated service. A member of many community organizations, his favourite was the Rotary Club of Sarnia; for the camaraderie shared and the spirit of giving to community it espoused. Gordon shared many interests but his passion was his family. Whether convening, coaching or following his children in hockey, baseball, soccer, softball, etc.; taking them to professional sporting events or on family vacations and camping trips...his greatest happiness was time spent with his wife and children and as the family grew, with his daughters-in-law, son-in-law and grandchildren.
We would like to thank a wonderful team of caregivers who helped Gord through his last days. To Dr. Davies and Dr. Spano and especially the nurses at SGH, 4th floor north.
Visitation at the STEWART FUNERAL HOME, 254 George Street, Sarnia / 519-383-7121, Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service in celebration of Gord’s life will be held in the Chapel on Sunday at 2 pm with Graydon Baines officiating, followed by cremation.
Those wishing to make a charitable donation in Gord’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
MYERS - AMBROSE MYERS, age 82, at his residence on Monday, February 19, 2001. Loving husband of Dorothy. Dear step-father of Gloria Jackson (Frank) and Judith DiDomenico (Ralph) and devoted great-grandfather of Rebecca Dietz. Ambrose made his transition into death with grace and dignity. Ambrose will be fondly remembered with admiration by many relatives. A celebration of his life will be held at Sacred Heart Church (Charlesworth Dr. and Lecaron Ave.) 11,30 a.m. Wednesday. Special thanks to Dr. Robert J. Borek for his caring and kindness. To our Lord Jesus who gave him strength to endure his illness. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Lambton Lung Association, 656 Lakeshore Road, Sarnia N7V 2T2. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (344-3131).
Rowzee, Ralph E.
ROWZEE RALPH E. of Sarnia passed away at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at the age of 92 years. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary (Hudson) Rowzee; three daughters, Susan Rowcliffe and her son Gordon; Betsy Williams and her husband Walter and their children, Evan and wife Kelly Williams and Sarah Williams; Nancy Pullen and her husband Brock and their children, Mary and Leslie. Mr. Rowzee was born in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 1908, became a naturalized Canadian in 1952. Attended Public and High Schools, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bachelor’s Degree, Chemical Engineering, 1930, Master’s Degree, Chemical Engineering, 1931, Laval University – Honourary Degree, Doctor of Science, 1955. Mr. Rowzee started his career as a Chemical Engineer with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio (1931). Was in charge Early Development of Synthetic Rubber, 1935. Manager, Canadian Synthetic Rubber Limited, Sarnia, Ontario (1942) (On loan from Goodyear). Director of Research, Polymer Corporation (1944) (Termination of Loan Agreement). Became Manager of Polymer Corporation (1947). Director, Polymer Corporation (1950). Vice President & Manager (1951) President & Managing Director (1957) Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, (1971) Chairman of the Board, Polymer Corporation Limited (1972) and Chairman of Executive Committee. Honourary Chairman of the Board (1978). Ralph received The Purvis Memorial Lecture – 1949 – Montreal, The First R.S. Jane Memorial Lecture – 1960 – Quebec City, International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers Award for Outstanding Service – 1972 – Munich, Society of Chemical Industry Canada Medal – 1976 – Toronto. Ralph was President, Society of Chemical Industry 1969-70, Member, Science Council of Canada 1966-68. President, Chemical Institute of Canada 1954-55. Director, Canadian Chamber of Commerce 1953. Member, Board of Governors, University of Windsor 1965-72. Director of Canadian Chemical Producers Association 1965- 72. Chairman, Chemical Industry Committee under Auspices of Economic Council 1973-74. Chairman, National Research Council Associate Committee for High Polymer Research, 1945 until dissolved. Member, Board of Governors, Ontario Research Foundation 1962-78. Member, Advisory Board, School of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario1962-72. Chairman, Special Ad Hoc Committee, International Rubber Study Group 1974-77. Member of the Toronto Club, Detroit Athletic Club and The London Hunt and Country Club. Also devoted to various local activities involving Community Chest and Chamber of Commerce. Ralph participated in the Technical investigation of German Synthetic Rubber Industry 1945. Extended Visit to Natural Rubber Producing Areas 1954. High Level Trade Mission to Common Market Countries 1960. Visit to Russia to Negotiate and Sign Protocol Regarding Technical Exchange re Certain Synthetic Rubbers 1969. Canada’s First Official Mission to Peoples Republic of China 1971. Following Mr. Rowzee’s retirement he was Chairman of the Board of Urban Transportation Development Corporation, 1973 to present. A Crown Company all shares owned by the Province of Ontario. This Company has pioneered the development of light rail automated transit systems for urban use. Currently constructing an extensive system in Vancouver. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice by calling the STEWART FUNERAL HOME, Sarnia, Ontario.
Rummery, Jacquelyb Ann (Dickie)
RUMMERY JACQUELYN ANN (DICKIE) age 60 of Sarnia, formerly of Toronto passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, February 25, 2001 at the Lambton Hospitals Group - Palliative Care, Sarnia. Dear mother of Rex Rummery of London and Kevin and Helen Rummery of Lambton. Loving grandmother to Douglas. Visitation at the STEWART FUNERAL HOME, 254 George Street / 383-7121 on Thursday 11,00 am to 2,00 pm followed by funeral service in the Chapel on Thursday at 2,00 o’clock with Mr. David Fraser officiating. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Philadelphia Church of God or St. Joseph’s Hospice.
McKenzie, Donald Frederick
McKENZIE - At Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo on November 17, 2000, DONALD FREDERICK McKENZIE, Funeral Director Emeritus, age 86, of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Audrey (Hall) McKenzie (1990). Born March 20, 1914 in East Williams Twp., he was the son of the late David McKenzie and Catharine Clark. Don obtained his funeral director's licence in 1937 and worked at funeral homes in London, St. Thomas, Sarnia and Niagara Falls prior to entering the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1942. He served as a Sick Bay Attendant and was stationed at Sydney, Nova Scotia. Following thirteen months as a patient, he was discharged from Westminster Veterans Hospital, London in April 1946 and returned to Sarnia where he and Paul Blundy founded the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and an ambulance service. In 1950 they established the first oxygen-equipped ambulance in Lambton County. Don was a past president of the Western Ontario Funeral Service Association. He was a member of Kiwanis for over 59 years and was a past president and the only Life Member of the Sarnia Kiwanis Club. He was president of the former Point Edward, Ontario Legion Branch and a trustee for 30 years of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62. Don also worked part-time for over 30 years as a land agent leasing oil and gas rights. He was a member of Central United Church, Liberty Lodge #419 A.F. & A.M., Hiawatha Chapter Royal Arch Masons, St. Simon of Cyrene Preceptory #37, Riblah Council #6 Mocha Temple Shrine and the Lambton Shrine Club. A parent of boy scouts, he negotiated with and signed papers on behalf of the Sarnia District Boy Scouts to obtain from the provincial government the property next to the Pinery Provincial Park now known as Camp Attawandron. Don was a member of the Sarnia Yacht Club until he discovered God's country in the Bruce Peninsula, which has become the setting for many memorable family gatherings. He never lost his sense of humour, his love of people and his endearing quality of being a true gentleman. He will be missed by his children Dr. Garry D. McKenzie and his wife Dianne of Columbus, Ohio, Grant McKenzie and his wife Cheryl of Sarnia, Dr. D. Ian McKenzie and his wife Karen McCulloch of Waterloo, Jane and her husband Dr. Frank DiCosmo of Richmond Hill; grandchildren Keith Fraser McKenzie and his wife Lesley of San Diego, CA., Gillian and her husband Robert Yorke of Kitchener, Darren McKenzie of Toronto and Scott McKenzie of Ottawa, Keith Alex, Donald and Devon McKenzie of Waterloo, David and Katherine DiCosmo of Richmond Hill; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers James and Hugh, and sisters Anne Purwin and Mary Channer Laird. The family will receive friends at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, November 23, 2000 where the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 will conduct a memorial service at 6,30 pm. A service celebrating Don's life will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, November 24 at 1 pm. with the Rev. Dr. Don Lockett officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia Kiwanis Foundation, 180 N. College Ave., Sarnia N7T 7X2 or the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia Lambton, 110 Water St., Sarnia N7T 5T3 or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 2151, Stn. B, Kitchener N2H 6M1. You are invited to share written memories of Don or leave messages of condolence at www.funeral-cast.com (McKenzie, Donald F.)
A tree will be planted in memory of Donald McKenzie in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 16th, 2001 at 2,00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.
McGugan, Letitia Veronica (Conlon)
McGUGAN - LETITIA VERONICA (CONLON) McGUGAN, born February 24, 1904 in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland died on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at St. Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care in Sarnia, Ontario. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruce Alexander McGugan. Formerly of Windsor, Ontario, Letitia was a past member of Holy Name of Mary Parish where she was a member of the Catholic Women's League and the Legion of Mary. She also served as a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross Society and was a member of the Liberal Association. For the past twenty-five years Letitia has been a resident of Sarnia, Ontario.
Letitia is survived by her seven children, Douglas and his wife Lorraine of Orland Park, Illinois, Vincent and his wife Haydee of Silver Springs, Maryland, Frances Gillis and her husband William of Livonia, Michigan, Sister Anne McGugan of Ursuline Motherhouse, Chatham, Ontario, Loretto Cameron and her husband Terence of Sarnia, Ontario, Kathleen McGugan of Sarnia, Ontario and Gail Schertzer and her husband John of Sarnia, Ontario.
Twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-eight great grandchildren survive Letitia, as well as one sister, Catherine Witherow of East Kilbride, Scotland and several nieces and nephews.
Letitia is predeceased by her Irish parents, James and Sarah, by a sister Josephine and brothers James and Michael.
As a devoted wife, a loving mother and a beloved grandmother and great grandmother, Letitia's family will always cherish her memory. Rest in peace Mom - we love you as we were loved by you.
The family is very grateful for the care their mother received from Martha Gillesby, the staffs of the Canadian Red Cross, the Victorian Order of Nurses, and the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Health Care Centre.
Visitation is at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Monday, December 11, 2000 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8,30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church at 11,00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2000. Interment will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Windsor, Ontario at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1705 London Line, Sarnia, N7T 7H2, Rotary Children's Place, 1240 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, N7S 2Y6 or St. Joseph's Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3.
Watson, Dorothy Melcaenia (Simpson)
WATSON - At Sarnia General Hospital on January 2, 2001, DOROTHY MELCAENIA (SIMPSON) WATSON, age 88. Wife of the late Peter Watson. Sister of Irene P. Duddy of Newmarket. Aunt of Hartford Duddy, New Jersey, Douglas Duddy, Toronto and Peter Mondoux, Waterloo. Dorothy was a retiree of Prestolite. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia 2-4 p.m. Thursday where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 1,30 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Paul's United Church, 360 Devine St., Sarnia, N7T 1V1.