Baines, Mary Helen
BAINES - Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital, on October 15, 2000, MARY HELEN BAINES, age 67 years. Cherished wife of Ted. Loving mother of Todd Baines and Bobbijo Quinlin, Sarnia, and Lynne Baines and Jim Barnes, Blenheim. Dear grandmother of Kyla. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mary Helen was a member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 N. Christina St, Sarnia, Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers 8,30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church Wednesday at 11,00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia-Lambton Alzheimer's Society, 110 Water St., Sarnia N7T 5T3.
Baker, Margaret Rutherford
BAKER - At her residence on Saturday, December 2, 2000, MARGARET RUTHERFORD (FYFE) BAKER, age 75 of Point Edward. Wife of the late Frederick, dear mother of Roderick and his wife Esther, Point Edward and Eileen Baker, England. Loving grandmother of Stephen and Candace Baker, Tracy Nutt, Samantha, Zoe and Kelly Oakley. Great-grandmother of Jenson. Sister of Peter Fyfe, England. Predeceased by sister Morag Smith and brother Alex Fyfe. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Thursday 10-11 a.m. where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Capt. Darryl Jackson of the Salvation Army officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Salvation Army, 970 Confederation St., Sarnia, N7S 1A1.
Bradley, Dorothy Isabel
BRADLEY - At Sarnia General Hospital on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 DOROTHY (MacDONALD) BRADLEY, age 88 of Sarnia. Wife of the late Paul Bradley. Step-mother of Paula and her husband Al Bates, Toronto, Patrick Bradley, Ottawa, Drew Bradley and his wife Connie, Sarnia and Dick Bradley and his wife Sally, Detroit, MI. Aunt of Jane Thompson, Shanty Bay, Penny Richards, Toronto, John MacDonald, Listowel and Fred von Zuben, Morristown, NJ. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Phoebe MacDonald, sister Marguerite von Zuben and brothers Stuart Macdonald, Archie MacDonald and Ralph MacDonald. Dorothy served with the R.C.A.F. (W.D.) and was a graduate of Victoria College, University of Toronto. She was also a member of Central United Church, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation and the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. She was an avid golfer for 60 years and an active bridge player. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Don Lockett of Central United Church officiating. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to their charity of choice.
Campbell, Norman Augustine
CAMPBELL - On December 28, 2000, NORMAN AUGUSTINE CAMPBELL, age 61. Loving best friend of Joyce McFarland. Cherished father of Chris and his wife Karen Campbell, Dave Campbell, Steve Campbell, Mark Campbell, and Darryl and Mark Ducharme. Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Samantha and Jessica. Beloved son of Sarah and the late Michael Campbell. Norm is also survived by four brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two sisters. Norm was a retired employee of the St. Clair Catholic School Board. He was active throughout the county playing drums and directing in many pipe bands and drum corps. For visitation and service arrangements, please call the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre at 344-3131.
Carrothers, Joan Frances Elizabeth
CARROTHERS - At her residence on Saturday, December 16, 2000. Joan Frances Elizabeth (Hunter) Carrothers, age 73 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Gerald, dear mother of Bill and his wife Lorenda, Dave and his wife Jeanette, Matt and his friend Sandy Lawson, John and his friend Cathy Champaigne, Cathy and her husband Tony Pavli, Carol and her husband Ralph Viana and Mary and her husband Mike Fitchett all of Sarnia. Loving grandma of Jim, Kevin, Jamie, Thomas and Amanda Carrothers, Mark, Laura and Emily Pavli, Jennifer and David Fitchett and Grace and Paul Viana. Dear sister of Jim Hunter and Marjorie Callaghan, Windsor, Bob and Donna Hunter and Bill and Elaine Hunter, Tecumseh. Sister-in-law of Marilyn Hunter, Windsor. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents James and Dorothy Hunter, sister Jacqueline Douglas (1988) and brother Thomas Hunter (1988). Born and raised in Windsor, she had resided in Sarnia since 1954. She graduated from Walkerville Collegiate in 1945 and The Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1949. She was a staff pharmacist at William & McCordic Pharmacies and English & McCordic Big V until her retirement in 1987. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia Tuesday 7- 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday with Fr. Dan Rocheleau officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 415 Exmouth St. Sarnia, N7T 8A4.
Cecile, Adrian Lester
CECILE- Suddenly, with his family by his side, at Sarnia General Hospital, Thurdsay October 26, 2000, ADRIAN LESTER CECILE, age 60 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Madeleine (LeBel). Loving father of Tim & his wife Carrolleigh, Len Cecile & Kathleen Havelock, Viola & her husband Terry Burr, Catherine & Jay Yruegaz and Lisa Cecile, all of Sarnia. Dear grandfather of Jesse, Sean, Ashley, Amber, Lindsay, Sara, Tori and Cody. Brother of Clayton, Michigan, George, Manitoba, Lorn, Windsor and Connie, Michigan. Brother in law of Mary Ann Cecile and her children Robert and Matthew. Predeceased by a brother Robert. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., 1-4 p.m. Sunday where prayers will be offered at 3,30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9,30 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict's Church followed by cremation. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1.
CHRYSSOULAKIS - On Oct. 24 at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Sarnia, MICHAEL, in his 69th year. Survived by his cherished wife Mary (Gibbs), daughters Connie Balodis (Andris), Cathy St. Amand (Tom) and son John (Colleen). Also survived by grandsons Erik and Alex Balodis and Christopher and Patrick St. Amand. Predeceased by mother Irene (Kalanzakis)(1946), father Constantine (1981) and adopted mother Helen (Cacoulidis)(1990). Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Friday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Church, 756 Maxwell St., Sarnia on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to send donations to Lambton Hospitals Group - St. Joseph's Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6H6 or V.O.N., 1705 London Line, Sarnia, N7W 1B2.
Clement, Earnest William "Ernie"
CLEMENT - At Sarnia General Hospital, on Monday, December 25, 2000. ERNEST WILLIAM 'ERNIE' CLEMENT, age 83 of Corunna. Beloved husband of the late Madeline. Dear father of Marjorie Wark and her husband Dave, Sarnia, Ray Clement, Toronto and Linda Banovsky and her husband Mike, Sarnia. Grandfather of Rob and his wife Karen, Heather, Glenn, Michael and Ingrid. Brother of Annette Vinkle, Port Colborne. Brother-in-law of Mickey Guyan, Sudbury, Katie Tocheri, Thunder Bay and Marie Shane, Thunder Bay. Uncle of Mark Clement, and his wife Margaret, Toronto. The memorial service for Ernie Clement will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, Friday, December 29th, at 11 a.m. Entombment of cremated remains at Resurrection Cemetery.
Cowley, Mary Rita (Egan)
MARY RITA COWLEY (EGAN) - Surrounded by her family, Mrs. Mary Cowley passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Sarnia, Ontario on Sunday, October 1, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Charles Cowley (1954). Much loved mother of Mary Ann and her husband Brian Boucher and Joe Cowley and his wife Vickie of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Janice and her husband Stuart Ingle, Jennifer and her fiance Frank Abbinett, Jodie and her husband Delon Barnett, Julianne Boucher, Christopher and Kelli Cowley. Survived by a brother Joseph Egan and his wife Virginia of Sarnia, Ontario and a sister Theresa Foley and her husband Norm of Elliott Lake, Ontario and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Vince and Frank, sister-in-law June Egan and her parents Anne and Vincent Egan. Mrs. Cowley will always be remembered as a champion for Catholic Education in Lambton County. She was Secretary-Treasurer of the Sarnia Separate School Board, Superintendent of Business for the Lambton County Separate School Board and Secretary-Treasurer of the St. Patrick's Private School Board. She also served as a trustee and chair of the Lambton County Separate School Board. Her work in Catholic Education was acknowledged with the naming of the Mary Cowley Catholic Education Centre in Sarnia. Mrs. Cowley served on many local associations and committees. She held numerous offices in the Catholic Women's League, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the St. Patrick's Lottery Committee and the Juvenile Court Advisory Committee. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 11 a.m. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers being offered at 7,30 p.m. Wednesday evening. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, N7T 5W9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 774 London Road, Sarnia, N7T 4Y1.
CZYSZKIEWICZ - At Sarnia General Hospital- Russell St., on November 2, 2000, PETER CZYSZKIEWCZ, age 88, of Sarnia. Dear uncle of Regina Wojcik and her husband Zdzislaw and their children Jola & Michal, Mississauga. Also survived by many family members in Poland and Austria. Peter was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Polish Army in the Second Armoured Division in Italy. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Friday from 6-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of Peace Church Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.
ATKINSON - Peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Joseph's Hospital, Palliative Care, Sunday, April 15, 2001 MARGARET ATKINSON, age 66 of Sarnia. Cherished wife of Jack Atkinson of Sarnia. Loving mother of Heather Preddie and husband Russell, Cambridge and Lynette Chesson and husband David, London, England. Dear grandmother of Natalie, Michela, Alexander, Sam, Millie and Annabel. Sister of Maurice Parkes, David Parkes, Robert Parkes, and Judith Best, all of England. Margaret was a long time volunteer with the Probation Service and Victim Services in Sarnia/Lambton. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Friday 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel with Capt. Darryl Jackson officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St. N, Sarnia N7T 5W9 or the Salvation Army, 970 Confederation St., Sarnia N7S 1A1 or St. Joseph's Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia N7T 6S3.
FUERST - Peacefully and surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, April 16, 2001, HELGA FUERST, age 72. Beloved husband and best friend Willi. Cherished mother of Marion Pugh of Philedelphia and Gina McKenzie of Toronto. Adoring grandmother of Nicole and Simone McKenzie. Predeceased by her parents Betty and Ferdinand Siemers of Germany. Helga worked side by side with her husband Willi for over 25 years at Willi and Karl's Service Centre on London Line. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Friday 9,30 a.m. until service time in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 10,30 a.m. with Angela MacDonald officiating. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St. N, Sarnia N7T 5W9.
Levan, Eleanor Elizabeth
LEVAN - ELEANOR ELIZABETH LEVAN, age 85 passed away peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Thursday April 12th, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Charles Longe Levan. Loving mother of Donna Smalls, Sarnia; Marna (Jack) Smith, Burlington; Merlin (Gord) Zimmer, Sarnia; Michael (Rose) Levan, Sarna; Janis (Philip) Hartley, Camlachie; and James (Elizabeth) Levan, Point Edward. Cherished Nana of Mike, Terry, Kevin, Kelly, and Sean Smalls; Camillia George, John Smith and Carolyn Earl; Aaron and Janis Zimmer; Amand Vrooman and Maureen Harmer; Kathy and Chris Levan; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Georgina Robertson. Predeceased by her parents Charles & Annie Robertson, brothers Fred & Harry Robertson, and granddaughter Michelle Smalls. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Tuesday April 17th from 6,30 p.m. - 8,30 p.m.. Cremation to follow. A private family memorial celebration of Eleanor's life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Sociey 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia N7T 7J4, or to the Lambton Hospital Group M.R.I. Campain, 89 Norman St., Sarnia N7T 6S3.
Rawana, Dr. William Peter "Wills"
Dr. William “Wills” Peter Rawana of Sarnia passed away suddenly in Mississauga on Friday April 6, 2001 at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Saintia “Cynthia” Devica (Persaud) Rawana. Dear father of Ravindra Peter (Carey), Wendira Parvitree (Nick), Petendra William, Devica Priscilla and William Peter Dharmendra II. Wills is survived by four brothers Reginald (Chan), Arnold (Savitree), Dr. Edward (Jean) and Dr. Sherlock and six sisters Gladys, Rita (Walter), Eva, Celena (Julius), Maylene (Dalchand) and Mary (Tom). Loving grandfather of Alex Isa Chamie. Predeceased by 3 brothers Dr. Harold, Dr. Donald and Rodrique. Visitation at the STEWART FUNERAL HOME, 254 George Street, 383-7121 Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 10,00 o’clock with Rev. Dr. Ray Hodgson officiating. Interment in White Chapel Cemetery, Hamilton, Tuesday at 3,45 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
“Wills” as everybody knew him, hid his bushel of talents under a bushel.
As a husband and father, born in Guyana in 1942, he carried on the influence of his parents to the next generation. His example remains for them. As is often the case, such influence remains intangible, even un-noticed. Only in moments of stress does positive, parental influences like Wills’ become manifest.
As a student and scholar, Wills was a born teacher. He earned his way up the academic scale. He started with minimal teacher education and experience in Guyana, earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Western Ontario, a Master’s degree and Doctorate at Wayne State University. He taught all his career in Sarnia high schools and latterly at Baker College in Port Huron, Michigan. He authored several published works, most notably his Ph. D. thesis on education in Guyana and “Save the Earth”. A book on healthy environment practices. Wills suffered severely from the political bug. It began with his bar-tending days at Cheddi Jagan’s house in Guyana. He served as a Sarnia Municipal Alderman for sixteen years intermittently from 1976 to 1994. He was actively involved in bringing about the Sarnia Festival of Lights, handicapped parking in Sarnia, Vial of Life program, altitude pressure adjustment on natural gas bills and the (abortive) Walk of Fame. In politics, you don’t always win, but in the classroom you have to win. His particular talent of team-making served him well in Council and in other achievements. Most notable amongst these were his contributions to the Sarnia Cricket Club and to the India-Canada Association not to mention eight years as chairman of fund raising for Hip Hop Hooray. Throughout the ups and downs of public life, Wills maintained a public air of equanimity backed by an infectious laugh. He could laugh infectiously even as he told his “oompah” joke for the fourteenth time. With his strong family values, his team-building skills and his equanimity he was an inspiration and an example of manliness to all he touched.