Walsh, Mary Teresa
Date of Death: January 11th 2002
WALSH - At North York General Hospital , Toronto , on Friday, January 11, 2002 MARY TERESA (BRENNAN) WALSH, age 74 of Sarnia . Beloved wife of 51 years of Andrew. Loving mother of Mary & husband Roy Sperring, Leigh-On-Sea, England, Thomas & wife Isabel, Sarnia, Susan & husband Philip Poonoosamy, Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew & wife Mona, Sarnia, Brendan & wife Pina, Windsor, Marie & husband Garth Pringle, Stroud, Ontario, Kevin & wife Shelly, Calgary, Alberta, Stasia Walsh, Toronto and Joanne & husband Dave Sims, Toronto. Dear grandmother of Mark, Rachel, Vanessa, Jacqueline, Philip, Danielle, Christopher, Mary, Andrew, Ashleigh, Brittany, Kyle, Caitlyn, Brendan, Katie, Hannah and Evan. Sister of Margaret Clitheroe, Barton, Co. Yorkshire, England, Agnes Hennessy, Esh, Co. Durham, England, Lizzy Armstrong, Esh, Co. Durham, England, and Katie Coates, Quebec, Co. Durham, England, and sister-in-law Peggy Brennan, Langley Park, Co. Durham, England. Cousin of Kathleen Glennon of Esh, Co. Durham, England. Predeceased by brother Michael Brennan. Mrs. Walsh was a retired nurse and long time employee of St. Joseph's Hospital. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, Sunday 7-9 p.m and Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 3,30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict's Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice.
Ward-Gow, Agnes Meta
Date of Death: January 20th 2002
WARD-GOW – Surrounded by her loving family at Marshall Gowland Manor on Sunday January 20, 2002 , AGNES META (COCHRANE) WARD-GOW, age 91 of Sarnia . Loving wife of the late Joseph P. Ward. Dear mother of Marilyn (Bruce) Johnson, Kathleen (Peter) Glaab , Virginia (Lorne) McGill, Helen ( Harvey ) Blais, Marjorie (Charles) Hunter, all of Sarnia and Donald (Anne) Ward, Seattle , Washington . Cherished grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 26. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her 2nd husband John Gow, sister Mary Young and granddaughter Deborah Ward, and son-in-law Lorne McGill. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Monday, where prayers will be offered at 3,30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9,30 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at St. Benedict’s Church. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery . As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice.
Heffron, Richard Albert
Date of Death: January 6th 2002
HEFFRON - At Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia , on January 6, 2002 , RICHARD ALBERT 'DICK' HEFFRON, age 83. Husband of Mary (O'Reilly) Heffron. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Dick was a retiree of Imperial Oil. He was the last of the ten children of Charles and Mary Heffron, having been predeceased by brothers John and Charles, and sisters Mary Harwood, Catherine Palmer, Carrie, Margaret, Verna and Veronica Heffron and Ann Allan. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia 2-4 p.m. Tuesday where prayers will be offered at 3,30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9th. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice.
DOD, July 28th 2001
HOULE - At Sarnia General Hospital on Saturday, July 28, 2001 ELAINE (SUHLER) HOULE age 75 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Roland. Dear sister of Gordon Suhler, John & Dorothy Suhler, Doreen & Larry Spaulding and David & Joyce Suhler, all of Sarnia. Predeceased by parents Norman & Helen Suhler. Elaine was a long time member of the Catholic Women's League. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N, Sarnia, Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. were prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Church, Bright's Grove with Fr. Gary Ducharme celebrating. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1.
DOD, July 19th 2001
KEELAN - In the Lambton Health Groups – St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre on Thursday, July 19th, 2001. MARK KEELAN, age 54 of Sarnia. Surrounded by his family, after a long valiant battle against a brain tumor. Beloved husband of Sue (Ranney); loving father of Sarah and her fiancé Marc Bishop, Toronto. Step-father of Shea and Michael Vachon. Dear son of Ray and Virignia Keelan. Brother of Brian Keelan; Faith and her husband George Capern London, ON; Hope and her husband Philip Parker, London, England; and Joyce Keelan and Reid Campbell. Brother-in-law of Connie and Pete Koehler; Rick and Debbie Ranney; Ali Ranney and Barb Dorf, Arizona. Close friend of Robyn Keelan. Predeceased by brother Eric Keelan (1963). Mark received his B.Sc. (Marine Biology) from the University of Western Ontario in 1969. Mark received his law degree from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand in 1980. During his 15-year tenure at Keelan’s Audio Video as Senior Sales Rep. he also pursued his passion for music, both writing and performing, throughout the community. To help others fight their fights, it was Mark’s final wish that his body be donated to medical science. Memorial Mass will be held at Monday at Sacred Heart Church. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish, may send memorial donations to The Brain Tumor Institute Foundation, 111 Waterloo St., London, N6B 2M4 or Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3. Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (344-3131). Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.funeral-cast.com Much loved, greatly missed and never, ever forgotten.
Plata, Walter John
DOD, July 13th 2001
PLATA - Suddenly on July 13, 2001, WATER JOHN PLATA, in his 67th year. Husband of Beverly (nee Stevens). Loving father of daughters Sherri, Johna and Tricia. Devoted grandpa of Jaycee, Stephanie, Luke, Mackenzie, and Emma. Walt will be missed by sons-in-law Roger Kameka, Mark Raithby, and Barry Gray and brothers Ray, Ed, and Mitch. Predecaesed by brothers Stan and Albert. Walt's service to his community, generosity and laughter will be missed but always remembered by his friends and fellow Kiwanians. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Sunday, July 15th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict's Church on Monday, July 16th at 9,30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, freinds who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia N7T 4Y1.
Stefanko, Stephen Andrew
DOD, July 18th 2001
STEFANKO - STEPHEN ANDREW STEFANKO died peacefully Wednesday morning on July 18, 2001, in his 79th year. Cherished and loving husband of Leda Mary Stefanko (nee Nastasiuk) for 53 years. Beloved father of Steven (Lisa) and Cheryl, grandfather of Lesley and brother of Margaret Prisciak. He was a strength to the Stefanko family and was embraced fondly by all those who knew him. Steve will be remembered for his tireless work on behalf of minor sports in the City of Sarnia for many years. His election to the Sarnia/Lambton Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 was a fitting tribute to a man who gave so much to so many. He was also a respected 40 year employee of Imperial Oil Ltd. and a long time member of St. Benedict's and St. Michael's Catholic Churches in Sarnia and Bright's Grove. Steve was simply a great husband, a great father and a great friend. He is predeceased by his parents Stephen and Barbara. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia Friday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. (prayers will be offered at 7,00 p.m.). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2001. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lambton Elderly Outreach, P.O. Box 1450, Petrolia, N0N 1R0 or London Health Sciences Foundation (Cancer Research), 747 Baseline Rd., E., London, N6C 2R6. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.funeral-cast.com Through his strength of character, his passion for life and his dedication to his family and friends, he will never be forgotten.
Date of Death: March 27th 2002
GIROUX – At L.H.G. – Sarnia General Hospital on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 , EXILIA (BOISSONNEAULT) GIROUX, age 92. Wife of the late Romeo Giroux whom she married on Dec. 24, 1930 . Dear mother of Guy, Toronto , Gisele (husband Ben Velestuk), St. Thomas , ON , Roger (wife Mary), Chatham , ON , Jack (wife Una), Point Edward , ON . Loving grandmother of David, Rick, Teresa, Michael, Rob ert, Trudy, Tracey, Monique, Michelle, Jennifer, Melodie. Great-grandmother of Katie, Tara, Ben, Gabrielle. Mrs. Giroux was born Nov. 1, 1909 in Bonfield , Ontario , daughter of Hilaire Boissonneault and Maria Martin. A Sarnia resident, she previously lived in Corunna and North Bay . She was a member of the Golden Age Club of St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Friends will be received at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N. , Sarnia 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday where prayers will be offered at 7,30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. R. D. Charrette at St. Thomas Aquinas Church , 895 Champlain Rd. 10,30 a.m. Monday. Interment later in Bonfield Cemetery . As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd. , Sarnia N7T 4Y1 , Canadian Diabetes Association, 415 Exmouth St. , Sarnia N7T 8A4 , or Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St. N , Sarnia N7T 5W9 .
Huggett, Mildred E.
Date of Death: February 24th 2002
HUGGETT - At her home on February 24, 2002 , MILDRED E. HUGGETT age 80 of Sarnia . Born in Camlachie, ON., Nov. 26, 1921 ,daughter of the late Byron and Clara Moore. Beloved wife of the late John Alvin Huggett Sr. Loving mother of Lynn Patterson & husband John, Oil City, David Huggett, Sarnia, Maida Huggett & her partner Murray Lee, Ingersoll, Kevin Huggett & his wife Aggie, Carla McLean and John Huggett, all of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Randy, Larry, Terry, Scott, Kelly, Lisa, Sonia, Paul, Sylvana, Ryan, Stacey, Chad, Shaina, Devin, Taylor, Brenda, Brian, Ron, Bradley, Carla and Linda and over 30 great and great great grandchildren. Predeceased by daughters Pamela and Nancy Huggett, son Ronald Huggett, and grandson Derek. Mildred and John were past members of the Corunna Legion, Navy Club and the Sargents Mess. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia, Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm A Memorial Service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. in the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Chapel celebrated by Pastor Allan Huggett. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice.
Date of Death: March 15th 2002
KOVAL - MARY KOVAL passed away on March 15th, 2002 at Sarnia General Hospital . Wife of the late John Koval (1976). Dear mother of John Koval Jr., and his wife Susan, London, Christina Carey and her husband Kenneth, Red Deer, Alberta, Patricia Morreau, Sarnia, Rob ert Koval and his wife Debra, Barrie, William and his wife Susan, Quispamsis, N.B., and Michael Koval, Nevis Island, Caribbean. Grandmother of Gregory, Jeffrey and Jacqueline Carey, Brett Morreau, Michael and David Koval, Rob ert, Jonathon and Samantha Koval, Stephen, Brian , Rebecca and Thomas Koval. Sister of John Hudak, Michael Hudak and his wife Christina, Patrick Hudak and his wife Anne Marie, Fort Erie . Sister -in-law of Dorie Hudak. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and great grand daughter, Alexis. Predeceased by parents John and Suzanne Hudak and brother Joseph Hudak. Mary was a retiree of Polysar. She was born in Slovakia and was a member of the Canadian Slovak League and the Canadian Slovak Benefit Society, and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Women's League and church choir. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows Church Tuesday at 11,30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery . Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Scleroderma Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Lambton Lung Association.