Arbour, Levina Octavia
Date of Death: September 17th 2002
ARBOUR - At Lambton Hospitals Group, on Tuesday, September 17, 2002, Levina Octavia Arbour, age 89 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Ashadour Arbour. Loving mother of Ruth Bahro and her husband Tony of Alvinston, Donald Arbour and his wife Bonnie of Sarnia, and son in law Douglas Metcalfe of Sarnia. Sister of Alice Perrier and Marie Perrier of Thunder Bay, Joseph Bonenfant and his wife Alice of London. Also survived by her grandchildren Dan and Susan Kucera, David and Cindy Kucera, Karen McMaster, Laurie and Paul Flint, Kim Bahro, Bonnie and Lyle Thuss, Paula and Steve Norcross, Michelle Arbour, Heather Arbour and Scott Arbour. Great grandchildren Ryan, Samantha, Kayla, Ashley, Mike, Jodi Lynn, David, Jonathan, Jared and Carrianne, Dan and Michelle, Allison, Mark, Nicole, Rebecca, Jessica and Jared. Great great grandchildren Cameron, Angelica, Jordyn and Aiden. Predeceased by her son Leonard Arbour, her daughter Lorraine Metcalfe, grandson Doug Kucera and great granddaughter Theresa Baxter. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Thursday where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to CNIB or charity of choice.
Date of Death: September 6th 2002
BARBATO - At Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto on Friday, September 6, 2002. ANTONIO (TONY) BARBATO, age 65 of Sarnia. Dear father of Patricia Barbato, Toronto, Silvana Barbato and husband Jim Collins, Toronto, Lori Barbato and husband Jeff Parco, Sarnia, James Barbato and wife Beverly, Burlington, Diana Barbato, Toronto and Christina Barbato, Sarnia. Grandfather of Kurt, Skye and Sophie. Brother of Angelina Tarantino, Nola, Italy. Brother-in-law of Carmela Barbato, San Marco De Cavotti, Italy, Raffaele and Palma Grasso, Sarnia and Crescenzio and Emilia Grasso, Sarnia. Also surviving is the mother of his 6 children Maria Grasso, several nieces and nephews and relatives in Italy, Sarnia, Ajax, Chicago and Montreal. Predeceased by brother Leonardo Barbato. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N. Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9.The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m.Thursday in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Injured Workers In Need Inc., 560 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 5P5
Date of Death: December 26th 2002
KAPALA - At his residence on Thursday, December 26, 2002. DANIEL KAPALA, age 86 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Helen (Maczko). Dear father of Robert Kapala and his wife Ann, Camlachie, Ethel Armstrong and husband Ron, Sombra, Jeannie Kapala and husband Bruce Beaton, Whitehorse, Yukon, Elaine Robb, St. Albert, Alta, Linda Kilgour and husband Bill, Spruce Grove, Alta, and Faye Lennan and husband Daryl, Bright's Grove. Loving grandfather of Dawn Rosdobutko, Dave and Krista Armstrong, Brad and Lisa Armstrong, Jonathan and Laura Robb, Leslie Robb, Colin, Marian, Erin Kilgour, Kristin and Kyle Lennan. Great grandfather of 2. Brother of Bill Kapala and wife Doreen, Miller Lake. Brother-in-law of Margo Kapala. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Daniel and Elizabeth Kapala. brother Andy Kapala. Mr. Kapala served with the Royal Canadian Army in W.W. II and was a longtime employee of Mueller Brass retiring in 1982. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, 9:30 a.m until 10:30 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Lambton Lung Association, 656 Lakeshore Rd. N7V 2T2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9.
Lyon, Virginia Mary
Date of Death: December 8th 2002
LYON - At home, with her family at her side, on December 8, 2002, VIRGINIA MARY LYON (MAHEU), age 65, of Sarnia. Loving wife of John Lyon. Cherished mother of Kathleen & Kevin Leach, Timothy & Nancy Lyon, and David & Susan Lyon, all of Sarnia. Grandmother of Erin, Emily, Allison, Keith, Megan, Hilary and Dylan. Foster mother of Karen MacKellar and her children Jamie and Andrew. Sister of Michael & Thelma Maheu, Isobel & Brad Kelch, Carl & Donna Maheu, Mary Jane & Jim Sekerak, Peter & Margaret Maheu, all of Sarnia, Joseph & Randi Maheu of Petrolia and Capt. Wilfred & Sally Maheu of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by father Wilfred, mother Dorothy, brothers, Kevin and Richard Maheu, and step-mother Margaret (Hunter) Maheu. Virginia was a retired Unit Helper and cook at Sarnia General Hospital for over 20 years and a member of the Catholic Women's League at St. Benedict's Church. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia Wednesday 7-9 p.m.. with prayers at 8:30 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict's Church. Family interment Resurrection Cemetery on Friday. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St., N., Sarnia N7T 5W9.
McDonald, Rita Mary
Date of Death: December 18th 2002
McDONALD - At Sarnia General Hospital on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 RITA MARY (CANNON) McDONALD, age 81 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Edward (Ned) McDonald. Loving mother of Frank McDonald and wife Dorothy, Sarnia and Lori Bailey and husband Bert, Sarnia and son-in-law Ted Martin and wife Pat, Hamilton. Dear grandmother of Melissa Rawlings and husband Sean, Jennifer Martin, Jason McDonald, Christine Carter and husband Paul, Tammy Alkerton and fiancee Chris Moore, Tina Leckie and fiancee Jake Butler, Julie Siemen and husband Dan, Scott Bailey and wife Liz, Earl Bailey, Jim Bailey and wife Deb, and Jodi Kee and husband Brent. Great-grandmother of 17. Sister of Andrew Cannon, Joseph Cannon and wife Charlotte, James Cannon and wife Agnes and Gertrude Watson and husband John. Sister-in-law of Phyllis Cannon and Jennie Cannon. Predeceased by parents John Cannon and Lucy Morrisey, daughter Shirley Murray Martin and brothers Louis, Stratton and John Cannon. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, December 21 at Sacred Heart Church. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St., N., Sarnia N7T 5W9.
Neilson, Yvonne Madelaine
Date of Death: December 21st 2002
NEILSON - Surrounded by family, at St. Joseph’s Palliative Care on December 21, 2002 YVONNE MADELAINE NEILSON, age 66, of Sarnia. Born in Camden Gore, Kent County. Cherished mother of Tom & his wife Karen, Sarnia, LeeAnnah & fiancee Brian Whitworth, Sarnia, and Matthew & his wife Lisa, Edmonton. Dear grandmother of Courtney, Taylor, Cassidy, Madison, Sarah, and Cole. Daughter of the late George and Euphrasia Van Den Bossche, Wallaceburg. Sister of Rose Marie Ellott, California, Jeanne Guymer, Plympton Township, Victor Van Den Bossche, Guelph, and Linda Sommery, Windsor. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons Daniel Robert, William Edward and daughter Sandra Marie, sisters Louise Needham, Barbara Van Den Bossche, and Marie Heatherington. Yvonne was a past member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was a long time employee of the Canadian Postal Union. A family service has taken place followed by cremation. 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 Sarnia Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St, Sarnia N7T 7W8 Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Creamtion Centre (344-3131)
Ortins, Lurdes de Sousa
Date of Death: December 21st 2002
ORTINS - At Vision Nursing Home on Saturday, December 21, 2002 LURDES de SOUSA (ATAIDE) ORTINS, age 75, of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Jose (Joe) Ortins (1993). Dear mother of Tony Ortins & his wife Fatima, Sarnia and Manuel Ortins & his wife Eva, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Matthew Ortins and Sonia Picanco & her husband Nelson. Great grandmother of Tony Picanco. Sister of Manuel Silveira Ataide, Jose Silveira Ataide, Italvina Silvira Ataide, all of the Azores and Maria Silveira Ataide, Providence, Rhode Island. Visitation was held Sunday at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday at St. Benedict's Church with Fr. Rick Janisse officiating. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, 110 Water St., Sarnia, ON N7T 5T3. The family wish to thank all the staff at Vision Nursing Home for the loving care they provided Lurdes over the last several years and to all our friends and family who have supported us during her illness.
Date of Death: December 21st 2002
SAGE - Unexpectedly, at Sarnia General Hospital, on Saturday, December 21, 2002 MARY 'MAY' (WALKER) SAGE, age 77 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Robert 'Bob' F. Sage (December 11, 2002). Devoted mother of Nancy and her husband John Godwin, Guelph and David Sage and his fiancee Virginia, Mississauga. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary Walker, and brother Bob Walker. In the past, May worked at Victoria Hospital, London and with Home Care, Sarnia. At May's request, there will be no funeral home visitation. Family interment of cremated remains will be at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Arthritis Society, 560 Wellington St., London N6A 3R4.
Date of Death: November 7th 2002
SCHULTZ - Peacefully, at Marshall Gowland Manor on November 7, 2002, RUTH (GRIFFIG) SCHULTZ, age 85 of Sarnia. Loving wife of the late Dr. Gerald Schultz. Sister of Ursula of California. Predeceased by sister Charlotte Zilken and brother Georg Griffig. Born in Trebnitz, Germany, daughter of Paul Griffig and Gertrude Klar. Ruth was a reporter with the Windsor Daily Star in 1959 writing the Sarnia Social Column, President of the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxillary 1966-1967 and an associate member of the International Symphony Women's Association in the 1970's. Ruth attended Sacred Heart Church. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia 1 p.m. Tuesday November 12, 2002 celebrated by Fr. Z. Sawicki. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to CNIB P.O. Box 3202 Stn. B., Toronto M7Y 5R2