Date of Death: March 16th 2003
WIGCHERT - At Sarnia General Hospital on Sunday, March 16, 2003, MARY (SNAUWAERT) WIGCHERT, of Sarnia. Mary was born Dec. 5, 1912, Schuferskappela, Belguim. Emigrated to Canada with her late parents, Henri and Emily (Bruneel) Snauwaert, and three older siblings. Survived by loving daughters Elsie (Van Gaver) & husband Joe Seward, Sarnia, Aileen (Van Gaver) and husband Richard Jean, Thornhill and Margaret (Van Gaver) and husband Larry Baker, Unionville. Cherished grandmother of Craig Seward, Loy Seward Graham, Susan Baker, Jayne Baker and John Baker. Great-grandmother of Michael & Steven Graham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews,step- sons Frank, Neil and John Wigchert, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Sister of Paul Snauwaert, Bertha Jaecques and Irene Hoskin. Sister-in-law of Joyce and Mary Snauwaert. Predeceased by infant daughter Martha Van Gaver, infant grandson Thomas Baker, husbands Marcel Van Gaver (1953) Harold Colledge (1977) and Frank Wigchert Sr. (1998), brothers George, Alphonse, Camille Snauwaert and sister Evona Van Gaver (Feb.2003), step-daughter Audrey Colledge Cottrell, step-grandson Brian Wigchert and step-son-in-law Len Cottrell. Mary worker at St. Joseph's Hospital in the children's ward and retired with over 20 years service. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Tuesday, March 18, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Alzheimers Society, 110 Water St. Sarnia, N7T 5T3 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1 or charity of choice.
Date of Death: December 4th 2003
Peacefully at Lambton Hospitals Group, Norman Site, Sarnia on Thursday, December 4, 2003, HELEN (COREY) BROWN, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Grant Brown. Dear mother of Corey and his wife Monica, Las Vegas, Susan Schaus and her husband David, Calgary, Cathy Tully and her husband Kerry, Sarnia, Judy Murray and her husband Kenneth, Winnipeg, Stephen and his wife Angela, Oakville. Loving grandmother of Hannah and Parker Brown, Kristen McKell, Michael and Sarah Schaus, Cale and Leigh Tully, Johanna, Catherine and John Murray and Alexandra Brown. Predeceased by brother John Corey. A Memorial Service celebrating Helen's life will held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. with the Venerable Dr. Gordon J. J. Simmons officiating. A reception will follow at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club from 2-4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish, may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON N7T 5W9. Special thanks to Dr. Rex Garrett, Kay Mott and the staff at LHG Mitton and Norman Sites.
Date of Death: May 3rd 2003
KURZYMSKI - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of ANDREW, age 83 at LHG-Norman/Russell St. Site - Palliative Care, Sarnia on Saturday, May 3, 2003. Beloved husband and best friend of Mary (Hounsell). Loving father of Anne Tilley & husband David. Devoted grandfather of Laura and Michael (Oakville). Brother of Stefan Kurzymski & wife Wiesia (Gdansk, Poland) and Janine Orepuk & husband Michael (Torun, Poland). Brother-in-law of Theresa Beresford (Clive - deceased). Favourite uncle of Pauline & Mark Dockrill and favourite great-uncle of Heather and Ali. Relative of George (Rita) Redfern (Pennsylvania), Mary Brown (Sheffield, England), Antonia Fox (Guernsey, Channel Islands). Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins in Poland. Predeceased by his parents Nicholas & Rosalie Kurzymski, sisters Agnes, Mary and Anna. Andrew served in the Polish 2nd Corps -Tank Division carrying out the fourth and last assault on Monte Cassino in WWII. He was a member of the Polish Combatants Association and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62. Andrew came to Canada in 1952 and was employed by Fiberglas Canada, retiring in 1985. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia 7-9 p.m. Tuesday where prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to LHG - Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., N7T 6S3 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., N7T 4Y1.
Labrosse, Marie Paule Rita
Date of Death: May 22nd 2003
LABROSSE - At Trillium Villa, Sarnia on Thursday, May 22, 2003, MARIE PAULE RITA (GAUTHIER) LABROSSE, aged 87 years. Wife of the late Dorice Labrosse (1981) and mother of the late Shirley Dagg (2002). Loving grandmother of Karen Watjtchlik and husband Bob, Hornepayne, Kenneth Dagg, Cornwall, Richard Dagg and wife May, North Bay, Kathleen Bernard and husband Louis, Smooth Rock Falls and Michael Dagg, Cornwall. Great-grandmother of ten. Dear sister of Esther Gendron, Kapuskasing, Lucille Dallaire, Camlachie, Angelique Dubois, Sarnia, Theresa Hyatt, Milton, Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Predeceased by brothers Rene, Laurent, Capustan, Joseph and Olivier. Mrs. Labrosse was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knight's of Columbus, Le Club de l'Age d'Or la Gaiete, Les Dames Auxiliare of St. Thomas D'Aquin. Visitation 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 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 26, 2003 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Sarnia. 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 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, N7T 5W9.
LaChance, Norman W.
Date of Death: April 29th 2003
LACHANCE - After a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, Norman has gone into the arms of Christ. NORMAN W. LACHANCE, age 57 of Sarnia. Beloved son of Joan and the late Edward Lachance. Brother of Lynette Muscat, Susan and her husband Dan Kijanka, Elaine and her husband Tom Schleihauf and Terry all of Sarnia and David his wife Karen, Windsor, and Brian and Sylvia Wilson, England. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Joanne (1949). Norman was a retired member of Local 95, Asbestos Workers and Insulators Union. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday where prayers will be offered at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St., N7T 5W9 or Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., N7T 6S3.
Date of Death: May 4th 2003
LAFRENIERE - At LHG, Mitton St. Site, Sarnia, on May 4, 2003, JEAN-GUY LAFRENIERE, age 63, of Sarnia. Loving father of Norman Lafreniere and his spouse Lana, Sarnia, Alain Lafreniere and his friend Paula, Sarnia, Louise Bruns and her husband Doug, Kitchener, Guylaine Cruz and her husband Michael, Charlotte, N.C., and Josee Smith and her husband Dave, Edmonton A.B. Dear grandfather of Dominique, Kurtis, Tyana, Isabelle, Micheal John, Jolaine and Ryan. Also survived by the mother of the children Lisette Stronghill. Jean-Guy was the youngest of thirteen children. He will be remembered by his family and friends as 'Froggy'. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2003 in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donation to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St., Sarnia N7T 2Z1.
Lovell, Frances Peter
Date of Death: April 26th 2003
LOVELL - At Victoria Hospital, London, on April 26, 2003, FRANCIS PETER “PETE” LOVELL, age 71, of Sarnia. Loving father of Stephen Lovell and his wife Joanne, Sarnia, and Julie Dainton, London. Dear grandpa of Carly Lovell, and Dawn & Sara Rawson. Brother-in-law of Brenda Edwards and uncle of David, Martin and Susan, all of England. Pete will be missed by many friends and neighbours. Predeceased by brother John. Pete was a retiree of Imperial Oil employed as a Research Technician with over 35 years service. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N. Tuesday 2-4 pm. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Lakeview Cemetery 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003 celebrated by Chaplin Tina Bax. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St., N., Sarnia.
Date of Death: May 5th 2003
MACKESY - Suddenly at her residence on Monday, May 5, 2003. JACQUELINE (JACKIE) MACKESY, born November 23, 1929. Beloved wife Frank. Loving mother of Bill Glover & the late Mary Ellen, Toronto, Pam & her husband Roy Kinart, Kincardine, Bill Glover & his wife Marg, Jim Glover & his wife Marian, and Mike Mackesy all of Sarnia. Grandmother of Noah and Chelsea Glover, Courtney and Lyndsay Glover and Demi and Chad Mackesy all of Sarnia, Margot Glover, Toronto and Cory Kinart, Kincardine. Sister of Carol & husband Gord Knudds, Woodstock, Faye Coleman, Bev Kuchta, and Bill Smith & wife Cheryl, all of London. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Don Glover, grandson Ryan Kinart and sister Pauline Smith. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N. Wednesday 12-1 p.m.. Funeral Service will follow in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada, 710-148 Fullerton St., London, N6A 5P3 or the charity of their choice. A tree will be planted in memory of Jackie Mackesy in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 21st, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.