Date of Death: June 19th 2003
LUPI - At his home on Thursday, June 19, 2003, BENEDETTO 'BEN' LUPI, age 48 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Joyce (Gray). Loving father of April-Marie & Trevor Morris and Justin Lupi. Dear grandfather of Drake Morris. Son of Elisa and the late Pasquale Lupi (1981). Brother of Ada and James Robb, Maria and Deni Baldesarra. Ben is also survived by several nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and great-nieces. As a tribute to Ben all of his biker friends are invited to wear their motorcycle attire. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. where the Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 118 N. Victoria St., Sarnia N7T 5W9.
Date of Death: May 1st 2003
MARIUZ - At Sarnia General Hospital on Thursday, May 1, 2003. IOLE MARIUZ, age 84 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Giovanni (1985). Dear mother of Bruno, Mississauga. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Raymond and Pamela. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Alice and several brothers and sisters. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph_s Church. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St., N7T 5W8.
Matthews, Herbert Scott
Date of Death: June 25th 2003
MATTHEWS – At LHG – Mitton St. Site on Wednesday, June 25, 2003, HERBERT SCOTT MATTHEWS, age 91 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte Marie (Stuart), (June 29, 1992). Loving father of Robert, London. Dear brother of Lottie Taylor, Belfast, N. Ireland and Robert Matthews, New Hamburg, ON. Also survived by nieces and nephews; Jean & Dr. Roger Downer, Killaloe, Ireland, Arthur & Theresa Matthews, London, ON, Harold & Cathy Graham, West Lorne, ON, Lynn & Dr. John Near, Chatham, ON, Wayne & Nancy Stuart, Troy, ON and Joan (nee Matthews), Auckland, NZ. Herb will sadly missed by his friends at the Residence on the St. Clair. Born the second eldest in a family of 6, (2 sisters & 3 brothers) on October 20, 1911 near Downpatrick, N. Ireland, Herb immigrated to Canada in 1930. He secured supermarket employment throughout South Western Ontario with A & P and Loblaws. Stationed in St. John’s, Nfld. from 1943-1945, Herb served with the Royal Canadian Army. Returning to Sarnia in 1946 he opened his own grocery business at George & Mitton Street and married Charlotte Marie Stuart of Chatham in 1947. In 1953 Herb expanded his grocery business to Matthews Super-Save in the Oak Acres plaza. Although he retired in 1973, Herb continued to garden with his son until 2000. Herb served on the advisory board of Industrial Mortgage & Trust (later Royal Trust). A long time member of Central United Church and the Central Century Club. Herb was also an accomplished painter in the mid to late 1960’s and an avid traveller. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Central United Church. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Central United Church, 220 George St., N7T 4N9, or Century Club, c/o Central United Church, or The Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., N7T 6X7 or Lambton Hospitals Group, 89 Norman St., N7T 6S3. Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (344-3131).
Date of Death: July 26th 2003
McCALLUM - With great sadness, the family of RAY McCALLUM of Sarnia, announce his passing on Saturday July 26, 2003, at L.H.G. Palliative Care in his 77 year. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Margaret McCallum of Alvinston. Ray was a loving and devoted husband to Sheila (Cassan). His drive, energy, and sense of humour will be sorely missed by his children Kathy & Mike King (Sarnia), Donna & Bill Peachey (Pt. Edward), Rosemarie & Marc Pageau (Victoria, B.C.), and Judy Wilson (Brandon, Man.). His nine grandchildren will greatly miss a loving Poppa; David and Devon Peachey, Jamie and Laura King, Brent, Amber and Chantelle McCallum, & Shane and Jean Wilson. Poppa will also be missed by his granimals Jessicat, Jaz and Sadie. Ray was a fun and loving brother-in-law to Margaret Atyeo (Toronto), Mary Stewardson (London) and Arlene Bourne (Petrolia) and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Ray loved to golf at Bright’s Grove Golf Club with his pals Frank, Fred and Don. Ray was a Petrolia Town Council Member for two terms in the late 1970’s and enjoyed many special times with the Petrolia Fire Department Members. He participated in many Masonic Lodge Activities as a 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of Petrolia Lodge #194 A.F. & A.M.; Past Master Lodge of Perfection, Sarnia; Rose Croix, London; Hamilton Consistory; Mocha Temple, London; a member of Lambton Shrine Club and held several offices in Noruh Grotto. In accordance with Ray’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. A celebration of life reception will be held at a later date. Friends are encouraged to make donations in Ray’s memory to his favourite charity, Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children c/o Lambton Shrine Club 940 Confederation St., Sarnia N7J 1A1, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (344-3131).
McDonald, Edward Lawrence
Date of Death: April 1st 2003
McDONALD - Suddenly at home on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 EDWARD 'NED' LAWRENCE McDONALD, age 77 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Rita (Cannon) (2002). Loving father of Laurie Bailey & husband Bert, and Frank McDonald & wife Dorothy, Sarnia and son-in-law Ted Martin & wife Pat, Hamilton. Dear Papa of Melissa Rawlings & husband Sean, Jennifer Martin, Jason McDonald, Christine Carter & husband Paul, Tammy Alkerton & fiancee Chris Moore, Tina Leckie & fiancee Jake Butler, Julie Siemen & husband Dan, Scott Bailey & wife Liz, Earl Bailey, Jim Bailey & wife Deb, and Jodi Kee & husband Brent. Great-grandfather of 17. Brother of Eileen O'Donovan & husband Desmond, Ipperwash. Brother-in-law of Andrew Cannon, Joseph Cannon & wife Charlotte, James Cannon & wife Agnes, Gertrude Watson & husband John, Phyllis Cannon and Jennie Cannon. Predeceased by parents Nicholas & Alice McDonald, daughter Shirley Marie Martin, brothers Pat & Percy McDonald,sisters Mary, Bridgit, Violet, Micki, Dorothy & Kathleen. Edward served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Army serving in WWII. Ned was in the Carpenters Local 1256, retiring in 1989 with over 30 years of service. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, April 7 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.
Spina, Maria Carmela
Date of Death: June 8th 2003
SPINA - At LHG-Mitton Street Site on Sunday, June 8, 2003 MARIA CARMELA SPINA (DIVIRGILIO), age 66 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Ennio Mario Spina. Loving mother of Maria Elderhorst & husband Marcel, Lori Sulle & husband Luis and Carmine Spina & friend Melissa Szaefer. Dear grandmother of Jessica, Kimberley, Christine and Isabella. Sister of Paola and Antonietta DiVirgilio, both in Italy. Predeceased by parents Michele & Lorenza and sister Giovanna. Maria came to Sarnia from Italy in 1958. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter's Church Thursday 10 a.m. Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Kidney Foundation, 546 N. Christina, N7T 5W6 or the Dialysis Unit at Lambton Hospitals Group, 89 Norman St., N7T 6S3.
Thorson, Anne Louise
Date of Death: June 4th 2003
THORSON - ANNE LOUISE THORSON, (ROGERS) of Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 4, 2003. Born in Plenty, Sask. March 9, 1916, she met and married Erling Thorson March 6, 1941 and lived the majority of their married life in Sarnia, Ontario where they raised their two children Douglas and Marilyn. Anne was an avid golfer and bridge player and was a long time member of Central United Church and the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. Anne was predeceased by her loving husband Erling (July 1978) and daughter, Marilyn (August 1978) as well as brothers Sydney & Robert and sister Molly Rogers. Anne will be lovingly remembered by her son Douglas and wife Lynne (Maidment) and their daughters; Anne's only grandchildren; Leanna & Laura all of Red Deer, Alberta. Sisters Connie Rogers of Kelowna, B.C., Betty Baskier and Gladys Donnan both of Leduc, Alberta and several nephews and nieces will also sadly miss her. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, Sunday, June 8th, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 9th, 2003, at Central United Church. Cremation to follow. Interment Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W9, Central United Church, 220 George St., Sarnia, N7T 4N9 or Trillium Villa Special Needs & Palliative Care, 1221 Michigan Ave. Sarnia, N7S 3Y2.
Date of Death: April 24th 2003
VENNARI - At Sarnia General Hospital on Thursday, April 24, 2003 ERMINIA (GAGLIARDI) VENNARI, age 79 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Luciano. Dear mother of Elena and her husband Dominic DiCarlo, Frank and his wife Jennifer and Peter and his wife Nancy all of Sarnia. Grandmother of Joe and Melissa DiCarlo, Mark and Paul Vennari and Shawn and Ashley Vennari. Sister of Carmine and Ines Gagliardi, Sarnia, Isidore and Olga Gagliardi, Sarnia, Antonietta Gismondi, Italy, Gina and Giuseppe Veltri, Italy and Eva and Armando DeSantis, Chicago. Sister-in-law of Trieste Gagliardi, Sarnia. Predeceased by brother Oreste Gagliardi. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Church. Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 415 Exmouth St. N7T 8A4.