Bate, Sarah Jean
Date of Death: November 10th 2003
BATE, SARAH JEAN peacefully at the Georgetown Hospital on Monday, November 10, 2003; in her 87th year. Jean Bate (nee, McKenzie) of Georgetown & formerly of Orillia is now reunited with her beloved husband, the late Ralph Bate (November 25, 1996). Jean is survived by her two daughters Carolyn, Marilyn and their families. The late Mrs. Jean Bate will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St., N., Orillia on Friday morning, November 14th from 10 o'clock until 12 Noon. Then to the Bethel Baptist Church, 300 Coldwater Rd., W., Orillia for Funeral Service Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment:- St. Andrew's - St. James' Cemetery, Orillia. If desired, memorial donations to WorldServe Ministries, the Bethel Baptist Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated.
Beattie, Clarence Wallace
Date of Death: October 10th 2003
Beattie, Clarence Wallace Peacefully at his home in Owen Sound on Friday, October 10, 2003. Clarence Beattie of Owen Sound in his 91st year. Beloved husband for 60 years of Wilma (nee Davis ). Dear father of Paul Beattie and his wife Norma and Bruce Beattie and his wife Elizabeth all of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by his four grandchildren, Angela and her husband David Sibbald, Curtis, Andrea and Michelle. Brother of Ariel Patterson of Guelph. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m. with Doctor Brad Clark officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or First United Church.
Beaubien, Gerald Joseph
Date of Death: November 9th 2003
BEAUBIEN - At Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Sunday, November 9, 2003 GERARD JOSEPH BEAUBIEN, age 92. Husband of Germaine. Dear father of Marcel and Florence, Petrolia, Rene, Sarnia and Diane Pettit, St. Thomas. Grandfather of Marc, Camille, Danielle, Brian, Craig, Scott and Nicole. Great-grandfather of Zacharay, Lauren, Fisher and Michael. Sister of Alice Lehoux, Cochrane. Predeceased by son Luc (1957), daughter-in-law Nancy, son-in-law Mike Pettit and by three sisters and one brother. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (519)344-3131.
Date of Death: September 8th 2003
Beckett, Elmer C. Peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, September 8, 2003. Elmer Beckett of R.R. #2, Kemble in his 96th year. Husband of the late Wilma (nee Edmonstone). Loving father of Bill and his wife Muriel, Stan and his wife June and Lorraine and her husband Jim Rutherford all of Kemble and Dianne and her husband Dave Carlson of Markdale. Sadly missed by ten grandchildren Richard, Rodger, Jo-Anne, Jeff, John, Derek, Kyla, Keri, Steven and Lisa and ten great grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister Dorothy Coture. Elmer was a 4th generation member of the Beckett Family Fiddlers, a 50 year member of North Star Masonic Lodge, a member of the Kemble Church Choir for over 76 years and a member of the Kemble and District Lion’s Club. A long time farmer, Elmer was one of the first farm agents for Co-Operators Insurance. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Wednesday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. Deborah Murray officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the C.N.I.B. or Kemble United Church would be appreciated. Brethren of the North Star Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. #322 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m.
Date of Death: September 26th 2003
Benner, Dusty - Jo -Suddenly in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday, September 26, 2003 at the age of 27. Dusty-Jo, beloved mother of Aarbree and Emmitt Sutherland of Edmonton AB., and the late Ayisha Rae. Loved daughter of Toni Harris and husband John of Cumberland beach. Sister of Virginia Lynn Benner of Cumberland Beach and Dawn Antoinette Benner of Surrey BC. Dusty – Jo will also be missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia, on Friday evening, October 10th, from 6 pm until time of memorial service at 7 o’clock. If desired, memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Bennett, Hedley Cyril
Date of Death: October 4th 2003
BENNETT, Hedley Cyril. Suddenly at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Saturday October 4, 2003. Hedley Bennett of Barrie age 57. Beloved husband of Madonna (nee Maloney). Loving father of Wanda Sutton and Glenn Bennett and his wife Tammy all of Barrie. Cherished Poppy of Courtney, Victoria, and Matthew. Also survived by his sisters Margaret, Sylvia, Bernice and Jean and brothers Gordon and Gerald. Predeceased by Joan and Roy. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley St. ), Barrie on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9pm. Service in the chapel on Wednesday October 8 at 3:00pm. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Date of Death: October 30th 2003
BIGEC - At her residence, Thursday, October 30, 2003, BRANKA BIGEC, age 45 has gone to be with the Lord. Beloved wife of Marijan Bigec and loving, devoted mother to Nicholas and Daniel, both at home. Branka was a caring and dedicated woman to her family and to all of those around her. Branka put the needs of those surrounding her before her own. She was a hard working woman who built and established a well respected reputation as a chef at Sumac Lodge. She will be missed by all those around her. Branka’s memory will be cherished. She is also survived by her parents Ivan and Katica Ilinic, sister Barbara and her husband Branko, brother Zeljko and his wife Marica, all of Croatia. Several nieces and nephews, also of Croatia are survived. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2003 at St. Peter’s Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Bis, Helen Mary
Date of Death: August 20th 2003
BIS, (LESNIEWSKI) Helen Mary, At the Sunnybrook Health Care Centre, Toronto on Wednesday, August 20th, 2003. Helen Bis (nee Polaniec) of Innisfil in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of John Bis. Loving mother of Edward Leslie (Paula) of Havelock and Joseph Leslie (Diane) of Toronto. Predeceased by her brother Joseph Polaniec and her sisters Mary Nesbitt, Stella Sawa, and Jean Procher. Dear aunt of Marlene Berthiaume, Joan Benac, Ed & Ernest Nesbitt, Tom Polaniec, Michael Procher and her step nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her many great and great great nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the STECKLEY-GODOERHAM FUNERAL HOME, (Minet’s Point Road and Yonge Streets) Barrie on Saturday, from 7- 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. John Vianney Church, Barrie on Monday, August 25th, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Critical Care Unit of Sunnybrook Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Date of Death: November 17th 2003
BLOMQUIST, Cai (Member of the I.E.B.W.)
Suddenly at home on Monday, November 17th, 2003; at the age of 65. Loving father and friend of Steve Blomquist (Tracey), and her children Cody & Kendel, and Sheri Spaidal (Robert). Dear brother of Chris & Jim Peressini and Carita & Alan Cockburn. Predeceased by parents Bror & Elizabeth. Cai will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives may call at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia on Saturday, November 22nd from 2 o'clock until time of Memorial Service at 3 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
Booth, Thomas MacAulay
Date of Death: October 30th 2003
BOOTH, Thomas MacAulay Peacefully, at the Coleman Care Centre on Thursday, October 30, 2003. Tom Booth in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Marguerite (nee Duval) of Barrie. Beloved father of Virginia (Jim) Carson of Richmond Hill, Shirley Sears (friend Paul) of Penetanguishene and Donald Booth of Horseshoe Valley. Special “dad” to Sharon Reed (Bob) of Lakewood, Colorado. Beloved step-father of Mark Manchester (Jesse) of Toronto and Christine Wozniak (Peter) of Pefferlaw. Loved grampa of John, Chandra, Barbara and three great-grandchildren. Also “special grandpa” to Kelly, Kim, and John and two great-grands of U. S. A. Loved grandpa to six step-grandchildren Emma, Marie, Lucy, Jack, Janice and Laura. Survived by sister Phyllis Pergolas of Haliburton. Predeceased by sisters Alma, Gladys and Lois. Tom was employed by Imperial Tobacco Ltd. in sales for nearly fifty years. His special talent as a honky tank piano player and volunteer will be missed. Friends may be received at St. Giles Anglican Church ( 95 Cook Street ), Barrie on Tuesday from 12-1pm. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Giles Anglican Church at 1pm. Following the reception a private inurnment will take place at Barrie Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, or charity of your choice.
Bradley, Joseph Andrew
Date of Death: November 26th 2003
BRADLEY – At London Health Sciences Centre South St. Campus on November 26, 2003, JOSEPH ANDREW ‘DREW’ BRADLEY, age 63 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Connie (Reynolds) Bradley. Step-father of Deb Kirkland and husband Tom, Bright’s Grove, Warren Reynolds and wife Holly, Pickering, ON. Grandpa and special friend to Katie, Michael, and Annie Kirkland, and Chesley and Joshua Reynolds. Brother of Paula (Al) Bates, Toronto, Patrick (Sondra) Bradley, Ottawa, Dick (Sally) Bradley, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Brother-in-law of Janet (Ian) Hobbs, Midland, ON, Ruth (Barry) Maddigan, Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Paul (1983) and Goldie (1973), step-mother Dorothy (2000), and a special aunt Grace (2000). Drew was a retired teacher with the Lambton County Board of Education having taught at SCITS and St. Clair for 33 years. He was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Althouse College, past chair for fundraising of the local branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, served on the Parks and Recreation Board and the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Sarnia, was a volunteer for Victim Services and Boy Scouts of Canada. Drew was an active member of the Sarnia Yacht Club for many years and sailing was his first love. He was an active member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and a local Ham radio operator. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Len Desjardins 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Intensive Care Unit Mitton St. Lambton Hospital Group, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, ON N7T 6S3 or Critical Care Trauma Centre, Victoria Hospital, 375 South St., London, ON N6A 4G5.