Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health on Sunday, November 5, 2017, Emiel Crombeen passed away at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Mary Crombeen (2007). Loving father of Rick (Carol), Mike (Jan), Brian (Elaine), Pat (Michele), and David (Jane-Ann). Cherished grandfather of Erin, Allison, Ryan, Lindsey, B.J., Matthew, Emma, Charlotte, Jacob, Candace, Brooke, Curtis, Megan and Katie. Treasured great-grandfather of Cayle, Cameron, Carson, Madison, Nash, Maycee, Olivia, Isabel, Noah, Grace, Boden, Madeline, and Riley. Dear brother of Robert (Geraldine), Al, Ben (Carol), Mary, and Margaret (Harold), and brother-in-law of Willy Vink, Rene Warnez (Marilyn), Jean and Marlene. A special thank you to the staff of Afton Park Place, Twin Lakes Terrace and Bluewater Health – Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and care. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 293 Stuart St., Sarnia, on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).
VisitationFamily and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
ServiceA Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 293 Stuart St., Sarnia, on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.
DonationsSympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).
November 16, 2017 10:17am
Rick, Carol, Erin and Ally
I'm so sorry to see that you Father/Grandfather passed away and wish to express my deepest sympathies to all of you. How blessed you've been to have him in your lives for so many years and to have made so many memories. Sincerely, Georgia Gander
Buck Jessie Wright
November 10, 2017 10:02am
Dear Crombeen Family,
Buck & I send our love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your Dad, Emiel. Such as wonderful Man. We miss those Sting Days and chatting with him and Mary. Thinking of all of you,
Love Buck & Jessie
Cathy Burgin (Crombeen)
November 9, 2017 11:50am
Dear Rick, Mike, Brian, Pat, David
Sending my condolences to all of you and your families at this time. Will always remember Uncle Emiel's chuckle and smile. He got a good laugh when I showed him a video of my little grandson's climbing shenanigans when I visited him several months ago. He was a generous man and I'll always remember the time he spent with Dad when he was battling cancer. So sorry for your loss. Cathy
Bev Dave Braekevelt
November 8, 2017 07:36pm
Condolences the Crombeen Boys and families. Your parents and ours enjoyed each others company back in the good old days.
November 8, 2017 06:08pm
Pat, Rick & Families
Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your Father ! Thoughts & Prayers for all of you !
November 8, 2017 05:37pm
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Emiel's passing,you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
November 8, 2017 10:04am
To The Families of Emiel Crombeen
I am so sorry to read of the loss of your father and such a fine one.
Prayers and blessings for strength and faith at this difficult time.
Doris Braekevelt (Remi)
Andrea and Ed Ysebaert
November 7, 2017 05:49pm
Our sincerest sympathy to Rick, Mike, Brian, Pat , David , and all your wonderful wives , children and grandchildren ,
Uncle Emiel held such a special place in our hearts. We had so many conversations with him at Twin Lakes ! A truly wonderful , genuine, kind man. He will be truly missed , cherish your memories
Our prayers and deepest sympathy. God bless you all . Xoxo
Janice Stratton (Crombeen)
November 7, 2017 04:47pm
I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Emiel's passing. My sincere condolences to you, and thinking of you all, Rick, Mike, Brian, Pat and David, and your families. I remember when my dad was undergoing cancer treatment in London, Uncle Emiel was always so generous in offering to drive Dad to and from his appointments, despite the bad accident they were in on the way to one of them in the winter. We were all very appreciative of that gesture. Many fond memories of him, which will always remain.
Cathy LaPointe Denis Dufour
November 7, 2017 04:17pm
Rick and Carol and families
Sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you.
Denis and CathyMMO
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