Obituaries

Emiel Crombeen

Sunday, 26 December 1926 - Sunday, 05 November 2017

Death Notice

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).

Visitation

Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Service

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.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

18 Condolences

  • Georgia Gander 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.

  • Al Tyler November 8, 2017 06:08pm

    Pat, Rick & Families
    Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your Father ! Thoughts & Prayers for all of you !

  • Barb Johnson November 8, 2017 05:37pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Emiel's passing,you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Doris Braekevelt November 8, 2017 10:04am

    To The Families of Emiel Crombeen

    Dear Families:
    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.
    Deepest Condolences.
    Sincerely,
    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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