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  • Picture of Derek Eugene Gerald Cushman
    Derek Eugene Gerald Cushman

    February 19, 1985 - April 16, 2024

    We say goodbye for now to a beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, and friend. Derek Eugene Gerald Cushman. Survived by father Gene Cushman, sister Jessica Brogden (husband Justin, children Kazper and Oskar), grandmother Margaret Cushman, and aunts Terry Corrigan and Annette Cushman. You will be greatly missed but always loved forever. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be...

  • Picture of Erich Schechinger
    Erich Schechinger

    August 11, 1935 - April 13, 2024

    Surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Bluewater Health, Erich Schechinger passed away at the age of 88. Erich was born into a German family, in Leonów, Poland. One of 10 children, his young years were spent in Leipzig, then East Germany and he made his way to West Germany in 1952. Erich became a Welder Pipefitter and worked construction throughout Europe and Africa, when h...

  • Picture of John Bourlier
    John Bourlier

    August 14, 1951 - April 13, 2024

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Credit Valley Hospital- Mississauga, John Bourlier passed away at the age of 72 after a long battle with Leukaemia. Beloved husband of Brenda Bourlier (nee Graham). Loving father of Eric (Susan) and Tracy (Jessy). Cherished grandfather of Caelan, Arleigh, Sadie, and Jordyn. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funer...

  • Picture of Donna Marie Huff
    Donna Marie Huff

    December 6, 1937 - April 12, 2024

    With sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of our mother, Donna Marie Huff on Friday, April 12, 2024. Born on December 6, 1937, she was 86 years old. Our mother loved life and all the people who shared it with her. She was kind, loving and caring. Always thinking about other people’s needs and being giving and generous. Making sure they knew they were special to her. She will be deeply...

  • Picture of Barbara Mae Hart
    Barbara Mae Hart

    September 17, 1940 - April 12, 2024

    Barb passed away peacefully at age 83 on April 12, 2024 at Sumac Lodge Long-Term Care Home in Sarnia, Ontario. After surviving a debilitating stroke 18 years ago that left Barb paralyzed on her left side she spent those years fighting to be able to walk again and never giving up. It was a long journey for her but was forever positive and grateful for her life to be able to have her ability to stil...

  • Picture of Diane Carron Guerette (nee Wood)
    Diane Carron Guerette (nee Wood)

    May 5, 1944 - April 12, 2024

    On Friday, April 12, 2024 Diane Carron Guerette (nee Wood) passed peacefully into the arms of her Saviour after a brief stay at the Palliative Care floor at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. She was surrounded by her family as they sang, “It Is Well with my Soul”. Diane was born to Virginia “Ginny” and Elton “Al” on May 5, 1944 in Maine, USA. Growing up in a family that enjoyed fishing and goi...

  • Picture of Sharon Corry
    Sharon Corry

    October 24, 1955 - April 11, 2024

    With her husband by her side, Sharon passed peacefully on April 10, 2024 at the age of 68. Leaving behind her loving husband of 32 years Paul E. Corry and their son Sean Corry (Kerrin), and their sons Darcy and Logan. Dear sister of Dave (Lila) Mills, Beverley (Albert) Marinaro and Chuck (April) Mills. Treasured sister-in-law of Peter (Brenda) Corry, Nancy (Doug) Lester, Matthew (Kristen) Corry, a...

  • Picture of George Joseph Phillips
    George Joseph Phillips

    October 19, 1937 - April 11, 2024

    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of George Joseph Phillips at Afton Park Place on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the age of 86. Beloved husband and best friend of Wynne for 62 years. Devoted father to Tracy (Spokane, Washington), Rob (Sarnia, Ontario), and Wendy (Rossland, BC). George was born in Bristol, UK and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1970 to work as a Mechanical ...

  • Picture of Frederick Richard
    Frederick Richard "Rick" "Farmer" Alexander

    July 22, 1938 - April 11, 2024

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Bluewater Health, Fredrick Richard “Rick” “Farmer” Alexander passed away at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Ethel (nee Maitland) Alexander of 52 years. Survived by sons Robert and Chris Alexander. Dear brother of Norma (late Michel), Martin Alexander, Leslie (Carole) Alexander, Alvin Alexander, Allen (Linda) Alexand...

  • Picture of Ruth Elizabeth Long
    Ruth Elizabeth Long

    May 4, 1936 - April 10, 2024

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, Ruth Long passed away at the age of 87. Beloved wife of 67 years to George Long. Loving mother of Christine Long (Leo) and Adrienne Sandham (Lon). Cherished Grandma of Jaselyn Beckman (Jade), Josie Sandham, Connor Kennedy, Claire Sandham (Michaella) and Great Grandma of Brett Davis and Paris Beckman. Dear sister of Mike Jones (S...

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