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  • Picture of M. Marguerite Devos
    M. Marguerite Devos

    April 25, 1930 - February 27, 2021

    Marguerite Devos passed away on February 27, 2021 at the age of 90. She was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on April 25, 1930. Beloved mother of Sandra (Mike) Leverton Jones, Cathy (Rick) Heslop, David (Karen) Leverton and Alan Leverton. Special mother to Hans (Judy) Devos, Rob Devos and Susan (Larry) Glass. Grandmother to Sarah (Jason) Jones Galvao, Rebecca Stewart, Miranda (Arnold) Visser, Ja...

  • Picture of Nathan Forest Ainsworth
    Nathan Forest Ainsworth

    June 23, 1975 - February 26, 2021

    It is with broken hearts that the family of Nathan Forest Ainsworth announce his sudden passing, on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the age of 45. Beloved father of Samuel and Emma Ainsworth. Loving brother of Emilie, Joel (Cara), Anne (Dean), Daniel (Sarah) and Benjamin (Amy). Cherished uncle of Chase (Haley), Raine, True, Daphne, Lauryn, Zion, Seth, Zoey, Beatrice, Beresford, Edith and Sloane. Rem...

  • Picture of Yvonne Dambrauskas
    Yvonne Dambrauskas

    June 10, 1939 - February 25, 2021

    Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Yvonne Dambrauskas passed away at the age of 81. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Daniel, Suzanne and Denise. Cherished grandmother of Katie, Jennifer, Colin, Eric and Nadine. Treasured great-grandmother of 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Julien, Harvey and Lucille. Predeceased by...

  • Picture of Marie Michelle  Thibert
    Marie Michelle Thibert

    February 11, 1977 - February 25, 2021

    Peacefully with her daughter by her side, Michelle Thibert passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Bluewater Health, at the age of 44. Cherished mother of Ashley Thibert (Jason Bullock), Jonathon Lambley, Tyson McMullen, and the late Brandon Ramboer (2015). Treasured grandmother of Maddison Thibert, Charisma, Nathaniel, Kodee, Landon, and Lincoln. Michelle will be deeply missed b...

  • Picture of John Robert “Bob” Shipley
    John Robert “Bob” Shipley

    March 12, 1942 - February 25, 2021

    Suddenly, on February 25, 2021, John Robert “Bob” Shipley of Sarnia (formerly London, Denfield and Florida) in his 79th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Beverley Blythe Shipley. Loving father of Mark (Paulene) and Leanne Bell (Dwayne). Cherished grandfather of Dillan, Julia, Jacob and Jordyn, who will miss their Papa. Dear brother of Mary Walls (John) of Denfield and Brother-in-law of ...

  • Picture of Barry Frederick Symington
    Barry Frederick Symington

    August 24, 1943 - February 25, 2021

    After a long and courageous battle with cancer Barry Frederick Symington (77) has gone home to be with the Lord on February 25th, 2021. Beloved husband of Betty (Irwin) for 54 years. Born and raised in Sarnia to parents Dorothy and Fred Symington, predeceased by brothers Don and Bob. Barry was a ‘gentle giant’ of a man, known and loved for his loyalty, patience and great sense of humour...

  • Picture of Blanche Cleveley
    Blanche Cleveley

    November 8, 1934 - February 24, 2021

    Peacefully, at her home, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Blanche Cleveley passed away at the age of 86. Dear sister of Joe (Vi) Raft of British Columbia. Cherished sister-in-law of Sharon and Hillevi. Treasured aunt of Richard Dudko, Tim Dudko, Shane (Lisa) Dudko, Teagan (Nick) Dudko, and Richard M. Dudko. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Jean Dudko, and her brothers Henry and Jim Dudko. Wil...

  • Picture of Patricia Ann Thornton
    Patricia Ann Thornton

    April 5, 1960 - February 23, 2021

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Patricia Ann Thornton passed away at the age of 60. Loving mother of Michael (Tiffany) Thornton, Matthew Thornton, Stephanie (Christian) King. Cherished Nana to Clark & Blake Thornton, Quentin & Leila King. Lovingly remembered by Derek Thornton. Predeceased by her parents Victor, Edna & brother Danie...

  • Picture of Cathy Oosterhof
    Cathy Oosterhof

    February 28, 1950 - February 22, 2021

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Bluewater Health, Cathy Oosterhof passed away at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Nick for 50 years. Loving mother of Scott (Rose), Mark (Ruth) and Nicole. Cherished grandmother of Nick (Salah), Luke, Mackenzie, Maria, Clare and Becca. Dear sister of Wilma (Dennis) Brazeau, Len (Anne) Joosse, Lea Pool, Andy (Gerri) Joosse, Bri...

  • Picture of Christine “Chris” McKinlay
    Christine “Chris” McKinlay

    September 26, 1964 - February 22, 2021

    It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Christine “Chris” McKinlay on February 22, 2021. She will be missed by so many but most of all by her parents Rick and Jackie Waltham, best friend and sister Debbie (Jamie) Taylor, brother Rob (Lynn) Waltham, nieces and nephews Dana (Greg) Groulx, Sarah (Dave) Allardyce, and Kristie (Rod) Wells, great-nieces and nephews, Tyler, Brayden...

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