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  • Picture of Bruce Gordon Murch
    Bruce Gordon Murch

    July 11, 1934 - April 7, 2021

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Vision Nursing Home, Bruce Murch passed away at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Laurie. Loving father of Dean (Joanne), Carolyn Sutherland, Tracy Murch of Victoria, British Columbia, the late Robin, and the late Leslie. Cherished grandfather of Sarah (Andrew), Shaun (Sheri), Rebecca (Kody), Lisa (Eric), and Laney,...

  • Picture of Robert
    Robert "Bob" Bruce Nix

    May 16, 1945 - April 7, 2021

    After one and a half years dealing with cancer, Bob went home to be with his Lord. He passed away peacefully at home at the age of 75 with his loving wife at his side. He was able to be together with his children and grandchildren in the days leading up to his passing. Beloved husband of Mable (nee Long) of 53 years, loving father of Brenda (Rob) Blandino, Goodells, Michigan, granddaughters Jenna ...

  • Picture of Diane  Vautour (nee Chamberlain)
    Diane Vautour (nee Chamberlain)

    March 5, 1945 - April 6, 2021

    Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Diane Vautour passed away at the age of 76, after a 10 year battle with cancer. Born in Bathurst, NB, daughter of Ray and Mary Chamberlain. Beloved wife of the late Eddy Vautour (2016). Loving mother of Rob (Kay), Rodney of Wainwright, AB, Tina (Eric) Clarke. Cherished grandmother of Kristen (Vicky) of...

  • Picture of Gail Sharon (Prudom) Winter
    Gail Sharon (Prudom) Winter

    September 20, 1943 - April 6, 2021

    At Bluewater Health Sarnia on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Gail Sharon (Prudom) Winter, age 77, of Petrolia, formerly of the Camlachie area, loving wife of Ronald Winter for 52 years. Daughter of the late Floyd and Dorothy (Maw) Prudom. Daughter-in-law of the late G. Francis and Eileen Winter. Mother of Duane, Darryl (Lisa), Curt and Kyle. Grandmother of Nicole (Iain Douglas), Celine Leblanc, Reill...

  • Picture of Theresa Ann De Haan
    Theresa Ann De Haan

    August 23, 1941 - April 6, 2021

    Gone to be with her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Theresa Ann De Haan passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Herman De Haan (2014). Loving mother of Debbie (Fred) Verroen, Judy (Floyd) Aukema, and Jeff (Melinda) De Haan. Cherished grandmother of Andrew (Jenni), Christine, Michael, Tracy (Kendall), Alicia (Aaron), Amanda (Adam), Melissa, Christop...

  • Picture of Rosanna Tripp
    Rosanna Tripp

    February 18, 1952 - April 5, 2021

    It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother and wife, Rosanna Tripp. She was born in Kitchener, Ontario in 1952, to Walter and Ann (Kungl) Sawa. They moved to Sarnia, where her brother Dann (Ann) Sawa was born. Rosanna grew up speaking German, as that was the common language shared by her parents. The family learned English together and built a foundation of strong fam...

  • Picture of Elio De Carolis
    Elio De Carolis

    May 13, 1940 - April 5, 2021

    It is with extremely broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and Nonno, Elio De Carolis. Elio was born in Vicalvi, Fronsinone, Italy and left there at a tender age of 19 to start a new life in Canada. On a trip home to visit his mother, he met the love of his life, Giuseppina whom he shared his life with for 57 years. He was a proud father of Antonina (Anna) De ...

  • Picture of Alphonse Aquash Jr.
    Alphonse Aquash Jr.

    October 25, 1991 - April 5, 2021

    It is with deeply broken hearts that the family of Alphonse Aquash Jr. announces his passing on Monday, April 5, 2021, at the age of 29. Beloved son of Yolande (Harold) Mitchell and Alphonse (Ashley) Aquash Sr. Loving father of Chance Aquash and Audrey Aquash. Dear brother of Chantelle (Travis) Aquash, Dove Aquash, Migizi Aquash, and Animkiikaa Aquash. Treasured grandson of Susan Burt, Gordie (An...

  • Picture of John Joseph LeClair
    John Joseph LeClair

    October 16, 1970 - April 5, 2021

    It is with broken hearts that the family of John Joseph LeClair announces his sudden passing on Monday, April 5, 2021, at the age of 50. John will be lovingly remembered by his sons Noah and Nathan, brothers Drew (Ann) LeClair and Fred (Michelle) LeClair, the mother of his children Lindsy LeClair, and by his nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Grace LeClair, and his s...

  • Picture of Kenneth Edward Caudle
    Kenneth Edward Caudle

    May 3, 1942 - April 4, 2021

    It is with unimaginable sadness, that we share the passing of one of the best! Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health, Ken passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Ken was a Husband, a Dad, a Grandpa, a Brother and a true friend. He was humble, proud, witty, loving and an incredibly patient man. He loved his wife, Mildred “Millie” for over 53 years, with every ounce of his being. He loved h...

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