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  • Picture of Larry Thompson
    Larry Thompson

    February 11, 1948 - March 19, 2023

    After a long battle with cancer, Larry passed away on March 19th, 2023. He is survived by his Loving wife Kathy (Nee Wright) Thompson. Proud father of Scott (Laura) Heggie, Shari (Greg) McIntyre, Dale Thompson, Cindy (Marty) Thompson Bettridge. Beloved Brother of Cathy (Dale) McDonald, Ron (Marion) Thompson, and Sue Coke. Dear son of Eileen Ferguson and the late Arthur Thompson. Adored grandfather...

  • Picture of Lynda Jane Quinton
    Lynda Jane Quinton

    April 7, 1948 - March 19, 2023

    It is with deeply broken hearts that the family of Lynda Jane Quinton announces her peaceful passing while surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Bluewater Health at the age of 74. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Quinton. Loving mother of Colleen (Mark) Ellis and Shawn Quinton (Lisa Prior). Cherished grandmother of Liam and Paige Ellis and Sadie and Bryce Quinton. Dear ...

  • Picture of T. Ronald Kissling
    T. Ronald Kissling

    June 5, 1941 - March 18, 2023

    Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Bluewater Health, Ronald Kissling passed away at the age of 81. Loving father of Dennis Kissling, Dale Kissling & Ricky (Carol) Hamilton. Cherished grandfather of Shawn (Erica) McCartney, Dennis Jr (Rita) Kissling, Abby (Richard) Ruttan, Raine (Mya) Hamilton, Austin Kissling & Alivia Hamilton. Treasured great-grandfather ...

  • Picture of Janet Isobel Gark
    Janet Isobel Gark

    February 19, 1940 - March 17, 2023

    Janet Isobel Gark, was born in Elsinore, Ontario on February 19, 1940, to the late Archie and Lila McRae. She was the second youngest of six children. She married the late Richard Kieth Gark, a union lasting for 53 years, and resided in Sarnia for most of her adult life. Lovingly remembered by her children Jeff Gark (Courtney Thornton) and his boys Chase and Ty, Dan Gark, of St. Catherines, and h...

  • Picture of Kevin James Farquharson
    Kevin James Farquharson

    December 28, 1951 - March 17, 2023

    It is with great sadness, and gratitude for his life, that we announce the passing of Kevin James Farquharson at his home in Sarnia on March 17th, 2023. He endured an incredibly long, relentless, and exacting battle with cancer and stroke. He was born in Stratford, Ontario on December 28, 1951 to Cyrus and Frances Farquharson. He will be forever loved by his wife Karen of 50 years, and his childr...

  • Picture of Judith Lynn Hoffman
    Judith Lynn Hoffman

    February 28, 1949 - March 17, 2023

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Judith Lynn Hoffman (Root) in her home on March 17, 2023. Judy was born on February 28, 1949 to Jack Root and Jean Lester (Root) in Windsor, ON. She was a very hard worker throughout her life. She loved to read, play cards and board games, especially playing Marbles. Judy loved to win! She always looked forward to spring so she cou...

  • Picture of Paul Babcock Sr.
    Paul Babcock Sr.

    June 13, 1940 - March 16, 2023

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family at his home, on Thursday, March 16, 2023, Paul Babcock Sr. passed away at the age of 82. Reunited with his wife Frances Babcock (2002). Beloved husband of Theresa Babcock. Loving father of Penny Babcock, Todd Babcock, Peter (Val) Babcock, Paul Jr. (Tracy) Babcock, step-father of Patty Matheson and father-in-law of Marianne Eyre. Cherished grandfather of Jess...

  • Picture of Larry “Wayne” McMichael
    Larry “Wayne” McMichael

    September 30, 1945 - March 16, 2023

    We are devastated to share that our dear dear Dad, Larry “Wayne” McMichael, passed away suddenly on March 16, 2023. Born in Sarnia on September 30 1945, to loving parents Harvey and Dorothy McMichael. He had a very close family and adored his parents. He loved his sisters Wendy Marsden (Rick Wyville) and Darlene McKay (Harland) and his brother Doug. They lost Doug early and our Dad talked to ...

  • Picture of Charlotte Phyllis Powell
    Charlotte Phyllis Powell

    March 2, 2023 - March 15, 2023

    It is with great sadness that the family of Charlotte Phyllis Powell announces her passing on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at SickKids Hospital in Toronto after 13 beautiful days of life. Charlotte will be deeply missed by her parents Sarah Scott and Hopeton Powell. Beloved great-granddaughter of Delores and Ron King. Treasured niece of Kaitlyn Scott (Unky Norm), Tiffany Fisher, Justin Scott and Tyle...

  • Picture of Erika Bell
    Erika Bell

    April 18, 1940 - March 15, 2023

    On March 15, 2023, at Meadows of Dorchester in Niagara Falls, Erika passed away at the age of 82. Mother of Karen and Marc. Survived by her sister Rita and nieces and nephews in Germany and the United Kingdom. Predeceased by her husband Robert (2014) and by her siblings Heinz, Kurt, Ernst, and Maria. Cremation has taken place. Committal will be held privately. A memorial Mass for Erika will be off...

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