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  • Picture of Yaris “Chunky” Kohut
    Yaris “Chunky” Kohut

    August 5, 1934 - January 17, 2022

    It is with heartbreak and the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Yaris “Chunky” Kohut. Yaris left us to join his beloved and much missed wife Joy (Howson), his parents Jacob and Teklia, 7 siblings Fred, Mike, Margaret, Mary, Pauline, Rosie and Boh and many extended family members and friends who are all welcoming him with open arms in Heaven. Yaris passed peacefully on January 17 ...

  • Picture of Doris Elsie Coté
    Doris Elsie Coté

    August 23, 1954 - January 16, 2022

    After a very brief but courageous battle with cancer, Doris Elsie Coté (Kershaw) passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 16th, 2022 at age 67 at St Joseph's Hospice in Sarnia, Ontario with family surrounded by her side, and she has moved onto the next step of her eternal journey. She was born on August 23rd, 1954 and resided in Sarnia her entire life. She was the cherished daughter of Elsie Ker...

  • Picture of Gerrit Dirk Wassink
    Gerrit Dirk Wassink

    June 23, 1931 - January 16, 2022

    Peacefully, surrounded by his loving children on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Bluewater Health, Gerrit Dirk Wassink went to be with his Lord and Saviour at the age of 90. “He is my refuge, my God in whom I trust”. Predeceased by his wife of 2 years, Margje vanHarten (1957) and wife of 55 years, Pietje Dijkstra (2013). Loving father of Didi (Harry) van Klaveren, Johan (Wendy) Wassink, Fred (Tri...

  • Picture of Stella “Marie” Upton
    Stella “Marie” Upton

    November 25, 1927 - January 15, 2022

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Bluewater Health, Stella “Marie” Upton passed away at the age of 94. Loving mother of Doug McLachlan, Carol (Charlie) Somes, Kathy (Dave) Latour, and Pat (Sue) Upton. Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 14. Marie will be missed by her many nieces and nephews, especially Donna Huff with who...

  • Picture of Ross Smith
    Ross Smith

    January 10, 1926 - January 15, 2022

    Peacefully, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Sumac Lodge, Ross Smith passed away at the age of 96. Beloved husband of the late Sally Smith (2015) for 65 years. Loving father of Sandy (Wilfred) Smith, Carol (Peter) Robinson, and Jim (Janice) Smith. Cherished grandfather of Heather (Don) Guerette, Shawn (Carman) Robinson, Jay (Alison) Morritt, Blake (Heather) Smith, Dusty Robinson, Brooke (Dave) Ro...

  • Picture of Cor Sanders
    Cor Sanders

    April 7, 1932 - January 15, 2022

    It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Cor Sanders announces his sudden passing, due to an accidental fall at home, on January 15, 2022 at Bluewater Health. Beloved father of Ed Sanders and John Sanders. Treasured Opa to Kathleen (Jason) Sanders and Diana Sanders. Dear brother to Annie and Toos both in the Netherlands. Predeceased by his loving wife Diane, his brother Bill an...

  • Picture of Tracy Lynn Shannon (nee Priddle)
    Tracy Lynn Shannon (nee Priddle)

    July 4, 1976 - January 14, 2022

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Friday, January 14, 2022, at LHSC – Victoria Hospital, Tracy Lynn Shannon (nee Priddle) passed away at the age of 45. Beloved wife of Derek Shannon for 23 years. Loving mother of Emily and Abigail. Treasured daughter of Wade and Rhoda Priddle, and daughter-in-law of Bill and Cheryl Shannon. Dear sister of Jason Priddle, and sister-in-law of Heather (Pa...

  • Picture of Jacqueline Babcock
    Jacqueline Babcock

    September 1, 1941 - January 13, 2022

    It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Jacqueline Babcock on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of Bruce Babcock. Loving mother of Douglas, David (Mary), Lisa, Tracey Doyle (the late) Dave Doyle, and Jennifer her youngest daughter. Cherished grandmother of Jason Babcock, Justin Babcock, Nicholas Doyle, Amanda Harding (Jimmy), Andrea Doyle, and Am...

  • Picture of Carla Janine Kleinsmith (nee Laws)
    Carla Janine Kleinsmith (nee Laws)

    February 28, 1954 - January 10, 2022

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Carla Janine Kleinsmith at Bluewater Health, with family by her side, on Monday, January 10th, at the age of 67. Beloved wife of Perry Kleinsmith. Dear mother of Jeffery Kleinsmith (Lisa) and Travis Kleinsmith (Kristi). Loving grandmother of Avery, Lincoln, Emma, and August. Loving sister of Greg Laws (Jarie) and the late Bradley Law...

  • Picture of Douglas J. Whitbread
    Douglas J. Whitbread

    March 13, 1936 - January 9, 2022

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Whitbread at Bluewater Health on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the age of 85. Survived by his loving wife Rosemary. Beloved father of David (Karen), Susan (Todd) MacKenzie and Julie (Ken) Armitage. Adored Poppa of Dylan, Tyler, Morgan, Corbin, Savannah and Camryn. Doug was a plumber and pipefitter for 30 years with the Local 663. He ...

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