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  • Picture of Kathleen Bennison
    Kathleen Bennison

    January 27, 1928 - December 2, 2021

    On December 2, 2021 we said goodbye to the most gracious and kind-hearted soul, our mother and grandmother, Kathleen (Murphy) Bennison. Grannie will be dearly missed by her sons Kevin and Gerald (Kelly) Bennison, son-in-law Bill (Carol) McKnight, grandchildren Jackie Boone, Robert (Tandarra) McKnight, Patrick (Vera) McKnight, Katelyn (Nick) Pittman, Shaelyn (Tyler) Bennison, Tyler (Kaylene) Bennis...

  • Picture of Michael Andrew McGrath
    Michael Andrew McGrath

    February 2, 1962 - November 30, 2021

    It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Michael Andrew McGrath on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Bluewater Health at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Susan McGrath (nee Duncan). Loving father of Davis McGrath and Rachel McGrath (Quincy Van Ekeren). Dear brother of Barrie (Ellen), Debbie (Tony), and Kellie (John). Brother-in-law of Tom (Lori), Christine, Nancy (Tim). Re...

  • Picture of Steve Allan  Popen
    Steve Allan Popen

    August 4, 1967 - November 30, 2021

    On November 30, 2021, Heaven gained an angel and the world lost a good man. Steve was born in Sarnia on August 4 1967, youngest child of Shirley and Allan Popen. Brother to Carol (Carl) Kameka and Marie Popen. Uncle to Natasha (Ryan) and Justin (Lisa) Kameka and Katrina and Melissa (Jessica) De Belleval. Steve graduated from Laurier with a bachelors of commerce. He was a business growth specialist...

  • Picture of Zaida Mary Rankin (Wheable)
    Zaida Mary Rankin (Wheable)

    July 23, 1926 - November 29, 2021

    Zaida Mary Rankin (Wheable) of Sarnia, ON Date of Birth: July 23, 1926 Date of Death: November 29, 2021 Predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, Robert W. Rankin (of North Bay, ON). Also predeceased by her loving parents Geoffrey A. & Helen Wheable (of London, ON) and three older siblings. Zaida was a former psychometrist for the Lambton County Board of Education and has been a long time m...

  • Picture of James “Jimmy”  Siler
    James “Jimmy” Siler

    October 6, 1931 - November 28, 2021

    Peacefully on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Marshall Gowland Manor, James “Jimmy” Siler passed away at the age of 90. Jimmy was the dear husband and best friend for many years of Bonnie (nee Douglas) Siler. He was the loving father of daughter LaVerne (Wade) McCree and son Kevin Siler; cherished grandfather of Lauren and Justin McCree; dear brother of Daisy Kilpatrick; treasured uncle of Debora...

  • Picture of Ronald Joseph Alphonse Philippon
    Ronald Joseph Alphonse Philippon

    October 21, 1945 - November 28, 2021

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Bluewater Health, Ronald “Ron” Philippon passed away at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Lina Philippon for 53 years. Loving father of Marc (Trish) Philippon and Carole (Tepa) Wettergreen. Cherished pépère/papa of Nathan and Sarah Philippon, and Adelia Wettergreen. Treasured son of Dorothy and the late Lucien Philippo...

  • Picture of Paul Henry  Brydges
    Paul Henry Brydges

    November 2, 1951 - November 27, 2021

    After a long battle with pancreatic and colon cancer, Paul Henry Brydges passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Saturday November 27, at the age of 70. Paul will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Norma (Lorne) Wheeler and Dianne (Mark) Holdaway. Cherished uncle to Bill (Jen) Wheeler, Adam (Caitlin) Wheeler, Jenny (Chad) Jolly and Leanne Holdaway. Treasured “Gruncle Paul” to e...

  • Picture of Bholabhai Jijidas Patel
    Bholabhai Jijidas Patel

    May 20, 1950 - November 27, 2021

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family at home, on Saturday, November 27, 2021, Bholabhai Jijidas Patel passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Lilabahen Patel. Loving father of Rakesh (Sangita) Patel, Gayatri (Kirti) Patel and Romesh (Parul) Patel. Cherished grandfather of Maitri Patel, Ritesh Patel, Mahek Patel, Anhad Patel and Neer Patel. Dear brother of Chandubhai, Manguben and the l...

  • Picture of Miriam Ann  Hord (nee Sutton)
    Miriam Ann Hord (nee Sutton)

    September 11, 1930 - November 27, 2021

    Surrounded by loving family at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Saturday, November 27, 2021, Miriam Hord went home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 91. Miriam was married to the love of her life, the late Jack, for almost 62 years. Devoted mother of Susan (Wayne) Arnold of Vineland, Janice (Rob) Cassells of Wyoming, and the late Tim Hord (1970). Loving Grandma of Kelly (Kevin) V...

  • Picture of George Franz Krause
    George Franz Krause

    June 26, 1935 - November 26, 2021

    It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of George Franz Krause announces his sudden passing on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the age of 86. Dear husband of Nadina Krause for 57 years. Loving father of Arno (Kelly) Krause and Anja (Jeffrey) Willson. Treasured grandfather of Karalynn (Kevin) Jones, Justine, Lauren and Leanne Krause, and Patrick and Emely Willson. He will be deeply missed by...

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