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ONTARIO - Sarnia - McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home Obituaries - 1

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Date: Friday, 20 March 2009, at 6:32 p.m.

Werner Graf
GRAF - WERNER L. GRAF, deeply loved father of Colin, father-in-law of Zena, grandfather of Tessa, Lottie and Adrian, at home in his sleep on Saturday May 22, 2004. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 44 years Doreen (nee Stubbs), July 2001, and his parents Dr. Herbert Graf and mother Liselotte. Werner is survived by his sister Ann-Kathrin Graf of Geneva, Switzerland. Retired from Lambton College in 1998, Werner will be missed by the many students whose lives he touched in 30 years of teaching music, speech, drama, and English there. He will also be remembered for his may summers of dedication to the Lambton Youth Theatre training young actors and presenting free theatre to audiences in the schools and open-air places of Sarnia, Lambton County and across south-western Ontario. Werner was born in Czechoslovakia, lived in the United States, and brought his family history and experience of theatre, opera, and classical music to Sarnia in 1969. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Wednesday 7-9 p.m.. A celebration of Werner’s life will be held Thursday May 27th, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1, the Canadian Diabetes Association, 415 Exmouth St., Sarnia N7T 8A4, or to the charity of your choice.

Carol LaPointe
LAPOINTE - At Bluewater Health - Mitton St. Site on Monday, July 26, 2004 CAROL ANN (O'DELL) LAPOINTE, age 55 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Larry. Dear mother of Jim & his wife Wendy and Jason, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Benjamin, Nicholas and Cody. Sister of Bill O'Dell & his wife Shannon, Petrolia. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, 415 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 8A4. Arrangements entrusted to The McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, (519-344-3131).

Garry Robbins
ROBBINS - After a courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side at Bluewater Health - Palliative Care on June 6, 2004 GARRY T. ROBBINS, age 54 of Sarnia. Loving husband of Margaret (Million) for 34 years. Cherished father of Tim and his wife Andrea, and Jeff and his fiancée Sarah. Dear brother of Gayle Olson and her husband Fred. Son of Simone Robbins. Brother-in-law of Robert Million and wife Juvy, Lyn Munday and husband Brad, Laurie Million, and Barb Robbins and son-in-law of Eileen Million. Predeceased by father Bill and brother Bill. Garry recently retired from Dow Chemical with 35 years service. He will be fondly remembered by many family and friends. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2004 in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St. N., Sarnia N7T 5W9 or to Bluewater Health - Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia N7T 6S3.

Frank Braybrook
BRAYBROOK - At Sumac Lodge on Tuesday, February 17, 2004. FRANK LORAINE BRAYBROOK , age 84 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Jeannine (2003). Dear father of Louise & her husband Derek Brazier, Philip, Paul and David Braybrook all of Sarnia. Grandfather of Chelsea. Predeceased by brother William and sisters Agnes and Dorothy. Mr. Braybrook was veteran of W.W. II having served with the R.C.N.V.R. and a retiree of Dow Chemical. A private graveside service will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. A public memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2004 at Canon Davis Memorial Anglican Church, Russell St., Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 344-3131. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Howard Hamilton
HAMILTON - Gone to play horseshoes with his buddy George Wilson on Saturday, July 31, 2004, HOWARD 'HAMMY' HERBERT HAMILTON, age 63 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Gloria (Gallaway)(2000). Dear father of James & his wife Bonnie, Janet & her husband Tom Hurst and Jodi Hamilton all of Sarnia. Loving grandfather of Duncan and Cameron Hamilton, T.J., Nikki, Lena and Emily Hurst and Dustin and Dora Hamilton. Brother of Alexander Hamilton, Devon, Alta., Steve Hamilton, Flint, MI., Karen De Long, Sarnia and Charlotte Manser, North Bay. Hammy was a member of the Sarnia Kiwanis Club and twice received the Kiwanian of the Year Award. He was co-founder and coach of the Sarnia Wheelchair Sports Association for several years. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Friday, August 6, 2004 from 9 -11 a.m. where the memorial service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation, 620 Colborne St., Suite 301, London, N6B 3R9, or Canadian Cancer Society, 118 Victoria St. N, N7T 5W9 or Lambton Lung Association, 656 Lakeshore Road, N7V 2T2.

Gertrude MacDonald
MacDONALD - Peacefully at Bluewater Health - Mitton St. Site on Wednesday, August 4, 2004. GERTRUDE MAE (ROLSTON) MacDONALD, in her 91st year of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late John A.(1962). Survived by daughter Marion Pettit, Sarnia and daughter-in-law Judy and Richard Hagle, Bothwell. Loving grandmother of Stacey (David) Hyatt, Suzanne (Perry) Millson and Brett (Angela) MacDonald. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Russell and Maude (Clarke) Rolston, sons Robert (1960) and Raymond (1992) and brother Harold Rolston. Gertrude was originally from Bothwell and moved to Strathroy where she enjoyed nursing for several years. She then moved to Sarnia where she spent the last 2 ½ years at Sumac Lodge. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia 2-4 Friday. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel. Interment Alvinston Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society, 110 Water St., Sarnia, N7T 5T3.

Vivian McDonald
McDONALD - After a four year battle with cancer, on September 21, 2004, at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, VIVIAN 'VIV' McDONALD, age 66 of Sarnia. Dear mother of Delores Lazaruk, Sarnia, Alvin Lazaruk & Jerrine Bowman, Corunna, and Jennifer Lazaruk, Hamilton. Cherished grandmother of Shannon Slack, Brandon Lazaruk. Great-grandmother of Tanner Slack. Sister of Florence Boudreau, Hamilton, and Alan McDonald & wife Doreen, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by parents Leslie & Leena McDonald, sister Bernice and brother Frank. Private family services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (519-344-3131). As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite St., Pt. Edward, ON N7V 1V6.

James Brant
BRANT – Suddenly at his residence on Sunday, September 19, 2004. JAMES BRANT, age 62 of Sarnia. Dear father of Steven & James Brant, Sarnia. Brother of Norman and Clifford Brant, Tillsonburg and Stella Brant, Sarnia. Uncle of Laura Cousins, Tillsonburg. Also uncle of John Jordan and great-uncle of Melissa Terryberry. He also leaves many friends from the Post Office and Faethorne Co-op. Predeceased by parents Scotty & Mary Ellen Tate and sister Margaret Cousins. Jim retired from Canada Post in 1985 after 20 years service. He was a member of Volunteers at Faethorne Co-op since 1993 and served with R.C.A. from 1959 – 1966. There will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. A family interment will take place in Tillsonburg at a later date. Arrangements by the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the War Amps, 1 Maybrook Dr., Scarborough, M1V 5K9.

Jeanne Marshall
MARSHALL - Suddenly on Saturday, April 9, 2005, JEANNE MARY MARSHALL, at the age of 68. Loving mother of Tony Marshall and his wife Sue and Tim Marshall. Proud grandma of Erin and Travis. Dear sister of Linda Dudley and her husband Steve of Chester, England. Dear aunt of Christine Dean and her husband Vinnie, Alan Sumpter and his wife Val, Geraldine, Christopher and Lorraine Dudley. Predeceased by her parents Harold Charles and Violet May Faulkner of Chester, England. Jeanne enjoyed 22 years working at the Gift Emporium in the Lambton Mall. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends and customers. Friends will be received at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday, April 15 from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Jeanne's life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. with Allan McKeown officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia N7T 7W8 or to charity of choice.

Gordon Suhler
SUHLER – At Bluewater Health – Mitton Site on Thursday, April 14, 2005. GORDON ALFRED SUHLER, age 83 of Sarnia. Dear brother of John Suhler & his wife Dorothy and David Suhler & his wife Joyce, Sarnia. Brother-in-law of Roland Houle and Larry Spaulding, Sarnia. Uncle of Pamela Trapp, Paula Suhler and Margaret Jukna. Predeceased by sisters Elaine Houle and Doreen Spaulding. Gordon was a long time member of the Knight’s of Columbus. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Wes Gutowski 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1.

John Suhler
SUHLER – At Bluewater Health, Mitton Site, JOHN (JACK) DAVID SUHLER, age 82, after a brief illness, died peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2006. Beloved husband and friend of Dorothy. Loved father of Margaret (Rob) Jukna, St. Petersburg, Florida. Step-father of Donna (Wayne) Bell, Toronto, Ken (Susan) Dewar, Mississauga, and Don Dewar, Vancouver. Grandfather of Heather Byrnes and Bryn, Stephanie and Christopher Dewar. Dear brother of David (Joyce) Suhler. Predeceased by his parents Helene and Alfred Suhler, his sisters Elaine Houle and Doreen Spaulding and his brother Gordon Suhler. John was a lifetime member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and retired from Imperial Oil in 1984 after many years of service. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of procession to Sacred Heart Church for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated by Fr. Len Desjardins at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Road, Sarnia N7T 4Y1.

Ron Newman
NEWMAN – Suddenly on Friday, April 15, 2005, RONALD A. NEWMAN, age 70 of Sarnia, Beloved husband of Rosemary Peachey. Dear nephew of Dorothy Weston and uncle of Robert Newman of Sarnia. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Elizabeth Newman and brother Clare. Ron was the caretaker at the Sarnia Yacht Club for 33 years. Funeral service will be held at Point Edward Presbyterian Church on Monday at 2 p.m. with Jeff Lackie officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 747 London Rd. Sarnia N7T 4Y1or the Diabetes Association, 415 Exmouth St., Sarnia N7T 8A4.

Evelyn Geary
GEARY – At L.H.S.C. University Campus on Friday, April 15, 2005 EVELYN ISABEL (KILBREATH) GEARY, age 91 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late James (1992). Dear mother of William Geary & his wife Sandra, Newmarket, Sandra Heath, Rochester, Mi. and Patricia Williams & her husband Christopher, Picton. Sister of Fred Kilbreath & his wife Susan, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Jim Geary & his wife Debbie, Kathy Geary, Wade Williams & his wife Kerry, Melissa Williams, Scott Heath & his wife Sheila and Dr.Georgia Tibbetts & her husband Martin. Great-grandmother of Anna, Joshua and Mason. Predeceased by brothers Wilson and Clayton Kilbreath and sister Doris Needham. Evelyn was a member of Grace United Church. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Monday 12-1 p.m. The service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel 1 p.m. Monday with The Rev. Christine Jerrett officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite St., Point Edward, N7V 1A6.

Nilda DiFederico
DiFEDERICO NILDA DiFEDERICO has gone to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of 56 years to Raffaele (Ralph) DiFederico. Sadly missed and loving mother of Wanda (Carmen) Giampietri and Theresa (Giulio) Giampietri. Loving nonna of Marc, Lori, Daniel, Robert and Gloria. Dear sister of Alfredo (Caroline) Odoardi of Connecticut. Nilda is also survived by her brothers-in-law John (Anna) of Sarnia, Ron (Catherine) of London, Gabriel (Carolina) of Kingston, Federico (Linda) DiFederico and Giovanna (Stefano) Digregorio both of Italy, and her sister-in-law Marie DiFederico of Corunna. Predeceased by her granddaughter Shelley Ann, her parents Lindoro and Leondina Odoardi of Italy, her sisters Grazietta (Santino) Digregorio of Argentina and Elena (Vincenzo) Matarazzo of Italy, her brothers-in-law Moreno DiFederico of Corunna and Donato DiFederico of Italy. Visitation at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 10 a.m. from St. Peter’s Church with Fr. Costa officiating. Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite St., Pt. Edward N7V 1A6 or to Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia N7T 6S3.

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