Petrolia ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Oil Springs man dies after fall from tree - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
John Klapak of Oil Springs died suddenly Tuesday, “doing what he loved to do.”
Visitation is planned Friday at Needham-Jay Funeral Home in Petrolia, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a funeral mass will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Philip’s Parish in Petrolia.
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Gilbert, Bill 'William' George Stavely, (April 4, 2018) - Lambton ShieldThursday, April 12, 2018
GILBERT, Bill (William) George Stavely – at the age of 76, Bill Gilbert passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Petrolia on April 4, 2018, Survived by loving wife June Gilbert (nee Thompson) and daughter Deborah Gilbert. Bill is also survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family in the Dominican Republic. Predeceased by his two sisters Harriet (Bailey) Ford, Ruthann Harmsworth and his brother Charles Gilbert; both his parents Richard and Ruth Gilbert. Bill had worked with the Lambton Kent school board for many years and loved volunteering with many organizations in Sarnia. He loved to sing God’s praises. His motto was in life “Heart to God hand to mankind.” Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday, April 8, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria St. N. Sarnia) on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 2:30 pm to there will be an interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Following the interment, there will be a lunch at Brights Grove Lakeshore Community Chur...
Gillespie-Evans, Eva Marion, (March 17, 2017) - Lambton ShieldTuesday, April 04, 2017
Walford, Ontario along the North Shore of Lake Huron on September 28th 1934. She passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday March 17, 2017 at CEE Hospital Site of Bluewater Health in Petrolia, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Jack Gillespie (1994) and the late Marvin Evans (2012). Mother of Bill Gillespie (Carolyn) of Wyoming Ontario, Jim Gillespie (Michelle) of Sarnia Ontario, and Brenda Einarson (Dan) of Sarnia Ontario. Step Mother of Kenny Howes (Jill) and Dwayne Evans (Sandra) both of Sarnia Ontario. Grandmother of Robert Gillespie (Maria) of Sarnia Ontario, Bridgette Strangway (Mark) of Sarnia Ontario, Tracy Donald (Rob) of Petrolia Ontario, Tyler James Gillespie (Chelsea) of Petrolia Ontario, Tana Einarson of Sarnia Ontario and Bradley Einarson of Whitehorse Yukon Territory. Step grandmother of Darcy Street of Sarnia Ontario, Scott Seys of Wyoming Ontario, Dave Seys (Karine) of Courtright Ontario, Karen Snell (Andy) of Oil Springs Ontario and Will Seys (Trish) of Innerkip Ontario. Great Grandmother to several and Great Great Grandmother of 2. Survived by Sisters Olive Nyberg of Sault Ste Marie Ontario and Edith Pederson (Wes) of Petrolia Ontario, survived by brother Melville Lees of ...
Author Bonnie Burnard dead at age 72 - NorthBayNipissing.comThursday, March 09, 2017
A real precision, a real care for words and what they mean and how she wanted them placed."
Burnard was born in Petrolia, Ont., in 1945. She lived for many years in Regina before moving to London, Ont., where she became a writer in residence at the University of Western Ontario in the 1990s.
In addition to her Giller Prize, she won the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award for her work "Casino & Other Stories," and her first short story collection "Women of Influence," won the Commonwealth Best First Book Award.
Barfoot said Burnard contacted her out of the blue when she moved to the London-area from Regina and the two became friends.
"There's not a whole lot of writers around so we found each other, or she found me," recalled Barfoot, who has written 11 novels and received the Marian Engel Award.
Burnard was "feisty" with strong views but very compassionate, said Barfoot.
"She was very caring, very strong minded and had strong opinions, that made for interesting conversations," said Barfoot, who said they had many talks over "a lot of wine."
"We talked about books we liked, we exchanged books ... we talked literary gossip sometimes and we talked about politics."
Burnard is survived by her three children and four grandchildren.
A celebration of her life is to be held at a London funeral chapel March 10 with a private family service to be held at a later date.
By The Canadian Press
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McLeod (nee Sygrove), Nancy, (Jan. 22, 2017) - Lambton ShieldTuesday, January 24, 2017
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Bluewater Health Petrolia, on Sunday, January 22, 2017, Nancy McLeod of Alvinston (formerly Sarnia) passed away at the age of 63 after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife of Ken McLeod for over 27 years. Treasured mother of Andrew Thomas (Lindsay) of Sarnia and Kevin Thomas (Kristin) of Sarnia. Loving and devoted Nana to Seth Bradley, Olivia Thomas and Isabella Thomas. Also survived by her loving mother Alma Sygrove of Sarnia and her brothers Brian Sygrove (Megan) of Sarnia and Allan Sygrove (Louise) of Bayfield. Predeceased by her father Fred Sygrove (2011). Nancy will be fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank Molly and the staff at Bluewater Health Petrolia for their compassion and care during Nancy’s illness. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Friday, January...
BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, March 27, 2019
Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com.
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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, March 27, 2019
He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days.
Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988.
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The Canadian Press
When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...
Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com.
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