Petrolia ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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...
Gillespie-Evans, Eva Marion, (March 17, 2017) - Lambton ShieldTuesday, April 4, 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 9, 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...
Betty Jo Gordon - Times Record NewsThursday, January 12, 2017
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Friday, January 13, 2017 at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Gordon was born on May 19, 1927 in Petrolia, TX to James "Jim" and Delia Ann Graham. She was raised in Petrolia, Iowa Park, Holiday, Sunset and Wichita Falls. She enjoyed playing volleyball as a young girl and loved riding her favorite horses, "Ginger" and "Cracker". Betty Jo Graham married Raymond Bryan Gordon on October 8, 1949 in Henrietta, TX. They were married for 62 years. Betty Jo was primarily a homemaker, but she was employed at Suzanne's Dress Shop in Richardson. She was a sweet, caring mother , kind-hearted and much beloved by her family, friends and church-family at the First Primitive Baptist Church in Wichita Falls. Her married life was spent in Wichita Falls, Pasadena and Garland, and a period of time in Shreveport, La.
Betty Jo enjoyed line-dancing at the Garland Senior Citizens and she even traveled with the group for a performance in Austin.
Survivors include daughter, Rhoma Hughes, Pearland, TX; son and care-giver, Tim Gordon, Garland,TX; grandchildren Nathan Hughes and wife Lauren, Pearland, TX and Bryan Gordon, Keithville, La.; great grandchildren, Aiden and Blake Hughes, along with many nieces and nephews...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
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— City of Brockville (@BrockvilleON) April 9, 2018Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it wa...
'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Flyers and Marlboros. (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)Pejcinovski was a promising prospect in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft. “We remember him as a teammate and friend,” West said, urging the boys to “sit together, support each other, and keep playing the game.” And they did, but with a twist. The two teams tossed their sticks into pile at centre ice — with no discernible divide between Flyers and Marlboros. Players picked sticks at random, shuffling them like a deck of cards into two new teams.They then peeled their rival jerseys and put on new ones, black or white with a capital “R,” for Roy, in burgundy. The colour in the boys’ socks — orange and black for the Flye...
Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Hunter Chamberlain and their son, Bentley, died last Tuesday. Their SUV, northbound on Highway 69 near Parry Sound, crossed the centre line and collided with a transport. The SUV caught fire. Ontario Provincial Police have not released the names of the deceased pending identification by Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences. Whitehead's best friend, Rebecca Chapman, launched a GoFundMe appeal (https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-jodey-whitehead) on Friday to help Victoria's mother, Jodey Whitehead, pay for funeral costs. Her goal was $2,000. That target was exceeded by more than 50 per cent within 24 hours with $3,186 donated by 66 contributors by 10 a.m Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, the tally grew to $5,980 from 136 donors. In an update, Chapman thanked donors and said the appeal was finished. “As per request by the family, I will be closing donations and taking the funds to them,” she said. “They decided that this is an overwhelming, but very appreciated amount of support, and that they would like me to close the fund as we have reached nearly $6,000.”Many donors offered their condolences about the trio's death. “My heart goes out to anyone impacted by this tragedy,” said Danielle Heatley. “I can't imagine the pain of losing a child and grandchild,” said MaryClaire Wood in a post. “I pray you find the strength to deal with this terrible loss.“Thanks to everyone for their generosity,” said Jonathan White...