Articles By: JD Booth

Wilder (nee McCallum), Sarah ‘Sadie,’ (August 19, 2014)

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Died peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born in Scotland and raised in Kirkland Lake, Sarah “Sadie” Wilder (nee McCallum), 93 years, was the daughter of Malcolm and Frances McCallum. Sadie was predeceased by her husband Gordon (1968) and is survived by her daughter Barbara and her husband John Wright, [...]

Lawson, Roy W., (August 17, 2014)

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Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Dr. Roy W. Lawson passed away at the age of 82. Dear son of Rev. Roy F. and Elsie Lawson. Dearly loved husband of Joan. Loving father of Dan (Carolyn), Dave (Judy), and Doug. Treasured grandfather of Andra (Christopher) Perry, Jared, John and [...]

Pitre, Joseph ‘David,’ (August 19, 2014)

Peacefully at home on Tuesday August 19, 2014 JOSEPH (DAVID) PITRE age 53 of Sarnia. Loving husband of Joanne Clendenning. Dear step-father of Bob (Sandy) and Steve (Kelly) Clendenning. Cherished grandfather to 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Joseph Steven Pitre, Margaret Leonard and Patty Karalus all in Alberta. Stepson of Al Karalus. Predeceased by [...]

Hodgins (Hutchinson), Catherine, (August 18, 2014)

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Peacefully at Afton Park Place on Monday, August 18, 2014, Catherine (Hutchinson) Hodgins passed away at the age of 90. Beloved wife of James Hodgins. Loving mother of Sharon (Gary) Fitzgibbon, Ronald Hutchinson (the late Glenda), Catherine (Roger) Gilmore and John (Nancy) Hutchinson. Cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her [...]

Thinking about helping your kids buy a home? Read this first

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By JULIE JENKINS It’s an exciting time for young couples. They are starting their lives together and are ready to buy a house. Parents are often involved in the process by helping with a down payment either as a gift or as a loan. But, just because you are financially able to help does that [...]

Federal government gives Lambton College just over $500k in grants for several high-tech projects

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The Government of Canada, through Industry Canada’s College and Community Innovation Program, is providing four research projects at Lambton College with a total of $505,000. The projects and funding include: $150,000 for a project involving the development, characterization and optimization of nano-engineered materials for green energy conversion and storage; $150,000 for a water analysis laboratory; [...]

Medd, James Harold, (August 17, 2014)

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James Harold Medd – After a courageous battle Jim passed away peacefully on August 17th, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Christine Sobrido for 16 years. Loving father of Amanda, Melissa, William David, and Daniel Medd, and step father of Sara and Ondrea. Grandfather to eleven grandchildren and [...]

ARTZscape by the Bay deemed a success by organizers

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ARTZscape by the Bay, last weekend’s juried art show and sale, was a success, say its organizers and Pathways Health Centre for Children, the charity that benefits from donations to the free event. This year held at Centennial Park, ARTZscape drew large crowds, thanks to generally good weather (only a bit of rain on Sunday). [...]

Bluewater Power employees ‘Pay it Forward’ for the Inn of the Good Shepherd

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A “Pay it Forward” initiative by employees of Bluewater Power resulted in more than 2,500 items–food, back-to-school supplies and personal hygiene products–delivered to the Inn of the Good Shepherd recently. The Inn of the Good Shepherd receives community donations year round but the volume during the summer months falls off, says Adelle Richards, operations manager. [...]

Sarnia Fire Chief warns of dangers of returning to a home

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A recent fire in Sarnia where the resident received burns while trying to extinguish a kitchen grease fire has Sarnia Fire Rescue Services Chief John Kingyen issuing a reminder of the importance of getting out and staying out in the event of a fire. The house fire, which occurred Sunday afternoon (August 17) in a [...]