Articles By: JD Booth

Whitlaw, Jim, (Sept. 1, 2014)

whitlaw obit

Peacefully with his family by his side at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia on Monday, September 1, 2014. JIM WHITLAW, was in his 62nd year. Jim is the loving husband to Jo-Anne (nee Willis), father to Jeremy and Susie Whitlaw, Kerri-Jo and Billy Tonnies, Krystie Whitlaw, and Kailey Whitlaw, and Papa to Joshua [...]

MacAlpine, Murray Francis, (Sept. 2, 2014)

MacALPINE, Murray Francis – Age 76 of RR#3 Oil Springs, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at his residence. Beloved husband of Marilyn MacAlpine (nee Gasco). Loving father of Lynn (Aurelio) Roncone of Windsor and Bill (Brenda) MacAlpine of Brigden. Cherished grandfather of Cameron and Ryan MacAlpine, Michael and Kiara Roncone. Dear brother of [...]

Irving, John Joseph Frederick, (Sept. 1, 2014)

irving obit

Suddenly on Sunday, September 1, 2014, Johnny was delivered into the loving care of those who passed before him: nephew Richie Prince; mother Dila Dennett; sister-in-law, brother-in-law and nephews Linda and Ross Whiting, Trevor, David, and Martin Whiting; brothers Jimmy Hammond and Bob Rainford; brother-in-law Tadd McKeown; mother-in-law Tillie Powell; and dear friend and brother-in-law [...]

Passenger who couldn’t keep quiet now faces obstruction charges

Lambton OPP say a passenger who allegedly interfered with an officer who was attempting to speak with a driver now faces charges of obstruction and resisting. The incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Monday (September 1) when the OPP officer, requested by a citizen to investigate a possible driving issue in a Sarnia parking lot, [...]

Picnic in the park made for a perfect day for Trillium Villa residents

picnic in park trillium vila

By LISA BAILEY A family picnic in the park makes for a perfect summer day. And that’s what Trillium Villa residents experienced on Aug. 18. “Usually every year we try to do something that we can invite family to,” says Laura Eydt of the Sarnia long-term care community’s life enrichment team. “This is the first [...]

An essay on ‘poor neighbourhoods’ may have us all thinking a little deeper about what it means to be in community

Photo by John Rochon via

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on Nathan’s blog and is reprinted with permission. The original blog post can be seen here. By NATHAN COLQUHOUN Since about 2006, when I moved back to Sarnia, and having read just enough Claiborne to be naive, I have always intentionally moved into the poorest and roughest area [...]

Whyte, John ‘Jack’ Walter, (August 31, 2014)

whyte obit

Peacefully, on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Bluewater Health, John “Jack” Walter Whyte passed away in his 86th year. Beloved husband of 64 years of marriage to Marie Dorothe Whyte.  Loving father of Richard (Pauline), Robert (Sandy), and John (Margot). Cherished grandfather of Samantha Whyte, Katrina Whyte (Adam VanHoogenhuize), Shawn Cartland, and Travis Cartland. Dear brother [...]

Frew, Brian James, (August 24, 2014)

frew obit

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Brian James Frew on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the age of 48. Adored and loved father of Jared and Aidan Frew. Survived by the mother of his children Brenda Frew. Cherished son of Larry and Joan Frew. Treasured brother of Daniel (Marie) [...]

Gagliardi, Elke Cornelia, (August 28, 2014)

gagliardi obit

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Elke Cornelia Gagliardi passed away at the age of 44.  Beloved wife of Alex Gagliardi. Loving mother of Patrick and Cassandra Gagliardi. Survived by her parents Alex and Erica Klemm. Dear sister of Gerhard (Carlyn) Klemm and Gord Klemm. Sister-in-law to Rosa (Wayne) O’Hara, Salvatore (Audrey) Gagliardi, Adriana (Aldo) Rocca, and [...]

Carter, Harold Raymond, (August 30, 2014)

Peacefully, on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Harold Raymond Carter passed away at the age of 92. Much loved husband of Patricia of 69 years. Cherished father of the late Jane Leslie. At the family’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private committal of ashes was held [...]