Articles By: JD Booth

It’s back to ‘business as usual’ at Bluewater Health after chiller malfunction

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Bluewater Health has recovered from its ailing chiller, with operating rooms that were affected by the malfunction that occurred earlier this week now at full capacity as early as today (Friday, August 29). A hospital spokesperson said that while some operating rooms had remained closed on Thursday (August 28), all surgeries that were cancelled as [...]

Keeping treasured memories from disappearing is her passion

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Laura Greaves is putting the doctorate in history she earned from the University of Waterloo to work in an unusual, if not unique, way. While the Sarnia “transplant” (her mother is from the area) wrote her thesis on camps set up after World War II to house displaced persons, Greaves is using her research expertise [...]

Logan, Sari, (August 27, 2014)

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LOGAN, Sari – After a lengthy illness, Sari Logan passed away on Wednesday, August 27th at Bluewater Health, at the age of 65. Beloved wife of William Logan of Sarnia and mother of Matthew Logan (Tayte) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Sister of Robin Phillips (James) of Sydney, Australia, Francine Bolgan-Snook of Tampa, Florida, Amy Bolgan-Spring (Al) [...]

Meier, Hedy, (August 27, 2014)

Peacefully, on August 27, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Hedy Meier passed away at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Loving mother of Hedy (Wally) Chute and Erica (John) Churchill. Cherished grandmother of Kyle (Janet) Little, Steven (Kelly) Chute, Tracy (Mike) Carnegie, and Cameron Churchill. Treasured great-grandmother of Owen, Charlotte, Tyson, Sonya, Elyse, [...]

Mearce (nee Rainsberry), Gladys Jean, (August 10, 2014)

MEARCE, Gladys Jean née Rainsberry – Passed away peacefully on August 10, 2014. As her brother Fred always said, Jean was in her 97th year, having been born in Sarnia, September 8, 1917. Jean was a Sarnia gal and although she tried living in other locales, never for long and always returned to her beloved [...]

Nixon, Grant Matthew, (August 27, 2014)

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Grant Matthew Nixon of Oil Springs announces his passing on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the age of 59. Beloved husband and best friend of Debbie Nixon. Loving father of Brett Nixon, Ryan Nixon (Amy O’Neill) and Geoff (Mckinlea) Goemans. Dear brother of Murray (Pat) [...]

ALS ‘bucket challenge’ is on with local uniformed first responders

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Several Sarnia Police constables and Sarnia Fire Rescue firefighters have taken up the “Ice Bucket Challenge” in support of ALS research, a phenomenon that’s trending lately. The officers subsequently invited their colleagues to participate in the challenge. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that [...]

Harold, Karen Ann, (August 27, 2014)

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HAROLD, KAREN ANN – Peacefully surrounded by her family, after a 14 year battle with cancer, Karen Harold died at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the age of 64. Loving mother of Michael “Jamey” Harold & his wife Leigh, and Robert Harold both of Thorold. Cherished grandmother of Ashley and [...]

Phillips, Paul H. ‘Whitey,’ (August 26, 2014)

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At his home in Petrolia on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. PAUL H. “WHITEY” PHILLIPS was in his 71st year. He was predeceased by his wife Sophie Evans-Phillips (2010). He will be missed by his children Tena and Theo Boven, Anthony and Julie Phillips, Cindy Phillips-Merrill and Than Merrill, Tiffany Phillips, and Ryan and Kerrie Phillips, [...]

International Symphony Orchestra will audition for musicians

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The International Symphony Orchestra, whose members bridge both the communities of Sarnia-Lambton and the Port Huron area, is inviting auditions from musicians in the area who wish to be part of the ISO’s 2014/15 season. String players are “most urgently encouraged” to come forward, although some openings are available in the wind, brass and percussion [...]