Articles By: JD Booth

Blake Margaret Ann, (Oct. 13, 2012)

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BLAKE, Margaret Ann - In her 72nd year, Margaret Ann Blake died from Parkinson's Disease on October 13, 2012. She lived a full, accomplished and honourable life. Through each of her careers she chose jobs that helped people, especially children. Valuing education second only to family, she received her B.H.Sc. (Hon.), Teachers Degree, E.C.E., M. Ed., [...]

Hayes, Leta ‘Lee’ Deborah, (Oct. 16, 2012)

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  Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health-Sarnia, on Tuesday October 16, 2012. Leta “Lee” Deborah Hayes age 59 years of Corunna. Beloved wife of 36 years to Peter. Loving mother of Katherine Hayes of Sarnia and Kristina Hayes of Corunna. Also left to mourn her passing are; her step-sister, Sue Court of [...]

Hannon, Florence, Agness, (Oct. 14, 2012)

HANNON, Florence Agness - Age 83, of Port Lambton passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at St. Joseph's Hospice on Sunday, October 14th, 2012. Flo will always be remembered for her love of country and western music and her love for the St. Clair River. Her legacy will be with us forever. Flo recorded a record [...]

Partington (VanderHeide), Betty, (Oct. 14, 2012)

PARTINGTON, Betty (VanderHeide) - Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, October 14, 2012 Betty Jean (VanderHeide) Partington passed away at the age of 87. Loving mother of Cynthia (Doug) Cates, Gary (Ann) VanderHeide, Irene (Randy) Reiss and Jean (late Alfie) Monsour. Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Helen (Joe) [...]

Martin (Lewis), Betty Ann, (Oct. 16, 2012)

MARTIN, Betty Ann (Lewis) - It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Betty Ann Martin (nee Lewis) of Petrolia and formerly of Hanover and Lucan, at St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, in her 65th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Martin (2009). Dear mother of Carman and [...]

Simon, Janet Lynne, (Oct. 16, 2012)

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JANET LYNNE SIMON, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Janet was born on July 11, 1951, daughter of the late Russell McGirr and Elizabeth “Betty” Wolsey of Sarnia. Long time partner of Robert  “Bob” Willshire. Mother of Tammy Simon (Doug George)of Kettle Point, Christopher Simon of Chatham, and Amanda of Sarnia. Proud Grandma to [...]

Lambton College culinary fundraiser set for this Saturday


  Wine and spirit connoisseurs and beer enthusiasts will get to experience products from local wineries, breweries and distillers paired with creative culinary creations from the Lambton College Hospitality and Tourism Management, Cook Apprenticeship and Culinary Management students on Saturday, October 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  This signature event “Corks, Caps & Cuisine [...]

Job-focused three-year degrees part of Lambton College plan for future


  Included in priorities submitted to the province recently as part of its strategic priorities are the planned offering of job-focused three-year degrees, says the president of Lambton College. The degrees are intended to assist in the preparation of students for the knowledge economy, says Judith Morris, CEO. The priorities outlined by the college include [...]

Laid off worker says she’s now in her dream job

HRMG - Janine Downes

  Seated behind her wood-framed desk, a smile creeps across Janine Downes’ face as she peers at her Acer laptop screen. Next comes the twinkle in her eye, as she describes the day-to-day duties for what she calls her dream job. The Human Resources Director at Goodwill Industries Essex Kent Lambton says she never imagined [...]

Sarnia Police partnering with publisher of drug education book

  Sarnia Police Service is telling local businesses they can expect to hear from the representative of a group it is partnering with to publish an anti-drug book. The book, "Drug Safety: Smart Choices for Life," will be distributed through the VIP (Values, Influences, Peers) program run by the Sarnia Police. Community Safety Net, the [...]