Articles By: JD Booth

Hoffmueller (nee Koester), Helga, (August 14, 2014)

At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia on Thursday, August 14, 2014. HELGA HOFFMUELLER (nee Koester), 84 years, was of Petrolia. Loving wife of the late Heinz (2008). Loving father of Reinhard and Sharon Hoffmueller of Lethbridge, Rita and Martin Hewitt of Petrolia, Heike and John Hewitt of Petrolia, and Edda Engels and Cal [...]

Veteran political candidate hopes to head to City Council

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Sarnia resident Brian White, who is becoming increasingly well known in the community, having recently come in second place in the provincial election, will be on the ballot when City voters elect a new Council in October. White, who has run  says the decision to run for local office fits well with his sense of [...]

New private school taking ‘old school’ approach to learning

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Tracy Miller is just days away from realizing her “life’s dream” of starting her own school. The qualified teacher is on a year’s leave from her job with the Lambton Kent Public School Board to do just that and will open Promising Tomorrows Learning Academy in a one-room format with students from junior kindergarten to [...]

Pair accused of killing Noelle Paquette will head to trial without preliminary hearing


Ontario’s Attorney General has signed a direct indictment that will see two people accused of killing Noelle Paquette on New Year’s Day 2013 go direct to trial for first-degree murder rather than face a preliminary hearing for the crime. Michael MacGregor, 20, and Tanya Bogdanovich, 32, have remained in custody since being arrested and charged [...]

Sarnia lawn bowlers honour memory of past members with tournament

Past bowlers were remembered when the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club held its annual In Memoriam In-club Tournament on Aug. 14. Sixteen pairs teams competed with the winners being Brian Bolt, left, and Ed Braithwaite. Second place was taken by Dave Moffitt and Nancy Landry, with Ian Shouldice and Simon Harris finishing third.

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club honoured the memory of past members of the club when the annual In Memoriam In-club Tournament was held on Aug. 14. Following a supper of corn and hotdogs, 16 pairs teams competed  in two 10-end games. When the last bowls were thrown, the winning team was the combo of Ed [...]

LeMay, Madeliene Doris, (August 14, 2014)

Peacefully, at Afton Park Place, on Thursday, August 14, 2014, Madeliene Doris LeMay passed away at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Alexander LeMay (1989).  Loving mother of Betty (James) Bullock, William (Cathy) LeMay, Shirley (the late Hugh) Saunders, the late Edward LeMay, Ivan (Ellen) LeMay, and Glen LeMay (Steve). Cherished grandmother [...]

Franz (nee Knirsch), Hedwig ‘Hedy,’ (August 13, 2014)

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It is with very saddened and heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of their beloved Mother, Oma, and Great Oma, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Born in Czechoslovakia, the daughter of the late Aloisia and Adolf Knirsch, HEDWIG FRANZ (nee Knirsch), of Petrolia, was in her 91st [...]

Grieve, Kitchener Keith, (August 12, 2014)

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It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Kitchener Keith Grieve at the age of 59 while vacationing in Cincinnati with his wife at his side. Much loved husband and best friend of Beth (Keenan).  Immensely proud and loving father of Hilary and Emily. Kitch is also survived by: his [...]

Point Edward Ex-servicemen (and friends) will be riding for Hospice this Saturday

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St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia-Lambton will benefit from the inaugural annual motorcycle ride that the Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Association will be holding tomorrow (Saturday, August 16). The ride will feature a picturesque independent route through Lambton County to Grand Bend. The return group ride will depart from Grog’s south of Grand Bend (Northville), returning to the [...]

Simpson (Fisher) Georgina Sturgeon, (August 11, 2014)

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On Monday, August 11, 2014, GEORGINA STURGEON (FISHER) SIMPSON, age 75 of Sarnia passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was the loving wife of the late George Alexander Sweeney Simpson (1999) and loving mother of Hugh Simpson and his wife Julie of Oil Springs, George Simpson and his wife Candice of Napanee and Lesley Sercombe [...]