Articles By: JD Booth

Bindneer-Blanchfield, Margaret Amelia, (April 9, 2014)

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BINDNER-BLANCHFIELD, Margaret Amelia – Surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Margaret Bindner-Blanchfield died at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Richard Blanchfield and the late George Bindner. Loving mother of Michelle Rondeau, Sarnia, Janine Zugec-Slupeiks, Ottawa and Anita Bouffard, Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Michael (Leslie), [...]

Maness, Elsie, (April 9, 2014)

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Peacefully surrounded by love through her family and friends, Elsie passed on to be with her God the Creator at St. Joseph’s Hospice Center, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Our loving mother Elsie was a lifetime member of the St. Clair United Church. She was a very proud Anishinabe Kwe who loved her community of [...]

Both, Jacobus ‘Jack,’ (April 8, 2014)

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Jacobus “Jack” Both passed away at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Nicoline. Loving father of Louise (Rick) Mifflin and Co (Christine) Both. Cherished grandfather of Jason Frew (Janelle), Amy Frew, Sandy Fenrich (Jarrod), Joshua Both (Kiersten), Justine Morley, and Ashley Morley (Tom), and great-grandfather [...]

Vandenberghe, Albert Joseph, (April 4, 2014)

VANDENBERGHE, Albert Joseph – of Sarnia and formerly of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at Twin Lakes Terrace on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the age of 86. Albert is the son of the late Leon & Marie (Modde) VanDenBerghe. Beloved Brother of Dorothy Kellett (late Jack) and the late Violetta [...]

Petrella, Erminia, (April 9, 2014)

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PETRELLA, Erminia – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Antonio. Dear mother of Linda (Aldo) DiBenedetto, Italy, Joe Petrella, Sarnia, Franca (David) Whates, Sarnia and Christina (Mark) Benson, Sarnia. Loving nonna of Angela (Federico) Mancini, Gino (Francesca) DiBenedetto, Tony (Chandra) Petrella, Vallerie Petrella, Christina Whates [...]

Schmidt, Isabel, (April 9, 2014)

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Isabel passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Vision Nursing Home. Born October 6, 1923 in Waterdown, Ontario.  Beloved wife of Nickolai Schmidt. Loving mother of John (Antje) Schmidt (Houston TX), Robert Schmidt (Windsor), Lynn Schmidt (Françoise Pilloud) (Ottawa), Marlene (Bruce) Jones (London), and Allan (Lynne) Schmidt (Sarnia).  Cherished grandmother of Deborah (John) Sarac, Dwayne Schmidt (Nazanin Ostad), [...]

Paramedic students get help from local high schoolers in realistic mock disaster

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Paramedic students from Lambton College got a boost of adrenalin and experience Thursday morning when they participated in a mock disaster at RBC Centre, a scenario that involved a Zamboni driver having had a fatal heart attack and then rupturing a natural gas line. Students from St. Clair High School participated as “victims” in the [...]

MP Pat Davidson reflects on news of colleague Jim Flaherty’s passing

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By PAT DAVIDSON Member of Parliament It is with great sadness that I reflect on the tragic news that Jim Flaherty, Member of Parliament for Whitby, one of the greatest Finance Ministers in the history of Confederation and a long-time friend and colleague of mine in Parliament, has passed away. I will always look back [...]

O’Connor, Cornelius ‘Con,’ (April 7, 2014)

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A wonderful, loving, gentle, husband, Dad, Grandpa, teacher and friend began a new adventure today. Con died peacefully with family beside him. We shall all miss him along with his Irish wit, friendly smile and gems of conversation.Dearly loved by his wife of 45 years, Nancy; daughter Mary O’Connor  (Robert D’Attilio); son Dr Kevin O’Connor [...]

Dotte, Lawrence Edward, (April 7, 2014)

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DOTTE, Lawrence Edward –On Monday, April 7, 2014, Lawrence passed away peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Betty (2006). Dear father of, Liz D’Arcy, Sarnia, David Dotte, Sarnia and Katherine Soper (Tom), Bright’s Grove. Father-in-law of Glenn Coleman, Sarnia. Loving grandfather of Darryn, Rachelle, Bob and [...]