John Anthony Gross - June 23, 1944 - October 23, 2019   

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, John Anthony Gross passed away at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Karen for 52 years. Loving father of John (Julie) and Jeff (Jodi). Cherished grandfather of Jazlyn, Caleb, Isabella and Henry. Dear brother of Peter (Heather) and brother-in-law of Susan. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Anne, brother, Michael and sister Marianne (Tom) Moore. John had a long career as an educator in Waterloo Region and lifelong love of nature, fishing, and hunting. After retirement, he and Karen spent winters in Florida, enjoying golf, bridge, birdwatching and other hobbies. To John, family was very important, and he encouraged family traditions and get-togethers as often as possible. John’s humour, friendship (and little quirks) will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of John’s life will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Bluewater Country Recreation Centre, 5700 Blackwell Sd. Rd., Sarnia, at 1:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Former Resident - Margaret Hazel Stewart
May 15th, 1928 - October 19th, 2019

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the age of 91, Margaret Hazel Stewart passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia. Beloved wife of Reginald (2002) of 51 years. She will be missed by daughter Barb (David), son Bruce, grandchildren Katie (Doug), Jordan (Nicole), Jonathan (Angela), GG to Noah, Gracie, Allison, Gabriel and Braelyn. Special friends Jim and Barb. Marg is also survived by many good friends and memories. 
Marg worked as secretary for 26 years with the Lambton County Board of Education at Hanna Memorial. Marg & Reg spent many summers in Bayfield and retired to Grand Cove Estates (Grand Bend). They travelled to Panama City Beach, Florida during the winter. Marg relocating to Sarnia’s Bluewater Country after Reg’s passing. Marg enjoyed playing cards, aquatics and line dancing. 
The family would like to thank the Staff of Fiddick’s Nursing Home for the care they provided. Cremation has taken place. A service will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Robert Francis McGrath - February 17th, 1938 - November 7th, 2019  
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Bluewater Health, Robert Francis McGrath passed away at the age of 81. 
Beloved husband of the late Bonnie Jo-Anne McGrath (September 17, 2019). Loving father of Kevin (Colette) McGrath and Tammy Haight (Bill Antoine). Cherished grandfather of Travis (Laura), Todd (Stephanie), Kyle, Shelby, Dylan, Minia (Jayden), Dean, and Hailey, and great-grandfather to Hallie, Ryder, and Mixie. Extended grandfather of James, Allison and Ewan. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Daisy McGrath. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
 A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care (cheques only at the funeral home please). 

Evelyn Mary Lecky December 23rd, 1930 - December 10th, 2019
.After a long and well-lived life, Evelyn passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, in Sarnia, ON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Brian (Theresa) Lecky, Delbert Lecky, Dawn Lecky (Ted Prior), Dave (Shelley) Lord, Fred (Sylvie) Lecky and Brenda (Jamie) Deck. Cherished grandmother of Greg, Sarah, Billie-Ann (Daniel) and Jason Lecky, Tessa, Frances, Rebecca and Paris Prior, Eric (Christine) Lord, Courtney (Mathieu) Lord, Jennifer (Kris) and Rory (Amity) Deck, Josee (Mark) Harding and Michel (Laura) Lecavalier. Proud great-grandmother of Penelope, Marcus and Finely Lord, Lillith Prior Stitt, Peyton and Nathan Harding, and Marianne, Jerome and Cedric Lecavalier. She is also survived by sisters Shirley Lord, Charlotte Smith, Phyllis (Jim) Parsons; brothers Angus (Rita) and Winston (Linda) MacCormack; sisters-in-law Isabelle and Rosella MacCormack. Born in North St. Eleanors, PE., Evelyn was the daughter of the late Oliver and Kathleen (Muirhead) MacCormack. Predeceased by her husband Alex, daughter Darlene Lord, great-grandson Oli-Jean, sister Frances MacCormack and two sisters in infancy, brothers Bradford Jr., Clifton, and Wilfred MacCormack and brother-in-law Warren Lord. 
Evelyn touched many during her lifetime, as a volunteer in the Wilkesport community, an elementary school teacher, an avid shuffleboard and card player, and through the many friendships she made over the years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Interment in Wilkesport Cemetery will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). 
Irene Francoeur
February 12th, 1930 - January 25th, 2020

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Irene Francoeur passed away at the age of 89. Irene is reunited with her beloved husband Frank (1995). Loving mother of Debra Hunt (late Donald, 2019), Robert McColl, and the late Edward McColl (2013) and step-mother of Louise Francoeur, Al (Pauline) Francoeur, Lisa (Mario) Gonzalez, and the late Steve Francoeur (2000). Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 
Irene enjoyed bingo, the casino and reading. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Irene’s wishes, no services will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). 
Leeper, Leonard Bruce - Former Neighbour
October 12, 1926 – January 13, 2020

Len passed away peacefully at the age of 93 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. He was the loving and proud father of Karen (Tom Erskine), Michael (Peggy) and Judy (Bill Chumko), cherished grandfather of Darren Schram, Lindsay Schram (Brett Frew), Chris Chumko (Jacqueline) Marnie Chumko (Peter King) and Bryan Chumko (Sandra) and a loving great-grandfather to 9 little ones. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was predeceased by his wife Loraine, his daughter Monica, his parents and siblings Doris and Walter.
In accordance with his wishes there will be no funeral. A family interment and committal service will be held on April 9, 2020 at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations made to The Brain Tumor Foundation or Blue Water Health would be appreciated by the family.
The arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9). Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through []

“The Family would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Greensmith and the staff of the E.R, Medicine unit at Blue Water Health for their compassionate and professional care given during the last week.”

"The family is forever grateful to all the staff at Rosewood Village for their kind and compassionate care and friendship towards Leonard. Each of you made his last years alone a pleasurable experience."