Jean Elizabeth Hemstreet - April 9th, 1923 - August 12th, 2019

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Bluewater Health, Jean Hemstreet passed away at the age of 96. Devoted to her family, friends, and community, she selflessly dedicated her time to helping others and inspired those around her to do the same. Jean married the love of her life, Officer John “Jack” Hemstreet (2000) upon his return from war, and together, they were the loving parents of Ruth Ann Vachon, Bill (2015) (Marlene - 2019), Ron (1974), Ken (1967), Greg, and Jacquie (Francis) Gaudreau. Jean is a cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She will always be remembered by her chosen children, Barry and Annie, and her two chosen grandchildren. Jean is also predeceased by her sister, Ruth Payne, and her husband, Harold. Jean was a member of CWL at St. Benedict’s Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial mass will be celebrated at ST. BENEDICT’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with one hour of visitation prior. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. 
Carl Lyth Rasmussen - September 25th, 1928 - August 27th, 2019 (former resident of BWC)

Peacefully at Bluewater Health Sarnia, Carl was the beloved husband of Ulla Rasmussen (2015). Carl loved his music! While living at Bluewater Country, Carl took up line dancing and loved every minute of it. Carl joined in playing the spoons at Landmark Village and then at Trillium Villa, accompanying the many local artists and bands who visited and entertained the residents. Carl had an infectious smile that was loved by all. 
Father to Danny (Lee) Rasmussen, Joan (Wayne) Armstrong, Kim (Robert) Kirk. Much loved Grandfather to Scott Armstrong, Brooke Armstrong (Colin Hayhurst), Karl (Cathy) Rasmussen, and Sabrina (Matt) Snyder. Great Bop Pa to Liam Rasmussen and Mckinlay Hayhurst. 
Carl and Ulla immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Copenhagen, Denmark, and made Sarnia their home. Carl worked at Polymer Corporation, (Polysar, and then Nova) Retirement in 1987 gave Carl and Ulla more time together. He was an avid gardener and spent many hours grooming the landscape and caring for the gardens at their home.  
Heartfelt thanks goes out to Dr. M. O’ Mahony and Dr. B. Pearson and all of the staff at Trillium Villa Nursing Home for their incredible care and human touch. Thanks also to Dr. R. Pasqualucci, Dr. C. Greensmith, and the staff at BWH. Special thanks to Amanda from the surgical floor for her wonderful care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. At Carl’s request, there is no visitation or public service. A private family service has taken place with internment at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through the Parkinson’s Society Southwestern Ontario or the Sarnia & District Humane Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca 

Ernest Bonin   

Ernie passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Lise Knapp-Bonin (Roussy). Dear father of Gisele Bonin-Savage (Steve), Sarnia, Maurice Bonin (Celisa), Tennessee and Maureen Bonin, San Louis Obispo, CA. Step-father of Michelle Knapp-Lamon (Scott), White Rock, B.C., Linda Raes (Michael), Sarnia and Melissa Knapp (Joshua), Toronto. Loving grandfather of Corey and Vanessa Savage, Annanias and Naomi Bonin, Amalia and Olivia Cisneros and Pepe to Matthew and Katrina Raes. Brother of Denis Bonin (Jane), Fr. Edouard Bonin, Sr. Lucille Bonin, Marina Foucart (John), Renald Bonin (Susan), Alain Bonin (Elise) and Laurence Schmidt (Mike) all of Manitoba. Brother-in-law of Wanda Bonin. Also surviving is the mother of his children Helen Fenk. Predeceased by parents John & Georgealine Bonin, brothers Roland and Lucien Bonin and sisters Yvette Freynet (late Leo), Aline Fournier and Lorraine Lambert.
Ernie operated Bonin State Farm Insurance for 49½ years. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. 
Due to family allergies flowers gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph's Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3.Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com 
Bonnie Jo-Anne McGrath - June 13th, 1939 - September 17th, 2019   

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Bluewater Health, Bonnie Jo-Anne McGrath passed away at the age of 80. 
Beloved wife of Robert McGrath. Loving mother of Kevin (Colette) McGrath and Tammy Haight (Bill Antoine). Cherished grandmother of Travis (Laura), Todd (Stephanie), Kyle, Shelby, Dylan, Minia (Jayden), Dean, and Hailey, and great-grandmother to Hallie, Ryder, and Mixie. Extended grandmother of James, Allison and Ewan. Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Pearl Wilkinson. 
Bonnie was an avid Euchre player at Bluewater Country. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. 
Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Memorial dedicated to Kirk D. Bryson - March 2nd, 1957 - July 22nd, 2019 - Former Resident

After a long and courageous battle from complications from Diabetes, we are saddened to say that Kirk passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2019, with his fiancée, Francine Drapeau by his side. 
Kirk was born in Hamilton, ON, yet lived most of his adult life in Sarnia. He leaves behind a very close and dear friend Mary Cooper and buddy Jimmy and several brothers and a sister and will be missed by all. Kirk’s career was vast. 
He worked in the Electrical Wholesale business in Sarnia, mostly in managerial type positions. Later in his career he was a Purchasing Agent on large projects for firms such as Mellon Inc., and Jacobs Canada. Years ago, Kirk had a very close buddy that got him into sailboat racing, and he loved it with a passion. He did several Port Huron to Mackinac races and cruised the North Channel with that same close friend, Brian Mellon. While visiting in the hospital over the last few months we found Kirk always going back to those memories, always with a big smile on his face. Kirk is now at peace and will be missed by family and friends. 
An open house to celebrate Kirk’s life will be held at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation or Sarnia Yacht Club Youth Sail Training (1220 Fort St., Point Edward, ON, N7V 1M4) (cheques only at the funeral home please).