Ronald Norman "Ron" Robbins
1942 - 2023

Ronald Norman Robbins of Sarnia, formerly of London, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2023 at the age of 80. He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife Bonnie.
Loving Father to Christine McCallum (Langille, Clemas) who passed away in 2011 and to his son Gordon Clemas (Deanna) of London.
Proud and caring Grandpa to Jennifer Heuft (Eric) of Horseshoe Valley, Steven Langille (Stefanie) of London, Gordon Clemas, Drew Clemas and Jacob and Jacqueline Hay all of London. Loving Great - Grandpa to Deanna and Haley Langille and Gordon and Liam Clemas.
Survived by Sisters-in-law June Robbins and Heather Connolly both of London as well as several nieces and nephews and children from his first marriage Laura and Michael Robbins.
Pre-deceased by his parents George and Marguerite Robbins, Sisters Lillian Bezeau (Stan), Verna Robbins, Grace Durand (Jerry), Mary Leghorn (Dave), Brother George Robbins and, Brother-in-law Tim Connolly as well as daughter Christine (2011).
Ron was a long time member of the Teamsters Union
He enjoyed his family and friends. He and Bonnie loved entertaining and did a lot of travelling over the years.
At Ron’s request there will be no funeral service. A gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.
Many thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at Bluewater Health in Sarnia for the wonderful care he received.
Contributions can be made to Diabetes Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. 
July 1, 1951 - June 10, 2023

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Saturday, June 10th, 2023, Shirley Elizabeth Ross passed away at the age of 71. 
Beloved partner of James Krumholtz, adoring mother of Natalie Laine and grandmother to Natalie and Steve's children PJ and Grace, and stepmom to Kevin, Dan and Steve Krumholtz. Survived by her wonderful mother Mair Ross and her loving sister Linda (Guy). Predeceased by her father William Ross. She is also survived by the numerous friends and family in the UK and Canada. 
Shirley was a caring person and always willing to help anyone. She was an avid gardener, loved to play golf and to travel.
The Doctors and Staff at BWH Palliative Care are thanked for their compassion and care throughout this time. Cremation has taken place. 
A Celebration of Life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation held one hour prior from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home, please).
SEPTEMBER 11TH, 1937 - JULY 8TH, 2023

It is with saddened hearts that the family announce the passing of Mitchell "Mitchie" Larry James Guthrie on Saturday, July 8th, 2023 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of his "darlin" Andrea. Loving father of Kim Case (Ollie), Jackie Winsor (Keith), Mike Guthrie (Line), Denise Moss (Rick) and stepfather of Kristy Jones and Barry Jones. Cherished grandpa/poppie/pops of Sarah, David (Rachel), Daniel (Lish), James, Nathan (Hannah), Emily (AJ), Rachel, Kayla (Jon), Lexie (Shane), Emma, Elizabeth (Mason), Griffin and Matthew and great-grandpa of 12. Mitch is also survived by his sister Linda Luker, aunt Myrna Bennett, mother-in-law Marg Chalmers, sisters and brothers-in-law; Tom Case, Marsha Guthrie, Mike and Alice Haddon, Jan and Stu Rollo, and Randy and Carol Haddon and his first wife and mother of his children, Sharon Lacroix.
Predeceased by his parents William and Edith Guthrie, sister Carol Case, brother Buss Guthrie and brother-in-law Wayne Luker. Mitch will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended Guthrie and Haddon families, many friends and their cat, Gordie. A heartfelt thank you to the nurses, PSWs, housecleaning and kitchen staff at Vision Nursing Home for their care, kindness and compassion over the past year and especially for their amazing support and loving attention during his final week. Also, thank you to the Parkinson Support Group who were our lifeline during his Parkinson journey. 
Mitch grew up on the Guthrie farm and had always said he had a wonderful childhood. He was a natural athlete and competed in a variety of sports such as; the Sarnia Legionnaire's hockey team, lacrosse, SCITS football, Guthrie Hardware Ball Team, volleyball, golf, and skiing. He excelled at them all and loved to win. He was also a die heart Chicago Blackhawks fan.
He was hired by Polymer/Polysar right out of high school and held many positions over his 38 years, beginning in the Lab, to recruiting hundreds of waged and salaried employees, to Labour Relations and Contract Negotiations then finishing up as a Maintenance Supervisor. 
Mitchie was an avid gardener and loved to fish, camp, spend time at the Guthrie Cottage or do anything outdoors. Mitch and Andrea had many adventures travelling throughout Canada, United States and Europe with family and friends. 
Above all, Mitch loved to spend time with his family and friends. A good meal, a beer or 2, a few laughs, with "Give my love to Rose" playing in the background. You can't get much better than that. "See ya in the funny papers."
Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 390 Christina Street N., Sarnia, on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Private family interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph's Hospice of Sarnia Lambton or a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).
APRIL 15TH, 1943 - AUGUST 18TH, 2023

With heavy hearts the family of Kenneth Allan Van Vugt announce his passing at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, with his beloved wife of 59 years at his side, on Friday, August 18, 2023. He is survived by his wife Muriel Aileen (n. Emmons), Georgina (Emmons) and Earl Fleming and their children Scott and Kelly Fleming, Gillian, Aeryn, and Kyle, Marc Fleming and Ryan, Skylar Fleming, Rodger Benedict and his children Lorne and Tracy Benedict, Monique and Luke, Laura, Megan, and Carly, Barb and Boyd Brenneman, Rachel, Lori and Jeff Primeau, their children Brooke and Graham. Remembered by Aunt Margaret and David Barnes, by sisters Mary McCrea, Judy Barton, and Lorraine McCrea. Predeceased by his parents John and Bernice Van Vugt, sister-in-law Donalda Benedict and niece Donna Benedict. 

Ken had a huge “Irish” heart and took great delight in poking fun at one and all with his joking and fun loving attitude. He touched the hearts of many. Ken started his working life in the Food Service Department at the York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill where he met his wife and then went to Food Services at York University. He then tried a career in furniture at Eatons for 15 years. His first love was always driving and he liked being behind the wheel at al times – so for the next 20 years he drove a large car carrier and loved every minute of it. He was never afraid of hard work. Antique cars, travelling and camping were his greatest joys. 
His care in ICU Bluewater Health was exceptional. His team of Dr. G. McCreery, Dr. Peterson, nurses Maddie, Elaine, Tracy, Taylor, Kendra, Taylor, RT’s Sara and Rachel, and all the respiratory team left no stone unturned in trying to achieve the best outcome for him. A very special thanks to this great team for their dedication, care and compassion. 
A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, August 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Refreshments being offered at Bluewater Country Hall, 5700 Blackwell Sideroad, Sarnia, from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). 

Smooth sailing Kenny
Joyce Clarkson Former Resident
August 22, 2023

Joyce Clarkson, 93, of Sarnia and most recently London, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, a week after celebrating her birthday with family. She was born in Cheshire, England but immigrated to Canada on July 4, 1956 to be with her husband James (Jim) Dennis Clarkson, who had arrived a few months earlier to start their new lives in Canada. The Clarkson’s were married for 67 years until Jim passed away in 2018.

Joyce is survived by her four children Allan (Lila), Dianne (Dave), Lynne (Dave) and Mike (Kelly). She has 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Raised in Ellesmere, Port England, she worked primarily as a homemaker but also for the school board in Corunna, Ontario. Joyce had many talents – knitting, crocheting, sewing, crafts and was an exceptional artist. She was an avid golfer, dart player, always up for adventures and for years participated in musical theatre with the ladies of the British Overseas Club. She loved being part of short plays at Chartwell Royalcliffe in London with “Grandmas in Pyjamas” – a favourite performance for her family to enjoy for years! Mum, Grandma and Great-Grandma will be fondly remembered by those that knew her for her kindness, generosity and unwavering sense of humour. A Celebration of Life with a light luncheon served for family and friends will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Byron-Springbank Branch 533, 1276 Commissioners Road West, London on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting one of Joyce’s favourite charities: The Salvation Army, the Canadian Red Cross or a local animal shelter.