William James Murphy
1 July 1949 - 17 April 2024

Murphy, William James, Bill, died peacefully with family by his side at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in his75th year.
Beloved husband of Barbara for 33 years. Loving father of Andrea  (David Freeman), Leah (David Callistini), William (Susie), and devoted step-father of Brenda (David) Stegner, Ruth-Elen (Sean) Tisdale, Erin (Tim) Edgar. 
To his grandchildren he was Papa - Alex, Carlo, Jai, Nicolas, Peter(Sarah), Jennifer (Ryan), Matthew (Christine), Alissa, Kaitlyn, Victoria (Damian), Ryan (Sara), Sarah (Zack), Ashley (Ryan), Tyler 
(Maddie), Bradley and Owen. Great-grandchildren were very special - Jillian, Nicholas, Grayson, Jensen, Clark, Hayden, Addison, Charlie, 
Bill was the youngest of 10, born in Lindsay Ontario. Predeceased by parents William and Kathleen Murphy; brothers Jude, Michael, Charles and sister Dolly; brothers-in-law Terry O’Leary, Graham 
MacDonald and sister-in-law Annette. Survived by Patricia O’Leary, Lorraine MacDonald, Elizabeth Murphy, Dan (Brenda) Murphy, and David (Nancy) Murphy.
Bill was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After retiring from the Toronto Stock Exchange as a Systems Analyst, he served many missions for his church. He loved spending time with his family and doing service for his community. 
The family wish to thank the staff of Vision for the superb care and compassion given.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, on Monday, April 22, 2024, 12:00 PM. A light luncheon will follow.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Society. Online condolences may be expressed
JAMES WALLACE SEDGEWORTH - Former Resident
May 10, 1939 - April 20, 2024

Peacefully, on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Lambton Meadowview Villa, James Wallace Sedgeworth passed away at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Sharon Sedgeworth (nee Nordell). Loving father of Pamela Sedgeworth (Blain Britton), Catherine (Harvey) Garraway and Neil Sedgeworth; and Sharon’s sons Scott (Kelsey) McCord and Brad McCord. Cherished grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 5, and Sharon’s granddaughter Maya. Predeceased by his daughter Allison Hannah, parents William and Catherine Sedgeworth and brother George Sedgeworth. 
James was born and raised in Bellshill, Scotland. After immigrating to Canada, he began his career at Colt Engineering (Worley Parsons). James and Sharon loved travelling together. 
He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave, Point Edward, ON, on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia-Lambton or Point Edward Presbyterian Church (cheques only at the funeral home please). 
LEE RANDALL COOK
FEBRUARY 26TH, 1952 - APRIL 24TH, 2024

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Lee Randall Cook on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Bluewater Health at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Debbie Cook. Loving father of Matthew (Kim) Cook and Ryan Cook. Cherished grandfather of Mackenzie, Olivia and Nolan Cook. Dear brother to Nancy Humeniuk, Geri Rodman, Carol (Dave) Riddle, Gord (Leslie) Cook, Ken (Heather) Cook, and Susie (Martin) Sherwood. Survived by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law in the Napke family. Predeceased by his parents Douglas and Eunice Cook and brother-in-law. 
Lee loved travelling to Phoenix in the winter and golfing. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. 
Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Lee’s wishes, a private family service will be held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a local food bank (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.
Bruce Gordon Coghlin
December 30, 1943 - May 24, 2024

Bruce Gordon Coghlin - of Sarnia, formally of Trowbridge, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on Friday, May 24, 2024 in his 81st year.
Beloved husband of Nancy for 62 years. Father of Debbie and Todd Morgan and Brad and Caroline Coghlin. Grandfather of Shayna and Scott Gibson, Steph Morgan and Brendan Stretton and Maigin Coghlin. Great-grandfather of Max, Rowan and Beau Gibson. Brother of Dale and Bonnie Coghlin and Sandra Van Cromvorit. A very special lady Nancy Steckley. Brother in law of Robert Hoy. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Ruth Coghlin.
Bruce lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed being with family and friends while playing sports, fishing, golfing, and cards. Bruce and Nancy loved to travel and spend their winters in Arizona. Bruce will be missed by all including his friends at the race track.
Cremation has taken place.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bruce are asked to consider The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.sarniacremationservices.com.
Frank Laverdiere - Former Resident

Peacefully at Copper Terrace Nursing Home in Chatham on Wednesday July 3, 2024. 
Francois “Frank” Laverdiere age 89 years formerly of Corunna. Loving husband of 35 years to Marilyn. Much loved father of Delos MacDonald (Lissa) of Petrolia, Susan Freer of Corunna and Noelle McCormick (Craig) of Chatham. He was a treasured grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 21 great-granchildren. He was a dear brother-in-law to Gary Robertson of Brigden and will be fondly remembered by his siblings, Madeline, Roger, Raymond and Carmen. Frank was predeceased by his mother-in-law and father-in-law Muriel and Henry Robertson and by his siblings, Dian, Jeanine, Emily, Rosaire and Jules.
In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and his family will be remembering him privately. 
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.
SOPHIA "SOPHIE" JACOBA AKERBOOM - Former Resident
JUNE 12TH, 1928 - JULY 8TH, 2024

Sophie Akerboom, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and cherished friend, passed away peacefully at 96 on July 8, 2024. Predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Case Akerboom; she is survived by her three children, Mike Akerboom (Helen), JoAnne Akerboom (Chris) and Arlene Garant; nine grandchildren, Sara Engler (Gary), Nicki Hall (Mike), Melissa Harron (James), Ken Akerboom (Shannon), Michelle Lundin, Ryan Akerboom (Marie), James Akerboom, Nathan Leach (Hailey), and Kevin Leach (Urwashi); and 14 great-grandchildren. 
Sophie was known for her faith, compassion, strong and fun nature; she was adored by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She cared deeply about others and was an excellent listener who always opened her heart. Sophie had a passion for games and cherished the thrill of victory. Honest and forthright, she always told it like it was and was often right. Sophie was everyone’s biggest cheerleader, offering unconditional love and support. Her warmth, kindness, sense of humor, and guidance enriched every family camping trip, life event, and daily interaction. Her infectious laugh and endearing phrases like "sweetheart" and “kiddo” will be cherished and never forgotten. 
Family was paramount to Sophie, and their bond only grew tighter as she aged. She received daily calls from her three children, and the four of them met on Facetime each evening at 8:00 pm to connect and play a few games of dice. Known as the life of the party, Sophie enjoyed a joyous celebration of her 96th birthday with her family just a few weeks ago. Sophie's life was defined by resilience and bravery. 
As a young woman, she endured the hardships of World War II in Holland. Her journey led her across the Atlantic Ocean to a foreign land to take a chance on love, resulting in a beautiful 65-year marriage and three loving children. Alongside her beloved husband, she exemplified dedication and perseverance through life's ups and downs. Her unwavering strength of will and adventurous spirit inspired everyone around her. She taught her family to seize opportunities, dance until the last song, and face challenges with grace and determination. Laughter was a constant in her household, a testament to her joyful outlook on life. Above all, she instilled the importance of cherishing family bonds and holding loved ones dear. In her final moments, 
Sophie’s parting words were for her family to remain close-knit: “I want you to promise me you will all stay close and take care of one another.” These words were a testament to her enduring love and commitment to those she held most dear. Sophie will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched.
Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. (A live stream will be made available on Sophie’s memorial page at the time of service) Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).