AUGUST 29TH, 1927 - SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2022

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Donald Castaldi passed away at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Dorothy for over 75 years. Loving father of Rick (Sharon) Castaldi, Dianne (Gary) Lavigne, Rosanne (John) Iannozzi. Cherished grandfather of Sherri (Francis), Don (Tara), David (Alyssa), Josh (Tanis), Michael and Christina (Carter). Treasured great grandfather of Rachel, Grey, Wyatt, Nora and Carly. 
Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Donald’s wishes, no services will be held. 
ANDREW "ANDY" PATRY - Former Resident
AUGUST 21ST, 1950 - MARCH 5TH, 2023

Peacefully, on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Afton Park Place, Andre "Andy" Patry passed away at the age of 72. Beloved father of Wayne (Laina) Patry. Dear brother of Anne Bibby (Martin), Denyse Serre (Daniel), Mary Lou Nyp (Mike) and Colette Lapierre. Predeceased by siblings Racheal Matthews (Jan.1, 2019), Maxine Ginn (1989), Monique Patry (1960), Laurier Patry (1947) and Gerald Patry (1949). He will be missed by many nephews and nieces. Survived by his dear friends Lenonard Piché and John Coté. Predeceased by his wife, Rita Patry (March 4, 2015), by his parents, Albeni (1996) and Estelle Patry (2019).
Andy had a passion for hunting and fishing with his friends, family, and late wife Rita. Andy was a Spiritual man and was a member of the Temple Baptist Church which he valued deeply. 
Family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Afton Park Place for their wonderful care. Cremation has taken place. 
A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line Sarnia, on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. A private burial of ashes will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to Temple Baptist Church Children’s Day Camp, 1410 Quinn Drive, Sarnia.
Joyce Brooker - Former Resident
January 30, 1935 - November 22, 2022

Peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, in Strathroy, Joyce Brooker (nee Bird), formerly of Petrolia, was in her 88th year. Joyce was the loving wife the late Robert Brooker (2010). She will be missed by her sons Robin and Elizabeth Brooker, Mark and Lisa Brooker, and Tim and Wanda Brooker, her thirteen grandchildren, and twenty five great grandchildren. Joyce was the daughter of the late Henry and Joyce Bird, and sister to the late Angela (the late Doug) Purton, Elizabeth (the late Bill) Carrell, the late Norah (the late Howard) Breen, Judith (Brian Wynn) Bird, and Brian (Sharon) Bird. Joyce will also be missed by her life-long friend, Marna Whitfield.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at New Life Assembly, 421 Oozloffsky St, Petrolia at 3:00 p.m. visitors will be received prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will occur at later date in Resurrection Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may Canadian Cancer Society ( or New Life Assembly (
Jeanne Dobroski
1932 - 2023

Passed away peacefully March 18, 2023, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home at the age of 90 years.
Jeanne is predeceased by her husband Ray Dobroski (1995). She is missed by her children Lynne, Mark (Barb), Adam (Katy), and Mike (Melissa); her grandchildren Sydney (Brenton), Mitchel, Darcy, Jessica, and Sam; her great-grandsons Lennon & Reggie; her special friend Tom Devereaux; and many other family and friends.
Jeanne was born in Bethel, Sombra Township, Ontario, on July 9, 1932, to Jim and Edith Phair and grew up in Froomfield. She graduated from SCITS and later worked as the Office Manager at Abrams Sheet Metal for 25 years. She was known for her love of sports (especially baseball, hockey, golf, and curling), was inducted in the Sarnia Sports Hall of Fame for her years with the Bluewater Belles ladies fastball team, and coached the Forest Boyd’s Ladies fastball team. She is remembered for her delicious cooking and baking, her kindness and friendships with many, and her love for her family.
We would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Trillium Villa for the care and compassion they extended to our Mom and Nana. Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at 12:00pm, with the Funeral Service following at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Contact House or to the organization of choice (cheques accepted at the Funeral Home).
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