Donald Richie

Donald Robert Richie, a lifelong resident of Chatham died on Friday July 24, 2020 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance in his 66th year. After a prolonged struggle with cancer Don left this world in the quiet way in which he lived. It is believed he carried on in life as a solitary man, working in factories over time but … Read More

Ronald Franko

After a brief illness, Ronald Alexander Franko, passed peacefully with his daughter by his side on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 74 years of age. Son of the late Alexander and Ann(Nee Andrusiak) Franko. Ron was born on March 14, 1946 and lived in Chatham his entire life.  He loved to travel and was blessed to have seen so many … Read More

Karel Vitamvas

There is a hole in our family and our hearts are hurting with the recent passing of Karel Vitamvas Sr on July 10th 2020, a dear husband of nearly 63 years to Olga Vitamvas, her first and only love. A loving father to Karel Vitamvas Jr and father in law to Cheryl Knight, he won the heart of Cheryl’s fur … Read More

Barry Henry Gillett

With sadness we announce the passing of Barry Henry Gillett “Puppy” on Sunday July 19, 2020 at 54 years of age. Son of Bud and Pat Gillett (Bud predeceased in 2018). He will always be the brother of Dan and Cindy Gillett, Lonnie and Colleen Gillett, Cally Gillett, Lacy and Paul Medd. Survived by 11 nieces and nephews and 9 … Read More

Richard Keith

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Richard Dennis Keith on Monday July 20, 2020 at 61 years of age. Son of  the late James Grant Keith and the late Anne McGinnis Keith VonLukawiecki. Step son to the late Roman VonLukawiecki.  Father of Jason Chute, Grant Jacques, Trevor Keith, James Keith. Brother of Dan Keith, Brenda Cuming (Roger), Bryan Keith … Read More

Lola Jean Jillson

Lola Jean Jillson (Ewing) passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Alliance, Sarnia with her family by her side on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in her 92nd year. Daughter of the late Thomas and Vera (Lewis) Ewing. Wife of the late Jack Jillson (1995). Mother of Tim Jillson (Sherrie), Chris Jillson (Andrea Sommise), Marnie Coene (Willie), John, Leah Sheeler (Dave Stankevich), … Read More

Lee Albert Graves

With the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of Lee Albert Graves on Monday July 13, 2020 at 52 years of age. Husband of Kelly Elizabeth Graves (nee Campbell). Son of Ron and Jan Graves (nee Authier). Father of Melissa Copeland, Joel and Lyndsie Copeland, Tim and Tanya Copeland. Grandfather of Jadda, Hayley, Parker, Zander, Landon, Keaten, Harper, Emma, … Read More

Al Baker “AlB”

Al Baker, April 15, 1949 – July 15, 2020 It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of my best friend and husband Al Baker (AlB) on July 15, 2020, at the age of 71. AlB was born April 15, 1949 to Edward and Edith Baker (predeceased) in Woodstock, Ontario. AlB is survived by myself, his … Read More

Catherine Lawson

Catherine (Cathi) Lawson, 74 years of age, passed away peacefully on Monday July 13 at CKHA with her family by her side. Born in Chatham, Cathi was the loving wife of Mike Lawson for 39 years. Proud mother of Stacy (Randy) Rybansky, Vance (Tami) Verleye and Jesse (Tonia) Verleye. Cherished grandmother of Zak and Cameryn Rybansky, Jessie (Jesse) Verleye and … Read More

Keith Milner

Keith John Milner, of Chatham, passed away on Tuesday July 14, 2020, at home surrounded by family. Loving husband of Shirley Ann Milner (nee Davidson) and beloved father of Carrie Milner (fiance Gary) and Deanna Mondo (Rodney). Proud grandfather of MaKaela, Ashantee, Emma, Abby, Logan, Faith, Ahliyah and Tatum. Brother of Mary Anne Shaw (Tom), Karen Loyer, and (the late) … Read More