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In Loving Memory


Ina Ruby Bannister

Born in South Dorchester, Ontario

April 11, 1932

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

June 29, 2018

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Bannister, Ina Ruby


Peacefully in her sleep, on Friday June 29, 2018, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home. Her family wish to announce the passing of Ina Bannister at the age of 86. Ina is predeceased by her late husband Frank (1990). Loving mother of Linda Bannister, Sandra James and her husband Collin, Ed and his wife Lucy, and Carole Anne Bannister. Cherished grandmother of Melanie James (Jess), Lindsey Bannister (Bradley), Rachael Patterson (Jon), and Dale Patterson. Predeceased by her parents Clarence & Ada Winkworth, her grandson Christopher James (1992) along with all her siblings. Ina and Frank successfully farmed in Strathroy until they retired to Sarnia in 1987. The family would like to thank all the staff at Trillium Villa Nursing Home and Dr John O’Mahony for the wonderful care and respect given to Ina in her short stay there. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street (at College Avenue) for Memorial Visitation on Monday July 2 from 4-7 pm. A private family committal will take place at a later date. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Ina’s Guestbook” at Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Obituary Announcement



McCormack Funeral Home

Monday July 2, 2018

4-7 pm

Funeral Service

Interment of cremated remains to take place at a later date.



Lakeview Crematorium.


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Sandy, so sorry for your loss..thinking about you.



We are so sorry for your loss. She was a truly wonderful and thoughtful person. RIP Ina xo

Henry & Penny Jakubowski

Very few people impacted my life as much as the unforgettable Ina Bannister. Very unique individual. Straight shooter. Nobody could match her common sense . Good judge of other people. Intuitive and practical. I wish I listened to her advice more than I have. It was always good. I have known her for over a quarter of a century. I got to know her after she moved to Sarnia from Strathroy. I remember the very first day someone introduced me to her on George Street . Strangely , I do not recall with certainty who was the person that brought the blessing of Ina to my life. It must have been one of Sarnia two notorious walkers, either Betty Dee Black or Ralph Leeder. Both were long term friends of Ina and mine. She is in my short book of the " The world best 10 cooks" . I don't know how she did it but she could turn a simple can of beans into extraordinary culinary experience. Ina Bannister will live in our hearts for the rest of our existence.

Andy Bruziewicz

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