In Loving Memory


Jennifer Hadley

Born in Sarnia, Ontario

September 25, 1957

Died in Petrolia, Ontario

September 19, 2019

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Obituary Announcement

Jennifer Marjorie Hadley


Jennifer passed away, surrounded by love, on Thursday September 19, 2019, at LCDS Petrolia, at the age of 61. Put on your fanciest hat and your party clothes and join us to celebrate Jen’s life. She spread happiness and joy to those who new her and those who didn’t. She went to her next party, peacefully, in her home with her sisters and her best friends by her side. Survived by sister and sister-in-law Megan and Diane Hadley, nephews Adam Hobbs and Michael Hobbs, aunt Jill Southby, brother Graham Hadley, chosen family Michele Flynn, Patricia Robinson, Lynda McLeish, Erin Barry and all her extended family at LCDS. Pre-deceased by father, Frederick and mother, Valerie. The Party starts at McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street (at College Avenue on Monday September 23 at 11 am. Cremation will follow. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Jennifer’s Guestbook” at Please send balloons in lieu of flowers. Donations to LCDS.



Spread the Joy!


Pout when someone you love leaves the room…. change hats.

Flirt heavily with good looking men…. change hats.

Wear purple as often as possible…. change hats.

Shop today…. for hats.

Party…. bring hats.

Enslave good looking men to sing for you… and you alone….  offer your hat.

Do something mischievous at every opportunity…. exchange hats.

Dance with someone else’s husband…. steal his hat.

Do Disney…. buy hats… Oh the shopping.

Love my chosen family…. wear the appropriate hat.

Socialize often while shopping…. buy a new dress for an event, pick out the appropriate accoutrements, and buy a new hat!, over and above the one you bought for the event…. wear the new hat!

Ensure the appropriate and comfy transport to have people chauffeur you around…. ensure chauffeur wears a hat.

Claim the hat as your own….

Endear others to you, smile and laugh often…. wear a hat.

Chocolate accompanies every meal…. ensure you wear the appropriate hat.

When in doubt, laugh…. at hats.

When afraid, pout, then laugh about it…. grab a hat.

Enjoy the sunshine, sand and the gifts of the world…. while wearing a hat.


Jennifer showed everyone the people she cared for.  She chose well.  She shared her love of life, shared their laughter and their sorrow, their strength and their weakness.  Those people are, and will always be her family of choice.  No rules could defy Jen’s circle.  You are her circle.

Live, laugh, love unconditionally.

As Jen’s chosen family… hats off to Jen.




Monday September 23

McCormack Funeral Home

11 am.



Lakeview Crematorium

Sarnia, Ontario


Donations can be made online by using the link.


Cheques will be received at the funeral home.


Online Guestbook

Leave a condolence or memory online for the family.

We want to send our sincere condolences to Megan, Dee (Diane) and family. Jenny was a ray of sunshine and will be dearly missed. We were lucky enough to have her as our neighbour for a number of years and have many fond memories that will always be treasured. Jenny will be forever known to us as the kindest neighbour with the COOLEST hats!!:) Take Care, Mark, Deb, Kaitlyn, Josh, Lily and Cooper Kohoutek.

Mark Kohoutek

Very sorry for your loss. I have known Jen for 20yrs. and Iam very greatful to have known her, her smile lit up the room and she will always have a special place in my heart.

Maureen Somerville

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