PONTING: Ara Jean (nee Townsend)

PONTING: Ara Jean (nee Townsend) passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Wednesday December 5,2018.  Ara Ponting of Sarnia and formerly of St. Williams in her 87th year.

Beloved wife of the late Waverley Ponting who predeceased her February 8, 2006.  Loving mother of Jean & husband David Spiece of Sarnia and Doug & wife Peggy of Woodstock.  She will be missed by her grandchildren David & Christine, Tanya & Greg, Amber, Bethany and great grandchildren Daniel, Rachel, Brandon, Ara-Marie & Darren and by her great great granddaughter Peyton.  Survived by her brother George Townsend of St. Williams and by her sisters Dora Stackhouse of St. Williams and Eva & husband Gordon Price of Tillsonburg.

Predeceased by her brothers James & Bill Townsend and by sisters Irene Cronmiller, Gladys Stackhouse and Helen Aspden.

Relatives and friends may call at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front St., Port Rowan on Sunday from 1-4 pm.  Funeral Service will be conducted in the Clark Chapel of the funeral home on Monday December 10, 2018 at 1:30pm with interment to follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.