Warwick Community Mourns Slain Couple

Funeral Services in Watford for Mario and Susan Gubbels. July 25, 2014. (BlackburnNews.com photo by Jake Jeffrey)

The town of Watford came to a standstill today as the community mourned the passing of Mario and Susan Gubbels.

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church was filled with people paying final respects to the slain Warwick Township couple and cars lined the streets around the church.

A few local residents who didn’t know the couple also stopped by.

Some businesses closed their doors for awhile Friday afternoon and the Warwick Township Municipal Office was closed to allow staff members to attend the service.

Mario and Susan’s daughter is the clerk and deputy administrator of Warwick Township.

The couple’s 26-year-old son, Jeremy Gubbels, is charged with two counts of first degree murder and is to appear again by video in Sarnia court Tuesday July 29.

The bodies of Mario and Susan Gubbels were found July 13, 2014.