JOHNSTON, Calvin “Cal”

Posted by on June 30, 2014

On June 30, 2014 at the age of 88. Loving father of Lynn and husband Henry, Cindy, Mark and wife Suzanne.  Predeceased by his parents and his brothers Kenneth and Edward. Cherished grandfather of Cheryl, Wayne, Greg, Tom, Zoran, Rachael, Daniel, Lauren and Liam. Treasured great-grandpa “J” to Ashley, Taylor, Austin, Mitchell, Julia, Sofia and Tina. Cal will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cal worked for many years at Griswold Sporting Goods in Detroit, and retired from Hudson’s Bay in Windsor. In addition, after retirement, he worked at Windsor Airport for the Comissionaires. He will be remembered fondly by many of his friends and colleagues. He will be deeply missed by his much loved family, which was so important to him. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Friday beginning with a Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 10:45 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

LAMB: Harry Brian of Beaverton

Posted by on June 30, 2014

LAMB: Harry Brian – (longtime employee of Beaverton  Foodland)  suddenly at Beaverton on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in his 63rd year.  Brian was the  companion of Karen Pickrell and son of Mervin and Betty (Lightfoot) Lamb of Beaverton.  Brother of Lois More of Cannington and uncle of Tracy More, Kimberley More and Jamie More and great-uncle to seven great nieces and great nephews.  Family and friends will be received at the Beacan Presbyterian Church, 413 Simcoe Street, Beaverton on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 1 P.M until time of funeral service at 3 P.M.  If so desired memorial donations to the Beaverton Lions Club would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Ontario

DONALD, Ted

Posted by on June 30, 2014

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Passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family at University Hospital in London on June 29, 2014. Beloved husband of 54 years to Lil. Cherished father of Lynn & Phil Alexander, Kelly & George Slogan, and Chris Donald. Loving grandpa of Donald (Lori), Jeff (Amanda), Kylie, Courtney, and Shane. Dear great-grandfather of Marielle, Lilly, Lauren and Piper. After 18 years of dedicated service with Transit Windsor as a bus driver, Ted enjoyed his years of retirement spending time with his loving family. He will be remembered for his great sense of humour, his love of nature, reading and photography. Ted was a well respected man and will be deeply missed by all who loved him. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the celebration of life at 1:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

FORBES: Mary (nee Faber) of Fergus, Ont. formerly St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 30, 2014

Mary Forbes PhotoFORBES – After a courageous battle, Mary Forbes (nee Faber) passed away at Hospice Wellington, on Monday June 30, 2014 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late David Forbes (2011).  Loving sister to Bruce Faber (Joyce, deceased) of St. Thomas and Joan McBurney (Allen) of Elora.  Predeceased by her brother John Faber and sister Nancy Crosby. Loved and forever remembered by many nieces and nephews. A special “Grandmary” to Kimberly and Carly Herbert of St. Thomas.  Remembered for her kindness and generosity by many friends and neighbours.

At Mary’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS or Hospice Wellington.

Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00am, where the memorial service will be held, in the chapel at 11:00am.  Interment of ashes at South Park Cemetery.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Guelph, Ontario, St. Thomas

TREPANIER, Bernard Alfred of Tilbury

Posted by on June 30, 2014

TREPANIER, Bernard squareDecember 23, 1934 – June 28, 2014 79 years, of Tilbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. Loving husband of Doreen (nee Donais) for over 52 years. Proud father of Diane, Michael, Susan (Alain), Maurice (Monica), David, and Julie (John). Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Melissa, Christina, Tiffany, Stephanie, Matthew, Elsa, Rohan and Valeska. Great grandfather of Kendra, Emelie and Sawyer. Predeceased by parents Norman and Martha Trepanier. Dear brother of Madeleine and Rosaire (Rachel), Dear brother-in-law of Antoine Donais, Jeannine (Frank) Ouellette, Larry (Gaynor) Donais, Cecile Laforet. Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Bernard was born and raised on a farm in St. Joachim and had a passion at a very young age to farm the land. He moved to Tilbury to marry a city girl and raise a family. He was an Income Tax Consultant for over 45 years and loved to read, give advice and gain knowledge from all his family, loyal customers and fellow farmers. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. K of C prayers 8:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service at the funeral home on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Tilbury Help and Information Center Food Bank or any food bank of your choice appreciated. “Farmers Feed Families” Online Condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

SARTOR: Mary Bertha

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Sartor, Mary Bertha
At home on Monday, June 30, 2014 Mary (Robak) Sartor in her 90th year. 
Dear wife of Earl Sartor.  Loving mother of Philip (Cindy) Sartor.  Proud
grandmother of Ricki-Lynn Sartor.  Dear sister of Anne Sartor, Frank
Robak, Helen Perry, and Frances Trombley. There will be no funeral home 
visitation or service.  Cremation with interment in St. Peter's Cemetery.  
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. 
(John T. Donohue Funeral Home)


Online condolences may be left at www.donohuefuneralhome.ca.
Filed Under: London, Ontario

STRANG: Heather R. of Woodstock

Posted by on June 30, 2014

STRANG, Heather  – At  VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Sunday, June 29, 2014, Heather Roberta Strang of Woodstock in her 41st year.  Beloved daughter of Bill Strang and the late Katharine Strang (nee Bissillion).  Dear sister of Jeff Strang (Karen) of Chatham.  Aunt of Nathan Strang, Meghan and Morgan Labadie all of Chatham.  Special niece of Danny and Nancy Bissillion of British Columbia.  Sadly missed by her dear friends Tony and Patti Vant Voort of Woodstock and Allan and Nancy Dennis of Woodstock.  Heather will also be lovingly remembered by her many cousins.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 1-1:45 p.m.  A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m.in the chapel with Pastor Pete Burrill of the Emmanuel Reformed Church, Woodstock.  Interment will follow in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery, Woodstock.  If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

ROBERTSON; Phyllis, of Petrolia

Posted by on June 30, 2014

Robertson; PhyllisPeacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. PHYLLIS ROBERTSON (nee Iden) passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, at the age of 82. Loving mother of Wayne (Connie) Robertson, Dennis (Karen) Robertson, David Robertson, Wanda Baxter, and Paul Robertson. Cherished grandmother of fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Irene Oliver (Bob), and predeceased by her parents Charles and Naomi Iden, and her brother Ronald Iden. At Phyllis’ request there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, 418 Greenfield St., Petrolia, with Rev. Phil Kazek officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made by cheque to Compassion Canada (www.compassion.ca), Petrolia First Baptist Church, or a charity of your choice. Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

Filed Under: Sarnia

MILSTEAD WARREN C.M., Violet “Vi” of Colborne, Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2014

Vi for WebOctober 17, 1919 – June 27, 2014

Vi passed gently on June 27 surrounded by caregivers and her good friend Marilyn. In the background Vera Lynn was singing White Cliffs of Dover while goldfinches looked in from their feeder just outside her window. 

Born in Toronto October 17, 1919 to Edith and Harold Milstead, Vi had on brother Fred. All have predeceased her. 

As a young teenager Vi wanted to be a surgeon, but when her mother opened a wool shop, Vi was taken out of school, thus ending that dream. In the meantime Vi set her sights on aviation. Vi helped out in her mother’s shop, saving all of her earnings to pay for flying lessons. When she began flying lessons, her instructor had a film made, Let’s Learn To Fly, starring Vi. No doubt he chose Vi to demonstrate that “even girls can learn to fly”. Soon after she completed her Private Pilot License, her mother sold the wool shop and Vi lost her income source. So she started her own business to earn money to pay for her commercial lessons. 

Within the next 10 years, besides owning and operating a business in north Toronto, Vi taught others to fly at Barker Field. When civilian flying ceased during WW II, Vi joined the Air Transport Auxiliary in England, delivering airplanes from factories to military bases. With the ATA Vi logged over 600 hours on 47 different types of aircraft, 74 if we count different marks. As a First Officer, she was qualified on all but the four engine planes. After the war, Vi instructed again at Barker Field. One of the highlights of this time was flying 1946 Miss Canada to Washington to invite the President of the United States to Toronto for Canada’s first international air show. While at Barker Field Vi met Arnold, the man she later married. They moved to Sudbury, instructing and flying as bush pilots. They also worked stints at the Windsor Flying Club, and then on the Sagamo on Muskoka Lakes before moving to Indonesia where Arnold taught flying. Though officials gave Vi a piece of paper allowing her to fly in Indonesia, they would not hire a woman as an instructor. 

Once Arnold completed the terms of his contract, they returned to Canada where they found more lucrative employment, Arnold at a community college and Vi as a librarian at Orenda and the then Ontario Water Commission. They continued to fly recreationally after retirement, between the Magdalen Isands and Colborne. 

Vi was active in several Colborne organizations such as Inner Wheel (Rotary), Second Helpings, Meals on Wheels and volunteering in the elementary school. Some of the Rotary exchange students continue to keep in touch with Vi. Vi was a gracious hostess, warmly welcoming guests and wanting them to be comfortable. Vi deeply missed Arnold after his death in June, 2000, but she welcomed new friends in her life, particularly Marian Carter. They enjoyed wonderful times together until Marian’s passing. 

Vi has received many awards for her flying career and her community work, including an Amelia Earhart Medal, a Paul Harris Medal, the Rusty Blakely Memorial award, an Order of Canada, a Diamond Jubilee Medal and induction into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. 

Vi knew how she wanted to live her life and could be feisty if she sensed other people’s plans interfered with hers. 

Her wish to stay at home with her dog, in her beautiful log house was possible because of the loving care of a wonderful team of caregivers, as well as the St. Elizabeth personal support workers, nurses and others who attended to Vi’s personal needs. Neighbours, relatives and friends visited, often bringing some of Vi’s favourite food, a book, articles or photos. Visits usually included stimulating conversation over a glass of sherry. 

Vi will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families, Arnold’s three daughters and their families, as well as neighbours and friends. This tiny woman will leave a huge hole in our lives! 

There will be a celebration of Vi’s life on Saturday, July 5th at 1:30 p.m. with visitation starting at 12:30 at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Colborne. Following the service all are invited to a reception at the Colborne United Church. 

Memorial donations are welcome for the Vi Milstead and Arnold Warren Flight Training Scholarship Fund, the David Suzuki Foundation or a charity of your choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, London, Ontario, Sudbury, Toronto

SHSHANKS: Rebecca “Ruby” (Stanutz) of Peterborough, formerly of Schumacher Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2014

SHANKS, Rebecca “Ruby” (Stanutz) – Peacefully, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Ruby of Peterborough, formerly of Schumacher, Ontario, in her 96th year. Wife of the late Samuel Shanks. Dear mother of Robert (Shirley) of Kamloops, B.C., Donnie Shanks of Oakville, Clarke (Janet) of Cochrane, Bonnie White of Peterborough, Pat (David Hardie) of Ancaster, Ontario, Margaret (John LaForge) of Lively, Ontario, Judy Shanks of Barrie and Janet Menard (Owen Ware) of Huntsville. Mother-in-law to the late Walter Menard and Roger White. Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Sister of Vera Legault of Windsor, Eva (George Cory) of Detroit Michigan and the late Mary Puscas, John, Dan and George Stanutz, Ann Smook, Irene Souril and Helen Bentley. A Celebration of Ruby’s life will take place at the home of Janet & Owen, in Huntsville, on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 11:00 am.   If desired, condolences to the family or donations to the Arthritis Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME at (705) 742-1875.

Ruby Shanks

Ruby Shanks

Filed Under: Peterborough, Timmins

BOWES: Dorothy “Jean” of Peterborough

Posted by on June 30, 2014

BOWES, Dorothy “Jean” – Peacefully went to be with her Lord and Saviour in her 83rd year at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday June 27, 2014. Predeceased by her parents, Gideon (1989) and Lillian (1962) Brown, and her sisters, Margaret Brown (1937) and Betty Glenn (1999). Loving wife of Cecil Bowes in their 60th year of marriage. Loving and dearly loved mother of Esther (Ted McNutt), Heather (Rob Luxton) and Eric Bowes (Tami). She will be forever missed as a beloved & loving Grandma of Kirk Andrew (Cara), Krystal (Nick Gaspari) and Jade McNutt, and Brayden Bowes. The arrival of her great-grandson 6 weeks ago (Korban Robert Andrew) was a new joy. Jean was truly a great gift from God to us as a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and she considered her relatives and friends a great blessing in her life. Her faith in a mighty God and His word, and the love and grace of Jesus was her strength and her peace as she lived out her life. She was always in prayer for her loved ones & those who crossed her path. Friends will be received at the ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME, 840 Armour Road, in two weeks’ time, on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held in the Ashburnham Chapel on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Legacy Room. If desired, directions to the service, condolences to the family or donations to the March of Dimes (Polio research) may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444. “Until we meet again”.

Jean Bowes

Jean Bowes

Filed Under: Peterborough

Posted by on June 30, 2014

KeithMae1KEITH: Mary Ann (Mae)
Entered into rest peacefully at the Bon Air Nursing Home in Cannington on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. Mae Keith (nee Wallace), in her 100th year, was the beloved wife of the late David Moore Keith (1975). Loving mother of Peggy Keith-Fennell (Alan Fennell) of Cannington and the late Tommy Keith (1965). Fondly remembered by her sister-in-laws Jeanne Wallace, Shirley MacDonald and Merretta Wallace, also many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Northern Ireland. Predeceased by her parents Agnes (McKeag) Wallace (1973) and David Wallace (1980), sisters Winnifred (Bob) Wood (1935), Hazel (Bert) Campbell (2008), Margaret (George) Clay (2011) and brothers David (1936), Ronald (2003) and Roy Wallace (2009). Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service in the Cannington Chapel on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 am. Interment Sunderland Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Gideons International, would be appreciated.

Filed Under: Ontario

ORAWIEC, Wladyslaw

Posted by on June 30, 2014

OrawiecORAWIEC, WLADYSLAW
Passed away peacefully on June 29, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus at the age of 88 years.  Reunited with his beloved wife Zofia (nee Palarz) (2001). Loving and devoted father to Maria Beben and husband Stanislaw of Windsor and Czeslaw Orawiec and wife Maria of Chicago. Cherished “Dziadziu” to Grzegorz (Malgorzata), Joanna and Wawrzyniak (Pawel), Rafal, Piotr (Anna) and Marcin.  Great “Dziadziu” to Karolina, Jakub, Zosia, Marysia, Weronika and Mateusz. Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (MAIN CHAPEL) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Road East. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 3-5pm. and 7-9 pm. Parish Prayers at 7 pm. Funeral service on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:15 am. from the funeral home then to Holy Trinity Polish Church for Funeral Mass at 10 am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or Holy Trinity Polish Church Building Fund.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

ECKFORD, George “Buddy”

Posted by on June 30, 2014

EckfordECKFORD, George “Buddy”
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 28, 2014 at the age of 69 years.  Beloved husband of Denise Eckford (nee Regimbal).  Loving father of Tina Dunlop (Christopher), and Treena Murray (Ian).  Cherished grandfather of Brandon and Athena Dunlop, and Haley and Ava Murray.  Survived by his brothers Douglas and Raymond Eckford.  Predeceased by his parents Stewart and Florida Eckford, and his sisters Isabel, Marvel, and Dina.  Buddy was a retired meat cutter and a former O.P.P. Officer.  He had a love for music, playing his guitar, and fishing and always took every opportunity he could with his hobbies.  Buddy’s greatest love was always for his family and especially his grandchildren.  Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main chapel) 519-253-7234  1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Prayers at 7:30 p.m.  Family and friends are invited to join together on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Most Precious Blood Church (1947 Meldrum) from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario in honour of Buddy are welcomed and appreciated by the family.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

SALA, John Isadore

Posted by on June 30, 2014

SalaSALA, John Isadore
Passed away peacefully June 28, 2014 at WRH – Ouellette campus at the age of 89 years.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Cecile (nee Scibor) (2012).  Loving father of Francine.  Predeceased by his infant son John Michael (1946), his parents Izydor and Katarzyna Sala, and his brothers Joseph and Walter.  Survived by his sister Mary Carroll and brother Casimir Szott.  John was a proud WW II veteran enlisting in the Polish Air Force at the age of 16 and later transferring to the US Army Air Force on his 18th birthday.  John was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree Dean Wagner Assembly and 3rd Degree Windsor Council 1453).  Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main chapel) 519-253-7234  1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  There will be a Knights of Columbus prayer service at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday followed by a Veteran’s Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at 7:00 p.m.  Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Funeral service on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. from the Funeral Home then to Holy Trinity Catholic Church (1035 Ellis St. E.) for Funeral Mass at 9 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.  Donations to Knights of Columbus Canada Charities in memory of John are welcomed and appreciated by the family.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

JANISSE, Maurice Thomas “Muzz”

Posted by on June 30, 2014

JanisseJanisse, Maurice Thomas “Muzz”
Peacefully surrounded by family on June 27, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his wife Florence (2006). Son of the late Merine and Anselm Janisse. Devoted brother of the late Germaine, Carmel and Gerard. Survived by his sisters Collette and Yvonne (Babe). Treasured uncle to many nieces and nephews, especially Barney LaChance, and many cousins and cherished friends in Windsor and Florida.  Muzzy will always be remembered for his “True Stories”.  In accordance with his wishes there will be no public visitation.  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. As your expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

“Ran out of Gas”

 

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

DEAN: Kathleen “Kaye” of Hanover

Posted by on June 30, 2014

dean-webKathleen “Kaye” Dean, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, June 30, 2014.  She was 90.

Born on September 7, 1923 in Gravenhurst to the late Charles and Melvina (nee Dingman) Smith.

Survived by sons Wayne (Karen) Dean of Clifford, Larry (Leonora) Dean of Cumberland Beach and Greg (Valerie) Dean of Brantford.  Dear grandmother to Lori-Kaye, Leanne, Lynne, Larry, Shannon, Jennifer and Sherri and great grandmother to Joel, Jessa, Morgan, Jeremy, Chelsea, Brady, Emily, Wesley, Ethan, Kaylee, Danielle, Dean, Charlotte, Kale and Olivia.  Predeceased by her husband Raymond Dean, grandson Robb Dean (2008), sister Hazel Smith, brothers Carl Smith and Ken Smith.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday, July 03, 2014 from 11:00 am until the time of the Funeral Service at 12:00 pm. Rev. Rienk Vlietstra officiating. Inurnment in Rockwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

Filed Under: Ontario, Owen Sound

ZAMBITO, Nicola

Posted by on June 30, 2014

ZambitoZAMBITO, Nicola
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at W.R.H.- Ouellette Campus, at the age of 78, with his family by his side. Born in Montallegro, Italy, son of the late Giaginto & Leonarda Zambito. Beloved husband of Teresa (nee Scalia) Zambito. Loving father of Gino & Vilma Zambito, Joe & Luanna Zambito, Peter & Jennifer Zambito. Proud nonno of Tarassa, Camilla, Elaina, Sofia, Carlo, Angelo, Nicolas, Marcus, and Savanna. Dear brother of Pietro & Angelica Zambito, Norina & Stefano Proietto, all of Windsor and Caterina & Giovanni  Bonnifacio, the late Vincenza Scalia & Vincenzo all of Italy. He is remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Nicola was retired after having worked for many years at Chrysler Canada and was a proud member of the Montallegro Heritage Foundation and the Caboto club. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, June 27, from 3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. with Parish prayers at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. at the Funeral Home then to St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Ave) for Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Nicola to the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

LEFEBVRE, Margaret Aileen (nee Wortley)

Posted by on June 30, 2014

LefebvreLEFEBVRE, Margaret Aileen (nee Wortley)
December 12, 1919 – June 24, 2014
Into the arms of her loving Savior, peacefully on June 24, 2014.  Eldest daughter of Joseph and Margaret Wortley of Essex.  Sister of Albert Wortley and Helene Argent, both deceased.  Beloved wife of the late Paul Lefebvre (1995).  Cherished mother of Patricia and Michael Lang, Orangeville, ON., Francis Joseph deceased 1963, Margaret and Francis Lucier, Windsor, ON., Anne and Brian Rutherford, Saskatoon, Sask., Paul and Gail Lefebvre, Georgetown, ON., Clare Lefebvre and Jerome Lefebvre, Windsor, ON.  Much loved Grandma to Christopher and Lisa Lang, Alexandra Lang and Nick and Devon Lang, Patrick and Katerina Lucier, Matthew and Diana Lucier, Cathy and Christopher Ricard and Mark Lucier.  Jillian and James Fietz, Jonathan and Edita Inwood, Joshua and Crystal Inwood, Mitchell and Melissa Rutherford and Megan Rutherford.  Michael and Natasha Lis, Mandy and Daniel Steiner, John and Jenny Lis.  Sarah Baggio and Stephen Baggio.  Beloved Great Grandmother to Austin, Gregory, Grace, Aurora, Cole, Maren, Ellis, Calliope, Harlow, Tatiana and Bennet and Caysen.  Special “Grams” to Michael, Danielle, MacKenzie and Maxim.  Margaret’s deep faith was a comforting thread throughout her whole life and she was an active member in the Church of the Resurrection.  As a family we offer thanks to Father Jim Chantler who guided Margaret through her last days.  Special thanks to the wonderful Palliative Care Team at Malden Park, who cared for Mom and all of her family.  Thanks to our special “sister” Donna who supported us on this journey.  “What is it to cease breathing but to seek God unencumbered”.  Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234  1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Prayers at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral Service on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  Fr. James Chantler officiating.  Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery (Maidstone).  If desired donations appreciated to the Alzheimer Society or the Downtown Mission.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

TIMOTHY, Nelson Joseph

Posted by on June 30, 2014

TimothyTIMOTHY, Nelson Joseph
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at W.R.H-Ouellette Campus, only 4 days shy of his 88th birthday. Reunited with his beloved wife Mary Jane (nee Desjardins)(2004). Loving father of Joan & Paul Cooney, Randy & Gloria Timothy, Bruce & Georgina Timothy, and the late Judy Knechtel (2013) & Dean. Proud grandfather of Laurie Lafromboise (Ken), Brenda Ferrari (Don), Ron Lafromboise (Lisa), Ken Cooney (Aileen), Cheryl Pike (Jeff), Michael Timothy (Vanessa), Matthew Timothy (Becky), Michelle Timothy, and Ashton Timothy. Remembered by his 12 great grandchildren and his great great granddaughter. Dear brother of Leonard Timothy, Gerald Timothy, Ronald & Yvonne Timothy, and Elaine Marion. Predeceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Nelson worked for many years at Ford Motor Company Canada as a tinsmith before enjoying his retirement. He was a skilled tradesman and a proud member of CAW Local 200. He was affectionately known as “Mr. Fix-it” If it was broken, Nelson could fix anything, and while he never had a job in sales he was also known for being a great salesman. Memorial visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Heavenly Rest Cemetery (5005 Howard Ave.) for a graveside Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com
“We will miss your knowledge on how to fix everything! You were a great teacher to us all with your kindness, love, respect, and most of all a sense of humour. Wishing you and mom eternal happiness.”

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

RIVAIT, Agnes Mae (nee Wilson)

Posted by on June 30, 2014

RivaitRivait, Agnes Mae
(nee Wilson)
Passed away peacefully on June 21st, at the age of 81. Loving wife of 41 years to her dear husband Alvin. Mother to Brenda Morencie, Liz Arbeau, Janice Brenthall, Leon Rivait, Alvin Jr. Rivait, George Rivait, and Gerald Rivait. Dearest Grandmother to 14, and 10 Great-Grandchildren. Oldest sister to the late Tommy and surviving wife Beulah Wilson, Barbara and Ernie Leenheer, Bobby and Sharon Wilson and the late Linda Clarke. Predeceased by her parents Vera and Allin “Bud” Wilson. Agnes was the longtime manager of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in Windsor, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Legion Branch #578. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (MAIN CHAPEL) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Road E.  on Tuesday June 24th, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday June 25th, 2014 from 12 p.m. until the time of service under the auspices of the Ladies Auxiliary RCL Branch #578 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy,  donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

MINARDI, Giovanni

Posted by on June 30, 2014

MinardiMINARDI, Giovanni
June 21, 1936- June 22, 2014
Passed away on June 22, 2014 with family by his side at 78 years of age. Adored husband of Maria (nee Barbuto) for 58 years. Loving father of Nick, Mary(Greg), Salvatore(Christine) and Dr.John(Sharron). Cherished Nonno of Stephanie, Hayley, Micheal and Malena who he adored so dearly. Brother-in-law of Antonio(Eda) Barbuto. Predeceased by his parents Nikola and Maria Minardi. He will be missed by many family and friends in Canada and Italy. Giovanni retired from the University of Windsor after over 30 years of dedicated service and was a member of the Caboto Club for 42 years. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL  HOME( Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Tuesday June 24, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday June 25, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday at 4:30p.m.  Funeral Services on Thursday June 26, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home then to St. Angela Merici Church for funeral mass at 9:30 a.m.  Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

BELL, Sylvia Dorothy (Nee VanDeWiele)

Posted by on June 30, 2014

BellBELL, Sylvia Dorothy
(Nee VanDeWiele)
November 1, 1936-June 19, 2014
Passed away on June 19, 2014 at 77 years of age. Adored wife of Ron for 52 years. Loving mother of Kevin (Shelly), Ronnie (2010) and Dean. Much loved grandma of Conner and Tyler. Dear sister and friend of Marie (2001), Sandra (Larry) and sister-in-law of Jerry, Joyce, Carol, Carrie, Danny (2012) and Lynda. Sylvia will be missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends. An amazing woman, devoted servant of the Lord and to her family who enjoyed life to the fullest. A special thank you to the 8th floor staff at Windsor Regional Hospital-Ouellette Campus for your care and compassion. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234  1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Sunday June 22, 2014 from 3-5 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday June 23, 2014 at 11:00a.m. in the Chapel. In kindness, donations may be made to the Windsor Essex Cancer Centre Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

BANNER, Marguerite

Posted by on June 30, 2014

BannerBANNER, Marguerite
Passed away peacefully on June 17, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital (Met campus) at the age of 64 years.  Predeceased by her parents John Wesley and Marie Leona Banner.  Loving sister of Arlene Rakus (Stan), Dennis (Carol) Banner, Claudette Robinson, and the late John Ivan (late Cathy) Banner.  Special loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to thank Dr. Bekasiak for his compassionate care over the years.  Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234  1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the chapel.  Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Donations made to the Canadian Mental Health Association in memory of Marguerite are welcomed and appreciated by the family.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

MACKO, Helen (nee Kost)

Posted by on June 30, 2014

MackoMACKO, Helen (nee Kost)
Passed away suddenly, yet peacefully at The Villages of Aspen Lake on June 16, 2014 , at the age of 89 years. Loving wife of the late Paul Macko, (January 21, 2014) Beloved mother  of Helen Binder (Ron), Dr. Sharon Macko (Rod Syer), and Paul Robert Macko (Debbie). Dear Baba to Anita (Rolf), Nancy, Jennifer, Carolyn, Robert, and Great Baba to Coral and Dexter. Dear sister of  the late Steve Kost and his  late wife Martha, and  the late John Kost.  Dear sister-in-law of  Anne McWha, Julie Macko,  Dr. Irene Macko, and the late Mary Bezerko. Dear cousin of Ann and Mike Bural. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Viscovice, Slovakia and with the  family move to Canada, settled in Montreal. She met and married the love of her life, Paul Macko in 1944. She and Paul would have celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on May 14 of this year. Helen was a longtime and original member of St. Michaels Greek Catholic Church. Her passions, besides her family were  cooking & socializing, particularly ethnic dances and get togethers here in Windsor. Her Grandchildren will miss not only her love and advice, but her “Baba Soup”. The family wishes to acknowledge the care and compassion shown to Mom and family, by all of the staff at The Villages of Aspen Lake.  Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519.253.7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd., East on Friday June 20, 2014 from 2-5 & 7-9 pm. Panakhyda Friday at 7:30 pm. Funeral Service Saturday June 21, 2014 at 10:30 am in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation. Online condolences and shared memories may be submitted at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor